Presenting at Sex Down South in Atlanta, Georgia!
Sep
4
to Sep 8

Presenting at Sex Down South in Atlanta, Georgia!

So thrilled to announce that I'll be back teaching at the annual Sex Down South Conference in Atlanta, GA for the fourth year in a row! Continuously being granted the opportunity to be a part of my favorite sexuality conference in the country is an exceptional honor. 2019 dates are September 5th - 7th!

To learn more and take advantage of early bird registration, visit www.sexdownsouth.com STAT!

#Fluidity #Race #Class #Gender #Kink #SexWork #Pleasure #Tantra#Communication #Spirituality #LGBTQ #Liberation #Justice

Wednesday September 4th - Sunday September 8th, 2019
The Sheraton Atlanta (165 Courtland St. NE)
Registration

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Teaching "Savvy Strap-On Seduction" at Purple Passion in NYC!
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Teaching "Savvy Strap-On Seduction" at Purple Passion in NYC!

Savvy Strap-On Seduction: Strap-On Sex 101

Harnesses and dildos are sold to women who fuck women, men who fuck men, women who fuck men, men who fuck women and not to mention transgender folks of all orientations and expressions. People strap it on for a variety of reasons, some of which are: because it feels good, because playing with power dynamics is sexy, for double penetration, for variety in gender expression, for variety in cock size, shape, and color possibilities, because it looks hot, to have a permanent hard-on, and because watching your partner bob their head up and down on your cock is pretty awesome no matter what sex organs you were born with! Andre Shakti is the queen of cock confidence, and whether you’re a strap-on novice or a longtime aficionado, she’s ready to up your erotic ante!

In this workshop we will cover:

  • How to talk to your partner(s) about wanting to explore strap-on play

  • How to source the best gear and sex accessories for your strap-on experience

  • Inspiration for incorporating dirty talk, role play and gender fuckery into your dynamic

  • Basic anatomy and tips for enhancing physical strap-on pleasure

  • Exuding confidence while strapping it on

  • A variety of strap-on positions that are inclusive of larger and disabled bodies

  • & MORE!

EVENT DETAILS: https://purplepassion.com/event-list/

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Erotic Dance: Striptease & Lapdancing 101 with Andre Shakti
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Erotic Dance: Striptease & Lapdancing 101 with Andre Shakti

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/erotic-dance-striptease-lapdancing-101-wandre-shakti-tickets-60495245909

When we find ourselves thoroughly infatuated with a new partner, often we're so excited to get to the main action that we tragically overlook an opportunity for a little old-school seduction. Likewise, if your seasoned relationship has begun to feel stale, you may be scrambling to once again rev up your partner’s engine. Do you wish you could gracefully navigate and elongate those moments between being fully dressed and completely nude? Has a partner suggested you “dance” for them, and you were confused by what they meant? Did you scratch your head through “Showgirls” or “Flashdance” wondering how they make stripping look so effortless? Never fear - this is the class for you!

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Andre Shakti is a journalist, educator, performer, activist, and professional slut living in Baltimore, MD. She is devoted to normalizing alternative desires, de-stigmatizing sex workers and their clients, and not taking herself too seriously. Andre wrestles mediocre white men into submission and is the reigning polyamory pundit at her biweekly non-monogamy advice column "I Am Poly(amorous) & So Can You!", which you can visit - and submit questions to! - via IAmPoly.net. She also helms Baltimore OUTLoud's LGBTQ+ advice column "The In & Out" and holds court as Slixa.com's resident sexpert. Andre frequently lectures, coaches and advises on the intersecting issues of sexual health, politics and pleasure, race, trauma, gender diversity, sex worker rights, non-monogamy, and queerness. When not working, Andre can typically be found marathoning "Law & Order: SVU" under a chaotic pile of partners and pitbulls, and yes, she knows how problematic that show is. Andre encourages you to connect with her on Facebook via "Andre Shakti", follow her NSFW exploits on Twitter via @andreshakti, and support her Patreon via patreon.com/IAmPolyamorous.

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Teaching "Blown Away: Killer Blow Jobs" at SugarBaltimore!
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Teaching "Blown Away: Killer Blow Jobs" at SugarBaltimore!

Blown Away: Killer Blow Jobs" with Andre Shakti

Contrary to popular belief, one type of blowjob does not fit all!

  • Are you looking to level up your current blowjob game but are at a loss for new techniques? 

