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.
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)
7 April 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. 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
$20 ($10 sliding scale)
14 April 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)
21 April 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)
27 April 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Everybody's Doing It: Talking About Sex and Disability

It's a persistant myth that good sex should be spontaneous and should involve (at least!) one party member hanging upside down with their legs wrapped around their ears. At Venus Envy we know that everyone and anyone can have hot sex, regardless of abilities, shapes, sizes, colours, gender, orientation, etc. In this workshop we will outline ways in which folks who experience pain, or altered mobility and/or sensation, can spice up their sex life using toys and position accessories.

Duration: 
1.50 hours
Everyone
Pay-what-you-can
28 April 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
4 May 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)
5 May 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)
11 May 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)
12 May 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)
19 May 2015 - 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)
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. 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
$20 ($10 sliding scale)