Upcoming Events

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.

MKE Poly Group
Wednesday, May 18, 8:00 pm

This monthly discussion group is open to anyone who is interested in exploring polyamorous, nonmonogamous, or open relationships. Newcomers welcome. More information at www.meetup.com/Southeast-Wisconsin-Polyamory-discussion-group/. FREE.

Couples Massage with Kari Nabbefeld, LMT
Saturday, May 21, 10:00 am

Are you ready for Mothers Day and Fathers Day? You can spoil the caregiver in your life with a nurturing morning of partner massage. Learn how to improve intimacy and reduce stress with your partner through massage. In this class we will cover the basics of Swedish Massage, and learn ways to work massage into your everyday life, creating opportunities for you and your partner to escape from stress and open lines of communication through the power of touch. Together we can develop a routine and establish dialogue useful when speaking with your partner about touch. Both partners will take turns giving and receiving massage with Kari's guidance. At the end of this class you will receive materials that you can consult at home. 

Kari L. Nabbefeld is a Licensed Massage Therapist, and a Graduate of Fox Valley School of Massage in Appleton, Wisconsin. As a freelance therapist she works at events around Milwaukee ranging from small parties to workplace or festival events. Passionate about prenatal, infant and sports massage, she is available for individual appointments. 

$50 per couple. Pre-registration required. There will be no tables for this class, so please bring a yoga mat, thick beach towel or blanket. Bring your favorite massage oil, or use one provided by Kari. Register here!

Making an Impact on Your Partner with Sir Wieland and cat
Wednesday, May 25, 8:30 pm

Do you ever walk through our store, see all the neat BDSM toys, and wonder how they are used? I'm sure you have an idea, but Sir Wieland and cat are here to show you more. Come have fun and learn to use them safely and effectively to enhance your play.

From simple impact implements like your hand, a paddle, or a crop, to the more complicated use of floggers, single tails and many toys in between, we will talk about where and how to strike your partner.

Sir Wieland and cat are respected and much beloved BDSM educators living in Southeastern Wisconsin. With decades of practical experience, they bring skill and sensitivity to their classes.

$15 per person/$25 per couple. Register here!

The Tool Shed at Pridefest!
Health and Wellness Area at the Pridefest Grounds
Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12

The Tool Shed is excited to once again be a part of Milwaukee Pridefest! This year, we'll have a booth in PrideFest’s Health & Wellness Area, talking to festival-goers about sexual health and wellness. Well have some fun interactive games and activities, we'll do a little trivia and Q&A, and there will be plenty of opportunities to talk with our sexuality educators about sexual health, pleasure, and function! We're not going to be selling anything at our booth this year, but we'll have plenty of information, smiles, and some prizes. So, come check us out while you're enjoying Pridefest weekend!

Slut Shaming: What It Is, and How to Stop It
Saturday, June 11,
5:00 pm
At the Pridefest Grounds, Stonewall Stage
Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
Join Lucky Tomaszek for a look at the most effective weapon for keeping people down in the patriarchy’s arsenal: Shame. As an employee at the Tool Shed, Lucky works with people every day who struggle to articulate their sexual needs, and even name their body parts, without mortification. As a midwife, she encountered grown folk who didn’t have a clear picture of how conception and contraception works, because they were afraid to ask. We’ll discuss how shame works as a tool of oppression; look at things we can do right now to reduce its effect in our lives; and talk about our own experiences.

Ask the Sexpert
Sunday, June 12,
5:00 p.m.
At the Pridefest Grounds, Stonewall Stage
Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Drive, Milwaukee
When it comes to sex, it seems like the more you learn, the more there is to learn. Do you have a question or three about sexual health or pleasure? Wanna get an honest answer and a couple of good laughs? Join Tool Shed Education Coordinator, Lucky Tomaszek, at a live Q&A event. Lucky will collect anonymous questions from the audience, and then answer them right there! These events strive to combine honesty and humor, while providing accurate, up-to-date information to anyone with questions.

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