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Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations Customer Appreciation Nights!
Wednesday, December 22nd 6-8pm
Thursday, December 23rd 6-8pm
FREE

Pamper your way into the holidays with complimentary chocolates and wine on select evenings at all Good Vibrations locations.  Let our sex educator sales associates help you pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and don't forget yourself!  Be sure to check out our sexy holiday kits and our special Ecorotic® line, the natural choice for eco-friendly fun. 

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Bedroom Body Moves: From Stripping to Seduction to Sex (and everything in between!)
Tuesday, January 18th
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

Feeling awkward taking off those jeans? Want to look sexy & confident taking off anything? Midori will show you some sure-fire, ready to use and easy moves to give a sizzling private dance for your partner! This isn't about working out or performing on stage. It's a turn-on-your-lover in the bed room class! Get the moves on taking off your clothes with maximum sex appeal - whether plain old t-shirt and jeans, clingy tights, lingerie or the corporate power suit. Reveal your inner vamp, one teasing move after another. It's all easy to learn! Get the tips on the lap dance that'll rock their world and rivet their attention upon you. Polish skills on dance moves during sex that'll bump up both your pleasure factors. Learn floor moves, chair moves, standing moves, bed moves and some saucy sex skills tips too!

What to Wear: Don't worry, no nudity! You can take off down to your bra & panties/swim suit, or just slip off a blouse and leave everything on. Bring shoes or boots you want to learn to slip out of or shake it in.

What to Bring: Yoga mat or beach towel. The clothes you want to learn to strip out of, worn over swimsuit, workout clothes or undergarments. If you want to learn the sexy ways to take off a bra and panty, bring an extra set for practicing that move.

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Find Love Now!
Wednesday, January 19th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

Do you ever find men confusing or frustrating? Do you wonder why men don't stick around or you don't have a man who is willing to commit to you? With all of the conflicting advice and rules, it's no surprise that so many women find themselves single when they don't want to be. Shana James, of the Authentic Woman Experience, has the tools and know-how to help you make sense of it all. You'll discover how to stop doing the three most common things women do, without even knowing it, that push men away, how to build a magnetic connection from the very start (without effort), the myths about men that make it impossible to create a successful relationship, and what you can do to attract the guy who is right for you. In less time than you'd spend on a single date, you will find out how to transform all your dating and relationships so you can have a fulfilling relationship that lasts! For more information about Shana, please visit authenticwomanexperience.com. Workshop participants will be eligible to win entry into an AWE program (Value $1500).

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Good Vibrations Group Closing Art Reception Featuring Photography and Paintings by Rink Foto, Kija Lucas and Sholeh Asgary
Thursday, January 20th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
FREE

Good Vibrations is proud to feature three diverse Bay Area artists for a special multimedia exhibit.  Enjoy the provocative photos of San Francisco's favorite LGBT photojournalist Rink Foto, the beautiful and disturbing watercolors of Sholeh Asgary, and mysterious photos of fine arts photographer Kija Lucas.  Meet the artists and enjoy wine and nibbles at this opening reception.  This is the last night!

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Lip Service
Monday, January 24th
6-8 pm
$40/pair in advance, $45/pair at the door

Without a doubt, one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. With over 10 years experience as a workshop presenter—plus a knack for necking—Tracy Bartlett will help you add sparks to your smooches. Come to this perennially popular workshop with a kissing partner and try out new techniques, glean communication tips, and find out how to make more of making out. Please bring a bottle of water or juice to help keep your lips lubricated.

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Oral Majority
Tuesday, January 25th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Oral sex is fun—don’t you wish there was a class on it? There is! Tracy Bartlett leads this comprehensive class on fellatio and cunnilingus. Find out about basic anatomy, warm-ups, games for the senses, toys, and virtually everything you need to enjoy oral sex as the giver or the recipient. Bring your favorite dildo or a cucumber to practice fellatio on—but Tracy will have some if you forget.

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Different Strokes
Wednesday, January 26th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Giving a gourmet hand job can be a wonderful treat, and there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Come learn how to make your guy’s toes curl with an amazing erotic genital massage. Sex educator Tracy Bartlett will explain important anatomy basics, creating a smooth flow from warm-up all the way to the happy ending, using toys, bringing anal and prostate play into the mix, and much more. Please bring a dildo or a cucumber to practice on.

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The Depths of Desire
Monday, January 31st
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Are you looking for new ways to expand your pleasure and discover new ways to feel good? Tuning into your desire is one of the best ways to do it and the folks from OneTaste can show you how. Through a series of fun games and exercises you’ll connect with your secret longings— sexual and otherwise. You’ll even walk away with a list of your own desires and a personalized “Desire Contract” that will set you on your way toward the sex life you’ve been dreaming about. By the end of the night, you’ll be well on your way to a hotter, more satisfying sex than you thought was possible!

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Prostate Play
Tuesday, February 1st
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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

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Oh the Places You'll Go!
Monday, February 7th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Sometimes, you feel like the hottest lover on the planet and other times, you don’t. Everyone gets in ruts now and then and it can be hard to change it up. Eve Minax has lots of tools to help you find your way upward and onward to new adventures and renewed passion. You’ll find ways to bootstrap your libido, overcome “bed death,” stop taking each other for granted, and share your desires and fantasies with your partner. With your new strategies and tips, you'll discover new places to go, deepen your appreciation for old favorites, and find new ways to keep your connection passionate and alive!

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Introduction to Red Tantra
Tuesday, February 8th
6-8 pm
$45 per pair if pre-registered, $50 for drop-ins

Have you been curious about Tantra? This introductory, non-explicit workshop on the practice of Red Tantra with Bast, the director of Dakini Temple, will get you started. Red Tantra artfully and consciously engages the senses, Kundalini (sexual/ creative/ passionate energy), and the intimate presence of another as a means to experience a deeper dimension of meditative practice and connection. Bast will guide you through basic elements of Tantra yoga (breath, visualization, internal yoga, mantra, light movement) and Tantric (light) touch and energy work. There will be discussion of yogic sexuality, sexual asana practice, amrita (female ejaculation), the multi-orgasmic state, and ejaculation control for men. For more information about Bast, Dakini Temple and Tantra please visit dakinitemple.org. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion to sit on. Chairs will also be provided.

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Be our Valentine!  Treats and customer appreciation nights at Good Vibrations! 
Saturday, February 12th 5-7pm
Sunday, February 13th 5-7pm
FREE

Pamper your way to Valentine's Day with complimentary chocolates and wine during our pre-Valentine's Day weekend Happy Hour! Let our SESA personal shoppers help you pick out the perfect gift for your sweetheart, and don't forget yourself! Be sure to check out our Ecorotic® Green Sex line, the natural choice for eco-friendly fun!

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Good Vibrations Opening Art Reception Featuring "The People of Burning Man", Photographs by Julian Cash
Thursday, February 17th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
FREE

Good Vibrations is proud to feature the photographs of Julian Cash, who has playfully documented the characters of Burning Man for close to a decade of studio photography. These images are being compiled into a luscious coffee table book. Meet the artist and enjoy wine and nibbles at this opening reception. Show runs through March 31st.

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The Expert Guide to Female Orgasms with Tristan Taormino
Saturday, February 19th
2-4 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins

Dive into the diverse, complex, and beautiful world of female pleasure and orgasm with renowned sex expert Tristan Taormino. Do you want to have your first orgasm? Do you have trouble achieving orgasm alone or with a partner? Do you want to teach your partner how to help you have an orgasm during sex? Do you want to have better, longer, easier, or more intense orgasms? From anatomy and arousal to external stimulation and penetration techniques, Tristan will show you the ins and outs of female pleasure and satisfaction. You'll learn about: the phases of the female arousal cycle and how they vary; different types of orgasms; the best vibrators for pleasure and orgasm; clitoral stimulation techniques - oral, manual, and with a vibrator; G-spot toys and stimulation techniques; squirting orgasms; how to have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse; and anal sex and orgasmic possibilities. Plus, an extensive Q&A where you're encouraged to ask Tristan anything!



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Power Flirting: How to Flirt with Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace
Tuesday, February 22nd
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Did you know that 90% of a person’s opinion of you is formed in the first 90 seconds of meeting? What kind of impression are you giving? This fun, interactive workshop with Cat Toyooka, dating and sex coach & GV Off-Site Sex Educator, will let you explore what makes you unique and memorable to others. Come learn the tricks to being a sexy and confident flirt, how to send the messages that you want others to get, ways to deal gracefully with rejection (it happens to everybody!), and leave the workshop with a sense of empowerment! This workshop is designed for everyone, whether you are single, taken, or somewhere in between. For more information about Cat, please visit catherinecoaches.com.

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Aural Sex
Wednesday, February 23rd
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

The brain is the biggest sex organ, and the voice can be a power tool to create the hottest scenes. Midori will show you how to use the hypnotic magic of voice to seduce your lover long before you enter the bedroom or the dungeon. Learn how to suggest, command, tease and take control through her practical exercises, tips and secrets for aural seduction.

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Fabulous Fellatio: The Art of Oral Sex
Monday, February 28th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

There’s nothing quite like a gourmet blow-job. Megan Andelloux will teach you the art of giving head. You’ll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you’re going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.

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Passion and Pleasure: A Workshop for Women
Wednesday, March 2nd
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

We hear a lot about women’s sexual desire, but with all of the hype, it can be hard to know what’s really going on. Fortunately, Lisa Skye Carle will help you make sense of it all. She’ll explain the differences between desire and arousal, ways that men’s and women’s arousal often vary, what you can do to enhance your pleasure, and tips for talking about it with your partner. Come get your questions answered and discover what you can do to have the sex you deserve! For more information about Lisa, please visit Sex-Counseling.com.

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Use Your Words: Hot & Sexy Talk
Monday, March 7th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

It’s often said that the biggest erogenous zone is between the ears, not the legs, and sexy talk is a great way to get it going. BDSM professional, kinky porn star, and confirmed shameless exhibitionist motormouth Tina Horn will open your mind to dirty dynamics and have you cursing like a sailor in no time. You’ll get a chance to practice nasty talk, learn how to get in touch with your own filthy fantasies and the fantasies of others, and experience the excitement that words can unlock in and outside the boudoir or dungeon. People of all genders, partnerings, and desires welcome.

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Asking for What You Want in the Bedroom and Beyond
Tuesday, March 8th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Speaking up about what you want can be challenging, whether it’s about sex, intimacy or a raise at work. But taking the risk can pay off big-time, in intimacy, connectedness and fun. In this entertaining workshop, you’ll learn practical tools for being assertive, yet sensitive and generous in the bedroom, so that you and your lover both get what you want. Relationship coach Marcia Baczynski has spent years learning the techniques for asking for... and getting... what you want. Join us and discover what it is you want in the first place; why having to ask doesn’t mean they don’t love you; how to make inspired requests; how to handle rejection; and what to do if what you thought you wanted isn’t it at all. Whether you're single or partnered, having great sex or wondering what the fuss is about, this workshop will help you get more of what you want!

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Ask Our Docs: G Marks the Spot!
Wednesday, March 9th
6:30 – 7:30 pm
FREE

Pull out your maps and find that buried treasure! Listen and learn as your trusty doctor, Carol Queen, Ph.D confirms the existence of the G-spot and tells you how to find, and enjoy, yours!

Plus, explore the wonders of female ejaculation and enter to win a Good Vibrations sexy G-spot goodie bag!

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Radical Polyamory
Wednesday, March 9th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

We live in a world that places the heterosexual, monogamous marriage as the golden ticket of relationship success -- but there are so many more options! Julianne Carroll, sex educator and activist for social change, will help you explore how polyamory can expand mainstream society's notions of relationships, love, gender, and family. You’ll also learn about different kinds of polyamory, relationship agreements, creating emotional safety, confronting jealousy, and developing the capacity to love many people in different ways. There will also be plenty of conversation, so bring your experiences, your questions, and an open mind. Julianne is a San Francisco based sex and relationship educator, and has been practicing polyamory for several years.  She is currently working on her Master’s degree in sexuality studies at San Francisco State University. 

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Good Vibrations' Birthday Party!
Thursday, March 10th
6 – 9 pm
FREE

Good Vibrations is turning 34, and we want to celebrate with you!

Come in for birthday cake and champagne, and special product deals throughout the month!

 

Celebrate online with our Birthday Promotions!



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My Yoni- A Travel Guide
Tuesday, March 15th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

The yoni, aka the vagina, is a sacred temple worthy of worship and exploration.  In this workshop with Ashley Apple, you’ll find ways to cultivate and build female sexual energy using tantric and taoist techniques. You’ll learn about the physical and sexual anatomy of a woman and how to experience five types of female orgasm and their different qualities. With a reverence for the feminine, this workshop will send you home with simple exercises and tools to awaken your yoni to more passion and pleasure.

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Have Your Cake!
Wednesday, March 16th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

There are a lot of contradictory messages about women and sex. Be sexy, but not a slut. Be careful, but not a prude. It can make it hard to express your true desires and honestly share them with a partner. GV staffer and SF State University PEACH and certified peer sexual health counselor at Alexa Joseph wants to help you make sense of it all. She’ll help you explore some of the messages that women hear about sex, explain some of the options for creating relationships, discover ways to figure out what you really want, and find out how to make it happen. Plus, she’ll talk about some of the day-to-day skills that can make it all a lot easier.

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Ask Me, I'll Tell You: Women and Men Talk Out Loud about Sex & Aging
Tuesday, March 22nd
6-8 pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

We’re talking about senior sex—the challenges, the pleasures, and all the questions we didn’t think we could ask out loud. What arouses us now, when the old ways aren’t working like they used to? What do we wish we understood and could communicate better about our changing bodies, desires, and responses? How do we spice up our sexual repertoire? In this eye opening, interactive, mixed-gender workshop, you’ll get to voice your questions and get answers. Joan Price, author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty, and Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex, guides the conversation and discovery, and offers tips for putting the zest back into later-life sexuality. For couples and singles, men and women. For more info about Joan, visit NakedAtOurAge.com

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How to Have Sex With a Transguy
Wednesday, March 23rd
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Is sex with a transgender man different than having sex with other folks? Dr. Liam "Captain" Snowdon, sexologist, poet and trans activist will help you get the skills you need to make it hot! He’ll talk about how gender and gender roles affect sex, some of the ways that hormones and common surgeries can influence sexual pleasure, tips on how to pleasure a transman’s body, exploring roles, respect & communication, and much more. Come discover the tools to make sure that both of you have lots of fun. For more information about Captain, please visit elementalsexology.com. This workshop is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations.

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Cultivating the Deep Heart: Deeper Explorations of Tantra
Sunday, April 3rd
3-5 pm
$20 or $35/pair in advance
$25 or $45/pair at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Deepen your grasp of Tantric breathing practices that move kundalini in the body to create ecstatic states and help open your body to full body orgasm. Evalena Rose, Tantra teacher, will help you expand your capacity for intimate contact through dyadic exchanges and heart-centered, sacred ritual held in a container of boundaries and unconditional love. Learn techniques that activate vital energy centers and open to your deep sensuality. For more information about Evalena, please visit lovejourneytantra.com. To find out about her women's only work, visit tantraforwomen.com or call 707 824-1118.



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Erotic Energy and Intimate Communication
Monday, April 4th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Come explore the ways you approach others energetically and discover what energetic connections you prefer through this experiential workshop with Tantra teacher, Evalena Rose. We'll take a look at a variety of ways that we open to, or avoid, deep intimacy and delve into what's behind these patterns and how to release them. In dyads, we'll experience the deep presence that Tantric exchanges make possible. You'll learn more about erotic communication skills and how to ask for what you want in ways that everyone gets their needs met and the requests further passion and eros. For more information about Evalena, please visit lovejourneytantra.com. For women's only work, visit: tantraforwomen.com or call (707)824-1117.



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Energetic Blowjobs
Tuesday, April 5
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

One of the best ways to create hotter, sweeter sex is paying attention to the flow of energy between you and your partner. When you can both give and receive, it's easier to overcome the occasional glitch that can pop up, to deepen your connection, increase the passion, and experience more pleasure. Dr. Melanie Rose will explain the variety of ways sexual energy can flow during fellatio, offer tips to enhance pleasure for both partners, and teach you tools for sharing your desires with each other. No actual mouth to genital contact will occur in class. Instead a playful demo and creative techniques for class participation will get everyone juicy and ready to try this new way of connecting at home.



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Couple Seeking…How to Have a Hot Threesome
Wednesday, April 6
6-8 pm
$20 or $35/pair in advance
$25 or $45/pair at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Ahh, the threesome…lots of people fantasize about having one, but making it sexy and satisfying for everyone can seem a bit challenging. If you've ever thought about a ménage à trios or tried it and it didn't quite work out, this evening with Sex and Intimacy Coaches Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman, the creators of the Become an Extraordinary Lover™ workshops, is for you. You'll learn how to bring the idea to a partner, how to find a third person to play with, what to do if you're looking for a couple, ways to make sure everyone gets what they want, and, of course, hot threesome sex tips. With these tools in hand, you'll be able to turn your fantasies into the amazing real-life experiences. This workshop focuses on m/f couples, with either male or female thirds. For more info about Celeste and Danielle, visit celesteanddanielle.com.



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Discover the Beauty of Your Body: The "In's AND Out's" of Female Masturbation
Monday, April 11
8-10 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Self-pleasure is one of the best ways to discover what you like, gain self love and appreciation, and make yourself feel great! But with all of the mixed messages that women receive about sex, many of us never learn how much fun it can be. Good Vibes staffer Lolo Winters leads this workshop in self-love and sexual exploration. You'll learn how masturbation can improve your health and happiness, fine new ways to bring yourself pleasure, how your sexual anatomy works, tips for using toys, erotica, movies and fantasies, setting the mood, and more! Did you know that different breathing techniques can change the way you feel pleasure? Come find out how, in this fun workshop!



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OMG!: Multiple Gushing G-Spot Orgasms
Tuesday, April 12th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Do you want to bring your partner to multiple earth shattering gushing orgasms? Are you curious about G-spot play and female ejaculation? Tallulah Sulis, somatic sexologist, artist, sex educator and coach, is here to tell you everything you need to know about the G-spot. You'll discover ways to pleasure it with your hands, mouth, and toys, on your own or with a partner. You'll find out about female ejaculation, exquisite Yoni (vagina) massage techniques, opening to becoming more fully orgasmic, and more. Come expand your sexual skills and repertoire in this fun workshop. Open to all genders and sexual orientations. For more information about Tallulah, please visit squirtshops.com.



