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 …

 

Binders & Packers Quickie

with Lukas

April’s Quickie is a 2-in-1 special, as Lukas will be talking you through both chest binders AND packers! Take a look at some of the many kinds of binders available. Learn from experience about the different models on offer and get practical tips for healthy binding. When it comes to packers, it’s not always easy to find the best choice for you – this Quickie will give you informations on different materials and pointers on what to look out for.

This info session is part of Other Nature’s new Quickies series.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, April 25th, 18:30 – 19:30
Language: English
Cost: 5€ (& you get a 5€ gift voucher!)
Registration: Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time to register. Pre-registration for Other Nature Quickies is not possible.

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Beginner Bondage and Tie-Up Improvisation

with Ann Antidote

This workshop is a basic introduction to rope bondage for absolute or near beginners, but with a greater emphasis on hands-on practice. We’ll talk about safety, and you’ll learn some basic knots and techniques, which – combined with your own imagination – will allow you to experiment and improvise. This is also a great refresher course for people who’ve already learned the basic knots, but haven’t had much time to practice them.

Some rope provided, but you can also bring/buy your own.

All genders welcome.

Ann Antidote is an autodidact DIY artist, active in the fields of bondage, video, performance and landscape art. She has been active in anti-discrimination work and in the promotion of polyamorous, queer and sex-positive lifestyles as options worthy of respect. This permeates her work, which includes workshops and talks, in Berlin and beyond.

Let’s tie!

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, May 2nd, 18:30 – 21:00
Language: English/German (as needed)
Cost: 20€ (15€ limited income)
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time.

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Demystifying Orgasm

with Kitty May

Is the “Big O” a big mystery? Orgasms can be elusive for many people, especially those of us who have been socialised as female. Whether you’ve never had one, aren’t sure if you have, or would like to feel more in tune with when and how they happen, this workshop is for anyone who wants to better understand their own orgasmic capacity.

We’ll cover important anatomy, including the clitoris and G-spot, learn about how pleasure builds in the mind and body, identify factors that can inhibit orgasm, and share ideas about how to enhance our sexual sensation, whether playing alone or with others.

Please note: the anatomical portion of the workshop will be on the vulva, and we will consider the ways in which identifying as/being socialised as female can influence our relationships with our bodies, desire, and satisfaction. The workshop is open to anyone who *personally* relates to any of these topics and is interested in exploring *their own* orgasm.

Kitty May is Other Nature’s Director of Education and Community Outreach, as well as a psychotherapeutic counsellor in private practice. She has over 10 years’ experience working in the areas of sexual & reproductive justice, sexual health, and sex & relationships education. She helps people create comfortable spaces in which to share, reflect, and learn.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, May 16th, 18:30 – 21:30
Language: English
Cost: 25€ (20€ limited income)
Registration: to reserve a place in advance, simply come into the shop with the workshop fee, or email us to arrange payment via PayPal or bank transfer: workshop@other-nature.de
Pre-registration is recommended, as space is limited. If you haven’t registered, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time.