Kink up your New Year!

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Saturday, January 31st at 2:00 pm

Caning – Sensuous – Arousing – Orgasmic – Altered State – Sadomasochistic – even Quiet Caning with WiseProtector

“No, I don’t do anything harsh.

A cane isn’t for me,” 
I explained to the cane vendor.

I was at the BDSM club in New York, Paddles, and they had a cane vendor there. He was trying to sell me a cane.

He demonstrated some techniques on his forearm showing how a cane could be used rhythmically (he had seen me flog earlier, a observant instructor) and suggested I borrow it and give it a try (a good salesman).

I put my slave face down on the rack, chained her down.

Before starting I admired her little apple shaped alluring ass. The focus of everyone’s attention I’m sure.

I tried the various ideas he had shown me.

She was spaced out pretty quick, mouth agape, somewhat erratic and then rhythmic breathing, bits and pieces of ohhhhh’s and staccato Ah’s as I worked rhythmically on her, so I was getting interested in the cane.

It was thick, a little over a half inch. While it was a somewhat stiff, powerful, rhythmic beating near the end, it wasn’t terribly harsh. Only some redness on her ass. Just increased the intensity of the rhythm and hit harder and faster…

She began to tense up, the chains of the restraints straightened, she became stiff, curling her spine, like she often does before orgasms…

And then she came.

And came.

Loud.

She’s loud.

For quite some time.

Like she was being murdered.

Everyone saw a woman come from just a caning.

Not a very harsh one.

Other than music from speakers and her panting as she came down from her orgasms, Paddles was quiet.

I turned to the vendor and said, “I’ll take it.”

Harsh and punishing is what generally comes to mind with Canes. It doesn’t have to be that way (but we’ll cover that as well in the workshop, but, hard, is easy.)
Arousal, altered state (sub-space), orgasms are all possible with canes. The range of sensations is large and subtle.

 

We’ll cover:

1) Trust and Patience and Desire. Getting someone to the point where they WANT you to cane them is something you need to know about.

2) Types of canes besides rattan there’s all sorts of materials.

Sting, Thud, Arousing and other sensations are attainable with the right cane and technique.

3) Connection – You get that in most of my hands on workshops. It’s one approach to altered states, arousal, and in general, better relationships!

4) Technique – Using more of the cane for varied sensation. Thud – anchoring caning to arousal – rhythm – Altered States – double caning.

5) Sado-masochism. First thing you think of, right? Of course it’s included.

6) QUIET caning. Apartment dwellers will especially like this.

If you have canes bring a few. Canes are available for experiencing the less painful techniques. They are the ones I think you’ll find the most interesting. 

Starting in the late 70s before the interweb, before knowing anybody actually does this sort of thing, Wise had to seduce girlfriends into BDSM. The cornerstone of that seduction is knowing what each other really needs, and fulfilling that need. All I do is lead people where they want to go.” That’s the focus of most of his workshops: find out what you both really need and how you need to get it. Then lead them there.

Carter Steven’s Pocono Fall Fetish Fling (in 1998?) was his first foray into the public scene where Joe and candi taught him what they know about flogging. After learning from lots of people, he’s given workshops at the York Play Group, Brimstone, The first NDDS bootcamp and The Warehouse, Sexploratorium and The Kink Shoppe.

He also participates in the BDSM module of SAR at Widener University, for the Graduate Class in Human Sexuality, exposing future therapists to some aspects of BDSM.    

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Eventbrite - Caning - Sensuous - Arousing - Orgasmic - Altered State - Sadomasochistic - even Quiet Caning

Saturday January 31st at 5:00 pm

Flogging 201: Hands on Flogging Clinic with WiseProtector

What do you want to work on?

SadoMasochistic? Sub-Space? Erotic, including orgasm? At the start we’ll find out what each person needs, and tailor training and practice. Even if you’re only focusing on one aspect, I ask you to try all the possibilities offered. But then you can focus on the prescribed exercises as it were.

Exercises and tips for:

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Double Flogging (Florentine)

The Slapping Punch I’ll show you how to start this as a kind of tease. The bottom who’s into harder floggings often reacts, “Oh, yeah, I see where this is going. More please.” This emphasizes ‘thud.’ How to create anticipation and ramp it up.

Fluid Flogging One approach to sub-space and this is an important part Wise’s signature, get them into sub-space, Florentine flogging scene. Learn smooth, rhythmic, fluid contact with your bottom.

Body Mechanics and position. Often if the floggers are being applied in an inconsistent way, body position and stance and distance from you bottom can make everything better.

Bring a few floggers if you have them. Floggers will also be provided for practice.

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Eventbrite - Flogging 201: Hands on Flogging Clinic with WiseProtector

HOT Classes for Wintry Appetites!

