Good Vibrations' SHOW (Sexual Health Outreach Workshops)
Good Vibrations is the premier sex-positive education based retailer trusted for over three decades to provide high quality products, sexual health education, and accurate and trusted information that promotes sexual health, pleasure, and empowerment.
In 1993, Good Vibrations coined the phrase "Sex Educator-Sales Associate" as the job title for our front-line staff. We have always understood that education is just as important as selling because that's the best way to make sure that our customers can find and choose the products that will best meet their needs. Each of our certified trainers has gone through an extensive SESA training program led by staff Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen and our education team. This training is supplemented by recommended readings and ongoing continuing education to ensure that we provide you with the most accurate and current information. Most medical students receive less than 10 hours of training on human sexuality. Our SESAs receive an average of 40 hours of training and ongoing continuous education. That's up to four times as much as a general practitioner gets in medical school.
For over 36 years, Good Vibrations has been providing comprehensive sexual health based outreach workshops to local universities and community organizations. This year we are pleased to launch our rebranded outreach program: Good Vibrations Sexual Health Outreach Workshops (GVSHOW).
Good Vibrations SHOW & Tell: In-store tours
Book a Store Tour
With so many options to choose from, who better to help you navigate our selection than your very own trusted Good Vibrations Sex Educator-Sales Associate. These guides receive continuous new product information and are trained to conduct information-packed, lively store tours.
Be our guest at one of our retail locations for a personalized tour for your group. Guests will receive a detailed and fun overview of our company history, our mission, and of course, our quality product line and they'll be able to ask questions in a fun, informative setting. Your group will receive the chance to see which products we're excited about, and ultimately, which products are best for you.
Your friendly and knowledgeable tour guide will cover topics such as:
- The Origin of Vibrators
- Clitoral facts
- G Marks the Spot®
- The Myths of Anal Play
- Rings & Things
- Safer Sexy
- Lube 101
- Strap-on's and more
All participants will receive a free gift and a chance to be entered in our monthly gift bag give-a-way! Some restrictions apply.
Would you like to turn your tour into a party? Whether it's a birthday, reunion, or a ladies' night out, a SHOW & Tell tour can make the perfect entertainment for your event. Learn about themed events such as Bachelorette parties! Additional fees may apply.
Tour Hours and Rates:
All of our tours are scheduled in advance by appointment only.
Tours are available Mon- Fri from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm at each of our store locations (times may vary depending upon location).
Our store tours run approximately 60-90 mins long depending on group size. Since our tours are held on the sales floor during store hours, tours are limited to 35 people. For larger groups we can arrange special times but cost may vary. Tours are booked with a $100 deposit. If your group members spend at least $100, the deposit fee is returned.
If you are interested in a tour and cannot afford the $100 deposit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may be able to offer financial assistance to a small selection of universities & organizations in need who qualify.
To schedule a store tour, please contact the store manager of the location you are interested in.
Good Vibrations SHOW Off-Site: Off-Site Workshops
Invite US on Tour
This ain't your grandma's health class! Our Sexual Health Outreach Workshops provide answers to tough questions, present up-to-date and accurate sex information, promote pleasure exploration, and build community dialogue on topics that are sometimes fraught with sexual shame and stigmatized due to political or cultural influences.
We are in high demand at universities such as Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford and Mills. We do workshops for college classes, conferences, and numerous service organizations as well as presenting to counselors, therapists and educators from different fields. All presenters are highly trained sexuality educators, coming from a wide range of backgrounds, so we can provide workshops on many different topics.
Panels & Tabling: Let's get creative!
Throwing a company event? Want to spice up your fundraiser? Let our Good Vibrations workshop provide the entertainment! From speaking on your panel, to tabling at your show, our sexual health educators are flexible and accommodating!
Our sex education comes from a sex-positive stance and sharing Good Vibrations’ core educational principles and mission is the primary goal. We pride ourselves on the fact that our events are inclusive, geared towards many levels of understanding, and cover a wide range of sexual interests and activities. Diverse groups whose members come from a variety of backgrounds and needs are within our audience spectrum. All presentations are custom-tailored to the needs of the audience -- the event always fits the crowd.
Listed below are some of the major workshop topics as well as specialties and populations we work with. We're happy to discuss your objectives and the educational needs of your group to create the learning event best for you. Take a look and contact us to find out more.
General Workshop Topics Include:
- Pleasure Physiology and Sex Toys
- Safer Sex
- Transforming Attitudes/Sex Positivity
- Sexual Communication
- Female Sexuality
- Male Sexuality
- Gender 101
- Body Image and Sexuality
- Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases
More specific topics include:
- Anal Sexuality
- BDSM Negotiation & Consent
- Disclosing Your Status (HIV and other STDs)
- Fat Positivity & Sexuality
- Fetishes and Fantasies
- G-Spot Stimulation
- LGBTQ Sexuality
- Feminist Porn
- Pregnancy Prevention
- Sex & Aging
- Sex Club Etiquette
- Sex & Disability
- Sex & Pregnancy
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Sexuality in Communities of Color
Populations we love to work with:
- Communities of Color
- Differently Abled Communities
- Medical and Mental Health Professionals
- Queer/Trans Folks
- Sex Educators
- Sex Workers
- Therapists and Helping Professionals
Due to the large amount of workshop request we receive, we need a minimum of one months’ notice to schedule an event. The average length of our workshops is 60-90 minutes long. When considering your event, remember that we need enough room for all participants to sit comfortably. Space for moving activities, board/wall space for posters, and a table for materials may also be required. Presentations can be scheduled from 8 am to 10 pm seven days a week.
We do not do explicit demonstrations of any kind. Please email Dr. Carol Queen, at email@example.com if you would like a referral to organizations and presenters who offer explicit workshops.
Our fee for workshops in the immediate San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA areas is $275. For workshops 60 miles or further from these areas, we ask additional fees to cover travel and time expenses. For workshops outside of the Bay Area and East Mass, all transportation and accommodations will need to be provided as well.
If you are in need of a workshop and cannot afford the $275 fee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may be able to offer financial assistance to a small selection of organizations in need who qualify.
Our workshops are so popular that we get asked back again and again! But don't take our word for it. Read what some of our hosts and participants have said about our program.
"This workshop does a really great job at opening the dialogue about some usually very uncomfortable things for student doctors of many different backgrounds and knowledge levels. Your presenter is great because she runs this session more like a facilitated discussion, so it impacts and involves the participants more than any lecture format would."
--University of California medical student
“She was very knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics, and corrected several misconceptions of ours.”
-- Sigma Phi Epsilon, Stanford University
“The Good Vibes table is always popular at our events! The wide variety of toys and models are always something people appreciate.”
-- Mills College Health Fair
“She created a learning environment which was informative, safe, and interactive. It was very engaging.”
"The workshop was a perfect combination of lecture style as well as engaging activities for the participants to take part in. There was individual participation, small group and larger group work. The presentation was careful to cater to multiple learning styles that might be present in the room."
--Non-profit agency coordinator
"The facilitator was engaging without being pushy and very good at reading the group and keeping things moving at a steady pace."
--Case Manager at a women’s shelter
"I learned so much from your sex workshop. I thought I knew a lot of sex already, but I was wrong… she taught me lots of new stuff!"
"The most important thing was that the educator made the environment very comfortable and positive."
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