Thursday September 3rd 7-9pm Overcoming Sexual Fears Discussion Group with Sid Astaire
In this discussion group, we’ll be talking about the fears and potential trauma triggers that prevent us from having the sex we want. This group will be a safe space to share feelings and anxieties that hold us back, and the skills that help us move forward. Whether your fears are rooted in a lack of understanding, religious bias, physical or emotional trauma, or general repression, we will work through them together every first Thursday for the next three months. Our first meeting will determine topics and exercises for future meetings. This discussion requires advance registration on a sliding scale basis $5-15 in advance $15-$25 the day of class ($5 discount to students and affiliate members)
Through their own personal trauma and trials, and through their first-hand experience as a mental health care consumer, Sid has acquired a unique knowledge base of distress tolerance skills and a roadmap for the journey that is recovery. They understand that everyone lives with fear—fear of themselves, their bodies, their desires—and the importance of overcoming these anxieties in order to be fully and completely one’s self. It is because of their journey on the road to recovery that they love teaching and collaborating with others about how to build a life worth living.
Thursday September 10th 7-9pm Belle’s 8th Class in her Series, Putting The Pieces Together
The final class in this series is going to take all of the ties learned throughout and show you how to arrange them to create shapes with the body. We will look at how to create strain, positions for sex, and positions that are simply beautiful to look at. We will also practice using the ties learned in combination with free form tying to create new and interesting positions outside of the standard Japanese ties. By doing this first on the ground, we begin to understand how the body moves and which positions will and will not work. This saves substantial work and error when moving from the ground to the air later.
Friday September 11th 7-9pm Gin’s Partner Massage
Learn fun and effective ways to ease, tease, and please through hands to body touch. Discover tricks and techniques that will feel amazing to your partner yet won’t wear you down or hurt your own hands and arms. Find out why oils and lotions are so different and when each is more useful than the other. Most of all, have fun, love, and touch enthusiastically!
Gin Temoshawsky holds a degree in massage therapy and has been a professional massage therapist for the past decade and was among the first to become licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience teaching up and coming therapy students at her old school in a formal setting but loves teaching couples and friends how to help, please, and relate to each other through massage in an open minded and safe environment.
Thursday September 17th 7-9pm Rope Bite Munch
Philadelphia’s own non-profit skill share for rope enthusiasts!
This group is all about sharing a bite and talking about rope or other topics.
It is social, fun and educational.
Whether you are new to rope or a seasoned veteran your participation is welcomed. Celebrate the romance of rope restraint with like-minded enthusiasts!
Friday September 18th, 7-9pm
Wax Play with Monica
Part temperature play, part work of art, wax play is as simple as it is sexy. We will cover prepping your partner and play space, candle selection, temperature and splatter control, and how wax can run the gambit from sensual to a form of sadistic bondage. And don’t think the scene is over when you run out of candles; taking the wax off can be just as fun as putting it on! See all this and more demonstrated on a model.
Monica is a former teacher with a lifelong passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica now works as a professional Domme and sex educator. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs onstage and on camera under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, goat cheese, meeting new people and cumming passion for the bizarre and filthy, Monica now works as a professional Domme and sex educator. She sometimes takes her clothes off and performs onstage and on camera under the name Carmen Monoxide, and her favorite things include cephalopods, sparkly stuff, goat cheese, meeting new people and cumming.
Tuesday September 22nd Ducky’s Hips, Lips & Fingertips: Inspiring Ways to Take Your Guy Over the Edge
Wednesday September 23rd Ducky’s Art of the Female Orgasm