Bottom’s Up: Dating & Relationship Advice for the Non-Traditional

Passion 101 Spring Semester @Sexploratorium

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Thursday, April 6th @ 7-9PM
Wet Their Whistle: Oral Sex for Anybody
Presented by: Kitfruitylipsten & Kali Morgan
Learn to flex your mouth muscles on, in, and around any body for pleasurable reactions regardless of gender, size, or experience level in this fun interactive workshop!…[Read More]

 

 

Friday, April 14th @ 7-9PM
The Beginnings of D/s
Play
Presented by: Miss Mackenzee

Do you identify as a Dominant but are unsure of how to effectively carry out that role? This class is designed to help you navigate the beginning of your path in a D/s dynamic…[Read More]

Saturday, April 15th @ 7-9PM striptease
How to Perform a Sexy Striptease

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
No matter what your age, body type, or gender identity is, come learn how to strip down for your partner(s). This class is designed to help make you feel comfortable in your skin and out of your clothes…[Read More]

 Thursday, April 27th @ 6:30-8:30PM
Intimate Exchanges

Presented by: Kali Morgan
A workshop on the psychology of power exchange for couples (or pairs of people comfortable “going there” into Dominant or submissive headspaces with each other. Using writing exercises, guided visualization, and other techniques, everyone in this class will experience what it is like to become the submissive adorer or dominant caretaker of their partner to enhance sexual play…[Read More]

piercingFriday, April 28th @ 7-9PM
Creativity with Sharps: Needles, Staples, and Scalpels: Oh My!
Presented by: Miss Mackenzee

Learn ways to turn your bottom into a lovely piece of artwork. You’ll also learn some exciting ways to torture your bottom using needle predicament bondage and creating endorphin rushes that will send your bottom to further reaches of floaty space!…[Read More]

 

Friday, May 5th @ 7-9PM
Being a Dom 101: Training for New Doms

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
Miss Mackenzee has been a lifestyle Dominant for many years and has had countless play partners and currently has a live-in submissive. She will help to cover some of the questions people have when first navigating their role as Dominant…[Read More]


Friday, May 12th @ 7-9PM
Zap! The Wonders of Electro-Play: Pain and Pleasure

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
There are many different ways to incorporate electro into your play. Within this workshop, we’ll discuss ways to make the experience pleasurable or torturous depending on how you want it to go…[Read More]

Friday, May 13th @ 7-9PM  rope
Channeling the Energy: Tantra and Rope

Presented by: Miss Mackenzee
Rope has a captivating and intoxicating energy of itself. This workshop is designed for igniting the spark of erotic desire between you and your lover and combining it with that energy of rope…[Read More]

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April Community Events at Sexploratorium


Sunday April 9, 5-7PM AB/DL Hangout with Tybee Tybee creates a little’s playspace, with dress-up, coloring, and snacks!

Sunday April 16, noon-2PM Kinky Poly Brunch with Miss Trussed Potluck style brunch potluckmeetup to meet and hang out with local kinky and polyamorous folks! Get the best of both worlds.

 

 

Tuesday, April 18th, 6-7:30PM Coloring With Kitten: Sex Toys!ojoy
Presented by: Kitten

Admission to this class = a donation to Planned Parenthood and snack or drink to share! This month’s featured coloring book is Oh Joy Sex Toy Sexuality themed coloring pages, colored pencils, crayons, and markers will be provided. The goal is to provide a welcoming space to relax, enjoy the company of friends, and have open, honest conversations about the sexuality issues that affect us on a daily basis. This month’s topic is Sex Toys!…[Read More] 

ecg_heartWed April 19 Wellness Provders Mixer and Show & Tell: Vaginal Orgasmic Difficulty
Do you provide clients with health and wellness advice? Sexploratorium wants to get to know you and recommend your services to our customers! Also, we want you to know what pruducts we what pleasure products we offer that can benefit people specific health challenges. Each month has a different topic! [Read More]

Vac U Lock is Here!

Sexploratorium is now carrying Vac-U-Lock products that are compatible with our sex machines!

We currently have a limited range in stock…don’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask! We may be able to order it, but remember that we only stock soft insertables that are made of non-allergenic silicone.

Interview with Friday & Saturday’s presenter: Strap-on Jo!

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How and why did you end up teaching these subjects, skills, and/or techniques?

I’ve incorporated breath and visualization elements into most of my workshops based on my experiences studying with Barbara Carrellas [Urban Tantra].

How many times have you presented these classes before? Feedback? Testimonials?

