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April 2010 Good Vibrations San Francisco Workshop Calendar

Looking for some new ways to have fun? Want to get some hot and sexy skills? No matter how much you know about sex, there’s always more to learn. Come on down to one of our workshops and discover new ways to experience pleasure.

Hands-On Flogging
Monday, April 5, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Berkeley

Ahh¦ the flogger. It’s often what comes to mind when we think of kinky sex, but picking one out and learning to use it can be quite a challenge. If you’d like to learn the skills of using floggers and get some tips on finding one that works for you, come join Midori for a hands-on evening full of useful tips. You’ll learn how to find the toys that will create the sensations that you want and that will work for your body, as well as how to use them to deliver powerful sensations without fatigue. If you have a flogger, please bring it. Midori will also bring different types to experiment with.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97579

Sex Magic (NEW)
Tuesday, April 6, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Polk St.

What kind of erotic presence can you call forth from your lover and what do you offer? Sex Magic is a combination of external techniques and internal practices aimed at uncovering, discovering, and evoking our erotic archetypes which then can be used for enhancing pleasure, strengthening awareness and widening the range of erotic play. Meriana Dinkova and Shara Ogin offer a variety of methods for enhancing pleasure and connection during a sexual encounter, as well as some specific ways for using those energies as vehicles for consciousness exploration. Through lecture, sharing and some movement exploration you will explore how different aspects of who you are come into play during intimacy and love making. Come solo or with a partner, but come prepared to discover new ways to make your sex magical! To learn more about Meriana please visit merianadinkova.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97598

The Sexuality of Pregnancy & Birth (NEW)
Wednesday, April 7, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Valencia St.

There are many ways that mothers-to-be and their partners might experience pregnancy, labor and childbirth and how they affect sexuality. Join Carrie Flemming, MA for an evening devoted to The Sexuality of Pregnancy & Birth, a multimedia workshop of empowering information, guided visualization, film and personal exploration as a foundation for dialogue about the sexuality of pregnancy and labor. In a safe and nurturing space, we will connect with our sexuality, explore feelings and experiences, and engage in dialogue about the personal and collective consciousness around the sexuality of pregnancy and birth. You’ll gain practical information about sex during pregnancy and labor, intimacy as a labor-enhancer, effects of sexual trauma on the birthing mother and much more. This workshop is intended for anyone interested in exploring sexuality in the context of pregnancy and birth with an emphasis toward pregnant women, partners of pregnant women and professionals who support pregnant moms & families. For more information about Carrie, please visit carrieflemming.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97611

Licking the Lingam- An Oral Sex Workshop (NEW)
Monday, April 12, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Berkeley
Tantric practices are a wonderful way to build connection, deepen pleasure and enhance intimacy. Now, there’s a workshop on using these techniques for fellatio! Ashley Apple will teach you easy and basic oral skills that can be layered for stimulating and building pleasure. You’ll learn Tantric principles for understanding energy and using this sensitivity to drive your lover wild. Combining the two will help you create memorable ecstasy that leaves your man speechless! Cucumbers will be provided for practice, feel free to bring a dildo or vibrator if you prefer. For more information about the presenter, please visit www.sacreduniontantra.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97581

Secret Desires: Playing with Erotic Edges
Tuesday, April 13, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Polk St.
If you think revealing your secret fantasies makes them less sexy, think again! Cleo Dubois, BDSM educator and creator of the Academy of SM Arts, will help you explore your erotic edges and demonstrate ways to play with the ones you find exciting and hot! Learn tips for talking about them, setting expectations and boundaries, and bringing role play into the mix to make it even sexier! Move toward more deeply authentic sex, greater connections and true pleasure. Cleo’s classes are always interactive and her demos sizzle! For more information about Cleo and her Weekend Intensives, please visit www.sm-arts.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97599

The Top as Shaman “ Setting the Pathway for Transformation (NEW)
Wednesday, April 14, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Valencia St.
The role of the top is often misunderstood; a top is seen as adequate when they have the techniques and rhythms of the scene down pat. But it limits the truly transformational role that a top can play in the lives of their partners (and, as a result, in their own lives). Sarah Sloane believes that an exceptional top acts as mentor, guide, leader, and counselor. Come explore how, as a top, you can enable the bottoms that you play with to reach new heights in personal, spiritual, and sexual ecstasy. Join us for a discussion that will offer ideas, techniques, and inspiration for both novice and experienced tops in adding the soul dimension to their play. For more information about the presenter, please visit sarahsloane.net.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97613

