- Sun 19th Jan 2020, 11am – 5pm GMT (UTC +00:00)
- The Psychedelic Society, 8 Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
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- Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you imagine being completely comfortable giving and receiving touch?
Come spend the day with like-minded people discussing and practising a series of carefully designed exercises around connection and touch. This is where you reclaim, deepen and redefine intimacy towards yourself and others.
"It's such a rare thing to have our species hold a space for such beautiful vulnerability."
Leave feeling more connected, empowered, and with practises to continue at home. Intimacy Jam is a pants-on workshop exploring non-sexual but highly intimate human contact.
You will get to explore:
- Finding out what you want, what your boundaries are, and how to communicate them
- Becoming comfortable with talking about intimacy and sexuality
- Building trust and showing vulnerability
- Become comfortable with touch, how to touch and experience pleasure
To keep the dialogue and exchange going, you will be invited to join a closed Facebook group after the workshop to continue sharing knowledge, resources, and practises with each other.
FORMAT & PRACTICALS
- Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and experience, religious beliefs, and otherwise.
- No partner is required and everyone will have the opportunity to work with different people in order to enjoy a greater range of experience.
- Please come wearing comfortable clothing.
- Bring a refillable water bottle.
- Bring any food or snacks you’ll need to sustain you. There are also shops close if you prefer going out for lunch. We’ll provide coffee, tea, and fruits.
This is a 1 day workshop which will run from 11am - 5:30pm. Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted to create a safe space.
Sex Club is a non-profit and intends to be accessible for everyone regardless of income. This is why we offer different income tiers and a volunteer option. The ‘Supporter’ tier is sponsoring people with lower income. Please contact us if you would like to apply for a free ticket in exchange for your time, or any other enquires: email@example.com.
Please note that we can not offer refunds. We do encourage swapping or reselling tickets on Ticketswap.
Unfortunately, this venue is not accessible for wheelchairs. It's 26 steps up to the venue. The front door has an additional step. The toilets are located on the first floor. It's another 13 steps to the actual venue on the second floor. The workshop features minimal visual cues and can be suitable for people with visual impairment. The workshop features talking and listening and might not be suitable for people with a hearing impairment. Please enquire with us if you have questions. Intimacy Jams are a sober space.
WHY INTIMACY JAM?
Our culture provides for meeting all other needs, especially the need for autonomy, but not for intimacy. Within this framework, couples today must provide for each other more of the emotional needs that a larger community used to furnish. In fact, intimacy involves both emotional and physical closeness and openness. But we wind up confusing the two and end up feeling betrayed or used when, as often happens, we fail to satisfy our need for closeness in sex. A study based on a 40-year follow-up investigation from college through midlife, shows convincingly that throughout our adult years, intimacy is key to our well-being. We all have a need for intimacy, and we all sometimes confuse it with our need for sex. Intimacy can not only be found with partners and lovers but also with oneself, with friends and family.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
"Fantastic facilitators, super positive vibes- couldn’t have been happier I went"
I’m a facilitator of transformational spaces, community activist and artist. Sexual liberation is at the heart of individual transformation, without which there can be no meaningful societal progress. To this end, I have started hosting Sex Club, a conversational and experiential group space to normalise talking about sex and its nuances, to share knowledge and experiences, and to redefine sexuality as a spectrum. I am an experienced space holder, having co-founded an intentional community in London and having received training in non-violent communication, co-counselling and mindfulness-based resilience.
My artistic and personal enquiry is the authentic expression of self through creativity, intellect, emotion and sexuality. I consult on collective experience design at festivals, transformational co-created events and artist residencies. I spent 10 years in the corporate tech industry before my calling into the nonprofit sector and I remembered that I'm an artist, as we all are.
Jem is a Bristol based facilitator, mediator and event producer. Their experience co-creating and facilitating within sex-positive spaces spans several years and their own explorations of body positivity, consent and embodiment go further still. They bring a sense of calm and deep empathy into the spaces they facilitate, along with a playfulness and irreverence that keeps things vibrant.
They keep themselves busy with a range of facilitation and event production work; from teaching mental resilience in workplaces to running a mobile sauna. What’s got them most excited right now is the imminent launch of Bristol’s first outdoor, clothing-optional spa.
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