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Kink 101: Version for Couples (all orientations) & Singles (M-F pairings)

May 26, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The fundamental things you need to know in order to safely and happily explore the world of kink. Part theory, part practice, and surprisingly accessible.

‘Kink’ (noun): A sharp twist or curve in something that is otherwise straight.

If you’re curious about kinky stuff, or you’ve played a little bit but want a more solid foundation, then this space is for you. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and attitude you need to pursue kink safely, at your own pace, while giving you a feel for what is possible. It will present information in a way that is positive, accessible, fun, and empowering.

You don’t need any background knowledge or experience. Subject material is approached with a sense of humour and a deep respect for getting the fundamentals correct first. The workshop will establish:

• A quick review of the world of kink – what’s possible, what it’s about, why people like it.
• Safety – what parts of your mind and body are good to play with, and what you should leave for later. How to avoid abuse, and how to negotiate play. How to pick a wickedly good play partner from one to avoid.
• A discovery of your own pleasure, pain, and limitations, and simple techniques to provide this feedback to a partner.
• Roles and jargon – what’s a sub, dom, top, bottom, switch, and how do you fit into all that?
• The curve of a kinky scene: Negotiation, foreplay, warm-up, action, cool-down, and after-care.
• How communication is your gateway to a world of adventure.

INTENSITY: Two out of four chillies. Most people experience this workshop as a gentle introduction, some people experience it as challenging (kink can be triggering).
WHO FOR: The curious. Couples where one or both parties have played a little, and want more information and guidance. Couples who haven’t played with kink, but might like to. Couples of any any gender or sexual orientation. Singles with a similar level of curiosity, and who are happy to do defined activities with other singles on a heterosexual basis – meaning, people that identify as ‘women’ will be paired with people that identify as ‘men’.
WHO NOT FOR: Probably not for highly experienced players, unless they’re just checking out how other folks do things. Single people that don’t identify as ‘men’ or as ‘women’, or that for whatever reason would be more comfortable in the ‘gender blender’ version of this workshop.
WHAT EXERCISES / ACTIVITIES?: Verbal sharing of interests, issuing instructions, green / orange / red, simple chest-harness and blindfold, impact play warmup.
WILL THERE BE PAIR-WORK? Yes.
HOW WILL PAIRING BE DONE? Couples (of any gender or sexual orientation) are welcome, and welcome to work exclusively with each other. People arriving as singles (or couples that want to play with other people) will be paired via a random number system, where those that identify as ‘men’ will be paired with those that identify as ‘women’. Please note, all exercises can be taken only to the level that’s right for you at the time. Also note there is a ‘gender blender’ version of this workshop.
CAN YOU WORK EXCLUSIVELY WITH ONE PARTNER? Yes, if you buy ‘couples’ tickets.
NUDITY: Some participants may choose to work with partial nudity for some exercises but this is not an expectation.
SEXUAL CONTENT: The workshop is primarily about various forms of sexual expression.
COMMITMENT: You may sit out of any activity, or participate only to a level that’s right for you.
RATIO OF DISCUSSION TO EXPERIENTIAL: About 50/50 percent.
BRING: Water bottle, your own snacks.
WEAR: Whatever you’re comfortable in. There is no dress code.

TICKETS, LOGISTICS, LATE POLICY

Tickets are released in ‘rounds’, where ‘round one’ tickets are cheaper, to encourage you to book in early. There is no other difference between the ‘rounds’ of tickets.
For this workshop, tickets range in price from $90 to $140.
It is never possible to buy tickets on the door, nor by paying with cash. See our FAQ for more information on this.
Unless otherwise stated, workshops start at the advertised time, and doors will be locked ten minutes later. This is because late arrivals interrupt the dynamic of the group, and will miss crucial safety information.
Book tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/SXVZ

ABOUT CURIOUS CREATURES

Curious Creatures believe in sexual empowerment, self-development, community, consent, and communication. We pursue these aims by running workshops, producing a podcast (‘Curious Conversations About Sex’), hosting events, speaking publicly, and writing about topics close to our hearts.
Find out more about us, and check out our other workshops: https://www.curiouscreatures.biz/

You’re going to love our podcast: https://www.curiouscreatures.biz/podcast.html

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR

Roger Butler is the driving force behind Curious Creatures, along with some very special co-facilitators. Roger Butler was brought up white, middle-class, mostly heterosexual, and male. In addition to that lineage, they now identifies as kinky, tantric, polyamorous, queer, and very, very curious. Their training is in Process Oriented Psychology and the facilitation of groups, coupled with an extensive education in sexuality.

Rog has been creating and facilitating Curious Creatures sexuality workshops for six years. Prior to this they facilitated well over a thousand workshops across various industries. They’re easily one of Australia’s most prolific sexuality workshop facilitators.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By making this booking, I confirm that:
– I will not reveal the names or any personal details of any person in the workshop (except the facilitators).
– I have no reason to believe I am likely to fall into an altered states of consciousness (such as extremely strong moods, psychotic or schizophrenic states, numbness, trauma response) where I am unable to communicate and look after myself.
– I am able to take responsibility for saying ‘no’ to any activity, experience or exchange that is not right for me. I will put my knowledge of my body and my psychology ahead of anything I am asked to do.
– I have free will, and if I need to leave the workshop at any time, I can. If I do, I will let the facilitator know I am leaving if it’s possible to do so, or get in touch with the facilitator/s afterwards to let them know why I left.
– I am an adult and I understand that many of Curious Creatures’ workshops are about sex and sexual practices. I understand that while the organisers are strongly committed to safety, there is no such thing as a ‘safe space’, and that I am responsible for my own safety.
– I don’t believe I am currently suffering from trauma or abuse.
– I can understand complex instructions given in English.
– I have read and agree to the refund policy, at https://www.curiouscreatures.biz/policies.html

Sydney Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/TCJR

Details

Date:
May 26, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Curious Creatures
Email:
workshops@curiouscreautres.biz
Website:
http://www.curiouscreatures.biz/

Venue

Pulse
Ground Floor, 1 Pitt St
Brunswick, VIC 3056 Australia
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