Curious about sex parties, but don’t know what to expect? Interested in playing with someone new, but not sure how to negotiate what you want — and what you don’t want? Feel like you’d be too shy to approach someone at a party, or worried that you’ll say or do the wrong thing? Join us for a facilitated discussion of negotiation and sex parties: how to talk about sex, kinks, boundaries, safewords, and more with someone you’ve just met or someone you’ve known for years. We’ll talk about different types of sex and play parties and their rules; how to approach (and how not to approach) someone you’d like to play with; why knowing your own boundaries is crucial; for BDSM play, different types of safewords you might use; and more. We’ll have practice scenario roleplays for folks to participate in or just to watch, and will round out the evening by talking about ideas for our own party (hopefully to be held next month).
Thursday, September 24
at the Long Haul Infoshop
3124 Shattuck Avenue / Woolsey in Berkeley (2 blocks from Ashby BART)
The space is wheelchair accessible and there is an accessible, gender-neutral bathroom.