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Just in time for Valentines Day; Passion101 offers all the classes you’ll need to excite your lover. Learn how to perform a titillating strip tease, incorporate corsets into your wardrobe, choose the best toys for a sexy gift, and give your honey a rub down they’ll never forget!


Headshot-188x248February 2nd, 5pm
How To Strip For Your Lover
with Kitty Victorian

The truth is, most women have, at one time or another, fantasized about stripping. Many have even tried out some moves on their lovers. Sound like fun? It is! A striptease is a great way to show your partner how sexy you think you are, and believe me, he or she will agree. But before you begin there are some very important steps to a sexy and successful strip.  Burlesque University’s Headmistress, Kitty Victorian,  will give you all the tools you need for the preparation, the practice and the showtime!

Presenter Bio:

When searching for the quintessence of burlesque and character performance, one need look no further than Kitty Victorian. As Washington, DC’s most recognized name in Burlesque, Kitty is a master of the art of the classic strip tease in addition to her growingreputation as a character performer and impersonator. Kitty’s influence has expanded well beyond the DC metro area through her performances in cities across the US and Canada. Her tantalizing, titillating and often comedic performances leave audiences in awe and aching for more.

As a burlesque performer, Kitty conquered DC in 2004, when she founded DC’s first burlesque troupe, the DC Gurly Show. Since 2005, the troupe has held numerous performances at Club Chaos and Kitty has produced many successful shows for the troupe at other venues, including the Crucible, Palace of Wonders and Club Chaos. As a producer and director, Kitty has branched out from the DC Gurly show to produce a multitude of other professional burlesque and variety shows in DC and Baltimore at theaters, bars, and clubs, and has brought in guest performers from Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, LA, Reno and Las Vegas.

Kitty Victorian has been teaching burlesque since 2003 and opened the proverbial doors of Burlesque University in Washington, DC September of 2006.  Since then, Burlesque University has been a huge success and has opened its doors in Baltimore, Richmond, Chicago, Phoenix, Tucson, Fresno and Reno.


175px-Corset1878taille46_300gramFebruary 8th, 7pm
Corsets 101
with Tahnee

Real corsets are fun and functional. Not only do they provide great back support, they create and elegant body-sculpting fashion aesthetic that is appropriate for business, formal and intimate occasions. Learn the basic care and feeding, lacing techniques and style possibilities in this interactive workshop where students will each take turns lacing themselves and each other into a variety of corsets designed for men and women: fashion, fantasy and fetish.


touchFebruary 9th, 5pm
Sensual Play- The Art Of the Tease
with Andrea Renae

Sensual play is the ultimate way to taunt and tease your partner. This unique form of kinky play can range from soft and gentle to painful and rough. With a wide range of toys and implements, you can create a constant buildup of excitement and anticipation to keep your partner on edge. This class will teach you all the techniques you will need to create a sexy scene your partner will never forget. Class is open to all sexual orientations and genders, partnered or not.

Presenter Bio:

Andrea Renae is the Education Coordinator at Sexploratorium. She has been involved in community based sex education for the past 5 years; teaching topics ranging from healthy relationships to STI prevention to Kink 101. Andrea uses her work in sex education and advocacy as a means to empower others to make informed decisions about their sexual health and pleasure.


dildo sculptureFebruary 10th, 5pm
Building Your Toy Chest: Sex Toys For Beginners
with Andrea Renae

Are you curious about sex toys, but have no idea where to start? Have you purchased a few items for your toy chest (or that shoe box hidden under your bed), but found yourself disappointed when actually using them? Do you just want to know what good quality toys are out there? The sex toy industry is so vast and diverse, it’s easy to get a bit lost. But have no fear; this class will put you on the right path towards finding the sex toy(s) of your dreams! We will cover types of toys available and how they work, what to consider when choosing your toys, and what to avoid.

Presenter Bio:

Andrea Renae is the Education Coordinator at Sexploratorium. She has been involved in community based sex education for the past 5 years; teaching topics ranging from healthy relationships to STI prevention to Kink 101. Andrea uses her work in sex education and advocacy as a means to empower others to make informed decisions about their sexual health and pleasure.


