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Events

 

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all classes are held at our Mississippi location at 909 N. Beech St. When signing up for classes online, put in your address, click "calculate shipping," then choose the shipping option for Store Pickup. You will not need to bring a ticket/receipt to class.

 

 

January classes

 
Full-Bodied Fellatio — FULL
Oxytocin, The Love Drug: Cultivating Biochemical Bliss in Birth, Orgasm, and Intimacy
Beyond Monogamy — FULL
Pleasure, Power, and Pain: An Introduction to BDSM

 

February classes

 
The Joys of Toys!
Back That Ass Up!: Anal Sex 101



March classes

 
Tease a Peel: Classic Burlesque Peeling Techniques

 

 

 

 

Full-Bodied Fellatio — FULL — please email info@sheboptheshop.com with name and phone # to be added to waitlist

Thursday, January 8th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

 

What do you do when your partner lacks blowjob skills? Where do you go for training when you wish to improve your own? Here!

 

 

M. Makael Newby is a relationship coach and dance instructor with a particular skill for breaking physical action into components and teaching them with enthusiasm... and blowjobs are one of her favorite things. This class will educate both the givers and receivers. Come learn about creating anticipation, communication, preparing for success, hand skills, tongue tricks, prostate massage, deep throating, sloppy BJs, choking and forced gagging for both bio and strap-on penises. Live demo (on dildo) included.

 

Many of these techniques are included in My Erotic Adventure, her choose-your-own styled erotic novel. Get empowered to give and receive extraordinary head!

 

 

 

 

Oxytocin, The Love Drug: Cultivating Biochemical Bliss in Birth, Orgasm, & Intimacy

Wednesday, January 14th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

 

The environmental, emotional, and physical factors that create the circumstances in which a person can surrender their ego and intellectual identity to enjoy an ecstatic orgasm also facilitate ecstatic empowered natural birth. The release of intellectual and ego identity, feelings of safety, intimacy, and surrender are crucial to healthy and complete release of the neuropeptide and hormone oxytocin. Relaxation, rhythm, and ritual all help stimulate it as well.

 

The act of giving birth naturally is the height of the human body's ability to release ecstasy inducing levels of the "love hormone" oxytocin. Orgasm is a step below birth on the spectrum of human experiences that release this amazing hormone, and the step below orgasm is nipple stimulation.

 

In this class, full spectrum doula Samantha Zipporah will offer a lecture and experiential exercises exploring the human mind, body, and spirit during the release of oxytocin. Her intention is to empower the community in deepening their understanding of the physiology of intimacy, connection, surrender, and ecstatic embodiment. Participants will leave with practical tips to support oxytocin release throughout the human experience, including but not limited to birth and sexuality.

 

Samantha Zipporah is a full spectrum doula, sexual health educator, and activist. She believes the mind, body, and spirit connection deserve reverence and respect. Sam finds great inspiration from the places that science and spirituality fortify one another. She has been attending birth since 2006, and studied midwifery with luminary Elizabeth Davis who literally wrote the book on Orgasmic Birth. Sam has been supporting peers with fertility and pregnancy experiences for over a decade in personal, professional, & clinical contexts. Her approach is grounded by a solid understanding of biochemistry and biology, and is nourished by playfulness, sass, and reverent spirituality. Friends have joked that her business tagline should be, "If anything’s going in or out of a cervix, call Sam."

 

Limited space available — sign up online!

 

 

 

 

Beyond Monogamy — FULL — please email info@sheboptheshop.com with name and phone # to be added to wait list

Thursday, January 22nd — 7:30 p.m. — $20

 

A growing number of people are exploring alternatives to monogamy, through swinging, polyamory, and other types of open relationships. If you or someone you know are one of those people, this might be the workshop for you!

 

Whether you are curious about opening up, already enjoying polyamory and wanting to do it even better, or facing obstacles in your non-monogamous relationship, AJ will help walk you through the challenges and benefits of ethical non-monogamy. She will discuss different styles of open relationships, talk about how to deal with common issues such as jealousy, resentment, time management, miscommunication, and New Relationship Energy (NRE), and will offer tips on dating/meeting new people, navigating different relationship structures and hierarchies, and coming out poly.

 

In this interactive workshop, AJ will guide participants through exercises that help them negotiate agreements/boundaries, design their own ideal open relationships, and practice nonviolent communication for deeper, more fulfilling connections. There will also be the option to hear about real-life triumphs and tribulations of other non-mono people in addition to learning how to find and build community. This is a 2-hour class.