  • Are you hesitating to talk to a partner about wanting to give or receive a blowjob for the very first time?

  • Are you starved for blowjob tips for silicone cocks and trans bodies?

  • Are you or your partner sick of going to blowjob workshops that don't take body size and ability into account?

  • Are you wondering how to emulate your favorite porn star's deep-throating skills without sending yourself to the ER?

  • Are you hoping to receive an anatomy refresher course to maximize you and your partner's physical pleasure?

Wherever you're at, Andre Shakti is here to offer an inclusive, individually tailored approach to giving YOUR very best blowjob! Leave your inhibitions and assumptions at home, and get ready to be BLOWN AWAY!

WHERE: SugarBaltimore, 1001 W 36th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
TICKETS: Tickets available in advance (link TBA) & at the door! $25/person.
This is an 18+ event
This is a sober event
Metered street parking available
This is an accessible venue
FB Event: TBA

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Teaching "Group Sex GPS" at SugarBaltimore!
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Teaching "Group Sex GPS" at SugarBaltimore!


“Group Sex GPS" with Andre Shakti

Sex is complicated enough without adding multiple partners into the mix, so where does someone interested in group sex even begin?

Welcome to Group Sex GPS!

Throughout this course Andre Shakti will demystify group sex - turning it from fantasy into accessible reality - as well as empower you to take charge of your desires.*

We’ll cover:

  • Initiation: Finding compatible group sex partners

  • Cultivating an intuition and an emotional intelligence that are group sex-specific

  • Risk awareness, consent communication and safety consciousness

  • Navigating both private and public group sex environments

  • Navigating kink and/or power dynamics within group sex

  • Group sex self care: Before, During & After

  • Identifying red flags in a potential group sex situation, & MORE!

*This workshop welcomes folks of all sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, races, ethnicities, relationship structures and group sex experience levels.

WHERE: SugarBaltimore, 1001 W 36th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
TICKETS: http://www.sugartheshop.com/group-sex-gps-with-andre-shakti.html & at the door!
This is an 18+ event
This is a sober event
Metered street parking available
This is an accessible venue
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/717299832059565/

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"The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy" at PASSIONAL Sexploratorium!
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

"The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy" at PASSIONAL Sexploratorium!

The biggest roadblock to exploring ethical non-monogamy is FEAR.
“I won’t be good at it, so why bother?”
“I get too jealous to ever be able to do non-monogamy.”
“Doesn’t non-monogamy mean cheating, though?”
“Everyone around me would judge me.”
“Isn’t non-monogamy all about orgies and sex parties?”
“I heard that the non-monogamous community isn’t very inclusive.”
“Don’t you need to be super wealthy to have multiple partners?”
“My partner must be suggesting this because I’m not ‘enough’ for them.”

Whatever YOUR fear, Andre Shakti wants to help you acknowledge it, then eradicate it. Andre has almost a decade of alternative relationship experience under her belt. As an educator, advocate, advice columnist and relationship coach for those with non-monogamous identities and practices, Andre approaches non-monogamy with love, levity, and intersectionality. This workshop is geared towards those who are in the initial stages of considering stepping outside of a monogamous framework. Bring your concerns, your compassion, and most importantly, your CURIOSITY!

Friday June 21st, 2019
Doors at 7:15p EST / Class from 7:30-9p EST
Sexploratorium 317 South Street 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
18+ to enter
This is a sober event
Street parking available
Advance tickets $15-30 available on Eventbrite

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"Savvy Strap-On Seduction" at Dungeon East in Los Angeles!
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

"Savvy Strap-On Seduction" at Dungeon East in Los Angeles!

“Savvy Strap-On Seduction: Beginner/Intermediate Strap-On & Pegging”

People strap it on for a variety of reasons, some of which are: because it feels good, because playing with power dynamics is sexy, for double penetration, for variety in gender expression, for variety in cock size, shape, and color possibilities, because it looks hot, to have a permanent hard-on, and because watching your partner bob their head up and down on your cock is pretty awesome no matter what sex organs you were born with! Andre Shakti is the queen of cock confidence, and whether you’re a strap-on novice or a longtime aficionado, she’s ready to up your erotic ante!*

In this workshop we will cover:

  • How to talk to your partner(s) about wanting to explore strap-on play

  • How to source the best gear and sex accessories for your strap-on experience

  • Inspiration for incorporating dirty talk, role play and gender fuckery into your dynamic

  • Basic anatomy and tips for enhancing physical strap-on pleasure

  • Exuding confidence while strapping it on

  • A variety of strap-on positions that are inclusive of larger and disabled bodies, & MORE!

