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

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

Summer gets hotter this July: Massage, Tantra & More

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Thursday July 9, 7-9pm
Part 6 of 8 Rope Series with Belle- Ties that aren’t TKS
Now that we’ve worked through the basic forms, we are going to move into some of the other commonly used forms in Japanese style rope bondage including strappado, teppou, and arms-front ties. This class will mainly focus on the technical aspects of these ties while pointing out the similarities to the ties that we’ve already learned in the series. These ties will give you more options for variation during play for creating other positions or working with people that have limited mobility in certain directions. If you have rope experience, you can take this class without having taken the previous workshop sessions with Belle.
Belle is a bright shining star of rope love, who helps those around her enjoy the pleasures of rope in a supportive, relaxed environment.

PrettyMom Yoga 2Sunday July 12, 2-4:00 pm
Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom
This class is an opportunity for couples of any gender or persuasion to get centered, stretched and ready to play together with body-positive clothing-optional yoga workout. Our intention is to feel more comfortable in our body and make our bodies more comfortable and strong. Yoga experience is not necessary, but be prepared to get a workout! By using a combination of ashtanga and kundalini, this class will be challenging for those who are experienced and allows the class to be easily adjusted for those who have any physical limitations. All you need to bring is your partner, your towels or yoga mats, and plenty of water.
PrettyMom (Jen) has been a certified yoga instructor for 4 years and has practiced yoga since early childhood. She has taught nude yoga classes at conventions and recently at Sexploratorium with much success!
Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Thursday July 16, 7-9PM
Rope Bite Munch with David Lawrence
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!Bring a dish to the Munch and the cost is $5.00
Without a dish the cost is $10.00
Eventbrite - Rope Bite Munch


Friday July 17, 7-9PM

 Sexy Backdoor Playtime: Erotic Anal Play with Kali Morgan
Learn the ins and outs of exploring an erogenous superhighway of pleasure- starting at your own (and/ or your partner’s) back door! Regardless of your body or gender, Uranus is thuntitlede center of a whole universe of sensation! Learn to navigate this mysterious gateway to orgasmic delight including massage, penetration and other winning exploratory methods. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. All genders and orientations welcome.
Kali Diana Morgan is a  writer, speaker, and lover of corsets and costumes. She is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its younger sibling, Sexploratorium.  She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement.

Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
Eventbrite - Playing at the back door: Anal Play with Kali Morgan

Thursday July 23, 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 effects.

Eventbrite - Rope 101: Rope Bondage for Beginners with Belle-

Friday July 24, 7-9PM
Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita DeFrancesco
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. Wear comfortable clothing. Partner exercises are part of this workshop- if you do not have a partner an attempt will be made to pair  you with another solo student, or you may observe during these activities.
Eventbrite - Tantra Wisdom with Anita DeFrancesco

Friday July 31, 7-9pm
RESCHEDULED from Thursday, July 2, 7-9PM

Foot Massage with Gin

Learn to pamper the peds in Gin's upcoming massage class!
Learn to pamper the peds in Gin’s upcoming massage class!

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

Kick off a sexy summer!

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BelleThursday, June 11th at 7:00 PM
The Third Rope-Class 5 of 8 part Rigging Series with Belle

Now that we have a 2-rope TK down solidly, we’re going add the third rope. This rope is used for many different things from increasing structural integrity to changing the look visually to simply creating a different sensation for the bottom. We are going to look at a few different ways to add a third rope to create different effects while also discussing how to handle tying the more technically challenging parts in a way that doesn’t lose that connection with the bottom. HW: Pick one 3-rope TK variation to practice. Focus on tying the technical bits in a way that the bottom doesn’t notice that you’re working on the technical parts.

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

Eventbrite - The Third Rope-Class 5 of 8 part Rigging Series with Belle

 

Kali PressTuesday, June 16th, 6:30-8:30PM
Sexy Backdoor Playtime: Erotic Anal Play with Kali Morgan

Learn the ins and outs of exploring an erogenous superhighway of pleasure- starting at your own (and/ or your partner’s) back door! Regardless of your body or gender, Uranus is the center of a whole universe of sensation! Learn to navigate this mysterious gateway to orgasmic delight including massage, penetration and other winning exploratory methods. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. All genders and orientations welcome.

