SEXWITHOUTSHAME TAKEOVER

Saturday 8th December 11am-8pm

Partisan Collective, 19 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M4 4FY

Join LGBT Foundation for a day of eclectic workshops and activities for LGBT people to celebrate passion, pleasure and sexual identity.

Movement - light exercise workshop

11am-12pm, Basement

Try your hand at a movement workshop centre on wellbeing. A guided free-movement class, using a beginner friendly techniques that encourage relaxation through movement; connecting mind with body and inspiring creative expression.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring some water.

This workshop is open to all LGBT people and their partners.

Book your space at https://sws-movement.eventbrite.com

Redefining Sex - An intro to SexWithoutShame

12-12:30pm, Upstairs

Join LGBT Foundation's Sexual Health Programme for a brief discuss about the SexWithoutShame campaign and series of events. Learn more about the services we offer and our plans to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of LGBT people and their partners.

Self-love Zine-making

1-4pm, Creative space, upstairs

Join Vicky for a zine-making session and highlight your best assets through a montage of photos, poems and tales of the night.

Queer Intimacy

1-3pm, Basement

There is nothing like a Conscious Touch and Embodied Consent workshop to explore and learn what your body is telling you. Beck Thom (Sex Coach) is holding a Quintimacy (Queer Intimacy) taster workshop at the SexWithoutShame Takeover. It’s all about feeling the Yes and No in your body, asking for the touch YOU want, giving and receiving touch, exploring non-sexual connection and intimacy, all in our Embodied Consent. The session is suitable for beginners, and you can attend by yourself, as well as in a couple, or pair who only work with each other.

The workshop will last 90 minutes with an opportunity to chat with Beck after the session.

Book your place at https://sws-intimacy.eventbrite.com

The Impact of PrEP

1:30-3pm, Meeting Room, Upstairs

Explore how we can increase knowledge and access to HIV medication taken by someone who is HIV negative. We particualrly want to reach people who might benefit from PrEP but are underepresnted in the PrEP Impact Trial (people of colour and members of the trans community).

Reserve your place at https://sws-prep.eventbrite.com

SexWithoutShame Screen printing

1-6pm, Creative space, upstairs

Fed up with hearing slut-shaming and derogative 'think-pieces' about queer sex? Ashleigh Talbot and Jay Buttigieg will help you create sex-affirmative slogans to be screen-printed on T-shirts, tote bags and underwear.

Great gifts for the holidays and a conversation-starter round the dinner table over roasties and stuffing.

Healthy Relationships workshop

3-5pm, Basement

This inclusive workshop provides participants with skills in communication and assertiveness so they can develop and build on health relationships in their lives. We will touch on various topics including communication, consent, online dating and body image.

This workshop is open to all LGBT people and their partners.

Reserve your place at http://sws-healthy.eventbrite.com


Sex and cancer

3-4pm, Meeting Room, upstairs

Join Lawrie Roberts, Macmillan LGBT and Cancer Programme Co-ordinator, to have an informal discussion about sex and cancer. We want to explore how we can meet the sexual health and wellbeing needs of LGBT people and their partners affected by cancer, from resource and service development to inclusion and visibility.

Any questions? Email Lawrie at lawrence.roberts@lgbt.foundation

Reserve your place at https://sws-cancer.eventbrite.com

Solidarity Ceramics workshop

4-6pm, Creative space, upstairs

Get to grips (literally) with art. A very hands on ceramics workshop taking a trip into the tactile. With plenty of activities to get beginners moving with clay, you can guarantee you will leave having made a stunning sculpture. Letter stamps are provided to in-script your reflections on the day.

Art available to collect from LGBT Foundation within 2 weeks.

Book your space at https://sws-ceramics.eventbrite.com

An intro to Japanese rope bondage

5-6pm, Basement

Japanese rope bondage, or Shibari is a popular form of kink play that is sexy, intimate and visually stunning. It is also incredibly versatile, - easy to learn (if you can tie shoelaces you already have all the skills you need), and inexpensive. J Lythgoe will be leading an hour-long Shibari basics workshop as part of the SexWithoutShame Takeover, covering everything you need to start tying safely and creating practical and great looking bondage.

We advise that you wear a top that's comfortable and you don't mind getting rope fibres on (a dark t-shirt is ideal) and bring a bottle of water.

Book your place at https://sws-rope.eventbrite.com

Love Is The Drug: Open-mic

6-8pm, Basement

Join LGBT Foundation, Nash Paragon Langley and Queer the Room for a Love Is The Drug: SexWithoutShame special

Prepare for an evening of performance where LGBT people and those curious, explore sex, drugs and love. Expect poetry, monologues and sexual innuendos aplenty.

This edition is in lieu of our monthly event on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Want to perform on the evening? Email sexualhealth@lgbt.foundation or let us know on the night.