In these times, a kinky life style and nourishing touch is like gold dust – “lockdown”, that word actually says it all. The spirit of the 1950s moved in without being asked: women* in particular are affected by lack of childcare (during home office), and it is the hour of the nuclear family. Anyone who has not found a penguin, i.e. body contact buddy, has been banished to the realms of self-care.
For someone like me, whose private, professional, and also economic work is based on TOUCH far beyond the geometry of the monogamous two-way relationship, the word crisis in this context is a euphemism.
My practice is paralyzed both in terms of sessions and workshops.
As a sex worker and sex educator, I have been showing my face for 10 years and bearing the flag for a sex-positive culture, a culture of touch, sexual self-determination, and intimacy. Even before Corona, that was a lot of work in a world where touch is lacking, and living against resistance in a culture hostile to sex – now the freedom I had before Corona seems like paradise.
Since the workflow of my workshops and sessions may still be impossible for a while, I’m working on concepts that make touch, sexuality, awareness, kinkiness, and embodiment accessible to everyone in other ways.
Of course this time is not financed. You can support me!
You can become part of the MARLEN community – buy a community mask!
If you choose the designer mask “Kinky Chain”, you are supporting a freelance artist and DJane in Berlin.
If you choose the Soli or SugarMommy*/Daddy* mask, you support Marlen, whose life and work, as well as financial existence, is based on touch – and is almost paralyzed in these times.
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