Virtual Workshops 20
12 Steps to Sexy Aging – Starting Now! w/ Joan Price
What are the secrets to staying sexually vibrant through the decades ahead? What can you do now to make sure you keep sex alive as you age? Learn what you can do starting now, whether you’re 25 or 55 or any age at all, to invest in your future sexuality. You’ll learn practical tips, communication skills, and attitude adjustments to enrich your sex life lifelong -- partnered or solo -– despite what the aging process throws your way.
African [American] Bodies and African Spiritual Sexualities through the Ages w/ Estee Nena Dillard
This workshop will be structured as half lecture and half practical healing space. There are many ways the evolution of the African body through the American experience has impacted African sexualities. Throughout the Ages these ways of seeing and experiencing the African body both informed and shaped the embodiment of African sexualities. With the presupposition that embodied sexualities are spiritual experiences also, this workshop will review the influence of the cultural shifts through the ages against the back drop of the African body and African sexualities. After the first hour of teaching and conversation, the final 45 minutes will be an experience of embodied connection and healing for African descended people.
Aging in Long-Term Polyamorous Relationships w/ Dr. Elisabeth Sheff
This presentation focuses on people in long-term polyamorous relationships who continue to support each other through the aging process. Dr. Eli explains how people just entering middle age and facing the prospect of aging manage polyamory, the ways in which older people maintain their relationships to each other and the polyamorous communities around them, issues facing elder polyamorous folks, and death in polyamorous families.
The Anatomy of Pleasure w/ Jennifer Rahner
This one hour workshop explores sexual anatomy - the clitoris, vulva, and vagina. Open to all genders - those that have vulvas of their own as well as those that want to know more about how to give pleasure to vulva-owners. We'll cover the anatomy you didn't learn in sex ed class, as well as techniques to elicit sexual pleasure, with time for your questions.
Backroom Revolutionaries: How Sex Positive Spaces & Events Spark Sexual Revolution w/ Hunter Riley & Shanae Adams
Walking into a sex shop or attending a sex positive event can be the catalyst to getting to know your sexual self. And sex shops & events can be one of the most accessible ways for people to learn about sex, sexuality, relationships, gender, orientation, kink, nonmonogamy and more! You don’t need a doctor referral or insurance to walk in, and you often don’t have to spend money to get the experience.
Better Bottoming - Full Service Sluts w/ Bex Caputo
Whether you’re a masochistic power bottom or a shy service slut, you know bottoming requires skill – skill that’s rarely recognized, acknowledged, or taught. Designed specifically for those greedy s-types who want to broaden their knowledge base, this three-hour intensive includes Bex’s best tips for bottoms of all kinds. We’ll discuss a bottom’s responsibilities to their top and to themselves, share tips for pain management and hole-training, give advice for accessing subspace, and arm you with tools you need to provide the service your dominant craves.
The Black, The Sacred, The Body: Sacred Sexual Practices for Black Lovers of All Sizes w/ Maisha Najuma Aza, MSW
Sex is fantastic, fun and totally exhilarating, and makes us feel so alive! In this hands-on workshop, Black, romantic partners of all body sizes, abilities, genders, romantic configurations, and sexualities, are invited to get up close and personal in this highly interactive class. Explore the subtle aspects of sexual intimacy, with your romantic partner(s) by physically slowing down, and simultaneously revving up your sexual energy. Using sacred body techniques, you will practice using your sensual breath, lips, skin, eyes, nose, ears, and intuition, to erotically connect your heart to your genitals, in order to increase intimate connection and sexual pleasure.
**If you choose to show up solo, expect to be intimately partnered with someone(s) you may have just met.**
Blow Them Away w/ Carly S.
Carly S shares tips and tricks to get you in the spirit of giving and receiving amazing oral sex. We’ll cover anatomy, hand and mouth techniques for all bodies, and the best toys to accessorize your licks, sucks, and squeezes.
Body Sovereignty and Biomedical Systems: Trans Experiences Accessing Abortion & Contraceptive Care w/ Lyndon Cudlitz
This year Ibis Reproductive Health, together with the Pride Study, launched a ground-breaking survey on the experiences of trans folks assigned female at birth and our ability to access adequate contraception information and care. The study received thousands of responses that illuminate the need for more nuanced discussion around transgender sexuality and body sovereignty - especially when it comes to pleasure and contraception. We’ll review results of the study, discuss our personal experiences within the medical-industrial complex, and provide a space for trans individuals to voice our visions for a world with healthcare and contraception access for all bodies. Two of the trans designers of the survey will share examples of how the lens of a trans advisory team can improve sexuality-related surveys initially designed by cisgender researchers.
