There is a taboo on a woman with a penis, because it does not fit into our oppositional stereotypes, just as a man without a penis—or even a man with a soft penis engaged in sexual activity—can also be threatening and uncomfortable.
But our fantasies are much richer than this. Many men desire to be penetrated by a woman. Many women wish to penetrate men. This workshop will be an opportunity to xplore these fantasies and find out what happens when you get close to fulfilling them. Does the reversal of conventional sexual roles change the power relationships between men and women? What transformations take place (or do not take place) at the level of gender-identification?
Saturday, 17th March, 2012, 2pm-6pm.
Location: Schwelle Sydney, 12/20 Hardy Street, North Bondi, 2026.
Cost: $45 per person, $75 per couple, members $30.
You can register for this workshop by clicking here
Hajime Kinoko from Japan is indisputably of one of the world's most accomplished and electrifying shibari artists. Schwelle Sydney proposes an exclusive week of workshops and performances with Hajime Kinoko. On this Australian tour Kinoko will only be teaching and performing in Sydney.
Kinoko will offer open level workshops (for beginners and intermediate) in the evening and advanced level workshops during the day. Kinoko's Australian tour will conclude with a lightening cyber bondage performance, following traditional kinbaku.
Open Classes: Tuesday April 10 to Thursday April 12, 2012 7pm-9pm, $55 per couple. To register, click here.
Traditional Shibari and Cyber Bondage Performance: Friday April 13, 7pm-9pm, $33 per person. To register, click here.
Advanced Intensive Classes: Monday to Friday, April 9th-13th, Monday 2pm-7pm; Tuesday-Friday 12pm-6pm. For information and registration, click here. (One day passes available for each day of the advanced workshop.)
Location: Fraser Studios, 10-14 Kensington Street, CHIPPENDALE, NSW 2008, AUSTRALIA.
Mark of DV8House in Sydney presents a week-end workshop of suspension bondage for Schwelle Sydney. Mark is an internationally renowned presenter and erotic bondage performer. He has performed and presented at a multitude of events throughout Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe and Japan. He is a passionate and skilled rope artist and top, who has a notorious sexually charged energy, and a style of teaching that is open and down to earth.
Saturday, 22nd October, 2pm-6:30pm
Sunday, 23rd October, 2pm-6:30pm
Cost: $140 per couple ($120 early bird offer until October 1st)
A creative workshop exploring the subtlties of mind/body chemistry within the esoteric art of body piercing.
Robert J. (Bob) Rubel, Ph.D is an educational sociologist and author from the United States, who has published ten books related to BDSM and sexuality. At Schwelle Sydney he will present three 2 hour workshops as part of his Australian tour:
Tuesday, 13th September. 7-9pm
Wednesday, 14th September, 7-9pm
Thursday, 15th September, 7pm-9pm
Leading up to xplore, we propose three xplore festival preview evenings. This is an ideal opportunity to meet the presenters in a more intimate atmosphere and get a glimpse of what is going to happen at the festival. Each evening will feature workshop previews from two xplore presenters. Other xplore presenters will also be present and participate.
If you’d like to experience more of xplore, or if you haven’t yet made up your mind to come, why not join us for an xplore evening preview? Dip your feet in.
Japanese-style Bondage (Shibari/ Kinbaku) takes its roots from one of the 18 warrior skills of the Samurai, who used the art to capture and to immobilize their enemies.
The art of Shibari/Kinbaku has enjoyed tremendous popularity in recent years, mainly through the beauty of the ties and the opportunity to build deep emotional connections among the two partners.