An afternoon workshop for men who enjoy touch to connect more authentically with other men.

February 16, 2020, 1pm, Cathedral City, CA

I often hear from those who want more touch, “…But Doc, I don’t know how to touch.” Too many of us are so afraid of doing touch “wrong” that we pull further and further into isolation. Even researchers are now tracking the way isolation becomes a depressive trap: The more afraid we are at connecting face-to-face in social environments, the more we opt to sit at home alone in front of your devices, which then makes us even more afraid of being social, which further digs a hole of isolation in front of your devices. It’s a vicious cycle. Although the internet has connected us like never before, it also appears that younger generations are often reaching adulthood with few to no social skills, much less an ease or skill to affectionately touch. Sometimes, all we need is a little hands-on practice.

  • Do you feel touch deprived?
  • Do your attempts at genuinely connecting with others feel like a losing battle?
  • Do the “new rules for consent” seem too scary to be bothered with?
  • Would you like better touching skills to connect on a deeper and more intimate level?
  • Would you like to feel more confident in your own body and therefore more comfortable reaching out for what you want and need?
  • Would you simply like an afternoon in a safe environment to enjoy touch and affection you love to give and receive?

Join us for a lively and (consensually) interactive workshop in a safe environment with Sexologist, Jallen Rix. This Valentine’s season let fear be damned! Touch and connectedness are just a fingertip away, and there are some wonderful and sensual ways to use the skill of consent to achieve the nurturing experiences of touch in your everyday life.

Together, we will:

  • Supercharge your sexual self-esteem and positive masculine abundance.
  • Practice all kinds of fun and sexy exercises to get comfortable asking for and enjoying consensual touch and exploration.
  • Get comfortable saying “No” to what we don’t want so that our “Yes” can carry even more excitement.
  • Address body shame, trauma, and past abuses.
  • Spend sensual time connecting with other men while deeply nurturing your touch desires.

You can learn to be the person who provides positive touching experiences for yourself and those you connect with. Discovery for the first time or RE-discover your innate joy and satisfaction in giving and receiving unconditional touch—guaranteed to lower your levels of isolation!

You have two opportunities to get your feet wet:

Turning Down the Inner Critic – Evening Discussion at MindSpa

This is a 90-minute, clothes-on event sponsored by California Men’s Gathering that will give you tangible pointers and tips to turn the volume down on self-judgement and turn up the volume – way up – on self-compassion. This will be a great pre-discussion for the Sunday workshop.
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30-8pm
MindSpa, located at Crystal Fantasy (gallery space in back)
268 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (near Amado, across the street from the Hyatt). Come early to find parking and shop for gifts for conscious living at Crystal Fantasy; the workshop will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we can better prepare the space for this workshop. Contact Jamie Simmons at to RSVP
Suggested donation: $5 at the door.


The Experienced Touch – Afternoon Workshop

This is the full workshop on a Sunday afternoon. Participation can be clothing optional, but never required. This event is sponsored by California Community of Men,
Sunday, February 16, starts promptly at 1:00 p.m., ending about 5:00 p.m.
Location: Stress Management & Prevention Center in Cathedral City, CA.
Direction details:
Sliding Scale Cost: $50 – $100
Please register now since the event is limited to 20 participants and it will fill up.

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