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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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First Thursday Discussions 7:00 pm
First Thursday Discussions @ Gallery Erato
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Pan Eros Foundation is pleased to create space for people to meet, talk, and share conversation and ideas. Each month, Pan Eros will host a discussion at Gallery Erato with a different topic to encourage the sharing of ideas and to create and expand communities. Pan Eros means “all love” and we support participants in cultivating and celebrating their sexuality. To support this mission, our monthly discussion topics will range among the educational and artistic realms.   Our goal in hosting these meetings is to grow a community that has rich conversations about sexuality. By fostering open discussions, we hope to end the stigma around sex and sexuality so that people may live more authentically and happily. Each month’s topic and host will be announced as they are confirmed. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and religions are welcome and celebrated. Kindness and a willingness to respect another point of view are expected.    
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Losing Sight, Making Vision Clear – Blindfold Tying 10:00 am
Losing Sight, Making Vision Clear – Blindfold Tying @ online via Zoom
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Losing Sight, Making Vision Clear - Blindfold Tying @ online via Zoom
The senses are a powerful thing. In this class, students will explore how losing the sense of sight can deeply enhance learning, growth and partner connection in tying. Those tying will use blindfolded tying to help build muscle memory and other senses within their tying skills to help them be more fluid and consistent when they tie. Those being tied will learn to build trust and connect with their tying partner on a new level. These exercises will help both pairs of the tying team enhance skill sets that translate into more bonded and whimsical scenes. -Prerequisite knowledge: For those tying: Know how to tie a single and double column tie. -For those being tied: Experience being tied in single and double column 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. A safety cutter of some type. Purchase Tickets Here! This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at 5:00pm on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Scholarships available to those in need. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educators: Sage (she/they/he) fell in love with rope in mid-2013 and heavily identifies as a “Rope Daddy”. Sage’s rope journey has been founded in deep connections with partners, working as a team with her partners, and encouraging mutual growth in rope. Sage has taught at events/cons across North America and has a passion for education. Their teaching philosophy is deeply rooted in partnership, inclusion, and student-centered learning. Sage is currently a steering committee member for NARIX, a moderator for the rope bottoming share group, founder and leader of Start Here a group that educates newcomers into the community that spans across 3 states. Shakti Bliss Bunny (or B) is an educational facilitator, bodyworker, activist, and indigenous witch from Austin, Texas. As a rope bottom, she enjoys pushing herself mentally and physically while also balancing self care, self awareness and self study to further her journey and ride the fluidity of her philosophies of life. Through her education, activism and spiritual work she hopes to increase visibility and representation for people of color in kink as well as to add a fresh perspective to the ritual of rope, interpersonal connection and the handling of the physical and energetic bodies.
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Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group 6:00 pm
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group @ Online via Zoom. Please RSVP on FetLife
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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? For more information and to RSVP, please see WREG’s FetLife group page: https://fetlife.com/groups/42882?page=2&sp=1 About WREG: This is a peer group dedicated to creating safe, inviting, inclusive spaces for all people to practice, share, and experiment with rope bondage. We encourage peer-to-peer education. All genders and orientations are welcome to attend, be tied, and self-tie. Only non-male-identified folks are allowed to tie others and to teach. We are (still) in the process of drafting a more comprehensive Code of Conduct and Consent. In the meantime, as always, we ask that attendees follow our simple rules (it’s ok if you have a dick or want a dick, just don’t be a dick), and respect the space we’re using. We’ll go over the full set of rules during orientation at ~6pm.
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[Consent Academy] Consent Basics 6:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ online via Zoom
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ online via Zoom
We all need to be able to talk about Consent. Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but Consent goes way beyond that. It is present in our lives every single day.  Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Get some tips, tricks, and tools for talking about Consent, whether it’s about a new relationship, sex, or a first hug. Learn how to move towards an informed Yes and a better understanding of what it means to live in a Consent Culture. Registration link coming soon. This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at 5:30pm on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [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.
