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 clothes-on journey of body awakening and desire through dance.
Imagine acroyoga as a dance where our boundaries are open and flexible. This clothing optional workshop will explore simple partner acrobatic positions and how we can kink them up. This workshop requires presence, trust, surrender, playfulness and communication. We will investigate touch and how to direct another person’s body in space.
This workshop is open to all genders, sexual preferences and skill levels and equally suitable for those participating alone or with a partner.
We all have a beast within ourselves, somewhere hidden in our unconscious or imagination. This workshop will help you to find it. We want to create the conditions for the beast to come out. Maybe it wont come. But we will implore it to come.
The beast is not exactly the equivalent of the animal; it is a kind of human animal, a monstrosity who sometimes speaks, and who is figured in various ways in mythology and fables. Sometimes the beast is just another name for sexual desire and sexual freedom. But as such, the beast is an altered state and an altered space.
This workshop will explore a deeper and more hidden aspect of sexual experience, one that is both extremely physical and linked to the imagination. It will be a step into the unknown.
Why is sexual desire figured as a beast?
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.
Come alone, with friends or with partners. Just bring your wonderful selves, a playful attitude, comfy clothes and ropes (if you have any).
In this workshop we will experience what it is to slide over, around and on top of each other with massage oil. Liquid Love is a collective experience exploring the sensuality of flowing skin to skin contact. We will begin with dry massage in small groups with your chosen partner or partners. And then once the warm, fine, neutral oil is on your skin, you will have the option of moving in a sea together with others.
This workshop is a sensual, but not sexual experience. Genital touch is not encouraged. Everyone is invited to respect their own rhythm and limits to touch and nudity.
We invite you to move and allow yourself to be moved without intentions or sexual orientation. Releasing our usual desire to take action on erotic sensations and thoughts we invite you to be present with them and to relax into the energetic flow of the bodies around you. This is a place where you can love and be loved in an impersonal and unbound manner and above all a place to super charge your soul.
It is important to us to create a safe, trusting, and responsible environment where you can feel comfortable in the presence of other people in the group.
Learning how to give yourself permission to experience pleasure is a process many of us struggle with. Morgana Muses has been documenting her own journey from repressed, celibate housewife to award winning ethical pornographer at the tender age of 48 since 2012. This workshop will feature a selection of her erotic films which document her sexual exploration and feature an introduction and Q&A at the end of the screening.
Since 2012, at the age of 48 Morgana Muses has been busting taboos, breaking down traditions and titillating audiences with her brand of cheeky, irreverent erotica, Morgana came from a repressive, suburban life as a sexless housewife, until at 48 she decided to reinvent herself as a pornographer and begin to reclaim her sexuality. She has won multiple awards for her work, including best fetish film at the 2017 Toronto International Porn Film Fesitival and Heartthrob Of The Year at the Feminist Porn Awards in 2015.
Words can be powerful in wooing lovers, in love letters and during erotic and sexual encounters. Literature and poetry have for centuries and continue to play a role in relationships, to excite, entice, tease and penetrate minds and bodies. Have you ever become aroused by an email or a phrase uttered by someone? What kinds of words or literature turn you on? What would you love a lover to whisper into your ear or breathe into your mouth?
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!
“Who taught you to write in blood on my back? Who taught you to use your hands as branding irons? You have scored your name into my shoulders, referenced me with your mark. The pads of your fingers have become printing blocks, you tap a message on to my skin, tap meaning into my body.”
Carnal Witchcraft is an opportunity to connect with hidden parts of self and bring them into reality, through movement, sound, breath, touch and sensation play. Creativity is key and experimental play is welcomed. This is a clothing optional workshop.
‘All acts of love and pleasure are my rituals’ – Doreen Valiente, Charge of The Goddess
We begin by delving into the inner subconscious. We open to untouched desires. From this altered, dream space, something new arises. The possibilities here are infinite.