F.A.Q.s (Frequently Asked Questions)
What is The Intimate Revolution?
The Intimate Revolution is an European sex-positive, kink-loving festival inviting you to explore intimacy and connection. It was founded by Dr. Jana Studnicka in Vienna, 2018. The Intimate Revolution wants to promote consent and empathy in a space where sex is always an option, but never an obligation. A space in which we can leave shame and indifference at the doorstep and enter a world fueled by warmth and connection.
What happens at the festival? What do we actually do?
On the first day, we will explore intimacy on a rational basis – with lectures, in the style of TedX, at a local university or similar educational institute. The following days are filled with workshops during the day and nighttime events. Be prepared to experience new fantastic feelings and emotions, to dive into a world of self-exploration and authenticity, and experience a community based on trust and compassion.
How can I participate?
There are many ways to participate. For example, you can apply for one of our events and join the next festival. Or you can like our facebook group and become part of our online community. Or maybe you can hug a friend, a partner or yourself, today. Intimacy starts when we authentically connect with others or ourselves, and it is always an option, even in the most ordinary moments of our day to day lives.
What is the goal of The Intimate Revolution?
We want to end loneliness and bad sex. We believe that these issues are rooted in our culture´s disability to connect authentically, and we want to create spaces where intimacy can thrive and grow. Our goal is a world in which it is okay to have sexual experiences, as much or little as anybody wants, without getting shamed or feeling shame. A world without sexual violence, without loneliness, without disconnection. Instead, we want to create a beautiful world full of sensual moments and pleasure with more than enough love, sex and intimacy for all of us.
I’m curious, but also shy/afraid/nervous. Do I need any specific knowledge or experience to join the festival?
Don’t worry, we’re all afraid and nervous in the beginning of a new adventure. For this one, all you need is an open mind. If you have questions, or feel insecure about anything, feel free to reach out to our team via our contact form. We love to support you.
What is a sex-positive space/ festival?
A sex-positive space is a space where sex is considered good and healthy, where sex is always a possibility, but never an obligation. Furthermore, it promotes sexual health, awareness regarding STIs (sexually transmittable infections ) and consent. A good source for sex-positive content is: https://sex-positive.com/
Is the event in English or German?
Most of our guests come from German speaking countries, that is why the primary language on site will be German. But we also have international workshop facilitators and guests from all over the world. To build a bridge between people who speak only German or English, we will have translators assisting in the workshops and during the event. We believe that diversity enriches us. Love finds a way, everything else finds an excuse.
Is the event for couples or singles or.. ?
The event is for people in all different relationships forms, from all stages of life and roles – comes as single, as couple, ménage à trois, polycule.. the possibilties are only limited by the capacity of your heart (and time, probably). So bring them all along, or walk this journey on your own. Choose what makes you happy.