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The Better Sex Workshop Series, Workshop 4- Pleasure

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Bridgend Inspiring Growth

41 Old Dalkeith Road

Edinburgh

EH16 4TE

United Kingdom

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Pleasure is the fourth 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-

Why do we have sex?

What does pleasure feel like?

What are the differences between pleasurable thoughts, feelings and sensations?

What are the different kinds of pleasure?

What obstructs pleasure?

What makes it difficult to ask for what we want?

What do we do instead of just asking for what we want?

What dynamics are at play in a sexual encounter?

What effect does the Sexual Script have on the pleasure we experience when having sex?

What strategies can we use to overcome performance anxiety, self-consciousness and shame when having sex with ourselves or our partner(s)?

In what ways can we go off-script, and maximise the pleasure we experience when havin sex?

Quite rightly, those of us involved in work to do with sex and gender spend a lot of time focusing on sexual violence- its causes and effects and ways we can prevent it and support those who have survived it. What is often missing or marginalised in these conversations is an exploration of why many of us have sex in the first place- for pleasure. This workshop is an inclusive and sex-positivel investigation into what sexual pleasure means and an exploration of ways to experience as much of it as possible.

**An entirely optional section of the workshop will involve attendees exploring practising boundary-keeping through non-sexual and guided touch of another person's hands.**

We will-

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

- myth-bust common misconceptions about anatomy, arousal, desire and pleasure

- 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 / desires

- 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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