Unfortunately things happen and as such all workshops are subject to change without advance notice.
Basic Scene Building Blocks (rope 102)
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 some ways to utilize what you know to build a fun and satisfying scene on the floor.
Bondage, Rope, equipment,
Bastinado: The Exquisite Pain
This class will explore bastinado, the fine art of caning the soles of feet. Known for the ability to create an extensive range of sensations depending on the strike, intention, duration, and implement choice, bastinado has the ability to deliver a wide range of sensations and pain levels.
Bastinado, caning, feet.
Beating Suspension Stereotypes: Suspension for Larger Individuals
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 some ways to adapt your suspension to make it easier on you and your bottom and help dispel the idea that suspension is not for everyone.
Suspension, body positivity, rope, bondage, shibari, kinbaku
Call Me Daddy: Exploring the Daddy Domme
What makes a Daddy? Why and how might we incorporate Daddies into our kink? What does it mean for a woman or gender expansive person to claim the title? Join Primal Daddy Wiley Wolfe for an in-depth look at the masculine side of these nurturing Dominants, from soft-hearted caregivers to the leather Daddies of your dirtiest dreams. Fair notice: All are welcome, but this class is queer focused!
daddy, lgbtqia, gender, sexuality, power exchange, role play
Explore the arousing, dark, taboo, and even funny sides of kinky, religious role play drawn from numerous Roman Catholic rituals and motifs. From twisting the basic trappings of priest, altar boy, nun, and catholic school girl fetish and roles, to reenacting extreme rituals of high protocol like the Stations of the Cross, confession, the Inquisition, excommunication, and even exorcism, you'll learn how to play with an edge that is so fucked up, you'll have one hell of a scene. A devout recovering Catholic himself, Danarama shares the secrets and opportunities that lurk within the church.
Religious play, D/s, fetish
Chokes for Sex and Submission
Chokes for Sex and Submission - Learn the anatomy of blood chokes and how to (relatively) safely implement several basic and advanced choke holds during rough play, sex, or as part of a scene.
Cock & Ball Torture
As a Pro Domme, Sara’s specialty is cock and ball torture. Give her a boot lace and a handful of clips, and her bottom is in for a world of hurt. Sara will cover basic safety and health concerns, then dive into skills that will be sure to get your bottom’s attention!
Consent Praxis for Kinksters
Praxis is the combination of theory and physical practice that results in a unique way of learning, changing, reflecting, and being. This workshop introduces the foundations of consent theory, offers some practices tailored for kinksters, and leaves space for your own questions about how to build a consent praxis.
consent, autonomy, capacity, informed consent, risk, boundaries, praxis, sex, CNC, negotiation
Different Strokes: Advanced & Creative Caning
There's more to caning than meets the ass. Danarama shares dozens of innovative techniques for using canes in dynamic scenes, from playful and artistic to excruciating. Highlights include:
Dollification for New Dolls, Makers & Owners
Dollification is the process of evolving yourself--or someone else--into a "living doll" using consensual modification of mental/behavioral and physical/clothing traits. Learn the secrets of this dynamic fetish and how to become a living doll, or a Doll Maker or Owner. Discover the types of human dollies including rag doll, posable doll, and even a sexual fuckbot. Learn great dolly makeup tips and how to acquire attire. Then see how a dolly and Doll Owner can play.
Fetish, latex, dolly, M/s, D/s, Sissification, objectification
Dominant, Not Domineering
Dominant Not Domineering: How to be an effective leader, not a bullying asshole.
M/s, D/s, Power Exchange
Double Handed Matched Pair Singletails
This class takes your whip skills to a new level. The class is for whipsters with some whip experience. Learn to use two whips, one in each hand. Participants will learn and practice various techniques including “9 and 3,” cross cracking forehand and backhand, Florentine, and others. We will have lots of practice in class, and by the end of class you will be well on your way. Several pairs of matched snake whips will be available to borrow during the workshop. If participants have their own pair of matched whips, bring them. Students will also learn positions to use when no cross is available and the use of whips with bondage. Whips can be used to brush the skin, or cracks off, then on the skin.
