Often the racier side of relationships is left out of discussion. When sex, not love is given the spotlight, we often let the gloss of hollywood lead the discussion, or silence any conversation at all, as if sex were not a part of life. Thankfully Macquarie University's Equity and Diversity Unit is here to help rebalance the discussion with a frank and honest discussion about sex and sexuality. Each talk offers a wealth of information in a safe and welcoming environment, with something to do on your evenings from the 18th of August until the 22nd of August.
With a range of different talkers from different backgrounds, there is something for people just starting to explore their sexuality as well as more niche topics for those with specific interests.
Monday Women's Business with Heidi Zeugn kicks off the week at 6pm on the 18th of August, and promises an informal talk, with a focus on learning to understand sex toys and latex fashion, but also an open, roaming discussion. This talk is all about reminding women that their sexuality is something to embrace and enjoy, with tips on how to take matters into their own hands.
Dr Nikki Goldstein
Tuesday From the Clitoris to Communication focuses on everything a university student (or anyone who missed an in depth sex education) should know from 6:30pm. From some important facts about how the body actually works, through to understanding the role and importance of communication around sexual relationships. Dr Nikki Goldstein candidly talks through some of the myths about sexuality, and aims to help allow you to explore your own sexuality in a positive way.
Wednesday The Erotic Literature Workshop on Wednesday at 6pm rounds out the middle of the week, not so much with education on how to enjoy yourself, but instead on how to write about it most steamily. Learn to express your own fantasies to best please a reader of any kind. Linda Jaivin has written a host of books, both fiction and non-fiction, and will guide you through getting your fantasies on to paper.
Rachel Wotton, the star of Scarlett Road
Thursday Thursday, sit back and enjoy a screening of Scarlet Road, a documentary which focuses on Rachel Wotton, an Australian sex worker who caters to people with a disability. The movie explores both the theme of sex work, and how it can be a positive force in people's lives. Afterwards, enjoy a Q&A with Rachel herself, along with the mother of one of Rachel's clients.
Friday Fetish Dress and Flagging: What does it all mean? wraps up the week at 6pm, talking to some experienced members of the fetish community, examining the history and the intended meaning behind what has become counter-culture fashion, from its origins in the fetish community, and help make sure you don't give off the wrong idea.