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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.


Jan
27

Seductive Peeling with Eva D’Luscious

Sunday, April 28th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Eva D'LusciousBring out the “tease” in your strip to entice your partner with seductive peeling. Learn the 3 Ps of striptease from high priestess of tease and ShowGirl Temple creatrix Eva D’Luscious in a welcoming and safe space. Eva’s 3 Ps apply to all strippable items, so we’ll learn and practice how to work with various pieces, and discuss general principals for creating an exciting experience for your audience, be they one or many.

Items you may wish to bring for practice: robe/coat, skirt, corset, gloves, bra, shoes high enough to make you feel sexy and low enough to be safe.

No nudity required; wear under pieces that will not come off. We’ll layer the sexy stuff on top. 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.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Jan
26

Advanced Anal Pleasure with Tristan Taormino

Monday, April 22nd — 7:30 p.m. — $25 —This class will be held at the Q Center, 3 blocks north of the North Portland She Bop at 4115 N. Mississippi.

Tristan TaorminoSo, you’ve got the basics of the butt down. Are you ready to take the next step in anal pleasure? Tristan Taormino will discuss many advanced topics, including: the ins and outs of anal penetration; pros and cons of different positions; orgasms through anal penetration; extended butt plug wearing; strap-on anal sex and pegging; advanced anal toys; and anal fisting; plus, an extensive Q&A.

Tristan Taormino is an award-winning author, sex educator, college lecturer, feminist pornographer, and the host of Sex Out Loud, a weekly radio show and podcast. She is the editor of 25 anthologies and author of eight books, including The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and The Anal Sex Position Guide. She has directed and produced twenty-four sex educational and porn films including four titles dedicated to anal pleasure.

She Bop will reopen after class for your shopping needs! After Tristan’s workshop, you are welcome to head back to She Bop (909 N Beech St) with us for a meet and greet with Tristan Taormino, and to do any shopping you would like!

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.

Jan
25

From the Bedroom to the Boardroom

Thursday, April 11th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Melanie Moseley and Leah CareyWhat do you need in bed? What do you need at work? Asking for a spanking and asking for a promotion are not that different! Develop your prowess in the bedroom and your finesse in the boardroom at the same time.

Join educator entertainers Melanie Moseley and Leah Carey for a workshop that will be both entertaining and empowering. This workshop will include real-life anecdotes, a lively lecture, and interactive exercises around both sexy and professional situations. Experience and practice what it feels like to: distinguish between a yesno, and maybe; say no with clarity and confidence; and identify your needs (and believe you’re worthy of having them fulfilled).

Mel Moseley has an MA in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon. She is a storyteller, actor, teacher, and musician with more than 25 years of experience in education and performance art. This spring and summer she’s touring her one-woman show, Sexology: The Musical, which debuted at the Come Inside Festival in Portland. Follow her travels and her van life on her website.

Leah Carey is a Sexual Communication Coach and the creator and host of the “Good Girls Talk About Sex” podcast. She helps people learn to communicate about sex so they get what they really want in bed, rather than just accepting what they’re given. She has 15 years of experience as a workshop facilitator, including helping people translate their personal stories to the stage. Find her online and listen to the podcast on all major podcast platforms.

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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Dec
30

Roughhousing for Adults: Rough Sex 101

Stella HarrisWednesday, March 20th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

From hair pulling to being pinned down, from spanking to negotiated face slapping — there are dozens of ways to add intensity to your sex. But getting rough means a bit more planning and communication than you might be used to. This class will show you a variety of rough sex techniques you can use to spice up your own bedroom play as well as teach you to do them safely. Stella will discuss power dynamics and roleplaying, building satisfying scenes, and how to ask for what you want and communicate with your partner about what you’d like to try. Demos on hair pulling, consensual slapping and hitting, and more will be included!

Bring your curiosity and an open mind and get ready to turn things up a notch!

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.

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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Dec
30

How To Be A Sex-Positive Healthcare Provider

Thursday, March 14th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Evelin DackerSexuality is often disregarded when assessing our patient’s health and happiness. Our own personal values, lack of knowledge, and discomfort around talking about sex are barriers to obtaining a holistic understanding of our patients. As the #MeToo movement, gender concerns, and the diversification of relationship and sexual styles become more prominent in our culture, it is important that we become more aware of how to navigate these changes. This class taught by Evelin Dacker, MD will help address and educate medical providers and healthcare professionals on becoming comfortable and successful in addressing the sexual concerns of our patients and provide tools to do so.

