The Bare Facts
The Pleasure and Possibilities conference will be held on March 31st, 2012, from 10-5pm at the Sherbourne Health Centre, which is located at 333 Sherbourne Street, in Toronto, Ontario. The event is FREE, accessible, geared to community members, and is open to people who identify as women who have sex with women. Click here for a map!
What We’re All About
The Pleasure and Possibilities conference is a day-long event dedicated to exploring and overcoming barriers to our sexual pleasure as LGBTQ women of diverse bodies and backgrounds. Some days, this world seems hell-bent on making sex feel scary and full of risk, which can make us forget about one of the biggest reasons why we have sex in the first place: feeling good! Sexual health is not just about STI prevention, regular paps, and handling yeast infections…it’s about total well-being: mind, body, and more!
Women who come to Pleasure and Possibilities will have the opportunity to connect with other queer women in a sex-positive space, and engage in whole-body ways with questions like:
What gets in the way of our sexual pleasure?
How can we reclaim our pleasure in the face of these obstacles?
How can we create sexual communities that centre pleasure, and that facilitate it for all people who want it?
Read on for more information about this one-of-a-kind conference!
Why a Conference?
We know, we know. ‘Conferences’ are usually dry, boring, expensive, and geared to academics and/or service providers. But you know what? We’re reclaiming the word ‘conference’. It’s happening. We’re doing it. After all, a conference is a place where people get together and learn stuff… so who’s to say that academics get to have all the fun? And who’s to say that the way that we learn things at a conference can’t be arts-based, or embodied, or accessible to people who don’t have a university education? We feel like a conference can be so much more than a stiff, formal day of panels and powerpoint presentations, and promise to bring you an event that is fun, free, fresh, and full of sexiness and whimsy.
Click each one for a description of what we mean!