FemSexComm provides a safe space for exploration, encourages honest dialogue, and facilitates collective learning. It engages and grapples with the social forces that inform individual experiences, and seeks to build allyship.
The Female Sexuality Workshop for the Community (FemSexComm) is a 15-week workshop that aims to create a mindful, respectful, and open environment for participants to validate their experiences, challenge their ideas, and learn with and from others. Evolving from the long-running, student-led courses at UC Berkeley and Brown University, FemSexComm seeks to bring the values of empowerment, diversity, and community to a space outside of the university setting.
FemSexComm encourages exploration of identities, boundaries, desires, experiences, power and privilege. Through group discussions, activities, and individual assignments, the workshop explores what it means to take ownership of one’s own body, pleasure, language, and education. Peer facilitators foster introspection and encourage participants to develop empowered, informed relationships with themselves and build ally relationships with others. FemSexComm promotes intentionality, agency, informed decision-making, and consent in all areas of life. Themes include pleasure, health, gender, consent, boundaries, privilege, power, body image, communication, race, class, orgasms, masturbation, sex, kink, and sexual identities.
TOPICS AND WORKSHOP STRUCTURE:
The workshop topics include: female sexual health, anatomy and physiology, orgasms, masturbation, partnered sex, erotica, sex work, sexual diversity, cultural influences, race, class, power, privilege, communication and consent, boundary violations, and community building. The workshop utilizes group activities, discussion of analytical readings, self-exploratory assignments, and guest speakers.
Registration for this Workshop is now closed – but you can learn more about it at the FemSexComm SF website.