Evelin Dacker, MD is a sex-positive primary care doctor. She is board certified in Family Medicine and has a board certification in Holistic and Integrative Medicine, and a certification from the Institute for Functional Medicine. She specializes in Women’s Health, hormones, nutrition, and sexual healing. She is also the C.E.O of Sex Positive Portland and teaches classes on how to communicate with sexual partners (see maketimeforthetalk.com), sexually transmitted infections without shame, and personal boundaries and Consent.

If you are a healthcare practitioner, let us know in the notes when you sign up for this class so we can make sure we can supply you with a bag of discount coupons and lube samples to share with your patients!

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.

Dec
27

Swinging & Threesomes & Orgies, Oh My!

Amory JaneSunday, March 31st — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Join sex educator and HUMP! 2015 Film Festival winner, Amory Jane, for a class on partner swapping, sex parties, threesomes, foursomes, and moresomes!

Are you excited about making your group sex fantasies come true but don’t know where to start? Do you and your partner want to try swinging or having a threesome together but are worried about how it may affect your relationship? Well, start learning how to make your fantasies a smart and safe reality with this workshop!

Amory Jane will talk about the differences between swinging, orgies, and threeways (and their unique benefits and considerations), give pointers on how to pick play partners wisely, and will cover important group sex etiquette. She will lead participants through exercises in communication and negotiating boundaries and ground rules, and she’ll also discuss jealousy and other emotions that may arise.

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.

Dec
27

Fellatio 2.0: An Oral Sex Upgrade!

Gretchen LeighSunday, March 10th — 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!

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.

Dec
27

Introduction to Rope Bondage

Wednesday, March 6th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

stella-harris-ropeDoes the idea of restraint turn you on? Do you want to learn the building blocks of rope bondage? In this class, Stella Harris will teach you basic safety along with the single column tie, double column tie, and a simple chest harness. With these fundamentals you will be able to improvise and create many different bondage positions and hot scenarios. You’ll also learn ways to use rope to build intimacy and connection while you’re tying, and tricks to help you build confidence as a beginner.

It’s ideal if you attend this class with a practice partner (please note that the $20 registration is per person), but folks who come alone may be able to pair off with other students, and most of these ties can also be practiced solo. Please bring rope if you have it, but some practice rope will be available. Absolute beginners are encouraged to attend!

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.

This class has already taken place. Thanks for attending!

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Nov
29

Back That Ass Up!: Anal Sex 101

Thursday, February 28th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

AJ (aka Amory Jane)Are you interested in anal pleasure but not sure where to get started? Already tried anal play but wanting to learn some fun tricks and techniques? Whether you’re brand new to the wonderful world of anal or already have some backdoor experience, this class is sure to teach you something new!

In this educational and humorous workshop, AJ will confront taboos, go over anal anatomy, prostate, and the G-spot, discuss anal penetration for beginners, and show great positions for anal sex. She’ll also cover safety and hygiene and give you the inside scoop on all the best lubes and anal toys! This class is open to all genders and sexual appetites.

AJ (aka Amory Jane)  graduated with a master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College, where she studied Sex Therapy and Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling. AJ is the host of the podcast Sex on the Brain with Amory Jane, has spoken on various panels about sex and sexuality, frequently emcees sex-positive events (such as Whoopee! A Sex-Positive Variety Show) and regularly presents workshops at She Bop and around the country.

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.

Nov
29

Mapping the Vulva: Licking, Touching, Teasing, & Talking

Wednesday, February 20th — 7:30 p.m. — $25

Stella HarrisThere is so much confusion surrounding vulvas that it’s become a pop-culture joke. Unfortunately, the joke is on us. With vulvas being a place of mystery (and worse, a source of shame), our ability to receive pleasure from this area of the body can be extremely diminished. This class will dispel misinformation and teach you all about the vulva — from anatomy to styles of touch. In addition to the external genitalia, we’ll also discuss the vagina, the G-spot, and the underlying anatomical structures.

With a focus on intimacy and connection, this class will cover styles of communication that will set both the giver and the receiver of touch at ease and give you tools to communicate your desires. There is a whole world of pleasure available if giver and receiver are willing to learn how to relax, open up, to touch and receive touch.

Using visual aids, sex toys, and vulva models, we’ll discuss everything from hand sex to oral sex as well as the use of toys — and ways to combine all three.

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.

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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