Celebrity Sex Ed for Springtime- April 2012

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Sexploratorium presents- Celebrity Passion 101 workshops

Sexploratorium in Philadelphia presents a series of celebrity presentations in Center City this month.
Advance (online) ticket purchases will save money,
onsite tickets may be available at the door ($10 more than advance tickets).
Note: due to large crowds expected at these events. we have rented larger venues to hold these classes
Ticket prices reflect pricing to the general public (advance online vs. onsite).
Affiliate group
members & students get $5 discount (advance or onsite tickets)
 If you miss the advance sale deadline for online tickets, please call Sexploratorium 215-923-1398 after 12 noon to register via telephone the day of the workshop (same day tickets cost $10 more).

Wednesday April 11, 7pm
An Intro to Erotic Body Piercing
with Elayne Angel at 1318 Walnut  Street, 3rd floor
 $20 advance (online) or $30 on site.

Covers everything you need to know to get a safe, successful piercing to enhance your own enjoyment, your partner’s, or both. Includes nipple, oral, and male and female genital piercings. Elayne Angel is the author of The Piercing Bible, President of the Association of Professional Piercers, and a renowned expert specializing in genital piercings. She’s been piercing professionally since the 1980s and now resides in Merida, Mexico. She travels the US guest piercing, and writes a monthly column for piercers in a body art industry trade publication. Elayne Angel is providing professional piercings by appointment at Infinite Body Piercing- Book your appointment by calling 215.923.7335


Friday April 13, 7pm
Sexing the Trans Man
with Buck Ange
l at 1318 Walnut  Street, 3rd floor
 $20 advance (online) or $30 on site.

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. As a visionary motivational speaker, Transgender adult film star Buck Angel shares his universal message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being comfortable in your own skin. He connects with diverse audiences by revealing his unique life story in order to encourage people to know and love themselves.

Saturday April 14, 7pm
The Buck Angel Effect: Feeling Sexy In Your Own Skin
with Buck Angel
at 1318 Walnut  Street, 3rd floor
 $20 advance (online) or $30 on site.

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.
Note: Buck is recruiting trans men to appear in the sequel to his “Sexing the Trans Man” video collection. He will be shooting in Philadelphia.  Contact buckangel@buckangel.com for more info.

April 20-22 A Weekend with Midori

Fridays class happens at Sexploratorium, Saturday and Sunday Classes happen at AxD gallery, 265 S. 10th St. Midori’s workshops are $30 advance (online) or $40 at door (on site)Save money- register for any four of Midori’s classes for just $100.

Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990’s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment and kinky adventures.Her reputation as authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only from her unique and entertaining process of teaching concrete skills, but in her ability to deconstruct and distill complex matters of desire into surprisingly accessible lessons with eloquence and humanity. She’s known for tackling challenging topics with fresh and relevant insights. She calls this her ” head-heart-hands” method to create a space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Fundamentally she is motivated by helping people to create authentic and intimate relationships while emphasizing self actualization, shame reduction, acceptance and justice.
Her writing is extensive, ranging from numerous articles, columns, works of fiction, to instructional books. In 2001, she wrote the first English language book on Shibari, “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” when Japanese rope play was still limited to a niche audience

Friday April 20, 7pm
Joystick Secrets: How To Thrill a Man
with Midori at Sexploratorium, 620 S. 5th St. Philadelphia
 Midori’s workshops are $30 advance (online) or $40 at door (on site)

Save money- register for any four of Midori’s classes for just $100.

Sensual tricks to blow his mind and make the pleasure last for a looong time. Intensive practice class to enhance techniques with hands, mouth and more. Practice on fruits, veggies and ice bars. Participants only!
Learn how to make him moan and writhe in unbelievable pleasure. Join internationally-acclaimed sex educator Midori for this in-depth training on pleasuring your guy with hands, mouth and more! Using delicious practice props (think fruit!) you’ll learn all about the sucks, licks, swirls, strokes and touch secrets that will blow his mind. She’ll even cover tips on how to reduce discomforts or gag reflexes. What better gift is there than to show him your new techniques that very night?

Saturday April 21, 2pm
Hands on Rope Bondage

with Midori at AxD gallery, 265 S. 10th St. Midori’s workshops are $30 advance (online) or $40 at door (on site)
Save money! Pre-register for any four of Midori’s classes for just $100.

Everyone’s catching the rope fever! Bring the pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play.
Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness, minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. Midori is the author of “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.”
* Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet and 2 of 25 feet of rope.more). 

Saturday April 21, 5pm
Rope Body Harnesses
with Midori at AxD gallery, 265 S. 10th St. Midori’s workshops are $30 advance (online) or $40 at door (on site)

Save money! Pre-register for any four of Midori’s classes for just $100.

Body harnesses are fantastic for creating beautiful, effective, and sexy rope bondage for all types of bodies and many different sorts of scenes. You can use a harness for very secure rigging. Or you can make a pretty rope outfit. Create intense harnesses for pain sluts. How about sensual breast bondage? Well go through at least four different harnesses with plenty of time to practice. If time permits she’ll show you more!
Dress & Supplies: Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Bring a large towel or yoga mat if you¹d like to use the floor. And, of course, bring rope – the more, the merrier! (Suggested minimum: 3 or 4 pieces of 30′ to 45′, plus one rope of 75′+ . If the rope is for a smaller person, bring the shorter lengths. For a larger person, bring the longer lengths.)

Sunday April 22, 1pm
Flogging: Amazing Hands on Training
with Midori
with Midori at AxD gallery, 265 S. 10th St. Midori’s workshops are $30 advance (online) or $40 at door (on site)
Save money! Pre-register for any four of Midori’s classes for just $100.

Improve your flogging skills! Whether you’re a total novice or already confident with the whip, there’s plenty for you in this unique and very active class. You’ll learn how to select the best flogger for your style and body type. Enjoy drills on techniques to deliver powerful, effective sensations without top-fatigue. Sharpen your fitness. Bring your floggers. More the merrier! Don’t worry if you don’t have any. Midori will bring a variety from her private collection to try out, and floggers will be available for sale at class. If you want to learn to flog in high heels, bring them. No need to bring a target bottom.

Sunday April 22, 4pm
The Art of Feminine Dominance (open to all genders and partners welcome)
with Midori
with Midori at AxD gallery, 265 S. 10th St. Midori’s workshops are $30 advance (online) or $40 at door (on site)
Save money! Pre-register for any four of Midori’s classes for just $100.

Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful woman within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player.
Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how-to class, you’ll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner.This is a prerequisite to Art of Feminine Dominance Level II and an excellent foundation for the Forte Femme women’s weekend. attend this class).


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