Sacred sexuality consent policy
- All workshops and play-spaces to include a specific explanation about consent, by the facilitator or a team member. This will include a reminder that consent also applies to what participants are being asked to do in the workshop and an invitation to ongoing tuning in by all present.
- We acknowledge that consent is not only relevant in sexual activity but in all activities and all physical and energetic connection.
- All facilitators, team members and participants to be asked to agree to the consent agreements.
- We acknowledge that no space is entirely "safe" from all triggers or potentially hurtful interactions and that there is often a need for assistance with processing, recovery and boundary setting/speaking out.
Sacred sexuality temple consent agreements
We are here with the intention to create positive references for everyone when it comes to setting boundaries and getting our needs met. But intention alone is not enough; please follow these initial guidelines and help keep this space as safe, friendly and brave as possible.
- Practise on-going consent: Check from time to time (with yourself and other/s) if what’s happening is still aligned with needs and desires. Be present with yours and others’ body language and signs of comfort or discomfort.
- Let’s normalise verbal consent: It might feel awkward to start with but we’re not mind readers and sharing can increase our sense of safety.
- Negotiate details: Boundaries, intentions and practical details are all important and communication is key.
- Be prepared to offer after care after sharing an experience with others.
- If unsure, slow down or stop.
- We are all on a learning journey: Let’s take care of each other and help to deal with behaviours that are not acceptable.