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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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lowercase lovers 6:00 pm
lowercase lovers @ Gallery Erato
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This group is for submissives, bottoms, slaves, property, etc. to discuss topics relevant to their power dynamic/authority transfer lifestyle choices and to find support from others. The first hour of each group will be for introductions and a discussion topic, and the second hour will be for open sharing and support. Suggested donation for meetings is $5-10 to cover the cost of renting space. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For further information contact [email protected] or join the Fetlife group: https://fetlife.com/groups/184761. Also, if you’re interested in helping to start a group for D-types or for switches, contact [email protected]  
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[Associated Event] This Is Gay Porn 7:00 pm
[Associated Event] This Is Gay Porn @ Gallery Erato
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
[Associated Event] This Is Gay Porn @ Gallery Erato
A public health conversation about the effects of porn on men who have sex with men. From the dirty magazines of the 1970’s to the HD streaming video content of today—porn has been ever-present in the gay community. Through the years, the methods of consumption have changed, but the queer male community’s desire to view porn has not. In 2017, Pornhub—one of the top porn video domains—catered to 28.5 billion visitors. Of those, about 5 million viewers were accessing gay porn *per day*. Despite its longevity and relevance to the LGBTQ community, public health entities are just now scratching the surface of how gay porn affects the holistic health of its consumers. Lifelong is hosting a community conversation with some of the leading trailblazers in the creation, performance, and study of gay porn to learn more about the effects of gay porn on men who have sex with men. Featured Guests: Trenton Ducati – internationally acclaimed porn performer + director Ash Anthony – sex therapist + couples counselor Kimberly Nelson – PhD in Clinical Psychology + researcher Moderated by Alyx Steadman and the Lifelong Prevention Team
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Communication and Problem Solving in Alternative Relationship Dynamics 11:00 am
Communication and Problem Solving in Alternative Relationship Dynamics @ Gallery Erato
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Communication and Problem Solving in Alternative Relationship Dynamics @ Gallery Erato
Relationships are hard enough! Introduce BDSM or ethical non-monogamy and you add some very particular dynamics and the unique problems that may come along with it! Join Redrobin for this discussion based workshop, where we will explore various alternative relationships such as polyamorous or Dominant/submissive dynamics and how their communication needs differ from “muggle” relationships. We’ll discuss some styles of processing, support systems, and ways to work through issues with yourself as well as with others. 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. 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: Redrobin is an international sex educator, intimacy and relationship coach, speaker, performer, and activist based in Vancouver, Canada. She is the author of Call Me Holly: My Years on the Pole and Polyglamorous: A Queer Mom’s Misadventures and Lessons in Non-Monogamy. Her unique background as a nurse, stripper, Pro Domme, and Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink has fueled her passions to help normalize and explore human sexuality. Learn more about Robin’s work at robinsnestcoaching.com and alternativesexuality.ca
Polyglamorous: A Queer Mom’s Misadventures and Lessons in Non-Monogamy – A Book Reading and Meet-the-Author Event 1:30 pm
Polyglamorous: A Queer Mom’s Misadventures and Lessons in Non-Monogamy – A Book Reading and Meet-the-Author Event @ Gallery Erato
Jul 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Polyglamorous: A Queer Mom's Misadventures and Lessons in Non-Monogamy - A Book Reading and Meet-the-Author Event @ Gallery Erato
With the continued authenticity and charm enjoyed in her previous book, Call Me Holly: My Years on the Pole, Robin Beatch has taken her writing to the next level! Her newest project, Polyglamorous: A Queer Mom’s Misadventures and Lessons in Non-Monogamy, brings an entirely unique and refreshing approach to this guide on various forms of non-monogamy by weaving her memories and personal experiences together. Enjoy a book reading, Q&A, and meet-the-author event. Books will be available for sale, and door prizes will be given to a few lucky attendees! All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle. Open to all 18+ Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Author: Robin Beatch is an international sex educator, intimacy and relationship coach, speaker, performer, and activist based in Vancouver, Canada. She is the author of Call Me Holly: My Years on the Pole and Polyglamorous: A Queer Mom’s Misadventures and Lessons in Non-Monogamy. Her unique background as a nurse, stripper, Pro Domme, and Vice President of Metro Vancouver Kink has fueled her passions to help normalize and explore human sexuality. Learn more about Robin’s work at robinsnestcoaching.com and alternativesexuality.ca  
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Naked Yoga 7:00 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Naked Yoga @ Gallery Erato
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. Purchase Advance Tickets Here. 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
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
***First Thursday Art Walk is happening on Second Thursday in July due to the holiday on July 4th.*** July features art by Dave Clay, Stasia Burrington, Jim Duvall, Michael Rosen, Jennifer Jigour, and more. Sometimes, after the art walk is over, there will be performances by Artistic Indulgences. Join us for the historic Pioneer Square’s monthly art walk at Gallery Erato. Gallery Erato is the new home of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and the Pan Eros Foundation. Peruse a selection of the visual and literary art from past Seattle Erotic Art Festivals. The Foundation’s permanent collection will also be on display with works by Stasia Burrington, Steve Jensen, Lewisa, and Sam Vaughan. 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.
