Aug 222011

The following press announcement came my way from a good friend – please spread the word to anyone you might know in the DC area!

You are invited to join us for the 6th session of FemEx– a course designed for women by women to create a safe environment where women can discuss topics including anatomy, sex & gender; body image; communication; sexual practices; relationships; and more – all issues that impact the way we experience the world. This is an adaptation of a women’s empowerment class that is taught regularly at UC Berkeley, Harvard, and Brown. You can download the Female Experience Syllabus and visit us at for more information- any updates will be posted there and on facebook!

Attending an Info Session is MANDATORY in order to submit a FemEx application. We will offer three info sessions to accommodate different schedules. If you are unable to attend one and would still like to apply, please contact us at All applications are due September 14th.

FemEx Fall 2011 Info Sessions – dates and locations (Washington, DC)

Tuesday, September 6th
Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Wednesday, September 7th
Felicia Stewart Center
1901 L Street NW (ARHP Office)
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Thursday, September 8th
Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Ave. NW
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Info sessions are open house – so please drop in anytime between 6:00pm – 8:00pm . During the info session, facilitators will go over the course syllabus and there will be time to ask questions about the class. You will also get to meet past participants who will share their experiences. We expect to hold classes on either Mon, Tues, Wed, or Thurs from 6pm-9pm but the specifics of time, date, and location will be based on the availability of those interested. Any suggestions on a regular meeting location are also welcome.

Please RSVP to if you will attend one of our info sessions so we know how many people to expect. We will send any necessary follow-up information (read: how to access office buildings, contact info, etc) regarding our info sessions to those who have RSVP’d. If you can not attend one of our info sessions and are still interested in the class, please email us. Feel free to email this invitation to friends, co-workers, or other amazing women you know. Our info sessions are open to all.

The Female Experience
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FemEx strives to build a respectful community in which we challenge ourselves and grow together through the exploration and exchange of our individual experiences of being female — contributing to a larger, collective female experience.

May 062011

In spite of all the bad press, I can tell you with absolute certainty that the world is full of amazing guys who really care about pleasuring their partners.  Yes, that even includes straight guys!  At a recent workshop for men with female partners, I reviewed twelve top myths about male sexuality that I see as a coach.  When it came time to talk about the specifics of anatomy, pleasure, and technique, I wanted to make sure that guys would have resources they could use at home, too. So, I passed this DVD around and suggested that they each consider getting a copy for themselves and their sweeties.  I don’t usually recommend a specific product (versus a general range of products) at my workshops, but this video is such an excellent blend of sexiness, education, and comfortable tone, there just isn’t anything better on the topic.

Tristan Taormino's Expert Guide to Female Orgasms is a must-have, sexy educational video on female pleasure


Tristan Taormino is known for her excellent and sexy educational videos, and she continues to impress me with the quality of her DVD offerings.  This recent video offering from Vivid Video is a guide to female pleasure and orgasm, and it is the best one of its type that I have seen.  It starts with great discussions of technique and then some sexy interviews, followed by long explicit scenes featuring authentic female pleasure, one couple at a time.

The Expert Guide features an ethnically diverse cast made up of popular stars from both the mainstream heterosexual and queer porn worlds.  It’s full of accurate, concise information on the female anatomy and orgasm, with both male/female and female/female couples demonstrating their chemistry, arousal, and orgasms in a very female-centric manner.  As you might guess, the video has a huge emphasis on female orgasm; it’s the centerpiece of the explicit scenes, with only two male orgasms taking place during the entire DVD and no facial come shots.  Since the female performers in this video chose their partners for their scenes, the chemistry shows in their genuine interactions.  There are also a lot of extras with information on toys, Kegel exercises, masturbation and other related topics.

There is very little negative to say about the Expert Guide to Female Orgasms.  Those who are simply watching to see women getting off will need to do some fast-forwarding to get past the educational beginning, but the sexy explicit scenes are worthwhile even if they are the only portion you watch; it’s tough to find real female orgasms in porn, and so exciting and refreshing to see such powerful ones as are on this DVD.  Also, while the body types of the performers are diverse, there aren’t any particularly fat cast members, so those who are interested in bodies with more cushion may feel a bit left out.

Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Female Orgasms is one of my most highly recommended educational videos.  It’s absolutely perfect for couples with a female partner to watch and enjoy together in order to learn about her pleasure.  I’d be surprised to hear from anyone who can make it to the end of the video without trying some of its suggestions themselves before it’s over!


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 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 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 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 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.

Nov 042010

Sometimes, we sex educators get a little bit bummed about the popularity of “How to please a man”-type workshops.  While this is certainly an important thing to learn, I’m in favor of everyone being pleased.  Ladies, you might be surprised how often I hear from people of all genders, looking for tips on how to please their female partners.  For some reason, these folks don’t tend to show up to workshops, but I know you’re out there looking for the information, and I’m glad you are.  For all of you who proudly proclaim “Ladies first!” these tips on cunnilingus are just for you.  Thanks so much to FunWares for making this educational series on sex and pleasure possible!

Nov 032010

Continuing the video series from last week, Dr. Ruthie is back to give you even more ideas for fun and intimate positions that won’t put too much strain on your body.  Thanks so much to FunWares for making this educational series on sex and pleasure possible!