Consent & Negotiation for a Sex Positive World

November 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
CSPC Raw Space
1608 15th Ave W
WA 98119

Consent & Negotiation for a Sex Positive World with Sar Surmick

When: 7PM to 8PM
Where: Raw Space
Who: Anyone 18+ with ID
Cost at the door: $15. $10 in advance.
Free for current CSPC members.

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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:
1) Consent – Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but consent in a Sex Positive World goes way beyond that. Come to explore how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Come and learn how to move towards an informed Yes and even an enthusiastic Yes.
2) 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 CSPC party that night) to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time.

About the Educator:

Sar Surmick is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Sexuality Educator currently located in Redmond, WA. Sar specializes in working within the Poly, Kink, and Queer communities, seeing couples, individuals, and families. Sar has been speaking on the importance of communication in relationships, understanding the role identity plays in a person’s life, and working from a sex-positive perspective for some time and continues to work on the same. More information about Sar and his practice can be found at:

Contact Sar to RSVP or with Questions at: [email protected]

This workshop is presented by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Please go to for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Sex Positive Culture.