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The Better Sex Workshop Series, Workshop 2 - 'Bad Sex'

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Bridgend Inspiring Growth

41 Old Dalkeith Road

Edinburgh

EH16 4TE

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‘Bad Sex’ is the second in a series of 4 workshops all about sex, pleasure, consent, trauma and communication! This workshop investigates these questions in a series of optional, interactive discussions and activities-

What actually is consent?

What does it look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like?

What is rape?

What is bad sex?

What does it mean to be coerced?

What’s the difference between seduction and coercion?

What gives someone the capacity to consent?

What constitutes ‘reasonable grounds’ to believe consent has been granted?

How do you know if someone has the capacity to consent if you don’t have the capacity to consent?

What gives someone power in a sexual encounter?

Is it possible to consent to sex that you do not want to have?

Are there better or worse reasons to consent to sex?

This workshop explores the complexity of sexual consent and the differences between good sex, bad sex and rape- a personally and politically fraught subject that is too often handled without nuance, compassion or kindness. Asking these frank and uncomfortable questions is crucial to cultivating a thoughtful and honest understanding of what it actually means to consent to have sex with someone, and what it means not to.

We will-

- engage in discussions, activities and personal reflection to explore the questions above

- be facilitated with sensitivity to the diversity of experience in the room (including survivors, bystanders and perpetrators)

- cultivate an atmosphere that is open-minded, kind and respectful to a variety of perspectives, sexual proclivities and ideas

- have a chill zone available throughout the workshop where anyone is welcome to retreat to if they feel overwhelmed / triggered

- have a No Questions Asked policy for anyone who leaves the workshop at any point


We won’t-

- do any sexual activity of any kind

- be asked or expected to share any personal information about our own sexual experiences

- assume any knowledge prior to the workshop

- expect people to be familiar with any specific terminology

A note on tickets-

We are running a tiered ticketing system at this event, in order to be as accessible as possible. Tickets for individual workshops range from free to £40, and from free to £140 for the whole series, depending on attendees' current and historic income and inheritance.

This system will run on the basis of trust - no one will be asked to prove their eligibility for their chosen ticket type. Rather, we at The Better Sex Workshop Series acknowledge that there are multiple factors at play that determine how much anyone can afford to spend on tickets to an event such as this at any given time.

We don't want anyone to be prohibited from attending as a result of cost, and so those who identify at all with the circumstances described in the Scholarship ticket section are warmly encouraged not to hesitate to reserve their rightful place at the workshop! Again, with no questions asked.

The most expensive ticket option is significantly cheaper than standard, equivalent trainings in the gender-based violence / sexual violence / trauma-informed practise / sex and relationships education sectors, so those able to pay for the more expensive tickets are still getting a cracking bargain!

The deposit is in place to avoid extortionate service fees on Eventbrite. The rest of the ticket cost will be paid on the door, preferably by card. There are limited spaces available at these workshops so please do get in touch if you are no longer able to attend but have put down a deposit, so we can free up space for someone else who would like to attend. Many thanks, and apologies for the faff!

Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please feel encouraged to email contact@rutheliot.com for any more queries!



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41 Old Dalkeith Road

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EH16 4TE

United Kingdom

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