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Pan Eros Events

Here is where you will find event listings for all the programs of the Pan Eros Foundation such as the Consent Academy and Seattle Erotic Art Festival. You may also find events put on by organizations with similar missions to ours. Those events will be notated with [Associated Event] before the event name. Please consider subscribing to our calendar by clicking on the “subscribe” button in the bottom right corner. Please choose settings that allow for frequent updates, as our calendar is a living document.

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Bedroom Bondage for Beginners 1:00 pm
Bedroom Bondage for Beginners @ Gallery Erato
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bedroom Bondage for Beginners @ Gallery Erato
Restraining your partner or being restrained can be a very erotic, sexy and sensual experience. Getting them tied up in a safe and still sexy manner can be a challenge. In this class we will explore a myriad of ways to restrain your partner safely and explain why some of the common methods are not. There will be sexy demos, explanations of common and not so common ways to tie someone down. And ideas on what to do with them once they are tied. For the recipients of bondage there will be explanations of how to turn your fantasy into an effective reality. Please bring an open mind and be ready to explore and have fun. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator: Sophia Sky identifies as a Shenaniganarian, and is an anatomy geek who uses she/her pronouns. Bondage was Sophia’s first kink, and remains at the top the list of her favorite things to do with another person. She is the Executive Director of the Pan Eros Foundation, producer of the internationally renown Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Pan Eros is working to change the world’s ideas about sexuality and promote consent through the arts and education.
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
First Thursday Art Walk 6:00 pm
First Thursday Art Walk @ Gallery Erato
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the historic Pioneer Square’s monthly art walk at Gallery Erato. This month’s Featured artist is Hiba Jameel. In this solo show, Hiba will present a series of works centering women’s bodies post childbirth. Rather than focusing on plastic surgery and mommy makeovers, Jameel will highlight how women become more erotic, confident and more in tune with their physicality after bearing a child. Gallery Erato is the new home of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and the Pan Eros Foundation. Erotic art of all types will be on display, with much of it available for purchase. For more information about First Thursday Artwalk here, including free parking options.
[Associated Event] Artistic Indulgences 9:00 pm
[Associated Event] Artistic Indulgences @ Gallery Erato
Mar 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
[Associated Event] Artistic Indulgences @ Gallery Erato
As the 1st Thursday Art Walk winds down join us for an evening of art performed live in the Studio (basement) and later on in the main gallery. This will be an evolving program with performers from all genres of live performance. No one can predict exactly what will happen one show to the next.
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[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle 4:00 pm
[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle @ Doghouse Leathers
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Each month we have a topic to facilitate discussion. We do not expect that the discussion will stay on topic and it rarely does. MAsT Seattle meetings are open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and has an interest in Master/slave relationships, Ownership/property relationships, or other Power Differential relationships that are entered into by consenting adults as a lifestyle choice. Any relationship combination of sexual orientation is welcome to attend. One need not be in a relationship to attend. We will make the following agreements at the start of the meeting: 1. We agree that everything said here stays here. 2. We agree we will not discuss specific religious or political beliefs. 3. We agree that the views and opinions of each person will be treated with respect. Note that our meetings are for the private use of those attending. We do not allow recording or use of anything said in our meetings to be repeated in any way or by any method of communication. MAsT Seattle chapter will meet the second Sunday of each month for the Discussion. We ask for a $5-10 donation per person or partnered group. The donation is NOT mandatory and no-one will be turned away. For more information please join our MAsT Seattle Group on www.FetLife.com
Small But Fierce: Acupuncture Needles & Other Innocuous Sharps 5:00 pm
Small But Fierce: Acupuncture Needles & Other Innocuous Sharps @ Gallery Erato
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Small But Fierce: Acupuncture Needles & Other Innocuous Sharps @ Gallery Erato
Acupuncture needles, lancets, staples, and other tiny jabby things can be mild to the point of imperceptible, or they can be terrifying. Attendees will gain the skills and knowledge to explore both extremes of this continuum. No experience is required, but come prepared to see intense and/or squicky things. Demos and the opportunity to practice on the presenter will be included. Purchase advance tickets here! All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated. No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator Najalaise is maniacal but decent. Even before joining the organized BDSM community in 2005, Naj was exploring kink and introducing others to play piercing, figging, sounding, fisting, and more. In recent years, Najalaise has had the pleasure of presenting for Dark Odyssey: Surrender in San Francisco, Northern Exposure in Anchorage, the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle, and other events across the country. Naj is gleeful about learning and trying new things, both as a top and as a bottom, and is invested in creating spaces that foster knowledge and creativity by making it okay to screw up in public.
