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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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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GiVe Reception
Wednesday, May 31st, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Queer Women of Color Film Festival 2017
June 9th - June 11th
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Polk Street Store - 1620 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Polk Store Event Info

The FemDom Universe
Sunday, June 4th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Above the Boobs: Hair and Make-up
Thursday, June 8th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Threesome Sex
Sunday, June 11th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, June 18th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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
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Mission Street Store - 899 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Mission Store Event Info

Say It Like You Mean It: Dirty Talking 101
Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Oakland Store - 3219 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

Oakland Store Event Info

GiVe Reception
Wednesday, May 31st, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Brookline Store - 308A (rear) Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Brookline Store Event Info

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, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
More Info

Spank You Very Much: Rough Sex for Beginners
Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

Pride Fest!
Saturday, June 10th
More Info

Art of Arguing: Because arguing, like anything else, is a skill that can be improved!
Monday, June 12th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info

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
More Info


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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 May

Sign Up In Advance For June

AntiqueVibratorMuseum.com



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Demo Days:
Better Than Magic: Wand Style Vibrators

Saturday, May 27th
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!

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!

6/3/2017-Intro to Spanking
Looking to add a little slap to your tickle? Spankings may be a lot more fun that you remember, and we can help you make an impact as you explore spanking play. In this short and informal demo, we will guide you through an assortment of slappers and paddles, as well as touch on safety and how to add to your spanking sessions.

6/10/2017-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.

6/17/2017-Travel Friendly Vibrators
Concerned about travelling with toys? Want to avoid TSA without compromising personal pleasure? In a short informal how-to, we will guide you through some features that make travelling with toys safe and easy and recommend some of our most popular and discreet products for travel. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, we have the answers to all your sexy on-the-go needs!

6/24/2017-Harness Play for Everyone
All kinds of couplings can enjoy harness play. Join us for this short informal demo of our variety of strap-ons and harnesses for all walks of life. Whether you're looking to get started or upgrade your current gear, we will be providing fittings to help you find the perfect harness that meets all your needs.



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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Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

13th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival 2017
June 9th - 11th
Location: Brava Theater Center, San Francisco CA
FREE!
Registration, Tickets, and More Info

QWOCMAP’s 13th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival will premiere 30 films in 4 screenings. The “Beloved Community” Festival Focus includes an “Unleash The Power” conversation on collective self-care for challenging political times. From the resilient wisdom of LBTQ people of color to the power of prayer for a young Muslim woman and a young Black Christian woman, these films encourage communities to find their squad and unleash their super powers to create change. All films are Subtitled for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing and ASL interpretation will be provided along with many other forms of disability access.

Featured Films:

SNAPSHOT by Shine Louise Houston
A new relationship and a villainous mystery clash after an innocent Snapshot.
Hashtags: #QWOCFF2017 #Snapshot #QueerPOCPorn #RepresentationMatters #QTPOCFilms #Erotic #Thriller #Film

#Roommates by Jessica Ransom
#Roommates combust as a struggling actress schemes to win the heart of her best friend.
Hashtags: #QWOCFF2017 #Roommates #RepresentationMatters #QTPOCFilms #SchemingForLOVE







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 FemDom Universe
Sunday, June 4th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 advance, $25 at the door
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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
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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 Sex
Sunday, June 11th
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 advance, $25 at the door
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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

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
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

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
1:00 pm - 2:00 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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