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.
1 June 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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)
8 June 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)
9 June 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Trans Cultural Competency: A Trans 101


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Trans Cultural Competency: A Trans 101

What does trans mean? What should I do? What shouldn’t I do? In this friendly workshop we’ll answer all these and more, in a non-judgemental environment that allows for mistakes and learning. There will be a small activity in which your participation is encouraged but not required.  We’ll have time at the end for your own questions.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
FREE
15 June 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Strap on Tools

Strap-on play can be a fun way to penetrate a partner, express your gender, get off on watching your honey perfect their deep throating technique, and more! This workshop will cover the ins and outs of harness play: what's available, what toys to use where, and the lay of the land you'll be exploring. We'll talk about vaginal, anal and oral play and include handy tips, safety and how to maximize pleasure for the wearer as well as the receiver. We will discuss toys and play for everyone, regardless of identity and/or gender expression. Everyone will get a chance to try on a harness with some dildo's (over your clothes), but no pressure, you can just watch and listen too!

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
22 June 2015 - 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. Getting off 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 pleasure, and give lots of tips and tricks to improve time alone and with a partner!

Duration: 
2.00 hours
Everyone
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
29 June 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
17 August 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Oppression, Privilege, and Sexual Desire

Oppression, Privilege, and Sexual Desire

Everyone has unique sexual desires. While recognizing everyone’s agency, we’ll discuss the ways in which oppression and privilege inform those desires, and the effects that has on us. Who is undesirable and why? Come ready to participate, and critically examine your own desires.

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