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Red Play Party & The In’s and Out’s of Energy Sxx w/ Monique, Peter & Wilrieke

May 21 @ 14:00 - 23:00 CEST

Are you looking for a place that is held with integrity, that is inclusive and welcoming, yet where you can play with your sexy fantasies, kïnky desires, and tᗅntric meditations – or just come for an organic cup of tea and chocolate?

Don’t look any further. This is the Red Play Party as created by Exploring Deeper, a day of sensual, luscious exploration in an all-embracing environment of like-minded people – with guest teachers Monique Darling and Peter Petersen – some of the juiciest, vibrant and wise facilitators we know!

This day includes opportunities to:

  • take part in a different workshop each time by amazing facilitators (e.g. bondage, energy s.x, neo-tᗅntric practices, kïnky explorations, etc.)
  • practice impeccable consent and play with the B-SMART tool for safer intimacy
  • experience your Inner Navigation System and how it tells you what (not) to do
  • have an amazing evening out, dress up, flirt, dance, cuddle, massage, play – ar whatever suits your mood. We are equally friendly towards vanilla, tᗅntric and kïnky folks, the sexy $luts 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.

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MOST IMPORTANT NOTES -> READ THIS FIRST!

➤ This is an event for people with at least some experience in s-positive spaces. You should be comfortable (though absolutely not obliged to participate in – on the contrary) with unclothed people and explicit action in the space. Experience with workshops related to tᗅntra, kïnk, touch, cuddles, etc will do (email/pm Wilrieke if you are not sure whether this is for you now).

➤ Be aware that these spaces 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).

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This is an event covering the afternoon ánd evening. During the afternoon there’s a workshop given by Wilrieke Sophia, Monique Darling, and Peter Petersen, all internationally acclaimed and experienced teachers. The evening consists of a freeflow play party where you can design your own sweet, sexy, or other experience, maybe inspired by the wide range of toys and tools we provide (sponsored by the amazing Tailboneshop.com!).

Note: this is a red 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, s.xual 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.

WHAT THE DAY LOOKS LIKE

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, Monique, and Peter 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!). The afternoon workshop is about energy s.x, and people keep at least their undies on.

After the workshop, there is a break with home-brought dinner and time to prepare for the evening. Between dinner and the evening program, there’s an optional explanation about play party etiquette and the toys, tools, and materials we brought (recommended for everyone new to our play parties). The evening starts with dancing and some exercises to smoothly transition to the freeflow part of the evening. Half an hour before the event ends, we gather in a closing circle.

ABOUT THE AFTERNOON WORKSHOP: The In’s and Out’s of Energy Sxx

It’s your ability to notice, access, and commune with the energy (aliveness) all around you! It’s your ability to expand your definition of sxx to so much more than just point A into slot B. It’s a threesome with the sun, a mountain, the ocean, a breeze.

It’s your ability to manifest with Sxx magic. It’s your ability to play another’s body like your favourite instrument… For many of us, energy sensitives, life on planet earth can be a roller coaster of epic proportions, we feel A LOT, we are labelled “high maintenance” or “too this” or “too that” all too often we are left with the feeling that we are alone, that we are “crazy” and that no one else could understand.

How would it feel to know that there are more of us out here than you can possibly imagine? A tribe waiting to connect and play in this magical field that we have innate access to?

We hold a space where your feelings are 100% welcomed because on the other side of all of your emotions is the bliss of your being where you can ride waves of energetic currents and possibilities. By FEELING all of your emotions, you are able to fully allow life-force energy to flow through your entire body and expand your capacity for greater pleasure. 

This special day, will dive into all of this and SO much more! Here is a secret: “The opposite of pleasure is even MORE pleasure.” Be ready to discover a clear path for tapping into your natural abilities for creating the life you desire where all of you is celebrated. We will be using our sexual energy to claim and allow these desires to come alive in the world (sex magic).

Come share YOU and allow the community to help amplify your truth!

Sexual energy is a profound whole-body healer and can bring forth delicious feelings of bliss and ecstasy from endorphin release. We will explore underlying principles and approaches to playing with sexual energy, energetically.

Here are some benefits you may receive through this deep and playful gathering:

  • Play with the Aliveness of your body!
  • Anchor an ability to transform life into an orgasmic playground way beyond traditional sxx
  • Deepen your connection to your own energetic field
  • More unconditional Self Love and Acceptance
  • Strengthen and hone your skills to engage and play energetically solo and one-on-one
  • Understand and speak your boundaries
  • Release shame and old stories that don’t serve you
  • Claim your right to sxxual pleasure and passion
  • Communication skills that encourage asking for what you want
  • Meditation, Experiential, FEEL…..Integrate and Anchor

We will be deeply exploring our own sensual and sexual energy. All activities and exercises will be guided and are optional. You can participate solo, with a partner and in small groups. All participants are asked to practice with each other, or by oneself, in whatever manner supports them best.

Join early as we have limited the capacity and this will likely sell out. We are only going to be in town for this weekend and we have crammed as many different events as we possibly can in this short time for you. Come out and play again and again!

ABOUT THE PLAY PARTY

After dinner, there’s the optional safer sex and play party etiquette talk for those who are new – or just as a reminder. There’s space for you to ask your questions.

We slowly start the program with dancing and some exercises again. This transitions into a free flow where you design your own experience. The team and I are available for support and inspiration – or a chat at the bar.