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group 6:00 pm
Women’s Rope Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
Jul 11 @ 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.
A Dangerous Time to Paint the Figure 7:30 pm
A Dangerous Time to Paint the Figure @ Gallery Erato
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
A Dangerous Time to Paint the Figure @ Gallery Erato
A Dangerous Time to Paint the Figure: A conversation with artist Dave Clay Making figurative art today is a dangerous endeavor. The human body is charged by history, society and politics. The figure resonates with demands for equality and acceptance but also engenders fear and shame. Neither the artist nor the observer can isolate themselves from these tensions. Artist Dave Clay and Director Sophia Iannicelli discuss how figure painting connects with the individual, confronts the political challenges of our society, and enables us to celebrate our own humanity. Through this celebration of the human body in art, we celebrate our own diversity. This celebration is a form of protest against the fear and hatred so prevalent in today’s world. We look forward to your participation in the conversation. About the artist: Dave Clay’s artwork aims to elicit an emotional response in the viewer. The artwork explores connections between emotional and psychological experiences with physical and digital environments. The artwork avoids symbolism, encouraging the viewer to bring their own experience to the figure and form. Dave’s paintings and prints will be on display at Gallery Erato through July 30th. Learn more about Dave and his art on his website: daveclay.com This is a free event that will be happening during Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk.
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Hypnotized to Obey: Trance and Training 12:00 pm
Hypnotized to Obey: Trance and Training @ Gallery Erato
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Hypnotized to Obey: Trance and Training @ Gallery Erato
Behavior modification and training can be faster, easier, and simply hotter with hypnosis. This hands-on workshop is designed for couples in committed D/s relationships, of any gender and orientation. Through a series of guided exercises, you’ll learn to go into trance or take your partner into trance. Then, we’ll explore establishing post-hypnotic triggers and rewards, thinking through possible outcomes, and setting training goals. If you’re ready to embark on an exciting new training journey with your partner, come take the first steps together! No previous experience is required. Therapeutic behavior modification will not be addressed. 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. 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 Pan Eros Foundation 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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[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle 4:00 pm
[Associated Event] MAsT Seattle @ Doghouse Leathers
Jul 14 @ 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
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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
Jul 15 @ 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
Jul 15 @ 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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Body Manipulation Techniques 7:00 pm
Body Manipulation Techniques @ Gallery Erato
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Body Manipulation Techniques @ Gallery Erato
Get ready to investigate the mechanics of the body, pressure points, and mental manipulation as we explore the idea of controlling other bodies with our own. We will have conversation and opportunity to play with the physical embodiment of confidence, posture, rope fluidity, and other subtle cues in play with our partners. 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 13 pairs. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator: Fred’s relationship with rope has taken many forms and has been ever present in his life. From scouts to theater rigging to rock climbing and now rope bondage. Fred began practicing rope bondage in 2011 in order to enhance his BDSM scenes. His influences have been American, European, and Eastern. Fred’s passion for rope itself exceeded his own knowledge and he began to travel for the sole sake of learning more. The last 4 years of his life has been spent as a traveling rope-nomad, learning as many different styles and techniques as possible from inspiring teachers and riggers all over the globe. Fred is not easily categorized, stereotyped, or labeled… nor is his rope. Instead of following only one methodology of rope bondage in his tying and teaching, Fred wishes to amalgamate the unique wisdom of each of his teachers incorporating the distinctive styles of different cultures and his personal reverence for the magic in improvised rope into his own style. Fred’s focus is on fusing traditional Japanese rope bondage with his own chaotic primal nature and a curiosity of the twisted and unexplored. He has taught intensives and conventions in the US and Internationally. Fred loves his students dearly and the game of learning how they learn. He wishes to inspire discipline and wonder in their personal tying practices and encourage everyone to dissect, inspect, and expand on anything he teaches. Fred thinks rope is an incredible tool and he looks forward to forever learning more about it.
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Jul 18 @ 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 @ Northgate Library Meeting Room
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ Northgate Library Meeting Room
Whether you’re brand new to Consent 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 consensual society, 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 Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to www.consent.academy or Pan-Eros.org for more information.
