The (Kinky) Science of Pleasure
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

The (Kinky) Science of Pleasure

  • Loop Project Space & Bar 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This'll be super casual, info-packed (where science meets exploration), talking not touching, and you can eat yummy pizzas and drink nice drinks, then be sent home with head and body buzzing ready to practice your given homework! 
This'll be a deeeeeep dive workshop that runs for 3 hours getting into some of the good things...
> learn the science of pleasure, with sexy anatomy and neurology
> how to self pleasure like your best lover
> easy practical tips on how to actually be 'embodied'
> hear about some fun kinky ways and toys to magnify pleasure
> Oh and you'll have homework too!

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Wet 'n Wild: Squirting & Gushing
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Wet 'n Wild: Squirting & Gushing

- how to learn for yourself or teach someone the fine art of touch, manual sex and fingering
- prepping yourself and the space for what's to cum (get iiiit? Huh huh)?
- knowing your parts: the physiology of squirting and how to experience it alone or with others
- the best tools and toys to make you explode
- current research about 'mythical' squirting and why it's NOT PEE
- how to stop squirting if it's not the right time, place or you want control over it
- Oh and you'll be sent home with notes and homework exercises!

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The (Kinky) Science of Pleasure
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

The (Kinky) Science of Pleasure

This'll be super casual, info-packed (where science meets exploration), talking not touching, and you can eat yummy pizzas and drink nice drinks, then be sent home with head and body buzzing ready to practice your given homework! 
This'll be a deeeeeep dive workshop that runs for 3 hours getting into some of the good things...
> learn the science of pleasure, with sexy anatomy and neurology
> how to self pleasure like your best lover
> easy practical tips on how to actually be 'embodied'
> hear about some fun kinky ways and toys to magnify pleasure
> Oh and you'll have homework too!

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The Science of Pleasure
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

The Science of Pleasure

Come find us and go deep in learning about:
> practical tips of how to actually 'be in your body'
> pleasure physiology for all bodies
> how to magnify yours and other people's pleasure
> some sneaky cheeky tips about some extra zingy stuff
Open to all adult bodies of all genders, orientations, relationship statuses, and levels of understanding.

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Butt plug dance party
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Butt plug dance party

This party is for people to explore and discover the sensations of a stimulated butt. So many people don't know how to experience safe and not painful anal pleasure, and the butt has got pointless stigma! The way a butt plug stimulates the (often unexplored) nerves in your butt when you move / dance / breath can send pleasurable vibes up around your whole body. 
There are tickets to access just the 4 part video series about pleasure, saefty, and toys if you want to play at home, or you don't live in Melbourne!

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Pleasure with a hint of kink
Nov
18
1:30 PM13:30

Pleasure with a hint of kink

Come find us in the Lifestyle area and get deep in learning about...
> yours and other people's junk
> actual practical tips of how to be 'embodied'
> some sneaky cheeky tips about using sex toys, impact toys, and a few kinky practices...

Invite your friends so you don't forget amongst the endless fields of pleasure. Can promise this the best investment in your longterm pleasure tho. Just being hoooonest.

Free event as a part of Strawberry Fields Festival.

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Pleasure films and chat
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Pleasure films and chat

Join us to watch and learn some of the ways different bodies can experience pleasure, and listen to local sex positive people speak about sex. 

//INTRO from Sexuality and Pleasure Educator, Euphemia
//PORN SCREENING
//FILM DEBRIEF
//Q&A with Anne O Nomis (Professional Dominatrix)
//BREAK
//PORN SCREENING
//GROUP CHAT

BUY TICKETS HERE
EARLY BIRD until Sunday 15th October (30 tickets max): $16
GENERAL: $18
GENERAL +1 for keen stranger (buying a ticket for someone who doesn't have funds): $36
Please purchase beforehand as this event will sellout. 

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Let's Talk About Sex, Baby! / Talk to me! Communication and Sexual Exploration
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby! / Talk to me! Communication and Sexual Exploration

  • 1 Walker Street Northcote, VIC, 3070 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY aims to educate and empower through knowledge and understanding in an inclusive, relaxed and non-judgemental environment. You do you, and we’ll do the rest. We want to make it clear that this is a safe space and, no matter what your flavour, this course is suitable for EVERYONE.
✰ Talk to me! Communication and Sexual Exploration
The ability to navigate consent, boundaries and desires is essential to any sexual relationship. But how do say what you need (or want?) if you just can’t find the words? This workshop will cover basics of communication including consent, dirty talk, negotiating change and articulating fantasies.
TICKETS HERE
✿ HOW MUCH?
Single class: $30
Duo ticket (bring a friend): $45
~ 10% of all profits made from these workshops will be donated to Minus 18, who provide essential support and mentorship to LGBTI youth. 

