Get Your Head in the Game: Having Great Sex with a Noisy Brain

Most people have experienced having a “noisy brain” during sex at one point or another, and for some, it’s a constant challenge—especially for those with ADHD or anxiety. For some people staying in the moment during sex isn't as simple as just trying harder to focus, and the usual suggestions of mindfulness and meditation don't work for everyone. We spend most of our days working on our ability to multitask, and when we can't turn that off during sex we consider it a problem at best and a personal failure at worst. We’ll cover a bit about how ADHD, anxious, and noisy brains work and how they can impact sex. We'll discuss some specific challenges noisy brains can pose during sex and, most importantly, practical tips for having great sex no matter how noisy your brain is. Audience interaction will also be encouraged, but not required, through an open discussion of what participants often find distracting during sex, what other tips and tricks work for them, and an opportunity to ask questions.

Rachael Rose (she/her) is a chronically ill and disabled sex educator/coach and graphic designer whose work focuses on an inclusive, sex-positive, and pleasure-focused approach to sex education, sexual health, and the intersections of chronic illness, disability, and sex. Rachael has presented about sexuality both nationally and internationally and has been featured in media such as Teen Vogue, Bustle, and Sexual Health Magazine. She the creator of the award-winning sexuality blog Hedonish and the co-creator of Glittergasm Events, an event company that hosts inclusive and accessible sex-positive parties for the LGBTQ community. You can learn more about her sex education work at or follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @hedonish. To learn more about Glittergasm Events, visit, and you can learn more about her graphic design work at

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