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Naked Yoga 7:00 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
***SOLD OUT***   A celebration of beauty, freedom and yoga. Naked Yoga is a deeply intimate and liberating practice that nourishes body, mind and spirit. This au natural form of yoga begins with a group disrobing ritual and includes a gentle yoga flow practice and meditation to welcome a state of embodied inner peace. Naked yoga is a body-positive and celebratory practice geared towards loving the skin that you’re in and fostering a feeling of naturalness through self-acceptance and inclusivity. The absence of clothes in this yoga practice weaves together naturist and yogic philosophy that aims to bring about increased freedom, embodiment and relaxation in the yoga practice. Our time together is safe, nourishing and judgment free. Please take a moment to read through this FAQ about naked yoga. All body types and levels of yoga experience are welcome. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Pay It Forward scholarships available. No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 25 people. About the facilitator: Isis Phoenix has been teaching naked yoga since 2007. She is the center holder for Naked Yoga Alliance – a resource network for naked yoga and has been a naturist and naked yoga teacher and advocate since 2007. She also teaches classes on sacred sexuality. You can learn more about her and her work by visiting www.isistemplearts.com and www.nakedyogaalliance.com Naked Yoga – A Story of Transformation by Isis Phoenix
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group 6:00 pm
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rope Group for Women Tops and the bottoms who like them. A women-centered rope enthusiast group that meets every 2nd Thursday from 6-9pm. A 10 donation is requested to offset the cost of using the space. Come to a women-centered Rope Enthusiast Group. Practice ties, show off new ties, ask questions about rope practices and issues in a warm and fun environment focused on women tops, bottoms and switches. Or just hang out and socialize! There is a lot of experience here and all the support and encouragement you could ask for! If you knit and want to bring your knitting, go right ahead! It is, after all just really small rope, right? About us: Similar to other rope enthusiast groups, WREG is a place for the ladies to work on their rope bondage skills and techniques. It is a place for our community to practice, learn and share. We encourage you to bring books, questions, friends – anything that will help facilitate your learning. WREG is open to everyone but with a primary focus on women and female-identified folks. Men and male-identified folks are welcome to act as practice bottoms for rope work. Also, chocolate. If you want to bring something to share, bring chocolate. It is always appreciated.
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Tango with the Tengu – Suspension Transition 12:00 pm
Tango with the Tengu – Suspension Transition @ Gallery Erato
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tango with the Tengu - Suspension Transition @ Gallery Erato
The tengu is a fun and funky chest harness that provides a lot of versatility in flight and in creating shapes. We will explore unique ways to suspend the tengu and create different shapes with this dynamic tie. The tengu provides a structure of a basic chest harness coupled with bent elbows that make this a great option for those being tied who enjoy different arm positions. This sequence will take us from a partial on the ground to a full suspension (those wanting to stay in partials will be able to do so). Students tying will learn fun new transitions and how to navigate this fun functioning tie. Those being tied will explore new arm placements and gain understanding in how to be tied in this unique harness. Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie a suspendable upper body harness. Know how to tie low body ties for suspensions and transitions in suspensions. Functional understanding and experience managing up lines. Knowledge and experience suspending bodies and managing up lines in transitional suspension sequences. I do not allow students in my classes to practice suspensions unless they have shown they already have a basic knowledge and understanding of suspensions including safety. For those being tied: Experience being tied in transitional suspensions. Experience being tied in a suspendable upper body and lower body ties. Basic understanding of anatomy and safety. Ability to communicate about their bodies and how they are functioning in ties. You will need: 6-8 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. Safety shears or a cutter is required. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 8 tying pairs. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: Paisley has been involved in the kink community for about 7 years, starting first in Eugene, OR and now in Seattle, WA. She is a happy Suspended Animation crew member and co-founder of the Seattle Rope Studio. She identifies primarily as a rope bottom but has wide range of bottoming experience. She has learned much about the importance of knowing yourself and communicating that to the top. Her philosophy is that each scene is an opportunity for growth and knowledge and awesome sexy times. Panda fell in love with rope in mid-2013. She began her rope journey being mentored by Pru, a dedicate and talented rope top. Panda started as a self rigger, then expanded to tying others and being tied. Panda has taught classes across the U.S. Panda is the founder of rope lab at SubSpace Seattle and coordinates their monthly gatherings. She coordinates events for SubSpace along with teaching classes regularly. Panda is also the founder of Start Here, a group that spans over 3 states that is geared towards educating new people who enter the scene. She also enjoys performing and performed for MBE Orlando in 2015. Her passion for rope is deeply rooted in her interactions with her partners. She brings a strong layer of connection in her rope along with an intense focus on safety. With a professional background in education, she has a passion for knowledge that keeps her always learning and wanting to help others learn.
