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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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Seattle Erotic Art Festival 6:00 pm
Seattle Erotic Art Festival @ Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – May 1 @ 4:00 pm
Seattle Erotic Art Festival @ Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
The Seattle Erotic art Festival is an experience unlike any other festival or gallery you have likely ever attended.  Over the course of three days, a curated selection of some of the finest erotic art the world has to offer will grace the floors of the Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall, awaiting your perusal and enjoyment. During regular festival hours, you are invited to view the art and daily entertainments, from poetry readings to dance to acrobatic displays.  There is also the Festival Store, where you can often find prints by the artists featured in the festival as well as other unique items and annual Seattle Erotic Art Festival merchandise. In the evenings, the vibe changes from a gallery to sexy art party. The Late Night Festival is a sexy, fun time with performers, DJs, bartenders at the ready, and a fantastically energetic crowd. The Festival art will engage you, titillate you, and make you think.  Not every piece is to everyone’s tastes, but there is something there that will speak to you – and what doesn’t can lead to some fascinating conversations. Whether you are joining us for the first time and new to the sex positive community, or have attended these events for years – this festival is for you. More information about artists and schedules will be available at SeattleErotic.org and will updated regularly. Remember to bring your valid government ID, too. Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an adult only event and you must show proof of age to enter this event. On Friday and Saturday, all attendees must be 21 years of age or older. On Sunday, all attendees must be 18 years of age or older. Regardless of appearance, all attendees will be asked to show age verification. View up to date COVID-19 Protocols here. ASL Interpretation will be available, dates and times to be determined. Please contact [email protected] with questions or timing requests. Photos are from previous Seattle Erotic Art Festivals.
[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Women 11:00 am
[Consent Academy] Consent Discussion Group for Women @ online via Zoom
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Consent is challenging. Dealing with others and their lack of consensual behavior, even more so. Sometimes you need a place to talk about it. To support everyone’s efforts in moving the discussion forward, the Consent Academy hosts a discussion group for female-identified folk to talk about issues around consent; both sexual and every-day consent. This is a space to share ideas, understanding, and concerns in a male focused space. The quarterly group is open to all female-identified folk who want to engage in an open and respectful discussion of this important and complex topic. Get tickets here! Notes This is an online discussion via Zoom. You must register in advance. Discussion 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 All races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated This discussion is limited to Women and folks who identify as Female. We ask that others outside these identities respect the space and attend a different discussion group. No Prerequisites Links will be sent via email 2-3 hours prior to the start of the class. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Consent Academy: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. Our mission is to teach consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities.
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[Consent Academy] Consent Basics 10:00 am
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ online via Zoom
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
We all need to be able to talk about Consent and how to build Consent Culture. Most of us have learned that No means No, but Consent goes way beyond that. It is present every day in every interaction. Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No towards an informed Yes. Get tips, tricks, and tools for talking about Consent from a new relationship, to sex, to a first hug. Purchase tickets here! Notes This is an online class via Zoom. You must register in advance. 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 All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated No Restrictions or Prerequisites Links and class workbooks will be sent via email 2-3 hours prior to the start of the class. Sliding Scale tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Consent Academy The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. Our mission is to teach consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities.
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First Thursday Discussions 7:00 pm
First Thursday Discussions @ Gallery Erato
May 5 @ 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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[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Working Towards Accountability 10:00 am
[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Working Towards Accountability @ online via Zoom
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
What happens after someone’s consent is broken/violated? How do you support the person harmed? The person accused of harm? How do you even begin to work with something this emotional, complex, and charged? The answer is to engage an Accountability Process. This workshop provides an introduction: what it is, how it works, and why it works. We’ll look at what a supportive and compassionate managing of a consent incident can be and what happens after. If you’re ever going to deal with consent as a leader, which is almost inevitable, take this class. Purchase tickets here! Class Format: Video class with Workbooks for you to watch and follow on your own to learn about and familiarize yourself with the required concepts. The videos are included in the ticket price. You will receive links for them by email. There will be an on-line quiz to confirm you did watch and absorb the information from the videos. This should be taken prior to the group workshops. Interactive Skills Workshop (via Zoom) for you to come together with other participants to learn and practice the skills discussed in the videos. You need to watch the associated videos prior to the workshop. Notes This workshop is part of the Consent & Leadership 6-Month Series: comprehensive topics leaders in the modern world need to know to both understand and manage consent. See the Whole Series (https://thestranger.boldtypetickets.com/events/116714724/consent-and-leadership-series) for related workshops to increase and deepen your understanding. Class times are listed in US Pacific time zone. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated No Restrictions or Prerequisites Zoom Links for the workshop will be sent via email the day before the start of the class. Sliding Scale tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Consent Academy: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is a part of everyday life, and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities. This event is part of Consent and Leadership Series. Click here to purchase series passes or see more events.
