Get inspired by amazing speakers. Attend enlightening -- and sometimes edgy -- workshops. Pleasure missions, sexy DJ sets, erotic grief ritual and more. You’ll meet other love warriors and make new friends and maybe lovers.
We learn to love by loving. We practice with each other, on ourselves, in all kinds of relationships. And right now we need to be in rigorous practice, because we can no longer afford to love people in the way we’ve been loving them...What we need right now is a radical, global love that grows from deep within us to encompass all life.
-adrienne maree brown from Pleasure Activism
The PleasureFest Scavenger Hunt is a texting game where you will be guided through challenges to learn more about your erotic self and the world of pleasure. You will help create an Erotic Story, learn about Sexual History, find Historical Figures who have paved the way to our expression of pleasure, and look at some really hot art! Get those fingers ready, and we’ll meet you soon! Join ANYTIME all weekend!
WHO IS THIS CHICK? Rachel Lark is an Oakland based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. She's known for her biting political commentary, fearless authenticity, and hilarious, raunchy wit. She's been called the "musical muse for the sex-positive revolution".
We are, in fact, nature. Despite physical distancing and shelter-in-place constraints, we still have endless creative opportunities to dive deeper into our connection with nature. As we learn to see the earth as something not outside of us but as part of ourselves and us as part of it, we reconnect with our inner grace and beauty, with our passion and compassion and with our empathy for self and other.
What is a Pleasure Garden? A pleasure garden is an original allegory used to look deeply and specifically into yourself and your life to heal and enhance your wonderful pleasure center. This includes thoughts of yourself, the food you like to eat, the music you like to listen to the friends you spend time with, the loved ones you love, and the energy vampires that are other people and also yourself!
Have you passed one of those “round number” birthdays and are noticing your body changing? Is it hard to feel as sexy and attractive as you once did? Do wonder how you will meet a compatible non-monogamous person…if you’re married, in your age-group, with the body you have, with the disability you have, with the sexual issues and preferences you have, anywhere close to where you live, etc.
Thinking you can’t find love during a pandemic? Have you checked your fridge! That’s right, reliable Sustenance is always there, ready to give you all the love you’ve been longing for. Don’t trust us, trust Kris Kale who reminds us again and again that food is an eager lover, aiming to please and be devoured.
A chance to really soak in the essence of your body, and feel how Pleasure, Play, Peace, Power, Passion express through movement. Exploring our sensual body and expression.
In this 90-minute playshop we're hopping in the Delorean and going back there. Join your insane hosts, Michael Author and Emily Orum, on a truly nostalgic, strange, and healing dive into your childhood.Bring your stuffed animals (required) and your active imagination.
A presentation and conversation hosted by one or more board members of the San Francisco Sex-Positive Democratic Club (and possibly 1-2 others) about the basics of political organizing and the specifics of sex-positive legal issues.
The Nerdy Perverts are on a mission to educate and dismantle stigma one game show satire at a time.more
Renee Roley (she/they) is the Senior Event Manager for Global Events at Nike, creating innovative event experiences for the last 14 years. They have been driving significant change at the company, focusing on diversity, creating environments of acceptance, safe space for authentic gender expression in the workplace, and more.more
Lucid Dawn is a synthesist. Her greatest superpower is to transform pain, fear & sickness, into wisdom, strength & freedom, and to help others to find their superpowers!more
Ariel is a professional sex educator, relationship and confidence coach, inclusivity and diversity expert, performance artist, workshop facilitator, public speaker, priestess extraordinaire, liberation advocate, writer, and consultant.more
Trailblazing educator, sexologist, artist, and irritant to banality, Midori founded Rope Dojo and ForteFemme: Women's Dominance Intensive.more
Rafe Eric Biggs, PhD CMSC, is the founder of Sexability an organization committed to transforming sexuality and disability. He is a sexual health educator working with people with disabilities and healthcare professionals who support them.more
Sky Chari is an advocate for female pleasure. She coaches womxn to love, eat, express themselves, and move in ways that bring delight; ways which connect them to their feminine power.more
full service DJs and live event consultants four-handed bespoke beats your immersive experience needs a dance partymore
Drawing on his deep appreciation of R&B, jazz, hip hop and electronic music, Laughlin's eclectic blend of soulful selections is perfectly suited for PleasureFest.more
Favi is an interdisciplinary artist, cultural strategist, and social justice activist based in Oakland, California. Her art and praxis address migration, gender justice, climate change, racial equity, and sexual freedom. Her practice boldly reshapes the myths, stories, and cultural practices of the present, while healing from the wounds of the past.more
Shawnrey is the Quirky Queen, guiding womxn to reclaim and embody self-love, pleasure, and joy, so they can show up powerfully and uniquely themselves.more
Ranging in tastes from glitch n breaks to conscious hip hop to neo soul, funk, future beats, trap, with an emphasis on the BASS for the booty and the SPIRIT of the moment all swirled in and served from the HEART. ♥more
Since 2000, she has been coaching people in the areas of relationship and sexuality and now specializes in helping people create successful open relationships.more
I am a teacher of young people by trade. I believe in building communities rooted in justice and equity through knowledge and understanding. I believe that the pursuit of curiosity is a key to a well lived life, and I understand the power of a well phrased question for opening new perspectives. Plus, I think that some of this stuff is just too weird not to talk about.more
Hi y'all, I'm Angel. I'm a mixed, Indigenous (Eastern Band Cherokee, rooted in Qualla Boundary, NC, living in Oakland, CA on unceded occupied Ohlone land), two spirit non-binary leatherdyke activist who has been teaching, speaking and organizing for justice for the last two-plus decades. I'm currently serving as the interim executive director of Folsom Street Events, the non-profit org that produces the largest leather/kink/alt sex event in the world. The intersections of sex, gender and racial justice is where I put my attention in the community. I'm completely committed to keeping transformative justice, harm reduction, and anti-capitalist queerness front and center in my work and in my life. My passion lies in educating, advocating and coaching folks to intimate and whole life fulfillment.more
