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Pink Play Party & Queer Tantra Workshop
July 8 @ 14:00 - 22:00 CEST
Are you looking for a place that is held with integrity, that is inclusive and welcoming, yet where you can play with your sensual fantasies and desires, and tantric meditations – or just come for an organic cup of tea and chocolate?
Don’t look any further. This is the Pink Play Party as created by Exploring Deeper, a day of sensual, luscious exploration in an all-embracing environment of like-minded people!
During this Play Party we invite sensual and erotic interactions, but there will be no sexual intercourse of any kind. Underpants stay on. We invite you to explore your sensuality in creative ways!
This day includes opportunities to:
- take part in a consent workshop
- practice impeccable consent and play with the B-SMART tool for safer intimacy
- experience your Inner Navigation System and how it tells you what to do
- have an amazing day out, dress up, flirt, dance, cuddle, massage, play – or whatever suits your mood. We are equally friendly towards the sensualiscious seekers and the shy ones, the introverts, and the extravagance.
- get to know amazing like-minded people in the best way! We usually host a very diverse crowd that is of mixed ages, gender, experience levels, and backgrounds.
What the day looks like:
This is an event covering the afternoon ánd evening.
The doors open half an hour before starting time. Make sure to be on time! Once we have started we cannot let latecomers in!
During the opening circle, Wilrieke will welcome you all. We will start with exercises to land, get to know each other, and learn to notice what our desires and boundaries are today (the more often you do these exercises, the better you get at them!)
About the afternoon workshop:
There are many flavours of tantra. The tantra I teach can be considered ‘eclectic neo-tᗅntra’: tᗅntra that is a mixture of different lineages and styles of tantra, brought to you through the lense of a white, Dutch female-bodied queer. There were great masters who brought tantra to the western world. I haven’t learned from these masters directly but from their students (or their student’s students). Some of these lineages: Osho, Chogyam Rinpoche, Crazy Wisdom, Tao Tantra, and Kashmiri Shaivism. From these lineages come masters with lots of wisdom, but also lineages that are often not free from abusive practices. That’s why I weave neuroscience and a lot of consent practices into my teachings.
Note: this is a pink event, we ask you to be comfortable with that.
For who is this event?
This event welcomes folks from all walks of life. We are LGBTQIIA+ informed (Wilrieke and most of her team identify as such), $lut-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 disabled folks and have good experiences with you participating in our events and sessions. Some of our venues include stairs or other challenges, but usually, we have a very helpful team of assistants who lovingly support, e.g. by carrying you, your wheelchair up and downstairs, hold doors for you, or assist in other ways. If you have a person 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.
This event takes place on the first floor of a building with stairs towards the entrance (wheelchair elevator available) and stairs inside (elevator is broken). There is a bathroom for disabled folks on the ground floor. We are very aware this venue isn’t as wheelchair accessible as we hope our venues to be. We are willing to support you in all ways we can to make it possible for you to join.
This is event is for you:
- This is an event for newcomers and advanced on the path of tantra and sensual exploration
- Be aware that play party spaces tend to zoom in on your ease & challenges. You need to be comfortable with that.
- We will send you an email with practical information a few days before the event. make sure to sign up with your most used email address (when you have unsubscribed from our newsletter, our emails can’t reach you).
This event is NOT for you:
- you are not willing to accept another person’s ‘no’
- we actively stand for inclusion. This means that in the event no racism, discrimination, misogyny, ableism, or shaming of bodies, sexualities, gender etc are tolerated. If this is something you cannot commit to, this is not your community.
- we accept all political viewpoints and personal opinions, but we also actively stand against the spread of misinformation and disinformation. If you are looking for places to share your viewpoints on vaccine shedding, this is not your community.
- we MAY ask for a covid quick test, vaccine, or another way to minimize the risk of spreading covid at this event. If this is principally against your values, you may want to reconsider signing up. Check our current policy on www.exploringdeeper.com/covid
About Wilrieke Sophia
Wilrieke Sophia (they/them) is a sex & intimacy educator, conscious kink facilitator, intimacy activist, TEDx speaker, writer, and founder of Exploring Deeper and Cuddle Workshops International.
They identify as queer, sex-positive, polyamorous and kinky. Wilrieke is based near Amsterdam, The Netherlands where they openly combine being a mother of three daughters with their work.
The main focus of their work is empowerment through self-knowledge and understanding, radical self-inclusion, the embodied experiencing of boundaries and desires, and an extensive practice of consent – all based on a foundation of trauma awareness and neuroscience, embedded in experiential spaces based on intimacy practices.
Wilrieke hosts sex-positive retreats, play parties, teacher training, and festivals. In several projects with colleagues, Wilrieke creates workshops and materials on accountability, abuse and power dynamics in the spirituality, intimacy and wellness communities.
