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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017: Orgasmic Bliss - Female Pleasure 101

7:00 - 9:00 pm

$20 advance/$25 walk-in*  

Want to send her into earth-shattering orgasmic bliss?

Join us for this fun and informative class on the art of female sexual pleasure. Whether using hands, mouths, toys, or other fun phallic bits, Sex Educator Amy Baldwin will show you how to drive her wild. Topics include: Basic anatomy; Foreplay and building up her arousal; 3 parts of the clit (yes, there's more than what meets the eye!); G-spots (AKA G-area); Female Ejaculation; ORGASMS; Hand and mouth techniques; Positioning; Toys and lubes, and more!

Vulva owners- this class is for you as well! Learn how to take pleasure into your own hands! Gain a better understanding of your orgasmic potential in both self-loving as well as with your partner.

This class is open to individuals and couples (and triads, etc) of all genders and orientations.

Instructor: Amy Baldwin is a Sexuality Educator and Pleasure Activist. She has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University, training from SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information) as a Certified Sex Educator, and is a graduate of Barbara Carrellas' Urban Tantra Professional's Training. For more info on Amy, see www.sexandpleasureed.com.

*Walk-in space subject to availability. Advance registration is recommended.

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Saturday, January 28th, 2017: The Ins and Outs of Strap-On Play

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$25 advance/$30 walk-in*

Whether you are a pegging virgin or really love dishing it out and just want to pick up a few more pointers to improve your game, this is the class for you! Strap-on aficionado and expert Rain DeGrey covers all the bases when it comes to strapping one on:

  • How to find the right harness, lubes, and toys for you and your particular pegging needs
  • The various toys and attachments available for play such as Feeldoes and vibrators
  • The proper care and cleaning for all your strap-on accessories
  • Oral, vaginal, and anal strap-on play tips and techniques and how to safely play rough
  • How to properly prepare oneself or partner for receiving anal strap-on play
  • Large toy insertions

There will be live demos of all of the concepts presented in the class, followed by a question and answer period. This is a pansexual class open to all genders and orientations, everyone is welcome to come out and get their learn on!

Instructor: Rain Degrey is a Pro-Domme, fetish model, rigger and educator. She is passionate about the lifestyle and considers education and serving the community an important part of being "kinky". Demystifying and encouraging the joys of BDSM is the motto she lives by. Strap-on play and rope bondage are two of her specialties, and combining them is even better. She regularly does self suspensions, and can be found performing at many local clubs and venues. For more information on Rain, visit: http://raindegrey.com/

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Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th, 2017: Erotic Awakening - A Sexual Empowerment Workshop for Women

Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$199 advance/$249 regular

Join us for a potent weekend of Erotic Awakening: A Sexual Empowerment Workshop for Women. In this workshop we will connect the mind, body and spirit while embracing vulnerability and awakening the senses as a means towards sensual embodiment. In this profound return to your body, you will experience the rebirth of your intuition and the re-wilding of your sacred erotic self.

This experiential workshop will inspire a transformational journey towards radical self-love, shameless intimacy, and the cultivation of internal wisdom by utilizing a series of powerful exercises that include, (but are not limited to):

*Tantric yoga
*Erotic Art
*Sensual Breathwork
*Authentic communication and boundary setting – finding our YES, and embracing our NO
*Finding embodiment through nature
*Unraveling of gender roles
*Clearing channels for deeper connection
*Moving through blockages and obtaining our desires
*Self-pleasuring techniques
*Mindfulness for greater pleasure
*Orgasms – BIGGER, LOUDER, and how to have more of them
*Conscious Sex – Giving, receiving, and how to touch and be touched

This workshop will be held in a safe container of an intimate community of woman-identified individuals of all orientations, where vulnerability is celebrated and shameless self-expression is encouraged.

Leave this workshop feeling empowered, connected, turned on, inspired, and ALIVE!

Time/Date:
Sat. January 28th from 10am-5pm and

Sun, January 29th from 10am-5pm.

