November Classes are in Session!: Tantra, Kink 101, Sexual Wellness, Nude Partner Yoga, G-Spotting!, Caning, & More!

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Friday November 6th, 7-9pm – Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

It is a time for new beginnings, love and friendship. This gathering is an opportunity to connect, explore and develop the mind, anitabody and soul with the intention to love. When we love we have everything. Dive in and experience your senses and come alive to your sexuality.  Explore depths of innateness and understand your sensual foundation. Learn how to balance giving and receiving.  We will explore the differences in the active/receptive energies. Move from pain and hidden wounds to harmony, energy and more open love. Boundaries will be explored as we learn to love more deeply.  Come and celebrate your divine being. Open to all singles and couples and beginners. Expect to interact with other divine sacred beings in safe connection practices.

Anita DeFrancesco, MA, Intimacy and Relationship Educator. Her focus and vision have been the evolution of spirituality, sexuality, and teaching others to awaken from separation and suffering and to embrace the modern world with oneness and love. She helps people to liberate and let go of the grudges. She has been featured on Playboy’s Sexcetera. She is the author of Live Free: Your Journey to a Liberated Life.

Eventbrite - Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

Saturday November 7th, 3-5pm – Kink Your Own Adventure with Ashley

Have you always been curious about kink and BDSM,but unsure where to start? This class will encompass some of the basics of BDSM  as well as ways to incorporate kinky play into your sexual adventure. Together we will explore and practice using elements of sensation and power to transport you and your lover to new levels of erotic experience. This class welcomes beginner-level attendees of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship statuses, so pack your enthusiasm and come ready to set foot in exciting territory!

Ashley is an upbeat, enthusiastic sexuality educator with a passion for empowering others on their sexual journeys. Currently pursuing her masters of education degree in Human Sexuality Studies, Ashley advocates for transcending the academic and making sexual knowledge inclusive and accessible to all. In particular, her favorite subjects to geek out and teach about are sex and power, BDSM/kink, and sexuality-based communities or subcultures.

Eventbrite - Kink Your Own Adventure with Ashley

Saturday November 7th, 7-9pm – Sexual Fitness: Improving Desire and Performance Naturally with Gerald

Learn ways to improve sexual desire and performance (ability to perform and how one performs), naturally. SexualScreen Shot 2015-10-09 at 4.14.08 PM
performance and desire can be rooted in physical and psychological wellbeing. Gender differences will be discussed along with specific research-based recommendations. A wonderful aspect of the research is that sexual fitness works for
people over 40!

Dr. Gerald Martin is a doctor of Kinesiology and Certified Health Coach with the American Council on Exercise. He has over 20 years of martial arts experience and uses that experience with his health coaching. Philosophically, he focusses on helping people live the healthiest life possible, within their life circumstances. This includes addressing sexual desire and performance.

Eventbrite - Sexual Fitness: Improving Desire and Performance Naturally with Gerald

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Thursday November 12th, 7-9pm – Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

This class 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 partner, 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!

Eventbrite - Partner Yoga Undressed with PrettyMom

Friday November 13th, 7-9pm – G Marks The Spot! with Andrea Renae 

Oh, the G-spot. That magical place we hear about every 6 months, when someone publishes an article attempting to disprove its existence. These articles provoke a lot of questions. Is it real, or is it something sex toy manufacturers fabricated to sell more vibrators? If it exists, what is it really? Where is it? Do I have one?

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Does it actually help people squirt? Is squirt really just pee? Join sex educator Andrea Renae for a thrilling adventure to find the mysterious g-spot. Here, you’ll learn the answers to all those burning questions, plus info on best positions for g-spot play, g-spot toys, and some tips on squirting.

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.
Eventbrite - G Marks The Spot! with Andrea Renae

ashleymantaNovember 20-21 Classes with Ashley Manta: Ashley Manta is a queer feminist sexuality educator, writer, and coach. She published her first e-book, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex,” in March 2014 and her non-fiction essay, “Growing Through the Yuck of Having Herpes” was featured in the Best Sex Writing of 2015 anthology. She speaks candidly about living with herpes and has done extensive work to promote acceptance and break the stigma surrounding STIs. She is the co-host of Carnalcopia, a sex and relationship podcast. Ashley’s passion is empowering others to “speak the unspeakable.”

Friday November 20th, 7-9pm – Living with an STI with Ashley Manta

Many people living with an STI are too ashamed to admit their diagnosis. In the de facto hierarchy of STIs, Herpes and HIV are widely considered to be the “worst” to get because they are not curable. In this workshop, Ashley will share her experience living with genital herpes and discuss the ways that clear communication, good information, and a dash of vulnerability has allowed her to move from living in the “yuck” to living, loving, and thriving. We’ll discuss sex and dating with an STI, as well as navigating the stigma that exists in daily life.  Knowledge is more contagious than STIs. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 Americans have an STI. Those statistics make this an important and relevant discussion for all of us.

Eventbrite - Living with an STI with Ashley Manta

Saturday November 21st, 7-9pm – Phone Sex, Dirty Talk, and Other Aural Adventures with Ashley Manta

This seminar will include insider tips from Ashley Manta, sex educator and former phone sex operator who went on to publish her first e-book, “A Feminist’s Guide to Phone Sex,” in March 2014. There will be exercises from the book including “the name game” where participants will brainstorm genital slang that works for them and “sex-libs” – a fill-in-the-blank dirty talk guide that’s sure to make the most nervous talker an aural sex expert!