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Let's Talk About Sex, Baby! / Me, Myself and I: Pleasure Seeking and Mapping
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby! / Me, Myself and I: Pleasure Seeking and Mapping

LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY aims to educate and empower through knowledge and understanding in an inclusive, relaxed and non-judgemental environment. You do you, and we’ll do the rest. We want to make it clear that this is a safe space and, no matter what your flavour, this course is suitable for EVERYONE.
✰ Me, Myself and I: Pleasure Seeking and Mapping
Everybody’s free to feel good, but it’s not always that easy or accessible for every body. Figuring out what’s right for you can be confusing. This workshop will discuss both pleasure and pain from a physiological perspective (genitals don’t equal gender), including the nervous system and sexual dysfunction.
BUY TICKETS HERE
✿ HOW MUCH?
Single class: $30
Duo ticket (bring a friend): $45
~ 10% of all profits made from these workshops will be donated to Minus 18, who provide essential support and mentorship to LGBTI youth. 

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Pleasure and Porn: Playful Kink
Jul
31
to Aug 31

Pleasure and Porn: Playful Kink

Join us to watch some of the ways different bodies can experience pleasure, learn more about pleasure and identity, and listen to local artists speak about the erotic. 
We'll be screening an Australia kink femme film, and there will be a Q and A with Play Party Facilitator and Kinkster Roger Butler. 
TICKETS HERE
EARLY BIRD (until Friday 21st): $16
GENERAL: $18
GENERAL +1 for keen stranger (buying a ticket for someone who doesn't have funds): $36
Please purchase beforehand as this event will sellout. 

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Pleasure and Porn: Playful kink
Jul
2
to Jul 3

Pleasure and Porn: Playful kink

Join us at Nest Coworking Space to watch some of the ways different bodies can experience pleasure, and listen to local artists speak about the erotic. BYO drinks, snacks provided. 

//INTRO from Sex Educator, Euphemia
//PORN SCREENING Australian kink femme film
//FILM DEBRIEF
//BREAK
//LOCAL ARTIST READING Nevo Zisin
/ PORN SCREENING California kink femme film
//GROUP CHAT

ACCESSIBILITY: Nest is wheelchair accessible. 
EXPECTATIONS: No nudity, and no hooking up at this event.

WHY A PORN SCREENING AND PERFORMANCES? 
Pornography is often vilified as the main reason for the degradation of intimacy, sensuality, appreciation of our bodies, and giving and receiving pleasure in society. However, the act of watching pornography in essence is voyeurism, which is a totally a natural human inclination. 

The majority of mainstream pornography lacks representation of the infinite ways to have sex, is mostly absent of eroticism, and is very limited in including queer, trans, POC (people of colour), femmes, and people of all abilities.

Like anything we consume in this world, we can vote with our dollars and our engagement. We can choose to decentralise, consume ethically, and support artists and local indie production houses. 

Come along and support a shift in our way of sexually educating ourselves through pleasure and fantasy

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SOLD OUT / Sex talks: sex and communication
Jun
26
to Jun 27

SOLD OUT / Sex talks: sex and communication

Accessibility: all areas of the event space are fully accessible, with doors requiring assistance. 

Clear communication can be an absolute game changer in all areas of life, but it can also be one of the hardest to feel apt and confident in, especially when it comes to relationships and sexuality. 

Funnily, we’re never taught these integral skills, so most of us fumble our way through life feeling confused, dissatisfied, exposed, or overly quiet while trying to guess and articulate our own and others’ needs and wants.

But communication is the crux of exploration that is consensual, fun, and fulfilling. 

This event is for people of all gender and sexual identities and lifestyles. LGBTQIAP inclusive.

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The absolute dreeeeeam communication team Kate McCombs, Victoria Cullen and Dani Weber will be speaking about all the communication things to do with sexuality, gender identity, relationships, and drastic life changes. 

They are all experts in this field with very different styles, approaches, and focuses and are super excited to nerd out together and share their realisations, tips, and resources for everyone to communicate their feels more clearly in this world. There will be an important Q and A opportunity for the audience too.

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Pleasure and Porn: Femme Kink
Jun
11
to Jun 12

Pleasure and Porn: Femme Kink

Join us at The Canopy co-living space. BYO drinks while you watch some of the ways different bodies can experience pleasure, and listen to local artists speak about the erotic.