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Advanced CBT– Are You Ready for the Ride?
Wednesday, April 13th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Do you enjoy kinky sex? Want to try some advanced cock & ball techniques to ramp things up? In this interactive and fun workshop with Dr. Gabriele Hoff and Bruce, you'll learn how to use EMS/TENS-type electrical stimulation, cock and ball bondage, how to torture and tease your partner, and more. They'll talk about important safety tips, key anatomy info, how to find the perfect blend of pleasure and pain, and the psychological side of cock & ball play. Whether you're interested in giving or receiving CBT, this workshop will be lots of fun! Some basic knowledge and prior experience with electroplay is helpful. Come with an open mind and also be willing to share your CBT experiences. For more information about Gabriele, please visit lifestyleeducation.net.



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"Beauty and the Beast" Good Vibrations Opening Art Reception Featuring Cathy Lu, Brynda Glazier, and Karen Thomas
Thursday, April 14th
6-8 pm

FREE

Good Vibrations is proud to feature the varied artwork of esteemed local artists in this dynamic group show at the Good Vibrations gallery entitled "Beauty and the Beast." The three artists explore ideas of beauty and the grotesque through drawings, paintings, and mixed media. Meet the artists and enjoy wine and nibbles at this opening reception! Show runs through May 31st.



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Speaking of Love
Monday, April 18th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Telling your partner how you feel about them is one of the most important things you can do to make your relationship thrive. But all too often, we get into ruts or we use language that doesn't click. Kathryn James, LMFT brings her experience helping individuals and couples find new ways to share their love and she'll make sure you have the tools to do it right. Come find out about the five ways that people give and receive love, how to tap into all of them, ways to translate your feelings into the language that works for your partner, the four big red flags of relationships, and how to use all of this to strengthen your connection. The more tools you have, the easier it is to avoid the common pitfalls of relationships.



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Sensual Touch and Deeper Connection (In and Out of the Bedroom)
Tuesday, April 19th
6-8 pm
$40/pair in advance, $45 at the door

Sensual touch is one of the key ingredients for deep connection and incredible passion. In just one evening with Somatic therapist and intimacy coach Shara Ogin, you'll discover new ways to increase the sensation and pleasure of sex. Shara will show you how to create a safe and intimate space, some simple techniques that lead to mind-blowing sex, sensual massage tips, how to let your partner know what works best for you, and ways to give and receive touch more fully and intimately. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a pillow and blanket as we will take a glimmer into erotic and sensual massage techniques (no genital touching).



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Hit Me Baby, One More Time!
Wednesday, April 20th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Erotic impact play - everything from spanking to face slapping to tit torture - holds arousing potential for many lovers. Impact play can be a sensual tease, fantastic foreplay, a reward, a punishment, and much, much more. Let professional kinkster Tina Horn be your guide to the anatomy, safety, and technique, and sexy power of using physical force in the bedroom or dungeon. She'll discuss a broad range of activities and fantasies, how to use toys like floggers, paddles, canes, and your hands, useful tactics and techniques, as well as how to talk with your partner to make sure you both get what you want. Anatomy and technique will be demonstrated on a hot demo submissive.



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Mind Blowing Handjobs
Sunday, April 24th
3-5 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Want to give your guy a treat? There's nothing quite like a long, slow handjob! In this class for men and women who love men, you'll learn everything you need to put a smile on his face. Lisa Skye Carle will make sure you know how to set the pace and tempo, how to use a variety of strokes and techniques, tips on building arousal, and more. You'll get to practice on realistic dildos to make sure you have the skills. Plus, the handouts will make it easy to bring it all together when you get home. For more info about Lisa, visit Sex-Counseling.com



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Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down! Fusion Rope Bondage
Tuesday, April 26th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Games of helplessness in the bedroom can turn up the heat of your sex play. All you need to explore them is desire and a few lengths of soft nylon rope. Using a style inspired by Two Knotty Boys, kinky coach Cleo Dubois will show you several ways to restrain your partner using a sensuous and comfortable style of rope play, that's easy to remember and lots of fun to do. This fully clothed interactive class will include safety tips as well as an opportunity to tie your partner up and /or be tied up. Bring your ropes or use Cleo's. Come with a play mate or partner with someone in the class. For more info about Cleo, visit sm-arts.com.



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The Art of Feminine Dominance
Wednesday, April 27th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Elegance, power and confidence...learn how to be a finer domina with this exquisite foundation-building class. Tonight, Midori shares her personal secrets of the feminine art of dominance, including how to find your own style, psychology, politics, practical exercises, techniques and even a bit of fashion. She'll share the secret three tools you must have! This class is open to all genders harboring the powerful woman within, from the novice to the experienced player.



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Finding and Maintaining a Happily-Ever-After (in and out of the sheets): A Relationship Workshop for Lesbian Couples
Tuesday, May 3rd
6-8 pm
$20 or $35/pair in advance, $25 or $45/pair at the door
Women and transgender people welcome
Note:this workshop has moved to the Center for Sex and Culture at 1349 Mission between 9th and 10th Streets.

Great relationships and marriages are made, not born. But many of us find that after the honeymoon is over we don't know how to deal with disagreements or how to make our relationships better, let alone last. Davina and Molly, a lesbian couple, together for 14 years, have married each other countless times on the road to securing civil marriage for same-sex couples, provide insights, tools and practical steps to reach new levels of intimacy, understanding and vitality to ensure that we not only can legally marry, but live our happily ever afters together. For more info about the presenters, please visit davinakotulski.com.



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Give Spanks: Spanking for Sensual Pleasure
Tuesday, May 10th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Spanking is something that anyone – from the novice to the skilled player – can enjoy, but it is often dismissed as "easy" or "basic." But spanking requires just as much skill, rhythm, timing, force and seduction as any other form of play. Eve Minax, professional and lifestyle Domina and educator, will show you how to make your hands some of the best implements to work with. You’ll learn all about the “whys” of spanking, get some special spanking tips and secrets, and find out how to get your partner interested in giving, receiving or both! You’ll also discover some fun spanking games, and watch a (clothed) demo to bring it all together. Whether you're an "old hand" at spanking or a novice in the art, come out and give spanks! This workshop will include a chance to practice spanking, so bring a friend or try it out with someone in the class. Participation isn’t required, but it’ll sure be fun!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Give Spanks: Spanking for Sensual Pleasure
Tuesday, May 10th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Spanking is something that anyone – from the novice to the skilled player – can enjoy, but it is often dismissed as "easy" or "basic." But spanking requires just as much skill, rhythm, timing, force and seduction as any other form of play. Eve Minax, professional and lifestyle Domina and educator, will show you how to make your hands some of the best implements to work with. You’ll learn all about the “whys” of spanking, get some special spanking tips and secrets, and find out how to get your partner interested in giving, receiving or both! You’ll also discover some fun spanking games, and watch a (clothed) demo to bring it all together. Whether you're an "old hand" at spanking or a novice in the art, come out and give spanks! This workshop will include a chance to practice spanking, so bring a friend or try it out with someone in the class. Participation isn’t required, but it’ll sure be fun!



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Virgie Tovar Presents: Burlesque Basics for the Shy & Awkward
Thursday, May 12th
6:30pm – 7:30pm
FREE!

Burlesque isn't just for Miss and Mister Exhibitionist. This burlesque class is for the sexy book worms and the flirty Frasier-enthusiasts. Learn the difference between a shimmy and a bump and the power of eye contact, choose your burly alter ego, and practice your new moves. You'll go home with the skills to be the star of your own personal sexy show (and a worksheet on Pasty Making 101).

Virgie Tovar is Dulce de Lecherous, rising fat burlesque starlet and your Burlesque Basics instructor. This class is open to men and women, butches, bois and queens of all sizes and ages.

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Female Sacred Spot Massage for Sexual Healing and Awakening
Tuesday, May 17th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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The female sacred spot can be the source of amazing orgasmic experiences and deep healing. International Tantra educators Charles Muir and Leah Alchin will give you all the tools you need to explore this little-known part of your body. You'll learn how to bring wholeness and vitality to your sacred spot, learning how to apply hands-on and energetic touch, what the difference is between the sacred spot and the G-spot, 9 massage strokes to be more effective, and how to tap into unlimited female orgasmic potential. For more information about the presenters, visit sourcetantra.com.



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Superlative Solo Sex
Wednesday, May 18th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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A special National Masturbation Month workshop
Most people masturbate, at least at some point in their lives. But some folks make self-love an art form, a true journey of pleasure and self-discovery. Come find out how you can give yourself amazing pleasure and love! Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen and her partner Dr. Robert Lawrence (both proud members of the Masturbation Hall of Fame) will share plenty of tips to enhance your time petting the bunny and spanking the monkey. They'll talk about arousal, the role of time, toys, breathing, orgasm types (including multiple orgasms for all genders), and much more.



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Sex, Pregnancy & Motherhood
Sunday, May 22nd
2-4 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Porn Star, Sex Educator, and Kinky Mama, Madison Young, delves into the topics of Sex, Pregnancy and Motherhood. Madison divulges her personal secrets on how to keep things spicy in the bedroom through pregnancy and finding the time for intimacy once your bundle of joy arrives. She'll talk about sex positions that work for every trimester, how to safely engage in kinky sex during all points in pregnancy, how to use your sexual & body awareness during labor, uncovering the mystery of orgasmic birth, and how to find time to nurture your sexual center when you are nursing more than playing Naughty Nurse. Madison will guide you through how to embrace your pregnant goddess body and how to feel your best and sexiest as a mom and mom to be.



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Passionate Fury: Angry Sex, Kink and Sexual Pleasure
Monday, May 23rd
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Learn how to use anger constructively to enhance your sex life! Sex and Anger are uniquely connected. Unresolved anger is often linked to sexual boredom and low sexual desire in long-term relationships, and can play a huge factor in sexual dysfunction such as erectile and ejaculatory issues. Veronica Monet will explain the important distinctions between angry sex, make-up sex, rough sex, dominance, and BDSM, how to have constructive conflict, and how to manage your anger instead of controlling it or acting it out. Anger Management provides a healthy outlet for anger and rage, providing fuller access to sexual response. This workshop will teach you the Seven Steps Toward Anger Management and how it can enhance your sex life! This workshop includes: role playing, x-rated power point presentation, demo of some kinky gear, flogging and spanking. For more information about Veronica, please visit veronicamonet.com.



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Women Talk About Sex After Fifty
Sunday, June 5th
3-5 pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
Women only
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Yes, sex after fifty has its challenges, but it can also be sizzling and satisfying. Joan Price, ageless sexuality advocate, fitness expert, and author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty and Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex (coming June 2011) will help you face the challenges and celebrate the joys of older-age sexuality. By sharing experiences and learning with other women in a spirit of candor, acceptance, creativity, and humor, you'll take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes that help women over 50, 60 or 70 experience hot, joyful sex with or without a partner. For more info about Joan, please visit her website at joanprice.com and her blog at nakedatourage.com.



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Energetic Sex for Pragmatists
Tuesday, June 7th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Lots of people are curious about Tantra and ecstatic sex, but don’t find the New Age approach appealing. But even if you have a low tolerance for words like “chakras” and “yoni,” you can still discover how to experience and play with sexual energy! Reid Mihalko will explain how sexual energy works, show you ways to develop your awareness of it, tools for engaging and expanding your energetic experiences (solo or with a partner), tips for unlocking and activating pressure points on your partner’s body to enhance sexual energy, and more. And of course, if you do like the “woo,” Reid has plenty to offer you, too! For more information about Reid, please visit ReidAboutSex.com.



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Lip Service
Sunday, June 12th
2-4 pm
$40/pair in advance, $45/pair at the door
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Without a doubt, one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. With over 10 years experience as a workshop presenter—plus a knack for necking—Tracy Bartlett will help you add sparks to your smooches. Come to this perennially popular workshop with a kissing partner and try out new techniques, glean communication tips, and find out how to make more of making out. Please bring a bottle of water or juice to help keep your lips lubricated.



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Different Strokes
Monday, June 13th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Giving a gourmet hand job can be a wonderful treat, and there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Come learn how to make your guy's toes curl with an amazing erotic genital massage. Sex educator Tracy Bartlett will explain important anatomy basics, creating a smooth flow from warm-up all the way to the happy ending, using toys, bringing anal and prostate play into the mix, and much more. Please bring a dildo or a cucumber to practice on.



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Oral Majority
Tuesday, June 14th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
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Oral sex is fun—don't you wish there was a class on it? There is! Tracy Bartlett leads this comprehensive class on fellatio and cunnilingus. Find out about basic anatomy, warm-ups, games for the senses, toys, and virtually everything you need to enjoy oral sex as the giver or the recipient. Bring your favorite dildo or a cucumber to practice fellatio on—but Tracy will have some if you forget.



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DIY Porn
Wednesday, June 15th
6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Lots of people have fun filming themselves having sex. Whether you want to keep it for yourself, share it with someone else, or post it online, a few basic tips will make it come out better and be more fun! There's nobody better to give you the info on that than Madison Young! You'll find out about how to how to tap into your own personal sexual fantasies, ways to get them onscreen, the basics of documenting, writing a script, casting, financing your porn (if that's something you want to do), and how to get your movies to the intended audience. Come discover how much fun and pleasure you can have with a camera!



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Ask Me, I'll Tell You: Women and Men Talk Out Loud about Sex & Aging
Sunday, June 19th
3-5 pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
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We're talking about senior sex—the challenges, the pleasures, and all the questions we didn't think we could ask out loud. What arouses us now, when the old ways aren't working like they used to? What do we wish we understood and could communicate better about our changing bodies, desires, and responses? How do we spice up our sexual repertoire? In this eye opening, interactive, mixed-gender workshop, you'll get to voice your questions and get answers. Joan Price, author of Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk about Sex After Sixty, and Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex, guides the conversation and discovery, and offers tips for putting the zest back into later-life sexuality. For couples and singles, men and women. For more info about Joan, visit NakedAtOurAge.com or JoanPrice.com



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Practical Nonmonogamy
Tuesday, June 21st
6-8 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
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Any relationship can raise lots of questions, but nonmonogamy (such as polyamory or open relationships) adds a whole new level of complexity. Whether you or a partner are thinking about opening up your relationship, you've ever tried it and had it blow up, or you're making it work and would like some new tools, this workshop by Pepper and Jen will help you find your way. They'll talk about negotiating boundaries around nonmonogamy, managing jealousy, the different forms nonmonogamy can take, and much more. With a little bit of information and thinking, nonmonogamy can be much smoother. Come find out how! For more information about Pepper, check out his blog at freaksexual.com.



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Good Vibrations' Art Opening and reception featuring photography by Phyllis Christopher
Thursday, June 23rd
6-8 pm

FREE!

Good Vibrations is proud to present legendary sex-positive photographer Phyllis Christopher in her show “Heart/Hand/Art: Erotic moments from San Francisco's lesbian underground.”  Join us for a very special reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres and kick off Pride weekend in style!  Exhibit runs through August 7th.

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Fabulous Fellatio: The Art of Oral Sex
Monday, July 11, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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There's nothing quite like a gourmet blow-job. Megan Andelloux will teach you the art of giving head. You'll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you're going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.

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Petting the Kitty: Cunnilingus and Female Sexual Massage
Tuesday, July 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Kitty wants to play-do you? There are all sorts of ways to please a woman and Megan Andelloux returns to teach you the hottest. Come find out some new tricks for using your hands and mouth to make your partner purr. Megan will take you through her hot spot anatomy, genital massage/masturbation techniques, g-spot stimulation, AFE play, and the best ways to use toys. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.

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Bondage for Rough Sex
Sunday, July 17, 2-4 pm
$20 if pre-registered, $25 for drop-ins
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Sometimes a lover just wants to be "taken" but the trick is how to control your lover- without letting things (and yourself) get out of control. In this brand new, intensive workshop, JD and Dan, aka Two Knotty Boys, put their demo models through their paces to teach you a wide variety of rope bondage and other techniques for safely practicing the art of aggressive sensuality. Dan and JD will show you simple moves and positions that almost anyone can use to help gain a sexual advantage, even with a partner who outweighs you. You'll learn how to use rope and even everyday attire and household items as tools for creative, adventurous, memorable sex. If possible, please bring one 10' and one 30' length of 3/8" to 7/16" diameter rope, plus a belt and a pillowcase (but limited supplies will be available). Attending with a partner is recommended for practice, but not required. For info on Two Knotty Boys, visit twoknottyboys.com.

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Sex Toys for Couples!
Sunday, July 18, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
FREE!

Do you and your sweetie need a bit more spice in the bedroom? Is it time for something new?

If you're curious about how to incorporate toys into coupled sex then join sex educator and GV SESA Alexa Joseph for a free workshop on fantastic toys for two and steamy ways to bring them into couple's play!

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Intro to Orgasmic Meditation (The 15-Minute Orgasm)
Tuesday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Ignite your orgasm in 15 minutes a day! Learn the art of Orgasmic Meditation, also known as "the 15-minute orgasm." In this workshop for m/f and f/f couples, you'll discover how this simple sexuality practice for men and women connects you more deeply to your body and your desires. Through OM, each woman can experience her own unique orgasm, with no expectations. Men can reach a new level of play, ease, confidence and enjoyment in their relations with women.
Susan Kuchinskas will teach you the step-by-step instructions for creating the 15-minute orgasm. You will explore how to experience orgasm throughout your body in a way that's nuanced, flavorful, nourishing and in unending supply. For more information about Susan, visit ChemistryofConnection.com.

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Take Your Erotic Photography To The Next Level!
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
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If you like taking sexy photos and want to do more than simply recording your fun, this slide presentation by leading erotic photographer Michael Rosen is the place to be. He will show ways to differentiate your pictures from the next person's via subject matter, technique and style. You'll learn about the effects of basic camera controls and different types of lighting and then check out examples from the masters. Whether you want to share your photos or keep them just for yourself, you'll have sexier and better images to enjoy! For more info about Michael and his work, please visit michaelrosen.com.

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Dr. Carol Queen Presents: Vacation Sex -- Getting Lucky Away from Home!
Thursday, July 21st, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will help you plan your next sexy vacation or find new ways to enjoy San Francisco for the pleasure destination it is.

We'll cover: researching a city for its sex potential, finding partners, traveling with toys, staying out of trouble, and using your time away from home to stretch your erotic wings and try new delights.

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Intro to Orgasmic Meditation (The 15-Minute Orgasm)
Tuesday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

Ignite your orgasm in 15 minutes a day! Learn the art of Orgasmic Meditation, also known as "the 15-minute orgasm." In this workshop for m/f and f/f couples, you'll discover how this simple sexuality practice for men and women connects you more deeply to your body and your desires. Through OM, each woman can experience her own unique orgasm, with no expectations. Men can reach a new level of play, ease, confidence and enjoyment in their relations with women.
Susan Kuchinskas will teach you the step-by-step instructions for creating the 15-minute orgasm. You will explore how to experience orgasm throughout your body in a way that's nuanced, flavorful, nourishing and in unending supply. For more information about Susan, visit ChemistryofConnection.com.

