Unfortunately things happen and as such all workshops are subject to change without advance notice.
Anal Play for Any Body
In the last 20 years, the number of women openly reporting trying anal sex has doubled. For men, that number continues to grow, with as many as 30% of the heterosexual male population having tried some form of anal play. All things ass play is on the rise, but culturally, we’re still struggling with the fear of messiness, pain, or meaning.
Anal Sadism & Masochism
"Taking Anal Play To Its Limits"
Applying Knots to Rope Bondage
Most common rope bondage ties can be done with using only a half hitch and an overhand knot. This intermediate workshop will show how a variety of new and different knots can be used to create unusual fusion style ties for decorative and restrictive uses. Also knots for making loops and attaching to objects like poles and anchors will be covered. Attention will be given to how the knots are efficiently tied. This workshop will cover safety issues and how to use rope to create an effective scene.
Exploring Intimacy Through Artistry: Practice building connection in the moment. Refine service through constructive communication. Find the unique power and beauty in your own style of Artful Service.
Artistic and Spiritual Cutting: Creating in Flesh & Blood
Nowhere is art more profound than creating in human flesh & blood. Historically cutting has expressed individual identity and been used for societal labeling. We will discuss this history and psychology of body modification, and the raw nature of primal acts, crossovers between Body Art and BDSM, and how we can embrace the union.
As on the Dance Floor, As in the Dungeon
It has been said, "As in life, as in dancing," but the converse is true as well. As in dancing, as in life, particularly a kinky life, where leading and following are part of your daily existence. Who has the harder role? Lead or follow? Or in the context of a D/s relationship, dominant or submissive? Who is responsible for leading? The dominant, of course! Right? But all the time, 24/7, with no missteps? Is that realistic? Who's responsible when a misstep occurs? What of the submissive? What are their responsibilities? Who do you blame for their missteps? After all, they're just following, right?
Bondage For A Beat Down: Rope bondage to facilitate impact play
Want to add a touch of rope bondage to your impact scenes but dont want to spend massive amounts of time tying up your partner before you get to the beating? Then this is the class for you.
Bondage for Sadism and Masochism
Pain is usually our bodies’ way of telling us something is wrong. It stimulates instinctual reactions to avoid, flee, recoil and get away. A lot of S/m play begins with a mastery of pain and how to manage it and let it become some juicy, delicious, endorphin producing elixir. This workshop will be an effort to find the right types of pain for your scene and how to produce that with rope. We will talk about pain to avoid and pain to languish and wallow in. Ties that can cause endurance or gradual pain and those that will strike immediately. When I began my journey in rope it was a means to immobilize someone only, my first mentor changed that by showing me many ways that the pain and S/m can come from just the rope in a variety of delicious ways.
Bottoming for hard impact play
Learn from a professional fighter and lifetime martial artist and energy worker how to take hard impact without permanent injury. We will go over proper breathing, body positioning, centering, angling and the warrior mindset.
Breaking Skin: Decorating the Body
There are so many pretty things we can do! Demos will include making designs with needles and staples, attaching beads and other pretty adornments and using string. This easy handiwork will take breaking skin to a whole new level.
Building Blocks: Key components for rope bondage
This is a hands on, 101 level rope bondage workshop. We will discuss safety and then dive right in to learning ties that can be built on to create complex bondage scenes. Like a chef learning great knife work early on, you can use the skills you learn in this class for years to come.
Caress of Steel - Knifeplay 101
“Caress of Steel” aka Knifeplay 101 is a class designed to acquaint the participants with the uses of knives and similar blades in erotic BDSM play. It is meant not only for the novice but for the more experienced player as well. Due to the inherent risks involved with sharp blades, safety is emphasized at all times.
Chomp!!! - The Art of the Bite
Grrrrrrrrrr…. There’s nothing like the eroticism and sadism of a good bite. This class covers the essentials of biting, both erotic and sadistic. Safety and health issues are emphasized. Anatomy and physiology are discussed. The use of a prosthesis is demonstrated. Various biting techniques will be demonstrated. Also, there will be discussion on the various reasons for biting, including vampiric, animal, etc.
