2020 Workshops

Unfortunately things happen and as such all workshops are subject to change without advance notice.


Age Play 101: Littles & Middles to Grandmas & Grandpas

Miss Chris

While you wouldn’t think a 30 year old "girl" coloring in a child’s coloring book while dressed as an eight year old to be particularly provocative, it’s amazing the different misconceptions that people even right here in the BDSM community have about Age Play. The overly simple definition of Age Play is that it is a type of role playing that involves either age REgression or age PROgression – assuming a persona younger or older than oneself. There are a few different categories within Age Play, including Littles Play, Elder Play and AB/DL Play (Adult Baby & Diaper Lover) but fundamentally we are talking about the simple act of not acting ones age. Miss Chris presents from both a little’s perspective (9 yr old cappy) as well as a MommyDommy perspective (Big Momma) on the wonderful, empowering and nurturing aspects of Age Play.

Keywords

Age play, taboo, role play

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none

 

 

Barbed Wire: It's Not Just For Cattle

JustRob

Barbed Wire, a.k.a The Devil's Rope is a very versatile edge play implement. In this class we will explore the use of barbed wire for bondage, for predicament, for impact, for aesthetics and for blood. We will also discuss some safe handling best practices and hygiene concerns with regards to playing with barbed wire. Come learn that Barbed Wire is not just for cattle!

Keywords

Blood, barbed wire, impact, piercing

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Understanding of basic play piercing/blood play safety protocols and procedures.

 

 

Basic Scene Building Blocks with rope

Lubegirl

You’ve learned a single and a double column, now what do you do with it? From sadistic fun to practical application for scene usage (such as impact), come learn ways to utilize what you know to build a fun and satisfying scene on the floor.

Keywords

Impact, rope, bondage,

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
3+ Hanks of Rope, a cutting tool, and potentially one or two impact toys you like! Tops should understand how to tie a single column and a double column. Bottoms attending should have some natural understanding of good vs bad pain and how to communicate issues.

 

 

Beating Suspension Stereotypes: Suspension for Larger Individuals

Lubegirl

Do you constantly find yourself tying folks taller than you? Is gravity getting you down when you're trying to lift someone into the air? Are you a bottom whose been told that because you're (insert excuse here) you can't be suspended? Come learn techniques to adapt your suspension and make it easier on you and your bottom while perpetuating the idea that suspension can be for everyone.

Keywords

Rope, bondage, suspension, body positivity

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Riggers should know both a suspension worthy chest (box tie/hands free) and lower body (waist/hip) harness. Bottoms should have an understanding of good vs bad pain and communicate issues. Natural and Synthetic ropes welcome in this class and a full suspension kit (8-15 ropes, carabiners, straps, ring, cutting tool, etc) should be brought to class.

 

 

Becoming a Sexually Dominant Woman

Princess Kali

There are a lot of myths about powerful women and they can get in the way when you want to tap into your femme power. Fortunately, Princess Kali can make it much easier to be both strong and feminine. She’ll help you discover your dominant persona and style, offer tips on becoming comfortable in that role, show you a few basic kinky toys, get you started on using sexy verbal play, and more. She’ll even give you some ideas for bringing service submission into your play so your partner can pamper you the way you deserve! Let your powerful side out and see how much fun she can be! This workshop focuses on women with male partners.

Keywords

Dominance, Femme, D/s.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You

Midori

Ever feel boxed in by the definition and expectations of kinky sex? Do you want more fulfilling play? Would you like a more effective way to find out what the other person really wants and minimize scene failure? Want to better answer the question of "what are you into?" and have better play times? Find your self dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desire accepted? Want to figure out how to create a multi person scene where everyone is happy? You're not alone! Ever notice the expectation that sadist must be a dominant and a submissive must be a masochist? Or vice a versa... Is this right? Wrong! Join Midori in this this hugely popular and unique class where she explodes the standard definitions of kink roles and expands the idea of what kink is all about. In "Beyond Twisted," she maps out a fine-tuned and flexible framework that anyone can use to help better describe their adventurous appetites. The first step to fulfilling your desire is to better understand them and effectively and appealingly sharing that with others. This is a class for those who want better play, or those don't quite fit into the standard boxes... and for anyone who's curious about their own possibly untapped potential!

Keywords

None Specified

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
This class is 2 hours long.

 

 

Breathless

Redrobin

There's nothing quite like the exhilaration of having and controlling a person's ability to breathe, or of giving yours to someone else! In this demonstration based workshop, we're going to start off by getting nice and nerdy and discuss how the human body reacts to being without air, or of limited blood flow to the brain. Topics such as safety, minimizing risks, and paying at home vs at play parties will be discussed. Then brace yourself for some breathtaking demonstrations including methods, tips, tricks, and more!

