Why do some relationships fail even when it seems like you’re perfect for each other? How can you tell if someone is going to be a good fit for you, or you for them? In this workshop we’ll investigate the many facets of compatibility in polyamory, from sexual and romantic desires to logistical planning and metamour relationships.
Consent for Polyamory
Polyamorous relationship structures come in all shapes and sizes, each one negotiated with its own allowances and limits… but how do we make sure those boundaries are clear to everyone involved? Consent is a huge part of what makes our non-monogamy ethical, but what can we do to ensure that our consent is adequately informed? In this workshop we’ll share tips and techniques for communicating your needs and making sure that everyone is on the same page, and we’ll learn how to avoid common pitfalls.
How We Think About Sex
What is sex, and how do you know when you’ve had it? What does it mean to be a virgin, and how did virginity become so important? In this class we’ll peek at the history of sex and virginity, tracing contemporary concepts back to ancient Greek roots. Come untangle historical baggage and empower yourself with a way of thinking about sex that fosters agency, intimacy, and pleasure.
Have you ever wondered if you truly qualify as ‘queer’? Have you felt like an outsider at a queer social event? Do you organize queer gatherings and struggle with being inclusive enough for broad definitions of ‘queer’ while still maintaining a safe space for queer people? In this discussion-based workshop we’ll talk about our experiences of not feeling queer enough, and come up with ways that we, both as individuals and as a community, can feel confident in our self-expression, support each other in queer spaces, and still protect our sense of identity.