***Please note, this is NOT a group for dating or hooking-up for sex***
Otherwise, 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 complete and clear answers to our five questions. Due to Meetup space limitations you can answer each one of them with a maximum of thousand characters (spaces included). If your answers are longer than that, the system will be unable to accept your application. Be aware that the answers you give to the questions you get while applying, will be visible to all of our members. We actually read your answers carefully and may decline applications based on inadequate answers. To join, please read the guidelines below and thoughtfully fill out the questions for new 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 theatre.
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 relationship styles (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.
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 our 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 endeavours 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, fund-raisers and field trips. We place a strong emphasis on community building.
Due to the fact that it has been always much safer for persons identifying as belonging to the male gender to be out as sexual beings, we receive far much more applications from single cisgender heterosexual men (with a variegated array of interest and orientations, wondering about the possible explorations and expressions in their sexuality) than we do from women and all other genders and orientations and relationships styles combined.
Our culture has not been very sex positive so far, and in its promulgated bias, only persons identifying with the male cis-gender seem to feel affirmed about their sexual inquietudes and expressions while all others genders are still in hiding to join a positive and liberating movement.
Please be aware that if you identify as cisgender heterosexual man you will have much better chances to be accepted in our group if you can invite other potential members from other genders (and Orientations) than yours to join, and that will refer you positively in their application to contribute to the diversity of genders and sexual Orientations in our community.
Membership follow up & Communications
If you apply to join our group, you will receive a direct message from us with the follow up of your application on your Meetup messages, therefore keep an eye on those, since you will be informed about your application in this way and in case we may need further clarifications on your application. Since we receive a lot of requests daily, please give us couple of days to reply to your application. As with everything concerning our community, patience is highly appreciated. Thank you for your interest.
What is an Orientation?
Before attending your first event you are required to attend a Sex-Positive Orientation. This full-event activity introduces our ideas and mission, explains how our events work, and includes some fun interactive games. These occur normally on the first Sunday of every month, sometimes at other times. After your orientation, if you are invited into the group, you may attend other events.
Sex-Positive events are coded Level 1 through Level 4. (These Levels are only an indication of the event's boundaries and not a hierarchical progression)
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, possibly flirtatious in case you and the persons you are interacting with might feel that way, but certainly not sexual. Activities might include workshops or classes with nudity or live demonstrations, light touching, sexy dancing, massages, or kissing. Disrobing is optional when it serves a practical function, for example for massages or thermal baths.
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 exchanges between experienced members in the arts of care and consent are to be celebrated in our level 4 events with the premise of safer sex practices as requirement.
How Do I participate at Events?
At events you are expected to be respectful of the boundaries of others and of the event, to take care of yourself, and honour 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 authenticity, respectfulness, open communications, and being honest about your desires.
We look forward to seeing you at an orientation soon!