Education Program

FSPC Newsletter 1The Foundation hosts a variety of workshops on 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 in our library, 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.

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

Thursday, April 20 — 6:30pm
Consent and Negotiation for a Sex Positive World ~Educators: Consent Academy Staff
West Seattle Public Library: 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. All sexes, genders, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, and communication styles welcome and celebrated.

 

Saturday, April 22 — 12:00pm
Kinbaku 301: Suspension Transitions ~Educator: Seattle Shibari
Block 69: $100 (Duo)

Suspension transitions are dramatic, intense, and beautiful. Learn to move your partner from one position to another in suspension in a safe, supportive environment with Seattle Shibari!
In this four hour workshop, we’ll learn the practical and aesthetic considerations for moving someone from one position to another while in suspension. Topics will include:
Suspension mechanics
Minor vs Major Transitions
Troubleshooting body placement
Aesthetics
Top Line Management
Safety Issues

Class Prerequisites: This is an advanced-level workshop. Students should be able to competently tie a 3-rope TK/Gote Shibari/’Box Tie,’ and be competent in basic suspension line management & technique
Suspension bondage is an advanced technique, and hazardous. In order to ensure the safety of participants, the instructor will assess student skill level. If a student’s tying is deemed unsafe by the instructor, the student may be invited to observe instead of suspend.

May

Saturday, May 6 — 1:00pm
So You Want To Tie People Up: A playful introduction to erotic rope bondage. ~Educators: Suspended Animation
Club Sapphire: $35. Advance: $30 (Solo) $54 (Duo)

Interested in adding some bondage to your life, but not sure where to start? Our introductory bondage class will introduce you to the basics of rope bondage and give you the skills you need to safely and confidently start exploring bondage on your own.

If you’re new to kink, you may know that you’re interested in bondage but not know exactly what you want to do with it. We’ll help you figure it out by demonstrating a wide range of bondage styles and positions.

Once you know what kind of bondage you’re looking for, we’ll teach you a set of basic knots that you can combine to create almost any bondage position you want. This is a bondage class, not a knots class: we want you to master a small number of versatile techniques so that you can focus on having fun with your partner rather than struggling to remember numerous different knots.

 

Sunday, May 7 — 1:00pm
The Towel And The Stick: Fundamentals of Impact Play ~ Educators: KinkRx
Club Sapphire: $45. Advance: $35 (Solo)

Impact play is one of the most popular BDSM activities. It’s enjoyable when it’s light and easy, painful and challenging, or anything in between. Come join KinkRx instructors Ronnie and Dani for this workshop that teaches the fundamental hard and soft skills of impact play.

The skills you will learn will translate to virtually any impact toy, using only 2 tools: a towel as an example of flexible toys such as floggers or whips, and bamboo canes as an example of rigid impact toys. You will learn the skills and start playing immediately without having to invest in expensive toys. We will cover where to hit and how. We will also cover the anatomy of an impact scene and the techniques you need to modulate intensity in a scene.

 

Thursday, May 11 — 7:00pm
Writing Scripts for Erotic Hypnosis ~Educator: Jim Duvall
Block 69: $30. Advance: $23 (solo) $44 (duo) $65 (trio)

Once you conquer hypnotic inductions, the question often occurs, What do I do now? You are hypnotized, or have someone hypnotized and now need to know what to do with them. This class will cover writing and delivering scripts for Erotic Hypnosis and Hypnokink fun. We will start with a demonstration to get your creative juices flowing. We will explain some safety concerns as well as consent issues you may face. Then we will get into the do’s and don’t’s of script writing. We will discuss delivery techniques and then we will all write a sample script together. This is a great opportunity to get experience as a top and as a bottom in erotic hypnosis. Come prepared to learn some new skills both as a subject and as a hypnotist.
Thursday, May 18 — 6:30pm
Consent and Negotiation for a Sex-Positive World ~Educators: Consent Academy Staff
Seattle Library- Ballard Branch: 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 20 — 1:00pm
Introduction To Kinbaku: The core elements of Japanese rope bondage ~Educators: KinkRx
Club Sapphire: $80 (Duo) Advance: $60 (Duo)

Japanese rope bondage (Kinbaku or Shibari) has become very popular in the last few years and its popularity keeps growing. However, it can be a little intimidating to start because of how intricate and involved most ties are.

This workshop will help you create beautiful and hot rope experiences immediately, without having to memorize complex ties. We will focus on creating intimacy between tying partners and the importance of enjoying the tying process, and not just focusing on reaching the end product. If you’ve already been practicing Kinbaku with a focus on learning specific ties, this class will introduce you to a whole new approach of improvised tying.

Saturday, May 20 — 7pm
Negotiating Edge Play: A guide to creating sexier and safer kink scenarios ~Educator: Jim Duvall
Block 69: $25. Advance: $18 (Solo) $34 (Duo) and $50 (Trio)

Edge play is a tricky thing to negotiate. In most communities there become accepted practices for a lot of What we do and don’t do and edge play throws those assumptions out the window. The rules are being broken so now you cannot rely on the rules. How do we find new rules and what assumptions do we still rely on. How do we find what we need in edge play and rule out what we still are not willing to do? How do we voice those new boundaries? This workshop will be an exercise in finding your edges and how to play on them.