Sex Down South | Southwest Lovefest
Sex Down South collaborated with Southwest Lovefest for a day-long conference in Tuscon, AZ for the first time this year.
Expanding our reach into less diverse communities assures that traditionally marginalized folks in the sexuality industry have a voice, a stomping ground and a place to frolic, freely. We had great success with Sex in the Middle in Kansas City, MO before the pandemic, and now we're back to finish what we started. World domination through the mission of liberation, sexual awareness and education.
Tucson, cradled in the Sonoran Desert, is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in North America. The mountains provide a postcard-esque backdrop to a bustling downtown and centuries-old indigenous communities still visible in petroglyphs throughout the region. The city is a beautiful melange of ancient and urban. Sex by Southwest attendees, some local and others from neighboring states, gathered on February 25th at Annabelle Studio for a full day of workshops, vendors, yoga, mediation, resting, tarot readings and fellowshipping. To learn about sexuality through this local region's gaze hold's its own weight in gold. Everyone left with something to take back to their own communities. We thank you for making our first event everything we thought it would be. Until next year, don't forget to learn, love & play.
Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the supernova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures.
Her reputation as an authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills but from her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her “head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self-actualization, shame reduction, acceptance, and justice.
Reclamation, Ritual & Renewal: A Decolonial Approach to Unsettling Our Story with Clay Play
Serina Payan Hazelwood
Our bodies carry the traumas caused by the systems of colonialism. For the sake of our humanity it is imperative that we gather in community to create spaces where we can share in pleasure, joy, and love toward liberation. In circle, we will investigate the stories of our bodies through somatic clay play.
Insecurity to Solid Ground - SAH Method for Insecure Attachment
The SAH Method developed by the legendary Sah D'Simone is a multi-modal somatic movement practice that uses breathwork, mantra, movement, and ecstatic dance to release the stagnant energy of stuck emotions. We joyously come back to our body and work through what's here for us without engaging with the storified version.
Get a(Head): Oral Sex For All Bodies
Marla Renee Stewart, MA
Ready to get down on going down? Whatever genitals your lover has, this workshop is designed to help you identify your oral talents and educate you on the best techniques to give someone the pleasure that they'll never forget. Need tips and methods for vulvas? I got you! Need tips and methods for a phallus? I got you! Need tips for your intersex lover or your lover who has modified genitals? I got you, too!
Ready for your lover to orgasm in a new and different way? These tips will help you to get them there! Even if your goal is not to orgasm, these tips will help you have a thorough understanding of the body and what techniques would work best on what variety of genitals.
Come and level up your head game with these tried and tested titillating techniques. You’ll leave this class being more confident in your oral performance and excel in getting aHead of the game!
Pleasure Toys: Your Friend in the Bedroom
The Orgasmic Goddesses
Don't be afraid of toys! We will break down how they can aid in increased orgasms, improve your sexual well being and mental health for all genders. We'll unpack how toys are not your competition, but your friend!
Sensuality it's often thought of as a synonym for Sexuality. While it can lead to sex, truly, sensuality is about how experience the world and communicate yourself. This workshop and discussion explores how being sensually open and reveling in the new and sometimes uncomfortable builds better connection to ourselves and others.
Bring a journal. Prepare to share. Be ready to move a little.
Tools for Smoothing the Transition into ENM & Polyamory
Yael Rosenstock Gonzalez
This workshop is for folks seeking to explore polyamory or another form of ethical non-monogamy (ENM) in a thoughtful and intentional way. Like with anything that is undertaught or misunderstood, there is a lot that can fall through the cracks when starting out in the ENM world. In this workshop we'll talk about types of ENM, kitchen table and parallel polyamory, boundary and expectation setting, communication techniques and plans, jealousy and conflict resolution techniques, and managing expectations.