Pleasurable Activism, Respect for Personal Boundaries & Consenting Adults
The city of Portland OR is one of the most ethical sex positive cities hosting many kinds of events, communities, workshops, and activities that support sex-positive feminism.
As he did for years as Hedonisia Hawaii Community Director, Mojo has always been very careful to obey the principles and practices of a sex-positive consent culture community. Mojo has been a member of and a volunteer at Sex Positive Portland.
As a member of S.P.P. Mojo learned about consent culture which is a now a part of the Hedonisia Community Guidelines. He also learned about the meaning of Sapiosexual, which is someone who is turned on by intelligence!
Mojo talks here about the challenges of working with sexuality in a female dominant community as a sex-positive male and person of color:
I have considered myself a ‘feminist’ since I quit being a Muslim to protest the religion’s policies against women at the age of 17.
I am a queer cisgender male who practices Consensual Non-Monogamy. As Community Director of Hedonisia, and a male in a position of authority, I am aware of my position. So I follow an even higher standard than other community members.
To avoid even the appearance of impropriety, I was mostly celibate in a community that usually had a dominant female population. In fact, in order to teach community leadership skills in the young women who came to live on the property I would be travelling.
I flirted lightly when it felt okay. However, I tried to never initiate any intimacy or ask someone for a date. I was so respectful of personal boundaries and the not wanting to run afoul of any appearance of impropriety that I would not even offer lifts to women if I was driving off property.
As a strong believer in female empowerment, I did not initiate intimacy with a female unless she made the first move or gave a very clear signal that she liked me!
When adults are working on causes they feel passionate about in a community or company that is trying to improve the world, romance can easily happen!
If a person is a sapiosexual, intellectual passionate discussions about subjects of great importance can cause intimate feelings may arise. This is natural and human. The important factor is consent.
Hedonisia is a ‘community of individuals’ that respects each consenting adult’s life choices as long as they don’t encroach upon the rights of others.
In the 14 year history of Hedonisia, I dated exactly 4 women on the property. In each case, there was a very clear signal given by the female that intimacies were about to begin!
Sex Positive Feminism: Micro-Community in Portland
Hedonisia web projects dealing with sex-positive subjects or reproductive rights.
In our micro-community, in Portland, we follow the ‘community of individuals’ principle as described in the Hedonisia Community Mission Statement.
Every individual volunteer can choose at least one of the many projects we are working on.
If you are less enthusiastic about working in reproductive rights and sex-positive feminism then do not choose any of the sites below! You can still work on our other Eco-Feminist web projects.
- SextoSavetheWorld.org: How to work with feminism and sexuality to address social problems.
- EcoSensual.org: Sensual natural birth control methods for women and couples.
- Natural Miscarriage.org: Reproductive Rights Information for Women.
- Tantric Ganja.com: A marijuana based aphrodisiac for couples and singles.
- World Art Erotica.com: