Reclaiming Pleasure From Shame

August 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
CSPC Main Space
1602 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
At the door: $25 (each part) or $40 (both parts) Advance: $20 (each part) or $35 (both parts)

Reclaiming Our Pleasure as the Antidote to Slut Shaming
A two part workshop: Examining How Slut Shaming Decreases Our Pleasure and Raising Kids Free of Sexual Shame

Part 1: 10am-noon
Examining How Slut Shaming Decreases Our Pleasure

How do you define slut? How do others define slut? Are you one? Do others think you are? Who gets to decide? How does that shame impact you and how do you recover your pleasure in the face of it? All this and more with Nekole Shapiro and Allena Gabosch.

Lunch Break: Noon-1pm
Space will be open for attendees to eat their own food.

Part 2: 1pm-3pm
Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame Facilitated Discussion

Imagine a world without sexual shame. Imagine a world accepting of all types of families. Imagine a world where children talk to their parents about the changes in their bodies and their sexual desires instead of looking to media for their sex education. If you are interested in making this world a reality, you won’t want to miss: Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame.

We believe that life is a projection of our own inner state.  How could we possibly facilitate something for others if we ourselves do not possess it?  We also believe in the power of peer support.  So, Nekole and Allena Gabosch have structured this powerful discussion in a way that allows us to heal ourselves and with each other as we search for new ways to address sexuality and reproduction with our children.  If you are searching for a new way to address sexuality and reproduction with the coming generations and know or are willing to investigate the possibility that your own healing is the key to this change, you will NOT want to miss this discussion!

Our discussions are open, supportive, deep and fun.  Come check it out.

Who: Anyone 18+ with ID
Attendance is limited to 40 people.
Questions may be directed to: [email protected]

About the Educators:

Nekole Shapiro helps you dive into your body to find your own best expert for your own best life.  With her roots firmly in Tantra, she weaves her lifetime of body-work experience together with her Columbia University pre-medical and cultural anthropology studies to create ground breaking education experiences for parents, birth pros, sex educators, activists and countless others searching to bring the human back to humanity.  Her “almost indescribable” approach is catching on and changing lives! You can learn more about Nekole at

Allena Gabosch has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its inception; producing educational and social events for the sex-positive community since 1990.  She is a frequent speaker on many sexuality related subjects at colleges and conferences around the US and Canada, with an emphasis on Sexuality, Relationships,  BDSM and Polyamory.  She is a frequent guest on local and national radio and television as an expert on sexuality and has been in numerous documentaries. She was a former Producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She is a board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and a former commissioner with the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. She is currently working on several books, including one for parents on raising children without sexual shame.   She is a kinky bisexual, polyamorous switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full poly life, with many amazing and loving people in her “polycule”.

This event 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.