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Queer Safer Sex

June 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm PDT

$15 – $25
Stella Harris

This class will be held LIVE online via Zoom — Zoom links are sent out 3 days prior and then again 3 hours prior to start time. The class will be recorded and available for a limited time shortly following the class. Registration deadline: 3 hours prior to class PST. No day-of cancellations.

Sex education rarely addresses queer sex, and that leaves people trying to figure it out on their own. From finding pleasure to staying safe, there’s a lot of stigma and misinformation to navigate. Risk assessment is tricky when so many sex acts are misunderstood — from the belief that anal sex is always riskier to the assumption that oral sex is safer sex.

So what exactly is queer safer sex? It’s breaking down sexual risks based on body parts and acts, rather than gender or identity. And it’s acknowledging that emotional safety matters, too. This class with Stella Harris will cover everything you need to know to have a comprehensive safer sex negotiation, including tools for queer safer sex such as latex undies to gloves. We’ll talk about health risks you may not consider aside from STIs, such as bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and stomach bugs. What about hygiene — did you know that the timing of when you shave or brush your teeth impacts your sexual safety? Everything from the “lesbian” manicure to enema advice will be covered.

You don’t need to be on the LGBTQ+ spectrum to take this class! Sexual safety is for everyone, so if you have a body and enjoy playing with other bodies, this is for you.

Stella Harris is a Certified Intimacy Educator and Sex Coach who 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. As a speaker, Stella has appeared at conferences across the US and Canada, as well as at numerous universities and across various broadcast media. Stella is the author of two books, Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships and The Ultimate Guide to Threesomes. Learn more on her website or follow her on Instagram.

We partner with Bloom Community, a queer + sex-positive social and dating app! Follow She Bop on Bloom to see our upcoming events and connect with the community.

We’re offering a limited number of free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Recipients will be chosen based on need and contacted at least 3 days prior to class to confirm.