A discussion and demonstration of cigar information, service and cigar play. We will discuss and/or demonstrate how to select, store, cut, light and smoke cigars coupled with discussion and demonstration of techniques for cigar play. We'll talk about where (and where NOT) to purchase premium cigars and what to look for when buying a cigar – especially useful for the novice or a non-smoker sent to purchase cigars for someone else. We'll talk about storing cigars; the ideal temperature and humidity and different storage options.
Connection and Intimacy through Rope Bondage
One of the most beautiful and powerful expressions of Rope Bondage is to connect and share intimate expressions and energy. When the flow of rope opens a channel between partners it allows for an intimate balance, and increased potential. Here Michael Sol will reveal rope bondage’s magic as a connective medium and art of the soul.
The physical aspects of S/m can only go so far in taking people into subspace. Headspace is where it's at. But you don't have to be a hypnotist, psychologist or shaman to get there. Danarama shares a wide range of techniques, from communication-flytraps to home-built props and sleights of hand that you can use to delve into your partner's mind... and play upon their fears in ways that are terrifyingly realistic and effective, yet physically safe and easily wiped away like a bad dream. Featuring live demonstrations, craft instructions, basic practical magicianship and discussions into darker sides like interrogation and brainwashing, Dan will arm you with the tools to take your scenes to a new dimension. We will cover brain-stalking (fka "listening"), seeding and faking expectations, cadence and tone of voice, creating settings, props and plot lines, basic hand sleights, interrogation tips and tricks, and the "Psych!" and return to reality.
Decorative Genitorture and Pleasure with Sharps
Have you ever wanted to become a really good Prick? Here we will take a fun journey that explores sharps for pain and pleasure while making it pretty to boot. We will explore the sensations of pain, pleasure, and how to make a little art in doing so and your partner.
Engage: Dynamic bottoming
Being the receptive partner doesn’t mean that your only value comes from your physical appearance, ability to take pain, or capacity to stay on your knees for hours on end. Bottoming skills are frequently overlooked, but any top who’s had the pleasure of playing with a truly dynamic bottom will agree that they are they are the skillziest skillz in BDSM!
Erotic Conditioning: Playing Between the Ears
The brain is our largest sex organ and our ability to respond to erotic stimuli is adaptable over time. Combining these two ideas with patience and practice we can change what works for ourselves and our lovers. We will cover some basic methods of conditioning our partners. We will talk about incorporating this type of play into D/s relationships. Anchoring an erotic response to a stimuli and then transferring that anchor to another. Increasing the sensitivity and response of certain body parts. We will also discuss the ramifications and risks associated with this play. Some demonstrations of the effects you can achieve will be shown.
Erotic Medical Play
Another of Mistress's specialisms! Fetishes covered can include general exams, enemas, sounds and catheters, infusions. We will discuss the eroticism behind this fetish and why many find it so arousing. Lecture portion will cover the psychological components with a rough outline of the major activities that generally fall under this fetish.
Erotic Rope Chest Harnesses
Few things are sexier than someone tied up with rope around their torso, highlighting their curves and muscles. A well tied harness can also be used for restraint and domination. Come learn different techniques for tying sexy and functional chest ties. In this hands on workshop you will be guided through several traditional and 'fusion' style chest harnesses. These ties bring together the human form, rope and knots to create ties that look and feel like exotic custom clothing. For that matter, add a few scarves in the right place and create your own custom sexy wardrobe.
Electricity is versatile. The buzz and crackle of a violet wand is sexy. The sound of a high-voltage stungun can grab your attention like not much else. Direct nerve and muscle stimulation with TENS-type devices can take you anywhere from a pleasant tickle to a hands-free orgasm; from a silent signal across the room, to instantly folded on the floor. Want to learn about these? We'll talk about all of them and more, with plenty of demonstrations.
