Valentine’s Day Lasts All Month with Passion 101 Classes!

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Saturday February 6th, 3:30-5:30pm – 20th GLAMiversary Reception
@ Old Pine Community Center – 401 Lombard Street

Join Fetishes Boutique/PASSIONAL/Sexploratorium alumni, staff and longtime friends for a private 21+ reception celebrating the 20th anniversary of KDM Enterprises! Refreshments snacks, fashion shows and live demos for two relaxed and fun filled hours will be followed by an informal parade over in the direction the Liberty City Kings Vixens & Vagabonds show. Dress code is casual to GLAMourous and includes ID indicating that you are of drinking age.
Note: Tickets can be sold a maxiumum of 2 per transaction, so if you are purchasing for a group, you will either need to contact the organizer or do multiple transactions. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Eventbrite - 20th GLAMiversary Reception

Sunday February 7th, 11am-4pm – Cafe Kink – Sinful Sunday Brunch
@ Boyler Room – 328 South Street, 2nd Floor

sundaybrunch.jpgOne last excuse to don you favorite Glam apparel for a revisitaion of Philly’s classic interactive “dinner theater” style play party that is being done as a brunch party! Dress up, order your favorite items from the menu and bar, and get your play on independently or as a part of our party games. Lorelei DeWinter will be wrapping up her birthday weekend with cake and birthday spankings!

Eventbrite - Cafe Kink - Sinful Sunday Brunch

Thursday February 11th, 6-8pm – Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle

Ducky

Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Ducky Doolittle is here to teach you how to swim. She will demystify the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles, and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips & techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. Walk away understanding why some touches deliver amazing stimulation and how to draw deeper orgasmic responses. This class is for women and those who love women. It is perfect for anyone who has never had an orgasm, has questions about female orgasms, those looking to have or give bigger orgasms.

Ducky is the author of Sex With The Lights On: 200 Illuminating Sex Questions Answered. She has spent the last two decades working in the field of sexuality. She is a certified emergency room Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Counselor and has trained with Planned Parenthood in comprehensive STD prevention and comprehensive & medically accurate sex education. Ducky tours internationally, performing on campuses, medical schools, bachelorette parties, homeless youth drop-in centers, book clubs, church groups, sex shops and anywhere else she can gather a crowd. She has appeared on HBO’s Real Sex, The Morning Show, MTV, NPR, The Howard Stern Show, and Playboy TV…to name a few. Ducky’s unabashed openness about her life developed into a successful career as a journalist and advice columnist. Over the years she has used her writing and sense of humor to pursue her deep lust for knowledge and understanding in regard to sexuality, class, race, gender, culture, compassion and human rights. She was also awarded a fellowship with the New York Foundation for the Arts in the category of non-fiction literature.

Eventbrite - Girl Gasms: Art of the Female Orgasm with Ducky Doolittle

Friday February 12th, 7-9pm – Lover’s Knots with Lorelei deWinter

Begin your weekend of love with Lorelei deWinter as she teaches the basics and tricks of sensual rope bondage. In class instruction and hands on lessons to learn how to use the humble rope to bring you lover to sensual ecstasy. Bondage is not just punishment and pain, but a tool to fulfill you hottest fansaties. Get the awkwardness and nerves out of bondage with Lorelei so you can be smooth as silk when the moments get intimate.
Whether you identify as top, bottom, dominate, submissive or all the beautiful sexual diversity, this class is hands-on and everyone ties and will be tied. Dress in comfy clothes and bring what rope you have. Lorelei will make recommendations and give a few tips on how everyday objects and be adapted. If you’re concerned out flexibility or physical hurdles, do not fret! Lorelei will show you ways to tailor poses and ties so everyone can enjoy.

Lorelei deWinter has earned her stripes as a Diabolique Ball model, becoming board member and event chair. She donated her body to education as Veronica Bound’s rope demo model and has earned a reputation for teaching classes with hands tied behind her back; seriously. Trained by the world renowned Midori in the art of Shibari, she is turning her years of experience and education on the masses to help everyone enjoy rope bondage.