//INTRO from Sex Educator, Euphemia
//PORN SCREENING Australian kink femme film
//FILM DEBRIEF
/ PORN SCREENING California kink femme film
//LOCAL ARTIST PERFORMANCE
//GROUP CHAT

BYO: Bring your own drinks, there's a kitchen to help yourself.
ACCESSIBILITY: Unfortunately, The Canopy is not wheelchair accessible.
EXPECTATIONS: No nudity, and no hooking up at this event.

WHY A PORN SCREENING AND PERFORMANCES? 
Pornography is often vilified as the main reason for the degradation of intimacy, sensuality, appreciation of our bodies, and giving and receiving pleasure in society. Yet, the act of watching pornography in essence is voyeurism, which is a totally a natural human inclination. 

The majority of mainstream pornography lacks representation of the infinite ways to have sex, is mostly absent of eroticism, and is very limited in including queer, trans, POC (people of colour), femmes, and people of all abilities.

Like anything we consume in this world, we can vote with our dollars and our engagement. We can choose to decentralise, consume ethically, and support artists and local indie production houses. 

Come along and support a shift in our way of sexually educating ourselves through pleasure and fantasy.

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SOLD OUT / Pleasure and porn: a night at the nest
May
28
to May 29

SOLD OUT / Pleasure and porn: a night at the nest

Come join us and have a drink while you watch some of the ways different bodies can experience pleasure, and listen to local artists speak about the erotic. 

//INTRO from Sex Educator, Euphemia
//ONE PORN SCREENING
//PERSONAL REFLECTION AND SCREENING Chanelle Rogers
//ONE PORN SCREENING
//PERFORMANCE Fox Pfleuger
//GROUP DEBRIEF

TICKETS: $15 for each ticket (buy online before the event). 
This will pay performers on the night and pay for the rights to the screenings. 
BYO: Bring your own drinks, there's a kitchen to help yourself. 

The Nest is wheelchair accessible. 

WHY A PORN SCREENING AND PERFORMANCES? 

Pornography is vilified as the main reason for the degradation of intimacy, sensuality, appreciation of our bodies, and giving and receiving pleasure in society. Yet, the act of watching pornography in essence is voyeurism, which is a totally natural human inclination. 

Yet the majority of mainstream pornography lacks representation of the infinite ways to have sex, is mostly absent of eroticism, and is very limited in including queer, trans, POC (people of colour), and people of all abilities.

Like anything we consume in this world, we can vote with our dollars and our engagement. We can choose to decentralise, consume ethically, and support artists and local production houses. 

Come along and support a shift in our way of sexually educating ourselves through pleasure and fantasy.

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Lust, Love and Longing - Broadening views on Sex and Intimacy (hosted
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

Lust, Love and Longing - Broadening views on Sex and Intimacy (hosted

  • CERES Community Environment Park Stewart Street, Brunswick East (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Returning to Base.

Sex. Intimacy. Both words with a bit of 'stuff' around them. Yet, both topics and things that charge us and are fundamental to our human experience. How do we broaden our views on sexuality, intimacy and what it means to love so that we can hold our community and allow for expression?

We’ll hear Euphemia's story and what pulled her to create I Wish You Knew. Then we will have an open community discussion to explore the topic and share openly. 

As usual, following Euphemia’s story, we will have a facilitated open-dialogue between us all to expand our thoughts, reflect on the topic for ourselves and hopefully take away new clarity and understanding. We will have light refreshments and nibbles available for us to mingle over afterwards before heading home refreshed.

You can get tickets here: https://lustlovelonging.eventbrite.com.au/

To hear more about Base Commons and the vision we are working towards, or find out about membership, head to www.basecommons.com.

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What Is Fertility?
Apr
10
to Apr 11

What Is Fertility?

Euphemia will speak about reimagining fertility as a choice beyond whether or not you are going to have children. They will speak about accessible resources for choices, body autonomy, lifestyle, self pleasure, creativity, cultivation of health, and tools for managing cycles in a world not build for people who menstruate. 

