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APRIL 2016 / ISSUE 9
Hello and happy Spring!

Please enjoy the colorful mix of sex education, kink, queer, tantra, non-monogamy, and other types of sex-positive events below!

All my best,
Nicole Mazzeo

P.S. I added a new internships section to the sexuality-related jobs page on our website, because I thought, hey, some of the people on this list are in college (or might want an internship for other reasons)!
4/1: TANTRA: Intro to Tantric Healing and Awakening
7:30pm / Watertown, MA / $25 adv, $40 door
Try some simple practices aimed to heal and awaken the body and spirit.

4/2: SEX ED: Sex Educators Networking & Community Buildling Conference
8:30am-4:30pm / Framingham, MA / $65
So many sex educators to meet, and so many great workshops to attend! Including: teaching pleasure in sex ed, internal condom education, and more!

4/2: TANTRA: Intimate Puja Circle - An Introduction to Tantra
5pm / Watertown, MA / $45 adv, $50 door
Practice honoring boundaries, finding your yes/no, and conscious communication in this playful tantra group experience.

4/3: KINK: Hitchin Bitches Rope Practice
2pm / Boston / $2
Details TBA.

4/5: GROWTH: Sexual Empowerment in the 21st Century
7pm / Providence, RI / Free
This lecture by Amy Jo Goddard will explore how to pursue a meaningful sexual agency that allows us the freedom to navigate our culture's dysfunction about sexuality and make choices that lead to personal sexual fulfillment.

4/7: SKILLS: Fabulous Fellatio Workshop
8pm / Good Vibrations in Brookline / $20 adv, $25 door
Learn how to work hand action, mouth movement, and prostate massage into the act, and more. All genders welcome.

4/8: FILM: Beautiful Possibilities ~ Queer Women of Color Cinema
6pm / Fenway Health / Free
An evening dedicated to queer women of color in film. Screening various short films, followed by a soiree at Tiger Mama. 

4/9: TRANS: DarkMatter! Benefit for Black & Pink
9pm / Danger!Awesome in Cambridge / $5-25
Internationally acclaimed trans South Asian performance art duo DarkMatter is performing to raise money for queer prisoner support group Black & Pink.

4/9: BDSM: Femdom/Fem(me) Top Discussion, Skillshare, & Calibration Class
2pm / RSVP for location / Bring food/drink to share
The first two hours of the group will be a discussion and skillshare. The last hour will be a class on Calibration (adjusting the use of the body as an instrument).

4/10: SUPPORT: BARCC's 2016 Walk for Change
8:30am / Brighton, MA / $30 adult, $10 kid, $5 dog
Enjoy food, music, face painting, sign making, arts & crafts, and other festivities while raising money for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's important work.

4/10: FEMME: madfemmepride Book Club: "The Age of Dreaming"
11am / Somerville, MA / Free
Join this legendarily-friendly book club to discuss Nina Revoyr's novel about a closeted Japanese-American film star in early Hollywood.

4/10: BURLESQUE: Burlesque Brainstorm!
6pm / Somerville Armory / $30
Bring one song that makes you want to move, and one prop that you want to play with, and the folks at Rogue Burlesque will help make it come together. This class is fully clothed and for students of all genders. 

4/12: PRO-CHOICE: NARAL Pro-Choice Chocolate Madness
6:30pm / Boston Center for the Arts / $50 adv
Over 25 Boston restaurants, bakeries, and pastry chefs will serve bite-sized portions of their delicious chocolate desserts at this fundraiser for reproductive freedom.

4/12: QUEER: Queer & A: Everything You Want to Know About Queer Sex
6:30pm / Good Vibrations in Brookline / Free
Whether you’re queer-identified, curious, questioning, or an ally, this workshop is your guide to gettin’ it on, fluid sexuality style. Learn about great toy selections, risk awareness, pornography and erotica, and more.

4/13: PRO-CHOICE: Trapped Film Screening
6:30pm / Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge / $10
This documentary exposes how recently passed TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) affect providers who are trying to provide safe and legal abortion to their patients, as well as accurate, nonjudgmental information.

4/13: LGBTQA: TWC Open Mic Night
7pm / Brighton Music Hall / $15
You'll find slam poetry, comedy, acoustic sets, sultry covers, and performances of all kinds at this queer open mic.

4/14: PRO-CHOICE: National Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon
5:30pm / The Milky Way in JP / Your fundraising goal
Raise money to make sure a lack of funds doesn't determine someone's ability to get an abortion -- by bowling! 

4/14: LGBTQI: If You Can Feel It, You Can Speak It Open Mic
9pm / The Milky Way in JP / $8, no one turned away
An open mic dedicated to the LGBTQI communities of color and its allies. It's a non-pretentious, non-elitist platform for one and all to express themselves, featuring free food and a dance party!

4/14: FUN: The Sextacular Show
9:30pm / ImprovBoston in Cambridge / $12 adv, $15 door
Stand up comedy, performance art, and Batman-themed burlesque -- all in the name of celebrating sexual diversity!

4/15: KINK: Boston-Kink's Educational Play Party
7:45pm / Salem, MA / $16 adv, $25 door
Class topic TBA.

