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Sex & Power: Venus Post-Show Discussion on February 24

Posted by Sarah Mitchell | 08 February 2013


Venus in Fur Post-show Discussion

Sunday, February 24
following the 2 p.m. matinee
(approximately 3:45 p.m.)

Julie Jeske, Sex & Relationship Counselor
Eleanor O’Brien, Artistic Director of Dance Naked Productions
Galen Fous, Author, Sex Researcher, Conscious Fetish Guide
Join us as local experts provide insight into the themes of sexual power in Venus in Fur, exploring the play’s connections with Portland’s active kink community. This discussion is free and open to the public.

About the Panelists

Julie Jeske is a sex and relationship counselor who helps people increase intimacy, passion and sexual satisfaction. She loves helping women uncover their sexuality and works with couples to spice up their sex lives and deepen their connection. She frequently contributes to online articles, magazine articles and TV segments. She contributed to the romance chapter in the book Mastering the Mommy Track: Juggling Career and Kids in Uncertain Times. Her forthcoming book is titled You Don't Have to Be a Sexy Tiger: Discover YOUR Sexual Self. We all deserve a healthy, fulfilling sex life. More information at www.juliejeske.com.





Eleanor O’Brien is the artistic director of Dance Naked Productions, a company dedicated to producing theater that explores and celebrates human sexuality.  She has co-written, directed and produced three Inviting Desire productions (The Dawn of Sex (2012); Pleasure, Permission, Possibility...(2010); and A Theatrical Aphrodisiac (2009).  In addition to ensemble work, she wrote and performs the solo show Good Girls’ Guide: Dominatrix for Dummies, which has toured internationally.  She recently received a RACC grant to develop a new solo show  based on The Sex Diaries.  She has taught solo performance workshops for PCS, The Bluestockings Theatre Company and St. Lawrence University; directed for Da Vinci Arts Middle School; performed at ART, PCS and Profile; written for The Mercury and The Willamette Week, appeared on Grimm and in the Showtime classic Reform School Girls; holds an MFA from the Old Globe/University of San Diego.
Since 2000, Galen Fous has worked with individuals and couple and led workshops all over the country on Conscious Fetish/Kink practices, and the related mythic, archetypal aspects of Eros. He regularly  presents at a variety of Kink and Sexuality Conferences, and has been interviewed in numerous media for his innovative views on conscious sexuality. Galen is currently in graduate school in psychology, researching and developing a new therapeutic model of sex-therapy for individuals and couples seeking to resolve inner conflicts between their desire and  opposition to desire. Learn more about Galen and his work with individuals and couples at the Conscious Kink Blog, DakaDom.com.
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