• Roughhousing For Adults

    Stella Harris

    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.

  • Communication in the Bedroom: Asking for What You Want

    Knowing what you want isn't as easy as it sounds, and asking for it can be even trickier. In this class Stella Harris will talk about styles of communication, ways to put yourself and your partner at ease, and specific examples of tools and phrases to try.

  • Communication in the Bedroom: Asking For What You Want

    Knowing what you want isn't as easy as it sounds, and asking for it can be even trickier. Honesty puts us in a vulnerable place, opening us up to rejection or shame. People of all genders and sexualities have a lot of cultural baggage to work through, from messages implying that wanting sex or pleasure is slutty (and that that's a bad thing) to ubiquitous sex tips that make it sound like we're supposed to read our partners' minds.

  • Events

    Communication in the Bedroom: Asking For What You Want

    Wednesday, May 13th — 7:30 p.m. — $25 Knowing what you want isn’t as easy as it sounds, and asking for it can be even trickier. Honesty puts us in a vulnerable place, opening us up to rejection or shame. People of all genders and sexualities have a lot of cultural baggage to work through, from messages implying that wanting sex or pleasure is slutty (and that that’s a bad thing) to ubiquitous sex tips that make it sound like we’re supposed to read our partners’ minds. All of this sets us up for failure, and many people never take the chance to open a dialogue with their partner(s). But being able to…

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    Communication in the Bedroom: Asking For What You Want

    Wednesday, November 13th — 7:30 p.m. — $25 Knowing what you want isn’t as easy as it sounds, and asking for it can be even trickier. Honesty puts us in a vulnerable place, opening us up to rejection or shame. People of all genders and sexualities have a lot of cultural baggage to work through, from messages implying that wanting sex or pleasure is slutty (and that that’s a bad thing) to ubiquitous sex tips that make it sound like we’re supposed to read our partners’ minds. All of this sets us up for failure, and many people never take the chance to open a dialogue with their partner(s). But being able to…

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    STARS: Consent and Communication

    Thursday, May 16th — 7:30 p.m. — $10 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…

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    Tongue Tied Book Launch, Reading, and Q&A with Stella Harris

    Thursday, September 13th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE (with option to pre-order Tongue-Tied at 10% off) Come celebrate the publication of Stella Harris’s first book, Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships, an incredible guide full of exercises, tools, and personal experiences. There will be a reading and book signing as well as a chance to share some champagne and cupcakes to celebrate, and don’t forget to bring your questions for the Q&A! Choose from two RSVP options: RSVP only (free) RSVP and purchase Tongue Tied at a discount ($15.30), to be picked up in-store the night of the event* Whether addressing sexual frustration with your partner, trying out new fantasies, or negotiating the terms…

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    Communication in the Bedroom: Asking For What You Want

    Stella Harris

    Wednesday, April 11th — 7:30 p.m. — $15 Knowing what you want isn’t as easy as it sounds, and asking for it can be even trickier. Honesty puts us in a vulnerable place, opening us up to rejection or shame. People of all genders and sexualities have a lot of cultural baggage to work through, from messages implying that wanting sex or pleasure is slutty (and that that’s a bad thing) to ubiquitous sex tips that make it sound like we’re supposed to read our partners’ minds. All of this sets us up for failure, and many people never take the chance to open a dialogue with their partner(s). But being able to…

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    Nasty Naughty Negotiation!

    Sunday, April 16th — 7:30 p.m. — $15 Are you looking for ways to have better sex? Do you feel like it’s hard to come to a good agreement about what you want to do without killing the mood? Want to learn how to talk dirty in delicious ways? Have your hottest sex and best “scene” by opening your mouth! Good communication skills are at the heart of success in relationships, and this goes doubly when it comes to sex and kink. In this class, Dr. Liz Powell will teach you how to have the hottest sex you’ve ever had by honing your communication skills. In this class, we will: Learn how to make the…

  • Events

    Nasty Naughty Negotiation!

    Thursday, November 17th — 7:30 p.m. — $15 Are you looking for ways to have better sex? Do you feel like it’s hard to come to a good agreement about what you want to do without killing the mood? Want to learn how to talk dirty in delicious ways? Have your hottest sex and best “scene” by opening your mouth! Good communication skills are at the heart of success in relationships, and this goes doubly when it comes to sex and kink. In this class, Dr. Liz Powell will teach you how to have the hottest sex you’ve ever had by honing your communication skills. In this class, we will: Learn how to make the…