Sexsibility Festival

An intimate festival focused on sensuality, intimacy, sexuality, body & soul.

23rd June till 28th June 2020

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Welcome to SEXSIBILITY FESTIVAL

We all have the capacity to experience love, trust, inner peace and ecstasy. Sometimes we just need to practice and get some support and inspiration.

We believe that our world would be a better place if more people would access these states of being together. For the 11th year, we are happy to invite you to an intimate festival focused on intimacy, sexuality, body and soul, providing us with a deeper experience of life, offers healing to emotional wounds and motivates us to change.

We want to create a better existence together and enjoy while we do it. We believe that to be the best foundation for sustainable development and a more beautiful and harmonious world.

 

THE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE

The festival offers workshops in Sexsibility, Tantra, Taoism, Shamanism, playfulness, spiritual healing and many other things. Workshops are held by esteemed teachers who have been with us in the past, as well as by new international teachers and Sexsibility coaches.

Besides the possibility to take part in inspiring workshops you will find opportunities to explore various sexual expressions, dancing, singing, meeting with new friends and being part of a sharing group. Go for a date in the cafe or playroom, make out, eat yummy and healthy food, enjoy summer, life and each other.

Every Sexsibility Festival offers a unique experience – and yet there is a special atmosphere that characterizes a Sexsibility Festival. We would describe it as a lovely mix of curiosity, openness, grounding, togetherness and joy.

Join us from the 23rd June till 28th June 2020

Who can come?

Sexsibility Festival is for you who wishes to find more pleasure in your body, with your partner, in sex and in life.The festival attracts people that have been to several festivals and workshops before, as well as people that are new in their exploration and are eager to experience life.

We welcome you regardless of sexual orientation, preference or experience and with or without partner(s). That is, whether you see yourself as gay, hetero, bi, queer, girl, man, lady, transsexual, virgin, swinger, single, poly, prude, nudist, fetishist, tantrika, vanilla or other.

All over 18 years are welcome. It is usually a lovely mix of open-minded people, of different ages and backgrounds who together create an amazing festival experience.

GENDER BALANCE

Although everyone is welcome at the Sexsibility Festival, we do strive towards a gender balance to ensure a rich experience for all our participants. For this reason it might be that we close the ticket sales for the festival earlier for the gender that you identify yourself with than for others. 

Teachers

See what teachers are coming this year

INTENTION

Take a look at the intention of the festival

Festival program

The program is currently being developed. Come back later.

Teachers & Musicians

The program team is currently working hard on the development of an amazing program with the best teachers and musicians. In the months leading up to the Festival, we will regularely announce new teachers and musicians so do come back to check it out!

the Sexsibility atmosphere

A relaxed, safe, held, friendly, open-minded and sex-positive atmosphere.

It is a wonderful experience to be with many different people where nudity and sexuality are allowed, accepted and welcomed. A unique space where you can play, explore and learn more about your own sexuality and at the same time feel safe to do so.

Our intention that you will feel safe, and we put great emphasis on that everyone should respect each other’s boundaries and make sure that everything is done with consent. 

Everyone that participates in the festival needs to read and agree upon the Agreement for Sexsibility Festival 2020

We welcome both laughter and tears, and there is a lot of emotional support in different ways. We would like to offer you the opportunity to heal what needs to be healed, train yourself on what you want to become better at and to expand and enjoy more of what’s already works for you. We hope that you will feel that you can to be who you are and become who you want to be.

To improve your sexuality and your ability to feel pleasure can be a wonderful experience on an individual level. But it can also help us deal with the global problems we have, such as environmental problems, conflicts, injustice, racism and so on. Because the root of these problems is often that people don’t feel good and therefore don’t care or act destructively. They have lost touch with their body, passion, lust, empathy, and love. Supporting people to feel more pleasure and love for themselves and everything around them is, therefore, the most important thing we can do to create a sustainable lifestyle where we can live in harmony together.

