The Human Sexuality Community Workshop (HumSexComm) is a 12 week workshop for folks 18 years and older that aims to create a safe and mindful environment for individual growth. Participants have an opportunity to validate their experiences, challenge their ideas, and learn with and from others. Evolving from the long-running, student-led courses at UC Berkeley and Brown University, and the experimental FemSexComm out of San Francisco; HumSexComm seeks to bring the values of empowerment, diversity, and allyship to a space outside of the university and city settings.
HumSexComm encourages exploration of identities, boundaries, desires, experiences, power, and privilege. Through group discussions, activities, and individual exercises, the workshop explores what it means to take ownership of one’s own body, pleasure, language, and education. Peer facilitators foster introspection and encourage participants to develop empowered, informed relationships with themselves and build ally relationships with others. HumSexComm promotes intentionality, agency, informed decision-making, and consent in all areas of life. Topics include pleasure, health, gender, sex, consent, boundaries, privilege, kink, power, body image, orgasm, communication, race, class, masturbation, and sexual identities.
View the Fall 2019 syllabus
The Fall 2019 HumSexComm Workshop will start on September 4, 2019 and meet every Wednesday through November 20, 2019.
These sessions are to inform potential participants about the Human Sexuality Community Workshop (HumSexComm). At each information session you will have the chance to meet the facilitators of HumSexComm and learn more about the why of HumSexComm. In addition, you will have the opportunity to look over the syllabus, ask questions, and fill out an application.
We are offering three information sessions, each starting at 6pm, located in the Birds and Bees office at 842 1/2 Main Avenue, Suite 204 in Durango:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Tickets are offered on a sliding scale to encourage a diverse range of participants. You are able to best determine your financial ability and we encourage folks who can afford Tier 1 to do so. A full payment enables Birds and Bees to offer scholarships and possible child care. Please contact us if the cost is a difficulty and we can discuss payment options.
Tier 1: $350.00
Tier 2: $225.00
Tier 3: $100.00
*Available starting in August 2019. Please fill out an application to get started.