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A Week-End of Sex and Philosophy
Sex has never constituted one of Western philosophy’s great questions or themes. And yet, it is undoubtedly one of the strongest forces in many of our lives. Like philosophy, sex has the power radically to put into question the established certainties of existence. It puts us in touch with our vulnerability and our finitude. At the limit, as Georges Bataille said, sex puts us in touch with death. But this is also true of the practice of philosophy, which the ancients believed to be best preparation for death: the process whereby what we think we know—be it about ourselves, others, the world, right and wrong, truth and semblance—is ceaselessly re-examined.

In this workshop we will bring together sexual practices with the reading and discussion of philosophical texts. What might it mean to welcome philosophy into sex-positive spaces? What could one gain from examining the philosophical assumptions silently presumed in the concepts we most often use in the sex-positive world, such as consciousness, consent, authenticity, truth, connection, presence, etc?

People should be prepared both for reading and discussion as well as erotic play. In terms of erotic play, what we do will be dependent on the group, but will involve yoga, relaxation, trauma-release, touch, dance, BDSM, role play and so on.

Schedule, starting 24th of May
Friday arrival between 4pm and 6pm
Friday evening workshop 7-9pm
Saturday: 10-1pm; 2-5pm; Play Party 8-1am
Sunday 2-5pm (or 10-1pm, if you prefer)

Gemeinschaft Ewaldshof e.V.
Bahnhofstr. 31
61194 Niddatal-Assenheim

We suggest to travel with public transport. Using the DB webpage the station is called „Assenheim (Oberhessen)“ and using RMV the station is called „Niddatal-Assenheim“.

During the weekend you will be provided with a bed- usually in a double room - and full board from Friday to Sunday. We also need to pay for the rooms we are using and for the time that Peter Banki and others spent on preparing and holding the workshop.
We ask you to consider these costs as well as you own financial situation and decide how much you are willing to pay. If you budget is tight, you are welcome to offer only a small amount. If you are rich, we encourage you to pay more to support the cost of participants that have less money than you have. The amount you are offering does not affect your chances to get a place at the workshop.

If we collect more money than necessary, we will buy better food for you and purchase infrastructure for future events.
If we can't collect enough money the workshop cannot take place. But before we cancel the workshop we are going to contact all participants and ask for an upgrade. So do not worry to much about the amount.

When you turn in this registration you make a binding offer to pay the amount that you offered in cash at the beginning of the workshop. It will take us about a week to confirm your registration, or decline if there are more participants than space at the event. If you do not show up at the workshop you will need to pay anyway. After all the traveling cost and food expenses already will have been spent at that point. If you cancel in advance, we will try to fill you spot with another participant.

Please turn in exactly one form per participant.

Email address *
Full Name *
Your answer
Food (in Euro) *
How much do you want to pay for 8 meals (including cookies/cake in the afternoon)? The more money we collect the more we can spent on ingredients and preparation. Tee, coffee and water are also included . In past workshops the amounts offered here tended to be on the low side. Please be generous.
Your answer
Accomodation *
How much do you want to pay in total for two nights in a double room? We spent a lot of effort in renovating our guest rooms and providing furniture for them. We also need to pay for heating,water and cleaning. Extra money that we are collecting in this category will be spent for creating extra infrastructure at Ewaldshof.
Your answer
Fee for the Workshop *
Peter is traveling from Australia. He is spending a whole weekend of his professional time with you. He also spent even more time in preparing it. He has to pay for his living with work like this. How much do you want to pay for that?
Your answer
Other costs *
We also have others costs for stuff that gets used up during these workshop. This includes the sauna, wood for the fireplace, flip charts, broken dishes, etc. If you want, you can add an extra amount for that.
Your answer
Choice of Bed
Please ignore if you don't care about this. We might not be able to satisfy your preference.
Please ignore if you don't care about this. We might not be able to satisfy your preference.
room mate
Most rooms are double, with one triple and one single room. If you know a person that you want to share a room with, please list it here. It is easier for us if you contact that person in advance and make sure both of you make consistent requests. But even if you don't you we will try to satisfy as many preferences as possible. Instead of naming a single person you can also use this field to inform us about general criteria your roommate should meet.
Your answer
Group registration
If you name a set of persons as room mates and all of you select this checkbox we will either accept all of your registrations or deny all of them.
If you want to stay at Ewaldshof without taking part in the workshop - for example because you are traveling with someone - you can check this box. You still need to pay for accomodation and food.
Prolonged Stay
If you like you can arrive a day early or stay a day late. This includes access to our extensive food storage. If you are looking someone will be cooking a shared meal for you.
Dietary Requirements
Please tell us what food you require and why. Do you just don't like cheese, or will you die a sudden death if the tools used to prefer your food have touched cheese before? All food will be vegetarian.
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Comments? Instructions? Critique?
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