Between the Covers 7:00 pm
Between the Covers @ online via Zoom
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join co-moderators Sophia and Erin in our Online Book Discussion Group as we explore a range of monthly topics. Unlike most Book Groups, we will not all be reading the same title for discussion, in fact, we encourage you to bring what resource you find topically worthy of sharing. Resources include, and are not limited to, book titles, articles, podcasts, films/documentaries. Be prepared to briefly introduce your title/resource as we embark on discussion and engage in community. About the Facilitators: Sophia Sky identifies as a Shenaniganarian and uses she/her pronouns. She is the Executive Director of the Pan Eros Foundation and is working to change the world’s ideas about sexuality by 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. She is a lover of art, cute socks, learning & floating on bodies of water. Erin Payton Baker, she/her pronouns, holds an MLIS degree from the University of Washington and is a Washington State Certified Librarian. With a background in Community Outreach Programming, Erin has facilitated Adult Book Groups and Adult Education Tutoring in the area public library sector and is currently working on the recirculation of Pan Eros Library as the Foundation’s Head Librarian. As an avid reader and enthusiastic learner she is making her way through the Collection. This is an online event via Zoom. You must register in advance. Registration ends at 5pm on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this event. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected]
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[Consent Academy] Consent Chat 2:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Chat @ online via Zoom
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Chat @ online via Zoom
Please join the Consent Academy for this session of Consent Chat – a monthly discussion group dedicated to building consent culture! We will explore the current state of consent culture through a facilitated discussion (which will never be recorded). Please come prepared to share what the practice of consent is like in your local community or subculture, in your different relationships, and within your own body; how consent is affirmed; and how consent violations are handled. Or come just to witness the discussion and learn more about the Consent Academy’s philosophy on consent. We hope that by providing an open forum for this discussion, potential pathways for growth will be revealed, supportive connections will be made, and steps toward consent culture will be taken. Anyone of open mind is welcome to attend. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Registration link coming soon. This is an online discussion via Zoom. You must register in advance by noon on the day of the session. Instructions and Zoom link will be sent at 12:15pm the day of. Start time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the discussion will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected]
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[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Men 4:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Men @ address given upon RSVP
Dec 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Men @ address given upon RSVP
                We all want to do our best and support each other when it comes to consent and consensual behavior. There are lots of discussions about consent going on right now, but engaging in them comes with its own challenges. To help support everyone’s efforts in moving the discussion forward, the Consent Academy is starting a new discussion group for male-identified folk to talk about issues around consent; both sexual consent and every-day consent. We’ll have space to share ideas, understanding, and concerns in a male focused space. The group is open to all male-identified folk who want to engage in this important conversation. The group is free, but you’re welcome to bring snacks,drinks, or information to share. Register here! This is an online chat via Zoom. You must register in advance. Registration ends at 2:00pm on the day of. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the chat begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected]
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The Pleasure Practice 7:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice @ Gallery Erato
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice @ Gallery Erato
This Month’s Practice: Bottom Breathing Bottom Breathing offers practical skills for personal and collective pleasure in the pandemic and beyond. Weaving guided meditation, anal breathing techniques, humor and song, Bottom Breathing is an invitation to tune into our shared Earthbody, our assholes and each other. A series of guided mediations and songs peppered with humor. Purchase Advance Tickets Here! This workshop is free for POC. Email Leah at [email protected] with “Free for POC” in the subject line to reserve your spot. This is an online class via Zoom. You must purchase your ticket in advance. Ticket sales end at noon on the day of the workshop. Instructions for access will be emailed to you before the workshop begins. Class time is listed in Pacific Time. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Access will be blocked at 10 minutes after the start time. Open to all 18+ All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Why Pleasure? We honor Pleasure as resistance to apathy. Where trauma restricts, Pleasure opens. Attuning to the self healing power of pleasure as our birthright. A space to revitalize, listen to and attend to our own needs and desires; a place of self discovery. Pleasure as the source of sacred sweetness, we embrace the nectar of our own unfolding. Why solo? Our Pleasure is our own. Pleasure is an experience we cultivate from within. Why together? We practice in community to strengthen our sense of belonging, offer witness to each other and experience our interconnectedness in a brave, vulnerable and receptive space. We intend to create community that supports the unlearning of shame, dismantling of heteronorms and affirms queerness. We welcome all gender expressions. The Practice: Simple and profound. Each workshop offers a specific invitation to engage with pleasure and can be taken as a stand alone workshop while the series intends to build community. Each practice allows 15 minutes for arriving, 15 minutes for setting group agreements and intentions, an embodiment invitation and song leading into one hour of our special activity, and concluding with 30 minutes of savoring, mingling and imbibing something seasonal and delicious. About the Educator: Greta Jane is a Certified Somatic Intimacy Educator, creative intuitive and expressive artist based in Seattle. Her work is guided by the voice of divine pleasure that lives in us all. She offers private sessions and workshops that incorporate sound, meditation, breath work, movement and touch to nurture self-expression and a deep sense of belonging. www.thepleasureguide.com Instagram @thepleasureguide www.erospirit.ca/find-a-practitioner/ ​ Our sensual selves hold the key to our wholeness and it is my honor to do this work.
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