January 2014 Workshops: Portland OR, Oakland, & San Francisco

Are you ready to get your new year off to a sexy start? I have some upcoming workshops that’ll be sure to help! Here’s all the info:

The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure
January 18, 4-6 pm
At the Lotus Heart Center, 4124 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Get tickets here.
Are you curious about prostate play? Or maybe you’ve tried you’re tried it and want some tips to make it even more fun? Charlie Glickman PhD, author of The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure: Erotic Exploration for Men and their Partners, will give you all the info you need to see for yourself why more men and their partners are discovering how much fun prostate stimulation can be. He’ll talk about the common concerns that sometimes keep people from exploring it (and how to overcome them), tips for easy and pleasurable anal penetration, prostate massage, which toys work best for prostate fun, pegging, combining prostate pleasure with other kinds of sex, and much more. Whether you’re just starting out or you already enjoy prostate play, come learn some new ways to make sex lots of fun!

A Somewhat Kinky Sensation Play Party
January 18, 8 pm – 1 am
At the Lotus Heart Center, 4124 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR
Get tickets here
Curious are you? Come experience a taste of kinky at our Sensation Play Party, where experienced facilitators will help you uncover hidden and not so hidden places in the recesses of your desire.

Before we get started, kids, there will be a short class by teachers Charlie Glickman, PhD, and Gabriella Cordova on kink etiquette, boundary setting, and other useful information (if you don’t pass the test you will be sent to the corner of the room where you will be suitably disciplined.) We will help you ascertain, if you are a top, bottom, or switch (but you probably already have a suspicion!)

Next, you will be introduced to our various tasting stations where you can go and try out things you’ve, always fantasized about or that you simply can’t get enough of. After that we will turn you lose to play on your own, under the watchful eyes of our Kinky Angels. For this part you can opt to stay with your partner(s) or be paired up, your choice.
Menu of Sensations (blindfolded or not, your choice)

• Tied up
• Tickled
• Hair play (soft to hard)
• Massage (gentle to savage)
• Fur, gloves, spikes, brushes, scarves, metal
• Sensory deprivation
• Tastes

If you are experienced, and want to be one of the givers or if you would like to serve as an Angel, contact Gabriella (503-750-2323).

Come in costume or bring something sexy to slip into; toplesness is very okay at this event.
Special note: If you identify as a straight male, we ask that you come with a female counterpart, otherwise, be prepared to simply observe.

Sex-Positivity- Understand it, Love it, Live it!
January 19, 2-4 pm
At the Lotus Heart Center, 4124 N. Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Get tickets here.

Sex-positivity is a term that gets used a lot, but what does it really mean? What does it look like, and what can we do with it? There’s a lot to unpack, which means we have a lot of different ways to work with it. Charlie Glickman PhD has been exploring these questions for over twenty years and he’ll guide you through the tangle. Gabriella Cordova has been actively redefining and guiding the sex-positive movement in Portland through the creation of such events as ErosFest, Sex at Dawn at the Bagdad Theater, and Sex-Positive Portland, the Meetup group. And she has been fervently spreading the gospel through her nonprofit by the same name, to cities far and wide.

~ An way of thinking?
~ A movement?
~ A revolution?
~ How does sex-negativity affect me, and why is sex positivity important?

Together, through presentation and guided discussion, we’ll examine some of the negative ideas towards sex that shape personal and cultural attitudes, examine what sex-positivity is, explore some useful tools for integrating sex-positivity into our work (for therapists, physicians, social workers, parents), and talk about the limits of sex-positivity as a concept. The more you understand what sex-positivity means to you, the more easily you can open to it, talk about, and live it. Whether you’re new to the idea or you’ve been working with it for years, come get some new ways to talk about sexuality and sex-positivity!

For more info about Charlie, check out his website and follow him on Twitter and Facebook. To learn about Gabriella, go to her website and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Intro to The Energetics of Sexual Ecstasy
January 20, 8-10 pm
1080 23rd Ave., Oakland, CA
$30 a single $50 a pair
Reserve Your Spot Here
Join Monique Darling and Charlie Glickman for a fun evening of playing in the energetic field behind sexuality, creativity, emotionality….

