DC! We called on you and you showed up.
In case you somehow missed the hundred messages we shared and subsequent pictures on social, we hosted a sex positive party this past Thursday! DC residents joined us at Ivy City Smokehouse to celebrate all things related to sexual health and sex positivity.
We’re not trying to make anyone who didn’t come jealous, per say, but let’s go over exactly what they missed…
Those who reserved tickets ahead of time received their first raffle and drink tickets of the night – raffle prizes included gift cards to local adult boutiques Lotus Blooms and Hart’s Desires.
While other attendees mingled, a few select participants were chosen to participate in Sexual Trivia, a hilarious and informative round of sex-based facts hosted by Drag Queen Alicia Kelly (pro-tip for next year: wait until she’s done asking the question before buzzing in!)
When folks wanted to step inside from the heat, their first stop was the DC Beings table (related: have you followed us on Twitter and Instagram?) Folks loved our scavenger hunt, which allowed them to secure up to 10 additional raffle entries.
Our emcee extraordinaire, WPGC’s Joe Clair! Joe brought humor and fun to the stage and helped set the mood for the night.
For those who weren’t interested in trivia or dancing to DJ Malcom Xavier’s mixes:
There were plenty of other vendors and activities to keep you busy!
Curious about your love life? The folks over at Crystal Clear had you covered with Lover’s Tarot.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a picture of a wordsmith writing a personalized haiku worth? We’re betting at least double.
The incredible Angie Jordan managed to create live digital caricatures in seemingly no time (Have one of your own? Share it on social and tag @dcbeings!)
Mad props (see what we did there?) to anyone who used our Magic Mirror Booth!
Alexandria-based sex shop Lotus Blooms is all about teaching about consent and pleasure – check out their workshops here.
Local Adult Boutique Hart’s Desires helped connect our attendees with pleasure (both for themselves and their partner – or partners!)
Would a sex positive party be complete without a Sexpert onsite to answer all of your burning sexual questions?
Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper DC Beings event if we didn’t connect residents with DC-based sexual health resources:
Planned Parenthood of Metro DC has been providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to individuals in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area for 80 years.
Sex Is… an initiative from DC Health to encourage a sex positive narrative among youth & between youth & adults around sexuality & sexual health.
Whitman-Walker Health is a community health center that specializes in healthcare for the LGBTQ communities & those living with HIV/AIDS.
Did someone say free condoms? Folks were able to use our condom order form to get a discreet pack of condoms delivered to their home (Get this: over 300 condoms were ordered just that night!)
While you were sipping your drink, did you peep a couple of our Sexual + Being models who were at the event in person? We love the folks that we’ve worked with and encourage you to check them out: @mstiffanytennille and @_loswilkins34!
Did you stay with us until the end of the night? If so, you probably caught one of our amazing live performers:
Good things come to those who wait! One lucky person who stayed through the whole night won an original painting from DC-based artist TrapBob!
Want to see more? Check out the full album on our Facebook and make sure to follow us on social media to make sure you don’t miss any future events!
Image Credit // All Event Photography by Carlo Pizarro of Stereo Vision Photography