Red Light District

redlight_pridefest_milwaukeeThe RED LIGHT DISTRICT is a new indoor, 18+ area focused on LGBTQ sex, alternative lifestyles, consent, and education.

We are offering up to 10 vendors who will sell adult-oriented merchandise in a space that will also host demonstrations, Q&A sessions, and interactive activities.

Classes will be held on the Red Light District Stage. You must be 18+ to attend these classes.

2019 Schedule

Friday, June 7

4:30 p.m. What is CBD about?
5:00 p.m. The Ins and Outs of Strap-On Play
7:00 p.m. Live Rope Demo with Sir Wieland and Cat
8:00 p.m. What is CBD about?
9:00 p.m.  Sounds Hot!

 

Saturday, June 8

1:00 p.m. Backdoor Basics
3:00 p.m. Letting your Kink Flag Fly
4:00 p.m. What is CBD about?
 5:00 p.m. All Around the Vulva
 7:00 p.m. Five Myths about Polyamory
 8:00 p.m. What is CBD about?
9:00 p.m. Hitting the Sweet Spot

 

Workshop descriptions

Friday, June 7
5:00 p.m.
The Ins and Outs of Strap-On Play

Strapping on a dildo and harness opens up a rich variety of sexual play for people of all body types, orientations, and gender expressions. For many folks, strap-ons are a simple way to be able to enjoy penetration with a partner. For others, strapping on a sexual prosthetic can be an important part of their gender identity. Strap-ons can help with erectile challenges, or allow for positions or activities that our bodies might not otherwise perform with ease. Plus, strap-ons can be a powerful part of sexual role play and fantasy.

We’ll provide a rundown of the basic tools used in strap-on play, as well as providing tips and tricks for strap-on use in different scenarios. People of all bodies, abilities, and gender identities are welcome!

Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store

7:00 p.m.
Live Rope Demo with Sir Wieland and Cat

Tool Shed faves Sir Wieland and Cat will get knotty and show us some rope tying skills. Watch as Sir W crafts beautiful knots and exquisite designs on Cat’s willing body, using the advanced techniques of a master rigger. Consent will be modeled before and throughout the demo. Sir W and Cat will be available for questions afterwards. People of all bodies, abilities, and gender identities are welcome!

Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store

9:00 p.m.
Sounds Hot!
Welcome to the World of Penis Plugs and Urethral Sounds

The insertion of objects into the urethra for sexual play may not be as well-known as other types of sexual exploration, but for many it is a uniquely delicious form of sensation.  (In less technical terms, urethral play usually involves stimulation by putting objects into the hole where pee leaves your body.)

In this class, we’ll cover the kinds of tools used in urethral play, the types of materials they are made of and how to clean them, and safety/usage tips. Though urethral play can be practiced by people with bodies of any genital configuration, this class will mainly focus on how this type of play tends to work for folks with penises. People of all bodies, abilities, and gender identities are welcome!

Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store

 

Saturday, June 8
1:00 p.m.
Backdoor Basics: An Intro to Anal Sex for Everyone

Anal sex can encompass a variety of different activities, including touching, rimming, fingering, adding vibration, or penetration using a toy or a penis. Lots of different people already enjoy anal play, and many more are curious about how to get started.  This presentation will introduce the basics of anal anatomy, different techniques for stimulating the butt, and different types of anal toys with unique features. We’ll also cover the importance of preparation and lubrication, and talk about ways to decrease discomfort and increase fun. People of all bodies, abilities, and gender identities are welcome!
Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store

3:00 p.m.
All Around the Vulva

Join us for a conversation about the ins-and-outs of vulva pleasure. Like Loch Ness and the Yeti, the clitoris and g-spot are shrouded in cultural mystery, and some people aren’t even sure if folks with vaginas can ejaculate. We’ll shine a big light on all of these, talking about the physical structures and how to get the most out of each part. This discussion is designed to be both fun and informative. People of all bodies, abilities, and gender identities are welcome!

Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store

5:00 p.m.
Letting Your Kink Flag Fly: How to Communicate and Negotiate Your Desires

So you’re into some kinky types of play, and maybe you’re curious about a few more, but you don’t know how to find like-minded folks to play with?  This presentation will talk about the many different ways that people can communicate their kinky desires to one another, as well as tips for negotiating your desires, needs, and limits respectfully with a partner or partners.  We’ll talk about old-school flagging tools like the hanky code, learning about the rules and protocols of certain community spaces, as well as using technology like web sites, social media, and hookup apps to find folks with shared kinky interests.  People of all bodies, abilities, and gender identities are welcome!

Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store

7:00 p.m.
Five Myths About Polyamory with Lyndzi Miller

In this presentation, Lyndzi Miller will go over her experience being a polyamorous person for the past 12 years, specifically the myths that come up around being ethically non-monogamous time and time again. She will go over the top five myths about polyamory, what it is and isn’t, and answer any more questions that might crop up from the audience.

Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store.

9:00 p.m.
Hitting the Sweet Spot: Tips for G-spot and Prostate Play

Most people these days have heard of the G-spot or the P-spot (prostate).  But did you know that these “spots” share many similarities– especially when it comes to stimulation techniques? This class will delve into these erogenous zones, including tips on how to find them and stimulate them.  We will also look at a variety of different toys and tools and talk about how they can be part of safe and fun sexual play. People of all bodies, abilities, and gender identities are welcome!

Brought to you by the Tool Shed, Milwaukee’s LGBTQ-owned sex toy store.

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