Tell me i’m pretty: peepshow

21 March will see Eva van de Sande in the Schouwburg for the second time with her talk show: Tell me I'm Pretty. As a sneak peek for the talk show, she is organising the Tell me I'm pretty: peepshow at De Nachtzuster beforehand. An introduction to the subject of intimacy and eroticism

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Last time we talked about beauty ideals and how they change our self-image, this time we are going to talk about intimacy and eroticism.

Eroticism is not limited to sex; it includes sexuality transformed by the human imagination. It includes our thoughts, dreams, anticipation, unruly impulses and even painful memories, all of which are part of our extended erotic landscapes. It is activated by our full human experience, with early childhood experiences of touch, play or trauma later forming the basis of our erotic lives. We understand that even the sources of our greatest pleasure often stem from painful experiences. Eroticism is not always comfortable and neat. It reveals inner struggles, emotional tensions and a mix of arousal and anxiety.

Sometimes we measure a…

Last time we talked about beauty ideals and how they change our self-image, this time we are going to talk about intimacy and eroticism.

Eroticism is not limited to sex; it includes sexuality transformed by the human imagination. It includes our thoughts, dreams, anticipation, unruly impulses and even painful memories, all of which are part of our extended erotic landscapes. It is activated by our full human experience, with early childhood experiences of touch, play or trauma later forming the basis of our erotic lives. We understand that even the sources of our greatest pleasure often stem from painful experiences. Eroticism is not always comfortable and neat. It reveals inner struggles, emotional tensions and a mix of arousal and anxiety.

Sometimes we measure and judge ourselves and experience our bodies as a prison rather than a castle full of rooms to explore endlessly. And if we struggle to be present in our body, why should we take the time to explore it? Or how can we ever feel safe enough to invite someone else in? This is not just about physical penetration, but also about entering our personality, our dreams, who we are, our heart and soul.

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