Genital Show and Tell (Women only)
A female only workshop based on one component of Betty Dodson’s BodySex groups. Many women struggle with negative feelings towards their vulva, even those who are enjoying an active and vigorous sex life. Many women fear they have deformities and abnormalities simply because they have never seen other women’s vulvas or have only seen the surgically altered and bleached vulvas from mainstream pornography. This component of the workshop focuses on this common area of distress and acquaints women with the many beautiful and varied appearances of adult female vulvas. In this workshop there will be a group share where participants will discuss with the group how they feel about their bodies and their sexualities. This share will then be followed by a genital show and tell where participants will show and see the vulvas with the group and will discuss their clitoris both internal and external, inner and outer labia, pelvic muscles, urethra and vaginal opening.
Liandra Dahl began working within the field of sexuality in 2004 when she participated in an online project ifeelmyself.com explori
Mr and Mrs Palmer, The Adventures of Self Pleasuring.
Our pathways of pleasure are begun in the womb. If we were left to our own devices to just explore, enjoy and understand, maybe life would be different. BUT, we weren’t. We were shaped, mostly by what is outside of us, creating feelings that may well be in your way to sexual sovereignty. We were not born with this feeling that there is something “wrong” with being sexual/sensual beings. As adults we can come to a place where we give ourselves permission, hopefully, to explore beyond the bounds of cultural sanction. In that, I invite you to give yourself permission to speak, to share, to explore the realm of masturbation… or as I choose to call the experience, Self Pleasuring.
Self Pleasuring has long been dismissed at best, or demonised at worst. Rare is the position of development that can come from the practice of conscious applied healing masturbation to our sexual beings. I have created a number of tools, Self Pleasuring Adventures, a set for him and her, to be used alone or with others to that end. Working with proven guided visualisation techniques and a strong use of sound, these tools may well be a key to open that deep treasure within.
I have been stalking the core meaning of the menstrual experience for many many years, in this quest I have had many a beautiful jewel of understanding arrive in my being, whole, like a fractal sprial, unfolding stronger the deeper I look.
This body of work is one of these jewels.
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