A Busy Week in Sex Education

The weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day are always hectic for sex educators, especially for those of us at Good Vibrations. But this next week is even more jam packed with fun sex ed stuff than usual. Here’s where you can find me. Maybe I’ll see you at one of these amazing events!

Ask our Docs: Prostate Play and Pleasure

January 25, 7-8 pm, Free

Good Vibrations Valencia St., 603 Valencia St. (at 17th), San Francisco

The prostate is one of the most overlooked sexual organs, but it can bring you amazing pleasure. With a little know-how, you can have lots of prostate fun, on your own or with a partner. Charlie Glickman, Ph.D will tell you everything you need to know to get started, what toys work best for prostate play, tips for making it easier, and more. Whether you or your partner are new to prostate fun or you’re looking for some new ideas, come get your questions answered and discover how amazing it can be!


Film Screening & Reception to benefit Advocates for Informed Choice

January 26, 6-9 pm

Suggested donation: $50

Congregation Sha’ar Zahav, 290 Dolores Street, San Francisco

Please join us for a 10th anniversary retrospective of the award-winning documentary, “XXXY”. Q&A will follow with filmmaker Porter Gale and Anne Tamar-Mattis, Executive Director of AIC.

Filmmaker Magazine calls “XXXY” “essential filmmaking” as it “concisely and powerfully conveys horror, injustice and tremendous personal fortitude.” This 13-minute documentary features two adults, Howard and Kristi, who were subjected to extensive nonconsensual cosmetic genital surgery as infants and teenagers because they were born with intersex conditions.

Founded in 2006, Advocates for Informed Choice is the only organization in the U.S. to undertake a coordinated strategy of legal advocacy for the rights of children with intersex conditions or DSDs (differences of sex development).

Garage parking is available at Hoff Street Garage (16th/Mission). Also, MUNI underground and the 16th St. BART station are very good transportation options.

Sex Positive Discussion Panel- Let’s Talk Consent!

January 27, 7-10 pm, $7.50 in advance, $10 at the door

The Mills College Community Health Resource Center is proud to present our second annual Sex Positive Discussion Panel! This year, our speakers are:

Carol Queen

Jiz Lee

Charlie Glickman

Krista Smith

Dossie Easton

Shilo Mccabe

with more to come

This year’s theme is consent. How do we give and get consent? What does this mean in terms of BDSM? How do we enact consent when dealing with sexual assault? How can consent be eroticized?

Mills students get in free, with current ID at the door. Tickets for non-Mills community members are $7.50 if purchased before the date and $10 at the door. Coffee and cookies will be for sale in the lobby afterward.


Good Vibrations New Store Grand Opening Party!

January 28, 6-9 pm, Free

Good Vibrations Oakland, 3219 Lakeshore Ave.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of our 6th store on Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland, California. Plus, meet very special guest Kandi Burruss, Grammy-winning songwriter, singer, producer, and Real Housewife of Atlanta, presenting her new intimate luxury line “Bedroom Kandi!” Enjoy free sexy prizes from the Wheel of Pleasure, including several Burguss’ own Bedroom Kandi line from OhMiBod, along with tasty treats, and keepsake photos from the Good Vibrations custom photo booth.


Prostate Play with Charlie Glickman & Aislinn Emirzian!

The Looking Glass, Oakland, CA

January 29, 2-4 pm, $20 or $35/pair

Purchase tickets and find location info here

The prostate is one of the most overlooked sources of sexual pleasure but with a little know-how, you can tap into its amazing sexual potential. Sex educators Charlie Glickman and Aislinn Emirzian will make sure you have all the tools you need to make your prostate play as fun as it can be. They’ll talk about the three most important ingredients for anal play, the physiology of the prostate and how it affects pleasure, tips for prostate massage, using toys, incorporating prostate play into other sexual activities, and male multiple orgasm. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have all the tools you need to have plenty of prostate fun!

(Note- if you’re wondering what the difference is between this workshop and the free one on 1/25, this one goes much longer, gives you a lot more info, and has plenty of time for Q&A. The 1 hour version at Good Vibrations is a lot faster and has less time for discussion.)

[SSEX BBOX] Premiere!

January 30, 7:30-11 pm, Free

The Center for Sex & Culture, 1349 Mission Street, San Francisco

[SSEX BBOX] is a social justice web series and documentary that aspires to create sexual awareness worldwide. We believe that sex should be discussed, explored, felt and consciously experienced more “outside of the box”.

[SSEX BBOX] expands consciousness by examining and challenging two dimensional, archaic and obsolete understandings of sexuality and gender. Constructing community, education, & dialogue – dismantling ignorance, isolation & shame…

This event will screen the first and second episodes of the [SSEX BBOX] documentary series.

Explore the world outside of your sex box through thought-provoking interviews with nationally recognized sex educators and sex-perts , such as ; Dossie Easton, MFT (Psychotherapist & Writer), Chris White, PhD, Charlie Glickman, PhD (Sex Educator & Sex-Positive Activist) Jessi Fischer, MA (Writer & Sex Educator) and more…

and conversations that matter!

Meet the director and [SSEX BBOX] crew after the film!

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