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 …


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Demystifying Orgasm

with Kitty May

Is the “Big O” a big mystery? Orgasms can be elusive for many of us. 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 a sex educator, facilitator and the Director of Education at Other Nature. Her person-centred, participatory workshops are open and creative spaces that encourage participants to reflect, share and grow.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, July 19th 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.

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Out of Your Head and Into Your Body:                                                        Practical Tools for Feeling Into It

with Meg Saxby

When it comes to sexy times, many of us find it tough to stop thinking, let go and sink into the moment. In a culture of over-stimulation and under-embodiment, busyness and stress can prevent us from accessing the power of the erotic in our lives, our bodies and our relationships.

In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to reflect on specific things that take you out of your body. Then we’ll explore and practice pragmatic tools you can use to calm your mind, relieve anxiety and flex your pleasure muscles, including breathing techniques, movement, sound, self-massage, tapping and visualisation. Learn how to interrupt harmful thought loops and focus on your felt sense.

We’ll approach consensual pleasure as a human right, a gift to the self and a skill that we build through practice.

This is a clothes-on workshop. All genders are welcome.

Meg Saxby is a sexuality educator and therapist-in-training, with a particular interest in body-based mental health tools, trauma, sexuality and pleasure. Currently completing graduate work and clinical hours towards becoming a registered psychotherapist, Meg also works with organisations seeking to become healthier workplaces. She approaches all of her work with a strong feminist, antiracist and disability-positive lens.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Monday, July 25th 18:30 – 21:00
Language: English
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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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.

This workshop runs regularly but sells out fast!

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Monday, August 1st 18:30 – 20:30
Language: English/Deutsch (as needed)
Cost: 15€ (13€ 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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Sensory Play: Your Home-Made Starter Kit

with Arielle

Sensory play is all about engaging your and your partner(s)’ senses for erotic fun, and finding new ways to experience sensuality. Getting started can be daunting, but for first timers there are an array of easy-to-grab objects already at your disposal – in your own home! You can start this fun journey without buying and equipment yet. Arielle’s show-and-tell of “pervertibles” will get your creativity flowing!

Ariell will explain how to safely convert various everyday objects into sensual toys, as well as talk you through first-time jitters, how to set the mood and how to deal with insecurities. You’ll learn easy-to-use techniques and skills, as well as how to communicate with your partner(s).

This workshop is for beginners of any inclination. Singles, couples and other constellations all welcome!

Arielle is a Lesbian Dominant who has been in the kinky scene for more than 10 years, in the UK and Berlin. She has been giving workshops for beginners as well as advanced players at LGBTTQI* BDSM conferences in Berlin and Manchester, Wish Power Exchange in Sweden, Wild Side and Pride in the Netherlands and others for the last 10 years.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Monday, August 15th 18:30 – 21:00
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.