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THE INTIMACY FESTIVAL

21/01/2023 @ 10:00 - 22/01/2023 @ 22:00 CET

If anything, the last years have made it very clear how important human connections are. A smile, a hug, a wonderful conversation, maybe a kiss or a long, slow massage. That’s what intimacy is for us: real, authentic, interactions from the heart.
What is Intimacy for you? Is it making love, is it scary, is it appealing? Is it something you have longed for, or maybe something you don’t know is for you?
Whatever intimacy means to you – being welcomed by another person is something we all long for, right?
Being with other people doesn’t automatically mean that you will experience belonging and feel happy. Intimacy needs more than that: it needs that there is consent, that you feel safe and welcome. This is what this weekend is all about.
The Intimacy Festival is a concept where the most amazing leaders in our fields gather together to share their favorite tools, workshops, art, and music – and offer that to you.
The Intimacy Festival is based on these three pillars:
* Authentic connection
When we pretend anything else that what we feel in a moment, we create a certain distance in a connection. The more real we are, the more vulnerable, the more close we get. Sometimes that’s with a smile, other times that may be with sadness, insecurity or just not knowing at all.
* Celebrating expression
People come in all sizes and shapes, preferences, looks and favorite colours. This festival invites you to be exactly that: you. Whether you come in your unicorn onesie, glitter nailpolish, high heels, a business suit or anything else: you do you, and we’ll celebrate that!
* Radical inclusion
We want everyone to feel welcome here, regardless of the gender you identify with, your queerness, ability, cultural background, age, neurodiversity, or favourite flavour of ice cream. We actively stand for inclusion, against discrimination, ableism, racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc.
This is a festival of togetherness, belonging, coming home. Of celebrating life together, in all our uniqueness. We soar when we connect. We thrive when we love!
During the whole weekend, you can mix and match your favourite schedule of quality workshops. The Saturday evening program is our gift to you: Ecstatic Dance and a Playground hosted by Odessa. On Sunday night there is a live band and an afterparty with a DJ.
On the program:
– Wendy Doeleman (Bliss Your Body) / tantra
– Chris van der Weide / tantra
– Sinsia van Kalkeren / Sexological Bodywork & Consent, Gender 101
– Arati Bonte / Ritual Play & Mindful ma$turbation
– Piero Flor / Cuddle Workshop
– Tony Fonderson / finding your best match
– Danique & Skylar – er0tic touch
– Wilrieke Sophia / Consent & Energy S.x
– Shibari!
– Tantra & tango!
– Ecstatic Dance DJs
– The fantastic band ROOS BLUFPAND
– Art & photography
– pop-up shops from Tailbone (queer sex shop with amazing books and toys), jewellery from an amazing silversmith, yummy food…
– … and more to be announced!

Find all information on the festival website! >

Details

Start:
21/01/2023 @ 10:00 CET
End:
22/01/2023 @ 22:00 CET
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Website:
www.intimacyfestivalholland.com

Organizer

Exploring Deeper
Email:
wilrieke@exploringdeeper.com