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.
18 September 2015 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Pleasure and the Art of the Eye-Bang with Jo Weldon!

Flirt. Seduce. Devastate. Talk dirty with your eyes. Learn how to convey deep sexual confidence through eye contact, body language, and breathing exercises. Discover the power pf being motivated by your own pleasure and joy. This is a playful, erotic, and very penetrating class. Not for the faint of heart! Wear clothes that feel good and in which you can move. You won't sweat (at least, not in the literal sense), so you can go straight to a date from the class!"

 

Jo Weldon, commonly known as Jo Boobs or Jo Boobs Weldon, is a performer, photographer, author, activist, educator, and essayist based in New York City. Weldon’s body of work centers around stripping and striptease. She established and runs the New York School of Burlesque and wrote The Burlesque Handbook, the first manual ever published on how to create classical and neo-burlesque routines.[1] Weldon is active in the burlesque community, contributing her knowledge and experience to projects and collaborations. Though she now works in the theatrical world of burlesque Weldon has never lost the influence of, and inspiration from lap dancing and strip clubs. She continues to work as an advocate for sex worker rights and freedom of sexual expression.

Duration: 
1.00 hour
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
21 September 2015 - 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)
27 September 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Going Down: A Guide to Cunnilingus

If you're interested in licking bits, but aren't sure where to start or what to do once you get going, this is the workshop for you! From basic anatomy (in all our lovely varieties) to tips for the advanced, this workshop will cover a wide range of information about giving head and the many related pleasures. This workshop includes information and fun ideas for anyone who wants to either give and/or get a good licking and everyone is welcome to attend.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
FREE
28 September 2015 - 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
FREE
29 September 2015 - 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
13 October 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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)
20 October 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Whip it Good! A Guide to Power Play and Kink

This is a beginner-level workshop for those with an active interest in BDSM. We will discuss some terms and definitions, communication and negotiating boundaries, safety and safe-words. We will also talk about toys for sensation play, floggers and other spanky stuff, basic knot tying and rope safety, as well as using common household items in new and kinky ways.

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

Sex with Trans Women

Sex with Trans Women

A crash course in fucking trans women! We’ll cover some misconceptions, what to ask and not ask, what feels good, and what trans women of different backgrounds and bodies may want or need to have great sex. We’ll use a harm reduction approach to safer sex, and talk about inguinal canals and muffing.  We'll end with a facilitated discussion and welcome further input from anyone with hands on experience.

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

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)
10 November 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

More Knotty Fun!

Are you already a fan of rope bondage and want to learn more? This is a hands on workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of rope bondage including three complete ties that build on each other, and can be modified for your own play.  For this workshop you will need to already know about rope safety, and basic knots. Please bring at least 4 lengths of rope measuring 30ft each, or rope will be available for purchase. 

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)