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Kali PressFriday December 5th at 7:00 pm

Erotic Anal Play with Kali Morgan

Learn the ins and outs of exploring an erogenous superhighway of pleasure- starting at your own back door! Regardless of your body or gender, Uranus is the center of a whole universe of sensation! Learn to navigate this mysterious gateway to orgasmic delight including massage, penetration and other winning exploratory methods with the Proprietrix of Sexploratorium.

Kali Diana Morgan is a seasoned writer, speaker, and lover of corsets and costumes. She is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its new younger sibling, the Sexploratorium at PASSIONAL Toys.

She is also a former Dominatrix and telephone hostess. She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement.She has taught multigenerational groups in her store as well as at conventions, womyn’s festivals, private homes and for university classes and student groups at Haverford, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

Kali also hosted several educational tours of sexy spots in Philadelphia and New York, known as Sexpeditions Tours. With prior experience as a math and literacy tutor, as well as with small women’s self-help groups Morgan has successfully used interactive teaching methods that engage as they educated. Kali has also completed the teen sexuality education training from Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA, and has guided teens with their parents sex education tours of Philadelphia. Her tours and classes have been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, and Philadelphia Weekly. Her favorite part about teaching is, “breaking complicated concepts down into very simple realities.”

Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Eventbrite - Erotic Anal Play with Kali Morgan

Sunday December 7th from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire


Turn up the heat with a day-long intensive with Echo, the genius behind Echo’s Fire and crafter of delightful fireplay tools! He will presenting the first three workshops in his fire play series as a day long intensive with half hour breaks. These classes work on a progressive model, that start with the basics. With each level advancement, the information is provided in such a way that it builds on what was previous learned.

Special Pricing:

  • $50 if purchased online in advance
  • $70 if purchased the day of class, in store

Fire Manipulation 101: Fundamentals, 12:30-2:30 pm

Course Outline:

  • Fire Theory
  • Proper Set-up
  • Fire Kit
  • Basic Application Techniques
  • Theoretical Safety Awareness
  • Proper Clean-up

This 101 class covers the foundation of Fire Massage & Fire Play.  We delve into the science of fire on the molecular lever.  How to properly set up your equipment to avoid/limit the potential hazards associated with Fire Manipulation.  Other topics include: Kit essentials, Application of fire to the skin, and how to proper care for your torches!

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Fire Manipulation 201: Practice Makes Perfect, 3:00-5:00 pm

Course Outline:

  • Practical Safety Awareness
  • Life cycle of a torch/Burn Stages
  • 9 Application Techniques
  • Proper Form Theory

Our second level class is exactly what you’d expect.  Practically two full hours of hands on practice!  You learn the techniques (as well as the motions and stance of each technique) and then you practice with the flame.  You’ll learn the stages of each burn, and turn that theoretical safety awareness into practical knowledge by seeing it up close and personal.

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Fire Play/Fire Massage 301: The Sensual/Therapeutic Flame, 5:30-7:30 pm

Course Outline:

  • Advanced Safety Awareness
  • Advanced Application Techniques (Combining Application Techniques)
  • Harnessing Fire Balls
  • Utilizing Specialized Fire Torches
  • Creating Mind Games (The Fire Play)
  • Massage for Relaxation (The Fire Massage)

This course will be a combination of our Fire Massage and Fire Play classes.  We will mix both studies to form a two-hour class tailored to the specifics aspects of fire each attendee wishes to learn!

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MeFriday, December 12th at 7:00 pm

Kink it up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike (aka Stephanie)

Curious about how to kink things up in the bedroom…or elsewhere? Wondering what BDSM actually stands for? Want to know what negotiating a play scene entails? This introductory class will give you the tools to communicate your fantasies and to make those twisted scenes from your favorite kinky erotica a reality. You will learn basic kink terminology, communication and negotiation skills, and safety tips. You will also get to know the toys and implements to use while playing with others in a safe, sane, and consensual way. If you’re thirsty for ways to spice up your sex life, then this class will give you ideas on how to have your partner bound, gagged, and begging for more.

You may know her as the Education Coordinator for Passion 101 Classes, but that’s just the tip…of this iceberg. Samantha is a master’s level medical social worker by day and a master’s level sexuality educator by night and weekend. She is working towards a PhD in Human Sexuality at Widener University, researching the intersections of Freud’s two most basic drives: sex and death. Samantha is a sex positive advocate, speaker, and writer who is passionate about helping people to live healthy and fulfilling sex lives and to die with dignity. She is proudly kinky and, above all else, loves to empower others to explore their curiosities in risk-aware consensual ways.

