Spring Into April’s Sex Ed Curriculum!

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gin updated picFriday, April 8th, 7-9pm – Partner Massage with Gin

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 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.

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Eventbrite - Partner Massage with Gin

Thursday, April 14th, 6-8pm – Develop Sexual Consciousness with Anitaanita

When we think of sex we think of a physical connection; when we become aware, we then tap into the higher states of our consciousness thus, creating the spirit essence of our being. That is where I want to enlighten you in this workshop. Exploring the higher dimensions of your physical reality with your spiritual self brings a more solid foundation of love, passion and intimacy. Learn how to connect and open to the deeper connection of your body. Male bodies can learn to extend and multiply the pleasure while female bodies can learn to strengthen the orgasmic response. Learn to bring together your Shiva and Shakti as one within yourself. We will practice Tantra Wisdom exercises to include fire orgasm breath to open up the chakra channels, movement meditative undulations to bring about freedom of the senses, and communication to bring words to what we are feeling. Workshop is open to singles and couples. Expect to work with partners in the class.

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.

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Eventbrite - Develop Sexual Consciousness with Anita

Friday, April 22nd, 7-9pm – G Marks the Spot! with Andrea Renae

Andrea New 1Oh, 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? 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.

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Eventbrite - G Marks The Spot! with Andrea Renae

Sunday, April 24th, 4-6pm – Beyond the Daily Grind: Rekindling Passion Through Creativity in Play with Andrea Renae

Have you noticed a drop in your, or your partner’s, sex drive? Longing to reignite the passion you once had, but not sure how? It’s normal to feel stuck in a rut, and the good news is that with the right information, it’s easy to get out of it! In this comprehensive workshop, sex educator Andrea Renae will teach you everything you’ll need to know to reignite the spark in your relationship and have the type of sex you’ve only ever dreamt of! In this workshop we will cover: Why stagnation in your relationship happens and how to stop it in its tracks, how to get your creative juices flowing and play in ways you’ve never thought of before, pleasure points and erogenous zones, and the best sex toys on the market to enhance sensation and excitement.

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Eventbrite - Beyond the Daily Grind: Rekindling Passion Through Creativity in Play with Andrea Renae

Friday, April 29th, 7-9pm – Sensation Play: The Art of the Tease with Andrea Renae

Sensation 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. In this workshop sex educator, Andrea Renae, will teach you all the techniques you will need to create a sexy scene your partner will never forget.

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

Saturday, April 30th, 2-5pm – 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.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 partial 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.

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Eventbrite - Flogging 101 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING DATES:

Friday, May 6th, 7:30-9pm – Queer Open Relationship/Polyamorous Discussion Group

This Discussion Group – facilitated by Lenore Jefford, LPC and Lisa Kaye, CMT – is designed for anyone who identifies as Queer (for our purposes Gay, Lesbian, Bi or Trans) who is interested in or currently in an Open relationship or Poly configuration. We created this discussion forum specifically for Queer folks (GLBTQI) as a safe space to learn more about Open relationships and/or Poly living. The Open Relationship or Poly meet-ups and events in Philadelphia are mostly heteronormative and, although, not unwelcoming or exclusive, seem to miss or misunderstand the specific needs of Queer identified folks. We hope to facilitate questions and create an open arena for discussion so folks considering this lifestyle may benefit from the experience of those currently living it. Likewise, we hope this discussion group may provide a community of like minded folks to support and encourage one another in this unique journey. Admission is donation-based

Lenore Jefford is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Mt. Airy for the last 9 years. She recently completed the Sex Therapy Certification at Council for Relationships in Center City. She specializes in LGBTQI cases in her practice, including couples work and has extensive experience with treating all types of trauma. Lisa Kaye is a Licensed Massage Therapist in PA. She has been in private practice for 20 years. She specializes in Myofacial Release, a deep tissue modality. Lenore and Lisa have been together for 12 years.

