Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sheri Winston and the Intimate Arts

Do you have a sex hero?
Because I do. Sheri Winston used to be a midwife. It turns out that paying close attention to the fruit of sexual encounters teaches you a lot about sexuality itself.... and man does she know about sex!

A few months ago I was lucky enough to attend a class with her in Asheville, NC. It had the catchy title of “Getting Off on Going Down and Giving Head” and was about how you could make yourself feel good right along with pleasuring your partner. She really emphasizes that although sex is natural, it's also a skill that can be learned through such things as using your breath and sounds in particular ways. And since she can make herself orgasm after only taking three breaths... well... I think she knows what she's talking about.  (As a side note, I was texting my cousin on the way to class and told her where I was going.   She wanted to know why in the blazes I would go take a class on that!  I wanted to know why shouldn't wouldn't want to learn how to make herself feel better :-)

I know that following some of the techniques I learned in her class and her book have really made a difference in my own sexplorations, both with myself and a partner (although my partner play with them has been limited, I'm pretty sure that practice will make perfect on this one!) I also learned a lot of things about my own anatomy that really surprised me. I mean, I've been interested in sex since I was too young to know what it was, and frankly, I've always considered myself to be scientifically well educated about my own body – but how many of you know about the female erectile network? She's an engaging speaker and writer and really manages to make things feel fun and juicy and not awkward at all.

In the interest of fairness, I have to say that I did sign up to be an affiliate for her.... but after I'd already written this post. I'm just tweaking it now :-) One of the things I love about her website is that she offers a few things for free so that you can wet your feet and see kind of what she has to offer. As for her classes, she offers several of them online that you can listen to at your leisure (and I believe she's running a Christmas special right now.) These run the gamut from teaching you female ejaculation to focusing on orgasmic abundance or even drawing the connections linking birth and sexuality. If I had more money, I would definitely buy all of them as Christmas presents to myself. As it is, I think her classes or book would be fabulous gifts to enjoy with your partner or to promote positive sexuality among your friends, etc. If you do nothing else, at least go check out her freebies!

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Blogger Dioneo said...

Wow, I wish I took these kinds of classes when I was in college! Seriously though, I'm glad that these kinds of workshops are offered and that you're taking advantage of them. We should be life-long learners in sex ed.

December 8, 2010 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Ida Virgin said...

Definitely! I took full advantage of a Q&A webinar she gave last night :-)

December 8, 2010 at 5:09 PM  

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