‘Viva La Vulva uncompromisingly demands an end to reductionist discourse on sexuality.’
– Stephanie Burrell, Strand Magazine.
‘Wonderfully witty and unexpected; an interesting consideration of the performativity of gender and female orgasm.’
– Hannah Brierly
A celebration of female and non-binary sexuality. A rejection of the male gaze. An exploration into the complex relationships we have with sex and ourselves. The starting research for this project revealed common notions of shame and humiliation among women and non-binary individuals when talking about sex.
Viva la vulva aims to overcome these notions by showcasing a journey of empowerment. Stripping away the performative roles placed on us by oppressive social and patriarchal structures, we try to recapture an innocent curiosity for exploring our own bodies.
In normalising female masturbation as a form of self-care and making space and time for the orgasm, viva la vulva aims to shift attitudes forward, giving women and non-binary individuals a deeper sense of ownership within their sex.
Performed by Ronja Kasemi and Jay Yule. Image by Jack Luttman