Kali Diana Morgan is a  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, Sexploratorium.  She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement. Eventbrite - Sexy Backdoor Playtime with Kali Morgan

Thursday June 18, 7-9PM
Rope Bite Munch with David Lawrence

ropePhiladelphia’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!Bring a dish to the Munch and the cost is $5.00
Without a dish the cost is $10.00 Eventbrite - Rope Bite Munch & Skill Share

 

touchFriday June 19, 7-9PM
Partner Massage with Gin

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 - Partner Massage with Gin Temoshawsky

 

ropepileThursday, June 25, 7-9PM 
Rope 101 with Tom Fincannon

Wanna play with rope? The purpose of this “101”class is to provide a basic introduction to rope play. In this course, we will cover safety concerns and provide a basic review of different types of rope. Students will learn the single and double column ties that are useful in bedroom bondage and serve as the foundation for more complicated work. Also covered will be a basic chest tie, and if time permits, how to incorporte these elements into a hog tie.

Thomas Fincannon is a switch with a passion for rope bondage and suspension. From the beginning, he fell in love with the unique blend of sensuality and sadism that can be found in rope play, and as a top or bottom, he enjoys the connection that people can develop with this versatile tool. For bondage, he prefers Eastern Shibari, and for decorative ties, he enjoys Western knot work. As Mr NJ Leather 2015, he taken on a more public role for education and fundraising in the gay BDSM community. Thomas is donating his portion of the ticket sales for this class to the Mazzoni Center Eventbrite - Rope 101 with Thomas Fincannon

 

Friday, JuSamanthaTurnpikene 26, 7-9PM
Kink It Up a Notch 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 safer, 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 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 with Samantha Turnpike

 

EchoSunday, June 28th, 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

Eventbrite - Fireplay Intensive with Echo's Fire

Celebrate Self-love in May!

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SAVE THE DATES- Coming in June a summertime bouquet of sexy education!

Thurs June 4- Rope for Sex with Belle

Thurs June 11: The Third Rope (part 5 of rigging series with Belle)

Thurs June 18 Rope Bite Munch

Friday June 19 Partner Massage with Gin

Thurs June 25 Rope 101 with Tom Fincannon

Fri June 26 Kink it up a Notch with Samantha Turnpike

Sun June 28 Fireplay Intensive with Echo

May is cumming

Each year sex educators in the USA  celebrate May as National Masturbation Month in honor of the historic firing of former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders after she (not-so-) radically suggested that kids be taught masturbation as a part of sexuality education in schools. Since then, pleasure positive people across the land pay homage each May to encourage, coach and give permission to folks to explore the personal possibilities of self-inflicted pleasure. This year, the majority of our May mix of class topics focus on a plethora of playful pastimes that can be enjoyed without a partner. Many of these techniques can also be shared with a partner, but any of these skills make for great “spring training” for a hotter season!

Passion 101 sexuality workshops are open to all genders and orientations unless noted. Workshops usually cost $20 in advance (online) or $30 the day of the workshop (in-store). Skill shares and discussion groups are sliding scale, but advance tickets must still be ordered because space is limited and student minimums are required to confirm presenters.

Eventbrite - Rough Sex for Nice Folks with Reid Mihalko

Thursday, April 30th, 7:00-9:00 pm
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 anTahnee headshotd sexualities, partnered or not.

Tahnee had been known as the “smiling face” and self-styled “resident big girl” of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium for years. Now she primarily uses her sense of humor and easy going personality to share knowledge and information with customers and friends at conventions around the country. 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 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.

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

Friday, May 1st, 7:00-9:00 PM at Sexploratorium

Self Love Rituals with Tahnee

Every act of intimacy begins with seducing yourself. Explore tender (non-sexual) rituals of self-care and love from hair brushing and scalp massage to eye-gazing, aromatherapy and compassionate self-touch to bring you closer to your own erotic self. All genders and bodies are welcome. This class is designed for solo lovers, but partnered people are welcome to participate simultaneously in this individual journey of self discovery. This is not a scent-free class, so please contact our presenter in advance if you have a sensitivity to any particular scent.

