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.
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.
Becoming a member
Membership grants you and a guest access to CSPC events. You must complete the new member orientation and be up to date on dues. Orientations are currently be held at our events, with limited seating. The newsletter is the best way to stay informed about upcoming events and orientations.
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.
- Use Forgot Password to reset your access.
- If you need help, email email@example.com.
The CSPC recognizes members of related organizations for eligibility for member benefits.
Members of the the following organizations are eligible:
TES aka Eulenspiegel Society
Portland Leather Alliance
Metro Vancouver Kink, 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.