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Take Your Erotic Photography To The Next Level!
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Brown Paper Tickets
Workshop Registration Information

If you like taking sexy photos and want to do more than simply recording your fun, this slide presentation by leading erotic photographer Michael Rosen is the place to be. He will show ways to differentiate your pictures from the next person's via subject matter, technique and style. You'll learn about the effects of basic camera controls and different types of lighting and then check out examples from the masters. Whether you want to share your photos or keep them just for yourself, you'll have sexier and better images to enjoy! For more info about Michael and his work, please visit michaelrosen.com.

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Dr. Carol Queen Presents: Vacation Sex -- Getting Lucky Away from Home!
Thursday, July 21st, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will help you plan your next sexy vacation or find new ways to enjoy San Francisco for the pleasure destination it is.

We'll cover: researching a city for its sex potential, finding partners, traveling with toys, staying out of trouble, and using your time away from home to stretch your erotic wings and try new delights.

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How to Be a Top Presenter
Sunday, July 24, 2-5 pm
$30 in advance, $35 at the door
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Being a great sex educator doesn't happen by accident, so where do you go to learn the information and skills you need to be the best teacher you can be? In this interactive and engaging workshop, you'll learn how to improve your teaching, enhance learning, and create dynamic exercises. Using a simple and flexible model of adult learning, Charlie Glickman, Ph.D will explain how to create useful objectives, offer tips on how to apply them in your workshop planning and teaching, show you how to create effective exercises, and make sure that your participants are getting what they came for. Whether you work with groups of 30 or 300, you'll be able to bring your teaching to the next level, increase participant satisfaction, develop more confidence and create outstanding workshops. For more information about Charlie, please visit charlieglickman.com.



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Passionate Connection Can Last Forever - A Couples' Experience
Monday, July 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
$45/pair in advance, $50 at the door
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Whether you're in a long-term or a newer relationship, you can create a foundation of communication and passion or ignite the spark, leading to a lifetime of creative, exciting sexual and intimate connection. In a truly unforgettable evening, Sex and Relationship Experts, Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman, MA, the creators of the Become an Extraordinary LoverTM workshops and the authors of Cockfidence, will support you in sharing an intimate couple's experience, with personalized attention to your relationship needs. You'll learn to comfortably and openly share sensual intimacy and sexual intensity that will light you both on fire, make your hearts beat faster, and send you out the door filled with mutual desire. Find out more about Celeste and Danielle's unique approach at CelesteAndDanielle.com

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Prostate Play
Tuesday, July 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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The prostate is one of the most overlooked sources of sexual pleasure but with a little know-how, you can tap into its amazing sexual potential. Good Vibrations Education Program Manager Charlie Glickman, Ph.D will make sure you have all the tools you need to make your prostate play as fun as it can be. He'll talk about the three most important ingredients for anal play, the physiology of the prostate and how it affects pleasure, tips for prostate massage, using toys, incorporating prostate play into other sexual activities, and male multiple orgasm. By the end of the workshop, you'll have all the tools you need to have plenty of prostate fun!

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Hit Me Baby, One More Time!
Wednesday, July 27, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Erotic impact play - everything from spanking to face slapping to tit torture - holds arousing potential for many lovers. Impact play can be a sensual tease, fantastic foreplay, a reward, a punishment, and much, much more. Let professional kinkster Tina Horn be your guide to the anatomy, safety, and technique, and sexy power of using physical force in the bedroom or dungeon. She'll discuss a broad range of activities and fantasies, how to use toys like floggers, paddles, canes, and your hands, useful tactics and techniques, as well as how to talk with your partner to make sure you both get what you want. Anatomy and technique will be demonstrated on a hot demo submissive.

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From Hand to Mouth: How to Pleasure a Woman
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Do you want to make your lover writhe with excitement? Or maybe you're looking for some new tricks to bring your oral skills to the next level. Reid Mihalko is here to help you amp up your game and use your hands and mouth to drive a woman wild. You'll learn all about female anatomy and arousal, how to listen to your fingers, mouth, and face to track her response, tips for when your hands or jaw get tired, ways to combine oral and hand sex for the ultimate sensation cocktail, safer sex, and some great ways to get feedback so she can relax into pleasure. No matter how much you know, Reid is sure to have lots to offer you! For more information about him, please visit ReidAboutSex.com.

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Virgie Tovar Presents: Burlesque Basics for the Shy & Awkward
Thursday, August 4th, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
FREE!

Burlesque isn’t just for Miss and Mister Exhibitionist. This burlesque class is for the sexy book worms and the flirty Frasier-enthusiasts. Learn the difference between a shimmy and a bump and the power of eye contact, choose your burly alter ego, and practice your new moves. Virgie Tovar is Dulce de Lecherous, rising fat burlesque starlet and your Burlesque Basics instructor. This class is open to men and women, butches, bois and queens of all sizes and ages.



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10 Rules for Happy Non-Monogamy
Tuesday, August 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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So you'd like to be romantically involved with more than one person at once? Or maybe you'd just like to sleep with someone other than your one-and-only? Whether you're considering your first steps into non-monogamy or you're an old hand looking for a fresh perspective, Andrea Zanin will share valuable tidbits in this common-sense approach to enjoying love and sex in the plural. This is an interactive workshop with lots of room for beginners and experienced poly folk alike to share their questions and experiences. For more info about Andrea, please visit sexgeek.wordpress.com.

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Take Five: The Pleasures of Fisting
Wednesday, August 10, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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It may seem extreme, but fisting – inserting an entire hand into a welcoming vagina – is in fact one of the most intimate and sensual kinds of penetration two people can enjoy. This workshop with Andrea Zanin covers anatomy, techniques and safety tips, with a focus on maximizing pleasure for all concerned, givers and receivers alike. Anyone who loves vaginas is welcome to come, whether they have one of their own or not. For more info about Andrea, please visit sexgeek.wordpress.com.

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Art Opening and Reception of Peter Keresztury’s show "The Erotic Woman"
Thursday, August 11th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
FREE!

Bay Area artist, sculptor and photographer, Peter Keresztury, presents his most recent collection of erotic photos of women.

This show explores various sensual themes featuring nude, kinky, fetish and bondage images.

Join the artist for a very special reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres.

Exhibit runs through September 18th.



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How to Have Sex With a Transguy
Monday, August 15, 6-8 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Is sex with a transgender man different than having sex with other folks? Dr. Liam "Captain" Snowdon, sexologist, poet and trans activist will help you get the skills you need to make it hot! He'll talk about how gender and gender roles affect sex, some of the ways that hormones and common surgeries can influence sexual pleasure, tips on how to pleasure a transman's body, exploring roles, respect & communication, and much more. Come discover the tools to make sure that both of you have lots of fun. For more information about Captain, please visit elementalsexology.com. This workshop is open to people of all genders and sexual orientations.



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Bedroom Body Moves: From Stripping to Seduction to Sex (and everything in between!)
Monday, September 12, 6:30-8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only
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Feeling awkward taking off those jeans? Want to look sexy & confident taking off anything? Midori will show you some sure-fire, ready to use and easy moves to give a sizzling private dance for your partner! This isn't about working out or performing on stage. It's a turn-on-your-lover in the bed room class! Get the moves on taking off your clothes with maximum sex appeal - whether plain old t-shirt and jeans, clingy tights, lingerie or the corporate power suit. Reveal your inner vamp, one teasing move after another. It's all easy to learn! Get the tips on the lap dance that'll rock their world and rivet their attention upon you. Polish skills on dance moves during sex that'll bump up both your pleasure factors. Learn floor moves, chair moves, standing moves, bed moves and some saucy sex skills tips too!

What to Wear: Don't worry, no nudity! You can take off down to your bra & panties/swim suit, or just slip off a blouse and leave everything on. Bring shoes or boots you want to learn to slip out of or shake it in.

What to Bring: Yoga mat or beach towel. The clothes you want to learn to strip out of, worn over swimsuit, workout clothes or undergarments. If you want to learn the sexy ways to take off a bra and panty, bring an extra set for practicing that move.

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Alchemy: Partner Tantra Yoga
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
$45 per pair if pre-registered, $50 for drop-ins
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Have you been curious about Tantra? This introductory, non-explicit workshop on the practice of Partner Tantra Yoga with Bast, the director of Dakini Temple, will get you started. Partner tantra yoga practice artfully and consciously engages the senses, Kundalini (sexual/ creative/ passionate energy), and the intimate presence of another as a means to experience a deeper dimension of meditative practice and connection. Bast will guide you through basic elements of Tantra yoga (breath, visualization, internal yoga, mantra, light movement) and Tantric (light) touch and energy work. There will be discussion of yogic sexuality, sexual asana practice, amrita (female ejaculation), the multi-orgasmic state, and ejaculation control for men. For more information about Bast, Dakini Temple and Tantra please visit dakinitemple.org. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a cushion to sit on. Chairs will also be provided.

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Humpday Happy Hour at Polk: How To Pick the Best Vibe For You
Wednesday, October 5th
5:30pm – 6:30pm

With so many options on the market, it can be tricky to determine which toy will work best with your body.

Join Good Vibrations Sex Educator, Alexa, for this fun and informative tour of toys, physiology, and satisfaction! Good Vibrations is here to help you get over the hump with our free monthly Humpday Happy Hour workshops. Enjoy a free workshop, a glass of wine, water and a little inspiration to get you to the weekend!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Art Opening and Reception of Jack Davis’ Penis Show
Thursday, October 13th
6:00 – 8:00 pm

San Francisco artist Jack Davis displays his unique and detailed crocheted penises at Good Vibrations as part of San Francisco Open Studios.

Join the artist for a very special reception with wine and light hors d'oeuvres.

Exhibit runs through November 5th.

Related Products: The Big Penis Book, Erotic Art & Photography Books



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Humpday Happy Hour at Mission Store: Sensation Play
Wednesday, October 5th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
FREE

From feathers to leather, studs and lace, sensation play is an exciting and playful way to add depth to your sensual repertoire.

Explore basic bondage, slap and tickle, and so much more at this free happy hour event. Good Vibrations is here to help you get over the hump with our free monthly Humpday Happy Hour workshops.

Enjoy a free workshop, a glass of wine, water and a little inspiration to get you to the weekend!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Book Signing & Reception for Hot Sex by Emily Morse and Jayme Waxman
Thursday, October 6th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
FREE

Join celebrated sex educator authors Emily Morse and Jayme Waxman for a signing and reception of their sizzling new book.

"Hot Sex" is a unique, graphic guide to sensual adventure, featuring hundreds of ideas to enhance your sexual playfulness, passion, and possibilities!

Wine and inspiration will be served.

Related Products: Sex Tips & Technique Books





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Virgie Tovar Presents: Burlesque Basics for the Shy & Awkward
Thursday, October 20th
6:30pm – 7:30pm
FREE!

Burlesque isn't just for Miss and Mister Exhibitionist.

This burlesque class is for the sexy book worms and the flirty Frasier-enthusiasts. Learn the difference between a shimmy and a bump and the power of eye contact, choose your burly alter ego, and practice your new moves.

Virgie Tovar is Dulce de Lecherous, rising fat burlesque starlet and your Burlesque Basics instructor. This class is open to men and women, butches, bois and queens of all sizes and ages.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour Polk: Couples' Guide to Sex Toys
Wednesday, November 2nd
6:30pm – 7:30pm
FREE!

Three doesn't have to be a crowd when you introduce your favorite toy to your partner. Find out which toys lend themselves best to partner play, and how to incorporate them for frisky fun. Good Vibrations Sex Educator Alexa will guide couples of all genders and sexualities through the wide world of couples' toys.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Intersextions of Fat Positivity & Sex Positivity
Sunday, November 6th
3:00 – 4:00pm
FREE!

If you ever find yourself desiring more body diversity and fat positivity in your workplace, political community, classroom or household... or if you find yourself wondering "Where are all the hot fatties in my forward-thinking, liberal sex pos community?" then consider yourself invited to this workshop. Virgie Tovar, fat girl/fat activist and MA in Human Sexuality, will facilitate a discussion and workshop on bridging fat pos and sex pos. Folks of all sizes welcome!



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The Expert Guide to Female Orgasms with Tristan Taormino
Wednesday, November 30th, 6:30-8:30 pm
$25 if pre-registered, $30 for drop-ins
Tickets

Dive into the diverse, complex, and beautiful world of female pleasure and orgasm with renowned sex expert Tristan Taormino. Do you want to have your first orgasm? Do you have trouble achieving orgasm alone or with a partner? Do you want to teach your partner how to help you have an orgasm during sex? Do you want to have better, longer, easier, or more intense orgasms? From anatomy and arousal to external stimulation and penetration techniques, Tristan will show you the ins and outs of female pleasure and satisfaction. You’ll learn about: the phases of the female arousal cycle and how they vary; different types of orgasms; the best vibrators for pleasure and orgasm; clitoral stimulation techniques -- oral, manual, and with a vibrator; G-spot toys and stimulation techniques; squirting orgasms; how to have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse; and anal sex and orgasmic possibilities. Plus, an extensive Q&A where you're encouraged to ask Tristan anything! This workshop is open to people of all genders.

Related Products: Tristan Taormino's Favorite Sex Toys



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Humpday Happy Hour: Fabulous Fellatio!
Wednesday, December 7th
6pm
FREE!

Going down on a man can give him exquisite pleasure -- and intense orgasms. Find out what men love about fellatio, an intimate, sexy activity... and learn how to do it better! Sex educator sales associates Tuesday and Alexa will reveal the top tips for fabulous fellatio. And check out Heads Up: The Official Guide to Fellatio.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!



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Humpday Happy Hour: G Marks the Spot!
Wednesday, January 4th
6:30 – 7:30pm
FREE!

Grab your maps and discover buried treasure.

Your trusty Sex Educator confirms the existence of the G-Spot and tells you how to find and enjoy it!

All genders and sexualities are welcome.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!



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Be our Valentine! Customer appreciation nights at Good Vibrations!
February 11th & 12th
5:00 - 7:00 pm
FREE!

Be our Valentine! Customer appreciation nights at Good Vibrations! Pamper your way to Valentine’s Day with complimentary chocolates and sparkling cider during our pre-Valentine’s Day weekend Happy Hour! Let our personal shoppers help you pick out the perfect gift for your sweetheart, and don’t forget yourself!

Be sure to check out our ecorotic® green sex toy line, the natural choice for eco-friendly fun!

Related: Sex Valentine's Day Gift Guide

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Quickies: Staying Connected for Couples on the Go
Wednesday, April 4th
6:30-8:30pm
Tickets
$40/pair in advance, $45/pair at the door

It’s easy to let the day-to-day rushing around get in the way of your relationship. In fact, it’s one of the most common complaints people have about their sex lives. Linda Poelzl has been helping individuals and couples stay connected and keep things sexy, and she’s here to share her tips with you. It doesn’t have to take long- just five or ten minutes can bring you back together and keep your relationship sparkling. Come together and discover some quick ways to reconnect, so that when it’s time for sex, you’re ready to go! Please wear comfortable clothing you can move and breathe in. Linda is a sex educator, surrogate partner, public speaker, writer, coach and sexological bodyworker. For more information about her, please visit waterdragonwoman.com.

Related: Mating In Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic, Love That Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy



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Humpday Happy Hour: Porn 101
Wednesday, February 22nd
6:30 – 7:30pm
FREE!

Curious about watching an adult film? Not sure how to find a movie that you and your partner will both enjoy? Come in and learn some helpful tips for choosing an adult movie from one of GV's own Sex Educator-Sales Associates. You'll get a breakdown of our in-store DVD section with explanations of each category as well as advice for easing the decision process and getting the most satisfaction out of your choice.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!

Related: New to Watching Porn DVDs



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Humpday Happy Hour! Anal Play for New Anal Players
Wednesday, March 7th
6:30 – 7:30pm
FREE!

Learn about the ins and outs of anal sex from one of our Sex Educators in a comfortable, conversational context. Get you the tools to enjoy hot, fun, safe anal play! Learn the essential ingredients of anal pleasure, get some tips on getting started, find out how to combine backdoor fun with other kinds of play, and get your questions answered! All genders and sexualities are welcome.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!

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Ask Our Docs – Talking to your Doctor about Sexual Issues with Dr. Carol Queen
Tuesday, March 27th
6:30 – 7:30pm
FREE!

Statistics suggest that more Americans would talk to their MD about a sexual issue than any other professional -- but did you know many doctors get little or no specialized training about sexuality? Still, if you have a sexual problem best addressed by the medical field, there are ways to choose the right physician and communicate clearly and with a maximum of comfort about your questions and concerns. Come join us for an informative discussion on these topics -- and to hear about some other resources too!



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Sinclair Sexsmith Reads and Signs “Say Please,” a Lesbian BDSM Erotica Anthology
Sunday, April 1st
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FREE!

The latest collection of stories by Sinclair Sexsmith offers tales rich in variety and saucy details of girls put in their place — and held there firmly. Whether readers dream of surrendering to a lover or of taking control, Say Please offers plenty of erotic inspiration and gives readers exactly what they want!

Meet the editor, get your own signed copy, and explore the fantasies within!



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Negotiating Successful Threesomes
Tuesday, April 10
6:30-8:30pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Double your pleasure without destroying your relationships! The menage a trios is a popular fantasy with twice the pleasure potential, but navigating a three-way can be tricky. Renowned sex and relationship educator Reid Mihalko will tell you everything you need to know to overcome your and your partners’ concerns, talk about your desires (and safer sex needs), make sure everyone has amazing pleasure and fun, and avoid the most common threesome mistakes. No matter what gender combination you’re interested in, and whether you’re just thinking about it or you’ve had lots of threesomes, Reid has lots of tools and tips to share. Fine out more about him at ReidAboutSex.com.

Related: The Ultimate Guide To Sexual Fantasy,Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships



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Good Vibrations Antique Vibrator Museum Grand Opening Tour and reception!
Thursday, April 12th
6:00 – 8:00pm
FREE!

We are thrilled to present our impressive collection of antique vibrators in one glorious museum. The vibes in our collection date from the late 1800s up through the 1970s, and some are featured in the new film Hysteria. From its inception in 1869 with the invention of a steam-powered massager to the high-tech tools designed in silicone valley, these vibes tell a fascinating story of history, health, and sexuality. Curator and Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will lead a tour of the museum and discuss the origins and evolution of the vibrator. Enjoy light refreshments at this one-of-a-kind display!

Related: Antique Vibrator Museum (AntiqueVibratorMuseum.com)



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Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex
Monday, April 16
6:30-8:30pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Want to bring sizzling, sexy, fun, and easy erotic bondage to your bedroom? Don't want to bother with expensive gear or complicated ropes? Come learn how to use stealthy scarves to combine sex with super easy bondage! Learn fun positions, techniques and how to change positions quickly. Midori will teach you safe non-rope ties for sex in various positions, making the best fitting dildo harness ever, sexual sensation enhancement with good positions, and more. There will be lots practice time so bring some a beach towel or yoga mat, a pillow or two if you like, and wear comfortable clothing. (All the exercises will be fully clothed.) Bring scarves if you like. Otherwise equipment and scarves will be provided. Couples or intimately comfortable friends encouraged!

