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This workshop was once called 'Kink 101'; it includes the fundamental things you need to know in order to safely and happily explore more adventurous forms of touch, intimacy, and sexual expression. It's about half-half theory and practice, and is surprisingly accessible.

If you’re curious about forms of play and intimacy that are more adventurous, or you’ve already played with some things that might be regarded as kinky or from the world of BDSM but want more of a grounding in how to do it well, then this workshop is for you. It will provide you with the knowledge and attitude you need to pursue your interests safely, at your own pace, while giving you a feel for what is possible. It will present information in a way that is positive, accessible, fun, and empowering.

You don't need any background knowledge or experience in kink or BDSM (but at the same time, people that do have experience also report gaining a lot from this workshop). The subject material is approached with a sense of humor and a deep respect for getting the fundamentals correct first. The workshop will establish:

• A quick look at the types of play and intimacy that are available – what’s possible, what it’s about, and why people like it.
• Safety – what parts of your mind and body are good to play with, and what you should leave alone. We cover information relating to how to negotiate play in a lot of detail, and we touch on how to pick a wickedly good play partner from one to avoid.

• A discovery of your own pleasure, pain, and limitations, and simple techniques to provide this feedback to a partner.

• Roles and jargon – what’s a sub, dom, top, bottom, switch, and how do you fit into all that? (Do you even need to fit into all that?)

• The curve of a typical scene: Negotiation, foreplay, warm-up, peak, cool-down, and after-care.

• How communication is your gateway to a world of adventure

We'll have an introduction to: Language and concepts; power play; issuing instructions; scene structure; basic rope-work; communication, and negotiating a scene; basic impact play; and safety and safe-words.

Version for Couples (all orientations) & Singles (paired with any gender):

INTENSITY: Two out of four chillies. Most people experience this workshop as a gentle introduction, some people experience it as challenging (kink can be triggering).
WHO FOR: The curious. Couples where one or both parties have played a little, and want more information and guidance. Couples who haven't played with kink, but might like to. Couples of any any gender or sexual orientation. Singles with a similar level of curiosity, and who are happy to do defined partner activities with other singles of any gender.
WHO NOT FOR: Probably not for highly experienced players, unless they're just checking out how other folks do things. Single people who are only willing to do partner work with people of a specific gender - you should either find a buddy and come as a couple, or look for other versions of this workshop that will be more to your liking.
WHAT EXERCISES / ACTIVITIES?: Verbal sharing of interests, issuing instructions, green / orange / red, simple chest-harness and blindfold, impact play warm up.
WILL THERE BE PAIR-WORK? Yes.
HOW WILL PAIRING BE DONE? Couples (of any gender or sexual orientation) are welcome, and welcome to work exclusively with each other. People arriving as singles (or couples that want to play with other people) will be paired via a random number system, without regard to gender or anything else. Please note, all exercises can be taken only to the level that's right for you at the time. Also note, there is a ‘hetero’ version of this workshop.
CAN YOU WORK EXCLUSIVELY WITH ONE PARTNER? Yes - please buy ‘couples’ tickets.
NUDITY: Some participants may choose to work with partial nudity for some exercises but this is not an expectation.
SEXUAL CONTENT: The workshop is primarily about various forms of sexual expression.
COMMITMENT: You may sit out of any activity, or participate only to a level that's right for you.
RATIO OF DISCUSSION TO EXPERIENTIAL: About 50/50 percent.
BRING: Water bottle, your own snacks.
WEAR: Whatever you're comfortable in. There is no dress code.

Testimonials:

"A revelation. It was comfortably confronting, it felt safe, and was inspiring. By doing this workshop my husband and I found ways to talk about things we'd kept locked inside for 30 years of our marriage. I am confident we will be enjoying the benefits of this exploration for the rest of our lives together."

"it was really great to learn this stuff properly in a safe, well thought through structured program. i've dabbled with a few partners that i've met through tinder and never felt safe or supported so this i found quite empowering so hopefully i can find some better, more enlightened partners soon to use all my new found knowledge on! I also love how enthusiastic, open, honest and sharing the facilitators are. It really helped everyone get into the spirit of it and let down our [defenses]"

"I loved everything about it - no negatives to think of. I can't tell you the last time I had so much fun on a Saturday. I felt very safe and able to ask questions without judgement, really enjoyed being in the space and the other participants were fantastic. Roger really put us at ease and guided us well. I'll be back."

When/ Where

Date: Sat 16 May 2020

Time: 10a.m. to 5p.m. (Please be on time)

Venue: Basic Studio, 1 Irving Place #09-08 Singapore 369546

Directions: Nearest MRT Station: Tai Seng (CC11)

CURIOUS CREATURES - ROGER BUTLER AND TESS DEVEZE

Curious Creatures believes in a world where personal empowerment, sexual freedom, diversity of expression, and spectacularly good communication skills are the norm. It's one thing to agree that, in theory, consent and communication and safety are important. Putting that into practice, however, is a little harder. In some ways, Curious Creatures exists as a response to that challenge.

Roger Butler is the driving force behind Curious Creatures, along with some very special co-facilitators. Roger Butler was brought up white, middle-class, mostly heterosexual, and male. In addition to that lineage, they now identify as kinky, tantric, polyamorous, queer, and very, very curious. Their training is in Process Oriented Psychology and the facilitation of groups, coupled with an extensive education in sexuality.

Tess Devéze is a qualified occupational therapist with a deep passion for, and experience working in, sexuality in neurological rehabilitation and disability in community and clinical settings. They co-facilitate several Curious Creatures workshops, and co-host intimacy party, Curiosity.

Tess is determined to enable all humans (regardless of gender, culture, lifestyle) to explore sexuality, sexual expression and embodiment regardless of/including persons with injury, chronic illness, differently abled bodies and neurological conditions.

With facilitation experience in clinical & non-clinical settings, wrapped up in a career history including teaching the circus arts internationally, health care, performing theatre, global festival hopping and a long-standing love of kink, Tess is determined to expand the sex positive culture and the freedom to explore sexuality to all.

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