February is American Heart Month.
Cardiovascular diseases (including strokes) are America’s No. 1 killer . To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February American Heart Month.
To promote healthy hearts, Sexploratorium is donating $1 for every Passion 101 Class registration to the American Heart Association. Learn to stay healthy and happy while supporting the cause of Heart Health! Classes now coast $20 advance or $30 day of class ($5 discount for students with ID and affiliate group members)! Tell a Friend!
To register online for any of these classes, all of which take place at Sexploratorium, 620 S. 5th St. in in Philadelphia, click the class title. Registrations by phone can be made at 215-923-1398
Thurs. 2/3, 7PM Sexual Outercourse with Anita DeFrancesco
Learn to sustain sizzling sexual stimulation without having sex! Recapture those days when the bump and grind was in. Assimilated sexual play can build sexual power and overall confidence in a relationship. Discover new ways to gain and explore that mutual sexual gratification. Your entire body can be sexual- you will learn how sexual intimacy without intercourse can help you learn what is pleasurable to you and your partner. Dress comfortable and bring blanket. Open to all genders and orientations.
Fri. 2/4 , 7PM Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan
A workshop on the psychology of power exchange for couples. Have you or your partner fantasized about dominance and submission but never quite understood the how’s and why’s? Using writing exercises, guided visualization, and other techniques everyone in this class will experience what it is like to become the submissive admirer 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 workshop was originally created for couples however any pair of people can attend (although it helps to feel comfortable in discussing intimate details of ones life with the person you choose to accompany you). This class was featured in Philly’s City Paper in February 2001 and is open to all genders and orientations.
Sat. 2/5, 7PM Anal Sex & Pleasure with Juicy Justine
Anal sex is still considered a controversial (but popular) subject. Come learn about anatomy, technique, positions, cleanliness, relaxation, toys, lubricants and more to experience maximum anal pleasure alone or with a partner
Sunday, February 6, 7PM
15th Anniversary Celebration fetish costume dinner!
KDM Enterprises (the mother company of both Sexploratorium and PASSIONAL (formerly Fetishes) Boutique is celebrating its 15thanniversary with a champagne toast at 704 S. 5th Street followed by dinner at The Latest Dish, and free admission to Fast Cheap and Outta Control dance party where step inside balloons and other fetish fun is to be had. Advance reservations are needed, as space in the restaurant is limited. There is no charge to attend, however each individual or sub-group is responsible for their own (delicious) dinner and drink bill. This dress up dinner is followed by a dance party upstairs at Fast Cheap and Out of Control.
2/10 7PM Cultivating Sexual Energy with Anita DeFrancesco
This is a comprehensive enrichment class on how to contain and cultivate your sexual energy. When we understand how the energy of the body works you then can learn how to have the control and containment that is desired. Learn how to master your sexual energy and develop the ability to integrate the emotions and senses as one with the orgasmic energy. This is the secret towards enhanced personal development, transformation and spiritual freedom. You will have a better understanding that there is no separation between the sexual and spiritual energy. This workshop is empowering, nourishing, healing, sensual, energizing, and ecstatic and a supportive environment for you to open to your emotions and connection to sexuality.
2/11 7PM Basic Rope Bondage with Veronica Bound
Learn simple techniques to limit the mobility of your partner and become connected in a whole new way with professional dominatrix and sensual sadist Veronica Bound. Using rope, learn to tie wrists, ankles and other body parts. Practice your newly acquired skills at home later to enhance your romance or play power games. This class is open to all genders and orientations.
2/13 3-5PM Blow their mind with Juicy Justine
Wanna learn how to please your partner? Now is your chance! In this workshop you will learn how to satisfy them in new and exciting ways. We will discuss anatomy, positions, techniques with both hands and mouths, sex toys and so much more. You will learn some fun new tricks and have an opportunity to practice your new skills on everyday edibles. Bring a partner or come alone. This class is open to all genders and orientations.
Stop by Sexploratorium on Valentine’s evening for a special mini-workshop hosted by Juicy Justine. She will teach you some new tricks, tell you about all the new toys on the market and answer your sex questions. Champagne and chocolate will be served. Bring a friend or come alone. This special evening is open to all genders and orientations. $5 off gift coupon with each $5 advance registration good toward any purchase made that night.
