October Events



Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission is $30/person.
Tickets are available for purchase in-store or online!

Chakrubs are sexual wellness toys carved from 100% crystal that are designed to bring a sense of sacredness to your playtime. These beautiful, hand-crafted tools are created with the intention of opening oneself up to the healing properties that crystals provide. In this workshop, participants will learn about Chakrubs in the context of crystal healing, the Chakra system, and energy flow. We will explore the ways that Chakrubs can help us identify our turn-ons and overcome our sexual blocks, and look for ways to transmute socially-instilled shame into positivity. With fully energized and active Chakras, you can be on your way to reach your goals, fulfill your aspirations, and see the light of your life.

Vanessa Cuccia conceived the idea for Chakrubs in September, 2011, when she was living in Los Angeles. She had met a spiritual teacher who lived with her, and who taught her about the healing properties of crystals on both scientific and metaphysical levels. She would carry crystals around with her everywhere she went, including the sex toy shop she worked for at the time.

In her words: “One day my friend and I went to a woman’s house who has one of the largest crystal collections. As she proudly showed one of her crystals, I exclaimed, “That would be a great sex toy!” The eyebrows in the room all raised in shock looked at me in confusion and bewilderment, but there was no turning back, I knew this was something I had to do. I began to research deeper into energetic and crystal healing, as well as personal work discovering what was preventing me from experiencing true ecstasy. Realizing how sensitive I am to energy, Chakrubs has become a tool to assist in developing a true sense of self, and honoring what and who may enter my body.

The ease in which Chakrubs has developed is a testament to the readiness the world has for a product such as this. Chakrubs shows us that we are aware of the immense bliss that is at our fingertips if we choose to break through energetic blocks and old ways of thinking that are holding us back.” Find out more about Chakrubs at www.chakrubs.com.

Intersex 101 with Claudia Astorino


Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission is $30/person.
Tickets are available for purchase in-store or online!

There’s a ton of variation in what human bodies look like, and they rarely come in two flavors. Perhaps you’ve met a fantastic person who happens to be intersex, and you’re smitten! Or maybe you’re interested in learning more about how the “I” fits into that whole LGBTQIAGNC acronym. You’ve got some questions: What does it mean to be intersex? What does intersex have to do with bodies, and what are intersex activists fighting for? How can you best have a healthy, consensual relationship with your intersex partner? Join intersex activist Claudia Astorino to talk intersex 101, consent, and how to be a good intersex ally. With Q&A to follow!

Claudia Astorino is an intersex activist and a queer person. She is a contributor to Autostraddle and Everyone Is Gay, and her work has appeared in The Guardian, RH Reality Check, The Parents Project, Girls Sex 101, and her personal blog Full-Frontal Activism: Intersex and Awesome. Claudia is also the coordonator of the annual Intersex Awareness Day events in NYC and has co-/led workshops and presentations at various universities and institutions. She lives in NYC.


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