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.

May

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 18 — 6:30pm
Consent and Negotiation for a Sex Positive World ~Educators: Consent Academy Staff
Seattle Public Library- Ballard Branch: Free

Embodying consent empowers us to be present with our bodies, know our true boundaries, communicate authentically, and navigate disappointment with grace. We will practice noticing our internal sensations of ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and apply that knowledge to the practice of consent. Together we will explore the personal experience of consent and learn how to do it better.

 

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.

June

Thursday, June 1 — 6:30pm
Demystifying STIs and Safer Sex in a Sex Positive World ~Educator: Leah Hirsch
Seattle Library- Broadview Branch: Free

Whether you’re new to sex or jumping back into dating, having good information about sex and the related health concerns is important. What is Safer Sex and how can we make it fun and easy to incorporate into our romantic and playful encounters? Prepare to learn: how to decide what Safer Sex protocols are for you; an overview of available supplies (as well as how to make your own in emergencies); when and how to easily bring up “the talk”; and how to make Safer Sex sexy!  We will focus on solid facts about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and dispelling the stigmas that are often attached to these infections so you can make informed and rational decisions regarding your health.

 

Saturday, June 3 — 1:00pm
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.

 

Saturday, June 17 — 1pm
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.