This 5-hour workshop has been carefully refined over the course of ten years (of previous, earlier iterations of The Practice Lab). This workshop will prepare you with the information and attitude you need to conduct yourself for your first party. The workshop includes discussion, theory, and practical exercises relating to communication and consent and will cover: boundary setting, and working out what you are and aren't interested in; our expectations of you; tools and practical exercises in communicating your interests and boundaries; safety issues (ranging from the emotional through to the physical); etiquette and how to communicate about sexuality and relationship concepts in this context. It's also a great way to meet others who will be attending the party for the first time. Note: the workshop is spread across 6 hours with a 1 hour break for participants to have lunch.
LOGISTICS: Capacity of the workshop is about 20-35 people
COST: From $145 - $215
INTENSITY: The workshop is at least two our of four chillies.
WHO FOR: Please see the main page under 'Who is it for'?
WHAT EXERCISES / ACTIVITIES?: The exercises are are a mixture of verbal and touch based activities that are designed be educational to help practice expressing boundaries and interests.
HOW WILL PARTNERING BE DONE?: pairing will be done completely randomly, via a number system, with no regard to gender or anything else. Please note, all exercises can be taken only to the level that's right for you at the time. The content of the workshop is educational rather than a dating service, so it doesn't matter who you're working with. A couple of activities involve asserting your boundaries in relation to touch, and making sure you can communicate and respond to "no".
CAN YOU WORK WITH AN EXISTING PARTNER / FRIEND?: No. All activities are for the purpose of practicing consent and communication so it's important to be paired with different people in each activity in order to get the most benefit from activities.
NUDITY: There is no nudity in this workshop
SEXUAL CONTENT: The workshop includes discussion of sexual content and activities
COMMITMENT: .You may sit out of any activity, or participate only to a level that's right for you.
RATIO EXPERIENTIAL / THEORETICAL: about 50/50
BRING: Water bottle, your own snacks, comfortable clothing
WEAR: Whatever you're comfortable in