Valentine’s Day Lasts All Month with Passion 101 Classes!

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Saturday February 6th, 3:30-5:30pm – 20th GLAMiversary Reception
@ Old Pine Community Center – 401 Lombard Street

Join Fetishes Boutique/PASSIONAL/Sexploratorium alumni, staff and longtime friends for a private 21+ reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of KDM Enterprises! Refreshments snacks, fashion shows and live demos for two relaxed and fun filled hours will be followed by an informal parade over in the direction the Liberty City Kings Vixens & Vagabonds show. Dress code is casual to GLAMourous and includes ID indicating that you are of drinking age.
Note: Tickets can be sold a maxiumum of 2 per transaction, so if you are purchasing for a group, you will either need to contact the organizer or do multiple transactions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Eventbrite - 20th GLAMiversary Reception

Sunday February 7th, 11am-4pm – Cafe Kink – Sinful Sunday Brunch
@ Boyler Room – 328 South Street, 2nd Floor

sundaybrunch.jpgOne last excuse to don you favorite Glam apparel for a revisitaion of Philly’s classic interactive “dinner theater” style play party that is being done as a brunch party! Dress up, order your favorite items from the menu and bar, and get your play on independently or as a part of our party games. Lorelei DeWinter will be wrapping up her birthday weekend with cake and birthday spankings!

Eventbrite - Cafe Kink - Sinful Sunday Brunch

Thursday February 11th, 6-8pm – Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky DoolittleDucky

Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Ducky Doolittle is here to teach you how to swim. She will demystify the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles, and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips & techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. Walk away understanding why some touches deliver amazing stimulation and how to draw deeper orgasmic responses. This class is for women and those who love women. It is perfect for anyone who has never had an orgasm, has questions about female orgasms, those looking to have or give bigger orgasms.

Ducky is the author of Sex With The Lights On: 200 Illuminating Sex Questions Answered. She has spent the last two decades working in the field of sexuality. She is a certified emergency room Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Counselor and has trained with Planned Parenthood in comprehensive STD prevention and comprehensive & medically accurate sex education. Ducky tours internationally, performing on campuses, medical schools, bachelorette parties, homeless youth drop-in centers, book clubs, church groups, sex shops and anywhere else she can gather a crowd. She has appeared on HBO’s Real Sex, The Morning Show, MTV, NPR, The Howard Stern Show, and Playboy TV…to name a few. Ducky’s unabashed openness about her life developed into a successful career as a journalist and advice columnist. Over the years she has used her writing and sense of humor to pursue her deep lust for knowledge and understanding in regard to sexuality, class, race, gender, culture, compassion and human rights. She was also awarded a fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category of non-fiction literature.

Eventbrite - Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle

Friday February 12th, 7-9pm – Lover’s Knots with Lorelei deWinter

Begin your weekend of love with Lorelei deWinter as she teaches the basics and tricks of sensual rope bondage. In class instruction and hands on lessons to learn how to use the humble rope to bring you lover to sensual ecstasy. Bondage is not just punishment and pain, but a tool to fulfill you hottest fansaties. Get the awkwardness and nerves out of bondage with Lorelei so you can be smooth as silk when the moments get intimate.
Whether you identify as top, bottom, dominate, submissive or all the beautiful sexual diversity, this class is hands-on and everyone ties and will be tied. Dress in comfy clothes and bring what rope you have. Lorelei will make recommendations and give a few tips on how everyday objects and be adapted. If you’re concerned out flexibility or physical hurdles, do not fret! Lorelei will show you ways to tailor poses and ties so everyone can enjoy.

Lorelei deWinter has earned her stripes as a Diabolique Ball model, becoming board member and event chair. She donated her body to education as Veronica Bound’s rope demo model and has earned a reputation for teaching classes with hands tied behind her back; seriously. Trained by the world renowned Midori in the art of Shibari, she is turning her years of experience and education on the masses to help everyone enjoy rope bondage.

Eventbrite - Lover's Knots with Lorelai deWinter

Thursday February 18th, 7-9pm – Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

SOJreclineIn this class, you will learn about safety, hygiene, and using various types of lube, toys, tongues, communication, fingers,  and cocks for people of all genders and D/s roles to engage in pain-free and pleasurable anal play as well as techniques for prostate and g-spot stimulation via the anus.

Strap-on Jo  is a poly queer bi switch whose love affair with other people’s anuses went from private kink to professional calling when  she worked for six years as a non-domme professional prostate massager.  Now a certified sexological bodyworker, Jo’s focus is on sex education and coaching. Her approach is practical, sex-positive, tantric-friendly, kink-positive, empathic, and non-judgemental, using tools like massage, breathwork, guided visualization, and education to help you experience more pleasure alone and with partners.

Eventbrite - Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

Friday February 19th, 7-9pm – Foot Massage with Gingin updated pic

You’ve got to love your feet, they do so much for you. Attend this class to learn how to
show some appreciation through pampering and massage of feet for yourself or a partner. Learn about a variety of fun and useful oils and lotions that are especially great for foot treatments along with fun and effective techniques to soothe and amaze. Bring your hands, feet, and a small towel.

Gin 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.

Eventbrite - Foot Massage with Gin

Saturday February 20th, 2-4pm – Intimate Rituals with Raymond Wise

Do you have any BDSM Rituals? If you’ve taken the time to develop one, it already means something. Think about the ritual you’re involved in, and what kind of feelings come from that. Would you like that feeling to be stronger? Even more profound? What if the ritual included the values you share with your partner? Not just from words that you speak, but the actions of the ritual that put you both on the same page in a way that both of you can feel. When I first developed my BDSM rituals, the main purpose was to slow down, focus, and make a transition from whatever we were doing before. I started the ritual as a way to allow both myself and my submissive to get into the right frame of mind, to make the transition from the outside world to our own private world of Dominance and submission. Our ritual gives us a moment to breathe and connect. Our ritual makes our roles clear and gets us into the right frame of mind to perform our roles. In our lives, we have many roles. Worker, lover, parent, employee/employer. Roles are real. Rituals can help you get to where you need to be, to take on that role to the fullest and make it more meaningful.

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.

Eventbrite - Intimate Rituals with Raymond Wise

Saturday February 20th, 5-8pm – Flogging 101: Extended Workshop & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Learn the basics of flogging! Topics include:
– Motivation and understanding from top to bottom
– Connection: That’s the real secret.
– Safety Third! (Only because it’s the thing we’ll be covering.)
– Boredom and the art of flogging: When it looks really boring, it might be sublime. REALLY understanding what’s going on.
– Effective flogging
– What’s Spinach Got to Do With It? Double flogging and what I learned from a total green newbie in BDSM. There’s more than just how to double flog. Learning from others.
This 3 hour workshop includes a demonstration of a flogging scene and hands on training (bring a flogger or two, medium length 14” – 18” would be best). Floggers will also be provided for practice.

*Demonstration contains nudity*

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, and more.
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.

Eventbrite - Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Sunday February 21st, 6-8pm – Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

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 previous 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.

Eventbrite - Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

anitaThursday February 25th, 5-7pm – Empower Your Male (Men Only) with Anita

This is a class for men who want to transform themselves and move through life with authenticity, strength, and integrity. Men frequently struggle with issues of masculinity. This can affect all areas of your life from women to your career. Men often feel that something is missing, but can’t quite figure out what it is. This class will let you clear up your mental blockages, physical blockages, shame, and other attitudes that you picked up along the way which interfere with your ability to be the powerful man you can be! How you present yourself to the world is the most important work you can do!! Get this right, and you’ll have an asset that will guide you through all areas of your life.
The following areas will be covered:
– Developing authentic Masculine Presence, Power, and Energy
– Cultivate the Chi of Sex
– Integrate your physical, emotional and sexual wholeness
– Understand and be received by women

We will work with communication and breathing exercises. This is a safe space for you to connect, have fun, and find your real self. We will also discuss an upcoming seminar which will take the process a step further and allow you to develop skills to understand that most mysterious of creatures – WOMAN !! This is not something you’re born with, but you do need a framework to understand how this works.

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.

Eventbrite - Empower Your Male (Men Only) with Anita

KaliFriday February 26th, 7-9pm – Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

A workshop on the psychology of power exchange for couples. 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 it 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, and the Beltane Sacred Sexuality festival.

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.”

Eventbrite - Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

Saturday February 27th: A Day of Burlesque with Honey Tree Evil Eye

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2-4pm – Burlesque 101 with HoneyTree EvilEye

Whether you want to twirl your tassels on a big stage under bright lights or are looking to put on a private show at home, this class will walk you through the basics of putting together a sexy burlesque number.
Learn the origins of a recently revived art and develop your own style with amplified seductiveness. There’s room in burlesque for every look, philosophy and body, so let your inner diva swim to the surface!

Eventbrite - Burlesque 101 with HoneyTree EvilEye

5-7pm – Burlesque 201 with HoneyTree EvilEye

You’ve got the background and basics, now it’s time to take your performance to the next level!
Burlesque 201 will include:
– Elements of costuming, makeup and hair
– Developing stage presence,
– Cultivating patterns of movement by integrating lessons from dance and modeling,
– Making the most of reveals,
– Honing crowd work skills

Eventbrite - Burlesque 101 with HoneyTree EvilEye

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday March 4th, 7-9pm – Kinky Massage with Gin

Massage is so gentle, soothing, and relaxing. No, wait, that’s not this class. Excite your senses with a kinky menu of touches and toys. Learn to visit teases and thrills upon the body and mind of your partner with bondage and a wild tour of sensations from deprivation to intense experiences and feelings.

In this class, you will be introduced to incorporating electric and vibration devices, feathers, wartenberg wheels, brushes, cold and hot, impact tools, clamps, and whatever else your mood and imagination call for. Yes, you will sit through a lecture and demonstration on safety and permission before the fun begins because serious injury isn’t fun. You will learn a few basic light massage techniques to use before, during, and/or after your chosen delights. After a few warm up strokes, the action begins with demonstrations of a wicked assortment of devious pleasures.

Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or groups of any number and to be prepared with a towel or blanket for hands on practice time together. Every participant is free to pick and choose which elements they wish to practice or have practiced on them and which ones get a red light.

