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 …

Quickie: I do, you do, we do, dil-do!

So many dildos, so little time… how is one to decide? Never fear! Let the Other Nature team take you on a tour of our top ten dildos. That’s right: 1 hour, 10 dildos. Like speed-dating, with sex-toys.

Part of our Quickies series.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, August 15th, 18:30 – 20:30
Language: English
Cost: 5€ (& you get a 5€ gift voucher!)
Registration: there’s no pre-registration for Quickies: just show up about 10-15 minutes before the start time.

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Beginners’ Thai massage class for Trans, Intersex & Non-binary folks

with Otter Lieffe

Thai massage is a non sexual, healing form of massage developed over several centuries in Thailand. As well as being relaxing and balancing like many kinds of massage, it can be very effective in treating specific physical ailments and is an important part of Thai medicine. During this class, working in pairs with an informed consent model, we will learn how to give a relaxing upper body massage in a seated position in a chair. Thai massage is done fully clothed and without oil.

Otter Lieffe – who runs a trans-centred holistic clinic in Brussels – will be presenting this introductory course specifically for Trans, Intersex and Non-Binary folks.

We will make the space as safe and accessible as possible so please let us know if you have any questions or access needs we might not be meeting. The course will be exclusively for people who are trans, non-binary or intersex, but there certainly won’t be any kind of gender policing. If you feel like you belong to one of these groups, you are welcome!

Otter is a trans woman, activist, community organiser and the author of Margins and Murmurations. She has studied massage in Thailand over the last five years and runs a body-positive holistic clinic called Safer Healing.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, August 29th, 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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From Curious to Killing It: Navigating a new-to-you Kink with Confidence

with Cameryn Moore

You’re relaxing with a lover post-fuck, feeling really open together. “That was amazing,” your lover says, “So I was wondering, if sometime, whenever, maybe we could try… ” and then names a kink you know next to nothing about – but would be up for trying. What do you do?

Instructor Cameryn Moore knows how you feel. Over her eight years of professional phone sex, Cameryn had to try on dozens of activities, kinks, and power dynamics that were completely foreign to her, from pantyhose to medical play to Domme Goddess action. She learned fast, and will share true-life tales and tactics, as well as practical guidance in that first foray:

  • sources for solid research
  • ways to test the waters before diving in
  • quick costumes and props

Whether you’re navigating a new thing right now or simply planning for possibilities, this workshop will empower you with both skills and mindset to get GGG (Dan Savage’s Good, Game, and Giving).

From Curious to Killing It will involve some written exercise and partnered/group discussion. All genders, orientations, and relationship styles welcome.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, September 19th, 18:30 – 20:30
Language: English
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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Introduction to Japanese Rope Bondage

with Ann Antidote

This hands-on workshop is dedicated to getting you doing Japanese bondage (shibari), whether you’re an absolute beginner or already have some experience. With a friendly, non-hierarchical approach, we’ll adapt the scope and depth of topics covered to meet the needs and speed of the group. No matter what, you’ll learn some basic knots and techniques so that you can tie independently well after the workshop is over. You get to be creative and have fun; we’ll look after the technicalities, material, safety and some structural considerations.

Diversity of all kinds is not only welcome in this workshop, but a fundamental part of it!

There is a limited amount of rope to lend: you can also bring/buy your own. Bring comfortable clothes, something to drink, and something to practice on (e.g. yoga mat) if you have it.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, September 26th, 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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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 Wünschen.
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, 10. Okt. 18:30 – 20:30
Sprache: Deutsch
Gebuhr: 15€ (13€ ermaßigt)                                                                                                                        Anmeldung: Um einen Platz im Voraus zu reservieren komm einfach in unseren Laden um dich eintragen zu lassen und die Kursgebühr zu bezahlen oder du sendest uns eine Email mit deiner Anmeldung und wir schicken dir dann umgehen unsere PayPal/Bankdaten damit du den Betrag überweisen kannst: workshop@other-nature.de