Sex is often shrouded in mystery; Beyond the Bedroom offers a venue for frank discussion of what is possible in igniting passion and fun into your sex life and deepening intimacy. Learn to better satisfy your own and your partner’s needs.
Better Sex & Intimacy Through Heart-Felt Listening
Do you ever wish your partner was a better lover?
Have you ever felt like your words and wishes fall on deaf ears? Do you ever hold back your thoughts and feelings for fear of being judged or criticized? Does it seem like your partner spends more time defending their position than they do really listening to you? Do you ever feel like your partner wants to solve your problems when all you really want is to just share? Are you tired of fighting? Do you ever have a feeling of emptiness after having what seems like the same conversation over and over without things really changing? Are there times you don’t feel emotionally safe enough to share your most intimate thoughts, feelings, sexual desires and fantasies with your partner? Are you truly comfortable asking for what you want in bed?
This workshop will change your life and your relationship forever. You and your partner will learn powerful new ways to listen, love and communicate.
As one of the leading sex therapists in the country, Dr. Neil Cannon learned that in order to help people with their sex lives, he first needs to help couples with their listening skills. ”Everybody knows how to talk,” says Dr. Neil. ”The trick is to teach them how to listen. Once they learn heart-felt listening skills, we can make sexual magic happen.”
Who is Teaching Your Kid About Sex?
With all the influences kids have, they are definitely getting messages about sex. How do we as their grown-ups guide them through the possible land mines of their budding sexuality? Most parents and mentors want to send a strong message that tells it like it is, gives wisdom and leaves the kid with a sense of your own values around sex. Most people are interested in helping them grow into adulthood with a healthy view of sexuality, enough information to stay safe and still leave them feeling good about their bodies and their sexual selves. This class will introduce ideas on how to start and continue conversations with tweens and teens about sex.
The A,B,C’s of Our Vacation Sex: How to Rekindle and Reconnect with Our Partner
Communication, acceptance, and honesty are the keys to sexual satisfaction and exploration. Committed couples can experience the best sex ever when they play outside the norm, when they are open to discover sexuality together and when they reject gender specific rules regarding sexuality. When we truly accept our partner, and when they truly accept us, (and when we accept ourselves) we pave the way to amazing, experimental, couple focused sexual practices. Any sexual activity, any sexual exploration, is acceptable, desirable and encouraged when couples come together in trust, communication, and acceptance.
Communication is the key to both healthy relationships and great sex. Too often, couples shy away from discussing sexual matters, interests, or concerns with the very person they engage in sex with. They may fear judgment, jealousy, or contempt. We are socialized quite early in life to refrain from talking about sex, or engaging in it. So when we finally find a committed partner and actually do have sex, it is often difficult for us to talk about it. Whether it is a fantasy we want to explore or things that may need some readjustment, we too often refrain from truly exposing our sexual selves to our partners. When we fail to nurture our sexual connection, we grow apart, stray or disconnect. This workshop offers tangible, applicable ideas and methods to reconnect, rekindle and readily explore the greatest gift we have to offer to ourselves and our partners, that of sexual connection.
Chocolate, Wine and a Sense of Intimacy
Has sex lost a little flavor in your relationship? Tired of the same bland diet during sex? Would you like to learn how to use sensual foods to eroticize you sex life? Chocolate, wine and other sex aids can be used to enhance those moments of intimacy and sensual pleasures. This workshop will teach you how to revive that desire, arousal and your senses with your partner. Increasing your partner’s hidden passions will in turn increase yours.”
Courting Your Inner Sexual Partner
Courting Your Inner Sexual Partner is part presentation and part personal and group retreat. We will begin by getting juicy with the most essential person in a relationship–YOU! How do you woo your inner lover? Are there things you do to court your lover(s) that you don’t do for yourself? Do you desire sacred time to notice what else your sexual self desires? Would you like to be clearer with your lover about what you want, and what you are ready to offer? Take time to touch into your authentic sexuality, let go of what no longer serves you, call in what you want in relationship to yourself and others, and celebrate the pleasures of your unique sexual body! This session will be body-centered, reflective, and declarative, so please bring a cushion, mat, or anything that makes you feel comfort, along with a journal or something to write in. Paper and pens will also be provided.
The Art of Seduction
To increase participants’ knowledge and skills for keeping your sex life alive. Whether dating or maintaining, seducing your partner is key to keeping your sex life alive. Come learn how seduction fits into our human sexual response, with tips on how to create sexy and sensual dates. Taught by Dr. Jenni Skyler of the Intimacy Institute.
As a result of this lesson, participants will be able to:
- Name how seduction fits into the human sexual response (as per David Reed’s model)
- Describe three tips on how to increase seduction in your relationship
Sex, Love, God
Exploring the connection between spirituality and sexuality. What does God have to say about Sex? Learn how to replace old, guilt-ridden beliefs with new ones that serve you and God more. Apply this to your sex life and experience guilt-free pleasure along with greater connection and intimacy with your partner.
Redefining Passion: Aging, Disability, and Sexuality
Too often, our whole definition of healthy sexuality is based not only in our youth-oriented culture and media, but in our own past experiences. We mourn the loss of our younger selves. As we age, our bodies and desires change. Sometimes we have to work with disabilities, from high blood pressure, to ED, to paralysis. We can create a new definition of passion, of loving sex for ourselves and our partners. We can re-frame our relationship with our bodies. Together we’ll explore our changing bodies and sexuality, embracing limitations and differences as the gifts they are – allowing us to enjoy sex in ways that are fresh, exciting, and deeply connecting. Get ready to enjoy the best sex of your life!
Having Pleasurable Relationships – Fun is the Goal, Love is the Way
Based on the research in pleasurable group living conducted at Lafayette Morehouse for more than 40 years, the presenters will describe attitudes and viewpoints that tend to effectively enhance the quality of relationships and those that don’t. They will share their collective experiences of pleasurably relating with one or more partners, handling conflict, and creating relationships that endure because they are ever more fun.