Radical Self Love
Apr
26
5:00 pm17:00

Radical Self Love

  • 4251 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63108 United States

Social media, structural oppression, and busy lives, are just some of the things that send us daily messages that we are not beautiful, worthy, or lovable. It’s important for us to intentionally unpack these negative and false messages so that we can have a healthy relationship with ourselves and others. Daily practices of self love are a way to remind ourselves that we are more than what society tells us. What are the thoughts that you have about yourself? Where are those thoughts coming from? How can you reject unhelpful thoughts and replace them with ones that empower you? In this workshop we will discuss the importance of romancing yourself and accepting and loving your mind, body, and soul just as it is today. We will:

  • Learn how thoughts about yourself guide the way that you tend to behave and treat yourself
  • Discuss what the best you looks like and the qualities you would like to improve
  • Create a personalized Self Love Care Plan that will help you practice self love daily

This workshop is for Planned Parenthood's TASH (Teen Advocates for Sexual Health) Group

Exploring Your Erotic Black Self
Feb
17
5:00 pm17:00

Exploring Your Erotic Black Self

The usage of Black people's bodies, from slavery to media, impacts Black folk sexual experiences and exploration. As a result, there are many stereotypes about how Black people should perform their sexuality. Defining your erotic self strengthens your sexual voice and challenges "the do's and don'ts" of Black sexuality. From erotic porn to candlelit baths, explore what stimulates you and leads to the discovery of your authentic and most erotic self. In this sexshop we will: 
- Explore different forms of eroticism
- Discover ways to stimulate your erotic self
- Create your Erotic Care Plan

This group is for Washington University's ABS (Association of Black Students) Group

You Good Man?: Redefining Black Masculinity
Jan
29
12:00 pm12:00

You Good Man?: Redefining Black Masculinity

  • Urb Arts

Join SEX+STL & Afrosexology at Urb Arts as we discuss the dynamics of masculinity in Black culture. In American society, expectations, lack of education, and shame have created unhealthy, toxic behaviors. Our mission is to redefine Black masculinity by exploring how we relate to ourselves, our male peers, and the women in our lives. This event is for people of color, specifically young men. However, if you are considered an ally, would like to support us and inform yourself, you are more than welcome to attend!

Black Liberation through Sexual Pleasure
Oct
15
2:45 pm14:45

Black Liberation through Sexual Pleasure

With America's racialized history, Black bodies have been sexually oppressed and repressed from slavery to current media depictions. It is imperative for sex educators to be knowledgeable and prepared to address how race impacts sexuality with Black clients. This workshop introduces Afrosexology, a pleasure based sex education program from a Black perspective. Come learn strategies and innovative ways to address sexual experiences and exploration as it relates to the Black experience.

Q.U.E.E.N.S. Health Week Panel
Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Q.U.E.E.N.S. Health Week Panel

Sometimes, we all just need an expert’s opinion. Join us today as we welcome special guests to answer all of our questions about our bodies, our minds, and our overall health. 

Claiming the Right to Sexual Pleasure
Aug
12
7:00 pm19:00

Claiming the Right to Sexual Pleasure

The World Health Organization (2006) declared that the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled for sexual health to be attained and maintained.  Sexual pleasure, however, is often dismissed and devalued in the overall discussion of sexual health.   This panel is an opportunity to learn how sexual and ethnic minority communities protect their rights to sexual expression and to expand your awareness about the importance of sexual pleasure and empowerment.  The panel will include experts talking about the kink community (Neil Cannon), gay men (Joe Kort), and the Black community (Dalychia Saah and Rafaella Smith-Fiallo).

Alternative Relationship Models
Jul
17
2:00 pm14:00

Alternative Relationship Models

  • Shameless Grounds

“My girl got a girlfriend”, is a popular rap line, but what does it mean to explore open relationships? Sexperts in relationship models ranging from monogamous to polyamorous will share their experiences. Come learn about alternative relationship models and explore what you are looking for in your own #Relationship(s)Goals. 

Submit questions you want to discuss here: http://goo.gl/forms/MV5qpn0J56f4MLkF3

This event is co-hosted with Sex+STL

 

 

Basement Twerk Party
Jun
17
Jun 18

Basement Twerk Party

  • Blank Space

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We just came back from Carnival & feeling inspired, want to bring the vibez to STL. Come party to dancehall, bounce, afrobeats, and trap!

