Mar 312015
 

Sexually Charged Happy Hour

Come join us at our first monthly Sexually Charged Happy Hour!

When: 7pm until 9pm or later on April 9th

Where: Atmosphere Cafe in downtown Guelph, Ontario (we’ll be at reserved tables in the back). 

Atmosphere Cafe is located on Carden St. and is an accessible venue with multi-gender restrooms. Alcohol and food are both served there.

We’ll be discussing anything and everything related to sex, sexuality, and gender in a casual, nerdy atmosphere. The general public is welcome, you need not think of yourself as a sex nerd to join. The only cost is whatever you order at our lovely host restaurant. You are welcomed to toss an extra $5 (beyond your tip) into our jar to recognize our waitstaff for their service while hog the tables all night, but that is strictly optional.

Sexually Charged uses an inclusive definition of sex-positivity that frames our values around being a safe space. Here it is:

The Sex-Positive perspective approaches sexuality and sexual diversity from a strengths-based approach. It sees sexuality and sexual diversity as healthy, normal components of life and identity. It also recognizes sexuality and sexual diversity as one of many sources of health and healing. Many sex-positive folks strive to avoid language that suggests sexism, homophobia, heteronormism, ageism, sizeism, ableism, racism, allosexism, or other forms of harmful sexual norming or degrading. It contrasts traditional medical and pathology-based approaches that consider sexuality and sexual diversity mainly from the perspective of illnesses and the potential for harm, and that try to establish a limited, externally defined standard of sexual and behavioral health and normalcy. The sex-positive approach respects the ability for folks to decide whether or not to engage in sexual activity, and (if so) how and when they wish to. The sex-positive approach respects an unlimited number of reasons for having consensual sex with or without partners, including for fun, romance, profit, healing, pregnancy, intimacy, art, protest, expression, spirituality, personal growth, health, exploration, pleasure and more. It is not necessary to engage in sexual activity at all, much less be a sexual explorer, to be sex-positive. It is only necessary to see sex and sexual diversity as some of the many healthy aspects of life and identity.

We also strive to adhere to the values of the Guelph Sexuality Conference, as the founder of Sexually Charged (me) is also the co-chair of that event.

 

Jul 032011
 

Most of the time, I prepare for conferences by nerding up with lots of articles, picking up a fresh notebook and a few good pens (anyone want to contribute an ipad to my cause?), readying my digital slides and packing layers for those ever-frigid presentation rooms.  It’s a different story when I’m off to a sex-positive event like Floating World!  Suitcases are fewer, presentation outfits are much more creative, comfy shoes or no shoes are the rule, and at least one piece of luggage is usually dedicated to fun freebies like these!  FunWares has generously sent me this gorgeous box of seductive tingly lip glosses, stimulating Tenga Egg toys, and delightful flavored dental dams.  Yay!  And you guessed it: I’m the lucky educator who gets to share all of these goodies with workshop attendees.  The condoms were a purchase I made – 100 unlubricated condoms for teaching safer oral sex skills, and for folks who want to avoid the silicone lube that typically comes with lubed condoms.  If you’re not yet in the know, that dab of silicone lube can put unwelcome wear on beloved silicone dildos and prosthetics.

Yep, Floating World is not your typical educational event, or at least not the ones I cut my teeth on as a grad student with a CV to build.  At events such as these, the days and evenings are filled with some of the most breath-taking, entertaining and applicable sex ed from some of the finest fellow educators in the world.  And the nights?  They’re educational and entertaining in… other ways. And the outfits get even better!

Many thanks to FunWares for helping me spice up my presentations at FloatingWorld.  Will I be seeing you there this year?

Apr 072011
 

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Before we can tell our partners what we want and need from intimacy and relationships, we first need to figure that out for ourselves! Discovering what we want, putting it into words and then communicating it to our partners is an important element of relationship satisfaction and good sex. Join relationship expert and author Dr. Ruthie at The Mautner Project as we explore these concepts and practice putting them into action. This workshop is open to everyone 21+. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by in advance by credit card or in cash at the door.
Happy Couple

Mar 212011
 

This morning I woke up to a thunder storm with rain so heavy I thought it must be ice.  By lunch, the sun was bright and the birds were singing.  This is the time of year to when nature shows its power and comes into bloom – and she has the same effect on our relationships!  There’s no better time to join a workshop, mentorship group, or call-in and start enjoying the healthy joy and renewal of spring in your relationships.  I hope to see you soon!