Keywords

Edge play, breath play, air chokes, blood chokes, asphyxiation

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Possible trigger warning for choking. It's a taboo form of play, which will be discussed.

 

 

Care of a Master’s Leather

Sir Luke, His victor

Beyond domestic, cerebral, and masochistic services slaves provide, leathercare is one of the most intimate acts that can be offered to a Master. Caring for their second skin, the leather they wear for formal occasions that displays their history, is an honor and a privilege not to be taken lightly. From the Wescoes or Corcorans on their feet, to the iconic Muir caps, we will cover both how to care for and shine leather, and the intent and ritual that can be infused into the act itself.

Keywords

Leathercare, bootblacking, erotic leathercare

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Basic understanding of leathercare is helpful, but not required. Folks can bring their own leathercare kits (preferred).

 

 

Come on Barbie, let's go party! Dollification 101

Miss Chris

Welcome to the fantastic world of Dolls and their Makers, where objectification meets role play, and pure fantasy becomes real. Learn about the many types of Dolls, their motivations, and how they express their kink through the creative vision of their Makers. We'll be looking at the very unique D/s dynamics possible, how art plays a valuable role, the connection between Dollification and Bimbofication and finally we'll discuss how to incorporate consent into a sometimes voiceless scene.

Keywords

This class involves objectification, potentially age play, potentially sex

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none

 

 

Creative Strategies for Erotically Mixed Relationships

Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST, Nancy Owen, MA, LMHC, CST

In this workshop, participants will be invited to discover creative ways for working through differing erotic blueprints. Sometimes people in relationships do not match in their unique sexual desires. One partner may be interested in certain kink activities and the other partner desires a more traditional sex life. Other times, one partner desires monogamy when another partner seeks to explore an open relationship. Mia and Nancy specialize in helping people navigate these erotic discrepencies. Come learn creative solutions to get “unstuck” and have effective conversations about your sexual needs and desires.

Keywords

kink, polyamory, relationship, therapy, skills, communication, desire discrepancy, erotic mix

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Dark Interrogation

Boss Boar

What’s your most taboo fantasy? Not the type of question you usually hear in an interrogation. In this style of interrogation, the answers are the bottom’s deepest secrets. The obstacles are the bottom’s shame and self-preservation. The tools are pain and fear. Delving into a bottom’s psyche like this can have a multitude of purposes. It can be to tap into their shame and humiliate them, re-enforce a long-lasting power dynamic, or explore things the bottom has even hidden from themselves. Boss Boar will discuss his approach to this intense style of play by covering topics such as:
• Why to do a scene like this
• How to negotiate a dark interrogation
• How to build the atmosphere
• Torture methods

Trigger warning: This class may mention subjects such as abuse and rape.

Keywords

Rape, abuse, interrogation, psychological, edge play

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Demystifying Leather

Ivarr B. (Mr. Oregon State Leather 2019)

Leather, as an identity, is a deeply personal experience. Unfortunately, when we share something so personal with a larger group, a lot of myth and not-entirely-accurate folklore tends to build up around it.

This focused discussion is intended to dispel some of those myths for folx new to or curious about the Leather community. It will provide a little history of Leather identity, some observations on how the community has changed over the years, and provide safe space for questions that most newcomers want to ask but rarely do.

Show up with an open mind, plenty of questions, and the understanding that there is no monolithic way to be Leather.

Keywords

Leather, Leather Culture, Leather history

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Dildos to Dicks: A User's Guide from a Queer Woman's Perspective

Redrobin

Complete dick inclusivity! Whether it's a dildo, a toy, or biological, this workshop will be exploring the many ways to use, pleasure, care for, and make the most of your member! There will be technical comparisons, along with tips and tricks, harness demonstrations (including cloth, leather, and rope) and some fucking of holes!

Keywords

live demonstrations with non-bio dicks including wearing non-bio dicks, handjobs, blowjobs, face fucking, vaginal penetration

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Enabling ability: Playing with Disabled Partners

Ferris Oxide (Mx. International Olympus Leather 2019)

People do not consider the multitude of ways people with physical or mental impairments are not inherently disabled. Disability actually comes from engaging with environments that are disabling. However, there are ways to engage with disabling environments to accomdate partners with impairments.

What would play look like if our environments were friendly and accomodating to people with impairments? How can I make my environment one that enables ability for someone who is deaf, blind, autistic, or mobility impaired? What is dark disability play?

