Reclaim Your Pleasure: Living a Sexually Liberated Life in a Sex Negative World
Nov
16
5:30 PM17:30

Reclaim Your Pleasure: Living a Sexually Liberated Life in a Sex Negative World

Join us for an interactive webinar on Reclaim Your Pleasure: How to Live a Sexually Liberated Life in a Sex Negative World. Click here to register for the workshop.

Now is the moment to honor and reclaim our erotic selves, erotic voice, and erotic power. It’s time for us to reject the sex negativity that this world projects onto us so we can begin living lives full of pleasure.

We CAN have lives where we’re informed about what we want, empowered to ask for those things, and refuse to settle for non-consensual and unpleasurable experiences. This course is about starting or deepening your sexual liberation journey by getting in tune with your desires for your body and life.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? 
- Practical ways to explore your sexual self
- How centering pleasure is a form of resistance and sexual liberation is tied to societal freedom
- How to be intentional in challenging unhelpful messages about sex and develop beliefs that are healthy and affirming
- How negative messages about sexuality lead to shame and sexual dissatisfaction

Click here to register for the workshop.

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Exploring Your Erotic Self
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Exploring Your Erotic Self

Women’s sexual experiences and exploration has seemingly existed as a source of pleasure, power, and consumption of men. As a result, there are many stereotypes about how women should perform their sexuality which has also impacted feelings of body autonomy. Defining the erotic self strengthens the sexual voice and challenges “the do’s and don’ts” of women’s sexuality. From erotic literature to candlelit baths, explore what stimulates you and leads to the discovery of your authentic and most erotic self.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: 
• Explore different forms of eroticism
• Discover ways to get in tune with their erotic self
• Create an Erotic Care Plan

This event is for women and gender oppressed people of color. You must register via Eventbrite to attend. Tickets to this workshop are $10. Scholarships are available to those for whom this presents a barrier to attendance. Please contact briana@healthyandfreetn.org for information about scholarships.

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Building Your Ideal Love Life
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Building Your Ideal Love Life

Special Guests, Dalychia and Rafaella, from Afrosexology are at UAF to host a workshop on building your ideal love life!

There are many different relationship models that exist, yet we are only taught about a few. If you had a chance to create your ideal relationship what would it look like? What does fidelity feel like? How do you define commitment? What are your deal breakers? What do you need to feel loved, affirmed, secured, and valued? How do you want to handle disagreements? Together we will:
-Learn about various relationship models
-Explore our past and current relationships
-Determine ways to build our ideal relationships

*This FREE event is open to UAF students only. 

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Sex Positive Trivia
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Sex Positive Trivia

Dalychia and Rafaella, from Afrosexology, are at UAF this weekend as we wrap up Sexual Health Awareness Month thanks to the UAF Nanook Diversity and Action Center. Our guests are hosting a special Thursday edition of Pub Trivia! Join us for this fun filled night of sex positivity! There will be extra special prizes for the winning trivia teams, including tickets to Caravan of GLAM Takes over The Pub (Fairbanks) performance.

*This event is FREE and open to the public, 21+

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Mirrors, Magic, and Masturbation
Sep
7
3:00 PM15:00

Mirrors, Magic, and Masturbation

What would it mean to create a sacred ritual and relationship between the mirror and your body? In front of our mirrors, we come face to face with our whole selves. The parts of ourselves we hide from others and the parts we hide from ourselves. The parts we love and the parts that bring up negative self talk. Affirmations can be used to intentionally create space, time, and energy needed to transform your mirror into a portal for body worship and self pleasure. Together we will create your love spell and form a ritual practice that uses the power of magic, mirrors, and masturbation.

This workshop will take place at Sex Down South Conference

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Sex+STL & Afrosexology: Sex Positive Happy Hour
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Sex+STL & Afrosexology: Sex Positive Happy Hour

Join SEX+STL and Afrosexology at one of our favorite local gems, Saint Louis HopShop. This is a great opportunity to meet leadership, connect with like-minded individuals, and find out about upcoming events. If this is your first event, even better! Look out for the folks with purple nametags to get more details when you arrive.