Dr. Ruthie’s Public Events Schedule for March & April, 2011
(All times are Eastern)

Healing Circle in Celebration of Personal Renewal (phone group)

  • March 24, Noon
  • Call and Join by phone at 1-218-862-7200   x 900944 (free!)
  • This is a free event, hosted by phone! You can call in from anywhere and absolutely everyone is welcome. Callers are not asked to speak, you’ll only be asked to relax.  Take a few moments in the middle of your busy day to sit back, relax, and put your joy and well-being first. This is the third in my series of free monthly healing circles, all done by phone to make them accessible anywhere. Nothing is needed on your part once you’ve dialed in, just listen and melt for a bit. We’ll be relaxing, breathing and meditating together as I offer a simple, guided celebration of the energy and renewal of Spring!  This meditation and celebration circle will be recorded so that you may listen at a later time, too. There is no fee to attend circles live or by recording; however, I ask that you consider donating $15 to Scarleteen.com in place of admission to this event. No RSVP needed to join live. Email Dr. Ruthie to receive the direct link to the recording.

Certified Orgasmic – Sexy Happy Hour Workshop at Lotus Blooms

  • March 24, 6 – 7:30 pm
  • 1017 King St., Old Town Alexandria (DC area)
  • $5, RSVPs encouraged to (703) 535-8225
  • Ladies, whether you’re searching for your orgasms or you want to learn how to enjoy them more often, this class is just for you!  This workshop will introduce you to the secrets of stronger, easier orgasms by yourself and with your partners. Attendees will also receive a discount for the advanced Certified Orgasmic series with Dr. Ruthie! All women and their partners are welcome, but be sure to RSVP right away, as workshops fill early.

Dr. Ruthie’s Period Party

  • March 27, 2 – 4:30 pm
  • RSVPs required – contact Dr. Ruthie for more information
  • Hosted at private DC residence. Info up on RSVP.
  • This party is for women 21+ to gather, laugh, share stories, and learn more about natural approaches to menstruation products!  Hosting by Dr. Ruthie and sponsored by LunaPads, every participant with receive a special gift bag with great products.  Plus, we’ll be fiesting on red velvet cake, sangria, and other themed goodies.  Drop Dr. Ruthie a line to request your invite!  Portions of the party will be post on YouTube, for those who can’t join live.

Momentum Con: Making waves in sexuality, feminism, and relationships through new media

  • April 1 – 3
  • Registration required for this amazing weekend event in DC.
  • Dr. Ruthie will be facilitating a panel on the ethics of blogging at this event, and participating in many other workshops and classes. See you there!

Discovering and Communicating What You What

  • April 14th, 7-8:30 pm
  • The Mautner Project, DC ($15 in advance or at the door)
  • Before we can tell our partners what we want and need from intimacy and relationships, we first need to figure that out for ourselves!  Discovering what we want, putting it into words and then communicating it to our partners is an important element of relationship satisfaction and good sex.  Join Dr. Ruthie as we explore these concepts and practice putting them into action.  RSVPs and advancd tickets are suggested.

Sex-Positive Professionals Group Call: Creating and Building Presence through Writing (online and off)

  • April 18th, Noon – 1:30 pm
  • This group call is for members of the Sex-Positive Professionals Group (SPPG), a mentorship and community group for current and aspiring sex-positive professionals.  Learn more about joining the SPPG!

How to Make Her Moan – Sexy Happy Hour Workshop at Lotus Blooms

  • April 21, 6 – 7:30 pm
  • 1017 King St., Old Town Alexandria (DC area)
  • $5, RSVPs encouraged to (703) 535-8225
  • By popular question, this workshop is especially for all of the gentlemen look to give the women in lives a night to remember!  Learn the tips and techniques to pleasuring her, from seduction to climax and after.  Diagrams, non-explicit demos, and detailed information will give you what you need to know to have her glowing!
Jan 052011
 

Celebrate A Sexy 2011 with Dr. Ruthie!

Start your 2011 off in sassy style by joining me for a workshop or calling into a monthly healing circle!  This year I’ll be offering an exciting monthly workshop at The Mautner Project, in addition to workshops at Lotus Blooms in DC, and during my travels all over the country.  I’m also thrilled to begin offering a free monthly call-in healing circle with a different focus each call.  To top it all off, two incredible tele-groups are forming now and I’m offering some nifty deals on registration to ring in the new year.  Keep on reading to get the scoop!