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Eventbrite - Kink it up a Notch with Samantha Turnpike

Hatter_solo_smirk_medMonday December 15th at 6:00 pm

Campfire stories: Kink Edition with Mistress Zeneca


Gather around the fake campfire and tell the most erotic or exciting stories you’ve heard. These can be real or made-up, tall tales or recaps of things you’ve seen or personally done. Let’s laugh and pretend to roast our marshmallows while we tell the most amazing kink stories we know. Bring a snack snack and donate for a ticket – Suggested donation is  $5-15 with a snack or $10-20 without bringing food to share!

This Monthly Meetup Discussion is hosted by Mistress Zeneca, host of the monthly swingerific fetishistic Cherry Noir at Saints and Sinners as well as the Geeks, Kinks Culture Happy Hour every 2nd Wednesday. You will not want to miss this opportunity for a kink confessional or fantasy tell-all!

Eventbrite - Erotic Storytelling: Kinky Campfire edition

Tahnee HeadshotFriday, December 19th at 7:00 pm


Corsets for Fashion and Function 
with Tahnee

Real corsets are fun and functional. Not only do they provide great back support, they create an elegant body-sculpting fashion aesthetic that is appropriate for business, formal and intimate occasions. Learn the basic care and feeding, lacing techniques and style possibilities in this interactive workshop where students will each take turns lacing themselves and each other into a variety of corsets designed for men and women: fashion, fantasy and fetish.

Tahnee has been known as the “smiling face” and self-styled “resident big girl” of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium, using her sense of humor and easy going personality to share knowledge and information with all she comes across. A fat-positive pagan kinky queer femme, she lives her life through the active exchange of experience with others.She has studied different forms of dance intermittently through her life, with tribal fusion and Middle Eastern bellydance being her passion for over 2 years and views  it as part of her spiritual practice. She is a member of Ekstasis Bellydance, a tribal fusion troupe based out of Philadelphia and Lehigh County.

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Saturday, December 20th at 7:00 pm

Needleplay 101 with Goddess Thain

A hands on, interactive Q&A/demo with Goddess Thain regarding beginner needleplay and safety techniques. We will go over various gauge sizes and possible uses, but the primary focus will be to get you used to actually holding needles in your hands, removing them (without stabbing yourself), experiencing the feeling of piercing* or being pierced (depending on your top/bottom/switch orientation and what you wish to learn), and how to cap them (again, without stabbing yourself). *Bringing a practice bottom is recommended if you wish to try piercing play during class, as it is encouraged, but there are no guarantees other members of class will volunteer.

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Sunday, December 21st at 3:00 pm

Needleplay 102 with Thain

The creativity exploration class after Needleplay 101. As with Needleplay 101, this is a hands on, interactive Q&A/demo with Goddess Thain. Needleplay 101 details about safety will be reviewed at the beginning of class, to ensure that all students are on the same page. Creativity in needleplay ranges from layering needles in patterns, pretty display techniques like wings, corsets and seams, and the use of additional materials like beads and ribbon (as well as the proper cleaning techniques of those additional materials before play. As with Needleplay 101, bringing a practice bottom is recommended if you wish to try piercing play during class, as it is encouraged, but there are no guarantees other members of class will volunteer.

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Eventbrite - Needleplay 102 with Thain

Special Pricing Offer: Advance/Discount combination tickets for Thain’s classes!

(Note: This ticket price will ONLY be offered through advance online sales)

Eventbrite - Combination Tickets for Needleplay 101 and 102 with Thain!

Midori Classes Diabolique Weekend!

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Midori visits for an entire weekend in November!

Midori IMidori is coming to Philadelphia to perform at Diabolique Ball on November 21 and is staying the weekend to teach four exclusive classes presented by Sexploratorium‘s Passion 101 Classes program!  PLEASE NOTE: Due to a recent change in venue for Midori’s movement-based workshops, her teaching schedule has changed from what was originally publicized on our networks and flyers. Joystick Secrets and Kink Advice Nobody Told You have been moved to Saturday at Sexploratorium’s Community Room and Flogging: Amazing Hands-on Training and Rope Control Moves will happen on Sunday at a nearby gymnasium (location will be emailed to you once you have purchased tickets).
About Midori: Voted 2013 Best Sex Educator, by SF Weekly Magazine & “50 Fierce Femmes” 2014 – Sexuality educator, author and artist based in San Francisco, Midori’s made an amazing career out of being the traveling coach on the art of creative and sensual living.Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, Midori is known for her hilarious and practical classes on enhancing sexual fulfillment, boosting confidence and expanding personal growth. Native of Tokyo, Japan, she brings a unique perspective pleasure and authentic living.She wrote first English book on Shibari “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” as well as “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink” and twisted sci fi in “Master Han’s Daughter”She leads transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFeme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Passionate Bonds: Creating Effective D/s Protocol.When she’s not traveling and teaching, she’s creating provocative and haunting art and performances.
Eventbrite - Combination Ticket to All Four Midori Classes!

