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May Gathering. Alternative Relationships

Posted in education, events, health, kink / BDSM, open relationships / polyamory, relationships, safer sex, swinging on April 21, 2012 by Pleasure Forum Australia


Well after the mammoth events that were Tristan Taormino’s seminar and workshop, PSM is back at LOOP bar next Tuesday night May 1st, at 7.30 with what I’m sure will be a compelling panel presentation on Alternative Relationships.

We all had a blast at Tristan’s events, and for those who missed it, Tristan kindly gave permission to have part of her seminar recorded, and it can be heard by following the link under our “Media” page to the right. Thanks to Dean Beck for making this available.

Tuesday May 1st. Alternative Relationships

Relationships and communication are often a forgotten part of the sexuality dynamic. Titillating images or instant gratification are often more accessible and for many people, or more enjoyable than the potentially complex realities of processing emotions and negotiation that go along with being in a relationship.

Our panel for Alternative Relationships, will be hosted by Cyndi and  will be made up of  experts in the field, people with real life experience negotiating different kinds of relationships; why they do it, how they do it, and why it works for them. They will examine in detail alternatives to the monogamous, pair-bonding relationship many of us engage in by default, including:

  • how to negotiate boundaries
  • desires
  • fantasies
  • safer sex
  • family and society at large
  • and how they carved out a life for themselves that is both unique and fulfilling.

Their areas of expertise cover, but are not limited to bisexuality, polyamory, open relationships, swinging, and the D/s dynamic as a relationship and a lifestyle.

Our panellists:

Lyndal and Andrew Coon

Chantelle Austin

Anne Hunter

Sur Jack

As with all PSM events, we welcome people of all orientations, genders and backgrounds to come along, listen and share your experiences of a life when pleasure is important.

When: Tuesday May 1st

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Loop Bar.  23 Meyers Place. Melbourne CBD

Cost : $10

The venue is intimate, so we encourage people to arrive early for a seat, and a pre panel mingle to warm up.

Proudly supported by Take Care Out There

April Gathering 2011

Posted in events, kink / BDSM, queer, relationships, straight, swinging, touch on March 19, 2011 by Pleasure Forum Australia

March’s birthday celebrations were a  an absolute hoot with our fabulous presenter Maureen Matthews from Bliss 4 Women.

 Four lucky guests won fabulous door prizes, including a delicious Njoy Pure Wand and a set of Comstock films, all courtesy of Bliss 4 Women. We’re also thrilled to tell you that Maureen left behind a lot of goodies for us, so keep your tickets upon entry for fab and fun prizes over the coming months. ( of course if you can’t wait that long and would like your own selection of Comstock DVDs or Njoy toys, they can be found at )

And now……. April…….. as we turn to the cooler months, here’s a little treat to warm you right up!


The Who, What, When, How and Why of Swinging!

Chantelle Austin’s presentation at Pleasure Salon Melbourne will be an informal introduction to swinging and swinging relationships.  As a relationship coach, swinger and author of “The Essential Guide for Adventurous Couples who want to explore Threesomes, Foursomes and Moresomes”, Chantelle answers the questions people are afraid to ask.  And since she can talk as easily about sex, sexuality and swinging as she can about what to put on the grocery list, her presentation is guaranteed to be open, honest and quite candid!  Be prepared to hear some personal stories along the way too.

With a depth of professional and personal experience, Chantelle has been on Nova FM, Today Tonight and The Morning Show, as Australia’s number one relationship expert in this area so we are privileged to have her present at Pleasure Salon Melbourne.

Whether you’re just curious about it, currently considering it, or have never heard of it, come along to get the real insider info that no one else dares to talk about in public!  This is a rare opportunity to get up close and personal (but not too personal) with the lovely Chantelle.

Topics covered will include (but are not limited to):

  • What kind of people decide to engage in threesomes, foursomes and moresomes
  • What swinging is in the 21st century
  • The common misconceptions about swinging and swingers
  • When is the right time to explore swinging? How to know if your relationship is ready
  • How to get the ball rolling – beginning conversations
  • Why couples decide to swing and why others might consider it
  • You’ll also have the opportunity to “Ask Chantelle” any burning question you have with a Q&A session.

WHERE : 24 Moons.

AC/DC Lane. (Off Flinders Lane)

WHEN: Monday April 4th. 2011

Doors; 6pm

Speaker: 7.30 pm