Next meeting Thursday July 9th
Topic: Ritual & Sex (Sex Magic)
"Magic is the art of transformation. It’s the ability to imagine an alternative existence and then create and sustain that existence. Sex is one of the easiest ways to experience magic in action. Sex magic both requires and creates in us the ability to see, hear, feel, taste, smell, and just plain know that there is a fragile yet unbreakable connection that binds us together as humans, and binds us as humans to the rest of creation." (Barbara Carrellas)
Special Guest Rev Rowan Bombadil is joining us to discuss Sex Magic. You will have the opportunity to learn about what it is, how to do it, ask questions, and reflect on this topic in small groups.
Rev Rowan Bombadil (they/them) is a workshop facilitator, psychosexual coach, and interfaith minister, dedicated to bridging the binaries between sex and spirit, and the founder of "Making Love with God". They are the author of Igniting Intimacy: Sex Magic Rituals for Radical Living and Loving.
Please note you do not have to have a faith to join- any body is welcome!
Join us from your own safe space, 6:50pm for 7pm start-9:30 pm.
Payment is sliding scale based on your situation. Bursary: £5 Regular: £10 Supporter: £15
To sign up email me on
Every body (16 and over) is very welcome! If you are single, in a relationship, divorced, celibate or sexually active, whatever your religious or political beliefs, whatever your age or ethnic background or body shape or sexual orientation or gender identity or health- you are welcome.
You are warmly invited to come gather for an evening of talking about sex. The space will be held safely yet bravely and there is no pressure for you to reveal your deepest darkest, but instead an open invitation to listen, share and connect around this topic that all of us think about.
It could be many things, but it won't be boring!
As a society we have an incredibly strange relationship to sex. On the one hand it feels like we are supposed to be sexually enlightened and should be “doing it” frequently (but not too frequently) with ease and skill. On the other hand sex continues to be shameful and awkward. While it is supremely simple to find the most graphic porn online, actual information about sex that is well-rounded, clear and goes beyond the one-dimensional seems hard to find.
My hope in hosting Sex Conversations is to throw the doors open on this topic that is juicy and exciting and scary and important. Let’s talk about it! Most of us have been born out of a sexual act. All of us think about it. Many of us do it. Let’s swap notes, compare stories, and connect together in our humanity and enjoy what there is to discover.
While there is a lot of fun and joy connected to this topic, there is of course also a lot of trauma, pain, anxiety and hesitation. The session is facilitated and you are invited to honour your own needs and degree of openness or closedness. There is no expectation that you will share- it is also ok to come and just listen.
Whatever your level of experience and your relationship to sex; whether you are having any sex at the moment or whether it’s been never or ages- come along and bring yourself in to the extent that you want to. Listen to others and share your story. People of all genders, sexual orientations, relationship styles, bodies, ages (above 16), ethnicities and faiths are warmly invited.
August: Summer break
September- December: dates and topic tbc
Future topics to include: erections, open evening (no specific topic); crushes! and more
The Body. Exchanging experiences and reflecting on our yummy bodies- the pleasure they give us, the safety they provide; how to be with our bodies when we don’t feel able to be safe or have pleasure. Let’s talk about body image and body wisdom.
Previous topics were: open evenings, communication, polyamory, Kink & BDSM, self pleasure/solo sex, Children& Sex: how talk to kids about sex
How to join:
If you would like to join email me, and after payment via bank transfer or PayPal, I will send you a zoom invite.
Zoom even allows us to meet in small breakout groups- so we can stick to our format of also having smaller scale conversations and not only meet in a large group.
We are launching a revolution. Just like Death Cafe, we want to spread a culture where we break the taboo and talk about sex. We believe the world will be a lot safer and more fun that way. Sex Conversations are also taking place in London- check out Sex Club for more info.
The session runs once a month on a Thursday evening.
Location: For now: online
Eventually we will alternate between meeting online and meeting face to face in Stroud at:
Atelier, Textile Craft Club and Workshops
19A Lower St, Stroud GL5 2HT
Parking is limited, but the side streets usually reveal a spot.
6:45 Doors open. Please arrive promptly.
7 - 7:15pm Welcome
7:15- 8:15 1st half: short presentations, open sharing
8:15 - 8:30 Break
8:30 -9:30 Going deeper- in large group or subgroups depending on evening