Open Love NY presents STIs & Safer Sex

Date(s) - September 25, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ripley-Grier Studios


When is the last time you sat down and really discussed safer sex practices with your partners? How comfortable are you starting this discourse with new partners? Do you ever feel like you’re playing roulette when you’re making decisions that might affect you and your partners’ health?

Do you wrestle with shame, guilt, fear or embarrassment from outdated sex ed information, or sex-negative messaging on social media and in pop culture?

Join the leaders of Spiritual Polyamory NYC, Jeri Lynn Astra Herbert & Kyle Applegate, for an upbeat, positive, polyamory-focused discussion regarding the 3 levels of fluid bonding and whether or not it is the right choice for you, STI screening, changes in sexual epidemiology, the best practices for protection, and how to have ongoing conversations surrounding these issues.

Tuesday, Sept. 25th – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Ripley-Grier Studios
305 W. 38th Street (btwn 8th and 9th Aves), Room 304
New York, NY 10018

$10 at the door, includes OLNY membership bracelet
$8 for members with bracelet
No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. To request a waiver, email

FREE Safe sex kits will be given out to the first 30 to arrive!

Jeri Lynn Astra Herbert is the founder of Jersey City Poly & Alt relationship Network, the founder/hostess of Jersey City Poly Cocktails, and serves on the Organizing Committee of the Open Love NY Leadership Team. She was a presenter at Poly Living Philadelphia 2016, Rocky Mountain Poly Living 2016, APW 2016, PolyDallas Millenium 2018. She is also the founder of JC RetroStyle, and a dancer with the NYC chapter of PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment),

Rev. Kyle Applegate is a graduate of One Spirit Inter-faith Seminary, where he was ordained an Interfaith Minister. He is also a Wedding Officiant, a Spiritual Counselor, Tantric Healer and a long time Sex Educator specializing in LGBT diversity awareness issues, safer sex practices, and sacred sexuality. Kyle works for Metro Plus health insurance company as a Peer Counselor under the federal grant, “Ending the Epidemic (of HIV), where he is currently training to be an HIV tester. He previously served on the Transgender Community Advisory Board for Callen Lorde Community Health Center.