Feb 17th –20th Buck Angel is in town along with his wife Elayne, who is guest-piercing at Infinite Body Piercing for the week. We will post Buck and Elayne’s other appearances here as we confirm them, but for now we tentatively have three classes scheduled.
2/18- 7-PM Sexing the Trans Man with Buck Angel
Have you seen a hot trans man out and about, but were afraid to approach, much less invite him home for fear of not knowing what to do? Educator and porn star Buck Angel is giving an audio- visual tour of transmasculine sex along with advice on how to approach, flirt with, and get it on with a trans guy. Open to all genders and orientations. Stay for Q&A afterward and get inspired to think outside the gender box. Buck Angel will be your guide to helping to re-define gender enjoy the fluidity of sexuality and identity politics.
2/19-5PM The Buck Angel Effect: Feeling sexy in your own skin As an icon of popular culture, Buck Angel’s message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being sexually comfortable in your own skin has struck a passionate chord with folks all over the world. Since Buck coined the phrase ” it’s not what’s between your legs that defines you!“, the term has become an anthem for men and women everywhere who have been inspired by this message of self acceptance. Learn how to become comfortable with your own body sexually with Buck Angel, whose sexual confidence created a new genre of adult entertainment. Buck will share video clips from his work in front of the camera in hopes that sharing his story helps to make others become more comfortable to enjoy sexuality and other life pleasures.
Wed 2/23 7-9PM Tantra for Lesbians
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 especially for lesbians.
2/24 – 7-9PM Sex Positions for Couples with Juicy Justine
Tired of the same old positions and want to spice up your relationship? Then this is the workshop for you. In this workshop you and your partner will learn the basics like why we have the need for variety in our lives, how and why to set the mood, different sex positions, sex toys, safer sex, light bondage and get a chance to check out of some products for better positioning up close and personal. Bring a partner, a yoga mat or towel to sit on and wear comfy clothes! Open to couples of all genders and orientations.
2/25 7PM Toys for Boys with Eric Garrison
Eric Marlowe Garrison, consultant sexologist and author of the international best-seller, Mastering Multiple Position Sex, will lead your through the world of toys, much like Willy Wonka introduced children to candy.
Yes, Philadelphia, there are suitable sex toys for the man in your life – even if you are the man in your life! From penile sleeves to prostate massagers to the Real Doll, many intimate adult devices and toys can help men achieve greater pleasure and perhaps overcome an ejaculatory or erectile concern. Are there more choices in sex toys for men than Fleshlights and vibrating cock rings? Come to this hands-on workshop and find out! The workshop is open to all sexes, genders, orientations, ages, and tastes.
Eric Marlowe Garrison, consultant sexologist and author of the international best-seller, Mastering Multiple Position Sex, will help you succeed at something that sounds so simple, but that can provide a host of challenges –the Quickie. While it’s great to spend hours in bed making love on a Sunday morning, what about those times when you only have a couple minutes – or even seconds? Whether it’s the Mile High Club, the closet at your nephew’s bar mitzvah, or the immediate horniness as you discover the clock is five minutes fast, quickies can provide enjoyable, meaningful, and yes emotional sexual experiences for you and your partner. He will offer tips on what to wear, where to do it, what positions work, and how to recover and return to the pre-coital you (for party guests and dignitaries…or wherever you happen to be).
Sunday February 27, 1-3PM
Book signing: Mastering Multiple Position Sex .
Meet author and sexologist Eric M. Garrison and get a copy of his new book signed. Eric is available for private consultations by appointment this afternoon call 215-849-7444 for information.
Sunday February 27th, 7PM
ProDom Meet and Greet
Are you an adult professional who specializes in fetish fantasy fulfillment? If so, meet your colleagues for light refreshments, networking and information sharing. Bring your business cards as there will be a prize drawing, as well as multiple opportunities to meet other folks in your field from the region.
3/3 Blow HER Mind: The Art of Pleasing A Woman with Juicy Justine
Wanna learn how to please a woman? Now is your chance! In this workshop you will learn all about the female anatomy, communication, penetration, sex toys, positions, techniques, safer sex and so much more. We’ll even discuss the infamous G-Spot & Female Ejaculation and there will be plenty of time to practice your new techniques using everyday edibles.
