Workshops

Knowledge is sexy, and talking nerdy has never been more fun! Our workshops cover many different aspects of sex, sexuality, health, and relationships.  In an effort to create a safe and non-judgmental environment, we ask that all workshop participants respect the opinions, boundaries, and experiences expressed by others.  If you have a great topic for a workshop, feel free to contact us with your ideas.

Directly after workshops, we give participants 10% off in-store purchases! The discount does not apply to books, magazines and commission items.

*Our workshop fees operate on a sliding scale basis.  However, if you would like to attend a workshop for which you can’t afford the fee, a further reduction is often possible.  Just contact us directly by phone or email to make arrangements.

**A quick note on safeR space: it is all of our responsibilities to create a safer space in which we actively engage in consensual and non-discriminatory behaviour.

*** You can pre-register for all workshops with payment of the workshop fee, either in-store, through PayPal or via bank transfer. Email: workshop@other-nature.de. A full refund is possible if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance.

**** All workshops are subject to a minimum number of pre-registrations. If we have to cancel due to insufficient sign-ups, we will let all registered individuals know 24 hours ahead of the scheduled workshop start time. All fees will be refunded in full.

If you have not pre-registered, please arrive early (at least 15 minutes before the workshop starts).  Please note that spaces are limited.

Upcoming workshops …

 

Blow Job Skills from a Professional

with Pearl

Learn to position your mind, body, lips and tongue to deliver elevate the blow job to a high art. Reap the benefits of blow jobs’ social capital while enjoying yourself like never before. Some clichés are clichés for a reason: blow jobs are hot, hot, hot. If you agree, then this workshop is for you. If not, then this workshop is definitely for you!

Whether you feel you’ve never quite tapped your potential or are a regular at satisfying this thirst, come join us for a lively tutorial on the wonderful world of sucking all types of dicks (big/small, silicone/flesh, hard/limp, etc!)

Learn anatomy and commonly missed techniques, and inspire your creativity. We’ll discuss what to do with your hands, how to incorporate your own pleasure (of course!) and key phrases for negotiating the best blow by blow experience of their life and yours. Critically identify and shatter any hidden inhibitions, and unleash this Pandora’s box of pleasures.

People of all genders are welcome to come explore revelling in giving and receiving an elevated art of the blow job.

Pearl is an enthusiastic professional dick sucker and sex educator from Toronto, Canada who uses humour and honest information to spread the universally deserved joys of shameless pleasure.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, May 22nd, 18:30 – 21:30 (please note that this workshop also takes place on May 29th. The May 29th date is sold out)
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)

Registration: you can register in person at the shop, or through our onlineshop here. Please note that payment of the workshop fee is required to reserve a spot.

 

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How to Love the Butt(w)hole

with Pearl

This workshop is all about anal pleasure and health, and exploring how to make a deeper connection. Learn to be a more skillful lover, to communicate clearly while staying sexy and get more wholley in touch with yourself. We’ll cover anatomy, preparation, safety, toys, taboos and torments. Incorporate power play, fantasy and technique so deftly that your lover will be on hands and knees begging for more.

This workshop is for anyone who has a butthole. Suitable for professionals and non-professionals alike. Bring your questions and the workshop will be certain to dip into your curiosities.

Pearl is an enthusiastic professional dick sucker and sex educator from Toronto, Canada who uses humour and honest information to spread the universally deserved joys of shameless pleasure.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, June  5th, 18:30 – 21:30
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)

Registration: you can register in person at the shop, or through our onlineshop here. Please note that payment of the workshop fee is required to reserve a spot.

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Erotica Writing 101

with Rachel Kramer Bussel

All you need to write hot erotica is an open mind and some imagination! If you’ve ever thought about putting those racy thoughts in your head down on the page, this is the workshop for you. Rachel Kramer Bussel, professional erotica author and editor of over 60 erotica anthologies, will guide you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing. Learn how to get started, find your voice and write from various viewpoints. You’ll discover how to incorporate everyday scenarios, settings and objects as well as outlandish fantasies into your writing.

Whether you’re writing to that special someone, penning longtime fantasies, or want to experiment with erotica as a way of exploring your own sexuality, this workshop is for you. And if you want to earn cash for your dirty words, Rachel can teach you how to make them fit for particular publications, as well as sharing advice on submitting your work, selecting a pseudonym, building your author brand and keeping up with the thriving erotica market.

No prior writing experience is required. Please bring paper or writing implements or a laptop for in class writing exercises. A bibliography with erotica resources will be provided. Open to all.

Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of over 60 erotica anthologies, and is series editor of the Best Women’s Erotica of the Year series. Her erotic short stories have been published in over 100 anthologies. She writes widely about sex, dating, books, pop culture and feminism.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, June 12th, 18:30 – 20:30
Language: English
Cost: 20€ (15€ limited income)

Registration: you can register in person at the shop, or through our onlineshop here. Please note that payment of the workshop fee is required to reserve a spot.

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Poly How-To

with Inna Barinberg

Entering an open relationship can be challenging – or even chaotic! Equally, it’s a great opportunity to become more aware of what we appreciate about our relationships – and what we’d like to change. In this workshop, we’ll take a close look at both the thrills and challenges of open relationships.

We’ll focus on communication, boundaries and definitions: what is “sex” to you? How do you define a relationship? And what does it mean to be faithful? Exploring these tough-to-navigate areas, you’ll gain clarity about your own needs that can support your future decisions. There will also be space to include individual wishes, questions and needs throughout the evening.

With the chance to reflect individually and engage in group work, you’ll hear different perspectives and empower yourself and each other with Poly How-To for your open-relationship adventures

Open to everyone, regardless of experience.

Inna Barinberg has many years’ experience with queer and open relationships. For some time she has not only written articles on this topic, but also given workshops. Inna places particular importance on offering and empowering and supportive approach.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, June 19th, 18:30 – 21:30
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)

Registration: you can register in person at the shop, or through our onlineshop here. Please note that payment of the workshop fee is required to reserve a spot.

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Ja-sagen für Anfänger*innen und Fortgeschrittene

mit Joris Kern

In diesem Workshop geht es darum, das eigene Ja zu sich selbst, zur Lust und Sexualität im Besonderen und zum Leben allgemein zu feiern, zu erforschen und weiter zu entwickeln.

Dabei geht es um das freie Ja, also ein Ja, das in dem Bewusstsein entsteht, dass ein Nein genauso möglich ist und ein Teil von Ja-Sagen zu sich selbst sein kann. Ein Ja, das ein selbstbestimmtes Experimentieren und Erleben erlaubt und lustvoll werden lässt.

Zu entdecken gibt es verschiedene Arten von Ja, Wachstum und Klarheit, verschiedene Zugänge zu Freiheit und den Unterschied zwischen den Qualitäten von Zustimmen und Wünsche.

Ich, Joris Kern gebe seit Jahren Workshops zu Sexualität mit dem Fokus auf Konsens, meist in FLT(I)*-Räumen, gelegentlich auch für alle Geschlechter. Das macht mir großen Spaß und ist mir ein wichtiges Anliegen. Seit meiner Kindheit interessieren mich Freiräume im Spiel mit Geschlechterrollen.

Wo: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
Wann: Dienstag 03.07, 18:30 – 20:30
Sprache: Deutsch

Gebühr: 15€ (13€ ermäßigt)

Anmeldung: man kann sich persönlich im Laden oder über unseren Online-shop hier resevieren. Die Zahlung der Workshop-Gebühr ist erforderlich, um einen Platz zu reservieren