Fingerbanging & G-Spot Mastery
An entire workshop on fingering? Yes, and not a moment wasted. Learn nearly fifty ways to let your fingers do the fucking, with dynamic techniques that range from intimately gentle to intensely mind-blowing. Drive her wild by putting imaginative attention on her clit, cunt, ass, and more. Discover how to read your partner's sexual response, find her G-spot and focus on it, even without her uttering a word. Arm your hands with the ability to deliver dozens of amazing sensations using one finger, two fingers, all fingers, thumbs, two hands, forearms, adding vibrators/ticklers/toys, and more...often with squirt-inducing success. We will cover internal geography, preparation and safety, basic techniques (one and two fingers), advanced fingering techniques, two hands and more, and incorporating toys.
From The Slave’s Mouth: Dominance from the Flipside (NEW!)
Perhaps you are curious about exploring your dominant side? Taking control physically in the bedroom, or perhaps dominating your partner beyond your intimate sexual times in ways that engage broader aspects of your lives? Where do you begin? How do you get ‘em to do your bidding? And that eternal question: if the submissive can always say no, who is in charge, really?
Front Hole Fucking: Queering Vagina Sex
Dominant culture tells us that if we fuck the pussy hard and fast enough, we’ll wow her with sensational overload. But when women aren’t the only ones with vaginas, and a speedy fuck is a boring bang, how do we create ecstasy with the person we’re with? Whether you want to play with a hot femme babe or get up close and deeply personal with a transguy, you gotta know a few key things about body and language.
Going Beyond Verbal Communication
Body language, tone of voice, rate of speech and posture are powerful ways we send cues to our partner, often louder than words. Non-verbal communication can be a rich source of information, especially when gags are used, or you have a partner that slips into a deep headspace where words don't seem to exist. With careful attention, you can use these subtle forms of communication to enhance your play, whether you are a top or a bottom. We will show you techniques for gathering visual, tactile and auditory information before and during a scene to create more fluid and intuitive play.
Grappling and Take Downs for BDSM play
Each participant will walk away with the ability to take a larger person to the ground easily in several ways.
Guerilla Suspension Bondage and Photography
Taking rope bondage and suspension rigging out of the dungeon and into the field and getting pictures is a challenging and rewarding activity. In this workshop we will cover the specifics of doing rope work outdoors and in various unusual settings. This workshop will mix hands-on techniques, discussion of how to go about guerilla bondage.
Hojojitsu is the decades old traditional Japanese martial art of capturing and restraining a person with rope.
Intro to Flogging
It’s a Trap: Playful scenes and non-bondage predicaments
This isn’t always serious work we do! Predicaments are all about putting your bottom between the proverbial “rock and hard place” (and laughing as they are flummoxed by their situation). Playful BDSM is about giggling together in scene and making your bottom participate in their own torment.
Leather: What it Was, What it Is, And the Politics of Change
Talk about Fireworks! Because there is an increased interest in learning about the Leather lifestyle - and, perhaps, in adopting it - there has been completely unnecessary friction between eldsters and newbies. This seminar takes a reverent look the birth, evolution, and codification of Leather and its protocols; and then suggests a look at ways in which the great old values and practices can integrate with dynamic new approaches to create a meaningful New Leather for the future of our community. Audience input and general discussion are an integral part of this seminar... come join in!
Life in a Leather Family: It Ain't All Roses!
There is a renewed interest in learning about the Leather lifestyle - and, perhaps, in adopting it. Wanting to live it and actually living it are two different things though!
Masterful Mindfucking:A Cookbook
Mindfucks are a delicious addition to your toybag! However, many people often short-change mindfucking to a single 'trick'ť in a certain scene. This seminar/discussion means to turn your mindfuckery into a dynamic, constant frame of mind; a sadistic lifetime religion if you will! We'll look at how to detect a bottom's weaknesses, how to concoct a 'sting'ť on-the-fly, then how to ride that wave of terror with extensions of your original plan as you play off their reactions.
Military play encompasses a wide variety of BDSM components; many are categorized as advanced or edge play.
