Bumping and Grinding with Ira Zev (3:00-4:30pm)

Beyond the hands, what can one body offer another in a sensory exchange? Bumping and Grinding is a method of play in which the entire body is used as a sensory tool. In this workshop we will explore the psychological and physiological benefits of both body contact and deep touch pressure therapy. We will utilise body contact and body weight to cultivate a nurturing and grounding sensory experience and experiment with how one can establish a power exchange dynamic using just the body.


Ira Zev is a faculty member of the School of Really Good Sex since 2017 and is also co-founder of SCRAP Gallery and Co-op in Enmore in Sydney. Her interest in sex-positive spaces comes out of her critique of the culture we live in. To her, it has always seemed normal for people to share an intimacy with one another and to be affectionate. “That’s how we make connections, that’s how we make friends. For the culture to tell us that that’s wrong to explore never seemed right to me.”

Ira is especially interested in making spaces where people come to realise that they can be creative.

“People come to these workshops and festivals thinking they’ll get step by step pointers and tricks about how to be better lovers or how to have good sex, but it doesn’t work like that. I want people to realise that we all have the capacity to be creative. We all have the permission to do that all the time.”