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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Heartbreak Hotel at SPiN SF
Saturday, February 11th, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Afterlife: Tomb Pleasures at the Asian Art Museum
Thursday, February 16th, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Donuts & Dildos: Brunch with a Side of Sex Positivity
Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Polk Street Store - 1620 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Polk Store Event Info

Trans Sex, Fertility, and Family Building
Wednesday, February 15th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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School Of Shimmy--Burlesque 101
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
More Info

Feminine Dominance: The Joy of Topping
Sunday, February 26th, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
More 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

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

Donuts & Dildos: Brunch with a Side of Sex Positivity
Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Who Run the World? Learning to be a Femdom
Monday, February 20th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Info

Hot Sex, Period.
Thursday, February 23rd, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More 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
More Info


Cambridge Store - 52 JFK Street, Brookline, MA 02138

Cambridge Store Event Info


Donuts & Dildos: Brunch with a Side of Sex Positivity
Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am - 2:00 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:
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 February
Sign Up In Advance For March

AntiqueVibratorMuseum.com



Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Heartbreak Hotel at SPiN SF
Saturday, February 11th, 9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Free with RSVP or $49 for VIP tickets including open bar and access to VIP ping pong area.
690 Folsom St., San Francisco
Details and Tickets Here

Come visit the Good Vibrations pop-up shop for Heartbreak Hotel, a swanky Valentine’s soiree celebrating singleness, togetherness, and everything in between. Hosted at the hip new SPiN Ping Pong and Social Club in downtown SF, we will highlight the newest in sex toy tech with free demos, saucy to-go items, and titillating giveaways at our infamous Wheel of Pleasure. Sign up for the ping pong contest for a chance to win a host of NSFW prizes provided by Good Vibrations.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Afterlife: Tomb Pleasures at the Asian Art Museum
Thursday, February 16th, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets $20 when purchased online through February 14th
Details and Tickets Here

Live it up and get down to the sounds of MJ's Brass Boppers, a swinging New Orleans-style brass band, tunes spun by DJ Proof, and a participatory performance installation — D(ance) D(ance) R(epublik) — led by artist Ma Li. Stop by edgy education stations, including special guest Good Vibrations and pop-up bars serving craft cocktails and beer.

Need to cool down? Head into the galleries and preview our new feature exhibition #TombTreasures, a trove of fascinating objects buried with Han-dynasty royals to ensure a grand afterlife. Savor the art, music and mystical vibes while imagining what awaits in the next world.

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Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Donuts & Dildos: Brunch with a Side of Sex Positivity
Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
1340 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusettes 02215
RSVP Required

Fenway Health and The LOCS Collective are partnering to bring you a special sex positivity event featuring research and romance! We’re serving up a truly unique workshop on how queer/trans women can become more involved in the fight against HIV. The folks from Good Vibrations will also be one hand to do a workshop and share tips on how to make safer sex sexy with gender-affirming toys and accessories. Join us for a full complimentary brunch with a side of sex positivity! Bon Appétit!

This event is presented by TFI in partnership with The LOCS Collective (Lesbians of Color Symposium) and Good Vibrations.



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

Trans Sex, Fertility, and Family Building
Wednesday, February 15th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE!

This will be a fun interactive evening focusing around fertility support, family building options, sexuality and pleasure with trans and queer communities.

Co-sponsors: SprOUT, Trans Thrive, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Hive and Good Vibrations.





Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

School Of Shimmy--Burlesque 101
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! The Red Hots Burlesque are 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
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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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Donuts & Dildos: Brunch with a Side of Sex Positivity
Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
1340 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusettes 02215
RSVP Required

Fenway Health and The LOCS Collective are partnering to bring you a special sex positivity event featuring research and romance! We’re serving up a truly unique workshop on how queer/trans women can become more involved in the fight against HIV. The folks from Good Vibrations will also be one hand to do a workshop and share tips on how to make safer sex sexy with gender-affirming toys and accessories. Join us for a full complimentary brunch with a side of sex positivity! Bon Appétit!

This event is presented by TFI in partnership with The LOCS Collective (Lesbians of Color Symposium) and Good Vibrations.


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Who Run the World? Learning to be a Femdom
Monday, February 20th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Are you and your partner interested in playing with power dynamics? 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 the 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 D/s relationship. We welcome people of all genders anywhere along the domination-submission spectrum, though most of our material and discussion will focus on domination by feminine of center folks.




Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Hot Sex, Period.
Thursday, February 23rd
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

Ever had the urge to have sex during menstruation but weren’t sure how to go about it? Never miss a week of sex again! Sex Educator, Sales Associate Elle will teach you tips and tricks to maximize your sexual experience during “that time of the month”. Learn about bodily changes, positioning, tips, tricks, clean up and more! All genders and sexualities are welcome to attend.





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
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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!






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 JFK 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

Donuts & Dildos: Brunch with a Side of Sex Positivity
Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
1340 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusettes 02215
RSVP Required

Fenway Health and The LOCS Collective are partnering to bring you a special sex positivity event featuring research and romance! We’re serving up a truly unique workshop on how queer/trans women can become more involved in the fight against HIV. The folks from Good Vibrations will also be one hand to do a workshop and share tips on how to make safer sex sexy with gender-affirming toys and accessories. Join us for a full complimentary brunch with a side of sex positivity! Bon Appétit!

This event is presented by TFI in partnership with The LOCS Collective (Lesbians of Color Symposium) and Good Vibrations.



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