Ten Tigers Parlour Presents Jennifer Beman Art Sex Data: Inside the Graphs

By East City Art Editorial Team on July 22, 2019
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Beman.
Event: Wednesday, July 24 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Sunday, July 28, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wednesday, July 24th
Sunday, July 28th

Talking about sex can be hard. Sex sells – but actually talking opening and naturally about it is culturally taboo. For many people, it can be a sensitive and awkward topic that raises feelings of embarrassment, shame or inadequacy. The Graphic Sex Project seeks to break down these barriers! This sex-positive exhibit takes a playful approach to help people talk about hard issues. It starts with a bunch of cubes:

The idea is simple: Use 1cm colored cubes to stand for the sexual activities you value, then make a graph that tells your unique sexual story. The exercise can lead to powerful insights about what YOU desire. With the brightly colored cubes, like childhood toys, sex is set in the context of play. The play has purpose: to make sexual topics deliberately non-erotic, helping people approach sex with their defenses down and their intellect turned on.

Come hear creator Jennifer Beman talk about her favorite graphs (she’s collected over 700!) and what she has learned about how people think about sex, and have sex. Browse the collection for an eye-opening, thought-provoking, conversation-inciting glimpse into what people do.

Make your own graph and learn how to use it in your own relationship to open up conversation and express what you desire.

Graph-making station open all night

Artist talk at 7:30

The Project is a way to help people be more comfortable talking about sex, so they can be more in touch with their own sexuality and better able to talk about their sexual preferences, dislikes and boundaries with their romantic partners. And that can help make sex better for everybody.

Ten Tigers Parlour is located at 3813 Georgia Avenue NW.