Exploring Kink is a way to add spice, depth and presence to all your relationships. In this workshop, we combine principles of consent and (neo-)Tantra with the magical realms of BDSM.
Exploring Kink, Step 2: The Deepening takes off where Step 1: The Intensive ended, With more time to design different kinds of scenes, and added skills to deepen your play.
!! For this workshop, Exploring Kink Step 1: The Intensive is a prerequisite. (Other experience with tantra or kink is NOT sufficient) !!
Exploring Kink, Step 2 includes opportunities to:
This is Exploring Kink Step 2: The Deepening, a weekend of exploring Kink in an intuitive, tantric way. You will learn how the practices of kink, consent, and (neo)tantra are no opposites, but complementary pathways that can increase each other’s depth and effect.
You can come alone (many people do), with your partner/s or friend/s. Couples may choose to stay together if that feels the most important for them. This event welcomes all levels of play. Some experience with workshops in intimacy (tantra, kink, cuddling, massage) is recommended.
This weekend is designed as a full-on deep dive into the world of kink. The first day is an intensive day. After a welcome and introductions, we start playing with tuning into your body as an Inner Navigation System. Always get to know where the breaks are before we speed up! We will play with the polarities of Domination and surrender, leading and following, adding new dynamics and flavours to what you learned in Step 1. In the second part of the day, we will work with consensual non-consent. Within the container of desires and boundaries, we play with what it’s like to really go to an edge, e.g. through play fighting, overpowering the other, verbal humiliation, or whatever fits your kink!
On the second day, we will take time sharing about our experiences and learning from each other. Then we will bring in some new elements into your play, working with different senses and the breath. The second part of this day is designed as a Play Party where you can practice with amazing people, supported by Wilrieke and her amazing team. If you want to practice specific things, ask questions (we love to geek out!), have us look over your shoulder, or dance and integrate – there’s space for it all!
Note: this is a red event, which means that during some parts of the event full nudity and sexual play are possible (this will mainly be during the play party). At no point during this weekend you are required or pushed to be naked or sexual. You can participate in the full weekend while being dressed and without touching anyone. We do ask you to be comfortable with nudity and sexuality in the room.
This event welcomes folks from all walks of life. We are LGBTQIIA+ informed (Wilrieke and most of her team identify as such), slut-friendly, trauma-informed, and non-monogamy informed. White folks are overrepresented in our team and life experiences are coloured through that lens. We do come from different social backgrounds and have different life experiences when it comes to health, wealth, neurodiversity, gender, sexual orientation, etc.
We welcome folks with disabilities. We can adapt exercises so that they fit you. Where we can we will support you. If you have a person/animal that supports you in daily activities that you need to bring for your care, they can of course come with you without buying a ticket. Please reach out if you have special needs, and we will discuss how we can support you. In case we cannot comfort your needs, we will honestly let you know.
Conscious kink is the path of explicit polarity. In daily love making the roles of giving vs. taking (or leading vs. following, guiding vs. surrendering) can be blurry, ending in that nobody really can focus on what is happening. Kink can support us bringing back that juicy polarity.
Tantra, because it’s the path that embraces *everything* that is present *now* without judgment. It’s an ever-ongoing unfolding of the deepest surrender possible to life itself.
‘Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.’ Tantra inspires me to open up deeper to myself (i.e. life), zoom out of the suffering, and return to a state of flow, happiness and bliss easier every day (except, well, some days).
Consciously designed kinky scenes are also amazing for trauma healing, embracing inner power, as well as connecting to parts of us that scare us (both as the dominant or submissive) but keep us away from fully embracing ourselves and our power as long as we don’t fully do so.
(If you want to read more about my fascination with tantra & Conscious Kink, check this article out.)
SOME PRACTICAL INFORMATION
In the week before the event, you will receive an email with detailed information for this day including the address and what to bring. Make sure you sign up with the email address that you use. Check your spam filter if you did not receive an email seven days before the event (if you have unsubscribed from our newsletter, these emails cannot reach you!).
On this page, you find elaborate information about play parties, and many frequently asked questions >>> https://www.exploringdeeper.com/FAQ
This is a page that speaks more explicitly about rules of conduct during our workshops >>>
Saturday: 10.00h – 18.00h (doors open at 9.30h)
Sunday: 11.00h – 19.00h
This workshop space is called De Ruimte, we are in the room UPSTAIRS. Accessibility of this specific venue: there are steep stairs to access the building. There is no elevator. One inside, there are bathrooms on the workshop floor. the bathrooms are not specifically all-access. There are mattresses and you can lie down as much as you can. There is a separate room where bags etc can be stored, which can also be used as an outbreak room with minimalized stimuli.
There is a small fridge. There are no cooking/heating facilities. There are (shared) showers.
If you are curious about our Guidelines for Team Members, feel free to check the full document out here: https://www.exploringdeeper.com/ethics
For all events, Exploring Deeper’s Terms and Conditions apply: https://www.exploringdeeper.com/terms-and-conditions/.
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