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The Vagina Monologues & Sexual Health Fair

April 8, 2012


Saturday, Apr 14. Noon-10pm. Admission to the show and workshops is free; $5 donation suggested.
Organized by ACLA Parks.
La Tierra de La Culebra Park, 240 S 57th Ave, Highland Park (2 blocks from Gold Line station)
Facebook event.
*Ovarian Psycos will be doing a ride there and tabling with more info on Clitoral Mass! More info on the ride T.B.A!

Schedule:
12-4 Artists, Craftspeople & Vendors
12-4 Sexual Wellness Workshops (See Schedule Below)
2 pm Medicinal Plant Walk With Herbalist, Eden Beth
6 pm “The Vagina Monologues
8 pm Somatic Awareness: Sex & Creativity (workshop)
8-10 Post Performance Party & Community Discussion
Vegan and freegan food will be served all day.
Workshop Titles
12-1pm BDSM 101. Presenter: Ofelia del Corazon
1:30-2:30 pm How To Be An Ally To Transgender People. Presenter: Ofelia del Corazon
2:45-4 pm Safer Sex For Everyone. Presenters: Laura Luna & Ofelia del Corazon
8-9 pm Somatic Awareness: Sex and Creativity. Presenter: Anya de Montigny

Workshop descriptions below.

BDSM 101: We live everyday of our lives within world a built of nonconsensual power hierarchies… BOO! HISS! Now learn about how the consensual exchange of erotic power can be a fun, powerful, and even cathartic addition to your sex life. What are the feminist implications of willingly giving up or taking power in a sexual dynamic? How do I tell my partner about my strange desires? Sex toys are expensive, what can I use that’s already laying around the house? Answers to these questions and yours.

How To Be An Ally To Transgender People: We all want diversity in our community but how can we make safe space for trans people? What kinds of questions, language, jokes, & comments can make people feel unsafe & unwelcome? We are all taught to be transphobic and if you haven’t made a conscious effort to unlearn these beliefs there is a good chance you’ve got a lil work to do. The good news is you can unlearn these oppressive beliefs and behaviors & become an excellent ally to transgender and gender non conforming folks!

Safer Sex For Everyone: What kinds of sex acts are riskier than others? What are the real STI risks of unprotected sex between people with vaginas? How can I safely give a rim job? Why would I wear a latex glove for digital penetration? What in the world can you do with plastic wrap? Why is it important to use lubrication and know what ingredients are in your lubricant? Come ready to learn! All questions and desires are safe here!

Somatic Awareness: Sex and Creativity In this hour-long body based workshop we will explore the merging of sexuality and creativity. Using individual and partnered exercises: sensate focus, movement and art (body painting and/or genital self-image drawing) we will feel our bodies come alive with sensation, laughter and play. You will walk away with new tools in Somatic Awareness practices and feel deeply energized and expressed.

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