Upcoming Workshops & Tele-Groups with Dr. Ruthie

January & February 2011
All times are Eastern.

SOLD OUT! Thank you! 1/20 at 6pm – Hit The Spot: G-Spot and Prostate Pleasure *FREE*
Lotus Blooms – Alexandria, VA
RSVP suggested, as spots fill early.
The G Spot is real and Dr. Ruthie is coming to Lotus Blooms to help you enjoy it by yourself and with your partners!  The G Spot is one of four genital pleasure spots for women, and gentlemen have their own prostate (or P Spot) to enjoy.  You’ll learn about all of these areas for him and her, so bring your friends and leave with lots of inspiration! Join us for the workshop at 6:00 pm sharp.  This event is designed for all genders, sexualities, relationships and singles. Tickets are free but Reservations are required. Call (703) 535-8225 or visit Lotus Blooms to reserve your seat before the workshop fills!

1/27 at Noon – Healing Circle in Celebration of Our Genders and Sexualities *FREE*
Tele-Group – Join by phone at 1-218-862-7200 x 900944
This circle will be recorded so that you may listen at a later time, too.
There is no fee to attend circles live or by recording; however, I ask that you consider donating $15 to Scarleteen.com in place of admission to this event.
No RSVP needed to join live.  Email Dr. Ruthie to receive the direct link to the recording.

2/17 at 7pm – Relaxation and Pampering for Your Sensual Self
The Mautner Project – Washington, DC
RSVP required
Call your friends and make plans to join Dr.Ruthie for an evening of relaxation and pampering for everyone.  Get back in touch with yourself through gentle massage and pampering techniques designed to increase comfort and relaxation. Dr. Ruthie shows you how to bring a new level of loving body language to your relationship with your sensual self! $15

2/18 – 2/20 – Dark Odyssey Winter Fire
I’ll be presenting 3 classes and an event at Winter Fire 2011 in Washington, DC!  Topics include: oral sex for him, sex toys for guys, fantasies for the shy, and a live healing circle event.  If you’ve seen me present these topics elsewhere, I can assure you that you’ve never seen me present them like this!  Register for this amazing event at http://www.DarkOdyssey.com soon, as it always sells out early.
Registration for Winter Fire is required, but no RSVP is needed for the classes once you are registered.

2/24 – Healing Circle in Celebration of Surviving Sexual Violence *FREE*
Tele-Group – Join by phone at 1-218-862-7200 x900944
This circle will be recorded so that you may listen at a later time, too.
There is no fee to attend circles live or by recording; however, I ask that you consider donating $15 to Scarleteen.com in place of admission to this event.
No RSVP needed to join live.  Email Dr. Ruthie to receive the direct link to the recording.

*SPECIAL OFFERS On Tele-Group Registrations*

Sex-Positive Professionals’ Tele-Group
This February I will be launching my professional mentorship group for current and aspiring sex-positive professionals.  Members will be invited to join monthly group mentorship calls, receive individual progress-boosting calls with Dr. Ruthie, and can participate in our private online community.  This is a rolling group, meaning that members may join at any time, provided the group is not full. However, to help us get a strong start, I’m currently offering $25 off the first 4 months for those who register in time for February’s monthly group call!  Read more about the group, then give me a call to learn how you can join.

Certified Orgasmic Tele-Group
The Certified Orgasmic group is a special women-only community dedicated to finding your orgasms and enjoying them with ease and pleasure, both by yourself and with partners.  This group meets twice monthly and also includes monthly private calls with Dr. Ruthie to focus on your personal progress points.  This is a closed four-month program, meaning that each group is small and new members are not admitted once a group begins.  Group calls are held over the lunch hour and are also recorded so members may listen and participate at any time.  The next group is scheduled to begin in April, but those who register and pay in full by 2/28 will receive two free private sessions to thank you for your early registration.  Contact me directly to learn more about this group and inquire about registration.

Aug 112010
 

Ready to spice up your love life?  Join me, Dr. Ruthie, for this exciting workshop on discovering and developing your fantasies.  It’s part of Lotus Bloom’s FREE happy hour workshop series – so expect to relax and explore with fine cheeses, fresh fruit, and a little wine!  Be sure to call and reserve your spot; I like to keep my workshops small and this one is already filling up.