✨SLOW SEX PRACTICE✨
Join us for the Slow Sex Practice at the Kokopelli, our Amsterdam home base - a great learning space for everyone who wants to create a new culture of relating.
In this edition, Anneke will be taking you on a deep journey into healing intimacy with yourself & others.
✨Learn how to slow down & to fine tune your (sexual) energy ✨Create breath awareness✨Practise boundaries & communication✨
55€ (please talk to us if you have financial challenges - we are open to see how we can support you)
THE SLOW SEX PRACTICE: WHAT IS THIS ABOUT
The Slow Sex Practice is a 3h in person group experience guided by a trauma informed facilitator that is supported by at least one trauma informed space holder.
Within a clear structure, you are being guided into deep intimacy with yourself and others. The Slow Sex Practice empowers you to connect profoundly to yourself, to feel what is present in you in each moment and to communicate your boundaries in a non-violent way. Together, we experience how intimacy and connection can be created in almost an instant even with a complete stranger or with a long term partner and how we can transform the sexual energy that might arise in an encounter for healing.
You will learn how to access and listen to your most hidden sexual desires and how to build a healthy and respectful relationship with your body - which is a sacred temple, a portal to immense pleasure, joy and creativity.
The Slow Sex Practice is about:
breaking patterns and deconditioning our sexual behavior
learning how to access our ‘full body yes’ and our ‘full body no’
setting and expressing boundaries in a non violent way
figuring out what you actually like
The key is moving slowly and without goal orientation
An important tool we work with is communication
A new realm we explore is energetic love making combined with breath work.
You are being invited to move beyond the physical body and explore:
How we can touch each other without using physical touch
How we can move and play with energies
How we can use our breath as guide and guardian
The Slow Sex Practice is an eye opening and healing experience for everyone who is longing for creating a new culture of relating. A culture that embodies deep intimacy and authentic relating.
You are highly encouraged to take the tools you will be provided with out of the context of sexuality and to translate them into your everyday life. It will transform all your relations!
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN
We start and finish the Slow Sex Practice all together. Once we have opened the circle, latecomers are unfortunately not allowed to join the experience any more (unless they have made a special arrangement with the facilitator before and the group has been informed). It’s in your own best interest to arrive 15 min before the event starts in order to settle into the space, go to the toilet, have a cup of tea etc.
After the guided mediation and a breathwork practice that helps you create intimacy with yourself, we flow organically into the partner exercises. Some of them are on an energetic level, others are hands on. Every exercise is merely an invitation. You decide for yourself how far you want to go, how ‘naked’ you want to get (underwear stays always on!). You can say ‘no’ at any time and you are encouraged to explore different variations in each exercise. You are empowered to create the experience that is appropriate for yourself in that moment with that person.
We close the experience all together in a circle in which everyone has the possibility to express whatever is relevant to share.
Every Slow Sex facilitator has been personally trained by Katjalisa, the co-founder of the Slow Sex movement and is part of a continuous mentorship program in which we mirror each other's blind spots, work with our own disowned parts and hold each other accountable to be able to serve the collective with full integrity and care.
Here the answers to some FAQ:
All gender and sexual orientations are welcome.
Unless stated differently, we have the ‘underwear on’ policy during all events.
There won't be any genital penetration happening at any point of the evening.
The Slow Sex Experience is a space for healing. Even though our intention is not to actively dive into trauma work, some exercises might trigger past traumatic experiences. We ask you to get in touch with our team beforehand if you are aware of sexual traumas.
You can totally come alone.
If you come as a couple please discuss beforehand if you are open to share experiences with others and clarify the boundaries within your relationship. If you are in a monogamous relationship you can choose to do all the exercises with your partner.
We invite you to explore beyond your gender preference and meet each other as beings.
Come as you are - whether you are feeling grumpy, unsocial and totally unsexy that day - the Slow Sex Practice can help you to reconnect to yourself and to shift your energy.
You are welcome to wear sexy clothes if that’s what you feel like for that night. But you can also show up in your pajamas - the most important thing is that you are comfortable in what you are wearing
Yes, taking a shower before sounds like a good idea and is for sure appreciated by everyone around. If you tend to sweat a lot in exciting situations please bring a small towel. Please don’t use strong perfume or deodorant.
The Slow Sex Practice is not a ‘pick up’ place. It’s about connecting with an open heart without specific intentions or ‘end’ goal. However, if you had a special moment with someone and you would like to meet that person again or simply express afterwards through a voice msg/ email / phone call etc your gratitude for that encounter - go ahead!
Prior to the event you will receive a warm welcome email with more details. Your email address won't be exposed to other participants. After the event you will receive another email with some care instructions. In that email, all addresses are openly shared with the intention for you to be able to connect with each other afterwards. If you don't wish youR email to be shared with the rest of the group please let us know and we make sure you stay incognito.
We ask every participant to turn off their phones during the practice.
There won't be any pictures or videos taken during the event.
To learn more about our values and what matters to us please take your time to read about our community care:
For more general info about the Slow Sex Movement, a way of life, a form of art & activism: https://slowsex.me/
Registration closes 2h before workshop begin. If you wish to join last minute please send a message to Anneke to check in if there is still space for you: +31 623402196
Wednesday 20 December 2023 van 19:00 tot 22:00
Kokopelli, Warmoesstraat 12, 1012 JD Amsterdam, Netherlands