Related: Midori's Favorite Sex Toys



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SaveNature.org Non-profit Reception and Store Tour at Good Vibrations
Tuesday, April 17th
5:30 – 7:30pm
FREE!

Join us for a special mixer and info night featuring our current donation partner, SaveNature.Org in San Francisco! Enjoy a light reception and fun and educational store tour by staff sexologist Dr. Carol Queen, and learn everything you ever wanted, but were afraid to ask. Plus! Learn the sex secrets of insects with Professor Norm. Friends of SaveNature.Org will receive a 15% discount, and you can contribute to SaveNature.Org directly at checkout!

Related: GiVe Donation Program



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Big Big Love: The Workshop
Sunday, April 22
3 – 5 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Some things really are one size fits all... like fantastic, empowered, body-loving sex! Hanne Blank, author of the all-new revised Big Big Love: A Sex and Relationships Guide for People of Size (and Those Who Love Them), brings her signature mix of self-acceptance, sexiness, and sexual savoir-faire to people of all genders and orientations and bodies of all sizes of large. Come talk and learn about the ins and outs of sex toys, sex aids, and positions for big folks -- of course you can get on top! -- as well as ways to cope with the sex-related insecurities that go along with living in a culture where you can never be too rich or too thin. Bring your questions and be prepared to supersize your sex life.



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Prostate Play
Tuesday, April 24
6:30-8:30pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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

Related: Charlie's Favorite Sex Toys



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Humpday Happy Hour! Vibes 101
Wednesday, April 25th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

With so many options on the market, it can be tricky to determine which toy will work best with your body. Join one of our Sex Educators for this fun and informative tour of toys, physiology, and satisfaction!

Good Vibrations is here to help you get over the hump with our free monthly Humpday Happy Hour workshops. All genders and sexualities are welcome.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!

Related: Vibrators



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Sex Bondage
Tuesday, May 1
6:30-8:30pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Rope bondage is hot just on its own, but Two Knotty Boys can show you how to make it super sexy! They’ll teach you a variety of easy-to-tie techniques that are perfect for restraining your partner safely, securely and beautifully. You’ll also see and practice many erotic ways to incorporate furniture, vibrators and more into your bondage. This class offers plenty of supervised practice, peppered with lots of lighthearted humor. Couples recommended. Bring one 20- to 30-foot and two 10-foot lengths (preferably solid braid 3/8" diameter or thicker, available at your local hardware store) of soft cotton or nylon rope. To find out more about the presenters, please visit knottyboys.com.

Related: Showing You The Ropes, Back On The Ropes, Erotic Bondage Handbook



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Fabulous Fellatio: The Art of Oral Sex
Monday, May 7
6:30-8:30pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

There’s nothing quite like a gourmet blow-job. Megan Andelloux will teach you the art of giving head. You’ll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you’re going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.

Related: Ultimate Guide To Fellatio, Heads Up Kit



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Intro to Erotic Role Play
Tuesday, May 29th
6:30 pm -8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Come out and play! If you’ve ever wanted to try out role play, touch and intimacy coach Kris Ellen will make it easy, sexy, and fun. She’ll help you figure out how to let your fantasies out, give you great tips for talking about them with a partner, and offer plenty of ways to make your role play hot! Come discover role play and let your imagination run wild. For more info about Kris, please visit www.professionalsensualist.com.

Related: Boudoir & Fantasy Wear



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Humpday Happy Hour: Vibrators, Dildos, and Lube, Oh My!
Wednesday, May 30th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

What’s the difference between a vibrator and a dildo? How do you determine which toy or lube will work best with your body?

Join our Sex Educator for this fun and informative tour of toys, lube, physiology, and satisfaction! Good Vibrations is here to help you get over the hump with our free monthly Humpday Happy Hour workshops.

All genders and sexualities are welcome.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Energetic Sex for Pragmatists
Wednesday, June 13th
6:30 pm - 8:30pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Lots of people are curious about Tantra and ecstatic sex, but don’t find the New Age approach appealing. But even if you have a low tolerance for words like “chakras” and “yoni,” you can still discover how to experience and play with sexual energy! Reid Mihalko will explain how sexual energy works, show you ways to develop your awareness of it, tools for engaging and expanding your energetic experiences (solo or with a partner), tips for unlocking and activating pressure points on your partner’s body to enhance sexual energy, and more. And of course, if you do like the “woo,” Reid has plenty to offer you, too! For more information about Reid, please visit ReidAboutSex.com.

Related: Reid's Favorite Sex Toys



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Lip Service
Monday, June 18th
6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Tickets
$40/pair in advance, $45/pair at the door

Without a doubt, one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. With over 10 years experience as a workshop presenter -- plus a knack for necking -- Tracy Bartlett will help you add sparks to your smooches. Come to this perennially popular workshop with a kissing partner and try out new techniques, glean communication tips, and find out how to make more of making out. Please bring a bottle of water or juice to help keep your lips lubricated.

Related: Smooch Me Lip Lube



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Different Strokes
Wednesday, June 20th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Giving a gourmet hand job can be a wonderful treat, and there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Come learn how to make your guy’s toes curl with an amazing erotic genital massage. Sex educator Tracy Bartlett will explain important anatomy basics, creating a smooth flow from warm-up all the way to the happy ending, using toys, bringing anal and prostate play into the mix, and much more. Please bring a dildo or a cucumber to practice on.

Related: Body & Massage



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Humpday Happy Hour: The Dildo Down-low
Wednesday, June 27th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Learn the fascinating history of everyone's favorite erotic artifact and get some great tips for selecting your own erotic treasure! Discover the difference between vibrators and dildos, what dildos can be made of, how to select and care for one, and some suggestions for how to play with them. The first 10 people get a free vibrator!

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THE S&M FEMINIST Reading and signing by Clarisse Thorn
Thursday, July 5th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Clarisse Thorn is a feminist, sex-positive activist who has been writing about love, S&M, sex, polyamory, gender, and relationships since 2008.

Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, AlterNet, Feministe, Jezebel, The Good Men Project, and Time OUT Chicago.

THE S&M FEMINIST is a collection of her best articles and tonight she'll be reading from the book and answering questions on this dynamic topic! Find her book THE S&M FEMINIST at Amazon.com.

Related: Sex and Culture Books



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Shadow Play: BDSM & Conscious Sensuality
Monday, July 9th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Kink educator Sabrina Morgan and Tantric facilitator Monique Darling invite you to join them in their playshop to directly experience the sacred trust and sexual power that make BDSM such a compelling tool for exploring sacred sexuality. This is a sensual, playful exploration of shadow sexuality. If you've been intimidated by kinky play or Tantric techniques in the past but find yourself curious, this experience is definitely for you! You'll experience the sensual side of BDSM, find out how bondage, sensation play and power exchange can help you slip into an erotic trance state, learn ways to use energy play to bring a new level of closeness to your kinky sex, and discover how exploring the power of your sensual shadow can enhance energetic connectedness between partners. All exercises will be fully clothed. Bring your partner(s) or mingle when you arrive! For more information about Sabrina and Monique, visit sabrinamorgan.com and divineinterludes.com.

Related: Urban Tantra, Ecstasy Is Necessary



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Play Parties: How To Throw 'Em and How To Attend 'Em!
Tuesday, July 10th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Sex parties can be lots of fun, but it helps to know what to expect and lay some groundwork before you go. If you’re thinking about going to one, or if you’ve been before and want to have an even better time, Reid Mihalko is here to help! Come find out what goes on at a play party and what your options are. Reid will explain what to expect, common etiquette and rules, how to find out about parties, what you need to talk about with your partner before you walk through the door, tips for going solo and having a great time, and more! Plus, if you’d rather host a party instead, you’ll get lots of tips to make sure it’s fun for you and your guests. If the relationship status “It’s Complicated” means something fun to you, this workshop might be just what you’re looking for! For more info about Reid, visit reidaboutsex.com.

Related: Exhibitionism For The Shy, What You Really, Really Want, The Ultimate Guide To Sexual Fantasy



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Humpday Happy Hour! Better together: Lubes and Vibes
Wednesday, July 11th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

With so many options on the market, it can be tricky to determine which toy or lube will work best with your body. Join our Sex Educator for this fun and informative tour of toys, lube, physiology, and satisfaction! Good Vibrations is here to help you get over the hump with our free monthly Humpday Happy Hour workshops. All genders and sexualities are welcome.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!

Related: Exhibitionism For The Shy, What You Really, Really Want, The Ultimate Guide To Sexual Fantasy



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Know Yourself, Love Yourself: Sexual Empowerment for Women
Tuesday, July 17th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

Modern female sexuality: it’s complicated. We have more choices, more people, more messages about what we should and should not do. Learn how to navigate the contradictory rules of sex with sex educators Jessi Fischer and Julianne Carroll to get what you want out of sex. Establish boundaries, neutralize sexual shame, handle rejection, refute madonna-whore dichotomies, and untangle the twisted knots of contemporary female sexuality. Welcome to your sexual autonomy! For more info about Jessi, visit thesexademic.com and for info about Julianne, visit juliannelovesme.com.

Related: Exhibitionism For The Shy, Women's Anatomy of Arousal, I Love Female Orgasm



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Booty Basics: Fun for Everybody!
Monday, July 23rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Yes, we’ve all got one. Now let's relax and enjoy it! Join “Sex Nerd” Sandra Daugherty on an evening of anal enlightenment including ever-important warm-up techniques, the secret tip-in, and finding pleasure without venturing past your backdoor! Sandra will cover roadblocks to pleasure, anatomy plus how lube and toys can help take you to the next level! For more info about Sandra, visit sexnerdsandra.com.

Related: Tickle My Tush, Anal Pleasure & Health



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Tantric Blowjobs for Lovers
Tuesday, July 24th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

One of the best ways to create hotter, sweeter sex is paying attention to the flow of energy between you and your partner. When you can both give and receive, it’s easier to overcome the occasional glitch that can pop up, to deepen your connection, increase the passion, and experience more pleasure. Dr. Melanie Rose will explain the variety of ways sexual energy can flow during fellatio, offer tips to enhance pleasure for both partners, and teach you tools for sharing your desires with each other. No actual mouth to genital contact will occur in class. Instead a playful demo and creative techniques for class participation will get everyone juicy and ready to try this new way of connecting at home. Both couples and singles are encouraged to attend. For more info about Melanie, visit drmelanierose.com.

Related: Multi-Orgasmic Couple, Ultimate Guide To Fellatio



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Discover the Beauty of Your Body: The "In's AND Out's" of Female Masturbation
Monday, July 30th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

Self-pleasure is one of the best ways to discover what you like, gain self love and appreciation, and make yourself feel great! But with all of the mixed messages that women receive about sex, many of us never learn how much fun it can be. GV staffer Laurie Winters leads this workshop in self-love and sexual exploration. You’ll learn how masturbation can improve your health and happiness, find new ways to bring yourself pleasure, discuss sexual anatomy, tips for using toys, erotica, movies, setting the mood, and more! Did you know that different breathing techniques can change the way you feel pleasure? Come find out how, in this fun workshop!

Related: Tickle Your Fancy, I Love Female Orgasm



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Mommy’s Playdate at Good Vibrations
Wednesday, August 1st
Happy Hour: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Dunya Mediterranean (dunyasf.com), right across the street!
1609 Polk St. San Francisco CA 94109
Mommy’s Playdate: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Good Vibrations Polk Street
FREE!

Put down the diaper bag and call the sitter –- Good Vibrations has scheduled a special Mommy’s Playdate in San Francisco, a fun, after-hours mixer for moms who want to learn how to put the spice back in their sex lives. Staff sexologist and renowned author/expert, Dr. Carol Queen tells the straight truth about sex after kids, including libido boosters, kegel exercisers and beyond. Plus! Mommy award-winning author and teacher Kate Hopper shares her new book USE YOUR WORDS: A Writing Guide for Mothers. Join like-minded moms at this fun, mommies-only mixer. Warm up with a Mommy happy hour at Dunya Mediterranean with an appetizer and glass of wine for only $10 from 5-7, then join us for the playdate!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Enhancing the Erotic Self!
Wednesday, August 8th
6:30 pm - 8:30pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Do you want to feel more sexiness, increase your turn ons, and expand pleasure? Somatic therapist and intimacy coach Shara Ogin will help you explore what it is that makes for better sex and eroticism. Come learn some simple tools for building connection, how to tell your partner what you desire, ways to give and receive more fully and deeply, and what you can do to get more of what you want. Please wear loose clothes you can move in.

Related: Ecstasy Is Necessary, Multi-Orgasmic Couple, Tantric Sex for Busy Couples



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Date Your Species: Finding Your Match
Tuesday, August 14th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dating is more confusing than ever before- too many of us end up falling in love with good people who are horrible fits for us, or not falling in love at all! The reasons we stay in relationships have changed with more things to consider and keep track of than ever before! Sex educator Reid Mihalko will help you figure out how to tell Mr/Ms Right from Mr/Ms Trainwreck in this fun, frank, and interactive workshop. You’ll find new ways to figure out what you want, how to find someone who wants what you have to offer, get some great tips for deciding if it’s a good fit before you get too far in, tools for talking about your desires that make it easier to get what you want, and more. Get some relationship “black belt” tips and tricks so you can turn dating from a disaster into a win! For more info about Reid, visit reidaboutsex.com.

Related: What You Really, Really Want, Sexual Intelligence



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Bedroom Body Moves: From Stripping to Seduction to Sex (and everything in between!)
Wednesday, August 15th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Women Only

Feeling awkward taking off those jeans? Want to look sexy & confident taking off anything? Midori will show you some sure-fire, ready to use and easy moves to give a sizzling private dance for your partner! This isn’t about working out or performing on stage. It's a turn-on-your-lover in the bed room class! Get the moves on taking off your clothes with maximum sex appeal - whether plain old t-shirt and jeans, clingy tights, lingerie or the corporate power suit. Reveal your inner vamp, one teasing move after another. It's all easy to learn! Get the tips on the lap dance that'll rock their world and rivet their attention upon you. Polish skills on dance moves during sex that'll bump up both your pleasure factors. Learn floor moves, chair moves, standing moves, bed moves and some saucy sex skills tips too!

What to Wear: Don't worry, no nudity! Wear some exercise clothes you can move in. Midori will bring some scarves to practice taking off, or you can bring your favorite sexy shirt or bra to wear over your workout gear to get the hang of taking it off.

What to Bring: Yoga mat or beach towel. The clothes you want to learn to strip out of, worn over workout clothes. If you want to learn the sexy ways to take off a bra and panty, bring an extra set for practicing that move.

Related: Exhibitionism For The Shy, Striptease Kit In A Box, Nippies Pasties Hearts



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Lesbian Tantra
Wednesday, August 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 or $35/pair if pre-registered
$25 or $45/pair at the door
Women Only

Want more depth and connection in your lovemaking? Let Tantric sex expert Pamela Madison teach you how to integrate sexuality and spirituality through the practices of Tantric sex. This dynamic overview of ancient techniques will show you how to open vital energy centers, deepen intimacy, free orgasmic energy and make sacred sex part of everyday life. Pamela is featured in the film, Hearts Cracked Open: Tantra for Women Who Love Women. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows movement. For more info, please visit Qtantra.com.

Related: Tantric Sex For Women, Sexual Intimacy for Women, Whole Lesbian Sex Book, 2nd Edition



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Easy Erotica Writing with Rachel Kramer Bussel
Monday, August 27th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Writing sexy stories, whether they're for your own pleasure or to give someone a treat, is a great way to play with fantasies and explore your desires. Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of Suite Encounters: Hotel Sex Stories and Best Bondage Erotica 2012, knows what makes a page-turner and she's got plenty of tips to offer. If you want to come up with your own one-handed reading or you just want to send your sweetie something super-sexy to brighten up their work day, come get Rachel's top ten writing tricks. You'll be on your way to heating things up in no time!

Related: Best Bondage Erotica 2012, Passion: Erotic Romance For Women, Frenzy: 60 Stories About Sudden Sex



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Getting Back to the Pleasure
Tuesday, August 28th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Pelvic pain will affect about 60% of women at some point in their lives. It’s a lot easier to find solutions and keeping pain from getting in the way when you have info and support. Good Vibrations' Education Program Manager Charlie Glickman and pelvic physical therapist Elizabeth Rummer are here to help! They’ll talk about some of the common concerns that arise when sex becomes painful, new ways to think about pleasure, and different things you can do to overcome painful sex. Don’t let it get in the way- come back to the pleasure! For more info about Charlie, visit charlieglickman.com and for more info about Elizabeth, visit pelvicpainrehab.com.

Related: Women's Anatomy of Arousal, Real Sex for Real Women, I Love Female Orgasm



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: Lotions and Potions for Fun!
Wednesday, August 29th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free!

Whether it’s lubricant, massage items, oral sex gels, or sensation creams, there are a lot of sensuous delights to explore! Join one of our Sex Educators for this fun and informative tour of these sexy selections for sweet satisfaction. Good Vibrations is here to help you get over the hump with our free monthly Humpday Happy Hour workshops. All genders and sexualities are welcome.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!

Related: Lubricants



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Humpday Happy Hour: 50 Shades of Play
Wednesday, September 5th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free!

Have you been caught up in the 50 shades of Grey book craze? Or have you read the articles hinting at or quoting "the good parts," and find yourself curious about BDSM, Kegel balls, and all the other spicy kinds of sex that fill these books? Come ask all your questions and hear our Sex Educator Sales Associate’s recommendations about toys to try, ways to talk to your partner about your curiosity, and the next things to read after you've devoured the trilogy.



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Ask Our Docs: Kink Uncoded with Dr. Carol Queen
Sunday, September 9th
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free!

Are you headed to the Folsom Street Fair and curious about kinky sex? Want to try it out? Come find out what you need to know to make it fun, safe, and hot! Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will cover all the basics: how to talk about it, getting starting with bondage and spanking, important safety tips, and where to go for more info. Whether it's something you've just been thinking about, or if you want to make your kinky times more fun, come get your questions answered!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Playing Well With Others: Flirting for Kinksters
Tuesday, September 11th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Meeting people at BDSM events can be intimidating, even for experienced kinksters. With Folsom St. Fair fast approaching, the calendar is packed with fun parties and social gatherings, so here’s the perfect chance to make it happen! Kink educator Mollena will give you plenty of practical tips for going up to that hottie or cute couple across the dungeon or at a party. She’ll show you how to set your intention, initiate contact, keep the conversation going, and (if you want to) invite them to join you for some fun. Come get the skills you need to have lots of fun and make your fantasies a reality! For more info about Mollena, please visit mollena.com.

