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!
More Info

Demo Days: In-store Tips & How To’s
Every Saturday at 1pm-5pm, Free!
At all Good Vibrations Store Locations
Different topics every week! Check listings below
More Info

Bling My Vibe! Workshop & Crafting Session
Sunday, April 30th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

SF Bike To Work Day
Thursday, May 11th, at Good Vibrations Valencia Location
More Info

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum
Sunday, May 21st, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More Info

GiVe Reception
Wednesday, May 31st, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More Info

Polk Street Store - 1620 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Polk Store Event Info

Bling My Vibe! Workshop & Crafting Session
Sunday, April 30th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

Yoga + Burlesque
Tuesday, May 2nd, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
More Info

Survive & Thrive: life after sexual trauma
Sunday, May 7th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

Bling My Vibe! Reception & Award Ceremony
Sunday, May 21st, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
More Info

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, May 21st, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More Info

Crave Build-A-Vibe at the AVM!
Sunday, May 21st, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

The FemDom Universe
Sunday, June 4th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

Above the Boobs: Hair and Make-up
Thursday, June 8th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
More Info

Threesome Sex
Sunday, June 11th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, June 18th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More Info


Valencia Street Store - 603 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Valencia Store Event Info

Strap-It-On: Harness the Pleasure! Harness Event
Tuesday, June 20th, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
More Info



Mission Street Store - 899 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Mission Store Event Info

It's Not You, It's Me: Jealousy 101
Sunday, April 30th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
More Info

Say It Like You Mean It: Dirty Talking 101
Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More Info

Oakland Store - 3219 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Oakland Store Event Info

GiVe Reception
Wednesday, May 31st, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
More Info

Brookline Store - 308A (rear) Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Brookline Store Event Info

Threesomes and Group Sex 101
Thursday, May 4th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Take Back The Bedroom
Monday, May 8th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Emerging Sex Positive Activist Workshop
Wednesday, May 17th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Who Run The World?: Femmedom for the shy and how to make your man submit
Tuesday, May 23rd, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Knotty Night: A Beginner Rope Bondage Workshop
Thursday, May 25th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Let’s Talk About Sex (Toys!) for Women 40+
Monday, May 29th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

A Smut-Tea Time: A Workshop for Erotic Writers and Readers
Sunday, June 4th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
More Info

Spank You Very Much: Rough Sex for Beginners
Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Pride Fest!
Saturday, June 10th
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Art of Arguing: Because arguing, like anything else, is a skill that can be improved!
Monday, June 12th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sex for Those in Recovery
Thursday, June 15th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

Your Main Squeeze: An Intro to PC Muscles and Kegel Exercises
Monday, June 19th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

5 (dirty little) Secrets from the science of women’s sexuality
Wednesday, June 21st, 8:00 pm - 10:00 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:

April 16th and May 21st

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 April

Sign Up In Advance For May

Sign Up In Advance For June

AntiqueVibratorMuseum.com



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Demo Days:
G-Spot Toys

Saturday, April 29th
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: All Good Vibrations Retail Stores
FREE!

In celebration of our 40th Anniversary we are pleased to announce a new series of free in-store events featuring product demonstrations on our most popular items and frequently asked questions. Visit any location during scheduled times for a free demo on this week’s topic. Join us to learn helpful tips and tricks and experience our products firsthand!

Upcoming Demo Days Topics:

4/29/2017-G-Spot Toys
Often discussed as if shrouded in mystery, G-spot exploration can be easy with the right tool for the job. Join us in this short informal how-to as we demonstrate our most popular and effective toys for G-spot play. Whether for solo use or partner play these go-to G-spot toys will take your orgasm from good to great!

5/6/2017-First-Time & Beginner Vibrators
Looking to explore new sensations or introduce a new toy to the bedroom? Want to reach your orgasmic potential but don't know where to start? A vibrator is a great way to start exploring personal pleasure using toys and we can help relieve any anxieties about choosing a perfect vibe for your needs. Join us as we guide you through vibrator basics and recommend some of our favorite items for first-time or beginner vibrator users.

