Nov
17

Bottoms Up: Mind Melting Erotic Spanking

Sunday, February 23rd — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Since the dawn of time, spanking has brought pleasure and pain to all kinds of booties. What’s your favorite kind of spanking? Firm yet gentle? Over the knee? Have you ever tried rhythmic spanking or been spanked into a trance-like state? This workshop will help you explore all of that — and more!

In this class, Sexual Empowerment Coach Jessie Fresh will go into the biology behind why spankings can feel so delicious, how to use your hands and tools for the yummiest delivery, warm up (a key ingredient), placement of spanks so they become orgasmic, how to “read” your partner, negotiation and consent, ergonomics, and aftercare. We’ll also get into how you can customize the experience for the bottom’s Erotic Blueprint, whether they’re energetic, sensual, sexual, kinky, or a shapeshifter. 

This class will include a hot live demo.

Note: These techniques can be utilized at home and will not be practiced in the shop by participants. The demo will be the only spanking done in class.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Nov
17

Carnal Creativity

Wednesday, February 12th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Gretchen Leigh and Amory Jane

Have you been feeling a bit unadventurous during adult playtime? Back on the dating scene and wanting to learn some new sexy skills? Perhaps you just want to learn how to safely get into BDSM, feel closer to a partner, or have a unique date night to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whatever your reasons, have we got a workshop for you! Join sex educators and HUMP! Film Fest winners, Amory Jane and Gretchen Leigh, for a fun and interactive evening of sexploration.

They say your biggest and best sex organ lives right between your ears; it’s time to put that beautiful brain to use and start having the sex of your dreams! This new workshop from She Bop’s dynamic duo of sex ed will focus on kinky fantasies, communication, and keeping things fresh in the bedroom. We’ll cover (and demo!) role playing, dirty talk, BDSM basics, and more.

For this special Valentine’s class we will be serving sparkling wine and chocolates, plus all class attendees will receive 10% off in-store purchases on the night of the class.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Nov
17

Exploring Gender Identity: How Sex & Sensuality Affirms and Expands Gender Identity

Wednesday, February 5th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Tuck Malloy

How does gender identity inform our sex lives? And how can we bring more pleasure into gender transitions? In this class, queer, non-binary sex educator Tuck Malloy invites you to ask some big questions and offers some potential pathways for how to explore gender as part of your sensual and sexual worlds. Participants will discuss how sexuality, sensuality, pleasure, and relationships can inform and support gender expression. We will discuss the basics of gender identity and the challenges of exploring and affirming a non-cis gender identity. Wherever you are in your journey of exploring gender or supporting a loved one, you are welcome!

This class will focus on introductory concepts of gender, identity, pronouns, sexual orientation, sex v. gender as well as methods for affirming gender identity through pleasure, how to navigate relationships during changing gender identities, and how sex and sensuality can be utilized to reconnect with your body and mind during these transitions.

Tuck Malloy is a queer non-binary polyamorous sex educator. They have a background in global feminisms, intersectional feminism, sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy, and youth education. Their lifelong fascination and curiosity with sexuality informs their passion for ridding the world of sexual and body shame in all forms.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

Nov
1

She Bop’s 10-year anniversary raffle!

Can you believe it? This month marks the 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of our N. Mississippi location! To celebrate and to give back to the community that has embraced us, we’re holding a big raffle with some amazing sex toy prize packages!

This raffle will serve as a fundraiser to benefit the various local non-profits we support throughout the year: Bitch Media, Bradley Angle, Call to Safety, North by Northeast Community Health Center, Q Center, and TransActive Gender Project. All proceeds will go to these non-profit organizations, and many of you will win exciting sex toy prize packages. It’s a win-win!

Now through December 7th, raffle tickets will be available for purchase online or in the shop for just $5 each. Purchase as many as you’d like to increase your chances — you can purchase tickets for whichever specific prize package(s) catch your eye!

Prize packages

Go here to purchase tickets! Winners will be contacted on December 1st. Prizes will be available for pick-up in the shop; we kindly ask out-of-town winners to cover the cost of shipping.

Huge thank you to the following companies for their very generous donations: Fun Factory, Tenga, Paddle Daddy, Switch Leather Co., njoy, Hathor AphrodisiaSliquid, Pleasure Works, and LELO. We could not have put this together without you!

About the non-profit organizations

Bitch Media is the nonprofit organization best known for publishing the magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.

Bradley Angle gives survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope. Their services include a 24-hour crisis line, transitional housing, support groups, and community-based advocacy.

Call to Safety offers 24/7 support to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. They offer services such as safety planning, peer support, crisis intervention, needs assessments, and referrals to community resources.

North by Northeast Community Health Center provides welcoming, high-quality health care to uninsured and OHP-covered adults. They work to improve health outcomes and advance health equity by offering primary care services focused on chronic health conditions affecting the local African American population.