4/16: MEDITATION: Intro To OM (Orgasmic Meditation)
11am-5pm / Cambridge, MA / $197
Learn about the philosophy behind OM, its benefits, and how to do the basic stroking technique.

4/16: QUEER: Queer Prom
6pm / Make Shift Boston / $5-20
This month's Break the Chains all-ages, all-gender radical dance party is also Queer Prom! Featuring a 6+ piece afro-latin revolutionary rock band.

4/19: KINK: April Book Club: "The Game Changer"
7pm / Cambridge, MA / Free
Join other bookish kinksters to discuss Franklin Veaux's intimate story of how he and his partner opened up their relationship.

4/19: BODIES: 5 (Dirty, Little) Secrets from the Science of Women's Sexuality
8pm / Good Vibrations in Brookline / $20 adv, $25 door
Learn about the science of sexual response like you've never heard it before, how to have great orgasms reliably, and more from Dr. Emily Nagoski.

4/21: POLYAMORY: One is Not Enough: An Intro to Open Relationships, Polyamory, & Consensual Non-monogamy
6:30pm / Good Vibrations in Brookline / Free
This class will give an introduction to the many different styles of non-monogamous relationships, talk about communication and common problems (what about jealousy?), and give tips for getting involved with the community.

4/23: KINK: Latex Dinner Party
8:30pm / Club Cafe in Boston / Cost of your dinner
"Its been a while since Boston had a latex dinner party." 

4/24: INTIMACY: Communicating and Connecting for Intimacy
1pm / Lunenburg, MA / Free
Learn specific tools that you can use right away to master intimate connections that are meaningful and loving. This is a mini-workshop led by the Human Awareness Institute.

4/25: ANAL: Anal 101: Pain-Free Butt Play
8pm / Good Vibrations in Brookline / $20 adv, $25 door
Anal play does not have to hurt! Learn about lube, toys, tongues, communication, fingers, and cocks (real or not) to get the most fun out of anal playtime. Plus hygiene tips. All genders welcome.

4/26: KINK: Queer + Kinky Pub Night...with Bootblacking
6pm / Boston / Cost of food & tips for bootblacks
Dinner, drinks and a chance to learn more about bootblacking, or get your boots shined after the long winter.

4/29-5/1: TANTRA: The Art of Conscious Loving Beginner Weekend
6:30pm / Arlington, MA / $525
Learn 22 Tantra techniques to increase intimacy, spiritual connection, healing, pleasure, harmony and freedom at this weekend retreat.

4/29: BISEXUAL: Young BLiSS Social and Support Group
7pm / Cafe Nero in JP / Free
Enjoy tasty snacks and discussion with like-minded bis. Feel free to bring any topics you're interested in discussing

4/30: SELF CARE: Be for BARCC: Yoga for Healing & Change
1pm / Be. in Union Yoga in Somerville / $15?
Do a little self care while to supporting the free services Boston Area Rape Crisis Center offers. All proceeds go to BARCC.

Team Lead Sexual and Reproductive Health
@ Cambridge Health Alliance

Summer Internship (Paid)
@ Let's Be Clear

Program Director
@ YWCA North Shore Rape Crisis Center

Program Officer, Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Program
@ Physicians for Human Rights

Staff Assistant, Education and Outreach Coordinator of Sexual Violence Advocacy and Support Center
at Bridgewater State University

Systems Administrator (IT)

at Planned Parenthood

More jobs (and internships) here!
There are so many munches happening that they need their own calendar. Find it here.
Internship positions with The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health open 4/1.
Writing, art, etc. that relates to the question, "How do you masturbate?"
Submit by 4/30.
Check out this free printable coloring book for survivors of sexual assault and supporters by Consent Comes First.
Delivered: Birth Story Slam is looking for storytellers to tell stories related to pregnancy, miscarriage, and birth for their upcoming story slam. Apply here.
Consent Accidents vs. Consent Violations

"A consent violation happens when someone chooses to ignore or cross someone’s boundaries. ... Consent accidents ... happen because of error, miscommunication, misunderstanding, or not having all the information. ...  That doesn’t make it less painful. ... But how I approach the situation and what we do to resolve it might look very different."
This honest and clear children's book explains bodies and gender in a way that kids can understand.
Check out this list of sex-positive and feminist porn to get off to.

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center offers free counseling for survivors of sexual assault.

The Network / La Red provides support for people experiencing relationship abuse.

Planned Parenthood's Sexual  Health Counseling & Referral hotline is 877-686- 5772, option #3.

Fenway Health offers free walk-in STI testing on Wednesdays from 4pm-7pm.

The Sexual Freedom Legal Defense and Education Fund helps people with alternative sexual lifestyles.


These are local events that aren't specifically related to sex or sexuality, but they look so great, we couldn't NOT recommend them to you.

4/29: COMMUNICATION: Friday Community Dinner & Non-violent Communication Workshop
7pm / Newton, MA / $10-$35

4/30: POC: Women of Color Sisterhood Convention
1-4pm / YWCA in Cambridge / Optional donation
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