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Promoting Sex-Positive Culture
The School of Really Good Sex is committed to developing an art of living, which confronts the shame, guilt, ignorance, fear and suffering around love and sexuality that many of us today struggle with. Our purpose is to help you—and our society more generally—to become more mature, informed, ethical, free and creative when it comes to sex, love and intimacy. The School of Really Good Sex promotes sex-positive culture in the widest sense of the term. Our regular festivals and mentorship programs offer unique opportunities for personal and collective expansion.
If you are over 18, you are welcome to attend whatever your age and whatever your gender or sexual orientation. Unless otherwise stated, all venues are fully accessible.
How we can live out our darkest fantasies and yet remain loving and respectful of one another? Are you interested in kink but worried that you might hurt someone? Do you have submissive fantasies but don’t know how to find an appropriate partner? Are you curious about impact play, rope, piercing, the links between pleasure and pain and the psychology of dominance and submission?
The Sydney Festival of Loving Kink is 20 workshops and performances over 2 days and 2 nights, which will help you to experience more about this most intense and creative form of eroticism: how to do it well, how it functions psychologically and feels in the body, how to integrate it into your life in loving and healthy ways. Two days and two nights of workshops, ceremonies and performances exploring the fabulous diversity of kink with an emphasis on informed consent, body research, experiential learning, community, ceremony and performance.
Location: Leela Centre, 2nd Floor, 113-115 Oxford Street, (Corner of Crown Street), Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Dates: July 12-14, 2019
It is possible to come for one day only ($175) or for the whole festival. Early Bird Tickets Now Available ($275 plus b/fee); all prices rise July 1, 2019. If you book now, you have nothing to fear if it turns out later that you cannot come. We will help you to exchange or re-sell your ticket, when ticket prices have risen.
Deepen your understanding of consent with Ira Zev. Learn how to feel in your body whether it is a yes or a no, and how to read the body of the other. Learn the different possibilities and dynamics of consent. And how to give feedback when things don’t work, as you may wish.
Join renowned US author Janet Hardy as she discusses her new memoir Impervious: Confessions of a Semi Retired Deviant. She will be appearing at the festival via tele-conference. Ask her any questions you like about living and loving the kinky lifestyle. Janet is one of our elders.
This Workshop focuses on "impact play" as a medium for sensory pleasure. We will navigate intimacy within a power dynamic and explore the nuances of both giving and receiving impact, with a focus on the responsibility and intention in both roles.
Come learn the fundamentals of female dominance in a safe and relaxed environment. Goddess D. will host a workshop on the basics of female-led relationships and female dominance. In this workshop, you will learn how to create the proper headspace, dressing the part, avoiding pitfalls and essential techniques for playtime.
We have invited one of the best riggers in Australia to host the Shibari workshop and installation at the festival. There will be the opportunity to experience lustful and/or painful bondage. Whether in the air or on the ground.
D/s—an acronym for Domination and Submission—involves power exchange, the eroticisation of hierarchical roles, fantasies of control, ownership, infantilisation, and the expression of emotions such as anger, fear, shame, surrender and devotion. D/s need not be physical at all to be effective. Just thinking and talking about it can make us hard and wet.
A frame to explore drooling. Maybe you will find it erotic, or shameful. Perhaps empowering, or disgusting. Either way there is only one way to find out. Let it pour.
The Erotic Queendom is a curated play space which explores theatricality, ceremony and hierarchy in the context of erotic play. There will be the possibility to explore different roles within the kingdom, such as servant, courtier, noble-person, priest, performer, prisoner, guard, oracle, rebel, fool, serf, slave, etc. as well as the possibility to explore different erotic practices, such as foot washing, restraint, whipping, erotic torture, humiliation, drooling, etc. Costumes will be available, although it is strongly encouraged to think of a character you would like to play and bring your own costume. The Erotic Queendom has a no effort no entry dress code. It will not be acceptable to come in jeans and a t-shirt. This play party concept has been inspired by the United Kingdom by Felix Ruckert.