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[Consent Academy] Consent and Gaming: Sex on the Table 11:00 am
[Consent Academy] Consent and Gaming: Sex on the Table @ online via Zoom
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Table Top Role Playing Games create the opportunity for interesting and provocative situations. Whether it’s rescuing the prince (or princess) from the clutches of an evil cult (government, stepfather, dragon, etc.), spending a lonely night in a tavern (cave, castle, pocket dimension, etc.), or any of a thousand scenarios there is the opportunity for sex to enter into your game. When the opportunity happens, what do you do? How do you manage it in a consensual way? What do you do if the players consent, but the characters don’t? What about coercion, magical or otherwise? There aren’t easy answers to these questions, but there are guidelines you can use to navigate them. Join us for an entertaining discussion of the issues and the skills to work through them. (Dice rolling optional.) Purchase tickets here! Notes This is an online class via Zoom. You must register in advance. 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 All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated No Restrictions or Prerequisites Links and class workbooks will be sent via email 2-3 hours prior to the start of the class. Sliding Scale tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Consent Academy: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is a part of everyday life, and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities.
[Consent Academy] Consent and Gaming: Sex on the Table 7:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent and Gaming: Sex on the Table @ online via Zoom
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Table Top Role Playing Games create the opportunity for interesting and provocative situations. Whether it’s rescuing the prince (or princess) from the clutches of an evil cult (government, stepfather, dragon, etc.), spending a lonely night in a tavern (cave, castle, pocket dimension, etc.), or any of a thousand scenarios there is the opportunity for sex to enter into your game. When the opportunity happens, what do you do? How do you manage it in a consensual way? What do you do if the players consent, but the characters don’t? What about coercion, magical or otherwise? There aren’t easy answers to these questions, but there are guidelines you can use to navigate them. Join us for an entertaining discussion of the issues and the skills to work through them. (Dice rolling optional.) Purchase tickets here! Notes This is an online class via Zoom. You must register in advance. 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 All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated No Restrictions or Prerequisites Links and class workbooks will be sent via email 2-3 hours prior to the start of the class. Sliding Scale tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Consent Academy: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is a part of everyday life, and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities.
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S.C.R.U.E. 10:00 am
S.C.R.U.E. @ Gallery Erato
May 14 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 1:00 am
Seattle Creative Ropetastic Unconference Extravganza! Graydancer started hosting Graydancer’s Ropetastic Unconference Extravaganza’s many years ago , and like all good things that has been on a very long hiatus. Seattle was one of the cities that hosted this amazing event. Planning for another unconference is starting… BUT most importantly you can’t have a GRUE without Graydancer. So with his blessing.. we will be having a S.C.R.U.E.!!   Purchase tickets here! What is an Unconference? Ever gone to event and skipped most of the classes, but you end up learning a ton and having a great time anyway? You spent class time chatting in the hall way with other people discussing stuff that was not on the class lists or at a different level than what was being presented. Maybe you even went so far as to find the open play space and try out / demo the stuff you were talking about. You spent your time having hall way moments… Now imagine if you could have had a sign up over your heads “We are chatting about frictions and tensions in rope” , “New ways to connect during a flogging scene” or what ever your topic of the moment was.. Now others could join in.. Next thing you know you have a class / discussion going on that is as deep and intense as any class going on at the event. It was those hall way moments that were the inspiration for the unconference format. Hear more about the unconference format here! There is a supporting Fetlife group for updates and event information:  https://fetlife.com/groups/231321 COVID Protocols: What the future holds around COVID is unknown. At the minimum proof of vaccination at door will be required. Be prepared for the requirement of wearing masks. We plan to err on the more cautious side of COVID protocols while still trying to be able to hold an event. If someone who buys a ticket ends up not being able to attend due to COVID, they will be given a refund.
