[email protected]   206-229-2185

Calendar

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.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
2
3
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Jan 3 @ 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
Jan 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gallery Erato is the new home of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and the Pan Eros Foundation. Peruse a selection of the visual art of all types. Toys: A Celebration of the Male Figure Drop into Gallery Erato at 309 1st Ave S for our contribution to the Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk. There will be live performances and light refreshments. This month’s featured artists: Nicolas Brunet, Nayyef Hrebid, Drub, Lee Worthy, Hiba Jameel, Jim Duvall, and Francísco D. Nicolas Brunet is generously donating his portion of art sales of his prints and framed pieces to Porn4PrEP! 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
Jan 3 @ 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.
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Jan 10 @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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.
11
12
The Anatomy of Impact Play 1:00 pm
The Anatomy of Impact Play
Jan 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Anatomy of Impact Play
As a massage therapist and anatomy geek, Sophia will share her knowledge of the human body and all the various types of impact it is capable of withstanding. In this BDSM class, we will cover: -the basics of human anatomy -the inflammatory process -pain processing -how various body parts respond to impact -what can be hit, and what should be avoided -how to judge how hard you can hit any particular area -demonstrations with various implements and toys Please come prepared to engage in discussion, participate in practice sessions and don’t forget to bring your questions. Intended for tops, switches, and bottoms of all skill levels. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are 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. Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. No disposable cups will be provided. 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 uses she/her pronouns. Sophia was a licensed massage therapist for 22 years and taught anatomy for 6 years at a Seattle based, nationally accredited massage school. She has put her anatomy knowledge to good use figuring out how to be mean to someone in the most beneficial way. She is the Executive Director of the Pan Eros Foundation and is working to change the world’s ideas about sexuality, speaking at universities, conventions, and private groups around North America. Sophia believes that being sex positive means respecting the spectrum of sexual expression from asexual to omnisexual.
13
Introduction to Sex, Intimacy, and Relationship 12:00 pm
Introduction to Sex, Intimacy, and Relationship @ Gallery Erato
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Sex, Intimacy, and Relationship @ Gallery Erato
**Today’s workshop has been cancelled. Please email [email protected] with questions or if you need more information.** Sex? Intimacy? Relationship? Do you know the difference? Do you ever find yourself lost and confused about sex, intimacy and relationship? Do you ever wonder about a relationship after you have had sex with someone? Do you ever find yourself yearning for a deep intimate connection with someone and then find yourself having sex you didn’t really want to have? Do you ever find yourself really wanting to have sex with someone you really do not want to have a long-standing relationship with? Would you like to have more clarity to help you navigate these situations? Join Nekole Shapiro in a workshop designed to clear up some of the ambiguity around these topics so that you can more joyfully and powerfully engage in the culture of Sex-Positivity. 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: 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.
[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle 4:00 pm
[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle @ Doghouse Leathers
Jan 13 @ 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
14
*Sold Out* Naked Yoga 7:00 pm
*Sold Out* Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
*Sold Out* Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
*This session of Naked Yoga has sold out. Please email [email protected] for information about the wait list.* 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. 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
15
16
17
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Jan 17 @ 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 @ Rainier Beach Library Meeting Room
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ Rainier Beach 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.