Gin 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.

Eventbrite - Kinky Massage with Gin

Saturday March 26th, 3-5pm – Sexual Wellness with Dr. Timaree timareeSchmit

Do you love your body? We’re flooded with images of what bodies are “good enough” and “sexy” and worth loving, but short on ways to find real body love. Discovering a wellness routine that works for you can mean finding that fulfilling mind-body connection and a healthier body image. Learn about the fundamentals of exercise science (from cardiovascular endurance, strength, toning, and flexibility) and how to design a workout that you’ll love (and that will help you in the bedroom as well). Whatever your goals may be, we’ll keep the emphasis on loving your body for what it does for you, not just its appearance. We’ll also go over the interaction between fitness/wellness and sexuality and discuss what kinds of exercises can improve your sexual experience, including increased stamina, improved flexibility and a greater diversity of pleasurable positions.

Dr. Timaree Schmit has a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University- where she is now an instructor, along with West Chester University. She is also a certified fitness instructor, as well as a regular contributor to Philly Weekly and Philly.com. Her passion is bringing rational, empirically-based sex-positive information to the world, empowering others to celebrate their bodies, build intimacy and experience pleasure. Reach Dr. Timaree at sexwithtimaree@gmail.com

Eventbrite - Sexual Wellness with Dr. Timaree Schmit

Turn Up the Heat: January’s Sex Ed Curriculum

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gin updated picFriday January 8th, 7-9pm – Bondage Massage with Gin

Spice up your romantic resume with sensuous bondage massage. Discover the pleasures of velvets, furs, silks, and more across the skin combined with the thrills and even freedom in being bound while experiencing loving sensations and teases. Learn about communicating clearly and openly with and without speaking before, during, and after your massage. Explore different options in bondage mediums as well as positioning to enhance your goals and mutual pleasure.

Don’t forget about the massage! Touch is so important and an amazing way to learn about and bond with one another. Now that you have your partner where you want them, you better have a plan for what to do next. Learn a variety of techniques using either your hands or simple pleasure tools to give your bound partner a thrilling ride through multiple areas of pleasure, excitement, and relaxation.

Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or larger groups and to be prepared with a towel or blanket for hands on partner practice. Feel free to bring your own bondage supplies if you have them and wish to discuss or practice with them in class. For your convenience and pleasure the store has many options for sale to suit your desires and needs.

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.

Eventbrite - Bondage Massage with Gin

Tuesday January 12th, 6-8pm – Dropping the Hint, Not the Ball! Flirtingandreshakti.jpeg
101 with Andre Shakti

Sadly, in today’s “how-to” age, there are more contradictory and harmful myths about flirting floating around out there than there is practical advice. “Don’t fuck on the first date!” “Play hard to get!” “Don’t talk about past relationships!” “Wear something flattering, but not too conservative or revealing!” Hardly ever do the instructions given account for diversity in sexual orientation, gender identity, or relationship style, let alone personal preference! Join performer, educator, and professional flirt Andre Shakti as she identifies the self-imposed “roadblocks” that make flirting difficult and works with your individual personality style to maximize your success without losing sight of who you are and what you REALLY want!

Andre is an activist, educator, producer, writer, and sex worker. She graduated cum laude from Towson University in Maryland with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and LGBT Studies in 2010. She worked in HIV risk assessment, harm reduction education, and community activism in Baltimore from 2008-2011, studied at San Francisco State University’s National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC) in 2010, and graduated from San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)’s Sex Educator Training in Fall 2013. She held educator and sales associate positions at sex-positive adult boutiques Sugar (Baltimore, MD) and Feelmore510 (Oakland, CA), frequently writes about the sex industry for Cosmopolitan online, and is currently working on an anthology of sex worker anecdotes for publication by ThreeLMedia. She has taught classes, moderated panels, and filmed instructional clips for Dark Odyssey, Sugar, The Garden, PassionateU, KinkU, Feelmore510, Towson University, University of Maryland, The Feminist Porn Conference, International Ms Leather, The San Francisco Armory, Pure Pleasure, and many more. To access her blog and calendar of events, please visit AndreShaktiXXX.com (NSFW).

Eventbrite - Dropping the Hint, Not the Ball! Flirting 101 with Andre Shakti

anitaFriday January 15th, 7-9pm – Develop Sexual Consciousness with Anita

When we think of sex we think of a physical connection; when we become aware, we then tap into the higher states of our consciousness thus, creating the spirit essence of our being. That is where I want to enlighten you in this workshop. Exploring the higher dimensions of your physical reality with your spiritual self brings a more solid foundation of love, passion and intimacy. Learn how to connect and open to the deeper connection of your body. Male bodies can learn to extend and multiply the pleasure while female bodies can learn to strengthen the orgasmic response. Learn to bring together your Shiva and Shakti as one within yourself. We will practice Tantra Wisdom exercises to include fire orgasm breath to open up the chakra channels, movement meditative undulations to bring about freedom of the senses, and communication to bring words to what we are feeling. Workshop is open to singles and couples. Expect to work with partners in the class.

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.

Eventbrite - Develop Sexual Consciousness with Anita

Sunday January 24th, 7-9pm – 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!

Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Friday January 29th, 7-8:30pm – Queer Open Relationship/Polyamorous Discussion Group

This Discussion Group – facilitated by Lenore Jefford, LPC and Lisa Kaye, CMT – is designed for anyone who identifies as Queer (for our purposes Gay, Lesbian, Bi or Trans) who is interested in or currently in an Open relationship or Poly configuration. We created this discussion forum specifically for Queer folks (GLBTQI) as a safe space to learn more about Open relationships and/or Poly living. The Open Relationship or Poly meet-ups and events in Philadelphia are mostly heteronormative and, although, not unwelcoming or exclusive, seem to miss or misunderstand the specific needs of Queer identified folks. We hope to facilitate questions and create an open arena for discussion so folks considering this lifestyle may benefit from the experience of those currently living it. Likewise, we hope this discussion group may provide a community of like minded folks to support and encourage one another in this unique journey.

Lenore Jefford is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Mt. Airy for the last 9 years. She recently completed the Sex Therapy Certification at Council for Relationships in Center City. She specializes in LGBTQI cases in her practice, including couples work and has extensive experience with treating all types of trauma. Lisa Kaye is a Licensed Massage Therapist in PA. She has been in private practice for 20 years. She specializes in Myofacial Release, a deep tissue modality. Lenore and Lisa have been together for 12 years.

Tickets can be purchased online or in-store for a sliding-scale donation of $5-$15, $10 recommended. (Online purchases are recommended so we can gauge attendance)

Eventbrite - Queer Open Relationship/Polyamorous Discussion Group

Sunday January 31st, 2-5pm – Caning 101 with Raymond WiseWiseProtector

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. The workshop is 3 hours and includes a full scene, an example of how a scene can look and work. And there will be times for hands on experiences if you have a partner with you.

*Live demo contains nudity*

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.
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.

Eventbrite - Caning 101 with Raymond Wise

Sunday January 31st, 6-8pm – Connections: Putting Emotions Into Play with Raymond Wise

For most BDSM players, bringing the bottom into spacey, happy place that all partners can witness and experiencing a good connection is the focus of play. Building to the point of euphoria has way more to do with communication, emotion, and what’s going on inside our minds than physical technique. There’s all sorts of ways to get to “sub-space” and to empathetically enjoy the high of a partner. This workshop focuses on the idea of connecting with your partner, mentally, emotionally as well as physically. There are ways to connect in any situation, from first time play partners, to intensifying what you already have naturally with a long term, loving partner. You’ll get a chance to try some of the ideas and you can pick what fits for you.

Eventbrite - Connections: Putting Emotions Into Play with Raymond Wise

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MORE CLASSES THIS WINTER

Saturday February 6th, 3:30-5:30pm – 20th GLAMiversary Reception
@ Old Pine Community Center – 401 Lombard Street

Join Fetishes Boutique/PASSIONAL/Sexploratorium alumni, staff and longtime friends for a private 21+ reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of KDM Enterprises! Refreshments snacks, fashion shows and live demos for two relaxed and fun filled hours will be followed by an informal parade over in the direction the Liberty City Kings Vixens & Vagabonds show. Dress code is casual to GLAMourous and includes ID indicating that you are of drinking age.
Note: Tickets can be sold a maxiumum of 2 per transaction, so if you are purchasing for a group, you will either need to contact the organizer or do multiple transactions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Eventbrite - 20th GLAMiversary Reception

Sunday February 7th, 11am-4pm – Cafe Kink – Sinful Sunday Brunch
@ Boyler Room – 328 South Street, 2nd Floor

sundaybrunch.jpgOne last excuse to don you favorite Glam apparel for a revisitaion of Philly’s classic interactive “dinner theater” style play party that is being done as a brunch party! Dress up, order your favorite items from the menu and bar, and get your play on independently or as a part of our party games. Lorelei DeWinter will be wrapping up her birthday weekend with cake and birthday spankings!

Eventbrite - Cafe Kink - Sinful Sunday Brunch

Thursday February 11th, 6-8pm – Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky DoolittleDucky

Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Ducky Doolittle is here to teach you how to swim. She will demystify the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles, and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips & techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. Walk away understanding why some touches deliver amazing stimulation and how to draw deeper orgasmic responses. This class is for women and those who love women. It is perfect for anyone who has never had an orgasm, has questions about female orgasms, those looking to have or give bigger orgasms.

Ducky is the author of Sex With The Lights On: 200 Illuminating Sex Questions Answered. She has spent the last two decades working in the field of sexuality. She is a certified emergency room Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Counselor and has trained with Planned Parenthood in comprehensive STD prevention and comprehensive & medically accurate sex education. Ducky tours internationally, performing on campuses, medical schools, bachelorette parties, homeless youth drop-in centers, book clubs, church groups, sex shops and anywhere else she can gather a crowd. She has appeared on HBO’s Real Sex, The Morning Show, MTV, NPR, The Howard Stern Show, and Playboy TV…to name a few. Ducky’s unabashed openness about her life developed into a successful career as a journalist and advice columnist. Over the years she has used her writing and sense of humor to pursue her deep lust for knowledge and understanding in regard to sexuality, class, race, gender, culture, compassion and human rights. She was also awarded a fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category of non-fiction literature.