For the past seven years, I’ve had the joy of teaching workshops at national and international events, universities, and local organizations. I am known for my contagious enthusiasm, ability to relate to a wide range of personal experiences, and geeky emphasis on exhaustive research.

Which are your preferred teaching methods and/or techniques?

I like to break up lecturing and demos with interactive elements, encouraging questions, and sharing of personal experiences and perspectives.

What do you love most about teaching?

Helping people realize that they’re not alone in their desires and that they have more freedom to be playful than they ever imagined.

Pillow Talk with Rebekah and Trevor: Interview

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Rebekah and Trevor are North Carolina based sex educators who will be teaching Pillowtalk – The Art of Sexual Communication Intro, Saturday October 10th 7-9pm

For more information on Rebekah and Trevor’s class, visit our blog.
and buy tickets here:
Eventbrite - Pillowtalk - The Art of Sexual Communication Intro with Rebekah Beneteau and Trevor Jones

Who are you? What makes you a unique educator? What is your professional/lifestyle
background?

Trevor is a Tantric Shaman, who combines his passions for philosophy, nature-based spirituality,
polyamory and BDSM to assist individuals in claiming their own unique sexuality. He works with both
men and women leading them out of the boxes of conditioning and limitation, into their fullest self-love
and orgasmic potential. Armed with a degree in Philosophy and an inquisitive mind, Trevor has built a
practice based on Love, Non-Judgmental acceptance and an open mind.  His independent studies have
taken him through Tantra, Shamanism, Wiccan and Pagan studies, Psychology, Art and Sociology. All
facets of humanity can be seen as an extension of the Inner Self. Investigation of these topics is a study of
the human condition and can lead to revelations in personal Truths.

How did you first become introduced to and interested in your topic? Were there any
setbacks/problems in your practice that affect how you teach this subject?
I benefited from my father owning an extensive library and being someone of an inquisitive
nature himself.  At a young age, I was already asking the same questions that plagued
philosophers and theologians for centuries.  In my practice, my biggest setback has been
finding that Truth can only be received by those ready to hear it.

How and why did you end up teaching these subjects, skills, and/or techniques?
It has been said that we teach what we wish to know.  As I increased my knowledge and skills in
the areas of Sex and Spirituality I chose to share them with others.  I learned that ignorance of
the very possibilities that existed was rampant.  I chose to teach those willing to learn. As
Socrates said, “An unexamined life isn’t worth living.”

How many times have you presented these classes before? Feedback? Testimonials?
The particular classes in this packet have been successfully taught at workshops, festivals and
classes around the Asheville, NC area. We have gotten great feedback as well as invites to
extend our practice to other cities.

Who is your primary audience for your classes?
Our ‘audience’ is broad.  Anyone can benefit from freeing themselves of judgement and shame,
which are barriers to intimacy, as well as improving their communication skills.

Which are your preferred teaching methods and/or techniques?
Our teaching methods cross over a multitude of paradigms. We give lecture, facilitate
experiential labs and do hands on body work, all dependent on the skill level of the participants
and the nature of each class.

What do you love most about teaching?

Seeing a student expand, both their mind and spirit with the knowledge they’ve received.
Watching someone transform into a happier and more accepting self.

Spring into this month’s Passion 101 Classes

This month’s Passion 101 Classes offer a buffet of flavors for folks with different tastes and dietary preferences: Basic sexual technique, brain-pleasure, intense sensation, spiritual sex, dressed-up dalliances, athletic sex, rope restraint, connective sex and even HOT firey massage!

Our Passion 101 sexuality workshops are open to all genders and orientations unless noted. Workshops usually cost $20 in advance (online) or $30 the day of the workshop (in-store). Skill shares and discussion groups are sliding scale, but advance tickets must still be ordered because space is limited & student minimums are required to confirm presenters or hosts. For a full listing of upcoming classes and events, visit Passion101Classes.com

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Only for the Sexy
Sex is natural and fun, so why not treat your spring fever with a few fantastic workshops that train you to perfect your superpowers in the bedroom?

On Friday night April 17 learn anatomy, techniques and tricks for giving great head Fellatio 101 with Bitey Switch. On Friday April 10 accessorize your playtime with Dress for Sexcess with Kali Morgan  a workshop on how to use clothing items as tools for better mind and body sex. Queer women will enjoy this month’s audience-specific Tantra for Lesbians with Anita DeFrancesco workshop on Friday April 24 where women can learn to better connect with themselves and with partners. We are excited to welcome a world-famous sex coach to our store for a special Monday night workshop on April 26 Rough Sex for Nice Folks with Reid Mihalko  where live demos and interactive exercises will help you flex your muscles in the bedroom for orgasmic championship results! Finally, on Thursday night April 30 we will plunge into Maypole season with Buckle Up, Buttercup Strap-on Sex with Tahnee where you will learn to use and enjoy strap-on toys and harnesses for pleasurable partner play!

