What is an open relationship? What does society expect when it comes to relationships? What might non-monogamy look like for you?
We are often left fumbling in the dark for ways to change the script when it comes to relationships, and it can be really confronting to break out of the mould all on your own. Join Dani as they walk you through those first tentative steps into opening up, in a light-hearted and interactive way.
Dani knows what it is like to realise that the ‘one-person-at-at-time’ relationship model may not be the right fit for you! An experienced workshop facilitator, sex-positive event organizer, and well versed in the practice and theory of polyamory, They believe that life is too short to notstrive for the relationship(s) that you desire, however we can often rush things, be met with obstacles, and feel like there’s no clear pathway to our goals. Dani brings a playful, positive approach to the the thorny issues of jealousy, radical honesty, boundaries and expectations.
From play parties to polyamory, learn about the different ways non-monogamy is approached, and take the time to reflect on what your perfect relationship landscape may look like. Whether you want to open up an existing relationship or establish new, non-monogamous partnerships, this workshop will help you develop the toolkit you need to be with more than one person at a time.
Dani is a workshop facilitator, event organizer and nonbinary drag performer. They are passionate about creating safer spaces, and have been organizing sex-positive events for six years. These include discussion groups, workshops, parties and performance nights such as the Cocoa Butter Club Melbourne for Indigenous and/or People of Colour performers.
They lived in San Francisco for a year and a half, working as an LGBT+ rights walking tour guide. Since returning to Melbourne in November 2016, they have been published in Archer Magazine’s THEY/THEIRS issue, featured on JOY 94.9, performed at events including Midsumma Festival, and facilitated a Non-Monogamy 101 workshop at Gaytimes Festival.
~About Nikki Darling~
Nikki Darling is committed to creating spaces that are fun, approachable and safe for you to learn about sexual health and pleasure. Founded in 2015 with the belief that sex toys are for every body and pleasure is your birthright, Nikki Darling strives for a non-prescriptive approach to sex and pleasure and maintains a strong focus on empathy, education and individualised support.
Experienced retail sex educators are here to answer your questions and help you choose the right products for your specific needs. Nikki Darling works closely with sex educators and other experts to deliver a quality service and trustworthy product range, and are proud to support a diverse range of community events and organisations.
– Where is this event?
Loop Prject Space & Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD
– When is this event?
7pm, Monday 14th August
– Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes, this workshop is held in a licenced venue, and as such, all attendees must be 18 years or over and have valid ID.
– What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Paid parking is available at the rear of the venue, and is also accessible from Parliament Station and the Bourke Street Tram Stop No. 9-Spring St/Bourke St (Melbourne City).
– What do I need to bring?
Yourself and your booking information (on your personal device is fine – we do not require paper print out tickets). Feel free to bring note-taking materials, but this is not mandatory.
– How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
– I am experiencing financial hardship, how can I attend?
Please email email@example.com to access the hardship ticketing allocation.