Eventbrite - Lover's Knots with Lorelai deWinter

Thursday February 18th, 7-9pm – Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

SOJreclineIn this class, you will learn about safety, hygiene, and using various types of lube, toys, tongues, communication, fingers,  and cocks for people of all genders and D/s roles to engage in pain-free and pleasurable anal play as well as techniques for prostate and g-spot stimulation via the anus.

Strap-on Jo  is a poly queer bi switch whose love affair with other people’s anuses went from private kink to professional calling when  she worked for six years as a non-domme professional prostate massager.  Now a certified sexological bodyworker, Jo’s focus is on sex education and coaching. Her approach is practical, sex-positive, tantric-friendly, kink-positive, empathic, and non-judgemental, using tools like massage, breathwork, guided visualization, and education to help you experience more pleasure alone and with partners.

Eventbrite - Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play with Strap-on Jo

Friday February 19th, 7-9pm – Foot Massage with Gingin updated pic

You’ve got to love your feet, they do so much for you. Attend this class to learn how to
show some appreciation through pampering and massage of feet for yourself or a partner. Learn about a variety of fun and useful oils and lotions that are especially great for foot treatments along with fun and effective techniques to soothe and amaze. Bring your hands, feet, and a small towel.

Gin 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 - Foot Massage with Gin

Saturday February 20th, 2-4pm – Intimate Rituals with Raymond Wise

Do you have any BDSM Rituals? If you’ve taken the time to develop one, it already means something. Think about the ritual you’re involved in, and what kind of feelings come from that. Would you like that feeling to be stronger? Even more profound? What if the ritual included the values you share with your partner? Not just from words that you speak, but the actions of the ritual that put you both on the same page in a way that both of you can feel. When I first developed my BDSM rituals, the main purpose was to slow down, focus, and make a transition from whatever we were doing before. I started the ritual as a way to allow both myself and my submissive to get into the right frame of mind, to make the transition from the outside world to our own private world of Dominance and submission. Our ritual gives us a moment to breathe and connect. Our ritual makes our roles clear and gets us into the right frame of mind to perform our roles. In our lives, we have many roles. Worker, lover, parent, employee/employer. Roles are real. Rituals can help you get to where you need to be, to take on that role to the fullest and make it more meaningful.

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 - Intimate Rituals with Raymond Wise

Saturday February 20th, 5-8pm – Flogging 101: Extended Workshop & 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.
This 3 hour workshop includes a demonstration of a flogging scene and hands on training (bring a flogger or two, medium length 14” – 18” would be best). Floggers will also be provided for practice.

*Demonstration contains nudity*

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, and more.
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

Sunday February 21st, 6-8pm – Kink It Up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike

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 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

anitaThursday February 25th, 5-7pm – Empower Your Male (Men Only) with Anita

This is a class for men who want to transform themselves and move through life with authenticity, strength, and integrity. Men frequently struggle with issues of masculinity. This can affect all areas of your life from women to your career. Men often feel that something is missing, but can’t quite figure out what it is. This class will let you clear up your mental blockages, physical blockages, shame, and other attitudes that you picked up along the way which interfere with your ability to be the powerful man you can be! How you present yourself to the world is the most important work you can do!! Get this right, and you’ll have an asset that will guide you through all areas of your life.
The following areas will be covered:
– Developing authentic Masculine Presence, Power, and Energy
– Cultivate the Chi of Sex
– Integrate your physical, emotional and sexual wholeness
– Understand and be received by women

We will work with communication and breathing exercises. This is a safe space for you to connect, have fun, and find your real self. We will also discuss an upcoming seminar which will take the process a step further and allow you to develop skills to understand that most mysterious of creatures – WOMAN !! This is not something you’re born with, but you do need a framework to understand how this works.

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 - Empower Your Male (Men Only) with Anita

KaliFriday February 26th, 7-9pm – Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

A workshop on the psychology of power exchange for couples. Have you or your partner fantasized about dominance and submission but never quite understood the how’s and why’s? Using writing exercises, guided visualization, and other techniques, everyone in this class will experience what it is like to become the submissive adorer or dominant caretaker of their partner to enhance sexual play. “Hands on” practice of techniques such as silk scarf bondage, low-temperature candle play and more will give you skills you can use at home! This class was featured in Philly’s City Paper in February 2001 and has been presented at the University of Pennsylvania, Black Rose, and the Beltane Sacred Sexuality festival.

