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#open Community Ambassador Cooper Beckett hosts @SexTalkTuesday!

Join us on Twitter for Sex Talk Tuesday, an online discussion presented by and hosted this week by our Community Ambassador, Cooper Beckett! Follow along, reply, and connect with others!

#open Mixer at Self Serve Toys in ABQ

112 Morningside Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA

Self Serve is excited to co-host a mixer & community building event with a company that is changing the game for dating apps. Come to #open mixer, a sex-positive social event for open-minded folx! Join us for an evening of refreshments, discussion, ice breakers, and socializing, hosted by Hunter Riley (@HunterGathererRiley on Instagram) and Sarah Sloane.

This event is open to everyone who's interested in connecting - all genders, sexual orientations and relationship styles. This is a great place to give feedback on your experiences using the #Open app, or download it for the first time and get feedback on your profile.

Bawdy Storytelling Live in NYC - Sponsored by #open

Chelsea Music Hall, 407 W. 15th Street, New York, NY

Sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour curates submitted stories, then works with experienced and first-time storytellers to create a one-of-a-kind evening for each and every Bawdy. Her coaching superpowers tease out surprisingly powerful stories of sex, kink or gender. Then at showtime, Dixie coaches the audience, too – creating an emotionally supportive, un-intimidating, and sex-positive atmosphere that’s unique, engaging and fun. Add connecting games (like the ever-popular Bang-O) and you have a show that’ll be your new favorite social event EVER. Come see a show and meet new, open-minded people and get some #open swag while you’re there. Before you know it, you'll be wanting to share your stories, too. tickets:

Under Lock & Key: A Kinky Connections Mixer with Dirty Lola at Shag

SHAG... a sexy shop, 108 Roebling St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

Shag is teaming up with the new dating app #open to bring you a speed dating event with a kinky twist!

Join your host Dirty Lola for an evening of kinky questions, mingling with like minded folks, a wheel of sexy prizes, and if you’re lucky you’ll find the key that pops your lock. 
No matter how you identify, you’ll connect with all kinds of people and everyone is welcome! 

#open allows you to self-identify, express your preferences and boundaries, and find others who are into whatever you're into. It is an inclusive, sex-positive community where people can form genuine connections to date, play, and explore on their own terms. 

This will be a structured event with timed interactions and refreshments will be served. You must RSVP online by Friday, Nov 1st on Shag's Website

Polyam Dating 201 with Dr. Liz Powell at She Bop, Portland OR

She Bop, 909 N Beech St suite a, Portland, OR 97227, USA

Do you find yourself anxious and scared when your sweetie is on a date with someone else? Have you hurt a sweetie's feelings with how you came back to them after a date you were on with someone else? Time to take your multiamorous dating skills to the next level!

So many people in non-monogamous relationships feel like dating can be rough. When a partner is off with someone else, they feel fear, anxiety, jealousy, and insecurity. They try everything they can think of to get past it, but are still struggling. On the other side, some folks come back from a date, high and happy, to find their energy is hard for their sweetie to receive. They inadvertently step on toes and create conflict when they just wanted to share their excitement or disappointment.

In Polyam Dating 201, we'll cover the skills needed to move more smoothly through your dating life. We'll look at how to take care of yourself while your partner is on a date with someone else and we'll examine how you can decompress after a date to return to your sweetie in a way that brings you closer.

Don't keep beating yourself up for struggling with plural dating, build the skills to help both you and your partners make dating easier on everyone involved!

Dr. Liz believes that great sex can change the world. She's a sex educator, coach and licensed psychologist (CA 27871) specializing in queer, kinky, and non-monogamous relationships. Dr. Liz has helped couples and singles become more confident in who they are and communicate more effectively with their partners. You can learn more about Dr. Liz and her work on her website.

Get Your Flirt On: Free Class w/ Sarah Sloane at Early to Bed in Chicago, sponsored by #open

Early to Bed, 5044 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640, USA

Do you get anxious at the idea of connecting with someone online? Not sure how to go from "hello" to "hell yeah"? Do you stress out thinking about whether or not they're actually into you? Never fear! This class will offer you a new way to frame flirting as both a teachable social skill as well as a pleasurable recreational activity. We'll discuss what flirting really is, goal-oriented versus recreational flirting, how to better notice when you're being flirted with, as well as ways to move from flirting to deeper connections. We'll even cover how to navigate flirting in consent-aware ways, and how to use flirting as a way to negotiate in ways that invite everyone to be authentic!