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.
5 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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? This workshop is for you. From basic anatomy to tips for the advanced, we'll cover a wide range of information about the fine art of giving head.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
6 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Jilling Off! The Ins and Outs of Solo Sex.

Whether you're a newbie to solo play, or looking to change up your usual getting off routine, Jilling Off can give you some new ideas and techniques to try out on your own. In this hands-off workshop we will talk about some reasons for masturbating, breathing and other techniques for better and/or more frequent orgasms, toys for playing alone, lube and other slippery stuff, anatomy, and resources, as well as good one-handed reads. Open to women of all histories and identities.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
12 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Knotty Fun: An Intro to Rope Bondage

Learn to tie knots and, more importantly, how to untie knots. We will also discuss safety, buying tips, and teach you how to tie enough knots to keep your friends tied up tight. This is an interactive workshop, and a length of rope will be provided for practice. As an added bonus we'll be showing off all forms of bondage gear.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
13 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Big O for Her! 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-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.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
18 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Easier Than You Think: Talking to your kids about bodies, relationships and sexuality

Children have a lot of questions: “Where do babies come from?” “What makes boys and girls different?”, “Why do people kiss?”.  Answering them and sharing your values may seem scary but it all takes is a little know-how and practice. Join sex educator and mom, Nadine Thornhill for a fun, fact-filled workshop that gives you the tools you need to make it easy to talk with your 3-8 year-olds. You will learn what kids of that age need to know, when and how to have the conversation and what to do when their questions catch you completely off guard!

 

By the end of this workshop you’ll be able to have “the talk”...without anyone blushing!


This workshop is open to people of all genders, sexual orientations, family and relationship structures.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
19 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

They Grow Up So Fast: Talking kids ages 9-12 about bodies, relationships and sexuality

Many parents believe their child’s sex education should begin at home. But what do you say? Are tweens too young to starting learning about topics like consent, dating, sexual and gender diversity or sexual health? Evidence shows that youth who receive straightforward information early, are more likely to make positive sexual decisions when they are older. And establishing a pattern of open, continuous conversation around sex can lead to deep trust between parents and children. Join sex educator Nadine Thornhill for a lively, fact-filled session that will show you how to teach kids today, so they can make positive choices tomorrow. By the end of this workshop, you’ll have the tools you need to become the best sex ed teacher your kid has ever had!


This workshop is open to people of all genders, sexual orientations, family and relationship structures.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
20 January 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

I’ve Got Your Back: Talking to teens about sexuality

As youth move through their teen years, they begin making significant decisions about their sexual readiness, relationships and health. Teens often turn to peers and media for information about sex, but the importance of parental trust and support cannot be underestimated. In this workshop, you will learn how to talk with your teen about personal choices, healthy relationships, social media and safer sex. You will also learn how to keep the lines of communication open so that your teen knows they can come to you when they need you.

Join sex educator Nadine Thornhill, for a lively workshop that will show you how to support your teen as they make the transition from child to adult!

This workshop is open to people of all genders, sexual orientations, family and relationship structures.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
2 February 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Thinking Outside the Box

There are numerous ways to pleasure our female lovers but we often fall into the the same few routines. This seminar is designed to give you new pussy pleasing ideas and to encourage you to think outside the box.  Some of the topics we'll share include tips and techniques for going down, how to communicate to get what you want, the fine art of fingerbanging, lube and other slippery stuff, and sex toys of all kinds!

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
3 February 2015 - 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)
23 February 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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? This workshop is for you. From basic anatomy to tips for the advanced, we'll cover a wide range of information about the fine art of giving head.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
2 March 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

How to Hook Up

Hooking up can be hard. How do you know when they are interested, if you are interested, and how to move from any mutual interest to some consensual mutual touching? In this workshop we'll talk online dating, pick up lines, confidence, and communication.We want you to feel comfortable hooking up, whether that means winking at someone from across a crowded room or hosting your very own sex party. The aim: to go forth and flirt.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
3 March 2015 - 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)
9 March 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Hot Spots: G-Spot & P-Spot Pleasure

Mystery and mis-information abound about these two powerful erogenous zones. Where are they? What are they? And what the heck do I do now? In this seminar for everyone, we share info, tips and techniques to help you find your lover's hot spots... and what to do when you get there!

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
24 March 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Art of Feminine Dominance with Midori

Elegance, power and confidence... Do you want to know how to be a  dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that's authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how-to class, you'll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner. 

Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. 

This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player. Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome!

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)
25 March 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Hands-on Rope Bondage with Midori

Everyone's catching the rope fever! Bring the pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope bondage play.

Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your lover. Know how to deepen pleasures and connections while avoiding risks and harm. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, erotic positions.

Midori is an expert in the field and author of ‘The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage’. Enjoyed by many generations, sensual Japanese rope bondage is beautiful, sensual and sexually arousing.

In this hands-on class Midori will introduce you to the versatility, elegance and pleasures of rope bondage. You will learn easy-to-remember techniques and how to sensuously bind and tantalize your lover. 

* Wear comfortable clothing. Bring rope of 20’ or so. There will be rope for sale at the store.

No experience necessary, everyone welcome!

 

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)
26 March 2015 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man with Midori

Learn how to make him moan and writhe in unbelievable pleasure. Join internationally-acclaimed sex educator Midori for this in-depth training on orally pleasuring your guy. Using delicious practice props (think fruit!) you’ll learn all about the sucks, licks, swirls, strokes and touch secrets that will blow his mind. She'll even cover tips on how to reduce discomforts or gag reflexes. What better gift is there than to show him your new techniques that very night? 
All genders and orientations welcome!
Bring your guy with you for better “homework” later that night!
Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)