Eventbrite - Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle

Friday February 12th, 7-9pm – Lover’s Knots with Lorelei deWinter

Begin your weekend of love with Lorelei deWinter as she teaches the basics and tricks of sensual rope bondage. In class instruction and hands on lessons to learn how to use the humble rope to bring you lover to sensual ecstasy. Bondage is not just punishment and pain, but a tool to fulfill you hottest fansaties. Get the awkwardness and nerves out of bondage with Lorelei so you can be smooth as silk when the moments get intimate.
Whether you identify as top, bottom, dominate, submissive or all the beautiful sexual diversity, this class is hands-on and everyone ties and will be tied. Dress in comfy clothes and bring what rope you have. Lorelei will make recommendations and give a few tips on how everyday objects and be adapted. If you’re concerned out flexibility or physical hurdles, do not fret! Lorelei will show you ways to tailor poses and ties so everyone can enjoy.

Lorelei deWinter has earned her stripes as a Diabolique Ball model, becoming board member and event chair. She donated her body to education as Veronica Bound’s rope demo model and has earned a reputation for teaching classes with hands tied behind her back; seriously. Trained by the world renowned Midori in the art of Shibari, she is turning her years of experience and education on the masses to help everyone enjoy rope bondage.

Eventbrite - Lover's Knots with Lorelai deWinter

Thursday February 18th, 7-9pm – Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

SOJreclineIn this class, you will learn about safety, hygiene, and using various types of lube, toys, tongues, communication, fingers,  and cocks for people of all genders and D/s roles to engage in pain-free and pleasurable anal play as well as techniques for prostate and g-spot stimulation via the anus.

Strap-on Jo  is a poly queer bi switch whose love affair with other people’s anuses went from private kink to professional calling when  she worked for six years as a non-domme professional prostate massager.  Now a certified sexological bodyworker, Jo’s focus is on sex education and coaching. Her approach is practical, sex-positive, tantric-friendly, kink-positive, empathic, and non-judgemental, using tools like massage, breathwork, guided visualization, and education to help you experience more pleasure alone and with partners.

Eventbrite - Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

Friday February 19th, 7-9pm – Foot Massage with Gin

You’ve got to love your feet, they do so much for you. Attend this class to learn how to show some appreciation through pampering and massage of feet for yourself or a partner. Learn about a variety of fun and useful oils and lotions that are especially great for foot treatments along with fun and effective techniques to soothe and amaze. Bring your hands, feet, and a small towel.

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.

Eventbrite - Foot Massage with Gin

Saturday February 20th, 2-4pm – Intimate Rituals with Raymond Wise

Do you have any BDSM Rituals? If you’ve taken the time to develop one, it already means something. Think about the ritual you’re involved in, and what kind of feelings come from that. Would you like that feeling to be stronger? Even more profound? What if the ritual included the values you share with your partner? Not just from words that you speak, but the actions of the ritual that put you both on the same page in a way that both of you can feel. When I first developed my BDSM rituals, the main purpose was to slow down, focus, and make a transition from whatever we were doing before. I started the ritual as a way to allow both myself and my submissive to get into the right frame of mind, to make the transition from the outside world to our own private world of Dominance and submission. Our ritual gives us a moment to breathe and connect. Our ritual makes our roles clear and gets us into the right frame of mind to perform our roles. In our lives, we have many roles. Worker, lover, parent, employee/employer. Roles are real. Rituals can help you get to where you need to be, to take on that role to the fullest and make it more meaningful.

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.

Eventbrite - Intimate Rituals with Raymond Wise

Saturday February 20th, 5-8pm – Flogging 101: Extended Workshop & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Learn the basics of flogging! Topics include:
– Motivation and understanding from top to bottom
– Connection: That’s the real secret.
– Safety Third! (Only because it’s the thing we’ll be covering.)
– Boredom and the art of flogging: When it looks really boring, it might be sublime. REALLY understanding what’s going on.
– Effective flogging
– What’s Spinach Got to Do With It? Double flogging and what I learned from a total green newbie in BDSM. There’s more than just how to double flog. Learning from others.
This 3 hour workshop includes a demonstration of a flogging scene and hands on training (bring a flogger or two, medium length 14” – 18” would be best). Floggers will also be provided for practice.

*Demonstration contains nudity*

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, and more.
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.

Eventbrite - Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Sunday February 21st, 6-8pm – Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

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 previous 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.

Eventbrite - Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

KaliFriday February 26th, 7-9pm – Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

A workshop on the psychology of power exchange for couples. 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 it 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, and the Beltane Sacred Sexuality festival.

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.”

Eventbrite - Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

Friday March 4th, 7-9pm – Kinky Massage with Gin

Massage is so gentle, soothing, and relaxing. No, wait, that’s not this class. Excite your senses with a kinky menu of touches and toys. Learn to visit teases and thrills upon the body and mind of your partner with bondage and a wild tour of sensations from deprivation to intense experiences and feelings.

In this class, you will be introduced to incorporating electric and vibration devices, feathers, wartenberg wheels, brushes, cold and hot, impact tools, clamps, and whatever else your mood and imagination call for. Yes, you will sit through a lecture and demonstration on safety and permission before the fun begins because serious injury isn’t fun. You will learn a few basic light massage techniques to use before, during, and/or after your chosen delights. After a few warm up strokes, the action begins with demonstrations of a wicked assortment of devious pleasures.

Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or groups of any number and to be prepared with a towel or blanket for hands on practice time together. Every participant is free to pick and choose which elements they wish to practice or have practiced on them and which ones get a red light.

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.

Eventbrite - Kinky Massage with Gin

Saturday March 26th, 3-5pm – Sexual Wellness with Dr. Timaree timareeSchmit

Do you love your body? We’re flooded with images of what bodies are “good enough” and “sexy” and worth loving, but short on ways to find real body love. Discovering a wellness routine that works for you can mean finding that fulfilling mind-body connection and a healthier body image. Learn about the fundamentals of exercise science (from cardiovascular endurance, strength, toning, and flexibility) and how to design a workout that you’ll love (and that will help you in the bedroom as well). Whatever your goals may be, we’ll keep the emphasis on loving your body for what it does for you, not just its appearance. We’ll also go over the interaction between fitness/wellness and sexuality and discuss what kinds of exercises can improve your sexual experience, including increased stamina, improved flexibility and a greater diversity of pleasurable positions.

Dr. Timaree Schmit has a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University- where she is now an instructor, along with West Chester University. She is also a certified fitness instructor, as well as a regular contributor to Philly Weekly and Philly.com. Her passion is bringing rational, empirically-based sex-positive information to the world, empowering others to celebrate their bodies, build intimacy and experience pleasure. Reach Dr. Timaree at sexwithtimaree@gmail.com

Eventbrite - Sexual Wellness with Dr. Timaree Schmit

Hot Decemburr – Partner Massage & Tantra, Kink 101, Bondage Flogging, & More!

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Friday December 4th, 7-9pm
Gin’s Partner Massage

gin updated picLearn 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 than 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.

Eventbrite - Gin's Partner Massage

Thursday December 10th, 7-9pm
Let Love In: Tantra Wisdom Gathering for Couples
with Anita

anita*This edition of Anita’s Tantra Wisdom Gathering is specifically for couples*! It is a time for new beginnings, love and friendship. This gathering is an opportunity to connect, explore and develop the mind, body and soul with the intention to love. When we love we have everything. Dive in and experience your senses and come alive to your sexuality.  Explore depths of innateness and understand your sensual foundation. Learn how to balance giving and receiving.  We will explore the differences in the active/receptive energies. Move from pain and hidden wounds to harmony, energy and more open love.
Boundaries will be explored as we learn to love more deeply.  Come and celebrate your divine being. Open to all singles and couples and beginners.Expect to interact with other divine sacred beings in safe connection practices.

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.

Eventbrite - Let Love In: Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

Friday December 11th, 7-9pm –
Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics
with Samantha Turnpike

SamanthaTurnpikeCurious 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 boundgagged, and begging for more.

You may know her as the previous 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.

Eventbrite - Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

Friday December 18th, 7-9pm –
Sex Bondage Made Simple with Veronica Bound

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 5.29.03 PMPractical, simple and sexy rope bondage for all kinky lovers who think they’re all thumbs or intimidated by rope. By the time you leave this class, you will impress yourself with the bondage skills you have.Single column and double column ties, breast and genital bondage. Creative sex bondage positions with common household furniture will be demonstrated.

Veronica Bound is a dominatrix whose sex positive workshops explore the diversity of human sexuality in a fun, comfortable and safe environment. Complex psychological issues are discussed along with topics of emotional and physical safety. Compassionate and consensual interaction is always stressed.

Eventbrite - Sex Bondage Made Simple with Veronica Bound

Saturday December 19th 1-4pm –
Spanking 101 Extended Workshop:
Demo & Hands-On Training
with Raymond Wise

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One of the most iconic, basic kinks, spanking doesn’t require any equipment and is one of the more intimate sorts of impact play. Find out how you can use spanking to meet physical, mental and emotional needs.
Learn some of the reasons people indulge in spanking whether it’s control, passivity, catharsis, tribulation ordeal stamina, humiliation and release/sensation as well as how to realize common fantasies including misbehavior/punishment, power play, discipline, captivity, property and age play. Learn the warnings and rewards related to exploring dark places, basic anatomy and arousal, hands and implements, positions, prevention and healing of injuries and more!

Eventbrite - Spanking 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Saturday December 19th, 5-8pm –
Flogging 101 Extended Workshop:
Demo & Hands-On Training
with Raymond Wise

Learn the basics of flogging! Topics include:
– Motivation and understanding from top to bottom
– Connection: That’s the real secret.
– Safety Third! (Only because it’s the thing we’ll be covering.)
– Boredom and the art of flogging: When it looks really boring, it might be sublime. REALLY understanding what’s going on.
– Effective flogging
– What’s Spinach Got to Do With It? Double flogging and what I learned from a total green newbie in BDSM. There’s more than just how to double flog. Learning from others.
Location for this workshop is two blocks from Sexploratorium. Location details will be emailed to registered students.

