Staff at VaVaVooom, AsHeville NC
With the support of the Asheville community, VaVaVooom has grown to fill a 3000 square foot, 1920's era downtown space with high quality apparel, lingerie and intimate toys which appeal primarily to women's sensibilities.
VaVaVooom provides a unique safe space for exploring your possibilities: VaVaVooom is designed to help clients embrace the many aspects of themselves. Our staff is committed to conscious sexuality, body positivity and gender inclusivity. To enhance your relationships & intimate personal moments, we carefully curate our sexual wellness brands, and all of our staff members are trained in supporting safe & sane human sexual expression.
Kaela is enthusiastic about helping individuals overcome any resistance they have to their own bodies. She is especially interested in encouraging women to talk all about the ins and outs of periods and how they affect your overall health. She specifically sings the praises of Fun Factory’s Fun Cup, a menstrual cup designed to go with the curves of your body. “Periods happen. I want to normalize talking about them and let people know they have options other than pads or tampons.”
With a bachelor’s degree in communications, Kaela knows how important it is to reach people through body language and intuition. “I am a big advocate for conversations about boundaries and consent. Anything having to do with body issues or sex can be such sensitive topics, so I try my best to make clients here as comfortable as possible”. Kaela also works on VaVaVooom’s web development and community outreach.
With a background in music education, music therapy, and yoga science - as well being a certified sex coach from SCU, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Iva offers a respectful and confidential environment for discovering/owning your sexuality, gender identity or other related matters. Iva’s dream and goal is to be a safe and healing force in the community. They hope to assist others in finding their way into a new and more fulfilled life, without guilt or shame. Iva’s aim is to be a powerful resource for the ever-expanding world of gender/sexuality/relationship diversity.
They are a member of the World Association of Sex Coaches (WASC), a certified Performance Wellness Coach, a certified Transformation Meditation Facilitator, and a Certified clinical sexologist and Sex Coach from Sex Coach University in California.
Jody is enthusiastic about body-safe products and in helping clients discover the wonderful Sliquid lubricant line and will happily disclose the qualities of Sliquid's many different ph balanced, glycerine-free body safe products. "With the many body safe products now available, no one should have to use any product internally that has harmful ingredients or preservative. Sliquid even has organic and vegan products available!"
Jody is expanding her core base of knowledge about human sexuality, and incorporates her ongoing study of art in that. “We all have energy that is healthy to direct into creative processes, and how we express ourselves sexually is an art form that can be developed”. Jody’s lively paintings can be seen and are available for sale at VaVaVooom.
Geena is passionate about helping people discover the tools they need to feel more comfortable in their own skin as well as to claim their desires. With a background in teaching yoga, Gina is enthusiastic about VaVaVooom’s locally and ethically sourced apparel that is both comfortable enough to wear during your yoga practice, or even just lounging around.
Geena is also currently attending nursing school for Midwifery and is dedicated to encouraging others to discover their own physical liberation by promoting sexual wellness, educating the community and helping to support a more compassionate world.
Lisa Genevieve is the President and founder of VaVaVooom LLC. For eleven years, it has been her pleasure to provide intimate products that are consciously curated. “There are so many adult shops that carry products that are simply not safe for intimate use. As a woman concerned about not only what we put on our bodies, but also in our bodies, my goal has been to create a destination, both in our brick & mortar shop in the heart of Asheville. and on our website, that celebrates sexuality in a psychologically and physically positive manner.”
"I realized years ago that many of the complications in our sexual lives are due to lingering shame-based traditions that we internalize. Spirituality is an important part of sexuality; other cultures down through time celebrated sexuality, even when expressing inevitable "shadow" elements. There is so much opportunity for personal and relational growth in adult play, whether solo or partnered. With self-awareness, sensible boundaries and conscious consent, life is rich. Keep exploring, and be kind!"