Spinning Nappy DJ Needles
Dope flyer by Lola Ogbara
Cost $5

*This party follows our Radical Twerkshop happening from 7-9PM. Check out our page for more details.*

Radical Twerk: Reclaiming Ur Blk Bdy
Jun
17
7:00 pm19:00

Radical Twerk: Reclaiming Ur Blk Bdy

  • Blank Space

Twerking, a New Orleans’ dance turned mainstream, has been considered controversial from rap videos to Miley Cyrus. This workshop explores a new perspective on twerk, one that places this dance in its historical and global context and as one strategy to liberating and relcaiming our Black bodies and sexulaity. Come dressed and prepared to twerk and:
-Learn about women centered cultural dances from around the globe
-Openly discuss current and personal connections to historical dances
-Develop your own radical twerking practice
**This sexshop is for everyone, (yes men, you too). You may not want to twerk but you are strongly encouraged to move your body. If you're hoping to just watch other people twerk, this space is not for you.

Cost is $10
Dope flyer by Lola Ogbara
*Workshop followed by Basement Twerk Party*

What Dat Mouf Do?!: Oral Sex & Tongue Action
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

What Dat Mouf Do?!: Oral Sex & Tongue Action

  • Box

Is oral sex still a taboo topic? In music and other forms of media, maybe not. After all, there is a popular song demanding that you "eat it like groceries." But what are everyday people talking about and doing in their sex lives? In this workshop we will: 

  • discuss tips and tricks
  • explore the importance it may hold in your sex life and relationships
  • share likes, dislikes, and expectations
The Pleasure of Black Folk: Empowerment through Sex Education
Apr
26
4:00 pm16:00

The Pleasure of Black Folk: Empowerment through Sex Education

Oppressive structures and stereotypes about the Black body and sexuality have limited and negatively impacted Black people and their sexual agency. For some Black people, sexual autonomy, pleasure, and discovery are foreign, unmentionable, and rejected. This is evident as one observes the Black female experience with masturbation and the Black male’s relationship with anal play. As current sex education models focus either on abstinence or sexual health, learners are not empowered to have sexual agency. Pleasure based sex education models provide accurate information about sexuality, sexual acts, and body positivity; and increase sexual self-agency. This panel will explore Black sexual empowerment through discussing masturbation, anal play, and pleasured based models.

 

Black Youth in Need: Improving Sex Ed
Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

Black Youth in Need: Improving Sex Ed

With America’s racialized history, Black bodies have been sexually oppressed and repressed from slavery to current media depictions. It is imperative for sex educators to be knowledgeable and prepared to address how race impacts sexuality with Black clients. This workshop introduces Afrosexology, a pleasured based sex education program from a Black perspective. Come learn strategies and innovative ways to address Black clients and their sexual experiences and exploration.

Are you Satisfied? Reawakening Sexuality in Relationships
Mar
26
9:30 am09:30

Are you Satisfied? Reawakening Sexuality in Relationships

  • Harris Stowe University

Often we settle into routines in our relationships that can stifle growth and healthy sexploration. This sexshop focuses on techniques to communicate satisfaction and desires as it relates to intimacy and sex while engaging in activities to reach your own sexual goals. Ideally this sexshop is for couples. In this sexshop you will participate in activies that will: 

  • deepen your exploration into personal relationship & sexual desires
  • encourage healthy communication techniques for your relationship
  • help each couple create realistic and obtainable goals to enhance communication and sexual pleasure

This sexshop is a part of the Black Marriage Day Conference organized by The Institute for Sexuality & Intimacy, LLC. 

Afrosexology's Pillow Talk at Women Let's Talk about Sex Conference
Mar
12
8:30 am08:30

Afrosexology's Pillow Talk at Women Let's Talk about Sex Conference

  • St. Peter AME Church

PEACE Weaving Wholeness is hosting "Women, Let’s Talk About Sex! Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit” . This event is a one-day women’s health symposium to holistically (mind, body & spirit) discuss the high rate of STD’s that exists in the St. Louis area, and provide a safe, fun, and educational environment for women to dialogue about the joys, concerns, and realities of their personal sexual wellbeing as well as that of the community. This will include a variety of presentations, interactive workshops, and exposure to community resources for women ages 18 years to 80 years (and above)! 

Afrosexology will be facilitating an open ended session where women can ask questions about the information they have received throughout the day or about topics that have not been covered. Nothing is off limits. We will also be sharing tips about staying connected to your sexual self throughout life changes. 

Black and Sexy: Taboos & Relationships
Feb
26
5:00 pm17:00

Black and Sexy: Taboos & Relationships

Afrosexology is taking over Washington University in St. Louis' Association of Black Students' meeting! Come with your sex  and relationship related questions and let's discuss it all. Nothing is off limits!

Sexcapades
Feb
6
6:00 pm18:00

Sexcapades

  • 10176 Corporate Square Dr. Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63132

Meet with 4 sexuality and therapy professionals to learn some new skills and get sexy for your lover. Learn how to talk dirty, masturbate for another and move your body to evoke sensual feelings.

Bring you, a couple of friends and your own bottles! 