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 elsewhere . 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.

Eventbrite - Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise


MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MORE CLASSES THIS WINTER

Friday January 8th, 7-9pm – Bondage Massage with Gin

Spice up your romantic resume with sensuous bondage massage. Discover the pleasures of velvets, furs, silks, and more across the skin combined with the thrills and even freedom in being bound while experiencing loving sensations and teases. Learn about communicating clearly and openly with and without speaking before, during, and after your massage. Explore different options in bondage mediums as well as positioning to enhance your goals and mutual pleasure.

Don’t forget about the massage! Touch is so important and an amazing way to learn about and bond with one another. Now that you have your partner where you want them, you better have a plan for what to do next. Learn a variety of techniques using either your hands or simple pleasure tools to give your bound partner a thrilling ride through multiple areas of pleasure, excitement, and relaxation.

Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or larger groups and to be prepared with a towel or blanket for hands on partner practice. Feel free to bring your own bondage supplies if you have them and wish to discuss or practice with them in class. For your convenience and pleasure the store has many options for sale to suit your desires and needs.

 

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.

Eventbrite - Bondage Massage with Gin

Sunday January 31st, 2-5pm – Caning 101 with Raymond Wise

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. The workshop is 3 hours and includes a full scene, an example of how a scene can look and work. And there will be times for hands on experiences if you have a partner with you.

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.
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.

Eventbrite - Caning 101 with Raymond Wise

Sunday January 31st, 6-8pm – Connections: Putting Emotions Into Play with Raymond Wise

For most BDSM players, bringing the bottom into spacey, happy place that all partners can witness and experiencing a good connection is the focus of play. Building to the point of euphoria has way more to do with communication, emotion, and what’s going on inside our minds than physical technique. There’s all sorts of ways to get to “sub-space” and to empathetically enjoy the high of a partner. This workshop focuses on the idea of connecting with your partner, mentally, emotionally as well as physically. There are ways to connect in any situation, from first time play partners, to intensifying what you already have naturally with a long term, loving partner. You’ll get a chance to try some of the ideas and you can pick what fits for you.

Eventbrite - Connections: Putting Emotions Into Play with Raymond Wise

Thursday February 18th, 7-9pm – Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

SOJreclineIn this class, you will learn about safety, hygiene, and using various types of lube, toys, tongues, communication, fingers,  and cocks for people of all genders and D/s roles to engage in pain-free and pleasurable anal play as well as techniques for prostate and g-spot stimulation via the anus.

Strap-on Jo  is a poly queer bi switch whose love affair with other people’s anuses went from private kink to professional calling when  she worked for six years as a non-domme professional prostate massager.  Now a certified sexological bodyworker, Jo’s focus is on sex education and coaching. Her approach is practical, sex-positive, tantric-friendly, kink-positive, empathic, and non-judgemental, using tools like massage, breathwork, guided visualization, and education to help you experience more pleasure alone and with partners.

Eventbrite - Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

Friday February 19th, 7-9pm – Foot Massage with Gin

You’ve got to love your feet, they do so much for you. Attend this class to learn how to show some appreciation through pampering and massage of feet for yourself or a partner. Learn about a variety of fun and useful oils and lotions that are especially great for foot treatments along with fun and effective techniques to soothe and amaze. Bring your hands, feet, and a small towel.

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.

Eventbrite - Foot Massage with Gin

Friday March 4th, 7-9pm – Kinky Massage with Gin

Massage is so gentle, soothing, and relaxing. No, wait, that’s not this class. Excite your senses with a kinky menu of touches and toys. Learn to visit teases and thrills upon the body and mind of your partner with bondage and a wild tour of sensations from deprivation to intense experiences and feelings.

In this class, you will be introduced to incorporating electric and vibration devices, feathers, wartenberg wheels, brushes, cold and hot, impact tools, clamps, and whatever else your mood and imagination call for. Yes, you will sit through a lecture and demonstration on safety and permission before the fun begins because serious injury isn’t fun. You will learn a few basic light massage techniques to use before, during, and/or after your chosen delights. After a few warm up strokes, the action begins with demonstrations of a wicked assortment of devious pleasures.

Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or groups of any number and to be prepared with a towel or blanket for hands on practice time together. Every participant is free to pick and choose which elements they wish to practice or have practiced on them and which ones get a red light.

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.

Eventbrite - Kinky Massage with Gin

 

November Classes are in Session!: Tantra, Kink 101, Sexual Wellness, Nude Partner Yoga, G-Spotting!, Caning, & More!

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Friday November 6th, 7-9pm – Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

It is a time for new beginnings, love and friendship. This gathering is an opportunity to connect, explore and develop the mind, anitabody and soul with the intention to love. When we love we have everything. Dive in and experience your senses and come alive to your sexuality.  Explore depths of innateness and understand your sensual foundation. Learn how to balance giving and receiving.  We will explore the differences in the active/receptive energies. Move from pain and hidden wounds to harmony, energy and more open love. Boundaries will be explored as we learn to love more deeply.  Come and celebrate your divine being. Open to all singles and couples and beginners. Expect to interact with other divine sacred beings in safe connection practices.

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.

Eventbrite - Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

Saturday November 7th, 3-5pm – Kink Your Own Adventure with Ashley

Have you always been curious about kink and BDSM,but unsure where to start? This class will encompass some of the basics of BDSM  as well as ways to incorporate kinky play into your sexual adventure. Together we will explore and practice using elements of sensation and power to transport you and your lover to new levels of erotic experience. This class welcomes beginner-level attendees of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship statuses, so pack your enthusiasm and come ready to set foot in exciting territory!

Ashley is an upbeat, enthusiastic sexuality educator with a passion for empowering others on their sexual journeys. Currently pursuing her masters of education degree in Human Sexuality Studies, Ashley advocates for transcending the academic and making sexual knowledge inclusive and accessible to all. In particular, her favorite subjects to geek out and teach about are sex and power, BDSM/kink, and sexuality-based communities or subcultures.

Eventbrite - Kink Your Own Adventure with Ashley

Saturday November 7th, 7-9pm – Sexual Fitness: Improving Desire and Performance Naturally with Gerald

Learn ways to improve sexual desire and performance (ability to perform and how one performs), naturally. SexualScreen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.14.08 PM
performance and desire can be rooted in physical and psychological wellbeing. Gender differences will be discussed along with specific research-based recommendations. A wonderful aspect of the research is that sexual fitness works for
people over 40!

Dr. Gerald Martin is a doctor of Kinesiology and Certified Health Coach with the American Council on Exercise. He has over 20 years of martial arts experience and uses that experience with his health coaching. Philosophically, he focusses on helping people live the healthiest life possible, within their life circumstances. This includes addressing sexual desire and performance.

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Thursday November 12th, 7-9pm – 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!

Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Friday November 13th, 7-9pm – G Marks The Spot! with Andrea Renae 

Oh, the G-spot. That magical place we hear about every 6 months, when someone publishes an article attempting to disprove its existence. These articles provoke a lot of questions. Is it real, or is it something sex toy manufacturers fabricated to sell more vibrators? If it exists, what is it really? Where is it? Do I have one?

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Does it actually help people squirt? Is squirt really just pee? Join sex educator Andrea Renae for a thrilling adventure to find the mysterious g-spot. Here, you’ll learn the answers to all those burning questions, plus info on best positions for g-spot play, g-spot toys, and some tips on squirting.

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.
Eventbrite - G Marks The Spot! with Andrea Renae

ashleymantaNovember 20-21 Classes with Ashley Manta: Ashley Manta is a queer feminist sexuality educator, writer, and coach. She published her first e-book, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex,” in March 2014 and her non-fiction essay, “Growing Through the Yuck of Having Herpes” was featured in the Best Sex Writing of 2015 anthology. She speaks candidly about living with herpes and has done extensive work to promote acceptance and break the stigma surrounding STIs. She is the co-host of Carnalcopia, a sex and relationship podcast. Ashley’s passion is empowering others to “speak the unspeakable.”

Friday November 20th, 7-9pm – Living with an STI with Ashley Manta

Many people living with an STI are too ashamed to admit their diagnosis. In the de facto hierarchy of STIs, Herpes and HIV are widely considered to be the “worst” to get because they are not curable. In this workshop, Ashley will share her experience living with genital herpes and discuss the ways that clear communication, good information, and a dash of vulnerability has allowed her to move from living in the “yuck” to living, loving, and thriving. We’ll discuss sex and dating with an STI, as well as navigating the stigma that exists in daily life.  Knowledge is more contagious than STIs. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans have an STI. Those statistics make this an important and relevant discussion for all of us.

Eventbrite - Living with an STI with Ashley Manta

Saturday November 21st, 7-9pm – Phone Sex, Dirty Talk, and Other Aural Adventures with Ashley Manta

This seminar will include insider tips from Ashley Manta, sex educator and former phone sex operator who went on to publish her first e-book, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex,” in March 2014. There will be exercises from the book including “the name game” where participants will brainstorm genital slang that works for them and “sex-libs” – a fill-in-the-blank dirty talk guide that’s sure to make the most nervous talker an aural sex expert!

Eventbrite - Phone Sex, Dirty Talk, and Other Aural Adventures with Ashley Manta

Sunday November 22nd, 2-5pm – Caning 101 with Wise Protector

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. The workshop is 3 hours and includes a full scene, an example of how a scene can look and work. And there will be times for hands on experiences if you have a partner with you.

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.
Eventbrite - Caning 101 with Wise Protector

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming December Classes!

Friday December 4th, 7-9pm – Gin’s Partner Massagegin

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 than 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.

