Sexsibility Festival 2016
29 June – 3 July
Intimacy of the Heart
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 eighth consecutive year, we invite you to an intimate festival where intimacy, sexuality, body and soul are the focus. It is offered in workshops through Sexsibility, Tantra, Taoism, Shamanism, playfulness, spiritual healing, among many other things. Workshops are held by esteemed teachers who have been with us in the past, 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 café 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.
Love one another as we are
The theme of the festival in 2016 is intimacy of the heart and we want to invite you to explore contact, honesty and vulnerability as the base on which to meet another human being. 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. We are convinced that it is necessary for you to dare to explore this topic for real. There is also the opportunity to become aware of, embrace and transform what prevents you from really being with another human.
At the festival last summer we had major imbalance between the number of men (mostly) and women. There were many who wished that we would do something about it at the next festival. We have listened and will ensure that there will be an even balance at the festival this summer.
Not “just sex”
Although sexuality is a natural and essential part of the festival, the focus is to meet in the heart. This commonly happens during sexual encounters at the festival, but it usually occurs after an emotional meeting that took place during a workshop, for example.
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 those seeking to get in touch with their emotions, become more present and experience a deeper encounter with themselves and others – with the help of sexuality – usually 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. Welcome to learn more here.
Cozy café, playroom and silent meditation
In the middle of the festival site, at the festival’s heart, there is a café 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 newfound friend. Centrally located is a decorated playroom with mattresses on the floor for play, massage and intimate encounters.
In a more isolated part of the festival area there will be a quiet room for silence and meditation. These rooms 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 has adapted its ethical guidelines for nudity, sexuality and separation of gender to better match a Sexsibility festival. Learn more about this 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 usually is 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.
Here are some of the workshop leaders that will be sharing their gifts this year in 2016:
★ Matt Schwent – Tantra, not trauma
★ Calle Rehbinder – Tantralila
★ Jennie Rehbinder – Love your Pussy!
★ Johan Ekenberg – Sex – a highway to God
★ Silja Rehfeldt – Follow your Bliss: Expand
★ Pia Struck – Solo Sex & Orgasm Ceremony
★ Lorenzo Stiernquist – Whole Body Massage
★ Ingrid Frideborgsdotter – PureTantra, Viva Vagina!
★ Peter Stridsberg – Rebirthing Breathwork
★ Lamhita Jacobson – Sexual Healing, Yoni & Lingam Healing
★ Marina Kronkvist – Ritual Loving
★ Petra Blomkvist – Original Interactions!
★ Blake Steele – Pink Tantra
★ Lars Hedlin – Rear Entry Pleasures
★ Andy Buru - Kinbaku: Japanese Rope Art
★ Susanne Sarasai Johansson – Sacred Earth Meditation
★ Ann-Christin H – Lifedancing
★ Denice Enerhag – Hot zones
★ Lisa & David Björling – Erotic Smorgasbord
★ Paula Nygren & Henrik Bengtsson – Tantra for couples
★ Neppe Romberg – Nude chakra dance
The 2016 festival program will be published online soon!
Here is an example of how one day might look like:
- 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 café 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 based on how you feel at that moment.
Say YES to your self!
Say YES to life!
Email: sexsibility (at) angsbacka.se