Bodysex 

masturbation activation

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It all started when…

The legendary 'mother of masturbation,' Betty Dodson, began teaching women about orgasms in her Manhattan living room in the 70s. I attended my first workshop with Betty in 2016 in that very same living room, and went on to get certified in the Bodysex method later that year.

I now lead these same workshops, raising pleasure consciousness and dispelling body shame in living rooms all over the world.


So what the hell is bodysex?

A Bodysex workshop is a women-only, two-day workshop, and a deeply transformational, life-changing experience.

Its purpose is to bring awareness, healing, and celebration to the relationship with your own body and sexuality. You'll leave body shame behind, and walk more proudly with confidence in yourself, your body, and feeling more worthy of living your life in pleasure and joy.

It's done in the nude, but it's not sexual. The environment is a safe, supportive space of a circle of women. It's sisterhood at its best, where competition disappears, and we all learn from each other, building strong connections and friendships.

The workshop is spread across Saturday and Sunday. We meet each day from 1-6pm. There are 5 set rituals that were handed down from Betty (that are listed below), and we leave space for new, organic ones to emerge as well. The event is cannabis friendly. It is used ceremonially and is completely optional.

 

1. YOUR BODY. YOUR ORGASM.

We all share first person, answering the questions: how do you feel about your body? How do you feel about your orgasm?

2. GENITAL SHOW & TELL

We get to see a vast array of vulvas, that they're all normal, and beautiful. Naming and reclaiming your vulva is an empowering ritual.

3. ROCK & ROLL TECHNIQUE

We demonstrate Betty's Rock&Roll technique: the combination of clitoral stimulation and vaginal penetration, designed for a blended orgasm. (FYI, this method has been scientifically proven to be 93% effective in helping anorgasmic women achieve orgasm). It's not all about orgasm, and we don't care at all if you have one, but this is the most effective way to create one, if having one is something you want. 

4. EROTIC RECESS SESSION

We spread ourselves out around the room in our little nests of pleasure (pillows, blankets, and a rocking playlist) to enjoy and explore our pleasure on our own. Yes, we masturbate together, alone. It's about celebrating pleasure, recognizing how natural it is, in a completely judgement-free environment. It is about witnessing authentic sexual expression, it is about laughing and freedom, it is about curiosity and asking questions you have always wanted to ask. It really is recess. 

5. GROUP MASSAGE

This is maybe my favourite. It is such a tender experience that I wish every woman could have. We share massage in smaller groups, with non-sexual touch. We get to experience compassion and care.

Most women go out for dinner together after the second night. You might feel terrified coming into the space on Day 1 and taking your clothes off, but I guarantee you, it will feel weird putting them back on after Day 2. This workshop creates deep bonds, and a level of comfortability that most will never experience. 


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What if I have my period?

No problem. You can use a tampon, menstrual cup, or a piece of natural sea sponge during genital show & tell and erotic recess.

What if I have a yeast infection?

No problem. I would recommend some cranberry pills or the monistat egg to treat your yeast infection then head over to the workshop.

What if I can't orgasm?

If you orgasm, great. If you don't, that's ok too. Orgasm is NOT the goal. We're here to heal body shame, overcome sexual guilt and experience true sisterhood. There's no agenda and no expectations.

What if I have a history of trauma and I get triggered AF?

While Bodysex probably isn't the best first place to deal with unresolved trauma, we have space for you to get triggered, feel your feels, and talk it out. We create a sacred, supportive circle of sisterhood. We trust that everything that comes up in the circle benefits the entire circle. Your trauma history is not a burden. You belong here.

Can I bring my own barbell and wand?

Yes. If you've already purchased the barbell and the wand, you can bring them with you to the workshop.

Can I bring something to eat?

Of course. We provide water, fruit, cheese, crackers and cookies.

If you have any other questions, you can email me directly: hello@katrinamarie.com

Space is very limited, please email hello@katrinamarie.com to reserve your spot. You will receive the exact address, and final details a week before the workshop.

The cost of the workshop is $800 CAD, with special accommodations made for those in financial need (single mothers, students, seniors, etc). Please do not hesitate to email me with your circumstances. Women are incredibly resourceful, we will figure out a way to make this available to you.

 


next workshops

2018

September 10, semi-private, Toronto, ON SOLD OUT

September 15 + 16, Burlington, ON SOLD OUT

November 3 + 4, Los Angeles, CA ****REGISTRATION IS OPEN***

December, Bali, Indonesia, date TBA


 

Want to do a Bodysex workshop, but don't see one in your area? Send me an e-mail, I just might be able to come to you.



What people are saying about Bodysex:

Body Sex... wow... what a transformational , evolutionary and uplifting experience.

As much as Bodysex was LIFE CHANGING and so very healing, it didn’t ‘fix me’ or eradicate all of my triggers, traumas and fears- this is not the point of Bodysex. HOWEVER, it provided with me resources and practices that i could never receive from any 1:1 counselling or therapy.

Body sex opened up my eyes to the collective feminine experience. I have a new found connection and appreciation for my fellow sisters and no longer feel the need to segregate or compare myself. through Bodysex I recognized that we are all different yet we all deal with the same crap!! And we are all still so fucking beautiful.

Bodysex was the perfect workshop for me as I have struggled a lot with shame and body image issues. Standing so vulnerably with other women showed me that there was nothing wrong about being a sexual being!!
— Michelle
Ok ok ok! Was that some serious magic. Fuck, I’m glad I found you. Thank you. I feel like a 10’ tall goddess! I noticed everyone looking at me yesterday and life feels in flow. I needed to integrate a lot yesterday and I’m sure will continue. Thank you thank you thank you. You are a sex angel.
— Brittney
Last night was really special and unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. I’m still processing it, and trying to remember some of your wise words. So much newness for me last night Like an awakening to new possibilities I had never even conceived of before.
— Marnie
I developed a new level of self love and acceptance of my body.
— Sydney
If you are thinking about take a Bodysex workshop I would tell you that, ‘life is short so be brave’. Being completely vulnerable in front of others can be a powerful and transformative experience and the Bodysex workshop gives you this opportunity. Katrina facilitates a weekend of self-love, where you, along with other brave and courageous woman get naked and bare all *literally*. You will walk away feeling empowered but what I found most amazing is that 4 months later I still see how that weekend shifted my perspective around the female body. Everyone will take something different from this workshop, the best way to find out how Bodysex will bring positive changes to your life is by being brave, being vulnerable and showing up, and Katrina will guide you through the rest. Good luck my fellow women — you deserve this.
— Alicia
My experience with Katrina was astounding! I was really nervous at first, didn’t know what to expect at all. But the second we got started I was immediately put to ease. Katrina is the perfect coach and teacher, she was very aware of exactly what i eneded in any given moment, and was very intuitive with the information she shared.

The work I did with her seriously changed my life and allowed me to overcome self worth issues I’ve been holding on to for a while.

I would highly recommend any program, one on one or workshop that Katrina holds!
— Elizabeth