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM

JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man with Midori

Learn how to make him moan and writhe in unbelievable pleasure. Join internationally-acclaimed sex educator Midori for this in-depth training on orally pleasuring your guy. Using delicious practice props (think fruit!) you’ll learn all about the sucks, licks, swirls, strokes and touch secrets that will blow his mind. She’ll even cover tips on how to reduce discomforts or gag reflexes. What better gift is there than to show him your new techniques that very night?

All genders and orientations welcome!

Bring your guy with you for better “homework” later that night!

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Eventbrite - JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man with Midori


Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You with Midori

Do you want more fulfilling play? Need more effective ways to uncover the other’s real desires and minimize scene failure? Want to better communicate your hungers and get better play? Dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desire accepted? How do you create a multi person scene where everyone’s happy? Join Midori in this popular and unique class where she explores the standard definitions of kink and expands the idea of what it’s all about. She maps out a fine-tuned and flexible framework that anyone can use to better describe their appetites. The first step to fulfilling your desire is to better understand them, then effectively and appealingly conveying them. A class for those who want hotter play, and those don’t quite fit into the standard boxes… and for anyone who’s curious about their own pleasure potential!

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Eventbrite - Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You with Midori


Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Flogging: Amazing Hands on Training with Midori

Improve your flogging skills! Whether you’re a total novice or already confident with the whip, there’s plenty for you in this unique and very active class.Enjoy drills on techniques to deliver powerful, effective sensations without top-fatigue. Sharpen your finesse.You’ll learn how to select the best flogger for your style and body type.Bring your floggers. More the merrier! Don’t worry if you don’t have any. Midori will bring a variety from her private collection to try out.

If you want to learn to flog in high heels, bring them.

No need to bring a target bottom or a practice partner.

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Eventbrite - Flogging: Amazing Hands on Training with Midori


Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Rope: Control & Dominance Moves (A Rope Dojo Elective) with Midori

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. Whatever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides. Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun! No experience necessary. Bring: Two or three lengths of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow. Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional Wear: Comfortable clothing. Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice. This Rope Dojo Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope. You do not have to be a Rope Bondage Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Dojo. More info: www.RopeDojo.com

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Eventbrite - Rope: Control & Dominance Moves (A Rope Dojo Elective) with Midori

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Coming in December (mark your calendars) Tickets go on sale by December 1 for the following classes and skill shares:  

Fri Dec 5 , 7-9PM Erotic Anal Play with Kali Morgan
Sun Dec 7,  12:30-7pm Fireplay intensive with Echo’s Fire
Fri Dec 12 Kink it up a Notch with Samantha Turnpike
Mon Dec 15 Campfire stories: Kink Edition with Ms. Zeneca
Fri Dec 19th Corsets for fashion and function with Tahnee
Sun Dec 21 Needleplay 101 & Needleplay 102 with Thain

and other amazing winter classes TBA!

Non-Monogamy, Belly Dancing, Corsets, and MORE Naked Yoga!

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Andrea New 2Thursday, August 14th at 7:00 pm


Navigating Non-Monogamy with Andrea Renae

Relationships are NOT one size fits all! In this workshop, we will discuss various relationship styles; from swinging to polyamory and everything in between. Learn how to determine whether an open relationship is right for you, and how to design a relationship that fulfills the needs of you and your partner(s).

Andrea Renae is a Philadelphia-based sexuality educator, writer, sex and relationship coach, and event organizer. Her passion is promoting happier and healthier relationships by facilitating meaningful discussions around sex and communication. Since 2007, she has presented workshops on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, sexual health and pleasure, sexual identity, relationship negotiation skills, sexual techniques, and safer sex practices.

Andrea’s home base for the past 3 years has been Passion 101 Classes, out of Philadelphia’s highly regarded sex toy and fetish wear shop, Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium; formerly holding the position of Education Coordinator, and currently serving as a Resident Sex Educator and Presenter. Outside of her work at Passion101 Classes, Andrea has presented at various colleges, non-profit organizations, and community events around the Northeast. She proudly runs two sexuality themed monthly meet up groups- Sex Geekdom Philly and the Philly Reproductive Health Happy Hour.

Andrea contributes regularly to Kinkly.com as a staff writer, and has been featured in The Philadelphia City Paper, The Condom Monologues, RedheadBedhead.com, and The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Blog.

