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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Bling My Vibe! Workshop & Crafting Session
Saturday, March 25th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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
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Polk Street Store - 1620 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Polk Store Event Info

The Burlesque Body: It's Not What You Think
Thursday, March 9th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
More Info

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

Bling My Vibe! Workshop & Crafting Session
Saturday, March 25th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

Putting Poly into Practice: An Intro to Polyamory
Sunday, March 26th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More Info

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

Brookline Store Event Info

One is Not Enough: An Intro to Open Relationships, Polyamory, and Consensual Non-Monogamy
Wednesday, March 1st, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

Estim and Electrical Play for the Curious and Kinky
Monday, March 6th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

Butts Up!
Thursday, March 9th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info

Harness Your Pleasure: Strap on Play for All!
Thursday, March 16th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

Beyond the O: Sexual Satisfaction Beyond the Orgasm
Monday, March 20th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

Polyamory 201: I Still Get Jealous
Wednesday, March 22nd, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info

Vocalizing Desire: Turning Wants into Words
Wednesday, March 29th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 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:

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 March

AntiqueVibratorMuseum.com



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Demo Days:
Bondage Basics

Saturday, March 25th
3:00pm - 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:

3/25/2017-Bondage Basics
With all the buzz about 50 Shades, we get a lot of questions about bondage play and where to get started. In this short informal how-to learn easy ways to explore bondage play with a partner. We will walk you through how to use the variety of restraints and accessories we offer as well as discuss ways to enhance and enjoy bondage in the bedroom.

4/1/2017-App-Enabled Vibrators
As the presence of 'smart' devices in our lives continues to grow, it's no surprise that sex toy technology has come a long way. Many popular brands now offer premium products that are app-enabled for saucy remote play, interactive controls and features, and even 'smart' kegel exercisers that track your sexual fitness. In this short informal demo, come download the scoop on the newest sex toy tech and experience our selection of app-enabled products that are sure to keep you connected.

4/8/2017-How to Choose an Anal Toy
One of our most frequently asked questions is where to get started with anal play. With beads, plugs, and vibrators and a plethora of shapes to choose from the options can seem overwhelming. Join us for a short informal how-to about our most popular anal toys and how to use them.

4/15/2017-Fresh Picks
Spring is sprung at Good Vibrations! Join us as we showcase and demonstrate the freshest items from our favorite vendors that are sure satisfy your spring fever.

4/22/2017-Eco-Friendly Sex Toys & Products
In celebration of Earth Day, we offer up some tips and recommendations to make your sex life greener and more eco-friendly. From rechargeable vibrators, organic lubes, and all-natural body products, we will showcase and demonstrate our eco-friendliest items for the bedroom.

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!



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

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

Saturday, March 25th
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 and textile artist Jack Davis.

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!
Get a load of our 2013 winners and runners-up here

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.




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

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
Buy Tickets

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

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

Saturday, March 25th
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 and textile artist Jack Davis.

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!
Get a load of our 2013 winners and runners-up here

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 April 30, 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

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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

One is Not Enough: An Intro to Open Relationships, Polyamory, and Consensual Non-Monogamy
Wednesday, March 1st
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to love more than one person? Join Sex Educator, Sales Associate Allyssa as we discuss the world of non-monogamy from casual threesomes to long term live-in poly relationships. We'll start with an introduction to nonmonogamous relationships (there are so many different styles!), talk about communication and common problems (what about jealousy?), and discuss how to get involved with the community. This class will give you the tools you need to start your own exploration into the exciting world of consensual non-monogamy!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Estim and Electrical Play for the Curious and Kinky
Monday, March 6th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Have you ever wanted to unlock the mad scientist inside you? Are you looking to add a whole new kind of spark to the bedroom? Have you never heard of electro-sex but are interested in experiencing shocking new sensations? Then look no further! Join Sex Educator-Sales Associate Michal for an introduction to violet and neon wands, TENS units, and other electro-stim toys as well as safe and creative ways you can use them!





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Butts Up!
Thursday, March 9th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Buy Tickets

Backdoor entry is nothing new, but suddenly it seems like everyone's talking about it...and for good reason! Join Sex Educator and Assistant Manager Ruby for tips on safe and sexy anal stimulation. In this two hour workshop, we'll discuss how to introduce anal play with a partner or partners, learn about anal anatomy, break down anal sex taboos, and go over what is safe (and not safe) to put up your bum. Whether you want your ass to be the star of your erotic adventures or just an occasional player, this workshop will offer many possible ways to have fun with your bum from rimming and anal massage to prostate and indirect g-spot stimulation.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Harness Your Pleasure: Strap on Play for All!
Thursday, March 16th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Whether you are interested in exploring strap-on sex for the first time or are just looking to upgrade the gear you've been using, this free workshop is for you. Learn from Sex Educator, Sales Associate Allyssa how to find the harness and dildo that make you feel like a star... and keep your partners coming back for more! We will navigate the many choices in harnesses to help find the best fit to optimize performance, and discuss how to pick out the dildo that best suits your ways to play! Additionally, learn about techniques and toys that will heighten the pleasure of strap-on sex for everyone involved.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Beyond the O: Sexual Satisfaction Beyond the Orgasm
Monday, March 20th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Sex doesn't just have to be about the orgasm! In fact, many folks find sex more enjoyable when they let go of the pressures related to orgasms and focus on strengthening intimacy, communication, and foreplay. Come chat with Sex Educator-Sales Associate Alex and learn how to maximize your pleasure and enjoy the journey without focusing solely on the end destination. Alex will walk you through discovering new ways to make your partner's brain and body quiver with toys and tips to increase arousal in yourself and your partner. She will uncover popular myths about sex and orgasm and guide you through effective communication practices that strengthen intimacy and bring lovers closer together.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Polyamory 201: I Still Get Jealous
Wednesday, March 22nd
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Buy Tickets

If you’ve already tested the waters with non-monogamous relationships and had trouble beating back your own green-eyed monster, or if fear of that monster has been keeping you from jumping into the poly pool, this class is for you! Jealousy can creep up in non-monogamous relationships in vastly different ways. Join Sex Educator Sales Associate Allyssa to learn about jealousy management and communication techniques for people in open relationships (and monogamous ones too!). We'll talk about how to better communicate to keep the green-eyed monster at bay, and what to do if you feel it rising. If you are curious about polyamory and non-monogamous relationships in general, check out our free Polyamory 101 class, One Is Not Enough: An Intro to Open Relationships, Polyamory, and Consensual Non-monogamy.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Vocalizing Desire: Turning Wants into Words
Wednesday, March 29th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Have you ever struggled to find the words to express your wants and needs during sex? Do you want a supportive space to discuss communication strategies around sexual boundaries? In this interactive workshop, we will discuss intuitive and empowering ways to ask for what we want and need during sex. Sex Educator Sales Associate, Alana will cover everything from dirty talk to consent to discussing safer sex practices with a new partner. All genders and sexualities welcome!






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