Peter Banki

Peter Banki, Ph.D is founder and director of Erotic Living. Previously, he directed the School of Really Good Sex, and prior to that for several years he curated Xplore – Festival of the Art of Lust in Sydney.

Peter has an extensive background in Iyengar yoga, dance and the martial arts (Tai Chi, Capoeira Angola). His somatic and movement practice forms the basis of his work in the erotic field.

Peter has also been a scholar and teacher of European philosophy and literature for much of his adult life. Philosophers such as Friedrich Nietzsche and Georges Bataille, Anne Dufourmantelle, Avital Ronell and Jean-Luc Nancy have most inspired him in his thinking about sexuality and eroticism. He holds a Ph.D in German studies from New York University (September, 2009). His book The Forgiveness To Come:  the Holocaust and the Hyper-Ethical came out recently with Fordham University Press. Articles about Peter’s work on The Festival of Really Good Sex have been featured in many news outlets, including The GuardianArcher MagazineABC Radio National and He has also been interviewed about the Festival of Death and Dying, which he also founded and directs, on ABC Radio and the Sydney Morning Herald. His work on apology and forgiveness has been featured on 2SER and on the philosophers’ zone on ABC Radio National.

A selection of Peter’s academic publications can be found at



A performance lecture about inheriting wealth, being Jewish and forgiving the unforgivable.

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