TahneeA sex-positive pagan kinky queer fat femme of color, Tahnee lives her life through the active exchange of experience with others on physical, psychological, and spiritual levels. As a presenter, she engages people with her ability to speak to people on their level with candor and humor, making anyone feel immediately comfortable to discuss whatever the subject may be, from body mechanics to kink theory. As an artist, she has studied different forms of dance intermittently through her life, with tribal fusion bellydance being her current passion and an expression of her spiritual practice. Tahnee has come to be known as the “face” of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium  where she is an educator and festival sales representative. She is also a charter member of the newly formed Queer Leather Alliance, a member of Ekstasis Bellydance, a tribal fusion troupe based out of Philadelphia and Lehigh County, where she performs as Angel Xanthia. She’s also a make-up artist, fashion stylist, plus-size model, bibliophile, and avid admirer of beer and kittens.

Eventbrite - Self Love Rituals with Tahnee

ThreeWayMonday, May 4th, 6:30-9:00 PM at Sexploratorium

Successfully Navigating Threeways with Monique Darling & Peter Petersen

Have you ever thought about bringing in another playmate for you and your partner, even if just for one night? The logistics of a sucsexful three way romp can be daunting. Join Monique Darling; three or moresome choreographer extraordinaire, with Peter Petersen, movement and embodiment expert as they share tips for overcoming fears and concerns (yours AND your partner’s), multitasking tactics for satisfying two or more lovers at once, how to evade common threesome faux pa’s, boundary negotiation and safer sex protocols. The skills you learn will help you talk to your loved ones about what you DO WANT in the bedroom, EVEN if you would never be interested in a 3-way.

The second half of this class, you will get to break out into threesome pods, Peter and Monique will lead you through different connection exercises where you will get to practice, in real time, what we just offered you about navigating this tricky territory.

This will begin with an amazing 3way puja, where you can come with a couple of partners and do all the negotiated exercises with one another, or you can choose to rotate through the room, where at each station (Exercise) you will have a chance to interact with 2 new partners.

This is an excellent safe fully clothed structured space, for you to get move through the potential awkward moments of a three or moresome, so if you ever decide you want to try one later, you will have practiced those muscles necessary to more successfully navigate those waters. Plus it will just be a fun, connective, humorous evening, where in we get permission to laugh at ourselves, to not have to “get it right” as you dare to try out something new.

About Your Facilitators:
Monique Darling, workshop facilitator extraordinaire has led over 800 workshops in the past 5 years. She is the founder of Juicy Enlightenment an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self expression that create trust, inner knowing and wisdom to enjoy the life they have. Monique has been featured on TLC and The Dr’s as well as various radio shows, podcasts and magazines across the USA. She specializes in helping others reclaim their power and natural sensuality by transmuting fear and repression into courage, self-love and freedom. Her primary purpose is helping folks bring out their vulnerability, energetic embodiment and fearless relating.She guides from a place of understanding and her natural exuberance is infectious! She is available for private sessions, experiential workshops and Cuddle Parties. Learn more about Monique by going to juicyenlightenment.com or track her whereabouts at whereintheworldismoniquedarling.com

Peter Petersen has been teaching for 13 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 11 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such as Rancho La Puerta, Mayacamas Ranch, and Present Moment Retreat. Peter is also a personal wellness coach. This Qigong practice helps people ground themselves into their “now” to increase their present moment awareness of their behaviors, and find solutions to problematic habits such as: eating, moving, negative thinking, and sleeping. The result of this tool box of healthy information is that clients become their own health advocate and regain a sense of stability, peace, and well-being into their everyday lives.

Eventbrite - Successfully Navigating Threeways with Monique Darling & Peter Petersen

Thursday-Sunday, May 9th-11th

SeXx Interative at Unitarian  Universalist Church and Downtown Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s second SeXx event, this  interactive conference is a unique “Journey for the Mind, Heart and Body” created and curated by local educators and supported by dozens of local organizations. Register through SeXx Interactive Website only.