they/their/two-spirit Mija rejects a gender binary that confines bodies and identities to toxic policies and posturing. Mija is motivated by their mistakes and by indigenous resilience. Mija fights for accountability and liberation by resisting notions that suggest colonized ideals, beliefs, and practices are superior. more
Rachel Lark is an Oakland based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her music has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. She's known for her biting political commentary, fearless authenticity, and hilarious, raunchy wit. She's been called the "musical muse for the sex-positive revolution" and "in the league of Sondheim and Tim Minchin."more
Misha, along with William Winters, co-produces Bonobo, an adult sex community based in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the host of PleasureFest.more
Reid Mihalko (He/Him) of ReidAboutSex.com, Relationship10x.com, and Sex10xOnline.com helps adults and college students create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health and satisfaction in and out of the bedroom using an inspiring mixture of humor, keen insight, and comprehensive sexual health information.more
Lisa Skye Carle is an Occupational Therapist, Sexual Health Clinician, and founder of Women's Intimacy After Injury Community. Lisa helps women rediscover pleasure and intimacy after life-altering injuries, so that they can have the relationships they desire.more
Based in DC and advocating for ranked choice voting, Kris helps people process unresolved emotions stored in their bodies by day, and eats fruit by night to keep us all entertained and well nourished. With a background in sociology, Kris consistently looks for creative ways to make the world a better place and invites you to join in the effort!more
Who’s Hannah? Oh yea, the one that does “that thing” at all the things. She’s a Pleasure seeker, Sex Positive Community Member and Event Organizer. She delights in her “yes” or “both” rather than saying, “no thank you.” But her “no’s?” Oh, you’ll know…more
This experience is rich with humor, non-dual Tantrik philosophy, theater games, vocal exercises, song, dance & community building magic which awakens one to see & experience the Self & the world in new, enlivening ways.more
Although I have studied Iyengar, Hatha, and Raja Yoga - I call my classes BodyLove Yoga. The emphasis of my classes are around self-love. Loving where your body is at, noticing where you need growth, challenge, strength, but also noticing where there is ease, where there is comfort and where there is love.more
A black, queer, non binary native new yorker working to remove shame and liberate self from oppressive societal conditions. Community and mutual aid are deeply important and integrated in my life. Being a resource to the greater sex positive community during the time of great uncertainty drives my desire to participate in PleasureFest.more
"President of the San Francisco Sex-Positive Democratic Club. We are a chartered Democratic Club whose mission is to advance the ideals of Sex-Positivity in local governance and discourse. We advocate for all sex-positive communities, including non-monogamous, kinky, sex-workers, and queer folx."more
Eleanor O’Brien is the artistic director of Dance Naked Productions, a theater company dedicated to creating educational theater for adults.more
Hailing from Rome, I became interested in alternative sexuality early in life. I started to work since 2012 to grow a poly community in Italy and spreading the idea of Consent Culture in my home country since then. I can definitely say it hasn't been easy. Four intense years of hard but also fun work.more
Marcia is an internationally-recognized speaker, writer, coach and expert on sexual communication, relationships and women’s empowerment. Her primary mission is to help women and the people who love them to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want – romantically, sexually and relationally – even if it’s off the beaten path.more
Gregg is an incurable “naturephiliac" who also loves to entice others into their own love affair with nature — in nature and, AS nature.more
Leidy Dahiana is a Sex & Transformation Coach, Movement Artist & Inspirational Speaker. She Is on a delicious mission to help raise the collective frequency on this planet, in this lifetime, by helping us playfully remember who we really are...Infinite Erotic Beings with a shit ton of superpowers.more
Janel Vitale is a coach for shame-free relationships and sexual empowerment.more
Founder of Bonobo, activist across nonprofit and special interest activism. Bonobo builds community, connection, and capacity in the sex-positive and non-monogamous worlds. We create consent-focused, sex-positive, and power-aware spaces that facilitate informed, emotionally intelligent, inclusive, and curated conversation and practice about sex and intimacy.more
Interactive & Immersive Producer of multisensory experiences, Evo pushes the boundaries of participation in play by inviting new forms of creative exploration. She's performed as a bodypainter and singer, directed erotic theatre and creates art shows and virtual experiences with her team @PlayableAgency.more
speaker, writer, and advocate for disability and sexuality as well as one of the first people to talk about disability, sexuality, and marketing to adult product retailers and manufacturers.more
Emily Orum and Michael Author are permissionaries and inspirers ofplay and authentic sexual expression.more
Akil Apollo Davis is a full-time Performing Artist, Theatre Professor of Mask & Art Aesthetic (SUNY Purchase, NYU, William Esper, Bali Indonesia), and Founder of the transdisciplinary performance company, LoudSol.more
Sensual Scavenger Hunt
Take a Trip through Erotic History
Sexy Amateur Movie Screening
Flirtatious Connection Games
Yoga for All Bodies
Sensual Meditation Hike
Sexy Selfie Thread
Afternoon “Pool” PartyFlirt &
Feel 2nd Base Party
Get ready to drop in and dive as deep as you like. When you sign up for PleasureFest you’re signing up for an adventure in mutuality and co-creation.
Together we'll create a safer, supportive, and pleasurable environment for everyone through consent, empathy, and commitment to one another's resourcing and liberation. We’ll jointly create a field of sensual, intellectual and emotional delight.
3 days of PleasureFest
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3 days of PleasureFest
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