F.a.q.

Some frequently asked questions

What is the festival of Sensations?

The Festival of Sensations is a  queer feminist & body-positive art experience. Rare are the places where we express and explore ourselves without the fear of being shamed or judged, where we can unlearn social norms and where we can celebrate our diversity. The Festival of Sensations is an event that creates such a place: Join us for a colorful carnival of queerness & body-positivity!

Why did we create the Festival of Sensations?

In our society, many people face marginalization. Queer and fat people, as well as people with immigrant backgrounds, often experience feelings of exclusion, being stared at and judged. This festival aims to create a safeR space where they can creatively and artistically live out their needs and expressions. Queer art is to be celebrated and the network strengthened. Together instead of alone and in the fresh air instead of on the internet. 

What is included in the events, what do I have to bring?

All workshops & activities, food and drinks are not included, more infos coming soon.

GUESTS

guests & inclusion

How many people will there be?

  • We aim to sell arround 300 Tickets ( 3 Day Passes & Day tickets)  + 100 Volunteers & Presenters

Who will be attending?

  • Our guests come as singles, couples, throuples, polycules or in other constellations, we don’t choose by the number but by their awareness and responsibility. Every participant and volunteer has to fill out an application form.  A pre-registration is mandatory, there will be no tickets sold at the door.

How do I apply and what do I need to pay attention to?

  • It is an essential aim of the Festival of Sensations to create a safer space with people who are part of the LGBTQA+ community or are Allys.  During the application we will ask you some questions and let you reflect on your privilages.

If I come alone, how do I find people to interact with?

  • The Festival of Sensations will provide a lot of activities to get to know each other without pressure. Come early and give yourself enough time to arrive at the venue, to get in touch with yourself, the nature and perhaps other human beings.

tickets & refund

How can I buy a ticket?

  • You can apply here for a ticket through an online-form in each event description. There are more people wanting to come than we can host, so we have to select our guests. Please register and wait for approval. As soon as you have been approved, we kindly ask you to transfer the money via online banking or Paypal to secure your spot.

Can I apply for my friends?

  • No, each person has to apply for themselves. 

What if I cancel at the last minute? Will I get a refund?

  • We will refund  your ticket price (minus a processing fee of 20 €) if you cancel until August 1st. Afterwards we’re unfortunately not able to refund your payment. If you cancel because of a Covid infection (including valid proof of infection sent to us via apply@festivalofsensations.com), you can cancel after August 1st. 

other questions

I am nervous. What can I do?

  • Don’t worry. We are all nervous when we engage in something new. As a first-timer we recommend you to come early so you have enough time to connect with the space and the people around you. The Awareness Team will be in sight at all times and our team will be there to support you. Also, please reach out via email if you have any questions!

What shall I wear?

  • Whatever you feel like! Wear whatever makes you feel good and what expresses the very You in this moment. Come in your favorite costume, in your most seducing underwear, dress in what you never dared to wear before or come in your pyjamas. Some of our events will offer a costume & photo corner. We dress to express, not to impress! 

Awareness

awareness concept

  • Awareness Team are our spaceholder and your safety contact in case you feel confused or insecure ,experienced harm or discrimination or need support with a conflict. Whenever you have a question, feel overwhelmed or overtaxed, don’t hesitate to reach out to the infopoint, them or the organizers.

How can I recognize the Awareness Team?

  • The Awareness Team will be wearing recognizable hair accessories and wear a speacial scarf. We will introduce the awareness info point  at the events so everyone can easily find support at any time.

Can I be part of the Awareness Team?

  • Our Awareness Team are carefully selected and have a lot of personal experience at queer feminist events. If you consider volunteering as a Awareness Team we will be happy to receive your application! Email us and tell us about your motivation and about the events you have been attending in the past.

What kind of behavior will be accepted, what will be penalized?

If it feels good and everybody involved likes what is happening, we will not limit your playfulness and your pleasure in any way. However, if we witness or hear of any kind of violation of the principle of consent we will act accordingly. This can mean the exclusion of individuals from the ongoing event or even all future events. The policy and procedure will be posted before the event.

