Education Program

FSPC Newsletter 1The Foundation hosts a variety of workshops on consent, relationships, sexuality & identity, sex, and kink/BDSM to help people gain a better and healthier understanding of themselves and the world around them.

We are making sex education  more accessible with the “Pay It Forward Scholarship” (PIF). This program provides an opportunity for those who can’t afford the full ticket price to “pay what you can” at participating workshops. This is also a chance for those more financially privileged to sponsor others in receiving quality sexuality education. Read more about it here.

Every month, this page will be updated with the current educational offerings. Most workshops offer discounts for purchasing tickets in advance online or over the phone, often with further discounts for buying bundled tickets for 2 or 3 people with our Duo and Trio tickets. These tickets allow entry for multiple people at a lower rate for those attending with their sweeties or friends. Please note there are no refunds for ticket purchases. However, if you find you can’t make a workshop, all tickets are fully transferable. In cases where a workshop is not sold out, we can provide a voucher in the amount of your ticket to use for another workshop or event.

Doors generally open 20 minutes before the start of the workshop, with exceptions posted. You can check the online calendar for all pertinent information. The links below go directly to ticketing pages. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Up Coming Workshops & Events

For tickets to all of our upcoming events, visit our ticket page.

 

April

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 27, 28, & 29 –various
Seattle Erotic Art Festival
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall: $10-$350

In addition to world class visual, literary and performance art, The Seattle Erotic Art Festival boasts lecture, art tours, and stimulating conversations. All of these intellectual delights are included in regular admission to the Festival. Be sure to peruse the schedule to see when not to miss being at the festival.

May

Saturday, May 12 — 1:00pm
Slipping Into Hypnosis: Easy Ways to Play with Trance ~Educator: Najalaise
Club Sapphire: $30.Advance: $23 (Solo) $43 (Duo) and $60 (Trio)

Whatever your kink, hypnosis is a versatile addition – you can make fantasies come true, reward obedience, do BDSM without toys, or simply connect more deeply with your partner. In this interactive workshop, taught from a switch’s perspective, we’ll discuss negotiation and risks, practice ways to improvise hypnotic inductions & suggestions that fit our scene plans, and learn to recognize the signs of trance in ourselves and others. Whether you’ve tried hypnosis before or not, you’ll leave with the tools for playful explorations.

 

Thursday, May 17 — 6:30pm
Consent and Negotiation for a Sex-Positive World~Educators: Consent Academy
Columbia City Library meeting room: Free

Whether you’re brand new to Sex Positive Culture or an old hand, we all need to be able to talk about consent in an open and honest way.
 Most of us have learned the idea that No means No, but consent in a Sex Positive World goes way beyond that. Explore with us how to move beyond simply giving or accepting a No. Learn how to move towards an informed Yes and even an Enthusiastic Yes.
 Come and get some tips, tricks, and tools for requesting a new relationship, tonight’s sex, or a first hug. Then take what you learn out into the larger world to help us create a more Sex Positive World one interaction at a time.

 

Saturday, May 19 — 1:00pm
Successful Threesomes ~Educators: Sophia Sky & Jim Duvall
Club Sapphire: $30. Advance: $23 (Solo) $40 (Duo) and $60 (Trio)

Having a threesome is one of the most common sexual fantasies. It is also one of the most difficult scenarios to coordinate and successfully complete. Which type of threesome are you looking for? Why do you want a threesome? The answers to these questions will be used to explore the types of threesomes available, the pros and cons of each arrangement, and tips and tricks for successfully navigating these complex and exciting encounters. We will help you avoid common pitfalls and how to recognize strategies that lead nowhere good.

Sunday, May 20 — 5:00pm
Beyond the Basics: Consent in BDSM & Kink ~Educators: Consent Academy
TBA:  $35 (solo) or $45 (Solo Pay It Forward Donor)  Advance: $24 (Solo) $45 (Duo) and $67 (Trio) and $34 (Solo Pay It Forward Donor)

Consent is conceptually simple but complex in practice. It’s about more than just a ‘yes’ or ‘no’, it’s about celebrating each other and creating safety for connection.

Consent in BDSM has even more moving parts.  This three hour workshop will look at how we can strive to include consensual practices in all parts of our lives, how to negotiate and check-in to make sure consent is happening, and how we talk about this complicated topic. We’ll have discussions, information, and practice sessions. Whether you’ve been around the scene for a while or are new to being kinky, we’ll have something for you.

 

Sunday, May 27 — 5:30pm
Bondage for Immobilization ~Educators: Full Circle Kink
TBA Seattle: $45. Advance: $32 (Solo) $58 (Duo)

As well as being a great addition to other kinds of play, bondage is a lot of fun in its own right. This class focuses on techniques for strict, immobilizing bondage. If you fantasize about watching your partner squirm helplessly in your rope, this is the class for you. We’ll take a look at ties and techniques that are strict and secure without being unsafe. We’ll also talk about how to adapt the hogtie to different body types and physical limitations.

June

Saturday, June 9 — 1:00pm
Role Play Mixer – A social learning experience ~Educators: La La Lipsy and Trouble
Seattle TBA: $50 Advance: $40 (Solo) Includes light snacks and beverages.

Do you fantasize about a specific interaction – caught in the supply closet with the UPS delivery person, or being the pony pulling your sweetie in a cart – or about hooking up with that hot “stranger” in your favorite bar? If so, you’re into role playing!

Role play scenarios will cover costuming and props, power dynamics, ways to spice up long-term relationships, and many others. Whether playing out a scene in your favorite movie, being cornered in the street, talking back to your boss and giving/receiving punishment, being waited on like a princess, or rewarded for being a good dog, everyone will have a chance to explore different roles, motivations, and characters.

Participants will have ample opportunities to interact with everyone in class. Everyone is expected to participate, and we will give strategies for safely and respectfully ending a conversation or scene that you’re not comfortable with. Based on collaborative negotiation techniques, students will interact with each other to quickly establish scenes and fantasies, develop characters and backstories, and learn how to ensure each person’s desires are being met.

This class is designed for singles to meet other singles, but you don’t need to be single to attend. However, each person will interact with everyone else in class at least once. If you and your sweetie are into role playing, this class will supplement and enhance your communication skills and hopefully expand your repertoire for fun.