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From Hurting to Healing: Opened Hearts, Crossed Boundaries
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

From Hurting to Healing: Opened Hearts, Crossed Boundaries

Creating a stable and ethical non-monogamous relationship requires open communication, honesty, and trust. Mistakes can happen along the way, no matter how well-intentioned and experienced you may be. Boundaries are crossed, agreements are broken and we have to decide how to heal and if we will stay in the relationship or not. Together we will explore ways to address common mistakes in non-monogamous relationships.

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Masturbation Care Plan
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Masturbation Care Plan

When it comes to celebrating Masturbation Month, are you telling yourself that you don’t have time to masturbate? That you don’t even know where to start? Or that you want to add some spice to your masturbation routine? Join Afrosexology as we create a Masturbation Care Plan to enhance your solo sex sessions.

This conversation will be livestreamed via O.school

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Black Liberation through Sexual Pleasure
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

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.

This workshop is a part of University of Tennessee's Sex Week

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Masturbation Nation
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

Masturbation Nation

Many of us experience stress in minor and complex ways that sometimes it seems
like all you can do it to all it to run its course. From headaches, trouble sleeping, and
poor concentration, the symptoms of stress looks different for each one of us and
can have a long-term impact on our bodies. So, what if one of the best stress
relievers was on the tip of your fingers or in the palm of your hand? Join us as we
discuss the health benefits of masturbation and focus on solo sex as a tool for stress
reduction, self-exploration, and enhancing pleasure.

This workshop is a part of University of Tennessee's Sex Week

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Oppression + Orgasms: Black Liberation through Sexual Pleasure
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Oppression + Orgasms: Black Liberation through Sexual Pleasure

Historically, Black people have been told that they are asexual, hypersexual, sexual deviants, a sexual fantasy, and unrapeable. These messages are often internalized and leave feelings of being unlovable, unworthy, and devalued. To challenge those myths, reclaiming pleasure is necessary. Together we will:
- Learn about living a life of pleasure as a form of resistance  
- Explore how oppression has impacted our ability to be present in our bodies
- Reclaim our erotic power through completing several individual and group activities

This workshop will be a part of Race, Sex, and Power Conference

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Love is Not Colorblind
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Love is Not Colorblind

Join SEX+STL & Afrosexology for a discussion of diversity and inclusion in polyamorous and other alternative sexual communities. We will be joined live, via the internet, byKevin A. Patterson, creator of the blog “Poly Role Models,” and author of the forthcoming book, “Love's Not Colorblind.” Advanced copies of “Love's Not Colorblind” will be available for purchase after the discussion.

 

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Twitter Chat: InCTRL of Your Pleasure
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Twitter Chat: InCTRL of Your Pleasure

Every year on March 10, National Women’s and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is held to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. On NWGHAAD, many of the conversations center on the importance of HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment. At the same time, so many of the conversations about Black women, girls and femmes bodies and sexuality are from a place of disease and prevention. 

This year, Kimbritive, LLC, and Afrosexology are teaming up to expand the conversation to include pleasure, stigma, sexuality, and safety! We want to have open and honest conversations that celebrate the bodies and sexual experiences of Black women, girls, and femmes and we want to invite YOU to be part of the movement!

Join us on Thursday, March 22 at 5PM CST (6PM EST) for a twitter chat that centers on the importance of pleasure, sex-positivity, and celebration using hashtags #InCTRL and #NWGHAAD. Follow Kimbritive, LLC & Afrosexology on twitter to join the conversation!  Twitter: @KIMBRITIVELLC & @Afrosexology

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Screening - A Good Day to be Black & Sexy
Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Screening - A Good Day to be Black & Sexy

A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy is a 2008 film written, directed, produced and edited by Dennis Dortch. The film explores the subject of sexuality and relationships within the black community in this collection of six vignettes set in Los Angeles designed to shatter stereotypes about black sexuality.

Organized in conjunction with Mane 'N Tail.

The screening will begin at 7pm followed by a discussion with Black Cinema ClubAfrosexology and Cicely Paine.

