Our events are social, not sexual, in nature; this is not a dating group. DO NOT send unsolicited messages to members of the group (and do not try to get around this by sending them a message in other groups that you are a part of). Please review the SAFER SPACE GUIDELINES section before posting or attending any events.
"Open" is defined as many ways as there are Open people. We define Open as any practice that involves -- or a curiosity in -- consensual non-monogamous relationships.
We invite everyone to use labels in a way that is empowering. We can label our identity (“I'm poly” or “I’m kinky”). Or we can label our behavior (“I practice polyamory” or “I enjoy kinky stuff”). A label is not a box, you can only be in one box; you can have many labels, or none. Use labels to express your sexuality, your gender, your life-style; never to limit self expression in yourself or others.
With that said, here are some labels that people use to identify themselves who have found value in this group:
This list is not exhaustive. If you have any question about how you might fit into this group, please contact the admin.
SAFER SPACE GUIDELINES
Open events may sometimes put you outside of your comfort zone. We encourage you to push yourself, learn new things, and meet people who will challenge you in new ways. We believe in the mixing of diverse groups of people that these events allow. In order to make this happen we have a few simple expectations.
We do not tolerate harassment of any kind. If you harass someone, you may be asked to leave; you may be banned from future events. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to age, race, religion, nationality, creed, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, weight, politics, lifestyle, personal boundaries, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Respect the physical and personal boundaries of event attendees at all times. Realize that you can make others uncomfortable even without intending to, which is why we must always ask for permission from others before touching, hugging, cuddling, or other seemingly innocent forms of physical contact. Be willing to give AND accept "no."
Respecting boundaries goes beyond physical touch. Not everyone wants to hear the details of your sexual exploits. Be aware of your audience. Likewise, not everyone is out, we ask that attendees maintain confidentiality. Do not share details that may out someone.
The Safer Space Guidelines DO NOT guarantee safety. We are each responsible for our own physical and emotional safety. We believe most people who come to our events have no ill intentions, but YOU are responsible for setting clear boundaries when engaging people at events.
If you experience or witness any behavior that’s inappropriate or makes someone feel uncomfortable, please bring it to an organizer’s attention immediately.