3/4 Blow HIS Mind: The Art of Pleasing A Man with Juicy Justine
Wanna learn how to please your man? Now is your chance! In this workshop you will learn how to satisfy your man. We will discuss male anatomy, positions, techniques, hand jobs, blow jobs, prostate stimulation, sex toys and so much more. You will learn how to “Cheek Condoms” (put a condom on with your mouth), and there will be plenty of time to practice your new techniques using everyday edibles such as bananas, cucumbers, lollipops and more.
3/5 7pm SSSS conference meetup- Local sexologists are welcome to join attendees of the SSSS conference for refreshments and discount shopping. RSVP to email@example.com
3/11 7PM The G-Spot & Female Ejaculation with Juicy Justine
It does exist! Get the facts about the G-Spot! Come learn where to find it, and how to stimulate it with the right positions, techniques and toys. We’ll also talk about the different types of orgasms, female ejaculation and “squirting”. Open to all genders and orientations.
3/12 7PM Fantasy, Role Play & Talking Dirty with Juicy Justine
Looking to add a little spice to your sex life? In this workshop we will discuss how to add some fantasy and role play into your sex life as well as how to incorporate a little dirty talk into the bedroom including how to bring up the subject with your partner, common fantasies, and will leave you with some new ideas and scenarios to inspire your future playtime. Come alone or bring a partner and be prepared to explore in a safe and welcoming environment. Open to all genders and orientations.
Some people travel to science fiction conventions. Some venture across the country to purchase antiques. Still others travel to exotic places to see historic, religious, or genealogical sites of interest. But what about a sex-themed vacation?
Eric Marlowe Garrison, consultant sexologist and author of the international best-seller, Mastering Multiple Position Sex, will lead a discussion about planning your ultimate sexual getaway – whether it is around the corner or around the world.
You’ll learn everything from picking a hotel where nobody can hear your moans to making sure that your sex toys make it past the TSA.
The workshop is open to all sexes, genders, orientations, ages, and travel tastes.
This workshop will NOT discuss illegal sex vacations, such as those involving minors or illegal sex trafficking.
Eric Marlowe Garrison is no stranger to sexology, to the media, or to world travel
3/20 Eric’s book signing and consultations.
3/24 Rough Sex for Beginners with Juicy Justine
Looking to explore the rougher side of sex but not sure how to get started? In this workshop we discuss the basics of rough sex including negotiating rough sex with your partner(s), communication, safety, basic techniques and more. Participants will have the opportunity to try out some of the items discussed and ask questions at the end of the workshop. Bring your partner or come alone! This workshop is for BEGINNERS only!
3/25 – FREE Erotic Art Apreciation. There is no formal class this evening, but our resident artist will be on hand to personally introduce you to the works on exhibit. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and free gifts with the purchase of art during this Aphrodite Gallery artist’s reception.
3/26 Let’s Talk About Relationships
Not all relationships are created equally! In this workshop we will discuss different types of relationships, intimacy, negotiating rules and boundaries, cheating, communication, safer sex and how to make your relationship work for you! Come with an open mind and be prepared to examine your own relationships through interactive activities and discussion.
3/31- Strengthening the love Muscles with Anita DeFrancesco
This class is especially for women who wish to heal and strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. Learn and practice exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine that can help your body heal from injury and stress, help you enjoy stronger orgasms and more pleasurable sexual activity.
Thurs 4/28 Women Healing Him (prostate healing) with Anita DeFrancesco
Connecting to the sacred sexual source for men with Anita DeFrancesco Women (and anyone who wishes to participate) will get familiar with the male G-spot as the sexual center of the bodily healing
Unless otherwise noted, all Passion 101 workshops now cost $15-20 in advance, or $25-30 (discounts for students and affiliates) the day of the workshop and happen in the Aphrodite Gallery, 3rd floor Sexploratorium , 620 S. 5th Street in Philadelphia. Advance registration is required as space is limited, and student minimums must be met before visiting presenters can be confirmed. Your feedback is important: Turn in your scorecard at the end of class, and receive 10% off anything you purchase from Sexploratorium at that time (affiliates receive 20% off a single item). Help us improve our educational offerings!