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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.


Dec
22

Tease a Peel: Classic Burlesque Peeling Techniques

Wednesday, January 11th — 7:15 p.m. — $15

Portland burlesque sensation Madison Moone is back by popular demand with a sultry new class sure to awaken your inner diva!

Students will be guided through a sexy burlesque movement study including bumps, grinds and struts, followed by a tantalizing round of peeling techniques. We will explore classic tools of the trade such as nylon stockings and opera length gloves while learning graceful transitions to help you tease with ease! Class will conclude with a sassy group striptease, leaving you and your girlfriends feeling like glamazons!

Students should dress in comfortable clothes; shorts or a skirt are preferred. Please bring your favorite heels (slip ons are best), nylon stockings, and elbow length gloves for peeling. Miss Moone will have extras on hand. All levels of fitness welcome; no dance experience or nudity required. Please avoid alcohol consumption before attending and arrive by 7:15 p.m. Class will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m, with no late entrance after 7:45 p.m. No photographs are permitted.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Nov
18

The Joys of Toys!

Thursday, December 8th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

Join She Bop’s very own AJ (aka Amory Jane) for an evening of education and fun. Ever wandered around a sex toy shop and wondered “what the heck is that?” Never fear, AJ 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. AJ 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! AJ 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, AJ will give pointers on how to select a toy or gift for someone else — just in time for your holiday shopping!

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Nov
14

The Expert Guide to the G-Spot and Female Ejaculation with Tristan Taormino

Sunday, November 27th — 7:30 pm. — $25

Whether you don’t know how to find your G-spot or you’re an experienced G-spotter looking for some new techniques, find out all there is to know about this important female erogenous zone. We’ll cover G-spot anatomy, how to find your own or your partner’s G-spot, great G-spot positions and toys, and tips for orgasmic G-spot stimulation. Then, we’ll delve into the world of female ejaculation, discussing myths and truths about this phenomenon. Learn what it’s all about, why some women dribble and others gush, and tried and true techniques to help everyone learn to do it.

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She is the author of seven books and runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions. She directs three porn series for Vivid Entertainment: a reality series called Chemistry; Vivid-Ed, a sex education series; and Rough Sex, a vignette series based around women’s real fantasies. She was a syndicated columnist for The Village Voice for nine and a half years and writes an advice column for Taboo Magazine. Tristan has been featured in over 200 publications and has appeared on CNN, HBO’s Real Sex, Loveline, MTV, Oxygen, The Discovery Channel, and on over four dozen radio shows. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

Oct
23

BDSM Part 1: Playing with Power, Sex, and Toys in Bed & Beyond

Thursday, November 17th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Whips and chains, really?

You’ve been curious for a while… or maybe your partner has been. Truth is, SM isn’t a matter of pain and being mean, it’s a thrilling play of power, sex, and creativity. Come join one of She Bop’s favorite sex and BDSM educators, Felice Shays, as she introduces you to the dynamics, toys, and tools found in the world of BDSM. With humor and straight talk, Felice will discuss the differences between abuse and SM, how safe = sexy, fantasy and role-play, wielding personal and physical power, conscious rough sex, and how to find and grow the seeds of your own desires without shame and with intense pleasure.

You will walk out of this class having (optional) hands-on practice with floggers, bondage, canes, and more, time permitting. The perfect class for beginners. Come alone or with a partner. All genders and sexual appetites welcome.

Known for her straight talk infused with humor, Felice Shays provides personal sexual and BDSM education across the US and Canada. A recent transplant from Brooklyn, NY, Felice provides sex and BDSM counseling to individuals and couples, and has presented at a plethora of events, groups, and private functions for a decade. Felice also produces sex and BDSM parties for women and trans people.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Oct
19

Exploring Burlesque: Striptease Salon

Wednesday, November 16th — 7:15 p.m. — $15

Have you ever wanted to rock your boa? Peel your stocking? Shimmy your hips? Get your glamour puss on because this class is for you! Join Portland’s Queen of the Tease, Madison Moone, for Striptease Salon, a flirty evening of classic bump and grind perfect for beginners or just the curious.

Students will be guided through a sexy burlesque movement study including bumps, grinds and struts, followed by a tantalizing round of peeling techniques and prop dancing. We will also explore classic burlesque characters before constructing a series of short teases as a group. Together, we will discover a deeper sense of our personal erotic beings while developing a greater appreciation of our feminine power!