You can bring your own toys if you want, or try out some of our extensive spread of toys, safer sex materials, and more.

A play party is for you if:

You are sensually, er*tically and emotionally savvy enough to play nicely with others. You’re a good sharer, you take good care of (y)our toys and you use your words. You are somebody who knows your own wants and boundaries and can communicate them clearly, and/or you’re someone willing to work and explore these areas for your own growth and enjoyment! You treat yourself and others with respect and kindness.

If you’re reading this, thinking, “I would love to come, but I don’t want to play,” PLEASE COME and enjoy the pressure-free company of like-minded individuals and exit whenever you wish. Really. There will be no pressure for you to do ANY activity at this party at any time.

Our biggest request is that you come with a fun-loving, warm, caring, open-minded, generous, thoughtful, compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and that you conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity possible.

Come relax. Come smooch. Come play. Come watch. (You know us: voyeurism is participation!)

All genders, bodies, and orientations are welcome.  This day has no expectations or requirements. It is a space to be expressed and celebrated, to explore! You are welcome with all that you bring and who you are – at this moment.

This event is NOT for you if:

  • you are not willing to accept another person’s ‘no’
  • this is an event for people with at least some experience in s-positive spaces, and/or workshops on topics like tᗅntra, kink, BD$M, cuddling, or other forms of intimacy. You should be comfortable (though absolutely not obliged to participate in – on the contrary) with unclothed people and explicit action in the space. (When in doubt, send Wilrieke a message to check in whether this is for you).
  • 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 will ask for a covid quick test or another way to minimise the risk of spreading covid at this event. If this is principally against your values, you may want to reconsider signing up.
  • you are looking for easy sex. You won’t find it here.

 

MONIQUE DARLING:

Monique Darling (she/her), Author of ‘Beyond Cuddle Party’ and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 2000 workshops in the past 10 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have.

Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating.

Learn more about Monique by going to www.Everydaytantra.com

PETER PETERSEN:

Peter Petersen’s (he/him) three main passions in life are movement, music, and meditation. He is a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher and has been teaching qigong for the last 20 years. He has taught in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness resorts in Mexico and the United States such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Together with Monique Darling, as Everyday Tantra, Peter has travelled all over the world, teaching Tantra and his own style of Qigong-Dance fusion. Helping people to see what is intensely alive in their heart, and then helping them to export that inner passion to the outer world, is the reason that Peter loves his job and will embody his passion until drawing his final breath.

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.

She identifies 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 her 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 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 places 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.

Members of our team, regardless of their role (which may be facilitator, assistant, co-facilitator, helper or participant) will not individually date people they meet in the workshop. They will not have any form of fluid exchange with participants.

We might support you in your exercises or provide a service during the play party (we’re always keen on helping you improve your spañking skills for example!).

If we have pre-existing partners or lovers in the workshop, we will disclose that at the opening of the workshop when appropriate.

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

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!).

WHAT DO I EAT?

To keep tickets at affordable pricing, we ask you to bring some (vegetarian) food to share. If you bring a bit more than just for yourself, we will end up with a luscious, abundant potluck. Made or bought with love is equally fine!

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. For the play party, you can play with what you want to embody or experience: maybe a hidden part that desires some unveiling? Is there a part you’d like to celebrate? Something that makes you feel safe to be in an exciting environment? Your pyjamas? Or do as I do and bring different options, so you can choose at the moment.

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. As our current venue does not provide mattresses and we ask you to bring soft things, we have decided to not raise our prices by 6% this year (the expected inflation rate) to compensate you for your trouble.

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 s.xuality:

White: clothes stay on, there is no s.xuality or nudity. (e.g. cuddle workshops.)

Pink: partial nudity is allowed but genïtals stay covered. Sensual play is possible. (e.g. energy s.x workshops and pink play parties.)

Red: full nudïty and s.xual interactions are possible (e.g. exploring kink, red play parties.)

DO I BRING TOYS OR ROPES?

You can bring ropes or other toys that may increase your pleasure for the play party in the evening. We will provide a wide range of things for shared use and to try out, partly sponsored by the amazing Tailboneshop.com.

WHAT IF I CAN’T COME ANYMORE?

There are administration costs involved, but refunds are possible. 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.

WHAT IF TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT?

You can ask for a ticket in the FB-event. Usually, there are multiple play parties planned ahead.

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: https://www.exploringdeeper.com/covid.

We will likely 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: https://www.exploringdeeper.com/terms-and-conditions/.

To stay updated about workshops, events and to read Wilrieke’s blog (with hundreds of articles and videos about topics like non-monogamy, s.xuality and dealing with insecurities), check www.exploringdeeper.com and sign up for our newsletter!

TICKETS >>>

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JOIN ALL OUR EVENTS THIS WEEKEND!
Friday 19.30 – 22.00h Latihan, Sensual Wonderland a Night of Authentic Connecting
Saturday 14.00 – 23.00h Red Play party & The In’s and Out’s of Energy Sxx
Sunday 13.00 – 16.00h A Taste of Kinky Tantra
Sunday 19.00 – 22.00h Tantra Massage Secrets For Everyone
Specially discounted all-access passes for the whole weekend:
https://www.chipta.com/…/weekend-passe-partout/event-info/

Venue

De Ruimte
Weesperzijde 79A
Amsterdam,

Organizers

Exploring Deeper
Everyday Tantra