Related: Bondage & Fetish Toys



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Radical Love: A Workshop for Exploring Open Relationships
Wednesday, September 12th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 if pre-registered, $25 for drop-ins

Building on her feminist critique of love and relationships, Wendy-O Matik presents the major concepts and challenges that we face trying to re-invent our relationships outside the dominant social paradigm. Radical love is the freedom to love who you want, how you want, and as many as you want, so long a personal integrity, respect, honesty, and consent are at the core of any and all relationships. Radical love primarily focuses on love and intimacy, not sex and sexual conquest. At the heart of this work are three components: feminism, social activism, and revolution. The workshop is followed by a discussion and intended to create a non-judgmental support group. For more info, please visit wendyomatik.com.

Related: Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, The Ethical Slut: A Roadmap for Relationship Pioneers, Second Edition



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Fabulous Fellatio: The Art of Oral Sex
Monday, September 17th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 if pre-registered, $25 for drop-ins

There’s nothing quite like a gourmet blow-job. Megan Andelloux will teach you the art of giving head. You’ll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you’re going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.

Related: Megan's Favorite Sex Toys



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Polyamory Without Sex: Making Sense of Chosen Family, Non-Sexual Partnerships & Romantic Friendships
Tuesday, September 18th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

In open relationships, we spend a lot of time talking about how to make it okay to have casual sexual relationships, but what about inverse: serious committed relationships and partnerships that don’t include sex or romance? Call it emotional non-monogamy, romantic friendship, chosen family, prioritizing community over partnership, or non-sexual life partners... Not every model of open relationship involves primary partners, or even sex. But how do you talk about your relationships with new potential partners when language barely exists to prioritize non-sexual relationships? What happens when the chosen family of one’s 20’s collides with the realities of children, mortgages and marriages in one’s 30’s, 40’s and beyond? How do multi-generational chosen families work? Drawing from models pioneered by the queer community, leather families, blended families, and other long-term “arrangements,” sex and relationship educators Marcia Baczynsky and Julianne Carroll will explore the issues, challenges and benefits inherent in these atypical (but not uncommon) partnerships. For info about Marcia & Julianne, visit successfulnonmonogamy.com and juliannelovesme.com.

Related: Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, The Ethical Slut: A Roadmap for Relationship Pioneers, Second Edition



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Making Love and Giving Birth: Deepening Pleasure To Improve Your Birth Experience
Wednesday, September 19th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 if pre-registered, $25 for drop-ins

We hear a lot about the challenges of keeping things sexy after becoming a parent. But did you know that your sex life before you give birth can make labor and delivery safer and more satisfying? Ursula Ferreira is a doula, bodyworker, somatic sex educator, and she’ll tell all! You’ll hear about the many links between sex & birth (besides the obvious), how to connect to the deeper wisdom of the body and womb, ways that conscious love-making can prepare you for birth, tips for responding to the effects of birth on your sexuality, embodiment and well-being, ways to navigate your post-partum body, and integrating the mother and the lover. Wherever you are on your journey, Ursula has plenty of great info and ideas to smooth out the path. This workshop is open to parents, parents-to-be, and folks planning ahead of all genders and sexual orientations. For more info about Ursula, please visit womensbodywisdom.com.

Related: Your Orgasmic Pregnancy, Pregnant With Desire, I Love Female Orgasm



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The Sacred Arts of Love: Introducing Tantra
Monday, October 1st
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 or $35/pair in advance
$25 or $45/pair at the door
Women only

Tantra teacher Evalena Rose brings 18 years experience in leading workshops on sacred intimacy and sexual healing and tonight she’ll help you learn how to enhance connections through breath, imagery, and movement. She'll guide you through safe, sacred, heart-centered interactions that deepen contact and open you to full sexual aliveness. Singles and couples enjoy these pleasurable evenings and often find their lives happier from this work. For more info about Evalena, visit tantraforwomen.com. To find out about her men and women's only work, please visit lovejourneytantra.com or call 707 824-1118.

Related: Sacred Sex & Tantra Guides



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Erotic Energy & Intimate Communication with Evalena Rose
Tuesday, October 2nd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 or $35/pair in advance
$25 or $45/pair at the door

Come explore the ways you approach others energetically and discover what energetic connections you prefer through this experiential workshop. With Evalena Rose, we'll take a look at a variety of ways that we open to, or avoid, deep intimacy and delve into what's behind these patterns and how to release them. In dyads, we'll experience the deep presence that Tantric exchanges make possible. You’ll learn more about erotic communication skills and how to ask for what you want in ways that everyone gets their needs met and the requests further passion and eros. Then we'll take those skills into some touch of arms and hands. To find out more, call 707-824-1117 or visit tantraforwomen.com or lovejourneytantra.com.

Related: Sacred Sex & Tantra Guides



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Sex and Cancer: Reignite Your Sexiness After the Big C
Monday, October 8th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Sexual pleasure and function take a big hit when you’re diagnosed with cancer. Research shows that 40-90% of women have sexual difficulties post diagnosis and 20 years after treatment, 50% still do! It’s much the same for men, especially if they have prostate cancer. You don’t have to sacrifice sex anymore! Barbara Musser is a breast cancer survivor and intimacy & sexuality coach and she has plenty of ways to bring sexy back. You’ll learn how different medical therapies affect libido and sexual response, what ingredients you can add to the libido cocktail to enhance intimacy and pleasure, tools for easing back into being sexual if you’ve taken a break, ways to design your personal path for passion, and more. This experiential class will leave you with plenty of exercises to use at home and tips to rediscover the pleasures of sexuality. For more information about Barbara, please visit sexyaftercancer.com.



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Increase your Pleasure IQ
Tuesday, October 9th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Do you want to tune into and experience more pleasure? Come get the tools to generate and sustain more pleasure! In this workshop with Meriana Dinkova, you’ll explore the different pleasures there are, discover how to find tune your antennas to enrich your experiences and intimate connections, and more! Using non-sexual experiential exercises, Meriana will show you how to use pleasure as a guide in and out of the bedroom, ways to tune into your partner’s pleasure and bring more of it out, the languages of pleasure, and more. Find out how many new ways there are to feel good! For more info about Meriana, please visit merianadinkova.com.



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Humpday Happy Hour! G-Spot and Female Ejaculation
Wednesday, October 10th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Pull out your maps and find that buried treasure! Good Vibrations Sex Educator will explain how to prepare for optimal arousal, stimulation, release, and female ejaculation with props, positioning, and know-how.

All genders and sexualities are welcome.

The first 10 people get a free vibe!



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Learning to Fly: Practicing The Fine Art of Fisting
Monday, October 15th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Often the focus on fisting is about the act, itself: The seemingly unlikely action of inserting a hand, or balled fist, into another person's body. However, fisting holds far more than physical promise; there is also the metaphysical promise of learning to fly. Mister Goldberg, an experienced fisting top and sex educator will address the fine art of fisting by way of Intention, Emotion, and Culmination of Desire. Part trade school mechanics and part emotional exploration, this class will provide technique sharing, dialogue, how-tos, creative thinking, and plenty of time for questions and answers. Whether you’re curious about fisting, uncertain about fisting, or an old fisting aficionado, you’ll gain a deeper knowledge of yourself, and have the opportunity to consider the profound possibilities in being wrist deep with another. This workshop welcomes people of all genders, sexual orientations, and relationship status.

Related: Hand In The Bush: The Fine Art Of Vaginal Fisting, Silicone Based Lubes & Blends, Gloves & Dental Dams



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Bisexual Badassery: Being Bi in a Mono World
Tuesday, October 16th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

What does it mean to be honest about your bisexuality? Do you find that potential partners tend to make assumptions about being in a relationship with you? Do they worry that you’ll cheat or not abide by relationship agreements? Assume they won’t be enough to satisfy you? Being honest about your sexual identity can cost you security and stability in your intimate relationships, so how do we honor our relationships while maintaining integrity around our sexual identity? Being the only bisexual person in a relationship can create challenges of both invisibility and hyper-visibility. Airial Clark and Julianne Carroll will offer support and strategies for individuals who identify as bisexual. Come find out how to balance the needs of your relationships with your desire to claim your sexual identity, how to create community and support around bisexuality, how to deal with experiences of biphobia and heterosexual privilege, and how to choose partners who will respect and honor who you are.

Related: The Threesome Handbook: A Practical Guide to Sleeping With Three, Sexual Intimacy for Women: A Guide for Same-Sex Couples



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Ask Our Doc: Carol Queen Presents Playing with Personas
Wednesday, October 17th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

You don't have to dress up *just* for Hallowe'en -- you can play make-believe any time and spice up your erotic encounters, with or without costumes.

Especially great for keeping long-term fires lit and exploring new kinds of sex play, getting into role-playing and personas lets your inner cheerleader, traffic cop, groupie, dominatrix or Stranger in the Night out to heat up your amorous adventures!



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The Art of Feminine Dominance
Monday, October 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Elegance, power and confidence...learn how to be a finer domina with this exquisite foundation-building class. Tonight, Midori shares her personal secrets of the feminine art of dominance, including how to find your own style, psychology, politics, practical exercises, techniques and even a bit of fashion. She’ll share the secret three tools you must have! This class is open to all genders harboring the powerful woman within, from the novice to the experienced player.

Related: Sm 101: A Realistic Introduction, The Ultimate Guide To Kink: BDSM, Role Play, and The Erotic Edge



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Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down! Fusion Rope Bondage
Tuesday, October 23rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Games of helplessness in the bedroom can certainly turn up the heat of your sex play. All you need to explore them is desire and a few lengths of soft nylon rope. Kinky coach Cleo Dubois will show you several ways to restrain your partner using a sensuous and comfortable style of rope play that’s easy to remember and lots of fun to do. This fully clothed interactive class will include safety tips as well as an opportunity to tie your partner up and /or be tied up a la Two Knotty Boys style. Bring your ropes or use Cleo's. Come with a play mate or partner with someone in the class. For more info about Cleo, visit sm-arts.com.





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Discover the Delight of His Family Jewels
Sunday, October 28th
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tickets
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Discover new ways to connect with your partner’s pleasure and join us for a fun romp in the wilds as we hunt for treasure! Kris Ellen will teach you skills to exploring those sensitive parts of your favorite cock. Visit the point of no return, and the valley of his pleasure. You will learn many new tips to make your partner squirm with delight, including how to assess the quality of touch to apply, how to watch his face and listen to his body for guidance…and so much more. Get some new tricks and treats just before Halloween! This workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to be delighted. For more information about Kris Ellen, please visit professionalsensualist.com.



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Lip Service
Monday, October 29th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets
$40/pair in advance, $45/pair at the door

Without a doubt, one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. With over 10 years experience as a workshop presenter -- plus a knack for necking -- Tracy Bartlett will help you add sparks to your smooches. Come to this perennially popular workshop with a kissing partner and try out new techniques, glean communication tips, and find out how to make more of making out. Please bring a bottle of water or juice to help keep your lips lubricated.



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Asking For What You Want in the Bedroom (And Beyond!)
Tuesday, November 13th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaking up about what you want can be challenging, whether it’s about sex, intimacy or asking that hottie out. But taking the risk can pay off big-time, in intimacy, connectedness and fun. In this entertaining workshop, you’ll learn practical tools for being assertive, yet sensitive and generous in the bedroom, so that you and your lover both get what you want. Relationship coach Marcia Baczynski will teach you the techniques for asking for... and getting... what you want. Join us and discover what it is you want in the first place; why having to ask doesn’t mean they don’t love you; how to make inspired requests; how to handle rejection; and what to do if what you thought you wanted isn’t it at all. Whether you're single or partnered, having great sex or wondering what the fuss is about, this workshop will help you get more of what you want! For more info about Marcia, please visit askingforwhatyouwant.com.



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Ask Our Docs: Hot Donuts & Hot Sex Questions with your favorite Sexologist
Wednesday, November 14th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

For the first time ever we're teaming up with our friends at Bob's Donuts to celebrate all things sweet and hot!

Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will be on hand with her top ten tips for a hot time, and to answer all your burning sex questions.

Get your complimentary donut sprinkled with sex savvy! No topic too sticky!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: Strap-On! At Good Vibrations
Wednesday, November 28th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Explore the wonderful world of strap-on play for couples with a Good Vibrations Sex Educator. Come get the info you need to make it fun and hot for you and your partner: getting started, picking toys, the basics of strap-ons, come get your questions answered and discover how much pleasure you can have! All genders and sexualities are welcome.

Free gift for each attendee.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: The Art of Clitoral Stimulation
Wednesday, December 5th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Learn the fine art of clitoral stimulation including ideal sex positions, foreplay ideas, how to overcome issues with sensitivities, and the importance of self love.

All genders and sexualities are welcome.

Free gift for each attendee.




Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Holiday Happenings at Good Vibrations!
Friday, December 21st, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday, December 22nd, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

FREE!

Relax, refresh and get rewarded all month long! Enjoy refreshments on select nights, free workshops, vendor presentations, specially-priced holiday gifts, and rewards with purchase. For the entire month of December we're offering $10 GV Rewards dollars for every $75 you spend! Let our sex educator-sales associates help you pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and don’t forget yourself!

Relax & Refresh...
Complimentary shortbread cookies, cider and personal shopping assistance at all Good Vibrations store locations!

Earn Rewards...
Receive $10 in GV Rewards dollars for every $75 you spend! Earn multiple certificates redeemable between 2/15/13 and 3/31/13 on purchases of $25 or more. (May not be combined with any other promotional discount). Hurry, this offer ends 12/31/12!



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Ask Our Docs: New Year’s Sex Resolutions with Dr. Carol Queen
Thursday, January 10th
6:30pm – 7:30pm

If one of your resolutions for 2013 is to kick it up a notch in the bedroom, Good Vibrations invites you to attend this very special Ask Our Doc with Good Vibrations' Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen.

Explore how to learn what you want –- and get it! Resolve to put the spice back in your sex life!

Singles and couples and all orientations welcome.




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Aural Sex: Seduction By Voice
Tuesday, January 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

The brain is the biggest sex organ, and the voice can be a power tool to create the hottest scenes. Midori will show you how to use the hypnotic magic of voice to seduce your lover long before you enter the bedroom or the dungeon. Learn how to suggest, command, tease and take control through her practical exercises, tips and secrets for aural seduction.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Discover the Beauty of Your Body: The "In's AND Out's" of Female Masturbation
Wednesday, January 23rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women Only
Tickets

Self-pleasure is one of the best ways to discover what you like, gain self love and appreciation, and make yourself feel great! But with all of the mixed messages that women receive about sex, many of us never learn how much fun it can be. Good Vibrations staffer Laurie Winters leads this workshop in self-love and sexual exploration. You’ll learn how masturbation can improve your health and happiness, find new ways to bring yourself pleasure, discuss sexual anatomy, tips for using toys, erotica, movies, setting the mood, and more! Did you know that different breathing techniques can change the way you feel pleasure? Make your New Year’s resolution to love yourself- come find out how!



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Getting Back To The Pleasure
Tuesday, January 29th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Tickets

Pelvic pain will affect about 60% of women at some point in their lives. It’s a lot easier to find solutions and keeping pain from getting in the way when you have info and support. Dr. Charlie Glickman and pelvic physical therapist Elizabeth Rummer are here to help! They’ll talk about some of the common concerns that arise when sex becomes painful, new ways to think about pleasure, and different things you can do to overcome painful sex. Don’t let it get in the way- come back to the pleasure! For more info about Charlie, visit charlieglickman.com and for more info about Elizabeth, visit pelvicpainrehab.com.



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Different Strokes
Wednesday, January 30th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Giving a gourmet hand job can be a wonderful treat, and there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Come learn how to make your guy’s toes curl with an amazing erotic genital massage. Sex educator Tracy Bartlett will explain important anatomy basics, creating a smooth flow from warm-up all the way to the happy ending, using toys, bringing anal and prostate play into the mix, and much more. Please bring a dildo or a cucumber to practice on.



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Humpday Happy Hour: Introduction to Strap-On/Harness Play
Wednesday, January 30th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Explore the wonderful world of strap-on play for couples with a Good Vibrations Sex Educator. Come get the info you need to make it fun and hot for you and your partner: getting started, picking toys, the basics of strap-ons, come get your questions answered and discover how much pleasure you can have!

All genders and sexualities are welcome. Free gift for each attendee!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Lip Service
Monday, February 4th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$40/pair in advance, $45/pair at the door
Tickets

Without a doubt, one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. With over 10 years experience as a workshop presenter -- plus a knack for necking -- Tracy Bartlett will help you add sparks to your smooches. Come to this perennially popular workshop with a kissing partner and try out new techniques, glean communication tips, and find out how to make more of making out. Please bring a bottle of water or juice to help keep your lips lubricated.



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Tease Them, Please Them, Make Them Beg
Tuesday, February 19th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the full spectrum of this popular form of play, from "tie and tease" bedroom games to incorporating orgasm control into power exchange relationships. You'll learn tease and denial expert Sabrina Morgan's favorite tips and tricks, including ways to withhold – and intensify – pleasure, how to tap into your playful side in the bedroom, how to use tease and denial games to spice up a long-distance fling, and how to overload your partner's system with wave after wave of bliss. This workshop features non-sexual dialogue and role play exercises to help you get in tune with your inner tease. All genders, orientations, and relationship statuses are welcome. For more about Sabrina Morgan, visit sabrinamorgan.com.



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Asking For What You Want in the Bedroom (And Beyond!)
Wednesday, February 20th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaking up about what you want can be challenging, whether it's about sex, intimacy or asking that hottie out. But taking the risk can pay off big-time, in intimacy, connectedness and fun. In this entertaining workshop, you'll learn practical tools for being assertive, yet sensitive and generous in the bedroom, so that you and your lover both get what you want. Relationship coach Marcia Baczynski will teach you the techniques for asking for... and getting... what you want. Join us and discover what it is you want in the first place; why having to ask doesn't mean they don't love you; how to make inspired requests; how to handle rejection; and what to do if what you thought you wanted isn't it at all. Whether you're single or partnered, having great sex or wondering what the fuss is about, this workshop will help you get more of what you want! For more info about Marcia, please visit askingforwhatyouwant.com.



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Antique Vibrator Museum Tour and Reception Featuring Rachel Maines!
Friday, February 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE!

Rachel Maines, whose book The Technology of Orgasm is THE source of researched information about the history of the vibrator as a 19th century treatment for hysteria, is coming to Good Vibrations! Without her scholarship we would have no Antique Vibrator Museum at all. We are honored to welcome Maines for a special reception at the Museum; join us for a talk about her research and the history of our favorite "socially camouflaged technology": the vibrator!




