After the frenzied frotting of Pride, and the general onset of sex season in San Francisco (wait, is there a not-sex season? Perhaps that first part swims in the Sea of Redundant), you have perhaps found yourself lacking a certain skill you need to get you or yours off in the most spectacular way possible. No? Ah. Well anyways, there are lots of sex skills classes this week. Maybe you can tell your well meaning but awkward acquaintance about them.
Discover the Beauty of Your Body: the Ins and Outs of Female Masturbation
Must I describe this one? It would seem rather self explanatory. But for the sake of our titillation alone: this is a class that will teach all of you young ladies how to get yourself off in a manner more earth-shakingly profound than the one to which you are accustomed. Unless you already know all about it, to which I say, brava.
Wed/28 6-8 p.m., $25-30
1620 Polk, SF
What to do when a beloved local burlesque performer finds a knee surgery lies between her and more tassel-twirling trickery? Well, arrange for a burlesque performance of course. Whitney Moses' friends and lovers get up and take off to drum up some money for her medical bills. Vagabondage, Mark Growden, and Professor Shimmy are just three on a lineup that will raise more than just money.
Thurs/29 9 p.m., $5
1928 Telegraph, Oakl.
Shift into drive at this weekly party, hosted by DJ Jeff Lawrence, pull up next to a hottie, and double park if you have to. Something something hydraulics, something something engines revved. Sorry, ran out of steam on that one, but hot gay men dancing around auto puns, Friday night anyone?
Fri/30 10 p.m.-2 a.m., free
1900 Folsom, SF
Orgasmic Abundance: Going (or Coming) Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
Can you handle five hours of orgasm? Now now, it's important to set personal goals. Sheri Winston, midwife-sexuality counselor, is here to help you achieve them. She's all about the ways to maximize that O, holistically. Winston will be spending the week doing so, in fact – she also is offering a oral skills class (Thurs/29) and one on female arousal (Fri/30).
Sun/1 1-6 p.m., $65-120
Center for Sex and Culture
1519 Mission, SF
Peer Rope Workshop
Mr. and Mrs. Madame Butterfly want you to learn the ropes – and teach a friend. Folks at this skill share course go over their hooks, slip knots, and bows (maybe not bows).
Mon/2 7:30-9:30 p.m., $10
1277 Mission, SF
Tantric Bliss in the Bedroom for Couples
There are no less than five essential steps to becoming the 2-D figures you so loved to ogle in your Eastern Religions college class (six if you count finding a partner similarly inclined). Hint: one of them may involve post-coital high fives, while breathing deeply of course.
Mon/2 6-8 p.m., $45-50/pair
1620 Polk, SF