Q Center is a wonderful community center just around the corner from us in North Portland. Their mission is to provide safe spaces, community building and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest.

TransActive Gender Project provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender expansive children, youth, young adults and their families in living healthy lives, free of discrimination.

Nov
1

New Horizons in Kink & Polyamory: An Evening with Authors Kevin Patterson & Dr. Liz Powell

Kevin Patterson and Dr. Liz Powell

Monday, December 16th — 7: 30 pm — $10-25 (sliding scale)

Are you looking for some new takes on non-monogamy? What about more progressive ways of approaching kink? Have you read “that book” on polyamory or BDSM, but want some new perspectives?

Authors, polyamorists, and educators Dr. Liz Powell and Kevin Patterson, MEd are here to expand your reading list and your horizons! Far beyond your typical take on how to practice BDSM or polyamory, Kevin and Dr. Liz each have books and ways of thinking about relationships that can help you build your toolkit and unlearn societal patterns that keep you from enjoying the love and pleasure you’ve been seeking.

How? Well, Dr. Liz, author of Building Open Relationships: Your hands-on guide to swinging, polyamory, and beyond!, will share worksheets from their book, as well as stories of their own mistakes, to help you fine tune your non-monogamy and kinky negotiation skills. Kevin Patterson, author of Love’s Not Colorblind, will read from his seminal work on race and representation in polyamorous and other alternative communities. Both authors will stick around for a Q&A, during which they’ll offer advice and their own thoughts on your questions. In addition, they’ll be signing books, so you can get your own personalized copy of their groundbreaking works!

Dr. Liz believes that great sex can change the world. They are on a mission to help you have more meaningful, pleasurable relationships in life and work, as well as the bedroom. They’re a coach and licensed psychologist (CA 27871, OR 3068) helping couples and singles develop self-confidence and authenticity in their relationships, whether conventional or non-traditional. As a sex educator, Dr. Liz has spoken on many stages internationally including the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Annual Conference, the Guelph Sexuality Conference, and the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit. Learn more about Dr. Liz at DrLizPowell.com, Sex-Positive Psych on YouTube and Facebook, and @sexpospsych on Twitter.

Kevin Patterson is an active member of the Philadelphia polyamory community. He’s been practicing ethical nonmonogamy since August of 2002 after opening up a relationship that eventually became his marriage. In April of 2015, Kevin was inspired to start Poly Role Models, an interview series for people describing their experiences with polyamory. It is currently the most diverse and inclusive platform for polyamory available. To continue the discussion of polyamorous representation, Kevin has extended the blog’s work into nationwide speaking engagements about how race and polyamory intersect. This has led to the writing of the book, Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities. Along with co-writer Alana Phelan, Kevin launched a sci-fi novel series, For Hire. The series centers characters of color and as well as other marginalized identities.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

Oct
31

Strap it to Me! Strap-on Sex for Everybody

Thursday, January 30th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Gretchen Leigh

Buckles and straps and dildos, oh my! Strapping it on can feel a little overwhelming at first. Luckily, strap-on sex is one of Gretchen’s favorite teaching topics!

Are you new to the world of strap-ons? Curious about pegging but not sure where to start? Looking to gain some extra cock-confidence while wearing a harness? In the market for a new strap-on but not sure which dildo would be the best choice? Join She Bop’s very own Gretchen Leigh as she walks you through the ins and outs of strap-on sex! This fun and informative class will cover pegging, how to choose a harness and dildo, packing/playing, penetration, positions for all body types and abilities, how to get more comfortable using your strap-on, and tips for adding a little extra fun for the wearer. Participants of all genders, orientations, size, abilities and experience are welcome.

Gretchen Leigh is a sex educator and strength coach, often found representing She Bop around town as a resident in-house and off-site educator. With her academic background in psychology and gender, and her passion for inclusive, comprehensive sex education, Gretchen uses playfulness, humor, experience, and compassion to tackle the topic of strap-on sex for everybody.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

Oct
31

Pleasure Mastery Workshop: An Introduction to Erotic Blueprints™

Sunday, January 19th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Jessie Fresh

Do you know what your Erotic Blueprint™ is? It’s the unique map to your arousal! Haven’t heard of these blueprints? Don’t worry, it’s a new discovery in sexuality. There are 5 types: Energetic, Sensual, Sexual, Kinky, & Shapeshifter. Each blueprint has very specific turn ons, turn offs, superpowers and challenges.

In this workshop, Jessie Fresh will teach you all about your own Erotic Blueprints needs and desires, as well as any lover you encounter. Whether you’re single and craving satisfaction, together and feeling alone or unfed, or hot and taking it to the next level, this workshop is sure to teach you something orgasmic! Erotic Blueprints may be the foundation to greater understanding, therefore greater sexual satisfaction, and eventually pleasure mastery.

