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What is an Orientation?

After you have joined the group you can attend any level 1 event that interests you. In order to become fully active in the group we require you to attend an Orientation. This full-evening of activity introduces our ideas and mission, explains how our group and events work, and includes some fun interactive games. These occur on the third Sunday of every month. After orientation, if you are invited into the group, you may attend other events.

Our events

SexPositive events are coded Level 1 through Level 3

Level One 

Friendly, flirtatious, and playful, but non-sensual. Activities might include workshops, classes, meet and greets, book clubs, eating, or dancing.

Level Two 

Sensual, increasingly flirtatious, but not sexual. Activities might include workshops or classes with nudity or live demonstrations, light touching, sexy dancing, massage, or kissing.

Level Three 

Activities might include intimate touch, playful exploration between individuals, couples, or groups.


At events you are expected be respectful of the boundaries of others and of the event, to take care of yourself, and honor your boundaries and agreements. Beyond that, anything else is up to you. You will never be expected to do anything you don't want to, or to interact with anyone you don’t wish to. But we do expect you to contribute to the vibe through positive social interaction. Sex-positivity is about authentic, respectful, open communication, and being honest about your desires.

Upcoming events

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
    • Private Residence. Address will be sent out with confirmation email to protect the privacy of host.
    • 31

    **PLEASE NOTE: This is an outing organized by one of our SPSD members, we are posting as a courtesy. We encourage the supporting of fellow members, but please know that none of the money raised for this event goes to SPSD. In addition, as this is a field trip, NON SPSD MEMBERS are allowed to attend this event. SPSD cannot vouch for the quality or container of the event, however, it looked like it could be fun, so enjoy and please let us know what you think!

    Free Event (YOU MUST BE ON TIME!!!!! - DOORS WILL LOCK at 7:15PM and no latecomers will be allowed in.) 

    Come learn the 7 barriers to living a sexually empowered life...and what you can do about it RIGHT AWAY! In this workshop, you will learn 

    • The biggest thing that sex education failed to teach and is the root cause of so much confusion, shame, and dissatisfaction – Your Big Why 

    • The missing piece to creating depth and intimacy inside and outside the bedroom – Communication skills no one taught us! 

    • Where and how we limit ourselves with our limited capacity and willingness to receive 

    • How we actively contribute to not experiencing and creating that which we desire most 

    • That what often gets in the way of our erotic potential is fear of not being normal – and the importance of discovering and exploring ourselves 

    • What stops us from being masterful providers of pleasure to our partners 

    • What could be missing as an empowered lover is the courage to not know or the confidence to bring yourself fully You will walk away with SOLUTIONS to these 7 barriers to support you on your journey of experiencing a sexually empowered life.

    Parking Information: Parking can be difficult, so plan accordingly. Please arrive early as doors lock at 7:30PM and no latecomers will be allowed in.

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    Dr. HazelGrace is profoundly impacted by the amount of psychological and emotional violence that has been, and is currently, being done to men, women, and individuals across the gender spectrum. She recognizes that the world NEEDS healing and comprehensive sex education. She is an unyielding stand for the end of global sexual shame so that humans can experience heart-centered and empowered sexuality. One way she supports this movement is by bringing her workshops to cities across the nation. Dr. HazelGrace is the founder of The Cock Project™ and The Pussy Project™. She works with individuals and couples as a Clinical Sexologist and a Somatic Sex Educator to support them having the healthiest and most fulfilling sex of their lives. www.hazelgraceyates.com ___________________________________________________ Testimonies from workshop participants: What I love about Dr. HazelGrace’s workshop is that they’re always interactive, edgy, and perfect for where I’m at in the moment. I've done a lot of work around my sexuality, and feel empowered as a woman and a sexuality coach, so I attended this workshop with curiosity to see what was left to be discovered. It definitely deepened me. While I felt discomfort with one of the exercises, the tools she gave us to practice made it possible for my partner and I to dialogue after the workshop about what had come up for me. Using the tools from the workshop, we dove deeper into vulnerability with each other in a safe container, which expanded our love and compassion for one another. We've made new agreements and I know we will continue to use the communication tools Dr. HazelGrace offered. If you are someone who would like to experience self love, learn better communication tools for you and your partnerships, or simply want to explore the empowered life, fully engaged in your healthy, sexual being and knowingness, this workshop is for you. 

    A’ra Blair, RN, BA, LSC Author, Sacred Sexuality, Reclaiming the Divine Feminine Sexual Health Services Providers Supervisor for CDPHE 

    I’m thrilled to face an intentionality of my sexual life and look forward to exploring more reciprocity with future partners. The difference it made for me attending is the desire to explore this with my future partners, and the willingness to work on myself now. I love HazelGrace’s beautiful spirit and shame-dismissing leadership. The thing I learned the most is I have something new to explore about myself to be a better person for me and others. FUN! Steve M.