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[Consent Academy] Consent Chat 11:00 am
[Consent Academy] Consent Chat @ online via Zoom
May 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Consent is a big topic. We all have stories, questions, and ideas about it. Consent Chat is a quarterly group for those interested in talking about the ins and outs of this complex topic. Please come prepared to engage in the discussion and share your thoughts, or come just to witness and learn. We hope that by providing an open forum, 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. Register here! Notes: This is an online class via Zoom. Zoom link and instructions will be emailed an hour or so 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 Any class workbooks will be sent via email 2-3 hours prior to the start of the class. Sliding scale tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and relationship orientations are welcome and celebrated. No restrictions or prerequisites. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning.   About the Consent Academy: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. Our mission is to teach consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities.
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Men Tying Men – Discussion & Practice 7:00 pm
Men Tying Men – Discussion & Practice @ Gallery Erato
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Men Tying Men - Discussion & Practice @ Gallery Erato
Our fabulous rope practice and discussion group for men and folks who have lived experience as men returns to Gallery Erato in Seattle. Facilitated in the loosest way possible by @knotkin and @visiblerestraint. Neither a workshop nor a play party, but learning does happen, play does happen – and nudity is perfectly fine. Bring rope and your enthusiasm. Money donations are requested and go to https://www.pan-eros.org/ – the educational and cultural non-profit that produces events such as Seattle Erotic Art Festival. This is a quarterly event. It happens the third Wednesday of the second month of every quarter. Proof of vaccination required for attendance. (A photo of your vaccination card is acceptable.) No registration is needed for this event but no late entries are allowed. Doors will be locked at 7:30pm. This event is for men and those who have lived experience as men. All races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, abilities, and religions are welcome and celebrated. 18+ with ID and vax cards (legible photos of vax cards accepted) Attendance is limited to 60 people.
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[Consent Academy] Consent Basics 6:00 pm
[Consent Academy] Consent Basics @ online via Zoom
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We all need to be able to talk about Consent and how to build Consent Culture. Most of us have learned that No means No, but Consent goes way beyond that. It is present every day in every interaction. Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No towards an informed Yes. Get tips, tricks, and tools for talking about Consent from a new relationship, to sex, to a first hug. Get tickets here! Notes This is an online class via Zoom. You must register in advance. 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 All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated No Restrictions or Prerequisites Links and class workbooks will be sent via email 2-3 hours prior to the start of the class. Sliding Scale tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Consent Academy The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. Our mission is to teach consent in all of its complexity, aspects, and potential. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is part of everyday life and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities.
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[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Consent Incident Management 10:00 am
[Consent Academy] Consent & Leadership: Consent Incident Management @ online via Zoom
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Once a consent incident happens, you often need more information. This can be part supporting and part of getting enough information to formally review the incident. There are good ways and problematic ways to do both. You also need to decide what to do with the information you collect and make sense of what happened. This workshop gives insight and skills for managing a consent incident without causing additional harm; focusing on how to get information in a safer, compassionate, and trauma informed way. We’ll cover the basics of interviewing and evaluating an incident. If you ever might find yourself in the position of taking information, about consent or anything else, this class is for you. Purchase tickets here! Class Format: Video class with Workbooks for you to watch and follow on your own to learn about and familiarize yourself with the required concepts. The videos are included in the ticket price. You will receive links for them by email. There will be an on-line quiz to confirm you did watch and absorb the information from the videos. This should be taken prior to the group workshops. Interactive Skills Workshop (via Zoom) for you to come together with other participants to learn and practice the skills discussed in the videos. You need to watch the associated videos prior to the workshop. Notes This workshop is part of the Consent & Leadership 6-Month Series: comprehensive topics leaders in the modern world need to know to both understand and manage consent. See the Whole Series (https://thestranger.boldtypetickets.com/events/116714724/consent-and-leadership-series) for related workshops to increase and deepen your understanding. Class times are listed in US Pacific time zone. Use this Time Zone Converter to see what time the class will be for you: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated No Restrictions or Prerequisites Zoom Links for the workshop will be sent via email the day before the start of the class. Sliding Scale tickets are open to anyone who needs them. Choose the ticket that is best for you. Questions? Please contact the Consent Academy at: [email protected] Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Consent Academy: The Consent Academy is an educational collective based out of Seattle, WA. With over 60 years of education experience collectively, our approach incorporates disciplines of psychology, sociology, public health, psychotherapy, and personal coaching to create a systemic view of how consent impacts everyone from the bedroom to the boardroom. We believe consent is a part of everyday life, and its practice builds stronger, safer, and more connected communities. This event is part of Consent and Leadership Series. Click here to purchase series passes or see more events.
