What we're about

Authentic Relating Games are structured interactions that investigate how we understand ourselves and others.

Sex positivity is about two things: (1) affirming that sex can be a healthy part of human life, and (2) affirming the *consensual* choices others make regarding sex, even if they differ from ours.

We are not a dating or hook-up group. We are a community.

*Do not message members you have not met in person - you will be banned from the group*

You might have attended the Authentic Relating Games event on Sunday night. This group is an extension of Sunday night's community where we'll give attention to the often deeper and edgier topics of sexuality, desire, navigating sexual connection, setting clear boundaries, etc.

We're excited to see you there!

You can find more Authentic Relating events and community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaustinlovejuggernaut/

*We not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, gender identity, age, religion, creed, sexual orientation, or national origin. However, we reserve the right to refuse entry to any person at our discretion. We will refuse entry to anyone who represents a credible risk of harm to the safety of others in attendance, to themselves, or to the integrity of our events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Sex-Positive Authentic Relating: Arousal

Soma Vida

$15.00

Let's talk about arousal! What does arousal feel like in your body? What do you feel aroused by? How does what you are aroused by fit in with your values? We will connect over these questions more. Come join us! ~~~~~~~ WHAT IS THIS EVENT? ~~~~~~~~ Authentic Relating Games are structured interactions that investigate how we understand ourselves and others. At this event, in a closed-door session led by trained, experienced facilitators, you'll get to explore your life as a sexual being and learn more about the lives of others around you. Sex positivity is about two things: (1) affirming that sex can be a healthy part of human life, and (2) affirming the *consensual* choices others make regarding sex, even if they differ from ours. ~~ This is a clothes-ON, hands-OFF event. ~~ We are not a dating or hook-up group. We are a community. This event is for adults 18+. We'll be talking about sexuality and, from time to time, playing some group improv games. We'll play some games one-on-one, some in small groups, and others with the whole group. You might have attended the Authentic Relating Games event on Sunday night. Our facilitators also attend and facilitate that event! This event is an extension of Sunday night's community where we'll give attention to the often deeper and edgier topics of sexuality, desire, navigating sexual connection, setting clear boundaries, etc. Like Sunday night, most of our sessions will be built around a theme with a loose agenda. Our experienced facilitators will let the group's needs and interests guide our attention. We'll have the chance to be light and playful, or serious and deep, or go anywhere in between! We're excited to see you there! You can find more Authentic Relating events and community here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaustinlovejuggernaut/ ~~~~~~~~IMPORTANT DETAILS~~~~~~~~ * Please arrive by 7:15 to play a warm-up game and get comfortable. The door will be closed and LOCKED at 7:30 PM so we can create a safe container for exploration. * Cost: $15 CASH ONLY. Fees help cover room rental. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Touch Exploration Lab + Authentic Relating

Pflugerville

How do you ask for what you want? How do you even know what to ask for? If anything in the world was available to you, would the touch you ask for look radically different? We will spend the day exploring these questions and more. I’ve spent most of my life keeping myself from experiencing touch, when touch was one of the things I craved the most. When I started asking for touch, I asked for things that I thought were “appropriate” to ask for. Like I was following a script someone else had written for me. In this event, though both talking about and experiencing touch, we will practice some of the tools that have helped me to ask for what I want, set boundaries, and get some of my wildest desires met. We will practice throwing out the script that tells us what we are “allowed” to ask for. For the first half of the day, we will play Authentic Relating Games. We will connect around our desires and the things that hold us back. We will explore going deeper into our understanding of our own relationship to touch. And we will connect with others over what it is like to be humans in the world who have a relationship to touch. For the second half of the day, we will explore touch, through facilitated hands on exercises. This will be a CLOTHES ON event. I find that there is something beautiful for me in talking with my friends, partners, and community about my own relationship to touch, which helps me better understand their worlds, and mine. Connections go deeper when I am able to take the time to see others and let myself be seen. Then, when we jump into experiencing touch, I can step out of the stories I make up, relax, and just be present in the moment. Once I’m present, the experience opens up for me, and I am able to really feel the touch I am giving and receiving. All of the exercises we will be doing are ones you will be able bring into connection with people you want to explore touch with. We will explore sharing our worlds, vulnerably asking for the things we want, getting some of our touch needs met, and learning practices we can integrate into our everyday lives. Logistics Location This event will take place at a home in Pflugerville. The address will be sent out upon purchase of a ticket. Time Arrive between 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM. We will lock the doors at 12:00 PM to preserve the safety of the container. The event will end at 4:30 PM. Schedule 11:45 AM - Mingle 12:00 PM - Doors Lock 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM - Authentic Relating Games 1:45 PM -2:00 PM - Break 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Facilitated Touch Exercises & Closing Circle Cost $23 per ticket. Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/touch-exploration-lab-authentic-relating-tickets-61654351826 Refund Policy There are no refunds. *This will be an alcohol and drug-free event* *This event is for people ages 18+*

