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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.


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!!!


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 Phone & Skype based services at 540-623-9524 and

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


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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Holistic Pelvic Care – Wednesday, September 29th – 7:30 p – $12

Holistic Pelvic Care (HPC) is a technique that helps restore emotional, physical and energetic balance that is rooted in the pelvis. Through a detailed interview to discuss current issues and medical history, light acupuncture, detailed physical pelvic work, and guided visualizations, HPC can lead a woman to a deeper understanding of herself, and her power to heal and nurture her own well-being. This confidential and supportive class will serve as an introduction for women interested in learning about HPC and how it may be helpful for themselves or someone they care about.

Beth Yohalem-Ilsley is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in Science and Acupuncture and a post-graduate certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She was an intern at Shanghai University Hospital in China, specializing in gynecology and traumatology. Beth has over 15 years of experience in treating musculoskeletal conditions and extensive training in Muscle Energy Technique, Holistic Pelvic Care, Shonishin (pediatric acupuncture) for infants and children, and craniosacral therapy for adults and infants. Beth combined her eastern and western herbal training to become founder of Yohalem-Ilsley Medicinal Teas. She is co-owner of Mississippi Health Center in north Portland.

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


Exploring Burlesque 201: The Construction of the Tease – Thursday, September 16th – 7:30 p – $15

Back by popular demand, Portland burlesque artist and producer Lori Madison brings you the second installment of the Exploring Burlesque series. For one night only Miss Madison will share the trade secrets of her glamorous alter ego Madison Moone (don’t miss Madison Moone’s performance at Dante’s on October 2nd – details below).

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. See you in class!

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

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Rough Sex For Beginners: Consent and Desire Sunday, August 29th – 7:30 p – $20

The sweet intersection of a slap and kiss.  The rough and tumble of spank and caress, of commanding voice and gentle stroke, of laugh and growl.

Does this sound like you?  Or wish it could be you?

Come join hugely popular sex and BDSM educator Felice Shays as she teaches you to use your hands, mouth, toys, and imagination to delve deep into what is often taboo and always crazy-hot.  Felice will address what it is to take and give power – as men and as women – and how we get to lose society’s prescriptions as we cross the bedroom threshold.

We will explore communication, emotional limits and release, safety, partnered positions, head-space, anatomy, dirty talk, and helpful items.  Throughout the workshop, Felice will share provocative techniques on how to find and express your own desire, how to push through fears that might be preventing you from discovering new sexual and sensual highs, and of course, she will teach you how to spank, slap, restrain, and more.

Yeah, we’re talking SEX. Sweet, raunchy, bring-it SEX.

All genders, ages and individuals and couples all and always welcome.
Bring your questions and your curiosity.

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


Sinclair Sexsmith: Gender & Role Play – Wednesday, July 21st – 7:30p – $20

Are you interested in playing with gender in your sex life? Join Sinclair Sexsmith for an interactive workshop where we’ll discuss basic gender tenets & philosophies, how to play with gender in role play, how play can deepen understandings of our own personal gender presentations, expressions, & identities, and some details for playing with masculinity & femininity.

Sinclair Sexsmith’s online writing and photography projects, such as Queer Eye Candy and Top Hot Butches, explore queer sexuality, gender theory, butch/femme identity, and interpersonal relationships. She was named 2008’s #1 Top Sex Blogger for Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Sex, Gender and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top at, and received both the Best Lesbian Gender Bender Blog and the Best Lesbian Sex/Erotica Blog awards for the The Lesbian Lifestyle in 2009. Her writing can be found in various anthologies, including the Best Lesbian Erotica series and in Visible: A Femmethology Volume Two.Throughout the country, from grassroots organizations to community colleges to Ivy League universities, Mr. Sexsmith has done performances and workshops on gender and sexuality.  She holds degrees in both creative writing and gender studies.

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


Exploring Burlesque: A Beginners Guide to the Art of the Tease – Thursday, July 15th – 7:30p – $10

Join Portland producer and burlesque superstar Madison Moone for a fun filled exploration in “the art of the tease”.  This introductory class will guide you through burlesque basics such as struts, shimmy shakes, and hip bumps. You will also discover the power of your creative voice through song selection and character development. Miss Moone will be your personal guide as you discover how to adapt these movements to fit your personal style, open your creative expression, and create your most beautiful self today!

Dress in comfortable clothes such as yoga or dance wear layered with a pull over or zip up hoodie.  Please bring your ipod/headphones filled with your favorite music, yoga mat, water, and a writing pad.  Burlesque props will be provided.   No dance experience required, all fitness levels welcome.

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

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Steamy Erotica Reading with Shanna Germain – Thursday, June 17th – 7:30p – FREE

Start summer off with something hot!  Join Shanna Germain at She Bop as she reads short stories from several of the erotica collections she has been featured in.  Some of these include the recently released ‘Please, Sir:  Erotic Stories of Female Submission’, as well as ‘Tasting Her:  Oral Sex Stories’ and ‘Caught Looking:  Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists’.   After the reading there will be a Q & A session with Shanna and a book signing.  We will also be giving away some She Bop gift certificates to a few lucky winners!

Shanna Germain wears the titles of writer, editor, instructor, leximaven, girl geek, wander-luster and more. Her erotic works have appeared in places like Alison’s Wonderland, Best American Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica, Best Gay Romance, Best Lesbian Erotica, Girl Crush and more. Share pillow talk at

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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Upping the Ante: A Steamy Introduction to SM – Thursday, May 27th – 7:30p – $20

Whips and Chains? You’ve been curious for a long time…or maybe your partner has been. Well, come learn what all the fuss is about. A sexy tour of the dynamics, toys, and tools found in the world of BDSM. Your guide, long time sex and BDSM educator Felice Shays, will demonstrate and discuss the differences between abuse and SM, playing safely, wielding personal and physical power, mixing it all up with sex, and most importantly, how to find and grow the seeds of your own desires without shame but with intense pleasure. You get to be part of the action too: hands-on instruction and practice with floggers, canes, and other delicious, naughty toys. The perfect class for beginners. Come alone or with a partner.

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 has presented at a plethora of events, group, and private functions, for almost a decade including Black Rose, Pacific Friction, Dark Odyssey, Babeland, LSM, TES, Wicked Womyn, KinkFest, Safer SM, Tribal Fire, MOB, Come As You Are, The Exiles, Desire, Thunder In The Mountains, and IMsL. Felice also produces sex and BDSM parties for women and trans people.

Please call She Bop to reserve your spot – 503.473.8018

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