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A SEX conference in Byron Bay would offer ‘the sex education you always wished for”, according to organisers.

The three-day Sex and Consciousness Conference, which starts on February 11, will feature presentations, interactive experiences, demonstrations and short films from local and international teachers and practitioners , on topics including passionate relationships, sustainable sex, intimacy and sexual healing.

Event co-ordinator Eve Glimma, a privately practising sex educator and intimacy coach in the Byron Shire, said the conference would focus on “sacred sex” – an alternative to conventional notions of sex presented in school sex education programs and the media.

“Conventional sexuality is all about the physical. Sacred sexuality is the other side of that,” Ms Glimma said.

“In conventional sexuality you have to keep everything hot, hot, hot. But that’s not sustainable over a long-term relationship,” she said.

“We’re aiming to present a rounded view of sexuality and all the information that will assist you in having passionate relationships, intimacy and a sustainable sexual relationship.”

The conference would be presented in two streams – the first would be tailored to the needs of professionals working in the industry covering topics such as ethics and boundaries for sexual healers, marketing your practice and shamanic techniques. The second stream is for the general public and features topics including conscious loving, Tantra yoga, dance and sexual rejuvenation and vitality.

Of the 35 presenters, almost half are from the Northern Rivers, 16 from NSW and interstate, and 10 from overseas. The conference will be held in the Byron Bay Community Centre from February 11-13.


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