Thursday, May 7th, 9:00-2:00 AM at Pleasure Garden

Pleasure-cation  Sensory Manipulation with Kali Morgan (tickets sold thru PGC only)

The first Thursday of each month, The Pleasure Garden Club, a private retreat for swingers, hosts an educational kinky  play party that starts with a class, and ends with dancing, dining and open sexploration. This month, in cooperation with the SexX conference, Kali will be teaching a mini-workshop about how to wake up and play with all of the body’s senses for the purpose of enhanced pleasure. This clothed interactive workshop and demo will be followed by four hours of clothing-optional playtime in public or private rooms throughout the expansive Pleasure Garden Club compound. Kali Morgan is the proprietrix of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium

Friday, May 8th, 7:00-9:00 PM

The Ins and Outs of Masturbation for Trans Women with Gauge Velis

This informal skill share led by Gauge is for those that aren’t sure how to cope withmasturbation and dysphoria, those who want to understand how their body changes on hormone replacement therapy affect masturbation and orgasm and for those that just want to know all their options. The setting will be a safe space where people will be able to discuss their experiences with masturbation, body image, physical/mental obstacles and all of the other varied possibilities that come along with being a trans woman.  With discussion moderated by Miss Velis even if you have little input of your own there will be plenty to learn and hopefully you’ll leave with a better understanding of yourself and also how other trans women keep themselves happy with their self image and their self gratification. (Sliding scale $5-$15 advance or $10-$25 the day of class).

Gauge Velis is a kinky trans woman, ex-sex worker with a myriad of relevant life experiences ranging from BDSM to pornography.  An alumni of the PASSIONAL/ Sexploratorium family with years of one on one interactions and learning on the subject of self pleasure. Currently between life goals at the moment… Miss Velis hopes to come into a windfall of inheritance money or possibly be abducted by benevolent aliens.

Kali PressSunday, May 10th, 4:00-6:00 PM at Sexploratorium

Solo Flights of Fantasy with Kali Morgan

Kinky sex is often considered a team sport where one person plays “top” and another plays “bottom.” So what happens when there is no “other” present to play with, as is often the case for busy, shy or long-distance self-lovers? Join Kinky Kali for an interactive brainstorming session and game of charades where you can rehearse for a private (or broadcast) session of solo exhibitionism,  voyeurism, dominance, submission, gender play, restraint, sensation play, objectification and more!

Kali is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its new younger sibling, the Sexploratorium . 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 to romance and relationship enhancement.

Eventbrite - Solo Flights of Fantasy with Kali Morgan

BelleThursday, May 14th, 7:00-9:00 PM at Sexploratorium

Part 4 of Rigging Series: Rope Handling with Belle

This class is going to take the futomomos learned in the previous class and use them to understand good rope handling skills. Rope handling is one of the main things that makes for a good rigger. Without these skills, rope tends to be slow and tedious to tie. While this class will not teach any one new tie, all of the techniques will be applied to every tie learned from this point on. Practice the rope handling skills learned during this class while tying on yourself and your partner. Make observations about what works best for you and things that don’t seem to be working as well.

Join rigger Belle for all or parts of this eight class series every second Thursday from 7pm-9pm This series is designed to take the beginning rigger and teach them the fundamentals of using rope as the main tool in a scene while preparing them to successfully learn suspension. There will be a variety of topics covering many aspects of rope bondage, but the main purpose is to build the basic skills necessary to learn safer suspension techniques later on. Each class will build upon knowledge, techniques, and skills learned during previous classes to provide new insight, ties, or understanding about rope. However those who have some familiarity with rope can learn from any of these classes ala carte on second Thursdays for eight consecutive months

    1. Rope 101 – Tying and untying (Feb 12)
    2. Futomomo (March 12)
    3. 2TK (April 9)
    4. Rope handling (May 14)
    5. 3TK (June 11)
    6. Ties that aren’t TKs (July 9)
    7. Hip Harnesses (Aug 13)
    8. Putting the pieces together (Sept 10)

Eventbrite - Rope Handling  - Class 4 of 8 part Rigging Series with Belle

Jaco LourensFriday May 15, 7:00-9:00 PM at Sexploratorium

The Big 5 of Fetish with Jaco Lourens (South Africa)

