About Pan Eros Foundation

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture is changing its name to Pan Eros Foundation.

Mission and Vision

Pan Eros Foundation celebrates and cultivates sexuality.

Our goal is to create a better world by promoting respectful interaction through consent education. We aim to move society past tolerance into acceptance of consensual sexuality as a healthy, integral part of being human. We support people in finding the type and amount of sexual pleasure that is right for them, respecting the spectrum from asexual to omnisexual.

Structure and Foundation Leadership

As a 501c3, we are eligible for tax benefits, matching contributions and grant funding, and donations may be tax deductible. We are run by a board of directors.

Offerings, Activities and Outreach

Come enjoy a broad range of fun, educational and cultural events.

We offer workshops every month, from beginner level classes to advanced techniques. Renowned educators come from all over the nation to teach a delightful array of topics.

We host many regular monthly events — from erotic massage, to nude drawing classes, to social and support groups — where you can connect with others and explore your interest in a welcoming space. Many of our groups are on hiatus while we look for a new building. Please check the calendar for availability of meetings and locations.

The Pan Eros Library has a broad collection of over 10,000 pieces – many rare and unusual – and is one of the largest of its kind. Once we have found a new home, the library will reopen.

The Consent Academy is a collective of consent educators and experts. Through this program, we are committed to building consent culture. The Consent Academy is focused on developing and sharing curriculum on consent, respect, and personal responsibility for all ages and all backgrounds. You can learn more about this amazing resource here.

We produce special events, participate in national conferences, and collaborate with sex positive organizations like Gay City, Grand Illusion Cinema, and more. We also participate in Seattle festivals, host regular forums at local colleges and universities, and participate in radio talk shows.

Perhaps the greatest marker of our success is the now internationally recognized Seattle Erotic Art Festival, founded in 2002 to celebrate and promote freedom of sexuality, speech and creativity through the erotic expression of fine art.

Every year the Festival showcases a world-class visual art exhibition, glittering performances, interactive installations, erotic short film exhibition, captivating literary art, workshops and presentations, vibrant after-parties, and so much more. The Festival has also expanded to produce other spectacular events throughout the year.

The Seattle Erotic Cinema Society  was started to give the erotic short film element of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival a festival of its own, SECS Fest, as well as regular monthly showings of erotic film at the Grand Illusion Cinema. SECS Fest is a sex-positive international film festival celebrating the artistry of erotic cinema while inspiring diverse communities to engage in adult conversations about sex.