Eventbrite - Gin's Partner Massage

Thursday December 10th, 7-9pm – Let Love In: Tantra Wisdom Gathering for Couples with Anita

*This edition of Anita’s Tantra Wisdom Gathering is specifically for couples*! It is a time for new beginnings, love and friendship. This gathering is an opportunity to connect, explore and develop the mind, body and soul with the intention to love. When we love we have everything. Dive in and experience your senses and come alive to your sexuality.  Explore depths of innateness and understand your sensual foundation. Learn how to balance giving and receiving.  We will explore the differences in the active/receptive energies. Move from pain and hidden wounds to harmony, energy and more open love.
Boundaries will be explored as we learn to love more deeply.  Come and celebrate your divine being. Open to all singles and couples and beginners.Expect to interact with other divine sacred beings in safe connection practices.

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.
Eventbrite - Let Love In: Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

Friday December 11th, 7-9pm – Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

SamanthaTurnpikeCurious 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 boundgagged, and begging for more.

You may know her as the previous 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.

Eventbrite - Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

 

 

WiseProtectorSaturday December 19th, 2-5pm – Spanking 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

One of the most iconic, basic kinks, spanking doesn’t require any equipment and is one of the more intimate sorts of impact play. Find out how you can use spanking to meet physical, mental and emotional needs.
Learn some of the reasons people indulge in spanking whether it’s control, passivity, catharsis, tribulation ordeal stamina, humiliation and release/sensation as well as how to realize common fantasies including misbehavior/punishment, power play, discipline, captivity, property and age play. Learn the warnings and rewards related to exploring dark places, basic anatomy and arousal, hands and implements, positions, prevention and healing of injuries and more!
Eventbrite - Spanking 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Saturday December 19th, 6-9pm – Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Learn the basics of flogging! Topics include:
– Motivation and understanding from top to bottom
– Connection: That’s the real secret.
– Safety Third! (Only because it’s the thing we’ll be covering.)
– Boredom and the art of flogging: When it looks really boring, it might be sublime. REALLY understanding what’s going on.
– Effective flogging
– What’s Spinach Got to Do With It? Double flogging and what I learned from a total green newbie in BDSM. There’s more than just how to double flog. Learning from others.

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.
Eventbrite - Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

 

 

October 2015 Classes

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Friday October 2nd, 7-9pm – Building Your Toychest: Sex Toys for Beginners with Andrea Renae

Are you curious about sex toys, but have no idea where to start? Have you purchased a few items for your toy chest (or that shoe box hidden under your bed), but found yourself disappointed when actually using them? Do you just want to know what good quality toys are out there? The sex toy industry is so vast and diverse, it’ easy to get a bit lost. But have no fear; this class will put you on the right path towards finding the sex toy(s) of your dreams! We will cover types of toys available and how they work, what to consider when choosing your toys, and what to avoid.
Andrea Renae is a sex ed-venturer! A genderqueer and sexually fluid person, her work as a sex educator, coach, writer, and advocate is focused on encouraging exploration of sexual practices, identities, and communities. Andrea believes that everyone has the right to be fully self-expressed. 

Eventbrite - Building Your Toy Chest: Sex Toys For Beginners with Andrea Renae

BelleBWSunday October 4th, 6-8pm – Communicating Intention with Rope with Belle 

This class is a take on the traditional “connected rope” classes. Rather than just looking at connection, we’re going to look at how to express many different emotions through a series of hands-on exercises. Be prepared to get up-close and personal with your partner. Bring a few pieces of 25-30 ft rope and your cutting tool. This class is open to riggers of all skill levels however will be most useful to people with knowledge of at least one chest tie. This class is a workshop style class and works best when everyone comes ready to participate fully rather than observe.
Belle- is a Philadelphia based rigger with a taste for creating aesthetically pleasing ties designed to keep her bottoms uncomfortable and guessing what is going to happen next. She likes using ties that are structured and stable, relying on her bottom’s body and gravity to achieve the strain that she finds so beautiful. After exclusively bottoming in rope for a couple of years, Belle- started tying and suspending herself. Eventually this evolved into a passion for tying others.

Eventbrite - Communicating Intention with Rope with Belle

Thursday October 8th, 7-9pm – Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

In this discussion group, we’ll be talking about the fears and potential trauma triggers that prevent us from having the sex we want. This group will be a safe space to share feelings and anxieties that hold us back, and the skills that help us move forward. Whether your fears are rooted in a lack of understanding, religious bias, physical or emotional trauma, or general repression, we will work through them together every first Thursday for the next three months. This discussion requires advance registration on a sliding scale basis $5-15 in advance $15-$25 the day of class ($5 discount to students and affiliate members)
Through their own personal trauma and trials, and through their first-hand experience as a mental health care consumer, Sid has acquired a unique knowledge base of distress tolerance skills and a roadmap for the journey that is recovery. They understand that everyone lives with fear—fear of themselves, their bodies, their desires—and the importance of overcoming these anxieties in order to be fully and completely one’s self. It is because of their journey on the road to recovery that they love teaching and collaborating with others about how to build a life worth living.

Eventbrite - Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

Saturday October 10th, 7-9pm – Pillowtalk – The Art of Sexual Communication Intro with Rebekah Beneteau and Trevor Jones

Ever have a partner you really liked who just couldn’t find The Spot? How about a lover who was so quiet, you just weren’t sureScreen Shot 2015-09-22 at 12.22.28 AM they were enjoying themselves? During this 90 minute class, we’ll introduce you to a whole new kind of sexual communication. It’s possible to ask for or give direction in bed in a way that makes it hotter and more satisfying. This technique will make you a better lover every time you touch a partner.
We’ll be covering:
1. What is one-way touch?
2. The four main components of sexual stroking
3. Asking for direction from a partner
4. Giving direction to a partner
5. The taking touch – their pleasure is your pleasure
6. How to do sensual research
This is experiential, with fun exercises, so you get a chance to practice what we’re preaching. No partner necessary. No nudity or genital contact.
Rebekah and Trevor are partners in life and business. As Coaches, Sacred Intimates and Teachers, they believe that sexual expression can be a path for personal transformation and connection to spirit. With humor, compassion and radical acceptance of themselves and others, they are fulfilling their mission to empower people in the areas of sexuality and relationships. 

Eventbrite - Pillowtalk - The Art of Sexual Communication Intro with Rebekah Beneteau and Trevor Jones

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Lynk Fire StaffSunday October 11th, 12:30-7:30pm – 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. The introductory Fire 101 class covers the foundation of Fire Massage & Fire Play.  We delve into the science of fire on the molecular level.  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! 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. The third level 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 specific aspects of fire each attendee wishes to learn!

Eventbrite - Fireplay Intensive with Echo's Fire

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SOJreclineOctober 16-17: Classes with Strap-on Jo Strap-on Jo  is a poly queer bi switch whose love affair with other people’s anuses went from private kink to professional calling when  she worked for six years as a non-domme professional prostate massager.  Now a certified sexological bodyworker, Jo’s focus is on sex education and coaching. Her approach is practical, sex-positive, tantric-friendly, kink-positive, empathic, and non-judgemental, using tools like massage, breathwork, guided visualization, and education to help you experience more pleasure alone and with partners.
Note: Jo will be available for private classes and presentations in Philly from Oct 15-18 if booked by October 12.


Friday October 16, 7-9pm – The Art and Science of Hand Jobs with Strap-on Jo

Even for people adept at handling cocks and balls with their mouths or other holes, the prospect of manually handling cocks and balls for pleasure or pain can be scary or intimidating. Sure, you can just use lots of lube and stroke the cock up and down to make it squirt, avoiding the balls and any maneuvers that might possibly look like it could hurt…. but an artful handjob can be so much more than that.  Combining cock and ball teasing and “torture” techniques / toys with Jo’s experience and experimentation with at least a thousand cocks, cut and uncut, this workshop will give you the knowledge and confidence to give a deliciously tantalizing hand job, working your partner into a frenzy instead of on the fast track directly to orgasm. Whether you choose to call it “cock and ball torture,” “tease and denial,” or just “allowing your partner to lie back and savor your handiwork,” they will be appreciative of what you learn in this class.

Eventbrite - The Art and Science of Hand Jobs with Strap-on Jo

Saturday October 17, 1-3 pm – Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo
In this class, you will learn about safety, hygiene, and using various types of lube, toys, tongues, communication, fingers,  and cocks for people of all genders and D/s roles to engage in pain-free and pleasurable anal play as well as techniques for prostate and g-spot stimulation via the anus.

Eventbrite - Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

Saturday October 17, 3:30-5pm – Penetrating the Taboo of Talking About Uranus with Strap-on Jo
Curious about anal play but have a hard time talking about it with partners or, well, anybody? Shy when it comes to communicating about butt sex and want to gently explore the taboo of talking openly about it? Probe the inner recesses of your conversational skills and discover techniques that ease the way for you and your partners to discuss a backdoor approach to sensuality. In this participation-required workshop, we will use a speed- dating-ish format so that each person has brief, one-on-one conversations with everyother participant about topics provided. The topics will encourage us to talk about different ass-pects of our personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences with our rear ends. Clothing stays on, but we may shed an inhibition or two.
*Note: Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo is a HIGHLY recommended prerequisite to this class!
Eventbrite - Penetrating the Taboo of Talking About Uranus with Strap-on Jo

Saturday October 17, 1-5pm – Going Deep with Anal: Anal Intensive with Strap-on Jo
Strap-on Jo’s Anal Intensive is a package deal for anyone who wishes to take BOTH “Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo” and “Penetrating the Taboo of Talking About Uranus with Strap-on Jo” back-to-back for a discounted price!!
*Note: While “Going Deep with Anal” is a fun play on words, these classes are NOT specific to deep penetration! The Anal Intensive is a fun introduction to anal sex for couples and singles alike!
Eventbrite - Going Deep with Anal: Anal Intensive with Strap-on Jo

Thursday October 22, 7-9pm – Blowjob Grad School with Reid Mihalko
You’ve learned the basics… Now it’s time to get your masters in the advanced tricks, and leave with your PhD in Fellatioreidmihalko!
If you…Would like to take your current skills and craft to Jedi levels…Ask questions and get advanced-level tips and tricks…Leave your loved ones stammering, “h-h-How did you do THAT?!”
Let “America’s favorite sex geek,” sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com be your Head Dean (see what he did there?!) and give you your PhD in oral sex so YOU can give and/or receive mind-blowing blowjobs that leave YOU and your lovers feeling satisfied, confident, and glowing with appreciation! Regardless of your gender, sexual orientation, level of experience, relationship status, or what you’re packing beneath your clothes, this class will cover how to show yourself and your lovers how to give and receive more pleasure.
In this advanced tips and tricks class with plenty of room for Q&A, you will learn:

