Feelin' Good: Deconstructing Pleasure and Identity

Sex occupies a strange place in our current culture, at once something desirable, a commodity, and a taboo. But what about pleasure? What are some associations we have with the word pleasure? Where do they come from? How do gender roles fit into personal understanding of pleasure? Through communal writing exercises, visual art, and group discussion, participants will explore how compulsive masculinity and femininity, as well as other aspects of hegemonic identity (race, class, ability, religions, status as a victim/survivor of assault, etc.), contribute to our individual concepts of pleasure, our personal relationship to pleasure, and the roles we take on with regard to talking about sex and having sex.

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