A Cultural History of BDSM

By Peter Tupper The history of consensual sadomasochism is full of fascinating characters, strange transformations, and unlikely connections. Come to learn about the fertility rites of ancient Rome, the Catholic Church’s ban on flagellation, the Victorian gentleman who kept his maid as a willing slave, and the retired Marine who was outed as a kinkster on the eve of the […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

A Rush of Blood

By Xanthine lecture, demo, hands-on. Advanced Pokey, stabby, bleedy. Needle play is intoxicating – shiny, visceral, methodical. This class is part energy work, part bloody bad ideas mayhem. Why do we put needles where we do? How can needle placement change the feeling in our bodies, aside from just the pain? Learn how to use just a few needles to […]

December 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

All About Gags

By Lew Lew Rubens is a true gag fetishist and has been practicing the ins and outs of gagging for many years. (See what we did there?) If you too think silence is not only golden but sexy, fun and sometimes practical – join Lew in this fun, hands-on class. What you’ll learn Different types of gags, including cleave gags, […]

October 31, 2016 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

All the Bondage You Need for Hot Bedroom Scenes

By Topologist Learning to tie is a journey that can last a lifetime. But if that’s not the journey you’re on, a few quick ties can provide all the hot, restrained bedroom play you’re ever likely to need. This class is about how to incorporate rope into your sex life without months of practice and training. We will cover a […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

Allena

Allena

Allena Gabosch, Executive Director of the Center For Sex Positive Culture and the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture has been active in the sex positive movement practically from its beginning; producing educational and social events for the sex-positive community since 1990.   She is a frequent speaker on many sex-positive subjects at colleges and conferences around the US and Canada, […]

July 8, 2016 at 2:55 pm 0 comments

Aren & Ms WillowKat

Aren & Ms WillowKat

Aren An active member of several leather families, Aren is Pacific Coast and International Power Exchange 2015 as part of a triad, and current producer of Pacific Coast Power Exchange. Aren is a graduate of Leather Quest San Francisco’s class of 2011, and was the Junior Headmaster for Journey SF 2016. Aren brings a unique combination of queer leather sensibilities […]

November 10, 2016 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

ARodMaster

ARodMaster

ARodMaster got his start in BDSM in the late 1970’s. His first experience with kink was when he restrained his girlfriend with rope, something he learned from the pages of a famous magazine’s ‘letter’ column. In the early 1990’s, Hunter entered the BDSM/kink scene while living in Seattle, where he attended educational classes and workshops, before returning to Los Angeles. […]

November 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm 0 comments

Authentic Interrogation for BDSM

By Danarama Most people picture interrogation scenes as a bright light, a hard chair, and using yelling and torture to get a “secret” instead of a safe word. Yes, that can be fun. But if you really want to get into a sub’s head–to yield a specific secret, a risky truth, or a signed confession–the effective process is actually much […]

October 31, 2016 at 11:53 am 0 comments

Barkas and Addie

Barkas and Addie

Barkas became an Osada Ryu instructor in 2011 when he opened the Shibari Dojo Vienna. He is one of the 4 licenced Osada Ryu instructors of the world. As a by-product of this high level education, he developed his own, very specific style “Ranboo”, which is a highly dynamical and stormy way of doing and thinking Kinbaku. He co-organizes the […]

August 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

BDSM, Sex and Shame: Working with What Emerges

By Ms WillowKat & Aren Many trauma survivors hold shame about their sexual and BDSM desires/proclivities. The crucible of BDSM and sex can open up these core issues. Whether you intend to use BDSM for healing work, or simply want to be prepared to deal with the emergence of trauma in scene, this class is for you! Come learn tools […]

October 31, 2016 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

Bottoms Rights and Responsibilities

By Allena Bottoms (slaves, submissives, property, etc) have a responsibility to keep themselves safe, healthy, emotionally balanced and physically fit. They also have a right to keep themselves safe, healthy, emotionally balanced and physically fit. How do you meet all your Tops (Master, Dom, Owner, etc) demands and still meet your own needs? This workshop will provide information about your […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

BoundbyBeauty

BoundbyBeauty

BoundbyBeauty (Scott) is a recent transplant to Vancouver from Victoria and is the Vice President of Indigeo. He came into the Victoria scene several years ago and quickly developed an uncanny skill with single tail whips after being introduced to and mentored by a number of local and international whip experts. Though he is a playful yet sadistic top, he […]

October 13, 2016 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

Communication Protocols for Power Exchange

By Ms WillowKat & Aren Power exchange relationships present unique communications challenges and opportunities. In this class, we will discuss and demo several communication protocols that we use regularly. These powerful tools build safety for transparency while supporting authority-exchange dynamics. We will share stories of some of our own struggles and successes. This is an interactive class, please bring your […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

Creative Disobedience: The Art of Being a Wiseass

By Laura Antoniou Mention SAMs or brats in the scene, and you’ll get either glee or groans, depending on your tolerance for antagonistic scenes and your level of formal dominance & submission. But there is a creative challenge to being just disobedient enough to entertain, divert, and involve a top in playful reactions ranging from a laugh to lighthearted punishment. […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

DaddyCrone Leenie

DaddyCrone Leenie

Smiling Sadist DaddyCrone Leenie is a long-term body worker / energy runner and has been in the leather world since early 90’s. Leenie began Dancing with Whips in 1998 and has not stopped. Starting in Boston as a member of MOB (Massachusetts Orgasmic Bitches). S/he has taught/presented for MDG in Asheville, the Women’s Winter Bash in Atlanta, MBK in Myrtle […]

