May 2010 Good Vibrations San Francisco Workshop Calendar

The more you know about sex, the more fun you can have. Whether you’re looking for some new ways to play or want to improve the skills you already have, our After Hours workshops are a great way to get the sex ed you’re looking for.

The Mominatrix’s Guide to Sex: A Special Mother’s Day Boot Camp (NEW)
Monday, May 3, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Berkeley
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, what better way to celebrate motherhood than with a libido boot camp with sex columnist, author of The Mominatrix’s Guide to Sex, and mom of three Kristen Chase aka “The Mominatrix.” Tapping into her experience as a mom who’s managed to maintain a healthy sex life and a sense of humor with kids in tow, she’ll help attendees reclaim their inner Mominatrix through thoughtful discussion and experiential activities aimed specifically at moms. From finding discrete sex toys and women-friendly porn, to dealing with the challenges that the post-partum body can create, even super easy tips and tricks to spice up your love-making, the Mominatrix will help you tackle everything you need to know or want to ask. So get ready to ditch those mommy jeans and dust off those handcuffs. For more information about Kristen, please visit www.mominatrixbook.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97589

Lesbian Tantra
Wednesday, May 5, 8-10 pm
$25 or $45/pair if pre-registered
$30 or $50/pair for drop-ins
Women only
Valencia St.
Want more depth and connection in your lovemaking? Let Tantric sex expert Pamela Madison teach you how to integrate sexuality and spirituality through the practices of Tantric sex. This dynamic overview of ancient techniques will show you how to open vital energy centers, deepen intimacy, free orgasmic energy and make sacred sex part of everyday life. Pamela is featured in the film, Hearts Cracked Open: Tantra for Women Who Love Women. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows movement. For more info, please visit www.Qtantra.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97618

Embracing Your Sexual Rebirth: Sex During and After Menopause
Tuesday, May 11, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Polk St.
Lots of people believe that menopause inevitably leads to a decline in a woman’s sexuality but it’s not necessarily so! While “the change can leads to significant shifts in sexual response and desire, that doesn’t have to mean that sex is no longer satisfying for women or their partners. GV staffer Evie Abston will help you discover new ways to think about your sexuality and how to respond to the changes that you’re experiencing. She’ll give you lots of helpful information, lead you through some exercises that will help you tune in to you and your partner’s body, offer guidance to make navigating sex easier and much more. Whether you’ve been through menopause, are in the middle of it, or see it coming, this fun and informative workshop for women and men, singles and couples, will make it easier to find out how to turn menopause into a sexual rebirth, deeper pleasure and enhanced intimacy.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97605

Intro to Lap Dancing with Slinky Productions
Monday, May 17, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Women only
Berkeley
Learn the art of sensual teasing and erotic fun all without getting out of your chair (except to change positions)! Lapdancing is a sensual experience that can range from seductive to scorching. This workshop with Catherine Rose, owner of Slinky Productions, will give you all the naughty skills you need to start your own slinky dance, from the tempting cleavage show to sizzling booty grind and classic cuddle massage gyration. Wear your slinky costumes, platform heels, or just comfy gym clothes and be ready to move! Please note: you will get to practice with your classmates. For more information about Catherine or Slinky Productions, please visit www.slinkyproductions.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97592

Couple Seeking¦How to Have a Hot Threesome
Tuesday, May 18, 8-10 pm
$25 or $45/pair if pre-registered
$30 or $50/pair for drop-ins
Polk St.
Ahh, the threesome¦lots of people fantasize about having one, but making it sexy and satisfying for everyone can seem a bit challenging. If you’ve ever thought about a ménage à trios or tried it and it didn’t quite work out, this evening with Sex and Intimacy Coaches Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman, the creators of the Become an Extraordinary Loverâ„¢ workshops, is for you. You’ll learn how to bring the idea to a partner, how to find a third person to play with, what to do if you’re looking for a couple, ways to make sure everyone gets what they want, and, of course, hot threesome sex tips. With these tools in hand, you’ll be able to turn your fantasies into the amazing real-life experiences. This workshop focuses on m/f couples, with either male or female thirds. For more info about Celeste and Danielle, visit www.celesteanddanielle.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97606

Non-Monogamy for the Novice (NEW)
Wednesday, May 19, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Valencia St.
One + one = done. This is the openly accepted American ideal for a committed partnership. Nonetheless, many people find deep satisfaction in swinging and polyamory “ styles of loving that include three or more partners. In this session with M. Makael Newby, we’ll discuss the differences between emotional and physical non-monogamy, non-monogamy vs. cheating, and look at the benefits gained and the pitfalls risked when you consider adding multiple partners to a loving relationship. For more information about the presenter, please visit www.mmakaelnewby.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97619

Wake Up Your Pelvic Floor, Increase Sexual Pleasure (NEW)
Tuesday, May 25, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for walk-ins
Polk St.
You’ve probably heard that doing Kegel exercises can improve sex. What you might not know is that there’s a lot more you can do to improve your sex life, and help you heal from injury, reduce back or pelvic pain recover from childbirth, or get better bladder control. Deborah Bowes PT, DPT, GCFT is a Feldenkrais Practitioner and doctor of physical therapy with over 30 years of experience and she’ll guide you in a series of easy exercises that stimulate the ability to both relax and contract the pelvic floor muscles. You’ll develop awareness and control of the pelvic floor, learn some useful anatomy info, and find new ways to experience health and pleasure. For more information about Deborah, visit feldenkraissf.com. Please bring a towel or blanket to lie on.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/98600

One Minute Bondage (NEW)
Wednesday, May 26, 8-10 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for walk-ins
Valencia St.
“Doing all that tying takes too long! If you’ve ever thought that about bondage, you’re not alone. But there’s a lot you can do quickly and easily, with a little know-how. Rope bondage expert Jay Wiseman will show you how to get almost any bondage effect you want without taking a lot of time. You’ll learn everything you need to go right home and give it a try! If you have rope, please bring 4 pieces: approximately 6 feet, 12 feet, 18 feet, and 24 feet long so you can practice the techniques. Jay is the author of SM 101 and Jay Wiseman’s Erotic Bondage Handbook. For more info about Jay, please visit www.jaywiseman.com.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97620

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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