Looking to spice things up in the bedroom? This list of sex classes in NYC has something for singles, couples and everyone in between. Learn the basics of rope bondage, tantric sex or dirty talk, then stop by one of the best sex shops in the city to get all the accessories you’ll need. If you’re on the prowl, hit up one of the city’s hookup bars or swingers clubs; meanwhile, couples can get in the mood for romance with one of these unique date ideas. You’ll probably want to keep this playlist of the best sex songs handy, too.
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Best sex classes in NYC
Tantric Edging and Valentine Dictures
Most people want a dick pic to be proud of, so why not take yours to the next level? Get tips on how to take the perfect penis portrait, and then enjoy a hands-on introduction to tantric edging (the practice of staying near climax for an extended period of time) to expertly prepare your member. 3F Studios, 51 W 14th St (718-926-6210). Feb 8 at 7:30pm; $45–$50.
Wrestling for Lovers
Get rougher in the bedroom while keeping things sexy, fun and safe. This course walks you through the basic jiujitsu-inspired moves to control and contain your partner as you both “fight” for top. Brooklyn Zoo, 230 Bogart St (347-987-3228). Feb 21 at 8pm; $45–$80.
Blowjobs and Beyond
To quote Samantha on Sex and the City, “Honey, they don’t call it a job for nothing.” If you feel like you’re performing below status quo, it might be time for a refresher. This free class promises to guide you in finding the sweet spots when giving head, as well as in discovering titillating hand and tongue play. The Pleasure Chest, 1150 Second Ave (212-355-6909). Feb 7 at 8pm. Free.
Hanky Spanky: Impact Play 101
Interested in a quickie? Babeland’s brief mini-workshops provide a nice introduction to a variety of sexy topics. Join this primer on the basics of spanking, slapping and smacking to learn the basics of BDSM. All genders and sexualities are welcome, as are both couples and singles. Plus, the first five people will get to take home a gift box full of titillating toys. Babeland, 94 Rivington St (212-375-1701). Feb 19 at 7pm. Free.
Source School of Tantra beginners weekend seminars
Tantric sex is all about making your orgasm stronger and last longer. And if you’re willing to devote an entire weekend to learning about this ancient Indian practice, you’ll probably want to spent the whole next weekend putting what you’ve learned into practice. And don’t be too sheepish: The workshops, which are open to couples and singles, don’t feature explicit sexual activity or nudity, just good old-fashioned know-how. Location TBA. Apr 20–22; $595.
Build up your courage (and quad muscles) to perform a steamy lap dance for your lover in this female-only workshop at StripXpertise. In just 90 minutes, you’ll learn the fundamentals of stripping and a few steamy moves you can integrate into your own sexy performance. Who needs to go to a strip club when you can turn your bedroom into the stage? StripXpertise, 520 8th Ave, 16th Floor (1-800-747-1462). Feb 10 7–8pm; $26.