• San Francisco: SF Cuddles - Daytime Cuddle Party! May 25th 2019

    Saturday May 25th - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in the Richmond District at the secret Cuddle Castle (Address will be given with the ticket) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-may-25th-2019-tickets-56751581508 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-may-25th-2019-tickets-56751581508).

  • Oakland — QTies: A Queer & Trans Play Party

    Iron Giant Loft

    By popular request, we're throwing a play party exclusively for queer, trans, non-binary, and lesbian, gay, bi, and pansexual attendees. Come to a space where you're not the only one in the room, where you're as likely to encounter bi men hooking up as bi women, where femme invisibility is minimized (but all presentations are welcomed), and where trans bodies are celebrated. Let Alex and Liam lead you through a welcome circle where a room of strangers slowly opens up and winds up on the same page, having the opportunity to be seen, heard, and understood in ways maybe you have never even imagined! WHO SHOULD ATTEND: You are somebody who knows your own wants and boundaries and can communicate them clearly... and/or you're someone willing to work and explore these areas for your own growth and enjoyment! You treat yourself and others with respect and kindness. If you're reading this, thinking, "I would love to come, but I don't want to play," PLEASE COME and enjoy the pressure-free company of like-minded individuals and exit whenever you wish. Really. There will be no pressure for you to do ANY activity at this party at any time. All genders, bodies, and orientations welcome under the LGBTQI umbrella. This is an adults-only event (18+). Consent focused. Kink friendly. Come as you are and have a great time! TIME Doors open at 7:30 PM and CLOSE AT 8:00 PM. BE ON TIME as it is essential to have everyone present for the opening circle. There will not be anyone admitted after the doors are closed to preserve the safety of our space. PLEASE text Alex at[masked] if you're unavoidably running late, but please just be on time! WHAT TO BRING Your sexy self and whatever food and non-alcoholic drink you might want for the evening. (No substances please. We like our Playmates to be present and capable of connection.) LOCATION BART accessible; free on-street parking. Spacious private live/work loft in a residential building. ACCESSIBILITY First floor, no stairs or steps. Plenty of couch, chair, and cozy mattress space available. All gender/single occupant restroom. The home is low-fragrance; please arrive fragrance free so that everyone can play comfortably. There are two cats in residence; they will be in a closed back room during the event. There is a HEPA air purifier in the event space itself to reduce allergens. REGISTRATION Love Exchange - $30 per person, $50 per pair (Sliding scale available) TICKETS: https://lgbqtiesmay19.eventbrite.com/ Register online to save your spot; this event fills up! If something comes up and you can't attend, just email Alex to ask for rollover credit to a future event. Email or text Alex and Liam if you have any questions or concerns:[masked] / [masked] About QTies: QTies is an 18+ queer & transgender consent-positive play party: safe space for queer, transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, and non-binary folks to play, flirt, scene, snuggle, chat—and NOT be the only one in the room. Founded in February 2015 by sex educator and relationship coach Alex S. Morgan, QTies has been called "surprisingly sweet," "incredibly hot," "playful in every sense of the word," "one of the few places LGBTQ adults genuinely have permission to play like adults, play with sex, and play with who they are," and "the first sex-positive play space I've felt comfortable taking my clothes off in."

  • San Francisco: SF Cuddles - Daytime Cuddle Party! June 15th 2019

    Saturday June 15th - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in the Richmond District at the secret Cuddle Castle (Address will be given with the ticket) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-june-15th-2019-tickets-56752039879 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-june-15th-2019-tickets-56752039879).

  • San Francisco: SF Cuddles - Daytime Cuddle Party! July 27th 2019

    Saturday July 27th - SF Cuddles is throwing another daytime Cuddle Party! Cuddle Party in the Richmond District at the secret Cuddle Castle (Address will be given with the ticket) RSVPing here DOES NOT guarantee a spot - make sure to REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. All other details can be found on the Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-july-27th-2019-tickets-60804247140 What is a Cuddle Party? Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like minded people. More details are in the Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-cuddles-daytime-cuddle-party-july-27th-2019-tickets-60804247140).

  • Radical Honesty Weekend Workshop - San Jose, CA | August 23-25, 2019

    Please note that this event is cross-posted elsewhere. If you don't have a ticket from the link below, you do not have a reserved seat and will not get directions: https://www.honesty-lab.com/store/san-jose-august Radical Honesty Weekend Workshop - San Jose, CA | August 23-25, 2019 Come learn the art of Radical Honesty at our Weekend Honesty Lab. $310 early bird pricing available until July 22nd! $350 full workshop cost after July 22nd. https://www.honesty-lab.com/store/san-jose-august Workshop Details Our weekend intensive teaches you the fundamentals of Radical Honesty in a safe and supportive environment. You’ll learn how telling the truth can transform your life and your relationships. WHAT HAPPENS You’ll learn that truthful sharing is the key to real intimacy and connection. You’ll learn that you can tell the truth and hear the truth from others and get through it, build connection and grow your confidence. This is a liberating experience and you'll come out stronger than you came in. HOW THE INTENSIVE WORKS During a Weekend Honesty Lab, we experiment in telling the truth out loud and noticing what we discover. Through direct sharing, we quickly see how we hold ourselves back from living the life we want, block intimacy, and use our minds to make ourselves unhappy, disconnected, and depressed. Radical Honesty principles and skills are taught in a planned experiential sequence to support us in telling the truth and sticking with whatever comes up. WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? If you're curious (and a little nervous) sharing honestly and learning to get to know and love all the different parts inside you. JOIN US IF YOU WANT TO: + Be completely and compassionately honest+ Let go of shame, fear, and attachment to approval+ Relieve stress caused by constant thinking and worrying+ Use anger and conflict creatively+ Repair broken relationships+ Get over past hurts and experience full-body forgiveness+ Learn the art of asking for what you want+ Deepen and enliven intimate relationships+ Create deeper love, connection, and intimacy+ Be fully yourself in a supportive environment+ Get support in living out loud with new friends *We particularly encourage friends and couples (or ex-couples) to do the workshop together. Schedule: The workshop schedule is Friday 7:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday 9:00 - 7pm, and Sunday 9:00 - 4pm. Fee: $310 early bird pricing available until July 22nd! $350 full workshop cost after July 22nd. Food: Bring a lunch and we'll all eat together during the break. Recommended Reading prior to the workshop: Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton, PhD. and Saying What's Real by Susan Campbell, PhD. Cancellation Policy: Full refund of deposit if you cancel 2 weeks before the workshop. Location: San Jose, CA Workshop Leader John Rosania John is the CEO of Radical Honesty Enterprises, founder of Honesty Lab and a certified Radical Honesty Trainer. Since 2013, he has been a trainer-in-training under the guidance of Radical Honesty founder, Dr. Brad Blanton, and RH Master Trainer, Taber Shadburne. John has taught Radical Honesty workshops around the US, led courses at CBS, Google, Martha Stewart Living, and has completed the Community Counselor Training at the Southern California Counseling Center. Workshop Co-Leader Lindsay St. Antoine Lindsay St. Antoine is a certified Radical Honesty Trainer and was co-leader of the Los Angeles and Austin Radical Honesty Meetup groups, and is currently co-leading the Meetup group in Denver. She has worked closely with Radical Honesty founder, Brad Blanton, since 2014, filling many roles within Radical Honesty Enterprises, and she's now COO of the small team. She is most excited about the work she does coordinating and attending live workshops, and collaborating with the growing group of Radical Honesty Trainers. Still have questions? Email: lindsay (@) radicalhonesty.com http://theintimacydojo.com/event-faq/ http://theintimacydojo.com/feedback/