Festival Program 2017
We all have the capacity to experience love, trust, inner peace, presence and ecstasy. We just need to practice and sometimes get some support and inspiration.
We believe that our world would be a better place if more people would have beautiful experiences together. Sex, intimacy, laughter, playfulness and pleasure is not only wonderful in itself but also provides us with a deeper experience of life, offers healing to emotional wounds and motivates us to change.
We want to create a better existence together and have fun and enjoy while we do it. We believe that to be the best foundation for sustainable development and a more beautiful and harmonious world.
This is why we are happy to invite You to the Sexsibility Festival!
An intimate festival
For the ninth consecutive year, we invite you to an intimate festival focused on intimacy, sexuality, body and soul. The festival offers workshops in Sexsibility, Tantra, Taoism, Shamanism, playfulness, spiritual healing and many other things. Workshops are held by esteemed teachers who have been with us in the past, as well as by new international teachers and Sexsibility coaches.
Besides the possibility to take part in inspiring workshops you will find opportunities to explore various sexual expressions, dancing, singing, meeting with new friends and being part of a sharing group. Go for a date in the cafe or playroom, make out, eat yummy and healthy food, enjoy summer, life and each other.
Every Sexsibility Festival offers a unique experience – and yet there is a special atmosphere that characterizes a Sexsibility Festival. We would describe it as a lovely mix of curiosity, openness, grounding, togetherness and joy.
The theme of the festival in 2017 is playfulness and we want to invite you to have fun with playing, meeting others in a playful mood, and explore playing in many ways. Play is too important not to take seriously some guru once said, and we agree. Perhaps we never otherwise is in such an innocent flow of life and joy as when we devote ourselves to the play, or maybe the word play is actually best described as being in an uninhibited and direct following of our own desires. And maybe we stopped playing when it risked being sexually sometime in our early teens – because that was too forbidden. But all this, we can actually just ignore! Let’s just have fun now!
Love one another as we are
For us, the greatest love is to be able to be ourselves and love another human being just as she / he is. Our intention is to create a festival with much safety and community. There is also the opportunity to become aware of, embrace and transform what prevents you from really being with another human.
Like last year, we will make sure that there is an even balance between men and women at the festival.
Not “just sex”
Although sexuality is a natural and essential part of the festival, the focus is to meet ourselves and others with honesty, heart-felt connection and play. It is common that there occurs sexual encounters at the festival, but it usually happens after an emotional meeting took place, perhaps during a workshop.
If you come to the festival in order to have “just sex” and are not so interested in change or deeper intimate meetings, it is very likely that you will be disappointed and frustrated.
There are other and better forums for this longing. But if you come to get in touch with your emotions, become more present and experience a deeper encounter with yourself and others – with the help of sexuality – the chances are good for you to have a fantastic festival.
Safety and borders
It is important that you can feel safe at the festival. In addition to having competent workshop leaders, there are daily sharing groups and an emotional support team. All participants will also approve the agreements not to use alcohol or other drugs. All that happens during the festival, including who participates, is confidential. The atmosphere between the participants tends to be very supportive, friendly, respectful and inclusive.
A smaller step
For those of you who feel that the festival seems a bit too challenging, the course “Tantra – Pleasure and healing” is another possible first step. The course does not contain the same large variety of exercises and has much fewer participants, but creates a safer and more cohesive space that can be better as a starter.
Cozy cafe, playroom and silent space
In the middle of the festival site, at the festival’s heart, there is a cafe with delicious sweets, raw food pastries and cozy sofas for you to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or discuss the latest workshop with a new found friend. Centrally located is a decorated playroom with mattresses on the floor for play, massage and intimate encounters. In a more secluded part of the festival area there will be a quiet room for silence and meditation. All of theese facilities are open both during and between workshops, to give you more opportunity to do what you want to do. At the festival there are also opportunities for recreation and relaxation in the nearby forests and in Ängsbacka’s beautiful garden with big lawns and a large sauna.
We would also like to add that Ängsbacka during the festival adjust some of the guidelines for nudity, and sexuality to better match the intentions of the Sexsibility festival. Read more about the sexsibility guidelines on the practical information page.
A festival for you who…
This is a festival for you who wish to find more pleasure in your body, with your partner, in sex and in life in general. To the Sexsibility festival comes both people who have been to several festivals and workshops and also many people who have never done anything like this before.
We welcome you regardless of sexual orientation, preference or experience, whether you are single or have one or more partners. That is, whether you see yourself as gay, hetero, bi, queer, girl, man, lady, transsexual, virgin, swinger, single, poly, prude, nudist, fetishist, tantrika, vanilla or other.
All over 18 years are welcome. It is usually a lovely mixed group of open-minded people, of different ages and backgrounds who together create an amazing festival experience.
Exploration, challenges & integration
There will be workshops to explore intimacy through compassionate touch, breathing exercises, healing, conversation, sexual ceremonies and tantric partner exercises. You will get the opportunity to practice communicating, follow your impulses, dare to take the initiative, set boundaries, find your power, be held by another and let go.
For those who wish, there is also the opportunity to explore close encounters through all the senses, spanking, ropes and intense sensations. There will also be dance, yoga, music and meditations on the program as a way to turn inward and be able to integrate your experiences, especially in the mornings and evenings.
Workshops and workshop leaders
At the festival there will be a smorgasbord of about 50 different workshops; everything from softer workshops for you who want to explore your sexuality and who want to proceed more carefully, to workshops that are more challenging, outgoing and interactive.
Daily Program 2017
- 7.00: Morning exercise (yoga, qi gong, active meditation)
- 8.00: Breakfast
- 9.30: Morning gathering
- 10.45: Workshop
- 13:00: Lunch
- 14.45: Sharing
- 16.00: Workshop
- 18.30: Dinner
- 20.00: Workshop, dance, relax or socializing in the cafe or play room
More information about the workshops, workshop leaders and the program will be presented and updated on this page regularly until the festival start. Information about the workshop leaders and their background will also be available on the information board at the festival area.
All workshops will also be coded so you know how challenging they can be and choose the right one based on how you feel in that moment.
For questions regarding the festival
please write to us at: sexsibility (at) angsbacka.se
Say YES to your self!
Say YES to life!