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Strap-On Play 101

Workshop Description

The Strap-On 101 workshop with queer sex educator Gabrielle Kassel (she/her) is a beginner-friendly guide for all types of sexual play that include a harness and dildo, which includes (but is not limited to): Pegging, strap-on vaginal penetration, strap-on blow jobs, gender-affirming masturbation with a strap, and more. 

This is the workshop for you if you have ever asked any of the following questions: 

  • Which harness is right for me? 
  • How the heck do I decide which dildo to buy and/or use for the kind of play I'm interested in? 
  • How can I introduce the idea of strap-on or pegging sex to my partner(s)?
  • As the wearer, what can I do to make sure my partner is comfortable while I'm fucking them? 
  • As the receiver, what can I do to make my partner feel comfortable while they're inside me? 
  • Does the partner who is wearing the harness feel anything...? 
  • What can I do to make strap-on play pleasurable (rather than awkward!)? 
  • What are the right ways to store and clean my harness and dildo? 

During this 60 minute long presentation you will learn more about WHY folks might want to explore wearing or receiving a strap-on dildo, gets tips for picking out the best harness and dildo for your personal needs and preferences, and learn what steps you should take before, during, and after strap-on sex to maximize pleasure and minimize stress. You'll also get the opportunity to ask any specific questions you have about strap-on play during the 30 minute Q&A that follows. 

The goal is for you to walk away from the queer-inclusive workshop with a feeling confident in your ability to purchase a harness and/or dildo that works best for you (and your partners or potential partners), as well as incorporate it into your solo, partnered, or multi partnered sex life. 

Host Bio

Gabrielle Kassel (she/her) is a sex and wellness journalist who writes at the intersection of queerness, sexual health, and pleasure. In her free time, Gabrielle can be found coaching CrossFit, recording episodes of her podcast Bad In Bed: The Queer Sex Podcast, or reviewing pleasure products on her Instagram @Gabriellekassel or find out more by checking out my website www.gabriellekassel.com.