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Polk Street Good Vibrations Store
Ride the cable car to Good Vibrations in historic Russian Hill and stroll the lively and colorful shops on Polk Street.
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street)
Most of our events are open to everybody. However, some are designated for particular groups. If an event description says "women only" or "men only," anyone who identifies with that gender is welcome to attend. Events for couples do not require you to be romantic or sexual partners, but you do need to attend as a pair. So if you have a close friend you want to come with, feel free!
For paid workshops, we strongly recommend reserving your seat. Some of our classes fill up and signing up early will make sure you can attend them. Other workshops have smaller attendance and we may cancel an event if only a few people are registered in advance. Early pre-registration is the best way to avoid disappointment. You can click on the link in the workshop description or call us at 415-345-0400 to sign up. We are unable to honor refunds if the request is communicated after the actual date of the workshop.
Antique Vibrator Museum
Open every day 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The history of the vibrator is a fascinating one, and Good Vibrations gladly sheds light on the unlikely origins of its industry. The electric vibrator had its inception in 1869 with the invention of a steam-powered massager, patented by an American doctor. This device was designed as a medical tool for treating what was called "hysteria," or "female disorders." Within 20 years a British doctor followed up with a more portable battery-operated model; by 1900, dozens of styles of electric vibrators, just like those in our exhibit, were available to the discriminating medical professional.
Upcoming Events at Polk
Make My Dreams Come True: Hot & Sexy Erotic Role Play
Some people dismiss role play as "fake" or cheesy, but it's one of the most fun ways to create and explore your fantasies. Plus, it can be hot, hot, hot! The best roles bring out facets of your authentic selves, especially some that don't usually get to play - and keeping it "real" brings more meaning and deeper psychological intensity to your play. Eve Minax, BDSM educator and writer, will teach you how to explore your fantasies to uncover the key elements that make them hot, ways to work with visualization, costumes and ambiance to make fantasies more realistic, tips for connecting to an unfamiliar role when a partner asks, and tools for making a scene intense and sexy without getting silly (unless that's what you want, of course). Come prepared to talk about and nurture your authentic self!
SF Bike Coalition Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop for women
Who's your ideal partner? Have you found that person? Do you know what you'd need to attract a special In honor of Women's History Month, the SF Bicycle Coalition is partnering with the our discount partner, Good Vibrations, to educate women on the joy of biking in San Francisco! Has it been a long time since you've been on a bike or are you new to riding in the city? Come learn the basics of urban bicycling at our intro workshop. The course is a one-hour presentation covering the most basics of how to pick the right bike for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road, and route planning. This course is a great introduction for people who are considering bicycling, or looking to brush up on skills. This class is for female-identified people.
Humpday Happy Hour: All Hands on Deck!
Be a handier lover and get some super-sweet hand-techniques to stimulate you and yours. Cue the applause!
The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure
Get ready to discover the amazing pleasure potential of the prostate, aka the male G-spot! Whether you're totally new to prostate play or you're looking for some new tips to drive your guy wild, Charlie Glickman, author of The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure, will give you all the info you need. You'll learn all 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 want to experience prostate fun on your own or with a partner, you'll leave with everything you need to know to have a great time! This workshop is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations.
Debunking Myths about Orgasm
Learn the real deal about bringing more sexual pleasure into your life! Do you want to have bigger, better, and more frequent orgasms? Back by popular demand, sex and intimacy coach Xanet Pailet will provide you with practical tools to increase your orgasmic potential that you can start using right away! In an interactive setting, you will learn how to connect with and move your sexual energy, ride the wave of orgasm, and explore the variety of female and male orgasms. For more information about Xanet, please visit www.powerofpleasure.com.
Antique Vibrator Museum Tour & Good Vibes History Lookback
Happy birthday to Good Vibrations! It's our 37th anniversary this month, and to celebrate, we're going back in time--exploring the fascinating history of the vibrator, once used by doctors as a treatment for hysteria, and remembering the San Francisco of the 1970s, when sex educator Joani Blank got the big idea to create a comfortable space for women to shop for sex toys and get information. The rest, as they say, is history! Join Staff Sexologist and Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen for a frisky and fascinating look at the past.
Casual Intimacy: Deep Connection Without Ultimate Expectation
There are times in our lives when an intense relationship is not what we're up for, but we still crave sex and meaningful connection. Can we experience hot intentional intimacy without having our hearts broken? In this interactive workshop with erotic edutainer Spycey Spyce, hone in on what we want out of our intimate relationships, and learn how to delight in the moment without getting caught up in it.
The Desire Circle--an experiment in Guerilla Intimacy
Are you getting what you want in sex and intimacy? Do you have dreams of doing something differently, or feeling greater closeness with your partners, but don't know how to make it happen? Sexologist Dr. Liam "Captain" Snowdon guides participants through a powerful process to help you build the skills and confidence you need to move to the next level of your sexual growth. By exploring roles, respect & communication, and much more, in a supportive group, you'll learn to get more of what you desire! For more information about Captain, please visit captainsnowdon.ca. This workshop is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations.
Sex After Hysterectomy
Sex therapist Bryna Barsky-Ex joins us to help post-hysterectomy women and their partners understand the changes in their bodies and sexuality after this procedure. Increase the size of your "sex basket" (aka repetoire) and enhance your sexual experience and learn to more comfortably communicate sexual, emotional, and physical needs to a partner. We'll also cover physical and psychological changes due to hysterectomy, changes to a woman's bodily responses post-procedure, and learn about medical and sex therapy treatment options after a hysterectomy.
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