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Eventbrite - Navigating Non-Monogamy with Andrea Renae

Tahnee headshotFriday, August 15th at 7:00 pm


Corsets 101
 with TahneePOSTPONED! Tune in for the rescheduled date!

Real corsets are fun and functional. Not only do they provide great back support, they create and elegant body-sculpting fashion aesthetic that is appropriate for business, formal and intimate occasions. Learn the basic care and feeding, lacing techniques and style possibilities in this interactive workshop where students will each take turns lacing themselves and each other into a variety of corsets designed for men and women: fashion, fantasy and fetish.

Tahnee has been known as the “smiling face” and self-styled “resident big girl” of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium for the past year, using her sense of humor and easy going personality to share knowledge and information with all she comes across. A fat-positive pagan kinky queer femme, she lives her life through the active exchange of experience with others.She has studied different forms of dance intermittently through her life, with tribal fusion and Middle Eastern bellydance being her passion for over 2 years and views  it as part of her spiritual practice. She is a member of Ekstasis Bellydance, a tribal fusion troupe based out of Philadelphia and Lehigh County.

Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Eventbrite - Corsets 101 with Tahnee

TahneeThursday, August 21st at 7:00 pm


Erotic Belly Dancing
 with Tahnee

Bellydance has long been regarded as one of the most exotic and sensual of dance art forms the world over, and now you can learn the basics for harnessing these beautiful serpentine movements yourself! Through learning graceful posture as well as basic movements such as isolations and undulations, students will learn to charm, tease, and seduce with body language…all in a fun and engaging setting! Please dress comfortably, bring water, and prepare to go barefoot! Class size will be very limited due to space restrictions.

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Eventbrite - Erotic Belly Dancing with Tahnee

PrettyMom Yoga 2Sunday, August 240th at 2:00 pm

Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Back AGAIN by popular demand! Get your tickets now before the class fills up again!

This class is an opportunity for couples of any gender or persuasion to get centered, stretched and ready to play together with body-positive clothing-optional yoga workout. Our intention is to feel more comfortable in our body and make our bodies more comfortable and strong. Yoga experience is not necessary, but be prepared to get a workout! By using a combination of ashtanga and kundalini, this class will be challenging for those who are experienced and allows the class to be easily adjusted for those who have any physical limitations. All you need to bring is your partner, your towels or yoga mats, and plenty of water.

PrettyMom (Jen) has been a certified yoga instructor for 4 years and has practiced yoga since early childhood. She has taught nude yoga classes at conventions and recently at Sexploratorium with much success!

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Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

July Heats Up with Bondage, Fire Play and MORE Naked Yoga!

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Saturday, July 12th at 7:00 pm

Rope for Rough Body Play with Ella Note

This class will cover rough body play basics and safety and additional safety concerns when incorporating rope. We will then move on to discuss how to choose your tie, easy additions for increased sadism, rope handling techniques, the effects of tension and compression, body contact and intention, and other sadistic goodies. The hands-on portion will include 2 ties (basic TK and futomomo) and time to practice the techniques discussed.

Ella is a polyamorous submissive and sadist primarily into rope, rough body play, cigars, and all things boots. She has been very active in her local scene, founding and teaching Rope Bite Rochester and previously serving on the Rochester Kink Society Board of Directors and reorganizing the RKS Dungeon Monitor system and training. She has presented locally (in Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Binghamton) and for larger regional events (such as Bound in Boston and the Geeky Kink Event). She has always been passionate about education and utilizes vanilla-life experience in academia to try to present polished and useful classes in the kink setting.

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Eventbrite - Rope for Rough Body Play with Ella Notte

Kali PressFriday, July 18th at 7:00 pm

Light My Fire: Erotic Wax and Fireplay with Kali Morgan

Fire things up in the bedroom and in life with a few safety tips and that will ignite ecstatic sensations in you or your parter. Flame has the power to mesmerize and sensitize and will add drama and excitement to any erotic play. In this workshop, you will learn how to gauge and control wax and flame, how to set yourself and your partner on fire without undue risk, how to build fire wands, and more.

Kali Diana Morgan is a seasoned writer, speaker, and lover of corsets and costumes. She is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its new younger sibling, the Sexploratorium at PASSIONAL Toys.

She is also a former Dominatrix and telephone hostess. She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement.She has taught multigenerational groups in her store as well as at conventions, womyn’s festivals, private homes and for university classes and student groups at Haverford, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University.

Kali also hosted several educational tours of sexy spots in Philadelphia and New York, known as Sexpeditions Tours. With prior experience as a math and literacy tutor, as well as with small women’s self-help groups Morgan has successfully used interactive teaching methods that engage as they educated.Kali has also completed the teen sexuality education training from Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA, and has guided teens with their parents sex education tours of Philadelphia.Her tours and classes have been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, and Philadelphia Weekly. Her favorite part about teaching is, “breaking complicated concepts down into very simple realities.”

Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Eventbrite - Light My Fire: Erotic Wax and Fireplay with Kali Morgan

PrettyMom Yoga 2Sunday, July 20th at 2:00 pm

Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Back AGAIN by popular demand! Get your tickets now before the class fills up again!

This class is an opportunity for couples of any gender or persuasion to get centered, stretched and ready to play together with body-positive clothing-optional yoga workout. Our intention is to feel more comfortable in our body and make our bodies more comfortable and strong. Yoga experience is not necessary, but be prepared to get a workout! By using a combination of ashtanga and kundalini, this class will be challenging for those who are experienced and allows the class to be easily adjusted for those who have any physical limitations. All you need to bring is your partner, your towels or yoga mats, and plenty of water.

PrettyMom (Jen) has been a certified yoga instructor for 4 years and has practiced yoga since early childhood. She has taught nude yoga classes at conventions and recently at Sexploratorium with much success!

Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Rebecca HilesThursday, July 24th at 7:00 pm

Sex and Cancer with Rebecca Hiles

ATTENTION: Due to lack of enrollment, this class has been canceled.

From diagnosis to treatment, living with cancer is hard. The disease becomes a part of your life and often a part of your identity. The side effects of cancer can be harder to cope with, especially the ones that affect sex and intimacy. Join The Frisky Fairy as she breaks the taboo of talking about sex and cancer, discussing the effects of cancer on sexuality and teaches you new ways to connect intimately with your partner.

Rebecca Hiles is a freelance sex educator called The Frisky Fairy. She is a writer who addresses issues of sex education, sex toys, polyamory, and cancer. She has contributed to xoJane.com discussing her life as a polyamorous cancer patient as well as spoken on Huffpost Live. She will be speaking at Catalyst Con West on a panel called Sex, Dating, Kink, and the ‘C’ Word. She is certified as a sex educator through Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. She lives in Northern Virginia with her cat and her partners.

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Eventbrite - Sex and Cancer with Rebecca Hiles

Spice up your Summer with Naked Yoga, Kink 101, Tantric Sex, and Bondage!

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PrettyMom Yoga 2Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 pm

Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Back by popular demand! Get your tickets now before the class fills up again!

This class is an opportunity for couples of any gender or persuasion to get centered, stretched and ready to play together with body-positive clothing-optional yoga workout. Our intention is to feel more comfortable in our body and make our bodies more comfortable and strong. Yoga experience is not necessary, but be prepared to get a workout! By using a combination of ashtanga and kundalini, this class will be challenging for those who are experienced and allows the class to be easily adjusted for those who have any physical limitations. All you need to bring is your partner, your towels or yoga mats, and plenty of water.

PrettyMom (Jen) has been a certified yoga instructor for 4 years and has practiced yoga since early childhood. She has taught nude yoga classes at conventions and recently at Sexploratorium with much success!

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Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Friday, JuneMe 20th at 7:00 pm

ATTENTION: THIS EVENING’S CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENT. THE CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK! 

Kink it up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Stephanie

Curious about how to kink things up in the bedroom…or elsewhere? Wondering what BDSM actually stands for? Want to know what negotiating a play scene entails? This introductory class will give you the tools to communicate your fantasies and to make those twisted scenes from your favorite kinky erotica a reality. You will learn basic kink terminology, communication and negotiation skills, and safety tips. You will also get to know the toys and implements to use while playing with others in a safe, sane, and consensual way. If you’re thirsty for ways to spice up your sex life, then this class will give you ideas on how to have your partner bound, gagged, and begging for more.

You may know her as the Education Coordinator for Passion 101 Classes, but that’s just the tip…of this iceberg. Stephanie is a master’s level medical social worker by day and a sexuality educator by night and weekend. She is working towards a PhD in Human Sexuality at Widener University, researching the intersections of Freud’s two most basic drives: sex and death. Stephanie is a sex positive advocate, speaker, and writer who is passionate about helping people to live healthy and fulfilling sex lives and to die with dignity. She is proudly kinky and, above all else, loves to empower others to explore their curiosities in safe, sane, and consensual ways.

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Eventbrite - Kink it up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Stephanie

 

AvaFriday, June 27th at 7:00 pm

Predicament and Humiliation Bondage with Ava St. Marks

Bondage can leave a submissive feeling extra vulnerable but it can also play into a variety of fun and challenging psychological games. Goddess Ava will demonstrate specific positions and techniques for embarrassing, sexually harassing and challenging your submissive.