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group 1:00 pm
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hypnokink Enthusiast Group @ Gallery Erato
Have you thought about including hypnosis in your kink or sex life? Infinitely adaptable, you can use hypnosis to enhance arousal, do bondage without restraints, build fear play and mindf*ck scenes, strengthen D/s training, increase relaxation for sensual scenes, and much more! Doors open for the Hypnokink Enthusiasts’ Group at 1pm, and we start our programming at 1:15pm with introductions, icebreaker activities, and demos. For details on the theme of one of our meetings, you can visit the Seattle Hypnokink Enthusiasts FetLife group at https://fetlife.com/groups/53446 or email [email protected]
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Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group 5:00 pm
Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group @ Gallery Erato
May 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Open-Shoot Meetup 4th Sunday of every month Overview Seattle Nude, Erotic + Boudoir Photography Group exists to facilitate networking and the creation of art in the PNW photography and modeling communities while providing a safer, semi-public space to have first or repeated interactions with co-creators. Beginning January 23rd, 2022 the group organizer, Thrice, will be running a monthly meetup where we discuss and shoot nude, erotic, and boudoir photos, share knowledge and inspiration, and network with others in our creative communities. What to Expect After an initial hour of mingling and conspiring, all the fun and excitement of creation starts when we close the doors at 6pm. Come introduce yourself, mingle and meet, then we will collect the event fee and shooting can begin. At this point, no more attendees will be admitted so no new faces surprise you while you’re shooting. Some gear will be available to rent or borrow, we will go through the available supplies at the start of the event. Open Shoot Format Throughout the event, photographers, assistants, and models will use the large, versatile shooting space to collaborate, have fun, and make art. Come with an idea in mind and a photographer in tow or meet someone here and come up with a spontaneous shoot inspired by the surroundings and your model’s style. Bring all your own gear, ready to shoot, and explore the space to find the perfect spot. Take advantage of any down time to connect with your fellow creatives, find inspiration, share your knowledge and experience. Consent + Consideration Make sure that you have the consent of all bodies in your frame before you shoot. Watch your backgrounds and try not to walk through active shooting space you’re not participating in as a courtesy to all. Lingerie, suggested nudity, and nonsexual nudity are welcome throughout the space. We ask that explicit or overtly sexual acts (use your judgement, ask if you’re not sure) be shot downstairs. We will continually evaluate the ways we use the space and adjust for the comfort and needs of our community to best facilitate free creation. No one is required to shoot with anyone else or to shoot any content they do not wish to participate in. Pressure is unacceptable, both photographers and models are expected to take “No” as a complete sentence any time it is given. Our Hosts + Facility Gallery Erato and the Pan Eros Foundation are pleased to offer those who create art that explores themes of sexuality, gender, relationships, identity, orientation, and love a place to showcase and create their work. This 6000+ square foot space in Pioneer Square spans 2 floors. The ground floor Gallery is fully accessible. There is a 3″ lip at the front entry and a ramp is available upon request. The lower level Studio is currently only accessible by stairs. We encourage the use of public transit or rideshare. Forr more information about the space, go to: https://www.pan-eros.org/galleryerato/ COVID Precautions As per King County guidelines, all attendees must present a valid vaccination record or negative test results within 72 hours of the event start time. Wash your hands frequently, keep your distance whenever possible, wear masks if you’re not modeling, and consider your COVID precautions when sharing gear. Sanitizer will be available throughout the event for hands and equipment.  
