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Workshop | Queer Vaginas Unite: From pleasure to Protection

Omgyno and friends team up to give you a curated program of hands-on workshops, open discussions in an intimate setting, and a screening that aims to dispel shame about our vulvas.
This event was part of  The Queer Archive Festival 2022.
HADOKEN CLUB, 21 MAY 2022 – 18:00-21:00

 

Open and accessible to all, the festival that won over Athens audiences is this year staying true once more to spotlighting new talent, while also supporting established Greek and international artists. The Queer Archive Festival’s goal is to showcase the constantly evolving queer arts scene, which reflects contemporary queer culture, celebrates diversity, and promotes inclusivity. Exhibitions, performances, talks, gastronomy, karaoke nights, workshops, drag shows, parties, and more will all be running in parallel for ten days at various venues across the heart of Athens, centered around Omonia Square.

For a third consecutive year, the festival is being supported by Onassis Stegi, which is positioning the cultural sphere as a protest space for human rights activism when it comes to clear LGBTQI+ community rights that are not yet a given.

Queer Vaginas Unite: From pleasure to Protection

Program

 

Open Kitchen: DIY Workshop Recipes

a. Water-based homemade lube:Over the counter lubes often contain ingredients such as petrochemicals, endocrine-disrupting parabens, candida infection-inducing glycerin and skin-irritating propylene glycol. This is sort of the opposite effect to what we are really looking for! We take out pots & pans and make our own water-based lube for a more pleasurable experience all round.

​b. Make your own self protection spray: We all know that assault does not mean strangers and dark alleys. Fear cannot be the soundtrack for our lives playing on a loop. We take care of each other and stay safe. With 3 easy ingredients we make and bottle our own self protection spray.

Open Discussion with Dr Amalia Savvidi, Queer Gynecology (talk followed by Q &A)

Dr Amalia Savvidi is a gynecologist at omgyno who provides valuable education on queer gynecology. She will talk about her approach alongside the obstacles she encounters in her practice, and give advise on best practices to enjoy sex-positive experiences while being aware and protected from harmful infections. Participants will be asked to write questions anonymously on post-its, which Dr Amalia will answer openly to the public.

​Screening of Zen Pussy: A Meditation on Eleven Vulvas by Dr Annie Sprinkle and Joseph Kramer.

Every vulva is an entire erotic universe waiting to be explored. This unique meditation from Annie Sprinkle and Joseph Kramer artfully presents extreme close-ups of eleven of their erotically-gifted friends. Contemplating vulva can stimulate creativity, access ancient wisdom, dispel shame, bring about enlightenment, and arouse plenty of good old-fashioned erotic pleasure. Zen Pussy has been featured in over twenty international film festivals.

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