Hey, it’s Jo, festival director of Celebrating Sexuality
I have some BIG news, both exciting and perhaps a little hard to deliver but you need to know.
Firstly, the exciting news is we are only 3 months away from the 8th Celebrating Sexuality Festival well over half the tickets are sold and limited numbers are remaining.
Our presenters are locked in and you can check them out on the website – www.celebratingsexuality.com
The other big news is that..this November will be the final Celebrating Sexuality Festival – as I have decided to take a year off
This event has been a huge part of my life for coming up to 8 years now so it is kind of tough news to deliver.
Back in 2012, I said yes to running this event, and, with an amazing group of people, have grown it into the much-loved festival we have today – and I have absolutely loved every minute.
But I want to reach and help more people like you, and that needs some consideration and planning in order to create something even better for you.
So, if you know you want to experience this amazing event before it ends, you have a chance!
We have our last festival – the 15th to the 18th of November this year, just 3 months away
So, are you coming?
I should mention that as this is our last one, all tickets will be at the special rate – all-inclusive – and you can read about this over on the website.
But I know at the special price, these won’t last long so jump over as soon as possible
Tickets >> Click Here
As I said, well over half the tickets for the upcoming festival have gone – and, would you believe, a large number of those have been bought by people returning!
Many attending, not just for their second time – but their third, fourth – all the way up to eighth time!
Many travelling from all over Australia, the USA, Europe and Asia.
I truly believe there is no stronger testament to the positive experience of our attendees, the community we have grown, and the value we provide ...than people coming back!
I know some of you may be thinking – why stop now? Especially those who have been and know how special this event is.
Since 2012 the landscape of contemporary sexuality education has changed... massively!!!
There is a definite increase in tolerance and acceptance for exploring sex and relationships,
Education has gone from an underground – to visible, available and understood as a necessity.
As a community, we are also having more open conversations than ever before..
This has helped grow tremendously our understanding of sex and relationships in general,
As well as helping more people to understand consensual sex..
What has been – and still is often unique about Celebrating Sexuality Festival is that
Consent, alongside self-responsibility, have underpinned the teaching and conduct of the festival from the beginning
For most of us, consent was sadly underrepresented and even non-existent in our sex education and it is too often neglected in the education of our kids, even today.
There are of course still barriers..
People and organisations who are not yet ready to understand this as a human experience and a human right
We will continue to strive for this to change and for the kind of information we provide to be available to everyone.
What has been especially important to me is the festivals openness and acceptance of people where they are on their journey.
Providing a space for people to be able to explore, pick what they want, and express their sexual self without feeling they need to conform to the ideal of others.
You don’t have to dress a certain way or know all the language – it doesn’t matter how old you are, you don’t have to be one of the cool kids to be part of this accepting, intelligent, fun and dynamic community.
As I said, I haven’t delivered this all alone. The festival itself has been sustained by the love and support of a bunch of legends,
too many people to list here but if you come in November, you will meet them. You can also meet some of them >>here
Suffice to say, I have made many, many amazing friendships over the last 7 years. Family really. And I will continue to treasure that.
So, while the festival won’t happen again in the same way
The next 12 months is time for me to rest a little, create some more, curate and deliver you something even better.
Continue to look after each other – and watch this space!
Oh, and of course, we still have this November!
I cannot wait to see you there.
Last 2019 Tickets >>Click Here
p.s. Celebrating Sexuality has helped hundreds of individuals around Australia to feel more confident & free to express pleasure and desire, learn more about how to please their partner or future partners, learn more about what pleases them; and to feel safe to experiment.
If you feel you don't know where to start, or you just want more, now is your opportunity to take a radically different approach and understand how you have been standing in your own way.
Let us help you to finally experience sex & relationships in a way you deserve.