Build A Digital Course! w/ Jessica O'Reilly, PhD
In this online work session, you’ll complete the preliminary planning process for designing your digital sexuality course. Jess is happy to share her experiences with online learning, sales and marketing and answer any questions you might have about digital courses.
Clear Connections, Convulsing Conversations! w/ Alicia Ortiz
As we get older and continue exploring our sexual selves, our desires grow and shift. Whether we’re rediscovering sex with the same partner(s), exploring a brand new sexual connection, or diving deeper into self-love through masturbation, putting our sexual thoughts and feelings into words is always valuable, and fun!
Come build your confidence with phone sex, sexting messages, and all sexy talk/writing techniques! You'll learn to utilize tools like tone of voice, descriptive language, direct colorful imagery, and creative verbs while also gaining skills to move through self-consciousness and foster consent!
Connection Spirit and Sizzle: Energy Play in the Bedroom w/ Lori Beth Bisbey, PhD, AFBPsS, ACC, DipFMSA
All energy is the same. We simply raise it and transform it in different ways. Raising & focusing sexual energy and sharing with a partner adds a delicious dimension to all types of play. You will learn non-erotic & erotic exercises to enhance your personal energy play and add this on your sexual menu. This is a hands on course and rules for obtaining consent will be discussed at the beginning of class.
Consent & Boundaries in Ethical Nonmonogamy w/ Diana Ryan
Have you ever wondered if consent was really given when you walked past a scene? Consent looks different at times in different spaces. Learn how subtle consent can be in these spaces, when to come closer and when to view from a distance.
Creative Strategies for the Erotic Mismatch w/ Nancy Owen
In this workshop, participants will learn and practice healthy ways to work through erotic conflicts with partners - i.e., couples who may be mismatched in the types and sexual activities they desire, such as one partner who has interest in kinky sexual activities and the partner desires more traditional sexual activities (sometimes described as vanilla); or in the sort of sexual relationship structure they wish to have, such as one partner who desires monogamy and the other wants to explore polyamory. These couples often feel challenged to communicate and this workshop is designed to facilitate better communication and healthy practices for these couples to achieve increased connection and intimacy.
Detangling Trafficking w/ Leroy Lamar & Nikki Reeves
The topic of human trafficking, particularly human sex trafficking, has become one of the most popular subjects of our generation. While the attention to this crime is needed, what is also required is clear information about trafficking and what our response to trafficking victims should be. This presentation aims to provide answers to both challenges.
Dickriding 101 w/ Samia Burton
This course is designed to challenge anyone wanting to learn how to gain stamina and find out why their dickriding just isn’t working out to be as comfortable or as easy as they thought it would be. Mixed with a workout and perfecting moves this class also teaches women about gaining their orgasm on top.
Dirty Computer: Advertising Sex in the Shadow of SESTA/FOSTA
w/ Amina Peterson
Did SESTA/FOSTA limitations impact your business goals of 2020? Learn how to sell and market your sex profession online, using the same social media platforms everyone else is using. Amina Peterson of @ATLTANTRA will show you how to reach new clients, followers and friends using a rich cocktail of guerilla marketing techniques and social media strategies.
Disability, Chronic Health & Kink Round Table w/ Sacara
This is a group discussion for kinksters dealing with disabilities, conditions and illnesses while trying to have active dynamics and play. Let's unload and troubleshoot! Take some time to connect and discuss life with other folks trying to enjoy kink and bdsm with health challenges.
Electrifying the Senses: The Art of Electroplay w/ Shanae Adams, HonestlyNae
Come feel the buzz of electricity as the sensation heightens your pleasure. Discover an array electrotoys including a variety of internal and external. Learn to use they charge safely as great voltage requires great responsibility.
Explaining & Embodying Boundaries at Any Age w/ Christi Anne Bela
CATCH (featured in the "Consent Guidebook" by Erin Tillman) is an acronym Christi Anne Bela created to teach people of all ages about consent and boundaries. It breaks down how to establish healthy boundaries from the very first interaction, how consent plays into everyday communications, the way boundaries relate to self care and how to handle the potential of a sexual relationship. It was originally inspired by working with people on the Autism spectrum, but it evolved to be a universal tool for boundaries and consent education.
