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 …

From Fantasy To Film: Design Your Own Porn/Erotic Film

with Jennifer Lyon Bell

In this beginner’s workshop, filmmaker Jennifer Lyon Bell of Blue Artichoke Films (Headshot, Matinee, Skin Like Sun, Silver Shoes, and the upcoming Virtual Reality movie Second Date) presents the tools to plan and create your very own erotic/porn movie — whether you later decide to pick up a camera and do it, or whether you just like knowing that you could.

In this unique, DIY workshop Jennifer will give you exercises to tweak your erotic imagination and help you decide what you’d personally love to see on film, no matter how soft or hard. She will walk you through some porn & erotic genres and styles to help you choose how you want express your idea. Maybe you’ll even come up with something new. You’ll make your own storyboard to take home.

Workshop will feature presentation of many explicit clips, including samples of Jennifer’s work. There will be no nudity required or actual sexual activity involved.

All genders, orientations and proclivities are welcome. We strive to create a safe, non-judgmental place where you can explore your ideas and creativity!

Forever wishing that all movies had longer and more explicit sex scenes, Harvard graduate Jennifer Lyon Bell decided to mix arthouse cinema with hot explicit sex in her own work. With Blue Artichoke Films, she creates erotic fiction films and documentaries that illuminate the riveting, intimate, and sometimes delightfully awkward side of sex. Her award-winning films have screened in venues from a Dutch LadyFest squat to the London Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, October 24th, 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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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, November 7th, 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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How to Love the Butt(w)hole

with Pearl

This workshop is all about anal pleasure, 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 wholly 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, November 14th, 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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Pelvic Floor Health: Beyond Kegels

with Imogen Raye Minton

Do you ever get the sinking feeling that your (sex) life might be having a negative impact on the health of your pelvic floor?

Come and learn the myths and facts of keeping your pelvic floor strong and spry no matter what you enjoy doing with it, be that heavy-lifting, fisting, birthing babies, anal sex, and/or just plain old aging.

This workshop will include information, exercises, and space for experience and skill sharing. Please bring a mat and a towel.

This workshop is open to all women, transmen, genderqueer and non-binary folks.

Imogen Raye Minton is a 31 year old midwife with a general background in queer and women’s health. She feels passionate about spreading health information and access to people who wish that their health care was more tailored to their needs. She also has a pelvic floor.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, November 28th, 19:00 – 21:30
Language: English (some German translation possible)
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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Introduction to Japanese Rope Bondage – full!

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.

Ann Antidote is an artist working with Japanese bondage, video, performance, installation and sound. Active in the promotion of polyamorous, queer and kinky/sex-positive lifestyles as options worthy of respect, she integrates a social justice approach into her artistic production and teaching. She has been teaching Japanese bondage (shibari) since 2011.

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, December 5th, 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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Degendering the Queer Bed

with Albert and Frede

Dildos, strap-ons, butt plugs – sex toys can be used to experiment in sexual encounters.But do sex toys necessarily belong to queer sex? How can we, as non-cis folks, be empowered through our sexual experiences?

In our workshop we’ll talk about sex, norms and the possibility of making genderqueer sex even queerer. Together we want to reject genital simplifications and try to find possibilities to see genitalia and other body parts differently. We want you all to claim your sexual imaginary and desires far from cishet culture.

We’ll do that with lots of creativity and honest discussion! We want to create a cozy safe space for trans*/inter*/non-binary/gender non-conforming and questioning folks. Let’s re-write what we want sex to be for us!

Frede and Albert are both white, one of them is a migrant and one has a migrant background. They define themselves as (gender)queer: one as a non-binary, trans and transfemme, the other as neither* nor trans*. They are based between Berlin and Barcelona and have given several workshops for non-cis folks around Germany.

They will create an open space for people to talk about different topics. If you have any wishes or questions, please let them know and they will try to integrate them: forqueernessinbed@gmail.com

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, December 12th, 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.