Are you witchy? Occult-ivate your best energy and maybe you’ll meet a new potential partner, mentor, friend, flame, witch or warlock.
Write in your finest curse-ive when you notate this event. Don’t fly off the handle at trying to find your perfect mate. Our dating event ex-spells so much positivity, you’ll leave flying high. Invoke your highest intention of finding that spiritual, earthly and magicikal connection.
Come sit for a spell for dates that are 8 minutes long with 2 minutes in between and then we change 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! Chant your best during these dates!
6:30 pm: Casting the Circle - (Doors Open)
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm: Ritual Rules - (Event Instructions)
7:00 - 9:00: Clean Sweep - (Speed Dating)
9:00 - 9:30 Coventry - (Open Mingling)
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.)
Spray on your scare spray, don your flowy cloak or cape, and slip into your finest gauzy God/Goddess attire. No one turned away for attire but presentation matters. Please cover your bits & be vanilla to the door. You may change once you enter as well!
The craving for human connection has been powerful in recent years post-pandemic, and we wanted to create a hub to connect energetically with 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. All Wiccan, Pagan, psychic and all spiritual-minded people may attend.
Hearth & Soul is a queer-centric, pleasure-positive venue in North Portland; there is one stair to get into the house & a beautiful black cat on site. H&S overlooks the Willamette & has multiple zones within the home for different types of play, activities, & privacy levels for outdoor play! The venue has one stair to get into. We are a queer, gender non-conforming, & BIPOC & AAPI inclusive space. Click HERE to join the Hearth & Soul Facebook group!
Jamie (aka Gwynny)
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 & 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. Click HERE to view her upcoming events & workshops HERE or follow her on Fetlife @LadyVivus!