Eventbrite - Phone Sex, Dirty Talk, and Other Aural Adventures with Ashley Manta

Sunday November 22nd, 2-5pm – Caning 101 with Wise Protector

Harsh and punishing is what generally comes to mind with Canes. It doesn’t have to be that way (but we’ll cover that as well in the workshop, but, hard, is easy.) Arousal, altered state (sub-space), orgasms are all possible with canes. The range of sensations is large and subtle.
We’ll cover:
1) Trust and Patience and Desire. Getting someone to the point where they WANT you to cane them is something you need to know about.
2) Types of canes besides rattan, there’s all sorts of materials. Sting, Thud, Arousing and other sensations are attainable with the right cane and technique.
3) Connection – You get that in most of my hands on workshops. It’s one approach to altered states, arousal, and in general, better relationships!
4) Technique – Using more of the cane for varied sensation. Thud – anchoring caning to arousal – rhythm – Altered States – double caning.
5) Sado-masochism. First thing you think of, right? Of course it’s included.
6) QUIET caning. Apartment dwellers will especially like this.
If you have canes bring a few. Canes are available for experiencing the less painful techniques. They are the ones I think you’ll find the most interesting. The workshop is 3 hours and includes a full scene, an example of how a scene can look and work. And there will be times for hands on experiences if you have a partner with you.

Starting in the late 70s before the interweb, before knowing anybody actually does this sort of thing, Wise had to seduce girlfriends into BDSM. The cornerstone of that seduction is knowing what each other really needs, and fulfilling that need. “All I do is lead people where they want to go.” That’s the focus of most of his workshops: find out what you both really need and how you need to get it. Then lead them there.
Carter Steven’s Pocono Fall Fetish Fling (in 1998) was his first foray into the public scene where Joe and candi taught him what they know about flogging. After learning from lots of people, he’s given workshops at the York Play Group, Brimstone, The first NDDS bootcamp and The Warehouse, Sexploratorium and The Kink Shoppe.
He also participates in the BDSM module of SAR at Widener University, for the Graduate Class in Human Sexuality, exposing future therapists to some aspects of BDSM.
Eventbrite - Caning 101 with Wise Protector

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming December Classes!

Friday December 4th, 7-9pm – Gin’s Partner Massagegin

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.

Eventbrite - Gin's Partner Massage

Thursday December 10th, 7-9pm – Let Love In: Tantra Wisdom Gathering for Couples with Anita

*This edition of Anita’s Tantra Wisdom Gathering is specifically for couples*! It is a time for new beginnings, love and friendship. This gathering is an opportunity to connect, explore and develop the mind, body and soul with the intention to love. When we love we have everything. Dive in and experience your senses and come alive to your sexuality.  Explore depths of innateness and understand your sensual foundation. Learn how to balance giving and receiving.  We will explore the differences in the active/receptive energies. Move from pain and hidden wounds to harmony, energy and more open love.
Boundaries will be explored as we learn to love more deeply.  Come and celebrate your divine being. Open to all singles and couples and beginners.Expect to interact with other divine sacred beings in safe connection practices.

Anita DeFrancesco, MA, Intimacy and Relationship Educator. Her focus and vision have been the evolution of spirituality, sexuality, and teaching others to awaken from separation and suffering and to embrace the modern world with oneness and love. She helps people to liberate and let go of the grudges. She has been featured on Playboy’s Sexcetera. She is the author of Live Free: Your Journey to a Liberated Life.
Eventbrite - Let Love In: Tantra Wisdom Gathering with Anita

Friday December 11th, 7-9pm – Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

SamanthaTurnpikeCurious 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 boundgagged, and begging for more.

You may know her as the previous Education Coordinator for Passion 101 Classes, but that’s just the tip…of this iceberg. Samantha is a master’s level medical social worker by day and a master’s level sexuality educator by night and weekend. She is working towards a PhD in Human Sexuality at Widener University, researching the intersections of Freud’s two most basic drives: sex and death. Samantha 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 curiosities in risk-aware consensual ways.

Eventbrite - Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

 

 

WiseProtectorSaturday December 19th, 2-5pm – Spanking 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

One of the most iconic, basic kinks, spanking doesn’t require any equipment and is one of the more intimate sorts of impact play. Find out how you can use spanking to meet physical, mental and emotional needs.
Learn some of the reasons people indulge in spanking whether it’s control, passivity, catharsis, tribulation ordeal stamina, humiliation and release/sensation as well as how to realize common fantasies including misbehavior/punishment, power play, discipline, captivity, property and age play. Learn the warnings and rewards related to exploring dark places, basic anatomy and arousal, hands and implements, positions, prevention and healing of injuries and more!
Eventbrite - Spanking 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Saturday December 19th, 6-9pm – Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

Learn the basics of flogging! Topics include:
– Motivation and understanding from top to bottom
– Connection: That’s the real secret.
– Safety Third! (Only because it’s the thing we’ll be covering.)
– Boredom and the art of flogging: When it looks really boring, it might be sublime. REALLY understanding what’s going on.
– Effective flogging
– What’s Spinach Got to Do With It? Double flogging and what I learned from a total green newbie in BDSM. There’s more than just how to double flog. Learning from others.

Starting in the late 70s before the interweb, before knowing anybody actually does this sort of thing, Wise had to seduce girlfriends into BDSM. The cornerstone of that seduction is knowing what each other really needs, and fulfilling that need. “All I do is lead people where they want to go.” That’s the focus of most of his workshops: find out what you both really need and how you need to get it. Then lead them there. Carter Steven’s Pocono Fall Fetish Fling (in 1998) was his first foray into the public scene where Joe and candi taught him what they know about flogging. After learning from lots of people, he’s given workshops at the York Play Group, Brimstone, The first NDDS bootcamp and The Warehouse, Sexploratorium and The Kink Shoppe. He also participates in the BDSM module of SAR at Widener University, for the Graduate Class in Human Sexuality, exposing future therapists to some aspects of BDSM.
Eventbrite - Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

 

 

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