All events are held at 2427 N. Murray Ave., two blocks north of North Ave. near the intersection of North and Farwell, unless otherwise noted.
Young MKE Poly Group
Wednesday, Novemer 19, 8:00 pm
This monthly discussion group is primarily for those in their 20s and 30s who are interested in exploring polyamorous, nonmonogamous, or open relationships. Newcomers welcome. More information at www.meetup.com/Southeast-Wisconsin-Polyamory-discussion-group/. FREE.
Bacchanalia Basics: It's (Play) Party Time! with "Life on the Swingset"
Friday, November 21, 8:30 pm
They're whispered about, opinions are drawn, expectations are high. With so many people needing a safe place to explore their sexuality, play parties have value far beyond a whole bunch of naked people in a room. They can educate as well as titillate.
The "Life on the Swingset" crew will delve into the logistical concerns (how to arrange a bedroom so ten people can fit on the bed), as well as the ethical ones (consent, interaction with people, disclosures of STI status and relationship arrangements), and address how to deal with potential issues you may encounter, creeps, left out individuals, and levels of risk aware sex involvement. In this session they’ll be broken down from all sides, the academic idea behind them, throwing them, and attending them.
When Cooper Becket isn't writing or podcasting at Life on the Swingset, he's living it up as an evangelical swinger, exploring polyamory, and spreading the good word that "sharing is caring." He truly believes that many people would be open to exploring their sexuality, looking beyond orientation, and experiencing great sex (that most basic of human rights), if only they were told it's okay to do so. He has resolved to make the world safer for sexuality, even if it's only one couple at a time.
Dylan Thomas is a different kind of evangelist. Dylan sees the need for an evolution in how people communicate and perceive each other. By learning that love and emotion are unlimited resources, people can learn to appreciate the wealth of diversity in lifestyles and sexuality everywhere. As a co-host on Life on the Swingset, Dylan has relayed his own journey, sharing his failures, fears and triumphs: wading through homophobia and male chauvinism and into yearning for bi-sexuality; creating communities around swinging; and learning about polyamory.
Miko Technogeisha is a writer, researcher, educator and podcaster with an insatiable curiosity. No longer content to be a virtual voyeur, she is actively pursuing the life non-monogamous. She is managing editor for Life on the Swingset‘s website as well as a host on Life on the Swingset the podcast and The Kinky Geeks podcast. She also writes for several online publications about all aspects of open relationships and sexuality. She is an emissary for Sex Geekdom, volunteer support staff for Bawdy Storytelling, and a volunteer educator for the Center for Positive Sexuality on panels for non-monogamy, BDSM and alternative sexuality.
$15 per person or $25 per couple-- sign up with a friend or partner and save! Register here.
7th Annual Black Friday Sale
Friday, November 28, noon-8pm
20% Off Everything Black
It's time for our 6th annual Black Friday sale! On Friday, November 29, take 20% off anything black in the store, including toys, kinky gear, harnesses, books, DVDs, lingerie and more. This is our only store-wide sale of the year. Any item that is 50% or more black in color is eligible for the discount, excluding consignment items.
IN-STORE SALES ONLY, web sales are excluded.
Feminine Presentation for Trans* People with Ashley Altadonna
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE! THIS CLASS WILL BE ON OUR JANUARY SCHEDULE. STAY TUNED!
Breast forms and gaffs and make-up, oh my! Tool Shed staffer, Ashley Altadonna will discuss feminine gender presentation. The main focus of this presentation will be for people assigned male at birth who are exploring feminine and/or female presentation, but everyone is welcome! There will be talk about options in hairstyles, clothing choices, body language, transition-related products, and more.
Ashley Altadonna is a local filmmaker and owner of Tall Lady Pictures (tallladypictures.com). Her films have been shown in numerous festivals from London, Berlin and Melbourne to New York, Seattle and San Francisco.
$10 per person. Due to scheduling constraints, this class will be held in January, and registration will open later this fall.