18
19
[Consent Academy] How to Manage Consent Risk 1:00 pm
[Consent Academy] How to Manage Consent Risk @ Gallery Erato
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
[Consent Academy] How to Manage Consent Risk @ Gallery Erato
Consent is complicated. There are many different aspects to it. And it can be hard to know how to protect yourself from both committing a consent violation or from having one commited against you. We’re going to look at different aspects of consent, explore related risk factors, and talk about how to manage them. While there is no way to reduce risk to 0 when intereacting with another human being, there are many ways to both understand and reduce the consent risks we face. Together we’ll work on what risks you might be facing and how to lower that risk. This is a new curriculum. Handouts will be provided. Please bring your own situations and questions to share. We will be discussing issues of a sexual nature. This workshop is for both people concerned about ways to reduce their risk of consent violation and for people concerned about the risk of upholding the consent of others. 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+   Attendance is limited to 30 people. Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. No disposable cups will be provided. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexualities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated. 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. Our primary educator for this workshop will be: Sar Surmick – Consent Academy Director Presented by the Consent Academy: www.consent.academy
Smarter Sex: What your sex ed teacher may have left out 6:00 pm
Smarter Sex: What your sex ed teacher may have left out @ Gallery Erato
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Smarter Sex: What your sex ed teacher may have left out @ Gallery Erato
We’ve all been through sex ed of some kind, but for many of us, some pretty important topics were left out. While condoms and other barriers are very important, they won’t exactly help you keep your flogger clean. So what is a kinkster to do when faced with smarter sex and kink practices? Leah and Tom will give you direct answers and debunk myths about STDs/STIs, bloodborne pathogens, and how to keep your sex toys clean and ready for use – something your partners are sure to appreciate. We promise to make this much less awkward than your parents and teachers did. Tom will supply the use of his autoclave for your glass and metal toys. Please bring them in a plastic ziploc bag, and Tom will run them through the autoclave during the workshop. They will be sterilized and ready to take home by the end. There is a $4.00 fee per each item you bring. 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 Educators: Leah Hirsch is a staunch advocate for having a happy, healthy, and safer sex life. She began her work in consent and sexuality education at Iowa State University as a peer educator, and continued this work as a clinic assistant for Planned Parenthood. Since moving to Seattle, Leah has become very involved with the Pan Eros Foundation education program. She currently works as Assistant to the Director for the foundation. Tom Hill is an experienced and licensed professional that has been working in the industry performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. Tom has toured all over the country with national tattoo conventions, as well as lectured on Hook Suspension and Needle Play showcasing those skills nationwide. To him, it’s not just another piercing, it is an unique and personal experience. Therefore, the specifics and details of each person in which Tom modifies are not only important, but is the basis of the quality work and open minded attitude when providing the fine body art. The connections are deeply evident when he works, tending to the safety and health of those who works with. Warning: Blood Blood Blood, Tom will talk a lot about the Taboo’s on Blood.
20
21
[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
Jan 21 @ 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
Jan 21 @ 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
22
23
24
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Jan 24 @ 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.  
25
26
[Associated Event] Vulvassage for 2 Yoni-bearers: Reconnect to the juice of your power 12:30 pm
[Associated Event] Vulvassage for 2 Yoni-bearers: Reconnect to the juice of your power @ Gallery Erato
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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 you can feel from an enlivened pelvic floor is profound. *(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.”) The patriarchy has other-ized, medicalized, commercialized, hyper-sexualized, pathologized, ostracized the vulva and vagina. Many of us have internalized this and, at some point, our source, our core, was reduced to “down there.” We can remind each other how to be fully connected to the root of our power. Our vulvas are the seat of such creative juice, pleasure, & relaxation. What if trading vulva massage with your friend were as normal as hanging out, going for a walk, or catching a movie together? But oh-so-much-more satisfying, opening, & connecting. 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!) General layout:    We will do some embodiment/relaxation practices to get comfortable, watch the demo, then you will cozy up with your partner and be gently guided through your experience. One person will receive first, 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.)  Then roles will switch and the receiver now has the honor of becoming the giver – the devotee – following your receiver’s direction and listening to your own intuition. In either role, you are free to stop, leave, or express feelings (laugh, cry, growl, etc.) whenever your body calls for it. For whom: This playshop is exclusively for people with vulvas, and is open to all genders & orientations. Please register in pairs: come with a partner you already have trust in – a supportive friend, partner, or another interested participant who you are down to deepen with through this work. When you register, please let us know the name of your partner if they are registering separately. (We will host another Vulvassage to include non-vulva-bearing givers at a later date. Email us at [email protected] to get added to our list.) COST:  $60-$25 per person (sliding scale in accordance with your means) —————————————————————- PURCHASE TICKETS HERE AT Brown Paper Tickets:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4024368?fbclid=IwAR3SheAFYDA-AUCRaAa2VyVP9WgEcDMoT8z5De148U09L3B8sjhgW3927Ds  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 partners 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) Qs?  Call Adele @ 206.251.8791 or email [email protected] with email subject line “Vssage Inquiry” 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 teacher and Intimacy coach. Her work of the last 19 years has been helping people reclaim their own bodies and spirits from the disintegrating effects of traumas and the numbing, separating ethos of the modern world. Amanda has been called an “energetic locksmith for her[...]