Keywords

Disability, Accommodation, Respect, Capacity

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Engage: Dynamic bottoming

Shay, Stefanos

Bottoming skills are often overlooked, but they are they are the skillziest skillz in BDSM! Whether your dynamic is brat play or high protocol D/s, there are verbal and non-verbal methods you can use during a scene to give feedback and guidance to ultimately make a more satisfying experience for yourself and your partner(s).

In addition to the focus on in-scene communication, this class will include interactive activities to help you approach tops for play, discussion about negotiation (hint: it isn’t just passively being interrogated by the top!), and tips on taking care of yourself before & after a scene.

Keywords

Bottoming, bottoms, submissive, communication, negotiation

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None :-)

 

 

Enough To Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation

Princess Kali

Humiliation is such a complex and varied fetish that many lifestyle and professional players hesitate to delve very deeply into the many fun options for embarrassing, degrading or humiliating their submissive. After attending this workshop however, both light and heavy players will be equipped with exciting new ideas to use and expand upon. Everything from dehumanization, to chastity training, to verbal humiliation and water-sports will be discussed, as well as How to Humiliate Happily- the ways to make sure that everyone is getting what they need from the experience.

Keywords

Embarrassing, degrading, humiliating, dehumanization, chastity training, water-sports

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
This class is an overview class and is great for kinksters at any experience level, whether they're just getting started with humiliation play or want to have a more concise understanding of the humiliation play they're already doing.

 

 

Father Bless Me For I have Sinned

Mina Hart

Religion is an aspect of life that evokes a host of images in almost every person. From the catholic school girl with her skirt thrown up, the priest diddling boys, or the sister wives in prairie dresses we all react in some way to religious icons. No matter how you identify, religion holds some kind of power for you. Join us as we explore the sacrilegious, the playful and the dark aspects of religious play.

Keywords

religion, priest, nun, catholic, sex

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Feeling Sparks: Electroplay and sensual sadism

Ferris Oxide (Mx. International Olympus Leather 2019)

Many people are afraid to play with electricity, but that is because the versatility isn't talked about much. This class introduces the various kinds of electricity and ways to play with it to produce a range of sensations that can be both painful and pleasurable. This course includes discussing common pervertables and the different methods of conductivity for: Estim, Violet Wand, and Stun Gun.

Keywords

Electroplay, Electricity, E-stim, Violet wand, neon wand, stun gun, sensual sadism, sensation play

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Feeling the Pressure: A Pressure Points Class

Boss Boar

Go hands on! Pain and power are at your fingertips with this class on pressure points. By perverting years as a paramedic and martial artist, BossBoar will teach you to skip the impact play and directly access your partner’s nervous system using only your hands. Regardless of size, learn to leverage body mechanics to leave any bottom writhing in pain. Never leave home without your toy bag again!

This will start with a short demo, followed by a comprehensive lecture on the components of a pressure points scene, ending with a practice session. This will be heavily hands-on! Be sure to come hydrated and energetic. He highly recommends tops/switches bring a partner, as much of the class will be practicing locating and applying pressure points. Bottoms are encouraged to attend to learn more about the pleasures and potential pitfalls of this unusual style of play.

Keywords

rough body play, impact, pressure points

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Female Presenting Tops in a Male Dominated Culture

Redrobin

How do female presenting folks embrace and wear their ‘Top Hat’ when mainstream culture strongly pushes sexual and emotional passivity towards men? How has the societal pressure for ‘women’ to be a bottom/submissive affected everyone, and what can we do about it? How does a female presenting top find their sexual empowerment?

How do we get by in this world – and better yet, how do we improve it?

Keywords

feminism

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none

 

 

Femme Bootblacking 101

Gretchen IMsBB 2019

What is a bootblack? Are there femme bootblacks? This class will start with some bootblack history and its position within the Leather community before going into the benefits and difficulties of being a femme bootblack, how to set up and run a stand with firm boundaries, how to diffuse situations where femme bootblacks are made to feel unwelcome, etc. It will be a mostly discussion-type class but with enough interest, will start to delve into having fun using one’s “feminine wiles” in and out of the stand whether you are bootblacking as a service or a scene.

Keywords

Bootblack, history, femme

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Fight Back: Resistance Play

Shay, Stefanos

Scenes involving struggle can be devilishly hard to create and manage. This class will give an overview of the physicality, techniques, and psychology of resistance play. Negotiation specific to this type of scene, risk awareness, and basic risk mitigation will be covered, in addition to tips and tricks, specific physical methods for taking and surrendering control, pressure points, incorporating tools, and more. This is an edge play class, and includes multiple demos as well as optional hands-on components.

Keywords

This class involves resistance play, forced sex scenes, CNC.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Body knowledge and risk awareness to participate at a level safe for you. Note that this is an edge play class and includes demos that may be triggering.