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Owning our sexualities
Mar
18
to Mar 19

Owning our sexualities

Tools for understanding and discovering our sexuality: 

  • Articulation of desires
  • Self-pleasure
  • Embodiment
  • Self-define

With the internet, our understanding of sexuality and sexual identities are being created by online groups and communities. Nowadays, Tumblr and Reddit are at the cutting edge of identity politics, instead of institutions who are now a step behind and playing catch up as they attempt to analyse and research the ever-changing identities. 
Yet although we live in the Information Age, adults are still lacking access to basic information about their own bodies and anatomy, pleasure, and sexual identities. Largely, we are still inheriting Victorian era concepts of our sexuality, rather than having the information to find ways to approach these things that work for the individual. Essentially, we’re all fumbling our way through sex, relationships, and understanding the complexity of our sexual selves.
But with accessible resources and tools for understanding our own sexualities, we can positively influence our relationships with ourselves, others, and feed into global social change - ideally breaking down prejudice, reducing physical mental and emotional harm, and encouraging a healthier society. 
However, despite this idealism, there are many road blocks until this can be possible. It seems that the only way to face these blocks are to articulate the various challenges, share resources and experiences unabashedly (well, at least without shame and guilt), and learn from each other. 
Euphemia will propose approaches the next step, and facilitate a conversation about people’s views and experiences so we can learn from each other and strive towards a time in which everyone can enjoy doing what works for them … as long as it is consensual. 

 

 

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SOLD OUT / The Erotic and The Pornographic
Feb
27
to Feb 28

SOLD OUT / The Erotic and The Pornographic

Come join us and have a drink while you watch some porn, and listen to local artists speak about the erotic. 

//INTRO from Sex Educator, Euphemia
//ONE PORN SCREENING
//SPOKEN WORD from Shannon May Powell
//ONE PORN SCREENING
//DRAG PERFORMANCE Dani Boi
//GROUP DEBRIEF

TICKETS: $10 for each ticket. 
NOTE: There is a max of 40 tickets that must be pre-purchased.
This will pay performers on the night and pay for the rights to the screenings. 

Longplay bar and cinema is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. 

WHY A PORN SCREENING AND PERFORMANCES ABOUT THE EROTIC? 

Pornography is vilified as the main reason for the degradation of intimacy, sensuality, appreciation of our bodies, and giving and receiving pleasure in society. Yet, the act of watching pornography in essence is voyeurism, which is a totally natural human inclination. 

Yet the majority of mainstream pornography lacks representation of the infinite ways to have sex, is mostly absent of eroticism, and is very limited in including queer, trans, POC (people of colour), and people of all abilities.

Like anything we consume in this world, we can vote with our dollars and our engagement. We can choose to decentralise, consume ethically, and support artists and local production houses. 

Come along and support a shift in our way of sexually educating ourselves through pleasure and fantasy.

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Pleasure Anatomy
Dec
8
7:00 PM19:00

Pleasure Anatomy

A casual chat and PG demos about how to find pleasure areas, and then a range of tips and tools of how to pleasure them by yourself or with others... 

Open to all adult bodies, of all genders, orientations, relationship statuses, and levels of understanding.

A talk by Euphemia if you're intrigued or can't make it but want to hear more: http://bit.ly/23cER4V.

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Beyond penetrative sex: sensuality, asexuality, and kink
Oct
4
to Oct 5

Beyond penetrative sex: sensuality, asexuality, and kink

Last event until next year! 

Chatting about all the ways of being sexually intimate beyond penetrative sex: physical intimacy and sensuality, sapiosexuality, asexuality and masturbation, love without sex, to BDSM as an intimate physical experience, and all the other experiences of our imaginations. 

Facilitated by Euphemia, an experimenting sex nerd, this is a fun chilled and cheap way to mentally experiment with ideas about sex through listening, talking, and interactive storytelling.

Open to all adult bodies, of all genders, orientations, relationship statuses, and levels of understanding - so we can learn from each other. Hopefully it is all a breath of fresh air.

$10 for the event on the door, or sliding scale if you are in financially hardship due to gender and / or sexuality. 

> No nudity or hooking up
> Your personal boundaries and personal privacy are encouraged and protected

About Euphemia: 
Hosted by Euphemia, she has experience from the practical to the theoretical. Euphemia is the creator of the candid sex storytelling project 'I Wish You Knew' and is involved in Sex Geekdom Melbourne and works with Passionfruit the Sensuality Shop - the best sex shop in Australia. Listen to her style here: http://bit.ly/23cER4V.

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Fantasies
Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fantasies

  • 1 Pitt Street Brunswick, VIC, 3056 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chatting about what we wish our younger selves, our lovers, and the world knew about our relationship with our fantasies. Fantasies as whimsy, thoughts, alternate characters, other worlds, and as a space of realisation and discovery.

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