Many people in our culture carry the notion that sex and spirituality are impossibly far removed from each other. I, and others like me, strongly disagree with that idea. We have come to understand that sex is one of the most effective paths the Divine and enlightenment. It is a deep Sacriment. This workshop will cover some of the basic themes, traditions, and philosophies behind the concept of sacred sexuality.
Sex advice columnist Dan Savage coined the abbreviation term Good, Giving, and Game. The idea behind it is that an ideal partner should strive to be Good in bed, Giving “equal time and equal pleasure” to one’s partner, and Game “for anything—within reason”. In this lecture and discussion Soror Ariadne will guide you through the labyrinth of discussing consent, fantasies, hard limits, and in-play communication with your partner(s).
An introduction to a few of history’s most notable sacred whores, and an open discussion about what it means to identify as a Sancta Meretrix today.
If you identify as a Caregiver, a little, or are just curious about this kink dynamic, come and share your experiences with how you found your role and what it means to you
More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory. He used only two simple techniques: one to establish trust and emotional intimacy between the strangers, and another to help the strangers fearlessly set aside their everyday persona masks and engage on a deeper level. These methods have been replicated in lab studies numerous times, and typically lead to the two participants falling in love with each other. In this workshop, Soror Ariadne will introduce you to these exercises and discuss the brain chemistry and psychology behind their effectiveness. For those who are willing, she will also lead you through Dr. Aron’s two techniques with a consenting partner of your choice. Come and deepen the love that you already share with a partner, learn about how love works in the brain, or maybe fall in love with a stranger!
Teams are divided into actors and directors. Directors take turns moving a part of an actor one move only, as if manipulating a mannequin. The object of the game is to get the actors into a comprising configuration in as few moves as possible. The actors and directors then switch roles.