Santa Cruz Poly Meet Up

  • Hosted by Santa Cruz Poly Meetup
  • Santa Cruz, CA -
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Welcome to Santa Cruz poly community meet up!


IMPORTANT NOTE: For February, we are meeting on a Saturday instead of the usual Sunday.


We are meeting up at Blacks Beach (180 14th Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062) from 4-8pm on Saturday, February 24th.


4pm-5pm: event starts, fire building and settling in

5pm-6PM Sunset storytelling activity (optional). We will be doing a fun interactive storytelling activity to get to know one another.

8PM-Event end


• No cover or cost to attend. (No ticket or RSVP required)

• If you need help during the event, find your hosts: Adrea, Mario, and Justine

•You can find us by looking for the purple flag

*****Event Guidelines*****

• Respectful Behavior toward hosts and guests is required. Anyone who violates these rules may be asked to leave the event.

•Respect beach rules by not bringing glass containers, cleaning up after yourself, and obeying posted signs. Dogs are allowed, but please only bring pets that get along with other humans and animals and are comfortable in a group setting.

•No photography, video, or recording of any kind is allowed without prior verbal consent of all parties involved.

•Verbal Consent: Please be sure to ask and wait for a yes before hugging or initiating any physical contact, and encourage each other to speak openly about consent and personal boundaries. This helps foster a culture where personal boundaries are supported and attendees are empowered to speak confidently of their limits. (i.e. “Can I give you a hug?” “No thank you, but I would love a handshake.”)

•Adult focus: This event is intended for adults since some conversation might not be appropriate for children. While children can attend, it is the responsibility of their parent/guardian to remove their kids from conversations that are not age-appropriate.

•Expectations: Our events are about developing friendships and connections within the community. Check your expectations at the door. Being at this event does not signal sexual availability or indicate any aspect of sexual orientation. This is a no cruising event, in order to maintain a comfortable atmosphere for our guests.

**What does "no cruising" mean?**

The no cruising guideline has a lot to do with intentions. Are you coming to this event specifically to go home with a bunch of numbers and dates on the calendar? We'd discourage that. But, are you wanting to come and socialize with other poly people? Great! And does that sometimes naturally lead to dates? Sure does! Just as one might end up dating someone they meet at a running club even though the running club is not specifically set up to be a dating event.

The main thing behind the guideline is preventing it from feeling like a meat market. This is a social event, not a dating event. We want the people who show up to feel comfortable. Having to fight off constant passes can be really uncomfortable, and is not what people come here for.

*****About Santa Cruz Poly Meet up*****

Poly Meet Up brings together the Santa Cruz non-monogamous community, from long-timers to those just curious about non-monogamy.

We welcome all the non-monogamous, poly-curious, relationship anarchists, queer-of-all-sorts, supportive friends, singles, couples, polycules, et al. to help us create a safe space for all orientations and all kink and gender identities.

*****Food and beverages*****

No cover or cost to attend, but food and beverages to share are welcomed. Hosts will bring some snacks to share, so please do feel free just to let pop by for a few minute to say hi or to settle in for a chunk of time.

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