Location:
Pure Pleasure Shop
111 Cooper Street
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

*Please let us know ahead of time if you will need wheelchair access/special assistance so we can plan accordingly 

Cost:
$199 early bird – extended to January 20th for rewards members*

$249 regular admission – after January 20th

10% off for cash payments

*It's easy to become a rewards member. All it takes is a name and email to sign up. 

We are offering two discounted scholarship tickets at $99. To apply, please send us an email to amy@purepleasureshop.com with a few paragraphs about your interest in this workshop, as well as how the scholarship will help your particular economic situation. Scholarships will be announced on January 20th. 

Instructors: Amy Baldwin is a Sex Educator, Pleasure Activist, a Somatic Sex Coach in-training, as well as co-owner of a sex-positive pleasure boutique in Santa Cruz, CA, called Pure Pleasure. Amy has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University. She is a Certified Sex Educator through SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information) with training from Barbara Carrellas' Urban Tantra Professional's program, a certified Hatha Yoga teacher (200hr YTT), and is currently enrolled in the Somatica training with Celeste and Danielle. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-based sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from sexual how-to courses to Sacred Sexuality workshops. For more info visit www.sexandpleasureed.com

Frey Drosera is an artist and Sexological Bodyworker with a Certification in Sexological Bodywork from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco. Frey has served as one of the Teacher's Assistants for numerous Sexological Bodywork trainings, and she is also co-teaching for Spring 2016. Frey is passionate about helping people to become more embodied by weaving together eroticism, creative therapy with fine arts, and nature. Learn more at www.sacred-embodiment.com

Jennifer Yamaguchi is a gifted Massage Therapist, practicing since 2005. Jennifer more recently completed a year long intensive Tantra-inspired Women Empowerment program in Santa Cruz, Ca, expanding her level of connection with the community as a healer.  Jennifer is also a dedicated Mother, cancer survivor, writer, avid-adventurer, nature lover, and community activist.  Jennifer is extremely passionate about teaching conscious sex, the value of nature, boundary setting, and self-care as a means towards self-empowerment and higher consciousness!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017: Queer and Trans Sex

7:00 – 9:00 pm

$15 advance/$20 at the door *

Come learn and play with sex educator Jamie Joy in an explorative and engaging workshop on queer and trans sex! Are you contemplating expanding your pleasure to a new realm? Do you feel nervous communicating your needs and desires to others as a non-normative identified person? Is your partner(s) gender-variant and you want to learn how to love and honor their body kindly and safely?

Regardless of gender, orientation, relationship, or experience, this workshop is a brave space for you to discover new skills and perhaps something new about yourself! In just two hours, we will cover: language & terminology, communication & negotiation, trans-specific techniques & barriers, various forms of penetration, toys, toys, toys, safer sex practices, and more! Endless pleasure awaits once we give ourselves permission to open up and expand our understanding of sex, gender, and the body.

This class is primarily for queer and trans people, their partners, friends, and allies - please be mindful and respectful of the space!

Instructor: Jamie Joy is a colorful whirlwind of ideas and radiant optimism. Transplanted from Philly, Jamie is a passionate advocate for queer communities and a dedicated activist and educator. Since moving to California, they have gotten involved with various organizations in Santa Cruz County focusing on visibility, justice, and sexual health. Jamie works at Pure Pleasure and is delighted to teach a class here for the first time!

*Subject to space available. Advance registration is recommended.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017: Warriors of Love - Passion, Connection and Intimacy for Couples

6:00 – 9:00 pm

$65 advance per couple/$75 at the door *

Are you craving MORE? More intimacy, more passion, and a deeper connection with your partner?

Are you feeling stuck? With a desire to be closer, but you don't even know where to start? 

