Lesbian Class Blog Post

What to expect from our lesbian sex classes

If you’re keen to explore sex in an open, friendly environment where questions are always welcome, our educational sex classes are a great option for you.

Learning about sex and finding out the things that you want to can be intimidating, but it really doesn’t have to be.

Read on to find out more about what you can expect to discover when you attend one of our lesbian sex classes.

Who are the lesbian sex classes for?

We know how scary (and empowering!) it can feel to be newly out or ready to take it a step further with a special someone, which is why we are here to answer any and all questions that you might have.

Just because the title is ‘lesbian sex class’, please don’t think you’re going to be refused entry if you identify differently. We endeavor for each of our classes to be all-encompassing, which is why whether you are bisexual, pansexual, fluid, or straight but keen to try something new, you’ll be warmly welcomed by our friendly team.

Cis woman or trans woman makes no difference – if you identify as a woman who is interested in getting hot & bothered with other women, this class is for you.

Oh, also – there is no shaming of any kind allowed in our classes. The butchest of all butches to the femmest of all femmes, and everyone in between, is welcome. (Swooning at dapper waistcoats or sparkly nails is all par for the course at Sh!)

What will be covered during the class?

You’ll be glad to know that throughout the course of this class, all of the important stuff will be covered.

You’ll learn how to practice safer sex, an area that we don’t think receives half the attention that it should when it comes to sex between women.

We’ll talk about the importance of smooth fingernails as well as the best ways to use lube to enhance all sex play. We’ll talk fingers and tongues, and how to work out what she really likes.

Do you teach people about the female body?

Vulva PuppetNaturally, no woman-on-woman sex class would be complete without a bright focus on the female anatomy. Expect to learn about juicy hot spots, with special attention being paid to the clitoris and the G-spot. This happens with pictures, diagrams and more hands-on teaching with the help of our plush vulva ‘Rosie’.

After all, these two spots can create intense magic, so it’s important you feel clued up on how they work! (We’ll offer each guest to feel for Rosie’s G-spot, but you don’t have to take part in this if it makes you uncomfortable.)

What about positions?

We want to ensure guests know that sex doesn’t have to focus on penetration in order to be enjoyable, and the positions we talk about are more about bumping & grinding together. Penetration with fingers or toys are optional and not necessary for a great time.

And talking about toys; we’ll show a cherry-picked selection of small size sex toys that you and a partner can have fun exploring together.

Rounding things up

As mentioned above, we like to ensure that our classes are as open as possible, which is why we encourage people to ask any and all of the questions that they want to. Common questions include “is it possible to have too much sex” and “why does she/I get so sore when we have lots of sex” as well as questions about whether or not you should shave your pubic hair off before getting intimate with another woman.

 

Greta Garbo

Bi Visibility Day: Let’s talk about some interesting Bisexual people

So this Bi Visibility Day we decided to go the obvious root and about some visible bi-people.

There are plenty of great lists out there of current celebs talking about their bi status and refuting myths about bi sexuality. So for a slightly different angle, we’ve gone with some more historical characters. Obviously this is a very incomplete list but we’d love to hear your best additions in the comments.

Sound interesting? Great! Let’s get started:

Shakespeare

Shakespeare

People love to speculate about Shakespeare’s private life, because we know nothing and that makes it more fun. However, in his sonnets it seems pretty clear that he’s bixsexual. The first 126 sonnets are addressed to a young man; the last 28 to a woman. They are known, respectively, as the Fair Lord and the Dark Lady sequences. A nice example is Sonnet 20:

A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted
Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;
A woman’s gentle heart, but not acquainted
With shifting change, as is false women’s fashion;
An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,
Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth;
A man in hue, all “hues” in his controlling,
Which steals men’s eyes and women’s souls amazeth.
And for a woman wert thou first created;
Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting,
And by addition me of thee defeated,
By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.
But since she prick’d thee out for women’s pleasure,
Mine be thy love and thy love’s use their treasure.

There’s a little appalling sexism, but ignore that and it’s a nice love poem from one man to another.

Daphne Du Maurier

We said there might be a bit of a literary theme. Have you read Rebecca and Jamaica Inn? How about The Doll a rather gothic short story about a woman who becomes obsessed with a mechanical male sex doll?

Anyway, the point is that although she was married she appears to have had an affair with Gertrude Lawrence, an actress and singer about whom she said the following, ‘To be blatantly vulgar, anyone with a spice of imagination would prefer a divan with Gertrude to a double-bed with her.’  She was also said to be attracted to Ellen Doubleday the wife of her American publisher.

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo never married and had relationships with men and women throughout her life. Her most famous relationship was with her co-star John Gilbert who asked her to marry him several times.

She was a friend and possible lover of the writer Mercedes de Acosta who was known for her out and proud sexuality. Additionally, the silent film actress Louise Brooks stated that she and Garbo had a brief liaison and there were several other rumored affairs.

1930 Garbo wrote to her friend Mimi Pollak, another actress, “We cannot help our nature, as God has created it. But I have always thought you and I belonged together” Darn if that isn’t a cute quote.

Lord Byron

Is this surprising? Is this not surprising?

Though Byron was known in his time for being openly sexual and having many relationships with women that caused more or less scandal (one of his lovers, Lady Caroline Lamb, famously described him as ‘Mad, bad and dangerous to know’ and he was alleged to have had an affair with his half sister) his bisexuality was not understood and even now is often overlooked. He enjoyed relationships with young men at Harrow and Cambridge,  he experienced a “violent, though pure, love and passion” for John Edleston, a choirboy at Trinity who was two years younger than him. During his travels he became attached to Nicolo Giraud, a young French-Greek man who had been a painters model and to whom he left £7000 in his will.

 

Hans Christen Anderson Hans Christen Andersen Statue

Get ready for a real sad story here. You know how the Hans Christen Anderson version of The Little Mermaid ends with said mermaid jumping off the side of a ship after being spurned by her true love?

You didn’t? Well sorry, go watch the Disney version and try and pretend like we never told you that.

Those of you remaining, this story is about to get a bunch more depressing. That story was written in response to the marriage of Edvard Collin, the straight guy Hans Christen Andersen was in love with. He also had a habit of falling for unobtainable women and in his private writings he wrote about his refusal to have sexual relations. When he died a pouch containing a letter from his first (unrequited) love was found on his chest.

Life is not always a fairy tale :/

Let us end on a more cheerful note with some words from the wonderful Evan Rachel Wood. In an interview she stated that bixsexuality is, “a big part of who I am, and it always has been for as long as I can remember. …I’ve honestly fallen in love with a man and I’ve honestly fallen in love with a woman. …I don’t know how you label that, it’s just how it is.”