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We attract a wide range of people who are in open relationships or identify as polyamorous. If you are curious about this lifestyle, or have questions about your current relationship, this is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people, many of whom are available for advice, support and just plain fun. We are, first and foremost, inclusive of communities of color, disabled, and LGBTQ persons. We welcome you, solo or with your loved ones, and look forward to seeing the familiar faces that build this loving community.

Poly Gathering, has a clear set of House Rules. We want to be radically honest by spelling out our expectations of behavior and clearly defining the values of this community: *House Rules*

*L*earn – Poly Gathering is for learning about polyamory. It is *not* a play space. No nudity, kink or sex play is permitted at the event.

*O*pen communications – Poly Gathering is a place to exercise open communications with intention, foster interactive dialogue, facilitate trust, develop your listening skills, and give and receive support.

*V*erbal Consent – We encourage everyone to obtain verbal consent and explicit negotiations (as modeled at Cuddle Parties) before initiating physical contact (e.g. hugging).

*E*xpectations – check them at the door! Interest in polyamory does *not*signal sexual availability or indicate sexual orientation.

*R*espectful behavior toward hosts and guests is required. Emotional Maturity is paramount; if something is going on between members of the group, we expect that they will respect each other and leave drama at the door. If anyone is experiencing abusive or harassing behavior, please see a host for help.

*S*afe Space – Poly Gathering is safe space for all sexual orientations and gender/kink identities, as well as those who identify as monogamous. No photography, video or recording of any kind is allowed without prior verbal consent of all parties involved.

Guests at Poly Gathering will be expected to follow these rules if they wish to continue attending the event. If there’s a problem or complaint, we will remind the individual(s) about the House Rules, issue a warning about behavior, or ask them to leave.

We need your help because this is YOUR community, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions to improve our events. We also invite you to help us educate newcomers if they do not seem aware of these expectations. By working together, we can all help keep our poly community feeling respectful and safe.

Designated hosts and greeters will be wearing nametags at each Poly Gathering. We invite new folks to come introduce themselves, and we also ask that you find one of us if you are uncomfortable with anyone’s behavior or have concerns. We will also distribute printed copies of the House Rules at each event.

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