Afternoon Tea and Poly Meetup
I wanted to start a poly meetup that wasn't in the city nor on a weekday. I am hoping this will help spark other suburban events for the poly community. This will help the community to grow.
The owner Tracy has been told that this a sexual positive and community building event. When you arrive we will be in a side room, but you can ask for the Meetup group.
This is a local tea shop in Oak Park and I want to invite you all out to meet n mingle, enjoy amazing tea, and relax as you talk with other poly people. You can order sandwiches, scones and a variety of teas.
There is FREE parking on Sunday's as well at CTA/METRA access.
Please RSVP so we have an idea of our attendance especially since this is the first event. If you decide last minute to come that is okay.
Rules and Code of Conduct:
These rules are from Chicago Polyamory Connection (I am not an official group member, but support their rules and the positive community they create) I have listed their website below so you can see more events they host:
Chicago Polyamory Connection was founded in 2013. We strive to be a safe, welcoming gathering space, and a home for diverse polyamorous folks from all over the city and the surrounding area. We welcome all those who consider themselves polyamorous, those who are curious about polyamory, and supportive friends, lovers, and allies – regardless of age, gender, gender identity, orientation, relationship status, or any other aspect of your identity. Our events are laid-back and social – not sex parties – and some are family friendly. We always enforce a set of house rules in order to maintain a safe space:
Learn – Our events are for learning about polyamory and developing friendships and connections within the community. It is not a play space–therefore nudity, kink, and sex play are not permitted at this event.
Open communication – We are all about open and honest communication! Help us to create a space that facilitates trust, where attendees give and receive support to one another. Get to know your fellow attendees by asking respectful questions and listening carefully.
Verbal Consent – Please be sure to ask and wait for a yes before hugging or initiating any physical contact, and encourage each other to speak openly about consent and personal boundaries. This helps foster a culture where personal boundaries are supported and attendees are empowered to speak confidently of their limits. (i.e. “Can I give you a hug?” “No thank you, but I would love a handshake.”)
Expectations – check them at the door! Being at this event does not signal sexual availability or indicate any aspect of sexual orientation
Respectful behavior toward hosts and guests is required. Anyone who violates these rules may be asked to leave the event.
Safer Space – CPC strives to create a safer space for people of ALL identities, including those who do not identify as polyamorous. No photography, video, or recording of any kind is allowed without prior verbal consent of all parties involved.