BDSM – which stands for Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, and Sadism & Masochism – is having a moment in popular culture. More and more people are curious about trying this form of erotic expression. But exploring kink can sometimes feel daunting, especially for those of us living with chronic illness or disability.
Join Melody Anne, a neurodivergent and chronically ill sex educator and veteran kinkster, for a workshop on navigating BDSM, disability, and illness. We will talk about
Whether you are BDSM-curious or an experienced kinkster, let’s explore the intersection of kink, chronic illness, and disability together!
In this workshop Jessy will lead discussions on
Jessy Wollen will also have a booth in our resources fair, where she can answer questions one-on-one. We have also purchased items from SHIFT Education, including Sexual Health Education Flashcards, that will be available at the Cofee and Chill Area during the in-person SIXPO Festival, from Thursday April 20th to Saturday April 21st, 2023.
Sex toys today can thrust, rotate, pulse, stroke, heat-up, make sounds, connect to apps, dtrack data, and more - but are they accessible?
Join Erica to discuss what accessibility in the sex toy industry should look like. Erica will discuss different types of sex toys that may work well with different access needs and the gaps that still need to be addressed in the industry. This presentation can serve as a great introduction for those who want to participate in Erica's hands-on workshop: "Mould your Dream Sey Toy."
*Limited capacity available. Please contact Sixpo at email@example.com to book your spot!
Have you ever wished you could design the perfect sex toy for your needs and preferences? This hands-on workshop will allow you the opportunity to do so! Join Erica to chat about the different design elements of sex toys from handle length, button position, material, functions, colors, and more and then have the opportunity to create your very own model out of air dry clay. The sky's the limit with this workshop! A local sex toy manufacturer will be in attendance to gather information from your designs to inspire more accessible sex toys. Erica’s workshop, “Sex Toys and Accessibility”, can be a good introduction before participating in this workshop, but it is not required. During this workshop, Erica will discuss all the things you need to know before designing your dream sex toy(s). Please note that although Erica offers some workshops where participants can create a functional sex toy with clay, that this workshop utilizes different clay and the art you make is not safe for intimate use. The sex toys designed in this workshop are for modeling use only.
Into today's society, few people feel good about their bodies. Even fewer feel good about their bodies during sex! And for many, this is even more true when dealing with a medical condition or disability that affects function; sensation; and/or mobility.
To fully accept our sexual selves and have sexual self-esteem, we need to accept truths about sex that society doesn't like to acknowledge. It's hard to fully embrace something our society has taught us to keep so private. So this is a presentation about openness, and overcoming sexual shame and anxiety. The presentation includes:
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