*This event is fully inclusive of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and relationship structure.

Date And Time

Thu, June 6, 2019

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

Location

Dungeon East

DTLA

Los Angeles, CA 90021

Tickets: $20/person

Ticketing Link/More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savvy-strap-on-seduction-strap-on-sex-101-tickets-60850371098

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"Non-Monogamy and Socio-Economic Class" at Baltimore Playhouse!
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

"Non-Monogamy and Socio-Economic Class" at Baltimore Playhouse!

Non-Monogamy and Socio-Economic Class: Sustain Healthy Relationships within a Social Justice Framework

Whether we want to admit it or not, the very ability to practice non-monogamy is a privilege, significantly impacted by socio-economic class. Despite what society would have us believe, we are neither more or less deserving of love and intimacy based on our financial capital. This concept alone can feel impossible to unlearn within a monogamous relationship structure; now, consider individuals who participate in alternative relationship structures that contain three or more individuals.

Within this course, we will seek to:

Discuss how and why non-monogamy benefits from wealth
Identify the sacrifices that non-monogamous people make in order to onboard new partners and maintain consistent relationships

Acknowledge the impact of capitalism on HOW we date, taking care to include specifications for marginalized communities and how capitalism tells them they're unworthy of relationships

Discuss how we can move away from capitalist relationship models where funds hold the most perceived value

Come up with non-monogamous dating "hacks" that are accessible to marginalized communities and work towards re-balancing the system

Discuss alternative definitions of "value" that one can bring to a relationship, and how non-monogamous "families" can use creative divisions of labor based on what each individual uniquely brings to the table to create and sustain value, & more!

Thursday May 16th from 6:30-8:30p
Tickets available at the door or in advance online (ticketing link TBA)
$20/person
Free parking
This class is 18+
This is a sober event
Fetlife event: https://fetlife.com/events/785722
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/673331649769261/

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"Love The Whore You're With: How to Be a Better Partner and Ally to Sex Workers" at SugarBaltimore!
Apr
25
8:30 PM20:30

"Love The Whore You're With: How to Be a Better Partner and Ally to Sex Workers" at SugarBaltimore!

Thursday 4/25 from 6:30-8:30p
$15/person
Tickets available online and at the door
Sugar is located in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood on the corner of 36th and Roland Ave. There is plentiful street parking.

Each sex worker has their own understanding of both the “sex” and the “work” aspects of their
job. We use many tools for our trade, and since these tools often include sharing parts of
our bodies, our brains, and our hearts with clients, we also face many challenges in our
“off-the-clock” relationships. Join professional slut Andre Shakti to discuss how our allies can show up for us, and how those who love us and fuck us can work to be excellent partners.

We’ll be discussing:

  • What tools we can borrow from models of non-monogamy and kink negotiations

  • Acknowledging and mitigating feelings of jealousy

  • “Calling in” and combating microaggressions in social, professional, & familial spaces

  • Addressing and demystifying harmful stigma & stereotypes

  • Asserting and accepting desires and boundaries

  • Emphasizing the ways that work relations differ from other kinds of intimacy, & more!

This workshop is for roommates who don’t judge, for friends who remind us of
the difference between our real selves and our personas, for partners who do the work of
understanding the difference between what we share with clients and what we share
with others, and for anyone who is curious about how sex workers would like to be humanized
and respected.

Website Link: http://www.sugartheshop.com/love-the-whore-your-with.html

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/268106000756548/

Fetlife Event: https://fetlife.com/events/769859


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Teaching at IMSLBB 2019 in San Jose
Apr
11
to Apr 15

Teaching at IMSLBB 2019 in San Jose

International Ms. Leather and Bootblack weekend is the biggest, hottest, international women’s leather event in the world. Home to the International Ms. Leather and International Ms. Bootblack contest where contestants from all over the world compete to represent the women’s international leather community for one year, as leaders and bootblacks. IMsLBB weekend prides itself on its wide range of class subjects, bringing in top presenters who specialize in the many areas of BDSM and Leather practices. A weekend full of decadence, education, and social interaction, IMsLBB promises an environment that is inclusive and open to ALL who feel connected to the women’s leather community.

