Ireland will play host to its first sex festival next month, which will discuss and explore sexual health and freedom.
The one day ‘Bliss Festival’ will take place in Dublin and will host talks on relationships, yoga, spiritual speed dating and BDSM (bondage, domination, sadism and masochism).
The festival will also offer workshops or ‘playshops’, on topics such as Tantra massage, “An Introduction to Kink!”.
Beth Wallace, the festival organizer, told the Journal.ie that although Irish attitudes toward sex have changed dramatically over the last few decades, “there is still a way to go in terms of full sexual freedom and access to full sexual health services”.
The organizer added that Ireland is “ready for a festival about sex, that maturely looks at the subject holistically in terms of the mind, the body and the spirit”.