Rich and I recently attended a private sex-positive event at Saratoga Springs called Pan’s Romp. As part of this event, Dan Argraves led a sacred lovemaking ritual that was simply amazing. We knew we had wanted to hold an event for SC (a sacred sexuality group that we are members of) at Lovermore, so we were thrilled when Liz approached us about holding an event at Lovermore with Dan leading this sacred lovemaking ritual. It will be an overnight event, the first overnight SC event in many years. We are super excited about it. Because this is the first SC event at Lovermore we may be needed to iron out facilities issues, so Rich and I decided not to be on the official planning committee this time. But we are hosting the planning meetings at Lovermore and collaborating on the structure of the event itself. This will likely be a model for our own events at some point down the line.
The event will start around noon on Saturday, June 18 with opening and welcoming activities, likely using the pool. The main exercise before dinner will involve exploring our life purpose. After an early dinner, we will transition to the sacred lovemaking ritual, which will take most of the evening. There will be a soft close Saturday night so that people can come down from the ritual slowly if they want. Guests will bring their own bedding to sleep, inside or outside, anywhere except Rich’s office or my son’s room. In the morning we will serve breakfast and have another exercise TBD, then a closing exercise before the event ends around noon on Sunday.
Probably the biggest challenge has been figuring out how to provide adequate privacy in the backyard for nudity. The back fence is shared with several neighbors, many of whom have pools and children we hear playing in there often. We can also see into their second story windows, so we know they could see into our yard. We figured out a way to construct a temporary fence extension in two sections, using PVC pipe and shade cloth, which we can quickly put up and take down for this and future events requiring privacy. The ultimate test will be on the day of the event. Fortunately we have many volunteers from SC who have helped us plan and build the privacy structure.
We have also been preparing the Lovermore backyard for evening use with solar lights throughout the yard, on the steps, and on the gazebo. This makes it quite lovely as well as much safer to use at night without resorting to the glaring deck lights.
The planned shade structure over the deck is on hold until I get a new job. God willing, that should not be too long. But we won’t have much shade on the deck in time from this event on June 18. I might buy some more umbrellas for a bit more shade in the mean time.