Do you sometimes find sex confusing, complicated, or difficult?
Do you feel stuck or frustrated in your sex-life?
Do you want to be more sexually self-confident?
Do you desire to open yourself to greater sexual possibilities?

Break through long-held beliefs that keep you locked in unconscious shame.
Learn healing techniques to release negative emotions that hold back your sexual freedom.
Experiment with options to fulfill more of your sexual desires.
Receive and give intentional, arousing touch with respect for your personal boundaries.
Build a stronger “sex-esteem.”

Explore your sexuality with other men in a safe and nurturing environment. Participate in sexy group exercises, honest sharing, lively facilitation and a few fun surprises, to more fully experience a rich, satisfying and open-hearted sex life.

Some quotes from participants:

"This workshop touched both my heart and my libido in ways I did not expect. While it was not the first time I've been in a room full of naked men in a sexually charged situation it was the first time I've felt such a deep connection and respect for our common history and disparate paths. I left with my heart a bit softer and my libido recharged."
-- Tim, Los Angeles

"Attending the M2M workshop was a wonderful opportunity to peel back the layers and connect with other men in a safe, relaxed and non-threatening way. Learning that we share many of the same issues -- regardless of our age, race or background -- helped to bring us together and build a stronger community with deeper connections."
-- Eric, San Francisco

"This workshop was one of the most intimate experiences with other men that I have ever had. It allowed for a look into myself -- at my preconceptions, my beliefs, my fears, and desires. It truly was a life-changing day. And it was a blast on top of it!"
-- Tom M., San Francisco

>>>> Click to hear Mark and Jallen talk about the workshop <<<<
>>>> and their background on Darren Main's Podcast. <<<<

Upcoming Workshops:

There are no upcoming workshops shceduled at this time.


Cost: $150. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Portions of the day will be clothing optional.

Registration Information for Max M2M Pleasure:

Since we can accommodate a limited number of participants we ask that you register in advance by filling out a registration form and paying the fee. You can do this one of two ways.

1. You can print up the PDF registration form and mail it with your check made payable to: Jallen Rix. Send to***:

Max M2M
c/o Mark Hollenstein
1050 East San Jacinto Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262

*** If you are sending in this reg. form and check LESS THAN ONE WEEK before the workshop date, call us first to work out the details so that we don't miss it in the mail.415-902-1080

2. You can download the registration form as a word document, fill it out and email it to:
Then, pay your registration fee online using PayPal and a credit card. Go to the Paypal home page and click on the words "send money." Follow the steps and send your fee to:

If you have further questions, feel free to email us at:

Mark Hollenstein is a certified massage therapist, personal trainer and group exercise instructor, life coach and former pastor, who has helped people transform their lives for over 30 years! His passion for helping gay men step into their authentic selves, free of religious and societal shame, fuels his healing work in sacred sexuality. His humor and clear-cut compassionate style make him approachable and fun.

Jallen Rix holds a doctorate of education in sexology, as well as degrees in theology and creative arts. He maintains a private practice in phone consultations and sex coaching. He is a sex columnist for and, and has his own cable access TV Show, Sex Ed in Bed. He specializes in sexual health and pleasure for singles and couples, “ex-gay” recovery, religious abuse, and creativity in sexual learning.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Here's a few questions that get asked about the workshop all the time... along with our answers, too. If you have more questions, please do contact us about them.

"What exactly will be going on?" (said in a scandalous tone)
This is a fun workshop of interactive exercises and education, which starts a process that continues throughout the day. Each activity is built on the one before it, resulting in more sexual pleasure, awareness, healing and freedom by the end of the workshop. Let's face it, in our society we all can use more touch and sexual understanding. Often times, the only way this can be achieved is through experiences. Participants will support and empower each other to learn better communication and touch skills. Not just a pat on the back, but connecting in ways that feel good. We (Mark and Jallen) will be there constantly to make sure the space stays a safe environment. You will NOT be jacking others off, and no one will be cumming. Most of all, these fun activities are designed for you to take home with you and enjoy in your own life. Join us and find out what good things could happen for you in this workshop.

"Who is this workshop for?"
Besides you, this workshop is designed for gay and bisexual men who want to more fully enjoy their sexuality. We have had men attend who are in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's (80's anyone?). These men are of many different ethnicities. We have had monogamous couples attend together; guys in open relationships attend individually and single guys who want to be in relationships -- or not. Men of all shapes and sizes have enjoyed this experience together. Since sexuality can reflect just how diverse humanity can be, we have purposefully designed the day for just about any kind of man that likes men.

"What if I don't want to take my clothes off?"
You don’t have to! We will not make you do anything beyond your boundaries. You can count on everyone respecting wherever you draw your lines. This workshop is just like Aretha Franklin -- it's all about: RESPECT. At the same time, this workshop allows participants to stretch yourselves a little -- experimenting by going a bit beyond your current comfort zone. That's what experimenting is about, but the bottom line is you will always be in complete control of what you chose to do.

"I don't know, this seems like a tall order to fit into just one day."
Well, you got us there. The one-day workshop is a stand-alone experience. It's an opportunity to grow and change and take many skills home to use in your life. However, the workshop is also a condensed version of a weekend intensive retreat that will be offered soon. We have found that once participants get started and they see how beneficial this process can be, they don't want to stop. Without tooting our horns, lots of wonderful experiences can result when just one day is spent with us discovering the potential of your sexual freedom. Give it a try! You have nothing to lose but old ways of being that no longer serve you!

"What if this opens up all kinds of issues for me?"
We have been leading workshops and retreats for over 2 decades. We are skilled and trained to support you in the moment as your experience unfolds. Additionally, we have immediate resources to offer you in finding the best way to take care of yourself. Furthermore, we are often available the day after a workshop to make appointments individually if you want some face to face time with either of us.

“We are delighted to join forces to bring you this exciting hands-on experience.
See you there!” — Mark & Jallen

>>>> Click to hear Mark and Jallen talk about the workshop <<<<
>>>> and their background on Darren Main's Podcast. <<<<

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Welcome to the homepage of

Maximizing M2M Pleasure.

Workshops and retreats for gay men's sexuality
facilitated by: Sexologist, Dr. Jallen Rix, “The GaySexpert.”
And by: Life Coach and Massage Healer, Mark Hollenstein.