 

 

Fistastic! Giving Your Lover a Hand

Melody Anne

Do you enjoy the feeling of being filled by a few of your partner’s fingers, and wonder how their whole hand might feel? Maybe you’re already a fisting enthusiast and can’t get enough, or perhaps you just want to figure out how to get past that last damn knuckle! In any case, fisting can be a physically intense, deeply intimate, powerful, and even transcendental experience. Join Melody Anne – a self-proclaimed fisting slut – for a unique, bottom-led live demo workshop on the ins and outs of fisting. Learn all about anatomy, sexual response, safety, lube, and hands-on (hands-in?) techniques, all while delving into the depths of what makes fisting so hot! While this class will briefly touch upon anal fisting, its primary focus will be on fisting of the vaginal variety, Melody Anne’s area of sexpertise.

Keywords

This class involves fisting, genital nudity, sex toys, penetration, and (loud!) orgasms, and may involve visible bodily fluids (e.g. squirt, vaginal fluids, etc.)

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
No requisite skills or materials necessary, just bring an open mind and your erotic curiosity!

 

 

Flogging Fundamentals: Energetic Flow

Courtney Jane

When getting involved in BDSM, one of the most common toys found in the dungeon is the flogger. Typically associated with a thud over sting, it carries a weight that can be heard from across the room. Like a dance, its energy flows naturally through the motions of its swing. The intention of that energy varies from sensual, rhythmic, and meditative to harsh, aggressive, and brutal. This class focuses on the energetic exchange of a flogging scene and ways to use it as a tool without having all the technical skills. As a fundamentals class for floggers, we will also discuss traditional materials, safety, negotiation, and techniques for using the flogger. A partner is not necessary for this class as this is a lecture and demo. Unlike many classes out there, Courtney Jane will perform a genuine scene with her bottom to demonstrate the different energies incorporated into flogging to create an experience worth remembering. We will then break down what you noticed and provide you with essential information to enhancing not only your flogging scene, but all scenes you participate in.

Keywords

Flogging, Impact, Energy Exchange

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Fucking With Gender

Carter Brûlée

Let’s be real, gender is a complex and multifaceted construct. There are so many aspects from gender identity, to gender presentation, and gender expression, before we even get into the societal contributions and gender roles and expectations. This class focuses on the many diverse ways you can play with gender in kink. Whether you are hoping to explore alternative presentations, affirm someone’s identity, embarrass them, or play with darker things like gender dysphoria, this discussion-based class explores the many facets of gender play and discusses negotiation considerations, strategies for fucking with gender in your play.

Keywords

gender, humiliation, affirmation, dysphoria, edge play

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Gender Trouble: Playing with Trans People and Beyond the Binaries

Ferris Oxide (Mx. International Olympus Leather 2019)

People make many assumptions about others when they are playing together, that they may not even be aware of. Gender is only one thing that shouldn’t be assumed when playing with a trans or non-binary person. This class addresses how to respectfully play with and affirm people who identify as trans/non-binary. This class will answer questions such as:
•What are common terms?
•How can I provide a safe and comfortable space for my trans/non-binary partner to discuss their desires and limits?
•How can I play with a trans/ non-binary partner in
a way that is respectful?
•How can I signal support for the trans community?

Keywords

Sex, Gender, Affirming language, Transgender, Non-binary, Genderqueer, Accommodation, Respect

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Just Quillin': Porcupine Quills for Sadists

JustRob

Piercing doesn't have to just be metallic and medical. In this class we will discuss the details around using porcupine quills for piercing play. Class will include safety concerns, how to acquire quills, and techniques for play. A hands-on demo will be included if possible.

Keywords

Blood, quills, piercing

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Understanding of basic play piercing/blood play safety protocols and procedures.

 

 

Kill ‘Em With Kindness: Scenes of Affirmation

Carter Brûlée

We often talk about playing with degradation but spend less time talking about the opposite. What exactly is a scene of affirmation and what does affirmation look like in play? In this class, we discuss motivations for playing with kindness and empowerment and strategies for creating affirming experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the themes and concepts discussed through demonstrations and exercises throughout the class.

Keywords

humiliation, affirmation, emotional play

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Participants will need to arrive in class open to participating in group activities.

 

 

Kinkology: The Psychology of BDSM

Melody Anne

We all have our reasons for getting into BDSM, but what would Freud say? Okay, perhaps we should scrap Freud and his outdated ideas, but if you want to learn more about what makes us kinksters tick, this is the class for you! Geek out with Melody Anne, a sex research assistant, while exploring and discussing the latest empirical literature on sadism, masochism, and all of the kinks in between. For example, did you know that BDSM can affect hormone levels and create altered states of consciousness? Want to find out why bondage and rollercoaster rides have similar effects on sexual attraction? From examining what motivates us to explore kink to the effects of BDSM on the brain, you'll be sure to leave this workshop having learned something new about the innermost workings of the kinky mind!

