Workshops

Wissen ist sexy und Fachsimpeleien können großen Spaß machen! Unsere Workshops und Diskussionsrunden decken viele verschiedene Aspekte der Themenbereiche Sex, Sexualität, Gesundheit und Beziehungen ab. Im Bemühen, eine sichere, vorurteilsfreie Atmosphäre zu schaffen, bitten wir alle TeilnehmerInnen, die Meinungen, Grenzen und Erfahrungen der Anderen zu achten. Falls Du einen guten Themen-Vorschlag für einen Workshop hast, lass’ es uns wissen.

Direkt nach dem Workshop geben wir den Teilnehmer_innen* 10% Rabatt auf die Produke im Laden. Der Rabatt gilt nicht für Bücher, Magazine und Kommissionsware.

*Unsere Workshop-gebühren werden nach einer fließenden Skala festgelegt. Falls du an einem Workshop teilnehmen möchtest, dessen Gebühr du nicht zahlen kannst, ist eine weitere Reduktion meistens möglich. In diesem Falle ruf uns an oder schreibe eine e.mail.

**Eine Anmerkung zu “safeR space”: Es liegt in der Verantwortung jeder/es einzelnen einen sicheren Raum zu gestalten, indem wir alle gemeinsam aktiv Anti-Diskriminierendes Verhalten zeigen.

***Voranmeldung: 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 Bankdaten damit du den Betrag überweisen kannst: workshop@other-nature.de.

**** Vorraussetzung zur Durchführung eines Workshops sind eine Mindestanzahl von Voranmeldungen. Falls wir einen Workshop wegen zu geringer Voranmeldungen absagen müssen, werden wir dies alle Teilnehmer_innen 24 Stunden vor Workshopbeginn wissen lassen. Alle Gebühren werden voll zurück erstattet.

Eine komplette Rückerstattung des bezahlten Betrages ist bei einer Abmeldung bis 48 Stunden vor Kursbeginn möglich. Falls du dich nicht vorangemeldet hast, komme bitte frühzeitig um dich anzumelden (spätestens 15 Minuten vor Kursbeginn). Bitte beachte dass die Teilnehmerzahl begrenzt ist.

Upcoming workshops …

 

Blow Job Skills from a Professional – full!

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.

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Prostate Pleasure: an introduction

with Otter Lieffe

This intimate, all-gender workshop focuses on a fabulous, but often forgotten organ: the prostate*. There will be anatomical information and discussion around pleasure and orgasm, with tips and tools for exploring your own or your lover’s prostate. There will also be a tea tasting of herbs connected with prostate health, and some sexy readings from Otter’s new transfeminist novel to inspire your imagination!

The workshop is open to anyone interested, with a focus on creating a safe and cozy atmosphere to discuss this most tender of subjects. Trans/non binary folks with prostates, and their partners, are particularly warmly invited.

*We’ll be focusing on the internal organ often associated with bodies assigned male at birth. The Skene’s gland, (commonly known as the ‘female’ prostate), won’t be covered in this particular workshop.

Otter is a transfeminist author, holistic therapist and sex worker. Find out more about her work here: www.otterlieffe.com

Where: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
When: Tuesday, January 9th, 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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Embracing Jealousy

mit Inna Barinberg

Eifersucht ist ein Mysterium. Selten wird darüber geredet, noch seltener gehen wir in die Tiefe, entschlüsseln das komplizierte Geflecht und holen es von seinem furchteinflößenden Thron. In den meisten Ratgebern wird es zu einem negativen und ablehnenswerten „Gefühl“ abgestempelt. In der Folge fühlen sich die meisten Menschen schlecht und haben das Gefühl zu scheitern.

Nicht in diesem Workshop.

Indem wir entschlüsseln, was sich hinter Eifersucht verbirgt, können wir unseren Ängsten und Sorgen begegnen und sie angehen. Anstatt uns noch länger darüber zu ärgern, dass wir immer noch Eifersucht empfinden, können wir sie als Teil von uns akzeptieren und sie dementsprechend behandeln. Die positiven Aspekte von Eifersucht werden dabei ebenso eine Rolle spielen, wie diejenige, für die wir einen Umgang finden wollen.

Durch unterschiedliche Methoden, in Einzelarbeit und Gruppengesprächen, habt ihr die Möglichkeit Aspekte eurer Eifersucht kennenzulernen, euch auszutauschen – natürlich nur so viel wie ihr mögt und euch gut tut – und entwickelt durch das Wissen, was hinter Eifersucht steht, Hilfsmittel für einen Umgang damit.

Inna Barinberg hat jahrelange Erfahrung mit queeren und geöffneten Beziehungen, seit einiger Zeit schreibt sie nicht nur Beiträge zu dem Thema, sondern gibt auch Workshops. Sie legt besonders viel Wert auf einen bestärkenden und unterstützenden Ansatz.

Wo: Other Nature, Mehringdamm 79
Wann: Dienstag 16.01, 18:30 – 21:30
Sprache: Deutsch
Gebühr: 25€ (20€ ermäßigt)
Voranmeldung: 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 Bankdaten damit du den Betrag überweisen kannst: workshop@other-nature.de