Oringinally coined during the bygone hunting era, the term “Big Five” refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino a group of mighty mammals that still conjure up the romance and excitement of Africa’s exotic wildife, destinations and experiences, Seasoned leatherman Jaco Lourens personally associates various SM play relating to the characters of the member species of the big 5. The Lion represents total power exchange with the sheer power possessed and displayed by the king of the jungle. The Leopard represents corporal punishment,  like a strike from  a cane administers correction  quickly, the pain is intense but subsides with in seconds, upon the next strike. The Elephant represents flogging or the act of methodically beating the human body  and when submitted to willingly, or performed on oneself, as in religious or sadomasochistic contexts it resembles an elephants trunk when the amazing animal swings it about. The Buffalo represents Bondage and consensual restraint as when the maternal animal surrounds their young to protect them from lions and other animals to bring them  peace, safety and comfort. The Rhino represents trampling and being restrainted or impacted underfoot as this animal is famous for doing-  the danger, dominance and control experienced trough this activity can be life-threatening but fulfilling.

In 2009, he won the title of Mr South Africa Leather and went on to take 4th place at International Mr. Leather in 2010. Jaco runs the Cape Town Chapter of South Africa Leather and along with his legal husband, Herman, has co-founded the Golden Gays Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that cares for aged gay men and women in their community.

Jaco strives to bring diversity to their leather community and has hosted such events as the Corbin Street Fair, a pan-sexual street fair similar to Folsom Street Fair. He also moved the Mr South Africa Leather contest to a venue that allows women to attend. He plans on introducing a Ms South Africa leather title to their 2014 contest weekend.

In 2011, Jaco was awarded the Pantheon of Leather International Award for his efforts. He also became Mama’s SA Leatherman. With strong bonds formed with leather brothers and sisters internationally, Jaco continues to help move his community forward and assist others around the world.

Eventbrite - The Big 5 of Fetish with Jaco Lourens (South Africa)

Anita DeFrancescoSaturday May 16th, 5:00-7:00 PM at Sexploratorium

Solo Tantra with Anita DeFrancesco

Learn to increase vitality, strengthen your pelvic floor, intensify your sense of self- touch, engage in orgasmic fire breath –all of which you can do anytime without a partner (or as practice before meeting a partner). Wear comfortable clothing for exercises that will include pelvic movement, meditative breathing and self-induced sensation.

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 - Solo Tantra with Anita DeFrancesco

BelleFriday, May 22nd, 7:00-9:00 PM at Sexploratorium

Self-bondage 101 (Hands-on) with Belle-

This class covers the basics of self-bondage with a strong emphasis on safety. Tying yourself can be a great experience, especially if you don’t have regular access to a rope top but you will soon find out that tying yourself is very different than tying someone else. We will discuss tips and tricks for making the most of your self-bondage experience.

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

Eventbrite - Self-bondage 101 (Hands-on) with Belle-

Gin IFriday, May 29th, 7:00-9:00 PM at Sexploratorium

You’ve Got the Magic Touch: A Solo Massage Workshop with Gin Temoshawsky

Craving therapeutic or sensual touch but don’t have a partner or much extra time and money to hire a professional? This workshop explores therapeutic and relaxing massage techniques that  you can perform on yourself at home. Wear comfortable/ stretchy clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel to try many of these exercises.

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 - You’ve Got the Magic Touch: A Solo Massage Workshop with Gin Temoshawsky

SAVE THE DATES- Coming in June a summertime bouquet of sexy education!

Thurs June 4- Sun June 7- A weekend with  Strap On Jo

Friday June 19 Partner Massage with Gin

Sun June 28 Fireplay Intensive

Spring into April with Rope, Fire, Bellydance, and Special Guest Educator Reid Mihalko!

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SamanthaTurnpikeFriday, April 3rd, 7:00-9:00 pm
Kink it up a Notch 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 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

BelleThursday April 9th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Takate Kote (TK): Part 3 of 8 Part Rigging Series with Belle

The Takate Kote (TK) is one of the base ties of Japanese style rope bondage. Not only is it beautiful to look at, it is extremely functional and a great tool for learning many other aspects of rope bondage. This class will cover how to precisely tie one variation of a two-rope TK. Emphasis will fall on how to tie it accurately but also how to tie it with emotion and connection. HW: Practice the two-rope TK. Try to get it to the point where you can tie it smoothly.

