April Showers bring Toys, Anal Play, the Art of Seduction, Erotica and MORE

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Andrea New 1Friday, April 11th at 7:00 pm

Building Your Toy Chest: Sex Toys For Beginners with Andrea Renae

Are you curious about sex toys, but have no idea where to start? The sex toy industry is so vast and diverse that 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.

Andrea Renae is a Philadelphia-based sexuality educator, writer, sex and relationship coach, and event organizer. Her passion is promoting happier and healthier relationships by facilitating meaningful discussions around sex and communication. Since 2007, she has presented workshops on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, sexual health and pleasure, sexual identity, relationship negotiation skills, sexual techniques, and safer sex practices.

Andrea’s home base for the past 3 years has been Passion 101 Classes, out of Philadelphia’s highly regarded sex toy and fetish wear shop, Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium; formerly holding the position of Education Coordinator, and currently serving as a Resident Sex Educator and Presenter. Outside of her work at Passion101 Classes, Andrea has presented at various colleges, non-profit organizations, and community events around the Northeast. She proudly runs two sexuality themed monthly meet up groups- Sex Geekdom Philly and the Philly Reproductive Health Happy Hour. 



Andrea contributes regularly to Kinkly.com as a staff writer, and has been featured in The Philadelphia City Paper, The Condom Monologues, RedheadBedhead.com, and The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Blog.

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Eventbrite - Building Your Toy Chest: Sex Toys For Beginners with Andrea Renae

Screw SmartFriday, April 18th at 7:00 pm

Starting at the Bottom: An Intro to Anal Play with ScrewSmart

Where do you start when you want to learn new information and pleasure heightening tricks? At the bottom, of course, and that is just where this anal 101 begins. From the basics of safety and starting out, to the perfect techniques and tricks to get your ass begging for more, this workshop will calm your fears, answer your questions and most definitely welcome you into the wonderful world of anal play. However you identify, as long as you have an ass, or know someone that does, you are welcome to come join in the fun! Wanna prepare for class? Read: The Anal Sex Position Guide by Tristan Taormino

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 - Starting at the Bottom: An Intro to Anal Play with ScrewSmart

Andrea New 2Sunday, April 20th at 7:00 pm

Sensual Play: The Art of the Tease with Andrea Renae

ATTENTION: DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENT, THIS EVENING’S CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. ANDREA RENAE WILL BE TEACHING WITH US AGAIN IN MAY, SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT OUR FOR OUR NEW CLASS SCHEDULE! 

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 a Philadelphia-based sexuality educator, writer, sex and relationship coach, and event organizer. Her passion is promoting happier and healthier relationships by facilitating meaningful discussions around sex and communication. Since 2007, she has presented workshops on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, sexual health and pleasure, sexual identity, relationship negotiation skills, sexual techniques, and safer sex practices.

Andrea’s home base for the past 3 years has been Passion 101 Classes, out of Philadelphia’s highly regarded sex toy and fetish wear shop, Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium; formerly holding the position of Education Coordinator, and currently serving as a Resident Sex Educator and Presenter. Outside of her work at Passion101 Classes, Andrea has presented at various colleges, non-profit organizations, and community events around the Northeast. She proudly runs two sexuality themed monthly meet up groups- Sex Geekdom Philly and the Philly Reproductive Health Happy Hour. 



Andrea contributes regularly to Kinkly.com as a staff writer, and has been featured in The Philadelphia City Paper, The Condom Monologues, RedheadBedhead.com, and The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Blog.

Tell a Friend: RSVP for this class on Fetlife or Facebook (RSVPs are not tickets; tickets required for entry).

Eventbrite - Sensual Play: The Art of the Tease with Andrea Renae

Hatter_solo_smirk_medThursday, April 24th at 7:00 pm

Confidence and the Art of Seduction with Mistress Zeneca

A class for everyone – gender doesn’t matter here. We’re talking about confidence, gaining helpful steps towards being able to capture someone’s attention, and feel better about your in-person communications. If you’re alright with online conversations but it just falls apart when you meet the person, this class is for you. If you want to do better on those blind dates, come to the class. Or if you just need some tips on how to attract someone’s attention without a stupid pick-up line, look no further. Mistress Zeneca can teach you how to mask your own insecurities in order to present the best possible you, you can be. Learn how looks don’t matter as much as you think they do. (Just look at Steve Buscemi.

Topics we’ll cover: Confidence and why its crucial, Scientifically proven confidence techniques, building rapport, matching tone, trusting touches, avoiding information over-disclosure, and controlling your unspoken language. Seduction is more about controlling yourself than about controlling the other person. We’ll end the class by learning a powerful and silent attraction method – the Golden Orb Meditation. As with all of Mistress Zeneca’s classes, there are no spectators. Be ready to disclose your first date problems and to take notes.

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 - Confidence and the Art of Seduction with Mistress Zeneca

Carmen EroticaFriday, April 25th at 7:00 pm

Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: The Pleasure of Writing Erotica with Olivia Glass

ATTENTION: DUE TO LACK OF ENROLLMENT, THIS EVENING’S CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED. WE WILL HOPEFULLY HAVE OLIVIA GLASS BACK TO TEACH IN THE FALL, SO PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT! 

If you’ve read erotica—or even a sexy scene in a novel—you know the charge that can come from the written word. But how do you find the inspiration for erotic writing—and what can you do to set it apart from everything else that’s already out there? You’ll learn how to write orgasms and pen dirty talk while avoiding common pitfalls. Whether you want a naughty story to share with your partner, or you have goals of publication, this class will jump-start your juices, creative and otherwise.

Olivia Glass is the author of Five Stages of Grief (Fleshbot Fiction, 2013). Her work has also appeared in Filament Magazine, Bend Over Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, and Best Women’s Erotica 2012, from Cleis Press. 

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Eventbrite - Beyond Fifty Shades of Grey: The Pleasure of Writing Erotica with Olivia Glass

AvaSaturday, April 26th at 7:00 pm

Hoods and Head Trips with Domina Ava St. Marks

Professional Domina Ava St. Marks will show you how to manipulate the senses, trick the brain, confine, objectify, and even change body physiology using hoods, muzzles, gas masks, and improvisational headgear.

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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DottieSunday, April 27th at 7:00 pm

Needleplay 101 with Dottie aka Slutress


ATTENTION: Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s class has been canceled. I deeply apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

Do you have a fear of needles? Blood? Pointy things?
Or do you watch intently when you have blood drawn? This 101 class will help you to better utilize the sub-dermal insertions of needles. Learn “hands on” how to utilize various needle techniques for pain as well as pleasure. Learn how to make beautiful designs and art work with needles and other supplies. Like Corsets, wings, flowers and more. Imaginations are encourage.

You will leave the class having both pierced and been pierced (if willing). You will learn the basics of needle play safety, supplies, usage and disposal. This is a serious type of edge play requiring a reasonable level of comfort with needle play techniques and a good knowledge of fundamentals. The knowledge, demonstration, and practical hands-on insertion (with instructors help) will allow you to leave feeling competent to begin practicing and refining this technique for yourself.

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.

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Eventbrite - Needleplay 101 with Dottie aka Slutress

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