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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.


Feb
4

Bondage without Rope with Carrie Gray of Aslan Leather

Sunday, March 20th – 7:30 p – $20

Mention bondage and many people immediately associate it with “being tied up” but what if you are not into rope? Restraints are great for experimenting with bondage and they are quick and easy to apply and provide instant power exchange. Join us for a fun and interactive class on restraints and discover the myriad of ways you can use your set of wrist cuffs, or a number of other fun bondage toys to give you and your bottom a hot scene. We will look at types of restraints, how to apply them, bondage positions for sex, types of bondage, communication skills, scene ideas, safety precautions and so much more. Bring your questions, and be ready to participate — there will be plenty of opportunities.

Carrie Gray is a Toronto based BDSM educator, photographer, manufacturer and designer of strap on harnesses, bondage equipment and owner of ASLAN Leather Inc. Carrie has presented at The Floating World 2010, Dark Odyssey Summer Camp and will be presenting at Dark Odyssey WinterFire 2011 and has been teaching his classes through Good For Her in Toronto for over 10 years. Carrie identifies as a Gender Queer, Transgendered Butch and is a passionate advocate of BDSM as a self- empowering form of sexual, psychological and physical play. A lifestyle Daddy and Master, Carrie enjoys the discoveries that come from pushing the psychological and physical boundaries of top and bottom space through role play, the intimate power of spanking, flogging and the beautiful submission and control of bondage. Carrie’s scene experience and sadistic pleasures cover a variety of activities including knives, canes, needle play, single tails and age play. He believes that playing is an ongoing growth process and is always ready to learn new skills to share with others. With over 10 years experience as a BDSM educator Carrie shares his expertise and lessons in an engaging, open and entertaining format that encourages participants to learn through communication, play and participation.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Feb
4

Boudoir Burlesque with Madison Moone

Wednesday, February 23rd – 7:15 p – $15

Portland’s very own “queen of the tease” is back to bring you a brand new burlesque movement class designed to take the novice peeler to the next level; Boudoir Burlesque aims to go deeper into this sensual art form while getting you in touch with your feminine wiles!

This tantalizing class begins with a brief overview of some burlesque basics such as bumps, grinds, and struts before moving into a flirty, choreographed routine. Miss Moone combines traditional burlesque moves and classic striptease with modern dance techniques. Madison will also share her trade secrets on peeling garments elegantly with in the construct of a tease. Bob Fosse meets Dita Von Teese in a sultry class that is sure to give your libido a work out!

While nudity is not required, sexy costuming is! Short skirts? Yes! Lace panties? Yes! Garters? Stockings? Gloves? Yes! Yes! Yes! Please bring a sexy outfit of your choice from home including heels, panties and a bra. The sky is the limit so let your female spirit run wild! Do keep in mind that we are learning “the art of the tease”, layers are best as we will be going down to bras and panties in the routine. Not sure what to wear? Bring some wardrobe from home and Miss Moone will act as your burlesque stylist.

If you have previously taken “The Construction of the Tease” or “Burlesque 101,” this class is the next step. However, beginners and adventurous spirits are highly encouraged to attend! 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 and no late entrance allowed after 7:45pm. Also no photographs are permitted.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – (503) 473-8018

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Jan
20

Anal Pleasure 101 with Tristan Taormino

Monday, February 14th – 7:30 p – $25

In her most popular workshop, one she has taught around the world for over 10 years, Tristan introduces you to the world of anal pleasure. In this funny, educational class, she covers a wide variety of topics, including: myths about anal sex; anal anatomy, the G-spot, and the prostate; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more! Learn the facts about this exciting, yet often misunderstood, form of pleasure and get all your questions answered.

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites. Extra incentive: we will be giving away a few 100% silicone butt plugs from Tantus!

For more on Tristan, read her bio here.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Jan
20

The Expert Guide to Female Orgasms with Tristan Taormino

Sunday, February 13th – 7:30 p – $25

Dive into the diverse, complex, and beautiful world of female pleasure and orgasm with renowned sex expert Tristan Taormino. Do you want to have your first orgasm? Do you have trouble achieving orgasm alone or with a partner? Do you want to teach your partner how to help you have an orgasm during sex? Do you want to have better, longer, easier, or more intense orgasms? From anatomy and arousal to external stimulation and penetration techniques, Tristan will show you the ins and outs of female pleasure and satisfaction.

You’ll learn about: the phases of the female arousal cycle and how they vary; different types of orgasms; the best vibrators for pleasure and orgasm; clitoral stimulation techniques – oral, manual, and with a vibrator; G-spot toys and stimulation techniques; squirting orgasms; how to have an orgasm during vaginal intercourse; and anal sex and orgasmic possibilities. Plus, an extensive Q&A where you’re encouraged to ask Tristan anything!