MegRyanOrgasmFebruary 11th, 7pm
I’ll Have What She’s Having
with Reid Mihalko

Finally! THIS is what you wish they’d taught you in Sex Ed…

  •  Do orgasms mystify you? Elude you? Challenge you? Intimidate you?
  • Do you or your lovers get caught in the “Must-Orgasm Trap” and can’t seem to “get there?”
  • Do you feel abnormal or broken when it comes to the “Big-O?” Or, maybe, you don’t know how to feel?
  • Maybe you’re lucky when it comes to orgasm (yours or another’s), but you’d like to take your understanding to a black belt level or want to see if you can improve ‘em?
  • And maybe, juuuuust maybe… You’ve got a friend who desperately need to take this class…

While everyone from Dr. Oz to Carrie Bradshaw talks about it, not everyone is mapping it out step-by-step, breaking it down, and giving you pragmatic tools, tips and tricks to explore, understand and become proficient in the art of the climax… Join professional sex geek Reid Mihalko of as he reveals all that he knows about orgasms –male and female! 

La petite mort, the Big-O, Climax, Coming, the Genital Sneeze…
Call it what you will, but most of us would benefit from
more sexual self-confidence when it comes to cumming!

In this humorous, frank and informative, 2-hour workshop you will learn:

  • The basic anatomy of arousal for all bodies, how orgasm “works,” and how to increase your odds of achieving it
  • Easy-to-implement ways to apply the knowledge above to actual lovemaking situations
  • Common mistakes we make in bed with a partner (and when flying solo) that keep us from experiencing greater pleasure…
  • Simple communication skills you can use to improve your partner’s bedroom techniques without embarrassing them…
  • A few of Reid’s “black belt” sex tips and tricks for oral sex, hand-sex, and boinking!
  • Ways to take sex and lovemaking “beyond orgasm” so you don’t get stuck in the “Must-Orgasm Trap”…
  • And, if time allows, a live demonstration of an Energetic Orgasm… Yep! Climax with your clothes on!


Presenter Bio:Reid Mihalko  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.

From his rated-PG/PG-13 workshops (Cuddle Party, Speed-Flirting) to the rated-R (Iron Slut Sex Educator Showdown) to his explicit, NC-17 rated, Show-N-Tell sex education workshops (where audiences get to watch, take notes, and ask questions), Reid’s workshops have been attended by close to 30,000 individuals from myriad walks of life, orientations, relationship styles, countries and religions. Known for his charisma, wit and emphasis on integrity, Reid travels the country teaching, coaching, consulting and collaborating on fulfilling his mission: Create more self-esteem, self-confidence and health for adults in and out of the bedroom.

Reid has been a featured speaker at dozens of conferences on relationships and sexuality and is a sought-after presenter and teacher at colleges and sex positive stores across the country.

Reid has been a writer and producer on a number of films and television projects about sex and relationships, and appears regularly in the media. He has also appeared on the Emmy award-winning talk show Montel, Fox News, VH1’s Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Showtime’s Penn & Teller’s Bulls**t!, Canada’s The Sex Files and SexTV, and the short-lived Life & Style, on NPR, Sirius’ Maxim Radio and Cosmo Radio, and in Marie Claire, GQ, Details, People, Newsweek and The National Enquirer, as well as media across the globe in thirteen countries and at least seven languages.


timaree_podcast_icon4__1_February 16th, 5pm
Non-monogamy: History and Practice
with Timaree

Many people find someone, fall in love and stay together. That’s monogamy. But many more people find someone, fall in love for awhile and break up. That’s serial monogamy. But these are not the only options. In this workshop, learn about the history of non-monogamous relationships, the nearly endless variety of options for folks who want to experience love and sexuality with more than one person, how to navigate the waters of swinging, open relationships, polyamory and more in a loving, responsible, ethical way that can strengthen connections between lovers.


Presenter Bio:

Sexologist Timaree Schmit earned a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University, the culmination of a lifelong search for rational, sex-positive, empirically-based knowledge about sexuality. She now works as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and consultant.

