xplore Vienna 2012

  • Bondage-Projekt "Golem"

First xplore Vienna

xplore is a three-day event on creative sexuality, BDSM, body work, performance and ritual. The festival offers more than 40 workshops, demonstrations, lectures and performances on different aspects and variations of sexuality. It presents unusual individuals who play with, work with, and explore the phenomenon of sexuality. Individuals who have developed amazing techniques and rituals on their way. These forms are as varied as sexuality itself. Some are therapeutic in nature, some emerge from aesthetic intentions, others are spiritual quests or searches for borderline experiences. Most of them just aim for pure pleasure. Their common ground is playfulness, communication, creativity and expansion beyond the traditional relationship of the couple. They represent a different sexual culture. They are art with body and soul. xplore will host presenters from all over the planet who will teach short workshops, giving insight into their special fields. The festival wishes to provide hints, ideas and images and to promote an intelligent, open-minded and playful approach to sex. But most of all, xplore wishes to bring together those who think and love unconventionally. To share and to learn.

xplore is an idea of the choreographer and conceptual artist Felix Ruckert and takes places annually in Berlin, Germany since 2004. The xplore concept of a playful fusion of art, body practices and sexuality proved to be extremely successful, which led to growing numbers of attendees over the last years. In the year 2012, we decided to take the risk of exporting the xplore idea to other european countries. Therefore a first xplore takes place in Vienna/ Austria this year, with a mix of international presenters and in collaboration with local individuals and groups.

Welcome to our playground!


–>website xplore Vienna 2012



Sex and Sensuality

Foot Washing delta®  
Nude Partner Yoga Jorgos Fokianos  
Exhibitionism for the Shy Maggie Tapert  
Flight of Fantasy Maggie Tapert  
The Novice Orgy Gabriela Tarcha  
Female Ejaculation Christine Borch  
SMassage Ancsa  & Christine Borch  
Prostate Massage Jorgos Fokianos  
Body Walk Sheila Crux  

BDSM Practices

Breath Control Michael Wüst  
Dirty Talk Ottokar Lehrner  
Foot Torture delta®  
Fire Play Mo Herzinger  
The Art and the Rope Ropert  
The Magic of Just Pulling the Rope Ropert  
The Moods of the Rope Ropert  
Play Fight Frank Taherkhani  
Resistance Play Felix Ruckert  
The Dancing Whip Felix Ruckert  
Switching Score Felix Ruckert  
SM Spirituality for the Left-Brained Janet Hardy  

Creativity, Spirituality, Others

BDSM: Sacred Sexuality Atma Poeschl  
Touch the Spirit Sabine Sonnenschein  
Kali Dances & Shiva Dances Sabine Sonnenschein  
Ethical Sluthood: foundations of nontraditional lifestyles Janet Hardy  
Girlfags and Guydykes: what they mean to our understanding of gender and orientation Janet Hardy  
Plush Animal Fetish Dr. Peter B.  
Cultural Trauma Dr. Peter B.  
Money: The Last Taboo Dr. Peter B.