March Madness at Passion 101 Classes!

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Hatter_solo_smirk_medSaturday, March 1st at 7:00 pm

High Protocol Events: It’s Easier than you Think with Mistress Zeneca

Serve with grace. Receive service with gratitude. Sometimes referred to as “The Art of Attentiveness”, High Protocol is submissive service without pain. It is a demonstration of the discipline to obey; a set of guidelines to display respect, etiquette, and courtesy. This is a fun and light-hearted class! Let Mistress Zeneca show you that High Protocol can be welcoming, fun, AND stress-free. What’s the point of doing something if you’re not having any fun? Mistress Zeneca invites you to learn High Protocol without snobbery or stuffiness.

This class is based on the High Protocol Party Manual by Mistress Zeneca and relates to performing High Protocol for short periods of time during events. This is NOT about incorporating High Protocol into your personal D/s dynamics. Instead, this class will focus on everything you need to know about serving or being served at a High Protocol Event hosted by Mistress Zeneca. The fundamentals that you learn in this class may relate directly to any special event in which the proper forms of etiquette are appreciated.

Covered in this class are the Slave Positions, The Transitions, The Slave Walk, Serving Protocols, along with overviews of the SLAVE LINE, Partnering Ritual, How to Ask for Service, How to Offer Service, and typical party timing of events.

Since the publishing of the High Protocol Party Manual by Mistress Zeneca in 2010, kinksters around the world have been using it as the basis for their High Protocol gatherings. Offered completely for free, the manual has proved to be a useful guidebook that provides a standardized way of hosting successful High Protocol events. The manual has been used for parties in Melbourne, India, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Las Vegas, Boston, and Canada to name just a few. Copies of the manual will be given to each participant in this class. Learn more at: http://www.ElegantlyKinky.com/

Mistress Zeneca is an East Coast transplant from Southern California, publicly Dominant for over 10 years. She is a Geeky, BDSM and Kink event organizer in the Philadelphia area, specializing in providing unique kink experiences. Mistress Zeneca’s events range from themed movie marathons, weekly game nights, full-weekend immersion experiences, sex-positive play parties, and upscale High Protocol Dinners. All her events are appropriate for the curious, the beginner, and the experienced alike. She is a self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Love” welcoming everyone in Philadelphia who wishes to learn more on their journey of self-discovery. Her interests and knowledge pool is vast. She can talk just as easily about the Zombie genre, hypnosis, and how to grow your own food, as she can about her ambidextrous flogging style and love of corsetry. Learn more at: http://www.ElegantlyKinky.com/

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Eventbrite - High Protocol Events: It's Easier than you Think with Mistress Zeneca

MeSaturday, March 8th at 7:00 pm

Kink it up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Stephanie

Curious about how to kink things up in the bedroom…or elsewhere? Wondering what BDSM actually stands for? Want to know what negotiating a play scene entails? This introductory class will give you the tools to communicate your fantasies and to make those twisted scenes from your favorite kinky erotica a reality. You will learn basic kink terminology, communication and negotiation skills, and safety tips. You will also get to know the toys and implements to use while playing with others in a safe, sane, and consensual way. If you’re thirsty for ways to spice up your sex life, then this class will give you ideas on how to have your partner bound, gagged, and begging for more.

You may know her as the Education Coordinator for Passion 101 Classes, but that’s just the tip…of this iceberg. Stephanie is a master’s level medical social worker by day and the Education Coordinator for Passion 101 Classes at Sexploratorium & Passional Boutique by night and weekend. She is also working towards a PhD in Human Sexuality at Widener University, researching the intersections of Freud’s two most basic drives: sex and death. Stephanie is a sex positive advocate, speaker, and writer who is passionate about helping people to live healthy and fulfilling sex lives and to die with dignity. She is proudly kinky and, above all else, loves to empower others to explore their kinky curiosities in risk-aware consensual ways.   

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Eventbrite - Kink it up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Stephanie

PrettyMom Yoga 2Sunday, March 9th at 1:00 pm

Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Get centered, stretched and ready to play. This is to be a body positive nude yoga class. With the goal of helping you feel more comfortable in your body and your body more comfortable in general. We’ll use different techniques to help us be more aware of our breath and our bodies. 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 a towel &/or yoga mat and water. TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR OUR PARTICIPANTS, THIS IS A LADIES/FEMME/QUEER/TRANS SPACE ONLY.

PrettyMom 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 here at Passional. She has been an LMT (licensed massage therapist) for over 16 years, focusing on corrective therapies and techniques, like; body mechanics, stretches and exercises. She has been a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (AMBP) since 2005. She has taught practical workshops for other massage therapists. As a member of the International Cupping Therapy Association (ICTA) she has received her certification in all cupping methods and helped teach their workshops too. She has received training from many of the most well-known riggers and taught classes on rope corsetry. She was trained in professional fire performing at Wildfire training camp. She has even designed and created inventive dungeon equipment and fetish wear. Her wide variety of interests and a thirst for knowledge leads her to continue to attend many different classes and to share what she learns.

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Eventbrite - Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

AvaSaturday, March 15th at 7:00 pm

Mummification with Domina Ava St. Marks

Beginning with safety, this class will explore the bondage practice of complete body immobilization by wrapping your bottom like a mummy. We will discuss materials to use, wrapping techniques, tricks for keeping your bottom comfortable, and the process for removing the cocoon. The class will have a complete live demonstration by Domina Ava St. Marks of her favorite three-layer mummy wrap.

