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This week’s Events

This week’s educational offerings are a bit more cerebral than usual. We have three workshops that discuss collaborative negotiation, introducing an element of  dominance and submission into your relationship, and discovering how to obtain the same legal rights as a married couple when you have a less than conventional family or love relationship situation, respectively. Have fun discovering!

Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm

Consent & Negotiation for a Sex Positive World with Sar Surmick

Whether you’re brand new to Sex Positive Culture or an old hand, there are two primary skills you need to navigate interacting with others: Consent  and Negotiation. It’s a simple idea: sit down with someone to come to a mutual understanding about what you want, what they want, and what the boundaries are. And, this simple idea can get difficult when you’re negotiating emotional, complicated, or vulnerable things. Come and get some tips, tricks and tools about how to have a good and effective negotiation with someone whether you’re requesting a new relationship, tonight’s sex, or a first hug.

Join us for this opening discussion on these two very important skills. Then take what you learn out into the larger world (or to the Grind that night) to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time.

Cost at the door: $15 or Free for current CSPC members.

Saturday, September 20 at 6pm

Impermanent Protocols with Rose Riley

Curious about trying out a Dominant/submissive (D/s) element in your relationship? Have a D/s relationship in your day-to-day life, but want to kick it up a notch for that special event? A short-term agreement can be the perfect opportunity to try new things and push boundaries while maintaining a safety net. We’ll cover hot ideas, potential pitfalls, and do a few writing exercises to help you discover and solidify your ideal protocol-for-a-day.
Cost at the door: $20. Advance: $15

A helpful guide for increasing your enjoyment of protocol parties at the CSPC such as the Libertine Social Club.

Sunday, September 21 at 7pm

Legal Options for Non-Traditional Relationships

Attorney Benjamin Premack of The Premack Law Office, PLLC, will lead a workshop on how people in non-traditional polyamorous or non-monogamous relationships can enjoy many of the same legal powers and rights as married couples. He will discuss a variety of matters including issues of inheritance, property ownership/co-ownership, health care, children, finances, end of life planning, and planning in the event of an end to the relationship.

Cost at the door: $25. ($5 off at the door for 9/21 Poly Potluck & Discussion attendees with voucher.)
Advance: $20- Individuals, $35- Couples and $50- Triads.

Featured photo by Jim Duvall.

March is coming in like a lion!

We have an amazingly variety of workshops for your enjoyment in March, along with one very special event, our spring fundraiser, A Black Tie Affair which directly benefits the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Please note that some of our workshops offer discount to Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) members who are a part of the Passport Program. If you are interested in exploring your sexuality, becoming a member of the CSPC and joining their Passport Program is a comfortable and safe place to start.

Sunday, March 2 at 2:30pm

Bondage from the Bottom’s Perspective ~ Educator: Max

CSPC Main Space: $40. Advance: $35

 

Saturday, March 8 at 12pm

Kinesthetic Polyamory ~ Educators: Kristen Knapick, Jim Duvall and Sophia Sky

CSPC Annex: $40/Individual, $75/Couples or $35 per person in groups of 3 or more at the door. Advance: $30- Individuals; $55- Couples; $75- Triads.

 

Saturday, March 8 at 7pm

Explore Decorative Needle Play ~ Educator: Allena Gabosch

CSPC Annex: $30. Advance: $25 – Individuals, $45- Couples and $65 – Triads.

 

Thursday, March 13 at 7pm

Tie Me to the Bedpost, Please! ~ Educator: Jim Duvall

CSPC MAnnex: $25. Advance: $20 – Individuals, $35 – Couples and $50- Triads.

($5 off for AYEC holders & Passport participants.)

 

Saturday, March 16 at 11am & 1pm

Controlling Joint Locks and Reversals & Escapes for Rough Play ~ Educator: MacDaddy

CSPC Main Space: each $25; both $40. Advance: each $20; both $30- Individuals; $55- Couples

 

Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm

Legal Options for Non-Traditional Relationships ~ Educators: Ben Premack

FSPC Studio: $25. Advance: $20- Individuals, $35- Couples and $50- Triads.

 

Thursday, March 27 at 7pm

Meaningful Masturbation ~ Educator: Richard “Dr Dick” Wagner, M.Div., Ph.D., ACS

CSPC Annex: $25. Advance: $20- Individuals, $35- Couples and $50- Triads.

($5 off for AYEC holders & Passport participants.)

 

Saturday, March 29 at 12pm

Erotic Breathwork ~ Educator: M’kali-Hashiki

CSPC Annex: $50. Advance: $45- Individuals, $85- Couples and $125- Triads.

 

Saturday, March 30 at 3pm

Successful Negotiation ~ Educator: Sar Surmick

CSPC Raw Space: $25. Advance: $20- Individuals, $35- Couples and $50- Triads.

($5 off for AYEC holders & Passport participants.)

 

A Door to Spirituality

The Sacred Sexuality Meet-Up welcomes people of all genders, orientations, spiritual paths, and experience levels to explore the many ways our sexual and spiritual lives intersect and nurture each other. Whether you are new to sacred sexuality or a long-time practitioner, please join us for February’s discussion: Why are Pain & Kink interesting doors to sexuality and onward to spirituality?

Joe Marinello, who describes himself as a “kink friendly, sex positive, bi psychotherapist in Seattle, with a 30 plus year background in both Eastern and Western mystic traditions” will give a short talk and then lead a discussion on this topic: “I share the view that sexual union is a foundational experience of spiritual union with that which is far greater than our sense of separated individuality. Moreover, pain and kink can definitely act as catalysts to ecstasy, power, and surrender, all of which are experienced in spiritual union.”

The February meetup of Seattle Sacred Sexuality will take place in the CSPC Annex on Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. (Before the Good Fences: Boundary Skills for Everyone workshop.)

Join the FetLife Group for more information.

Featured photo by Jim Duvall. Used with permission.