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Eventbrite - Queer Open Relationship/Polyamorous Discussion Group

Saturday, May 14th, 12-5pm – Awaken Sacred Union with Anita DeFrancesco &
Astarte Deva Shakti Bliss

*Couples Only*

Now is a time to explore  new awakenings, harmony and connection. This workshop is about exploring the relationship between the yin and yang – energies to create a partnership of equality. When we nourish and replenish our energies a new creation and wholeness surfaces, thus, keeping life in its full aliveness. Being balanced creates a fluidity of union within the relationship of wholeness to our spirit. The receptive containing energies are explored in the feminine while the masculine is the expanding pattern of forward moving energy.  The feminine flow of energy is about deeply receiving the self. In this workshop we will attend to the balance of our energies while embracing the emotional space of sacredness. We will work toward regaining the connection to the emotional being, awakening from suppression surrendering to the emotional body. We prepare by awakening the conscious flow within the body so that the transformational union begins. We will explore this through the breath, movement and energy channeling. The breath is the key focus to love and healing. Shallow breathing patterns store armor and suppress the body’s natural pulsation causing scattered mental focus. Replenish the source of your love and stay alive.

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.

Asttarte is an Intuitive Energy Alchemist, Intuitive Spiritual, Energy & Emotional Healer, Spiritual Counselor, Yoga Teacher, Tantra Yoga Teacher, Spiritual Massage Therapist, Yin Yoga Teacher, Reiki Healer & Spiritual Teacher, and Sex, Intimacy, Tantra & Relationship Coach. She offers Chakra Balancing, Breathwork & Soul Awakening!

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Eventbrite - Awaken Sacred Union with Anita DeFrancesco & Astarte Deva Shakti Bliss

introtoroleplaytimareeSunday, May 15th, 2-4pm – Intro to Role Play with Timaree

Wanna try out a new sexy scenario but aren’t really sure where to begin? Whether you’re going for a classic situation (student-teacher, cop-arrestee), want to flirt with the darker, more taboo desires (BDSM, rape fantasies) or have been thinking of something more unique, Dr. Timaree will help you build the perfect sexy scene. You’ll learn techniques on how to discuss your desires with your partner, get into (and stay in) character, and cultivate a climate where you’re both comfortable to push the boundaries of arousal. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or already own a few naughty french maid costumes, this will step up your role play game to the next level.

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.

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Eventbrite - Intro to Role Play with Timaree

Thursday, May 19th, 6-8pm – Sexual Longevity Exercises with Anitaanita

Learn to enrich and be empowered by your own sexual energy.  When we understand how
the energy of the body works you then can learn how to have the control and containment that is necessary. Learn how to master your sexual energy and develop the ability to integrate the emotions and senses as one with the orgasmic energy. This is the secret towards enhanced personal development, transformation and spiritual freedom. Male bodies can learn to extend and multiply the pleasure while female bodies can learn to strengthen the orgasmic response. You will have a better understanding that there is no separation between the sexual and spiritual energy. You will learn techniques to strengthen your libido and increase sexual stamina. Stay connected to the pleasure of romance while exploring the valleys and peaks without losing your valuable force. Open to all singles and couples.  

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.

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Eventbrite - Sexual Longevity Exercises with Anita

Friday, May 20th, 7-9pm – Lover’s Knots (Bondage 101) with Lorelei deWinter

Begin your weekend 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 fantasies. 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.

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Eventbrite - Lover's Knots (Bondage 101) with Lorelei deWinter

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 3.40.53 AMSaturday, May 21st, 7-9pm – Masturbation: Your Questions Answered with Kitten

*Ask the Educator Series: Masturbation – Your Questions Answered*
Send questions to: askthesexed@gmail.com

May is National Masturbation Month!
Does masturbation cause blindness? Can it help me orgasm with my partner? Will it kill my sex drive? There are a lot of myths and negative stigma surrounding masturbation but no one wants to talk about it. Send your questions to askthesexed@gmail.com to get some answers in an Ask-The-Educator style workshop!