     Attending the 7 Barriers to a Sexually Empowered Life I got a new set of tools for overcoming my sexuality challenges. I also got a better perspective on why some things aren’t working. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hazel Grace and her work. I highly recommend attending anything that she is offering. I would especially recommend this workshop for anyone who is struggling with their sexuality or wants to improve their sexual experience. I’ve been feeling like it would be better and safer for everyone if I just stop having sex with other people. I left feeling like it’s a matter of perspective and unlearning some culturally perpetuated nastiness. I love the community that I felt in this workshop. We’re all in this together, even though we all have different experiences. 

    I.I., Colorado

    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • San Diego LGBT Community Center, 3909 Centre St, San Diego, California 92103

    **PLEASE NOTE: This is an outing organized by one of our SPSD members, we are posting as a courtesy. We encourage the supporting of fellow members, but please know that none of the money raised for this event goes to SPSD. In addition, as this is a field trip, NON SPSD MEMBERS are allowed to attend this event. SPSD cannot vouch for the quality or container of the event, however, it looked like it could be fun, so enjoy and please let us know what you think!

    Join us for a fun, educational, thought-provoking, interactive, and community-building event!

    Around the world, communities are celebrating World Sexual Health Day in September. This event is about what sexual health -- including sexual rights and sexual pleasure -- means in San Diego specifically! 

    This FREE event will include:
    -Raffle drawings*
    -Interactive sexual health exhibit
    -Panel discussion with community leaders/educators
    -Free give-aways
    -Costume/prop photo area
    -Community tablers with education and resources

    Also, featuring the singing and guitar of Lee Coulter!

    We'd like to thank our event sponsor, Empowered Products, Inc., makers of Gun Oil and Pink personal lubricants!

    *All proceeds go to the San Diego LGBT Community Center.

    (This event is under the umbrella of World Sexual Health Day - The Global Page.)

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Private Residence in Clairemont - address provided after guests RSVP
    • 11

    **PLEASE NOTE: This is an outing organized by one of our SPSD members, we are posting as a courtesy. We encourage the supporting of fellow members, but please know that none of the money raised for this event goes to SPSD. In addition, as this is a field trip, NON SPSD MEMBERS are allowed to attend this event. SPSD cannot vouch for the quality or container of the event, however, it looked like it could be fun, so enjoy and please let us know what you think!**

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    *** Space is limited for this event. To reserve a spot, please send an email with your full name to SexualEmpowermentCircle@gmail.com 

    ***Doors open at 6:45 PM and doors close at 7:15 PM. No late entries will be allowed in. 

    Sexual Empowerment Circle is an event where you can anonymously ask questions about sex, love, and relationship. There are some questions that Google just can't answer. There are some questions that we might feel ashamed to ask our friends. There are some questions that we might want to discuss with a group in order to receive multiple perspectives. This is why we have created the Sexual Empowerment Circle... so that you can finally ask these questions! So come prepared with a specific question or topic you would like to be discussed. 

    When you arrive, you will be given a card to write your question on and, optionally, your name. We will be sitting in a circle on the floor so feel free to bring anything comfortable to sit on like a cushion or pillow or a floor chair. We will also have some cushions provided. In case of cat allergies, please be aware that there is a lovely cat who lives at the house and will be present during our talk. 

    The address of the private residence where this event is held will be emailed the night before the event. RSVP to email listed above.

    Suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the door. 

    Details: 

    6:45pm - Doors open. Please do not bring extra guests who have not reserved a spot by email, as there is limited seating and we will not have room for them. 

    7:15pm - Doors close and no late entries will be allowed in. Introductions - We want to get to know you. Who are you and what motivated you to join us? The Circle begins - This is when we start choosing questions, one at a time, from the bucket and create conversation in attempt to address the described concern or question. We will, as a group, provide multiple perspectives and opinions and support each other as we open up discussion. 

    9:00pm - Circle ends. There will be time after the circle to mingle before the night ends.

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Pleasures and Treasures- 2525 University Ave, San Diego, California 92104
    • 37

    **PLEASE NOTE: This is an outing organized by one of our SPSD members, we are posting as a courtesy. We encourage the supporting of fellow members, but please know that none of the money raised for this event goes to SPSD. In addition, as this is a field trip, NON SPSD MEMBERS are allowed to attend this event. SPSD cannot vouch for the quality or container of the event, however, it looked like it could be fun, so enjoy and please let us know what you think!**

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    Event Time: Doors Open at 11:45am, Doors will lock at 12pm YOU MUST BE ON TIME. No late entries. 

    Parking Information: Parking may be tricky so please plan extra time for that

    Ticket Information: Purchase tickets here. Early Bird specials available.  

