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Study Sex Workshops

The Study Sex College Tour has workshops that focus on topics ranging from basic sexuality education to skill-based pleasure classes to more in depth examinations of intersectional advocacy. 

Whether you really want to focus in on decision making skills, sexual health issues, want to appeal to a wide audience range, or are looking to have your campus group make a mark, the Study Sex College Tour workshops will get people talking! Although our lectures are highly pleasure-informed, rest assured they also address sexual health and decision making skills. We can work with you to make sure your campus is getting the information you need, presented in our unique style. The CSPH education team has expansive experience and expertise around the areas of queer and trans inclusivity, intimate partner violence, sexuality and dis/ability, kink (for beginners and in relationships), sexual assault awareness, and SO MUCH MORE… Get in touch with us to see how we can work together!

All of our workshops are trans- and queer-inclusive (YAY!) so we encourage folks of all sexual and gender identities to attend.

What strikes your fancy?

1_1        click here for our Consent and communication centered workshop descriptions

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Sex Ed 101

Super Sex! College Campus Style

image of a superwoman action figure behind the text "Super Sex: make your sex life hotter...while keeping safe!How can you make your sex life safe while keeping it hot? Can the two happily exist together? Of course they can! Super hot safer sex is definitely on the menu in this workshop, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of all things down under — without compromising your health or pleasure.

Our educators will cover the essentials of erotic safer sex, including: barrier method basics (how can you put a condom on with your mouth?), how to spank safely, risk reduction methods, terrific toys, how lube can increase pleasure and safety, and so much more! Of course, this workshop is trans and queer inclusive because everyone deserves to be safe.

Getting A Grip: Mastering Your Sexuality

Do you remember the first time you ever held a steering wheel? It felt weird, didn’t it? To become comfortable with new experiences, including sexual ones, our bodies need time to develop “muscle memory”. Since sexual expression can involve complex interactions with other people, being sexual requires flexible new muscle memory that can deal with all the balls you might juggle!

Join The CSPH for this two hour long interactive lecture on developing your sexual self-understanding: from becoming comfortable with what you want, to learning how to communicate those desires to partners. You’ll learn more about understanding and entertaining your own wants and need, what other people are secretly into, masturbation techniques (fundamental to exploring your sexuality!) and verbal and nonverbal communication tools. A special focus will be given on how to either give enthusiastic consent or turn people down considerately.
*This workshop is recommended for college orientation workshops

 Consent and Communication

Decoding Desires: Discover Your Secret Sexual Dossier

3_1When Americans speak about sex, they tend to rely on code words like “doing it,” “getting some” or “hooking up.” Sex may happen, but open, honest discussions of sex are still a pretty taboo topic. Decoding Desires is an interactive lecture focusing on what people really WANT out of sex and HOW to meet those needs.

Pulling back the sheets on desire can help you get what you want out of sex but never stopped to think about. Come prepared with a pen/pencil and get ready to go undercover (or at least under the covers!).

Getting Wordy and Talking Dirty…

Looking for a more perfect union of you and your partners’ desires? Trying to figure out what gets you off and how to say that to your partner? Interested in exploring what an ethical sexuality might look like? In this workshop, The CSPH will take you through the cultural norms surrounding flirting and hooking up; sexual shame (and how it holds you back sexually); and figuring out what type of sex you want!

Consent can be sexy – and is integral to your sexy time. In this two hour workshop participants will improve their sexicon with fun new phrases to spice up playtime, learn more about consent and how to tell their partner what they want in bed, and explore the many ways they can get off!

Secret Fantasies

What gets you off? What gets other people off? And how the heck do you do it?! If you are curious about what’s possibly running around in your neighbor’s head, why you might feel guilty about sexy thoughts you have, or how to integrate some of your fantasies into your sex life with others, this is the workshop for you.

Secret Fantasies will cover some of the more common naughty thoughts people have (like talking dirty, rough sex, and anal play), and debunk sexual myths (such as “good feminists don’t use porn” or “you’ll become desensitized the more sexually ‘experimental’ you are”) while giving you the cold hard facts. Finally, Secret Fantasies will help you open the door to a variety of new sexual possibilities, and advise you about how you can explore them in a safe and risk-aware manner.

At the end of this workshop, participants will have learned skills that will help to happily converge the private and personal, and specific techniques to communicate desires with their partner(s).

 Motorboat Your Myths

1_2Think you have a high sex IQ? Want to know more about the state of sexual health and sex positivity in your state? Dive in face first with this workshop! The CSPH will address the sexuality myths you’ve heard and guide you through the facts about sexual health, sex positivity, safer sex, hook up culture, and orgasms. Each workshop will be tailored to your state so you can get the most up-to-date and relevant sex facts.

In this two hour workshop participants will learn about fun fondling, happy hooking up, sexy safer sex as well as have an opportunity to get their own questions answered.

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PLEASURE-FOCUSED

 Orchestrating Orgasms

The simultaneous mystery and ubiquity of “The Big O” has created a fascination with orgasms, but hasn’t provided a perfect answer to the big questions people ask about them. Fortunately, The CSPH is here to help!

