Ottawa Workshops

  • Pre-paid registration is required: please contact us to register.
  • These workshops are open to everyone. However, those under the age of 18 will need a guardian to sign a waiver.
  • Attendees save 10% on any purchases made afterward.
  • Reduced prices are often available for students and others with limited incomes.
  • Some workshops specify an audience (such as women or men): "women" includes trans women and "men" includes trans men.
  • Workshops are held at Venus Envy Ottawa unless specified otherwise.
22 February 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

A Stitch in Time: Leather Care and Repair

A Stitch in Time: Leather Care and Repair
This demonstration-based workshop will teach participants a variety of simple mending and maintenance techniques for their leather goods - everything from replacing a popped gromit to removing salt stains to creating their own bondage toys.  Participants are encouraged to bring their questions and curiosity.
Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$10 ($5 sliding scale)
23 February 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Erotic Talk: Talking Dirty for Everyone

Know what you want, but not sure how to get it? Whether you're not sure what words to use, or how to start spilling them out of your mouth, this workshop will give you ideas on how to make talking about sex just as great as doing it.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
29 February 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Mouthing Off: All About Oral

Many people have asked us for a session that talks about oral sex on anyone so here it is! Mouthing Off is all about fellatio and cunnilingus and includes info about anatomy, safer sex, positions, technique for mouths, lips, tongues, and hands. Great for anyone who wants to know more about going down, regardless of gender or sexuality.

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
8 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Going Down: A Guide to Fellatio

Want to give your pal the blow job of their life, but aren't sure where to start or what to do once you get going? Then this workshop is for you! From basic anatomy (in all our lovely varieties) to tips for the advanced, we'll cover a wide range of information about the fine art of giving head. This workshop includes information for all folks who enjoy giving and/or getting head. Tricks and tips for cock play of the flesh and silicone variety will be discussed and everyone is welcome to attend.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
11 March 2016 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Fucking Mean: How to Have Really Kinky Sex

 Ever wanted to engage in rough body play while still having something that could reasonably be called sex? This class isn't about building complex scenes--it's about fucking someone up while fucking them (with whatever genitalia you have handy). We'll talk about how to leave someone bruised and weak at the knees from too many orgasms without any exotic dungeon furniture or fancy equipment. We'll cover all sides of this equation, from pure power exchange to vicious sadomasochistic sex to violent switching. Our focus will be on things you can do with your body (hands, mouth, feet, etc.) that leave someone feeling brutalized, used, and glowing with sexual satisfaction. 

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)
13 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Poly-architecture: Building and maintaining different kinds of poly relationships

 Polyamory is hardly a one-size-fits-all proposition. This workshop is designed to help support different types of polyamorous relationships, including what we might call polyfidelity, hierarchical polyamory, and anarchical polyamory. We will discuss the pros and cons of these relationship dynamics, and the lifestyle preferences that suit them best. We will also discuss how to build each of these types of relationships, and discuss strategies from "processing" to google calendars that help successfully maintain them

Duration: 
3.00 hours
Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)
14 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The Big O! Tips and Tricks for Bigger, Better and More Frequent Orgasms!

So you know how to have an orgasm, but now you want MORE... in this session you'll learn tips and techniques for multiple orgasms, g and p spot orgasms, more frequent and/or bigger orgasms! We'll talk about solo and partnered play, as well as lots of fun toys and tools you can use to enhance your orgasmic experience. This workshop includes information and fun ideas for women of all histories and identities and everyone is welcome. 

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
15 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Up Yours: Anal Pleasure and Health

Butt sex can seem intimidating and even a little scary at first, but the secret to healthy and hot anal play is knowing how everything works down there, and how to play safely. Join us in breaking myths and cultural taboos surrounding anal play as well as picking up practical and fun tips about lube, toys, safety and health.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
22 March 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

​Navigating the Ontario Health Care System for Trans People

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​Navigating the Ontario Health Care System for Trans People

Despite the title, this workshop is open to everyone: trans people, their families, friends, service providers and anyone else who'd just like to be more informed.  We’ll talk about getting a first prescription, informed consent, bodily autonomy, SRS, CAMH, and more.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
FREE
23 March 2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Creative Sex: Lessons Taught by Disability

What can having a disability teach the rest of the world about great sex? If you ask these facilitators, a hell of a lot! Whether it is the in-built creativity that comes with living disabled, increased communication with a partner or the $30000 wheelchair that doubles as the ultimate sex toy, the lessons of disability can be sprinkled throughout the best sex you’ve ever had. Join us and learn how celebrating the differences in our bodies can lead to a new level of amazing. Our workshop will entice and engage you to think about the bedroom in a whole new way…with a disabled spin! 

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)