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Sleaze-Free Seduction Skills

  • Hosted by TurnON.love
  • Oakland, CA -
  • 22 people on the list-

Has flirting always felt awkward and the idea of making the first move anxiety-provoking? Have you felt tired of letting opportunities pass you by because you’re afraid to make a move?

You don’t have to deny your desire or passively wait for others to initiate with you! Discover sleaze-free ways of seducing others!

In this experiential workshop with sex and intimacy coach and educator Dr. Alison Ash of TurnON.love, you will:

  • Gain verbal and non-verbal skills for flirting and seduction
  • Learn how to approach others in ways that feel appropriate and respectful and become more comfortable and confident in initiating
  • Discover how to escalate flirting in ways that feel attuned, playful, and inviting
  • Explore how to read others body languages so you know if they’re receptive to your advances
  • Learn how to recover from failed flirting attempts and how to recalibrate so you can stay in connection

Whether you want to learn how to create new romantic connections or want to improve your ability to continually seduce your current lover(s), this workshop will help you figure out how get freaky without being creepy!

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Can’t attend in-person or on these dates? Rent the on-demand version!

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Reviews

“Dr. Aly’s offered incredible insights into the usually unspoken discomforts of pick-up culture and her framing helped me understand the ways patriarchy and shame live in my body, and the harmful impacts they are having on all of my encounters. Learning tangible ways safety and desire can be interwoven for incredible connection with others was truly a gift!” - S.M.

“This workshop felt like a game-changer. I came away with much more confidence, clarity, and ease. Dr. Aly is friendly, approachable and caring, and her commitment to helping people experience interactions and relationships that are both full of passion and comfortable and consensual for all involved is evident throughout.” - S.J.

“I now feel so much freer to have my desires and more confident I can share them without making women feel uncomfortable. The workshop offered clear guiding principles as well as a toolbox of specific tactics I can apply immediately in my dating life, all presented in a way that was both empathetic and practical.” - S.S.

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Instructor Bio

Dr. Alison Ash, aka Dr. Aly, is a trauma-informed intimacy coach and educator, Stanford University Lecturer, author, and founder of TurnON.love. As a sociologist with a PhD from Stanford, she has a comprehensive understanding of the complex societal challenges that often lead to unsatisfying and disempowering intimate experiences. She has helped pioneer research into the orgasm gap and has written on topics ranging from pleasure in heterosexual dynamics to queer and trans identities and experiences. She also draws on her extensive training in the Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Innate Somatic Intelligence Trauma Therapy Approach, and Somatica Method of sex and intimacy coaching to support her clients to radically explore and courageously express themselves. Dr. Aly designs workshops, courses, and retreats and offers individuals and couples coaching to give others the tools to be able to cultivate and sustain nourishing emotional and sexual intimacy. She invites you to TurnON pleasure, intimacy and love at www.TurnON.love and on Instagram and Facebook.

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Important Information

* Tickets are not refundable. They may be transferred to another individual but not to a future event.

* I offer one volunteer ticket per event, and while I appreciate those that love to be of service, I ask that you save this opportunity for those who require financial assistance to be able to attend. You may also apply for a sliding scale ticket.

* Please take an at-home antigen test on the day of the workshop and take a photo of your results. Tests can also be purchased at the door for $10. If you are feeling unwell or develop symptoms, please stay home. Masks will be optional.

* I welcome folks of all genders, sexual orientations, relationship structures, ages, body types, abilities, races, and ethnicities.

* This venue is partially accessible. The workshop space is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are not. There is a gender inclusive bathroom on site.

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