September is traditionally a time for school to resume. In honor of new beginnings, the Foundation is hosting an Education Summit on Saturday September 19. Join us to share your ideas and suggestions for how the Foundation’s education program in 2016 in person, or take our online survey.
Tuesday, September 1 – 7:00pm
Flying High Under the Thud – Introduction to Impact Play ~ Educator: Mademoiselle Ceci
This 101 class will focus on getting ready for your first impact play scene. Whether giving or receiving, this class will cover the basics of safety, how to choose the right implement for you and your play partner, as well as offer hands on experience with our demo bottoms. Come with your toys and questions. This is an active participation class. Not only can you try some things out on us, but we can help you find the right technique for you and your partner, so bring them along and let’s all play together.
FSPC Studio: $50 (Duo). Advance: $40 (Duo)
Friday, September 4 – 7:00pm
Honored Objects ~ Educator: Miss Amy Red
This class teases objectification apart from the often-commingled concepts of humiliation and degradation. Instead we’ll investigate ways to push objectifications’ erotic hot buttons while acknowledging the value, purpose and appeal of those objects. For many though, praise comes with its own set of emotional risks and landmines. We’ll look at the payoffs and pitfalls of an honored object dynamic for both sides of the power exchange.
FSPC Studio: $25. Advance: $18 (Solo) $34 (Duo) and $50 (Trio)
Saturday, September 12 – 12:00pm
Increasing Intimacy ~ Educator: Nekole Shapiro
Quality attention and attuned awareness are skills that deserve to be studied and practiced. They can mean the difference between a human-to-human interaction that fills our wells and one that leaves us feeling drained. It can also mean the difference between mediocre and mind blowing sex. Spend 4 hours with Nekole Shapiro as she supports you to more deeply connect with yourSelf and others. Exploring Intimacy will direct your attention toward your capacity to be present with yourself and others by using Oxytocin generating exercises and Tantric practices.
CSPC Main: $40 Advance: $35 (Solo) $60 (Duo)
Thursday, September 17 – 7:00pm
Consent & Negotiation for a Sex Positive World ~ Educator: Sar Surmick
Whether you’re brand new to Sex Positive Culture or an old hand, there are two primary skills you need to navigate interacting with others: Consent and Negotiation. Come and get some tips, tricks and tools about how to have a good and effective negotiation with someone whether you’re requesting a new relationship, tonight’s sex, or a first hug.
Join us for this opening discussion on these two very important skills. Then take what you learn out into the larger world (or to the Chill that night) to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time.
CSPC Raw Space: $15. Advance: $10
Saturday, September 19, 11:30am
Education Summit for 2016 ~ Facilitator: Sar Surmick
The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture is hosting an Education Summit to bring together educators, sexperts, volunteers, organizers, and anyone who has good ideas about what the Foundation can offer in 2016 and is willing to help make those ideas a reality.
CSPC Main Space: Free if RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 7th
Saturday, September 19 – 12:00pm
Relationship Agreements: Tools for Growing with Your Partner(s) ~ Educator: Eri Kardos
Navigating the sometimes murky waters in any relationship can feel challenging. Whether yours is poly, kinky, or traditionally monogamous, it takes solid communication and effective tools to grow together over time. Successful relationships need agreements and understandings between you that are representative of who you are in this moment, while leaving the space to evolve over time.
FSPC Studio: $25. Advance: $20 (Solo) $36 (Duo) and $54 (Trio)
Sunday, September 20 – 11:00am
Mapping the Vulva: Anatomy, Communication, Touch, & Pleasure. ~ Educator: Stella Harris.
With vulvas being a place of mystery, and worse – a source of shame – women’s ability to receive pleasure from this area of their body can be extremely diminished. In this class we will dispel misinformation and teach you all about the vulva from anatomy to styles of touch. In addition to the external genitalia the underlying anatomical structures, the vagina, and the g-spot will also be covered.
CSPC Main Space: $25 (Solo, 11am-1pm) $65 (Duo, 11am-2:30pm)
Advance: $20 (Solo, 11am-1pm) $50 (Duo, 11am-2:30pm)
Saturday, September 25 – 7:30pm
Consent On The Edge ~ Educator: Jim Duvall
The term “Consensual Non-Consent” covers a lot of different relationship and play styles. But the one thing in common is that consent is a gray area to an outside observer. We will talk over definitions of consent and contrast many of them. This will not be about a “one true way” but rather give each attendee the tools to consciously enter into and navigate their own relationships. Defining their boundaries as they see fit. We will also talk about what to do when consent breaks down and how to survive that transition and repair things when it does.
CSPC Main Space: $45. Advance: $35 (Solo) $65 (Duo) and $90 (Trio)
Prices include the play party immediately following the class.
Sunday, September 27, 12:00pm
Conscious Relationship ~ Educators: Nekole Shapiro & Allena Gabosch
Relationships are not easy to navigate. Bringing our conscious selves to meet each other in the context of relationship can be a challenge. Join Allena Gabosch and Nekole Shapiro for their workshop designed to bring greater awareness to the topic of relationship. Allena has been polyamorous since before the term was coined. After 40+ years she thinks she has figured out some of what it takes to make it work. Nekole has been highly fulfilled be her 20+ year monogamous relationship with her husband. From such two different experiences, these two agree their success all points back to their ability to create Conscious Relationships.
CSPC Main Space: $40. Advance: $32 (Solo) $58 (Duos)