Fat Fuckers w/ Dr. Ruth Neustifter
Soft, luscious, rolling, expansive, fat bodies are overflowing with unique opportunities to be bodies of sexual abundance, pleasure, and joy. Ready to tap into the full potential of larger bodies? Join Dr. Ruthie and Sarah Meng for an experiential celebration and exploration of many ways in which we can draw out the pleasures of our hearts, brains, and ample flesh. All bodies are wanted, welcome, and enough here. Participants are welcome to join us in gentle hands-on activities, or to watch and help hold affirming energy with us. This workshop will focus on queer sex, however straight and cis-gender allies are warmly welcomed to join.
Finding Pleasure Through Trauma w/ Dr. Ruth Neustifter
We each deserve pleasure, regardless of our pasts. But how can we find our sensual and sexual selves after trauma? Dr. Ruthie brings their extensive experience in helping others discover how to nurture the return of pleasure after pain. Attendees will gain new insight and tools for rediscovering joy and intimacy. This workshop will focus on survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, medical trauma, childhood sex abuse, and other traumas. This workshop is grounded in trauma recovery theory focused on mindfulness, grounding, restoring, and reclaiming of the self and uses techniques common in strengths-based social work, positive psychology, and the narrative approach. Participants will not be asked to disclose the source of their traumas during the workshop, and instead will be invited to quietly reflect, draw, or write as needed so as to keep the space as safe and comfortable as possible for everyone. This workshop is best for participants who are no longer in a high-risk situation (ie: no longer dating their abuser), with the exception of those who face ongoing medical interventions.
Feel It In Your Bone(r)s: Embodying Greater Sensuality While Challenging White Supremacy w/ Aida Manduley & Chahney Young Hinds
What do sci-fi, memes, and synaesthesia have to teach us about gender and embodiment? And how does white supremacy impact gender? Furthermore, how do we address and challenge these impacts to build greater sensuality and creativity? Join us and find out! Through a historical lens, we'll explore the varied landscape of gender, its somatic aspects, and how we communicate this to others. Throughout, we will highlight the crucial role of storytelling—and ancestral wisdom—as well as the representation of gender expansive beings in improving our collective and individual health. Whether you're someone who's thought about their gender extensively or you're just curious about all this, you're welcome; we guarantee everyone will leave with some tasty food for thought.
Felyne Fetish Fitness: A Kinky, Full Body Experience w/ Candace Liger Coach Felyne
Felyne Fetish Fitness is a kinky ass workout experience that plays [and entertains] on the dynamic relationship that exists between trainer and client. Engage your body, practice playing with your kinky toys, release tension, and of course - engage your body for the ultimate fully body processing power. YAS COACH FELYNE!
Get Your Head in the Game: Having Great Sex with a Noisy Brain w/ Rachael Rose
Everyone has experienced having a "noisy brain" during sex at one point or another, and for some, it's a constant challenge, especially for those who have ADHD or anxiety. For some people staying in the moment during sex isn't as simple as just trying harder to focus, and the usual suggestions of mindfulness and meditation don't work for everyone. We spend most of our days working on our ability to multitask, and when we can't turn that off during sex we consider it a problem at best and a personal failure at worst. This presentation will cover a bit about how a bit about how ADHD, anxious, and noisy brains work and how they can impact sex. We'll discuss some specific challenges noisy brains can pose during sex and, most importantly, practical tips for having great sex no matter how noisy your brain is. Audience interaction will also be encouraged, but not required, through an open discussion of what participants often find distracting during sex, what other tips and tricks work for them, and an opportunity to ask questions.
Get Your Play On: Intro to Play Parties w/ The Sexual Liberation Collective
Want to know more about consent-based, sex-positive play parties? Ever thought about hosting your own? Come to this 101-level workshop to learn the basics of attending and hosting sex and play parties and leave with a practical toolkit of best practices from the Sexual Liberation Collective. We’ll discuss what it takes to create safer sex spaces both physically and emotionally.
Hide and Seek: Relocating Your Pleasure After Hystos, Medication & Hormones
w/ Ignacio Rivera
"Is my libido low now? Why aren't the orgasms as powerful? How could it be so much more work!" or "I’m horny as hell and so much is changing!" Now, what? This workshop goes beyond the desire to find, relocate, and reinvent our orgasms, and openly engages with the very path to get there. With a little patience and much experimentation, we will explore sexual anatomy, orgasm-focused desire, and our biggest sex organ (skin or brain?). Shall we seek?