***CANCELLED***Whips and Rope 7:00 pm
***CANCELLED***Whips and Rope @ Gallery Erato
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
***CANCELLED***Whips and Rope @ Gallery Erato
***THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO EDUCATOR ILLNESS.*** It can be hard to efficiently use ropes and whips together and keep a nice pace and flow with tripping over your tools. In this class fred will show some simple, yet effective ways to combine two of his favorite tools. 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 8 pairs. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] About the Educator: Fred’s relationship with rope has taken many forms and has been ever present in his life. From scouts to theater rigging to rock climbing and now rope bondage. Fred began practicing rope bondage in 2011 in order to enhance his BDSM scenes. His influences have been American, European, and Eastern. Fred’s passion for rope itself exceeded his own knowledge and he began to travel for the sole sake of learning more. The last 4 years of his life has been spent as a traveling rope-nomad, learning as many different styles and techniques as possible from inspiring teachers and riggers all over the globe. Fred is not easily categorized, stereotyped, or labeled… nor is his rope. Instead of following only one methodology of rope bondage in his tying and teaching, Fred wishes to amalgamate the unique wisdom of each of his teachers incorporating the distinctive styles of different cultures and his personal reverence for the magic in improvised rope into his own style. Fred’s focus is on fusing traditional Japanese rope bondage with his own chaotic primal nature and a curiosity of the twisted and unexplored. He has taught intensives and conventions in the US and Internationally. Fred loves his students dearly and the game of learning how they learn. He wishes to inspire discipline and wonder in their personal tying practices and encourage everyone to dissect, inspect, and expand on anything he teaches. Fred thinks rope is an incredible tool and he looks forward to forever learning more about it.
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Bondage for Beginners 1:00 pm
Bondage for Beginners @ Gallery Erato
Jul 20 @ 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. 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. 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 bottle or cup. Attendance is limited to 24 people. 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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Trauma Informed Kink: An Introduction 7:00 pm
Trauma Informed Kink: An Introduction @ Gallery Erato
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Trauma Informed Kink: An Introduction @ Gallery Erato
BDSM play flirts with danger; traumatic arousal is an inherent risk. The body’s natural response to danger is to become aroused and prepared to fight back, flee, or freeze. When people feel safe, the dangerous element of kinky play is highly erotic and exciting. But when people have a history of trauma, or when they have not negotiated in a trauma-informed way, play can go bad. This class will provide attendees with a foundational understanding of how trauma works in the brain, body, and teach first aid for traumatic responses during play. It will introduce ways of recognizing traumatic arousal in partners during play, and teach skills that can help ground and diffuse traumatic arousal when it does occur in scene. Ways to negotiate all kinds of play in a sexy but trauma-informed way will be explored. 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. 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 Educators: Dahlia Bloom is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. She is passionate about the freedom and safety self-knowledge can bring to people’s lives. She has a Master’s Degree in Body Psychotherapy and has been working in the psychotherapy field since 2005. She is trained in Behavioral, Somatic, Trauma-Informed, Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness based approaches. She is currently training as a Holistic Sex Therapist, and has taught classes on psychologically minded kink at the Close-In Munch, Positively Kinky, Portland TNG, and Leather Reign. She is deeply committed to self-expression and creativity, and has been studying, practicing, and teaching embodied mindfulness for 20 years. A long time anti-oppression activist, Dahlia brings her enthusiasm for understanding power and seeking liberation to her therapy practice and her kink. Verris has been exploring the eroticism of TPE / authority transfer relationships for over a decade. He is a Nationally Certified Counselor and has trained as a Holistic Sex Therapist. Verris specializes in working with clients who identify as kinky and, or poly. As an educator he is passionate about challenging the prevailing cultural narrative of what constitutes sex, and sexuality. Verris has been a guest speaker for Colorado State University, Leather Reign, Existential-Humanistic Northwest, multiple podcasts and community events.
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The Pleasure Practice: Communing With Flowers 7:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Communing With Flowers @ Gallery Erato
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Pleasure Practice: Communing With Flowers @ Gallery Erato
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. July 22: Communing With Flowers If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change – Buddha Have you ever really stopped to smell the flowers? Ever contemplated the composition and unique softness of a petal? Immerse yourself in a multi sensory exploration of these symphonic creatures of color, form and scent. Open to the wisdom and pleasure unfolding in petal after petal. 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. Scholarships available. No one turned away for lack of funds. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] 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. This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to Pan-Eros.org for more information.
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Gallery Erato Public Open Hours 12:00 pm
Gallery Erato Public Open Hours @ Gallery Erato
Jul 25 @ 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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