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 August 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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)
12 August 2014 - 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)
17 August 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

BDSM 201: Edge Play and Power Relationships with Andrea Zanin

If you’ve attended “BDSM 101: Kink Basics” and you’re hungry for more, come have a bite. This is a two-part workshop aimed at people who already have some familiarity with the basics of BDSM but want a place to explore a little deeper. First, we’ll explore the allure of edge play – the kinds of physical and psychological play that get hearts pounding and go a bit outside the norm, even for perverts. In the second part, we’ll cover the fundamentals of dominant/submissive relationships. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion as we ease into a new level of kinky exploration.

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)
18 August 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Lessons In Non-Monogamy: What Have We Figured Out So Far?

These days, there’s a ton of non-monogamy 101 information out in the world—you can read up in lots of places about the basics of opening up an existing relationship, navigating the first pangs of jealousy, and figuring out how to colour-code your calendar. But when you’ve been doing non-monogamy for a while, you may have hit upon some challenges they don’t cover in the intro manuals. Relationships shift and end, configurations take on new shapes and sizes, living situations evolve, sexual desire waxes and wanes, new people show up in the mix. In navigating your own poly waters, what mistakes have you made along the way? What would you do differently if you could start over? What lessons have you learned? What wisdom can you share? Where do you need to challenge yourself to grow some more? What support do you need going forward? Come enjoy some thought-provoking exercises and facilitated discussion to assess where you’re at and get some ideas of where to go next. Newbies are welcome, but the discussion will be geared to those who have a couple years’ experience under their belts.

Everyone
$25 ($15 sliding scale)
19 August 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Sex Toys for Queers

In this workshop we'll talk about safer sex, consent, pleasure and fun! Many workshops are aimed at cis, hetero monogamous people who get more chances of having their sexualities represented in your typical sex ed teachings -  this workshop is for the rest of us! You can learn fun and consensual ways to pleasure your partner or your sexy self with dils, vibes, beads, sleeves, rings, clamps, floggers, lube, pumps and plugs!

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
FREE
15 September 2014 - 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)
22 September 2014 - 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)
23 September 2014 - 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 September 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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)
6 October 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

I'm Coming! A Guide to Women's Orgasm

Many women never experience orgasm, just as many can have orgasms once in awhile, or on their own, or never on their own, or ... you get the picture. The female orgasm can sometimes be rather elusive, and that can be ok — but it can also be very frustrating. This session will look at some of the reasons women have difficulty with orgasm, offer suggestions around play to enhance sexual feelings, and cover important anatomical information. Discussion includes the g-spot, clitoris, and tips to use both alone and with a partner.

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
7 October 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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
Women
20 October 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Going Down: A Guide to Cunnilingus

If you're interested in licking girls' 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 to tips for the advanced, this workshop will cover a wide range of information about giving head and other related pleasures.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
21 October 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

L'art de jouer, l'art de jouir

C'est quoi? J'mets ça où? Ça fonctionne comment? Un atelier qui tentera de répondre à toutes vos questions sur les accessoires, les lubrifiants, les jouets qui vibrent, soit dans des vagins ou des culs, qui sont utiles à deux (ou plus!), qui sont fait exprès pour les pénis, qui rajoutent du fun à la masturbation et plein d'autres choses! Cet atelier est idéal pour les gens curieux de tous genres, orientations sexuelles, et types de relations.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
3 November 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Safer Sex Queered

This is the fun, sexy, inclusive, and pleasure-focused sex ed class you never got in high school. We'll cover the ins and outs of STIs, risks of having different kinds of sex, how to talk about STIs and safer sex, and how to use barriers and make them sexy. The workshop will focus on folks who are often left out of safer sex education and conversations, including queer women and trans* folks.

Duration: 
1.00 hour
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
4 November 2014 - 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)
10 November 2014 - 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)
18 November 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Cheap Thrills: Do it Yourself Sex Toys for Power Play

You may never see your house, the hardware store or supermarket the same way again. Kinky sex doesn't have to be expensive — this workshop will show you how to safely transform everyday  items into sex toys. Open to everyone!

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
24 November 2014 - 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)