EDUCATION FOR ADULTS
Most of us (but not all!) had a sex-education class in middle school (or that uncomfortable discussion with our mom or dad) where we learned about the mechanics and consequences of having sex. Hollywood and television promote sex as being for the young and the thin—and, generally, as scandalous, if not downright tawdry. But, as adults, we can find and celebrate our sexual selves and be positive and affirming, no matter our body type or our age. Learning about and enjoying sex has so many benefits, from boosting our self-esteem and our immune systems to enhancing our physical and emotional relationships.
We all think about sex, we all have questions about sex, and most of us are curious about how our sexuality can be enhanced. In a group setting, we discover that this is not only “normal” but positive. Each person sets their own goals and creates their own plan for what they want to achieve in this class. Learning happens as a group. The facilitator and other group members are there for support and encouragement.
To create and maintain a safe learning environment, group members are asked to attend all classes, do assigned homework, come to class on time and prepared, and to participate as fully and honestly as they are able.
Knockin' Boots While Knitting Booties
Bodies change, things get real in a hurry and EVERYONE’s got an opinion...
We will discuss:
• The many myths surrounding pregnancy and sex
• How the role of sex in your relationship may change, and how you and your partner can keep feeling healthy and supported
• Sexual arousal in women and the changes pregnancy can bring
• Sex positions that may better accommodate your growing belly
• Your options if intercourse doesn’t work for you or if the doctor recommends “no sex”
• What to expect from your post-partum body when it’s time to have sex again
Who is the class designed for?
• Pregnant people
• Straight couples
• Same-sex couples
• Gender non-conforming couples
• Folks planning to get pregnant who want to study ahead
Cost: $70/individual, $110/couple
Sexual You While "Mommy" Too
A Class for Women
Sexual You While Mommy Too: Find your balance and engage your sexually empowered self is for
- Women who have had a“WTF?” moment and are ready to take control.
- Women looking to overcome the disconnected feeling that can happen after childbirth.
- Women who want to raise sexually empowered kids.
- Women who want to make the world a more sex positive place.
What we will discuss:
- Four weekly, confidential, small-group discussions where you can speak as freely as you’d like
- Multiple ways to engage your mind, including journal writing, discussions, and reading
- Tips and perspectives on how to empower kids in a world full of negative messages
- A powerful, positive community where women lift each other up and share struggles, celebrations, and laughs
Raising A Sex-Positive Child in a Sex-Negative Nation: A Class for Parents
We all want our children to grow up to be healthy. Healthy and positive sexuality is an important component of overall health and well-being.
When we think about talking to children about sex and sexuality, many think about puberty talks, and about teaching children to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy and disease. What we should be talking about is fostering a healthy attitude around self image, self esteem, and humanity. We also want to teach our children about respect, empathy, love, family, and diversity. Helping our child develop into a sexually healthy adult requires us to have an open door, a non-judgmental attitude, and a lifetime of conversation. And it starts at birth.
The Practice of Pleasure
Including: My Pleasure Book: A Guide To Being My Lover
When we want to grow, we develop practices to foster it. Practice is about education, dedication and attention. Sexual fulfillment is a practice. To have a fulfilling sex life we must continually learn about ourselves and our partners and adapt to changes that happen throughout the life cycle (think babies, work/life balance, aging, loss of relationships, or poor health, just to name a few).
This full-day workshop examines developing a practice of pleasure, mostly sensual and sexual pleasure. What is it? How do we experience it in our lives? How can we cultivate it? How can we bring more of it into our relationships?
Participants will: Explore the ways they experience pleasure, identifying many types of pleasure, identify current ways - and discover new ways - to experience pleasure, discuss the cycle of arousal, examine ways to communicate about pleasure, and discover ways to increase sexual awareness and arousal