Price: $20 per person
Duration: 6p.m - 9 p.m
*Free parking* 
**This session is open to all**
Register here: http://www.lexxsexdoc.com/#!blank/zzdfe

Sexual Wellness Fair
Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Sexual Wellness Fair

We'll be at Webster University's Sexual Wellness Fair, come learn more about us, our mission, and have your sex questions answered! 

I'm Feeling Myself: Masturbation
Dec
5
2:00 pm14:00

I'm Feeling Myself: Masturbation

  • 1401 Rowan Avenue Saint Louis, MO, 63112 United States

For some Black women, sexual autonomy, pleasure, and discovery are not only unfamiliar practices but are usually unmentionable and rejected. Masturbation, a radical act of self-love and exploration, is too often met with guilt, shame, and fear. Join us as we discuss health benefits, challenge myths, and talk about masturbation as a tool of empowerment. We will:
-Describe anatomy, health benefits, and different uses of masturbation
-Challenge our own belief systems
-Share our positive experiences with masturbation and how it has impacted other aspects of our lives

*This sexshop is for woman-identified individuals only.

Black Men & Sex
Nov
22
6:00 pm18:00

Black Men & Sex

  • UrbArts

Afrosexology focuses on the sex life of all Black people. SO men, we want to hear from you! Join us in a conversation about Black men and sex, let's talk about it all- porn, the clit, oral sex, masculinity, relationships & more. 

This event is inclusive to all Black male identified people. 
Women are welcomed, but the discussion will be geared towards men. 
Please invite others to participate.

Can I Talk to You?: Mothers & Daughters on Sex
Nov
7
1:00 pm13:00

Can I Talk to You?: Mothers & Daughters on Sex

  • Yeyo Arts

As women some of the first messages we receive around body image, sex, love, and relationships come from the older women in our families, in particular our mothers. These messages tend to influence self perceptions, behaviors, and our interactions with others. Daughters already have ideas or experiences around sexuality and want to know that their mothers are available to answer questions and give advice when needed. Mothers want their daughters to grow into the confident, sexually empowered women, they are capable of being. Come learn skills to develop healthy and open communication styles between mothers and daughters around topics related to sexuality. In this sexshop we will:
- discuss barriers to open communication around sexuality
learn several new communication skills that encourage openness

- explore the types of questions mothers & daughters have about sexuality
- write letters to one another about building their relationships

*We would like to see mothers & daughters come together, but this workshop is open to all interested women and girls

 

Pillow Talk: The Erotic Black Woman
Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Pillow Talk: The Erotic Black Woman

  • Yeyo Arts

The usage of Black women's bodies, from slavery to media, impacts Black women's sexual experiences and exploration. As a result, there are many stereotypes about how Black women should perform their sexuality. Defining your erotic self strengthens your sexual voice and challenges "the do's and don'ts" of Black women's sexuality. From erotic porn to candlelit baths, explore what stimulates you and leads to the discovery of your authentic and most erotic self. In this sexshop we will: 
- Explore different forms of eroticism
- Discover ways to stimulate your erotic self
- Create your Erotic Care Plan

Optional: bring wine & snacks
*this sexshop is for women identified individuals 

Cultural Cliteracy: Taking Black Female Sexuality into Your Own Hands
Oct
1
Oct 3

Cultural Cliteracy: Taking Black Female Sexuality into Your Own Hands

  • Philly, PA

For some Black women, sexual autonomy, pleasure, and discovery are not only foreign practices but are unmentionable and rejected as well. Masturbation, a radical act of self-love and exploration, is too often met with guilt, shame, and fear. This session will review the research of sexual autonomy and Black Women, by examing Women in Blues, Black women’s literature, art, and analyze how participants have been socialized to consider the topic. From Bessie Smith to Audre Lorde, Black bodies experiencing pleasure have been explored as a tool of empowerment and liberation on micro to macro levels. Incorporation of these healing and liberating stories can inform and assist sexuality educators as they work to build sex positive Black communities. 

This presentation is a part of The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians' Black Families, Black Relationships, Black Sexuality Conference: Building and Strengthening Our Community. Workshop will be held Oct 2 from 2:00-2:50PM.

Radical Twerk: Reclaiming ur blk bdy
Oct
1
Oct 3

Radical Twerk: Reclaiming ur blk bdy

  • Philly, PA

Twerking, a New Orleans’ dance turned mainstream has been considered controversial from rap videos to Miley Cyrus. This workshop explores a new perspective on Twerk, one that places this dance in its historical and global context and as one strategy to liberating and reclaiming our Black bodies and sexuality. Come dressed & prepared to Twerk!

This presentation is a part of The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians' Black Families, Black Relationships, Black Sexuality Conference: Building and Strengthening Our Community. Workshop will be held Oct 1 from 3:30-4:20PM.