Open Hearts - Central Ohio

MusicalRose

Member
*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, April, 29th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St). This month's meeting will take place on Monday, April 25th and we will be having un-conference style discussion topics for anyone who has any burning questions or things they really want to talk about in the group.

We generally try to have a presenter at every monthly meeting, but occasionally will have more free form open discussions or other special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)!

How to Meet Great People for Dating

(or Decades of Friendship)

This round table discussion is great for any one of us who is interested in dating with more intention and clarity, or for anyone who wants to bring more friendship and community into their lives. We can talk about ways to improve our ability to connect with new people and turn those connections into stronger relationships by applying some very simple common sense techniques. At the same time, we will talk about how to keep ourselves safe and still have fun. We’ll start off with the basics:

1) Learning how to choose places for meeting people that set you up for success

2) Shifting small talk into engaging, big conversations about values

3) Applying strategies that help you be safe but yet stay connected to people you meet

PLUS will take some time to navigate through the alternative sexualities terms for safety like safe calls, red flags, references, etc.

Please come prepared to contribute, both good and bad!

Bio:

Meitreya has been involved in bdsm since the early 1990s, a founder of The Prestige Group of Ohio, and current Co-Chair of the National Leather Association – Columbus Chapter. Throughout the years she avidly pursued life always taking the opportunity to seek out education and mentorships. Over the years Meitreya picked up a few tricks along the way. Traveling across the country from California to NY she spent nearly a decade with her life partner volunteering for organizations and even helping to start a group in Upstate NY as well as teaching courses across the country for a multitude of organizations and businesses. Passionate about advocacy and education, Meitreya is always glad to lend a hand and share knowledge. Leaning towards the sadomasochistic side, Meitreya has spent years honing her skills for many activities such as paddling, cbt, needle play, and devil’s fire (currently popularized with the term cell-popping). In addition to being one twisted and kinky womyn, Meitreya is a Doctor of English Literature, an IT Professional, a civil rights and sexual freedoms advocate, and alternative lifestyles educator. Meitreya has spoken professionally since 1991, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever else crosses her mind. She has continued the call for full-fledged minorities rights in a number of venues, including voting access, fair treatment in the workplace, reproductive rights, and sexual freedom.



Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.
While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on the 4th Friday of every month!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)! This month our meeting will be on Monday, June 27th.

We generally try to have a presenter at every monthly meeting, but occasionally will have more free form open discussions or other special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

This month our meeting will be very similar to our first few meetings, where you bring the topics you want to talk about and then we split off into smaller groups to talk about them.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
Open Hearts at Club Princeton

*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, June 24th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)!

This month is special because it is our 1st anniversary as an organization! Our very first meeting was held in July of last year, and we want to celebrate and thank everybody who has been a part of that process and who took a chance on us. This meeting will be mostly social, but feel free to initiate discussion topics with others if you have things you want to talk about. Thanks to all of you!

We generally try to have a presenter at every monthly meeting, but occasionally will have more free form open discussions or other special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
Open Hearts Helps at Fetish Foreplay Saturday

This event will be taking place Saturday, August 20th starting at 7:30PM in the upstairs portion of Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave). If you are interested in helping Open Hearts to volunteer for this event, please contact Rose. Very little experience is required. Guilty Pleasures and The Midweek Practice & Class want to have more fun at Club Princeton this month, so we're doing a Saturday party, too!

This party is open to anyone 21 and up. There are no advance tickets, no special passwords, just come around to the entrance by the road.

All attendees must register with Club Princeton. If you have attended FFF recently, you are already registered. To make the line go faster, you can go to their website ahead of time, if you are not already registered, and click on the Membership application. You can also fill out a paper form at check-in, if you prefer. You DO NOT pay their membership fees.

There is no class, so everyone can get in for just $20.

This event is a BYOB event, no alcohol will be provided, but you may bring your own, The Princeton Club will offer soda and mixers for only $1.

Guilty Pleasures will be offering electric play scenes, and will have a number of violet wands for use. We will have corporal stations available for use, and anyone is welcome to bring their own toys, gear, furniture. Our fire crew will also be on hand for scenes and teaching.