**This is for folks with Innies, Holes, Cunts, and Pussies**
The Intimacy of Allyship: A Path to Being an Accomplice for Racial Justice
w/ Amy Jo Goddard
In The Intimacy of Allyship we will take a hard look at how the characteristics of white supremacy culture have taken root in ourselves, our psyches and our lives, how intimacy is related to white supremacy, and what it means to be in allyship and to move towards being accomplices in the work of ending racism and white supremacy. Please join us for this powerful community event.
An Introduction to Sounding w/ John C. Luna
Curious about the advanced medical play called urethral sounding? In this workshop we’ll explore the correct methods of use sounds on both male and females. We’ll talk about the equipment, the risks and the rewards of sounding, what lube to use to avoid UTIs and how to cause intense orgasms through urethral stimulation. There will also be a live demonstration. Whether you’ve sounded before or a complete virgin, come join us for a workshop you won’t forget.
Just Sex: Mapping Your Desire w/ Dr. J'aime Grant
Desire matters. Desire Mapping is a tool that helps connect us to our internal, authentic sexualities and desires so that we can have the sex we want and be true to ourselves. During this workshop, we will begin to claim our desire by exploring and articulating our sex and desire story. Many people come into the workshop with a belief that they don’t have a sex story. Or that our story doesn’t matter. But the truth is: Everybody has one. Whether we’ve had zero sexual partners or dozens of them, we have a sex story, and inside of our stories are markers of our likes and our dislikes, our passions and our fears. Together, we will free ourselves from judgments about how and with whom we've encountered our desire and begin to claim it so that we can live in the truth and power of a liberating, grounded sexuality. Some participants may choose to share our discoveries, others may not. There is no ‘forced sharing’ in Desire Mapping. Each of us has our own unique Map. And everything you need to know to create a vibrant, passionate sexuality is embedded in it. You just have to bring your story to light and learn how to use it.
Let’s Talk About Intersectional Sex Education, Baby! w/ Yoseñio V Lewis
Trans men of color (MOC) find themselves constantly straddling lines between the fallacies and realities of being men as regards sex positivity. We embrace/discard the notions of masculinity in an intersectional context to be more effective sex educators and political activists. Please join us as we discuss the tips and tricks we have incorporated to live authentic lives as MOC who embrace the influence of our past and passion of our present and future to celebrate our work as sex educators.
Love Thy Body w/ Sky Wind
This class is to help people of all shapes and sizes feel more comfortable being nude on camera. I'll be making a photography set so attendees can have an opportunity to experience being on camera. By the end of this class attendees would be more confident with their bodies and being on camera.
Manifesting Desire Using Your Imagination w/ Shadeen Francis
How can we use the transformative power of imagination to manifest greater pleasure, peace, and connection? In this interactive workshop, we will deeply explore our desires in order to (re)imagine our sexual futures. Drawing on ancestral, magical, and communal knowledge, attendees will each leave with their own tangible guide to manifesting their visions. This workshop will provide opportunity for exploration through various creative media, including art-making, music, and play.
Masturdation: Meditative Masturbation w/ Amina Peterson
This workshop will teach the principles of the Atlanta Institute of Tantra & Divine Sexuality's meditative masturbation practice. This healing modality fuses pranayama (breath), taoist sexual secrets, and meditation. The workshop is half lecture, half meditation.
Maximum Pleasure: Overcoming Sexual Shame Through Mindfulness and Self-Compassion w/ Nancy Owen
In this workshop, participants will be led to examine the impact of sexual shame, in particular sexual shame rooted in religious and cultural messages, on their ability to achieve maximum pleasure through sexuality. Information on mindfulness and self-compassion practices will be provided, and participants will be led through a brief mindfulness exercise, to help them incorporate their own mindfulness practice as a way of becoming more familiar and affirming of their sexual selves.
More Than a Turkey Baster - How LGBTQ's Get Pregnant
w/ Jermita Rollins M.S, MLS (ASCP)CM
Family creating is complex for LGBTQ individuals and families, but luckily there are more options than the historic at home “turkey basting” method and adoption. The goal of this workshop is to discuss the various reproductive technologies that can assist in helping individuals and families achieve parenthood. This workshop will also discuss fertility preservation options for individuals in transition. The moderator will present these topics in an open, relaxed and relatable atmosphere in hopes of creating a starting point for anyone (or anyone who knows anyone) whom desire to be parents.
