August 3rd, 6pm
Intro to Burlesque
Whether you want to twirl your tassels on a big stage under bright lights or are looking to put on a private show at home, this class will walk you through the basics of putting together a sexy burlesque number.
Learn the origins of a recently revived art and develop your own style with amplified seductiveness. There’s room in burlesque for every look, philosophy and body, so let your inner diva swim to the surface!
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 Notebooks , Philly 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.
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.
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.
August 23rd, 7pm
Erotic Bellydance 101
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 for the past year, using her sense of humor and easy going personality to share knowledge and information with all she comes across. A fat-positive pagan kinky queer femme, she lives her life through the active exchange of experience with others.
She has studied different forms of dance intermittently through her life, with tribal fusion and Middle Eastern bellydance being her passion for over 2 years and views it as part of her spiritual practice. She is a member of Ekstasis Bellydance, a tribal fusion troupe based out of Philadelphia and Lehigh County.
August 24th, 6pm
Intro to Roleplay
Wanna try out a new sexy scenario but aren’t really sure where to begin? Whether you’re going for a classic situation (student-teacher, cop-arrestee), want to flirt with the darker, more taboo desires (BDSM, rape fantasies) or have been thinking of something more unique, Dr. Timaree will help you build the perfect sexy scene.
You’ll learn techniques on how to discuss your desires with your partner, get into (and stay in) character, and cultivate a climate where you’re both comfortable to push the boundaries of arousal.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already own a few naughty french maid costumes, this will step up your role play game to the next level.
August 30th, 7pm
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’ 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.