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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.
Tuesday, May 19th — 5:30 p.m. PST
Kink and BDSM are all the rage these days — maybe you've seen something that caught your attention but you don't know where to start in real life. With a little bit of information and know-how, you can start introducing kink into your own play right now!
Everyone likes a change of pace now and then, and part of what's sexy about kink is that it's a way to communicate about and experiment with new things. Kink presents some wonderful tools for playing with vulnerability and enhancing intimacy and connection.
No idea where to start, or what you'd even enjoy? No problem. Stella Harris will give an overview of common kinks and you'll get a downloadable yes/no/maybe list to use as a starting point to think about what you'd like to try. We'll also discuss safety, consent, and negotiation and you'll leave with ideas about how to incorporate kink into your own sex life.
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.