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This class will be held online via Zoom — you'll receive an email with access information prior to the event. While classes are LIVE in nature and by default not recorded, some educators have chosen to offer recordings of their classes to pre-registered attendees; please inquire for specifics of this event. Registration deadline: 2:30 p.m. PST on the day of class. No day-of cancellations.
Wednesday, October 14th — 7:30 p.m. PST
Maybe you're getting back into the dating game after a long break, or maybe dating has always seemed tricky — this class will give you the knowledge and tools to dive in! For a variety of reasons, online dating sites are increasingly the way people meet each other.
So what are the considerations when meeting someone online? Stella Harris will talk about how to write a compelling profile and present yourself in a flattering (and honest!) way, as well as ways to stay safe when meeting someone for the first, (or second, or third) time. You'll also learn current information about STIs, ways to protect yourself, and communication skills for bringing up the conversation with potential partners.
Even more pressing for our current time, we'll talk about how to assess your risk tolerance in regards to Covid-19, and how to navigate these risks while meeting new people. For some that may mean going on distanced dates, for others it may mean a long digital courtship before meeting in person.
This class will also include a brief overview of different relationship styles, such as open relationships, polyamory, and swinging, so that you can have the information you need to decide what you're looking for, and you'll know what other people mean if they say that's what they're into.
By the end of this class there will be nothing stopping you from creating an awesome profile and feeling ready to meet new people!
Stella Harris is a Certified Intimacy Educator and Sex Coach who uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients. She teaches everything from pleasure anatomy to communication skills to kink and BDSM. Stella teaches at venues and conferences across the country (and Canada!) while maintaining a private practice in her adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon. Stella's first book, Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships was published by Cleis Press in 2018 and she's currently working on a new book for Cleis, all about threesomes. Learn more on her website or follow her on Instagram.
You'll notice that we're offering two class cost options - $25, the regular cost of a She Bop class or workshop, and $15, a reduced cost option. While we want to make sure our instructors are compensated fairly for their hard work, we recognize that many of our community members are experiencing alterations to their finances at this time. If you are able to pay full price, we ask that you please consider doing so. If the lower cost option is a more accessible fit for you at this time, we encourage you to utilize that option.