5/13/2017-Clitoral Stimulators
Most women report clitoral stimulation as being the most-effective means to an orgasmic end. Join us for a short informal demonstration of the most popular and unique clitoral stimulators available. Whether for use alone or with a partner, we have expert advice and some top tips for choosing the perfect clitoral stimulator.

5/20/2017-Rabbits & Twice-As-Nice Vibrators
Made infamous by an episode of Sex And The City, Rabbit-style or Twice-As-Nice vibrators are some of the most popular and powerful styles of toys we offer. There are a plethora of models available and each offers something unique. From rotation & movement, sensuous shapes, and a variety of sizes and functions, searching for your new love bunny can be overwhelming! Join us for a short informal demo of the newest and classic Rabbits and learn about choosing a Twice-As-Nice vibrators to hit all your spots.

5/27/2017-Better Than Magic: Wand Style Vibrators
Iconic, trusted and powerful, wand-style vibrators are often recommended and easy-to-use for all over stimulation. Join us as we celebrate and demonstrate all the ways to enjoy wand-style vibrators and discover the magic for yourself!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Bling My Vibe! Workshop & Crafting Session
An arty contest to celebrate #40YearsOfPleasure at Good Vibrations

Sunday, April 30th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$10 advance, $15 at the door: fee covers the cost of vibe and materials
Buy Tickets

Bling My Vibe! invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. Once you have your vibe, paint it, decoupage it, bejewel it, sew it an outfit, or otherwise get creative. Want a little encouragement and inspiration? We’re hosting two special Bling My Vibe Workshops at the Polk Street Good Vibrations for folks who want to make their arty vibrator creations together. We’ll have your vibrator ready to bling, plus hot glue guns and lots of bling to put onto them! (You can bring your own supplies too, of course, if you have something special you want to use.) Hosted by Staff Sexologist (and arty collagist) Dr. Carol Queen with burlesque blinger extraordinaire Dottie Lux.

More about the contest:
If you don’t attend one of our Bling My Vibe crafts nights and want to make your own at home, the vibrator base will be available at all GV stores for $5 from March 1st through April 30th – while supplies last! (We donate a dollar of that directly to our GiVe program to support community sexual health initiatives.) If you don’t live near a Good Vibrations store and wish to bling a vibe, please call our Customer Service Center at 1-800-289-8423 to order your Smoothie base.

These arted- and tarted-up vibes will be displayed at the Good Vibrations Polk Street store during the months of April and May. Winners will be announced at a special awards event on May 21st, 2017! Which is the best-blinged vibrator of them all? The top three winners will receive a Good Vibrations gift basket/gift card combo valued at $300, $200, and $100 respectively.

The last time we did a contest like this, the results were amazing!

Contest Info, Past Winners, and More!

Rules and Regs:
You must use a Good Vibes Smoothie or comparable hard plastic Smoothie-style vibrator as the basis of the art project. You may add any element/s to the vibrator you choose. The finished vibrator will be displayed at Good Vibrations, and photos of it become the property of Good Vibrations to be displayed on its website and any other contexts it deems appropriate.

Deadline is May 7th, 2017.

Just drop your creation off at any GV retail location, or mail it to:

Good Vibrations Bling My Vibe
1800 Sutter St., Ste. 700
Concord, CA 94520

The artist will retain ownership of the vibrator itself, and the artwork may be claimed after the GV show is over.

18 and over only.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

SF Bike To Work Day
Thursday, May 11th
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Good Vibrations Valencia Store
FREE!

Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 11 is San Francisco’s biggest day of the year to show City leaders and the county that SF bikes! Let’s make a statement together. Pedal by the Mission Energizer Station by our Good Vibrations Valencia Store (17th and Valencia) for free snacks, beverages and collectable, reusable tote bags filled with goodies, plus a special Good Vibrations discount card! Does your bike need a check-up? Bike Doctors will be on hand to provide complimentary basic bike maintenance at select stations.






Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum
Sunday, May 21st
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store

About A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum:
One of multiple events in 2017 celebrating Good Vibrations’s first 40 years, A Day at the AVM will feature three distinct events, two of them at no charge to attendees. Details about all three, culminating in Crave’s Build-A-Vibe workshop, can be found below. 18 and over only, please.

The AVM, part of the Polk Street Good Vibrations, showcases a vibrator collection in development since founder Joani Blank opened the store. Featuring vibrators spanning most of the 20th century and contextualizing them historically, the museum is open daily (except when closed for trainings and special events) from 12:30-6:30pm daily; late night Thursdays till 8:30pm. Call the store at (415) 345-0400 to ensure the museum is open when you wish to visit. Guided tours can be scheduled for groups and for members of the press; please check with curator and Staff Sexologist Carol Queen PhD to arrange at carolq@goodvibes.com. More about the AVM, including a virtual tour: antiquevibratormuseum.com

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum, Activity #1:

Bling My Vibe! Reception & Award Ceremony
Sunday, May 21, 1-3pm
1620 Polk Street, San Francisco
Free!

Bling My Vibe! invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. Vibes will be painted, decoupaged, bejeweled, sewed a little outfit, and more! The arted- and tarted-up vibes will be voted on in May (watch our blog!) and winners will be announced! Which are the best-blinged vibrators of them all?

More about Bling My Vibe. Join the contest!

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum, Activity #2:

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, May 21, 3-4pm
1620 Polk Street, San Francisco
FREE!
Limit 20 per tour!

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.

A Day at the Antique Vibrator Museum, Activity #3:

Crave Build-A-Vibe at the AVM!
Sunday, May 21, 4-6pm
1620 Polk Street, San Francisco
$95 (covers 1 or 2 people plus one vibe).
Buy Tickets

Space is limited! You must pre-register!

Our innovative friends at Crave want to let you in on the vibrator-building action! Come learn about vibrator design with Michael and Ti, then assemble your very own Duet vibrator from parts they provide, with their expert instruction. A huge hit at SXSW! More details here.






Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

GiVe Reception
Wednesday, May 31st
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Oakland Store
FREE!

Join us to honor the great work done by this quarter’s GiVe partner organizations, Planned Parenthood Northern California and the Transgender Law Center. Representatives of both fine organizations will be in the house to talk about their current focus. GiVe is Good Vibrations’ program that lets you support our partner organizations when you shop.

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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

Bling My Vibe! Workshop & Crafting Session
An arty contest to celebrate #40YearsOfPleasure at Good Vibrations

Sunday, April 30th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$10 advance, $15 at the door: fee covers the cost of vibe and materials
Buy Tickets

Bling My Vibe! invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. Once you have your vibe, paint it, decoupage it, bejewel it, sew it an outfit, or otherwise get creative. Want a little encouragement and inspiration? We’re hosting two special Bling My Vibe Workshops at the Polk Street Good Vibrations for folks who want to make their arty vibrator creations together. We’ll have your vibrator ready to bling, plus hot glue guns and lots of bling to put onto them! (You can bring your own supplies too, of course, if you have something special you want to use.) Hosted by Staff Sexologist (and arty collagist) Dr. Carol Queen with burlesque blinger extraordinaire Dottie Lux.

More about the contest:
If you don’t attend one of our Bling My Vibe crafts nights and want to make your own at home, the vibrator base will be available at all GV stores for $5 from March 1st through April 30th – while supplies last! (We donate a dollar of that directly to our GiVe program to support community sexual health initiatives.) These arted- and tarted-up vibes will be displayed at the Good Vibrations Polk Street store during the months of April and May. Winner/s will be announced during our May Masturbation Month celebration! Which is the best-blinged vibrator of them all? The top three winners will receive a Good Vibrations gift basket/gift card combo valued at $300, $200, and $100 respectively.

The last time we did a contest like this, the results were amazing!

Contest Info, Past Winners, and More!

