Hitting the Spot: Pleasure-based sex education for all

March 23rd, 2017 // 7-9pm // Free & Open to all Mt. Holyoke Students & 5-College Students

Workshop Description: Our formal, school-based sex education is lacking. But what about our sexual pleasure education? It’s practically non-existent. How do we learn to make ourselves and our partners feel

Hitting the Spot // Bennington College // March 2016

Hitting the Spot // Bennington College // March 2016

sexual pleasure? Often by accident, often by guess-and-check, and way-too-often in ways that are terribly misinformed by Google, social mores, and sweeping generalizations about what “everyone likes”.

This workshop will explore how we learn about pleasure by touching on some of our most pleasurable spots – the G-Spot, C-Spot (clitoris) and P-Spot (prostate) – complete with hands-on demonstrations with sex toy floor models (vibrators, dildos, anal toys, lube, etc).

Questions answered during this workshop include: Where are these spots? Why do they feel good? What kind of sex toys, lubricants and techniques can we use to help us make them feel good? How does actively practicing consent bring greater sexual pleasure to myself & my partners?

Walk away feeling empowered by new knowledge about how to bring yourself and your partners intentional pleasure in a straight-forward, safe and accessible environment. Propel radical sex education forward by starting in the most familiar place – with your own bodies, between your own sheets.

This workshop is open to all bodies, genders & identities. Language in this workshop honors the gender & sexuality spectrum rather than the binary and all participants are encouraged to practice self-care in their level of participation & attendance.


About the Presenter 

Yana Tallon-Hicks is a consent, sex & sexuality writer and educator living in Northampton, MA and is a graduate of Hampshire College where she studied LGBTQ+ community and sex education. Her YanaMay2016-34work centers around the belief that pleasure-positive & consent-based sex education can positively impact our lives and the world.

Yana’s workshops work to create a welcoming & comfortable space for all to explore crucial aspects of our holistic, sexual selves such as pleasure, communication, consent & the body using humor, relateability, and experience as key teaching tools.

Read more about Yana & her work here, where you can also read her sex advice column & watch herTEDxTalk: Is the Porn Brain Our New Sex Educator?