Friday June 3rd @ 7pm
Sex Bondage Made Simple with Veronica Bound
Practical, simple and sexy rope bondage for all kinky lovers who think they’re all thumbs or intimidated by rope. By the time you leave this class, you will impress yourself with the bondage skills you have. Single column and double column ties, breast and genital bondage. Creative sex bondage positions with common household furniture will be demonstrated.
Saturday June 4th @ 7pm
Intermediate Bondage with Veronica Bound
Building on the fundamentals in rope bondage 101, the focus of this class will be chest harnesses to full body bondage and tying to bamboo rods as spreader bars. Bring your own rope if you have it; otherwise rope and bamboo rods will be provided.
Veronica Bound is a dominatrix whose sex positive workshops explore the diversity of human sexuality in a fun, comfortable and safe environment. Complex psychological issues are discussed along with topics of emotional and physical safety. Compassionate and consensual interaction is always stressed.
Sunday June 5th @ 5pm
So You Want to Host a Sex Party?: Play Parties, Orgies, Circlejerks, and more! with Jules Purnell
Have you always wanted to host a sex party but have no idea how? Have you been to a play party or orgy before and thought, “Hey, I could do that!” This class will give you the tools to host your own sex party that will leave your guests satisfied and singing your praises!
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Friday June 10th @ 7pm
Develop Sexual Consciousness with Anita
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.
Sunday June 12th @ 5pm
Pegging Like a Pro! with Jules Purnell
Have you heard about pegging, but you’re not sure what all the fuss is about? Has a partner asked you to give it a try, but you’re feeling a bit nervous? Have you tried it a few times, but you still have some questions? You’re definitely not the only one! Pegging (anal sex using a strap-on toy) is a hot topic right now, and your helpful and experienced guide, Jules, is here to give you all the tools and info you need for you and your partner(s) to start pegging like pros!
Jules Purnell is a kink and sexuality educator specializing in LGBT cultural competency, consent and safer sex practices, non-binary relationship models, sex worker rights and activism, and butt stuff. Jules has hosted many successful sex parties and knows you can, too! Jules holds a BA in Women and Gender Studies and Sociology from the University of Southern Maine and is enrolled in Widener University’s Human Sexuality Master’s program. They are a snazzy dresser and cat caretaker with a fondness for vegan baked goods.
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Sunday June 19th @ 12
Ask the Educator: Sex Toys 101 – & Potluck with Kitten
This is a donations-based class & discussion. When you donate at the link below you will be emailed a ticket to this event. You may donate in store the day of the class, but please select “In-Store Donation” after you click on the link, anyway, as an RSVP/& you will be emailed a ticket. Recommended donation — $5 (if you come with food to share) – $10 (if you do not).
Unfortunately, there is no Best Sex Toy for everyone because every body is different and unique. But that’s all part of the fun! Find out how to shop for the best toy for YOU, how to introduce toys into the bedroom, and what toys to avoid.
Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to get some answers in an Ask-The-Educator style workshop! Kitten will also have questions/discussion prepared & there will be an opportunity to ask questions in person.
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.
Friday July 8th @ 7pm
Fellatio 101: How to Give Good Head and Enjoy It with Jenny
Join veteran sex educator and Master’s level sexologist Jenny for a fun, all levels workshop covering all the nuts & bolts information you need to know to go down with confidence and so much more. Discover the difference between good sex, great sex, and the best sex you’ve ever had, and raise the bar of expectations. Learn how to work with fears and doubts. Banish “deep throating” from your vocabulary and replace it with Jenny’s One Simple Rule for giving mindblowing head. Learn to get off on giving pleasure that will make your partner glow in the dark.
Jenny, MSW, M.Ed.: Veteran sex educator Jenny got her start at Planned Parenthood’s LGBTQA youth group The Rainbow Room, and at Oberlin College, where she was a leader in a studentrun collaborative offering sexuality education and counseling. Jenny has 14 years of experience in the field as a counselor, educator, facilitator, and therapist with a wide range of organizations including Jefferson Hospital, Planned Parenthood, The Family Planning Council, and the American Medical Student Association. Jenny receives training and supervision in mindfulness and meditation through the Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson and received training on MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction with Jon KabatZinn, the founder of MBSR, through the Center for Mindfulness in Boston. She completed a dual degree in Social Work and Human Sexuality at Widener University. Jenny teaches meditation to people with intimacy and relationship issues through the Institute for Mind Body Therapy in Manayunk, PA. She is a freelance educator and speaker offering educational and experiential workshops on sexuality, relationships, and mindfulness meditation. Jenny views sexuality through a holistic integrative lens and sees sexuality as a potentially sacred and healing path. She loves to dance and tries to visit Buenos Aires at least once a year to dance tango and visit the Argentine side of her family.
RESCHEDULED to Friday July 15th @ 7pm
Play At the Back Door – Anal Play with Kali Morgan
Learn the ins and outs of exploring an erogenous superhighway of pleasure- starting at your own back door! Regardless of your body or gender, Uranus is the center of a whole universe of sensation! Learn to navigate this mysterious gateway to orgasmic delight including massage, penetration and other winning exploratory methods with the Proprietrix of Sexploratorium.
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
Sunday June 26th @ 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!
Sexologist Timaree Schmit earned a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University, the culmination of a lifelong search for rational, sex-positive, empirically-based knowledge about sexuality. She now works as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer, and consultant. As a youngster she read voraciously about sexuality and became the Go-To sage for friends and acquaintances who had sex questions. This hobby eventually translated into becoming a certified HIV Prevention Counselor, PersUNL Peer Sex Educator and Adjunct Professor in Human Sexuality. Her foray into the world of sex writing started in 2003 as a weekly columnist for the Daily Nebraskan and has continued as sex writer for the Barbershop Notebooks , Philly Gay Calendar and East Coast Adult News. Sex with Timaree podcasts cover a range of topics and feature amazing, entertaining guests whose lives and professions touch on sexuality. And was named one of the Top Five Noteworthy Sexuality Podcasts on iTunes.