Thorsten tells us more about Playful Eros and SexCursion (December 2013, Interview by Danny)
Playful Eros – what is it about? (Playful Eros was the predecessor of the current workshop Eros Liberation)
This workshop is all about unfolding, opening and developing. Everybody comes with something else in his luggage: a dream, a desire, a project, a problem. I help the men to unfold whatever wants to be freed and shifted in that weekend.
The unfolding happens in playful and light ways, the inner children and playful animals are invited to come out and celebrate. Many times I have had the feedback that the men felt as they had been on a children ́s birthday party all weekend.
How do you do that?
To support the process, I tune into my female side, supporting and welcoming whatever there is. That makes me feel like the erotic and compassionate mother, nurturing everyone in the group.
Is there a standard program of activities? Yes there is, but the program can change from moment to moment, according to the needs of the group body that we all create together.
It’s about erotic healing at multiple levels. We all help to cure each other and I’m holding the space where this can happen. In that sense every Playful Eros Workshop is different. I use all my knowledge and experience as a sacred intimate.
If I put it in one phrase: Join the erotic circle of playful men and grow deep inside, reaching out to the unknown and the infinite.
Feedback from Playful Eros
“I enriched my self-confidence. I gained physical and emotional confidence. I learned to give and receive sexual pleasure, not focusing on fucking.”
“The way Thorsten taught was very soft, tender and spiritual and it was all very satisfactory for me. “
“It helped me a lot to rediscover my sensuality, to connect to my essence. I hoped the workshop would be more genital and sexual, but later I realised it was just perfect the way it was.”
SexCursion – where does it come from? Most of the content of SexCursion came from the Sexplorers Workshop. One of my teachers and friends Prasand Baidjnath Misier created this workshop and he has run it for many years.
I have assisted him several times in Sexplorers and when he decided to stop sex coaching he invited me to continue teaching this program but under a new name. So we gave it the name “SexCursion”. I am very thankful that Pras gave me all his knowledge. The SexCursion workshop comes very much from a sex coaching approach.
Tell me more about it.
As a group we share a lot of our sex-history and unmask (bring into our conscious mind) our mental programs that are controlling us.
For example we talk about the questions:
Where did we learn about sex? What do we use sex for? How are we sexually wired?
This workshop is about deprogramming our old erotic patterns. It is about learning new ways of sex, and the flow of erotic energy. Compared to Playful Eros it is much more a training about Sex.
How do you do that?
In facilitating it I use my male qualities more than my female ones. I use the teacher in me, the male experienced trainer, the warrior, guiding you to the challenges that will open new doors for your experience with other men.
The structure is pretty fixed. Think of it as a school class where I guide you through and everybody gets something else out of it, depending on your own place on the life journey and your special needs.
Feedback from SexCursion: “For me this workshop is like an island far away from the normal places where gay people meet. In this place we can inter- change emotions, physical stuff and intellectual and emotional issues.”
“After the workshop I saw the video Shortbus again, and I thought they are all looking for what I experienced in Sexcursion.”
“This workshop gave me the permission to recharge my batteries fully.”
“So the name defines very well what it is. It’s an excursion, sex- ual but in your own body and with the company of the other men.”
What is the goal behind it?
SexCursion is also very much about the healing qualities of sexual energy, learning how to raise your sexual energy and use it for healing and energising instead of shooting it out.
So actually it is very much about separating ejaculation from orgasm which are two very different phenomena that don’t always occur together. This can be learned in many ways, for example in solo and group masturbation exercises.
Compared to Playful Eros, SexCursion will push you more to your limits, confront you with your fears, guilt and shame about sexuality and support you to transform it. If I put it in one phrase: Join the erotic roller- coaster and enjoy the wisdom of the sex coaching circle.
Comments from two partners who did both workshops: “It’s a self discovery journey in the safe space of a group. It’s an intense mixture of erotic experience and finding inner peace: mentally and physically”.
I am looking forward to meeting you again or for the first time in one of my workshops.
Love, Thorsten Sheranius