More information: https://imslbb.org/

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Groping and Grappling: Intermediate Fetish Wrestling at Baltimore Playhouse!
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Groping and Grappling: Intermediate Fetish Wrestling at Baltimore Playhouse!

Groping and Grappling: Intermediate Fetish Wrestling*

*This workshop is a Level II follow-up to the introductory "Groping and Grappling" class offered in November 2018. Please attend ONLY if you've already been to the introductory course in question and/or have a preexisting familiarity with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)! Any questions or concerns can be directed to the workshop facilitator via ms.andre.shakti@gmail.com.

Were you a little TOO interested in WWE specials as a child? Do you now find yourself fixated by sweaty, writhing bodies at the gym, secretly hoping thighs of steel will suddenly materialize around your neck? Perhaps you're turned on by playing with power dynamics, and are looking for a new way to exchange that switchy energy with a partner? In any event, fetish wrestling may be the kink you're looking for! Join sensual grappling aficionado Andre Shakti as she teaches you the basics of getting hot and heavy on a wrestling mat. You'll learn how to keep yourself and your partner safe, acquire a handful of both offensive and defensive technical skills, and get introduced to a number of sexy, competitive "games" to incorporate into the fun!

When: Thursday April 4th, 2019 from 7-9p

Where: Baltimore Playhouse (www.BaltimorePlayhouse.com)

Cost: $20/person

Etc: Free parking, 18+, Sober event

Fetlife: TBA

Facebook: TBA


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Presenting at Southwest Love Fest in Tucson, AZ
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Presenting at Southwest Love Fest in Tucson, AZ

THE SOUTHWEST LOVE FEST IS A WEEKEND CONFERENCE ON CONSENSUAL NON-MONOGAMY HELD ANNUALLY IN TUCSON, AZ WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN, SHARE AND CONNECT WITH OTHER LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE. WE HAD A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL 1ST YEAR IN 2018 AND PLAN TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER FOR 2019! TAKING WHAT WE LEARNED THIS PAST YEAR, 2019 IS SET TO BE EVEN MORE RADICAL, THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND TRANSFORMATIONAL. SWLF IS AN OPEN SPACE TO FIND COMMUNITY AND LEARN FROM OTHERS' DIVERSE RELATIONSHIP EXPERIENCES.

Website: https://www.swlovefest.com/

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"Cruising for a Bruising: Intro to Impact Play" at Sugar!
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

"Cruising for a Bruising: Intro to Impact Play" at Sugar!

Cruising for a Bruising: Intro to Impact Play

Pain, pleasure, and power dynamics, oh my! The practices of BDSM offer MUCH more than fan fiction fodder, but only when practiced safely and consensually. "Impact play" describes one of the many facets of engaging in BDSM, and Andre Shakti has eight years of both recreational and professional experience to share to optimize YOUR impact play creativity, connection and success!

Throughout this workshop we will:

  • Unpack WHY people seek to engage in impact play from both the top AND the bottom!

  • Touch on SENSATION play, RESTRAINT, and SENSORY DEPRIVATION play as they relate to impact play!

  • Review all that juicy anatomy and identify body parts that are SAFE to play with!

  • Talk about getting in touch with our own kinky desires: HOW do we know what we like?

  • Strategize how to initiate DIALOGUES with our partners about impact play, as well as identify "red flags" when seeking potential new impact play partners!

  • Learn about CONSENT as it relates to pre-scene, in-scene, and post-scene communication!

  • Define "aftercare" and identify multiple methods of practicing it after a scene!

  • Cover a list of basic impact play IMPLEMENTS to experiment with!

  • Share resources on further education, & MORE!

When: Thursday March 14th, 2019 6:30-8:30p

Where: Sugar Baltimore http://www.sugartheshop.com/cruising-for-a-bruising-intro-to-impact-play.html

Cost: $25/person

Etc: Street parking, 18+, Sober event

Fetlife: https://fetlife.com/events/756301

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394106294681371/

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"Knuckle Up!: Vaginal & Anal Fisting" at Baltimore Playhouse!
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

"Knuckle Up!: Vaginal & Anal Fisting" at Baltimore Playhouse!