Would you like to expand the range of your ENERGETIC sexual experience?

Turn YOUR life into an orgasmic playground that doesn’t have to look anything like “sex”…

Learn to get in touch with your own energetic field, manipulate it, and turn it into a powerful source of connection and bliss.

Discover how and where to touch another to tune into, access, tease and play with their erotic energy, the energy of two people, or the energy of a entire group!

Tap into the energy of all 7 major chakras by yourself, with a partner, or in a group

Discover the differences in “taste” between energetic orgasms from chakra to chakra from optional partnered exercises and then in a rotation puja where you will get to “taste” “feel” the differences and more importantly get to discover the similarities as to how energy occurs to YOU!

Let us show you our tools, tips and tricks for unlocking your stuck sexual energy

AND of course be shown and get to play with Monique’s Infamous creation… the “Heart Fuck!”

This workshop will contain fully-clothed demonstrations, and participation is not required. Bring a partner, find a partner there, switch partners, or experience the course on your own. Many options will be offered to support each individual experience. Most importantly we want everyone to get to play in their own unique “Hell Yes”

The address is above, the suite number will be given to attendees upon registration.

Intro to Anal Sex
January 21, 8-10 pm
SF Citadel, 181 Eddy St., San Francisco
$20 at the door, $15 in advance
Get tickets here.
Anal sex is one of the most common fantasies for people of all genders, and it’s much more fun when you have the info you need to make it work. In this workshop with sex coach & certified sexuality educator Charlie Glickman PhD, you’ll learn about the three essential ingredients for easy and fun anal penetration, finger techniques to get things started, how to choose the right toys to add to your pleasure, what positions work best, ways to add anal fun to other kinds of sex, tips for pegging and anal intercourse, how to introduce the topic with your partner, and more! All it takes is a little knowledge and some practice to have pleasurable anal play. Whether you want to be the giver, the receiver, or both, come get what you need to add it to your sexual repertoire. For more info about Charlie, visit his website and follow him on Fetlife, Facebook, and Twitter.

Reid Mihalko’s Creation Iron Slut starring Lawrence, Monique, Sabrina,& Charlie
January 27, 7-10 pm
1080 23rd Ave., Oakland, CA
$30 advanced, on-line tickets, $25 each for twosomes, for Threesomes and Moresomes! $40 day-of at the door
Many years ago Reid Mihalko came up with this genius playshop and tonight he is allowing us to “borrow” the format for YOUR viewing pleasure…..

Watch and Learn as Real Sex Educators Go Head To Head and Reveal Their Best Bedroom Moves…

What better way to learn about practical sex education that you can actually use than to watch four sex educators literally go head to head?

Let’s face it, sex is one of the few things we’re not allowed to learn by watching others. You go to a fancy dinner. You don’t know which spoon to use. You watch to see what spoon everyone else uses… But don’t know what to do how in the bedroom, or want to add a few tricks to your repertoire? No such luck!
Until now…

Tonight’s Iron Slut Sex Educators:
Monique Darling
Lawrence Lanoff
Sabrina Morgan
Charlie Glickman
(maybe a surprise or two)

Location:The address is above. You’ll receive the suite number when you register.

Show up to this Rated-R and NC-17 workshop designed to empower adults around their sex lives and get folks smiling!

Show up to this fun-filled, 3 hour workshop and learn:
* What sex educators do under the covers and how
* Their best tips and tricks (and probably not the kind you read about in Cosmo)
* Their favorite, black belt sexy-sexy time moves!
* And much, much more…

\We can’t promise you badly dubbed voice-overs or high-jinx dramma like television’s Iron Chef, but we can promise you some down-to-earth, applicable sex and relationship education. The only theme ingredient is education!

Iron Slut is a wealth of sex geekery and informative experience that you don’t want to miss.
If you were a big fan of “I’ll show you mine, if you show me yours” as a kid, or you always wished there was a reality show called “Shagging With the Stars,” then this workshop might be for you. Tell your friends. Bring a date. Bring a note book, too, while you’re at it!

Because of this workshop’s explicit and frank nature and live demonstrations, no one under 18 admitted. Please try to arrive on time.

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