Open sexuality supports the idea that sex in all consenting forms is neither wrong nor immoral. People should be free to have sex in whatever way they choose, as long as they are not forced to do it. To have an open sexuality is to have a positive attitude towards sex and be comfortable with your sexuality.

The idea that the only morally acceptable context of sex is within a heterosexual and monogamous relationship is wrong. This belief has created unhappy people who are afraid to express their sexuality… which is a natural part of them!

The concept of positivity and openness around sex goes beyond just sexual activities. People who are open about their sexuality have an open-minded approach to sex and are accepting of the sexual behavior or choices of others. Sometimes, they might not agree with those choices, but they are respectful of them.

The open sexuality movement aims to drum home a simple message: there’s no ‘correct’ way to have sex. The judging needs to stop.

Rope & Candy seeks to create a safe environment where like-minded individuals can engage with this idea.

Rope & Candy holds that a keen interest in sex doesn’t make you any less worthy as a person. The generally sex-negative public has made many people hide some of their most intimate fantasies. This comes from a place of fear of judgment. A place where people prefer to bottle up their feelings rather than being open about them. We all have those kinky desires we wish for to play out in real life. Out of fear of being judged, we rarely never share these desires with anybody. It takes a huge show of trust to share these intimate fantasies.

Rope & Candy parties provide the space where guests can finally let their defenses down and speak openly with each other.

A study by the Boise State University shows 60% of heterosexual women are attracted to other women. The environment created at Rope & Candy events allows curious couples and single girls to explore their bi-curious sides and not feel ashamed of it. It’s terrible to judge others, particularly for their sexual preferences. This doesn’t happen at our parties.

While men suffer the stigma too, women mostly bear the brunt of moral judgments from sex-negative people. The truth is nobody has the right to pass judgment on people exploring their sexuality. Yet, some people still hold this discriminatory attitude towards sex.

Rope & Candy parties aim to help change these sentiments and encourage people to adopt more accepting attitudes toward sex.

Although open sexuality is gradually becoming more acceptable, talking openly about sex is still considered shocking in many quarters. The message of open sexuality is not just about the how kinky your sex is. It’s about feeling comfortable with what sexual acts make you happy and not judging the sexual preferences of others.

Although open sexuality is gradually becoming more and more acceptable, talking openly about sex is still considered shocking in many quarters. The message of open sexuality is not just about the how kinky your sex is. Instead, it is about feeling comfortable about what sexual acts make you happy and not judging the sexual preferences of others.

The subculture of non-monogamous relationships has extensive literature.
If you're a newcomer to the subject, we suggest you read the books
and watch the videos below!

Book Recommendations

SEX AT DAWN : HOW WE MATE WHY WE STRAY & WHAT IT MEANS

The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love

More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory

In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.

The classic guide to love, sex, and intimacy beyond the limits of conventional monogamy has been fully updated to reflect today’s modern attitudes and the latest information on nontraditional relationships.

Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now the new book More Than Two can help you find your own way. With completely new material and a fresh approach, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert wrote More Than Two to expand on and update the themes and ideas in the wildly popular polyamory website morethantwo.com

Videos

“I admit: I was intimidated at first. But when I talked to people I realized everyone is just so… nice. Open minded. Non judgmental. I have to say, the ‘no phones, no cameras’ policy made me feel really safe. The venue also felt very intimate, clean and secure. I couldn’t wish for a better experience for my first ever party. I’ll definitely be back! Thank you!!!”

“Oh wow. We never thought one night could cause such a massive change in the way we see ourselves. What a boost in energy. What an exhilarating, liberating, fantastically naughty experience! We are so looking forward to your next party!”

“When we got accepted and received our first invitation, we were really afraid of what’s going to happen next. But your location was just amazing & the guests were just stunning… Everyone was classy, charming and so open minded! Special thanks to the ‘hosts’ for doing a really good job at making us feel welcome. We can’t wait to see you again!”