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Sexploration Schedule

We are all ready for Saturday the 26th to be here so we can embark on a Sexploration! Our team has put together a sampling of sex, kink and relationship classes for you to whet your appetite for all that the sex positive world has to offer you!

If you haven’t purchased your tickets, make sure to do so soon to take advantage of our advance discounts. The whole day of workshops, socializing and parties is $65. Upgrade to a $100 ticket and your first year of CSPC membership dues is included! Tickets can be purchased online or in person at our Library.

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11am – Registration opens [spacer height=”15″]

Enter through the Annex door at 1608 15th Avenue W. After you check in, enjoy a light lunch and meet-and-greet with presenters and other attendees.

12pm – Welcome[spacer height=”15″]

Your hosts will give you an overview of the day and a tour of the facility to acquaint you will all the classroom spaces and the evening’s parties.

12:30pm – First Workshop Session[spacer height=”15″]

Power Exchange and Consent

~ Educator: Jim Duvall

Consent is the defining element separating alternative relationships from domestic abuse. This  class will not teach the “one true way” to create a power exchange relationship, but rather give each attendee the tools to consciously enter into and navigate their own relationships,

Making Safer Sex Sexy

~ Educator: Sophia Sky

Learn tricks and tips that will thrill and delight you and your partner while still having “safer sex”. We’ll the eliminate awkwardness of having “the sex health talk” and turn using barriers into a seamless part of your sex play so as not to break the mood.

Collaborative Negotiation

~ Educator: Sar Surmick

Learning to communicate in a collaborative fashion gives us a way to get more of what we want, and it gives us a way to do it while still making sure the people we care about get what they want, too. With practice, it allows us to create solutions, outcomes, and relationships which are greater than the sum of their parts.

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1:30 -2pm – Break[spacer height=”15″]

2pm – Second Workshop Session[spacer height=”15″]

Introduction to Bondage

~ Educator: Jim Duvall

Restraining your partner or being restrained can be a very erotic, sexy and sensual experience. Learn the safety & sexy basics of restraint & rope bondage!

Know Your Genitals

~ Educator: Sophia Sky

Discover the wonderful structures that make up our genitals! Covering function as well as form, we will explore the variations, techniques, and a myriad of options for pleasure.

Lifestyle 101 aka Swinging

~ Educators: An Experienced Expert Panel

This panel is made of up of men and women who have been enjoying lifestyle adult social clubs, locally and over the world, and who are happy to share their experiences and answer your questions.

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3-3:30pm – Break[spacer height=”15″]

3:30-4:30pm – Third Workshop Session [spacer height=”15″]

Anatomy of Impact Play

~ Educator: Sophia Sky

Or, “How to whack on every possible surface of the human body without ending up in the ER.” With a focus on safety that won’t reduce your fun, this class gives you permission to get rough!

Tantra as Awareness through Breath

~ Educator: Nekole Shaprio

If you want to mingle intimacy and sex you must acquire the skills.  Spend an hour with Nekole Shapiro as she takes you deeper into yourSelf so that you may feel more deeply with another. Learn the basics needed to start a journey into tantra. You may be surprised by what you learn.

Polyamory 101

~ Educator: Allena Gabosch

This will be an open and honest discussion about Polyamory in all its forms, from someone who has done it for 30+ years. Polyamory is an incredible lifestyle, but not always an easy one. It has a lot of rewards, but there are also a lot of pitfalls and potential disasters. Learn Allena’s 20 “Relationship Principles”  (great for any relationship style.)

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4:30-5pm – Break [spacer height=”15″]

5-6:30pm – Fourth Workshop Session [spacer height=”15″]

CSPC New Member Orientation~ Educator: Orientation Team

The orientation is mandatory for all new members and provides attendees with a history of sex-positive culture in Seattle and reviews some of the expectations and etiquette expected at our events. Orientations include a question-and-answer period.

Getting the Most Out of Your CSPC: Orientation 201~ Educator: Celia

This is a great class for someone who is already a CSPC member and is ready to be more active in the sex positive community. Learn tips to find the right party for you, navigate the various sub-communities, and the best ways approach people depending on the event you are attending.

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6:30-7pm Break [spacer height=”15″]

7-9pm – Dinner & Socializing [spacer height=”15″]

Order take out from one of the numerous nearby restaurants and come back to the CSPC to share a casual dinner with the educators and CSPC party hosts.  Ask questions, meet more people, and relax before the parties start.

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9pm-1am – Parties [spacer height=”15″]

Enjoy three distinct atmospheres in the various party spaces. We will have kinky play in the Main Space, a more snuggly and sensuous vibe in the Annex Space, and the Raw Space will be devoted to socializing.

This Weekend – July 12 & 13

It’s a big weekend of classes! Don’t worry, they both start at 7pm so you won’t miss out on any of this wonderful summer sun.

Tonight’s workshop shares safety information on an interrogation technique turned edgy kink, waterboarding. Take note that in BDSM play, people take a scary, dangerous activity and modify it so that it becomes something like a roller coaster ride. It is still dangerous and scary, but you won’t die. Tickets are $30 at the Center for Sex Positive Culture’s Annex door.

Sunday’s workshop will Demystify the Perfect Body. Mental health therapist Mandy Traut has informative discussions and revelatory exercises that will help you create a healthy love and respect for your body. Please bring a mat to lay on the floor, a couple of your favorite magazines, and a water bottle.

 

Featured photo by Jim Duvall.

Stefanos & Shay to teach in Seattle October 23-25!

In our never-ending quest to provide quality sex and kink education, we have arranged with Stefanos and Shay, from the California Bay Area, to come to Seattle October 23rd through 25th.

Stefanos & Shay are thrilled to be the 2014 International Power Exchange title holders! They are a vivacious, unconventional D/s couple with a passion for educating, hosting, performing, and advocating together in the BDSM community. Classes they present are known for being entertaining (they’ve been called “better than a Vegas act”) and also packed with useful and applicable information. They identify as pansexual polyamorist playsluts (and probably a few other P’s they haven’t thought of yet).

StefanosShay-240x300With their varied talents and interests, Stefanos and Shay have an impressive class list. We want to know which classes you are most interested in so we can meet your sexy education desires. We have created a survey so that you can look through their possible classes. Pick up to 3 classes that interest you the most. On July 25th, we will tally all the votes and schedule the top 3 rated classes. (And Shay and Stefanos said they might be able to do a fourth class if there is a tie.)
Survey voters who share their email address with us will be entered into a drawing to receive a code for a discount on advance ticket purchases online or through the library. Go to our survey and vote now!

Please only vote once. You are welcome to pass this survey to anyone you think might be interested. Please repost only in places where the survey is appropriate and welcome.