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 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.

 

December

Saturday, December 2 — 12:00pm
Partial Suspension Shibari ~Educator: Seattle Shibari
Ballard: $90 (Duo) Advance: $80 (Duo)

Partial Suspension Bondage is beautiful, sexy, and intense. Many experienced rope tops and bottoms actually prefer it to full suspension for play, and it’s an important intermediate step to doing full suspension. Come learn how at this workshop!
In this three hour workshop, Jonathan will teach his hands-free chest harness and single column tie, review his 2-rope TK/gote shibari, and then learn and practice several foundational partial suspensions.

Topics covered: Selecting Gear; Evaluating Top Rigs & Hard Points; Basic Top Line Techniques; Line Management; Safety Issues; Partial Suspension Body Positions and Play.

 

Saturday, December 2 — 1:00pm
Stronger Than You Think: Cock And Ball Torture ~Educator: Daniel McGlothlen
Club Sapphire: $40. Advance: $32 (Solo) $55 (Duo) and $80 (Trio)

Having conducted field research on cock and ball torture (CBT) for nearly 50 years, Daniel presents his non-scientific findings for your consideration and entertainment. This workshop will include a survey of cock and ball bondage, different methods of torture and CBT safety considerations as well as a brief overview of a few of the off-the-shelf CBT toys commonly available. During most of this class, Daniel will demonstrate his techniques (none of which involve off-the-shelf CBT toys) on participants not chosen at random. More than just a nuts-and-bolts guide, Daniel will also discuss the delicate topic of introducing oneself or one’s partner to CBT. The goal is to create enthusiasts – men who will come back to CBT again and again. This class is demonstration based, with lecture.

 

Saturday, December 3 — 12:00pm
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2018 Call For Art Info Session for Artists
NW Lofts in Pioneer Square: Free

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is accepting art submissions December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018, for its sixteenth anniversary event April 27-29, 2018. The Festival is seeking visual art of all mediums, literary art, installation art, performance art, and art and merchandise for the popular Festival Store. Come talk to Festival organizers, ask questions and learn useful tips on how to apply to any of the Calls for Art.

 

Thursday, December 7 – 6:30pm
Demystifying STIs and Safer Sex in a Sex-Positive World ~Educator: Leah Hirsch
Broadview Library: 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.

 

Thursday, December 7 – 6:30pm
Consent and Negotiation for a Sex-Positive World ~Educators: Consent Academy
Capitol Hill 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.

 

 

Saturday, December 7 — 7:00pm
Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2018 Call For Art Info Session for Artists
The OK Hotel in Pioneer Square: Free

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is accepting art submissions December 1, 2017 through January 15, 2018, for its sixteenth anniversary event April 27-29, 2018. The Festival is seeking visual art of all mediums, literary art, installation art, performance art, and art and merchandise for the popular Festival Store. Come talk to Festival organizers, ask questions and learn useful tips on how to apply to any of the Calls for Art.

 

 

Saturday, December 9 — 1:00pm
Essential Kinbaku: The core elements of Japanese rope bondage ~Educators: KinkRx
Club Sapphire: $90 (Duo) Advance: $70 (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. The techniques taught in this workshop will greatly help you as you continue to learn more about Japanese rope bondage.

 

Sunday, December 10 — 4:00pm
Bondage for Control – Part of the Tying With Purpose workshop series ~Educators: Suspended Animation
Ballard: $35. Advance: $30 (Solo) $54 (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.

One of the best ways to truly immobilize someone is to tie them to the bed (or the couch, or the rack). Although it’s easy to tie someone fairly securely, it is surprisingly hard to completely immobilize them. Making everything tighter isn’t the answer: overly tight bondage isn’t more secure, and it can be uncomfortable or even dangerous. We’ll take a look at ties and techniques that are strict and secure without being unsafe.

 

Friday, December 15 — 7:00pm
The Feminist Pervert: How BDSM Taught Me About My Feminism and Gave Me a Voice ~Educator: MrsB
Ballard: $30. Advance: $22 (Solo) $40 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)

This is a guided discussion intended to create a safe space for talking about challenges women and feminists of any gender face in the kinky community, with a focus on how to make more kinky spaces safe, welcoming, equality-based environments for all people

 

Saturday, December 16 — 1:00pm
Mono/Poly: Navigating the Pleasures and Pitfalls of Dating Across the Aisle ~Educator: DoNotGoGently
Club Sapphire: $30. Advance: $22 (Solo) $40 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)

Sometimes monogamous people and polyamorous people fall in love. When that happens, it can be a bit tricky to navigate a life together where the individuals involved seem to have very different needs and wants. DoNotGoGently guides you through many of the common pleasures and pitfalls of mono/poly coupling and invites you to share your own stories and experiences. Together you’ll explore what it means to be monogamous, non-monogamous, polyamorous, and how to create a loving and joyous mono/poly relationship.

This class is focused on discovering if you’re comfortable dating “across the aisle” and navigating typical pitfalls. It’s open to individuals that identify as mono, poly, or somewhere in between.

 

Saturday, December 16 — 4:00pm
Under Your Skin: Piercing and Palpation Extravaganza ~ Educators: Najalaise, Sophia Sky, and cohorts
Ballard: $30-$100

Let’s play with pokey things! Join our team for 7 hours of instruction, from the basics of needle play through advanced related topics. The day is broken down into 3 parts: a structured hands-on workshop where you can learn all the skills needed for a play piercing scene; a discussion panel full of tips, tricks, and exciting stories; and a practice time with tastings, tutors, and small focus group skill-shares.

Topics to be covered:
How to do a temporary piercing
Anti-contamination and health considerations
Determining the right place on the body to pierce
Choosing piercing locations and techniques to match your scene goals
Skin Anatomy & palpation skills relating to the skin
Building on the basic skills (getting creative)
Other types of sharps to play with besides hypodermic needles

 

 

Sunday, December 17 — 4:00pm
Bondage Building Blocks – for the Bedroom and Beyond ~Educator: MrsB
Ballard: $100. Advance: $80

Want to tie your partner up and have your way with them (or be on the receiving end) – but you don’t know that you’ll be able to do all that complex rope stuff while you’re turned on? This will cover basic rope techniques that anyone can learn quickly, so they can get down and dirty in no time at all!

This intensive is designed for those who want to incorporate rope into the bedroom or the dungeon, but have limited experience. The skills you practice in this intensive will inspire the confidence to engage in satisfying, creative, and safer rope bondage fun.

During this half-day intensive participants will
~review basic ties and concepts such as rope tension, frictions, single- & double-column ties, bent-limb ties, and harnesses
~learn fun, useful methods to practice and hone their tying skills outside the classroom
~strengthen communication and listening skills between tops and bottoms
~learn ways to apply basic ties and concepts in order to create ties that work for you and your partner

January

Saturday, January 20 — 1:00pm
How To Eroticize (Almost) Anything ~Educators: Sophia Sky and Evelyn Evey
Club Sapphire: $30. Advance: $22 (Solo) $40 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)

What turns us on is ephemeral and changeable. So much about our sensual selves can be shaped by experiences and our will. Come explore a variety of techniques designed to heighten your ability to enjoy more or new activities, both kink and sexual. This class is ideal for people who want to be able to share or participate in a partner’s favored activity. This class is not recommended for those wishing to eroticize a past trauma. Please bring an open mind and a willingness to engage in discussion and practical exercises.