Naked Yoga w/ Anandalila
Stretch your mind and free your body with a gentle, all levels tantric hatha yoga practice for people of all shapes, sizes, genders, and abilities in a non-judgmental environment. Incorporating a combination of slow, flowing movements and longer holds, this trauma sensitive class promotes flexibility and reduces stress. Everyone is welcome, from Absolute Beginners to Those with More Experience. It's a clothing-optional practice, so you can get as naked as you want to be. Bring your mat or a beach towel to practice on and a bottle of water for hydration.
Nudes 101: How to Take Them and Why You Should w/ Ashe Nychee
If you long to show more skin in your selfies but can’t quite get the hang of it, this is the workshop for you! We’ll discuss tons of tips, tools, and techniques to help you capture your backside’s best side, including posing, lighting, retouching, and even ways to get more comfortable in front of the camera. This workshop will cover a wide array of body types, sizes, gender presentations, and physical ability, because taking nudes should be empowering, affirming, and hot for everyone--including you!
The Neurodivergent Domme w/ Bethany M. (bee) Coston
When you Google "neurodivergent Domme (Dom)", you won't get many hits. If the lack of conversation around the intersection of disability, mental health, neurodiversity and topping has left you feeling confused, isolated, or frustrated, then this workshop is for you. In it, we'll cover some of the key aspects of topping (from diverse perspectives), the ways in which neurodiversity (among others: autism, anxiety disorders, depression, and other cognitive/intellectual disabilities and mental health experiences) impacts topping, and suggestions for identifying your boundaries, discovering your needs, and making sure you're taking care of yourself and your bottoms/subs in and out of play.
Offline to Online: Best Practices for Teaching Sex Ed Online w/ Luna Matatas
If you've taken your in-person workshops online, you might love it or you might struggle with the vessel. Sex and Pleasure Educator Luna Matatas is giving you tips and techniques for finding your own style of teaching online and how to engage tools like workshop planning, audience engagement, digital tools and more.
Learn things like:
What are my options for a good set-up at home?
What equipment makes a difference?
How to keep the energy up
How to structure an online course
Which platforms are good for live, pre-recorded, hosting classes
Ideas for maximizing your in-person gift to an online audience
Orgasmic Sound Bath w/ Nikki Morgan
We will introduce using a specific blend of electromagnetic sound frequencies and curated aroused human sounds to offer healing and bliss state access practically. Lending from and building upon Dr. Masaru Emoto, Wilhelm Reich and Dr. Joseph Barber works at its core and navigating it with Music Theory and Sacred Sexology.
Please Don't Stop! Strength, Positioning, & Stamina For Queers w/ Ignacio Rivera
Ever wish your fuck-buddy/lover/partner/friend's fingers/cock/toy/fist would not stop pleasuring you? Wanting them to hold the line, until you can fully cross to your satisfaction? Unfortunately, this remains an unrealized dream by too many. People are demanding more time, intensity, and stamina! Have you ever fallen victim to arm fatigue, lower-back-thrusting cramps, or fisting-wrist syndrome? Do you desire to go longer, sustain your energy, and add more intensity to your sexual repertoire? Then look no further, make your fuck-buddy/lover/partner/friend's dream come true!
Porn & Parenting: Sex-Positive Parenting w/ Jet Setting Jasmine & King Noire
No matter what age your children are, parenting can make sex seem like one of the more dispensable tasks on your to-do list. Join Sex Positive Parents, Jet Setting Jasmine, and King Noire as they share their experience with talking about sex and maintaining intimacy in a household with children. This seminar will also cover how to safeguard children from sexual inappropriate situations.
It's Sex Ed all over again, but this time for adults with children or those that work with children.
Positive Sex! w/ Maggie Heatley
HIV is not the diagnosis it has been in the past. Positive individuals are living full lives in mixed status relationships with help from pharmaceutical advancements. Stigma still exists but with more education and familiar faces in the positive community, what makes it stick around? Join us for a lecture and discussion of HIV through the years, prevention, and how we are fighting to remove stigma in the south.
The Power of Slow Sex w/ Euphemia Russell
Slow pleasure offers a chance to feel more embodied, cultivate desire, and be aware of our fluid sexuality and erotic physiology. It can also support us through major and minor physical changes such as stress, trauma, age, hormones, chronic pain, and sexual dysfunction.
