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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.
November is a time where the focus is on food: from, leftover Halloween treats to comfort food to the Thanksgiving holiday that’s more about stuffing the turkey than stuffing your turkey. This Pass the Porn we want to play with our food. Food Fights, Dinner Parties and Taste Sensations. Gluttony and Indulgence. PLUS, you didn’t think we’d make it through all this food focus without talking a bit about Emetophilia, right? (Google at your own risk) Come for the Porn, stay for the treats or knowledge and whimsy. Rumor has it a certain someone will be doing a special Cake Sitting performance. I wonder who that could be….
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Porn, Performance, and Panel
Guilt-Free, Indie Smut
Musings from Sexologists, Performers, Thought Leaders
Reluctant Sex Advice
Slumber Party Games
Group Never Have I Ever 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.
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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 7pm | Tickets $45 At The Door
Limited door tickets will be available based on capacity.
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::::::: SAFER SPACES POLICY :::::::
House of Yes is a space for everyone to feel welcome. We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment, unwanted touch, homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, ableist, or ageist behavior. Always ASK before touching anyone at our events. If someone is making you uncomfortable or harassing you, please come speak to a security guard or ask for a manager. We will believe you, and we will help. All restrooms in our venue are gender neutral. Everyone is free to use the restroom that best fits their gender identity or expression. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Strobe lights are used during performances and parties. Questions about our consent policy or procedures? Email email@example.com.