Erotic Breathwork for Female Couples (NEW)
Monday, April 19, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Berkeley
Women Only
The breath is the lubricant of the soul. Breath both anchors us in our body & serves as a vehicle to circulate sensation & energy through the body. In this workshop for female couples, Mkali-Hashiki will teach you breathwork techniques that allow you to more deeply share erotic energy with your partner, heightening your sexual pleasure & deepening your connection. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. For more information about the presenter, please visit bodyenstasy.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97584

Power Flirting
Tuesday, April 20, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Polk St.
Did you know that 90% of a person’s opinion of you is formed in the first 90 seconds of meeting? What type of impression are you giving? This fun, interactive workshop with Cat Toyooka, dating and sex coach & GV Off-Site Sex Educator, will let you explore what makes you unique and memorable to others. Come learn the tricks to being a sexy and confident flirt, how to send the messages that you want others to get, ways to deal gracefully with rejection (it happens to everybody!), and leave the workshop with a sense of empowerment! This workshop is designed for everyone, whether you are single, taken, or somewhere in between. For more information about Cat, please visit www.catherinecoaches.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97601

Bottoms Up! (NEW)
Wednesday, April 21, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Valencia St.
Spanking fantasies are as varied as the people who enjoy them. Some people daydream of strict discipline, some imagine being punished for being naughty, and others just enjoy the way a spanking feels. Professional dominant/submissive and kinky porn star Tina Horn will give you the skills you need to live out and take pride in your fantasies. If you want to give someone a spanking, you’ll learn how to administer the most delicious spanks. If you’ll be on the receiving end, you’ll discover ways that you can help create and participate in your adventure in order to get the treatment you’ve always deserved. Novices, tops, bottoms, couples, men, women, and queers of all identities and orientations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97615

Recapture the Honeymoon Spirit in 3 Easy Steps
Monday, April 26, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Berkeley
Do you remember your honeymoon days when it was SO exciting to be together? Would you like to feel that same intensity of passion and connection again? Jan Robinson and Luke Lehman’s unique approach to helping couples inspire increased desire draws from modern, scientific research on the brain chemistry of love and sex, as well as the ancient tradition of tantra yoga. During this fun and lively workshop, you’ll discover how to break out of the same old routine and spice things up in the bedroom, a 60-second intimacy practice guaranteed to keep the embers aglow day after day, and a remarkable communication technique to enhance your mutual pleasure. Under their experienced guidance, you’ll quickly restore deep, loving connection and a playful, sexy spark. For more information, please visit www.honeymoonspirit.com or call Jan at 510-418-1453.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97587

Make My Dreams Come True: Hot & Sexy Erotic Role Play (NEW)
Tuesday, April 27, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Polk St.
Some people dismiss role play as “fake or cheesy, but it’s one of the most fun ways to create and explore your fantasies. Plus, it can be hot, hot, hot! The best role plays bring out facets of your authentic selves, especially some that don’t usually get to play. Not only does that keep it “real, it can bring more meaning and deeper psychological intensity to your play. Eve Minax, BDSM educator and writer, will teach you how to explore your fantasies to uncover the key elements that make them hot, ways to work with visualization, costumes and ambiance to make fantasies more real, tips for connecting to an unfamiliar role when a partner asks, and tools for making a scene intense and sexy without getting silly (unless that’s what you want, of course). Come prepared to talk about and nurture your authentic self! For more information about Eve, please visit mistressminax.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97602

S&M: Spirit and Meaning (NEW)
Wednesday, April 28, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Valencia St.
Is the “Woo” part of your Leather Walk? Have you connected to the Divine during or after a scene? Has a BDSM experience ever inspired a profound revelation? Would you like to answer yes to those questions? Julian Wolf will discuss BDSM and spirituality and cover some of the many paths that can easily lead through the dungeon. The concept of interweaving your life as a Leather person and your existence of a spiritual being is not a new one, but it is one that is easily expounded. We will go over ways to make the amazing spiritual experiences that can happen during S&M more likely, and how you can make that time in the dungeon deeper and more meaningful to your spiritual growth. Profound scenes don’t happen every time, but with the right intent it is easier to find this type of Spirit and Meaning in your S&M. For more information about Julian, please visit julianwolf.net.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97617

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Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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