    Event Details: You are invited to share about your sexuality and genitals... both growing up and now. People across the gender spectrum, who desire to hold space, you are invited to compassionately witness and listen. Have you ever considered there IS a story about your sexuality and genitals? Your experience is valid…whatever it is. Has it been positive throughout your life? Then come and celebrate! Has it not been? Then come and receive support. This is your chance to be heard and seen in the presence of others who witness you with love and compassion. When we can share our stories and our truth in the presence of empathic and compassionate listeners shame dissipates. _________________________________________________ 

    The first session will be dedicated to individuals who identify as having a penis or cock sharing their stories while being witnessed and heard by empathic listeners. The second session, we will switch roles with the individuals who identify as having a vagina or pussy will have the floor, while being listened to by compassionate witnesses. ___________________________________________________ 

    We know this is a risk. Vulnerably and generously offering your stories about your bodies, heart, and sexuality. Something powerful happens when you share your story with a group of caring, accepting humans. People who are there just to listen. Just to support. “Empathy is the antidote to shame.” Brene Brown Tell us your story. We are listening, and want to learn from you.

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    Flow of the day: First Session: The Cock Project – Cock owners share their stories Lunch break Afternoon: The Pussy Project – Pussy owners share their stories The event will skillfully be facilitated by Dr. HazelGrace Yates and Sean Patrick Maher ______________________________________________________ 

    Dr. HazelGrace is profoundly impacted by the amount of psychological and emotional violence that has been, and is currently, being done to men, women, and individuals across the gender spectrum. She recognizes that the world NEEDS healing and comprehensive sex education. She is an unyielding stand for the end of global sexual shame so that humans can experience heart-centered and empowered sexuality. One way she supports this movement is by bringing her workshops to cities across the nation. Dr. HazelGrace is the founder of The Cock Project™, The Pussy Project™, and The Genitals Project™. She works with individuals and couples as a Clinical Sexologist and a Sexological Bodywork Practitioner to support them having the healthiest and most fulfilling sex of their lives. www.hazelgraceyates.com ______________________________________________________ Sean Patrick Maher is a Men's connection coach with a passion for helping men grow in their capacity to connect, communicate, and Love. Witnessing the degradation of the masculine, Sean has dedicated himself to working with men in understanding their true selves more fully and reclaiming their power in an authentic and fully integrated way. Coming from a path steeped in spirituality, transformation, and liberation, Sean brings a deep sense of presence and intention into the work he shares with the world. Sean works with men who are feeling unfulfilled in their lives and relationships. He helps them to cultivate deeply fulfilling lives and connections. www.seanpatrickmaher.com


    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 535 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 101 Encinitas, CA. 92024, San Diego, CA

    Orientation & Potluck - Level 1

    Come and get oriented in a fun, safe, and welcoming environment! You will be greeted by friendly core members and other sex-positives who will answer your questions and make you feel at home.

    Attending an orientation is a requirement before you can go to other Sex Positive events; but it's also a great way to get to know your community, make connections and friends, and (bonus!) it's a really great time. Take a minute to read the reviews we get about the orientation!! There is a reason people keep coming back to them, time and time again. Existing members? Please come and help welcome the newbies! 

    Evening Schedule:

    6:30 Arrive and mingle

    6:45 Orientation with Q&A (come with questions)

    7:30 Potluck (bring a dish to share OR a NON-Alcoholic beverage)

    8:00 Social Lubrication Games (L2)

    9:00 Closing Circle

    About Orientation:

    Orientation is required in order to attend events sponsored by Sex Positive SD. Learn about the sex-positive movement, the mission of the group, how Meetup works, boundaries, confidentiality, and more. There will be a Q&A, plus a chance for us to learn about you and what you want to get out of the group, and what you might wish to bring to it. Please spend time reading the pages before coming to Orientation.

    About the Social Lubrication Games:

    These are activities that help people loosen up and enjoy themselves. You will always have a choice about participation.

    About the Potluck: Our members always bring the best food!!


    What to bring?

    ~ A healthy dish to share - Entrees and savory dishes appreciated. No junk food please. Disposable containers are recommended.

    ~ A non-alcoholic beverage of your choice

    ~ $10 dollars cash, if you have not already paid online (preferred method)

    How to dress? Street legal, as we will be meeting in a local community area. Feel comfortable, but good grooming and hygiene is important to us. We appreciate when you take the time to look your best.

    Before you RSVP, please read our Attendance Policy and other documents in Pages section (on the menu bar) or at these link

    http://www.meetup.com/SexPositive_SD/files/


    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBD. Pacific Beach area.

    Join us for a some cocktails and connection at our monthly SPSD Social Mixer. Put a fresh spin on your Thursday night and meet other like-minded folks and your leadership team. Every month a member of our leadership team will be hosting these mixers, with this month's host being Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know your community & leadership team, learn about Sex Positive San Diego, our mission and membership, and future events!

    This is a Level 1 event, which means it is in a public place and you are welcome to bring a friend.  This event is a simple social and open to the public. Come when you can and no orientation is required. Introduce yourself, chat, and get to know some of our group members!

    What to bring: Yourself, a guest if you wish (as this is an L1 event, orientation is not a requirement to attend this event), any questions you may have for some of our leadership or senior members.

    Location: TBD

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