There are two very different educational opportunities available this weekend. On Friday, we have teamed up with the founder of OutshineNW to offer a class on HIV safety and blood play in a BDSM context. On Sunday, we have the follow up incarnation of last year’s popular Orgasmic Yoga: Mindful Erotic Embodiment, or MEE.
Friday, May 6 — 7:00-8:30PM
It’s 2016! Think you know all the options available for maintaining your HIV status? Join HIV and sexual health educator Brandyn Gallagher for inclusive workshop on HIV status management options for kinksters across various forms of play and sexual expression. We’ll discuss how medications and other strategies can be used to prevent HIV transmission regardless of your status and how to conduct a personal risk assessment based on the latest medical evidence, followed by open Q&A and group discussion. Participants will enhance their own framework for making personal risk assessment decisions and also learn ways to engage respectfully with prospective partners, friends, and community members in discussions about serophobia (fear of HIV) and its impact on personal health decisions.
Sunday, May 8 — 12:00-1:30PM
Mindful Erotic Embodiment is a conscious self-pleasuring exploration practiced within a communal erotic space. This practice can be transformative! Mindful Erotic Embodiment sessions will weave together the heart and genitals in the heart-field of supportive community. This often produces a state of arousal that is free of fantasy, unfinished emotional business, religious dogma, cultural caveats and habitual sexual behaviors. In this erotic trance state, an individual becomes aware of the body as a source of wisdom, happiness and freedom. This event will involve breathing, savoring, sound, movement, self-touch, placement of attention, and awareness of intention. Please come prepared to engage with your desire. Bring toys and any supplies you might want including towels or mats to sit on. We will create a sacred and supportive space full of music and good company.
No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.