Queering Sex – Consent workshop

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 2023 at 5.00 PM – 9.00 PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 2023 at 1.00 PM – 5.00 PM

This two-day workshop aims to be a brave space for discussing topics related to defining and exploring boundaries with somatic consent and negotiations. Participants have the opportunity to learn and exchange ideas through various activities, such as group discussions and role-playing scenarios.

Sign up form

Space is limited. Filling out the form does not automatically guarantee you a spot. You will receive an email confirmation.


There will be food on both days!

This two-part workshop will facilitate discussion around the following topics:

πŸ’• the essentials of consent, history of consent, and factors that influence a lack of clarity
πŸ’• acknowledging the difficulty and building rejection tolerance
πŸ’• connecting with one’s own sense of non-sexual pleasure, desire, embodied consent.
πŸ’• how to proceed when the brain and the body give mixed signals
πŸ’• exploring and communicating our boundaries, and working through negotiations.

A portion of the workshop will allow for non-sexual touch. Group limits state that clothes will remain on and there will be no request for genital or explicitly sexual touch. No one is required to participate in anything they do not feel comfortable with and we have an alternative exercise prepared. During the workshop, if feelings of arousal arise, we ask that you do not follow them.

These workshops are open for all queer BIPOC adults.

CONTENT WARNING: This workshop focuses on consent in all space. However, due to the nature of the topic links to sexual assault and rape may be brought up in discussion. While most consent failures don’t end in sexual assault, every sexual assault is a consent violation.
This is why it is advised to consider a community care plan for before, during, and after.

Some thoughts to consider:
– What makes you feel good?
– What might help you reduce tension during the workshop?
– Having snacks or a tasty drink in your bag?
– Taking care of your hunger or thirst beforehand?
– Hanging out with friends after?
– Having space to decompress after?