Workshops & Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Special Events

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

Polk Store Event Info

Sexy and Safe: How Safe Sex Materials Can IMPROVE Your Sensations!
Sunday, July 10th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
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Tell Your Sexual Story
Thursday July 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, July 17th, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Female Ejaculation & Orgasm
Sunday, July 17th, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Burning Man Survival Guide
Wednesday July 20th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Valencia Street Store - 603 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Valencia Store Event Info

Butt's Up?!: Anal Play 101
Wednesday July 27th, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Palo Alto Store - 534 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Palo Alto Store Event Info

Consent Culture Reception with special guest Kitty Stryker
Saturday July 16h, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Brookline Store - 308A (rear) Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Brookline Store Event Info

Fabulous Fellatio
Monday, July 11th, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Spank You Very Much: Rough Sex for Beginners
Wednesday, July 13th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Flirt with Finesse: Consensually Courting and Safely Seducing
Monday, July 18th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Polyamory 201: I Still Get Jealous
Monday, July 25th, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bringing Up the Behind
Wednesday, July 27th, 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:
July 17th

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

AntiqueVibratorMuseum.com



Upcoming Polk Street Store Events

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


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

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

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

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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Sexy and Safe: How Safe Sex Materials Can IMPROVE Your Sensations!
Sunday, July 10th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE!


Starting with the basics of how to be safe during sex and moving into choosing the products for you, this class is all about making safer sex more enjoyable sex! We will help you choose your right lubricant, find the perfect fit for your barriers, and explain the variations that may make all the difference. All sexualities and genders are welcome!


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Tell Your Sexual Story
Thursday, July 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door (as space allows)
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Join ace storyteller Gina Gold of TMI and TMI: Sexworker Confidential to learn how to shape your sexual adventures into a tale worth telling onstage or just to a special someone. She’ll help you choose which kind of experiences will make a great story, and you’ll learn how to illustrate your tale with detail and deliver a moving, sexy, or amazing narrative. All sexualities and genders are welcome.


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Antique Vibrator Museum Docent Tour
Sunday, July 17th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
RSVP

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

Female Ejaculation and Orgasm
Sunday, July 17th, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
FREE!

Unsure if you've ever orgasmed? Curious about squirting? In this class, we'll answer your questions while learning techniques and positions for stimulating the clitoris, G-spot and everything in between!




Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Burning Man Survival Guide
Wednesday, July 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Good Vibrations Polk Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door (as space allows)
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Part of the magic of Burning Man is the altogether unexpected nature of what will happen. For one week, we step outside of our usual selves. But all this novelty can be a strain on your relationship. Fortunately, you can avoid drama with a bit of preparation and foresight. In this workshop, led by open relationship coach and playa veteran Marcia Baczynski, you'll find out everything you need for your relationship to not only survive, but thrive, at Burning Man: your #1 secret weapon for avoiding fights on the playa (especially those really stupid ones); the real reason the Burn makes or breaks relationships; what to do when you have different ideas of what "fun at Burning Man" means; a quick and easy way to get the most out of your time together -- and apart; and simple and practical steps you can take now to make your Burn together the best one ever.

Plus, you'll walk out with your own personalized guide for staying connected, getting what you both need and having a blast during your time in the dust. Whether you're a virgin burner or going home yet again, join us for a hilarious and practical workshop that will help you make sure you'll enjoy your camp, your costumes and your favorite co-conspirators. Because "going to the Burn" shouldn't mean "sitting in a hot tent processing." Visit Marcia's site askingforwhatyouwant.com to discover practical tools for uncommonly excellent relationships.



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

Butt's Up?!: Anal Play 101
Wednesday, July 27th
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Valencia Store
FREE!

What do butt play and summer have in common? Slipperiness, fun, and relaxation! Sound like a good way to bring some exciting new heat into your bedroom? Want empowering info about how to get started? Come by and let Good Vibes show you the tips, tricks, toys, and lube that'll help you have a great time this summer.






Upcoming Palo Alto Store Events

Located in the chic shopping district of Palo Alto situated right off of University Avenue alongside many charming boutiques and restaurants with ample access to parking and public transit, Good Vibrations showcases our design-centric, forward-thinking vendors in a stylized boutique setting where comfort and ambience are key.


534 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 422-2790
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

Consent Culture Reception with special guest Kitty Stryker
Saturday, July 16th, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Good Vibrations Palo Alto Store
FREE!

Activist Kitty Stryker has been working tirelessly to promote and teach about consent, and now she’s creating an anthology of writings about consent culture. Join her and Good Vibrations Staff Sexologist Carol Queen for useful ideas about creating a consent-based sex life as well as inspirations for action, and meet other people in your community who care about this issue.



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


Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Fabulous Fellatio
Monday, July 11th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

There's nothing quite like a gourmet blow-job. Kira Manser, of the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, will teach you the art of giving head. You'll learn all sorts of new tips for making your partner moan, the ergonomics of excellent head, how to work hand action, mouth movement, and prostate massage into the act, and much more. These skills also work when you're going down on a strap-on. The workshop includes non-sexual participation, so come prepared to have fun! No skirts, please. All genders welcome.







Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Spank You Very Much: Rough Sex for Beginners
Wednesday July 13th
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 Ruby 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 affection.







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Flirt with Finesse: Consensually Courting and Safely Seducing
Monday July 18th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

In the age of playboys, dating manuals and hook-up culture, standing out to a crush can seem intimidating. Sex Educator-Sales Associates Sage and Ruby have the antidote for every lame pickup line and awkwardly timed compliment. Through a series of exercises and open discussion, learn how to incorporate consensual flirting into your lifestyle, be it paired, single, or anywhere in between. In this class we will talk about different styles of flirting to help you find the way that works for you—are you smooth and suave or is friendly banter more your style? You can expect to leave knowing how to give more genuine and unique compliments, read body language to ensure the flirting recipient's comfort, and how to accept rejection with grace and ease.







Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Polyamory 201: I Still Get Jealous
Monday July 25th
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
FREE!

If you’ve already tested the waters with non-monogamous relationships and had some 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 Polyamory 101 class, One Is Not Enough: An Intro to Open Relationships, Polyamory, and Consensual Non-monogamy.







Sex Ed Events at Good Vibrations

Bringing Up the Behind
Wednesday July 27th
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Good Vibrations Brookline Store
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, as space allows
Tickets

Anal advocates unite! Or maybe you secretly want to be an anal advocate, but aren’t sure if it’s for you? All curious kittens are welcome! Our bottoms are an important part of our anatomy that everyone has, so join social worker and sex educator Kira Manser as she talks about the pleasure potential involved in one of the last great taboos: the tuckus! Learn to distinguish between the facts vs. the scary myths! It is important to have medically accurate information to have safe, pleasurable, and fun anal adventures, but butt sex is not part of most sex ed courses, even though 35% of Americans regularly engage in it! Bringing Up the Behind participants will walk away with the tools to explore all the pleasurable possibilities of playing with the butt!








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