What: Bodysex Los Angeles
Experience the legendary masturbation workshop created by Betty Dodson in the 70s.
A Bodysex workshop is a women-only, full day workshop, and a deeply transformational, life-changing experience. This is the first time this work is happening in LA.
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.
Where: West Hollywood, California
(address sent upon confirmation)
When: November 3, 10:00am-7:00pm
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.
Who: Sexual empowerment coaches, somatic sexual healers and educators from across North America.
Bodysex LA will be facilitated by myself (Katrina) and Molly Kubes. We have been leading workshops and retreats together for the past year, combining the power of Bodysex, sound healing, mysticism, energy work, and a serious does of playfulness. Molly is a Reiki Master, sound healer, transformational life and business coach. She will be brining her crystal singing bowls from Canada and offering sound healing as part of the circle. It is like nothing else. We will collectively create a sacred sex temple. You are welcome to bring any crystals, personal talismans, or any other special objects you feel called to bring.
I am so excited to also be welcoming Ashley Manta to LA for this workshop. She will be bringing her cannasexual wisdom, and the workshop will be supplied with Foria Pleasure- a cannabis lubricant.
We are so excited to come together with conscious sexual communities all across the West Coast. If you have something you are a sexological bodyworker, educator, or coach and would like to collaborate, do not hesitate to reach out.
This includes the magic wand and everything you need for the two day workshop.
A $200 deposit is required to reserve your space, and the remainder is due the day of the workshop.
Special accommodations are 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.
Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a spot in the workshop.
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 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 sit in a circle together and 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 pleasure, it is about laughing and self expression, it is about being curious 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.
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.