2023/2024 — Season 68
The New Post Office

Sex Education II

A series of lecture-performances on the sexual pleasure of women*

In the 2022/2023 season, a series of five lecture-performances entitled Sex Education II which use various angles and performing practices to shed a light on the right to sexual pleasure as a fundamental part of sexual rights as a matter of human rights, were created at The New Post Office. The lecture-performances are based on conversations with women who shared their personal stories, experiences and problems, as well as interviews with experts from various fields.

Diagnosis addresses vaginismus** and painful sexual intercourse, which, according to some studies, are experienced by 40 percent of women. Consentire opens up a space for reflection on what consensual sex actually means and what consensus practices look like. Ability is based on the stories of four women with disabilities recounting their sexual maturation, attitude towards their bodies, sex and relationships. Play is about unconventional sexual practices, also known as “kink”. In Fight, the artists reconstruct the efforts to improve reproductive rights in Yugoslavia, which only implicitly included sexual rights, but paved the way towards the discourse that we are having today about the right to sexual pleasure.

In autumn 2023, the creators will perform all five lecture-performances one after another as part of a full-day event.

Authors: Tjaša Črnigoj, Lina Akif, Sendi Bakotić, Nika Rozman, Vanda Velagić, Tijana Todorović, Barbara Kapelj, Tea Vidmar, Lene Lekše
Directed by: Tjaša Črnigoj
Performers: Lina Akif, Sendi Bakotić, Nika Rozman, Vanda Velagić, Tea Vidmar, Tjaša Črnigoj, Barbara Kapelj, Tijana Todorović
Co-production: Mladinsko Theatre, Maska Ljubljana and City of Women

*By women we mean all women (trans, intersex and cis).
**Vaginismus is considered the most severe sexual disorder in women. It is a spasm of the pelvic floor muscles, which makes vaginal penetration completely impossible, even if the woman desires it.