This event is open to polyamorous, ethically non-monogamous, or relationship-expansive people to frolic on unique, exciting mini play dates in different settings & scenarios and maybe get pampered!
Guests are encouraged to participate in our games to see how they connect with age players in different environments & activities. Whether making a pillow fort, camping in the backyard, or building with blocks, we’re here to help develop new connections!
Open mingling includes free snacks, a non-sexual cuddle & nurturing space, & $5 all-you-can-nurse mocktails!
12 pm: Buses Arrive (Doors Open)
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Attendance - (Event Instructions)
12:30-2:30: Camp Activities - (Facilitated Speed Dating)
2:30 - 4: Campfire - (Open Mingling)
Each play date is 8 minutes with 2 minutes between rounds; that's 15 dates for our speed dates. During the open mingle, you may meet the other potential dates, try new date locations, or visit your favorite location/person again!
This event is geared at pansexual & gender expansive folks, so there will be a variety of genders in your personal experience. This means connections of all queer and straight varieties are possible! (If you're only interested in dating one gender type person, this event is not for you)
Hearth & Soul is located in North Portland; there is one stair to get into the house & a beautiful black cat on site.
We recommend comfortable inside & outside to wear! Wear what makes you feel your best, but please cover your bits. This is a good time to rock your onesie or romper.
The craving for human connection has been powerful in recent years post-pandemic, and we wanted to create a hub to role play & spark that initial connection. All genders, sexualities, gender expressions, relationship styles, etc., are encouraged to attend. We support and promote all LGBTQ+ identities, trans, gender expansive, BIPOC, kinky, and relationship expansive or mono folks.
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 @ExploringJamie
Lady Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven bootblack, Switchinatrix, & a leather cow. She's an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman. At a young age, she became a believer the first time she saw Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tight ass in leather pants while watching Terminator 2. Since then, Vivus has found a spiritual outlet through leather that's driven her love of bootblacking & leather care to new heights. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.
In her previous 9-5, Vivus assisted in running one of the few behavior services agencies in the world dedicated to supporting folx displaying sexually maladaptive behaviors. During that time working in the field of social sexuality, she was grateful to be able to author sex & gender positive curriculum, as well as curriculum around healthy relationship development.
She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as helping folx their spiritual place with leather & be able to find healing within it as well. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Vivus also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch, as well as the Willamette Valley Shine On chapter. Vivus currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU & Jiffy Kink.