Kali Diana Morgan is a seasoned writer, speaker, and lover of corsets and costumes. She is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its new younger sibling, the Sexploratorium at PASSIONAL Toys. She is also a former Dominatrix and telephone hostess. She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement.She has taught multigenerational groups in her store as well as at conventions, womyn’s festivals, private homes and for university classes and student groups at Haverford, Bryn Mawr College, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Kali also hosted several educational tours of sexy spots in Philadelphia and New York, known as Sexpeditions Tours. With prior experience as a math and literacy tutor, as well as with small women’s self-help groups Morgan has successfully used interactive teaching methods that engage as they educated. Kali has also completed the teen sexuality education training from Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA, and has guided teens with their parents sex education tours of Philadelphia. Her tours and classes have been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia City Paper, and Philadelphia Weekly. Her favorite part about teaching is, “breaking complicated concepts down into very simple realities.”

Eventbrite - Intimate Exchanges with Kali Morgan

Saturday February 27th: A Day of Burlesque with Honey Tree Evil Eye

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2-4pm – Burlesque 101 with HoneyTree EvilEye

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!

Eventbrite - Burlesque 101 with HoneyTree EvilEye

5-7pm – Burlesque 201 with HoneyTree EvilEye

You’ve got the background and basics, now it’s time to take your performance to the next level!
Burlesque 201 will include:
– Elements of costuming, makeup and hair
– Developing stage presence,
– Cultivating patterns of movement by integrating lessons from dance and modeling,
– Making the most of reveals,
– Honing crowd work skills

Eventbrite - Burlesque 101 with HoneyTree EvilEye

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MORE UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday March 4th, 7-9pm – Kinky Massage with Gin

Massage is so gentle, soothing, and relaxing. No, wait, that’s not this class. Excite your senses with a kinky menu of touches and toys. Learn to visit teases and thrills upon the body and mind of your partner with bondage and a wild tour of sensations from deprivation to intense experiences and feelings.

In this class, you will be introduced to incorporating electric and vibration devices, feathers, wartenberg wheels, brushes, cold and hot, impact tools, clamps, and whatever else your mood and imagination call for. Yes, you will sit through a lecture and demonstration on safety and permission before the fun begins because serious injury isn’t fun. You will learn a few basic light massage techniques to use before, during, and/or after your chosen delights. After a few warm up strokes, the action begins with demonstrations of a wicked assortment of devious pleasures.

Participants are encouraged to attend in pairs or groups of any number and to be prepared with a towel or blanket for hands on practice time together. Every participant is free to pick and choose which elements they wish to practice or have practiced on them and which ones get a red light.

Gin 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 - Kinky Massage with Gin

Saturday March 26th, 3-5pm – Sexual Wellness with Dr. Timaree timareeSchmit

Do you love your body? We’re flooded with images of what bodies are “good enough” and “sexy” and worth loving, but short on ways to find real body love. Discovering a wellness routine that works for you can mean finding that fulfilling mind-body connection and a healthier body image. Learn about the fundamentals of exercise science (from cardiovascular endurance, strength, toning, and flexibility) and how to design a workout that you’ll love (and that will help you in the bedroom as well). Whatever your goals may be, we’ll keep the emphasis on loving your body for what it does for you, not just its appearance. We’ll also go over the interaction between fitness/wellness and sexuality and discuss what kinds of exercises can improve your sexual experience, including increased stamina, improved flexibility and a greater diversity of pleasurable positions.

Dr. Timaree Schmit has a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University- where she is now an instructor, along with West Chester University. She is also a certified fitness instructor, as well as a regular contributor to Philly Weekly and Philly.com. Her passion is bringing rational, empirically-based sex-positive information to the world, empowering others to celebrate their bodies, build intimacy and experience pleasure. Reach Dr. Timaree at sexwithtimaree@gmail.com

Eventbrite - Sexual Wellness with Dr. Timaree Schmit

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