Knuckle Up!: Vaginal & Anal Fisting

Attention All Size Kings and Queens! Fisting often reads as wildly inaccessible to folks who have only seen it on their computer screens, yet it's one of the most intimately connective, revolutionary sex acts you can engage in! Manual sex aficionado Andre Shakti is ready to knuckle up and show you how to experiment safely with the best sex toys we come equipped with: our fingers!

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Define WHO fists, and WHY!

  • Care for their bodies in a such a way that it works towards the goal of fisting

  • Confidently and effectively communicate their fisting desires to their partner(s)

  • Troubleshoot the challenges inherent in fisting

  • Execute a multitude of fisting variations and techniques, & more!

When: Thursday March 7th, 2019 from 7-9p

Where: Baltimore Playhouse (www.BaltimorePlayhouse.com)

Cost: $20/person

Etc: Free parking, 18+, Sober event

Fetlife: https://fetlife.com/events/764805

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2640102566061936/


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"The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy" at Baltimore Playhouse!
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

"The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy" at Baltimore Playhouse!

The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy

The biggest roadblock to exploring ethical non-monogamy is FEAR.

“I won’t be good at it, so why bother?”

“I get too jealous to ever be able to do non-monogamy.”

“Doesn’t non-monogamy mean cheating, though?”

“Everyone around me would judge me.”

“Isn’t non-monogamy all about orgies and sex parties?”

“I heard that the non-monogamous community isn’t very inclusive.”

“Don’t you need to be super wealthy to have multiple partners?”

“My partner must be suggesting this because I’m not ‘enough’ for them.”

The biggest roadblock to exploring ethical non-monogamy is FEAR. Whatever YOUR fear, Andre Shakti wants to help you acknowledge it, then eradicate it. Andre has almost a decade of alternative relationship experience under her belt. As an educator, advocate, advice columnist and relationship coach for those with non-monogamous identities and practices, Andre approaches non-monogamy with love, levity, and intersectionality. This workshop is geared towards those who are in the initial stages of considering stepping outside of a monogamous framework. Bring your concerns, your compassion, and most importantly, your CURIOSITY!

When: Thursday February 21st, 2019 from 7-9p
Where: Baltimore Playhouse (www.BaltimorePlayhouse.com)
Cost: $20/person
Etc: Free parking, 18+, Sober event
Fetlife:
https://fetlife.com/events/754659
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/567822557018530/


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"Dropping the Hint, Not the Ball: Flirting 101" at DC's Shiver!
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

"Dropping the Hint, Not the Ball: Flirting 101" at DC's Shiver!

DCAD is proud to announce Shiver 2019, bigger & better than last year.

What it is: A series of homegrown events designed for safety and community-building. The activities are varied: we’ll have classes, play parties, and lots of opportunities for generalized merriment with your fellow kinksters. Shiver is profit-neutral, so all activities are intentionally inexpensive, with many being pay-what-you-can.

Each component to Shiver is being hosted by individuals, mostly in private homes. While hosts and DCAD are coordinating to make spaces as welcoming, safe and fun as possible, each host may have additional rules to be aware of. As with everything else in this “adulthood” thing, this will require communication and respect.

This year, most of our events are designed to be open to the public scene, starting with our February class (on Monday the 11th) and our weekly happy hour (Thursday the 14th) at Dupont Italian Kitchen. The Play Parties will be vetted: there will be a brief questionnaire, and purchasing tickets to the play parties will require an access code. Capacity is limited for all events to fewer than 50 people.

What it's not: It’s not a large, national event, a luxury hotel-takeover, or an all-or-nothing single ticket event.

Programming Highlights include:

  • Dropping the Hint, Not the Ball! Flirting 101 by Andre Shakti

  • The Ethical Exhibitionist by Veronica Red

  • Happy Hour Hangout and Shenanigan Planigan

  • Pajama Brunch

  • High Protocol Tea

Watch our Fetlife page, Twitter, and News section for:

  • Programming and schedule information

  • Ticketing information

  • Questionnaire for attending the play parties

  • Opportunities to support this effort, especially if you’re able to volunteer or help defray costs (such as the travel expenses of our guests).

Tickets: https://dcafterdarkhh.ticketleap.com

Website: https://dcadhh.wordpress.com/events/shiver/

Fetlife: https://fetlife.com/events/736336

Twitter: @dcafterdarkhh


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"Striptease for Sex" with Andre Shakti
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

"Striptease for Sex" with Andre Shakti

Striptease for Sex: Striptease, Basic BDSM, & Kink on a Budget

Ever wish you could gracefully navigate and elongate those moments between being fully dressed and completely nude? Has a partner suggested you “dance” for them, and you were confused by what they meant? Did you scratch your head through “Showgirls” or “Flashdance” wondering how they make stripping look so effortless? Then this is the class for you!

