Mar 312015

Sexually Charged Happy Hour

Come join us at our first monthly Sexually Charged Happy Hour!

When: 7pm until 9pm or later on April 9th

Where: Atmosphere Cafe in downtown Guelph, Ontario (we’ll be at reserved tables in the back). 

Atmosphere Cafe is located on Carden St. and is an accessible venue with multi-gender restrooms. Alcohol and food are both served there.

We’ll be discussing anything and everything related to sex, sexuality, and gender in a casual, nerdy atmosphere. The general public is welcome, you need not think of yourself as a sex nerd to join. The only cost is whatever you order at our lovely host restaurant. You are welcomed to toss an extra $5 (beyond your tip) into our jar to recognize our waitstaff for their service while hog the tables all night, but that is strictly optional.

Sexually Charged uses an inclusive definition of sex-positivity that frames our values around being a safe space. Here it is:

The Sex-Positive perspective approaches sexuality and sexual diversity from a strengths-based approach. It sees sexuality and sexual diversity as healthy, normal components of life and identity. It also recognizes sexuality and sexual diversity as one of many sources of health and healing. Many sex-positive folks strive to avoid language that suggests sexism, homophobia, heteronormism, ageism, sizeism, ableism, racism, allosexism, or other forms of harmful sexual norming or degrading. It contrasts traditional medical and pathology-based approaches that consider sexuality and sexual diversity mainly from the perspective of illnesses and the potential for harm, and that try to establish a limited, externally defined standard of sexual and behavioral health and normalcy. The sex-positive approach respects the ability for folks to decide whether or not to engage in sexual activity, and (if so) how and when they wish to. The sex-positive approach respects an unlimited number of reasons for having consensual sex with or without partners, including for fun, romance, profit, healing, pregnancy, intimacy, art, protest, expression, spirituality, personal growth, health, exploration, pleasure and more. It is not necessary to engage in sexual activity at all, much less be a sexual explorer, to be sex-positive. It is only necessary to see sex and sexual diversity as some of the many healthy aspects of life and identity.

We also strive to adhere to the values of the Guelph Sexuality Conference, as the founder of Sexually Charged (me) is also the co-chair of that event.


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