Egos and Vulnerability in Power Exchange Dynamics
This class will explore the role, function, and impact of egos and vulnerability for both sides of the slash within a power exchange dynamic. By understanding and recognizing the role of ego, we will be able to define and control how our ego impacts ourselves, our dynamics, and our persons.
Enabling Ability: Playing with Disabled Partners
When someone sees a disabled person as limited, they aren't thinking about the way that the space and people around them limit a person's capacity to play. As a person who controls a space or the experience of play with another person, you can enable another's ability to play with you or in a space that you run by making a few considerations. Commonly overlooked accessibility limitations within play space include lighting, sound, set up, and physical space. You can help your play partners feel considered and enabled.
Exploring Gender and Sexuality Through Animal Role Play
Animal role play can be a vehicle for stress relief, structure, and whimsy - and it can also be a powerful form of exploration and validation! In this class, we'll discuss how to harness your inner creature through the lens of gender and sexuality. We'll discuss connecting your inner animal/s to your identity, exploring solo play techniques, centering validation in your scenes and dynamics, approaching negotiation, having psychological awareness, participating as a Handler, and more! Bring your experiences (if you have them) and ideas! My hope is that you'll leave this class inspired to create play that makes everyone feel empowered and seen.
pet play, animal role play, lgbtqia, gender, sexuality
Fat Liberation in Kink
There is a BIG difference between Body Positivity and Fat Liberation. Ableism and fatophobia, both internalized and external, lurk under the surface of our scenes and communities. In this workshop, we will discuss Fat Liberation vs Body Positivity, fatophobia, fat sex in porn and media, and accessibility.
Kink, Fat, sex, community
Feeling Sparks: Electroplay and Sensual Sadism
Electroplay comes in many different forms and varying ranges in sensation. Electricity can be both sensual and sadistic. This workshop discusses and demonstrates the various forms that electroplay can take, including violet wands, tens units, and stun guns, as well as the relevant safety information necessary to engage in this form of play. This workshop heavily focuses on the use of violet wands. Participants will have the opportunity to try all of the electric toys that are demonstrated.
Electricity, Violet Wand, Electroplay, Stun Gun
The stereotype of a whip wielding woman dressed entirely in black leather is not only tedious, it’s ultimately a harmful, idealized construct of what a FemDom “should” look like.
Female Dominant, FemDom, Domme, D/s
First Impressions: Playing at Events
"You never have a second chance to make a first impression." - It's an oft repeated cliche', because it's true! Many crucial "firsts" go into playing at events, especially with occasional or new partners; poise, finding compatible partners, confident & empathetic negotiation, reading your partner during the scene, and more. We're all feeling out of practice when it comes to playing at events; Stefanos & Shay will tap into their decade-plus of scene experience to give tips & tricks to make your play soar! They will include demonstrations focused on meeting people, dynamic bottoming, quick top ideas to have up your sleeve, and utilizing/reading body language. This highly interactive session offers opportunities to assess your negotiation skills, consider your limits, and (optionally) participate in roleplay scenarios.
This is an advanced suspension transition sequence. We’ll back flip, barrel roll, and such. This is not an intermediate sequence. You should have a solid grasp on suspensions, transitions, and managing load lines before entering into this class. The only pattern we will cover is a front loading 3rd rope for the TK and some special considerations for the hip harness in this sequence.
Flogging for Pain and Pleasure
This class has nothing to do with how to flog beautifully or show off with fancy swings. In this class, we will teach you how to hit strong and hard, how to bring someone to tears and beyond using just a flogger, and how to use a flogger to create a journey. If you have never picked up a flogger, then this class is for you. If you just want to learn how to hit harder, this class is also for you. Bring a flogger and someone to hit for the hands on portion of this class. Limited access to my floggers and slave will be available on a last come, first served basis.
flogging, flog, beginner
Fuck Aesthetics (Rope 101)
This is a class focused on getting beginners and newbies to appreciate the physicality of rope rather than the photo op.
