The Center for Sex Positive Culture is a 501c7 nonprofit, meaning we exist solely to serve our members. Membership is open to all like minded individuals, and grants you access to all events and services.
The Center for Sex Positive Culture encourages the exploration and celebration of the many facets of human sexuality. Through an encompassing variety of events, created by and for its membership, the CSPC seeks to educate, to facilitate consensual open sexual expression and dialog, and to provide a venue for fellowship and community. 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.
Becoming a member
Want to become a member of the CSPC? All members must attend a the new member orientation to be able to sign up for a membership to our organization. Orientations are mostly held in the hour prior to our scheduled events. Space is limited and you must register in advance through our website. Check our events page to register for an upcoming orientation. Signing up for our newsletter is the best way to stay informed about announcements regarding upcoming events and orientations.
Memberships are $60/year and can be paid monthly. Once you attend a new member orientation and purchase a membership you can manage your membership dues through our membership portal.
Read the New Member Packet Here.
Membership Freeze and Thaw
On September 30, 2016, the CSPC went on hiatus and all active memberships were frozen. As of January 27, 2018, operations recommenced and all frozen memberships are reactivated.
All current and past members now have an account on the new portal where you can renew membership, buy event tickets, and make donations. To access:
- Go to the Membership Portal.
- Use your CSPC member number as the login.
- Having Trouble? Use the Forgot Password link to regain access to your account.
- If you need help, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CSPC recognizes members of related organizations for eligibility for member benefits.
Members of the the following organizations are eligible:
TES aka Eulenspiegel Society
Bellingham Sex Positive Center
Portland Leather Alliance
Metro Vancouver Kink in Vancouver, BC
The Citadel in San Francisco
Bad Girls of Portland
Indigo Volo Society in Victoria, BC
Register your reciprocal membership in order to purchase tickets to our events:
- Visit the Membership Portal.
- Complete the form with the required information.
- We will contact you via email if we need further information.
- You will receive confirmation of your membership via email in a few day.
Q: Why are you unfreezing memberships?
A: In order to attend events, you must have an active membership. This is in accordance with federal 501c7 guidelines. While some events were held during the freeze, holding further events could jeopardize our nonprofit status.
Q: With so few parties lined up, my membership doesn’t have the value it used to. What’s up this that?
A: This is something of a chicken and egg situation. We need active memberships to throw our first parties, but we need a full party calendar for a membership to have “value”. Thank you to all those who are taking a chance by re-upping your membership allowing us to get the ball rolling. It is totally understandable for the more risk averse to wait on the sidelines to see how the new CSPC shakes out. We respect this decision and hope that you decide to resume your membership soon.
Q: I want to participate, but feel weird about commiting to a year long membership when there is nothing concrete past the next month. Are there any other options?
A: We understand that it is a big ask for people to fully renew with such a limited calendar. As such, for a limited time, you can buy a 2-month membership for $10.
Q: Why are auto-renewing memberships mandatory in the member portal?
A: We didn't realize "auto-renewal" was the default setting. It's off now. Anyone who wishes to opt in or out can do so in their member account. Go to the "What would you like to do" dropdown menu. Select "CSPC Membership". Look under "Current Membership", "Auto-Renewal".
Q: My unused membership from when the Center went dark is now live again, but I’m not ready to jump back into the CSPC.
A: We will be adding extra time to all active memberships while the event schedule is sparse. Though the details are still being decided, the current plan is to extend memberships until we procure a long term venue or facility where we can hold several events each month. This is a financial risk, but the Board believes it’s important that we do right by our members and demonstrate how important your continuing support of the CSPC is. If you currently don’t have an active membership, we encourage you to try a 2-month membership.