Fearless Relating Panel + Cuddle Party, Qigong & Conscious Touch

Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fearless-relating-panel-cuddle-party-qigong-conscious-touch-tickets-60461131873 Fearless Relating Panel. (This part of the evening is Free!) Join Monique Darling, Peter Petersen, Reid Mihalko, Sasha Rose Love and surprise guest stars, as we co-lead a question and answer portion of the evening. YOU bring the questions... We will do our best to answer each and every one. What are you dying to know about dating and relationships? About life? What has you super curious, but there never seems an appropriate place to bring up your inquiry? This night is your chance! Ask away! And allow some authenticity and vulnerability when we sex geeks and vulnerability and communication experts use our life's journeys and wisdom and courage (balls) to answer anything you throw our way. Sometimes all that is left is to scream your heart out... it seems no matter what you say you're not being heard. No matter how clear you feel yourself to be, what comes out of your mouth makes no sense to the other side. Come and explore with us how to hold difficult conversations, understand the different love languages you and your loved ones might have as your filter of giving and receiving love, learn to communicate what's not being said in a way that will empower and connect you with others better. We will explore different modes of communication, verbal and non verbal... and different relating styles, open relationships, agreements, flirting, transparency -- taking off your masks so that you can REALLY relate. Interspersing our favorite tools, and taking questions from the audience. For all of you longing for more touch and cuddles..... We've got you covered.... Cuddle Party is a 3 hour workshop where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like-minded friends from the community. Nurturing and consensual loving touch is good for maintaining healthy blood pressure, a strong nervous system, and a balanced emotional health. One’s ability to connect with and develop greater trust in others is emphasized during the group exchanges during Cuddle Party’s. Self-care is a cornerstone of Cuddle Party experience. Cuddle Party is a formal, non-sexual event that offers participants an opportunity to explore intimacy with like-minded others. In a relaxed environment, that upholds personal boundaries and maintains a professional atmosphere, at all times, one is encouraged to engage in communication and touch, in a non-threatening, share-affirming environment. Cuddle Party is a holistic, social environment, that attracts fascinating people from all walks of life. It provides a special and unique opportunity for connection, learning, and growth. Come cuddle with us! Cuddle Party experiences teach participants that they alone create their own safety container. How did it change my life? When I was growing up and received a NO, it felt like I was being rejected. The result was my emphasis on being nice, being lovable and being unconditionally available. The profound learning came when I realized my unyielding YES’s became a subconscious inability to trust another person’s YES, without their own personally vocalized NO! BRING: Comfortable PJs, Blankets, Pillows and any kind of soft fluff to enhance your experience. Feel free to bring a dish to share. PLEASE BE ON TIME: Make certain to account FOR TRAFFIC AND PARKING. Doors will be closed at 7:45 pm and late arrivals will not be admitted. Do not wear strong scents. The opening Welcome Circle is for introductions and to go over the rules of Cuddle Party. This is an important aspect of the Cuddle Party experience and creates a safe container for all participants. Love exchange $35 prepaid or $60 per pair Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fearless-relating-panel-cuddle-party-qigong-conscious-touch-tickets-60461131873

Navigating Successful 3somes w/Reid, Monique, & Peter + live lab

Please RSVP here: https://2019octns3aus.eventbrite.com/ Three doesn’t necessarily have to be a crowd… Let Reid show you how! It’s a popular fantasy with twice the pleasure potential, but navigating a three-way romance (if only for one night) can be tricky. Join world renowned sex and relationship educator Reid Mihalko for this, fun-filled, 2 hr workshop (with live demonstrations!) Not only will you get a chance to ask questions, but we’ll cover: What are the best techniques to satisfy two lovers at once? Ways to overcome fears and concerns – Yours AND your partner’s! The most common threesome mistakes (and how to avoid them!) How to negotiate boundaries and safer sex protocols to make your next menage a trios tré bien! Whether you’ve had more threesomes than Jim Morrison or are just beginning to consider three-in-a-bed might be something you’d like to explore, this workshop will give you plenty of tools, tricks, perspectives and laughs to enhance your love life and strengthen your relationships! Even if you would NEVER be interested in a 3-way, this fun-filled class will give you lots of ways to talk to your loved ones about the things you DO WANT in the bedroom – no matter how tame or outrageous! Bring your loved ones, bring your friends, and enjoy an educational and entertaining evening on how to successfully navigate one of the most common sexual fantasies: the threesome! The second half of this class, you will get to break out into threesome pods, Monique and Peter will lead you through different connection exercises where you will get to practice, in real time, what Reid just offered you about navigating this tricky territory. This will be Austin's first 3some live lab! where you can come with a couple of partners and do all the negotiated exercises with one another, or you can choose to rotate through the room, where at each station (Exercise) you will have a chance to interact with 2 new partners. This is an excellent safe fully clothed structured space, for you to get move through the potential awkward moments of a three or moresome, so if you ever decide you want to try one later, you will have practiced those muscles necessary to more successfully navigate those waters. Plus it will just be a fun, connective, humorous evening, where in we get permission to laugh at ourselves, to not have to "get it right" as you dare to try out something new. Love exchange $35 prepaid or $90 per 3some Please RSVP here: https://2019octns3aus.eventbrite.com/

Past events (16)

Sex-Positive Authentic Relating: Am I Too Much

Soma Vida

$15.00

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