Open Hearts Central Ohio will also be participating as staff in this event to help introduce new people to the culture, community, and expected etiquette at these events. This is an effort to help create bridges between various communities and offer new people a way to integrate more easily than they might otherwise.
 

sporty853

New member
Open Hearts at Club Princeton

*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, August 26th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month at Club Diversity (863 South High St)! Doors open at 7:00PM and we will start with our program at 7:30. This month our meeting will be on Monday, June 27th.

We generally try to have a presenter at every monthly meeting, but occasionally will have more free form open discussions or other special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

This month we well be welcoming a presenter that will talk about our relationship to the idea of race and privilege, and strategies for thinking about and dealing with issues that might arise from it.

Jay has been a community educator, activist and organizer for 15 years. He has worked reproductive health and justice campaigns, workers justice campaigns, and racial justice campaigns. Jay credits the relationships that he has built across the different campaigns with helping him to pay closer attention how multiple areas of oppression intersect and why there is a need for diverse coalitions for any of us to get the justice we need.

This conversation is going to take a look at racism and racial justice and why it may be important for those not directly impacted by race to jump into the fight right now.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
Open Hearts at Club Princeton

*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, September, 30th!


Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.


Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.


Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!


I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.


We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
General Meeting

Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)! This month our meeting will be on Monday, September 26th.

We generally try to alternate between presenters and free discussions, but sometimes there are special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

This month our meeting will be very similar to our first few meetings, where you bring the topics you want to talk about and then we split off into smaller groups to talk about them. We will have a few prompts for you in case you're having trouble thinking of something.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

MusicalRose

Member
This is somewhat last minute, but a few of us are going to go down to the Ohio Renaissance Festival (http://www.renfestival.com/) this Saturday. For those who want to meet for carpooling, we will meet at the Walmart in Grove City (1693 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, OH 43123) starting at 10:30AM on Saturday, September 17th. The caravan will leave at 11AM to drive down and get there together.

If you just want to go straight down without meeting us at Walmart to carpool, that is fine too, but it may be a good idea to trade phone numbers with someone in the carpool if you would like to find the group.

You can stay as long as you like (or as long as the people in your car agree to), and you are not required to stay with the group if you don't want to (as long as you make sure not to lose your ride).

You are responsible for purchasing your own tickets. Contact Rose if you are interested in carpooling and let her know if you are willing to be one of the drivers or not. Those of you who are not doing the driving, consider bringing some extra cash along to help your driver with gas money.

Hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
Open Hearts at Club Princeton

*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, October, 28th!


Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.


Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.


Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!


I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.


We hope to see you there!
 
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sporty853

New member
General Meeting

Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)! This month our meeting will be on Monday, October 24th.

We generally try to alternate between presenters and free discussions, but sometimes there are special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

This month our meeting will be very similar to our first few meetings, where you bring the topics you want to talk about and then we split off into smaller groups to talk about them. We will have a few prompts for you in case you're having trouble thinking of something.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
General Meeting-Potluck

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)! This month our meeting will be on Monday, November 28th.

We generally try to alternate between presenters and free discussions, but sometimes there are special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

This month our meeting will be very similar to our first few meetings, where you bring the topics you want to talk about and then we split off into smaller groups to talk about them. We will have a few prompts for you in case you're having trouble thinking of something.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

This month we will be doing a potluck. Please be mindful of allergies.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
Open Hearts at Club Princeton

*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, November, 25th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
General Meeting

Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)! This month our meeting will be on Monday, December 26th.

We generally try to have a presenter at every monthly meeting, but occasionally will have more free form open discussions or other special events. Everybody is welcome no matter what their relationship style, status, or level of experience.

This month our meeting will be very similar to our first few meetings, where you bring the topics you want to talk about and then we split off into smaller groups to talk about them.

While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
Open Hearts at Club Princeton

*PLEASE READ* If you intend to show up, please ask one of the leadership team for code word. You will not get the special pricing at the door without the code word and will be asked to pay normal club prices. We highly encourage you to attend one of our discussion meetings and get to know some of our community before coming to this type of event. Come join us for a night out at our local lifestyle club, Club Princeton (425 S Princeton Ave, Columbus, OH 43223)(www.clubprinceton.com) starting at 8PM and going until the club closes on Friday, December 30th!

