PLA Presents: Mapping the Vulva

January 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Portland Leather Alliance Quarterly Workshop: Mapping the Vulva, with Stella Harris

“Anatomy, Communication, Touch, Pleasure ”

There is so much mystery surrounding vulvas that it’s become a pop-culture joke. From Orange is the New Black to Gay Men Draw Vaginas – where even the title is inaccurate. Unfortunately, the joke is on us. With vulvas being a place of mystery, and worse – a source of shame – women’s ability to receive pleasure from this area of their body can be extremely diminished. In this class we will dispel misinformation and teach you all about the vulva from anatomy to styles of touch. In addition to the external genitalia the underlying anatomical structures, the vagina, and the g-spot (or CUV complex) will also be covered.

But we won’t dive straight in. As with all of Stella’s classes, the content is shown through the lens of intimacy and connection. We will cover styles of communication that will set both the giver and the receiver of touch at ease and give you tools to communicate your desires. There is a whole world of pleasure available if giver and receiver are willing to learn how to relax, open up, and to touch and receive touch.

People of all genders and sexualities are welcome to attend, either solo or with a partner or friend. This class will be a safe, supportive environment for people to learn. The class will be part lecture with visual aids and part live demonstration.

For Duo ticket holders, there will be an additional practice session for the last hour of class. All Solo ticketholders will be asked depart the workshop space. No late entry to the practice session will be allowed due to the intimate nature of that part of the workshop.

Due to the intimate nature of this workshop, doors will be closed before the demo portion of the class begins.


12 pm-2 pm Workshop $25 per person $40 per couple

2 pm-3 pm Hands on Practice $10 per person

Instructor Bio:

Stella Harris is a Certified Intimacy Educator and Sex Coach, who uses a variety of tools to guide and empower her clients and she teaches everything from pleasure anatomy, to communication skills, to kink and BDSM. Stella teaches at venues and conferences across the country (and Canada!) while maintaining a private practice in her adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon.
Stella’s first book, Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships was published by Cleis Press in September 2018. You can also find Stella’s semi-regular sex column in Portland’s Willamette Week.
Learn more at or follow @stellaerotica on Twitter or @stellaharriserotica on Instagram.

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