IN-PERSON: Doors open at 4:45pm / Class starts at 5:00pm EST
ONLINE: Zoom link sent at 4:00pm / Class starts at 5:00pm EST
**Recording available for 7 days after the class**
Join therapist, sex educator, and author of Trans Sex, Lucie Fielding, for an intimate, 2-hour deep dive into the practice of muffing!
Muffing is a sexual activity that involves penetrating the inguinal canals of folks with external gonads (basically, fingerbanging someone with external gonads from the front). The term “muffing” was coined by Mira Bellwether in her foundational zine Fucking Trans Women (2010) and since then articles and zines have described this activity. But this is the first community workshop of its kind—an intensive, hands-on exploration of muffing.
For folks with external gonads and for those who have sex with folks with external gonads, muffing can be a way of queering up sex, circumventing tremendously limiting culturally proscribed/prescribed understandings of the erotic, and opening a potential universe of pleasure!
There will be instruction, a live demo and optional space dedicated to your own HANDS-ON (or fingers in!) play and exploration under Lucie’s guidance.
Transfeminine bodies will be centered in this workshop but it is open to folks of all genders, sexualities, and experience levels. Come and play!
Lucie Fielding, PhD, MA, LMHCA, Resident in Counseling (she/they) is a white, neurodivergent, queer, trans misogyny affected (TMA) femme, and a therapist practicing in Virginia and Washington (on Monacan lands and unceded Duwamish territory, respectively). They specialize in sex therapy, kink-knowledgeable therapy, 2SLGBTQIA-knowledgeable therapy, sex work-affirming therapy; and they work from narrative, imaginal, and somatic frameworks that honor the (intergenerational) wisdom of the body, promote community-care, and support empowered embodied eroticism. She holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute (2018) and a PhD in French from Northwestern University (2008), specializing in erotic literature. Their background in literature attunes them to the ways that cultural scripts inscribe themselves on our bodies and inform our embodied erotic lives. In addition to being a therapist, Lucie is a sex educator who has facilitated workshops for a range of groups, organizations, universities, and agencies. They are the author of Trans Sex: Clinical Approaches to Trans Sexualities and Erotic Embodiments (2021), which was awarded an AASECT Book Award in 2022 (Sexuality Professionals Category) and named a finalist for a 2022 Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) in the Transgender-Nonfiction category. You can find out more about Lucie at https://luciefielding.com or follow them on Instagram (@sexbeyondbinaries).