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Booty Basics: Fun for Everybody!
Monday, February 25th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Yes, we've all got one. Now let's relax and enjoy it! Join "Sex Nerd" Sandra Daugherty for an evening of anal enlightenment including ever-important warm-up techniques, the secret tip-in, and finding pleasure without venturing past your backdoor! Sandra will cover roadblocks to pleasure, anatomy plus how lube and toys can help take you to the next level! For more info about Sandra, visit sexnerdsandra.com.



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50 Shades of Great Sex!
Tuesday, February 26th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Dirty Talk? Flogging?? Vaginal balls?!? Let's giggle and go deep into the naughty book inspiring millions. Covering arousal, safe & sensual BDSM, dominance play and tips for a lifetime of hot sex, join "Sex Nerd" Sandra Daugherty as we explore the truths and untruths of "50 Shades of Grey" and get some tips for playing with your fantasies. For more info about Sandra, visit sexnerdsandra.com.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: Couples Toys and Massage
Wednesday, February 27th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

From sensuous massage products to kinky couples' toys, learn which sex toys are great for partner play, how best to introduce them, and how you can expand your erotic toolbox from one of our Sex Educators in a comfortable, conversational context.

Free gift for each attendee.




Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Fabulous Fellatio: The Art of Oral Sex
Monday, March 4th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

There's nothing quite like a gourmet blow-job. Megan Andelloux will teach you the art of giving head. You'll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you're going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Fabulous Fellatio: The Art of Oral Sex
Tuesday, March 5th -- This class is so popular, we added an extra date!
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

There's nothing quite like a gourmet blow-job. Megan Andelloux will teach you the art of giving head. You'll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you're going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Let's Talk About Sex: Dirty Talk and Role Play
Monday, March 11th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
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Dirty talk can be fun before, during, and after sex, in someone's ear, over the phone, via the internet, and across a dining room table. It's a great way to explore fantasies, heighten intimacy, let your lovers know what gets you off, and figure out what makes them hot. This interactive workshop with Chloe Camilla will give you the skills to seduce your lover and liberate yourself using your creative mind and sexy voice. Come get some tips to diminish your nervousness and practice some methods for easing into new horizons of sexy talk. You'll also explore creative ways to integrate role plays into your sex life and discuss how to broach the subject of dirty talk with your partner. For more info about Chloe, visit chloecamilla.com.



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Tantric Blowjobs for Lovers
Tuesday, March 12th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

One of the best ways to create hotter, sweeter sex is paying attention to the flow of energy between you and your partner. When you can both give and receive, it's easier to overcome the occasional glitch that can pop up, to deepen your connection, increase the passion, and experience more pleasure. Dr. Melanie Rose will explain the variety of ways sexual energy can flow during fellatio, offer tips to enhance pleasure for both partners, and teach you tools for sharing your desires with each other. No actual mouth to genital contact will occur in class. Instead a playful demo and creative techniques for class participation will get everyone juicy and ready to try this new way of connecting at home. Both couples and singles are encouraged to attend. For more info about Melanie, visit drmelanierose.com.



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Sex(y) Games
Wednesday, March 13th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

In a world where images of "sexiness" are projected at us all the time, it can be hard to figure out what really works for you. Making sex hot is about more than having the best orgasm. It's also about bringing fun and playfulness into it and Marcia Baczynski and Quetzal Francois have lots of ways to do that. Come learn half a dozen sexy games you can play that will light you up, turn you on, and get you connected to yourself and the sexiness of the world around you. They're easy, safe, fun and private, and will transform the way you think about "sexy" forever. Get out of your routine and rediscover the fun side of sex! For more info about the presenters, visit Marcia's website askingforwhatyouwant.com or follow Quetzal on Twitter at @KittyALot.



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Hot & Heavy Anthology reading and signing with Virgie Tovar
Thursday, March 14th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

In this fun, fresh, fat-positive anthology, fat activist and sex educator Virgie Tovar brings together voices from an often-marginalized community to talk about and celebrate their lives. Ground-breaking and long overdue, Hot & Heavy is a fierce, sassy, thoughtful, authentic, and joyous collection of stories about unapologetically — and unconditionally —loving the body you're in. Join us for a reading and get your copy signed!




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Know Yourself, Love Yourself: Sexual Empowerment for Women
Monday, March 18th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Women only

Modern female sexuality: it's complicated. We have more choices, more people, more messages about what we should and should not do. Learn how to navigate the contradictory rules of sex with sex educators Airial Clark and Julianne Carroll to get what you want out of sex. Establish boundaries, neutralize sexual shame, handle rejection, refute madonna-whore dichotomies, and untangle the twisted knots of contemporary female sexuality. Welcome to your sexual autonomy! For more info about Jessi, visit thesexademic.com and for info about Julianne, visit juliannelovesme.com.



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Negotiating Successful Threesomes
Tuesday, March 19th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Double your pleasure without destroying your relationships! The menage a trios is a popular fantasy with twice the pleasure potential, but navigating a three-way can be tricky. Renowned sex and relationship educator Reid Mihalko will tell you everything you need to know to overcome your and your partners' concerns, talk about your desires (and safer sex needs), make sure everyone has amazing pleasure and fun, and avoid the most common threesome mistakes. No matter what gender combination you're interested in, and whether you're just thinking about it or you've had lots of threesomes, Reid has lots of tools and tips to share. Fine out more about him at ReidAboutSex.com.



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Antique Vibe Museum Tour with Dr. Carol Queen
Thursday, March 21st
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Join Staff Sexologist and Antique Vibrator Museum Curator Dr. Carol Queen on this fascinating tour of antique vibrators from the late 1800s up through the 1970s in one glorious museum. From its inception in 1869 with the invention of a steam-powered massager to the high-tech tools designed in Silicon Valley, these vibes tell a fascinating story of history, health, and sexuality. The first 10 people will receive a free vibrator!



Weiner Wonders! Toys for Male-Bodied Folk
Tuesday, March 26th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

There are a whole host of products just for male-bodied people! Whatever your persuasion, let our Sex Educator guide you through the fun and accessible world of unique toys in this free and comfortable tour.

Our staff couldn't stop chuckling at this adorable wiener dog photo... enjoy!




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Queering Tantra
Wednesday, March 27th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Although most tantra workshops approach it from a heterosexual angle, there's no reason that has to be how it is. Whatever your gender or sexual orientation, tantra practices can help you bring spirituality and sex together, expand your arousal and pleasure, and find new ways to share your desires with a partner. Anya de Montigny, CA certified Somatic Sex Educator & Sex and Relationship Coach, will show you how to queer tantra. You'll learn how to move sexual energy, use breath and touch to fuller, deeper sensations, connect intimately with your partner through heart-centered exercises, and discover new erogenous zones. You can come solo or with a partner. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move your body and engage in some fully exercises including light touch. For more info about Anya, visit teachmeaboutsex.com.



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Meet the Maker! We-Vibe Presents
Thursday, March 28th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE!

Swing by for this fun, free in-store demonstration and meet the brilliant minds behind your favorite toys and their latest creations!

Check out the history of vibrators at our Antique Vibrator Museum, then see what the future holds from We-Vibe, the tech-savvy purveyors of pleasure.

 



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Bling My Vibe! Art Show, Reception & Awards Ceremony
Friday, March 29th
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FREE!

Good Vibrations invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. These arted- and tarted-up vibes are display and on March 29th, the winners will be announced! Which is the best-blinged vibrator of them all? The top three winners will receive Good Vibrations gift baskets and gift card valued at $300, $200, and $100 respectively.

Refreshments will be served and guest judges include Carol Queen, Annie Sprinkle, and Shar Rednour.



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Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down! Fusion Rope Bondage
Tuesday, April 9th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Games of helplessness in the bedroom can certainly turn up the heat on your sex play. All you need to explore them is desire and a few lengths of soft nylon rope. Kinky coach Cleo Dubois will show you several ways to restrain your partner using a sensuous and comfortable style of rope play that's easy to remember and lots of fun to do. This fully clothed interactive class will include safety tips as well as an opportunity to tie your partner up and/or be tied up, Two Knotty Boys style. Bring your ropes or use Cleo's. Come with a playmate, or partner with someone in the class. For more info about Cleo, visit sm-arts.com.



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Sex after Fifty: A Workshop for Women
Sunday, April 14th
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Yes, sex after fifty has its challenges, but it can also be sizzling and satisfying. We'll face the challenges and celebrate the joys of older-age sexuality, sharing experiences and learning from each other in a spirit of candor, acceptance, creativity, and humor. Take home new tools, techniques, and attitudes that help women over fifty experience hot, joyful sex -- with or without a partner. Taught by Joan Price, author of Naked at Our Age: Talking Out Loud about Senior Sex – winner of Outstanding Self-Help Book 2012 from the American Society of Journalists and Authors and 2012 Book Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. For more info about Joan, please visit joanprice.com. Note: This workshop has a minimum size, so please pre-register!



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Blowjobs & Beyond
Tuesday, April 16th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

If you want to leave your insecurities behind and master the craft of fellatio, come learn how to use your mouth, hands, and more to give mind-blowing blowjobs. In this class with Drs. Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence you will learn: lots of information about male anatomy and erotic response; techniques for using your hands and other body parts to add to his experience; things to do about your gag reflex and how to deep throat; tips about fellatio and safer sex; and much more. This class is open to all orientations, relationship statuses, genders and levels of experience.



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The Killer Wore Leather Book Launch & Signing with Laura Antoniou
Thursday, April 18th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Author, editor, and educator presents her new murder mystery where a lesbian detective navigates a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, leather, latex, and lingerie, to discover who murdered the late Mack Steel. Meet the author, get your copy signed, and pick up a few toys for your next leather adventure!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Secondaries & Play Buddies
Tuesday, April 23rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lots of polyamorous or non-monogamous folks want to have less-involved relationships, but they lack an instruction manual! Our culture fails to give us tools for arrangements other than high-involvement relationships. People discover that they are horrible at hookups and they suck at being secondaries. Come learn lightweight relationship tricks from sex educator Pepper, such as staying present for your occasional fling and avoiding the two-year secondary slump.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

The Art of Feminine Dominance
Tuesday, April 30th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Elegance, power and confidence... learn how to be a finer Domina with this exquisite foundation-building class. Tonight, Midori shares her personal secrets of the feminine art of dominance, including how to find your own style, psychology, politics, practical exercises, techniques and even a bit of fashion. She’ll share the secret three tools you must have! This class is open to all genders harboring the powerful woman within, from the novice to the experienced player.



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Spanking, Paddling & Pinching: An Introduction to the Sensual Side of Pain
Tuesday, May 14th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Has kinky stuff been interesting to you, but you have not managed to do it? Are you curious about canes or puzzled about paddles? This workshop with Pepper will cover everything you need to get up to basic pain play in the bedroom, from safety rules and hit zones, to the reasons and psychological approaches, to actual demos. Come find out how to make spanking a fun and sexy part of your sex life!



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Ask Our Doc! Masturbation Demystified with Dr. Carol Queen
Thursday, May 16th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Whether you’ve been doing it for years and are looking for some new methods or haven’t yet found your groove, celebrate Masturbation Month at this fun and informative workshop! Learn about human anatomy, the physiology of orgasm, masturbation techniques and sex toys. All genders and sexualities are welcome!



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Treats for Two: Sex Toys For Couples
Wednesday, May 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sex toys are obviously fantastic solo, but did you know that they can really up the ante in couples play too? Good Vibrations Sex Educator/Sales Associate Alexa shows you and yours irresistible ways to incorporate toys, furniture, and more on how to enjoy a breathtaking partnered experience. Each paid attendees receives a free gift, and a 20% discount on any purchases over $50 (some exclusions apply). Ticket includes free admission and mini-tour of the Antique Vibrator Museum.



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Enhancing the Erotic Self!
Wednesday, May 29th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Has your love life died down and you want to rekindle the fire? Or are you simply looking to experience more sensuality, turn on, and pleasure in your life? In this light and playful evening with Somatic Therapist and Intimacy Coach Shara Ogin, you will explore tools and strategies for building connection, turn on, and desire and how to both give and receive more fully and deeply. We will create a safe container for our Erotic Creatures to come out to play. For more info about Shara, please visit sharaogin.com.



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Erotic Intelligence
Tuesday, June 4th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

What makes someone attractive? How do you bring out your partner's sexy & intimate side? What can you do and say to intrigue, inspire, and arouse your lover? How do you deepen your connection? Psychotherapist and Dating Coach Meriana Dinkova has plenty of tips to help you attract and seduce someone special! Come learn how to identify your strengths, increase your ability to read a situation, and build the skills to navigate these sometimes-challenging situations. Whether you're single, dating, or in a committed relationship, there's always room to get some new tools. (Long-term seduction is often the hardest one to master!) Find out how to get the juices flowing and keep them flowing on the long run! For more information about Meriana visit MerianaDinkova.com.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Hot, Healthy, Happy, and Living With Herpes
Tuesday, June 11th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
FREE!

Did you know that one out of every six people in the US has herpes? If you or your partner does, that doesn't mean you can't have sex, but it does make it a good idea to be able to talk about it.

Midori and Charlie Glickman PhD will explain the risks and realities of living with herpes, help you find new ways to bring the topic up (with a new partner or a long-term one), bring the easiest safer sex practices into your bedroom, and more. Come get your questions answered and see for yourself that herpes doesn't need to keep you from having a hot and happy sex life!





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Find Your Inner Goddess: The Art of Erotic Tease
Wednesday, June 12th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Your Inner Goddess: She is off-the-charts sexy. She is entirely sensual, dangerously seductive … and inside you right now! Discover her poise and erotic energy in this movement and striptease class for women with dance instructor and exotic-industry expert Resa. Catapult your confidence with eye contact and smiling exercises; learn The Walk, hip rolls, and squat; plus many ideas on how to get started, choose the perfect outfits, use music to inspire your sensuality, and more. Come by yourself or bring friends! For more info about Resa, visit ebyresa.com.





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Getting What You Want from Your Dominant
Monday, June 17th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Being submissive in a scene or a relationship can seem to get in the way of making clear requests, choosing wise Dominants, and setting healthy boundaries. The urge to serve, please, or receive attention can be overwhelming, or can be acted out in ways that disconnect and distance us. Join Francesca Gentille and Tim Emert to learn important techniques – including key negotiation concepts -- to stay centered, discerning, self-caring, and adored in your submissive desires.





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Humpday Happy Hour: Strap-On Revolution!
Wednesday, June 19th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An introductory workshop for folks who want to know about the ins-and-outs of the ins-and-outs! Come and learn information about: picking out the perfect harness, selecting toys, the basics of strap-ons and more.

This class welcomes all genders and sexualities. Join the workshop and become a part of the revolution! Free gift for each attendee.

Buy any Strap-on Harness and receive 20% off any Pleasure Works silicone dildo!





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Creative Sex Play
Thursday, June 20th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Even the most experienced sexual adventurer may run short of inspiration. Let M. Christian introduce you to a variety of exciting exercises guaranteed to increase your erotic possibilities and creativity! There are plenty of techniques and sexual worlds to explore – and you can do it safely, both physically and emotionally. Free up your imagination through story-telling and writing exercises. Learn when to silence -- and when to listen to -- your inner critic. Explore and rediscover your senses! Learn at-home exercises to get in touch with the flow and power of erotic sensation and orgasm via solo and mutual masturbation: exploring your body and erotic potential without shame or fear. Discover the pure joy of sex play and erotic enjoyment when they're laced with laughter, excitement, and wonder.





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The Art of Kissing
Sunday, July 14th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Without a doubt one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. Yet it is often kissing which determines whether or not sex ensues. Join kissing expert Tracy Bartlett and have a great time learning how to be the best possible kisser.

This will be a "lips-on" how-to workshop where you will be guided through a series of techniques and skills. Come enjoy this fun and hot 2 hour make-out session. This will be playful and sexy so please come with a kissing partner and a readiness to romp!

Please bring a bottle of water to keep your lips lubricated.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Those Birds and Bees Just Ain't Gonna Fly! Sex Talks for the 21st Century
Monday, July 15th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Children raised in the 21st century face a unique world of options and public opinions when it comes to reproduction, sexuality, and gender. Media conversations about diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity are becoming increasingly common. The age when children begin to access and regularly use the Internet (especially YouTube) gets younger and younger. Join Cory Silverberg, sex educator, About.com Sexuality Guide, and author of a series of three inclusive books for children about sexuality (the first, What Makes a Baby), and Airial Clark, "The Sex-Positive Parent," to talk about what information is and isn't out there about sex and sexuality -- and how to talk about these topics with your child. How do we follow a child's lead and promote happiness, safety, and health, offering the good information they need when they need it? And we'll talk about how to share information with your child that isn't just specific to them and your family, but prepares them for the diversity and questions they will encounter as they move through the world of family, friends, their own explorations, and beyond.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

The Gourmet Male Hand Job
Tuesday, July 16th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Giving a gourmet hand job can be a wonderful treat, and there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Come learn how to make your guy's toes curl with an amazing erotic genital massage. Sex educator Tracy Bartlett will explain important anatomy basics, creating a smooth flow from warm-up all the way to the happy ending, using toys, bringing anal and prostate play into the mix, and much more.

Please bring a dildo or a cucumber to practice on.



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Sex Ed Happy Hour: Sex Education 101
Monday, July 15th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Come write down your questions about sex and pretend it's the wide-ranging and inclusive sex ed class you never had in school! Our SESAs talk to more people day in and day out than your Health teacher ever did!

Ask the question you never thought someone would answer -- and learn a lot from others' questions!

Free gift for each attendee!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Fabulous Fellatio
Wednesday, July 17th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

There's nothing quite like a gourmet blowjob. Join Megan Andelloux to learn the fine art of giving head. You'll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you're going down on a strap-on.

The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome. For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Petting the Kitty: Cunnilingus & Female Sexual Massage
Thursday, July 18th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Kitty wants to play-do you? There are all sorts of ways to please a woman and Megan Andelloux returns to teach you the hottest. Come find out some new tricks for using your hands and mouth to make your partner purr. Megan will take you through her hot spot anatomy, genital massage/masturbation techniques, G-spot stimulation, AFE play, and the best ways to use toys.

For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Fabulous Fellatio
Saturady, July 20th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

There's nothing quite like a gourmet blowjob. Join Megan Andelloux to learn the fine art of giving head. You'll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you're going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome.

For more info about Megan, visit ohmegan.com.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: The G-Spot & Female Ejaculation
Wednesday, July 24th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Pull out your maps and find that buried treasure! A Good Vibrations Sex Educator will explain how to prepare for optimal arousal, stimulation, release, and female ejaculation with props, positioning, and know-how.

All genders and sexualities are welcome.

Free gift for each attendee.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Getting What You Want from Your Submissive
Thursday, July 25th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

When D/s play goes awry, being the Dominant in a scene or a relationship can ignite the tyrant or the co-dependent, bringing out the worst in ourselves or our subs and depleting the precious energy of power exchange. The urge to take charge, receive trust, or experience someone's surrender can muddle our thinking. Join Tim Emert and Francesca Gentille to learn key negotiation concepts, plus important techniques for staying centered, discerning, self-caring, and adored in your Dominance.



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Hands-on Rope Bondage
Thursday, August 15th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Everyone's catching the rope fever! Bring pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori (noted bondage rigger and author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage) will teach you essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. You'll also learn how to avoid clumsiness and minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. No experience necessary! Everyone welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a minimum of one 15 foot and one 25 foot length of rope. If you don't have rope, there will be some available to borrow, or buy some at Good Vibrations before the class begins.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

I'll Have What She's Having: All About Orgasm!
Friday, August 16th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Do orgasms mystify you? Elude you? Challenge you? Intimidate you? Do you or your lovers get caught in the "Must-Orgasm Trap" and can't seem to "get there"? Maybe you're lucky when it comes to orgasm (yours or another's), but you'd like to take your understanding to a black belt level or want to see if you can improve those Big O's? Join professional sex geek Reid Mihalko of ReidAboutSex.com as he reveals all that he knows about orgasms -- male and female! Reid gives you pragmatic tools, tips and tricks to explore, understand and become proficient in the art of the climax. In this humorous, frank and informative 2-hour workshop you will learn: The basic anatomy of arousal for all bodies, how orgasm "works," and how to increase your odds of achieving it; easy-to-implement ways to apply the knowledge above to actual sexual situations; common mistakes we make in bed with a partner (and when flying solo) that keep us from experiencing greater pleasure; simple communication skills you can use to improve your partner's bedroom techniques without embarrassing them; and much more!



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Burning Man Relationship Survival
Monday, August 19th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Part of the magic of Burning Man is the altogether unexpected nature of what will happen. For one week, we step outside of our usual selves. But all this novelty can be a strain on your relationship. Fortunately, you can avoid drama with a bit of preparation and foresight. In this workshop, led by open relationship coach and playa veteran Marcia Baczynski, you'll find out everything you need for your relationship to not only survive, but thrive, at Burning Man: your #1 secret weapon for avoiding fights on the playa (especially those really stupid ones); the real reason the Burn makes or breaks relationships; what to do when you have different ideas of what "fun at Burning Man" means; a quick and easy way to get the most out of your time together -- and apart; and simple and practical steps you can take now to make your Burn together the best one ever. Plus, you'll walk out with your own personalized guide for staying connected, getting what you both need and having a blast during your time in the dust. Whether you're a virgin burner or going home yet again, join us for a hilarious and practical workshop that will help you make sure you'll enjoy your camp, your costumes and your favorite co-conspirators. Because "going to the Burn" shouldn't mean "sitting in a hot tent processing." Visit Marcia's site askingforwhatyouwant.com to discover practical tools for uncommonly excellent relationships.



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Anal Play for Everyone!
Thursday, August 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

People of every gender and orientation can get exquisite pleasure from anal sex. He's got a prostate, but do you ever play with it? She wants to bend over, but she doesn't want it to hurt. Good news -- in this special Anal Sex Month workshop, Drs. Carol Queen and Robert Morgan Lawrence, co-stars of the cult sex ed movie Bend Over Boyfriend, are here to walk you thorough the ins and outs of back-door love! Anal toys can add arousal and orgasmic energy to any scene. There's no better way to become a great anal top than by learning what the bottom is experiencing first hand. And anal penetration doesn't ever have to hurt. Learn about technique, safety, pleasure and more! Recommended for those who like roleplay or role reversal and for people interested in more traditional anal sex and anal insertion play, partnered or solo, at any level of experience. Plus: bonus info on strap-on sex! For more about Carol and Robert, visit sexandculture.org.



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Magic Words: Using Erotic Writing To Explore Your Hidden Sexuality & Spirituality
Tuesday, August 27th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

There are many ways to reach your inner sexual and spiritual self -- but one of the most surprisingly powerful paths is through the written word. In this workshop with prolific erotic author and sexual skills teacher M.Christian, participants will hear how erotic writing (fiction as well non-fiction) can reach hidden places that often lay unexposed, help make surprising and important self-discoveries and to assist in a personal journey of identity and sensuality. Participants will learn how to free their erotic writing voices, how to develop their writing towards discovering their erotic spirits within, and when to silence (and listen to) the inner critic. For more about the presenter visit mchristian.com.



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Humpday Happy Hour: Anal Toys for Beginners!
Wednesday, August 28th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Introducing anal toys can be an exciting new erotic adventure, but without the proper know-how, it may not be very satisfying. Join one of our SESAs as we discuss some fantastic options available to those who want to get started on some back door action! See which toys are safe for behinds (and which ones are not, and why), and ways to make anal activities sexy and smooth. All genders and sexualities are welcome.

Free gift for each attendee.



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Burlesque & Exhibitionism Basics for the Shy & Awkward
Tuesday, September 10th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Burlesque isn't just for Miss and Mister Natural-Born Exhibitionist -- and exhibitionism can be an acquired skill! This class is for the sexy bookworms and the flirty Frasier enthusiasts who yearn to bust a burlesque move, dress for excess, and welcome a sexier and more confident self into being. Learn the difference between a shimmy and a bump and the power of eye contact, choose your burlesque alter ego, and practice your new moves. Get all the secrets to pasty making and learn where to acquire the hottest wardrobe, too! You'll go home with the skills to be the star of your own personal sexy show--and the confidence to strut your stuff on the street at the Folsom Street Fair! Virgie Tovar doubles as Dulce de Lecherous, the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love, & Fashion and your Burlesque Basics instructor. This class is open to men and women, butches, bois, queens -- and everybody else! -- of all sizes and (18+) ages.



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BDSM 101
Wednesday, September 18th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Are you curious about kinky sex? Wondering what on earth all those folks at Folsom Street Fair are up to? Not sure how to figure out what to do or whom to do it with? What the toys feel like? What the heck everything is called? Don't worry! Princess Kali is here to make it easy. She'll explain the basics of SM toys and activities, how to create different kinds of sensations (from mild to wild), tips for setting the emotional and psychological scene, ways to talk about it with your partner, tools for making sure that everyone gets what they want, and important safety tips. Whether you're interested in learning the basics of bondage, how to give a spanking, or you just want to try something different, you'll end up with lots of fun and sexy ideas. Even if you just plan to be an informed Folsom St. Fair-goer, you'll be a font of knowledge for your friends! Princess Kali is a dynamic kink educator that focuses on power exchange, sexual confidence & other pervy fun stuff. For more info, please visit kinkacademy.com.



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Nourishing your Libido
Thursday, September 19th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Join us for a fun, interactive class on how to use everyday foods to increase your libido. Nutritional therapist Tara Miller will explain what may be the kitchen and/or environmental culprits that could be zapping your sex drive. She also gives simple, fun tips using everyday foods that can help you get your drive back. Although Tara's tips can help both men and women, today's class is for women only. Come ready to explore ways to have fun getting back your primal urges! (Please note: The content of this class is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. This class information is not meant for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.)



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Becoming a Sexually Dominant Woman
Monday, September 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

There are a lot of myths about powerful women and they can get in the way when you want to tap into your femme power. Fortunately, Princess Kali can make it much easier to be both strong and feminine. She'll help you discover your dominant persona and style, offer tips on becoming comfortable in that role, show you a few basic kinky toys, get you started on using sexy verbal play, and more. She'll even give you some ideas for bringing service submission into your play so your partner can pamper you the way you deserve! Let your powerful side out and see how much fun she can be! This workshop focuses on women with male partners.



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Prostate Play
Tuesday, September 24th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

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



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Humpday Happy Hour: Intro to BDSM
Wednesday, September 25th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Are you curious about kinky sex? Want to try it out? Come find out what you need to know to make it fun, safe, and hot! A Good Vibrations Sex Educator will cover all the basics: how to talk about it, getting starting with bondage and spanking, important safety tips, and where to go for more info. Whether it's something you've just been thinking about, or if you want to make your kinky times more fun, come get your questions answered!

Free gift for each attendee.



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Freeing the Female Orgasm
Tuesday, October 8
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Are you interested in finding out how to bring more pleasure into your life? Do you want to have bigger, better, and more frequent orgasms? Xanet Pailet, a sex and intimacy coach, 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 orgasms. While much of this information is similar for men and women, this workshop is being held for women only. For more information about Xanet, please visit www.powerofpleasure.com



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A Touch of Kink: Bondassage
Thursday, October 10
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Sensual massage is a great way to gift your lover with quality erotic "me time." Bondassage can help make it even more special. By integrating restraint, sensory deprivation, and sensual touch, you can create a kinky and even more intimate setting for your partner to enjoy enticing sensations. Certified Bondassage instructor Eve Minax will discuss negotiations and demo a sweet, sexy, Bondassage session for you and your partner to enjoy at home. All welcome, no partner needed.



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Urban Tantra: Deepening Power Play
Monday, October 14
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Tantric practice in the West is often described as a spiritual or even a sweet and intimacy-focused set of sexual skills, but the basic tools of Tantra – breathing, eye contact, sensual awareness, meditation, ritual, and specific sex positions, to name a few – can be powerful additions to many kinds of erotic play, from masturbation to BDSM. Join kink presenter, pleasure artist, and certified Urban Tantrika Eve Minax in an adventure in using Tantra as a base for your kinky play. We will raise energy and play with power in new and exciting ways!



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Strap-On Sex
Wednesday, October 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Wanna pack some heat? Join Sex Nerd Sandra for a a hearty harness overview, including equipment know-how, tips for wielders & receivers, common newbie mishaps, great thrust techniques, helpful positions and more juicy tidbits for a strapping good time! Harnesses are fun for everyone, so c'mon down and get packin'! For more about the instructor, visit http://SexNerdSandra.com/.



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Back Door Lovin'
Thursday, October 24
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Interested in trying anal play? Heard that it hurts? Had a bad experience when it actually did hurt? Think you can't be a real man if you want something in your butt? Darling, don't be afraid of your ass; come to this fun and helpful class, where popular instructor Megan Andelloux will dispel these myths and show you how you can love anal play! Megan will explore its health benefits, plus demonstrate different ways (including use of toys and lube and communication, oh my!) it can become an amazing new component of your sex life. All genders welcome!



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Boning 101
Sunday, October 27
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Welcome to a rare primal primer! Whether you're a nookie ninja or never been kissed, have fun with sex educator and podcast host Sex Nerd Sandra as we touch on all the bases! Topics include the keys to kissing, talking dirty, sexy safer sex, oral pleasure, passionate penetration, unlocking orgasm and more basics for great sex. Check out http://SexNerdSandra.com/ and tell all your friends who could use a good dose of comprehensive pleasure ed!



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The Burlesque Body – It's Not What You Think!
Tuesday, October 29
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Get to know your body and how to show it off in the best light with Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque and School of Shimmy! This class is great for performers and for anyone who wants to get a better sense of their body. Learn to stand on your own two feet and be sure in that stance. Command the stage, get comfortable in your body, claim space -- get the Burlesque Body you are looking for and be amazed when you find your mind is the most powerful muscle you can work out. This class will include confidence building exercises and a discussion on everyday harm reduction as well as creating a strong silhouette. Find your power pose -- and bring it with you everywhere!



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Humpday Happy Hour: All About Penis Pleasing!
Wednesday, October 30th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Is there a penis in your life that can use some pleasing? Join a GV SESA in learning exciting tips on the various ways lovers can use toys and techniques to please their favorite penises! We'll go over creative ways to use toys and popular oral and manual techniques. This workshop is open to all genders and contains no explicit demonstrations. All genders and sexualities are welcome. Free gift for each attendee!



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Sexual Empowerment for Women
Monday, November 4
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Modern female sexuality: it's complicated. We have more choices, more people, and more messages about what we should and should not do. Learn how to navigate the contradictory rules of sex with sex educator Julianne Carroll to get what you want out of sex. Establish boundaries, neutralize sexual shame, handle rejection, refute madonna-whore dichotomies, and untangle the twisted knots of contemporary female sexuality. Welcome to your sexual autonomy! For more info about Julianne, visit juliannelovesme.com.



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The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories Reading & Signing
Wednesday, November 6th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories (Cleis Press) is editor Rachel Kramer Bussel's latest and greatest erotica anthology. This climactic collection of pansexual short shorts are perfect for bedtime reading to a lover or on your own. Whether getting off from exhibitionism, voyeurism, hot wax, dirty talk or a very special pair of blue jeans, the characters in The Big Book of Orgasms go all out for the Big O. From vanilla to kinky, and everything in between, there's something for all erotic readers here. At this special reading, Bussel will be joined by contributors Lily K. Cho, Malin James, Crystal Jordan, Donna George Storey, B.D. Swain, Virgie Tovar, Jade A. Waters and Xan West for an evening of steamy stories that's sure to leave you hot and bothered.



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How to Drive a Vulva (Girl Sex 101)
Thursday, November 7
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality in a class designed for people of all genders. In this playful, informative workshop lead by sapphic savant Allison Moon you will learn all the basics: the bits and pieces that make up female sexual anatomy; simple ways to communicate in the heat of the moment; how to build a “Road Map” of your partner’s pleasure; positions to avoid fatigue and generate the power you need to rock their world; plus a few super secret, lesbian-ninja techniques! You’ll come away with new confidence to please a vulva and the person it belongs to, no matter what your hands-on experience. Visit her at www.talesofthepack.com/about-3/about-allison.



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Penis Pleasuring!
Monday, November 11
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

From mechanics to maintenance, sex educator Jamye Waxman is ready to teach you how to drive him wild with your hands, mouth and toys. This class will offer beginner to expert tips on all things penis. So, make sure you're lubed up and excited to school his hot rod with this technique-driven class on handjobs and blowjobs for him. Jamye is the co-author of Hot Sex: Over 200 Things You Can Try Tonight. More at jamyewaxman.com



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The Top 10 Little-Known Facts about Sex and Pleasure
Tuesday, November 12
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

How much good information did your sex ed class provide? If you're like most people, not enough for real sexual literacy. Join sexologist and pleasure activist Carol Queen, PhD and her partner, Dr. Robert Morgan Lawrence, to learn some game-changing fun facts about sexual arousal and response, technique, and anatomy. Get a better understanding of your body (and the bodies of people with whom you might find yourself in a sexual situation); make orgasms stronger and easier to attain; and see how, for women, men, and everybody else, knowledge is power – and pleasure!



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Pegging: Strapping It On and Bending Him Over
Sunday, November 17th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

So many choices for harnesses and dildos..how do you choose? What do you do with it when you get it home? How do you position yourselves to hit the right spots, regardless of your height, flexibility, or strength? How can both partners confidently avoid pain or injury? What does it mean for your gender, sexual orientation, dominance, or submission to want to give or receive strap-on sex? What unique emotional and physical challenges are faced by women bending men over and men being bent over by women? These questions and any others that you have will be addressed in this class by presenter Jo Whole -- a.k.a. Strap-On Jo!



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Scenes from Scratch
Tuesday, November 19
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

What takes a kinky scene from ho-hum to a night to remember? Join sex educator Sabrina Morgan and find out how to build a successful scene from scratch. You'll learn how to structure and pace a scene for maximum enjoyment, how to build natural transitions into your play, as well as key triggers that will push your kinky partner's hot buttons and heighten the scene. You'll also learn how to work different "flavors" of sensation into your scene to create an exciting experience without necessarily involving pain play. All genders, orientations, and relationship statuses welcome. Come by yourself or bring a friend! For more information about Sabrina, visit sabrinamorgan.com.



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Humpday Happy Hour: Tantra for the 21st Century
Wednesday, November 20th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE!

Tantra, an ancient erotic practice developed in the 5th century, can have just as much relevance for people today as it did then. Learn how to adapt these sacred traditions for the modern world and incorporate it into your busy life. Gain a little peace of mind and connection (with yourself and/or a partner; no partner needed) this holiday/winter season. Free gift for each attendee!



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You Sexy Thing! Basic Boudoir Moves
Thursday, November 21
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

You don't have to be a professional burlesque performer to deliver smoking hot stripping moves, you just need a pinch of passion and a touch of technique! Let Alexa Joseph, Polk St GV Store Manager and professional burlesque performer show you fun and sexy techniques to make your bedroom the most intimate venue of all! Put on a show for a lover, your friends, or yourself! Alexa will demonstrate a variety of stripping moves while celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes! Bring layers to strip away, and feel free to bring boas, gloves, and robes. No nudity. This workshop is for women only and features a one-night only 15% discount off ALL lingerie!



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Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Monday, November 25
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Whether you're breaking a heart, having your heart broken, or mutually splitting, breaking up is hard to do. Join Julianne Carroll, sex and relationship coach and educator, for a two hour workshop on working through the grief process of break ups. We'll talk about strategies for healing and letting go, dealing with anger, how to break the news to someone else that you no longer want to be with them, and how to handle the rejection when someone breaks up with you. For more info about Julianne, visit juliannelovesme.com.




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Humpday Happy Hour: What What in the Butt? Prostate play for the 21s century
Wednesday, December 11
6:30 pm – 7:0 pm
FREE!

From prostate stimulation, toys, pegging and more, learn about the ins and outs of prostate play from one of our Sex Educators in a comfortable, conversational context. All genders and sexualities are welcome. Free gift for each attendee!






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Good Vibrations Customer Appreciation Nights!
Friday December 13th, 6-9pm
Saturday December 14th, 6-9pm
Friday December 20th, 6-11pm
Saturday December 21st, 6-11pm
FREE!

Pamper your way into the holidays with complimentary chocolates, sparkling apple cider and sweet deals on select evenings at all Good Vibrations locations. Let our sex educator sales associates help you pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list, and don't forget yourself! Be sure to check out our sexy holiday kits and our special Ecorotic line, the natural choice for eco-friendly fun.





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Manifesting the Sexual Life You Want in 2014
Wednesday, January 8th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Start your new year with power and clarity! In this workshop and ritual, learn tools and techniques for tapping into your vast potential to create what you want in your life. Learn 4 techniques to confidently bring into form what you want, identify and release old habits and patterns that no longer serve you, develop a clear vision of the sexual life and relationships you want to create in 2014, learn 3 ways to increase your confidence in sex and relationships, experience a powerful ritual to step into your sexual power and confidence in the New Year, and celebrate the year's beginning with other creative, inspiring and powerful people committed to changing their lives! More at www.amyjogoddard.com.



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Erotic Writing
Monday, January 13th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Mind your p's, q's, arses and asses at this super-sexy smut-writing workshop. Experienced writers who want to add a suitably steamy sex scene to their latest novel, fan-fiction aficionados, or beginning writers who think they might just love stringing words together in the sexiest way possible... this workshop is for you! Use these writing skills to flesh out your emails or write a story for your lover that will get him/her/them moist in the nethers! The workshop will go over basic writing skills for erotica, with a series of writing exercises to get your hand in. Reading your work aloud is not required, but is encouraged if you want to share (or get feedback).

Claire Litton has had articles and stories appear in a variety of magazines since she started writing in 1999; most recently, she has regularly contributed to Nerve magazine and The Erotic Woman. She is a professional sexologist based in Montreal, Canada. Her website is www.clairelitton.com



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Beyond Kegels: What's UP Down There?
Tuesday, January 14th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

This Class Has Been Cancelled

Join pelvic floor physical therapist Marcy Crouch, from the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center, as she discusses general pelvic health and sexual wellbeing. Learn basic pelvic floor muscle anatomy, function, and how it relates to a healthy and enjoyable sex life for men and women, including these muscles' role in orgasm! She will discuss normal pelvic floor function, as well and dysfunction, and how it can impact your daily life.



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Creative Sex Play
Thursday, January 16th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Even the most experienced sexual adventurer may run short of ... shall we say, 'inspiration'? In this wild and provocative seminar with M. Christian participants will not only learn all kind of new techniques and sexual worlds to explore – and do that exploration safely (both physically and 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 entire lives, in and out of the bedroom.



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Intro to Polyamory
Monday, January 20th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

What have you always wanted to know about non-monogamy but weren't sure who to ask? Bring your partners, your lovers, and your metamours to this workshop and discussion of polyamory! Not sure what a metamour is? This workshop is for you! We'll start with an introduction to nonmonogamous relationships, communication, common problems (like what to do about jealousy) and how it might relate to other aspects of your lifestyle (like kink). Discussion and questions are encouraged. Adults only, please. Claire Litton has taught workshops, written, and spoken about polyamory in a wide range of places, from Cal Poly's student sex show to national Australian radio. She has a wife and a boyfriend, and you can find out more about her on her website at www.clairelitton.com



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Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice
Thursday, January 23rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Arouse, seduce and thrill your lover with your voice! Incorporate seductive voice techniques to heat up the bedroom. Be spellbinding! In this delightful class for couples and singles of all genders and orientations, Midori will help you discover how to uncover fantasies and discover your uniquely sexy voice.

Become an artist of seduction and pleasure, like the great courtesans and legendary lovers of the past. Their erotic voice and sensual story telling were among their most potent skills.

  • Learn how to use the hypnotic voice to seduce and arouse your lover long before you enter the bedroom.
  • Gain effective and surprisingly simple voice techniques to arouse both your lover and yourself.
  • Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an erotic landscape.
  • Learn to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effective voice techniques and spellbinding.
  • You'll learn techniques for finding out your and your lover's fantasy.
  • Practice sensual story telling skills and improve them with Midori's effective technique. Spicy demos, practical exercises, tips. No experience necessary!



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Boning 101
Monday, January 27th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Welcome to a rare primal primer--back by popular demand! Whether you're a nookie ninja or never been kissed, have fun with sex educator and podcast host Sex Nerd Sandra as we touch on all the bases! Topics include the keys to kissing, talking dirty, sexy safer sex, oral pleasure, passionate penetration, unlocking orgasm and more basics for great sex. Check out http://SexNerdSandra.com/ and tell all your friends who could use a good dose of comprehensive pleasure ed!


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Humpday Happy Hour: the Future is Now: The Latest and Greatest in Sex Toy Technology
Wednesday, January 29th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Find out what's new in sex and tech with a show-and-tell to remember. Grab your favorite geek and see the advances in the realm of sex toy function and design, featuring local designers from Minna and Jimmyjane. All genders and sexualities are welcome. Free gift for each attendee!




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Have a Sexy Healthy New Year!
Thursday, January 30th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FREE!

Our friends at Bridge HIV, a project of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, join us to talk about the newest information in AIDS prevention. From safer sex to PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis, including pharmacological prevention strategies like Truvada), the latest in microbicide gel (they are enrolling research participants in a new study this year), and featuring SFDPH staff to answer YOUR sexual health questions--come learn all the facts. Make 2014 a safe, healthy, sexy and informed New Year!




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Getting erotically unstuck: a playshop on desire, pleasure and sensuality
Monday, February 3rd
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Sometimes we feel disconnected from the experience of pleasure, and need to take the time to reconnect with our desires and sensual selves. Sexual empowerment coach Amy Jo Goddard's workshop uses use 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.


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Humpday Happy Hour! The More the Merrier: Multiple Partner Play
Wednesday, February 5th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Threesomes and moresomes, negotiating desires and boundaries, communication skills, how to find and enjoy multiple partners, what toys to us, safer sex.





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Lip Service
Thursday, February 6th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$40/pair in advance, $45/pair at the door
Tickets

Without a doubt, one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. With many years of experience as a workshop presenter—plus a knack for necking—Tracy Bartlett will help you add sparks to your smooches. Come to this perennially popular workshop with a kissing partner and try out new techniques, glean communication tips, and find out how to make more of making out. Please bring a bottle of water or juice to help keep your lips lubricated.


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Playing Well With Others: A Kink Community Primer
Wednesday, February 12th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Ever wanted to get involved in the kink, swing, or other play communities but don't know where to start? Shy and overwhelmed? Curious about the types of events and get-togethers out there in the land of pervyness? Every event is different, and you deserve to find one that fits you--or you and your partner, if you're stepping out together. With kink educator extraordinaire Lee Harrington, look into why folks want to be part of these communities (and how that affects your adventure), some of the myths you'll encounter along the way (from outsiders and kinksters alike), the pitfalls we may encounter--including negotiations with a partner, if you're not single--and how to have fun along the way. So pull out your social graces, dust off those leather boots (or heels, or sandals), and dive into this useful foray into kinky/sexy events and culture.


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Freeing the Orgasm
Monday, February 24th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Are you interested in finding out how to bring more pleasure into your life? Do you want to have bigger, better, and more frequent orgasms? Xanet Pailet, a sex and intimacy coach, 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.


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Ask Our Doc: Lover's Luck
Tuesday, February 25th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Who's your ideal partner? Have you found that person? Do you know what you'd need to attract a special someone (or even more than one) into your life? It's not just a matter of luck! Whether Ms./Mr./Person Right is on the horizon or you feel unlucky in love, let our Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen school you in some of the prerequisites for finding and keeping a lover.





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Partners in Passion – Becoming More Than Soul Mates
Thursday, February 27th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Great sex and lasting relationships are mutual undertakings nurtured by selflessness, cultivation of profound interest in one's partner, a determination to be as kind as possible, even during difficult times, and discernment about when and how to be open and honest. Verbal communication plays a major role in developing the capacity to relate this way, but nonverbal skills are even more important. Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson explore an approach to love and sex that differs dramatically from pop culture images and much therapy-speak, providing practical tools for reinventing your relationship as a collaboration, a joint venture.


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Make My Dreams Come True: Hot & Sexy Erotic Role Play
Monday, March 10th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

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!


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SF Bike Coalition Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop for women
Tuesday, March 11th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE With Registration

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.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: All Hands on Deck!
Wednesday, March 12h
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Be a handier lover and get some super-sweet hand-techniques to stimulate you and yours. Cue the applause!






Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure
Thursday, March 13th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

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.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Debunking Myths about Orgasm
Tuesday, March 18th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

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.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Tour & Good Vibes History Lookback
Thursday, March 20th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FREE!

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.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Casual Intimacy: Deep Connection Without Ultimate Expectation
Tuesday, March 25th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

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.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

The Desire Circle--an experiment in Guerilla Intimacy
Thursday, March 27th
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

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 Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Sex After Hysterectomy
Monday, March 31st
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

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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Clits and Vadges and G-Spots, Oh My!
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Sexual pleasure comes in many forms, but women are often given confusing information about their own responses and pleasure parts. Let's clear all that up with some help from Staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen! Learn about arousal, the various kinds of erotic responses (and kinds of sex play) likely to result in higher states of turn-on, and much more! We'll talk about toys, solo sex, and partner sex, plus important secrets to better sex and orgasm. Anybody who has, or enjoys, lady-parts--or whatever you call 'em--is welcome!


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Great Sex, Good Parent: The Missing Chapter in Your Whole-Life Parenting!
Thursday, April 17th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Parents of all sexualities celebrated and welcome.
Shar Rednour the writer of "How Great Sex Made Me a Good Mom" answers all your questions on:

  • how to talk to your kids about sex
  • are our kids being sexualized in the media
  • how much social media is too much
Don't worry there is some fun for the parents too! She is also giving her invaluable tips for your sexlife
  • Don't Divorce—Just get Laid
  • Best Toys at Good Vibrations
  • The best substitution for a Parent Happy Pill
  • Single Parents-Safety and Sex validation and advice
Shar Rednour is the author of The Femme's Guide to the Universe (and happily the narrator of the audio book version) and an editor of many erotic anthologies. Her website How Great Sex Made Me a Good Mom is also the title of her celebrated short story which is becoming a full length book in winter 2014.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Burlesque 101
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Join us as we learn the art of Tease! Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque is back to present Bump & Grind Basics. Students will learn the history of burlesque, how to create a persona and basic choreography. As well as learning to build your burlesque attitude; feel great about your body, and an open discussion about increased confidence and positive thinking. All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

A Re-Introduction To The Only-Mostly-Dead Art Of Chivalry
(Now! With 200% More Feminism!)

Monday, April 28th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Everyone's heard the stories: men who get kneed in the balls for holding open a door, youngsters who sprawl on bus seats while elders stand, the myth of the handkerchief-carrying gentleman, and all the rest. What, exactly, do girls/women/people want in the world of chivalry? S. Bear Bergman knows! How can a modern gentleperson be courteous without being sexist or a suckup? And while we're at it -- who goes through the door first, again? We'll also talk a little about the principles, and then learn a lot about the mechanics, of walking in public (v. walking in private, natch), and a whole lot more.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Spring Fling Vibrator Crafting Night
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This Event Has Been Cancelled

It's the best date night or friends' night out, and you get to be crafty AND sex-positive! Join burlesque performer and sex educator Alexa Joseph to snazz up a plain old vibrator—make your new ride a custom job! We'll provide the vibrators and some bling (you can bring some too, if you want to use anything special), and along the way you'll learn tons about toys and pleasure from your fun and engaging teacher.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Humpday Happy Hour: Sexting
Wednesday, April 30th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Sending sexy text messages, known as "sexting," is a popular way to flirt and share fantasies with partners. Join us to discuss sexting as a safe way to enhance sexual communication while building trust and sharing fantasies.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Maximizing Masturbation
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

People of every gender and orientation can super-charge their sex lives through solo sex! Whether single or partnered, get bigger thrills when you jack or jill off. Celebrate International Masturbation Month with Drs. Carol Queen & Robert Morgan Lawrence and learn about prolonging pleasure, new erogenous zones, adding toys and erotica, stronger orgasms, and getting insight about your deepest sexual desires.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

GiVe Reception
Tuesday, May 13th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FREE!

GiVe is the name of Good Vibrations extensive donation and sponsorship program. Over the years we have partnered with hundreds of local and national non-profit organizations, providing them with products for fundraisers, advertising and sponsorship, or by partnering together in our stores to raise much needed funds for an immense variety of organizations ranging from women's shelters, HIV/AIDS research, art programs, LGBT benefits, Breast Cancer awareness, and more. Join us to honor the incredible work of current GiVE recipients: Women's Community Clinic, Berkeley Free Clinic, ACCESS Women's Justice, and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

How to Turn a Woman On and Have Her Begging for More…
Monday, May 19, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

In this workshop with Sex and Intimacy Coach Xanet Pailet you will learn about women's sexual arousal and how to slowly turn up the dial so that she is begging you for more. Did you know that women have a whole system of erectile tissue? Learning where that tissue is, how to activate it, and how it changes with arousal will provide you with a road map to women's pleasure. We will also learn about seven different types of female orgasm. For individuals and couples.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Don't Hate the M'Bate: Female Masturbation & Self-Love
Wednesday, May 21st
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Female masturbation can carry negative social stigma, which is why Good Vibrations is celebrating International Masturbation Month in May to say no hating on masturbating! Our Sex Educator-Sales Associate, Lindsay, will dispel myths and educate you about anatomy and physiology, tips and techniques for masturbation, and what toys to choose. Say goodbye to shame and hello to satisfying self-loving





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Threesomes—with Nina Hartley!
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
Tickets

Solo sex is great, sex for two is wonderful, but sex with three—one of the most common fantasies of all—can be sublime, IF you do it right! To avoid any chance that your fantasy three-way will go wrong, come learn from the one and only Nina Hartley, "America's sweetheart of porn" and a savvy and experienced guide to trio play. Learn to find partners, communicate your desires, and savor sex á trois!


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Opening Up Without Screwing Up
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This Event Has Been Cancelled
This class has been rescheduled for July 15, 2014

Whether you say polyamory, open marriage, swinging or "monogamish," it seems like everyone's talking about open relationships these days. But maintaining a healthy, happy, loving relationship is hard enough… how do you do it with more than one person? Nationally recognized open relationship coach Marcia Baczynski has seen it all. Learn to manage jealousy, how to talk about opening up, much more!


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Big Beautiful Sex
Thursday, June 5th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Who says you have to be skinny to have the best sex of your life? Whether it’s media and advertising images of “perfect” bodies or snarky comments about our weight, fat-shaming is all around us, and it can get in the way of our sexual confidence and pleasure. In this workshop, which combines lecture and discussion, Elle Chase (aka The Lady Cheeky) will talk about attitudes (both external and internal) that can hold us back from great sex and specific challenges we face as plus-sized lovers. You will learn skills – from communication tools to the best toys, techniques and positions – to help you embrace your sexuality and have big, beautiful sex.

This class is appropriate for anyone with any type of body image issues, regardless of size.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Self-Empowerment, Especially for Singles
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Join empowerment coach Rachel Buddeberg to explore two newly researched stereotypes, singlism and couplemania––cultural messages suggesting we’ll be happier, healthier, and wealthier if only we could find that “special someone.” It’s not necessarily so! Putting all of our energy into one relationship can lead to overly high expectations, downplaying the importance of our other relationships, and leave us feeling like second-class citizens if we remain single. This workshop is designed to empower people, especially singles, to look beyond these messages and learn to enrich our lives.

In this 2-hour workshop, we will practice powerful tools to counteract these messages. You will leave this workshop with renewed confidence to choose to be single for as short or long as you want to be, the ability to diffuse cultural messages that cause distress, and start to heal the impact they’ve had on your life!


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Getting What You Want from Your Dominant
Thursday, June 12th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Being submissive in a scene or a relationship can seem to get in the way of making clear requests, choosing wise Dominants, and setting healthy boundaries. The urge to serve, please, or receive attention can be overwhelming, or can be acted out in ways that disconnect and distance us. Join Francesca Gentille and Tim Emert to learn important techniques – including key negotiation concepts -- to stay centered, discerning, self-caring, and adored in your submissive desires.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, June 15th, 2014
3:00 pm
FREE!
Tickets

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 with Antique Vibrator Museum Curator Dr. Carol Queen and her team of trained docents.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

What If I'm Attracted to Women? Expanding your QUEERiosity
Monday, June 16th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

This workshop for women with sexual empowerment coach and co-author of Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men Amy Jo Goddard will get down to the nitty gritty of women’s desire for other women, what it means and what you might choose to do about it. We’ll talk about lesbian/bi/queer culture and how to approach it, about sexual identity, orientation and being bisexual/lesbian/queer, and navigating seemingly complex relationships. This workshop is for any woman seeking to understand her attractions for other women, who is questioning or wondering about her own identity, and who wonders on whether to act on same-sex desires. Amy Jo teaches her Women’s Sexually Empowered Life program annually and can be found blogging about all things sexual at www.amyjogoddard.com


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Summer Fling Vibrator Crafting Night
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

It's the best date night or friends' night out, and you get to be crafty AND sex-positive! Join burlesque performer and sex educator Alexa Joseph to snazz up a plain old vibrator—make your new ride a custom job! We'll provide the vibrators and some bling (you can bring some too, if you want to use anything special), and along the way you'll learn tons about toys and pleasure from your fun and engaging teacher.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Keep Calm and Strap it On!
Wednesday, June 18th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
FREE!

Good Vibrations is celebrating Strap-On Week by helping people everywhere explore the wonderful world of strap-on play. Come get the info you need to make it fun and hot for you and your partner(s): getting started, picking toys, the basics of strap-ons, come get your questions answered and discover how much pleasure you can have! All genders and sexualities are welcome. The first 10 people get a free vibe!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Female Orgasms: Physiology, Arousal & Techniques that Deliver
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Looking to learn more about the female body? Want to maximize the pleasure you give your female partner or experience within your own body? Learn about the depth and beauty of female arousal, pleasure, and orgasm from sex educators Kate McCombs and Louise Bourchier. Includes: the truth about the G spot and why it may or may not be responsive, how the clitoris is so much more than meets the eye, techniques in touch, and key pleasure exercises you can implement right away––whether you have a partner or not.

Please note: This workshop will include opportunities to share knowledge + information, but there will be no obligation to disclose anything personal about your own sexuality. There may, however, be laughs, puns and Star Trek jokes. Consider yourself warned.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Become Your Own Sexual Communication Superhero!
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Join sex educators Kate McCombs and Louise Bourchier for tips and techniques to develop your sexual communication superpowers! We’ll enhance our skills in communicating about sex by focusing on what we’re doing right, not what we’re doing wrong, and maximize our strengths, all delivered in a welcoming environment with a healthy dash of humor.

Participants will be engaged throughout the session with discussion, activities, take home exercises, and plenty of Q&A time. This workshop will offer useful strategies to make the most of your sex life and relationships, regardless of your gender, relationship status, or sexual orientation.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Getting Erotically Unstuck: a playshop on desire, pleasure and sensuality
Thursday, July 17, 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

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, July 20th
3:00 pm
FREE!

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 with Antique Vibrator Museum Curator Dr. Carol Queen and her team of trained docents.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Lip Service: The Art of Kissing
Monday, July 21st, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Without a doubt, one of the most overlooked erotic skills is kissing. With many years of experience as a workshop presenter—plus a knack for necking—Tracy Bartlett will help you add sparks to your smooches. Come to this perennially popular "lips-on" how-to workshop with a kissing partner and try out new techniques, glean communication tips, and find out how to make more of making out. Please bring a bottle of water or juice to help keep your lips lubricated.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

The Gourmet Male Hand Job
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Giving a gourmet hand job can be a wonderful treat, and there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. Come learn how to make your guy's toes curl with an amazing erotic genital massage. Sex educator Tracy Bartlett will explain important anatomy basics, creating a smooth flow from warm-up all the way to the happy ending, using toys, bringing anal and prostate play into the mix, and much more.

Please bring a dildo or a cucumber to practice on.




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