There's more to the Berlin sex scene than Kit Kat Club. The 12th annual ‘conference’ on sexuality returns to Berlin from July 24-26, now in a venue twice the size as before. For conceptual artist and choreographer Felix Ruckert, creator of Schwelle7 and Xplore, curating an event for sexual exploration was a natural progression from dance, yoga, martial arts, and other forms of body training.
Accommodating 250 participants, Xplore is designed to be a safe space for uninhibited play. You can book a single or partner ticket, but bring your own toys, towels, ropes and costumes. This year the event moves from its original location at Schwelle7 to Alte Börse Marzahn, which means the addition of three new play spaces that will stay open throughout the festival. This includes the massage and bodywork exchange called Construction/Deconstruction, a maze of shacks with an outdoor sun deck, smoothie bar, and all the massage and bondage essentials.
Participants can attend over 50 workshops and performances with names like “Cock Training,” “An Other Orgy,” and “Tantra Super Ludique”. The mornings concentrate on the physical, with sessions on yoga, foot-washing, erotic massage and other corporeal pleasures.
Afternoon sessions focus more on the mind, with talks on exhibitionism, ethical sluthood and the psychological aspects of sex. After three days, Xplore finishes with the Play Party, an S/M play and performance event for participants of all experience levels.
Book tickets or find out more at the Xplore Berlin website.
Xplore, Jul 24-26, 10-22 | Alte Börse Marzahn, Zur Alten Börse 77, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, S-Bhf Friedrichsfelde-Ost | Book tickets or find out more at the Xplore Berlin website