THE POWER OF SLOW SEX:
an online workshop

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WHY SLOW?
In a world so hurried and harried where many are revered for hustling and rushing, it can be intimidating and nearly impossible to slow down. We all so often forget we live in a body! Layer that with the shame, stress, worry, pain, and trauma we can feel dissociated and disembodied, and our capacity for pleasure is dulled even during sex. We masturbate or have sex and be stuck in our heads in auto-drive: we feel pleasure with the same touch, in the same sequence, and it begs the same outcome.

SLOWNESS:
Yet slowness allows us to be available to ourselves and our bodies, to feel embodied and aware of the range of sensations, the shifting rhythms of arousal and pleasure, exploring playful new touch, building curiousity instead of habitual touch. Being slow can help cultivate desire, and managing pelvic pain and sexual ‘dysfunction’. Investing in our pleasure increases our bodies’ capacity for pleasure! Now there’s some sexy science for you!

SLOWNESS AS A PRACTICE:
But slow sex is so much more than the cliche candles, massage oil and baths. It is an ongoing practice.

Embodiment and desire need to cultivated rather than expected to just switch on or off, and sex and touch are social skills that need to be learnt rather than just assumed. 

This workshop teaches you those skills and tools.

If you want a taste of Euphemia’s pleasure and embodiment focused work with slowness, listen to their just released podcast interview ‘Cultivating Your Pleasure’ with Shaun Galanos. This conversation was such a delight!

WE WILL EXPLORE:
☁️ cultivating solo pleasure and desire through building your sensuality and present movement
☁️ fine-tuning your awareness of your body and others’ bodies through embodiment. This is inclusive of people who are managing pain, limited mobility, low libido, or post-birth.
☁️ exploring pleasure physiology through eight different sensations and creative touch to increase the whole body’s capacity for pleasure, for full-body arousal. 
☁️ finding your desired rhythm for arousal and desire, and techniques for slow penetrative sex in short or long term dynamics

DOWNLOAD WORKSHOP DO IN YOUR OWN TIME,
OR JOIN LIVE WORKSHOP HAPPENS ONCE AT:

CALIFORNIAN TIME: Friday 23rd August at 7pm
AND/OR
AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST TIME: Saturday 24th August at 12pm (noon)

TICKETS: $30
(includes downloadable video and exercises to keep forever and ever)

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THE TICKET INCLUDES: 

  • ONLINE ACCESS TO LIVE WORKSHOP: access to the live PG-rated online workshop. If you do the workshop live you will have a chance to ask questions, participate in group polls, and test out the practical tools and exercises as they are presented.

  • DOWNLOADABLE VIDEO: you will receive a link to the workshop video to watch afterwards, or if you’re unable to make the time of the live workshop.

  • EXERCISES AND NOTES: notes, exercises, and activities to prep and do before and during the workshop.

  • TOY DISCOUNTS: 15% off toys and tools mentioned in the workshop for a worldwide audience, with shops based in Australia and the USA.

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WORKSHOP EXPECTATIONS:
> At your pace and place:
this workshop is for people of all sexualities, bodies, and levels of understanding. Going through the workshop, the notes, and practice in your time. You will receive a download link to the workshop to go over later too.
> Genitals don’t equal gender: this workshop is for all genders. Euphemia uses queer and gender-inclusive language and defines gender identity, expression, and assigned sex when talking about bodies and body parts. 
> Aware of differing bodies and sexuality: this workshop is inclusive of people who experience chronic pain, limited mobility, and changes in their libido.
> Don’t yuck other people’s yums: this workshop is to encourage exploration, no shaming is allowed, unless it’s consensual and that’s your kink.
> 18+ audience only: this is strictly for adults over 18, please don’t buy a ticket if this is not you. 
> Accessibility: if you would like closed captioning for this workshop, please contact Euphemia ahead of time and they will organise for someone to do this.

LIVE WORKSHOP HAPPENS ONCE AT:
CALIFORNIA TIME: Friday 23rd August at 7pm
OR
AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST TIME: Saturday 24th August at 12pm (noon)

TICKETS: $30


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ABOUT EUPHEMIA RUSSELL, PLEASURE EDUCATOR (THEY/THEM): 
Euphemia is a pleasure educator, based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
They’re dedicated to resourcing people with practical pleasure and embodiment tools through coaching, writing, and facilitation. Their approach is based on the fundamental conviction that pleasure is essential to health, not just a frivolous indulgence that you supposedly don’t deserve.
They gently support others to investigate inherited beliefs and “deshamifying”, self-regulation and embodiment, kinky explorative techniques, pain and trauma, and communication with one’s self and others.
Euphemia’s strength comes from their innate ability to bring together their breadth of scientific knowledge, and their intense fascination and curiosity with sexy embodiment and existence while sharing with approachable warmth, care, and candour. 
Euphemia’s work is admired and followed by many because of their practical, disarmingly dorky, and deeply compassionate approach. With a background in Community Development, they centre inclusivity, representation, and accessibility in their work.

It’s truly an honour and a pleasure for them to be in service to people’s pleasure.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m interested but feeling nervous. Will it be ok?
Totally fair and normal you feel nervous! If you have questions or want to talk to me, e-mail me at: euphemia@iwishyouknew.net

Is this workshop for all genders and sexualities?
Yes, absolutely! It is gender and queer inclusive in the language, tools, and exercises. But I always encourage people to know what is best for your body and desire. 

Is it possible to get a refund if I change my mind? There are no refunds on this course. 

Can I share the video with my friends or lovers?
Please don’t share the workshop video link, or downloaded videos. I put so much care and thoughtfulness into creating my workshops and deserve to be financially rewarded for my hard work. But you’re welcome to watch the live workshop together! 

I really want to attend this event but I’m not available the time of the live event. Is it possible and useful for me to still buy a ticket without participating in the live event?
Yes absolutely! I've created this workshop so it's accessible as possible, and you can download the video after the live event is over to watch the video and resources and do the exercises in your own time.

So I get a copy of the video workshop?
Yep! It’s yours to watch over and over again, and so are the exercises I send through to you beforehand.  

If I’m experiencing trauma or PTSD is this workshop ok for me?
My work is trauma-informed, and this workshop is gentle and slow. I would recommend this particular workshop as a great way to gently ease into your body and sexuality. But I always recommend that people have external support and resourcing from therapists while working with me.

I want to attend but I’m financially constrained. Is it still possible to attend?
I’m providing five tickets to people who think they would greatly benefit from this workshop but don’t have the funds. If you think this is you, please write me an email: euphemia@iwishyouknew.net with a short explanation of why you’d like to do this workshop. Priority to people on low incomes, people of colour or indigenous people, people with disabilities, and people who experience chronic pain.