MVP: Men's Vulnerability Parley

Exploring Masculinity

MVP is a group for men and masculine people of all experiences in the sex positive community to connect, uplift, and learn with one another.

Some things we will be reflecting on are:

  • Sex & Kink
  • Relationships & Intimacy
  • Embodiment & Empowered Vulnerability
  • Accountability & Shame
  • Conscious Masculinity
  • Pleasure & Joy

There will be discussion of these topics and interactive group activities.

Health & Safety:

Please protect the community. If you test positive for COVID or are feeling unwell at all, do not come to an event.

We offer refunds or credit for your event tickets if you can’t attend. Please email with your refund request. We ask that all refund requests be submitted 24 hrs before the event.

Educator Bio:

Bear (he/him) is a queer Black man of trans experience, born, raised and currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. Before becoming a mental health professional, Bear taught poetry to public school students in Brooklyn. In 2018 he began his career as a coach and case manager to people of various abilities, backgrounds, and circumstances. During his time in a private residential treatment facility for adults with mental diagnoses and substance abuse issues, he developed his skill for crisis intervention, de-escalation tactics, and harm reduction. He then managed cases at Callen Lorde community health clinic where he distributed resources to vulnerable groups and became versed in public health policy, gender affirming care, and safer sex practices.

Bear co-founded Bear & Fifi Coaching in November 2021 with his partner, and became an Urban Tantra certified Practitioner in November 2022. He authors all Bear & Fifi Coaching theory and curriculum and uses his personal journey with trauma and recovery, intersectional identities and professional background to create tangible theories and tools for emotional/nervous system regulation, non-violent communication, vulnerability/connection, and erotic embodiment for men and masc people of all experiences, members of the TGNC community and survivors of complex relational trauma and abuse.

This event is hosted by Hacienda, a sex positive community based in Brooklyn, NY. We host events like this one every week. Follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, or visit our website and sign up for our newsletter to hear first about all our sex positive events!

Connect with People Before

We are excited to be collaborating with a new sex-positive dating and event app for this event. Bloom Community helps people meet around events, and is built for people looking for connection who share our community values: consent, communication, and respect. Want to see who's going, match, chat, and meet the community? Check out the event on the Bloom Community app:

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