With Andre Shakti as your guide, you’ll discover the history of striptease and learn the art of clothing removal paired with confidence-boosting exercises and seductive dancing techniques. In addition to obtaining a range of sexy tips and tricks for getting out of any piece of clothing, you’ll also learn how to incorporate a partner into the fun, and how to use the clothes you shed as props in the bedroom! This workshop is open to all, but keep in mind that participation IS required! Come dressed in clothing you can move comfortably in, and bring lots of layers! (As with all of our workshops, this workshop will not include any nudity!) 

Andre Shakti is a journalist, educator, performer, activist, and professional slut living in Baltimore. She is devoted to normalizing alternative desires, de-stigmatizing sex workers and their clients, and not taking herself too seriously. Andre wrestles mediocre white men into submission and writes about sex work, queerness and non-monogamy for Cosmopolitan, Rewire, Thrillist, MEL, Vice, Autostraddle, and more. She can frequently be found marathoning Law & Order: SVU under a chaotic pile of partners and pitbulls, and yes, she knows how problematic that show is. Visit her on Twitter @andreshakti, on FB as "Andre Shakti", at IamPoly.net, and as a pleasure professional on her Patreon, where she writes exclusively for people who want to go deeper.

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Naked Girls Reading presents "Come Into My Parlor"
Jan
11
to Jan 12

Naked Girls Reading presents "Come Into My Parlor"

Join us as we kick off the New Year right: with salacious books, kinky authors, and naked women. Come Into My Parlor features DC’s official Naked Girls Cherokee Rose, Alice Darling and special guests Mindi Mimosa and original cast member Andre Shakti performing an aural assortment of erotica to warm your chilly January bones. Join us in our boudoir, the DC Arts Center, to start 2019 off with a rousing good time: velvet tortures, lustful yearnings, and maybe even a salacious rendezvous or two ( if you're lucky) on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at 10pm. The New Year is upon us; let Naked Girls Reading help you make sexiness and intelligence your resolution.

Tickets:
$22 presale/DCAC members
$27 GA

*Seating is limited so presale tickets are suggested. There are no refunds on purchased tickets and late seating is allowed. Concessions with adult libations will be available at intermissions. DCAC is a cash only venue.*

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"Sexy and Strapped!" Free First Friday Workshop!
Jan
4
6:30 PM18:30

"Sexy and Strapped!" Free First Friday Workshop!

Sexy and Strapped: Choosing Your Best Strap-On Harness!

Come to this Free First Friday workshop to get all the tips you need to strap it on! Enjoy a snack and a cocktail on us! 6:30 - 6:50 with Andre Shakti

10% of sales all day go to SWOP Baltimore! 

Andre Shakti is a journalist, educator, performer, activist, and professional slut living in Baltimore. She is devoted to normalizing alternative desires, de-stigmatizing sex workers and their clients, and not taking herself too seriously. Andre wrestles mediocre white men into submission and writes about sex work, queerness and non-monogamy for Cosmopolitan, Rewire, Thrillist, MEL, Vice, Autostraddle, and more. She can frequently be found marathoning Law & Order: SVU under a chaotic pile of partners and pitbulls, and yes, she knows how problematic that show is. Visit her on Twitter @andreshakti, on FB as "Andre Shakti", at IamPoly.net, and as a pleasure professional on her Patreon, where she writes exclusively for people who want to go deeper.

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"Cruising for a Bruising: Intro to Impact Play"
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

"Cruising for a Bruising: Intro to Impact Play"

Pain, pleasure, and power dynamics, oh my! The practices of BDSM offer MUCH more than fan fiction fodder, but only when practiced safely and consensually. "Impact play" describes one of the many facets of engaging in BDSM, and Andre Shakti has eight years of both recreational and professional experience to share to optimize YOUR impact play creativity, connection and success!

Throughout this workshop we will:

  • Unpack WHY people seek to engage in impact play from both the top AND the bottom!

  • Touch on SENSATION play, RESTRAINT, and SENSORY DEPRIVATION play as they relate to impact play!

  • Review all that juicy anatomy and identify body parts that are SAFE to play with!

