Upcoming Classes & Events Listing

The following is a list of upcoming classes, events, and other Tool Shed happenings.

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.

The Tool Shed's detailed guidelines around classes and events (including our policies around cancellation, refunds, waiting lists, etc.) can be read here.


CORONAVIRUS EVENTS UPDATE

Due to physical distancing guidelines over the coronavirus, we're moving most of our happenings online!  For online events, we are using the Zoom platform. Online events are moderated. The meeting link will be posted here, and on our Facebook page, shortly before each event begins.  ALL TIMES LISTED ARE CENTRAL TIME.


Electric Wand Basics
with Nyx
Tuesday, October 12, 8:30 pm

A violet wand is guaranteed to turn heads at any dungeon and in any bedroom. Are you interested in learning the basics? Sex and kink educator Nyx will go over proper use and safety basics of these electrifying tools. There are a few critical differences between violet wands and neon wands but don’t fret--Nyx will break those down too! She will give you the facts so you can decide whether this type of electroplay is right for you.

Nyx’s adventures in BDSM come from the top, bottom, and in between. She became active in the Milwaukee kink scene in 2010 and has been reading, studying, playing, and/or ranting about it ever since. Nyx also works at the Tool Shed on Milwaukee’s east side and shares their mission of providing medically accurate and socially aware information on topics of sex and gender in a non-judgmental atmosphere to anyone who visits the store.

This class is welcoming to people of genders, orientations, sizes and abilities.

This is a free event, hosted on Zoom. Online events are moderated: check out our online events policies here.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Here Kitty Kitty: Pleasure for Folks with Vaginas
with Lyndzi and Lucky
Friday, October 22, 8:30 pm

Join Tool Shed staffers Lucky and Lyndzi for an evening dedicated to the ins-and-outs of vulva and vagina 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 squirting is a real thing. We'll shine a big light on all of this, 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.

Lyndzi Miller has been a sexuality educator at The Tool Shed: An Erotic Boutique since 2012, and is their assistant manager. She established the Milwaukee Poly Group in 2008, facilitating discussion and support group meetings every month since. She also hosts the bi-weekly podcast, "Polyamory Uncensored," interviewing ethically non-monogamous folks on their polyamorous journeys. She is an avid knitter, a mother, a burlesque dancer, and a huge geek.

Lucky Tomaszek is a licensed midwife and sexuality educator at The Tool Shed. She is the author of the semi-monthly column “MKE SEX,” published by Milwaukee Record. Most mornings you can find her balancing her cat and her keyboard in her lap, doggedly trying to make the world a smarter, safer place for people of all genders, orientations, and relationship groupings.

This class is welcoming to people of genders, orientations, sizes and abilities.

This is a free event, hosted on Zoom. Online events are moderated: check out our online events policies here.
 
A link to the event will be posted here on the day of the class.
 

Ask the Sexpert!
A Live Question and Answer Session
Tuesday, October 26, 8:30 pm Central Time

Sex education in America is far from comprehensive, and many of us reach adulthood with so many questions about our bodies, our sexuality, and how to have consensual, fun, sexy times with our partners.

Do you have a question or three about sexual health or pleasure? Want to get an honest answer and a couple of good laughs? Spend an hour or so with the staff of the Tool Shed and anonymously ask your questions. We’ll combine honesty and humor, while providing accurate, up-to-date information to anyone with questions. Please join us!

This is a free event, hosted on Zoom. Online events are moderated: check out our online events policies here.

A link to the event will be posted here on the day of the class.


Under Lock and Key: An Intro to Penis Chastity Devices
Tuesday, November 2, 8:30pm Central Time

Many people find chastity play intriguing and exciting. The idea of your lover or dominant acting as keyholder and having control over your chastity device, dictating when you can touch or play with your penis can be a thrilling power-exchange dynamic-- for everyone involved!

In this class, we'll take a look at a variety of chastity devices designed for wear on the penis, including hard plastic, silicone, and metal cages, as well as simpler devices that can serve as an introduction to cock restraint. We'll show you how to put together common multi-piece cages, and talk about the strengths and weaknesses of various designs. We'll also answer common questions about sizing and logistics of everyday wear.

While chastity devices exist for people of any genital configuration, this class focuses on devices made to restrain the penis. People of all body types and genders are welcome!

This is a free event, hosted on Zoom. Online events are moderated: check out our online events policies here.

A link to the event will be posted here on the day of the class.