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Mecca, Shangri-la, the Promised Land. Whatever you call it, the city’s foremost getting-it-on emporium is also the Harvard of intercourse (at least until the Ivy League starts teaching Hand Jobs 101). Free Sunday brunches (where the mimosas are on the house) and Cheap Date Nights for couples are casual and held at locations in Manhattan (43 Mercer St between Broome and Grand Sts, 212-966-2120; 94 Rivington St between Ludlow and Ochard Sts, 212-375-1701) and Brooklyn (462 Bergen St between Flatbush and Fifth Aves, Park Slope; 718-638-3820). Paid classes are followed by private shopping in the closed store—and teaching techniques often include a little song and dance. On Sunday 21, you could go home humming about “How to Please Your Man,” a comprehensive lesson featuring tips for prostate stimulation, at the Soho location (7:30pm, $35).
Good for: Sex techniques

Coco de Mer
The lush lingerie and erotic-goods boutique is branching out, this month launching a series of intimate salons. Each two-hour class covers subjects like hand jobs and cunnilingus; book early, especially for the upcoming female ejaculation workshop. Educator Midori will teach “Hands on Rope Bondage” for anyone looking for a kinky use for their Boy Scout knot-tying skills. 36 Elizabeth St between E Houston and Prince Sts (212-966-9069, Wed 24 8--10pm, $65.
Good for: Sex techniques

LGBT Community Center
You know the Center for its ongoing awareness and fund-raising efforts, but it also hosts workshops to strengthen relationships. Ladies can be drawn even closer to their erotic side at the “Women’s Erotic Drawing Workshop,” an exercise in sensuality; a version for gay men exists as well. 208 W 13th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (212-620-7310, Wed 24 at 7pm, $15.
Good for: Feeling sexy, Finding a date

Moxie in the City
Founder Christan Marashio is all about promoting gumption at these classes, which teach pickup and lap dance techniques. A “Fellatio Workshop for Women Only” at Chelsea Studios will provide props—like cucumbers and vibrators—because practice makes perfect. 151 W 26th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves,fifth floor ( Feb 27 at 6pm, $45.
Good for: Feeling sexy, Finding a date

New York School of Burlesque
This booty-shaking academy offers classes catering to all levels of boa-wielding expertise; most sessions are open to beginners and seasoned performers alike. Brush up on your bump and grind and learn from the best local burlesque dancers every Thursday at “Flirting with Burlesque” (Thu 18 at 7pm, $15). If you’re hoping to capture the burlesque swagger rather than the actual tassel technique, catch the World Famous *BOB* for her “Self-Confidence Workshop” (Sun 21 at 5pm, $30). 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St between Astor Pl and E 4th St, studio 4A (
Good for: Feeling sexy

Pin Up Finishing School
Learn the trade secrets of glossy perfection at exclusive workshops, for just eight students at a time, which gives headmaster Rocket J (a cosmetologist and rockabilly aficionado) plenty of time for one-on-one instruction. That includes makeup, hair and outfit consultation; think of it as a very productive slumber party. The daylong workshop culminates in a photo shoot, from which you’ll receive a CD of images, as well as a print of your favorite pose. 440 Studios, 440 Lafayette St between Astor Pl and E 4th St ( Mar 7 11am--7pm, $250.
Good for: Feeling sexy

Sexy Spirits
For more than a decade, founder Richard Anton Diaz has brought guest instructors from all over the country to host classes and seminars in his Columbus Circle space, including programs like “The Ins and Outs of Hand Sex” and “Taoist Healing Love Practices.” “We’re learning about our sexual energy in kind of the same way that we go to the gym or think about nutrition,” says Diaz. “We’re turning sexuality into a natural form, not a sensationalized one.” The next scheduled event is “Mark Group,” a meeting that provides a chance to mingle while learning about yourself and others. Register online:; Wed 24 8--11pm, suggested donation $10.
Good for: Feeling sexy, Finding a date, Sex techniques

This Williamsburg boutique is a one-stop shop for exhibits, workshops, crafts and performances of the sexy variety. “Shaggin’ Mama Moves Workshop” will teach women, new mothers in particular, pelvic floor exercises (Sat 20 2--3pm, $30). To unleash your inner Miley Cyrus, work your upper body at Introduction to Pole Dancing (Feb 26 7:30--8:30pm, $40); bring a model to the “Instructional Body Painting Workshop” and apply brushstrokes to bare flesh with hands-on instruction (Feb 27 1--4pm, $95). 108 Roebling St at North 6th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-721-3302,
Good for: Feeling sexy, Finding a date

92nd Street Y/92YTribeca
Among the offerings at these cultural headquarters are matchmaker lectures, like “How to Find the Perfect Man Your Age,” led by Janis Spindel at the 92nd Street Y (1395 Lexington Ave at 92nd St; 212-415-5500,; Thu 18 7--9pm, $30). Give hard science a whirl with Mariette DiChristina, editor of Scientific American, who will discuss love’s psychological and chemical effects at “How Science Can Help You Fall in Love...and Stay That Way,” at 92YTribeca (200 Hudson St between Canal and Desbrosses Sts; 212-601-1000,; Mar 10 at 7pm, $12).
Good for: Finding a date

New York Open Center
The holistic hot spot can hone your intimacy skills with yoga, intuition workshops and meditation, or get straight to the heart of it with “Tantra: Sexuality, Sacredness, Spiritual Vision,” focused on tantric and Taoist methods of expressing sexual energy. 22 E 30th St between Fifth and Madison Aves (212-219-2527, Fri 19 at 7pm, $35--$40.
Good for: Finding a date, Sex techniques

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