 

Create a better world, to celebrate and say YES to life, love, and sexuality, together with other people!

NOT “JUST SEX”

Although sexuality is a natural and essential part of the festival, the focus is to meet ourselves and others with honesty, heart-felt connection and play. It is common that sexual encounters occur at the festival, but it happens in most cases after an emotional connection took place – usually during a workshop.

If you come to the festival in order to have “just sex” and are not so interested in change or deeper intimate meetings, it is very likely that you will be disappointed and frustrated. There are other and better forums for this longing. If you come to get in touch with your emotions, to become more present and experience a deeper encounter with yourself and others – with the help of sexuality – the chances are good for you to have a fantastic festival. 

LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS WE ARE

For us, the greatest love is to be able to be ourselves and love other (human) beings just as they are. Our intention is to create a festival with much safety and community. There is also the opportunity to become aware of, embrace and transform what prevents you from really being with another human.

 

 

SAFETY & BOUNDARIES

It is important that you can feel safe at the festival. In addition to having competent workshop leaders, there are daily sharing groups and an emotional support team. All participants will also approve the agreements not to use alcohol or other drugs.

All that happens during the festival, including who participates, is confidential.The atmosphere between the participants tends to be very supportive, friendly, respectful and inclusive.

EXPLORATION, CHALLENGES & INTEGRATION

There will be workshops to explore intimacy through compassionate touch, breathing exercises, healing, conversation, sexual ceremonies and tantric partner exercises. You will get the opportunity to practice communicating, follow your impulses, dare to take the initiative, set boundaries, find your power, be held by another and let go.

For those who wish, there is also the opportunity to explore close encounters through all the senses, spanking, ropes and intense sensations. There will also be dance, yoga, music and meditations on the program as a way to turn inward and be able to integrate your experiences, especially in the mornings and evenings.

Lorenzo Stiernquist

Program Coordinator Sexsibility Festival

In his work Lorenzo focuses on sex, intimacy, spirituality, pleasure and sexual healing.

He teaches at trainings, workshops and also have private sessions. He wants to support others to experience sex and intimacy on a deeper level, to feel alive and enjoy our lives even more. He teaches how you can feel more pleasure, but also how to transform shame, guilt, pain, inhibitions, and blockages that prevent the experience of pleasure. He also coaches and teaches about communication, boundaries, and consent (The Wheel of Consent).

Perhaps his most important message is to embrace and be present with what is, so that we can experience what is really going on here and now, which is love. The purpose of his work is, in other words, to support people to experience more love.

Get your tickets in time to ensure your presence at the festival!

Practical information

ACCOMMODATION

The festival ticket includes a bed in dormitory with duvet and pillow. Please bring your own bed-sheets, pillowcase or a sleeping bag. Also bring a towel and you might want to bring an extra towel for the sauna. There is an opportunity to rent bed-sheets, pillowcase & towels at an additional fee.

At an additional fee there are often other types of rooms at the festival area; double room or 4-6 bed room.

We advise to bring earplugs if you are sound sensitive – the sound can sometimes be quite loud in the festival area. All our accommodations are hostel standard with shared shower and toilet.

Volunteering

For most of our festivals we offer Volunteering oppertunities. This gives you the option to experience Ängsbacka and the festival from a completely different perspective while giving your service in the most gratefull way.

As a festival volunteer:

  • You serve the festival in one of our teams. The service is 5 hours per day, with one day off.
  • You receive a discounted festival ticket in exchange for your contribution. You also get three beautiful vegetarian meals a day, and a bunk bed in a shared dormitory room.
  • You are free to attend the festival program outside of your working hours.
  • You are proactive, flexible, and passionate to contribute and co-create.

You can read more about volunteering at our volunteering pages.

General policies & guidelines

The policies and the associated consequences stated below apply to everyone that visits Ängsbacka.

