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2018 Celebrating Sexuality Festival
Such a fantastic weekend! I am absolutely blown away by all the amazing people who helped to make this weekend so special. Certainly one of my favourite weekends! ..so far ;-)
This year's attendees have been sending me feedback and this will help enormously to tweak some things as we strive to make 2019 even better. Photos will be posted on the website soon and all the thank you's below :-)
For the first time ever, I offered tickets for the upcoming year during the weekend and I am excited to let you know we sold over 20 tickets during the festival to those people keen to attend next year.
How amazing is that?!
The official 2019 ticket launch date is not yet confirmed (likely late January) and ticket prices in 2019 will rise however..
I am blown away by the number of people who wished they had secured their ticket so.. I have decided to offer a limited number of pre-sale tickets - if you would like to access them, email me ASAP!
The offer is strictly limited and I would love to see you there :-)
>>email me if you would like notification of limited pre-sale tickets - there will be payment plans available.
2018 AfterGlow - Come and Hang Out!
As is our tradition, we are having a post-festival meet-up – AfterGlow. Come down and chat all things 2018 - and 2019! Festival with me, some of the crew and attendees.
You are absolutely welcome to meet even if you didn't make it this year
Another way to stay connected - especially throughout the year - is via our Celebrating Sexuality Community Facebook group - you are all welcome to join wherever you are in the world >>Click here
Okay...I also have some Thank You's!
First of all, to our fantastic presenters, you are doing amazing work! Thank you for all the time and effort to provide such high-quality workshops. Highly appreciated by the whole community.
Mark, Ben, Huw, Purple, Reece, Anne, Nussy, Hernan, Candi, Shunya, Erica and Samantha.. Hey! I absolutely could not do this without you all!
Our 2018 counsellors, Mark, Craig, Evon, Ren and Richard for holding the much-needed spaces for our attendees and crew during the weekend. Such an important aspect of the weekend – we love you!
My amazing crew – supporting set up and pack down and all the things needed to make things comfortable for everyone – thank you for stepping up and helping the weekend run so smoothly :)
Rola for her fabulous spinning of tunes and Jac for her gorgeous photos (coming to the website soon!).
Vegilicious, Geo’s fabulous crew looking after us and keeping us going with food and coffee. Look out for them at festivals around Victoria, and definitely visit the restaurant in St Kilda if you can – the menu is completely vegan and fantastic!
OMG! The Fashion Parade crew Leonard, Nathan, Fig and Vanessa – and especially all of you who strut their stuff!
Thank you to our generous supporters of the Fashion Parade, Adult Match Maker, Nikki Darling, and Adventurous Couples 69 - please check out their websites.
Thank you also to Dianne Mallice and her team for hosting us at OzKink Festival in September.
Big appreciation to our suppliers of safe sex products, Glyde Health and Calvista.
And a huge thank you for the promotion and support from one of our longest supporters, Adult Match Maker.
You are AMAZING ❤️
A reminder for those that attended, if you have any questions that follow on from the weekend for the presenters, counsellors or me - please contact us either via our individual contact details on the website or email us and we will pass it on.
Also, any lost property can be found on the Ticket Holders page.
And..don't forget, if you have questions about 2019 please reach out! See you at the meet-up and...definitely...next year! :-)
Kindest, Jo xx
p.s. >>Click here to email me if you would like notification of limited pre-sale tickets - there will be payment plans available.
On Saturday night we welcome comedy performances by internationally recognised special guests.
In 2018 we are very pleased to welcome Laura-Doe performing her one-woman show, “Vaudeville of the Vulva”.
Very much at home on any stage, Laura-Doe has a natural talent for acting and comedy. We cannot wait!! You can read more about her below. We are also excited to let you know, Laura-Doe will be bringing her yOniversity resource tent with Vulvalicious Cushions for folks to explore, a library of books and an invitation to chat!!
Vaudeville of the Vulva is an hilarious one woman comic cabaret, entertaining and educating about female sexuality with humour and song. A contribution to the genre that includes the Vagina Monologues, the Vaudeville is written and performed by actress, comedienne and sexual health activist, Laura-Doe.
It features a host of ingenious characters including, The Vulva Underground – a troupe of unusually vocal velvet vulvae! Not to be confused with Puppetry of the Penis, this show is funny, sexy and wise, yet involves no nudity – instead it seeks to entertain, inspire and inform about an important but under discussed topic. More info here
Laura-Doe wrote and performed her first one-woman show, a feminist commentary entitled ‘The Dangers of Being a Princess’ at the age of 9. It took four decades for her second work, “Vaudeville of the Vulva”, to emerge, but in the meantime she kept herself busy honing her performance skills as a lecturer, corporate trainer, actress and MC, developing her singing talents by writing and performing with The Voices of Gaia and being generally hilarious in the privacy of her own home.
Her interest in effective communication led her to a career as an educator which has spanned two continents and both the academic and corporate worlds. Very much at home on any stage, Laura-Doe has a natural talent for acting and comedy. She has been involved in theatre productions since school and trained in the 90’s with Penelope Chater, who has offered invaluable directorial advice on the ‘Vaudeville of the Vulva’ productions to date.
A professional somatic sexologist and sexual health activist, Laura-Doe is passionate about supporting women and men to understand and appreciate their unique erotic nature and to respect the beauty and power of their sexual energy.
Two decades ago she first published yOni.com, a women’s e-zine that has been celebrating the feminine amidst the rather masculine world of the internet since its early days. More recently she founded The yOniversity, providing sexual education, workshops and sessions, both online and in person.
She creates and distributes the Vulvalicious® Cushions, anatomically accurate 3D fabric art pieces, and has produced an entertaining and informative DVD, The Art & Science of Female Arousal, essential education for all vulva owners and those who love them.
little peek at our 2018 festival site visit today...
Festival site visit today - such a peaceful place!
We have indoor accomodation as well as glamping.
Huge indoor workshop spaces as well as some that allow us to be more outdoors - like this one by the lake!
General tickets NOW on sale 😍😍😍
Click here to view Myola and Michaeli's 2018 workshops, and to contact them if you want to find out more about their work
There is no shortage of advice on the topic of sex and relationships. Whether you are finding it on the internet or, it has built up over the years from the media, friends, family, school, or religion.
Some information will have had a positive influence on the quality of your relationships and sex life like the importance of sexual health, consent, communication, and masturbation.
On the other end of the scale, there is a lot of information and people telling us what we should be doing to have the best sex and relationship experiences.
What type of relationship is the best, monogamy, non-monogamy; how many times we should be having sex and how we should feel within a relationship or when single.
But how do you discern what is right for you, and what is not?
Perhaps you knew what you had, or what you wanted from sex and relationships.
But life has changed and now you have no idea.
Or you have never really thought about it but realise you have been bumbling from one experience to the next.
And at the very least you know you want more!
Oh, but, where to from here?
Where can you find the best information and understand how it feels?
By just reading about it?
Trial and error?
Is that good enough for you and the people you do, or want to, relate with?
What if you could be sure?
How amazing would that feel?
Early Bird and Returning Attendees tickets available until 10th August 2018
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.