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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.”