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***CANCELLED*** Exploring Electricity 6:00 pm
***CANCELLED*** Exploring Electricity @ Gallery Erato
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
***CANCELLED*** Exploring Electricity @ Gallery Erato
***This workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.*** Electricity is versatile. The buzz and crackle of a violet wand is sexy. The sound of a high-voltage stungun can grab your attention like not much else. Direct nerve and muscle stimulation with TENS devices can take you anywhere from a pleasant tickle to a hands-free orgasm; from a silent signal across the room, to instantly folded on the floor. Want to learn about these? We’ll talk about all of them and more, with plenty of demonstrations. Electricity can also be dangerous. This workshop will provide the few simple basics you need to know to manage your risks when working with common equipment. The focus will be on practical skills using electricity for scenes that create some combination of joy, terror, and bliss with your partner. Taught by Russell Harmon, who has sometimes bought electrical contacts instead of food. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected]   About the Educator: Russell Harmon has been teaching popular kink-related classes since 1999. He runs Lovingly Handmade Pornography, a successful effort to prove that intensity and fun aren’t mutually exclusive in SM porn.
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[Associated Event] Right Side of the Slash 7:00 pm
[Associated Event] Right Side of the Slash @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA – contact us for address
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[Associated Event] Right Side of the Slash @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA – contact us for address
Right Side of the Slash is a support group and discussion space for all those who identify as submissive/bottom/slave/in- service. Our mission is to build bonds and security in our submissive/bottom/slave community. Join us in discussing various topics important to you if you are interested in or involved in submissive/bottom/slave relationships. We have a topic of discussion each month, but we’ll also listen and share experiences about any issue that’s important to you. Nothing discussed is intended as a “to-do” list, but as an exchange of ideas that may touch upon your life and experience. Discussion is respectful, supportive, and entirely confidential. Switches are invited to attend and express their submissive side(s). We welcome all people ages 18 and older, of any experience level, gender identity, orientation, or relationship status. Open to the public, 18+ with ID Right Side of the Slash is presented by D/s Pacific Northwest. Our DSPNW group for Dominants, View From the Top, meets at the same time and location. Each group meets in a separate, private space. For more information, including location address and how to RSVP, please see our FetLife profile under “DSPNW”. DSPNW discussion groups are presented in association with the Pan Eros Foundation.
[Associated Event] View From the Top 7:00 pm
[Associated Event] View From the Top @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA - contact us for address
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[Associated Event] View From the Top @ The Streamhouse, Woodinville, WA - contact us for address
View From the Top is a discussion group for those who identify with the Top Side of the dynamic: Dominant, Owner, Master/Mistress, Big, etc. Our mission is to build bonds and security in our Dominant/Top/Master community. Join us in discussing various topics important to you if you are interested in or involved in Dominant/Top/Master relationships. We have a topic of discussion each month, but we’ll also listen and share experiences about any issue that’s important to you. Nothing discussed is intended as a “to-do” list, but as an exchange of ideas that may touch upon your life and experience. Discussion is respectful, supportive, and entirely confidential. Switches are invited to attend and express their dominant side(s). We welcome all people ages 18 and older, of any experience level, gender identity, orientation, or relationship status. Open to the public, 18+ with ID View From the Top is presented by D/s Pacific Northwest. Our DSPNW group for submissives, Right Side of the Slash, meets at the same time and location. Each group meets in a separate, private space. For more information, including location address and how to RSVP, please see our FetLife profile under “DSPNW”. DSPNW discussion groups are presented in association with the Pan Eros Foundation
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics 6:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ Columbia City Library Meeting Room
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ Columbia City Library Meeting Room
Whether you’re brand new to Sex Positive Culture or an old hand, we all need to be able to talk about consent in an open and honest way. Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but consent in a Sex Positive World goes way beyond that. Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Learn how to move towards an informed Yes and even an Enthusiastic Yes. Come and get some tips, tricks, and tools for requesting a new relationship, tonight’s sex, or a first hug. Then take what you learn out into the larger world to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time. No reservation or RSVP required. All sexes, genders, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and communication styles welcome and celebrated. Hosted by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy For questions, email [email protected] About the Educators: The Consent Academy is a group of dedicated educators and activists who provide quality consent training and consultations. We have come together to promote Consent Culture through education, speaking out, and supporting organizations that want to do better. We talk a lot about consent and consensual activity. It’s the cornerstone of what we teach and who we are. And while that is easy to say, we know that living a dedication to consent takes work, awareness, and a willingness to engage. This workshop is presented by the Consent Academy and the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Please go to www.consent.academy or Pan-Eros.org for more information.