The Purpose and Pleasure of Porn w/ Saira Barbaric & Alistair Fyrn
Unsure if you like porn? Or perhaps you love XXX movies and are dying to talk about it! Maybe you're stumped on how to ditch PornHub -- Come check out a session of viewing and discussing porn, curated by nonbinary pornographers. In this workshop, we'll focus on the workers and artists doing the labor to create new norms and conversations in the adult film industry. You'll get new faves as well as advice on how to shift your relationship to sex on film consumption.
PussyGasm! w/ Amy Jo Goddard
Let’s talk about how to get pussies/cunts/vulvas off! In this fun, interactive workshop we’ll take a revolutionary look at sexual pleasure and orgasms for pussies and demo techniques to find out what pussy likes and get it off. What is the G-Spot and how do I find it? What is the clitoral complex? More than the "pea-sized nub" we often hear about? How do I learn to ejaculate? Have more satisfying orgasms? How do I learn to orgasm in new ways? How do I show my partner what I like? We’ll talk about the anatomy of a vulva, how to juice it up using tongues, hands and toys and how to talk about what pussy likes. Bring your questions to this fast, down and dirty class on one of the most magical things in the universe.
Rest as Resistance: A Somatic Sound Bath for Inner Justice
w/ Shakti Bliss Bunny & Kitty McSparkles
Are you a healer, social justice worker, community advocate, parent? Are you engaging in tireless work to better our world through providing support to those around you? Release the hustle and the cultural idea that we are not useful unless our calendars are full. Discover more sustainability in helping others by filling your own cup and carving out time for your mental and physical health. Dive deep into the understanding that true selflessness is rooted in learning the art of taking care of your Self first. As we fall back into the body and cultivate our relationship to rest and desire, we can embody our truth and authenticity and return to the world refreshed and resourced. Break free from the justification of our workaholism. We join together to change the world, we join together to embrace ourselves, we join together to STOP. REST & RESIST.
Rope Bondage: Sense & Sensuality w/ Auntie Midori
Explore ways to wake up your senses through rope bondage.
In this short class, Midori will lead you through exercises to explore the feels, emotional textures and sensual potential in rope play.
Solos and partnered people welcome.
No experience in rope or BDSM necessary.
You will need:
one piece of rope. Suggested length - anywhere from 15’ to 25’
note taking tools
Wear clothing to allow for plenty of skin exposure. If you’re going to have your camera on, let’s keep below the waist off screen.
Future rope shopping suggestion: Twisted Monk. Follow this link -> https://www.twistedmonk.com?rfsn=264
Discount code “Midori” for $10 off orders of $75 or more)
Rope Finishing and Care w/ Clinton Parker
You've got your first kit now how do you keep it fun and functional for as long as possible? Or you went with raw unfinished rope because your poor or just hardcore. How do you get it to be that supple beautiful rope you need to get weird or make art? Natural fibers or synthetics, we'll be talking maintenance and care, storage, finishing, and running a slew of demos.
Sense and SexAbility w/ Jennifer Rahner and Sean Rahner
Too often, those struggling with issues related to trauma, aging, and/or disability feel out of touch with their bodies and struggle with maintaining sexual practices and experiencing pleasure. Based on psychological principles and research, Sense and SexAbility reimagines how we can experience sexual pleasure with or without a partner(s), despite obstacles. While this workshop is geared toward those experiencing issues that hinder sexual pleasure, the information and techniques presented can enhance everyone's sex life.
Sex, Race & Cannabis: How Healing Trauma with Cannabis Can Enhance Your Sex Life w/ Angie Willoughby - The Green Baker
What does your sex look like? We hear of cannabis lubes helping to aid in better sex, less pain and discomfort. It might be physiological reasons or it might be built up trauma within our womb and minds that cause the discomfort. We are just now learning the depth of shared and passed down sexual trauma, especially with black and brown women. Through my journey of self discovery and awareness I have used micro-dosing cannabis not only to have major breakthroughs in therapy, but also with self, embracing who I am. Let me share my story to encourage others to not only see cannabis as a tool to better sex, but also to a better life.
Sex Tech: The Future of Sex & Technology w/ Janielle Bryan
More than just sex toys, sex tech is a multi-billion dollar industry that's rapidly growing. Together we'll learn more about the industry, how it's changing sexual wellness, and what we can expect in the future as it grows. Most importantly, participants will discuss how they can utilize these technological advancements to best serve their needs. Also, attendees will have a sneak peek of new products and play games to test their sex tech savviness!
