Art, Games & Playfulness: A Workshop for Sexual Exploration - Jan 23
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Q: What is Art, Games & Playfulness?
A: An evening of consensual group games, exercises, and play created to explore erotic movement, communication, and sensations. This workshop is inspired by arts and play-based education techniques and will offer a series of (optional) group games and exercises meant to turn on, invigorate, challenge, linger in your bodies and offer opportunities for self exploration.
In this no-pressure environment, you are invited to:
Explore all of the sounds you want: shaking, howling, growling, uttering, chanting.
Consider new communication tactics with word games, puzzles, and pseudo-role-play
Create a colour-coded map of your own erogenous zones
Write a love letter to your favourite vibrator, toy, or body part(s) - Eroticize the heck out of everyday things
Explore your sweet, seductive nudie pic potential in a (private) sexy selfie booth
Make noises, get messy, explore your feelings and play around!
Q: Who is this for?
A: This workshop is open to anyone interested in using games, play, and humour to challenge their current ideals and ideas about sex and how its done. All genders and sexual orientations are welcome. Come alone, with a friend(s), or romantic partner(s), all are welcome.
Q: What happens in an Art, Games, & Playfulness space?
A: This is what we’re here to figure out:
This workshop is part of a University of Toronto research project, inspired by artists associated with the 1960’s and 1970’s FLUXUS art movement. Known as radical “play”, these games provide endless opportunities to expand our sexualities. In this presentation participants are invited to consider what they may gain in their own lives and in sex positive communities if individuals seize the opportunity to (really) get dirty, make noises, and play around.
Arrive at The Nookie as early as 7:30 on January 23 to browse products and meet the instructor. The workshop runs from 8:00 until 10 pm.
This workshop is 100% free, and offered as a part of a Master’s thesis project by Lee Cameron at OISE (University of Toronto) under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Springgay. No photographs, likenesses, or identifying information will be shared about participants in this research. This research is conducted under the approval of the University of Toronto Research Ethics Board.