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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 Amory Jane, Sid Need, and Gretchen Leigh, we enlist local sexuality instructors such as Annamarie Stockwell, Ev’Yan Whitney, Jessie Fresh, 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, author and blogger Kevin Patterson, podcasting sexpert Sex Nerd Sandra, and author and sex educator Ducky Doolittle.


Apr
26

Tied Up, Now What?

Wednesday, July 17th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Stella HarrisRope bondage has a huge appeal, but people often ask “what happens next?” This class by Stella Harris answers that question. We’ll cover ways to make rope the whole point of your scene, as well as ways to use rope to facilitate other kinds of play, like impact, pressure points, sensation, and yes, even sex.

Stella’s rope play has a focus on intimacy and connection, and she uses rope as a tool to facilitate those goals, rather than for its own sake. This class won’t be showing you any new knots or ties, instead it will use whatever rope skills you already have and build from there. Don’t worry if you only know the basics; even dragging rope sensually across the skin counts as rope play.

Bring some rope and a practice partner and be ready to participate in exercises — you may wish to bring a yoga mat or blanket, too.

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!

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.

Apr
26

Fellatio 2.0: An Oral Sex Upgrade!

Gretchen LeighThursday, July 11th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

You know the basics: your hand-mouth coordination is on point, you’ve timed your breathing to a T, and you have an A+ in anatomy. Now’s your chance to take things up a notch!

Join She Bop educator Gretchen Leigh as she takes you through the ins and outs and ups and downs of advanced fellatio. We’ll dive deep into deep throating, play with power dynamics (bondage, dirty talk, and CBT, anyone?), explore hot blow job techniques for non-traditional recipients including strap-ons, soft cocks, and enlarged clits, brush up on butt stuff, build ball-handling know-how, get creative with oral sex positions, and more!

Come one come all, fellatio aficionados and enthusiasts — this class is open to blow job givers and receivers of all genders and orientations. This class will include a live demo on a dildo; please feel free to bring a pen and paper if you’d like to take notes, or a toy from home if you’d like to practice as you learn!

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.

Mar
31

Chair Tease Burlesque with Eva D’Luscious

Sunday, June 23rd — 7:30 pm — $25

Eva D'LusciousSassy, classy or seductive, chair tease is a delicious way to feel your sensuality and share it with a partner. Join high priestess of tease and ShowGirl Temple creatrix Eva D’Luscious to learn the basics of a graceful and enticing chair tease, including a mini routine and tips on dancing with your partner in the chair.

Wear workout or fitness clothing that allow you to move easily. You are welcome to bring heels that slip off easily (but feel secure when on) and thigh-high stockings to practice stocking peels. Sensuous chair dancing requires core strength, so Eva will bring her experience as a group fitness instructor into class for some core strengthening exercises — be prepared to sweat a little. A water bottle and a playful attitude are a must!

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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Mar
31

BJs with AJ: A Fellatio Workshop

Thursday, June 20th — 7:30 pm — $25

Amory Jane (AJ)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!

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Mar
31

This Heart Holds Many Book Reading & Event with Koe Creation

Koe CreationSunday, June 2nd — 7:30 pm — FREE (with option to pre-order This Heart Holds Many at 10% off)

As polyamory becomes ever more present in our society, the question blooming in people’s minds is: what about the children!? Fortunately, Koe Creation is here with an answer. This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family is a memoir highlighting both the logistics and agreements that contributed to one of the most positively unique childhoods you’ve ever heard of!

During this reading, Koe will share their stories of crowded parent teacher conferences, queer youth summer camp, and parental adoptions over potluck dinner that were typical of their otherwise divergent upbringing raised in a queer polyamorous family. In true polyam fashion, there will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A and you are encouraged to share your experiences in building intentional, sex-positive family!

Choose from two RSVP options:

  • RSVP only (free)
  • RSVP and purchase This Heart Holds Many at a 10% discount ($16.20), to be picked up in-store the night of the event*

Koe Creation’s award winning involvement in Sex Education, LGBTQ Activism, Public Health Advocacy and work within Polyamorous and Kink communities began taking professional shape in 2005, as a peer educator working in high schools. Koe has served the community through public speaking, media appearance, executive administration and a long standing verbal relationship with the Polyamory Weekly podcast. Their new memoir, This Heart Holds Many, is the first book written on multi-generational polyamorous families, from the child’s perspective.

Books will also be available at a special discounted price the night of the event.

