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Stand Up Smut : An Erotic Open Mic (now on zoom!)

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$5
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Stand Up Smut is an open mic that welcomes all kinds of adult material. We celebrate your creative erotic imagination!

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Saucy stories? Electric erotica? Poetry that gets you wet? We want your sacred smut! Share your creations (participants get in FREE – sign up in advance!) or be an aroused, engaged audience. One of the best parts of SUS is becoming part of a creative erotic community!

We are now online, on zoom, and you can log in from all over the world! (While we had hoped to return to an in-person version, delta is keeping us virtual for now)

You are welcome to attend with your cameras on or off (we like seeing your face, but you are always at choice!) Our agreements are simple –

Positive Regard: We offer only compliments and appreciation, not criticism or judgement.  Don’t yuck anyone’s yum!  Remember what Thumper’s mother said.  Sharing your creativity, let alone your sexuality – is vulnerable af.  We celebrate one another’s courage!

Confidentiality: We honor each other’s privacy – no screen shots or recordings of any kind. And while you may share your own experience, please don’t share identifying information. This agreement helps make for a safer space.

The Gift of Presence: If your camera is ON, you are watching and being an audience member!  (If you need to step away, please turn your camera OFF.  It’s no fun sharing to an empty room!)

Time Limit: Shares are limited to 6 minutes, unless more time has been negotiated in advance.

NO LIVE Genitals on screen – we don’t need to know you aren’t wearing pants. Nipples are welcome.

We look forward to welcome you to a night of sexy stories, erotic poems, sensual artworkand art making games with all the gathered creatives!

BACKGROUND Stand Up Smut began in a tiny kava bar called Nalu in Portland Oregon in the spring of 2018. Finally – a place to share adult material that might not be appropriate for other venues! The invitation was for material of a sexual nature, an erotic flavor. That first month a crowd of 40-50 strangers squished into a space that comfortably seats a dozen, and by the end of the night, it had become a tradition. The shares were personal, hilarious, heart breaking, and sometimes super hot. (Kava is a beverage made from a root, that tastes like mud but settles the nervous system, and some say is an aphrodisiac). The event evolved over the past two years – we had musicians, and actors – scenes even! We added audience participation in the form of haikus. Every time we gathered was an incredible, amazing journey of intimacy.

Stand Up Smut is now online, and we have learned to build intimacy on zoom. We’ve discovered all sorts of new possibilities! We’ve had visitors from India, New Zealand, Canada, England – it’s been delightful to meet sex-positive comrades from all over the world. We have also started featuring visual artists who shared their art via screen share, which added a new kind of richness to the stew.

The invitation has always to show up with love and respect for one another as sovereign sexual beings, and that has continued even as we have gone digital.