Why are we compelled to have sex? Regardless of how the mechanisms of sex originated, our behaviors, neuroses, and nuanced desires are also the products of a new world of complexity, influenced by cultural frameworks for family and intimacy, mass media, technology, identity, power, and status. Knowing this, why have sex at all? What are the benefits of sex to individuals and groups? How do we seize agency and use sex as a tool to build the lives and societies we desire, rather than accepting the status quo and its ramifications on ourselves and our societies?
_8:00 pm - Doors open
_8:30 pm - Talk: The Sexual Compulsion - Tobie
_9:00 pm - Workshop: TBA
_9:30 pm - Exploration space
_11:30 pm - Tidy up the space (as a free event, we ask our guests to please assist in this.
Critical Hedonism(s) is an experimental 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.