In an ongoing commitment to education, APEX is bringing a series of events open to the entire (18+) community in order to enhance the events, clubs, and groups in our Valley. These events will be relevant and timely, and are designed for everyone into kink, BDSM or power exchange in the Phoenix area.
Some upcoming topics for these events will include:
The Consent Collective
For our first event The Collective will focus on consent issues in honor of Consent Month. Consent is a varied and complex concept in our world, and doesn’t look the same for each relationship, community, group, or event. The Consent Collective is created for our entire community to dissect and discuss the issue of Consent. Phoenix is a large city with varied and diversified needs. Let’s come together to identify our needs as it relates to consent, so we can all learn from each other.
We will begin with a town hall kind of session where we get to know each other while we identify and discuss various consent issues. We will then break up into groups to discuss those various topics. After our break out sessions we will come back together to discuss the conclusions of each break out session. The goal is to help each person, group, and community to further explore the concept of consent and learn from each other to make our city the best it can be!
The Diversity Collective
This spring, The Collective will explore Diversity and Inclusion.
We will provide resources on:
• Identifying diversity and inclusion issues
• How to advocate the inclusion, equality, and diversity of events, clubs, and groups.
• How to promote the integration of diversity issues in policies and practices
• How to accommodate and include groups of various needs and
• How your event, club or group can further include and accommodate people who may not be comfortable at your event, club or group today.
The Event Collective
The event collective will address the needs of events, clubs or groups who hold events. Experts will be brought in to address:
• Writing a good consent policy, mission statement, and rules
• What insurance matters apply to your event, club, or group
• What legal resources does your event, club or group need
• Finances: Transparency and confidence
• Social Media issues and how to manage them and leverage various platforms
• Communication to your event attendees, club or group
To keep these events focused on education, the proceeds of The Collective events’ will go to benefit the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.
About the NCSF
The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.
The NCSF aims to advance the rights of, and advocate for consenting adults in the BDSM-Leather-Fetish, Swing, and Polyamory Communities.
We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach, in conjunction with our partners, to directly benefit these communities.
You can join the fight with the NCSF by becoming a member. The NCSF has a membership level to accommodate everyone. Coalition Partners (for organizations or businesses), Supporting Members (for individuals or organizations), and Individual Members (for individual people).
About the Arizona Power Exchange
The Arizona Power Exchange, is the Valleys Premier Source for BDSM education, social opportunities, and support. As we celebrate 31 years, APEX is even more dedicated to providing services and education to members and the larger Phoenix community.
The Arizona Power Exchange (APEX) is a not-for-profit corporation that provides education, social opportunities, and support for adults who are interested in Bondage and Discipline; Dominance and Submission; and Sadomasochism (BDSM) who value individual responsibility, integrity, confidentiality, and respect for self and others. APEX provides on-going forums for education and practice of BDSM and opportunities for like-minded individuals to socialize, explore and learn in a respectful and dignified environment. APEX welcomes all sexual orientations, consensual relationships, and risk-aware BDSM and sexual practices.
To learn more about the Arizona Power Exchange visit the APEX Webpage