Apr
20
1:45 PM13:45

The Benefits of Nakedness - an event by The Candid Collective

Our partner organisation The Candid Collective presents:

An academic talk by Dr Keon West followed by a life drawing class with a difference.

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About this Event

Dr Keon West, Reader of Psychology at Goldsmiths University, will kick off the afternoon giving a talk about his research on the mental health benefits of nakedness. Research which suggests that those of us who get naked in public are more likely to be happier not just with our bodies, but with our lives more generally.

Keon has received numerous international awards for his research, teaching and social activism. He has worked with a number of highly respected media outlets including the BBC World Service, Radio 4, Channel 4 and the Guardian. He is especially well known for his research on sexual orientation, prejudice against sexual minorities and sexual health. Keon's talk will be followed by a short Q&A.

After a short break, Ruby and Rosy from Body Love Sketch Club will take centre stage. Body Love Sketch Club is a life drawing class like no other where you both draw and are drawn. While Ruby and Rosy will start by taking turns to facilitate and model, students are then invited to model for a smaller group, as clothed or as naked as they wish. The class casts a joyful, loving and accepting eye over the (optionally) naked body, and taps into a playful and creative practice, exploring our relationships with our bodies.

All drawing materials will be provided. Alcohol will be available to purchase. This event is for over 18s.

If you have any questions about this event and what it entails, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are a student, on low income or are of pension age please contact us for a discount.

Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access at this event. For accessibility details please contact us.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS HERE.

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Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Teaching 'The Talk' Launch Event

OUR PARTNER ORGANISATION TEACHING ‘THE TALK’ PRESENTS:

Teaching ‘The Talk’ launch: the most exciting SRE teacher training yet!

Teaching The Talk event

Teaching 'The Talk' is a youth facilitated teacher training programme which aims to support teachers in being the best and most confident Sex and Relationships Educators they can.

This morning is a chance to feedback on the ideas for the training so far, help build the resources for the training and listen to our fantastic youth panel.

The workshop is free to attend but please register ASAP as spaces are VERY limited.

Come along to help contribute to and design the next phase of teacher training!

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS HERE.

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Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

Hitting the Spot: A Curated Guide to Sex Toys​ - an event by The Candid Collective

OUR PARTNER ORGANISATION THE CANDID COLLECTIVE PRESENTS…

Recent research finds that positive effects of sex toy use include greater sexual pleasure, sexual satisfaction and safer sex. Whether you’re an sex toy aficionado or a curious novice, our guide to sex toys is for you!

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Samantha and Paul Evans (Founders of online sex toy company Jo Divine) will run this open, fun and informative evening. Samantha and Paul have an extensive knowledge of sex toys and will give guidance on choosing toys for solo play or partnered use. They will also discuss how toys can make sex more pleasurable and even help you overcome sexual health issues. Throughout the evening they will give recommendations, answer questions and share their expertise.

The evening is focused on imparting knowledge not on sales. That said, all guests will get 10% Jo Divine discount of orders made on the night as well as a goodie bag each.

Please note, this event is for over 18s.  Alcohol will be available to purchase.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS HERE.

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

An event by Decolonise Contraception: Sexual Wellbeing & Pleasure

ABOUT #DECOLONISINGCONTRACEPTION

Decolonise Contraception is a movement that aims to promote discussion related to the ways in which some sexual and reproductive health (SRH) practices have developed from unethical medical research, often on previously colonised populations and people of colour. This movement intends to provide spaces to discuss how these issues still affect our practice today.

#DecolonisingContraception aims to understand the colonial history of SRH, discuss modern SRH practice, and start new conversations about reproductive justice.

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In their third talk as part of our ongoing SOAS Series, Decolonise Contraception will be discussing sexual wellbeing and sexual pleasure. The panel will be exploring the much overlooked subject of pleasure; exploring how cultural norms may have excluded pleasure as an important part of sex.

Amongst the panellists will be Sexplain’s Gayathiri Kamalakanthan.

Join the discussion of taboos and myths around masturbation, barriers to accessing pleasure and wellbeing information and much more!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND INFO.

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Jan
22
to Jan 23

Hot Local Artists Presents: P.O.V., a show exploring the impact of porn

Hot local artists event

About this Event

Hot Local Artists would like to create a space to open up a conversation about porn, which is so widely consumed yet rarely discussed openly. Join us for a night of contemplating the world's favourite pastime.

The show will include work from a group of artists whose pieces investigate this phenomenon.

For this show Hot Local Artists will be raising money for Sexplain!

There will be artist prints for sale as well as raffle prizes provided by Honour and Dame Products.

Drinks will be half price all night.

Featured artists: Rayveen D'Clark, Rafaella Lazarou, Rosiland Howdle, Robbie Winstanley, Ellen Fagen, Dylan Meade, Rose Creasey and Anastasia Meredith-Goujon

Please note, this show is over 18s only and will contain explicit content.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS HERE.

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Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

Perspectives on Inclusive SRE

Join our forum to explore different perspectives that have been marginalised from mainstream Relationships and Sex Education.

THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE ON 28TH OCT 2018, BUT YOU CAN READ ABOUT THE EVENT, INCLUDING A SUMMARY OF THE TALKS, HERE.

Topics will include:

  • Female sexual pleasure - how is pleasure talked about today? What kind of information should education include?

  • Sex and disability - including contraception

  • LGBTQ+ and contraception - talks will cover identity and why it is important to cover all types of contraception available

  • Anatomy - workshop on genitalia and health

  • Masculinity - how can we critically engage with masculinity in sex ed?

  • Mental health and wellbeing - we will explore how our wellbeing can have an impact on sexual activity

  • Porn and digital risks - we explore access to porn and digital risks

  • And much more!

Sexplain event

Come along to share best practice and further your own understanding.

Format: Talks, panels, break-out sessions; refreshments and lunch provided.

Audience: Anyone interested in or working in Relationships and Sex Education.

MORE INFO AND BOOKINGS HERE.

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