Dear magical Quintasensualists,
After long hours of thinking and feeling into this, we have decided to cancel Quintasensual this summer.
Although this is sad, we strongly feel that this is the right decision. Putting on a touch-heavy festival during a pandemic seems unwise to us, given how the UK government is handling the situation and we would not be comfortable with promoting it in the coming months. Plus, as we don't know what the travel restrictions will be by August, we can't guarantee that our quite international community will be able to gather at all. This time calls for pausing and reflecting, not going ahead with "business as usual".
We will keep you posted about the future of our beloved festiva and once the dust has settled and we can start to see what wants to emerge from this crisis l (so please do sign up for emails if you haven't already). Quintasensual is ever evolving and we are committed to letting it evolve.
Stay safe, beautiful ones.
❤️ Love, Swallow and Rosie
Fluid and flowing! Never lonely or rejected. Respected and felt my Goddess being reflected back to me. The most comfortable and juicy space me; a man who loves to be a woman, has ever been so fortunate to live in for five sensual and wholly fulfilling days. Home now and I am bliss.
"For the second year running Buzzy did an amazing job organising this unique and ground-breaking Tantra Festival of Love for a diverse mix of queer participants. There were folks from all colours of the sexuality and gender preference rainbow. Everyone was happy to mix and mingle, and although this is really a young person's Festival most adult age groups were represented. Any differences in lifestyle or outlook were very quickly merged during the socialising and workshops with the focus always on personal safety.” - CJB (London).
The space created at Quintasensual was very special in many ways. I have been at few tantra festivals before, but never felt so safe, accepted and appreciated. Feel very honoured that I had the opportunity to be part of it. It is hard to describe, but all the beautiful beings at the festival created the family which fully embraced every single member and accepted them the way they truly are; no expectations, no conditioning, just pure unconditional love and queerness everywhere around.
“It was my first time at an event like this and I didn't know what to expect. It was wonderfully freeing; a place to truly be myself. A place to learn, connect and grow.” – Sam
Why I chose this festival I don't know but it hit the spot.
“can truly say that Quintasensual was a life changing experience. It was unsettling and beautiful. I danced in the moonlight, cried my eyes out, celebrated bodies and souls. It showed me the true beauty of both myself and others, and opened me up to experiences I never thought would be possible. Can not wait until next year.” – Sinnunsinya
I would never have believed that in my lifetime I'd find myself comfortably nakedly, vulnerably feeling so safe and accepted in the sexual expression of my bi-gendered nature (feminine bisexuality and masculine active/passive gay sexuality), in the company of such a deliciously diverse and perfectly harmonious crowd of kinky queers. I believe this festival represents an amazing evolutionary step in the growth of queer conscious connectedness! Ta very much to Buzzy, the gang of dedicated tantric-god facilitators and the participants. A beautiful illustration of how, when the walls of our LGBT boxes are gently dismantled, we can discover ourselves to be more (divinely) similar than different.
“I think that I would have to say that the festival was definitely not what I was expecting, but turned out to offer a lot more exciting times than I could ever imagine.” – Steve
Quintasensual is a space for deep exploration, open-hearted connections, joyful self-expression and the promotion of total self-acceptance - whatever your gender, background, or sexuality. If you want a festival that will take you out of old-world limitations and into new-world celebrations this the space for you!
“Coming to this festival is the best present you can give yourself. It was the second time. One of the nice feelings I have being at the festival is that after a day or so, I do not look to people anymore in a gendered way. I just look at the person. My behaviour is not linked anymore to what is expected from me, but there is simply a flow of interest and energy an enthusiasm in both directions. I like this feeling in a super mixed group. Each workshop you choose makes you richer and more open. I wish it would be longer.” – Bamboo
This festival was a blast from start to finish. There was a great deal of sensuous pleasure: I enjoyed going sky clad and there was lots of lovely touch. I discovered a diversity of new people and learned more about how I relate. I got closer to my partner, which was wonderful. There were ups as well as downs because these were real life experiences, not some alternative Disneyland. We came home glowing!
