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Thursday September 21st, 2017: Creating a Hot Scene

7:00 - 9:00 pm

$25 Advance/$30 Walk-In

What does a Hot Scene look like to you? What turns you on? Is it the energy exchange, the visuals you create as a top with your bottom, how powerful you feel, or a specific fantasy you both agree to play with? Of course we frame the journey we take together by sharing information as we negotiate. Give and take; take and give; creating a hot scene is that very exchange of power. What does that mean? It means that control and surrender and maybe a bit of psychological resistance and embarrassment enables deep intimacy when we “play” and that energy dance has the ability to arouse, amuse, stimulate, and satisfy us in ways we never imagined. Well...go ahead, imagine! That, and the ability to communicate, is what it takes!

Cleo will go step by step through the process of crafting your play without writing a script. She will demonstrate how to change energy and focus to go for the turn on. With the assistance of her demo models, she will give you a chance to see, and imagine what that feels like, whether you top, bottom or switch. There will be no power point in this class - just you, Cleo, her demo models, and a few toys.

Learn how to add heat to your play!

Instructor: Cleo Dubois is a BDSM Educator, ritualist and creator of the Academy of S/M Arts. A versatile sadomasochist, she came out in the San Francisco Leather Scene in the 80s. She made two popular docu-films, "The Pain Game" and "Tie Me Up,” and presents at local and national leather events. She offers consultations in her office and guided play in her private peninsula dungeon. For ten years now she has lead at the SF Citadel Erotic Dominance Intensives Weekends focused on connecting heat, heart and spirit in consensual powerplay.  Visit her website www.sm-arts.com for video clips, interviews and www.cleodubois.com for info on consultations, initiations and coaching. Her motto is: Go where the energy is!

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Friday, August 4th, 2017: FIRST FRIDAY! Artistic Nudes - Photography by Milan von Brunn and Pole Dancing Performance

6:00 - 8:30 pm

FREE

Milan is a Czech born photographer who grew up under the shadows of a medieval castle on the Czech-Austrian border. Haunted by the creative limits imposed on him by the culture he grew up in, her walked away from the smell of his home to wander a life-long path paved by curiosity, open minds, and taste for the unknown.

Milan’s body of work offers a unique glimpse into the way he sees the work around him. His photographs are provocative, dynamic, and tell stories. They are dominated by models, posed in a way that dare the viewer to look away. Milan reinforces his concepts with touch of eroticism to grab viewer’s attention, to evoke thought. His photographs are celebration of women’s bodies.

His photographs are part of many private collections around the works. Milan lives and works in Los Angeles. https://vimeo.com/user16655682

Also joining us is Jody Ryker of Pole Diversity with a show of acrobatics and strength.  http://polediversity.com/

 

Saturday August 5th, 2017: Anal Pleasure 101 - A FREE Workshop!

6:00 - 7:30 pm

FREE

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 is also co-creator of The Shameless Sex Podcast. Visit www.shamelesssex.com for more.

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Thursday, October 26th: 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 thinking about trying something new? Do you want to practice communicating your needs and desires outside of heterosexuality? Is your partner(s) somewhere along the gender spectrum and it's time 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:
  • bodies & language
  • communication, negotiation, & building trust
  • trans-specific techniques & barriers
  • various forms of penetration & pleasure
  • toys, toys, toys
  • safer sex practices
  • resources, and more! 
Endless pleasure awaits once we give ourselves permission to open up and expand our understanding of sex and gender.

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 is trained and certified through SFSI (San Francisco Sex Information), works at Pure Pleasure, and is delighted to teach a class here for the queer and trans community!

*Subject to space available. Advance registration is recommended.

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