Rules and regs:
You must use a Good Vibes Smoothie or comparable hard plastic Smoothie-style vibrator as the basis of the art project. You may add any element/s to the vibrator you choose. The finished vibrator will be displayed at Good Vibrations, and photos of it become the property of Good Vibrations to be displayed on its website and any other contexts it deems appropriate.

Deadline is May 7th, 2017.

Just drop your creation off at any GV retail location, or mail it to:

Good Vibrations Bling My Vibe
1800 Sutter St., Ste. 700
Concord, CA 94520



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Yoga + Burlesque
Tuesday, May 2nd
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
Buy Tickets

Yoga+Burlesque is a yoga class designed to support the embodiment of burlesque. Both practices have the capacity to empower and transform. Discover how yogic practices and principles can support the physical, energetic and mental needs of your burlesque work. Connect to your breath and by extension to your energetic body. Expand and refine your awareness with performer, teacher and choreographer Miss Kitty Oaks, whose aim as a teacher is to share practices that illuminate, elevate and titillate the world.

Leave class feeling more connected to yourself and to the world around you! Take home a glossary of terms and tools to support you on your burlesque path. Bring traditional yoga props such as mats, blocks, and straps if you have them.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Survive & Thrive: life after sexual trauma
Sunday, May 7th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
Buy Tickets

Learn to navigate life after sexual trauma with Bitsy and Jimanekia, who are survivors and sex educators with a combined 12 years of trauma support experience. They’re devoted to guiding other survivors in everyday life. We will cover the different types of sexual trauma, provide a starting place for the healing process and address the shame that may be connected with being a survivor.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Bling My Vibe! Reception & Award Ceremony
Sunday, May 21st
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
Free!

Bling My Vibe! invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. Vibes will be painted, decoupaged, bejeweled, sewed a little outfit, and more! The arted- and tarted-up vibes will be voted on in May (watch our blog!) and winners will be announced! Which are the best-blinged vibrators of them all?





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, May 21st
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Limit 20 per tour!
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

Crave Build-A-Vibe at the AVM!
Sunday, May 21st
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$95 (covers 1 or 2 people plus one vibe)

Space is limited, you must pre-register!
Buy Tickets
(choose the 4-5 pm or 5-6 pm time slot)

Our innovative friends at Crave want to let you in on the vibrator-building action! Come learn about vibrator design with Michael and Ti, then assemble your very own Duet vibrator from parts they provide, with their expert instruction. A huge hit at SXSW! Come build a vibe by yourself or bring a friend! Up to two people can attend per ticket and build a vibe together.

You will build a popular Crave Duet vibrator and the price of the ticket includes the vibe you build, Crave Duet vibrators normally sell for $149!

Join us for an exciting foray into the world of vibrator manufacturing! Bringing their popular Build-A-Vibe workshop to our Antique Vibrator Museum, owners Ti and Michael of Crave will guide you step-by-step to build your very own best-selling and award-winning Duet Vibrator (retailing at $149). Designed and assembled in San Francisco, Crave is a local, woman-focused luxury vibrator brand acclaimed for their innovative practices and exceptional cutting-edge product designs.

Perfect for date night, girl’s night out, or a personal exploration of the science of pleasure!

About Crave
For people who go after what they want. At Crave, we believe that sexual pleasure, intimacy and satisfaction are at the core of being human. We believe that sex is healthy, wholesome and playful, that delight and flirtation provide vital sparks to everyday life. We believe that people crave a variety of sexual experiences and that there should be no judgment, stigma, or shame about that desire. We believe that women have been underserved in the market for quality toys, accessories and devices. The design, manufacture and material choices for sex toys have been poor, and the shopping experience has been off-putting for many, which has created a longstanding perception of a lack of quality in the category at large. With Crave, we want to change the way women experience sex toys.



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

The FemDom Universe
Sunday, June 4th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 advance, $25 at the door
Buy Tickets

Do you want to access your inner Female Dominant but don't know how? Are you excited about the possibility of being in control in the bedroom but need some tips and techniques to get started? Sex educator Anya de Montigny empowers women to step into their sexy dominant selves! Women and their partners are invited to participate.