Students should dress in comfortable clothes such a yoga or dance wear. Please bring your favorite heels, your prettiest bra and a zip up or button down blouse for layering. Music and demo props will be provided by Miss Moone. All levels of fitness welcome, no dance experience or nudity required. Please avoid alcohol consumption before attending and arrive by 7:15pm – class will begin promptly at 7:30pm, no late entrance after 7:45pm. Also no photographs are permitted. There will be time for shopping after the class!

Grab your best girlfriends and join Miss Moone for and evening of fun, laughs and celebration of the female spirit. See you in class!

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Oct
10

Ms. GK ladies’ night at Ground Kontrol

Do you have plans on Sunday, October 16th? We hope not, because you should attend ladies’ night at retro arcade and bar Ground Kontrol!

From 7 p.m. to close, Ground Kontrol will be hosting a night of free play and lady-centric gaming, complete with DJs, food and drinks, tournaments, a raffle, and a geek craft swap!

We have donated a few sexy things — tickets to our sex toy class and a goodie bag — to the raffle, so that’s even more incentive!

Ground Kontrol is located at 511 NW Couch St. Admission is $3 for ladies, $8 for gents.

 

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Sep
20

The Joys of Toys!

Wednesday, October 19th — 7:30 p.m. — $10

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

In this class you will learn about how sex toys originated and have advanced throughout history. AJ 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! AJ 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.

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Sep
10

Anal Pleasure for Everybody

Thursday, October 13th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Often thought of with fear or fantasy, anal sex and pleasure is a world just waiting for exploration. Join expert sex educator Felice Shays in this fun, relaxed workshop as she discusses warming up the mind and body, giving and receiving anal pleasure, lube, cleanliness and health, anal anatomy, the G-spot and prostate, toys, anal penetration, and even a few ideas for anal stealth fun. A good time for all ass owner/operators.

Known for her straight talk infused with humor, Felice Shays provides personal sexual and BDSM education across the US and Canada. A recent transplant from Brooklyn, NY, Felice provides sex counseling to individuals and couples, and has presented at a plethora of events, groups, and private functions for a decade. Felice also produces sex parties for women and trans people.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Aug
25

Tease a Peel: Classic Burlesque Peeling Techniques

Wednesday, September 28th — 7:15 p.m. — $15

Portland burlesque sensation Madison Moone is back by popular demand with a sultry new class sure to awaken your inner diva!

Students will be guided through a sexy burlesque movement study including bumps, grinds and struts, followed by a tantalizing round of peeling techniques. We will explore classic tools of the trade such as nylon stockings and opera length gloves while learning graceful transitions to help you tease with ease! Class will conclude with a sassy group striptease, leaving you and your girlfriends feeling like glamazons!

Students should dress in comfortable clothes; shorts or a skirt are preferred. Please bring your favorite heels (slip ons are best), nylon stockings, and elbow length gloves for peeling. Miss Moone will have extras on hand. All levels of fitness welcome; no dance experience or nudity required. Please avoid alcohol consumption before attending and arrive by 7:15 p.m. Class will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m, with no late entrance after 7:45 p.m. No photographs are permitted.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Aug
20

Trans-Queering your Sex

Sunday, September 11th — 7:30 pm — $15

Interested in a Trans person, gender queer person or gender non-conforming person? Wanna have fun and be respectful? Wanna experience “non-traditional” sex and desire that is not based on stereotypes? Well, this is the workshop for you! Open to all sexual orientations and genders.

Ignacio Rivera, aka Papí Coxxx, who prefers the gender-neutral pronoun “they,” is a Black-Boricua, gender-fluid, Trans-Former, kinky, sex positive sex educator, sex worker, performance artist and filmmaker. They are one of the founding board members for Queers for Economic Justice and the creator of Poly Patao Productions. They can be seen in their debut performance in Pink and White Productions’ The Wild Search. They have worked with Morty Diamond of Tranny Fags on a Trans Entity: The Nasty Love of Papi and Wil. Papí Coxxx can also be seen on Queer Porn TV, Pink and White Productions’ Crash Pad Series, and in the soon to be released adult comedy by Cheryl Dunye and Sarah Schulman entitled Mommy is Coming.

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