ZERO TOLERANCE ALCOHOL AND DRUG-POLICY

All operations on Ängsbacka are based on a drug and alcohol-free environment. The aim is to create a safe atmosphere that favors authentic meetings, personal development, and spiritual practice. This means that guests and residents must not consume or be under the influence of alcohol and drugs on the whole premises of Ängsbacka.

A person on the premises of Ängsbacka under the obvious influence of alcohol or drugs can be asked to leave immediately by the management team or a person appointed by the management.

A person who repeatedly violate the alcohol and drug policy, and after two warnings from Ängsbackas management again violate this policy, receive a ban from Ängsbacka for six months.

Ängsbacka management can demand that a person struggling with alcohol- or drug-related abuse who wishes to participate in Ängsbacka’s program is willing to work on oneself and receive the support available; for example, by participating in meetings with Alcoholics Anonymous.

All substances that are intended to alter one’s state of consciousness that is drunk, eaten, inhaled, snorted, sniffed or injected, and that are not prescribed by a licensed physician, are prohibited. For example, ayahuasca, cannabis oil, and tobacco that is snorted.

It is also prohibited to hire and/or promote the above substances (such as ayahuasca), and ceremonies related to these to people onsite at Ängsbacka (including volunteers, staff, guests, and participants).

Non-alcoholic beer and wine are not allowed to be consumed in public areas at Ängsbacka, such as the dining room, lounge, and kitchen, Orange corridor, sauna, outdoor, etc. Non-alcoholic beer and wine can be consumed by residents in private rooms at the Yellow House or the Red House, provided that any room-mates will be notified and verbally agree to this.

Those who repeatedly violate this added alcohol and drug policy, including non-alcoholic beer and wine policy, and after a warning from Ängsbackas management again violate this policy, receive a ban from Ängsbacka for six months.

Exceptions for non-alcoholic beer and wine consumption can be made for special events as decided by the General Circle.

If so far unknown or other substances are detected or detected at Ängsbacka, and / or conflict about the alcohol and drug policy occurs, this is addressed and decided upon in General Circle.

PHOTO AND FILM POLICY

Many people come to Ängsbacka – thousands every year! They come to be in a place where they can develop, take risks, challenge themselves and meet in new ways- and also to rest, enjoy and have fun! We want everyone to feel secure and respected in their desire for confidentiality.

Therefore: It is not allowed to film or photograph on the workshops or other activities (Heart Dance, Open Stage, etc) during Ängsbacka festivals and courses.

Feel free to photograph or film on the site – at meals and mingle at the café or in the park and at the campsite. We appreciate if you share your Ängsbacka experience with us or with your friends and family through social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Flickr, etc. It inspires others to live a healthier life, to find their own path to harmony and balance.

Ängsbacka’s own photographers take the pictures and movies that we need to share about Ängsbacka’s festivals, courses, and other events in order to inspire others to a more conscious life and remind you all – who have been here at Ängsbacka – about all the wonderful experiences and insights you have gained during your stay at Ängsbacka.

If you do not want to be in the pictures or videos, please notify the Ängsbacka media team in a good time.

PERSONAL DATA POLICY

When booking an event with us you give consent to our Personal Data Policy (as follows):

It is important for us that you as customer feel safe around how Ängsbacka handles your personal data. Our focus is to give all customers the best service possible; this requires that we have access to the following information about you: name, address, date of birth, phone number and email address.

We are relying on this information to be able to correctly process your requested service.

In addition to this, due to the type of events we offer, we will also ask you to specify a gender (some events have a limited amount of tickets offered within a certain gender-group).

We handle all data in compliance with Swedish law and GDPR. We have chosen to cooperate with Transistor AB (the supplier of our booking system) and in that cooperation, we have secured full ownership of the customer database and that it is handled in line with this policy. We do not share data with any other party than what is required for the delivery of the service to you. You always have the full right to take part of the data we have collected from you, as well to revise and correct them as needed. Access to personal information will only be shared with Ängbacka related partners as course facilitators and program coordinators. They are informed and consent to only use your information to communicate about the event you signed up for and related events they are holding themselves. They are without exception not allowed to sell your personal information to any other party.