 

AJ (aka Amory Jane) is one of She Bop's in-house sex educators. She graduated with a master's degree from Lewis & Clark College, where she studied Sex Therapy and Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling. She has facilitated multiple discussion groups and taught dozens of sex education workshops around Portland and the Midwest. She also moonlights as a relationship coach, working with polyamorous individuals and couples in open relationships. AJ is an active member of the Portland poly community.

 

 

 

 

Pleasure, Power, and Pain: An Introduction to BDSM

Wednesday, January 28th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

 

BDSM — whips, chains, and lots of black leather, right? Well... sometimes! But the world of kink and BDSM covers so much more, from a little rough sex to the opportunity to explore your personal boundaries, both emotional and physical.

 

If you've been curious about something you've read, or turned on by a scene in a movie that's a little rougher than the usual fare, this class is for you! You'll learn how to use those amazing toys and have the chance to see what they feel like. We'll also be discussing role play, power dynamics, and resources for finding the local BDSM community.

 

Bring your fantasies, your questions, and your curiosity and get ready for a hot evening!

 

Annamarie is a passionate sex educator with a knowledge fetish. Sexuality has been a life-long interest, with a focus on embracing our entire sexual selves, growing as erotic beings, and creating community. She has been presenting and teaching workshops on sexuality, polyamory, and BDSM in the Portland area and around the west coast since 2006. You can learn more at her website.

 

Limited space available — sign up online!

 

 

 

The Joys of Toys!

Thursday, February 5th — 7:30 p.m. — $15

 

Join She Bop's very own AJ (aka Amory Jane) for an evening of education and fun. Ever wandered around a sex toy shop and wondered "what the heck is that?" Never fear, AJ will answer those burning (in a good way) questions and then some!

 

In this class you will learn how sex toys originated and have advanced throughout history. AJ will explain the different types of toys, what they are used for and what they are made from, including vibrators, dildos, kegel exercisers, anal toys, toys for BDSM and more. Of course, don't forget one of the most important things of all... yes, that would be lube! AJ will go over the different types of lube, as well as the ingredients to be aware of when selecting the best product for you. She will also address how to clean and store your toys so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible.

 

Additionally, just in time for Valentine’s Day, AJ will give pointers on how to select a toy or gift for someone else!

 

As a special bonus, class attendees get 10% off their purchases in She Bop the night of the Joys of Toys class!

 

This workshop is open to all genders and sexual appetites!

 

Limited space available — sign up online!

 

 

 

 

Back That Ass Up!: Anal Sex 101

Wednesday, February 25th — 7:30 p.m. — $20

 

Are you interested in anal pleasure but not sure where to get started? Already tried anal play but wanting to learn some fun tricks and techniques? Whether you’re brand new to the wonderful world of anal or already have some backdoor experience, this class is sure to teach you something new!

 

In this educational and humorous workshop, AJ will confront taboos, go over anal anatomy, prostate, and the G-spot, discuss anal penetration for beginners, and show great positions for anal sex. She’ll also cover safety and hygiene and give you the inside scoop on all the best lubes and anal toys! This class is open to all genders and sexual appetites.

 

AJ (aka Amory Jane) is one of She Bop's in-house sex educators. She graduated with a master’s degree from Lewis & Clark College, where she studied Sex Therapy and Marriage, Couple, & Family Counseling. She has facilitated multiple discussion groups and taught dozens of sex education workshops around Portland and the Midwest. She also moonlights as a sex-positive relationship coach.

 

Limited space available — sign up online!

 

 

 

 

Tease a Peel: Classic Burlesque Peeling Techniques

Wednesday, March 11th — 7:15 p.m. — $20

 

Orchestre L'Pow! producer Madison Moone is back by popular demand with a sultry class sure to awaken your inner diva!

 

Students will be guided through a sexy burlesque movement study including bumps, grinds and struts, followed by a tantalizing round of peeling techniques. We will explore classic tools of the trade such as nylon stockings and opera length gloves while learning graceful transitions to help you tease with ease! Class will conclude with a sassy group striptease, leaving you and your girlfriends feeling like glamazons!

 

Students should dress in comfortable clothes; shorts or a skirt are preferred. Please bring your favorite heels (slip ons are best), nylon stockings, and elbow length gloves for peeling. Miss Moone will have extras on hand. All levels of fitness welcome; no dance experience or nudity required. Please avoid alcohol consumption before attending and arrive by 7:15 p.m. Class will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m, with no late entrance after 7:45 p.m. No photographs are permitted.

 

Limited space available — sign up online!

 

 

 

 

See our blog to view all of our previous class descriptions.