Class will include both an educational component and a live demo, teaching you how to somatically test on the body for what turns you on (no nudity required). Bonus: you’ll learn a sexy game to discover your highest states of arousal!

Jessie Fresh is a licensed Sexual Empowerment Coach that specializes in Erotic Blueprint education. She helps her clients understand their unique arousal wiring, so that they can experience magnetic attraction, sexual aliveness, and loving connection. Her mission is to help people end unnecessary suffering, shame, and guilt in their sexuality by providing the tools, skills and education for ultimate empowerment.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Oct
31

Pleasure, Power, and Pain: An Introduction to BDSM

Thursday, January 16th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

BDSM — whips, chains, and lots of black leather, right? Well… sometimes! But the world of kink and BDSM covers so much more, from a little rough sex to the opportunity to explore your personal boundaries, both emotional and physical.

If you’ve been curious about something you’ve read, or turned on by a scene in a movie that’s a little rougher than the usual fare, this class is for you! You’ll learn how to use those amazing toys and have the chance to see what they feel like. We’ll also be discussing role play, power dynamics, and resources for finding the local BDSM community.

Bring your fantasies, your questions, and your curiosity and get ready for a hot evening!

Annamarie is a passionate sex educator with a knowledge fetish. Sexuality has been a life-long interest, with a focus on embracing our entire sexual selves, growing as erotic beings, and creating community. She has been presenting and teaching workshops on sexuality, polyamory, and BDSM in the Portland area and around the west coast since 2006.

Limited space available — sign up online!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Oct
31

Sex Educator Night School: Making Money

Tuesday, January 14th — 7:30 p.m. — $15-50 (sliding scale)

Amory Jane

New workshop series alert! Sex Educator Night School is for sex educators, coaches, and sex positive content/event producers (from inexperienced to advanced) who want to elevate their teaching and marketing skills. Whether you’re hoping to turn sex ed into a full-time career or just dabble in teaching workshops or running events, Amory Jane will share what she’s learned in her decade as a Sex Educator, Sex-Positive Event Producer, podcast host, and Education Coordinator at She Bop.

Have you signed up for Sex Educator Night School: Crafting Classes and want to attend the next class in the series, already an established educator or producer and want to find quality sponsors for your events, or are you just wondering how to be a sex-positive independent contractor? Bring a notebook and all your questions – it’s time for Sex Educator Night School: Making Money!

This workshop will be all about finding sponsorships/collaborators, creating community connections, and learning how to actually make money as a sex educator. We’ll cover all the many ways to be in the field of sex education and coaching, and discuss live events, online teaching, podcasting, and more.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Amory Jane & She Bop recognize sex education is field that has been historically filled with white, cisgender, able-bodied educators. To help expand the field and have more voices heard, we are making this a sliding scale workshop for those who cannot pay the full price of $50 per class. We are also offering 2 full scholarships for folks from underrepresented backgrounds. POC, disabled, trans, and non-binary attendees are especially encouraged to apply/attend!

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Oct
31

Sex Educator Night School: Crafting Classes

Tuesday, December 10th — 7:30 p.m. — $15-50 (sliding scale)

Amory Jane

New workshop series alert! Sex Educator Night School is for sex educators, coaches, and sex positive content/event producers (from inexperienced to advanced) who want to elevate their teaching and marketing skills. Whether you’re hoping to turn sex ed into a full-time career or just dabble in teaching workshops or running events, Amory Jane will share what she’s learned in her decade as a Sex Educator, Sex-Positive Event Producer, podcast host, and Education Coordinator at She Bop.

Are you a budding sex educator who has always wanted to lead a class or discussion, but don’t know how to find people to attend or venues to host? Already in the field, but wanting to expand your reach or improve your skills? If you’re ready to invest in your future and your community, come join Amory Jane for Sex Educator Night School!

In this workshop, we will focus on developing and structuring workshops. Bring your ideas and goals, even if they’re still in the early stages! We’ll learn the art of teaching and public speaking, and how organizing can take our classes and events to the next level. You’ll also get advice on how and where to pitch your workshops when they’re ready to be presented, and will even get a chance to teach a mini lesson on the topic of your choice (in small groups).

Want more? Be sure to sign up for the second class in the series, Sex Educator Night School: Making Money!

Limited space available — sign up online!

Amory Jane & She Bop recognize sex education is field that has been historically filled with white, cisgender, able-bodied educators. To help expand the field and have more voices heard, we are making this a sliding scale workshop for those who cannot pay the full price of $50 per class. We are also offering 2 full scholarships for folks from underrepresented backgrounds. POC, disabled, trans, and non-binary attendees are especially encouraged to apply/attend!

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