Hot sensation play
Fire play is widely popular in the kink scene, but has dramatic, therapeutic and pleasurable potential that can be enjoyed by anybody once safety precautions and techniques are practiced. On Sunday April 26, from 12:30-7:30pm Sexploratorium presents a three-part practicum where students will witness and experience the magic of muscle warming flaming pleasure during the Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

Curious about Kinky Play?
Kink
is a term often used as a nickname for eroticized bondage, discipline and related sadomasochistic or power exchange activities. Historically these activities were thought of as improper and even insane but thanks to modern educational efforts all types of people are incorporating elements of this type of play into healthy, pleasure-focused relationships. This month, Sexploratorium offers a tasty dose of kinky educational opportunities.
Are you thirsty for ways to spice up your sex life? Check out Kink it up a Notch with Samantha Turnpike on Friday April 3 you can learn what BDSM actually stands for, what negotiating a play scene entails, basic kink terminology, communication skills and safety tips, toys and implements to and how to play with others in a safe, sane, and consensual way. Once you have reviewed the basics of BDSM, sign up the following Sunday afternoon April 12 at 3pm for Create Your First BDSM Scene with Wise Protectora guided approach to planning, communicating, connecting and finalizing a successful session that incorporates any of these ingredients: Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism or Masochism. The afternoon workshop is followed by an evening follow-up at 6pm: Connections: Putting Emotion Into Play with Wise Protector where students will learn about how to infuse emotional connection into BDSM play.
If rope restraint is your first love, don’t miss Takate Kote (TK): Part 3 of 8 Part Rigging Series with Belle on Thursday April 9 featuring practice drills of a Japanese bondage knot that is the foundation for functional and even more beautiful restraint techniques you will learn next month! Follow up with more rigging practice at the Rope Bite Skill Share the following Thursday April 16- an affordable and less formal practice and skill sharing session!

HOT December Passion 101 Classes for Wintry Appetites!

Complete Class Details & Tickets CLICK HERE!

Friday December 5th at 7:00 pm
Erotic Anal Play with Kali Morgan

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It’s getting HOT this winter. Check out Echo’s Fireplay Intensive and other sizzling sexuality  workshops at Sexploratorium

Sunday December 7th from 12:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire

Special Pricing: $50 advance $70 day of classes, in store
Fire Manipulation 101:
Fundamentals, 12:30-2:30 pm
Fire Manipulation 201: Practice Makes Perfect, 3:00-5:00 pm
Fire Play/Fire Massage 301
The Sensual/Therapeutic Flame, 5:30-7:30 pm

Friday, December 12th at 7:00 pm Kink it up a Notch: BDSM and Kink Basics with Samantha Turnpike (aka Stephanie)

Monday December 15th at 6:00 pm
Campfire Stories: Kink Edition Erotic Storytelling with Mistress Zeneca


Friday, December 19th at 7:00 pm
Corsets for Fashion and Function
 with Tahnee

Saturday, December 20th at 7:00 pm
Needleplay 101 with Thain
Basic safety protocol and techniques.

Sunday, December 21st at 3:00 pm Needleplay 102 with Thain Beyond the basics with creative application

Midori is teaching at Sexploratorium!

Midori is coming to Philadelphia for a weekend of entertainment and education. She will be entertaining as  the headlining performer for Philadelphia’s charity fetish masquerade, Diabolique Ball on November 21 and then will be sharing her decades of BDSM and fetish expertise to select Passion 101 students at Sexploratorium (and in a nearby gymnasium). For complete details and to order advance/discount tickets, please visit our Passion 101 Classes’ Website

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Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man 

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You with Midori

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Flogging: Amazing Hands on Training

Sunday, November 23, 4:00PM
Rope Control and Dominance

Midori is a world renowned educator and author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage Greenery Press, 2001, Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink: Educational, Sensual, And Entertaining Essays Daedalus Publishing, 2005, The Toybag Guide to Foot and Shoe Worship Greenery Press, 2005 and Master Han’s Daughter: Tales from Depraved NeoTokyo Circlet Press, 2006 all available for sale at Sexploratorium. For complete details about her Philadelphia appearance-  and to order advance/discount tickets, please visit our Passion 101 Classes’ Website