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Expansion: Workshop and Party
June 10 @ 4:00 pm - June 11 @ 1:00 pm UTC+10
Expansion is new wholistic combined workshop and party in Sydney, which will take place for the first time on Sat-Sun, 10-11th June at The Sanctuary, 191 Parramatta Road, Annandale.
Our aim is to provide a space where you can experience the best of what a play party has to offer, while avoiding the usual pitfalls.
It combines a two hour “How to navigate a play party” workshop on the Saturday afternoon as well as the option of attending a two hour aftercare session on the Sunday. In the workshop, we will answer your questions and discuss whatever anxieties you may have associated with going to a play party, as well as give you helpful information about how to ask to ask for what you want, protect your boundaries, and go at a pace that’s right for you, as well as clear information about play party etiquette. During the aftercare the next day, you will be able to process what you have experienced the night before in a supportive environment with others. The session will also include some nurturing bodywork.
The play party itself will be a held space where different stations will be set up where people will lead various activities which you can try out and experience. These will include sex and kink related activities, as well as a strong emphasis on all kinds of creative play (such as dance, massage, role play) which work to break the conventions of what one is used to seeing and doing in this context. If you have an idea, propose it! We encourage you to play sometimes from a place of attraction and sometimes from a place of curiosity, openness and generosity. Just for interest or laughs or for the sake of confronting fear. The idea of the party is to expand your repertoire of interests and desires, to try things you haven’t tried before, get out of your patterns – expand your love and compassion, your creativity, your ideas about yourself and others. BYO. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are also available for purchase on the premises.
NB: Only people who have done the workshop will be admitted to the party. The party has a no effort no entry dress code. It will not be acceptable to come in jeans and a t-shirt. Even if you have paid, if you come in casual wear, we will not grant you entry. Should we deem that what you have on is not appropriate for the space, you may be invited to wear something chosen for you!
Saturday 10 June, Workshop, 4pm-6:30pm; Play Party, 8pm-open end @ The Sanctuary, 191 Parramatta Road, Annandale.
Sunday, 11 June, Aftercare: 11am-1:30pm @ Schwelle Sydney, North Bondi (exact address given on registration).
Cost $99; Low income: $69.
Expansion is hosted by Peter Banki, Ph.D, the founder and director of the Festival of Really Good Sex and Ira Raymon, Co-founder of the EroticArt Project.
Expansion has been inspired by the Curiosity: Workshop and Play Party in Melbourne, currently run by Rog from Curious Creatures.