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Introduction to Relationship Anarchy

Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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“Relationship Anarchy- it’s a philosophy that provides a construct for the most consensually-based relationships. Whereas the act of applying labels like ‘monogamy’, ‘primaried’, ‘polyamory’, and so forth, is about defining what we have with someone (sometimes with the belief that by defining something we preserve it, a notion I don’t personally buy into anymore), Relationship Anarchy is a conversation about, “Where are we right now?” and “Who are we today?” and “What’s real for us in this moment?”” ~Mel Mariposa Cassidy

‘Relationship Anarchy’- Is it just another label en vogue, or something that goes beyond labels? Is it only for polyamorous people, or can you be a relationship anarchist and still have sexually fidelitous and monogamous relationships? (The answer to that is – yes!) How does Relationship Anarchy apply to the forming and maintaining of community and tribe? And what does this all have to do with the emerging trend towards promoting Consent Culture and new paradigms for communities?

Relationship anarchy (abbreviated RA) is the practice of forming relationships that are not bound by rules aside from what the people involved mutually agree on. If a relationship anarchist has multiple intimate partners, it can be considered as a form of polyamory, but distinguishes itself by postulating that there need not be a formal distinction between sexual, romantic or platonic relationships.

Relationship anarchists look at each relationship (romantic or otherwise) individually, as opposed to categorizing them according to societal norms such as 'just friends', 'in a relationship', or 'in an open relationship'.~ Wikipedia

Join relationship coach and blogger, Mel Mariposa of PolySingleish.com, as she presents an introduction to the principles of Relationship Anarchy and leads us into an exploration of what this all looks like in practice.

$15 in advance / $20 at the door / No one turned away for lack of funds


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