Decolonising Kink

04dec19:0022:00Decolonising KinkLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorCaritia (no pronouns)Oya (she/they)Categorykink


(Monday) 19:00 - 22:00





Event Details

By means of ethnographically and sociologically informed research, this 3-hours workshop seeks to explore kink from various cultures across the African continent.

By looking from another angle, this talk hopes to teach about sexuality from a pre-colonial and decolonial perspective and how kink might not have always been called that way, while existing for millennia, in the hopes of offering tools for true inclusivity in BDSM today.


Event Details

Date & Time:  December 4th, 2023, 7 pm-10 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: discussion/workshop (virtual)


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: none

What to Bring:  An open mind, curiosity, questions, and a desire to explore the topic.

Solo or Partnered: both 

Class recording: yes, participants will not be recorded. The recording will be made available to ticket holders after the event and will be available for 14 days.


What we will teach/do

  • Mindfulness practices (Breathing exercises)
  • Rapid history of BDSM (western POV, Sade, R.V Masoch until the US gay community)
  • Switch to PanAfrican perspective
  • Game of “Guess the kink”: In this game, I am going to explain several practices from the continent and they’ll have to link it to a kink we know. (Multiple choice game)
  • Breakout rooms time: Are there practices in your family or culture you can now link to Kink?
  • Feedback sessions from the breaking room
  • Solutions for bringing more inclusivity in kink spaces


What else to know

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Caritia (no pronouns)

is a Berlin based, British born queer womxn of colour whose creativity runs through connection to energies, ritual and bodies.

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Oya (she/they)

Oya (she/they) is a Ph.D. candidate in gender studies, originally from Haiti and the Central African Republic, now based in France. A sexotherapist by training, Oya now runs a consulting practice AFROSOMA for individuals, or institutions seeking to deepen their understanding of Kink and sexuality from a Pan-African and Queer perspective. Offering a mix of sexology, ethnographic work, somatic practices, and mindfulness.

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