Online dating can be tough, especially for those looking for a relationship that isn’t necessarily heterosexual, monogamous, and vanilla. Join Andrea Renae and Wes Fenza for a workshop on how to successfully date online, with a focus on kink, polyamory, and other hard-to-find preferences. This workshop is appropriate for anyone dating online, from beginners to advanced users. Learn how to write an interesting profile, select an attractive picture, send an attention-getting message, and connect with other like-minded people. The focus will be on okcupid and Fetlife, but many of the lessons can be applied to any online dating service.
There will be a photographer on site, so you can leave with a professional profile pic (photos are optional)! Participants are encouraged to create profiles on okcupid and/or Fetlife (we recommend both) ahead of time, and bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with you. Wifi will be available, so you can edit your profile during the workshop.
Andrea Renae is the Education Coordinator at Sexploratorium. She has been involved in community based sex education for the past 5 years; teaching topics ranging from healthy relationships to STI prevention to Kink 101. Andrea uses her work in sex education and advocacy as a means to empower others to make informed decisions about their sexual health and pleasure.
Wesley Fenza is an attorney working in South Jersey and Philadelphia. He and his wife have been polyamorous since 2009, and he's been dating on okcupid since 2010, where he met his second primary partner. This will be his first time working with Sexploratorium, and he is looking very forward to the experience.
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Passion 101 Classes @ Sexploratorium
The mission of PASSION 101 Classes is to provide interactive, educational and entertaining learning experiences that enhance the abilities of individuals, couples and other intimately acquainted persons to understand sexual techniques, improve the dynamics of relationships/intimacy, practice useful methods of sexual communication, maintain and improve spiritual/physical/sexual health, and to develop and appreciation of diverse sexual expression through performance and creation of fine arts.
Since 1996, Passion 101 classes have been offered weekly at Fetishes Boutique, Aphrodite Gallery and now at Sexploratorium as well as at regional and national conventions.
Presentations can be scheduled at your community organization, private party or student club by appointment. Remote presentations require a minimum of two students, but private one-on-one consultations can be scheduled in the Aphrodite Gallery of Philadelphia.
Course topics can be tailored to meet the needs of students by request. Students are encouraged to provide feedback via surveys distributed during each class.
Current curricula focus on four major areas of sexuality:
- Anatomy/Physiology/ Sexual technique
- Relationships/ Psychology/Communication
- Psychosexual Fantasy/ Fetish/ BDSM technique
- Erotic Fine Arts /Performance/Exercise
Some individual classes that fall under these categories are offered for specific audiences: i.e. women only, couples only, men only, trans only etc.
Our presenters do not act as sexworkers or surrogates: We will coach you on techniques and strategies for a better sex life, but we won’t play the game for you or with you.
For information about scheduling and offsite presentation or a private consultation with one of our educators, email us or call 215-849-7444.