On Festival of Sensations there is NO space for

  • people who think there’s only two sexes/genders
  • people who “don’t see color”
  • people who think that fat people should just exercise more and are unhealthy
  • people who think kinky people are sick and should be ashamed
  • people who deny disabled people their sexuality
  • people who think that poor people are lazy
  • people who think that migrants are homophobic and assaultive
  • people who think that cis men are the real victims of patriarchy

Accessibility

is the venue accessible?

  • Yes, all entrances to our venues are fully accessible and on the same floor with little or no  thresholds.The gender-neutral toilets include at least two accessible toilets. Please check also our location specifications below. Our workshops are for all bodies, gender identities, sexual orientations and accessible for people of all abilities. Please reach out to us beforehand if you have any questions or would like to let us know about your special needs.

location specifications

  • Location/ Space: Outside  1 Lotus Bell Tent ( ca 70qm ) , 1 Workshop space in the Garden hidden ( <150qm ) , 1 Workshop space in the Garden on the field  ( <200qm ) , 1 Campfire , 1 Stage with field in front ( <150qm ) , 1 music stage next to the road,
  • Inside: 1 industry hall partly open ( <300qm ), 1 cinema space
  • Sanitary:  2 wheelchair acessible Garden Toilets ; 4 Toilets in the Hall, 5 washbasins & 3 Showers
  • Other Utilities: 1 Pool , 1 Sauna, 2 Indoor Kitchens, 1 Outdoor  Kitchen 

I need to bring an assistant with me. How does that work?

  • If you need a personal assistant or an assistant dog please reach out to us via info@festivalofsensations in advance and we will find a way to suit your needs!

I would really like to come, but I can’t afford the entrance fee.

  • If there is one thing we shouldn’t have to worry about, it is money (although we know how it feelswhen you do). We want to make the Festival of Sensations as inclusive as possible. That is why we offer a wide sliding scale for our festival passes and day tickets. If you have any questions please email us at info@festivalofsensations.com

the 4 Cs

consent

Consent is about the people involved in any kind of action. It is the right to say Yes or No to whatever affects you in a certain activity. It is important to understand that previous consent for intimacy never overrides the withdrawal of consent in the present moment. In other words: Only a Hell Yes! is a Yes. And this applies to every moment.

  • We check in with each other – only a Hell Yes is a Yes
  • We respect personal boundaries – we respect all different kinds of a No
  • There is no pre-consent – any given consent can be withdrawn a minute later, check-in with others regularly

How to say No?

There are many different ways to say No and a No doesn’t need to come in harsh words. Try out what suits your mood! As important as it is to express a No, it is equally as important to hear a No and respond gracefully – for yourself and the person being brave enough to protect their boundaries. Please find your favorite way to say No or respond to a No with this poster. Print it and spread the word!

care

  • We respect you in your whole truth – feel free to express what you need and want
  • We work to create a space (and maybe someday a world) without sex-shaming, kink-shaming, slut-shaming or body shaming
  • We care for each other – everything is possible, nothing is obligated
  • Sexual health is important to us we protect each other and get tested regularly 
  • We help each other out if someone seems in trouble, stressed out or frozen.
  • We value self-reliance and self care.

confidentiality

What happens in the Festival of Sensations stays in the Festival of Sensations. How people express themselves there might be stigmatized in their daily life, so please treat other people and their realities with respect and confidentiality. We won’t share stories on that aren’t our own, without identifying others, its  not allowed to ‘out’ others, .

  • We trust each other to treat all people with respect and not ‘out’ others.
  • We see it as an honor to witness other people to express their sensual and sexual self
  • We won’t share stories that aren’t our own, without identifying others.
  • We don’t take non-consensual pictures

covid

  • Please use the provided hand sanitizer 
  • Wash your hands before and after touching objects, doors etc.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Longer is better.
  • Avoid touching your own face

questions?

We hope you can find the answer here…

If not please reach out to us info@festivalofsensations.com

EN
Skip to content