Note: when signing up for classes online, please choose the "Class sign-up / In store pick-up" free shipping option on the Shipping Method page at check-out. You will not need to bring a ticket or receipt to the class.
All classes are held at our Mississippi location at 909 N Beech St.
Wednesday, August 15th — 7:30 p.m.
Maybe you're getting back into the dating game after a long break, or maybe dating has always seemed tricky — either way, this class will give you the knowledge and tools to dive in!
These days, everyone has heard of online dating, even if they've never tried it. For a variety of reasons, online dating sites are increasingly the way people meet each other. With everyone working more and more, meeting people the old fashioned way, through friends or social gatherings, isn't always practical.
So what are the considerations when meeting someone online? We'll 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.
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 going out to meet new people!
Stella Harris is an author, educator, and coach who focuses on intimacy and connection. As a certified Intimacy Educator, she uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. She has presented classes for a variety of organizations including the Portland Leather Alliance, the Portland Academy of Sex Ed, Sex Positive Portland, and more, and has spoken at Portland State University, Reed College, and Pacific University. Stella is widely published in print and online, from erotic fiction to educational and lifestyle pieces on sex and kink.
Stella hopes to build a world where everyone has the tools and confidence to explore their sexuality safely and free of shame.