Erotic Intelligence For Dummies

Photography by Dylan Evans.

Erotic Intelligence For Dummies takes us on a safari of sexual norms and invites us gently to challenge them. From girl scouts in the jungle to cabaret singers in sequins, Helen’s smooth vocals and strong physicality playfully poke at us as we are learn her story and are invited, but not forced, to tell our own.

I spoke to Helen about her show. Here is what she had to say.

What do you hope people take away from the show?
In the immediate sense, I hope they walk away with a feeling of joy and connectedness. I like to think a little later they’ll also question some of their beliefs about intimacy and relationships.

What do you think are the most common misconceptions about polyamory?
That there’s something deviant about it.

Do you think the sexual education we get in schools needs to be looked at?
Yes!!! Big time. Norway and Denmark seem to be leading the way with more progressive sex-education, which includes critiquing of porn in the classroom. There’s a US group tackling the issue of porn addiction in children as well.

I think Australia needs to catch up and take initiative or we’re going to have an entire generation who’ve never had healthy sexual behaviours modeled to them and think all women like to be face f**ked!

What do you fear the most about doing the show?
That there won’t be a big enough crowd to get the vibe going!

What makes you happiest about doing the show?
Taking people on a journey and genuinely connecting with them, but also the liberation of getting to be my most ridiculous self for an hour.

Why do people need to see the show?
Because it’s silly, sexy, full of heart and will make them better lovers!

What do you think the most important part of a relationship is?
Honest, open communication.

If the show was an ice cream what flavour would it be and why?
I think it would be Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food cause it’s full of surprises.

What about if the show was a colour?
Probably bright pink because it’s happy and sexy.

Erotic Intelligence for Dummies is showing at Cupola until 19 March. For tickets and further information visit the Adelaide Fringe Festival website.

Erotic Intelligence For Dummies takes us on a safari of sexual norms and invites us gently to challenge them.

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