The Good The Bad and The Poly

Thu, Jan 23 from 7pm - 9pm

This event has passed.

Polyamory is a much misunderstood lifestyle. This will be an open and honest discussion about Polyamory in all its forms, from someone who has done it for 30+ years. Polyamory is an incredible lifestyle, but not always an easy one. It has a lot of rewards, but there are also a lot of pitfalls and potential disasters. Learn Allena’s 20 “Relationship Principles” (great for anyone, poly or mono). Find out tips on making it easier to live within your “polycule”. Come prepared to be part of this dialogue and share your poly experiences.


  • No late entry will be allowed due to the intimate nature of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
  • Water available. Please bring your own cup or bottle.
  • Open to all 18+
  • Attendance is limited to 30 people.
  • All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.
  • Questions may be directed to:

About the Educator:

Allena Gabosch, Executive Director of  both the Center For Sex Positive Culture and Foundation for Sex Positive Culture from their creation until retiring January 1, 2015, has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its inception; producing educational and social events for the sex-positive community since 1990.  She was the Development Director for the Center until full retirement in January 2017.  She was a board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom ( She worked for Seattle SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project) and is also a Relationship coach.  

She is a frequent speaker on many sexuality related subjects at colleges and conferences around the US, Canada and Europe with an emphasis on Sexuality, Relationships,  BDSM and Polyamory.  

She is a frequent guest on local and national radio and television as an expert on sexuality and has been in numerous documentaries. She has been quoted in many articles on-line and even once in People Magazine, thanks to the popularity of the 50 Shades of Grey.  

She is a former Producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and a former commissioner with the Seattle Commission for Sexual Minorities. 

She is currently working on a book about navigating relationships. 

She is a kinky, mix-raced, cisgendered,  sapiosexual, polyamorous switch and considers herself extremely blessed as she has a rich and full life, with many amazing and loving people in her "polycule".


This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to for more information.

Gallery Erato

309 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Share This Event

Related Shows

Fri, Sep 18 at 6pm - Sat, Dec 5 at 10pm

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2020 - Pandemic Edition

Fri, Sep 18 at 6pm - Sat, Dec 5 at 10pm

Private Art Tour with Staff

Sat, Nov 21 at 1pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sat, Nov 21 at 2pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sat, Nov 21 at 8pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sun, Nov 22 from 1pm - 3pm

Anti-Racism and Consent 202

Sun, Nov 22 at 4pm

Consent Discussion Group for Men

Fri, Nov 27 at 6pm

Visual Art Viewing

Fri, Nov 27 at 7pm

Visual Art Viewing

Fri, Nov 27 at 8pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sat, Nov 28 at 5pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sat, Nov 28 at 6pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sat, Nov 28 at 7pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sat, Nov 28 at 8pm

Visual Art Viewing

Sat, Nov 28 at 9pm

SEAF #2 Performance Night