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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)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400 Map & Directions

Regular Hours
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Good Vibrations - Nob Hill



Workshop Information

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
Late night Thursdays 12:30pm - 8:30 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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Getting Erotically Unstuck: a playshop on desire, pleasure and sensuality
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Sometimes we feel disconnected from the experience of pleasure, and need to take the time to reconnect with our desires and sensual selves. Amy Jo Goddard's workshop uses movement, meditation, reflection and group exercises to rekindle the flames. What is holding you back from experiencing pleasure and desire in your daily life? What are the things that make you feel most alive, and how can you work to bring those aspects of your life into greater alignment with how you live? People of all genders & couples welcome. Learn more at www.amyjogoddard.com. Amy Jo Goddard is a Sexual Empowerment Coach, author, sexuality educator and founder of SPECTRA, a mentorship program for sexuality professionals. She is the co-author of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men. Currently, she teaches her Women's Sexually Empowered Life Program, maintains a private coaching practice and hosts sexuality events and VIP days with private clients in the Napa Valley.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice & Erotic Storytelling
Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Use the magic of Sheherezade! Incorporate seductive voice techniques learned in this class to heat up the bedroom and add spice to your erotic life. Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape. Learn how to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding. In this hands-on workshop-style class you'll learn techniques of finding out both your fantasies, practice storytelling skills and improve them with Midori's gentle guidance. Spicy demos, practical exercises, and tips for lovers of all genders and orientations.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Blowjobs and Beyond
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Take the “ow” out of “blowjob”! If you want to leave your insecurities behind, master the craft of fellatio and see your lovers squirming in their seats and screaming in pleasure, let sex and relationship expert Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com show you how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs.

In this class with plenty of room for Q&A, you will learn: Male anatomy from tip to taint! The technique Reid calls “the slow jerk.” How to deal with a strong gag reflex (all is not lost, folks!) and how to deep throat. How to use pressure and body leverage to augment your “black belt” fellatio skills! Plus a few other sexy secrets that are sure to have them begging for more! This class is opened for all orientations, relationship statuses, genders and levels of experience.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Enhancing the Erotic Self! or turning up your turn-on
Thursday, November 13th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Looking to add a little more heat beneath the sheets? In this light and playful workshop with Somatic Therapist and Intimacy Coach Shara Ogin, we will discover ways to unravel the barriers that keep us disconnected in sex and in our relationships, and how to feel more present in our bodies! Come learn some simple tools for building connection, how to tell your partner what you desire, and how to ask for what you want. Come ready to unleash your sexy, erotic creature!

Women, please bring heels, a yoga mat if you have one, and loose yet sexy clothes that you can move in.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
3:00 pm
Free!
To sign up in advance, Click Here

A monthly FREE tour of San Francisco's most unique museum! Your great-great-grandmother might have owned a vibrator, and the fascinating story of our favorite household helper is truly stranger than fiction. Come see our collection of vibrators, spanning the 20th century, and learn all about their history. This month, join Antique Vibrator Museum Curator Dr. Carol Queen.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Skillful Sexual Communication: How to Talk about Your Sex Life with Your Lovers
Monday, November 17th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Sexual empowerment coach Amy Jo Goddard knows how common it is for couples to have sexual issues that need to be addressed. And all too often, people are overcome by fear and/or shame that prevent them from having the fulfilling sex life they want. Many people fear bringing up sensitive issues and worry about hurting their partner’s feelings if they want to make requests for change or improvement. Sometimes it’s hard to identify what requests even need to be made. In this workshop we’ll discuss how to bring up the subject and strategies for talking about sensitive sexual issues with lovers. We’ll do some self-assessment and practice communication techniques that will make sex talk easier and sex lives better! This is a great workshop for anyone to improve skills, and couples are encouraged to attend together. Learn more at www.amyjogoddard.com.

Amy Jo Goddard is an author, sexuality educator and founder of SPECTRA, a mentorship program for sexuality professionals. She is the co-author of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men. She teaches the Women’s Sexually Empowered Life Program, maintains a private coaching practice and hosts sexuality events and VIP days with private clients in the Napa Valley.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Creative Sex Play
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Even the most experienced sexual adventurer may run short of ... shall we say 'inspiration'? In this wild and provocative seminar with noted erotic writer and teacher M.Christian, participants will not just learn all kind of new techniques and sexual worlds to explore – and do that exploration safely (both physically as well as emotionally) -- but they will also have lots of fun with various techniques to expand their basic imagination muscles: picking up new and enjoyable games to help them add a lot more to their lives – and not just their bedroom play.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Rocking Sex Before and After Baby
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Sex educator, Hot Sex author and new mom Jamye Waxman discusses the ins and outs of keeping your sex life pleasurable whether you're trying to conceive, already pregnant, or postpartum. From orgasmic conception to orgasmic birth, we'll discuss ways to have satisfying sex prenatal to postpartum, and learn ways to keep sex fresh and fun while figuring out this whole parenting thing. A great class for those trying to conceive, singles and couples in any trimester of pregnancy or after birth. This class will combine biology and physiology with sex tips, positions, and planning for beyond pregnancy.


Past Polk Events Archive

QUALITY SEX TOYS

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How-to Sex Ed Articles
Ask the Doctors - Sex Advice
Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen
Antique Vibrator Museum
Sex Toy Shopping Guides
Sex Books & Erotica
G-Spot & Female Ejaculation
Sexual Health Outreach Workshops SHOW

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SF Bay Area Workshops
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GV Bachelorette Parties
Good Vibes Sexy Mama
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