In purchasing a ticket and/or attending Erotica Electronica you are agreeing to adhere to the boundaries of those attending the event. In attending you are agreeing that you understand the lines of consent and are self aware of the power of your own energies.
What is Consent?
At Erotica Electronica whatever your status, gender, age, race, role, alignment, or whatever, Consent is absolutely mandatory. We define consent as when one person voluntarily agrees to a proposition or desires of another/s. A mutual coherence to proceed with each other in respectful contact.
In a physical and/or sensual context mutual consent means the respect of intimate boundaries and desires. In building a consent culture we do not coerce or force someone to do something they are not enthusiastically willing or desiring to do.
At EE consent is not limited to intimate interactions, and should play a role in every interaction. Want a hug? Ask first. Care to join someone in a dance or conversation? Ask them. Consent does not “kills the vibe”. Quite the opposite, it amplifies the courtship of connection. Respect, each other, respect yourselves, respect the safety of Erotica Electronica’s container.
1. Consent must be explicit
There’s only one way to know for sure if someone has given their consent: if they tell you. It’s no good just to assume that the other person is as into it as you are. It’s extremely important to check, because any non-consensual sensual activity (even kissing and touching) is harmful and against the law.
2. You can always change your mind
Consent should never be assumed, and consent can be retracted at anytime – with or without an excuse. This is a basic human right, and a hard boundary here at EE. You and your connection can decide at any time that you want to stop, even if you have connected previously. This is OKAY!
3. It’s good to check in with each other
Take notice of your connections’s body language. For example, if they seem tense or uncomfortable, pause and ask them how they’re feeling. But don’t rely on them to notice your body language – speak up and tell them how you’re feeling and if you want to stop, slow down, or take a break.
4. Inebriation affects consent
Intoxication happens, even if we do not encourage it/sell alcohol. If someones really drunk or high, they can’t give consent. And if you are with someone who’s really drunk or high and doesn’t know what’s going on then they cannot give informed consent. Plain and simple. If you that note someone is inebriated, be proactive, respect that persons state of mind, and wait until they are in a clearer space to respond.
Remember: if you’re all equally respectful and enthusiastically “fuck yeah!” about your interactions, it makes them SO much funner.
Still have questions? Please feel free to message our FB page, OR at the event talk to our Consent Ambassadors. We are here for you. If you have questions, concerns, curiosity we are here to support you. (even if you think you might have breeched consent, come chat! we’re friendly and love to help). Our trained consent staff are set up at the indoor entrance, and we also have roaming staff. Look for our rectangle “consent ambassador” pins.
Upon arrival you’ll be asked to sign a waver stating you understand these terms and conditions. (These will be kept private)
With fierce respect and deep love,
Mya Hardman/AppleCat – Founder of Erotica Electronica