In this class you will:

• Discover the type of female dominant you are. Are you a Queen, Seductress, Punisher, Mother Figure, Brat? Let's find out!
• Learn to use your dominant voice to get what you want.
• Tap into the part of yourself that gets turned on by being in charge!
• Learn lots of information about the Fem Dom Universe and how it can be sexy, fun and hot for you and your lover/s.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Above the Boobs: Hair and Make-up
Thursday, June 8th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 advance, $25 at the door
Buy Tickets

Learn from the estimable School of Shimmy headmistress Dottie Lux how to put your best face forward! Whether you’re doing drag, getting painted up for Pride, or developing a seductive burlesque look, get ready to accentuate your features and give good face! Most materials provided. Please bring (if you have): base, makeup brushes, mascara, and liquid liner.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Threesome Se
Sunday, June 11th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 advance, $25 at the door
Buy Tickets

Learn the best techniques for having a threesome. Danarama and his partners share detailed success tips for negotiating with your partner, finding a third playmate, and care of your relationship. Then (clothed) they demonstrate some of the most orgasmic and creative sexual positions for three! Hear about best practices that make sex with multiple partners fun, amazing, and drama free. Highlights include: negotiation, boundaries, and preparation; same-sex interaction (or not) during sex; swapping partners mid-scene; multitasking; incorporating toys and strap-on sex; and what to do after the threesome.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, June 18th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE
Limit 20 per tour!
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.






Upcoming Valencia Street Store Events

In the heart of San Francisco's fashionable Mission District, Good Vibrations is a sex-positive resource in a thriving community of restaurants, galleries, and boutiques.


603 Valencia Street (at 17th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 503-9522
Map and Directions

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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Strap-It-On: Harness the Pleasure! Harness Event
Tuesday June 20th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Valencia Store
FREE!

Getting ready for Pride? Celebrate #StrapWeek with us and get harnessed-up for pleasure! Come join us at our Good Vibrations Valencia store for our Strap-it-on event! Our workshop from 7p-8p will share the info you need to choose the right harness for you, taking into account material, quality, fit, ease of control, and price. We can help make it fun and hot for you and partner(s)! Have your questions answered and troubleshoot any strap-on difficulties! After 8, we will have our tape measures ready to find the perfect fit for you, from XXS-5X. All genders and sexualities are welcome. During this event, enjoy 25% off a PleasureWorks dildo with any harness purchase of $50 or more.




Upcoming Mission Street Store Events

Conveniently located near Union Square, Good Vibrations on Mission Street is just across the street from Bloomingdale's and is surrounded by parking and is easily accessible by public transportation.


899 Mission Street (at 5th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 513-1635
Map and Directions

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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

It's Not You, It's Me: Jealousy 101
Sunday, April 30th
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Mission Store
FREE!
Sign Up For This Event

Jealousy is notorious for sparking anxiety, sadness, or anger, which can cause harm to your partner(s) and yourself. Even so, feelings of jealousy are normal and can be your body's way of telling you what you actually want. This workshop is for everyone, monogamous and polyamorous folks alike. SESA Instructor Mone will facilitate a conversation about self-reflection, and how identifying your needs can be the first step towards a fulfilling relationship.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Say It Like You Mean It: Dirty Talking 101
Wednesday, May 17th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Mission Store
FREE!
Sign Up For This Event

Bring an exciting element to your sex with erotic talk! You don't have to feel tongue-tied when you whisper sweet or naughty nothings into your lover's ear. In this class, SESA instructor Alex is going to help you find your authentic dirty talk style, explore sexual fantasies, talk about boundaries and consent, share tips for overcoming shyness, and brainstorm dirty vocabulary for you and your partner(s). You'll get to learn the seductive verbal skills you want and develop the courage for titillating talk in the bedroom. This workshop is queer-focused but designed for all sexual orientations, genders, and relationship dynamics.






Upcoming Oakland Store Events

In the bustling Lakeshore district of Oakland, Good Vibrations is a beautiful female and couples-friendly boutique surrounded by yoga studios, cafes, and many other local businesses.