Domina Ava St. Marks has been both a lifestyle and professional Dominatrix for over 10 years. Known for her love of all things bondage, Ava has amassed the finest collection of bondage gear and willing bondage bottoms in the Philadelphia area and greatly enjoys sharing and teaching what she has learned from some of the best practitioners in the world. Ava is also a member of a leather family, has two slaves in service to her, and is the founder of Immobilized, a collective of bondage enthusiasts.

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Eventbrite - Predicament and Humiliation Bondage with Ava St. Marks

Mark and MacSaturday, June 28th at 7:00 pm

Enhancing Erotic Connections: An Introduction to Tantric Sex and Energy Play for Couples with Mr. Wolfe & Ms. Mackenzee

Do you want to stoke the flame of passion between you and your long-term partner? Are you interested in developing a deeper bond with the new lover in your life? This class invites participants to deepen their sensual and erotic connections with a significant other (or others). Workshop participants can expect a hands-on learning experience that will include a variety of techniques and exercises that blend tantric practice and other forms of sensual energy play into a practice designed for appreciating and developing their sexual energy with their significant others. This workshop is designed specifically for enhancing interpersonal erotic connections, so please plan to attend with a person (or persons) with whom you would like an even deeper passionate bond.

Mr. Wolfe is an individual, relational and sex therapist practicing in the greater Philadelphia area. He has master’s degrees in both social work and human sexuality education, and enjoys helping others to enhance their sex lives.

Ms. Mackenzee is a Pro-Dom turned sex educator. In addition to over a decade’s worth of experience as a lifestyle Domme, she has taught a variety of sexuality classes (and somehow found time to get her degree in education along the way). She enjoys philosophical conversation, binding and torturing submissives, and introducing tantalizing new sensations to her eager victims.

Mr. Wolfe and Ms. Mackenzee are a lifestyle Dominant couple with a passion for helping others to explore their sensual and erotic potential, in scenes as well as in classes.

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Eventbrite - Enhancing Erotic Connections: An Introduction to Tantric Sex and Energy Play for Couples with Mr. Wolfe & Ms. Mackenzee

Celebrate May with Masturbation, Pleasure, Strap-ons, and MORE!

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Screw SmartFriday, May 16th at 7:00 pm

The Anatomy of Pleasure: What You Didn’t Learn In Health Class with ScrewSmart

ATTENTION: DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENT & INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS EVENING’S CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED.

*With a special focus on MASTURBATION in honor of May being National Masturbation Month!

The human body is an amazing tangle of nerves and erogenous zones there for the taking, yet our delicious ability to give and receive pleasure is usually the first thing skipped over in health class.  But not for long!  Come explore the inner and outer workings of the body’s pleasure centers and learn how to maximize your enjoyment.  Get the most out of your body’s tingly bits!

ScrewSmart is a sex education collaborative formed to promote both individual and community sexual heath and satisfaction. Based in Philadelphia, it was founded in 2009 by three sex positive queer women who met while working towards human sexuality education masters. They came together with the goal of providing information and resources to a diverse adult audience.  ScrewSmart aims to facilitate a collective community dialogue that supports sexual exploration and health. They do this by providing educational workshops, hosting sex positive community events, and advocating freedom of expression for sexual minorities.  ScrewSmart works to build spaces where they can share our love for each other as friends and professionals while inspiring others to be engaged and informed sexual adventurers!

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Kate McCombs photo 300x500Saturday, May 17th at 7:00 pm

Adventures in Hot Monogamy with Kate McCombs

The longer we are with someone and the more we love them, the harder it can be to stir up those exciting feelings of desire, lust, passion, spontaneity, flirting and fun. But here’s a secret: even among the happiest of couples, keeping the passion alive in long-term relationships requires some care and attention.

In this workshop, sex educator Kate McCombs will share tools for creating and maintaining a sex life that delights you and your partner. You’ll learn how to express yourself around sexual wants and desires. She’ll explain why curiosity of one of the sexiest skills and how to foster it in yourself and your partner. And most fun of all, she’ll explain how to continue your explorations by creating a “sex lab!”

There will be activities, take home exercises, and plenty of Q&A time. You’ll learn useful strategies to make the most of your sex life and relationship. Let this be your jumping off point in your adventures in hot monogamy! This class is designed for couples of every gender and orientation.

Kate McCombs is a NYC-based sex educator, writer, and maker of puns.

Ultimately, all of Kate’s work is about helping people feel more comfortable talking about sex. She believes that meaningful conversations + accurate information can help us create a healthier and more pleasure-filled world. To that end, she writes articles and teaches workshops about sexual health, pleasure, and communication.

Travel is also one of her passions. She’s originally from California, but moved to Australia to get her Masters in Public Health at the University of Melbourne. While she was in Australia, she founded Sex Geekdom, which is now a global community for sex educators, researchers, and other folks who love having geeky conversations about sex.

You can find Kate on Twitter and on her website KateMcCombs.com.

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Eventbrite - Adventures in Hot Monogamy with Kate McCombs

Tahnee headshotSunday, May 18th at 6:00 pm

Buckle Up, Buttercup! A Beginner’s Guide to Strap-on sex with Andrea Renae and Tahnee

Strap-on sex can be an exciting new experience for couples (and groups) of all kinds, but can be an overwhelming experience for beginners. This class will walk you through the basics of strap-on sex, including: how to choose the right harness and toys for you and your partner(s), basic positions and techniques, and special considerations for “pegging.” This class is open to people of all genders and sexualities, partnered or not.

Andrea Renae is a Philadelphia-based sexuality educator, writer, sex and relationship coach, and event organizer. Her passion is promoting happier and healthier relationships by facilitating meaningful discussions around sex and communication. Since 2007, she has presented workshops on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, sexual health and pleasure, sexual identity, relationship negotiation skills, sexual techniques, and safer sex practices.

Andrea’s home base for the past 3 years has been Passion 101 Classes, out of Philadelphia’s highly regarded sex toy and fetish wear shop, Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium; formerly holding the position of Education Coordinator, and currently serving as a Resident Sex Educator and Presenter. Outside of her work at Passion101 Classes, Andrea has presented at various colleges, non-profit organizations, and community events around the Northeast. She proudly runs two sexuality themed monthly meet up groups- Sex Geekdom Philly and the Philly Reproductive Health Happy Hour. 



Andrea contributes regularly to Kinkly.com as a staff writer, and has been featured in The Philadelphia City Paper, The Condom Monologues, RedheadBedhead.com, and The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Blog.

Tahnee has been known as the “smiling face” and self-styled “resident big girl” of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium for the past year, using her sense of humor and easy going personality to share knowledge and information with all she comes across. A fat-positive pagan kinky queer femme, she lives her life through the active exchange of experience with others.She has studied different forms of dance intermittently through her life, with tribal fusion and Middle Eastern bellydance being her passion for over 2 years and views  it as part of her spiritual practice. She is a member of Ekstasis Bellydance, a tribal fusion troupe based out of Philadelphia and Lehigh County.

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Eventbrite - Buckle Up, Buttercup! A Beginner’s Guide to Strap-on sex with Andrea Renae and Tahnee

Andrea New 2Friday, May 23th at 7:00 pm

Navigating Non-Monogamy with Andrea Renee

Relationships are NOT one size fits all! In this workshop, we will discuss various relationship styles; from swinging to polyamory and everything in between.  Learn how to determine whether an open relationship is right for you, and how to design a relationship that fulfills the needs of you and your partner(s).

Andrea Renae is a Philadelphia-based sexuality educator, writer, sex and relationship coach, and event organizer. Her passion is promoting happier and healthier relationships by facilitating meaningful discussions around sex and communication. Since 2007, she has presented workshops on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, sexual health and pleasure, sexual identity, relationship negotiation skills, sexual techniques, and safer sex practices.

Andrea’s home base for the past 3 years has been Passion 101 Classes, out of Philadelphia’s highly regarded sex toy and fetish wear shop, Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium; formerly holding the position of Education Coordinator, and currently serving as a Resident Sex Educator and Presenter. Outside of her work at Passion101 Classes, Andrea has presented at various colleges, non-profit organizations, and community events around the Northeast. She proudly runs two sexuality themed monthly meet up groups- Sex Geekdom Philly and the Philly Reproductive Health Happy Hour. 



Andrea contributes regularly to Kinkly.com as a staff writer, and has been featured in The Philadelphia City Paper, The Condom Monologues, RedheadBedhead.com, and The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Blog.

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Eventbrite - Navigating Non-Monogamy with Andrea Renae

PrettyMom Yoga 2Friday, May 30th at 7:00 pm

Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

This class is an opportunity for couples of any gender or persuasion to get centered, stretched and ready to play together with body-positive clothing-optional yoga workout. Our intention is to feel more comfortable in our body and make our bodies more comfortable and strong. Yoga experience is not necessary, but be prepared to get a workout! By using a combination of ashtanga and kundalini, this class will be challenging for those who are experienced and allows the class to be easily adjusted for those who have any physical limitations. All you need to bring is your partner, your towels or yoga mats, and plenty of water.

PrettyMom (Jen) has been a certified yoga instructor for 4 years and has practiced yoga since early childhood. She has taught nude yoga classes at conventions and recently at Sexploratorium with much success!

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Eventbrite - Friday, May 30th at 7:00 pm Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom