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S-E-X Yes, we need to talk about this! What MEN want/need, What WOMEN want/need

HI Friends, The book to your left is available at Barnes & Noble or at www.sterlingpublishing.com

I paid $12.00 for this gem! I will have it at the workshop on Sunday for you to look at but this is a keeper! If you are dating and trying to figure out or help someone figure you out, this book is a gold find!

THIS TIME THE TOPIC IS SEX. How does men's thinking control what they want and need where sex is concerned?

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE SOCIAL ONLY: IF YOU DID NOT MAKE IT INTO THIS WORKSHOP AND WOULD STILL LIKE TO COME OUT TO SOCIALIZE, COME AT 7:00 P.M. AND WAIT IN THE BAR AREA AND WE WILL BE IN RIGHT AFTER TO JOIN YOU!

Guys, you don't understand why she turns you away? Maybe, just maybe, she does want you but you don't know how to communicate to her and woo her so that she will give you everything you want and need!

We are currently working on this next topic on what men and women want and need. Paul will share with all of you how to communicate and better understand how the opposite sex processes your wants and needs in regards to sex. We are working on a format to get you all talking about this subject and after the individual groups break up, we will bring us all back together again to share what we have learned about this elusive subject.

True, our needs change as we age. True, being over 50, most of us are still interested in sex and want and need a sexual relationship that is fulfilling and rewarding and relationship building. True, we all know what we want BUT, do you know the needs of the opposite sex?

We think we do! Maybe some of us do but maybe, just maybe, we can all learn a thing or two. An old dog is never too old to learn new tricks! So come on out and join us in this spirited and revealing conversation and workshop.

This workshop is not raunchy or cheesy....it will be conducted in an educational and informative manner. Will there be laughs and maybe some red faces, yes.....most likely so! But, at our age, haven't we almost heard it all?

So let your guard down and share your thoughts and feelings. Again, we will be breaking up into smaller groups for the workshop part. As always, there is a break for all of you to talk to each other and socialize. Again, we return to the groups and finish up the workshop. Then it is social time!

If you want to come just for the socialization and not the workshop, please arrive around 7 p.m. If you plan on being in the workshop, you MUST arrive before 4:30. When we have late attendees it disrupts the groups that are already in session. So, by all means, TRY to arrive on time !

After the workshop, many of us head to the restaurant part of Morettis to share a huge table and everyone is on their own tab. PLEASE NOTE, you must be prepared to give your credit card for an open tab or pay in cash as you go. Unfortunately, two times in a row, someone left without paying their tab and they came to me and I graciously paid the bill. So, because of this, they now require a credit card or cash upon delivery of your food/drink.

I hope you join us and see what the "other" side has to say about THIS topic!

I have discounted hotel reservations available for those of you that want to test out the skills that you have learned! LOL JUST KIDDING!!!!

Fena D'Ottavio

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Carroll Meier

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  • Marybeth

    This was a great workshop. I met a lot of new people and had a great time. Thank you to everyone at my table for being open and sharing. Looking forward to the next workshop.

    2 · January 21, 2013

    • Marybeth

      You're welcome Tom. It is always good to hear what others have to say. I hope you will come back for Part B.

      January 29, 2013

    • Marybeth

      Thanks Tom. I enjoyed being a moderator for this workshop. Glad you had a good time; I did also. We had a great table and great discussions going.

      January 29, 2013

  • Edward

    I enjoyed being a moderator for the first time and we had a engaging, candid, and fun conversational dynamic at our table.

    January 22, 2013

  • Rich

    5 BIG STAR OF COURSE !!!

    January 21, 2013

  • Rich

    Awesome workshop Fena ! You are truly a natural at bringing wholesome people together, and especially this time once again, for such intimate discussion.

    Thank you to all the men and women at my table for sharing their feelings and opinions as I will never stop learning from you all. Amazing how I always walk away from these workshops thinking of how some people are ready to explore a meaningful relationship, how some are content with companionship, how some jump into the fire and some walk around that puddle for years before splashing through it. I think we all need to keep it in mind is that we are all different and what works for one person doesn't always work for another.

    Believe in yourself. Trust others and remember that life is ever changing. If we don't flow with the positive tide, we will never know what could have been, and so, I encourage each and every one of you to REACH OUT, TAKE THAT RISK AND FEEL THE MAGIC !

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time at Lori's table.

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun & educational! A comfortable way to meet new people & new friends.

    January 21, 2013

  • Sophie B.

    Good as usual, but I have some ideas for additional topics that we discussed at our table. Other people thought those ideas were good too.

    1 · January 21, 2013

  • Robin O.

    Interesting discussion, looking forward to next workshop.

    January 21, 2013

  • Patricia

    It was great meeting a lot of people and great conversations.

    January 21, 2013

  • Meg

    What a great workshop! I met some really nice people. Thanks to all who sat at my table. Your input and sharing made for some really good discussion. The social hour before was a really good idea Fena!! I hope to see everyone back for part two!

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great conversations.

    January 21, 2013

  • Dee

    F-U-N talking about S-E-X

    January 20, 2013

  • Lori G

    What a great event!! Our group had a great discussion! It was hard to bring it to a close. Looking forward to part 2!

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great discussion. Lots of fun. Can't wait until the next one.

    January 20, 2013

  • Edward

    Oops! I forgpt to post until now, as Fena took me up on my offer to moderate. I have been at many of the past workshops, love to hear other people's insights, as well as adding mine. These workshops are also a wonderful vehicle to meet new people in a relaxed and freindly environment. This is my first time moderating, so be gentle with me, and I will try to maintain a fun and enligtening table. Ed

    January 20, 2013

  • Sharon M

    How much is the meetup fee?

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If it is OK with Fena and a moderator is needed then yes I guess I can be a moderator. Sounds like a table with Donna Z at it would be a great table to be at so if that is what I have to do to be at a table with Donna Z then so be it.

    January 13, 2013

    • Fena

      Hi Friends...Depending upon how many are still going to sign up...we may need a couple more moderators. For now, we are okay..but make sure that the two of you end up at the same table....Patrick and Donna....Either way....you will find a place or we may put on another moderator...! See you soon!

      January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Meg, sent you an email. Since there are a couple of Meg's please help me make sure I am at your table. Think that is Patrick's plan also.

      January 20, 2013

  • Carol

    Fena, would like to come but Im leaving for Cancun Monday at 6am, a week at the Riviera Maya.

    January 19, 2013

    • Carol

      I'll be thinking of you guys while Im lying on the beach or snorkling.

      January 20, 2013

    • Fena

      Carol...we are going to get even when you get home!!! We will miss you!!! LOL

      January 20, 2013

  • JoAnn

    I am looking forward to serving as a workshop moderator today. Join me for an open, honest and relaxing conversation.

    January 20, 2013

  • Faye

    Fena, It looks like I can not make it tomorrow. I wanted you to know right awat so you can give my spot to someone on the wait list.
    Have fun!

    January 19, 2013

  • Fena

    ANYONE WISHING to SIT TOGETHER.....please pick a moderator and reach out to them to sit at their table. When you get there, there will be a hand out on your table. The handout will be turned over. There is a marker on the table, use the marker to write your name on the back of the handout to hold your place. REMEMBER, we want to have a mix of men and women and new and existing members. There will be TWO places at each table for NEW people.

    January 19, 2013

  • Bob

    That's very funny, Tom!!

    January 18, 2013

    • Tom O.

      Lance would be a natural for the Viagra spokeperson (especially with a name like Lance).

      1 · January 18, 2013

  • Robin O.

    Fena how do Mary W and I know if we are at the table we requested with Ann S?

    January 18, 2013

    • Fena

      Hi Robin, Ann will add your name to her list for her table. She will have a sheet where you can sign up for her table. She will have you name and Mary W's name on her sheet.

      January 18, 2013

  • Tom O.

    Do you think we can get Lance Armstrong talk on the subject of performance enhancement?

    January 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    WOW. 70 People so far. This should be awesome.

    January 17, 2013

  • Meg

    Rich, Marybeth _ it'll be so nice to see you both again. I can hardly wait for Sunday!!

    1 · January 14, 2013

    • Meg

      Thanks Rich!

      January 15, 2013

    • Marybeth

      Thanks Fena. I am so looking forward to this workshop.

      January 15, 2013

  • Marybeth

    I was new to this workshop last year and found it to be well organized, very well presented and a lot of fun, so I’m coming back as a moderator this year. There was open communication and a good mix of men and women at our table so we heard the women’s perspectives as well as the men’s perspectives and at the end of the day, everyone learned something. Some people have nobody to discuss relationships with and others have difficulty communicating what they want and need, and that’s where this workshop comes in. I want everyone to be comfortable at our table, but get a lot out of the discussions. If you like to have open and honest communication, and share some laughs, please join my table.

    1 · January 14, 2013

    • Meg

      Marybeth will be awsome! I wish I could have her at me table again!

      1 · January 15, 2013

    • Marybeth

      Thanks Meg. We had such a fun time at your table.

      January 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be the first meetup I attend and boy oh boy am I looking forward to it! Are we assigned tables/leaders here online or once we arrive on Sunday?

    January 14, 2013

    • Fena

      Heck, all of our moderators are that way! Friendly, outgoing, wacky fun and really nice people.

      January 14, 2013

    • Meg

      Donna, Fena's right, you can't go wrong with any of us. You don't have to decide until Sunday. Come a little early & mingle and you'll find the right fit for you. I'll be sure to find you and introduce you around, ok?

      January 14, 2013

  • Meg

    WOW! Where are all the men? I see a few but the ratio of men to women seems a little lopsided. Come on guys! Ladies and gentlemen, I need to fill my table.

    January 12, 2013

    • Dee

      OK, Meg. I'll join your table. From past experience, you can ask an insightful question at the 'right' time!

      1 · January 13, 2013

    • Meg

      Greg, you are absolutely correct. Some of the most insightful comments last year came from the men.

      January 14, 2013

  • Rich

    Hello to all the attendees. I was a moderator of this workshop last year and back again this year to help those that want to uncover the real answers. Most all people I know learned more at those sessions than I could ever explain here so make sure and join us to find out what we discovered. This is truly a "don't miss" workshop where we will discuss sex in an open and honest fashion. Trust me, it's not about the nitty gritty so you need not be scared off thiking so, but we're all open to that too. I invite those of you that think you are completely honest and open minded to join me at my table for serious conversation and lots of laughs. More later...

    1 · January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    That works for me Meg. Thanks

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Am looking forward to this seminar Greg. Speaking for myself, being older and dating primarily also older women I would like to know a woman's perspective on sexuality and would like to share my thoughts and feelings on the subject and get a womans perspective. I have done many wrong things in relationships and never purposely either; just being a typical guy. This sounds like an interesting workshop and I feel that I am never too old to learn what a woman really really wants instead of thinking that what I want is the right and only way. Hope this rambling wordspeak is making sense; guess what I am trying to state is that I want to see if maybe I can learn something for once and get a different perspective or find out something new and let everyone know about my experiences and honest thoughts on matters. Hope this makes sense.

    January 13, 2013

    • Fena

      the most amazing thing about this workshop is that MEN and WOMEN are going to learn things that they will be amazed at. I think one of the biggest eye opener for me was what men think...in a good way. Men are much more sensitive than we give them credit for. They just show it differently!

      January 13, 2013

    • Meg

      Agreed Fena. I was very much surprised and pleased how sensitve and open the men were. I hope to find the same this year.

      January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Diane, Donna. It is great to see that this will be an open adult conversation where we can discuss whatever we want about sex in a respectful manner and learn from each other. Just from the thoughtful postings from Donna and Greg this should be great. Finally, a Sunday afternoon to talk about something near and dear to all of us........Sex and how to learn to be better and more thoughtful about it.

    January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think you should be a moderator. If you decide to do that I am at your table. : )

      January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to honest and open communication about sex. I think that we are all sometimes afraid to admit to what we enjoy because of being judged. Especially if some of it is sort of out of the mainstream ideas of what sex should be in a loving monogamous relationship. Plus some of my girlfriends at this point in life really have no interest in this at all so difficult to talk about the enjoyment of sex with them. Nice to have this environment. At this point in our life sex in my opinion is pure enjoyment between two consenting adults. We are out of childbearing years and have another chapter in our life to open that doesn't involve raising a family and those type of responsibilities. It is important that a couple can relate to each other in all aspects of life at this point. What one couple will enjoy will be different from another.

    January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am in. I do not get home until after 7 and this Wednesday going to a dinner with the Schaumburg Dining Group so unavailable that day. 9:00 PM would be a great time for me any other night but may be too late for most. I could always join after it starts.

      January 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not sure why.. but I don't seem to be able to sign up for the chat. Any special secret I don't know about. ; )

      January 13, 2013

  • Diane S

    It's nice to see a few gentlemen already sharing some information. I think one (or both) should be table moderators. Go for it, guys!

    January 13, 2013

  • Fena

    Drop your items off on your chair and mark your spot, but please circulate and say hello to the existing members AND the new people. The first 45 minutes as people arrive is SOCIAL TIME...that means...SOCIALIZE!!! Don't sit!! Talk to everyone in the room!

    January 12, 2013

    • Dee

      Fena - Just to clarify, when you say the first 45 mins of social time, you're starting that at 4 and not 4:30, correct?

      January 12, 2013

  • Fena

    ALL MODERATORS PLEASE RSVP to this site so that other can see who you are!

    January 12, 2013

  • Fena

    AFTER the workshop is over, we will all head downstairs to have dinner! Share a pizza with a new found friend!

    January 12, 2013

  • Fena

    FYI

    Each table will seat 8-10 people per table. Each table will have a Moderator that will have reviewed the materials and met with Fena prior to the workshop. Each moderator will recruit member to sit at their tables. There will be TWO open slots for new people at EACH table. That means of a table for 10, minus one seat for the moderator, minus two newbie seats, then there are 7 seats to be filled by existing members. We never want the newbies to feel NEW...so we are going to incorporate new people into the existing members groups. Each Moderator will have control of their table and must be respected. Remember that there are 9 people that will want to share their thoughts on this subject. Each person will have a handout that will give all the bullet points that the moderators will lead the group through. There will be munchies on each table. There will also be candies and mints. I ask that when you arrive, DO NOT SIT AND PLANT YOURSELF AT A TABLE.

    January 12, 2013

  • Fena

    Did someone say the "S" word? LOL. Can you believe we are going to talk about THAT subject? LOL. Don't worry. We will be gentle. This workshop will be tasteful, insightful and we will all learn something and along the way, we will have some laughs and get to know each other better!

    January 11, 2013

  • Fena

    Just to clear things up...This MEG is actually Mary Ellen. I am getting e-mails with people saying this is not Meg....Meg Marshall that is...LOL. Meg was one of our moderators/facilitators last year and will be back with her own table THIS year! She will be helping facilitate this workshop...

    So two MEGS this year. One's name is Meg...our Meg and the New Meg..Mary Ellen. Does this clear up the confusion? LOL

    1 · January 10, 2013

    • Fena

      Hey...not to worry. We got it all sorted out! LOL Two Megs....double your trouble, double your fun! Look out Friends....We are going to have fun!

      1 · January 11, 2013

    • Meg

      Meg and I are going to tag team this one...ha ha!

      January 11, 2013

  • Fena

    We now have four moderators! Meg will be returning and our friend Rich Romanowski will be coming back and bringing Mary Beth as a moderator! Rich and Mary Beth met last year when Rich was the moderator of his table and Mary Beth was a new member! See what can happen when you get inside the head and heart of someone in our group.

    January 10, 2013

    • Meg

      BRING IT ON RICH!!!!

      January 11, 2013

  • Fena

    OKAY passengers, Tray tables up, seats in the upright postion, seat belts on, here we go!!! This is going to be fun! Lift off....the banter has started!!!!!

    1 · January 10, 2013

  • Fena

    So the moderators will be recruiting for their tables! Pick who YOU want to sit with! Our moderators will be stopping in to post here and comment on the upcoming event. Stay tuned!

    January 10, 2013

  • Fena

    Mary Ellen will also be a moderator and will be recruiting people for her table!

    January 10, 2013

  • Fena

    Hi Everyone...I will be there from 3 on...if someone wants to come early to have a drink with friends, let it happen! Anyone wanting to meet Suzanne for a drink prior to the event, please come! I will be buzzing upstairs from 3-3:30 to set up and would ask that someone act as host for the new people when they attend.

    January 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are "Friends" going to be having a drink before the workshop ? If so, I'd like to join in for that.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I'll be there at 7pm...looking forward to seeing everyone .

    January 7, 2013

  • Dee

    Woo-ing? Geeze I love that word! I want to be woo-ed!

    January 6, 2013

  • Mitch P.

    I've wanted to attend a number of your workshop/discussion events, but usually have to work on Sundays. Would it be possible to schedule some on Saturdays?

    November 21, 2012

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