Tag Archives: Consent Education

CONSENT AT APEX

APEX helped the NCSF create Consent Month because consent is the most important thing we do. APEX has a Code of Conduct, some etiquette and rules, but our culture relies on people to draw good boundaries and be willing to speak up about consent. Are we, as a club, doing enough? Could we be doing more? How to we further enforce the consent culture at APEX.

We will discuss consent at APEX and how it applies to our membership. All members are welcome. There is no charge for this class, but it is important to bring all of your great ideas, and think about how we can further our own culture to make APEX the greatest example of consent culture in the country!

If there is a subject that you are interested in seeing or teaching, please email Mondays@ArizonaPowerExchange.org.

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS*

No Charge

Consent Summit in NYC

The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom’s Consent Summit is an all-day event of workshops and discussions on consent in New York City. Attitudes are changing about consent, and it’s time to join in the conversation. Consent and the law, consent in power exchange relationships, and dealing with consent incidents–you can’t have sexual freedom without consent!

 

Event URL: https://nationalcoalitionforsexualfreedom.wildapricot.org/event-2635518

Producer: National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and The Eulenspiegel Society (TES)

APEX PRE-PARTY WORKSHOP: INFORMED CONSENT IN CASUAL & PICK-UP-PLAY

Consent is the most important thing that we do. We worked on our skills a bit in the 101, but now is our opportunity to handle casual or pick-up play in a mindful way to make sure we have enthusiastic, informed consent. Join us to learn about some techniques you can put in the tool box that will help you handle casual play in a more confident way!

Preparty Workshops are designed to teach you some skills you can use tonight at the party! A fun and interactive environment where we can all sharpen our skills together! This is not a classroom environment-no lectures here! These are interactive and high energy sessions so you can get ready to party!

The Preparty Workshop is FREE for All Access Members, and included with your party fee for our Pay Per Event Members. The Workshop alone for our Pay Per Event Members is $6.00

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS.

You must be an APEX (or reciprocal) member in order to attend an APEX party. This is legal stuff, sorry all! You can learn more about being a Member of the Arizona Power Exchange on our Membership Page.

APEX 303: SKILLS – BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Doing many types of play could put you and your partner(s) at risk for Bloodborne pathogens. Learn what they are, how they are transmitted, how to prevent them in various kinds of play, what to do when accidents happen, and what to do if you are exposed.

In this class you will learn:

  • What are bloodborne pathogens and how they are transmitted
  • How to protect yourself and your partner(s) from exposure during various kinds of play
  • How to negotiate consent around the issue of bloodborne pathogens
  • What to do when you are potentially exposed

Archer and Tess will facillitate and both hold various BBP certifications from various organizations such as OSHA, The Red Cross, and the Arizona Department of Health, and the National Safety Council (green cross).

ABOUT THE APEX 303’s

Continue your Education with the APEX 303’s. The APEX 303 is designed to provide an advanced education on various topics. Everyone is welcome.

For this month’s topic and details, please keep an eye on the APEX Group on Fetlife.com. or on our website at: http://www.arizonapowerexchange.net/apex-news/

For questions please email: Tess@ArizonaPowerExchange.org
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OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS

CONSENSUAL NON-CONSENT: REALITY VS. FANTASY @ APEX

*Power…control…obedience…I want it.  you will do as I say.  I don’t care about your wants or needs.  you no longer have the right to agree or disagree.  Anything I desire, you’ll do.  If you question Me, you’ll be punished.  If you don’t do what I say, you’ll be punished.  you no longer have a safe word.  you are not My equal.  Oh…and you cannot leave unless I release you.*

Consensual Non-Consent (CNC) is a controversial topic.  Everyone has a view point and they are all valid.  This type of dynamic isn’t for everyone.  Why do people use it?  Why isn’t it right for some?  Does it really remove consent?

Myths about CNC:

-CNC is the ONLY way to conduct a true M/s dynamic

-CNC is for predatory Tops and naive bottoms

-CNC is not RACK

In this class, we will explore Consensual Non-Consent.  What it is, what it could be, and how it can be a powerful tool.  We will also discuss some of the dangers of CNC.  We will demonstrate how it can work in various dynamics and situations.  We will explore the difficulties and adjustments in switching from a consensual power dynamic to a CNC dynamic.

