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An opportunity to explore sex and pleasure in a truly inclusive, sex-positive and non-judgmental space
Sex doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Our culture and history and experiences and politics all come with us into the bedroom. This workshop will provide the space for participants to reflect upon and challenge the sexual norms of our society, and the effect these have on our sex lives.
This workshop explores the complexity of sexual consent and the differences between good sex, bad sex and rape- a personally and politically fraught subject that is too often handled without nuance, compassion or kindness. Asking these frank and uncomfortable questions is crucial to cultivating a thoughtful and honest understanding of what it actually means to consent to have sex with someone, and what it means not to.
This workshop is an opportunity to develop an understanding of what trauma is and how it operates in our bodies and minds. This workshop aims to empower participants by providing psycho-education on trauma theory, as well as providing a calm, non-judgmental space in which participants are invited to reflect on their own experiences.
Quite rightly, those of us involved in work to do with sex and gender spend a lot of time focusing on sexual violence- its causes and effects and ways we can prevent it and support those who have survived it. What is often missing or marginalised in these conversations is an exploration of why many of us have sex in the first place- for pleasure. This workshop is an inclusive and sex-positivel investigation into what sexual pleasure means and an exploration of ways to experience as much of it as possible.
Novalis Ubuntu Institute
(Rosmead Ave, between Wetton & Ottery Roads - next to the Wynberg Swimming Pool)
Workshop 1 - The Sexual Script - Sun 2nd Feb - 1-6pm
Workshop 2 - Trauma isn't Sexy - Sun 9th Feb - 1-6pm
Workshop 3 - Sex Doesn't Happen in a Vacuum - Sun 16th Feb - 1-6pm
Workshop 4 - Pleasure - Sun 23rd Feb - 1-6pm
Tickets sold on the door, cash only
Full Price Ticket
R600 - single workshop
R2100 - full series (buy 4, get 1 ½ price!).
R400 - single workshop
R1400 - full series (buy 4, get 1 ½ price!).
R200 - single workshop
R700 - full series (buy 4, get 1 ½ price!)
Free- single workshop
Free - full series