Since rule-making can act as a distraction from honest conversation, an over-reliance on it can do a huge disservice to poly* relationships when mistakes are made and emotions are high. In addition to analyzing common rules, we will cover hierarchical/non-hierarchical poly, veto power, and safer-sex agreements. This workshop is open to all but caters best to poly* people who are interested in or curious about ways to structure poly. This workshop explores ways in which poly* relationships can be ill-served by rule making but does not assert that rules are always bad or wrong and celebrates the ways in which rules work for many couples.
Where: LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave)
When: Friday, February 21, 2014; 8:00-10:00PM
Cost: $5/LSM members, $10/Non members
ABOUT FRANCES REED
Frances Reed is what do you get when you cross workshop facilitator with massage therapist, communication-fetishist, and kinky queer. Frances teaches people every day how to tune into their bodies for improved quality of life. Frances asserts that the body has so much to teach us about how to know ourselves better, have better sex, carry out safer play, experience more ecstatic orgasms, have smoother relationship communication, and much more! Frances is a lively, engaging presenter with a style guaranteed to get people talking. Frances is also a kinky-as-fuck, high-sex-drive baring, wildly polyamorous, genderfluid queer. Frances owns Freed Bodyworks, a holistic practice catering specifically to non-conforming bodies in Washington, DC.
ABOUT JESSICA VON DYKE
Jessica VonDyke is a pervy, poly, queer femme who’s mission in life is to help folks have better sex. She is the owner of The Garden DC: sex-positive education and events, in Washington DC and is an advocate for gender inclusiveness, sexy safer sex and queer positive space in everything that she does.