  • Talk about getting in touch with our own kinky desires: HOW do we know what we like?

  • Strategize how to initiate DIALOGUES with our partners about impact play, as well as identify "red flags" when seeking potential new impact play partners!

  • Learn about CONSENT as it relates to pre-scene, in-scene, and post-scene communication!

  • Define "aftercare" and identify multiple methods of practicing it after a scene!

  • Cover a list of basic impact play IMPLEMENTS to experiment with!

  • Share resources on further education, & MORE!


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/327221664742772/

Fetlife Event: https://fetlife.com/events/725890

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"Savvy Strap-On Seduction"
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

"Savvy Strap-On Seduction"

Harnesses and dildos are sold to women who fuck women, men who fuck men, women who fuck men, men who fuck women and not to mention transgender folks of all orientations and expressions. People strap it on for a variety of reasons, some of which are: because it feels good, because playing with power dynamics is sexy, for double penetration, for variety in gender expression, for variety in cock size, shape, and color possibilities, because it looks hot, to have a permanent hard-on, and because watching your partner bob their head up and down on your cock is pretty awesome no matter what sex organs you were born with! Andre Shakti is the queen of cock confidence, and whether you’re a strap-on novice or a longtime aficionado, she’s ready to up your erotic ante!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2067969903513930/

Fetlife Event: https://fetlife.com/events/725888

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GoGo Dancing at TURN UP! Queer Dance Party
Nov
9
to Nov 10

GoGo Dancing at TURN UP! Queer Dance Party

TURN UP! with DJ KB and friends on Friday, November 9th at Grand Central Nightclub!

This month we have go-go dancer Andre Shakti:
Twitter: @andreshakti
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Baltimore OUTLoud's "The In & Out"

And special performances by Anastasia Mae Belladonna and Dee Dee Derèon so get cha dolla dolla bills y'all!

Top 40 Remixes // Hip-Hop // House // Throwbacks

This is an all-inclusive event

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"Groping and Grappling: Intro to Fetish Wrestling"
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

"Groping and Grappling: Intro to Fetish Wrestling"

Were you a little TOO interested in WWE specials as a child? Do you now find yourself fixated by sweaty, writhing bodies at the gym, secretly hoping thighs of steel will suddenly materialize around your neck? Perhaps you're turned on by playing with power dynamics, and are looking for a new way to exchange that switchy energy with a partner? In any event, fetish wrestling may be the kink you're looking for! Join sensual grappling aficionado Andre Shakti as she teaches you the basics of getting hot and heavy on a wrestling mat. You'll learn how to keep yourself and your partner safe, acquire a handful of both offensive and defensive technical skills, and get introduced to a number of sexy, competitive "games" to incorporate into the fun!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/273580620144308/
Fetlife Event: https://fetlife.com/events/708520

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"Take My Breath Away: Intro to Erotic Asphyxiation"
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

"Take My Breath Away: Intro to Erotic Asphyxiation"

Erotic asphyxiation - or breath control play- is the consensual restriction of oxygen to the brain for the purposes of sexual arousal, and is a controversial topic even WITHIN the BDSM/Kink community. Curious about how to safely, intentionally, and intimately explore breath play from an informed place? Instructor Andre Shakti believes in harm reduction AND the pursuit of pleasure, and has seven years of personal and professional erotic asphyxiation experience.


By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Recite the Do's and Don't's of consensual erotic breath play
2. Comprehend WHY people would be into consensual erotic breath play
3. Calmly and lovingly respond to potential trauma triggers
4. Confidently and safely execute a variation of consensual erotic breath play variations and techniques.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/536750183451889/

Fetlife Event: https://fetlife.com/events/708509

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The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy with Andre Shakti
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

The More, The Merrier: A Road Map to Ethical Non-Monogamy with Andre Shakti

The biggest roadblock to exploring ethical non-monogamy is FEAR.

“I won’t be good at it, so why bother?”

“I get too jealous to ever be able to do non-monogamy.”

“Doesn’t non-monogamy mean cheating, though?”

“Everyone around me would judge me.”

“Isn’t non-monogamy all about orgies and sex parties?”

“I heard that the non-monogamous community isn’t very inclusive.”

“Don’t you need to be super wealthy to have multiple partners?”

“My partner must be suggesting this because I’m not ‘enough’ for them.”

