We’re very pleased to share our event programming with you—watch this space to stay up-to-date with our parties, date nights, workshops, and classes!
Upcoming events for March
Craft your own sensual fantasy
with Rachel Kramer Bussel
Thursday, March 10, 7:30pm – 9pm
$30/individual or $55/couple
For singles who are dating, new couples, or even long-term couples, sharing your fantasies with another person can be tricky terrain to navigate. What will the other person think? How do I express a fantasy that’s only half-formed in my mind? What if I’m not sure I actually want to live it out? This fun workshop will explore how to tap into your innermost desires in creative ways in order to gain insight into yourself, and, if desired, craft new adventures with a partner or a future date. From celebrity crushes to a sexual wishlist to risqué letters and beyond, you’ll learn how to take your relationships to the next level, whether these fantasies stay strictly in fantasy mode or are ones you want to explore in real life. Couples and solo participants are welcome!
About the Presenter:
Rachel Kramer Bussel is a writer, editor, blogger, and writing instructor. She is the editor of over 60 anthologies, including Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 1, Come Again: Sex Toy Erotica and The Big Book of Orgasms. She’s written for a range of organizations, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She also teaches writing workshops across the country and online at LitReactor.com. She Tweets @raquelita. Find out more at rachelkramerbussel.com!
Strip Tease for Shy Birds
with Leah King
Wondering how to excite your partner/s – or yourself! – with the age-old art of striptease? Feeling a little too shy to strip down to nothing but tassels and a thong? Come and find your inner vixen in a fun class combining sensual warm-ups, a How-to-Strip lesson, and body-positive choreography in a judgment-free zone specifically for newbies. Please bring: 1) your favorite sexy song to help find your own special flare for seduction; 2) things you like to take off – whether that’s long gloves, a feather boa, tight pants, something strappy, or a snowsuit. All body types, levels, and genders are welcome to join, though this class will focus on bringing shy birds out of their nests.
About the Presenter:
Leah King is a burlesque and cabaret dancer who has been dazzling audiences in three continents for nearly a decade. She is a founding member of the hugely popular Brown Girls Burlesque dance troupe, touring member of Urban Erotica, and has performed in nightclubs, private parties, music videos, concert halls and festivals in New York City, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Rio, Vienna, and Prague. She has taught dance and movement courses to youth and adults of all levels including the hugely popular ‘Beginning Burlesque for the Bedroom’ course at Other Nature queer feminist sex shop in Berlin. Her classes are fun, empowering, non-judgmental, and not for the faint of heart.
Rope Bondage Intensive 101 & 102 with Yin Q
Thursday, March 3rd 7pm – 9pm
Sunday, March 6th 11am – 1pm
(Tickets are also available for just the Sunday session—please inquire!)
Are you interested in playing with teasing and restraint while holding your partner captive? Or perhaps you’d like to struggle for freedom yourself? Rope bondage can add some kink to your fantasy, or can be practiced as an artform all its own. Please is excited to offer this hands-on, two-part series for novices who are interested in learning and practicing the basic ties of rope bondage.
In the Thursday class, participants will start with basic rope safety, practice wrist and ankle ties, and view a demonstration of more elaborate torso harnesses. The Sunday class will focus more intensively on the waist harness and the diamond/”tortoise shell” harness, plus a few other rope tricks for sensual play.
Couples are welcome to come together; if you attend as an individual, be prepared to work with another individual rope partner or assistant. Everyone is encouraged to tie and be tied, so please be willing to play both roles with your workshop partner! Participants will remain fully clothed throughout the class, so dress in comfortable clothing, like you would to a yoga class. Safety and consent are our first priority and will be discussed at the beginning of the class with handouts on BDSM protocol.
*A nylon rope starter kit (from local rope expert Erin Houdini) is included in the price of admission! Our kit contains 1 length of 40′ nylon rope, 1 length of 25′ rope, 2 lengths of 10′ rope, and 1 pair of curbed-tip safety scissors. For participants attending the Sunday class only, ticket price includes only the 40′ rope. Please contact us to let us know in advance if you already have your own kit.
About the Presenter:
Yin Q is a BDSM writer, educator, and leather lifestyle Top. She has presented for The Eulenspiegal Society, The LeatherMan NYC, Lesbian Sex Mafia, and numerous leather conferences in NYC and San Francisco. Check out http://www.yinq.net/ for more details.