The Goal of Sex Positive St. Louis

Kendra Holliday trying to look professional but kind of making a duckface

The other day I was having lunch with a designer/photographer team who want to collaborate on a Sex Positive St. Louis project, and the designer leaned back in his chair, folded his hands behind his head and asked crisply, “So, what does Sex Positive St. Louis hope to achieve?”

First of all, it’s blowing my mind that I’ve been networking like mad. We have so many projects in the works. What can I say, I’m on a mission from gonad.

Second, the way he asked the question made me feel like a real grown-up at a real work lunch, which was pretty damn cool.

Here is what I told him.

SEX+STL has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since it was born last fall. In some ways, it feels almost effortless, but that’s because there’s so much great energy and enthusiasm surrounding it. All the marketing and events are FUN, and people keep clicking into place like happy puzzle pieces. It’s as if they were waiting for the right cause to ignite their passion and talents, giving them focus. They can FEEL the potential for really making a difference.

We want to make SEX+STL more official and structured. We’re researching the steps needed to becoming a non-profit.

We have our four Co-Founders, as well as an Outreach Liaison, Event Director, and Fundraiser Coordinator.

We’re currently looking for a Media Coordinator and a Volunteer Coordinator. If either of those volunteer positions are of interest to you, please get in touch!

We’re tabling a woman’s expo in O’Fallon MO on May 1 – if you’d like to join us as we share information with a brand new crowd, let us know!

Our goal is to see new faces at every one of our events, which range from sex toy demos to discussion groups to hedonistic art shows. Please check our calendar for details!

We are fighting for sexual civil rights.

We want to replace persecution with acceptance.

We want to remove the guilt and shame that is so often associated with sexual desires.

We want to make it easier for more people to come out as sex-positive.

We want to demonstrate that sex can be approached in a respectful, joyful manner, with no need for raunch and sensationalism.

We want to correct common misconceptions and offer insight on concepts that are often kept hidden in the dark. When brought out into the light of day, it’s easy to replace fear with understanding.

This amazing community will keep it moving forward and make it happen!

Did I miss anything? What would you like to see Sex Positive St. Louis accomplish?

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