OPEN CONNECTION

- Sexuality Workshops  and Groups for Men -

Past Workshops


27 June 2017 - Distance in intimacy

13 June 2017 - Limits and sexual pleasure

30 May 2017 - Sex in a relationship

16 May 2017 - Non-sober sex

2 May 2017 - Age and Sexuality

18 April 2017 - Being openly ourselves in relationships

4 April 2017 - How do we date nowadays?

​21 March 2017​ - Sex and Being Sexual

​7 March 2017​ - Sexual Fantasies

21 February 2017 - Domination/ submission

​7 February 2017 - Muscles

24 January 2017 - Online apps

10 January 2017​ - Living our sexuality

29 November 2016 - Penetration​
15 November 2016 - Longing for unavailable men

1 November 2016​ - Promiscuity

18 October 2016 - Masc/Fem​​​​​​

4 October 2016 - Boundaries between friendship, dating and sex

20 September 2016 - Barebacking

6 September 2016​ - The experience of intimacy

9 August 2016​ - The shame, guilt and fear of STDs
26 July 2016​ - Sexual Fetishes
12 July 2016 - Experiences of singleness and relationships in the gay world
28 June 2016 - Cruising for sex
14 June 2016 - Race and Sexuality
24 May 2016 - Sexual Fantasies ​
26 April 2016 - Nudity in a non-sexual context
29 March 2016 - Desire: wanting and longing
8 March 2016 - Peak sexual experiences
2 February 2016 - Sexual Roles and Identity
12 January 2016 - Who are we online?
1 December 2015 - The experience of intimacy
3 November 2015 - Masturbation and self pleasure
13 October 2015 - Experiences of Singleness and Relationships in the gay world
22 September 2015 - Casual Sex
25 August 2015 - Nudity in a non-sexual context
28 July 2015 - Sexual Fantasies
23 June 2015 - Desire and Longing


Upcoming Workshop Topics

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5 September 2017 - What is sex?


An elusively difficult question to answer.  When does sex begin? Does it start when kissing, or is it when the clothes come off, or is it when we get hard, or when a penis (or a finger or an arm) penetrates somewhere?  What if there is no penetration, what if we don't get hard - is that still sex?   What about foreplay - what's that?


Unsurprisngly, different people will have different answers about what sex is, but also why do we have sex, and what role does it play in our lives.


The purpose of this workshop is to explore how we each relate to sex, why we think we have sex (who we want to have sex with and why), and how we might want things to be different.


19 September 2017 - Dirtiness/cleanliness


Do you shower before sex? Do you shower after sex? Do you douche? Do you wear deodorant?  How are you with musky smells?


Freud famously quotes St Augustine's "inter faeces et urinam nascimur" (we are born  between between piss and shit).  Yet as we grow up, depending on the reactions of our parents to our own piss and shit, we are taught how to respond to cleanliness and dirtiness.  Mostly, we are taught to be ashamed of ourselves when we are perceived to be 'dirty'.  Unsurprisingly, this carries over into sex, and some men become paranoid about how 'clean' they are during sex.  Other men rejoice and triumph over dirtiness by celebrating it.


The purpose of this workshop is to explore our relationship to what it means to be clean/dirty (is it just about smells?) and how this relates to the sex we have.