  • How to leverage the pleasure anatomy of the penis and pelvis from tip to taint!
  • Reid’s best tips and tricks for helping your penis owner not cum to quickly from your amazing skills…
  • How to “stack the deck in your favor” so your penis cums when you would like it to…
  • Advanced skills to combine with Reid’s easy-to-learn deep throating technique…
  • Reid’s famous “Flying Squirrel” technique, PLUS how to do a Double Blowjob…
  • Plus a few other graduate level, sexy secrets that will leave you feeling inspired and confident

Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.comhelps adults create more self-esteem, self-confidence and greater health in their relationships and sex lives, no matter what their self-expression of those happen to be.
Reid has appeared on Oprah’s Our America With Lisa Ling on OWN, the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Dr. Phil’sThe Doctors on CBS, Bravo’s Miss Advised, Fox News, inNewsweek, Seventeen, GQ, People, Details, Marie Claire, The National Enquirer, The Wa
shington Post, on VH1’s Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Showtime’s Penn & Teller’s Bulls**t!, Canada’s The Sex Files and SexTV, and the short-lived Life & Style, on NPR, Sirius’ Maxim Radio, Playboy Radio and Cosmo Radio, and in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.
To date, Reid’s workshops and lectures have been attended by close to 40,000 men and women. Reid has been a featured speaker and keynote at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality and is a sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges and sex positive organizations across the country. Reid has also been a writer, producer and behind the scenes consultant on a number of films and television projects about sex and relationships.
Eventbrite - Blowjob Grad School with Reid Mihalko

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Tahnee will finish off the night with a simple live demo from her upcoming April corset class.

Saturday October 24: A Day of Education with Tahnee Tahnee has been known as the “smiling face” and self-styled “resident big girl” of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium road shows 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. Tahnee is available for available for private classes and presentations in Philly anytime she is not on the road. Book a session with this dynamic presenter today!

Saturday October 24, 12:15-2:15pm – Corsets 101 with Tahnee
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.
If you own a corset, please bring it. If you are looking to add a corset to a style you already love, wear attire that you are looking to enhance with corsetry (i.e. cosplay, Victorian, formal, business, etc.)
Eventbrite - Corsets 101 with Tahnee

Saturday October 24, 2:45-4:45pm – Buckle Up Buttercup: Strap-on Sex with 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.
Eventbrite - Buckle Up, Buttercup! A Beginner’s Guide to Strap-on sex with Tahnee

Saturday October 24, 5:15-7:15pm – Basic Impact! A hands-on Primer with Tahnee
A 101-style impact play class with no toys or accessories required! Emphasis will be placed on enthusiastic consent, safety, and negotiation with/around differing physical capabilities. We will discuss basic anatomy for the bottom as well as the top, methods of impact, and how to build a rewarding scene past the standard spanking! All bodies, genders, and orientations are welcome!
Eventbrite - Basic Impact!: A Hands On Primer with Tahnee

Saturday October 24, 7:45-9:45pm – Knife Play 101 with Tahnee
Curious about exploring an erotic, seductive way to flirt with power? Knives and other blades can be used as a tool in physical and psychological kink. Learn how to delve into edge play in this class designed to show you the basics of playing with knife from safety to sensations to strategy.
Eventbrite - Knife Play 101 with Tahnee

Saturday October 24, 12:15-9:45pm – Sexuality Intensive with Tahnee
The Sexuality Intensive with Tahnee is a reduced-price day-long intensive that includes all four of Tahnee’s classes for the price of three!
Eventbrite - Sexuality Intensive with Tahnee

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Sunday October 25th, 6-8pm – Unstuck Your Sensual Self: Tools to Ignite Pleasure and Desire with Amy Jo Goddard
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Sometimes we feel disconnected from the experience of pleasure. Sometimes life gets in the way of us experiencing the deepest forms of pleasure. What is holding you back from experiencing pleasure and desire in your daily life? How can you rekindle flames of desire that might be smothered right now? What are the things that make you feel most alive? How can you work to bring those aspects of your life into greater alignment with how you live on a day-to-day basis? Water, and therefore, flow, lives in the second chakra, the home of our sexuality, our sensual selves, our desire. When we get stuck in our attachments, we dam the flow of pleasure in our lives. In this workshop we will use movement, meditation, reflection and group exercises to “unstuck” ourselves, create clarity about how to churn the butters of deliciousness in our lives, and open the second chakra to embrace pleasure and desire in a new way.

As a Sexual Empowerment expert and thought leader, Amy Jo Goddard has guided thousands of people towards the wholeness and fulfillment they want, sexually and in other aspects of their lives. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education from New York University and has over 20 years of experience in the sexuality field. As a renowned speaker and teacher, Amy Jo travels to colleges, communities, and conferences teaching classes and offering keynotes that help people to connect the dots around sexuality and money, expand their creativity, grow their confidence and learn to be bigger in their relationships, in business, and in the world. She delivered her TEDx talk “Owning Your Sexual Power” in March, 2014 in Napa Valley, was named one of GO! Magazine’s “100 Women We Love” in 2010 and one of Kinkly’s ”100 Sex Blogging Superheroes” in 2013. She co-authored the highly successful Lesbian Sex Secrets For Men, recently released in second edition, and her second book Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence was published by Penguin Random House on September 29th, 2015.

Eventbrite - Tools to Ignite Pleasure and Desire with Amy Jo Goddard
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Thursday October 29th, 7-9pm – Beyond the Binary – Playing with Gender with Bianca Palmisano
We live in a world where our perceived gender defines so many expectations about the way we dress, act, and live. Gender play allows us to redefine and subvert our rigid understanding of gender and create new rules that make us feel sexy and empowered. We’ll discuss:

 The basics: what is gender and what terms do we use to talk about it?
 How do we respect gender as a personal identity?

How do we ethically play with gender presentation, power, and roles? Whether you personally identify outside of the gender binary, you’re looking for a primer on explaining gender identity and expression, or your curious about how to take re-shape gender in your personal life and in play, we’ll talk doing it all ethically and responsibly.

Bianca Palmisano is an kinky, genderfluid dancer, poet, and sex educator from DC. In 2015, she launched Intimate Health Consulting, which specializes in training medical providers to improve their competence around patient sexual health concerns.
She has been teaching classes on LGBT issues, rape culture, healthy communication, BDSM, and sexual health risk management for over 3 years, and recently concluded a two-year stint as the Director of Operations for the sexuality education initiative, The Garden. More than anything, Bianca loves using her workshops as a medium to create unity among different people’s experiences and facilitating important conversations that are fun, relateable, and infused with movement!

Eventbrite - Beyond the Binary - Playing with Gender with Bianca Palmisano

Mark your calendars for these upcoming November events!

Friday November 6th, 7-9pm – Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita
It is a time for new beginnings, love and friendship. This gathering is an opportunity to connect, explore and develop the mind, anitabody and soul with the intention to love. When we love we have everything. Dive in and experience your senses and come alive to your sexuality.  Explore depths of innateness and understand your sensual foundation. Learn how to balance giving and receiving.  We will explore the differences in the active/receptive energies. Move from pain and hidden wounds to harmony, energy and more open love. Boundaries will be explored as we learn to love more deeply.  Come and celebrate your divine being. Open to all singles and couples and beginners. Expect to interact with other divine sacred beings in safe connection practices.

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.

Eventbrite - Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

Saturday November 7th, 3-5pm – Kink Your Own Adventure with Ashley
Have you always been curious about kink and BDSM,but unsure where to start? This class will encompass some of the basics of BDSM  as well as ways to incorporate kinky play into your sexual adventure. Together we will explore and practice using elements of sensation and power to transport you and your lover to new levels of erotic experience. This class welcomes beginner-level attendees of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship statuses, so pack your enthusiasm and come ready to set foot in exciting territory!

Ashley is an upbeat, enthusiastic sexuality educator with a passion for empowering others on their sexual journeys. Currently pursuing her masters of education degree in Human Sexuality Studies, Ashley advocates for transcending the academic and making sexual knowledge inclusive and accessible to all. In particular, her favorite subjects to geek out and teach about are sex and power, BDSM/kink, and sexuality-based communities or subcultures.

Eventbrite - Kink Your Own Adventure with Ashley

Saturday November 7th, 7-9pm – Sexual Fitness: Improving Desire and Performance Naturally with Gerald

Learn ways to improve sexual desire and performance (ability to perform and how one performs), naturally. SexualScreen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.14.08 PM
performance and desire can be rooted in physical and psychological wellbeing. Gender differences will be discussed along with specific research-based recommendations. A wonderful aspect of the research is that sexual fitness works for
people over 40!

Dr. Gerald Martin is a doctor of Kinesiology and Certified Health Coach with the American Council on Exercise. He has over 20 years of martial arts experience and uses that experience with his health coaching. Philosophically, he focusses on helping people live the healthiest life possible, within their life circumstances. This includes addressing sexual desire and performance.

Eventbrite - Sexual Fitness: Improving Desire and Performance Naturally with Gerald

Friday November 13th – Talking to Your Doctor About Sex with Andrea
*more information will be posted ASAP

ashleymantaNovember 20-21 Classes with Ashley Manta: Ashley Manta is a queer feminist sexuality educator, writer, and coach. She published her first e-book, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex,” in March 2014 and her non-fiction essay, “Growing Through the Yuck of Having Herpes” was featured in the Best Sex Writing of 2015 anthology. She speaks candidly about living with herpes and has done extensive work to promote acceptance and break the stigma surrounding STIs. She is the co-host of Carnalcopia, a sex and relationship podcast. Ashley’s passion is empowering others to “speak the unspeakable.”