I have never felt so included and safe, ever, as at Quintasensual
This has been the festival that I've been looking for! Truly welcoming gender- and orientation- diversity. Celebrating who we are. Creating a very special community. And having great fun! I'm so glad I came!
Climb the Stairway to Heaven and meet your Slutty Angels there.
I left on a cloud of peace, love and appreciation. We created a space of support and tenderness where we could express freely and show our true loving selves.
“Come to Quintasensual if you are looking for a place to express yourself the way you always dreamed about, and connect in a mindful and sensual way with other beautiful beings in that identity” - Feather
A safe accepting space in which freely and respectfully to engage with other people.
“Quintasensual is an amazing festival. I went last year and had a truly amazing time and thought that it would not be possible to beat, but I was wrong. The festival just gets better and better. I have been to straight tantra festivals before and not really found my place there, but at quintessential there is space for me. The workshops are inspiring, intense and moving, the venue is bright, green and warm, the people are delicious, sweet and creative and the food is so very very yummy. Thank you Buzzy for creating this.” – Jos
Come into your breathing and being Present.
“Quintasensual really opened my body, mind and soul to new ways of connecting with others. I felt challenged, held, loved and appreciated and left with a renewed sense of possibility and belonging to a wonderful tribe.” - Jon
Thank you for creating this wonderful space - I have finally found a place where I can be myself.
“These four days brought stimulations and excitement in my life as I normally need months to experience them. It is of an incredible beautiful intensity, bringing up emotions, feelings, love I was really happy to be part of this adorable community for these rich days.” - Kristophe
This is the best festival I have ever been to - and I've been to a lot! I've never come away from a festival feeling transformed before. The chance to just be myself in terms of sexuality, (dis)ability and gender, without feeling any need to explain or apologise for the areas where I don't fit into neat categories, was valuable. Being around a whole host of others who also didn't fit into neat categories - and learning from these people - was even more valuable. My mind was a bit blown, all in all.
"Even if you think you know yourself really well - this is the 'Go To' Festival to find out even more luscious stuff" - Jufdi from Guildford
Quintasensual is a world on its own, while being completely in touch with everything around us. It's spiritual with a hands-on approach, gentle with as much roughness as you please, accessible and in depth, and inclusive to all who wish to join.
"I have to tone down my testimonial because you literally wouldn't believe me if I told you how incredibly awesome this festival was. It was the best week of my life so far, I learnt a lot about myself, had an amount of fun I wouldn't have expected to be possible, and made friends for life." – Moyaccercchi
Wonderful, thank you very much, looking forward to next year.
“A Fusion Festival bringing lots of strands together” – ChrisB
Buzzy did an amazing job getting this unique and ground-breaking Festival going. Never before has there been such a Tantra Festival for such a diverse mix of folk. There were folks from all colours of the sexuality and gender preference rainbow. Everyone was happy to mix and mingle, most age groups were represented and any differences in lifestyle or outlook were quickly merged.
“I have attended Quintasensual two years in a row and I can truthfully say I consider the people who go to be my tribe. There’s nothing else like it.” - Anon
Quintasensual a bubble of excitement, growth, sensual interactions. A high quality, varied and packed programme, amazing food and a crowd of all sorts of queers. I highly recommend it!
Facilitating here was an absolute joy. I felt held both by the other facilitators and by all the attendees. This is a tribute to the hard work of Buzzy in realising the vision and to all who helped in bringing it to life. This authenticity and commitment really showed in all aspects of the festival. From the workers, the cooks, the organisation and the facilitators. This all provided a framework to enable people to go very deep into themselves. But overall for me, it was the acceptance. The complete and total acceptance of gender, gender identity, sexual preference epitomised the essence of Tantra. Everyone was welcomed, none excluded. If you are familiar with St. Thomas Aquinas, then he wrote a poem called "the mandate”. It has become a mantra of mine and especially for the last two lines. "I looked into His eyes and then knew what to say to any angel who might serve as a sentry to God: No creature should be turned away.” After years of teaching and events, finally a festival that epitomises both the essence of Tantra and St. Thomas Aquinas' Vision appeared. Quintasensual was that festival and it was an honour to be part of it