The 7 Biggest Myths about Sex and Aging w/Joan Price
Our society believes destructive, limiting myths about sex and aging and, unfortunately, many seniors have internalized these myths. Joan shatters the myths and shares the most common questions that Boomers, seniors, and elders ask her. She’ll answer those questions, too—in the candid, upbeat manner that led the media to dub her “senior sexpert.”
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.
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/ Lazarus Letcher & 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.
Breaking the Ice: Consent-focused Games to Get Your Play Parties Started w/ Rachael Rose & Rebecca Hiles
Play parties are great, especially when everyone’s relaxed and interacting—and icebreakers are a great way to make that happen! As the co-founders of the Philadelphia-based queer play party company, Glittergasm Events, educators Rachael Rose and Rebecca Hiles have learned that the hot makeout games we loved as teenagers have only gotten better as adults. Join us for an interactive and fun workshop as we play a consent-focused mashup of all the best makeout games our attendees call “Truth or Spin the Bottle in Heaven”! We will explore how to use consent-focused makeout games as a sexy way to break the ice at events, help folks practice their “no”, and reframe rejection when hearing a no. Observers are welcome, however, we encourage you to learn in a hands on way and participate in the fun makeout games!
Confronting Whiteness and Racism in Sex Ed and Beyond w/ Tristan Taormino
Are you a white person who’s ready to get their shit together but doesn’t know where to begin? Come to this workshop on individual and systemic anti-racist work. We will examine concepts like microaggressions, white fragility, colorblindness and how racist norms intersect with gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, and other identity markers. Let’s identify the big and small ways that we do harm to people of color and reinforce white supremacist values (regardless of intention). We will support one another as we look inward to explore where racism shows up in our lives, how we acknowledge our privilege, and what we can do when we are called in/out. We must develop tools to shift out of a place of defensiveness and shame and into one where we can be thoughtful, self-aware, resilient allies and co-conspirators with people of color. Note: this will be an all-white space—not to further segregate, but to allow white people to take on the labor of educating ourselves and each other. It’s a space where we can ask “stupid” questions, make mistakes, and support each other to learn and grow. This workshop utilizes the White Anti-Racist Culture Building Toolkit created by Alliance of Anti-Racists Everywhere LA (AWARE-LA), an affiliate of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).
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.
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.
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.
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!
Findom & Femdom: Learning the In’s & Outs w/ Mistress Marley
Teaching the basics of financial and female-led domination. How to make a living as a Pro Domme and a Findom while using sage practices and learning the psychology of it all.
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.
Group Sex GPS w/ Andre Shakti
Sex is complicated enough without adding multiple partners into the mix, so where does someone interested in group sex even begin? Welcome to Group Sex GPS! Throughout this course Andre Shakti will demystify group sex - turning it from fantasy into accessible reality - as well as empower you to take charge of your desires. We’ll cover:
Initiation: Finding compatible group sex partners
Cultivating an intuition and an emotional intelligence that are group sex-specific
Risk awareness, consent communication and safety consciousness
Navigating both private and public group sex environments
Navigating kink and/or power dynamics within group sex
Group sex self care: Before, During & After
Identifying red flags in a potential group sex situation, & MORE!
Healing the Heart of Black Women w/ Shayla Tumbling
This workshop focuses on supporting Black Women in Sexual & Emotional Empowerment. In this space Black Women will come together and create a foundation to begin exploring the aspects of life experiences (e.g. shame, trauma, disappointment, etc) which have impacted their hearts. They will create a restoration plan for themselves to support them in reconnecting to their power (heart & pussy).
**Black Women Only**
Hide and Seek: Relocating Your Pleasure After Hystos, Medication & Hormones
w/ Ignacio Rivera
How to Make, Market, Monetize and Measure Your Brilliant Content w/ Jean Fahmy
I will talk about the everything that is required for educators to start their business online, based on their content. I cover the 4 Ms on an effective content strategy: Make content, market the content, make money with the content and then measure if the content is successful. Following last year's workshop, I will do 1 hour of doing the theory and 1 hour of taking cases from the room and working through them as examples for everyone.
How to Plan A Gang Bang w/ Tristan Taormino
Let’s reclaim and redefine the gang bang and create something even better that includes all genders, all bodies, all identities, and all styles of sex and play. Come learn about how to develop, organize, and execute a group sex scene that revolves around one (lucky) person. We’ll talk about expectations, participants, boundaries, etiquette/best practices, power dynamics, and more. There will be nuts and bolts organizing and managing skills, how to develop your vision and ideas, and examples of different types of group sex scenes.
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.
