June 4, 2017 - June 5, 2017
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Oakland, CA 94606
This is an experiential play party for the sensually adventurous. This special 18+ evening welcomes ALL and is very gender friendly.
This is an invitation to dive deeply into yourself and each other in ways you may have been afraid to do in the past. This is the play party you want to come to even if you’ve never been to a play party before.
We create an expansive, feeling-full environment charged with electricity, yet warmly grounded and earthy. A safe and sacred container for exploring kisses and hugs in a relaxed, sex-positive space. This play party encourages your curiosity about taking your own sensual play space to the next level.
The evening is a celebration of imagination and curiosity, so you may experience as many flavors as you dare. Come dressed in something that makes you feel special, decadent, and sexy!
First, let Peter open you up through the movement practice called Qigong, getting you out of your minds and into your hearts.
Next, let us lead you through a series of conscious connective touch interactive games as we begin to take a room full of strangers on an intimate exploration of themselves through one another.
Then, let Monique and Alex 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!
What is Play with a capital “P”?
Play with a capital “P” is whatever it means to you. You are invited to co-create whatever feeds your soul. Participation (also with a capital “P”) can mean many things and voyeurs are as warmly welcomed as the most actively engaged. It’s a sensual space where participants are encouraged to explore themselves and others in ways that are stimulating, nurturing, exciting, safe and FUN!
This is the Play party you want to come to if you’ve never been AND this is the Play party you want to come to if you want to experience how to take generating safe play space for you and your loved ones to the next level.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
You are sensually, erotically and emotionally savvy enough to Play nicely with others. You’re a good sharer, you take good care of your toys, and you use your words. 🙂 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.
Our biggest request is that you come with a fun-loving, warm, caring, open-minded, generous, thoughtful, compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and that you conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity possible.
This will be a very chill, fun, playful event where sex and nudity will most likely occur. Come relax. Come sip a glass of something or a cup of tea. Come smooch. Come play. Come watch. (You know us: voyeurism is participation!)
All genders, bodies, and orientations welcome 18+. Come as you are and have a great 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. The Welcome Circle is what we use to introduce ourselves to one another, have a safer sex conversation, share any boundaries and relationship agreements people should know about and get all comfy and ready to Play. (http://www.sexuality.org/ is an easy, non-scary, direct site to go to for good safer sex info). There will be an optional closing circle at midnight. PLEASE text Monique at 619-655-6877 if you’re unavoidably running late, but please just be on time!
BART accessible, safe neighborhood, free on-street parking. Full address provided after registration.
First floor, no stairs, all gender restroom. Low fragrance/low chemical space. Non-latex & latex safer sex supplies available.
WHAT TO BRING
Your sexy self and whatever food and (non-alcoholic!) drink you might want for the evening. (No drugs or adult beverages please. We like our Playmates to be present and capable of connection.) Bring whatever sexy things you’d like to don and lounge in while we frolic or just throw on your regular weekend clothes for relaxation. Bring along whatever safer sex accessories you desire – condoms, dental dams, gloves, toys, lube – whatever you might be needing to create that perfect evening. (We’ll have supplies available in the space just in case, but your favorites are always nice to have!) Oh, and of course, please bring a Playful attitude and an open heart and mind.
This will be a very chill, fun, playful event where sex and nudity will most likely occur. Come relax. Come sip a glass of something delicious or a cup of tea. Come smooch. Come play. Come watch – voyeurism is participation! Hope to see you there!
Love Exchange $45 for men, $35 for ladies, $40 for non-binary individuals, $70 couples
Please note that individual tickets may sell out early – when individual tickets sell out, there will be none available at door. Save your spot now:
Register Online: https://playpartyblissjune.eventbrite.com
ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS
Monique Darling, author of ‘Beyond Cuddle Party’ and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 1500 workshops in the past 8 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment, an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to www.juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts at www.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com
Peter Petersen has been teaching Qigong for 14 years and has been a certified massage therapist for the last 10. Peter has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find simple solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives.
Alex S. Morgan is a gender, sexuality, and relationship coach, a sexual rights advocate, and a sacred intimate. Working directly with others’ sexuality since 2004 has given Alex a deft sensitivity to the needs of those exploring new facets of themselves and an understanding of the power of connection in both our public and private lives. A firm believer in continuing education for all adults exploring sex, gender, and relationships, Alex presents internationally on relationships, kink, sexuality, gender, and related policy issues at venues ranging from private workshops to public organizations, Stanford to SXSW. They offer college lectures, group workshops, and inservice trainings by request. Alex is available for both individual and couples sessions, both hands on and hands off work.