May 242011
 

If you’re in Denver and are Womyn/Woman/Girl/Grrl, etc identified, you should stop by the Womyn’s Circle tonight, at the Denver GLBT Center for a free workshop and Q & A session with me at 6:30pm.

The Womyn’s Circle is a safe space for those who identify as women, womyn, girls, grrls, etc (particularly for LGBTQ folks). The theme of the 24th will be Shanna Katz, M.Ed, ACS talking about maintaining and re-building intimacy in relationships, as well as answering everyone’s questions (anonymity is completely allowed) on everything from picking up partners outside of the bar scene, female ejaculation, safer sex, non-monogamy, and more more.

See you there!

Shanna

Mar 292011
 

Hey folks –

I’m finally settling into our home here in Denver, from unpacking my multitudes of books into my library to getting my office set up for sex coaching and relationship clients to spending far too much time pining after seitan buffalo wings from City O City and Watercourse Foods.

But before I slow down my travel, I’ll be rocking out in the Washington DC area this weekend. First, I’ll be spending all of Saturday and Sunday days at Momentum Conference – check it out at www.momentumcon.com. With speakers from Carol Queen, Susie Bright and Tristan Taormino to Megan Andelloux, Reid Mihalko and Princess Kali (plus about another 45 speakers and panelists), it’s going to be an AMAZING sex positive event with great classes and panels. I’m teaching One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Intersections of Identities, and then am on three panels, about ethical in sex writing, choosing to be out or anonymous as a blogger, and being a feminist in the adult industry. I cannot wait!

Then, on Sunday evening, I’m presenting a class at Sugar, Baltimore’s feminist and woman/trans run amazing sex positive toy store. Info below:

Workshop at Sugar the Shop

Baltimore, MD

Date: April 3rd

Website: http://sugartheshop.com/

Right Foot Red, Left Hand Lube: Sex Positions for Everyone
Forget the Kama Sutra and Tantra.  Leave your sex swing at home.  This workshop is on sex positions that anyone can do; no fancy hardware or spiritual revelations needed. We’ll talk about everything from Missionary to Froggy Style, Reverse Cowgirl to the Sneaky Vampire. Want a threesome? Got positions for that.  Have arthritis? We’ve got positions for that. Ready to integrate sex toys into the bedroom (or shower, or car)? Check. Bring your favorite position in mind, and be ready to try out new positions (with clothes on) as we sex-plore our way through the endless types of positions available to us. Open to singles, couples and more-somes, and people of all gender and orientations.

Hope to see you there!

Shanna

Mar 172011
 

Just as I fly back home from presenting freaking fantastic workshops at Brown University and the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, I’m heading off again on Friday to Portland, Oregon to deliver three classes at Kinkfest. I’ll be teaching Safer Sex for Kinksters, Three Isn’t Company (Poly and Kink), and Communication in a Kink Context, as well as holding offices hours, hitting up the play parties, dancing my butt off at the queer/kink Rainbow Dance Party, seeing friends, hanging with the folks from Enigma in Salem, OR and more.

If you’ll be attending Kinkfest, please make sure you drop by one of my classes or my office hours and say hi! Would love to meet more sexuality learners and educators in the Pacific Northwest!

Shanna

Mar 102011
 

Sorry about the web silence folks! I’ve been in the process of moving from Phoenix, AZ to Denver, CO, and haven’t really had much internet, and definitely haven’t had much in the way of time.

But never fear; I’m back! And right now, I’m in the wonderful state of Rhode Island, and I have not one, not two, but THREE classes here over the next few days.

Tonight, I’m teaching I Know It When I See It: Feminist and Ethical Pornography. We’ll talk about what ethical pornography is (and what it is NOT), who is making it, what it entails, and some issues that still remain, like being more inclusive for trans women, people of color, people with disabilities and more, as well as ways individuals can get involved if it is of interest to them. That’s at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health tonight (March 10th) at 250 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, starting at 7pm.

On March 13th (Sunday), I’ll be at Brown University at 5pm talking all about body autonomy and positivity as sexual freedom:

If You Can’t Love Yourself…How the Heck Can You Love Anyone Else? List Art Building, Room 110 (64 College St.)

In today’s blitz of media and judgment surrounding our bodies, it can be incredibly hard to love yourself. From rules surrounding pubic hair to epic retouching with Photoshop, how are we to know what beautiful bodies really are? We’ll talk about body autonomy and body positivity, inclusive of size diversity, ability levels and much more, as well as discuss how we as a community can create a supportive and more body lovin’ space for everyone!

