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.
Sex and the Subtle Body: A yoga series with Jessica Popp
Sunday, February 15, 10:00 am
*THIS IS A MORNING CLASS*
Interested in trying yoga? Curious about chakras? Wondering how a yoga practice can help improve your sex life? Join us one Sunday a month for an exploration "the subtle body," a one hour yoga and meditation session designed to help you tune into the energetic centers of the body.
In this 5 class series, we'll cover the first five chakras.
Sunday, January 18 - Come and learn how the root chakra is the foundation of mindful awareness.
Sunday, February 15 - Explore the sacral chakra and its connection to creativity and sexuality and the solar plexus chakra as the seat of personal power.
Sunday, March 15 - Tap into the heart chakra as the center of openness and emotional intimacy.
Sunday, April 19 - Explore the throat chakra and its relationship to the expression of consent and desire.
Sunday, May 17 Take home yoga poses and breathing exercises to help you support and balance the subtle body to be a more present lover with yourself and with partners.
Jessica Popp is a Milwaukee area sex nerd and yoga instructor eager to make yoga more accessible to all curious seekers. Passionate about the potential of mindful awareness and yoga practice in the pursuit of health, personal power, and emotional balance, Jessica is eager to share these tools with anyone interested in just being a decent human being in a struggling world. Yoga is for every-body, and every gender. All skill levels are encouraged to join. She'll meet you right where you're at.
$12 per person, per class. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and a bottle of water. Register here.
Young MKE Poly Group
Wednesday, February 18, 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.
Mr. Grey Will See You Now: Turning Your Fantasies to Reality
with Sir Wieland
Wednesday, February 25, 8:30 pm
Millions of people all over the world have been turned on by "50 Shades of Grey." First it was the books, and now it's the movie. For everyone with an interest in acting out Christian and Ana's best scenes, this class is for you! BDSM aficionados and regular Tool Shed educators, Sir Wieland and his partner Cat, discuss how to successfully, safely recreate the scenes and moods that have enthralled so many fans.
Together they'll also answer your questions about meeting people safely, introducing the idea of kink to a current partner, the importance of communication in BDSM, and good types of play for beginners.
$15 per person/$25 per couple. Register here.
Here Kitty Kitty: Pleasure for the Female Body with Lucky and Lyndzi
Thursday, March 5, 8:30 pm
Join Tool Shed staffers Lucky and Lyndzi for an evening dedicated to the ins-and-outs of female pleasure. Like Loch Ness and the Yeti, the clitoris and g-spot are shrouded in cultural mystery, and some people aren't even sure if female ejaculation is a real thing. We'll shine a big light on all of these, talking about the physical structures and how to get the most out of each part. This discussion is designed to be both fun and informative, leaving plenty of time for questions and answers at the end.
This is a FREE class.
Take it Like a Man: An introduction to pegging
with Cooper Becket and Lyndzi Miller
Friday, March 20, 8:30 pm
Pegging - The act of a female giving anal sex to a male using a strap-on. Some couples enjoy the power reversal of this and some guys simply just like it up the arse. (source: Urban Dictionary)
Here at the Tool Shed we get questions about pegging every day. How do we do it? What are the right tools for the job? Does it actually feel good? I'm a straight guy, will pegging make me gay?
Lyndzi Miller, Tool Shed staff member and sexuality educator, and Cooper Becket, Life on the Swingset podcaster, will answer these questions and cover all of the basics of pegging, a sexual activity that is quickly gaining popularity. They'll also talk about safety, male anatomy and the health benefits of being pegged. Yes guys, that's right. Taking it in the boot is actually good for you!
$15 per person/$25 per couple. Register here.
Rope Made Easy with Sir Wieland
Wednesday, March 25, 8:30 pm
This entertaining, hands-on 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. Register here.