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The Pornographic Imagination

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What makes something erotic? Is the erotic inherently tied to taboo and transgression? How does pornography both extend and limit the boundaries of the erotic imaginary? In the imaginary universe of pornography, are there ethical or other kinds of limits? At this event, Tobie will consider the nature of pornography, considering the boundaries between pornography, literature, and obscenity, with these remarks rooted in Susan Sontag's essay "The Pornographic Imagination."

Optional reading: http://www.remittancegirl.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/124506505-The-Pornographic-Imagination-by-Susan-Sontag.pdf

////////SCHEDULE:
_8:00 pm - Doors open
_8:30 pm - Talk: The Pornographic Imagination - Tobie
_9:00 pm - Workshop: Wax Play - Tobie and the Playful Deer
_9:30 pm - Exploration space - Wax Play hands-on!
_11:30 pm - Tidy up the space (as a free event, we ask our guests to please assist in this.

Critical Hedonism(s) is a social movement dedicated to redefining the ways that care and pleasure circulate and get expressed, integrating critical, analytical thought with experimentation and exploration. More here: http://www.criticalhedonisms.com/

*This event WILL likely involve sex and/or nudity. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age. We are compelled by the law to check IDs at the door, so please bring a valid, state-issued ID. This is a sex-positive, consent-oriented, trans-inclusive, body-positive space. Please respect other people’s choices, refrain from judgement about others’ pleasures or desires, respect everyone’s gender/identity expressions and body shapes, and obtain explicit consent before touching or engaging intimately with anyone. We reserve the right to ask attendees to leave at any time, and for any reason.

Earlier Event: May 24
In Celebration of Other Pleasures
Later Event: June 21
(Uncritical) Aristocratic Hedonism