And then, if that wasn’t enough for all your fabulous folks on Rhode Island, I’ll also be co-presenting with the wonderful Megan Andelloux on Monday the 13th at Noon at Brown on being a sex educator in the real world:

All Roads Leading to Pleasure: Sex Educators in the Real World

Salomon Center, Room 203 (Main Green, between George and Waterman Streets)

Ever want to know what it’s like to be sex educator in today’ society? Interested in going into the field of sex education? Or maybe you don’t really know what a sex educator does. Come listen in as Shanna Katz and Megan Andelloux share their very different journeys in the world of sex-ed, discussing how and why they entered the field, what the spaces they occupy, and the wide variety of ways in which sex educators can make a living.

 

I hope to get to see some of you at some of these classes!

Shanna

 

Feb 162011
 

Since it IS “Hump Day,” I thought I’d post another video of my anal sex 101 workshop, called What’s Up with the Butt. I have a video of one of my classes already up (click here to view the anal sex class video), but I did this class after I got my two butt puppets; Andi the Anus and Riley the Rectum. Ergo, I thought I’d give it another taping, so you can enjoy more intro to anal fun, and of course, check out my anal puppets. This is a great video (as is the other) to watch if you’re scared of anal sex, wanting to try anal sex, or have tried it and found that it hurt, as well as if you are a lover of butt sex, and just looking for some more fun ideas to try. Class was taught in January 2011 at Fascinations in Arizona.

Enjoy!

-Shanna

Jan 252011
 

Hey Folks!

I’m flying to Denver tomorrow for a week filled with fabulous fun. Wednesday night is a vaginal fisting class at SKALES, Thursday is a free blow job class at the Fascinations in Boulder, Friday night is the Denver Kinky Girls Sleepover at the RACK Room and Saturday afternoon is a fun Fulfilling Fantasies class at the Denver Sanctuary. I love my home town, I love the wonderful organizations putting on these free and cheap classes, and I love seeing smiling faces at my workshop, so if you’re free and/or interested in the subjects or just sex education in general, I hope to see you at some of these events. Info is below.

-Shanna

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Talk at SKALES: Vaginal Fisting

SKALES

Denver, CO

Date: January 26th, 7pm

Cost: Free, Donations Welcome

Website: http://skales.org/

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Let’s Talk Sex: Suck on This! Adventures in Fellatio

Fascinations

2560 28th St

Boulder, CO

Date: January 27th, 7pm

Cost: FREE

Website: http://blogs.funlove.com

Although we would all like to think we’re experts at going down south, every single one of us can stand to learn a thing or two.  This is an interactive class, coupled with a discussion (come prepared to share your tips and techniques) to help as all be the queens and kings of oral that we’d like to be. From the Shirley Temple to the Barber Pole, tips on positions, and more, everyone can learn SOMETHING about how to suck…in a good way! With sexuality educator Shanna Katz.

Food and drink will be served, and a free raffle will take place.

This class is in the series of Let’s Talk Sex workshops put on by Fascinations. Like other workshops in this series, they are all free, and 18+. Spaces are first come, first serve. All stores are accessible.

First 20 attendees will get a $10 gift card as well.

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Fulfilling Fantasies: Role Play and Beyond!

The Denver Sanctuary

Denver, CO

Date: January 28th, 1pm

Cost: $5 members, $8 non-members

Website: http://www.denversanctuary.com/

Whether you have dreams of the school girl and the naughty dean, or a police woman, a criminal and a pair of handcuffs, we all have dreams and fantasies that really turn us on. In this class, we’ll talk about the difference between fantasy and role play, how to bring some of your fantasies and erotic role plays to life, different types of fantasies that you may have never even have thought to explore, and even how to get into a role without feeling silly. Come ready to share some of your wildest dreams!

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Dec 202010
 

I’ve just found out I’ll be teaching the National Collegiate Leadership Conference in Tucson in February 2011, at the Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health in March 2011, at KinkFest 2011 in Portland in March, as well as hopefully visiting Come as You Are in Toronto in April 2011 for two rocking classes. If you’re in the area, keep apprised for further info…or, if you’d like to have me come speak while I’m already near by and help save on costs, that would be great too!

I still have some spring openings, especially for colleges, universities and toy stores, so drop me a line, and I’ll see if I can present at a location near you!

Dec 062010
 

I’m flying out to New York on the red eye this Thursday (my birthday), and while near the Big Apple, I’m going to be teaching not one, but TWO workshops, as well as filming a few videos for Kink Academy. I can’t wait.

The details of the workshops are below, and I’d love to see you there!