Join rigger Belle for all or parts of this eight class series every second Thursday from 7pm-9pm This series is designed to take the beginning rigger and teach them the fundamentals of using rope as the main tool in a scene while preparing them to successfully learn suspension. There will be a variety of topics covering many aspects of rope bondage, but the main purpose is to build the basic skills necessary to learn safer suspension techniques later on. Each class will build upon knowledge, techniques, and skills learned during previous classes to provide new insight, ties, or understanding about rope. However those who have some familiarity with rope can learn from any of these classes ala carte on second Thursdays for eight consecutive months from February to September.as follows:

  1. Rope 101 – Tying and untying (Feb 12)
  2. Futomomo (March 12)
  3. 2TK (April 9)
  4. Rope handling (May 14)
  5. 3TK (June 11)
  6. Ties that aren’t TKs (July 9)
  7. Hip Harnesses (Aug 13)
  8. Putting the pieces together (Sept 10)

Eventbrite - Takate Kote (TK): Part 3 of 8 Part Rigging Series with Belle

Kali PressFriday, April 10th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan 

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

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

Eventbrite - Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan

Sunday, April 12th, 3:00-5:00 pm
Create Your First BDSM Scene with Wise Protector

Have you developed an interest in BDSM? Maybe you’ve read a book, seen a movie or been inspired online, or have just had these fantasies and now realize people actually DO these things. Maybe you’re partner is interested, and you need to find out how to get started. This BDSM workshop focuses on creating a fantasy come to life, scene to be played out that allows you to go back to your regular life right after. Creating and experiencing a scene where someone is in charge takes some planning and in this class you will consider:

  • Where Do You Want to Go?A lot of participants might be a bit shy about revealing their desires. But please bring an idea of at least one fantasy you’d like to play out in real life. Keep the idea simple. “I want to spank my partner,” (or vice-versa,) “I want to tie my partner up!” or “My partner wants to have a scene where they are my slave.” Let’s find out where you are, before we find out what happens next.
  • How to Persuade the Willing: Some partners who are intellectually on board might need a psychological “boost,” to really step into the scene.
  • How to prepare: Getting ready with your partner, a discussion of safety desires and fantasies. Also having the right tools at hand.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole – What To Say, What To Do. How to begin a scene that connects with your partner. Using language that increases connection, makes it easier for you to lead, makes it easier for them to follow or vice versa.
  • The End How to end the scene and how you can make that ending meaningful and more fulfilling

The internet is filled information about BDSM. You can attend Passion 101 workshops at and learn some of the mechanics of say, spanking, flogging or bondage. What you might find different and crucially useful in the workshop is an idea about how to know what to say and do while you’re in a given scene. More than just a way to get in the mood and stimulate the imagination, it’s an idea that draws you and your partner together, makes it easier for your partner to surrender to the moment, and increases the likelihood that the scene will be fulfilling. This isn’t the One True Way, this is just one useful way, and an easy way to get started. Not a script, but some simple, easy to remember concept to know just what to say, based on what’s going on around you.

Eventbrite - Create Your First BDSM Scene with Wise Protector

Sunday, April 12th, 6:00-8:00 pm
Connections: Putting Emotion Into Play with Wise Protector

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 Emotion Into Play with Wise Protector

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

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

Power Mesh croppedFriday, April 17th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Fellatio 101 with Bitey Switch

Oral sex is fun for everyone! “Bone up” on your anatomy, learn new techniques, and add to your communication skills. Whether you plan on giving or receiving oral sex (or both), your sex life is bound to benefit from this class.

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

Eventbrite - Fellatio 101 with Bitey Switch

Anita DeFrancescoFriday, April 24th, 7:00-9:00 pm
Tantra for Lesbians with Anita DeFrancesco

Learn more about each other at a deeper level. Having the desire for a perfect partnership is not asking for a lot. Relationships begin with an attraction and then develop into the creation of a lifelong journey. Having skills to refine the connection is necessary to stay connected in that special way that you desire, in that way of your dreams. Learn to feel the journey and walk away with powerful tools of communication and know what you want and who is compatible for you. This class is for lesbians and queer wimmin- single or coupled.

