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Pass The Porn: a Cinematic Social Experience - LOS ANGELES

  • Bar Sinister 1652 North Cherokee Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90028 United States (map)

The Violet & Is Our Love ___? present : Pass The Porn: ALTERED STATES

An elevated and sophisticated version of that sleepover where one of your friends decided to search for porn and show the group. A cross between cinema and smut. Pillows, cuddle puddles, blankets and popcorn. And porn. Lots of porn.

With censorship at an all time high (RIP Tumblr), spaces to safely celebrate our sexuality are dwindling. The world lives between extremes. Porn stashes (not to be confused with Porn ‘staches) and Porn detoxes. Either we hide our habits to never speak of them or abstain from porn and proceed to never shut up about it. The reality is: Porn isn't evil. It depends on how we use it. Let's use it for good. Let's talk about it, learn from it, incorporate it. Let’s create a conversation around pornography and use it as a platform to unpack cultural nuances and norms. Each Pass the Porn film series will do just that by featuring a curation of sex-positive, ethical erotic films with an underlying theme and panel for discussion.

This Pass The Porn is all about ALTERED STATES. High sex. Cannalube. Elevated sexual experiences and what type of smut is the best entertainment when you're in such a state. Pass the Porn aims to change our relationship with the way we watch porn, helping you question what altered states help you feel and what feels best when you're in them.

Which substance use is 'safe'? Does it make sex better? More dangerous? What's the best way to go about exploring? What do you use to release the body and which the mind? Our panels will navigate these questions and more between films.

TICKETS INCLUDE ENTRY TO BAR SINISTER POST EVENT

:::: FEATURING ::::

Guilt-Free, Indie Smut

Musings from Sexologists, Erotic Performers, Thought Leaders

Vocally Guided Mental Masturbation

Altered States - Sampling (Vendors TBA!)

Bondage Cocoons

Sensation & Wax Play

Celestial Speed Dating and more......

:::: SAFETY | PLEASE READ ::::

This is a hands off event. While cuddling, kissing and mingling are allowed and encouraged, there is NO sexual play or nudity permitted at this event. This is for the safety and comfort of everyone within this container. While it's perfectly okay to be turned on by what you watch—it is made with that in mind, after all—we like to keep a 3 second rule when it comes to creeping. As in: after three seconds, a stare becomes creepy. We also follow an alert system - alert a person or staff member what someone is doing makes you uncomfortable. They will get a warning and if they do it again they will be removed from the event. Pass the Porn is an education first event and part of that education is how to behave like a civil human around others. I.E. this isn't an event for you to jerk off to the people sitting around you. If we're going to have sex and watch porn, we should be able to talk about it.

:::: QUESTIONS? ::::

What's included in my ticket?

Entry to all 4 hours of Pass the Porn *AND* entry to Bar Sinister following the event, should you desire to keep the party going. Free Access to all workshops, sessions and activations within the Pass the Porn event. All the guilt-free indie smut to your hearts content :P

What do I wear?

Lingerie, Pajamas, Street Clothes. There's no uniform, unless you want there to be....

Can I come alone?

Bring your friends, bring your boo, or just bring yourself. Pass the Porn is an event aimed to make porn social and socially acceptable. That includes being comfortable talking about it amongst friends and partners as well as experiencing it around other people. The point is: You’re not alone when in the company of like-minded individuals.

What if I get an erection during the film?

Great! That likely will happen and isn’t a big deal. What an excellent time to practice being aroused in a social situation and then not expecting anything to happen because of it!

Doors at 6pm | Tickets $40 At The Door

21+

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