What we're about
Come and play with us!
But before you apply, please read this entire page and follow the links below. Then come back and complete your application. We are a real community: be aware that we request a recognizable picture of you on your profile and the answers you give to the questions you get while applying, are visible to all other members.
Sex-Positive World is a real and growing community of open-minded, alive, and awake people. This community provides a chance to explore, learn, and grow in a safe, welcoming, and consensual environment. We believe that sexual energy can be a powerful tool for transformation, healing, solidifying relationships, and building community, and we develop that energy in fun events that are generally free or carry a small cost to cover expenses.
Touch: We host touch positive happening, from clothes-on snuggles, to skin to skin encounters, to sensual massage classes.
Sensation: The senses are the gateway to the brain, so we plan sensual feasts, naked yoga, dance parties, nature-oriented outings, concerts, and theater.
Sex: We plan events about sacred sexuality, swinging, fetishes, BDSM, and good old vanilla sexuality, plus allow other like-minded groups to post their events on our page. SPB welcomes people of all genders, orientations and relationshipstyles (mono & non-mono) of legal age of consent (except some lecture and educational events which are open to everyone). Sex-Positive is not just a Meetup group, it’s a real community. We want active, aware members who attend events, plan or host events, and bring as much to us as we bring to them. We like to play together because we trust each other. To join, please read the guidelines below and thoughtfully fill out the questions for new members. We actually read your answers carefully and may decline applications based on inadequate answers.
What is Sex-Positivity?
Sex-positivity is a social movement and philosophy which regards all consensual expressions of sexuality as healthy, encourages sexual pleasure and experimentation, places an emphasis on informed consent and advocates sex education and risk-aware sex. Sex-positivity makes no moral distinctions among types of sexual expression, orientation or identification, regarding these choices as matters of personal preference.
What does your group do?
We are a community of like-minded people, and a non-profit education and advocacy group. Using Meetup as a platform we sponsor events that promote the forming of a strong and well informed community of sex-positive people who support each other in their endeavors to lead richer, fuller, sexier, lives. Our mission is to improve the world by embracing the tenets of the Sex-Positive Movement. Most of our events fall into either the social, or workshop categories; others include festivals, fundraisers and field trips. We place a strong emphasis on community building.
What is an Orientation?
Within 90 days of joining the group, unless you have been given special permission by an organizer, before attending your first event you will be required to attend a Sex-Positive Orientation. This full-evening of activity introduces our ideas and mission, explains how our events work, and includes some fun interactive games. These occur on the first Sunday of every month, sometimes more often. After orientation, if you are invited into the group, you may attend other events.
Sex-Positive events are coded Level 1 through Level 4.
Friendly, social, and playful, but non-sensual. Activities might include workshops, classes, meet and greets, book clubs, welcome cuddle, eating, or dancing. No disrobing.
Sensual, increasingly flirtatious, but not sexual. Activities might include workshops or classes with nudity or live demonstrations, light touching, dancing, massage, or kissing. Topless disrobing is optional.
More overtly sexual. We play with arousal. Activities might include intimate touch, playful exploration between individuals, couples, or groups. Not climax-oriented. May include full nudity.
All consensual, safe activities are allowed, including penetrative sex. Attendees must follow safer-sex guidelines.
How Do I participate at Events?
At events you are expected be respectful of the boundaries of others and of the event, to take care of yourself, and honor your boundaries and agreements. Beyond that, anything else is up to you. You will never be expected to do anything you don't want to, or to interact with anyone you don’t wish to. But we do expect you to contribute to the vibe through positive social interaction. Sex-positivity is about authentic, respectful, open communication, and being honest about your desires.
We look forward to seeing you at an orientation soon!
Love, Gabriella, Olivier & the SPB team