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 for Lesbians with Anita DeFrancesco

EchoSunday, April 26th, 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

Reid MihalkoMonday, April 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm
Rough Sex for Nice Folks with Reid Mihalko 

If you’re a lover, not a fighter, but you or your lover like it a little rough, let America’s favorite sex geek (and double black belt), Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com, show you how you can safely be a bad ass in bed. From wresting to rough sex to advanced ergonomic techniques, join us for this humorous and informative workshop (with live demos!) on how to unleash your inner Bruce Lee of the bedroom. In this 2 hour class for men and women we’ll cover:

  • The best sex positions, proper body positioning and ergonomics for harder, stronger, longer sex
  • Why and how wrestling can be a turn-on
  • Wrestling techniques that are safe, easy and fun
  • Hair-pulling 101
  • How to move your partner’s body around the bed with more ease
  • And much more!

No matter your experience level, orientation, relationship status, this class is going to be educational, fun, and give you some delicious bedroom kung-fu. Sit and watch as Reid demonstrates how easy it is to be a black belt at sex! We’ll even have plenty of room for your questions! Join us!  Bring friends! Bring a note book!

Reid Mihalko of www.ReidAboutSex.com helps 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.

Eventbrite - Rough Sex for Nice Folks with Reid Mihalko

TahneeThursday, April 30th, 7:00-9:00 pm
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.

Tahnee had been known as the “smiling face” and self-styled “resident big girl” of PASSIONAL Boutique and Sexploratorium for years. Now she primarily uses her sense of humor and easy going personality to share knowledge and information with customers and friends at conventions around the country. 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 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.

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

SAVE THESE DATES IN MAY

Thursday May 7, 9pm-2am
PASSION 101 and PGC present Pleasure-cation Sensation Play Workshop & Party
9-10pm Sensory Manipulation: playing with and contolling sensations with Kali Morgan

Thursday May 7-Sunday May 10
SexX Conference

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

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Saturday, March 7th at 2:00 pm

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

ATTENTION: This class will be postponed until April. New date to be posted soon!

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

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

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

Saturday, March 7th at 4:30 pm

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

ATTENTION: This class will be postponed until April. New date to be posted soon!

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

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

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

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

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

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

BelleThursday, March 12th at 7:00 pm

Rope Series Class 2: Futomomo with Belle-

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

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Rope Series Class 2: Futomomo with Belle-

TahneeFriday, March 13th at 7:00 pm


Erotic Bellydance with Tahnee 

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Erotic Bellydance with Tahnee 

Kali PressFriday, March 20th at 7:00 pm


Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan 

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

She is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its new younger sibling, the Sexploratorium at PASSIONAL Toys. She is also a former Dominatrix and telephone hostess. She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement.

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

Eventbrite - Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan

EchoSaturday, March 21st from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire


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

Special Pricing:

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Course Outline:

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

Anita DeFrancescoFriday, March 27th at 7:00 pm

Tantra Wisdom with Anita DeFrancesco

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Tantra Wisdom with Anita DeFrancesco

LizSaturday, March 28th at 4:00 pm

Service Vacation Weekends with Liz (aka LuckyAlbatross)

ATTENTION: This class will be rescheduled. New date to be posted soon!

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

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Service Vacation Weekends with Liz (aka LuckyAlbatross)

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

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

 

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BelleThursday, February 12th at 7:00 pm

Rope 101: Tying and Untying with Belle-

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Rope 101: Tying and Untying with Belle-

Friday, February 13th at 7:00 pm

Massage 101 with Gin Temoshawsky

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

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

Eventbrite - Massage 101 with Gin Temoshawsky Me

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

Saturday, February 14th at 7:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, February 20th at 7:00 pm

Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

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

She is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its new younger sibling, the Sexploratorium at PASSIONAL Toys. She is also a former Dominatrix and telephone hostess. She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement.

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

Eventbrite - Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

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

Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

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

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

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

Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

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

Diving for Pearls: Cunnilingus 101 with Bitey Switch

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

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

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

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

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