Sat, Nov 04|
Learn how to cultivate pleasure with healthy boundaries
Time & Location
Nov 04, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ventura, CA, 588 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
About the Event
Join Jamie and Lady Vivus for Awesome Pleasure, a workshop on how to as for what you want and say no to what you don't!
At one time or another we've all said yes when we wanted to say no, no when we wanted to say yes, and maybe when we really didn't mean it. In one way or another we've pushed someone's boundaries, invaded their personal space or had ours invaded. We’ve experienced conversations or touch we didn’t want or gone in for some kind of touch without waiting, or accepted a lukewarm yes.
This is a fun practical class where we work with actual situations sharing useful tools for bettering our boundaries and how well we perceive and support the boundaries of others. We'll through the three parts of the pleasuere talk: Connection, Safety and Pleasure; followed by an opportunity to practice. As with all of our workshops, you can always opt out of any activity at any time.
During this workshop, we’ll:
- Talk about what a boundary is and where we usually set them versus where we would like to set them
- Learn how to say "no" clearly and how to respond to hearing one
- Learn how to explore safely using negotiation, changing our 'yes' to a 'no' when needed, while giving and getting feedback
- Learn more about trauma responses and embodiment
- Consider the types of connections we desire
- Discuss safety needs
- Have opportunities to practice and discuss with other participants
About The Pleasure Bound Tour:
The Pleasure Bound workshop tour is meant to bring sex positive aware & curious people together. While we love our virtual events at Sex Positive World, we also love being able to connect with people more personally & get that community connection energized. The Pleasure Bound Tour will be hitting West Coast cities & chapters such Los Angeles, Bay Area, Seattle, Ventura, & more!
About Your Hosts:
Lady Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven sex-positive educator & organizer. Lady Vivus is a Professional Switchinatrix, hucow & Bootblack, & is a self-proclaimed “Jewish American Pleasure Princess” & Dairy Queen. She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as help folx find their spiritual place with leather & healing within it. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Lady V has taught all over the United States for organizations & conferences such as Kinkfest, Southeast Leatherfest, Sex Positive World, SubSpace, & more! Lady V currently serves as an Advocacy Board Member for Sex Positive World & proudly helps facilitate their education. Lady V has also served her community by facilitating public health events, most recently being K!nk Out Loud in partnership with The Equi Institute & Multnomah County Public Health Dept. She also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch. She also currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU, as well as Jiffy Kink play parties. View her work at LadyVivus.com!
Jamie Cawelti (Gwynny):
Jamie (she/they) is the executive director of Sex Positive Portland and SPW; she has been hosting classes, intimacy workshops and speed dating since 2018. She is polyamorous, queer, and kinky, with a love of shibari/rope bondage. She leads discussion groups and classes on relationships of all sizes, orientations, and dynamics. Her background is in communications, video production, and marketing & or social media @famous.alter.ego @infamous.alter.ego
In 2009, proprietor Roylin opened Trystology, an online store and brick and mortar boutique based in Ventura, CA featuring contemporary, high quality, sensual products for passionate play. In only its first year of operation, the store garnered two nominations for Best Boutique in the Nation and Best Boutique in the West at the prestigious AVN Awards in Las Vegas.
Today, Trystology is recognized in the industry as a leader and innovator in the budding trend of female friendly, couple friendly, discreet and high end sex toy boutiques popping up nationwide.
When you buy from Trystology, you get the highest quality luxury products for sensual play available today; healthful and earth friendly too! We put love into our product line, and carry only the best!
Sex Positive World:
Sex Positive World is an umbrella organization that encourages and supports worldwide sex-positive communities. We are an entirely volunteer-run non-profit committed to changing societal ideas and values around sexuality through education and empowerment. Our umbrella covers all aspects of human sexuality, including gender and orientation (LGBTQIA), relationship styles (monogamy-polyamory), and sexual expressions (kink, tantra, lifestyle). We focus on consent and boundaries, how to have a sexy safer sex talk, body-positivity, healthy touch, sexual health, reproductive freedom, trans rights, anti-racism (yes, this is a sex-positive issue!), sex-positive parenting, and more. This organization was founded in 2009 as a single chapter in Portland, Oregon, and we have since expanded to more than 5,000 members and 10 chapters in cities across the US and Europe.
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