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SEAF Volunteer Meeting 11:00 am
SEAF Volunteer Meeting @ Gallery Erato
Mar 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
SEAF Volunteer Meeting @ Gallery Erato
April is coming and SEAF2019 needs volunteers to get this event off the ground and into the stratosphere! Join other lovers-of-SEAF (and those who are just curious) for a big dose of info, prizes, and meeting like-minded folx as we organize and launch into the thickest part of our volunteering season — the Festival event itself. On Saturday, March 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm and Wednesday, April 3rd from 7 pm to 9 pm we will gather to meet our kindred and explore how everyone can help with #makingSEAFgo. There will be general information and special topics or trainings for each date. Join us as your schedule permits. SEAF is a volunteer-powered event, and we welcome, need, and celebrate all sorts of help and companionship. Our Volunteer Coordinators and our Festival Leads will be on hand with ‘sorting hats’ to help you find the best spot as you join our merry band of sensualists who are out to change the world. Prizes and gifts. Noshes. Not to mention a lovely art gallery to wander around in. Can’t attend, not an issue, but we’ll miss you; volunteering signups and FAQs can be handled via the volunteer info page (https://www.seattleerotic.org/partners/get-involved/volunteer/), email ([email protected]) or phone, (206) 229-2185.  
[Associated Event] Flaunt It Launch Party 7:00 pm
[Associated Event] Flaunt It Launch Party @ Gallery Erato
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
[Associated Event] Flaunt It Launch Party @ Gallery Erato
Join us for a very exciting night at our #FlauntItParty! Tickets are free! Register here: http://bit.ly/FlauntItParty Stay tuned for more details.
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Bondage for Sex 1:00 pm
Bondage for Sex @ Gallery Erato
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bondage for Sex @ Gallery Erato
Sex is what first drew many of us to bondage, and combining sex with bondage is still one of our favorite things. All too often, though, erotic bondage ends up being awkward and frustrating. This class will teach you bondage that immobilizes your partner while leaving them exposed and accessible. We’ll begin with a set of ties and techniques for immobilizing every part of your partner’s body. These building blocks can be combined in a wide variety of ways to hold your partner still in whatever position works best for your favorite mischief. Different types of mischief call for different positions, so we’ll take an in depth look at four of our favorite sex positions, each of which is adaptable to a wide range of activities and body types. No matter what your genders or what kind of sex you and your partner prefer, you’ll learn practical skills that will improve your sex life as well as making you a better and more effective rigger. Important details This is an intermediate level class. You should be familiar with basic kink concepts and should be able to tie a single column tie. You will need to bring your own rope to this class. We recommend at least two 10-15′ lengths and at least one 20-30′ length. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. Attendance is limited to 12 tying pairs. Questions may be directed to: [email protected]   About the Educators: Full Circle Kink is best known for full-suspension rope bondage, one of the most beautiful—and technically challenging—forms of BDSM. Our classes are known for their technical excellence, rigorous focus on safety, and low ratio of students to instructors. For more information, visit: http://www.fullcirclekink.com/
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Naked Yoga 12:00 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
Naked Yoga is a deeply intimate and liberating practice that nourishes body, mind and spirit. This au natural form of yoga begins with a group disrobing ritual and includes a gentle yoga flow practice and meditation to welcome a state of embodied inner peace. Naked yoga is a body-positive and celebratory practice geared towards loving the skin that you’re in and fostering a feeling of naturalness through self-acceptance and inclusivity. The absence of clothes in this yoga practice weaves together naturist and yogic philosophy that aims to bring about increased freedom, embodiment and relaxation in the yoga practice. Our time together is safe, nourishing and judgment free. Please take a moment to read through this FAQ about naked yoga. https://asanaexposed.com/2018/09/22/naked-yoga-class-faq-seattle/ All body types and levels of yoga experience are welcome. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked promptly at noon. Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. Pay-It-Forward scholarships available. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 20 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the facilitator: Isis Phoenix has been teaching naked yoga since 2007. She is the center holder for Naked Yoga Alliance – a resource network for naked yoga and has been a naturist and naked yoga teacher and advocate since 2007. She also teaches classes on sacred sexuality. You can learn more about her and her work by visiting www.isistemplearts.com and www.nakedyogaalliance.com Naked Yoga – A Story of Transformation by Isis Phoenix https://asanaexposed.com/2013/05/28/naked-yoga-a-story-of-transformation-by-isis-phoenix/
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Browse the art of our current show, or the smaller piece of artistic merchandise on display at Gallery Erato every Thursday afternoon. The art on the wall changes every 4-8 weeks, and new smaller works of art are added regularly. This is also a chance to see pieces from the Pan Eros Foundation’s private art collection. This collection features pieces from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival’s Masters of Erotic Art and winners of the Foundation Award. This collection rotates on an irregular schedule, sometimes changing with the current show.  
