The organiser of a Sex Toy Show in Dublin has claimed 'a very conservative couple of people at the top' have led to it being cancelled.
Jenny Keane, a somatic sex educator, said a venue pulled its support at the last minute.
She told The Hard Shoulder she believes this is down to an outlook held by a minority.
"The long story short is just that there's a lot of fear and apprehension around the event - which I have to say, I totally understand.
"I'm really not here to call out anybody, and I'm also not angry.
"I'm definitely more so disappointed just for the amount of time and effort that's gone into organising an event.
"I understand that part of this conversation when it comes to sex education - there's a lot of fear, there's a lot of misunderstanding I think as well and worry.
"It's just coming up, again and again, how we're coming face-to-face with a very conservative couple of people at the top who are worried about the name.
"There's a lot of restriction and censorship and control in order to move forward with this.
"For me... that's absolutely not what I'm about.
"I'm really here for removing shame from the conversation around sex, and creating an environment where sex can be fun."
'The amount of shame this country holds'
She said the show would include workshops around sexuality.
"Last year I had 20,000 people - 20,000 women - in these workshops, most of whom are Irish. I have a huge supportive community.
"This particular show is really more about coming together in celebration to have fun.
"So it's going to be a mix of everything, in terms of education, we also have burlesque performances, and international guests coming".
And Jenny said this is not what she wants for Ireland.
"Why not have a conversation with me? Why not meet me?
"I think it's really important, especially given Ireland's relationship with sexuality and with sex.
"The amount of shame that this country holds itself.
"I really came back to Ireland to live and locate permanently in Ireland in 2019 - really with the mission to start a very friendly, heartfelt, fun conversation around sex.
"And deliver sex education in a way that was really unashamedly normal", she added.