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Fucking with Power Dynamics

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

What becomes of consent in sex positive spaces that effectively shun the ways in which some people fuck?

In spaces where kink and sex exist there is often an abstinence model when it comes to the topics of drug use, commercial transactions, which make consent more tricky. The result is that negotiation, and therefore a more nuanced understanding of consent, often falls off the table.Such rules — which often reflect a fear of litigation instead of an intentional — shame and isolate people who engage sex and kink through sex work and drug use, despite their consenting to do so. This shaming speaks to a larger issue of the denial of opportunities to consent and the policing of stigmatized bodies in society. This workshop will look at some of those dynamics through an analysis not of the behavior, but at how to navigate the power dynamics behind them. This workshop will explore the nuances of commercial sex, drug use and shifts in perception, and nonconsensual power dynamics around race and cultural trauma. We will approach this exploration from a pleasure-centered framework that leaves room for fluid, contextual understandings of consent. Most importantly, we will offer tools to reduce harm, recontextualizing consent as decisions of bodily autonomy that was be successfully integrated into public play spaces despite stigma.This workshop is a 201 for folks who are looking to go in-depth on complicated version of consent and requires a fluid engagement with the idea of consent. Our other proposal is about upending this understanding and this is meant to build on that work.

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Date:
August 17
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Venue

Juniper