Who We Are
OPEN NW strives to create an inclusive, vibrant community that supports the growth of the local Ethically Non-Monogamous culture and its people, and works to increase visibility, normalization, and acceptance of Ethical Non-monogamy in society at large.
OPEN NW strives to create an inclusive and vibrant community that supports the growth of the local Polyamorous and Ethically Non-Monogamous culture. We shall help expand and foster an environment where individuals of all identities can come together to learn more about the local Poly/Open community, find social groups, activities, events, resources, services, and support. OPEN NW also works to increase visibility, normalization, and acceptance of ethical non-monogamy, both in the media and in society. Those who are ethically non-monogamous may or may not identify with many terms including: polyamorous, relationship anarchist, open relationships, or some other identifier. The overall defining factor is that people who our organization is aimed to serve practice partnerships that do not limit romantic and/or sexual connection to only one person at a time and who practice relationships in a way that promote open communication, honesty, and consent for all involved persons
Our members respect the boundaries of others. While events we run are definitely fun and flirty, our members are not pushy or creepy. This means:
1) Respect physical boundaries. Some people enjoy hugging or light touch freely and others are more selective. If you’re in doubt about whether or not your touch is welcome please ask. Do not assume.
2) Ask once. If someone sets a boundary or states they do not want to give you their contact information, that answer holds for the rest of the night. Do not ask again.
3) Respect soft boundaries. If someone seems evasive about engaging with you or giving you their contact information this is likely a no. Respect personal space and be aware of body language. Please act accordingly.