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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.


Kick It Up a Notch: Taking Sex to the Next Level with Tristan Taormino – Sunday, March 21st 7:30p $25

From her popular columns and website to her videos and lecture series, Tristan has garnered raves for her unabashed straight talk about sex. Now, you can hear it from the sexpert herself! Whether you’ve been in a relationship for six months or six years, Tristan will discuss what happens when the honeymoon is over and real life begins to set in. She’ll cover a variety of topics, including how to: let go of the myths of what sex should be like, improve your erotic communication skills, add something new to the mix, explore dirty talk, fantasy, and erotic role playing, try anal pleasure and penetration, utilize sex toys,lubricants, and other erotic accessories. This unique and intimate class will be a supportive, non‐judgmental environment where you can ask questions and openly discuss your sexual issues and goals. Join Tristan as she takes you on a tour of all you need to know to have healthy, adventuresome, mind‐blowing sex.

Tristan Taormino is an award‐winning author, columnist, editor, and sex educator. She is the author of four books: Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, True Lust: Adventures in Sex, Porn and Perversion, Down and Dirty Sex Secrets and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women, winner of a Firecracker Book Award and named’s #1 Bestseller in Women’s Sex Instruction in 1998. Tristan is series editor of sixteen volumes of the Lambda Literary Award‐winning anthology Best Lesbian Erotica, an annual anthology published by Cleis Press. She runs her own adult film production company, Smart Ass Productions, and is currently an exclusive director for Vivid Entertainment. She was a syndicated columnist for The Village Voice for nine years and is the former editor of On Our Backs, the nation’s oldest lesbian‐produced, lesbian sex magazine. Tristan has been featured in numerous magazines and has appeared on CNN, HBO’s Real Sex, NBC’s The Other Half, The Howard Stern Show, Loveline, Ricki Lake, MTV, Oxygen, Fox News, The Discovery Channel, and on over four dozen radio shows. She lectures at top colleges and universities including Yale, Brown, Columbia, Smith, Vassar, and NYU, where she speaks on gay and lesbian issues, sexuality and gender, and feminism. She teaches sex and relationship workshops around the world.

Please RSVP by calling or emailing She Bop at 503.473.8018 or


Buck Angel DVD Signing – Saturday, March 13th from 7:15-8:30p – FREE

She Bop, in conjunction with Savory Pink Productions, presents gender outlaw hero Buck Angel for an in-store DVD signing.   Buck Angel made history when he received the prestigious award from Adult Video News (AVN) for Transsexual Performer of the Year in 2007 for his groundbreaking work in the adult entertainment industry.  As the pioneer of an entirely new genre:  female-to-male (FTM) porn, Buck has received international recognition and continues to be a huge box office hit in numerous markets.

As an icon of popular culture, Buck Angel’s message of empowerment through self-acceptance and being sexually comfortable in your own skin has struck a passionate chord with folks all over the world. Buck is not only inspiring people to think outside the box, he is re-defining gender and educating an entire generation on the fluidity of sexuality and identity politics.

This is part of a three day series of events hosted by Savory Pink Productions.  Check out their website.


The “O” of Eros: Evolving Your Orgasms with Dr. Amy Cooper– Friday, March 12th – 7:30p – $15

Have you ever thought there could be more to your experience of orgasm? What if your orgasms could be more intense, longer lasting, or somehow more meaningful? This workshop, presented by Dr. Amy Cooper, is for men and women alike who are looking to evolve their orgasms and discover new territory in their erotic landscape. Come with an open mind to learn how to bring more erotic pleasure into your life.

Amy Cooper, PhD, is the author of ‘The Everything Orgasm Book:  The All-You-Need Guide To The Most Satisfying Sex You’ll Ever Have.’  Dr. Cooper earned her doctorate in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.  She has also trained in the Hakomi method of body-centered counseling at the Hakomi Institute of California.  The combination of Clinical Sexology and the Hakomi method enable Dr. Cooper to effectively and compassionately address a range of sexuality and relationship issues.


Pleasure Through the Back Door – Sunday, March 7th from 7:30-9p

Join local sex educator Venae at She Bop for this informative and fun class.  This class will allow you to explore anal penetration in a safe and comfortable environment.  We’ll talk about the taboos and dirty truth about anal sex.  We’ll learn how to comfortably work up to receiving on your terms in a way that is sexy and hot.  If you are ready to try and enjoy anal sex, come to this class and discuss ways to find your pleasure through the back door.

Venae is a sex positive, kinky, northwest native that travels the country teaching and learning about sex, kink and spirituality.  Venae is thrilled to turn you on and tune you in to new and exciting ways to pleasure yourself and others.  Venae will be teaching at Kinkfest in late March right here in Portland, Oregon.

$20 – please call or email She Bop at 503.473.8018/ to register for this class

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G-Spot and Ejaculation Class

Sunday, February 14th: V-day Class – 7:30p-9:00p @ She Bop

The G-Spot has folks all over the globe with their panties in knots…it exists! No, it’s a hoax! Do I really even have one?

Come join nationally loved and respected Sex Coach and Advisor Felice Shays as she explains and demystifies this sexual Holy Grail: the G-Spot. With straight talk, humor, and lots of show and tell, Felice will discuss the anatomy, myths and realities of vaginal ejaculation, and how to find and stimulate the g-spot. Tips, tricks, positions, toys, exercises and more – come with a partner, a pal or on your own.  Bring your valentine or maybe even find a new one!

Open to all genders and sexual appetites.  $20/ person – please register in advance to reserve your seat.

Please RSVP by calling or emailing She Bop at 503.473.8018 or


Stripping for Your Lover

Stripping for Your Lover is a fun and sassy class designed for just about anyone who wants to get a little frisky with their lover. Sophia St. James will guide you through various stretches that will help you move in the sensual and seductive way needed to entice any person. Then she’ll take you right into the good stuff. Learn techniques to twist, bend, shake, and wiggle your body in ways you never thought. You will learn chair, standing, and couch techniques that anyone can use.

This class is suitable for all genders and all sexes. Be sure to dress comfortably and bring a bottle of water. $12, 7:30p‐9p at She Bop (909 N. Beech St., Portland, OR 97227).

Sophia St. James is a Portland local who is an adult actress, erotic visual performer, model, and body image activist.

For more information and to register for this class, please call She Bop at 503.473.8018 or email us at  Also, check out our website at


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