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In addition to providing education to customers in the shop, we offer monthly sexuality-related classes and workshops. Class topics include the G-spot, anal play, non-monogamy, communication, cunnilingus, BDSM, burlesque, rough sex, fellatio, rope bondage, and many more. In addition to in-house educators AJ, Sid Need, and Gretchen Leigh, we enlist local sexuality instructors such as M. Makael Newby, Annamarie Stockwell, Madison Moone, and Stella Harris.

We also bring in speakers from other parts of the country. These have included author and director Tristan Taormino, queer porn icon Jiz Lee, prostate aficionado Charlie Glickman, podcasting sexpert Sex Nerd Sandra, and author and sex educator Ducky Doolittle.


Nov
29

Back That Ass Up!: Anal Sex 101

Thursday, February 28th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

AJ (aka Amory Jane)Are you interested in anal pleasure but not sure where to get started? Already tried anal play but wanting to learn some fun tricks and techniques? Whether you’re brand new to the wonderful world of anal or already have some backdoor experience, this class is sure to teach you something new!

In this educational and humorous workshop, AJ will confront taboos, go over anal anatomy, prostate, and the G-spot, discuss anal penetration for beginners, and show great positions for anal sex. She’ll also cover safety and hygiene and give you the inside scoop on all the best lubes and anal toys! This class is open to all genders and sexual appetites.

AJ (aka Amory Jane)  graduated with a master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College, where she studied Sex Therapy and Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling. AJ is the host of the podcast Sex on the Brain with Amory Jane, has spoken on various panels about sex and sexuality, frequently emcees sex-positive events (such as Whoopee! A Sex-Positive Variety Show) and regularly presents workshops at She Bop and around the country.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Nov
29

Mapping the Vulva: Licking, Touching, Teasing, & Talking

Wednesday, February 20th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Stella HarrisThere is so much confusion surrounding vulvas that it’s become a pop-culture joke. Unfortunately, the joke is on us. With vulvas being a place of mystery (and worse, a source of shame), our ability to receive pleasure from this area of the body can be extremely diminished. This class will dispel misinformation and teach you all about the vulva — from anatomy to styles of touch. In addition to the external genitalia, we’ll also discuss the vagina, the G-spot, and the underlying anatomical structures.

With a focus on intimacy and connection, this class will cover styles of communication that will set both the giver and the receiver of touch at ease and give you tools to communicate your desires. There is a whole world of pleasure available if giver and receiver are willing to learn how to relax, open up, to touch and receive touch.

Using visual aids, sex toys, and vulva models, we’ll discuss everything from hand sex to oral sex as well as the use of toys — and ways to combine all three.

Stella Harris is an author, educator, and coach who focuses on intimacy and connection. As a certified Intimacy Educator, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. She has presented classes for a variety of organizations including the Portland Leather Alliance, the Portland Academy of Sex Ed, Sex Positive Portland, and more, and has spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, and Pacific University. Stella is widely published in print and online, from erotic fiction to educational and lifestyle pieces on sex and kink.

Stella hopes to build a world where everyone has the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame.

Limited space available — sign up online!

Nov
29

Carnal Creativity

Sunday, February 10th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Gretchen Leigh and Amory JaneHave 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!

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Oct
21

Burlesque Basics for the Bedroom & Beyond with Eva D’Luscious

Sunday, January 20th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Eva D'LusciousLife sucking your sexy? Leave your inhibitions and self-doubt at the door and let your inner showgirl shine in this body positive burlesque class guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a wiggle in your walk!

Join high priestess of tease and ShowGirl Temple creatrix Eva D’Luscious to learn a sassy routine combining old time burlesque moves like bumps, grinds, shimmies and sassy struts with boa work and a glove peel. Through dance we’ll co-create a safe, welcoming space where we can release our inner showgirls to perform and cheer for each other. Class will end with a delicious stretch and sharing session.

Wear a sassy outfit you can easily move in and if you have them, bring long satin gloves, a boa, and dance heels/heels with ankle straps. Eva’s rule about heels is high enough to feel sexy, low enough to be safe, and bare feet are also sexy. A water bottle and a playful attitude are a must! Eva utilizes her lifelong dance and fitness training to connect you with your body and provide a solid foundation to move safely with confidence so you can dance through life, and get a surprisingly fun workout.

Eva D’Luscious is a Portland-based MC, burlesque performer, producer and instructor known for putting her students at ease and instigating a love of all things sparkly. A self-avowed dance, holistic living and fitness nerd on a mission to unite and uplift through joyful movement, she has supported many people in revealing their sparkly selves and welcomes beginners and experienced dancers to her classes.