Pricing before 9PM is $15 per person, and $20 per person after 9PM. A one-night membership is included in the door fee. The club still needs your information, but you do not need to pay for membership. Please be sure to register before you arrive to speed up the process of getting in the door.

Princeton is a nightclub that provides local adults a place to hang out, meet, and play with others. The club often has a theme of the night and encourages attendees to join in the fun. Otherwise, feel free to dress up for a night out in general.

Princeton is a BYOB, 21 and older venue. You will give your drinks to the bartender when you arrive and they will take it and keep it cold for you, numbering a wristband so that you can retrieve it when you want. The club provides mixers. Once inside the club, clothing is optional and many people choose to engage in sexual play with other adults. Anybody who attends is free to stay dressed or undress as they please, or to play or not play with anyone else. Just watching is fine!

I'd like to respond to a question I frequently get asked about this event. People often ask me if they will have fun. The short answer is, that is completely up to you. The long answer is that it depends on what your expectations are going in. If you are going in expecting to meet and play or have sex with someone new, you are likely to end up being disappointed, especially if you don't come with a date of your own and if you don't know that many people already. Lots of us mostly only engage with people we already know. If you go in just expecting to meet people, talk, and get to know the local community, I think you will have a much better time. I would like to see everyone who comes having fun, so I hope that this event is something you come to only if you want to and are open to whatever may (or may not) happen.

We hope to see you there!
 

sporty853

New member
General Meeting

Hello Everybody,

Please join us for our monthly discussion meeting held every 4th Monday evening of the month starting at 7PM at Club Diversity (863 South High St)! This month our meeting will be on Monday, January 23rd.

In alternative communities, especially in those that are polyamorous and kinky, toxic relationships have impacts that can travel far beyond any individual coupling. Harmful patterns can have a “ripple effect” that increases pain, trauma, and instability throughout entire social networks. Thus, if we wish to be successful in our polyamorous and kinky worlds, we need to have a deep understanding of ourselves and what we want, as well as the ability to set firm boundaries and communicate clearly and effectively.

In this workshop, Rose will discuss the idea of toxicity in relationships in-depth, including helping the attendee to build list of “red flags” to defend themselves against toxic dynamics that acts as an early-warning sign and tool for assessment. This tool is created by the attendee and therefore is personalized to their own desires and areas of vulnerability. It is highly versatile, and its use can be customized for every individual, or even for each relationship an individual undertakes (even going beyond romantic/sexual relationships).

Rose will also discuss some of the impacts of toxicity in relationships, how the relationship you have with yourself can both make you a toxic person and make you more vulnerable to other toxic people, and will make an argument that toxicity is nearly inevitable when two people with incompatible relating styles try to make a relationship work. This class will not be easy or comfortable, but in the interest of building and maintaining healthy relationships, it is incredibly important to engage with these concepts.

Rose Bio:

Rose holds a B.A. (honors) in Sociology and Psychology. Rose has identified as non-monogamous/polyamorous since she was sixteen years old. Rose has spoken at various polyamory education panels at local universities, and in 2015 began speaking more at the regional and national level, presenting at Poly Living Philadelphia and Atlanta Poly Weekend, as well as being featured on The Humanist Hour podcast talking about polyamory in March of 2015. Rose is a former board and staff member of PolyColumbus and was a member of staff for Beyond the Love for 2013 and 2014. Rose is also one of the founding board members of Open Hearts Central Ohio, an organization founded in 2015 and incorporated in 2016 dedicated to building positive relationships in one’s life, polyamorous or otherwise.
Outside of her polyamorous activity, Rose works for the Humanist Community of Central Ohio. Rose also loves playing music, being outdoors, is an avid reader, and is a craft beer aficionado.




While it isn't required, we do encourage you to support the business that lets us use their space for free by purchasing drinks or food from them.

Please feel free to reach out to one of the organizers if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!
 
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