In this captivating workshop, you will learn about how anatomy, identity, culture, and drive (and the diverse combinations of these!) influence our orgasms. What types of orgasms are there? How can one have more orgasms? Why do they feel so good? Why do some people struggle to have them? With the use of images, participation, videos, and genital models, Orchestrating Orgasms will bring down the house in a perfect symphony.

Lube, Vibrators, Sex Toys….Oh My!

Copy of 250px x 200px – Untitled DesignSex toys: alone or with a companion, sex toys give you the opportunity to enhance and widen your sexual landscape. But where to start? Processing through all of the different types of toys can be overwhelming, and a person might be left breathless just from the sheer volume of options.

This workshop will address the joys of sex toy play, and show you ways to incorporate them into your sex life. You will get straightforward and honest information about each item’s best use, shelf life, and more.

Going beyond “The Rabbit”, this class will introduce you to the ins and outs of toys for every body and all types of sex. You’ll take a peek at crystal butt plugs, get wrapped up in body safe cock rings, plow into a wealth of dildos, and slip your mind into harnesses for all body types. Your new-found knowledge will help you figure out what the best toy is for your playtime — be it by yourself or with others!

*People of all gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!

Want to increase the horsepower? Tired of the everyday romp in the bedroom (be it by yourself or with a friend)? Or maybe you are looking to experiment with toys for all types of boys*. Whether you are just starting out in the world of pleasing a man in bed or have had YEARS of experience, there are always a few new tricks that can be learned.

Discover the ins and outs of the sexual anatomy and response, learn how to practice safer sex in a sexy fashion, experiment with genital massage techniques (in a socially appropriate manner), and get the rundown on promoting pleasure for that lad in your life!

*This workshop will be discussing the diverse sexual experiences of all men.

Purring Into Pleasure: Exploring Female Desire and Orgasms

Kitty wants to play — do you? There are all sorts of ways to please the kitty, and in this popular workshop, The CSPH will teach you how to make all different types of kitties purr.

In one of her most popular workshops, Megan will guide participants through hot-spot anatomy, sexual desire, genital massage/masturbation techniques, why some people experience difficulties in orgasmic escapades, pain during sexy time, and the best uses for sex toys. Lovers of the ladies will learn the answer to questions including: how many types of orgasms are there, and what is the difference? If there is a G-spot, where exactly does it lie? We’ll even give you the rundown on ejaculation facts!

Through videos, anatomy puppet models, and frank discussion, you will learn the ins and outs (and all-arounds!) of women’s* sexual functioning, pleasure, and desire.

*This workshop addresses the diverse sexual experiences of all women.

Derrière Extraordinaire

*This workshop is taught by Aida Manduley

We all have a booty, but(t) do we know how to treat it right on ourselves and others? This workshop, led by Aida Manduley, is here to help. Come explore all things derrière and learn how the butt can play a starring or supporting role in sexual pleasure. We will also sort through myths and facts about anal play, addressing communication, logistics, hygiene, sex toys, and more. Aida will teach you how to make this a smooth ride, whether you’re partnered or solo. Don’t miss the chance to learn the ins, outs, and all-arounds of safe and sexy anal adventures.

Advocacy

Get Wet: Exploring the Connections Between Sexual Pleasure, Health and Advocacy

2_2When is an orgasm a political act? When is lube a tool of the revolution?

The CSPH will demonstrate how three components of sexuality — pleasure, health, and advocacy — flow into one another as we explore a variety of topics centered on reproductive justice and sexual freedom. Get ready for a wild ride into the slippery world of sexuality and politics!

Our educators will teach you which sexual health issues are involved in back-door lovin’, why you should care about sex workers’ rights, and how you can defend your own sexual freedom through self-love. Through interactive discussion about everything from contraceptive options and LGBTQ issues to pornography and the human body, you will get a chance to examine the connections among all these hot-button topics and more.

By the end of this workshop, you will be fully prepared to get radical inside (and outside) of the bedroom.

Kink In Color: Navigating “The Scene” as (QT)POC

*This workshop is taught by Aida Manduley

In a world that privileges “vanilla” in every sense of the word, how do those of us that look and feel more like rainbow sprinkles find our own way? Navigating BDSM/kink circles as people of color, especially if we are queer and/or transgender, can be exhilarating, confusing, and even downright horrifying, especially for newcomers. In this interactive workshop, dive into the world of kink, start charting your own desire map, and learn strategies to stay afloat, especially when -isms rear their ugly heads.

What’s Really Poppin’ With Cherries and V-Cards

*This workshop is taught by Aida Manduley

Can you lose your virginity like you lose car keys or the TV remote? Is virginity the “ultimate gift” to be treasured until marriage? If you’re part of the LGBTQ community, how does this virginity business work, anyway?

No matter where you are on the virginity spectrum—whether you think you’re the only virgin on campus or someone who cashed their V-card(s) ages ago—come learn about the mystical hymen, the history of virginity, and when the definition of this concept really matters, as well as how to reduce risks if you choose to get frisky.

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