Unless otherwise noted, all Passion 101 workshops now cost $20 in advance (online), or $30 the day of the workshop and happen on the 3rd floor of Sexploratorium , 317 South Street in Philadelphia. Advance registration is required as space is limited and student minimums must be met before visiting presenters can be confirmed. $5 discount for students with ID and members of sexploratorium affiliate organizations.
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RESCHEDULED: NOW Every Other Monday Night beginning November 4 from 6:30-8:00 pm!
This series 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 parter, 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!
Please note: This class is limited to 3 couples per class. The classes will occur every other Monday (Click on each date to purchase tickets through Eventbrite: November 4, November 18, and December 2). Tickets are $40/couple for general advanced ticket or $30/couple for student/affiliate advanced ticket. Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 7:00 PM Intermediate Rope Bondage with Veronica Bound
If you already know the basics about how to tie wrists ankles, this class goes to the next level in rope tying using bamboo rods and rope to create and maintain creative positions for pleasure and play (say good bye to your leather cuffs and spreader bars). Building from single and double limb/column ties, functional and decorative harnesses are also part of the experience. This class is open to all genders and orientations. Students are encouraged to bring rope: 15-25ft and 35-50ft lengths. Veronica Bound ’is a dominatrix whose sex positive workshops explore the diversity of human sexuality in a fun, comfortable and safe environment. Complex psychological issues are discussed along with topics of emotional and physical safety. Compassionate and consensual interaction is always stressed. Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
CANCELED: Friday, October 11th, 7pm Building Your Toy Chest 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. Class is open to all genders and orientations. Andrea Renae has been involved in community-based sex education for 5 years; using her work in sex education and advocacy as a means to empower others to make informed decisions about their sexual health and pleasure. Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook(RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
October 12th, 6pm Playing With Your Whole Body with Nina Love
No tools or assembly required. Mild to wild, this class is perfect for any level of kinkster, beginner to advanced looking to add (or a lot) of spice to play, flirting or sex. Punch, kick, slap…now add in a little bump and grind and a pinch and a squeeze and you’ve got a recipe for a hot scene that can be as sadistic, sensual, playful or as serious as you like. Open to all genders and orientations. Nina Love is a fierce femme, a fashion designer, an educator, a freelance writer, an activist and a Leather Woman. A native of Baltimore, Nina travels the country full-time: teaching, living, working and loving the in the Leather/BDSM community. She is the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman and an active member of the Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM) and The Eulenspiegel Society (TES) and is an Emeritus Board Member of the Baltimore Education and Social Society (BESS). Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
Thursday October 17, 7pm Decorative Skin Stapling with Slutress
Learn the basics of skin stapling play: safety, supplies, usage and disposal. This is a serious type of edge play; you must be comfortable with intensity and mindful of safety. “Hands on” practical coaching will get you comfortable with various techniques for intense sensation, pleasure and decoration. Learn to make beautiful designs, costumes, and art work with staples and other supplies: corsets, wings, flowers and more. Stimulate and activate your artistic and sensual imagination! Leave class feeling competent to begin practicing and refining this technique for yourself! Open to all genders and orientations. Dottie aka Slutress has been sharing her knowledge of edge play for more then a decade. Her designs and photos are widely popular on event programs, flyers and posters . She also owns NeedlePlay Design.com where her love for needles manifests in custom embroidery. Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
Friday October 18th, 7pm Basic Impact with Andrea Renae
Impact play, percussion play, or spanking; no matter what you call it, is the art of (consensually) hitting a partner with an implement or your hand. This basic form of BDSM play is enjoyed by many for its versatility and simplicity. Now you too, can learn the skills you’ll need to safely smack, whack, and thwack the one(s) you love. In this class, we will discuss the best places to hit, ways to incorporate impact play into your scenes, various percussion toys, and how to use them properly. Open to all genders and orientations. Andrea Renae has been involved in community-based sex education for 5 years; using her work in sex education and advocacy as a means to empower others to make informed decisions about their sexual health and pleasure.Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
Sunday October 20th, 5pm How to attract a Dominant with Lady Elaina
With so many people out there, how do you get noticed in the teaming masses? What can make you stand out enough to catch the eye of that Dominant you so long to serve? And once you do attract them, how can you serve in such a way as to make yourself more likely to succeed? What does it entail? Where are the landmines? What do you know and understand to meet with success and longevity? How do you identify a “good” one? In this class we will discuss what to watch out for when finding the right Dominant for you! Open to all genders and orientations. Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
Friday October 25th, 7pm 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. Open to all genders and orientations. Andrea Renae 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. Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
Saturday October 26th, 6pm Intro to Anal Play with Aislinn Emirzian
Anal sex is one of the most common fantasies for people of all genders, and it’s much more fun when you have the info you need to make it work. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the three essential ingredients for easy and fun anal penetration, finger techniques to get things started, how to choose the right toys to add to your pleasure, what positions work best, ways to add anal fun to other kinds of sex, tips for pegging and anal intercourse, how to introduce the topic with your partner, and more! All it takes is a little knowledge and some practice to have pleasurable anal play. Open to all genders and orientations. Whether you want to be the giver, the receiver, or both, come get what you need to add it to your sexual repertoire. A sex educator and workshop instructor, Aislinn Emirzian got her start working with sex-positive adult toy stores. Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).
Sunday October 27th, 5pm Pegging 101 with Aislinn Emirzian Pegging, or women using strap-on dildos with men, has become more and more popular and it’s much more fun when you have the info to make it easy. We’ll talk about the different options for dildos and harnesses, how to pick the right lubricant, easy anal penetration, positions for prostate stimulation, role play, how the harness wearer can get some pleasure, and much more. You’ll learn everything you need to make pegging your new favorite way to play! Aislinn Emirzian is the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure: Erotic Exploration for Men and Their Partners. Tell a Friend: RSVP for classes on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).