Smart Erotica: The Modern Couples Playbook w/ Dr. Jay and Liseth Ferraro
The Smart Erotica Program® removes the guesswork of trial and error and streamlines the communication process by helping you answer the most important questions lifestyle couples need to ask themselves. In this lively and interactive seminar you will be introduced to the world’s only lifestyle relationship assessment (Lifestyle Inventory Check-up©) that allows you to self-assess where your relationship strengths and opportunities are to engage in fun and fulfilling Smart Erotica. We walk you through the “7 most important conversations lifestyle couples MUST have” and coach you in the exact questions you need to ask and answer to make your erotic lifestyle journey all it can be while keeping it safe from the “nuclear reactor” the lifestyle can be. The results you can expect are a new understanding of the threats to a healthy lifestyle experience and a specific “map” for what discussions are necessary to fully enjoy the benefits of the lifestyle while protecting your primary relationship from toxic risks.
Solo Sex for the Solo Lover w/ Alicia Ortiz
Being healthily and happily single is not only possible, but becoming more and more common to talk about openly! Come explore strategies for fostering a life rich with emotional fulfillment, loving friendships, and hot solo-sex without a romantic partner(s). Anyone interested in developing new creative masturbation techniques is encouraged to attend!
Somadelic: Using Psychedelic Integration Work to Know and Love Your Body
w/ Angel Adeyoha
Come explore with me the ways that psychedelic (mind-revealing) medicine is also somadelic (revealing of the body and its significance). “the aim…is to get high, to have an ecstasy, to tune in, to turn on, to contact incredible diversity, beauty, living, pulsating meaning of the sense organs, and the much more complicated and pleasurable and revelatory message of cellular energy.” Timothy Leary, The Politics of Ecstasy
We’ll discuss ways to bring back and integrate into the mundane the access to the absurd and the sublime that is at the heart of healing when using psychedelics. We’ve been taught to see our brains and our bodies as separate and disparate entities but they’ve always been part of the whole you. When a whole self is experiencing psychedelics brain mechanics change. The pathways become more open and whole and cohesiveness becomes possible. Learning how to practice integration takes that ecstasy that Leary points at and translates it into daily love for your body/yourself.
Spank Me, Slap Me, Choke Me! w/ Marla Renee Stewart, MA
Ever wondered how to make a spanking look so damn sexy!? Well, in this workshop, not only will you learn how to spank, slap, and choke properly to keep them coming back for more, but you will learn some amazing insider kink secrets that people don't tell you about when you're getting involved with kink. Join Marla Renee Stewart of Velvet Lips will teach you step-by-step on how to sexify your kink. No need to be an expert in this workshop, just bring your best hands forward with this interactive experience!
Spellbound: Ropecraft Ritual for Play and Enchantment
w/ Shakti Bliss Bunny & Kitty McSparkles
Are you kinky and curious? Discover your sensual freedom and the ritual of rope through Spellbound: Ropecraft Ritual for Play and Enchantment. Arrive to explore sensual breath, movement and bondage to ignite your connection and creativity. Class will include: Shibari bondage 101 and safety, discussion of consent and agency, sensual movement and how to engage in kinky play in a ritualistic way. Please sign up with a partner as the nature of our work is based on creating and cultivating a connection between two people.
All levels welcome, no rope experience required.
Sweet Sensual Soul-Cery w/ Mozella
Reclaiming and decolonizing our bodies through Sensual Soul-Cery starts with restoring our relationship with our sacral chakra with trap music! Our sweet spot holds creativity, emotional needs, pleasure, and life force energies (aka big dick energy). This session will follow with the historical context of the sacral chakra, mantras, twerk yoga, affirmations, and sensual painting. Before we tap into the power of Sex Magik, lets first throw "that ass back" under the orange moon. Ayyyyye!
**POC, Queer, & Trans Folks Only**
Topography of Joy w/ Alba Onofrio & Roan Coughtry
In this political era where trauma, stress and injustice are heightened, it’s more important than ever that we harvest our connections to joy and resilience. What is the road map toward what we want, if we were to begin with pleasure as a starting point? Drawing on the work of Audre Lorde, this workshop will lead participants through a process of mapping the topography of their joys and resiliencies, their deep erotic and soul-felt YES’s that are both connected to sex and pleasure, and beyond sex and pleasure. Participants will leave with tangible skills and a personal road map of where they wish to go, and the YES’s that will help them get there - from work and activism to sex and relationships. Join us for a time of embodied play and discovery as we practice tuning into our desires as wellsprings of wisdom, using the erotic as a guiding tool for our strengths-mapping.
