Workshops & Events

Workshop Information
Most of our events are open to everybody. However, some are designated for particular groups. If an event description says "women only" or "men only," anyone who identifies with that gender is welcome to attend. Events for couples do not require you to be romantic or sexual partners, but you do need to attend as a pair. So if you have a close friend you want to come with, feel free!

For paid workshops, pre-registration is required. Some of our classes fill up quickly and pre-registration will guarantee your seat as well as let the presenter know how many attendees to expect.

You can click the link in the workshop description or call us at 415-345-0400 to register. We are unable to honor refunds unless you give us up to 48 hours notice that you are unable to attend. Some of our presenters come from out of town and we need to guarantee fees.

Every attendee at a Good Vibrations class or special event will be eligible to win in a special Good Vibrations gift card giveaway! Hear more details at the event you attend.

Good Vibrations Event Ground Rules
Your participation in our Good Vibrations event means you are willing and able to conduct yourself according to these rules. They are intended to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety.

  • If you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you may not attend a Good Vibrations event.
  • No touching of other participants except in the context of opt-in exercises as directed by the instructor.
  • No disruptive behavior.
  • No sexual activity.

The instructor and Good Vibrations staff have the right to remove class participants who do not respect these guidelines. Thank you for your understanding.


Special Events

Antique Vibrator Musem Docent Tours
Every 3rd Sunday at 3:00 pm. FREE!
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Polk Street Store - 1620 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Polk Store Event Info

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, January 15th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Choosing a First Vibe
Sunday, January 15th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Oral Sex 101: Learn to Lick
Sunday, January 22nd, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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EROTIC INTEGRITY ~ How To Be True To Yourself Sexually
Sunday, February 5th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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School Of Shimmy--Burlesque 101 With Dottie Lux
Thursday, February 16th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, February 19th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More Info

“Massages and Feathers and Paddles, Oh My!”—Sensuality Explored
Sunday, February 19th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Feminine Dominance: The Joy of Topping
Sunday, February 26th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Burlesque Body: It's Not What You Think
Thursday, March 9th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, March 19th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More Info

Bloody Amazing: Period Sex!
Sunday, March 19th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
More Info

Putting Poly into Practice: An Intro to Polyamory
Sunday, March 26th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Brookline Store - 308A (rear) Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Brookline Store Event Info

Check back soon, new workshops and events coming for February 2017 at our Brookline store.

Cambridge Store - 52 John F. Kennedy Street, Brookline, MA 02138

Cambridge Store Event Info

Grand Opening Party
Friday, January 6th, 6:00 pm
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Upcoming Special Events

Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Musem Docent Tours
Every 3rd Sunday at 3:00 pm
FREE!


Upcoming tours:
January 15th
February 19th
March 19th

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.

Please see the link below to RSVP at least 72 hours in advance if you will be attending the free tour. You may also RSVP by calling our Polk St. store location at: (415) 345-0400.

Sign Up In Advance For January
Sign Up In Advance For February
Sign Up In Advance For March

AntiqueVibratorMuseum.com




Upcoming Polk Street Store Events

Ride the cable car to Good Vibrations in historic Russian Hill and stroll the lively and colorful shops on Polk Street.


1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400
Map & Directions

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

Antique Vibrator Museum
Open every day 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Late night Thursdays 12:30pm - 8:30 pm

The history of the vibrator is a fascinating one, and Good Vibrations gladly sheds light on the unlikely origins of its industry. The electric vibrator had its inception in 1869 with the invention of a steam-powered massager, patented by an American doctor. This device was designed as a medical tool for treating what was called "hysteria," or "female disorders." Within 20 years a British doctor followed up with a more portable battery-operated model; by 1900, dozens of styles of electric vibrators, just like those in our exhibit, were available to the discriminating medical professional.

Please Note: The Antique Vibrator Museum is part of Good Vibrations, and it may be closed from time to time to accommodate classes, book signings, special parties, and staff trainings, as well as private tours and press events focused on the museum itself. If you wish to visit the museum, please phone us to confirm that none of these occasional closures will affect your enjoyment of the antique vibrator collection when you come by to view it. Thank you for your understanding!


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, January 15th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Sign Up Here

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





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Choosing a First Vibe
Sunday, January 15th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Sign Up Here

With so many choices, it can be overwhelming for an experienced collector, let alone someone new to the toy box! Come on in and be part of a full walkthrough on what is out here, and narrow down the list to what may be best for you! Our SESAs are here to help you walk out the door feeling better about your possibilities. This class is great for all levels of toy experience. All genders and sexualities welcome!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Oral Sex 101: Learn to Lick
Sunday, January 22nd
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
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Love downstairs action? Are you a fan of the oral but want to increase your skill set? Or are you afraid you suck at sucking? This is the class for you, no matter what your experience level is! Rain DeGrey, fan of all things oral, shares tips and techniques. Covering multiple positions as well as power dynamics, incorporating anal, safer sex techniques and conquering deep-throat, this class has it all! Oral sex techniques for all genders will be covered. Come prepared to learn and increase your oral skills in a fun, non-threatening environment. This is a pansexual class open to all genders and orientations, everyone is welcome!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

EROTIC INTEGRITY ~ How To Be True To Yourself Sexually
Sunday, February 5th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
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Too often people experience suffering around sexuality because they think they’re supposed to be different than they are. They’re supposed to be turned on by this one thing, and not turned on by this other thing, or they’re supposed to be monogamous, or poly, or kinky, or multi-orgasmic. Come find out the 3 steps to erotic integrity and what it looks like for you with Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Coach Claudia Six, PhD. Dr. Six is author of the award-winning book Erotic Integrity: How To Be True To Yourself Sexually. Erotic Integrity isn’t just about what happens in the sack – it’s about how you show up in the world.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

School Of Shimmy--Burlesque 101 With Dottie Lux
Thursday, February 16th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
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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 and feel great about your body. We’ll top that off with 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

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, February 19th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Sign Up Here

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





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

“Massages and Feathers and Paddles, Oh My!”—Sensuality Explored
Sunday, February 19th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Sign Up Here

Have you ever wondered why a massage can feel so good? What about spanking? Or licking someone when they are blindfolded? Why do all these titillating and sensuous experiences make people feel oh so good? Come learn why with us as we explore sensual play! SESA instructors Stasia and Kate will show you how many ways you can get down and dirty with the use of the many props and essentials that help put our senses to work. All genders and sexualities welcome!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Feminine Dominance: The Joy of Topping
Sunday, February 26th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
Buy Tickets

The strength and beauty of a confidant woman in control is an inspiring sight to behold. Throughout the ages strong women have always had an irresistible allure. Are you curious about Topping but uncertain about how to get started? Or are you looking to brush up on your skills to create a memorable and sizzling scene for you and your partner? Rain DeGrey goes over all the steps that will help you unlock your inner Domme. Class will cover negotiation, how to create a strong scene, and various types of play including humiliation, strap-on, CBT, bondage, cross-dressing and more. This class is designed with the beginner in mind. Don’t be shy, learn to own your strong female/femme self!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

The Burlesque Body: It's Not What You Think--Stage Presence and Owning Your Space
Thursday, March 9th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
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Dottie Lux gives you permission to get to know your body and how to show it off in the best light. This class is a great addition to any performers' wealth of knowledge or for anyone who wants to get a better sense of their body.
No dance experience required, but the desire to be challenged and have a great evening is a must. Learn to stand on your own two feet and be sure in that stance. As solo performers we must command the stage with only our bodies while everyday life can challenge the idea of a woman claiming 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!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, March 19th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Sign Up Here

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





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Bloody Amazing: Period Sex!
Sunday, March 19th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Sign Up Here

Ever thought about having sex during those days, but just don't feel comfortable yet? Been in the mood to play, but your mind can't quite relax? Never fear! SESA Kate is here to help lay out the best of sex during menstruation, from clean-up tips, to sexy activities outside the affected organs, to bonus opportunities you might have never guessed. All genders and sexualities welcome!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Putting Poly into Practice: An Intro to Polyamory
Sunday, March 26th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
Buy Tickets

Whether you have had some prior experience with poly or are totally new and not sure how to get started down the path, this is the class for you! Poly IS both possible and profoundly rewarding, as practitioner and devoted poly advocate Rain DeGrey can assure you. Come learn how to implement it into your own life. Topics covered will include communication, negotiation, processing jealousy and other common emotions. Uncertain how to tell your partner your proclivities? Not feeling that fabled compersion? Come with an open mind and plenty of questions. Class will include practical tips, ways to discuss stumbling blocks with your partners and a question and answer period.







Upcoming Brookline Store Events

Our East Coast location is nestled in charming downtown Brookline, where Good Vibrations offers sex-positivity and education in this vibrant and bustling community.

308A (rear) Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 487-4990
Map & Directions

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm


More events and workshops at our Brookline store location are coming soon.

Upcoming Cambridge Store Events

Our East Coast location is nestled in charming downtown Brookline, where Good Vibrations offers sex-positivity and education in this vibrant and bustling community.

52 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 250-8241
Map & Directions

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Cambridge Grand Opening Party
Friday, January 6th
6:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Cambridge Store
52 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 945-5138
FREE!

Please join us in celebrating the grand opening of our newest boutique located in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Enjoy light refreshments, special offers, raffles, and spin our “Wheel of Pleasure” to win a free gift. Join the party Friday, January 6th between 6:00 and 8:00pm at 52 JFK Street. We look forward to seeing you!








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