About two months ago a friend asked me if I wanted to go to a workshop thing that he had signed up for. Unfortunately I couldn’t go on the day that it was on but he assured me the guy running it was planning to do more. In a couple of weeks, I will be going to the next one.

The workshop is called “The Forest” and it is a touch space workshop. The email my friend forwarded to me describes the workshop as follows. “This workshop is not an orgy, it is a personal development workshop. Using fun and play to explore boundaries, consent, sensory deprivation of sight, attraction, pleasure, surrender, generosity and community.”

My friend said it was really helpful in letting down barriers and being open to touch that isn’t necessarily sexual. Apparently people take turns in groups to either stand blindfolded while the other half of the group touches. Then the roles get reversed. It’s not about sexual attraction and groping but being ok with touch.

I’m a very tactile person but I’m also very aware that I like to be in control of that touch. After regaining a little of my sexual mojo in Europe, I’m really interested to see if this workshop can help me further that progress. I’ll keep you all posted.