Whatever YOUR fear, Andre Shakti wants to help you acknowledge it, then eradicate it. Andre has almost a decade of alternative relationship experience under her belt. As an educator, advocate, advice columnist and relationship coach for those with non-monogamous identities and practices, Andre approaches non-monogamy with love, levity, and intersectionality. This workshop is geared towards those who are in the initial stages of considering stepping outside of a monogamous framework. Bring your concerns, your compassion, and most importantly, your CURIOSITY!

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Twisted Windows electricity demo Folsom 2018
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Twisted Windows electricity demo Folsom 2018

Twisted Windows surrounds you with scintillatingly sensual shows on four simultaneous stages, featuring incredible international artists and unique acts you won't see anywhere else! Performances spotlight suspension bondage & shibari, while also celebrating other kinky artistic expression (and even participatory shenanigans). Exquisitely erotic, sensually subversive, and particularly perilous – kick off your Folsom weekend at this unique and indelible event at spacious SOMArts in the heart of San Francisco!

Featured performers include Saki Kamijoo (one of Japan’s most renowned performance riggers) & Hibiki, Ryder Burton (Reno), Nil (Denver), Zoe Spiro, Mlle Kate (Montreal), Endza Adair (Seattle), Linworth (Ohio), Zahava Griss & ZigZag (Seattle), Soms_Iets & Meymoon (DC/Baltimore), Sadira, Myles High, and many more, all produced & hosted by Stefanos & Shay!

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Knuckle Up!: Fisting & Manual Sex
Sep
13
9:30 PM21:30

Knuckle Up!: Fisting & Manual Sex

Knuckle Up!: Fisting & Manual Sex

Attention All Size Kings and Queens! Fisting often reads as wildly inaccessible to folks who have only seen it on their computer screens, yet it's one of the most intimately connective, revolutionary sex acts you can engage in! Manual sex aficionado Andre Shakti is ready to knuckle up and show you how to experiment safely with the best sex toys we come equipped with: our fingers! 

By the end of this session, participants will be able to: Define WHO fists, and WHY! Care for their bodies in a such a way that it works towards the goal of fisting Confidently and effectively communicate their fisting desires to their partner(s) Troubleshoot the challenges inherent in fisting Execute a multitude of fisting variations and techniques, & more!

You’ll never look at hands the same way again...

Tickets are $25 and available on our website! http://www.sugartheshop.com/knuckle-up-fisting-manual-sex.html

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Sex Down South Conference
Sep
5
to Sep 8

Sex Down South Conference

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  • Thursday 9/6 “The Art of Erotic Dance: Introductory Lap Dancing” 9-10a in Room 314
  • Thursday 9/6 “Divided We Fall: Community Building, Activism, & Empowerment Within the Sex Industry” 2:45-3:45p in Room 313
  • Thursday 9/6 “Sex Worker MeetUp” 6-8p Room 310
  • Friday 9/7 “Take My Breath Away: Intro to Erotic Asphyxiation Play” 3-4p in Room 314
  • Friday 9/7 "Sex Worker MeetUp" 6-8p Room 310
  • Saturday 9/8 “Knuckle Up! Vaginal and Anal Fisting” 2-3p in Room 314
  • Saturday 9/8 "The Big Bang!" Doors at 8p, Show at 8:30p, Dance Party 10p-12a 
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The Lyfe Lounge, LGBTQ Stripclub
Aug
5
12:00 AM00:00

The Lyfe Lounge, LGBTQ Stripclub

Come experience a new, classy, Luxurious, Strip club; It's NEW and one of a kind, just for the L.G.B.T.Q. community. Located in Baltimore, we have entertainers all along the east coast and as far as L.A. we provide the best of the best entertainers in the L.G.B.T.Q. exotic enetertainment.

Once a month, until we grow bigger to weekly occasion, I will be providing a platform for people in the life. The Lyfe Lounge will be located in the rear end of the Gold Gentlemen's Club on Pulaski Hwy. During my events i will have a VIP area with comfortable seating and tables. Great for birthdays and special occasions, email for more details to reserve.(Thelyfelounge@gmail.com) 

Experience front row seats of the amazing glass shower shows, Lap dance area, Live Lit DJ, with Legend MC Lucky on the mic. Food/drink specials along with some amazing vendors. This is a grown and sexy environment, positive energy ONLY. Bring your ones and leave the drama at home. Come get your life!

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