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Body Awareness for Better Sex 2:00 pm
Body Awareness for Better Sex @ Gallery Erato
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Body Awareness for Better Sex @ Gallery Erato
Smitty Buckler, the educator for this workshop, has received a wonderful and unexpected educational opportunity this summer, and will sadly have to postpone this class. We are working hard to reschedule for later this summer or fall, so please keep an eye on the calendar or sign up for our newsletter. We should have a new date soon. So sorry for the inconvenience. Best, Pan Eros Education Team     Even if you have body dysmorphia (and/or gender identity disorder), it is possible to attune to your inner energetic channels and enjoy sex more. Even if you have a great relationship with your body, you will still take away from this workshop. We will utilize different movement modalities, including yoga and dance, to explore our bodies in new ways that help increase neuroplasticity and improve interpersonal neurobiology. But no experience is required. Please come as you are – able bodied or disabled by our ableist society; cis, trans and/or some other gender; heterosexual, queer and/or other sexualities are all welcome here. Sex worker(?), you too deserve a chance to love and accept your body and are more than welcome. The instructor has experience with all of these marginalized bodies. Purchase 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+ All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarships available. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. Space Accessibility information: Held at Gallery Erato which is a street level space. One step up is required to enter. A ramp is available for anyone in need. The top floor, where the workshop will be held, is wheelchair accessible. There are two gender neutral restrooms on the top floor. Please avoid wearing any fragrance. Facial masks will be required and proof of vaccination or a negative test taken just prior to class.   About the Educator: As someone who has been historically excluded from dance and most yoga studios as a gender nonconforming queer trans person, smitty has worked to overcome many barriers in order to access movement spaces. They are now a (certified 200 hour) Yoga Instructor through Poseurs’ School of Magic. They have studied modern, lyrical, hip hop and Gaga with Danielle Agami, Isaiah Tilman, Dani Tirell and more. Their work has been performed at the Sex Workers Art Symposium, On the Board’s Open Studio, the Winngstad (pdx), Mt.Tabor Theatre (pdx) the Broadway Performance Hall, Theatre Off Jackson, Tacoma Art Museum, etc and at many a burlesque show. In 2004, they started the only QT artist nonprofit focused on intersectional identities, the Conspiracy of Geniuses (CoG). Most recently they graduated from the TAT Lab, a training lab based that teaches artists to incorporate social justice into their curriculum. More information about smitty at smittybuckler.com. More information about CoG at ConspiracyofGeniuses.org.   This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to Pan-Eros.org for more information.
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SOLD OUT! Sensual Rope Bondage: It’s not what you tie but how you tie it 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Sensual Rope Bondage: It’s not what you tie but how you tie it @ Gallery Erato
May 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SOLD OUT! Sensual Rope Bondage: It's not what you tie but how you tie it @ Gallery Erato
This rope bondage workshop will be a hands-on class with active participation.  The workshop is fully inclusive and open for individuals of all genders and skill levels. We will briefly analyze the methodology of sensual rope bondage highlighting rope bondage as a erotic process rather than a simple means to an end. To begin, we will summarize 4 elements of sensual rope bondage: Set up, Intent, Connection, Unravel. Following, we will focus on 4 rope handling skills/techniques for increasing tension, flow, and intimate connection with your partner/s.  At the end we will have the skills to tie both a fisherman’s harness and a spiral futomomo. Prerequisites: None. This class is designed for all levels including new beginners. The ability to tie a “single column tie” is not required but will help you. Participants are encouraged to bring their own rope if they have some, however, loaner rope will be provided.   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 40 people. All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated. Questions may be directed to: [email protected] Scholarships available. Please let us know by email if you have any access needs or things that would aid in your learning. About the Educator: Shibari Shawn is a local gay shibari artist and rope bondage educator. He started working with rope bondage in 2016. He has taken rope workshops with Iowa Friction in Cedar Rapids, IA, Studio Friction in Denver, CO, VoxBody in Oakland, CA, and RopeBurn in San Francisco, CA. Shawn has participated in international shibari conferences including RopeCraft in Chicago, G.R.U.E in Wisconsin, Tethered to Wifi out of Rhode Island, and Meet The Master series with Hajime Kinoko by Avalon in Australia. In 2019, Shawn started teaching classes by organizing the Homer Shibari Dojo in Homer, Alaska. In November 2021, Shawn presented 2 rope bondage workshops at the CLAW21 conference in Los Angeles and participated in the Bound and Beautiful art installation. In Seattle, he organized a 6 class series with the Seattle Leather Service Corps and a 3 class series with the Seattle Men in Leather.  You can follow his work under the handle Bound To Be Knotty on social media. This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to Pan-Eros.org for more information.
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