The screening is free and open to the public. RSVP's recommended as seating is limited.

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How to put on a Masturbation Show
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

How to put on a Masturbation Show

We'll be doing a livestream with O.school on how you can put on a masturbation show for your lover for Valentine's Day! 

As amazing as your partner might be at sexually satisfying you, no one knows your body like you do. You know what speed, how much pressure, and when to focus on that exact spot that makes your toes curl. And the same goes for your partner. Often, masturbating is something we do in private, but this act of pleasuring yourself can be an intimate experience to share.

Visit https://www.o.school/ for the livestream

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SEX+STLl & Afrosexology presents: Art Is Resistance
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

SEX+STLl & Afrosexology presents: Art Is Resistance

Join us for a conversation with Ericka Hart, a sexuality educator and activist. Ericka will talk about her journey as a queer black femme, how she uses various art forms to resist oppression, and creating safe spaces for people of color. Afterwards, we will have local artists from the St. Louis community share their perspectives on these topics as well.

This event will held at Clark Fox Forum in Hillman School of Social Work on Washington University in St. Louis’ campus. Tickets are $15.

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Unpacking Masturbation Shame
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Unpacking Masturbation Shame

For some Black women, sexual autonomy, pleasure, and discovery are not only unfamiliar practices but is often met with guilt, shame, and fear. Join us as we explore masturbation as a radical act of self love, pleasure, and tool of empowerment. Together we will:
- Describe anatomy, health benefits, and different uses of masturbation
- Challenge myths and messages we've internalized
- Share our positive experiences with masturbation & how it's impacted other aspects of our lives

This workshop will be a livestream via https://www.o.school/

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Open Communication: Continuing Sex Ed at Home
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Open Communication: Continuing Sex Ed at Home

Some of the first messages we receive around body image, love, and relationships come from parents and members of our families. These messages tend to influence self-perceptions, behaviors, and our interactions with others. As youth, we already have ideas or experiences around sexuality and want to know that there is someone available to answer questions and give advice. As parents and guardians, we want our children to grow into the confident, sexually informed, and empowered individuals they are capable of being. Come learn skills to develop healthy and open communication styles around topics related to sexuality. In this workshop, we will:
- Discuss barriers to open communication around sexuality
- Learn several new communication skills that encourage openness
- Explore the types of questions youth and parents have about sexuality

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TWERK PARTY part 2
Jul
28
to Jul 29

TWERK PARTY part 2

:::::TWERK:::::TWERK:::::TWERK:::::TWERK::::: 

Yall asked us to bring it back and here it is! Come party to dancehall, bounce, afrobeats, and trap! We’re at a bigger venue so bring your friends.

Spinning Nappy DJ Needles
Dope flyer by Lola Ogbara
$10 cover
$13 under 21

*This party follows our Radical Twerk: Reclaiming Your Black Body
workshop happening from 6:30PM-9PM.*

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Radical Twerk: Reclaiming Your Black Body
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Radical Twerk: Reclaiming Your Black Body

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. 
In this workshop we will: 
-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

Limit is 35 folk. 

**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 $15
Purchase here: goo.gl/Y65REa
Dope flyer by Lola Ogbara
*Workshop followed by TWERK PARTY part 2*

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#RelationshipGoals: Building Your Ideal Love Life
Jul
14
to Jul 16

#RelationshipGoals: Building Your Ideal Love Life

  • Crowne Plaza Dallas Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are SO many different relationship models that exist, yet we are only taught about a few. If you had a chance to create your ideal relationship what would it look like? What does fidelity feel like? How do you define commitment?  What are your deal breakers? What do you need to feel loved, affirmed, secured, and valued? How do you want to handle disagreements? During this workshop we will learn about various relationship models, explore on our past and current relationships, and determine ways to build our ideal relationships.

This workshop is a part of the PolyDallas Millennium Conference 

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Radical Self Love
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Radical Self Love

  • 4251 Forest Park Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63108 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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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

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You Good Man?: Redefining Black Masculinity
Jan
29
12:00 PM12:00

You Good Man?: Redefining Black Masculinity

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!

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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.

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