Knuckle Up!: Vaginal and Anal Fisting w/ Andre Shakti
Attention All Size Kings and Queens! Fisting often reads as wildly inaccessible to folks who have only seen it on their computer screens, yet it's one of the most intimately connective, revolutionary sex acts you can engage in! Manual sex aficionado Andre Shakti is ready to knuckle up and show you how to experiment safely with the best sex toys we come equipped with: our fingers!
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.
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.
Ménage à Trois: Your Politics, Your Pleasure, and You w/ CasSandra Calin & Blaise Drew-Davi
Are you actively engaged in the redistribution of orgasms? How DO your politics show up in your play? You deserve to have what gets you hard also get you healed; for what gets you wet to also get you well. Dive into juicy conversation and explore with us how we can extend our values about community, accountability, and restoration to our pleasure and play, and how our pleasure and play can show up in these same politics as we live them out day-to-day.
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.
Orgasmic Sound Bath w/ Nikki Morgan and Music Recording Producer
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.
Oshun, Oba, and Oya: An exploration of Non-Monogamy in IFA
w/ Nayazha Coleman
Oshun is one of the black community's most well-known African symbols of love but she is one of many goddesses within IFA that have loved in a multiplicity of ways. Oshun, Oba, and Oya are known to have loved the same man, Shango, and played different roles in his and one another's lives. Historically, religion has most often been used as a tool to criminalize and illegitimatize Polyamory but for some, including those that study IFA, non-monogamous relating is not only common but practiced by the Orishas, deities of this Yoruban spiritual belief system. Through the patakis, ancient stories that recount the experiences of these deities, we will take a closer look at pre-colonial views on love, partnership, and glean lessons from black supreme beings that we can apply to our present day relationships.
Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block w/ Dr. Susie Gronski, PT, DPT, PRPC
Accounting for nearly 2 million doctor visits per year, countless men experience pain 'down there' with little to no help. Endless specialists, traumatic medical experiences, failed treatments, pain with boners, and the incessant search for a cure leaves no time (or energy) for fun in the bedroom. Sexual health, intimacy, and pain are all intertwined which is no surprise that this clinical enigma leaves men feeling socially isolated and hopeless. In this workshop, you’ll gain an appreciation for male private parts (and how they work), recognize socio-cultural barriers that men face seeking pain care for their genitals, and tool up on resources to help men get their pain-free sex life back!
Perimenopause, Menopause & Pleasure w/ Tristan Taormino & Elle Chase
If you’ve got ovaries, you will experience perimenopause and menopause, two phases of life that come with physical and emotional changes that often many people experience without much knowledge or support. Our bodies are changing in myriad ways, including irregular periods, hot flashes, libido shifts, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, pain during penetration, and orgasm changes. Let’s talk about how these 'pauses' affect our self-image, sex drive, desires, intimacy, and relationships. We’ll discuss coping strategies, Western and alternative treatments, and creating your own holistic care plan. We absolutely can reclaim our bodies and our pleasure!
Personal Protection for Kinksters & Sex Workers w/ Lawrence Glover
Living a kinky lifestyle or being a sex worker can be fun and lucrative until it all goes wrong. Learn how to avoid being a victim and then re-victimized when reporting your experience. Enhance your safe,sane,consensual experience with skills to protect yourself.
Pervertibles 201: The Toymaker's Workshop w/ Casey Carter
Are you new to BDSM and don't know what to buy or too embarrassed to go to the toy store? Or are you a seasoned veteran looking for something new to add to your repertoire? This workshop teaches you how to make toys from ordinary items. You'll learn where to shop and how to assemble toys for a fraction of the cost of their toy store equivalent.
Please Don't Stop! Strength, Positioning, & Stamina For Queers w/ Ignacio Rivera
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.
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 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.
The "S" in Sex Does Not Stand for Silence w/ Afrosexology
Often when we hear the word intercourse we think about sex, but intercourse also means communicating with others. We love this double meaning and the idea of having more intentional conversations with others about sex. We sat down with 10 Black people of various ages, gender, sexual orientation, size, and class identity and held space for discussing sexual and gender identity, self-love journeys, sexual goals, experiencing sexual abuse, our relationship to pleasure, orgasms, masturbation, and so much more! During this workshop we will use talking points from these videos to discuss silence around sex, explore our sexual fantasies and goals, and identify ways to prioritize pleasure and orgasms.
**Black Folks Only**
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!
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**
Therapeutic Needs of Sex Workers w/ Dr. Miro Gudelsky
When you are a Sex Worker, You are YOUR business - so invest wisely. Spoiler alert: the needs of Sex Workers are not that much different from civilians. The desire for acceptance, feeling being of service and the capacity of love ring through almost all humans. However, when you are utilizing your body, brain and psyche to bring in money not only do you set yourself up for discrimination, it is crucial to set yourself up in maintaining optimum health, in a holistic manner.
We will discuss therapeutic needs and self care specific to Sex Workers.
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.
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.
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.