What we're about

WELCOME TO ASHEVILLE AUTHENTIC DATING!

The Asheville Authentic Dating Meetup is a group for men and women who want more love, more fun, more passion and better sex in their lives. We organize events that combine Authentic Relating, sexuality education, and connection games. We run both Asheville local events and virtual events over Zoom as part of the Authentic Singles program (https://authentic.singles).

Marco Beneteau
Author, Sexual Educator, Intimacy Advocate
https://Authentic.Singles
http://CirclingGuide.com

Note: if you are interested in Circling, which is the "relational technology" that underlies our work, check out our other Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Authentic-Community/. Other relevant groups include the Asheville Authentic Singles group at https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Authentic-... (https://www.meetup.com/Asheville-Authentic-Singles-Meetup/), run by Leslie Rogers, who does monthly in-person meetups. Message me if you are going there as i would like to meet you!

Upcoming events (5)

Online Class- Lighten the Load, Relief from Worry and Stress

Have you been feeling like you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? Do you function best when you are worried? Maybe? Maybe not? How many more possibilities are available? What other response to outside stimuli is available? Would you like to Lighten the Load? It is possible to function with less stress, less worry, and even joy, even in the midst of difficult times. Join me to learn some concrete tools from Access Consciousness and beyond, that you can use to release burdens, worry, anxiety, fear and stress. 7 pm EST. Facilitated by Access Consciousness Bars Facilitator, Body Process Practitioner and CFMW*, Rebekah Beneteau. Totally free, with a recording available after the fact. Bring your burdens to be lifted, your questions and an open mind! Please register here, in order to get the recording: https://pleasureevolution.com/product/lighten-the-load/ *Certifiable Frickin' Miracle Worker

Online Being Social (Clothing Optional)

Virtual over Zoom

New Year, New Administration. Let's be together on this day, however you are feeling. Intimacy is more than just physical touch or sexual appetite. Your soul and your heart want connection too. That’s why Pleasure Evolution hosts our bi-weekly “Being Social”: a communal event crafted to foster the love we feel for ourselves and the connections we feel with others. Being Socials have a structured conversational format. They consist of communication games and activities that encourage authenticity and emotional transparency, and whether you’re quiet and shy or raunchy and kinky, this judgement-free space can help you build social skills and confidence. Come join our tribe of Pleasure Evolutionaries, where Love is an Intention. Because now, more than ever, it’s vital that we remember: We are all connected. The zoom format will bring together people from beyond your town for fun, support, and deepening friendships. WEBCAM REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION. THOSE ON A PURE PHONE CONNECTION WILL BE EJECTED FROM THE ROOM. As several of our participants are nudists, we are now making this a CLOTHING OPTIONAL event. The only expectation is to show up and BE. Whoever you are, however you feel, this is a space of total acceptance. The gathering follows a structured conversational format. Facilitated by Sex and Relationship Coach and Healer, Rebekah Beneteau of Pleasure Evolution (and friends). The communication games we play make it fun to give and receive attention. You can meet new people who are interested in heart-felt sharing. You can also learn more about the friends you already have! Come meet our tribe of Pleasure Evolutionaries, interested in emotional transparency and creating a world where Love is an Intention. Non-judgmental, from vanilla to kinky, come be yourself. Participants range from quiet and shy to outgoing and inquisitive. Being Socials allow you to experience love in a new way. You will gain social skills and confidence. You can make new friends and lovers. The conversations are structured but candid, from raunchy and hilarious to deep and touching. Here you are invited to BE yourself without judgment! A private message will be sent with the log in details once you pay Reminder that RSVP's are on many sites, so don't let low replies turn you away. Newcomers must arrive on time, we will close doors at 7:15. Because we are building connection, a webcam is required to participate Learn more about Pleasure Evolution on www.pleasureevolution.com Cost $10 Pre-registration required. RSVPs are on many sites, so don't let low turn out here deter you. Loneliness is a choice. Connection is a choice. They can ask us to stay home, but nothing can isolate us. See you there! Sign up here https://pleasureevolution.com/product/online-being-social-jan20/

{Virtual} The Kinky Cafe- A Mixer, A Class, A Happening

Virtual over Zoom

Partly guided conversations, breakout rooms, Q and A, and meet and greet, The Kinky Cafe is a twice a month gathering of hedonists, kinksters, and the kink curious. Join us to make friends while honoring social distancing requirements. They can ask us to stay home, but we don’t have to be alone! The dungeons are closed, but our Kinky Cafe is open! Join us for a bi-weekly evening soiree, open to newbies and old hats alike. A safe space for all the leather enthusiasts, bratty submissives, sensual riggers, and whatever gorgeous mash-up of kinkster you are. These events will be guided and structured by your hosts, Rebekah and Ginger, Sex and Intimacy Coaches and Educators, both lifestyle kinksters in their own right. Each event has its own theme, and we’ll be doing breakout rooms to keep things intimate. This week's opening topic is . . . I first knew I was kinky when. . . Come to meet and greet, shmooze and share, bring a drink or a flogger and an open mind and heart. Get ready to mingle at Pleasure Evolution’s Kinky Cafe. Pre-registration and a webcam required. Cost is $25, payable at this link: https://pleasureevolution.com/product/kinky-cafe-janPartly guided conversations, breakout rooms, Q and A, and meet and greet, The Kinky Cafe is a twice a month gathering of hedonists, kinksters, and the kink curious. Join us to make friends while honoring social distancing requirements. They can ask us to stay home, but we don’t have to be alone! The dungeons are closed, but our Kinky Cafe is open! Join us for a bi-weekly evening soiree, open to newbies and old hats alike. A safe space for all the leather enthusiasts, bratty submissives, sensual riggers, and whatever gorgeous mash-up of kinkster you are. These events will be guided and structured by your hosts, Rebekah and Ginger, Sex and Intimacy Coaches and Educators, both lifestyle kinksters in their own right. Each event has its own theme, and we’ll be doing breakout rooms to keep things intimate. This week's opening topic is . . . I first knew I was kinky when. . . Come to meet and greet, shmooze and share, bring a drink or a flogger and an open mind and heart. Get ready to mingle at Pleasure Evolution’s Kinky Cafe. Pre-registration and a webcam required. Cost is $25, payable at this link: https://pleasureevolution.com/product/kinky-cafe-jan-24/

Submissive Desires Roundtable

Online event

Every other Thursday night, join Ginger Z for our new recurring series: Submissive Desires Roundtable. This drop-in workshop offers subs and switches of all ages, genders, and levels of experience a safe, communal environment to socialize and explore. Ginger Z is a sex educator & coach, as well as a Lifestyle Submissive in a long-term power-exchange relationship. She’s created the Submissive Desires series as a space specifically cultivated by and for Submissives. The class will address BDSM A-Z: negotiation strategies, aftercare tips, relationship guidance, sex toy recommendations, fetish exploration, and most importantly how to love and honor your submissive side. This Roundtable is $15 and meets alternate Thursdays at 7pm on zoom. Please sign up at https://pleasureevolution.com/calendar/ Discussions will vary, so bring your questions, your stories, your commiserations, and an open heart. Can’t wait to see you there!

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Online Movie Watch Party

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