Friday November 20th, 7-9pm – Living with an STI with Ashley Manta

Many people living with an STI are too ashamed to admit their diagnosis. In the de facto hierarchy of STIs, Herpes and HIV are widely considered to be the “worst” to get because they are not curable. In this workshop, Ashley will share her experience living with genital herpes and discuss the ways that clear communication, good information, and a dash of vulnerability has allowed her to move from living in the “yuck” to living, loving, and thriving. We’ll discuss sex and dating with an STI, as well as navigating the stigma that exists in daily life.  Knowledge is more contagious than STIs. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans have an STI. Those statistics make this an important and relevant discussion for all of us.

Eventbrite - Living with an STI with Ashley Manta

Saturday November 21st, 7-9pm – Phone Sex, Dirty Talk, and Other Aural Adventures with Ashley Manta
This seminar will include insider tips from Ashley Manta, sex educator and former phone sex operator who went on to publish her first e-book, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex,” in March 2014. There will be exercises from the book including “the name game” where participants will brainstorm genital slang that works for them and “sex-libs” – a fill-in-the-blank dirty talk guide that’s sure to make the most nervous talker an aural sex expert!

Eventbrite - Phone Sex, Dirty Talk, and Other Aural Adventures with Ashley Manta

Caning 101 with Wise Protector

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. The workshop is 3 hours and includes a full scene, an example of how a scene can look and work. And there will be times for hands on experiences if you have a partner with you.

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.
Eventbrite - Caning 101 with Wise Protector

 

Back To School: September Sex Ed Classes

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Thursday September 3rd 7-9pm Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

In this discussion group, we’ll be talking about the fears and potential trauma triggers that prevent us from having the sex we want. This group will be a safe space to share feelings and anxieties that hold us back, and the skills that help us move forward. Whether your fears are rooted in a lack of understanding, religious bias, physical or emotional trauma, or general repression, we will work through them together every first Thursday for the next three months. Our first meeting will determine topics and exercises for future meetings. This discussion requires advance registration on a sliding scale basis $5-15 in advance $15-$25 the day of class ($5 discount to students and affiliate members)

Through their own personal trauma and trials, and through their first-hand experience as a mental health care consumer, Sid has acquired a unique knowledge base of distress tolerance skills and a roadmap for the journey that is recovery. They understand that everyone lives with fear—fear of themselves, their bodies, their desires—and the importance of overcoming these anxieties in order to be fully and completely one’s self. It is because of their journey on the road to recovery that they love teaching and collaborating with others about how to build a life worth living.

Eventbrite - Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

Thursday September 10th 7-9pm Belle’s 8th Class in her Series, Putting The Pieces Together

The final class in this series is going to take all of the ties learned throughout and show you how to arrange them to create shapes with the body. We will look at how to create strain, positions for sex, and positions that are simply beautiful to look at. We will also practice using the ties learned in combination with free form tying to create new and interesting positions outside of the standard Japanese ties. By doing this first on the ground, we begin to understand how the body moves and which positions will and will not work. This saves substantial work and error when moving from the ground to the air later.

Eventbrite - Belle's 8th Class in her Series, Putting The Pieces Together
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Friday September 11th 7-9pm Gin’s Partner Massage

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 than 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.

Eventbrite - Gin's Partner Massage

Thursday September 17th 7-9pm Rope Bite Munch

Philadelphia’s own non-profit skill share for rope enthusiasts!

This  group is all about sharing a bite and talking about rope or other topics.

It is social, fun and educational.

Whether you are new to rope or a seasoned veteran your participation is welcomed. Celebrate the romance of rope restraint with like-minded enthusiasts!

Eventbrite - Rope Bite Munch

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Friday September 18th, 7-9pm
Wax Play with Monica

Part temperature play, part work of art, wax play is as simple as it is sexy.  We will cover prepping your partner and play space, candle selection, temperature and splatter control, and how wax can run the gambit from sensual to a form of sadistic bondage.  And don’t think the scene is over when you run out of candles; taking the wax off can be just as fun as putting it on!  See all this and more demonstrated on a model.

Monica is a former teacher with a lifelong passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica now works as a professional Domme and sex educator. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs onstage and on camera under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, goat cheese, meeting new people and cumming passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica now works as a professional Domme and sex educator. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs onstage and on camera under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, goat cheese, meeting new people and cumming.

Eventbrite - Gush with Monicaa

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Tuesday September 22nd Ducky’s Hips, Lips & Fingertips: Inspiring Ways to Take Your Guy Over the Edge

Explore ways to make the most of what you got, from your hips– to your lips– to your finger tips! We are talking blow jobs, hand jobs, sex positions and so much more! With more than 20 years of sexual research behind her, Ducky has proven men are sexually deeper and far more beautiful than the world gives them credit for. She’ll teach you how to see beyond the superficial and really connect with your guy. This workshop is for anyone who loves the male body. Expect to learn things guys don’t even know about their own bodies, the truth about his pleasure anatomy, including his hottest spots and how to stimulate them, tips and techniques that will have him melting in your mouth and in your hands, sex secrets and desires guys are too shy to tell you, how to define what makes you sexy in his eyes and how to amp up your sex appeal and fresh communication techniques that will have him eagerly asking how he can please you in return.

Eventbrite - Ducky's Hips, Lips & Fingertips: Inspiring Ways to Take Your Guy Over the Edge
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Wednesday September 23rd Ducky’s Art of the Female Orgasm

Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Sex Educator Ducky DooLittle is here to teach you how to swim. She will demystify the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips & techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. Walk away understanding why some touches deliver amazing stimulation and how to draw deeper orgasmic responses. This workshop is for women and lovers of women. Expect to learn how to have (give) a better orgasm that very night, how to expand your (her) orgasms, have multiple orgasms or how to orgasm if you never have, the truth about the G-spot and female ejaculation, why a lot of women feel like they have to pee during sex and how to stop that and the truth about which sex toys will take you (her) over the edge, plus which products are the healthiest, highest quality and have the best price. 
Eventbrite - Ducky's Art of the Female Orgasm

End of Summer: August 2015 Classes

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healingsexThursday August 6th, 7-9pm  Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

In this discussion group, we’ll be talking about the fears and potential trauma triggers that prevent us from having the sex we want. This group will be a safe space to share feelings and anxieties that hold us back, and the skills that help us move forward. Whether your fears are rooted in a lack of understanding, religious bias, physical or emotional trauma, or general repression, we will work through them together every first Thursday for the next three months. Our first meeting will determine topics and exercises for future meetings. This discussion requires advance registration on a sliding scale basis $5-15 in advance $15-$25 the day of class ($5 discount to students and affiliate members)

Through their own personal trauma and trials, and through their first-hand experience as a mental health care consumer, Sid has acquired a unique knowledge base of distress tolerance skills and a roadmap for the journey that is recovery. They understand that everyone lives with fear—fear of themselves, their bodies, their desires—and the importance of overcoming these anxieties in order to be fully and completely one’s self. It is because of their journey on the road to recovery that they love teaching and collaborating with others about how to build a life worth living.

Eventbrite - Healing Sex Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

spanking10111Sunday August 9th, 2-5pm Spanking 101 with Wise Protector

One of the most iconic, basic kinks, spanking doesn’t require any equipment and is one of the more intimate sorts of impact play. Find out how you can use spanking to meet physical, mental and emotional needs.
Learn some of the reasons people indulge in spanking whether it’s control, passivity, catharsis, tribulation ordeal stamina, humiliation and release/sensation as well  how to realize common fantasies including misbehavior/ punishment, power play, discipline, captivity, property and age play. Learn the warnings and rewards related to exploring dark places, basic anatomy and arousal, hands and implements, positions, prevention and healing of injuries and more!

Eventbrite - Spanking 101 with Wise Protector

HIPharness Thursday August 13th, 7-9pm Rope Class #7 with Belle Hip Harnesses

Hip Harnesses – The last main component commonly used in suspension is the hip harness. There are hundreds of varieties of hip harnesses currently in use. For this class, we are going to begin with a brief discussion on what makes a hip harness functional and then will practice one hip harness from start to finish. If time allows at the end of the class, we will work on developing our own hip harnesses based on what function it is intended to serve. HW: Find or develop a hip harness that you like and work to make tying it as smooth and interesting for your bottom as possible.

One of the most popular and well-loved instructors in our Passion 101 Sex Education program is an amazing rope artist named Belle. Students and staff alike love working with Belle for her interactive educational methods and rope rigging skills. Belle teaches 1-2 classes each month at Sexploratorium in addition to working full time and attending rope and bdsm events locally and nationally. We caught up with Belle at a rare moment of respite to get the inside scoop on this amazing presenter and all around cool person!

Eventbrite - Rope Class #7 with Belle Hip Harnesses

sexaftersicknessFriday August 14th, 7-9pm Sexuality After Sickness with Monicaa

This discussion-based class goes over how feelings, libido, and sexual expression change with illness, surgery, or injury, and focuses on how to get your groove back during and after the healing process. Monica is a former teacher with a lifelong passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica now works as a professional Domme and sex educator. She has presented for Touch of Flavor, Studio 58, Dark Odyssey, Baltimore Playhouse, and Ohio SMART. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs onstage and on camera under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, meeting new people and cumming.

Eventbrite - Sexuality After Sickness with Monicaa

Sunday August 16th, 3-5pm 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!

Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Thursday August 20th, 7-9pm Rope Bite Munch

Philadelphia’s own non-profit skill share for rope enthusiasts!

This  group is all about sharing a bite and talking about rope or other topics.

It is social, fun and educational.

Whether you are new to rope or a seasoned veteran your participation is welcomed. Celebrate the romance of rope restraint with like-minded enthusiasts!

Eventbrite - Ropee Bitee Munchh

Friday August 21, 7-9 PM
Pleasure Tools 101 with Kali Morgan

Are you having a hard time deciding which sex toy is right for you? With so many shapes, sizes, materials and options available, choosing which tools from a crowded marketplace are right for your sexual needs can be a daunting prospect!
This class will introduce you to basic anatomy and body nerve responses, non-toxic/ non-allergenic sex toy materials,  injury prevention methods, cleaning and sharing techniques, as well maintenance and  storage tips that will help you choose pleasure tools you enjoy over and over again (by yourself or with a partner). All genders and orientations are welcome. If you have previously purchased toys that left you disappointed, bring them to class and learn about alternative products that are likely to work better for you.