Once we have delivered our service to you (the event is fully paid and completed) you can actively reach out to us with any wish to be removed from our system. We will systematically remove data related to customers that have not requested our services within the past 7 years.

COMMUNICATION POLICY

Unless you actively ask to be excluded from this part of our communication with our previous and current customers, you can expect us to get in touch with you who have participated in our events to share:

  • * Thank you letters and evaluation surveys.
  • * Offerings to sign up for mailing lists in a similar area of interest.
  • * Information about similar future events or events with the same workshop leaders.

We also share a monthly newsletter where we tell about what is going on at Ängsbacka, upcoming events, etc. You can opt-in and out of our newsletter at any time. Information on how to register or opt-out you find in the newsletter itself or on our website www.angsbacka.se

LOST & FOUND POLICY

As a visitor at Ängsbacka, you are responsible for your personal belongings. During the actual event Ängsbacka will support you to retrieve any lost items by setting up, and maintaining specific “Lost & Found”-labeled boxes nearby the workshop-spaces.

Collected items will be stored for a total of 2 weeks.

Valuables such as wallets, digital devices, keys and similar are kept in our booking office until they can be returned to their rightful owner (maximum 3 months). Valuables are the only items that will be sent to you after the event is over and you will be charged for the shipping cost and an administrative fee of 100 SEK. Valuables are returned upon description.

Please reclaim and hand in lost valuables in the booking office.
Email booking@angsbacka.se for questions regarding Lost & Found.

PAYMENT METHODS AND TERMS

The following terms are valid unless otherwise stated on the website in the "Price and booking" tab, alternatively has been specifically communicated by the workshop leader.*

Online tickets are booked and paid via the booking system.
We accept most credit cards, Swish (within Sweden) and bank transfer as payment methods.
For tickets with a value of less than 10 000 SEK, it is required that you as a customer pay the total amount directly upon booking. For tickets with value, more than 10 000 SEK customers are given the option to pay in steps (minimum first payment is still 10 000 SEK).
Upon booking you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your booking page online; here you can check what has been booked, view and handle payments and keep track of due dates. The full amount associated with your booking has to be paid at the latest 30 days before the event starts.
Remember, only full payment guarantees your booking, make sure to pay any outstanding payments on time - you will receive a reminder via email before the due date!

CANCELLATION POLICY

It is possible to cancel your ticket and receive a refund, see details below.
For all cancellations, we keep a fee of a minimum 400 SEK per adult and 200 SEK per participant 0-17 years of age.
Please contact booking@angsbacka.se for all issues related to cancellation and refunds.

  • * Until 30 days before the event starts: contact booking@angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 400 SEK per adult ticket and 200 SEK per child/youth ticket.
  • * Until 14 days before the event starts: contact booking@angsbacka.se to cancel your ticket and receive information about how to claim your refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket - minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth tickets.
  • * When canceling your ticket less than 14 days before the event starts, a doctor's confirmation of your inability to participate is required to receive a refund. We keep a cancellation fee of 15% of the total booking value per ticket - minimum fee 400 SEK and maximum fee 900 SEK. Half fee for child/youth.
  • * Refunds will not be made if you cancel after the event has started. If Ängsbacka would cancel the event, all payments will be refunded (including the cancellation fee).

PLEASE NOTE: It may take up to one month before you have the refunded amount on your account.

LATE CHECK-OUT FEE

All events have a set time for check out that will be communicated in the welcome letter before arrival to Ängsbacka. Unless your event allows for you to book an extra night everyone is expected to leave their room at that time. The check-out routine and clarification on what is expected of you in terms of cleaning the room before departure varies with different types of events. In the welcome letter or as a part of the practical information given to you upon arrival this will be clarified to you. Please note that failure to vacate your room/bed by those times will incur a Late Checkout Fee of 200 SEK