Domina Ava St. Marks has been both a lifestyle and professional Dominatrix for over 10 years. Known for her love of all things bondage, Ava has amassed the finest collection of bondage gear and willing bondage bottoms in the Philadelphia area and greatly enjoys sharing and teaching what she has learned from some of the best practitioners in the world. Ava is also a member of a leather family, has two slaves in service to her, and is the founder of Immobilized, a collective of bondage enthusiasts.

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Eventbrite - Mummification with Domina Ava St. Marks

Screw Smart

Friday, March 21st at 7:00 pm

Getting Mouthy: Oral Sex Rules! with ScrewSmart

The name says it all. Oral sex definitely rules, but in fact, there aren’t many rules when it comes to going down town with your tongue… and lips… and maybe even teeth!  Oh my! Instead, this tenacious trio of sex educators offer up a celebration of all the options and give you, our hungry friends, something delicious to chew on in the way of suggestions, tips, techniques and more. Join us for an interactive workshop touching on all things oral – from anatomy and innervations, to health, wellness and a few little extras to make it all so tasty! No matter where you’re dining, it’s always good to know the menu.

ScrewSmart is a sex education collaborative formed to promote both individual and community sexual heath and satisfaction. Based in Philadelphia, it was founded in 2009 by three sex positive queer women who met while working towards human sexuality education masters. They came together with the goal of providing information and resources to a diverse adult audience.  ScrewSmart aims to facilitate a collective community dialogue that supports sexual exploration and health. They do this by providing educational workshops, hosting sex positive community events, and advocating freedom of expression for sexual minorities.  ScrewSmart works to build spaces where they can share our love for each other as friends and professionals while inspiring others to be engaged and informed sexual adventurers!

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Eventbrite - Gender Exploration: Getting Below the Skin with Screw Smart

SubMissAnnThursday, March 27th at 7:00 pm

Introduction to Pony Play Class with Mistress Zeneca and featuring Pony Play Author SubMissAnn

Pony Play is a form of BDSM, fetishism, and role-playing. It can be done as an individual, with a team, or as a social event. As a Pony, one creates a Pony identity and plays. Whether a human comes to it as a slave Pony or a pony in horse role-play, Pony Play involves bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism. While both may look the same to the casual observer, there is a huge difference in the headspace between the Trainer and the human Pony.

Former Pony titleholder and the Author of ‘Pony Play with SubMissAnn’, subMissAnn will lead a class on the basic fundamentals of Pony Play. Take a look at the typical equipment used, learn about the many different types of Ponies, and discover what is appealing about the roleplay. This class is guaranteed to be highly informative! This class will provide an introductory knowledge of this curious and intriguing BDSM activity.

Mistress Zeneca is an East Coast transplant from Southern California, publicly Dominant for over 10 years. She is a Geeky, BDSM and Kink event organizer in the Philadelphia area, specializing in providing unique kink experiences. Mistress Zeneca’s events range from themed movie marathons, weekly game nights, full-weekend immersion experiences, sex-positive play parties, and upscale High Protocol Dinners. All her events are appropriate for the curious, the beginner, and the experienced alike. She is a self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Love” welcoming everyone in Philadelphia who wishes to learn more on their journey of self-discovery. Her interests and knowledge pool is vast. She can talk just as easily about the Zombie genre, hypnosis, and how to grow your own food, as she can about her ambidextrous flogging style and love of corsetry. Learn more at: http://www.ElegantlyKinky.com/

SubMissAnn has been a member of the BDSM community for 24 years. She became interested in Pony Play in 2006. This interest in exploring Pony Play lead her to PonyMistress Rebecca Wilcox with whom she began training as a human Pony. PonyMistress Rebecca gave her Pony the name “Beauty”. PonyMistress Rebecca Wilcox and subMissAnn share the North American Pony/Trainer 2009 Leather title. SubMissAnn formed the Los Angeles Pony and Critter Club in December of 2009. Currently on the LA Pony and Critter Club schedule are Play Dates, Pride Parades, a Spring and Fall Southern California Fox Hunt, Derby Day, the Pony and Critter Jamboree, and Western Day. SubMissAnn is a published contributor to Equus Eroticus Magazine. She has been a presenter at LADs, Club X, Lair de Sade, Threshold, DomConLA, Thunder in the Mountains, Great Lakes Leather Alliance, Leather and Leis, Beyond Leather, The Farm, Black Rose, Mr and Ms International Olympus Leather and Brimstone. SubMissAnn has participated in the Folsom Street Fair since 2007.

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Eventbrite - Introduction to Pony Play Class with Zeneca and featuring Pony Play Author SubMissAnn

Sir Robert DanteFriday, March 28th at 7:00 pm

Let’s Get Cracking! (Whips 101) with Sir Robert Dante

Dante will cover the basics of whip handling, the SM applications of whip skills, safety, stacking the odds in your favor and optimizing your whips for better performance. “The easiest thing in the world is for one person to hurt another; it’s SM when they both enjoy it.” Enjoy a world-class presentation, whether you are into whips or not.

Robert Dante is a professional bullwhip artist and internationally noted whip expert. A 4-time Guinness World Record holder (officially the “Fastest Whip in the World”), he is author of “Let’s Get Cracking! The How-To Book of Bullwhip Skills” and producer/performer in the DVD, ” Bullwhip: Art of the Single Tail Whip.” He wrote the bullwhip chapter in “Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns” and has been featured on such programs as HBO’s Real Sex and Playboy’s Night Calls.

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Eventbrite - Let's Get Cracking! (Whips 101)

timaree_podcast_icon4__1_Saturday, March 29th at 7:00 pm

Intro to Burlesque with Timaree

ATTENTION: THIS CLASS HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENT AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE DATE.

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 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.

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Eventbrite - Intro to Burlesque with Timaree

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