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Oct
21

Pleasure Mastery Workshop: An Introduction to Erotic Blueprints™

Sunday, January 13th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Jessie FreshDo 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!

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Oct
21

BJs with AJ: A Fellatio Workshop

Amory JaneWednesday, January 9th — 7:30 pm — $25

HEADS UP! Are you a giver who wants to blow your lover’s mind with your incredible oral sex skills? Are you a receiver who wants to learn how to communicate your fantasies and help your partner have fun and be comfortable while going down? Then come one, come all! This is a blowjob class for everyone!

Amory Jane will talk about anatomy, blowjob positions, teasing, mouth and tongue techniques, what to do with your hands, and how to ask for what you want. She will cover sloppy BJs, deep throating, gagging, and playing with power dynamics. She will also share ideas on making oral sex more stimulating and pleasurable for the giver and dealing with issues such as TMJ or neck pain.

This workshop includes a live demo on a strap-on dildo. Bring a pen and paper if you like to take notes, and a dildo from home if you like to practice as you learn!

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Oct
21

Introduction to Rope Bondage

Sunday, December 16th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

stella-harris-ropeDoes the idea of restraint turn you on? Do you want to learn the building blocks of rope bondage? In this class, Stella Harris will teach you basic safety along with the single column tie, double column tie, and a simple chest harness. With these fundamentals you will be able to improvise and create many different bondage positions and hot scenarios. You’ll also learn ways to use rope to build intimacy and connection while you’re tying, and tricks to help you build confidence as a beginner.

It’s ideal if you attend this class with a practice partner (please note that the $20 registration is per person), but folks who come alone may be able to pair off with other students, and most of these ties can also be practiced solo. Please bring rope if you have it, but some practice rope will be available. Absolute beginners are encouraged to attend!

Stella Harris is an author, educator, and coach who focuses on intimacy and connection. As a certified Intimacy Educator, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. She has presented classes for a variety of organizations including the Portland Leather Alliance, the Portland Academy of Sex Ed, Sex Positive Portland, and more, and has spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, and Pacific University. Stella is widely published in print and online, from erotic fiction to educational and lifestyle pieces on sex and kink.

Stella hopes to build a world where everyone has the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame.

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Oct
17

Drawn to Sex Book Signing with Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan

Thursday, November 15th — 7:00 – 9:00 pm — FREE — She Bop Division — RSVP on Facebook

Drawn to SexJoin us at our SE Division location (3213 SE Division) for the release of Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan’s new book, Drawn to Sex! Come get your book signed and shop around! This event is free.

Have you ever had a question about sex, but didn’t know who to ask? Well, Erika and Matthew have spent years learning, talking, and creating informative comics on their site Oh Joy Sex Toy covering all aspects of sex. Using comics, jokes, and frank communication, they’re here to demystify the world of sex and answer your questions — including ones you might not even know you had!

In this first book of the Drawn to Sex series, they explore the practical side of sex, from the basics of what defines sex, to barriers and testing, masturbation, and the ins-and-outs of having sex with other people.

Pick up this fun book if you’re looking to learn something new, understand sexuality better, or know someone (maybe you!) who might benefit from some judgment-free education. Erika and Matthew are here to help you out!

This event is free — RSVP on Facebook.

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Sep
29

The Joys of Toys!

Thursday, December 13th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Join She Bop’s very own Gretchen for an evening of education and fun. Ever wandered around a sex toy shop and wondered “what the heck is that?” Never fear, Gretchen will answer those burning (in a good way) questions and then some!

In this class you will learn how sex toys originated and have advanced throughout history. Gretchen will explain the different types of toys, what they are used for and what they are made from, including vibrators, dildos, kegel exercisers, anal toys, toys for BDSM and more. Of course, don’t forget one of the most important things of all… yes, that would be lube! Gretchen will go over the different types of lube, as well as the ingredients to be aware of when selecting the best product for you. She will also address how to clean and store your toys so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible.

Additionally, in case your loved one didn’t leave a detailed wish list for Santa, Gretchen will give pointers on how to select a toy or gift for someone else — just in time for your holiday shopping!

As a special bonus, class attendees get 10% off their purchases in She Bop the night of the Joys of Toys class!

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!

Limited space available — sign up online!

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Sep
29

Bottoms Up: Mind Melting Erotic Spanking

Thursday, December 6th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Jessie FreshSince 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!

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She Bop is a women-owned sex toy boutique specializing in body safe products and education. Our mission is to promote healthy and safe sexuality by offering quality products and educational workshops in a fun and comfortable environment. She Bop welcomes people of all genders and sexual orientations.

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