$30 – $100

Art of Flirting & All Gender Temple Party with Monique, Alex, & Peter

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Iron Giant Loft

1080 23rd Avenue

Oakland, CA 94601

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This 18+ play party is open to all genders and orientations. Come explore in a sex-positive, drug & alcohol free space that centers consent.

About this Event

This Temple Party begins a little differently as we lead you through the art of flirting, where you will:

  • Discover the invitation that takes the stress out of flirting
  • Uncover what makes you authentically attractive to others
  • Know the three things you need to identify to overcome self-sabotaging attractions
  • Practice techniques you can use to flirt—and date!—for sexual compatibility
  • Learn what a no really means for you, and how to make both hearing it and saying it less awkward

Monique Darling, Alex S. Morgan, & Peter Petersen are pleased to invite you back to the ever popular Bay Area All Gender Temple Party Bliss. A place of fearless play, a live laboratory to learn to ask for what you want and dare to say no, unapologetically for everything else!

This is an experiential, 18+ party for the sensually adventurous. This special evening welcomes ALL genders and orientations. This is an invitation to dive deeply into yourself and each other in ways you may have been afraid to do in the past.

This is the play party you want to come to even if you've never been to one before. We create an expansive, feeling-full environment charged with electricity, yet warmly grounded and earthy. A safe and sacred container for exploring kisses and hugs in a relaxed space. This party encourages your curiosity about taking your own sensuality to the next level.

The evening is a celebration of imagination and curiosity, so you may experience as many flavors as you dare. Come dressed in something that makes you feel sacred and good about yourself!

Next let Monique, Alex, and Peter lead you through a welcome circle where a room of strangers slowly opens and winds up on the same page, having the opportunity to be seen, heard, and understood in ways maybe you have never even imagined!

What does temple party mean?

In short, it is whatever it means to you. We attach the word ‘sacred’ to any practice, experience, or way-of-being that slows us down and deepens our experience of being alive. Our sensuality is a manifestation and expression-of our vital life-force and creative energy. It can play, move, and be shared and enjoyed in many ways. You are invited to co-create whatever feeds your soul.

Participation with a capital "P" can mean many things and voyeurs are as warmly welcomed as the most actively engaged. It's a sensual space where participants are encouraged to explore themselves and others in ways that are stimulating, nurturing, exciting, safe and FUN!

This is the party you want to come to if you've never been AND this is the party you want to come to if you want to experience how to take generating safe play space for you and your loved ones to the next level.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

You are sensually and emotionally savvy enough to Play nicely with others. You're a good sharer, you take good care of your toys and you use your words. 😊 You are somebody who knows your own wants and boundaries and can communicate them clearly... and/or you're someone willing to work and explore these areas for your own growth and enjoyment! You treat yourself and others with respect and kindness.

If you're reading this, thinking, "I would love to come, but I don't want to play," please come and enjoy the pressure-free company of like-minded individuals and exit whenever you wish. Really. There will be no pressure for you to do ANY activity at this party at any time.

Our biggest request is that you come with a fun-loving, warm, caring, open-minded, generous, thoughtful, compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and that you conduct yourself with the highest level of integrity possible.

This will be a very chill, fun, playful event. Come relax. Come smooch. Come play. Come watch. Bring some popcorn.

All genders, bodies, and orientations welcome. Come as you are and have a great time!

We especially welcome trans, non-binary, intersex, and queer attendees, as well as folks living anywhere within the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. We recognize how heteronormative spaces can be and aim to challenge this through our conversations and actions.

TIME

Doors open at 7:00 PM and CLOSE AT 8:00 PM. BE ON TIME as it is essential to have everyone present for the opening circle. There will not be anyone admitted after the doors are closed to preserve the safety of our space.

The Welcome Circle is what we use to introduce ourselves to one another, craft meaningful conversations, share any boundaries and relationship agreements people should know about and get all comfy and ready to play. There will be an optional closing circle at midnight. PLEASE text Monique at (201) 539-6653 if you're unavoidably running late, but please just be on time!

WHAT TO BRING

Whatever food and drink you might want for the evening. No drugs or alcohol please. We like our attendees to be present and capable of connection.

Bring whatever clothing you'd like to don and lounge in while we frolic or just throw on your regular weekend clothes for relaxation. Bring along whatever toys or accessories you feel comfortable sharing with select individuals and whatever protection makes you feel safe—whatever you might be needing to create that perfect evening. Oh, and of course, please bring a Playful attitude and an open heart and mind.

LOCATION

Iron Giant Loft, 1080 23rd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606

BART accessible; free on-street parking. Spacious, private live/work loft in a residential building. Suite number provided after registration.

ACCESSIBILITY

First floor, no stairs or steps. All gender/single occupant restroom. Plenty of couch, chair, and cozy mattress space available. The home is low-fragrance; we ask attendees to also use unscented products and arrive fragrance free so that everyone can play comfortably. There are two cats in residence; they will be in a closed back room during the event. There is a HEPA air purifier in the event space itself to reduce allergens.

COST

Love Exchange starts at $55 for male-identified, $30 for female or non-binary identified, $80 per pair (couples must enter together). We recommend registering early if you know you want to come—tickets often sell out in advance!

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATORS

Monique Darling, author of 'Beyond Cuddle Party' and workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 2000 workshops in the past 10 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has taught at colleges across the US including Yale. She has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the globe. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating. Learn more about Monique by going to www.everydaytantra.com or track her whereabouts at www.whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com

Alex S. Morgan is a sexuality, gender, and relationship coach, a sexual rights advocate, a sacred intimate, and a professional switch (both dominant and submissive). Working directly with clients’ sexualities since 2004 has given Alex a deft sensitivity to the needs of people exploring new facets of themselves and an understanding of the power of connection in both our public and private lives.

A believer in continuing education for all adults exploring sex, gender, and relationships, Alex presents internationally on relationships, kink, sexuality, gender, and related policy issues at venues ranging from private workshops to public organizations, Stanford to SXSW. They offer workshops, facilitated events, and inservice trainings by request.

Alex is available for individual and couples coaching or sacred intimate sessions at home in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the DC area regularly, or worldwide via phone and video chat.

Follow Alex S. Morgan on Facebook, on Twitter as @Alex_S_Morgan, on Instagram, on FetLife as AlexSMorgan, or at https://AlexSMorgan.com

Peter Petersen has been teaching for 17 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 14 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives.

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