Join Somatic Sex and Relationship Coaches, Cory Caprista and Amy Baldwin, in this informative yet playful workshop on how to step into your power as Warriors of Love. Through a series of fun and sexy experiential exercises, Cory and Amy will show you how to work through the limitations of what is holding you back from profound alignment in your relationship. After all, connected sex IS great sex, as well as the key to discovering all of the delicious options you've been missing from your sensual menu. 

Learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively and lovingly as a means to clear the pathway of past resentments so you can come into connection with your partner 
  • Get out of your head and into your heart, allowing you to tap into your erotic energy for deeper intimacy
  • Get in touch with what you want and how to ask for it

This workshop will give you the tools to experience the kind of intimacy you want by having the connection you deserve. Couples of all orientations and genders are welcomed.

Instructors: Amy Baldwin is a Sexuality Educator, Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach, and Pleasure Activist. She has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University, training from SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information) as a Certified Sex Educator, as well as the Somatica® Institute and Barbara Carrellas' Urban Tantra Professional's program. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-based sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from sexual how-to courses to Sacred Sexuality workshops. For more info visit www.sexandpleasureed.com 

Cory Caprista is a Relationship, Intimacy and Leadership Coach, and Learning & Development Trainer in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He has a BS from Santa Clara University, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), is a trained Somatica® Method Practitioner, and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the Institute of Professional Coaching Association (ICPA). Cory focuses on measurable, transformative results for his clients and leads groups with infectious passion, energy and sense of humor. He works to create an environment of honesty and safety so that the authentic self has space to emerge and bring enough laughter to make doing the work fun. 

*Subject to space available. Advance registration is recommended.

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2017: Anal Pleasure 101

7:00 - 8:30 pm

$20 advance/$25 at the door *

Did you know that your anus has just about as many nerve endings as that of your lips? That's right, folks! Your booty is a powerhouse for pleasure!

Ready to tackle one of the most taboo topics in the bedroom? Join Sex Educator, Amy Baldwin, for a fun and informative workshop on how to have pleasurable - and even orgasmic - anal sex. Class topics will include: anal how to's; positioning; toys; safer sex; harness play; double penetration; prostate play; anal health, and more! And because we're dealing with the universal orifice, this class is open to all genders and orientations (as usual)!

Instructor: Amy Baldwin is a Sexuality Educator, Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach, and Pleasure Activist. She has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University, training from SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information) as a Certified Sex Educator, as well as the Somatica Institute and Barbara Carrellas' Urban Tantra Professional's program. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-based sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from sexual how-to courses to Sacred Sexuality workshops. For more info visit www.sexandpleasureed.com

*Subject to space available. Advance registration is recommended.

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017: Orgasmic Bliss - Men's Sexual Pleasure 101

7:00 - 9:00 pm

$20 advance/$25 at the door *

Join Sex Educator Amy Baldwin in this fun and informative class on the art of pleasing your man. Expand your erotic landscape with tips, tricks, and techniques to skillfully understand and pleasure his body. Topics include: basic anatomy; foreplay, arousal process, and building desire; handjobs vs. erotic massage; blowjobs and deep-throating; prostate health and pleasure; toys, lubes, and safer sex; ejaculation and multiple orgasms; erections and fun ways to play whether hard or soft!

Penis owners- this class is for you as well! Learn how to take pleasure into your own hands! Gain a better understanding of your orgasmic potential in both self-loving as well as with your partner.

This class is open to individuals and couples (and triads, etc) of all genders and orientations.

Instructor: Amy Baldwin is a Sexuality Educator, Somatic Sex and Relationship Coach, and Pleasure Activist. She has a degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University, training from SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information) as a Certified Sex Educator, as well as the Somatica Institute and Barbara Carrellas' Urban Tantra Professional's program. Amy has a passion for promoting shame-free, pleasure-based sexuality education while emphasizing the deep emotional and energetic forces behind great sex and intimate connection, offering everything from sexual how-to courses to Sacred Sexuality workshops. For more info visit www.sexandpleasureed.com

*Subject to space available. Advance registration is recommended.

Click Here to Register