Siren Vandoll is an Australian Sexuality Educator & Consultant working to empower people through education, creation and advocacy. She collaborates with individuals, groups, organisations and companies to promote sex positivity, share knowledge and promote inclusivity.
With a background in activism, not-for-profit, education, facilitation and communication, Siren now integrates these skills into her work in the sexuality sphere. Siren offers workshops, coaching sessions, community development, media engagement, guest speaking, PR and marketing for sexuality related events and brands, sex blogging and writing, professional consultancy and more.
Siren’s strong sense of empathy and un-abrasive charisma allow her to create safe and comfortable spaces that promote authentic self expression, healthy curiosity and sensual self empowerment. Allowing attendees to connect to the material in a shame-free and liberating manner. While her extensive range of knowledge and practical skills ensure that participants leave with the tools to enhance their sensual lives, relationships and sense of self.
WORKSHOPS AT CELEBRATING SEXUALITY
Building your Communication Toolkit (Discussion Group)
Somewhere between calculus, mitochondria and how to play four-wicket cricket, for most of us our education never extended to interpersonal effectiveness and communication skills. Since school, romantic comedies and magazine columns have not done much to help us learn to share our wants, needs and desires with our partners. In this guided discussion, sexuality educator Siren Vandoll will share several communication tools and strategies to overcome related barriers such as shame, anxiety and the idea of our lovers as “mind readers”. Suitable for anyone: single, polyam or partnered, of any gender or orientation, this discussion aims to empower participants with tangible skills to improve relationships in all areas of their lives.
The Reality of O: Understanding and Exploring Sadomasochism
Sadomasochism, of the consensual exploration of pain, is so much more than whips and spanking - though those are certainly perks! In this workshop, sexuality educator and experienced sadomasochist Siren Vandoll will guide you through a deep drive into the psychology, the physiology and interpersonal power of pain. From the different types of pain and the wide spectrum it can encompass, the reasons we indulge in the exchange of pain and its incredible ability to transmute suffering and ego into beauty, intimacy and release. A mix of discussion, light hands-on activities and demonstration will provide a multifaceted insight into sadism and masochism for both the kinky and the curious.
Surrender, Hold and Command: Power and Emotional Dynamics & Physicality
The physicality of our bodies is more deeply linked to our emotions and desires than we know. How we hold ourselves, how we move, how we touch ourselves and others and even how we position ourselves in relation to other people can completely transform how we feel in any moment. In this workshop, sexualoty educator Siren Vandoll will guide you through a number of solo and duo exercises to help you explore how the different ways we use our bodies invoke different sensations and emotions and why. Designed to mov participants through a spectrum of spaces with room to process responses, this workshop will combine BDSM power exchange principles with massage, social psychology and theatre techniques to really allow for self-exploration and reflection but also play!