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites.

For more on Tristan, read her bio here.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Jan
4

Strap-on Play For You and Your Lover – Sunday, January 23rd – 7:30p – $20

She penetrates he.
She penetrates she.
He penetrates he.
He penetrates she.
They penetrates them.

Regardless of what you’ve got going on in your underwear, there are throngs of us who love to wield dildos to bring our partners to breathtaking ecstasy. Hot only begins to describe the sensuous adventure that using a harness (strap-on) and dildo or butt plug is. But which strap? Which dildo? Which orifice? What’s all this fuss about butt plugs? And really, how do you do it, anyway?

With humor, clarity, and straight talk, sex educator and coach Felice Shays will guide you through how to choose gear, communicate with your partner, provide tips and techniques for being penetrated with ease and pleasure, build confidence in the giver, explain how to assuage the receiver’s fears, discuss butt facts, myths, safety and cleanliness, and loads more.

Expand your sexual horizons, fulfill roles and fantasies, dress the gender you know yourself to be, find new ways to fill hungry holes, and deepen your intimacy and ways of communicating with your lover. Come discover the delicious world of better sex with harnesses and dildos!

All singles and couples of all genders and sexual appetites always welcome. Bring your questions and your curiosity.

Limited space available – Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – (503) 473-8018

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Jan
4

Exploring Burlesque: Striptease Salon – Wednesday, January 12th – 7:15p – $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!

Limited space available – Call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Nov
24

Exploring Burlesque 201: The Construction of the Tease – Wed, Dec 8th – 7:15p – $15

Back by popular demand, Portland burlesque artist and producer Lori Madison brings you the second installment of the Exploring Burlesque series.  In this class, Miss Madison will share the trade secrets of her glamorous alter ego Madison Moone.

Students will be guided through a brief burlesque movement study including bumps, grinds, struts and prop dancing before exploring the construction of a tease. The group will examine how to properly stage concepts for the intimate setting of the burlesque stage, as well as popular peeling techniques including the stocking tease, bottom peels and the graceful removal of undergarments. Students will also discover helpful tips and tricks when dealing with troublesome closures such as zippers, buttons and bra hooks.

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 provide by Miss Moone. All levels of fitness welcome, no dance experience or nudity required. Grab your best girlfriends and join Miss Moone for and evening of fun, laughs and celebration of the female spirit.

No cameras/photographs permitted.  Please arrive at 7:15p – class begins promptly at 7:30p.  There will be time at the end of class for shopping too!

Limited space available – Call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Nov
8

She Bop’s 1 Year Anniversary Party!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we opened our doors, and an amazing year at that! We are so grateful for all the support we have received from all of our wonderful customers, neighbors and friends.

Come join us on Black Friday, November 26th, from 8pm – 10pm at She Bop (909 N. Beech St, Portland, OR 97227) for some yummy treats, fun prizes and of course some bubbly!

Thanks everybody for a great year — and many more to come!!!

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Oct
27

The Law of Multiples: Creating Healthy Open Relationships

Thursday, November 18th – 7:30 p – $15

One + One = Done. This is the openly accepted American ideal for a committed partnership. Nonetheless, many people find deep satisfaction in various styles of loving that include three or more partners. In this session we’ll discuss the differences between emotional and physical non-monogamy and cheating, the natural progression as we confront our own expectations and ideals, and look at the pitfalls and benefits when you consider creating intentional relationships with multiple partners.

M. Makael Newby, BA, BFA, is a CTA-certified Relationship Coach, Speaker and Sexuality Consultant, and the author of My Erotic Adventure, a Choose-Your-Own styled erotica with 48 unique endings. She supports open-minded and/or kinky and sex-positive people in achieving juicy, successful, fulfilling relationships, and being effective in every area of their lives. Testimonials, videos, blog and newsletter available at mmakaelnewby.com. Phone & Skype based services at 540-623-9524 and makael@mmakaelnewby.com.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018 (online class registration will be available soon!)

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Sep
22

Basic Bondage for Sex – Sunday, October 10th – 7:30p – $20

Do you have the desire to tie someone up and have your way with them?  Come to this workshop and learn the basics of rope bondage for sex and pleasure.  This hands-on class will give you techniques and positions to bring to the bedroom, kitchen, living room or dungeon!  This workshop will also address issues around consent and safety.  Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to get down to it.  Bring a soft mat or blanket to practice on.  If you have rope bring it, but some will also be available for participants.  Come with or without a partner.  All genders and sexual orientations are welcome.

Venae is thrilled to turn you on and tune you in to new and exciting ways to pleasure yourself and others.  A Northwest native, Venae travels the country teaching and learning about sex, kink, and energetic health and well being.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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