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[Associated Event] Vulvassage – Empowering the Yoniverse together 12:30 pm
[Associated Event] Vulvassage – Empowering the Yoniverse together @ Gallery Erato
Mar 30 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The deep connection you can experience with your partner when your vulva is “communed with,” with other-than-sexual intent, can transport both you and your partner to a new level of intimacy. You will be amazed at how much more whole and complete you can feel after experiencing this gentle, nurturing touch that includes the vulva,* pelvic floor, and pelvic bones. Even though we will be in a group, you will curl up in a separate nest with your partner and slowly, with deep listening, have your vulva cared for and attended to in a way you may not have known was even possible. The groundedness, vitality, power, and spring in your step that you can feel from an enlivened pelvic floor is a profound sensation! *(Vulva = the external parts of a vagina). **(Yoni = Sanskrit word for the feminine life-creating regenerative and reproductive organs, also means “source, origin, fountain, place of birth, womb, nest, abode, and fire pit of incubation.”) Through slow-paced, heart-connected exercises, we’ll explore: – dropping into a heartspace with your partner before engaging physically – tending to the the whole yoni (full body massage and care) – pelvic floor massage – yoni-gazing and appreciation – a variety of techniques for manual, (external) vulva-pleasing (internal exploration will be for another playshop!) By more deeply inhabiting our own bodies, we take a stronger stance in the world. Society has often other-ized, medicalized, commercialized, hyper-sexualized, pathologized, and ostracized the vulva and vagina. Many have internalized this pressure and, at some point, vulva as source, core, and home, was reduced to “down there.” Vulvassage is a process of reconnecting to the root of the aliveness, power, and in-dwelling wisdom that we need personally and globally, accessed through this simple act of caring and pleasure. General layout: we will do some embodiment/relaxation practices to get comfortable, including taking turns with your partner to give and receive some clothed warm-up touch. Next you’ll watch the demo, then you will cozy up with your partner and be gently guided through the experience. Just one yoni-bearer will receive the vulvassage during this playshop, with the receiver requesting exactly the touch they want and don’t want. (Part of this process is learning how to identify, value, and communicate your desires and aversions.) Your partner has the honor of being the giver – the devotee – following your receiver’s direction and listening to your own intuition as you explore together. In either role, you are free to stop, leave, or express feelings (laugh, cry, growl, etc.) whenever your body calls for it. This playshop is for any person with a vulva, accompanied by a giver of any anatomy. We welcome all genders & orientations in both roles. Please register in pairs: come with any partner you already know and trust – a supportive friend, partner, or beloved. When you register, please let us know the name of your partner if they are registering separately. (We will host another two-way Vulvassage to include only-vulva-bearing givers at a later date. Email us at [email protected] to get added to our list.) COST: $80-$25 per person (sliding scale in accordance with your means) —————————————————————- PURCHASE TICKETS @ Brown Paper Tickets: https://vssagedevotee.brownpapertickets.com/ If you know you want to go, but do not have a partner chosen yet, please register for yourself and your + 1, to reserve your future partner’s spot. Include name, email and phone number of any other people that you are registering with your payment in the Questionnaire section at checkout, (or send to [email protected] if using mobile site) OTHER: Cash or check accepted in advance to Adele or Amanda Questions? [email protected] TESTIMONIALS “The Vulvassage workshop was a very nourishing and opening experience. To experience non-sexual touch in a private and intimate area was one of the most healing experiences I have had to date. I never felt shy or afraid, in fact the confident and loving touch during the demo set the space for all of us to explore in a loving, open, and connected way. I enjoy and appreciated the humor and lightness as well.” “The journey led me to a transcendent sense of contentment and calm, and one of the deepest senses of satisfaction and being-attended-to that I have felt. I came to know, experience, and love my body more, on a physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.” “I have really enjoyed my experience of taking classes from Adele and Amanda. I felt they created a safe, informative and inviting environment for me to explore a new area of connection possibilities with my partners. They created a setting for me that provided solid values on consent, learning and growth within oneself and others in which I felt I could continue to practice on my own after taking their classes.” “I