Naked at the movies: Boulder's Center for Sex Positive Culture hosts film night

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If plummeting temperatures have you dreaming of steamier situations, grab a pillow, make sure you're wearing clean undies and head to Longmont tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. for the free monthly movie night hosted by the new Boulder branch of the Center for Sex Positive Culture. A double feature of sex-centered films will be selected (cast your vote when you RSVP). Clothing is optional.

The official event description says, "Feel free to be in any state of dress you feel comfortable in. Nudity is allowed, but certainly not necessary. This is a non-sex event." Yes, they DO have non-non-sex events catering to a range of sexual interests and explorations, but these movie nights are instead designed for watching the hotness on screen in the company of like-minded (and potentially nude) folks.

Their mission:

To inspire and assist volunteers to produce experiential events where members can explore their sexual interests in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

As proponents of sex positive culture, we believe that the appropriate uses of sex extend beyond reproduction. They include creating personal pleasure, bonding interpersonal relationships, promoting spiritual growth and enhancing emotional and physical health. In a sex positive world, everyone has the freedom and resources to pursue a fulfilling and empowering sex life.

Launched last year, the Center is just getting rolling, but membership ($35 annual fee) is booming, and Boulder is a great base for broadening the range of sex-positive activities in Colorado, according to co-president Jessie Glasscock. "Inspired by the sex-positive community center in the movie Short Bus, we wanted to figure out how to have something similar in Colorado. At the time a lot of us were poor 20-something college students and didn't know how to to get it off the ground. We connected with a former board member of the Center for Sex Positive Culture in Seattle who now lives in Boulder. He let us know why some previous attempts had fizzled, and how we could launch under the umbrella of the Seattle organization to really get things rolling."

Their goal is to have a permanent space, but they are still working on it. "Colorado's population is geographically more spread out than Seattle, and we want to choose a really accessible location," says Glasscock. "We might even end up with a main base and satellite locations in places like Fort Collins. With a permanent space you can provide things like showers, lockers, storage for bondage equipment. We'll be having education workshops, costume balls and erotica readings in addition to 'play' events. Sex positivity means that we are not just into kink but that we are welcoming for people who are asexual, into sacred sex or Tantra, polyamorous or celibate folks, and anyone sex positive."

Anyone over 18, that is. RSVP required for details and directions.

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