As a youngster she read voraciously about sexuality and became the Go-To sage for friends and acquaintances who had sex questions.  This hobby eventually translated into becoming a certified HIV Prevention Counselor, PersUNL Peer Sex Educator and Adjunct Professor in Human Sexuality. Her foray into the world of sex writing started in 2003 as a weekly columnist for the Daily Nebraskan and has continued as sex writer for the Barbershop NotebooksPhilly Gay Calendar and East Coast Adult News.

Sex with Timaree podcasts cover a range of topics and feature amazing, entertaining guests whose lives and professions touch on sexuality. And was named one of the Top Five Noteworthy Sexuality Podcasts on iTunes.


Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels teach sex- positive tantra techniques.
Patricia Johnson and Mark Michaels teach sex- positive tantra techniques.

February 22nd, 7pm
Great Sex Made Simple: Tantric Tips to Deepen Intimacy and Heighten Pleasure
with Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson

In this class you will experience:

* Techniques for enhancing intimacy and pleasure
* Relationship as spiritual practice
* Keeping passion alive
* Making sexual energy concrete
* Esoteric ways to turn each other on
* Breaking out of habitual patterns

Many people think that studying sexual Tantra will reveal the arcane secrets of having great sex. In reality, there are no great secrets. Tantric sex has more to do with your attitude than with marathon lovemaking sessions, obscure techniques, or anything else. A simple shift in thinking is the most important element. Sex begins in the brain, and becoming familiar with a few important principles can make it easier for this shift to occur. Understanding these key concepts and incorporating a few techniques is a lot easier than you might think. In this workshop, you’ll be exposed to some basic Tantric concepts and learn some simple and practical ways to deepen your connection, both emotionally and erotically.

Presenter Bios: 

Mark A. Michaels (Swami Umeshanand Saraswati) and Patricia Johnson (Devi Veenanand), a devoted married couple, have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and an expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of everyday life. Michaels and Johnson are the authors of The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (Llewellyn, 2006), which won the USA Book News National Best Books 2007 Award in Health: Sexuality. Their second book, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life (Llewellyn 2008) won the 2008 USA Book News Award, also in Health: Sexuality, was selected as an Indie Excellence Awards finalist in New Age Non-Fiction, and was a ForeWord Magazine Books of the Year Award finalist in the Body, Mind and Spirit category. .) Their meditation CD set, Ananda Nidra: Blissful Sleep (Projekt Records) was a finalist for the 2012 COVR Visionary Award for Innerspace/Meditational/Healing Music.

Michaels and Johnson wrote and appeared in two instructional DVDs produced by the Alexander Institute: Tantric Sexual Massage for Lovers and Advanced Tantric Sex Secrets. They have been featured on television (Good Day Colorado, AM Northwest, Naked New York), radio (Afternoon Advice and Nightcalls on Playboy Radio, Go to Bed with Cosmo Radio, The Derek and Romaine Show, and NPR’s A Chef’s Table) and have been quoted as experts in numerous publications and on many websites – from women’s magazines to dating websites to men’s magazines to GLBT- oriented media – including Redbook, Latina, Jane, Cosmopolitan, The Village Voice, Metro, Pregnancy and Newborn, More, Rockstar, Woman’s World, The Sydney Star Observer (Australia’s most popular GLBT weekly), Emotion (Germany), The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tantric Sex, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Enhancing Sexual Desire. They have also contributed articles to various online and print publications, including Chronogram and Debonair, and give sexuality and relationship advice at


February 23rd, 5pm
Tantric Erogenous Zones
with Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson

In Tantric sexual practice, it is important to prolong the excitement phase. The Tantric and Ayurvedic traditions have long recognized specific zones of the body that are particularly responsive to stimulation, and some schools of Tantra (particularly in South India) have developed a systematic approach to the stimulation of these zones in order to produce high states of arousal. This system was introduced to the West by Dr. Jonn Mumford in 1976 and is still little known. In this workshop, we will introduce you to to these zones and the basic principles for working with them systematically.

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