The InFLUX Consent Workshop
What is this event?
This is InFLUX’s consent workshop. Once you have attended this workshop, you will have access to all the other wonderful events we organize at InFLUX. This workshop allows you to be in a safer space and learn about one of the most important values, not just at InFLUX, but in any relationship and interaction.
We will discuss how we can build consensual interactions in our daily lives and relationships with the people we care about. Whether you’re learning about consent for the first time or know you care deeply about the subject, attending this workshop gives you some basic principles and a chance to analyze and discuss the nuances of consent.
17:30 – 18:00 – Gather at the space and settle in
18:00 – 19:00 – Consent Workshop
This workshop is mandatory for all those who want to participate in our events.
Who can come?
Everyone is welcome.
What are you bringing? What are you wearing?
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 expertise is universally valid.
REPORT. If you notice that something is wrong, could be dangerous, or violates someone’s consent, please contact a staff member. 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. The same goes for ropes and revealing outfits.
BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. Be mindful of the noise. If someone is doing play near you, keep your voice down or gently step away at a distance that will allow play to happen without breaking the mood.
ONLY TAKE PHOTOS AT CERTAIN EVENTS AND ASK FOR EVERYONE’S CONSENT. At parties, 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 the partner you have tied. 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.
To attend this event you must register using the RSVP form below. It is important that you use a real email address because you will receive the verification link by email and you will also receive a message from us once your registration is accepted.