Friday, December 16, 2016

Shop Sensual THIS WEEKEND starting TONIGHT!


Ceramic incense holders by Taylor Mauch 

Photo by Chelsea Ross 

Here's a way of crossing off a few naughty names on your Christmas list: Shop Sensual, an erotic pop-up shop happening at Reunion studio in Humboldt Park from Friday to Sunday. Organized by designer Leah Ball and photographer Chelsea Ross of Feminist as Fuck, and Kristen Kaza of No Small Plans Productions and Slo 'Mo Party, Shop Sensual will be offering sexy creations by more than a dozen local artists and designers— Leah Ball herself, Noelia Towers, Claire Arctander, Silk Shaman, Morgan Reed Jewelry, Gnat Glitter Kink, Mano Y Metal by Desiree Guzman, Remix by Giselle Wasfie, Humboldt House, Cities in Dust, Emma Alamo, and Solid Air by Taylor Mauch. The event will also feature intimate performances by Darling Shear and Kiara Lanier in addition to three pleasure-centered workshops thorughout the weekend: "Unlocking the Erotic Mind" with sexologist Rena McDaniel of Intraspectrum Counseling, "Slow Jams Yoga" with Lauren Ash of Black Girl In Om, and Erotic Drawing I with Leah Ball.

I interviewed Ball, Kaza, and Ross—they responded collectively by e-mail. Read their responses below and check out a few items that you can find at Shop Sensual in my Chicago Reader post here.

Left to right: Shop Sensual organizers Kristen Kaza, Chelsea Ross, and Leah Ball 

Photo by Moll Jean

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