* If you purchase the book option but do not attend the event, you will be responsible for picking up your book at our Mississippi location.

This event has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Feb
28

Pleasure, Power, and Pain: An Introduction to BDSM

Thursday, May 30th — 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.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Feb
28

Sexting Myself: How to Take Sexy, Sensual Selfies

Sunday, May 19th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Ev'Yan WhitneyExplore and celebrate your sexuality through the fun and sensual art of sexy self-portraiture. In this class, Ev’Yan Whitney — sexuality doula and sex writer on her blog sexloveliberation.com — will teach you all the tricks and tools you’ll need to take bomb sensual selfies — not just for your lover’s pleasure, but for your pleasure, for your gaze, as a way of acknowledging and expressing the erotic in you.

You can’t be what you can’t see, and sexy selfies can show you your sexual radiance through your own eyes.

In Sexting Myself, there will be a short, interactive lesson about sexy self-portraiture, then you’ll get to try your hand at a sexy selfie in a private, secluded area which Ev’Yan has prepped with props, lights, and a playlist to get you in the mood. Perfect for the seasoned the selfie-taker and selfie novices. All you’ll need is a smartphone that takes pictures.

Note: This class is for women- and femme-identifying folks only.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Feb
28

STARS: Consent and Communication

Thursday, May 16th — 7:30 p.m. — $10

Evelin Dacker

In the age of #MeToo, consent has become a cultural imperative. While consent is essential for healthy sexuality, many of us have not been taught the skills to put it into consistent practice. Talking about sexual needs and desires is a challenge when we do not have a starting point. STARS is a communication model developed by Dr. Evelin Dacker that provides a guideline for enthusiastic verbal consent. STARS stands for STI/Sexual Health Status, Turn-ons, Avoids, Relationship Intentions/Needs and Safer Sex Etiquette. The STARS model helps all of us communicate effectively about sexual desires, boundaries, health and intentions in a meaningful and natural way.

In this interactive workshop by Dr. Dacker, we will explore and learn about dating in today’s age, the meaning of consensual communication, practice STARS, and share ideas with one another in a safe, structured environment. For the story about the creation of STARS, check out this TEDx Talk. For more information on Evelin Dacker, visit evelindacker.com.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

Feb
13

Talk Dirty to Me: Aural Skills for Turn On

Sunday, April 14th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

Jessie FreshErotic language is one of the hottest tools for creating turn on that lingers all day! Dirty talk, when spoken authentically and confidently, can seduce, tease, heighten arousal, deepen connection, and increase sexual satisfaction. We will be learning how to confidently speak, text or email phrases to make someone hungry for you.

Class will include the basics of erotic communication: what to say, how to say it, when to say it, how to find your authentic voice so you can feel inspired to speak for turn-on, and how you can customize the experience for your partner’s Erotic Blueprint, whether they’re energetic, sensual, sexual, kinky or a shapeshifter.

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 singles and couples increase self-awareness so they can have more connection, trust, understanding, and pleasure in their lives.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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Jan
27

Wet & Wild: G-spot and Squirting Orgasms

Stella HarrisWednesday, May 1st — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Ancient societies called it Amrita, the nectar of the gods. Pop culture regularly debates whether it’s urine. Whichever camp you fall in, squirting is a hot topic.

In this class, Stella Harris will cover internal and external anatomy with special emphasis on what is commonly known as the G-spot — but is becoming better understood as the clitourethrovaginal (CUV) complex. She’ll talk about everything from sex toys to touch techniques you can try alone or with a partner to experience an internal orgasm, and ways you can increase your chances of squirting.

Just as essential as sexual skills, Stella will discuss how to become comfortable with your body and with your partner, and ways to talk about touch and exploration that will put everyone at ease.

Stella Harris is building a world where everyone has the confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame. 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. Stella has presented at venues and conferences nationally including Catalyst Con, KinkFest Portland, COPE Ohio, and Seattle’s Center for Sex Positive Culture. She has also spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, Lewis & Clark College and Pacific University.

Stella has been widely quoted in the media and she’s made guest appearances on numerous podcasts including Sex on the Brain and Playboy Radio. Her articles have appeared on Thought Catalog, Kinkly.com, and Fetish.com, and her fiction is included in more than a dozen anthologies.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please email us at info@sheboptheshop.com with the class name & date in the subject line and some brief information about your circumstances. Two people will be chosen randomly from those who emailed and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.

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