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Sex Positive Week: Ropes 101
Sex Positive Week: Ropes 101

Tue, Mar 05

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Salt Lake City

Sex Positive Week: Ropes 101

Join us for a free workshop hosted by Mina Hart

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Time & Location

Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

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About the Event

Join us for an event sponsored by the Gender Studies Program at Westminster University for their Sex Positive Week!

RSVP REQUIRED to attend

In the bondage world, we are often taught the exact ways to do things with precise movements and engineered ties. While this may be traditional, often the act of bondage becomes tedious and we begin to lose the passion and creativity that brought us to learn the art of bondage in the first place. In this class, we explore the edges of our creativity and focus on the connection, not only with our playmates but within ourselves. 

Rope experience of all levels are invited to attend. There will be opporutinities to try a hands-on approach with the ropes, and to take some home for yourself!

Join us as we explore ways to rediscover our passions, play with energy and share that emotion with our play partners. Bring your imagination and leave your preconceived ideas at home. This class is about unrestrained love for the art of bondage and the amazing connections it can evoke.

This event is free, but RSVP is required!

For more Sex Positive Events, check out the Gender Studies Program lineup.

About Mina Hart

Mina Hart found the community in June 2006. She learned many bondage skills from Master Robert of Denver Bound and became a professional switch for Pavlovia after a year apprenticeship under Ms. Saskia. Mina is a graduate of Journey and Leather Quest and Junior Headmaster of Journey 2016. She is the President of the SLC girls of Leather, founder of Meow Mixx- a queer women’s night, and a board member of Utah Leaf and Leather. She is a trained hypnotist, mentored for the Colorado Mentor's Program, filmed with Discovery for Forbidden and has taught, performed and volunteered at many events.

You can find Mina at @missminahart 

About Westminster Sex Positive Symposium

Westminster University's Gender Studies Program, in conjunction with The Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, is hosting their annual sex positive symposium titled. This year the title is Creating Community: Listening as an Act of Care. The aim of our joint event is to hold panel discussions and workshops that will help us develop the skills and compassion to navigate the complexities of sexuality, gender, sex, race, ethnicity through a narrative medicine lens. This approach allows us to use the methodologies in literary studies to develop narrative competence skills that begin with the act of listening. These workshops and panel discussions bring together community organizers, medical doctors, academics, and community elders advocating for creating habitable spaces for LGBTQIA2S+ through an intersectional lens. Our inclusive approach seeks ways to develop compassion and understanding through conversations and workshops with guest speakers who advocate for some of the most vulnerable members of our communities, including people experiencing homelessness, disability, incarceration, and those in need of gender affirming end-of-life care. By promoting this open dialogue, we not only encourage a culture of consent, communication, and mutual respect but also dismantle harmful stigmas and stereotypes that affect both the care provided in hospitals and public health settings but also in our everyday interactions. Events will be split between Westminster University and The Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine.

The theme of the symposium is developing competency-based skills in compassion as educators, medical practitioners, students, and community members through a narrative medicine methodology. This places learning, and, more importantly, listening as a skill set developed through the intersection of literature, storytelling, and medical practice. Our focus is compassionate listening that encourages open dialogue, challenges stereotypes, and ultimately contributes to the creation of habitable spaces for LGBTQIA2S+ populations allowing for more equitable and affirming ways of being in the world. Noting that this is easier said than done, our symposium will include interactive workshops that engage in challenging conversations on the intersections of race, sex, gender, sexuality, disabilities, and social class that allow participants to reflect on individual biases. In addition to these workshops, we will also have panels with guest speakers who advocate for more inclusive ways of engaging with marginalized members of our communities.

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