Needle Play For The Clueless: How to Stick It To Your Friend Without Getting Blood All Over Everything
Your friends keep posting all those squicky photos of themselves sporting colorful needles in their breasts, cocks, or labia. Scary and edgy, true, but you can’t deny that the corset pattern down someone’s back is attractive, or perhaps you noticed how proud that girl was as she flapped her feathery wings. So at long last you’ve decided to give it a try, or perhaps you have evil plans to decorate your sub.
Needles In Scene: What To Do Beyond Poking Around.
Want to play with needles? Many piercing classes are chiefly about techniques, many of which can be very impressive. This class is different in that its focus is how to construct scenes of which the needles are only a portion of, instead of the entire event. Needle play used can be of any level, including the very basic. We’ll show you how preparations and cleanup can be woven into the scene without ruining the mood or losing the pace. Come and watch as we show how piercing can be part of a very exciting scene.
On the Edge - Erotic Blade Play
Shiny, sharp blades slowly caressing the skin of your victim. Long handled swords between their legs. small hidden blades pressing into flesh..... Miss Simone indulges herself with this topic. One of her favorite types of play, she will cover different types of blades, how to set a scene safely so your victim will be trusting in your capability to wield the blade. Proper care of the blades will be covered.
Learn how to get the most out of your stroke and how to have the stamina to outlast those piggy bottoms. Your body angle and footwork are also important for accuracy and achieving a variety of sensations. In addition, we’ll cover different types of floggers and cats, warm up, reading the bottom, communication, and safety.
Power Plays: Exploring Dominance & Submission
Dominant, Mistress, Master, Owner, submissive, toy, slave, property. We often hear these words in and around the kink community - but what do they all mean? The idea of playing with power in a relationship is intriguing, but where do you start? How do you add a non-egalitarian dynamic to an already-established relationship, and still be friends in the morning? These are some of the questions this class will explore, along with:
Precipice: Extreme edge play
Dripping blood, violent rape, interrogation, assault… playing on the brink can be vastly rewarding, but also psychologically and physically dangerous (which is of course part of the appeal). In this class, Stefanos & Shay will discuss types of edge play scenes, negotiation & aftercare for this type of play, and the how & why of taking yourself (and your partner/s) to the limit… and then pulling them (and yourself) back. There will be numerous demos, including emotional edge play, rape, and rough body play, as well as participatory discussion about “grey limits” and risk awareness in the context of edge play. This class is not for beginners or the faint of heart!
Preparing Your Body for Bondage
We all have our own tricky or problem body parts that sometimes keep us from enjoying certain kinds of bondage for as long as we want. This class is designed to help identify the "prime culprit". Focusing on body awareness, learn how to pick which limits to push and which limits to respect. No matter what your body type or experience level, using stretches and conditioning exercises specific to your body's needs will increase your enjoyment and decrease the chance of injury during bondage play. Please wear loose clothing.
Is there any greater love than an owner for his/her pet, or any greater loyalty than a pet for his/her master? Learn everything you need to know to explore this fun form of BDSM play, whether you are a pet or a trainer. We will cover the basics of pet training, including obedience, tricks, and 'showing' your pet, letting your pet interact with other pets, punishment and reward, treats, and related topics. As with any role play there is a protocol and a vocabulary to learn. We will discuss the difference in intensity levels between sects of our community.
Danarama demonstrates and coaches a wide range of rough sex techniques that can safely make sex feel excitingly brutal while remaining safe, for both women or men in control. After discussing negotiation, mental, and safety factors, Dan and his model dive in and demo dozens of fast and functional arm/body holds, creative use of clothing and furniture for impromptu restraint, powerful sex positions of high exposure or compression, mind-blowing fingerbanging, cruel handjobs, forced oral, hair pulling, slapping, talking dirty, integrating vibrators/toys into the act, orgasm control/denial/forcing, and other imaginative tips and skills to intensify sex. We will cover rough sex safety and negotiation, rough sex holds & clothes, rough sex positions and transitions, rough foreplay, rough fucking action skills, and talking hot and dirty.
Safeword Use Skills
“Yellow, Red, Pineapple?”
"Say yes, say no, initiate play, and negotiate the details -- with confidence!"
Scene negotiations - an easy and adaptable approach with empathy and depth
In the rush to get to the main event, beginners and experienced players alike often gloss over important aspects of pre-play talk that could open the door to far more gratifying scenes. But scene negotiations don’t have to be dry or boring; in fact, they can be exciting foreplay for the mind. By giving negotiation just a little bit more time and thought, you can add power and energy to your scenes that will help you get the most out of your playtime together.
Slaves & Submissive Safe Space: “Be-In” for Submissives & Slaves
Sometimes we just need safe space to vent. In the tradition and following in the footsteps of Viola Johnson’s “Slave Circles,” this guided, moderated, discussion will be facilitated to maximize participation, fellowship, and sharing in a safe space to explore the challenges and triumphs of those who are called to or curious about service, submission, and slavery.
So Smooooth.... Shaving for Service and Eroticism
This class teaches techniques for shaving any area of the body. Safety information is emphasized throughout. Included are discussions on equipment, supplies,and techniques. Some techniques will be demonstrated. Various aspects of both service shaving and erotic shaving will be discussed. This class is gender-neutral and suitable for novices as well as more experienced individuals.
Suspension on the Larger Form
Have you ever been told you are too large to suspend? Have you ever had reservations about suspending someone of size? If so, then this class is for you. Boss has found these two questions to ring true over and over again; so many people shy away from suspension for these two reasons.
The Art of the Sensual Singletail - 101
The Art of the Sensual Singletail
The Art of the Sensual Singletail, - 201
The Art of the Sensual Singletail, - 201
Training; it's not just for puppies anymore
From basic puppy manners to Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, training is hot. Effective training builds relationships through clear power dynamics and behavior refinement. This class will cover the foundations of non-violent training methods (sorry, shock collars and spankings are not part of this curriculum). Then we'll go beyond BF Skinner to explore techniques for building hot and connected training experiences.
Tying a Pretty Package: Cock & Ball Bondage
Bondage is the most popular form of CBT. This will be a hands-on class where you will learn a variety of ways to tie the family jewels. I’ll bring the materials you will need; you bring a partner! You’ll see how well he responds to having his cock and balls restrained, stretched and manipulated. If you are single, show up anyway and we will try to match people up.
Tying for connection
This is not a workshop about knots or specific rope ties – this presentation is about ways to approach rope bondage as a conduit for deep emotional and physical connection between play partners. People new to rope bondage often get caught up in learning the technical aspects of applying rope safely and securely. However, for many rope enthusiasts the most intense pleasures come from learning to concentrate on the way both you and your partner feel as the rope is applied. For Tops this can be about the way it feels to wield power as you restrain a vulnerable human being who is responding to your presence and intent. For bottoms it can be about reveling in the sensations of having rope woven around you by a partner who is focused on you and the intimacy that rope can create and enliven. This presentation and hands-on workshop will touch on a variety of ways that riggers and rope bottoms can start to focus on the connections they forge with each other through rope.
What the Fuck Kind of Pervert Are You: Knowing Yourself, Knowing Your Kink
So many of us exploring alternative sexuality do so with little introspection and rusty communication skills. Ask 100 kinksters why they do WIITWD (What It Is That We Do) and you’ll hear fewer coherent responses than you think. Self-knowledge and the capacity to speak out your fantasies, desires, wants, and needs is absolutely necessary. But if you were asked, right now, what your core kinks are . . . what motivates you . . . what scares you . . . what is it you expect to get out of the Scene, and what the hell you bring to the table - do you have the language to address these issues?
When Less is More: Simple & Sexy Leathercare for the Non-Bootblack
Bootblacking & leathercare.
Wrestling for Fun
Wrestling with a lover is hot, but also an easy route to injuries. How can we improve both our safety and our fun? Martial arts training assumes an uncooperative adversary that at best we have only vague preference for not injuring. We, on the other hand, might want the other person ready for sex in a few minutes. Come explore ways to adapt and enhance basic martial skills and body awareness with an eye toward mutual enjoyment.