InFLUX Consent Workshop in English
Learn all about being a safer player
What is this event?
This workshop will be dedicated to English speakers and will be held in English.
Dacă vrei sa înveți despre consimțământ în limba română, înscrie-te la workshop nostru de consimțământ în limba română, folosind link-ul de aici. (link)
This is our mandatory consent workshop. Participation in this workshop will give you access to all of our events and InFLUX. And learning the content of the workshop will make you a safer person to interact with and to play with.
What happens at the event?
Schedule with breaks
18.00-18.15 – We gather at the space
18.15-19.15 – We learn all about consent
Please do not be late, so as not to disturb other participants. We close the door at the announced time and we make no exceptions.
How can you reach us?
Our address is Boulevard Theodor Pallady 287.
You can find information on how to reach us here: https://imgur.com/a/lIGMv8y
There are many parking spaces in the area, especially in the evening or after 6 pm. The metro station at “1 Decembrie 1918” is the closest to us and it’s only 8 minutes away, on foot.
Our elevator is sometimes working and sometimes not. Unfortunately, while we hope this gets fixed soon, it is not up to us. If the elevator does not work when you arrive, please take the stairs to the 5th floor where you will see the sign to InFlux. The building staircase doesn’t have a lot of light and we apologize for that. We hope the issue gets fixed soon, but until then, please use your phone flashlight to go upstairs.
Our phone number is +40723258105 and you can write to us on Whatsapp before the door closing time.
Who can come?
This workshop welcomes everyone, regardless of level of knowledge about consent or any other subject.
Press “Going” on our website and you will receive an email confirmation and we will keep you updated with information about the event. You will also receive an email reminder close to the event, so you don’t miss it.
We reserve the right to select event participants.
What are you bringing? What are you wearing?
There is no dress code for this event, so wear whatever makes you comfortable.
Who organizes this event?
This workshop is hosted by Kitty Rea (she/her), sex educator and sex coach, who has been interested in and studying issues of consent for over 10 years, trying to make kinky play and sexual play of all kinds safer for herself and the people she engages with.
RULES FOR INFLUX
CONSENT AND BOUNDARIES. Don’t touch people without explicit consent. The same goes for people’s clothes, accessories, toys, and ropes. Also, do not rush or force anyone. Allow each individual to take their time and move at their own pace.
LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR. Do not assume anything about anyone – ask first! This is a safer space for everyone, no matter the gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, body shape, where they come from, or their ability or wish to switch roles or not. Discriminatory behavior or language will result in exclusion from the event.
PRIVACY. Do not reveal who you met at the event. Do not talk about what you heard or saw at the event.
NO UNSOLICITED ADVICE. You can share your experience in something, but never assume your experience is universally valid.
REPORT. If you notice that something is wrong, could be dangerous, or violates someone’s consent, please contact a monitor for the event. Monitors are announced at the beginning of each event and wear green armbands. Please do not intervene yourself!
ACT AS IF THIS IS YOUR HOME AND RESPECT THE SPACE. Have respect for the space as it is. Be careful not to stain, break or destroy things. Treat this place as if it was your home and it will feel like a home to you. We want to keep it nice and cozy for as long as possible and we need your help.
IF YOU TELL US YOU WILL SHOW UP, SHOW UP. Make sure you make a commitment before reserving a spot. If it happens more than twice that you reserve a spot, but don’t show up, we will simply not put you on our lists anymore.
EVERYTHING STAYS INSIDE. Keep the play inside the space. Same goes for ropes and revealing outfits.
BE AWARE OF SURROUNDINGS. Be mindful of the noise. If someone is having a moment near you, keep your voice down or gently step away at a distance that will allow the moment to happen without breaking the mood.
PHOTO RULES. At most events, no photos are allowed, except for the photo corner. Keep your phone in your pocket. At workshops and rope jams, you will be allowed to take pictures of your own work and your partner/s if they have consented explicitly. But no people in the background! Not even if they are blurred!
LIMIT ALCOHOL INTAKE. We believe that no one can fully give consent without being in control of their unaltered senses. We strongly encourage you to limit the use of alcohol or any other judgment-impairing substances.
NO SMOKING AREA. Please keep smoking to a minimum and only in front of the venue. Make sure the door is closed so that the smoke doesn’t get inside the space. The same goes for electronic cigarettes.