-Shanna

Touch a Touch a Touch Me: Sensation Play and More

Date: December 11, 2010

Who: Lesbian Sex Mafia

Location: LGBT Center, Room 410, 208 West 13th Street, New York, New York

Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members

Time: 3pm-5pm

Sensation play includes everything from soft and fluffy (ticklers and fur), temperature play (hot wax and ice cubes), sharp things (vampire gloves and knives), and thuddy things (paddles and fists), to tactile textures against the softest skin, and more! Learn some of the ins and outs of sensation play; exploring all types of sensations, the tools that make them, and how to create a hot scene using them in this hands on workshop.
Join us for a sensational evening.
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Ain’t Nothing but a G-Thing : G-Spot Play and Female Ejaculation

Date: December 13, 2010

Location: Purple Passion, NYC, New York

Cost: $20

Time: 7pm

Click here to get tickets

Ever wondered where that often talked about “g-spot” resides, and how exactly you can find it, stimulate it, and really get the most of out it? Learn all about this mysterious pleasure zone from the anatomical side, as well as great ways to nurture and pleasure this sensitive zone of wonder.  Plus, if you’ve ever wanted to know about female ejaculation, we’ll talk about what it is, the make-up of the fluid, and how to work towards ejaculating if that’s your goal.

Oct 132010
 

This week brings me back to my homeland; Colorado!

The title is a bit deciving — while I will be spending a good deal of my time in Denver, I’ll also be heading down to Colorado Springs tonight to do a Sex Toy 101 event at Colorado College, and check out our new Fascinations store that just opened in Colorado Springs.

Thursday the 14th is a busy day, starting with a 7am interview/talk show with Lewis and Floorwax on the Fox. Please tune in! Then, Thursday night at 7pm is a 100% FREE sex ed workshop at the Aurora Fascinations. It’s call What’s Up with the Butt? Anal 101 and is great for everyone who is interested in anal sex, whether they’ve tried it or not, regardless of gender, orientation, etc. It’s going to be super fun! Plus, the first 20 people to show up get $10 gift cards for Fascinations, and everyone gets refreshments and the chance to enter a raffle for toys, gift cards and more! It’ll be at 2680 S. Havana Ave in Aurora, 7pm.

Friday, I’m doing a private all staff training for the Colorado Fascinations employees, checking out a venue for my wedding next fall, attending a friend’s wedding, and then rocking out at the Skull FUK (Fetish und Kink) party at the RACK Room.

Saturday, I’m planning to hang out with my best friend, and hopefully do a shoot for GoodDykePorn.

If you’re in Colorado, I’d love to see you while I’m out there. And if you’re interested in having me come speak at a campus/store/center/dungeon near you, please contact me!

-Shanna

Plus! Check out this discount for everyone:

Sep 212010
 

Hey all!

Later this week I’ll be headed first to Salem, OR to teach at Enigma, and then I’m off to San Francisco to have some fun and present at Folsom Street Fair over the weekend. Next Monday and Tuesday, at Good Vibrations, I’ll be doing not one but TWO awesome classes! Seats do fill up, so I encourage you to pre-register if you can. I really hope to see a lot of you there!

Both of these workshops will be held at the Polk St. store.

Good Vibrations
1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 345-0400
Map & directions

Vaginal Fisting for One and All (NEW)
Monday, September 27,
6-8 pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Fisting is one of those words that makes people say “ooooh!” Sometimes, it’s an “I’m so excited about that” way, and other times it’s more of a “you want me to put WHAT in my WHERE?” response. If you’re curious about fisting, come learn from an expert. Shanna Katz will explain vaginal fisting is (and what it isn’t), how to introduce it into your relationships, what you need to think about in regards to safety, why lube is so important and more. Everyone can use a helping hand when it comes to fisting, so come one, come all, and really get to understand the amazing ins and outs of vaginal fisting.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112656

Right Foot Red, Left Hand Lube: Sex Positions for Everyone (NEW)
Tuesday, September 28,
6-8 pm
$25 in advance, $30 at the door

Forget the Kama Sutra and Tantra. Leave your sex swing at home. Shanna Katz is here to tell you all about sex positions that anyone can do; no fancy hardware or spiritual revelations needed. We’ll talk about everything from Missionary to Froggy Style, Reverse Cowgirl to the Sneaky Vampire. Want a threesome? Got positions for that. Have arthritis? We’ve got positions for that. Ready to integrate sex toys into the bedroom (or shower, or car)? Check. Bring your favorite position in mind, and be ready to try out new positions (with clothes on) as we sex-plore our way through the endless types of positions available to us. Open to singles, couples and more-somes, and people of all gender and orientations.

To register for this workshop, please visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112676

Shanna Katz, M.Ed