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CA-VOM: Consent Edition!

Cabaret Audacity Presents: CA-VOM!

The Cabaret Audcacity Show & Vaudeville Open-Mic Monthly at the SIDEWINDERS BAR Cabaret Theater VOM every third Wednesday in 2017!

Consent Month Edition in support of National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)!

Hone your skills as a #dancer, #singer, #standup #comedian, #musician, #cabaret act, #performance artist, #juggler, #magician, #sideshow act, #burlesque dancer, and more at the Vaudeville Open Mic!

Already an established performer? Come and work out your new material monthly at the VOM!

Scheduled during the week so as not to conflict with your other shows, we’re giving you the opportunity to work on a real stage with your peers and a supportive audience.

Join our audience to see the newest acts and newest performers every month!

Hosted by Julian Addams Wolf and Ninjet, members of Cabaret Audacity and run by Audacious Productions.

With vendor extraordiarre Fia Loza.

~stay tuned for details~

– Performance slots are approximately five minutes. – Know you’re interested? Let us know!

Suggested $5 donation for everyone, and please support our home bar. They serve fabulous drinks, with and without alcohol. 21+, feel free to invite anyone that might be interested.

CITY; Albuquerque

State: NM

Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/112392982763648/

Producer: Audacious Productions

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
© Copyright 2012: The Arizona Power Exchange

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS

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

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
© Copyright 2012: The Arizona Power Exchange

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS

All Access Members get in free, Pay Per Event Members are $6.00

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

YES IS NOT ENOUGH: INFORMED CONSENT IN THE SCENE

Informed consent was coined by the health care industry. Informed consent is the process by which the treating health care provider discloses appropriate information to a competent patient so that the patient may make a voluntary choice to accept or refuse treatment. It originates from the legal and ethical right the patient has to direct what happens to her body and from the ethical duty of the physician to involve the patient in her health care.

In honor of National Consent Month, we will discuss Informed Consent. No ethical person in BDSM wants to violate consent. However, in a culture where definitions are a moving target, and expectations are wildly varied, how do we get beyond yes to meaningful dialogue where such a solid concept as informed consent exists?

What we will discuss:

  • Informed Consent in Health Care and how it directly applies to our culture
  • Consequences-While Malpractice isnt a risk for most of us, our consequences are just as severe
  • How to discover and discuss reasonable risk
  • We will give you examples of some of the unhealthy things we do when discussing our scenes and relationships that we dont even recognize
  • Employing the health care model, you can be in a position to say that youve told your partner everything they need to know, and done everything that you can to make sure everyone has provided informed consent.

NCSF and APEX will be giving away Got Consent? bracelets to everyone who attends!

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

THE TABOO M/S DYNAMIC CONSENSUAL NON-CONSENT

Consensual non-consent in M/s dynamics has long been known as the edgeplay of M/s. Until recently, it was primarily viewed as a relationship dynamic, but is now also being used as a form of play. Even among the M/s community, consensual non-consent is often considered taboo, and leaves people with concerns of abuse. It is hard to give a single definition, as most CNC dynamics are as individual as the people within them. Many people who practice CNC within their dynamic tend to keep to themselves because of a lack of public understanding, which increases the idea that it may be abusive. What is CNC and how does one create consent within it? What does consent look like within CNC? And how do you begin to negotiate a CNC relationship? Learn how CNC is often defined and negotiated, as well as how it works as a daily, 24/7 way of living.

About Cheryl:

Cheryl has been involved in the public BDSM community since 2003. She has a passion for leading submissive discussions and mentoring new submissives. She is proud to have served as past President of Arizona girls of Leather, as a Board member of Phoenix Area Lifestyle Society, and is currently a member of Women in Leather International. She is also a member of Arizona Power Exchange, Masters and slaves Together (MasT) – Phoenix, Phoenix Area Lifestyle Society, and are supporting members of National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.

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