About Exploring Deeper
We all need touch. Here at Exploring Deeper we believe that satisfying intimacy needs to be available for everyone. To have that intimacy, a person needs to feel safe and secure in their own body. We need to know our boundaries and desires, and we need to know how to communicate them. How does a person change their life? By doing things differently, and then repeating that new way. When it comes to intimacy, our current society does not provide us with the means, tools, and place to practice our intimacy skills.
Exploring Deeper aims to create those spaces. Laboratories for exploring intimacy – deeper. We do that by creating events, sessions, materials, and professional training. All our products and services are based on the pillars of solidarity and inclusion. This means our events are meant to be a welcoming place to you, independent of race, gender, age (though 18+), s.xual orientation, relationship style, being neurodivergent or neurotypical, being disabled or non-disabled, or looks.
We acknowledge everyone is learning and may make mistakes in addressing others, ourselves included. Making mistakes is welcomed in our workshops. Intentionally causing harm by discrimination, racism, misogyny, shaming, bullying, spreading disinformation etc is not tolerated. As a team we are actively speaking up against these issues, and repeated misconduct will lead to remove the person causing harm from the workshop and potentially withhold access to future events.
A few words on team ethics:
Integrity and creating a safer space is super important to us, the team of Exploring Deeper. You, the participants, are not our personal dating pool. There are power dynamics that can be juicy, but also abusive. If you are curious about our Guidelines for Team Members, feel free to check the full document out here: https://exploringdeeper.com/ethics
SOME PRACTICAL INFORMATION
On this page, you find elaborate information about play parties, and many frequently asked questions >>>
This is a page that speaks more explicitly about rules of conduct during our workshops >>>
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!).
SOME PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The weekend takes place in Utrecht, Kanaalweg. Full details will be emailed to you the week before the event.
Reaching the venue:
- CAR – Use www.routenet.nl to plan your route. Maybe carpooling feels like an option for you; feel free to post your request in de event on Facebook.
- PARKING – Parking is expensive in the area. You may need to park your car a few streets away. Check www.prettigparkeren.nl.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Use www.9292ov.nl or Google Maps to plan your trip.
The workshop doesn’t include standard lodging. There are sleeping options nearby.
The elevators in this building are out of function – the owner won’t fix this to our regret. There are stairs to enter the building. On the ground floor is an all-access bathroom. The workshop is on the first floor. There are two stairs to get there. There are several bathrooms on the first floor (no all-access bathrooms), and a kitchen with lunch facilities. There are mattresses in the workshop space.
WHAT DO I EAT?
To keep tickets at affordable pricing, we ask you to bring some (vegetarian) food. We will provide tea, water and some snacks throughout the day.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Wear what makes you feel comfortable during the workshops. Bring some layers, as you might get hot or cold.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
You find that info in the ticket shop. There is a limited amount of budget tickets, meant for people with limited financial resources. We trust you to choose the ticket that fits your situation.
WHY GENDERED TICKETS?
We want to include everyone, whatever your gender or identification is. That means there’s space for everyone, without one group getting overrepresented. Therefore there are tickets for people who identify themselves as male, female and other.
(We realize that there are many gender identities outside the binary norms. For practical reasons, we have summarized them as a category ‘other’ on the ticket sales pages. We apologize to anyone who does not feel represented by this category.)
Please only buy a ticket that represents your gender – and not any other ticket. Sold out = sold out.
WHAT DOES THE COLOUR CODE OF THIS EVENT MEAN?
We use a system of colours to explain what happens in an event with regards to sexuality:
White: clothes stay on, there is no sexuality or nudity. (e.g. cuddle workshops.)
Pink: partial nudity is allowed but genitals stay covered. Sensual play is possible. (e.g. energy sex workshops and pink play parties.)
Red: full nudity and sexual interactions are possible (e.g. exploring kink, red play parties.)
WHAT IF I CAN’T COME ANYMORE?
There are administration costs involved, but refunds are possible up to a month before the event. You are free to sell your ticket to someone else. We don’t mediate in selling tickets. (See Wilrieke’s terms and conditions). Please respect the gender of the ticket, and in case we send pre/aftercare emails, forward them to the person you sold your ticket to. Feel welcome to use the Facebook group Exploring Deeper Online Community to sell your ticket – or buy one.
WHAT IF TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT?
You can ask for a ticket in the FB-event. Feel welcome to use the Facebook group Exploring Deeper Online Community to ask for a ticket.
WHAT IF I DON’T FEEL LIKE TOUCHING SOMEONE?
Then you don’t. We will never push you to do anything, nor to do anything with anyone. You can come, decide to keep all your clothes on and not touch anyone – and that’s perfect. You can also always sit out an exercise.
COVID: Check our COVID-19 protocols here. We may ask for a self-test of max 24hr old for this event.
Ticket holders will be informed prior to the event through email. Always check your SPAM folder. If you have signed out for Wilrieke’s emails, these emails won’t reach you. Reach out to Wilrieke if you did not get any information seven days before the event.
For this workshop, Exploring Deeper’s Terms and Conditions apply.