About the Festival - Sydney 2018 edition
The Really Good Sex Festival is a two day journey like no other. It is a play ground to have new experiences and face your fears and blockages when it comes to sexuality. All workshops and parties are learner-centred and for every-body, whether you are young or old, single or in a couple, monogamous or in an open relationship. The festival creates a safe container for embodied, experiential learning in a sex-positive space, where all activity is based on informed consent.
All Inclusive Tickets $299 plus b/fee ($250 plus b/fee low income), One day Tickets $185.
The Sydney 2018 edition will take place on 6-7 October in Darlinghurst. It offers an array of participatory workshops, talks and ceremonies over 2 days and 2 nights.
The Festival is a unique opportunity to:
Let go more and find the courage to discover new things;
Cultivate your sense of playfulness and creativity;
Develop a bodily understanding for what is okay for you and what is not okay;
Discover and connect with people who accept you for who you are;
Have and maintain healthy boundaries with others;
Integrate your sexuality in healthy and reflective ways with the rest of your life;
Feel the joy of being alive.
Saturday 6th October
Meet the festival presenters, learn about verbal and body consent, and how best to navigate through the festival.
There is no sex festival worthy of the name without dance, because dance is the royal road of eroticism and seduction. The workshop is a journey of body awakening and desire through dance.
Pornography remains a very fraught topic in contemporary culture. And yet, despite its negative impacts, porn can still teach us a great deal about who we are as sexual beings and what turns us on. We are not all turned on by the same things. And many of us keep what turns us on secret.
In this clothing-optional workshop we will experience what it is to slide over, around and on top of each other with massage oil. This workshop is a sensual, but not sexual experience. Everyone is invited to respect their own rhythm and limits to touch and nudity.
This workshop will explore physical and emotional safety in sex: risks in sexual encounters, conceptual tools to think about risk and health, steps you can take to protect yourself and others, testing regimes for STIs, the basics of good emotional boundaries and Q&A.
This Workshop focuses on "impact play" as a medium for sensory pleasure. We will navigate intimacy with in a power dynamic and explore the nuances of both giving and receiving impact, with a focus on the responsibility and intention that exist in both roles.
In this workshop, we will explore reading erotic poetry and literature to one another, exploring words with our minds and our bodies. Where do we feel a certain phrase in our bodies? What tone of voice excites us. What kind of writing do we enjoy listening to and hearing from others? What do certain kinds of touch feel like when alongside certain words? You will also be invited to explore your own erotic writing. Bring your imagination!
The Desire play party is a space where you will have the opportunity to take part in a curated experience, where you will be able to say how you are feeling and who or what you are looking for.
Sunday 7th October
There is no sex festival worthy of the name without dance, because dance is the royal road of eroticism and seduction. Before becoming a sex educator and tantric therapist, Ron van Twuiver has had an extensive background as a dancer. For this reason we've asked him to lead us into a journey of body awakening and desire through dance.
Tune in, turn on, and infuse your sex life with 'The Bliss 4' - breath, touch, sound, and imagery.
This workshop will explore bondage rope play in a switching, competitive and playful dynamic.
We will delve into the dynamics of play fighting; the back and forth of gaining control then losing it, with rope as the primary medium. Come and experience a more energetic and fun style of rope play.
Bradford and Angela from By the Bi podcast will share a bit about their relationship and how they handle their bisexuality as part of an open relationship. They will also discuss bi-invisibility. What is Bisexual Invisibility? How does it affect bisexual persons? How does it affect those around them? How can family, friends, and even the greater community help to minimise bi-invisibility? All these topics (and more) will be discussed during the By the Bi session.
What is your relationship with shame? If shame is a part of your life (even in a small way) come and join us to explore what shame is, how it affects you and what you can do about it.
This is a workshop about physicality, movement and meaning. Two words in our modern times that are laden with misconception, ... touch - commitment. What happens when we swap the meanings of these two words? How do we than interact with one another. Definitions and our rolls with each other can become clearer.
We will approach the orgy with a beginners' mind. Beginners' mind is a term derived from zen Buddhism. It designates an open mind that is listening and attentive, similar to the attitude of a child who experiences something or someone for the first time. Expect to be nervous, because everyone is, even the most 'experienced'. The orgy is not about achieving anything.
Each of us has an inner erotic world, sometimes more real and more potent than any other.
In this 90 minute workshop, you will bring this inner erotic poetic world to life with others. Acting techniques based on imagination, suggestions and hypnosis will help you to free your erotic voice and access the imaginary body.
The Closing Ceremony with be an opportunity to come together and process as a whole group what we've experienced. We will be providing tea and snacks. This will also be opportunity for you to get some nurturing aftercare and storytelling.