Giving Touch and Receiving Pleasure
Receiving touch from another can be a wonderful experience and is also essential to our physical and mental health. However so frequently we receive touch we don’t want or we don’t receive the touch that we do want. This workshop helps us to break out of these old and tiring patterns and step into a world of self-directed, consensual pleasure!
We will start the workshop with some time to relax and get to know each other through mindfulness and some simple games. We will enliven our experiences of touch and start a journey of embodiment.
The dynamics of ‘Receiving’ and ‘Giving’ will be explained in more detail, before moving into partnered touch sessions as a way of exploring these dynamics more experientially.
You will learn how to listen to what your body desires. You’ll have an opportunity to request your desires to your various partners and with their consent; you can experience the power of getting your desires met.
This is a personal development workshop. This will be a clothing optional space and can involve full body touch.
You will need to be able to sit on the floor and touch a person for extended periods of time, so please be aware of any injuries that may affect these activities before booking.
In this workshop you will be working with multiple partners who will be chosen randomly on the night, unless you arrive at the workshop already in a partner.This is a great workshop for beginners into this kind of work.
NAKEDMAN occasionally offer workshops to include spaces that are for men who are aged 40 and under. We have found it increasingly difficult to attract and retain younger men into our workshops. It is our intention to bring younger men into our workshops so we can teach the skills needed to participate in our broader community of workshops, retreats and festivals that are open for all men. We understand that for some people these workshops may be experienced as ageist and discriminatory. In our view and from our experience of running events for many years, we see these workshops as in the long term, building and strengthening bridges into our broader events.
Your facilitator Curt Mason is a qualified and experienced Gestalt psychotherapist and Somatic Sex Educator from Sydney, Australia. Curt has been a practicing meditator for many years, which informs much of his work.
Curt runs a psychotherapy practice and a retreat centre in Sydney and is one of the organisers behind the NAKEDMAN Festival in Sydney and Melbourne. With over 20 years experience of working in mental health, Curt primarily works with gay and same sex attracted Cis/Trans men with a focus on intimacy, sexuality, relationships, anxiety, trauma and group work.
Curt is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in a style that is safe, simple, fun and easy to understand and practice.