Due to COVID-19, our classes will be held online until further notice. You’ll receive an email with access information prior to the event. While classes are LIVE in nature and by default not recorded, some educators have chosen to offer recordings of their classes to pre-registered attendees; please inquire for specifics. Interested in a private group class? Email us at info@sheboptheshop.com and let’s talk!

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Dating in 2020: A Safe, Fun, and Practical Approach

October 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm PDT

$15 – $25
Stella Harris

This class will be held online via Zoom — you’ll receive an email with access information prior to the event. While classes are LIVE in nature and by default not recorded, some educators have chosen to offer recordings of their classes to pre-registered attendees; please inquire for specifics of this event. Registration deadline: 2:30 p.m. PST on the day of class. No day-of cancellations.

Maybe you’re getting back into the dating game after a long break, or maybe dating has always seemed tricky — this class will give you the knowledge and tools to dive in! For a variety of reasons, online dating sites are increasingly the way people meet each other.

So what are the considerations when meeting someone online? Stella Harris will talk about how to write a compelling profile and present yourself in a flattering (and honest!) way, as well as ways to stay safe when meeting someone for the first, (or second, or third) time. You’ll also learn current information about STIs, ways to protect yourself, and communication skills for bringing up the conversation with potential partners.

Even more pressing for our current time, we’ll talk about how to assess your risk tolerance in regards to Covid-19, and how to navigate these risks while meeting new people. For some that may mean going on distanced dates, for others it may mean a long digital courtship before meeting in person.

This class will also include a brief overview of different relationship styles, such as open relationships, polyamory, and swinging, so that you can have the information you need to decide what you’re looking for, and you’ll know what other people mean if they say that’s what they’re into.

By the end of this class there will be nothing stopping you from creating an awesome profile and feeling ready to meet new people!

Stella Harris is a Certified Intimacy Educator and Sex Coach who uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients. She teaches everything from pleasure anatomy to communication skills to kink and BDSM. Stella teaches at venues and conferences across the country (and Canada!) while maintaining a private practice in her adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon. Stella’s first book, Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships was published by Cleis Press in 2018 and she’s currently working on a new book for Cleis, all about threesomes. Learn more on her website or follow her on Instagram.

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.