Erotic Hypnosis – Getting Started 6:00 pm
Erotic Hypnosis – Getting Started @ Gallery Erato
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Erotic Hypnosis - Getting Started @ Gallery Erato
The Mind is the largest sex organ. Get started on your erotic hypnotic journey with a formerly certified hypnotherapist. Jim will teach you two hypnotic inductions and two deepeners to give you a solid foundation for your explorations. Jim will give you ample time to practice each set of techniques with coaching, enabling you to relax and connect with your practice partner. Don’t worry, Jim won’t make you cluck like a chicken. And no, they won’t teach you how to seduce people without their consent. Touching on ethics and consent, Jim will lead a discussion of all the exciting and sexy things you can do with your partner with erotic hypnosis. Whether you want to take or give up control to your partner, erotic hypnosis requires that both partners develop special skills. Each technique you learn as a hypnotist will have a corresponding skill that is needed as a hypnotic subject. Learning from both sides of the equation will increase your capacity for fun and connection. To enhance these new skills, attendees will be encouraged to practice with multiple partners. Participation is mandatory with focus on obtaining consent and respecting limits. Due to the intimate nature of this class, no late entry or voyeurism is allowed. Some exercises will require lying down, so please bring anything to facilitate your comfort. Pillows, blanket or yoga mat are recommended. Wear comfortable clothing. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are 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. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Attendance is limited to 30 people. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator: Jim Duvall is a sexuality activist who has volunteered for many organizations over the years, including founding the Center for Sex Positive Culture and Seattle Erotic Art Festival, and served on the board of directors for the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the Pan Eros Foundation. Jim teaches on a variety of topics from consent to erotic photography to rope bondage all over North America. Currently, they work as a fine art photographer in Seattle, WA.
27
Bondage for Beginners 1:00 pm
Bondage for Beginners @ Gallery Erato
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bondage for Beginners @ Gallery Erato
Interested in adding some bondage to your life, but not sure where to start? This comprehensive introductory class will introduce you to the basics of rope bondage and give you the skills you need to safely and confidently start exploring bondage on your own. This is a bondage class rather than a knots class, so our focus is on teaching a small number of versatile techniques that you can use in all kinds of ways. To help you figure out what to do with them, we’ll have numerous fun demos of the techniques in action, along with suggestions for how to figure out what kind of kink works best for you. We want you to focus on having fun with your partner rather than struggling to remember numerous different knots, so everything we teach has been carefully chosen to be easy to learn and use in the real world. As well as bondage techniques, we’ll cover the basics of kink and BDSM. We’ll talk about consent, safewords, negotiation, and aftercare—everything you need to know in order to start getting up to mischief. We want to make sure you’re able to remember and use everything we teach you, so our extensive class handouts have step by step instructions for every technique in the class. With a student:instructor ratio of 6:1, you’ll get plenty of individualized attention to make sure you get the most out of the class. Purchase advance tickets here! Important details: This introductory class has no prerequisites. If you have your own rope, you should bring it with you. If you don’t, we have practice rope that you can use during class. We’ll cover what to consider when shopping for rope and will have samples of different types of rope for you to try out. You can attend on your own, but it’s more fun if you bring a partner. All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations 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. Open to all 18+ 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/
28
29
30
31
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Jan 31 @ 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.