~What happens at a Liquid Love session?
Each session has a different group of people, and therefore each session is different. However, to give you some idea of the flow of a session, we begin by getting to know each other as we talk about the experience we are going to share. You will then ready yourself on the specially prepared surface. As warm oil is poured over the body, you wil be guided through an exploration of yourself and others around you. We encourage non-verbal communication in this part of the afternoon.
~Do people have sex at Liquid Love?
No. Liquid Love is explicitly a non-penetration, non-ejaculation space. These boundaries are strictly held during our sessions.
~Do I have to be naked?
Our sessions are clothing optional. We invite participants, following our introduction, to undress to whatever level they feel comfortable with – bearing in mind that whatever you choose to leave on will inevitably be covered in oil. There will be nudity in the room and it's important that you feel at ease with it.
~Will I be touched by other people / Can I touch other people?
All interactions at Liquid Love are completely optional! You are not expected to touch anyone, and you do not have to be touched by anyone. Within the space you are able to experience Liquid Love on your own, or interact with those comfortable with touching and/or being touched. We invite you to explore both dynamics during your session. We view Liquid Love as a unique skin-contact experience. We invite you to be open to both touching as well as being touched. We particularly invite you to explore touch using parts of the body we do not usually touch with – our stomachs, our noses, our feet, our shoulders, our heads, our buttocks, our eyelashes, and so on. We ask that you constantly check-in with the people you are interacting with so to ensure that you are not crossing their personal boundaries. We ask participants to practice a ‘two-taps’ signal to clearly indicate that you do not wish to be touched. We demonstrate this to all participants during our initial conversation and ask you to respect the system during the session. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, for whatever reason, we ask you to raise your hand so that your facilitators can quickly attend to you. The space is safely and responsibly held throughout the session. Within the boundaries discussed at the outset, you are invited to explore the experience in whatever way makes you feel most comfortable.
~Who can attend? Do you gender balance the sessions?
Liquid Love is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations. There is an atmosphere of respect and acceptance at all times. We like to ensure a good mix of people and personalities in the room, and so do not strictly gender balance (i.e. one man to one woman) our sessions. We invite you to move beyond personal preference and ideas of sexual attraction, into a space of welcoming and appreciating everyone.
~ I identify as female and I’m interested in a women-only session
Sure! Check out Lady Liquid Love: www.ladyliquidlove.com
~What kind of oil do you use?
We use olive oil, which we have found works best. It feels lovely on the skin, and we add a few drops of lavender oil to give it a fresh aroma. We also love the deep historical heritage and cultural associations olive oil brings with it. Throughout the centuries, in different cultures around the world, olive trees and olive oil have symbolised peace, gatherings, warmth, meals, nourishment, health, and invigoration. We like that a lot.
~Will the oil get in my eyes?
Depending on the session and the way you interact with yourself and others, this may occur. We use olive oil, which, in our experience, is gentlest on the eyes. Some people may feel a mild sting, or experience hazy vision if oil gets in their eyes. Your facilitators have paper-towels on hand throughout the session. If at any point you would like to wipe your eyes, simply raise your hand and a paper towel will be brought to you.
~I have piercings / jewellery – is this okay?
For the safety of all the other people taking part in the session, we ask that you remove all sharp/pointy piercings and jewellery.
~What if I have my period?
We advise a moon cup/tampon for the duration of the guided oil segment of the event. For hygiene purposes a sanitary towel won't be appropriate.
~What if I'm pregnant?
If you are in your second or third trimester we welcome you in all your pregnant glory but please advise us upon booking. And just so you know, previous pregnant attendees have told us how special it was for them :)
We are very discrete and friendly so if any of the above is of concern please contact us.