Keywords

This class involves discussion of BDSM, psychology, mental illness, stigma, trauma and abuse, consent, gender, sex, and includes some gendered language.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
No requisite skills or materials required, just bring an open mind!

 

 

Manipulation of the Bound and Unbound on the Floor

OkieNawa

This workshop will address approaches to moving people during floor work transitions (standing to floor, upright kneeling, broken position and lying position.) We will also cover erotic posing of individuals who are being tied. Three to four ropes at approximately 8 meters (25-30 ft.) with a diameter of 5-6 mm (1/4-3/8 inches) will be needed.

Keywords

floor work, rope, tying

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Must know how to tie a single column tie

 

 

Nipple Play

John Pendal

Nipples are great fun to play with! This class looks at many ways to include nipples in a BDSM scene including abrasion, clamps (home made and bought), weights, things you can do with your hands, suction, biting, foodstuffs, temperature play, impact play, predicaments, temporary piercings and health risks.

Keywords

(definitely) Impact (optional) blood

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

On the Edge of Consent

Sir Luke, His victor

Consensual nonconsent is like riding a rollercoaster; once the lap bar is lowered, we have committed to staying along for the ride until it’s over, even if we throw up, a screw comes loose, or the car comes completely off the track. Why would someone knowingly engage in this level of risk? In consensual nonconsent, we take the thrill of the ride, harness its innate power, and incorporate it into how we play, fuck, and live to create encounters with reduced risk and elevated accountability.

Join us as we delve into an intense, thought-provoking, and possibly challenging topic that pulls back the layers of what makes CNC fundamentally different from rape or violated consent. We will explore the deep physical and psychological satisfaction that comes from engaging in CNC.

Keywords

CNC, M/s, behavior modification, rape play, emotional sadomasochism

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Clear understanding of consent (we will cover), self advocacy, understanding of power exchange dynamics

 

 

Overcoming Mental Illness in an M/s Dynamic

Sir Luke, His victor

Mental illness feels like a secret we hide in the closet; it has become the hush-hush of the Leather and kink community. Phrases like, “Don’t put your dick in crazy,” “Safe, sane, consensual,” are all well-meaning but overshadowed by stigma. When we isolate and shun our community members as unsafe because of their diagnoses, we deny them sexual and spiritual liberation.

Those living at the intersection of consensual power dynamics and mental illness live with a unique set of barriers. From maintaining consistency to creating rituals that alleviate symptoms, the vastness of techniques can feel overwhelming in an already turbulent time. Our goal is to guide you through the process. We will discuss the transition to living with mental illness, the struggles of recovery, and the toolbox we use to maintain a positive, thriving power dynamic even with mental illness.

Keywords

M/s, mental illness, suicidality, mental health, neurodivergence

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Understanding of or exposure to Master/slave relationships.

 

 

Paint it Red: Blood Draws for Ritual and Play

Shay, Stefanos

Blood is powerful stuff, and harnessing this in scene can bring a new level of spirituality to your play, be used to command primal fear in your partner…or, hell, you can just use it as fingerpaint! This class has three sections. First, Shay, a phlebotomy expert, will discuss the technical how-to of obtaining blood using butterfly needle sets. This will include brief information and demo on negotiation, safety considerations, and practical tips and tricks. The second section will deal with what to DO with that beautiful blood, including a demonstration of a blood ritual scene. Finally, Stefanos & Shay will allow time for guided practice. Supplies for in-class use will be provided.This class is NOT full or formal phlebotomy training—it’s only an hour and a half, after all! This class is NOT full or formal phlebotomy training. The instructor’s perspective is focused on risk mitigation and harm reduction, and inspiration regarding the spiritual and spiritual and D/s sides of blood play.

Keywords

This class involves blood, medical play, ritual and energy work.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Foundational knowledge of sharps handling, bodily fluid containment, setting up a clean zone, glove use, etc. If you’d like to practice, you should come to this seminar with an enthusiastically consenting partner.

 

 

Pet Play 101: The Critter Within

Adventure Pup, Pup Timber

Are you curious about pet play but don’t know where to start? This class is a great introduction to the world of pet play, what it is, why folks love it, the different kinds of pets and dynamics, how to find your identity in the scene, and how to safely enjoy this community-building kink. Resources will be provided for attendees to pursue their interests further.

Keywords

Pet play, puppy play

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Plural Dating 201

Dr. Liz Powell

Take your multiamorous dating skills to the next level!

So many people in non-monogamous relationships feel like dating can be rough. When your partner is off with someone else, they feel fear, anxiety, jealousy, and insecurity. They try everything they can think of to get past it but are still struggling.

On the other side, some folks come back from a date, high and happy, to find their energy is hard for their sweetie to receive. They inadvertently step on toes and create conflict when they just wanted to share their excitement or disappointment.

In this workshop, we’ll cover the skills needed to move more smoothly through your dating life. We'll look at how to take care of yourself while your partner is on a date with someone else and we'll examine how you can decompress after a date to return to your sweetie in a way that brings you closer.

Keywords

Polyamory, non-monogamy, dating

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Pen/pencil

 

 

Relationships on Purpose

Dr. Liz Powell

Are you tired of falling into relationships that don’t fit for you? Learn how to stop feeling frustrated and start getting what you want and need from your relationships!

Most people when they date “end up” in their relationships; what if we consciously designed them instead? Instead of worrying that no one will ever “get you,” you’ll set yourself up with a “user manual” that will help any partner show up for you the way you want and need!

In this workshop, we’ll practice thinking about the factors that make for a strong relationship that’s the right fit for you. You’ll explore what commitment means to you and what commitments you’re making to your partners and yourself. In addition, you’ll get dedicated time to explore what your wants and needs look like in relationships, looking at factors like time, how you feel love, how you show love, and the nitty gritty of how relationships unfold.

Keywords

Polyamory, non-monogamy, dating

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Pen/pencil

 

 

Role-play for Everyone

Princess Kali

Have you ever fantasized that you were a ruthless Pirate King taking advantage of a willing wench? Or how about a doctor giving a patient a "special" examination? Maybe you’re a student who needs a better grade in math class? Whatever your desires and fantasies, role-play can be a fun way to bring them out and explore new facets of your imagination. If you’ve ever wanted to give it a try and didn’t know how to get started, this workshop with is for you! She’ll help you create personas and characters, develop dialogue to keep things hot, make or find costumes and props, and much more. Come learn how to tap into your creative side to have all sorts of new sexual adventures and more fun than you thought possible! This class is open to individuals and couples.

Keywords

Role playing, fantasy,

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Rope: Control & Dominance Moves

Midori

Learn effective rope moves to enhance your play.
Whatever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides.

Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun!
No experience necessary.

Keywords

Rope, hands-on, body control

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Bring: Two or three length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Wear: Comfortable clothing. Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice. This workshop is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.

 

 

Safety & How to Engage in Play Piercing.

Tom Hill The_Carnie

Play piercing is done for the purpose of enjoyment (or pain) rather then permanent body decoration. It can be a form of self-expression, ritual, self-discovery, sexual pleasure, and entertainment. The endorphin high from play piercing can create a variety of sensations.  This class will demonstrate safe practices and techniques for those interested in exploring this kind of play. You will be coached on the connections that can be established between the piercer and pierced. We will also discuss the more extreme form of piercings. This class is part lecture and part hands-on.

Keywords

Needles, Sharps, Blood

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Scalpels, Needles, and Knives: Oh My!

Boromoy, amari

The things we fear often bring us closer. In this class we will discuss and demo how mindfucks, as well as blood sports allow a deeper connection to our partners. We will demonstrate a variety of techniques using conventional and unconventional implements.

Keywords

blood, relationship, cutting, mind fucks

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
N/A

 

 

Scene Negotiations: A Mindful Approach

Mia Fine, MS, LMFT, CST

We all have our own desires we are looking to experience, either in a scene or in a relationship. Many of us are attracted to the holistic experiences resulting from a temporary redistribution of authority, hierarchy, or control. Communicating those desire isn't always easy or straightforward. A comprehensive BDSM scene negotiation takes honesty, intentionality, self-awareness, and time.

In this workshop Mia will show you integrate scene negotiation skills and sex therapy tools of emotional awareness, consent, and mindfulness. Mia will demonstrate a live partnered scene negotiation. With explicit and enthusiastic consent, attendees will be invited to participate in their own practice of scene negotiations. This is a purely educational workshop with interactive components.

Keywords

Negotiations, consent, communication, emotional awareness, and mindfulness

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Sensational Head Play: Hair Pulling and Face Slapping for Play

Courtney Jane

When done correctly, hair pulling and face slapping can leave your eyes rolling in the back of your head, falling deeper into a headspace, and closer to your partner than imagined. This class covers psychology, safety, technique, and many examples of how to bring your partner to their knees. A partner is not needed, but this will be an all-encompassing lecture, demo, and hands-on class. Note that this subject starts with hair pulling and ends with face slapping, to provide education on both topics, and allows space between the two if face slapping is triggering/ hard limit/ too edgy to attend that portion. Come learn a few new ways to take your partners' breath away.

Keywords

Impact, edge play, face, head

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Sensual Whipping in the Dungeon

Jonn Ireland

This workshop is for beginning to experienced Whipsters. Bring your whips. I will also have a few whips for you to borrow. You will learn to read the bottom and be able to adjust your scene accordingly. Learn several different ways to throw a Snake and Signal Whips that will become the basis of your scenes and learn to use a Bullwhip for wraps and hard strikes. Whip techniques can vary from brushing skin, to using cracks off and then on the skin, each one producing different effects on the bottom and used in different places as the Scene progresses. Learn normal and unusual areas to strike the body. Use different positions in a Scene when you do not have a rack or a cross, also learn techniques for limited space. Attendees will also learn ways to practice for accuracy. Whip strikes may vary from gentle stroking and progress into painful, red welted stripes and cuts, depending on the intent and skill of the Top and the interests and limits of the bottom.

Keywords

whips, impact

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Sensuous Caning

Conrad Hodson

Canes are often seen as a terror weapon. For 25 years, I've been teaching the use of canes to bring euphoria, relaxation and sometimes orgasms. Can be power-free SM play from mild to wild; D/s subs usually regard these canings as rewards rather than punishments.

Keywords

Impact play, sexual response by stunt bottom, broken skin

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Service: Giving & Receiving

Bri Burning

You must pour into yourself before you can give to others. Service is a soul searching task from both sides of the slash. In this class we will discuss service from many perspectives, how to accept service, and how to communicate what all parties involved need. There will be sexy demos displaying many types of service. Come and see what service can do for you.

Keywords

Power exchange, service, giving, receiving, dynamics

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Siblings in Subversion: The Legacy of Leatherwomen

Mina Hart

The role of women is often underplayed in history and Leather is no exception. Come learn about all of the brave women who helped make our community what it is today. While we can't fit all of the amazing trailblazers into a single class, we are coming hard and fast to share the herstories of the courageous women you may not have heard of. Immerse yourself in the stories of these amazing members of our Leather spectrum; each bold, riotous, passionate and compassionate action helped create the community we have today. Join us as we sing to the often unsung heroes who walked before us and with us now.

Keywords

Women, history, leather

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Sick Fuck: Navigating Kink and Chronic Illness

Melody Anne

Are you a sick fuck? 45% of Americans live with at least one chronic illness, so the odds are pretty high that you or a kinkster you care about are figuring out how to deal with this often-unsexy reality. Chronic pain and illness, whether physical or mental, can be challenging at the best of times. But what if we could use the skills we’ve learned through BDSM to better manage our illnesses? What are some ways that we can work around pain or medical issues during play, or even work through them? This workshop will explore these questions and more, touching upon topics such as chronic illness and sexuality, trauma, disability, mindfulness, and self-care.

Keywords

This class involves discussion of illness, graphic medical details, trauma, disability, and mention of rape play. Because the class involves group discussion, I cannot predict what other topics may come up.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
No requisite skills or materials necessary other than an open mind and willingness to share and learn - participation in group discussion is encouraged but not mandatory.

 

 

Switched ON! - Living Life On the Slash

kikiTHEpuck

The bottomline is Switches are often told we are greedy or confused, but the truth is there are a lot of us out there. The power exchange dynamic typically isn’t the major point of concern for Switches. Power exchange is the act of giving control to another person. Sometimes power & control is involved, but really it is about enjoying both sides of the slash freely. How do you navigate this in your kink and other relationships?

Join me for a presenter led discussion as we share what it is like to be a switch in the here and now.

Keywords

Switches, poly

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

The Art of Feminine Dominance

Midori

Elegance, power and confidence... Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that's authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how-to class, you'll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner.

Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful woman within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player.

Keywords

Femme, dominance, D/s,

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

The Dom Depot Special: Power Stapling

Boromoy, amari

This is a skin penetration and blood based play class. We will demo and have opportunity for participation with the use of a Power Stapler. This is not a medical stapler, but a Handyman favorite for hard quick penetration and attachment of a variety of objects to the available surface (in this case, our lovely demo bottom.) Come prepared for blood and squeals as we show you how to get your Handyman Havoc on. We will cover safety, cleaning and prep of tools for play.

Keywords

Blood, penetration

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

The Fourth Hole: Female Sounding

Boromoy, amari

Sounding feels very similar to being fucked and can add interesting elements to a scene. This course will focus on the sounding of Females, which has unique challenges compared to male sounding. A female has a considerably shorter urethra and as such is more prone to infections. We will discuss and then demo how to get around these challenges. As will as covering types of sounds, sterilization, preparation, catheterization, female anatomy, and tips for reducing possible infections.

Keywords

sounding, penetration

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
N/A

 

 

The Rope Chooses the Rigger: Bondage 101

Lubegirl

In this class, we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of rope material, and how to
tie the basics with style of rope safety, either on your own or with a partner.
While there will be time to test and workshop specific things learned in the class, this is a
demonstration and discussion oriented class, with hands on portions.

Keywords

Rope, bondage, beginner, 101, safety, risks, rope material,

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Students should bring 1-3 Hanks of rope and some type of cutting implement. This class can be taken with it without a partner.

 

 

The Senses in Setting the Mood

Boss Boar

Doing a sensual flogging or that pirate kidnapping scene? You can’t just grab a flogger or throw on an eye patch. Before you get to the pain and pleasure, you have to set the mood. This class will teach you how to manipulate the senses and direct focus to create the most immersive experience possible for both the top and the bottom. Boss Boar will cover concepts such as:
• Scene as a story
• Negotiation to achieve your mood
• Using the five senses
But don’t expect to just be lectured at. This is your chance to workshop your fantasy with a room of imaginative kinksters. You’ll be given opportunities to discuss your various fantasies and ways to create the atmosphere you want.

Keywords

atmosphere, scenes, senses

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

The Worst Hip Harness Everyone Needs To Know

OkieNawa

The purpose of this class is to examine the concept of a functional hip harness and modify it to include ideas that may fit the needs of the individual being tied.

Keywords

Bondage, rope, hip harnesses

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Must have tied a hip harness before. Four ropes at approximately 8 meters (25-30 ft.) with a diameter of 5-6 mm (1/4-3/8 inches) will be needed.

 

 

This Sucks, Why Am I Turned On?! Suffering Fetish

Carter Brûlée

Have you ever felt like “masochist” as a label just didn’t quite resonate with you, despite playing with pain? Or you’ve been aroused by doing that one thing you hate for a partner and just couldn’t find the words for why. Then maybe your fetish is for suffering. Suffering can include more than just pain play, maybe you really hate being forced to stand still, or use self-degrading language, or folding laundry. In this class, Carter discusses various types of suffering, negotiation, aftercare, and exploring your boundaries with this type of play. Let’s talk about navigating through what can be painful, nasty, bitter, miserable, and ultimately, incredibly hot.

Keywords

Suffering, CNC, masochism, emotional play, pain

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Unarmed BDSM: Things You Can Do with Just the Human Body

John Pendal

There is a myth that to be a good SM Top you need to have huge toy bags full of expensive equipment, or access to a tool-shop to make your own gear. But what happens when you meet someone hot and you only have the space behind the coke machine on the 7th floor to come up with something creative? This session is for people on a limited budget or who would like to be able to enjoy a spontaneous scene without having their toy-bag with them. Together we'll explore the many different kinds of SM which can be practised with just the human body: no lube, gloves, toys or any other equipment allowed.

Keywords

Trampling, wrestling holds, forced exercise (among many others)

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Unconventional Diamond Ties

OkieNawa

Diamond patterns in bondage are quite popular and are aesthetically pleasing. This intermediate level class will cover two unorthodox diamond patterns that are based on hojojutsu concepts.

Keywords

hojojutsu, diamond ties, rope

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Participants will need 2-3 ropes 25-30 feet in length (8 meters) 1/4" to 3/8" in width and should be familiar with basic chest harnesses.

 

 

When One Isn't Enough! The Why and How of Co-Topping

JustRob

This class will discuss the motivations, dynamics and implications of co-topping. Real world examples will illustrate the how and whys of co-topping and touch on how to negotiate co-topping scenes. This class will focus on S&M activities as the dynamic, but the principles discussed can extend to any power exchange dynamic, it's not ALL to the pain!

Keywords

Personal development, power exchange, S&M

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

You're A Filthy Little Aren't You? Dark Age Play 101

Bri Burning

Being a little, middle, or Big has many paths just like any other part of our identity. Sometimes your little self might want to be ravaged, used, fucked, and bruised. Your Big self might want to give stickers to your little one after they've taken the biggest butt plug for you. Maybe your middle side likes to punish your Big for being bossy. In this class we're going to go over taboo, acceptance, negotiation, safety, and how to incorporate dark age play into your scenes/dynamics.

Keywords

Dark age play, CNC, Impact, Spit, Abandonment play, sadistic, masochism, silly, creative

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Understanding of basic information on ageplay