3219 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 788-2389
Map and Directions

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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

GiVe Reception
Wednesday, May 31st
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Oakland Store
FREE!

Join us to honor the great work done by this quarter’s GiVe partner organizations, Planned Parenthood Northern California and the Transgender Law Center. Representatives of both fine organizations will be in the house to talk about their current focus. GiVe is Good Vibrations’ program that lets you support our partner organizations when you shop.

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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
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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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Threesomes and Group Sex 101
Thursday, May 4th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Have you ever wondered what three tongues, three sets of genitals, and three creative minds can accomplish? Have you and your boo fantasized about incorporating a crush into your sexual play? Are you an explorer wanting to make sexy magic in group settings? Join Sex Educator Sales Associate Alana, in this workshop that will help you prepare to navigate the ins-and-outs of sex when more than two bodies and sets of boundaries are involved. We will discuss how to determine whether someone is a good group sex partner(s) for YOU, helpful communication strategies, toys to incorporate, and positions to consider! All genders and sexualities welcome!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Take Back The Bedroom
Monday, May 8th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$15 in advance, $20 at the door as space allows
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Let’s pull back the covers and increase the intimacy in your bedroom with Dr. Jennelle, PhD, Psychologist & Relationship Advisor! We’re all faced with the challenge of keeping sex a priority in our relationships. Our daily lives are so full that it’s difficult to slow down and connect with our partners on that very important physical level every day. In the Take Back The Bedroom workshop, you’ll discover the #1 reason why so many couples find it hard to make sex a priority, learn 7 important (simple) things you can do to keep your relationship hot & heavy, and which daily habits to implement (and which to eliminate) for a more sexually connected partnership!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Emerging Sex Positive Activist Workshop
Wednesday, May 17th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
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What kind of activist are you? You are most effective when you're doing what you love, so let's figure out how you can take what you love doing and use it to create a more sex positive culture. Nicole will share some tips on how to transition from the structured world of student activism to continuing your activist efforts in the rest of life. Nicole is the Founder and Director of PleasurePie.org, a small activist organization based in Boston, MA. Pleasure Pie’s efforts center around sex positivity, body positivity, and creating sexuality education materials and conversations.





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Who Run The World?: Femmedom for the shy and how to make your man submit
Tuesday, May 23rd
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$10 in advance, $15 at the door as space allows
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Interested in playing with power dynamics with your partner? Looking for advice on how to be the best mistress you can be? This class is for dominatrixes in bloom! Sex Educator Sales Associate, Michal and Assistant Manager, Ruby will go over why power play can be fun and what it can add to the bedroom (or to any other room inside or out of the house); how to tap into and express your own dominant desires; and what kinds of products or resources Good Vibes can supply to help you get the most out of your dom-sub relationship. We welcome people of all genders anywhere along the domination-submission spectrum, though most of our material and discussion will focus on dominating male identified partners.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Knotty Night: A Beginner Rope Bondage Workshop
Thursday, May 25th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Interested in rope bondage? Restrain your curiosity no longer! Get tied up with this free beginner rope bondage class with Sex Educator Sales Associates Sebastian. We'll go over safety, a few basic knots, and then take turns doing some more hands-on practice of different ties in pairs. This event is BYOR (bring your own rope), so make sure to stop by a few minutes early to pick some up if you don't own any. Bring a friend or partner so you can take turns learning the ropes!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Let’s Talk About Sex (Toys!) for Women 40+
Monday, May 29th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Some folks assume that talking about sex is off limits after a certain age. Not here! Join Sex Educator Sales Associate Becca for this workshop that is designed for women over 40 who are picking out a first (or second or third) time vibrator, couples' toy, or dilator. We will also go over picking out lubricants for those experiencing menopause. Plenty of time will be provided for questions and the workshop will feature open discussion format. Please note, this workshop is for anyone who identifies as a woman or female and is over the age of 40 in order to create a safe space for those who attend.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