Trauma & Triggers w/ Anna Baxter, LPC
What things should you be aware of when playing with someone who has trauma in their
background? Are there special things to consider during negotiations? What does being triggered really mean? (Hint: most people on the net use it to mean something that makes them uncomfortable. That’s not being triggered.) What are ways to handle the situation if the person you’re playing with becomes triggered during a session? Anna Baxter, LPC answers these questions and other sensitive topics surrounding Triggers and Trauma within the lifestyle.
Twerkin’ for Jesus: Sacred Dance as a Pathway to Heal Religious and Sexual Trauma w/ Latishia James-Portis & Rashida Khanbey Miller
Growing up as praise dancers in the Black Church, both Rashida and Latishia can cite immense joy and ecstatic experiences while dancing for the purpose of “ministering.” As queer Black women their connections to traditional church were severed after coming out. However their connection to spirit remained. After years of battling internalized shame, homophobia, and messages rife with purity culture we both learned to reshape our relationship to the Divine and though on different paths, both used dance as a way to minister to ourselves and begin to heal the severed relationship between our spiritual and sexual selves. This workshop will help participants to unlearn the lies told by colonized Christianity that our bodies are any less sacred because we are queer or trans, survivors of sexual violence, or have had abortions. When in reality our bodies are sacred things and as long as we can move them (whatever that means for us) “God is as close to us as our breath.”
The Uses Of The Erotic In The Time of Transition w/ M'kali-Hashiki
The world is changing. Whether you think we are on a quick slope to facism and the apocalypse or in the chaos of birthing a new society based on interdependence or liberation, you can't deny that change is a-brewing. How can we use the erotic to prepare us for the change no matter what it is? Learn to use the breath to access our erotic energy, our most potent transformative fuel. Wherever we are headed, this fuel will ensure the "thrival" of those who survive it.
What Can Kink Do For Your Mental Health? w/ Adam Maurer, LMFT, LPC
This workshop focuses on how kink can be a support to mental health. It begins with an exploration of the healing properties of kinks and fetishes. Then, participants will learn about mental health challenges, stigma associated with them, and common tools to cope with mental health issues. Finally there will be an examination of specific mental health challenges, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and marginalization; and how a variety of kinks and fetishes can offer support to people experiencing them.
Whip Fit! Flogger Based Movement & Light Cardio Class w/ Auntie Midori
Midori’s unique flogging based movements and light exercise class.... Fluid elliptical movement. Think air guitar, shadow boxing or spinning poi! No experience necessary.
- Wear comfortable clothes that's easy to move in. If you like support clothing, such as sport bras or jock straps, it's not a bad idea.
- Space - enough clearance to swing your flogger without causing unintentional spacial rearrangement
- Floggers - Pair or single, either is fine. Many of the movements will be done with one in each hand. Make sure it's the right length for your pace. If you are new to this, go for a lighter weight. If you want a little extra resistance and exercise, use a heavier one.
Don't have a flogger? No problem! Anything you can grip with one hand and a little flexibility will work.
A hand towel, a feather duster, pair of long socks with tennis balls in it, a bouquet of flowers, etc.
Want a more challenging workout? Wear some extra weights on your body. Try a heavier object to swing.
** Special notes about pets such as cats & dogs. Some animals are scared of floggers. Some animals think they're toys to chase. If you have animals, please attend to them as appropriate.
Yoni Connection: Releasing Trauma and Blocks From the Womb Space
w/ Tyomi Morgan
Womb owners carry emotional baggage and trauma within the vagina and womb, and often experience disconnect from it. Pleasure Coach and Authentic Tantra™ Practitioner Tyomi Morgan dives into several techniques to connect with the yoni and jump start the healing process to release blocks and repair the breaks in connection between the energy body and the physical womb space. This is an interactive seminar designed for those who want to become their own healers and change the narrative in their pursuit of pleasure.
Young People Fuck: Get Over It. Destigmatizing Youth and Sexuality
w/ Stephanie Franklin, Jessica Valladolid, & Chanta Blue
"Oh, she's fast." "Just don't bring no babies home." "Only thing open this late is legs." "I brought you into this world, I can take you out." Do you remember hearing these phrases growing up? This workshop is designed to illustrate the myriad of ways society stigmatizes the sexuality of Black and Brown youth. We will use group activities and discussions to provide you with tools to reframe these conversations in personal and professional settings.