attended the Vulvassage workshop and the space held for everyone present was full-hearted, encouraging and inviting.” “One of the most memorable experiences of my life was attending Adele and Amanda’s Vulvassage workshop in 2016 with my partner. During the workshop, I was impressed with their ability to communicate and to create clear boundaries, both spoken and embodied. A beautiful balance was struck between showing and experiencing; this afforded me a full body, hands-on experience, rather than merely increased head knowledge.” FACILITATORS Adele is passionate about creating a touch-positive culture in which everyone is empowered to give and receive (consensual) affection and touch. She has explored the yoniverse through: Living Love Revolutions Vulvic Explorations, Body Electric School of Erotic Touchs Celebrating the Body Erotic, Living Love Revolutions Clitoral Revolations (vulvic massage assistant), and Surrender: The Ecosexuality Convergences Pleasure Medicine with Leigh Senna. She has worked with educators Betty Martin and David Cates, and has had a private practice as a bodyworker and intimacy guide for over a decade. Adele is also passionate about consent for teens, yoga, and music, as well as tending to the emotionally “tender bits” of a human. Amanda is a Certified Somatica Sex and Relationship coach, a Soma Bodywork practitioner, Energy healer, Tantra[...]
Needles: Basics to Bondage 7:00 pm
Needles: Basics to Bondage @ Gallery Erato
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Needles: Basics to Bondage @ Gallery Erato
Let’s play with pokey things! Join us to learn the basics of needle play, then explore ways to use temporary piercings to create devious restraints or inventive predicaments. You’ll learn about safety and skin anatomy, gain palpation skills to inform your needle placement, and practice piercing the uncomplaining (citrus) needle bottoms we’ll provide. Then, you’ll have time to try out these skills with a friend, or bring your curiosities & scene ideas to an interactive demo where you can see how your suggestions play out! All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated. Purchase Advance Tickets Here. Admission includes dessert and light refreshments. No late entry will be allowed due to the building nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 40 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: Najalaise is maniacal but decent. Naj joined the organized BDSM community in 2005, but was exploring kink and introducing others to play piercing, figging, sounding, fisting, and more for years before that. More recently, Najalaise has had the pleasure of presenting at Paradise Unbound, Seattle’s Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, and conferences across the country. They have also taken a turn behind the scenes, including working on the organizing committee for the 2013 Kink LINCS Leadership Symposium, serving as Programming Director for Paradise Unbound 2014, and planning parties and panel discussions at on an ongoing basis. Naj is gleeful about learning and trying new things, both as a top and as a bottom, and is invested in creating spaces that foster knowledge and creativity by making it okay to screw up in public. Sophia Sky was raised by wolves. After she was socialized, she became a massage therapist and then taught at a nationally accredited vocational school. As an anatomy geek, she delights in sharing how knowledge of the body can increase fun in BDSM and sex play. This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to www.Pan-Eros.org for more information. Photo by Jim Duvall and used with permission.
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Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame – Panel Discussion 12:00 pm
Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame – Panel Discussion @ Gallery Erato
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame - Panel Discussion @ Gallery Erato
Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame is a project started in 2009 by Nekole Shapiro and Allena Gabosch. It was born out of the intersection between Nekole’s awareness that sexual shame hinders birth and parenting and Allena’s life long mission to eradicate sexual shame from the planet. With over 50 years of combined experience pushing edges for the purpose of healing and community building, these two created the perfect team to guide numerous discussions on the topic of how to talk to our kids about sex. For 5 years they met once a month in Seattle with anyone willing to show up to have a discussion on how to raise children without sexual shame. Today, their work carries on via the Raising Kids Without Sexual Shame Facebook page and through events such as this, wherein communities host panels and discussions on the topic of how to Raise Kids Without Sexual Shame. We look forward to learning more from each other every day. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Facilitated by Nekole Shapiro. More information about the panel to come. About the Facilitator: 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 http://www.nekole.com.