For urban gay men, the sexual landscape seems rich and full of possibilities for connection, pleasure, love and romance. And it can be! And yet for many of us, the quest to create a satisfying erotic life is confusing and frustrating. Online culture seems to offer a zillion potential partners but you can’t seem to land even one – instead, you find yourself surfing the net for hours clicking through endless pictures of headless torsos. Or you manage to meet someone and the real-life experience doesn’t match the porn-movie fantasy. Sometimes you feel like you’re going through the motions but you end up feeling unsatisfied, clumsy, or disconnected.
Ever feel like you missed the day in school when everybody else learned how to do this? Ever feel like you need a refresher course on listening to your own desires, getting out of your head and into your body, and creating true intimate connections step by step? AUTHENTIC EROS may be the experience you’re looking for.
We think of this class as “Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex and Couldn’t Find on XTube.” Another secret name for the workshop is “Beyond Top and Bottom.” In the course of two days, we teach a series of skills in verbal communication and inhabiting your body. We give you space to think deeply about what you want more of in your sexual/erotic/intimate life and what you want less of. Then we set up opportunities to practice these skills in an atmosphere of trust, playfulness, and discovery.
We will use breath, touch, movement, sound and sensual experience as doorways into a freer and more fulfilling sexuality. We will work with the desires and growth of each participant, emphasising individual freedom of choice and accountability.
You will have the opportunity to:
- practice slowing down in order to sense your breath and your whole body
- gain experience identifying and naming desires
- work with fear of rejection and with shame
- expand your pleasure, touch and sensate skills
- learn to involve more of your body in your erotic play
- increase your understanding of the nature of feminine and masculine principles
- identify what you want more of and what you want less of in your erotic life
- learn about key elements in an authentic encounter
- practice authentic encounters with others
WHEN: Sat-Sun 2nd & 3rd Feb 2013, 10:00-17:00
WHERE: Neal’s Yard Meeting Rooms. For directions click here.
Early bird (till 30 Nov) / Concession £185
BOOK: go to http://www.touch-magic.com/Events.html to book your place
You will need to bring a flat sheet and a towel with you (a bottle of water is recommended).
The workshop will involve full nudity and working with various partners chosen randomly.
Some exercises may involve massaging on the floor which requires the ability to sit / kneel with both hands free to massage.
"I have met men who touched my skin, my mind and my heart." Hans-Jürgen
"A light and well-composed choreography of what is essential." Oliver
"Embraces the living moment without labelling, teaching or preaching." Richard
"No pressure to change – just space to add awareness." Thomas
"Awakened my whole body and enlivened the sex life with my partner at home." Christian
"Gave me a feeling of deep relaxation and trust." Daan
"Raw and spiritual." Kam
"I got new skills, affirming and challenging insights and I laughed a lot." Van
"Inspiring and empowering." Robert