Originally from North Central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia-based sexuality educator Kitten currently works as a Pleasure Professional here at Passional and Sexploratorium! She specializes in providing enthusiastic pleasure-based sexuality education about body-safe adult toys and products to a diverse audience. Her main interests include the intersection of sexual health and fitness, intimate communication, and sex-positive education in school and community settings. However, her passion lies in teaching that sexual pleasure is a fundamental characteristic of being human that everyone should shamelessly experience on their own terms. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy at Lycoming College, then decided to pursue her master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education at Widener University after being inspired by an alumnus of the program. She recently co-facilitated a National Sexual Health Leadership Course online for medical students provided by the American Medical Student Association and is currently the sexuality education intern teaching to a high-risk population at Covenant House in Germantown, Philadelphia.

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Eventbrite - Masturbation: Your Questions Answered with Chelsea Wittlich

Friday, May 27th, 7-9pm – Bondage 102 with Lorelei deWinter

Intermediate bondage. Detailed description & link for purchasing tickets – coming soon.

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.

Saturday, May 28th, 3-5pm – Create Your First BDSM Scene with Raymond Wise

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 4.23.08 AMHave you developed an interest in BDSM? Maybe you’ve read a book, seen a movie, or been inspired online. Maybe you’ve just had these fantasies and realized people actually DO these things. Maybe your partner is interested, and you need to find out how to get started. This BDSM workshop focuses on making a fantasy come to life, and learning how to create and experience a scene! Topics will also include preparation, safety, psychology, communication, and connection.

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.

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Eventbrite - Create Your First BDSM Scene with Raymond Wise

Sunday, May 29th, 5-8pm – Flogging 201 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

What do you want to work on? SadoMasochism? Sub-Space? Erotic flogging, including orgasm? We’ll tailor training and practice based on individual need. Even if you’re only focusing on one aspect, I ask you to try all the possibilities offered. This class with provide exercises and tips for:
-Figure 8 Flogging
-Double Flogging (Florentine flogging)
-The Slapping Punch – How to create anticipation and ramp it up!
-Fluid Flogging – Learn smooth, rhythmic, fluid contact with your bottom – one approach to sub-space.
-Body Mechanics & Position

Bring a few floggers if you have them. Floggers will also be provided for practice.
*May contain partial nudity*

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Eventbrite - Flogging 201 Extended Workshop: Demo & Hands-On Training with Raymond Wise

September – DATE & TIME TBA – Dispatch from the Frontlines: The Latest About Sex Toys and Accessories with Caitlin Murphy

The adult industry is constantly changing, and it can be difficultcaitlin to keep up with: are toxic sex toys still a thing? I can’t find any good information about why I should avoid certain lube ingredients! Someone told me silicone lube melts condoms?? There is a lot of hearsay and what I like to call Sex Educator Telephone: since there isn’t much solid information and research out there, we often rely on educated guesses and the word of other professionals and sex geeks we trust, or the people manufacturing the products. This has lead to a lot of misinformation going without fact checking (since fact checking is difficult to do) – and being spread around like wildfire. I’ve gone and found as much reputable information from all corners of the industry and talked with the people trying to dig into the answer: bloggers, sex educators, and retailers doing the dirty work, so you don’t have to. Great for professionals – sexuality educators, medical professionals, sex workers – and the curious alike, whether you want to inform yourself for your work or your next purchase.

Caitlin Murphy is a sexuality professional, writer, consultant and occasional visual artist currently residing in Philadelphia, PA, when they’re not traveling. Among other honors, they were once referred to as a Level 5 Glitter Elemental. When they’re not writing or teaching about sex toys, Caitlin can generally be found with their plants – #PlantParenthood – as well as at www.sex-ational.com and @sex_ational.

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