Please bring your questions, concerns and an open mind as we explore this topic!

About the Presenter:

Mistress Nerissa enjoys exploring BDSM. Each year seems to bring something new and exciting to her life which she embraces with enthusiasm. When she is not living her very active life, she is a co-owner of The Kink Factory and enjoys making fun, sensual and sadistic BDSM tools for everyone to enjoy.

If there is a subject that you are interested in seeing or teaching, please email Mondays@ArizonaPowerExchange.org.

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS*

$6.00 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for ALL Access Members.

*Occasionally we will do a class that is open to the entire adult community as a service. Please look for these with the note “Open to our entire 18+ Community”.*

To Learn More about APEX Membership Please visit the website: http://www.arizonapowerexchange.org/membership

APEX 101 – SKILLS: COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION @ APEX

Lifestyle folks sometimes seem to speak another language. What works in the vanilla world is sometimes demonized in the the lifestyle. Before you know it someone thinks you are disrespectful or predatory when you were just trying to say “hello”. How do you approach people? How do you ask someone to play? How do you effectively negotiate when you don’t have years of experience? Learn some tools to help you navigate the lifestyle language to include: How to approach someone and introduce yourself, avoiding the landmines of negotiation, a working vocabulary of the BDSM alphabet soup, and other effective communication tools.

You will get to see some role played negotiations for some real-life models to help you with the vocabulary to communicate boundaries/limits/wants. You will also get some real-world information on the different ways a negotiation can be structured so you can choose the method most comfortable for you.

The APEX 101 series is an introduction to specific skills. Come learn the basics of these skills. These classes are for beginners, those new to a particular kind of play, or someone wanting a ‘sampling’ of the possibilities and intended to make you comfortable with the general premise of the chosen fetish. Keep your eyes open for the APEX 202 class on your favorite subjects!

The APEX 101 series is designed to be a fun and interactive environment. You will get an overview of the evening, and then you can spend your time learning about the things you are interested in! This is an opportunity to ask questions, see up close how things work and in some cases even try those things!

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OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS

$6.00 for Pay Per Event Members, and members of the Community, FREE for ALL Access Members.

To Learn More about APEX Membership Please visit the website: http://www.arizonapowerexchange.org/membership

State of Consent with Susan Wright @ APEX

Consent has taken center stage in national conversations, but how can we help move beyond sound bytes and buzzwords to create real change? Come explore consent and the movements for social change that are fighting against sexual violence to this day. Susan Wright will discuss what she’s learned about consent from her 25 years experience with BDSM advocacy, women’s rights, and victim advocacy services.

To Learn More About the NCSF visit: https://www.ncsfreedom.org/

To Learn More About Consent Month (Sponsored by APEX) visit: http://ConsentMonth.org

If there is a subject that you are interested in seeing or teaching, please email Mondays@ArizonaPowerExchange.org.

OPEN TO THE ENTIRE 18+ Community*

In honor of Consent Month, we are opening several classes to the entire 18+ Community in order to bring consent topics to as many people as possible.

$6.00 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for ALL Access Members.

*Occasionally we will do a class that is open to the entire adult community as a service. Please look for these with the note “Open to our entire 18+ Community”.*

To Learn More about APEX Membership Please visit the website: http://www.arizonapowerexchange.org/membership

STATE OF CONSENT

STATE OF CONSENT | Arizona Power Exchange (APEX)

Consent has taken center stage in national conversations, but how can we help move beyond sound bytes and buzzwords to create real change? Come explore consent and the movements for social change that are fighting against sexual violence to this day. Susan Wright will discuss what she’s learned about consent from her 25 years experience with BDSM advocacy, women’s rights, and victim advocacy services.

To Learn More About the NCSF visit: https://www.ncsfreedom.org/

To Learn More About Consent Month (Sponsored by APEX) visit: http://ConsentMonth.org