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.
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:
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:
Bad Girls in Portland, OR
Bellingham Sex Positive Center in Bellingham, WA
The Citadel in San Francisco, CA
Indigo Volo Society in Victoria, BC
Kitsap Aces in Bremerton, WA
Metro Vancouver Kink in Vancouver, BC
Portland Leather Alliance in Portland, OR
Sapphire Club in Tukwila, WA
TES aka The Eulenspiegel Society in New York, NY
Threshold in North Hollywood, CA
Activating your reciprocal membership
Reciprocal members visiting the CSPC
Members of reciprocal organizations complete an online application located.
The applicants will automatically receive an email requesting proof of membership.
Once the member submits the the proof via email, we will give them a membership entitled ‘Provisional”. This membership will allow them to register for a New Member Orientation using a coupon code that gives them a $10 discount (the cost of a 2-month membership)
After they have attended an orientation, we will remove the Provisional membership and give them a Reciprocal membership with an expiration date equal to the expiration on the reciprocal organization membership provided. This will allow them to register for all our events like any other member.
CSPC members visiting reciprocal organizations
Contact the org via with plenty of time before the event you’d like to attend to make sure everything is in order. Contact info can usually be found on their website.
At minimum, you will likely be asked for a legal ID and proof of membership. You should have received an email with an image of your CSPC membership card. Contact membership@theCSPC.org if you need that resent.
Q: What is the membership freeze and thaw?
A: 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.
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.