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Seeking Inanna: Activating Libido & Sexual Desire: CANCELLED


Thu 5 Sep 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 12 Sep 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 19 Sep 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 26 Sep 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 3 Oct 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 10 Oct 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 17 Oct 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Passionfruit Sensuality Shop, 404 Bridge Road, Richmond, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: anneonomis

In a brand new certificate course, Anne O Nomis (sexuality educator, historian & author on the Dominatrix, with Masters in Archaeology) examines the topic of libido, from modern science to ancient sex rituals.

Who is it for?
The course is for people struggling with their lack of libido, for couples with mis-matched desires (both in terms of libido but also different sexual interests), and sex professionals interested in Anne's new research on libido from ancient sex rituals but also tied to responsive desire.

What you will learn:
- Anne seeks to answer the most common questions and queries that people have about libido and sexual desire.
- What to do if you're feeling like you've lost your libido?
- What if your libido is mis-matched with your partner?
- What factors can affect our libido negatively? (And yes we discuss stress, health issues, relationship resentment, sleep deprivation, mental distractions, medical conditions & medications, childbirth, menopause, miscarriage, hormones and ageing, erectile dysfunction, cultural and religious shame around sexuality, past historic trauma, body shame).
- What factors can affect our libido positively? (The million dollar question, right? We go there).
- How can we activate libido, and take positive steps to nourish our sexuality and desire, with empathy, compassion and delight?
- What's the difference between spontaneous versus responsive desire? And how can knowing about it help understand ourselves and our partners' sexual desire?
- How to understand one's partner having a fantasy, fetish or kink, that is not necessarily shared by the other partner?
- What does the latest science and major sex surveys tell us about libido and desire?
- And as someone who's undertaken latest research on the ancient sex ritual originally honouring the sex Goddess Inanna (the 'qursu' ritual), what can Anne tell us about the ingredients which sought to celebrate sexuality and activate libido in festivities held across Mesopotamia, Levant and Cyprus?
For those who are religious, are there aspects within their religion which can be found to honour sexuality, such as the Biblical 'Song of Songs'?
- Can some of this ancient wisdom and the ingredients be of relevance to activating desire and libido in today's modern world?

Course description:
Over the course of seven weeks, Anne presents a certificate course which will provide attendees with not only insight into factors of libido activation and sexual desires, but also practical skills and tools for applying it to their personal life or profession capacity.

Thursday 5th September 2019
Week 1: Lady of the Largest Heart: Holding an open mind and large heart

Thursday 12th September 2019
Week 2: From Freudian drive and Eros's arrows to Responsive Desire: Echoes of Ancient Erotic Wisdom

Thursday 19th September 2019
Week 3: Radiance rituals: Bathing and beautification

Thursday 26th September 2019
Week 4: Setting the Sensual Scene and Mood

Thursday 3rd October 2019
Week 5: Gifts of Appreciation and Consideration and Time

Thursday 10th October 2019
Week 6: Pulling Up and Planting in the Soil of Taboo

Thursday 17th October 2019
Week 7: Recharging Radiance and Distance-to-desire

About Anne O Nomis
Anne holds a Masters degree from UCL (University College London) in Comparative Art and Archaeology, and works as an historian and sex educator and coach, as well as being a published author.

For any inquiries, Anne's email is: