This is a networking event for folx to discuss the professional side of pleasure.
What is PDX Pleasure Professionals?
PDX Pleasure Professionals is a monthly meet-up to help support others in fostering positive growth & mentorship. Often, information in getting started in the career world of pleasure-positivity it can be overwhelming & sometimes gatekeep helpful information that can help us succeed & stay safer.
Who is allowed to attend?
Educators & Organizers
Sex, Body, & Energy Workers
Pro Dominatrices, Submissives, & Switches
Furniture & Toy Builders & Vendors
Intimacy & Relationship Coaches
What if I haven't started out yet as a pleasure-positive professional, but I'm curious?
This is the place for you! We want you to be able to have a safer place for mentorship.
About our Speaker Julie
My name is Julie, or known professionally as Darcy Jane. I have been a full service sex worker since 2015. I have done just about every flavor of sex work, including kink/BDSM, virtual dates, onlyfans, cam work, phone sex and more recently, sacred intimacy coaching and Tantra Massage. My primary mission is to help folks get their touch & intimacy needs met. I feel very strongly that touch, sex, intimacy, connection, love and romance should be accessible to all…. Not just to those who have romantic relationships.
Sex work is part of my resistance. Providing pleasure and connection is healing work and goes against the grain of capitalism and the values of the conservative right, who want to control us, our bodies, our pleasure and keep us running their agenda. Between law enforcement and violence perpetrated towards sex workers, it has become US vs THEM in terms of how we run our business and stay safe. We must work together. I feel a sense of duty to support others doing this work, as it supports my mission of helping folks get their needs met. If you have chosen this work, it’s because the world needs you in it, and I want to support you.
I support the full decriminalization of sex work, but not legalization & regulation, and I’m a big voice in eliminating stigma around this work. I want a world where seeing a sex worker is as normal as getting a massage or manicure.
I believe I offer something unique in the way of connection based sex work and have had an interesting path to this point and I’ve learned a lot of along the way. I’m grateful for this opportunity to share my story with other professionals, along with the tools that have made me successful.
We will provide coffee & some light snacks!
About the Venue:
Hearth & Soul is located in North Portland. There is one stair to navigate to get into the house. Hearth & Soul is dedicated to spreading the mission of intersectionality & sexual pluralism.
About your Hosts:
Lady Vivus aka Lady V (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven sex-positive educator & organizer. Lady V is a Professional Switchinatrix, hucow & Bootblack, & is a self-proclaimed “Jewish American Pleasure Princess” & Dairy Queen. Lady V has taught all over the United States for organizations & conferences such as Kinkfest, Southeast Leatherfest, Sex Positive World, SubSpace, & more!
Lady V currently serves as an Advocacy Board Member for Sex Positive World & proudly helps facilitate their education. Lady V has also served her community by facilitating public health events, most recently being K!nk Out Loud in partnership with The Equi Institute & Multnomah County Public Health Dept. She also co-designed the Hucow Pride Flag in 2023.
Lady V is an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman with a passion for empowering other trans folx & their loved ones. Her personality is best described as “Fran Drescher with a whip”. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.
She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as embrace their spiritual place with leather & find healing within it. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Lady V also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch. She also currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU, as well as Jiffy Kink play parties. Find more of her work at LadyVivus.com
Jamie is the executive director of Sex Positive Portland; she has been hosting speed dating since 2019. She is polyamorous, queer, and kinky, with a love of shibari/rope bondage. She leads discussion groups and classes on relationships of all sizes, orientations, and dynamics. Her background is in communications, video production, and marketing; check out her YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/givenconsent) and or social media @famous.alter.ego