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Full Moon Friday Discussion: Studying Consent

October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| $1 to $3 suggested donation

With special guest Katessa S. Harkey, Storyteller of Spiral Cult Circus, co-founder of Primal Ordeal, and author of “The Clearing of Consent” (Feb 2017).

You can read more about this community-based consent survey on the book’s web page. (Includes links to purchase the book, a free PDF download, and the survey’s downloadable data sets for other researchers.)

We will begin by discussing one of the survey’s challenging findings: within the broad range of alternative culture communities, there seem to be THREE distinctly different models of consent that people use / rely on. We cannot assume that others we encounter will automatically understand the assumptions about consent that are used at local BDSM events.

Harkey will be willing to answer other questions about the survey, and participate in a discussion about how we can support each other both before and after consent incidents occur.

When: Friday October 20th, 2017, from 7 to 8:30 pm

Where: Bare Bones Cafe, 2908 SE Belmont St, Portland

Coffee • Loose Leaf Tea • Vegan and Gluten Free Menu Items • Free Wifi • Freshly Made Pastries • Salads • Sandwiches

We’ll pass the hat ($1-3 suggested donation) and purchases support our venue but are not required.

Self-identified women 18+ are invited! (You decide whether we’re the group for you; more information on our front page.)

Accessibility: If you are able to step on or over a 1″ high “lip” in the ground, you can enter through Bare Bones Bar’s side door on 29th St and travel completely on the flat (although with somewhat narrow doors) over to the cafe. If you are on wheels, the venue has a rather steep ramp (covers two steps up in half the sidewalk).

Smoke break: There are chairs for smoking directly out front.

There will be a pansexual social after the discussion group for anyone who would like to gather and chat at Bare Bones Bar next door.


October 20, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$1 to $3 suggested donation
Event Category:


Bad Girls


Bare Bones Café
2908 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214 United States
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