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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Tool Shed takes a break from classes and workshops during the summer months. We will resume our class schedule again in September!


Young MKE Poly Group
Wednesday, July 16, 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.


Female Ejaculation and the G-spot with Deborah Sundahl
Tuesday, September 9, 8:30 pm
Learn about female ejaculation's ancient history, current scientific studies, where the G-spot is located, how to have a G-spot orgasm, and how to get things really flowing! Open to both men and women, Deborah Sundahl’s Power Point lecture with pictures, movie clip and Q&A will tell you all you need to know about female ejaculation and the G-spot.

The G-spot is the female prostate. All women have one, as do all men. Therefore, all women have the ability to ejaculate! Attend this class, and learn how to: Let Go and Let it Flow!

Deborah Sundahl is the foremost pioneer and expert in female ejaculation and the G-spot. She is the author of Female Ejaculation and the G-spot (Hunter House, 2003). Her 28 years of groundbreaking contributions to this field include a line of videos titled the Female Ejaculation Sex Education Series (Isis Media, Inc.), which Deborah produced and hosts. She lectures and gives workshops in North America and Europe, and has taught thousands of men and women how to integrate the G-spot and female ejaculation into their erotic body and sexual life. She continues to be a spokesperson for female sexuality and an advocate for sex education.

$25 per person. Register here.


Rope Made Easy with Sir Wieland
Wednesday, September 24, 8:30 pm

Sir Wieland is back this fall for an entertaining, hands-on event. This introductory class is for those who say they can’t tie knots and that rope takes too long. Find out how easy rope can be!

We will be showing you how to tie a simple cuff (bolla bolla), a couple of arm ties, a basic chest tie, and a simple karada (body tie). With these concepts, you can be creative and develop your own ties and styles. We will talk briefly about safety, materials, and lengths, and then quickly get the rope in your hands. If you are unpartnered, we will pair people up so everyone gets a chance to tie. Tighter fitting clothing will make tying easier. If you normally wear a bra, a thinner (non underwire) bra or no bra is best for feeling the tie.

If you have your own rope, bring two 20-30 ft pieces. The instructor will also bring some rope for folks to use. After learning a few ties, you will have a better idea of the lengths you may want to have. The Tool Shed has a selection of rope for purchase.

$15 per person or $25 per couple-- sign up with a friend or partner and save! Register here.


Erotica Writing Workshop with Rachel Kramer Bussel
Tuesday, September 30, 8:30 pm

Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing. Learn how to get started, find your voice, and write against type. You'll learn how to incorporate everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies into your writing, and make them fit for particular magazines and anthologies. She'll also talk about submitting your work and keeping up with the thriving erotica market (including anthologies, ebooks, magazines and websites). Whether you're writing to that special someone, penning longtime fantasies, or want to earn cash for your dirty words, this workshopis for you. Paper and writing implements will be provided or you can use your own laptop.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over 50 anthologies, including Serving Him, Twice the Pleasure, Gotta Have It, Women in Lust, Irresistible: EroticRomance for Couples, Orgasmic, Cheeky Spanking Stories, The Mile High Club, and the Best Bondage Erotica series.

$20 per person. Register here.


Charge Up Your Sex Life: Electric play for beginners with Lady Sophia
Friday, October 10, 8:30 pm

Neon Wands, Violet Wands and TENS Units-- we've got them all at during this electrifying evening! Come and learn about safe and exciting ways to incorporate electrical stimulation into your solo or partner play. We’ll cover how to use the different types of electrical units currently on the market, pros and cons of each and give you tips on where to place electrodes on the body for maximum pleasure! And, if you like, you’ll have the opportunity to feel the tingle of a variety of electrical toys.

Lady Sophia has worked as adult sex educator since 2003. She has created and presented numerous workshops on everything from flirting to strap-on sex. She has presented at venues including universities such as Columbia, University of Chicago and Northwestern, Lawrence College in New York, LGBTIQ organizations, activist collectives and non-profit agencies. She has an undergraduate degree in Gender Studies from DePaul University and a MSW from the University of Chicago. Her sex ed related work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, TimeOut Chicago and "Eight-Forty-Eight" on Chicago Public Radio.

$20 per person. Register online.


Dominance for Nervous Beginners with Lady Sophia
Saturday, October 11, 8:30

We all know that real dominants were born knowing they were kinky tops. They're beyond reproach, serious in their scenes, never make mistakes and... they don't exist! There are as many ways to be a fantastic dominant (and submissive) as there are kinksters. This Dominance 101 style workshop will help you to figure out what type of top, switch or sub you are. We'll cover kinky archetypes, and how they help and hinder us, basic negotiation skills to have a safe, sane, consensual and fun scene, how to communicate your interests to your play partner and even a few spanking, bondage and sensory play tips for good measure. This workshop is open to people of all genders, sexual orientations and experience levels, though well seasoned players may find themselves familiar with the content.

Lady Sophia has worked as adult sex educator since 2003. She has created and presented numerous workshops on everything from flirting to strap-on sex. She has presented at venues including universities such as Columbia, University of Chicago and Northwestern, Lawrence College in New York, LGBTIQ organizations, activist collectives and non-profit agencies. She has an undergraduate degree in Gender Studies from DePaul University and a MSW from the University of Chicago. Her sex ed related work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, TimeOut Chicago and "Eight-Forty-Eight" on Chicago Public Radio.

$20 per person. Register here.


Feminine Presentation for Trans* People with Ashley Altadonna
DATE OF THIS CLASS TO BE ANNOUNCED!

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. Registration link coming soon!

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