ALL ATTENDEES MUST READ AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENTS PRIOR TO TICKET PURCHASE.
Our goal at S.I.R. Festival is to create a respectful, playful, safe environment for everyone. These agreements aim to create alignment and clarity regarding expectations and assumptions. All attendees of S.I.R. Festival are expected to uphold the standards of behavior within this document.
NOTE: “Sex” is only a part of this festival. While sex is an integral part of our relationships, the objective of S.I.R. Festival is to educate and cultivate community and brotherhood among men who love men.
Men who love men: Includes gay, bi, trans, and non-binary self-identified men.
Consent: Explicit permission or approval. This is critical in any situation that includes touch. Never assume that another person desires to be touched in a specific way – or at all. It is as simple as asking “May I….” For workshops in which extensive touch is integral to the workshop, it is a good practice to also check in with your partner regularly throughout the practice – “How is this for you?”, “How are you feeling?” At all times, respect and honor your partner’s response.
Container: A defined space with explicit agreements and guidelines to protect those within it and to allow an authentic dialogue. The weekend is one container, and each workshop is its own container. In essence, the container is meant to protect those who enter it and ‘contain’ anything that happens within. When entering the event, we will have a set of agreements that defines the container for all attendees. Each workshop may have additional agreements which are meant to provide safety for all attendees.
STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR