March into Pleasure with Hypnosis, Rope, Dance, Dress, Tantra, and more!

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Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 pm

Erotic Hypnosis In and Out of the Bedroom – The Basics with Bryan Cassidy

Pleasure is all in your mind. Bryan will review the ins and outs of using hypnosis to stimulate, tease, excite, and yes, even produce full-blown, genuine, mind-melting orgasms in the bedroom AND learn ways to safely and effectively transform your willing, committed partner into your willing, committed, hypnotically obedient partner outside the bedroom.  Whatever interest or experience level you have with erotic hypnosis, this class will open new doors.

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Eventbrite - Erotic Hypnosis In and Out of the Bedroom - The Basics with Bryan Cassidy

Saturday, March 7th at 4:30 pm

You are Getting Very Horny: Hypnotic Arousal and Orgasm with Bryan Cassidy

It’s all in your mind. And by “it,” I mean sex. Bryan will review the ins and outs of using hypnosis to stimulate, tease, excite, and yes, even produce full-blown, genuine, mind-melting orgasms. It’s all in the name of good clean fun–and better sex.

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Eventbrite - You are Getting Very Horny: Hypnotic Arousal and Orgasm with Bryan Cassidy

bryanCertified Master Hypnotherapist and Performance Hypnotist Bryan Cassidy has been putting people under hypnosis since the age of 11, when a book report for school sparked a lifelong interest in the field.  He has been studying and refining his craft ever since, training under such notables as Hypnosis Hall-of-Famer Bert Freeman and acclaimed hypnotist and trainer Brian David Phillips.

Bryan has presented in erotic hypnosis topics for national events including the New England Leather Association Fetish Flea, Spanksgiving, and FolsomFringe as well as the Arizona Power Exchange, Galleria Domain and Black Rose groups.  He has also had the honor of presenting at the New England, Midwest and Western Erotic Hypnosis Unconferences.

Certified in both Speed Trance and Erotic Hypnosis, Bryan is accredited through the National Society of Hypnotherapists and the Society of Experiential Trance. He owns Hypnotic Tranceformations–his private practice on Philadelphia’s Main Line–and is a founding member of Philadelphia’s Erotic Hypnosis Group. He enjoys falling snow and long walks in your mind.

BelleThursday, March 12th at 7:00 pm

Rope Series Class 2: Futomomo with Belle-

Every second Thursday, join Belle as she takes you through this eight class series! This series is designed to take the beginning rigger and teach them the fundamentals of using rope as the main tool in a scene while preparing them to successfully learn suspension. There will be a variety of topics covering many aspects of rope bondage, but the main purpose is to build the basic skills necessary to learn suspension in a safe way later on. These classes are meant to be taken in succession and the student will gain the most by attending all of the classes in the series. Each class will build upon knowledge, techniques, and skills learned during previous classes to provide new insight, ties, or understanding about rope.

Futomomo is the beautiful position of tying the lower leg to the upper leg. It is used heavily in Japanese style bondage for many reasons including the visual appeal and its great ability to restrain someone. This class will teach a couple of futomomo variations with a focus on both the technical aspects of the ties and the emotional. We will learn to tie each variation with intent, precision, and connection. HW: Choose one of the futomomo variants that we learned and practice tying it with connection. Pay particular focus on the untying process.

Belle- has been actively involved in kink, especially rope for more than four years now. She enjoys it from both sides of the spectrum but in the past two years has really been putting her focus in becoming the best rope top that she can be. Her passions in rope especially include predicament and torturous rope but is an avid student of every style she can get her hands on. Her personal philosophy is that the more she knows, the more she can choose from in each scene to create a unique experience between her and her bottom. Before moving the Philadelphia, Belle- was a co-founder and co-owner of local chapters of Hitchin’ Bitches and Rope Bite in her hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has a fire for spreading her passion about rope with anyone who will listen while creating a safe space for people of all skill levels to come, learn, share, and grow in their rope skills. Her teaching philosophy is based in the idea that there is no one right way to tie anything. There are only choices and each choice will have its own risks, merits, and effects.

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

Eventbrite - Rope Series Class 2: Futomomo with Belle-

TahneeFriday, March 13th at 7:00 pm


Erotic Bellydance 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.

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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Eventbrite - Erotic Bellydance with Tahnee 

Kali PressFriday, March 20th at 7:00 pm


Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan 

Originally created as a couples’ workshop, Dress for Sexcess explores ways to use clothing and accessories for “naughtier than naked” sex play. Visualize and brainstorm fantasy fashion scenarios to keep you hot during work, lunch/ dinner dates or in the bedroom! Try on and model fantasy fashions including jocks, panties, bras, pasties, thongs, non-piercing body jewelry, garters and stockings, etc, as well as participate in fun interactive activities. Students are encouraged to wear clean brief or thong style underwear beneath their street clothing to allow for maximum class participation. 

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.

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

Eventbrite - Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan

EchoSaturday, March 21st from 12:30 pm to 7:30 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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Eventbrite - Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

Anita DeFrancescoFriday, March 27th at 7:00 pm

Tantra Wisdom with Anita DeFrancesco

“Tantra Wisdom” is a course that teaches how to balance the physical, sexual and emotional powers. This class is based on the techniques from the Hindu, Taoist, and Buddhist traditions of Tantra yoga.  Explore how to increase your sexual energy and develop the courage to a more present foundation.  You will learn basic Tantric techniques to move beyond the fear, guilt and shame to more intimate erotic possibilities. Discover your sensual nature, connect to your pleasure source, experience love, and practice full body orgasms, sacred sexuality, compassionate heart connections and find true love when the spiritual and sexual merge as one.  You can experience this on your own or with a partner.

Anita DeFrancesco, MA, Intimacy and Relationship Educator. Her focus and vision have been the evolution of spirituality, sexuality, and teaching others to awaken from separation and suffering and to embrace the modern world with oneness and love. She helps people to liberate and let go of the grudges. She has been featured on Playboy’s Sexcetera. She is the author of Live Free: Your Journey to a Liberated Life.

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Eventbrite - Tantra Wisdom with Anita DeFrancesco

LizSaturday, March 28th at 4:00 pm

Service Vacation Weekends with Liz (aka LuckyAlbatross)

Give yourself a vacation FOR service!  Whether you’re service-curious, have life issues getting in your way, or not quite comfy accepting/receiving service, it’s time to give yourself a break!

While service can be a deeply fulfilling aspect of a relationship, it’s not always easy to start, maintain or deepen with so many distractions.  Take the mystery out of service and learn the tricks and on how to create your “service vacation weekend.”  You’ll (re)learn how easy service really can be, for everyday, special events, or both.

Liz/LuckyAlbatross has been active in the public scene since 1998 and enjoys merging intellectual theory with real world practicality and a heavy pinch of whimsy.  She currently lives with her Master and his family outside Philadelphia and serves as the North Eastern Erotic Hypnosis Unconference volunteer coordinator.  She has participated in events all over the US, Ireland and Canada, primarily focused on the East Coast and Texas.  Liz was a member of Black Rose in DC and the Baltimore Educational and Social Society (BESS), where she was elected as Secretary for two years and Chair of the Board for one year. While in Austin, she was the Arbiter of the local group GWNN and Service Leader of the local group Element. 

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Eventbrite - Service Vacation Weekends with Liz (aka LuckyAlbatross)

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR APRIL
Tickets for our April educational offerings don’t go on sale until the end of March,
but  save these dates so you will make the time!

Thursday April 9th, 7-9pm  Rope Series with Belle
Sunday April 12 Creating your first BDSM scene (3pm) and Connections (6pm) with Wise Protector
Friday April 17 Tantra with Anita DeFrancesco
Sunday April 26, 12:30-7:30 Fireplay Intensive with Echo

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with PASSION 101 Classes!

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BelleThursday, February 12th at 7:00 pm

Rope 101: Tying and Untying with Belle-

Introducing our new Rope Series with Belle! Every second Thursday, join Belle as she takes you through this eight class series. This series is designed to take the beginning rigger and teach them the fundamentals of using rope as the main tool in a scene while preparing them to successfully learn suspension. There will be a variety of topics covering many aspects of rope bondage, but the main purpose is to build the basic skills necessary to learn suspension in a safe way later on. These classes are meant to be taken in succession and the student will gain the most by attending all of the classes in the series. Each class will build upon knowledge, techniques, and skills learned during previous classes to provide new insight, ties, or understanding about rope. This class will focus on the very fundamentals of using rope to create a scene. While column ties will be covered during this class, the focus will be on creating sensations both while applying the rope to your bottom and removing the rope. As with every class in this series, a large emphasis will be put on tying with intent, connection, and tension. The techniques learned in this class will be the foundations of everything that comes later. HW: Practice tying a single column tie until it becomes muscle memory. Use up the rest of the rope from the column to create sensations, restraint, and connection on your bottom.

Belle- has been actively involved in kink, especially rope for more than four years now. She enjoys it from both sides of the spectrum but in the past two years has really been putting her focus in becoming the best rope top that she can be. Her passions in rope especially include predicament and torturous rope but is an avid student of every style she can get her hands on. Her personal philosophy is that the more she knows, the more she can choose from in each scene to create a unique experience between her and her bottom. Before moving the Philadelphia, Belle- was a co-founder and co-owner of local chapters of Hitchin’ Bitches and Rope Bite in her hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has a fire for spreading her passion about rope with anyone who will listen while creating a safe space for people of all skill levels to come, learn, share, and grow in their rope skills. Her teaching philosophy is based in the idea that there is no one right way to tie anything. There are only choices and each choice will have its own risks, merits, and effects.

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

Eventbrite - Rope 101: Tying and Untying with Belle-

Friday, February 13th at 7:00 pm

Massage 101 with Gin Temoshawsky

Learn fun and effective ways to ease, tease, and please through hands to body touch. Discover tricks and techniques that will feel amazing to your partner yet won’t wear you down or hurt your own hands and arms. Find out why oils and lotions are so different and when each is more useful thaGin In the other. Most of all, have fun, love, and touch enthusiastically! Gin Temoshawsky holds a degree in massage therapy and has been a professional massage therapist for the past decade and was among the first to become licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience teaching up and coming therapy students at her old school in a formal setting but loves teaching couples and friends how to help, please, and relate to each other through massage in an open minded and safe environment.

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Eventbrite - Massage 101 with Gin Temoshawsky Me

ATTENTION: The correct time for this class is 7:00 PM. We apologize for any confusion!

Saturday, February 14th 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: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike (aka Stephanie)

Friday, February 20th at 7:00 pm

Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

Have you or your partner fantasized about dominance and submission but never quite understood the how’s and why’s? Using writing exercises, guided visualization, and other techniques everyone in this class will experience what Kali Pressit is like to become the submissive adorer or dominant caretaker of their partner to enhance sexual play. “Hands on” practice of techniques such as silk scarf bondage, low-temperature candle play and more will give you skills you can use at home! This class was featured in Philly’s City Paper in February 2001 and has been presented at the University of Pennsylvania, Black Rose, PEX Summerfest and the Beltane Sacred Sexuality festival as well as other place. 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.

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

Eventbrite - Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

PrettyMom Yoga 2Sunday, February 22nd at 1:00 pm

Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

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

Power Mesh croppedFriday, February 27th at 7:00 pm

Diving for Pearls: Cunnilingus 101 with Bitey Switch

Oral sex is fun for everyone! Becoming a cunning linguist, though, is usually wrongfully made out to be so much more complicated than any other sex act. Stop in to Passion101 Classes to bone up on your anatomy, learn new techniques, and add to your communication skills. Whether you plan on giving or receiving oral sex (or both), your sex life is bound to benefit from this class.

Bitey Switch doesn’t just teach classes– they are also a storyteller and a professional switch. They have been in the kink scene for three years . . . and have been juicing it up even longer than that! Throughout their various sexcapades, Bitey has picked up plenty of useful tips and tricks that they are happy to pass on to you!

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Eventbrite - Diving for Pearls: Leave the snorkel at home! with Bitey Switch

Mark your Calendars for upcoming classes and events (full listing soon): Saturday March 7, 2-4pm Erotic Hypnosis Basics with Bryan Cassidy Saturday March 7 4:30-6:30pm Hypnotic Arousal and Orgasm with Bryan Cassidy Friday March 13- Erotic Bellydance  with Tahnee Saturday March 21 Fireplay Intensive (3 classes) with Echo Friday March 27 Tantra Wisdom with Anita DeFrancesco

Join us for a FREE Anniversary Teach in Friday, February 6

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Curious about Passion 101 classes? What do we teach? Who are our teachers? Anyone who has read our site knows the basic information but nothing beats meeting our educators and getting a sense of how they teach and what topics they are versed in.

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That’s why Sexploratorium & Passion 101 are offering a FREE “Teach-in” with two 15 minute “mini classes” each hour from 7PM-10PM with instructors of our upcoming workshops.

Final Teach-in schedule will be posted here Wednesday, February 4.

Our company is celebrating on all three floors!

PASSIONAL Boutique celebrates- dance performers, interactive fittings & snacks

Sexploratorium celebrates with interactive massage, fire, bondage demos & drinks

Passion 101 celebrates with 3 hours of free mini-classes on kink, corsets, tantra &more

Tell a friend 
RSVP for this event and invite your favorite PASSIONAL people from the past 19 years to come along and ride with us on February 6

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Kink up your New Year!

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Saturday, January 24th at 2:00 pm

Formulating Powerful and Effective Erotic Suggestions with Bryan Cassidy

You don’t need to be a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in order to craft better hypnotic suggestions.  Join Bryan Cassidy to discover the basics of translating your desires into their desires—or is it the other way around?  Learn fun-da-mental patterns of influential language easy for subconscious minds to digest.  A great class for relatively new hypnotists looking to improve their success rates.

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Eventbrite - Formulating Powerful and Effective Erotic Suggestions with Bryan Cassidy

Saturday, January 24th at 4:30 pm

Frozen: How To Let It Go Through Hypnotic Objectification with Bryan Cassidy

Many of my trance partners say their favorite thing I make them do via hypnosis is absolutely nothing—by transforming them into a living, breathing inanimate object.  Many report experiencing a peace and serenity akin to the deepest meditation laced with a deep sexual thrill of delicious helplessness.  Learn how to craft safe, powerful suggestions to sculpt your own flesh-and-blood statues, dolls, robots, mindless drones, and more.  Or discover tips and tricks on how to become a better toy.  Who would have thought that being thoughtless could be so pleasurable?

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Eventbrite - Frozen: How To Let It Go Through Hypnotic Objectification with Bryan Cassidy

bryanCertified Master Hypnotherapist and Performance Hypnotist Bryan Cassidy has been putting people under hypnosis since the age of 11, when a book report for school sparked a lifelong interest in the field.  He has been studying and refining his craft ever since, training under such notables as Hypnosis Hall-of-Famer Bert Freeman and acclaimed hypnotist and trainer Brian David Phillips.

Bryan has presented in erotic hypnosis topics for national events including the New England Leather Association Fetish Flea, Spanksgiving, and FolsomFringe as well as the Arizona Power Exchange, Galleria Domain and Black Rose groups.  He has also had the honor of presenting at the New England, Midwest and Western Erotic Hypnosis Unconferences.

Certified in both Speed Trance and Erotic Hypnosis, Bryan is accredited through the National Society of Hypnotherapists and the Society of Experiential Trance. He owns Hypnotic Tranceformations–his private practice on Philadelphia’s Main Line–and is a founding member of Philadelphia’s Erotic Hypnosis Group. He enjoys falling snow and long walks in your mind.

Saturday, January 31st at 2:00 pm

Caning: Quiet, Sensual, Orgasmic – With WiseProtector

Broaden your perspective on caning with this all-inclusive class by Wise Protector. Learn how to vary the sensations in your scene, introducing your submissive to the feeling of your stern cane. Explore the different types of canes available to find the right sensation for you and your partner. Improve your technique and your connection with your slave, bottom or submissive. Learn how to cane with tender care, rhythmically and quietly (apartment dwellers rejoice!). Develop your skills, and your interest, with this in-depth lesson in sensual percussion play. If you have your own canes, bring a few to learn on. Some canes will be available for practicing less-painful techniques.

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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

Learn the things you really want to know in this engaging clinic with Wise Protector. Learn the techniques he’s famous for, including double or Florentine flogging, the slapping punch, fluid flogging, and erotic flogging—even bringing someone to orgasm with a flogging scene. Learn the body mechanics of a flogging scene and how to use them to your advantage, plus exercises to practice with and further your prowess. If you have a favorite flogger or your very own collection, bring a few to test your new skills. Practice floggers will be provided for those who need them.

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Eventbrite - Flogging 201: Hands on Flogging Clinic with WiseProtector

WiseProtectorStarting 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 and Sexploratorium.

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.  

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR
UPCOMING FEBRUARY CLASSES  & EVENTS

Friday, February 6, 7-10PM
19th Anniversary Teach-in
Meet and learn with presenters of upcoming Passion 101 workshops FREE with refreshments, in-store demos and performances.

Thursday, February 12, 7-9PM
Rope 101: Tying and Untying with Belle-

Friday, February 13, 7-9pm
Sensual Massage 101 with Gin Temoshawsky 

Saturday February 14, 5-7 pm
Kink it up a Notch with Samantha Turnpike

Thurs February 19, 7-9 pm
Rope Bite Skill Share

Friday February 20, 7-9pm
Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

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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Eventbrite - Fireplay intensive with Echo’s Fire

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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Eventbrite - Corsets for Fashion and Functionwith Tahnee

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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Eventbrite - Needleplay 101 with Thain

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