A Smut-Tea Time: A Workshop for Erotic Writers and Readers
Sunday, June 4th
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Are you a writer with an interest in the smuttier side of things? Are you an erotic reader who lusts after creating your own blush-worthy stories? Join Assistant Manager and Sex Educator, Ruby for an erotic writing workshop where you will discuss popular erotica and get a chance to write, share and edit within a supportive, open-minded group of other writers. In this class you will also learn how to write and edit your work on your own, or in your own community and discover different places to share the stories you come up with! Please come prepared with paper or a notebook. Hot tea will be provided.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Spank You Very Much: Rough Sex for Beginners
Wednesday, June 7th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Interested in the rougher side of sex, but not sure where to begin? Join Sex Educator-Sales Associate Michal to find out why some people enjoy rough sex and how you can too! We'll explore basic techniques, positions, and toys to give a naughtier edge to your play. We'll also discuss communication and negotiation with your partner(s) and how to maintain safety for all involved. By the end of this class you'll be ready to go forth and explore the pleasure and passion of intense (consensual!) affection.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Pride Fest!
Saturday, June 10th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: City Hall Plaza, Boston
FREE!

Join Good Vibrations on Saturday, June 10th at Boston's annual Pride Festival at City Hall Plaza! We'll be giving out sex ed information, safer sex supplies, and exciting mystery prizes. Don your best glittery rainbow attire and come celebrate all that is queer with your Good Vibes family.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Art of Arguing: Because arguing, like anything else, is a skill that can be improved!
Monday, June 12th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$15 in advance, $20 at the door as space allows
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If you and your partner struggle with how to navigate your differences, join Dr. Jennelle, PhD, Psychologist & Relationship Advisor for the Art of Arguing workshop, where you will develop skills to help you improve communication, collaboration, and harmony in your relationship. You will identify your core relationship wants and needs, define your "hot-head" trigger language, learn new "cool" conflict language, identify your reactive behavior tendencies, and create a calm approach to disagreements!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Sex for Those in Recovery
Thursday, June 15th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

We are often taught that those in recovery from trauma should avoid sex altogether. On the contrary, reclaiming one's sexuality can empower individuals to reclaim their bodies and sexual experiences. Join Sex Educator Sales Associate Becca in this workshop for folks who have experienced trauma and those who are intimate with trauma survivors. We will discuss ways to explore and reclaim our bodies through a trauma-sensitive lens including masturbation, couples play, erotica, and porn. We will also cover ways to stay grounded and present while engaging in sex and masturbation. Folks will leave with some new ideas and tools (and maybe even toys!) to make the process of recovery more approachable and fun.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Your Main Squeeze: An Intro to PC Muscles and Kegel Exercises
Monday, June 19th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

You don't need a gym membership to work out these muscles! You can work out your pelvic floor muscles sitting at a desk, in front of a crowd, or even while watching a movie. Join Sex Educator Sales Associate, Alex, and learn about the many health benefits of working out your PC muscles and how to practice these "sexercises" wherever you go. Whether you're interested in learning some new skills to enhance sexual pleasure or want to increase your overall wellness and strength, this class will provide you with the tools you'll need to explore the world of Kegel exercising!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

5 (dirty little) Secrets from the science of women’s sexuality
Wednesday, June 21st
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door as space allows
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Emily Nagoski, PhD and author of the NYT bestseller, Come As You Are, has made it her life mission to teach women to live with confidence and joy inside their bodies. Join us for her signature class on the science behind women’s sexuality and arousal. Emily begins with the science of sexual response like you’ve never heard it before, and then blows away five common myths about women’s sexuality. When does a woman’s desire for sex start? (Way sooner than you think.) What happens to her body when she’s turned on? (Nothing in particular.) What kind of sensations are erotic? (In the right context, ALL OF THEM.) What’s the single best predictor of a woman’s sexual satisfaction? And how can you have great orgasms reliably? All these questions and more will be answered. As a bonus, you’ll learn Emily’s Top 5 Sex Tips for Having Better Sex Than Anyone You Know!






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