Eventbrite - Pleasure Tools 101 with Kali Morgan

Saturday August 22nd 2-4pm
Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships with Patricia Johnson & Mark Michaels

A Class based upon their book exploring
– Monogamy is only one of many valid relationship structures
– Love is not a zero-sum game
– Relating consciously from the start beats “conscious uncoupling”

– Relationships are not and should not be ‘one-size-fits-all’. Tailor what works for you and be willing to make alterations when necessary.

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson, multi-award winning authors of Partners in Passion and Great Sex Made Simple suggest that contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people, providing the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own circumstances, sexualities, understandings, and agreements. In Designer Relationships, Michaels and Johnson offer offer a new paradigm that emphasizes mutuality, a collaborative mindset, empathy, and transparency. They invite us to think outside the open-closed, monogamous-nonmongaoums box. Designer Relationships is also replete with how-to suggestions and exercises. According to Patricia and Mark, designer relationships can encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; happily single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink, among many others. Designer Relationships provides you with the tools to recognize and then craft a way of loving that works for you.

Eventbrite - Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships with Patricia Johnson & Mark Michaels

Sunday August 23rd 2-4pm Connections with Wise

For some bringing the bottom into spacey, happy place and experiencing a good connection is a focus of play. Building that to the point of euphoria has way more to do with communication, emotion, and what’s going on inside our minds than physical technique. There’s all sorts of ways to get to “sub-space” and to empathetically enjoy the high of a partner. This workshop focuses on the idea of connecting with your partner, mentally, emotionally as well as physically. There are ways to connect in any situation, from first time play partners, to intensifying what you already have naturally with a long term, loving partner. You’ll get a chance to try some of the ideas and you can pick what fits for you. And we’ll also cover, how, when you get you bottom into that frame of mind, you can get into an amazing frame of mind as well.

  • First Things First – Where do you want to take them, where to they want to go?
  • Two Easy Things – Do this to establish rapport and make it easy for them to follow your lead. Also useful for social situations, business, even seduction.
  • The Physical – Your physicality and theirs. Deepening connections.
  • Breathing, together. Adapted from Tantra. If you practice this one in the class, you’ll need to be very intimately acquainted with your partner.
  • Do More Than Just Walk In Their Shoes. Is it possible to feel what they feel?
  • Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Audience – Public Play and how the ‘audience’ can enhance connection.
  • When NOT to connect. Sometimes it gets in the way of a great experience. Knowing the difference
    Eventbrite - Connections & Rituals with Wise

Sunday August 23th 6-8pm Intimate Rituals with Wise

Do you have any BDSM Rituals? If you’ve taken the time to develop one, it already means something. Think about the ritual you’re involved in, and what kind of feelings come from that. Would you like that feeling to be stronger? Even more profound? What if the ritual included the values you share with your partner? Not just from words that you speak. But the actions of the ritual, put you both on the same page in a way that both of you can feel. When I first developed my BDSM rituals, the main purpose was to slow down, focus, and make a transition from whatever we were doing before. I started the ritual as a way to allow both myself and my submissive to get into the right frame of mind, to make the transition from the world out there, to our private world of Dominance and submission. They might have had a day where the project is delayed because of staff incompetence, then as they leave work there’s a parking ticket on their car and construction makes them late getting home. Then they’re supposed to sweetly surrender to you with grace and poise. The ritual gives us a moment to breathe, and connect. Our ritual makes our roles clear and gets us into the right frame of mind to perform those roles. As it evolved, it became a way to amplify emotions, and let those emotions evolve. It’s added meaning beyond what I first intended. In our lives, we have many roles. Worker, lover, parent, employee/employer. Were you in the military? You have been a killer and a destroyer of worlds. Literally. Then you fly home and have trouble getting your kids to brush their teeth. Roles are real. Rituals can help you get to where you need to be, to take on that role to the fullest and become even more meaningful.

Eventbrite - Intimate Rituals with Wise

RESCHEDULED for Sunday, Sept 13th, 6-8pm

Thursday August 27th, 7-9pm Rope 101 with Belle

This beginner level, hands-on class is designed for people with little to no rope background however others are welcome to attend and share their experiences. You will be amazed at the number of things that you can do with just a single knot and a couple of pieces of rope. We will be focusing on column ties and their uses, especially in the bedroom and in the dungeon. There will be particular emphasis placed on safety considerations, different types of rope and rope lengths along with how to choose what is right for you. We will also have a short discussion on different styles of bondage. This class is designed as a combination of discussion and hands-on with time to practice and ask questions at the end of the class. It is useful to bring a partner with you but it is not necessary as all of the ties we will be covering can be done on yourself. Please bring a couple of lengths of rope between 15 and 30 ft. long and a pair of safety shears if you have them. If not, the presenter will have rope for you to borrow for the duration of the class.
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 responsibilities.

Eventbrite - Rope 101 with Belle

Sunday August 30 1-6:30pm – Intermediate Fire Series with Echo.

Each class $15 advance/ $25 day of classes or all four $50 advance, $80 day of class

1-2pm Review of basic flame techniques
Review all of the basic techniques learned in Echo’s safety, fireplay and fire massage classes.

2:30-3:30pm The Vetical Flame

Vertical Fire Theory, practical safety awareness. equipment types, application techniques, hands-on practice.

4-5pm The Fire Cane

5:30-6:30pm Sadistic Flame

Eventbrite - Sunday August 30 1-6:30pm - Intermediate Fire Series with Echo.

SEPTEMBER CLASSES

Thursday September 3rd 7-9pm Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

In this discussion group, we’ll be talking about the fears and potential trauma triggers that prevent us from having the sex we want. This group will be a safe space to share feelings and anxieties that hold us back, and the skills that help us move forward. Whether your fears are rooted in a lack of understanding, religious bias, physical or emotional trauma, or general repression, we will work through them together every first Thursday for the next three months. Our first meeting will determine topics and exercises for future meetings. This discussion requires advance registration on a sliding scale basis $5-15 in advance $15-$25 the day of class ($5 discount to students and affiliate members)

Through their own personal trauma and trials, and through their first-hand experience as a mental health care consumer, Sid has acquired a unique knowledge base of distress tolerance skills and a roadmap for the journey that is recovery. They understand that everyone lives with fear—fear of themselves, their bodies, their desires—and the importance of overcoming these anxieties in order to be fully and completely one’s self. It is because of their journey on the road to recovery that they love teaching and collaborating with others about how to build a life worth living.

Eventbrite - Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire

Thursday September 10th 7-9pm Belle’s 8th Class in her Series, Putting The Pieces Together

The final class in this series is going to take all of the ties learned throughout and show you how to arrange them to create shapes with the body. We will look at how to create strain, positions for sex, and positions that are simply beautiful to look at. We will also practice using the ties learned in combination with free form tying to create new and interesting positions outside of the standard Japanese ties. By doing this first on the ground, we begin to understand how the body moves and which positions will and will not work. This saves substantial work and error when moving from the ground to the air later.

Eventbrite - Belle's 8th Class in her Series, Putting The Pieces Together
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Friday September 11th 7-9pm Gin’s Partner Massage

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 than 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.

Eventbrite - Gin's Partner Massage

Thursday September 17th 7-9pm Rope Bite Munch

Philadelphia’s own non-profit skill share for rope enthusiasts!

This  group is all about sharing a bite and talking about rope or other topics.

It is social, fun and educational.

Whether you are new to rope or a seasoned veteran your participation is welcomed. Celebrate the romance of rope restraint with like-minded enthusiasts!

Eventbrite - Rope Bite Munch

Friday September 18. 7-9pm
Wax Play with Monicaa

Part temperature play, part work of art, wax play is as simple as it is sexy.  We will cover prepping your partner and play space, candle selection, temperature and splatter control, and how wax can run the gambit from sensual to a form of sadistic bondage.  And don’t think the scene is over when you run out of candles; taking the wax off can be just as fun as putting it on!  See all this and more demonstrated on a model.

Monica is a former teacher with a lifelong passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica now works as a professional Domme and sex educator. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs onstage and on camera under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, goat cheese, meeting new people and cumming

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Tuesday September 22nd, 7-9pm
Ducky’s Hips, Lips & Fingertips: Inspiring Ways to Take Your Guy Over the Edge

Explore ways to make the most of what you got, from your hips– to your lips– to your finger tips! We are talking blow jobs, hand jobs, sex positions and so much more! With more than 20 years of sexual research behind her, Ducky has proven men are sexually deeper and far more beautiful than the world gives them credit for. She’ll teach you how to see beyond the superficial and really connect with your guy. This workshop is for anyone who loves the male body. Expect to learn things guys don’t even know about their own bodies, the truth about his pleasure anatomy, including his hottest spots and how to stimulate them, tips and techniques that will have him melting in your mouth and in your hands, sex secrets and desires guys are too shy to tell you, how to define what makes you sexy in his eyes and how to amp up your sex appeal and fresh communication techniques that will have him eagerly asking how he can please you in return.

Eventbrite - Ducky's Hips, Lips & Fingertips: Inspiring Ways to Take Your Guy Over the Edge
Ducky

Wednesday September 23rd, 7-9pm
Ducky’s Art of the Female Orgasm

Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Sex Educator Ducky DooLittle is here to teach you how to swim. She will demystify the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips & techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. Walk away understanding why some touches deliver amazing stimulation and how to draw deeper orgasmic responses. This workshop is for women and lovers of women. Expect to learn how to have (give) a better orgasm that very night, how to expand your (her) orgasms, have multiple orgasms or how to orgasm if you never have, the truth about the G-spot and female ejaculation, why a lot of women feel like they have to pee during sex and how to stop that and he truth about which sex toys will take you (her) over the edge, plus which products are the healthiest, highest quality and have the best price.

 
Eventbrite - Ducky's Art of the Female Orgasm