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Register for any class by phone, at the store or at Brown Paper Tickets.
Advance purchase of tickets is highly encouraged.

Don't forget - we do Sugar Sex Toy Parties, Private Classes, Sex Coaching and teach at colleges too!

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Introduction to Tantra

with Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson


Monday, July 21st

6:30 pm


Purchase tickets in person at the store, over the phone with a credit card or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Tantra uses sexual energy for consciousness expansion.

Join award winning authors Mark and Patricia for an honest discussion in which we will dispel some of the popular myths surrounding this ancient tradition. You will learn that elements of Tantric philosophy and practice can be easily applied to our modern lives in ways that do more than simply improve our sex lives.

Mark A. Michaels (Swami Umeshanand Saraswati) and Patricia Johnson (Devi Veenanand) are a devoted married couple and have been teaching Tantra together since 1999. Their approach combines traditional lineage-based Tantra with the best contemporary methods so that students can bring heightened awareness and an expanded capacity for pleasure into all aspects of everyday life. Michaels and Johnson are the authors of The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (Llewellyn, 2006), which won the USA Book News National Best Books 2007 Award in Health: Sexuality. Their second book, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment: The Key to Enriching Your Sexual Life (Llewellyn 2008) won the 2008 USA Book News Award, also in Health: Sexuality, was selected as an Indie Excellence Awards finalist in New Age Non-Fiction, and was a ForeWord Magazine Books of the Year Award finalist in the Body, Mind and Spirit category. Their third book, Partners in Passion: A Guide to Great Sex, Emotional Intimacy and Long Term Love came out in 2014 and has been winning awards..They were guest teachers in Tristan Taormino's Chemistry 4, a sexually explicit film in which they introduced the cast to Tantra. They have been featured on television (Good Day Colorado, AM Northwest, Naked New York), radio (Afternoon Advice and Nightcalls on Playboy Radio, Go to Bed with Cosmo Radio, The Derek and Romaine Show, A Chef's Table) and have been quoted as experts in numerous publications and on many websites from women's magazines to dating websites to men's magazines to GLBT- oriented media including Redbook, Latina, Jane,Cosmopolitan, The Village Voice, Metro, Pregnancy and Newborn, More, Rockstar, The Sydney Star Observer (Australia's most popular GLBT weekly), Emotion (Germany), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tantric Sex, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Enhancing Sexual Desire.


Erotica Writing 101

with Rachel Kramer Bussel


Wednesday, July 23rd

6:30 pm


Purchase tickets in person at the store, over the phone with a credit card or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Professional erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor of over 50 anthologies such as The Big Book of Orgasms, Flying High and Best Bondage Erotica 2014, will take you through the ins and outs of modern erotic writing, from getting started, finding your voice, and incorporating your surroundings, pop culture, and personal experiences into your stories to crafting a range of characters and settings and submitting your work.

In this supportive, welcoming workshop environment, you'll learn how to write vividly about everyday scenarios as well as outlandish fantasies, and make them fit for particular publications in the thriving erotica market. This workshop will address the recent boom in erotica inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, provide examples of well written erotica, and will include multiple writing exercises. You'll be given a handout listing major markets and further reading suggestions.

No previous writing experience required. Please bring laptop or pen and paper.


Flirty Friday

A Single or Available Mixer


Friday, July 25th

7 - 9 pm


Purchase tickets in person at the store, over the phone with a credit card or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Join in with other folks from the Sugar community for a fun evening of meeting new folks! We recognize that there are multiple different relationship structures, sexual orientations and genders. You may be single and looking, you may be poly and available. Everyone is welcome! We believe that the best way to meet a new partner is to meet as many folks as possible. At our mixers, you're encouraged to talk to everyone. You never know - the person (or persons) you're supposed to be with may be in the room, or maybe you'll meet their best friend.

Register in advance or at the door.


First Friday


Friday, August 1st

6 - 9 pm


Join us as we celebrate First Friday with hot toys, cocktails and fun! 10% of sales will go to benefit Hollaback Baltimore!


Q & A with Nina Hartley


Monday, August 18th

6:30 pm


Purchase tickets in person at the store, over the phone with a credit card or online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Join porn legend Nina Hartley for an evening of questions, answers, tips and stories.

Do you have questions about sex positions? Blow jobs? How to lick pussy? Or what it's like to work as a porn performer? Nina has answers for you!

Join us for this special fundraiser for the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. $10 of the ticket goes to Sugar, $25 goes to Woodhull!

Nina Hartley is the ultimate MILF, a gal who was hot back in the 1970s and is still smokin' hot today. Since then she has gone on to feature in over 650 first-run adult films, and has become one of the most enduring and recognisable performers in the industry. She has won the most AVN awards of any star in history and was the first starlet to crossover to "real acting" with a part in Boogie Nights.

Nina is board member for the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance. As a sexual entertainer, activist, educator, registered nurse, "feminist porn star" and sex educator, Nina has taken her positive message to college campuses nationwide. Working with her husband and collaborator, I. S. Levine, together they've created a bestselling series of instructional videos.










Most classes are $25.  
People of all sexual orientations, genders, relationship statuses or structures are welcome at any class unless otherwise specified. Please call the store to order tickets 410.467.2632
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