Rope, shibari, ischinawa
Fucking with Gender
Let’s be real, gender is a complex and multifaceted construct. There are so many aspects, from gender identity to gender presentation and expression, before we even get into the societal contributions, 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 and strategies for fucking with gender in your play.
gender, affirmation, humiliation
Humiliation from Top to bottom
Humiliation play - why is it so fucking hot? This workshop looks at the many facets of humiliation and attempts to answer the question, "what is humiliation anyway?" What is the difference between humiliation, degradation, and shaming? If someone does not find it humiliating, is it still humiliation play? Then, once that's all figured out, we will have lots of fun (or not so fun) demos, stories, and ideas to add to your toy bag! With River speaking from the top perspective and Andie from the bottom, we will cover humiliation play from top to bottom!
Humiliation, Edge play, CNC
Imagery & Design with Needles
Do you want to use the body as a canvas and not just a pin cushion? Learn how to create your own patterns, and how to execute those patterns on the body. The focus is on maintaining consistency and keeping a safe, clean environment for longer sessions. This class will demonstrate safe practices, techniques, and how to engage in play piercing for those interested in exploring this kind of play.
Needles, Blood, Sharps
Intentional Sadism in Rope
This is an introduction to semenawa, or torture rope. This is all about observing your partner and intentionally adding stress in specific ways. It’s about using your partner's feedback, both verbal and non verbal, to tweak your approach and intensity.
Rope, pain, semenawa
Introducing Your Monster to Your Lover
What happens when you or your partner decide to go into the deepest, ickiest personal darkness and bring something out into the light… and the bedroom? This class will focus on the “how, why, and when” of this journey. We will talk about how (and whether) to include some of the darker aspects of yourself in your relationship and play and how to do so in a safe, healthy, and erotic way. The class is equally appropriate for singles or partners. No subject for discussion will be taboo, so participants should be prepared for subjects that may be frightening or disturbing.
age play, rape fantasies, violence, edge play, triggers, communication, relationships,
It Goes Both Ways - Serving and Being Served in a Fulfilling Way
Spend enough time in kink circles and you will hear the word service. But what really is service? In this class, Carter discusses the many forms that service can take, as well as strategies for discovering and growing your service skill set. Additionally, Carter discusses strategies for negotiating service dynamics, be they long term or temporary, and considerations for humans providing service to get what they need out of the exchange. This class is designed for both givers and receivers of service, as service is a two-way street, and those receiving service play a large role in the interaction.
service, submission, D/s
It Was Knife Knowing You!
Fear, primal energy, blood, and cold, shiny steel. Whether you're intrigued by knives and don't know where to start, or you want to take your knife play to the next level, we'll cover it! After reviewing safety, care, and other basics, we'll demonstrate methods of using your knife to cause fear, various ways of cutting, and how to fuck someone with a knife. Join us for edge play at its sharpest!
Blood, knives, edge play
Joining The Raptor Army: Building Tengu Variations
Looking for a way to restrict your bottom while avoiding the sensitive nerves in their arms? The Tengu is a great structured harness suitable for all body types and adds a unique shape to your ties in the ground and the air. Come learn how to build your bottom into a raptor and walk away with some techniques to build your own raptor shapes! Both natural fiber and synthetics are welcome in this class.
Rope, bondage, kinbaku, shibari, suspension, harness
Leather is a cultural group with folklore; that we capitalize Leather to distinguish it from tanned cow-skin is an example of this. In this class, Lark will use her academic expertise to shine a light on examples of folklore specific to the Leather community and lead a discussion on these and related topics when viewed through the perspective of a folklorist. What items of folklore are involved in being Leather? What folklore is most important to us? Are there rituals that one has to do before they can “really” be part of the Leather community? Are there phrases that mean something unique in the Leather community, the correct use of which marks the speaker as Leather? What does wearing a leather vest symbolize? Seeing what we do in Leather through the lens of folklore connects us to our Leather past, encourages us to examine the values behind our traditions, can renew practices that have become routine, and reminds us that there are many ways to live Leather.
folklore, history, ritual, customs, language, stories
Ordeals - Crafting Sacred Trauma
Crafting Sacred Trauma
transformation, spirituality, ordeal, transformation, kink, trauma
Ouch Needles Hurt
If causing pain is what you’re looking for, this class is for you. After understanding the basics of safe needle practices, we go over how and where to inflict pain with needles using some techniques like Stacking, Zippers, Twisting, Face/Neck, Genitals, and many more for your sadist minds (42 other painful ideas). Part lecture and hands-on demonstration.
Needle, Pain, Blood
Pain Processing for Nerds
In this lecture and demo-based workshop we will be exploring the basic physiological responses to intense sensations and how your emotional state affects those responses. Whether you're a top or a bottom, this information can be incredibly useful in understanding the human body and mind connection. When you use this information to your advantage, you will be exceedingly more successful in achieving your goals in a scene. Are you aiming for subspace? Cathartic release? Fear and restlessness? No matter your goal, understanding how the body processes strong sensations is a great place to start!
Pain processing, endorphins, science
Plural Dating 201
Do you find yourself anxious when your sweetie is playing with someone else? Have you hurt a partner’s feelings with how you came back to them after a date with another?
Polyamory, non-monogamy, dating
Pony Play 101 - Putting the Horse Before the Cart
Pony Tromper and Lark provide a beginner's look at Pony Play in this introductory class; no experience necessary! We discuss a variety of topics, from finding your inner pony (or handler) to sources of tack which won't break the bank, to finding a partner to explore this dynamic with, to the types of scenes common in the Pony Play community. Tromper & Lark have experiences to share with the equine-curious, so bring your questions and get ready to horse around!
ponyplay, D/s, petplay, leather
Precipice: Edge Play
Violent assault, humiliation, terror, interrogation, forced sex…playing on the brink can be vastly rewarding, but also psychologically and physically dangerous (which is of course part of the appeal). Stefanos & Shay will demonstrate & discuss types of edge play scenes, finding the right “field of fucks” (aka negotiation) 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. This class includes numerous demos, including emotional edge play, sexual consensual non-consent, gunplay, use of “trigger words,” realistic and personal portrayal of domestic abuse, and rough body play, as well as participatory discussion about “soft limits” and risk awareness in the context of edge play. Throughout, Stefanos & Shay emphasize using edge play for catharsis and empowerment. This class is not for beginners and contains content that many participants find triggering (often in unexpected ways).
edge play, sexual consensual non-consent, rape play, gun play, use of “trigger words,” CNC, rough body play, blood
Put Your Practice Where Your Mouth Is: The Art of Effective Communication
In the kink community, we talk a lot about consent and negotiation. However, consent violations occur frequently because we talk very little about effective communication. In this class, we will discuss effective communication strategies to employ before, during, and after negotiation as a way to facilitate consensual encounters and effective negotiation.
Communication, Consent, Negotation
Racism Defined: Allies thru Z
In this class, we will talk about racism and how it colors the world in which we all live. We will discuss; what racism is and isn't, microaggressions, systematic oppression, what privilege really means, why Black Lives Matter, intersectionality in kink/BDSM/leather, and how to be a good ally and an even better accomplice.
Racism, Spaces, Dungeons, Community
Relationships on Purpose
Are you tired of falling into relationships that don’t fit you? Do you feel like you’re not getting your needs met?
Dating, relationships, non-monogamy
Safety & How to Engage in Play Piercing
Play piercing is done for the purpose of enjoyment (or pain) rather than 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 also be coached on the connections that can be established between the piercer and pierced when they experience this together.
Second Hand Happy: Practical Compersion Skills
Are you worried that you’re too jealous for this non-monogamy thing? Have you heard all about compersion but worry it just won’t happen for you?
Polyamory, non-monogamy, dating
Sensual Whipping in the Dungeon
This workshop is for beginning to experienced Whipsters. Bring your whips. I will also have a few whips for you to borrow. A whip scene is much more than just hitting someone with the tip of your whip a few times. You will learn to read the bottom and be able to adjust your scene accordingly. Learn several different ways to throw snake and signal whips that will become the basis of your scenes. Learn to use a bullwhip for wraps and hard strikes. Whip techniques can vary from brushing the 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 and how to use different positions in a scene when you do not have a rack or a cross. Attendees will also learn ways to practice for accuracy. Whip strikes may vary from gentle stroking to painful, red, welted stripes and cuts, depending on the intent and skill of the Top and interest and limits of the bottom.
Squirting: Let's Get Wet!
Is it all just a myth? Absolutely not! Is it fake when shown in porn? Well... sometimes. Can I/my partner do it? Totally! In this lecture and live demo, we'll discuss and demonstrate anatomy, how ejaculation works, and how you can do it too - with some tips and tricks!
Strangulation & Asphyxiation: A Study in Breath Control
Many people play with choking and/or suffocation. Yet so often when we put anything over someone’s face that restricts the flow of air or anything tight around someone’s neck, the cry “Breath Play” rings out as though it was murder most foul or a universal safe word. Instead of lumping them together in a dark back room with, “Dangerous Edge Play. Do Not Enter!” written in blood on the door, let’s separate these different strands and look at them in the light of day. What about them are unsafe, and why? Is there anything safe about them, and why? Most importantly, what are some fun things we can do with them?!
Breath play, Edge play, Strangulation, Asphyxiation
The Pony/Handler Dynamic
Pony Players enjoy a wide variety of dynamics, some of which seem unconventional to those in the larger D/s community. What is a Pony Handler? How does the role differ from that of a Pony Trainer? What about different types of Ponies? In this workshop, Tromper and Lark will use their relationship to inform a broader look at Pony/Pet-play roles and how they map to roles found in a typical D/s relationship. They will discuss the D/s roles in a Pony/Handler relationship and how some expectations might be reversed.
Pony play, D/s
The Sadistic Art of 8 Limbs
The Sadistic Art of Eight Limbs, Rough Body Play from a Muay Thai Perspective - There are many different styles of rough body play, largely dependent upon the original martial arts style of the person doing it. Recent years have seen MMA, Krav Maga, and Jujitsu enter the realm of kink. Here I will teach you how to use your fists, elbows, knees, and feet/shins to cause intimate and intense pain and leave the most lovely bruises.
This Sucks, Why am I Turned on?! Suffering Fetish
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 hate being forced to stand still, using self-degrading language, or folding laundry. In this workshop, 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.
suffering, CNC, masochism
Do you experience guilt, shame, and feelings of inferiority around your kinks, sexuality/sexual expression, gender identity, and/or race? Do you constantly compare yourself to others? Do you see yourself as defective? This interactive workshop tackles the topic of personal shame and the damage that it causes when left unchecked. It also gives participants the opportunity to understand the meaning of shame, learn the difference between guilt and shame, gain awareness of shaming phrases and behaviors, and recognize when someone is shaming them.
shame, guilt, racism, mental illness, self-hatred, self-esteem, autism, othering, kinks, kinky, sexual expression, gender expression
Tying & Flying: Beginning Self-Suspension (2 hours)
Self-suspension can be used for dynamic movement, exploring intense sensation, performance, learning partnered bondage, ritual, and more. After a discussion of general principles and safety considerations specific to self-suspension, participants will practice support line skills and be guided through a basic face-up self-suspension, with a possible transition to an inversion and introduction to some in-air variations.
Bondage, self tying, self suspension
Urethral Insertion Play
Learn how to fuck in a whole new hole! Join us as we look at how to stimulate yourself or someone else through the use of urethral sounds and other insertables. We’ll cover how to choose the right kind of toy, properly prepare, play safe and fun (with just a little meanness thrown in for good measure), and clean up afterward.
sounds, genitals, penises, vulvas, technique, demonstration
We Do Not Live Single-Issue Lives
Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti is very much fascinated by the concept of "Intersectionality," which is why she became interested in teaching this class. Created by Kimberlé Crenshaw, who is an American lawyer and civil rights advocate, "Intersectionality" is what happens when, "Multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect, ESPECIALLY IN THE EXPERIENCES OF MARGINALIZED INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS." (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) **A Black trans woman is probably the best example of a marginalized person possessing multiple forms of discrimination and oppression that intersect.**
intersectionality, autism, mental illness, kinks, gender, racism, tokenism, sexism, othering, trans, bisexual, poly, nonmonogamy, marginalized, privilege
You Need A Spanking: A Deep Dive Into Domestic Discipline
Corporal punishment and spankings in schools and homes were the standard for disciplining children and wives for generations. These practices remain common in some cultures to this day. For many, role-playing these behavior modification tactics are highly erotic - a fetishized exploration of discipline.
spanking, domestic discipline, role play, impact