September 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

DanaRama

DanaRama

In his 23 years as a lifestyle Dom, performer, and BDSM educator, Danarama’s experience includes more than two years as Director of Kink University.com, 13 years as one of the world renowned Two Knotty Boys rope bondage instruction duo (now retired), co-author of two best-selling rope bondage books, and rigger/director/performer in hundreds of BDSM instructional videos, including many free online bondage tutorials. […]

July 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

Differential Geometry for Rope Bondage

By Barkas Nerd alarm! Not only but also for people with a strong interest in mathematical, physical and engineering contexts of Rope Bondage. Reflecting on these contexts can help in understanding the structure of certain patterns which helps to increase the ability to handle the rope on a body. Content Curved and flat spaces. A very short introduction into differential […]

December 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Eibon

Eibon

After spending several years living in Europe while serving in the US military Eibon (pronounced “eye-bon”) returned to the States and began an informal study of the dark side of the mind, which consisted of everything from managing “Mystery” of VH1’s “The Pickup Artist” fame to studying the linguistic stylings of Charles Manson. A late-night encounter with a young woman […]

October 26, 2016 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Electrical Play (E-stim) 101

By Eibon E-stim involves using what amounts to jacked-up TENS units for pleasure and/or pain. Many women who have experienced e-stim have compared it to being “fucked by a ghost.” In E-stim 101 we’ll discuss safety/health concerns related to e-stim, move on to equipment considerations, then conclude with a live demonstration.

October 31, 2016 at 12:42 pm 0 comments

Extra-ordinary Service

By Lady Moonfyre & Lord Mykel Not only can it be rewarding and extremely fun, it’s a two way street. Service is more than housework or serving a nice dinner, although those are wonderful things too! Service is finely focussed attention of the bottom onto the top. Service is attention to details and desires, and meeting those needs with promptness […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

Freedom of Choice: Predicaments and Mindreading

By Xanthine lecture, demo, any level How do people make decisions? You want to play with predicaments, but how can you predict the outcome of an action while in scene? Learn to use cognitive bias and other modern discoveries in neuroscience to predict how the bottom will react and be motivated, and use this to structure the scene so it […]

December 1, 2016 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Get Your Flirt On

By Allena Flirting is natural for some folks but for most of us it takes practice. Flirting is a form of human interaction, usually expressing a sexual or romantic interest in the other person. Flirting is a way of treating serious things (such as sexual attraction) with an almost mocking or self-mocking air of ease. Flirting is sometimes used as […]

October 31, 2016 at 12:18 pm 0 comments

High-end Electrical Play – Light, Sound, Massage, Electricity

By Eibon This class takes electrical play to the next level by combining light, sound, massage, and electricity to create an immersive experience. Please note this is an advanced class – E-stim 101 handouts will be available and safety will be very briefly discussed, but this is the “deep end” of e-stim.

October 31, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

How to Create Amazing Scenes: Get into their Heads

By Midori Want to create mind-blowing scenes that leave you and your partner in a state of bliss and pleasure? Do you want to feel confident in knowing what to do next in a scene? Feeling like you might be missing the mark on full satisfaction with your play? Come to this class to find out what’s between the lines […]

October 31, 2016 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Humiliation, Degradation, & Objectification: How to Break It Down Before Breaking Them Down

By MrsB All sorts of kinky people identify as being “into humiliation play” but what does that mean exactly? Humiliation play has become a sort of umbrella term for all sorts of different emotional and psychological play. This class breaks down terms that fall under the Humiliation Umbrella into smaller pieces so that we can figure out exactly what kind […]

October 31, 2016 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Hurt Me… I Like It!

By Lady Moonfyre & Lord Mykel A focus on masochism and bottoming. Managing and developing your reaction to pain or ‘getting the most out of a beating’. Developing an understanding of what makes a masochist “tick”. Exploring how pain tolerance, the rush and drive to experience pain and how masochistic tendencies affect your play time. How igniting the masochist allows […]

October 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Improvisational Inescapability

By Topologist One of the fun things about floorwork is that when there’s no chance of falling, you can feel more free to make things up on the fly, without worrying about whether every component of a tie is bombproof. On the other hand, after spending 15 minutes tying a brilliantly artistic and complex flight of fancy, it’s kind of […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

It’s Shibari & You’re Not Using Hemp or Jute?

By Okienawa Vintage bondage publications such as Kitan club are full of illustrations that show Japanese rope bondage using fibers other than hemp or jute. Osada Eikichi, one of the founders, if not the founder of modern Japanese performance did not use hemp or jute rope. This class will explore tying a two rope takatekote, and single column ties using […]

October 31, 2016 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

Kink Teacher Training: Understanding the Mechanics of Teaching

By Morpheous Coming from a professional background in pedagogy, Morpheous discusses and demonstrates the most effective methods of teaching and reaching your students in this Master Class. From proper methods of organizing your material to differentiated learning strategies, this class is geared towards new and established professionals who want to sharpen their educational skill set. Bring: two items that you […]

January 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Laura Antoniou

Laura Antoniou

Laura Antoniou is best known for her Marketplace series of BDSM erotica, the first of which was published over 20 years ago. The long awaited 6th book, The Inheritor, was released in 2015 after a successful Kickstarter campaign funded a limited leatherbound edition.  She has also lectured, ranted, read and presented on kinky sex at over 100 events worldwide. Her novel, The Killer Wore Leather, a comedy […]

July 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

Lew Rubens

Lew Rubens

Experienced rigger and suspension artist, Lew Rubens has a love and passion of bondage that shows in his work. Known mostly for his wild suspensions, Lew joined the public side of BDSM play spring of 2001 and started his first website, BoundNDetermined.com and started teaching his unique simple bondage style which he branded as “Lewbari” the other “bari” A few […]

July 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

Lord Mykel & Lady Moonfyre

Lord Mykel & Lady Moonfyre

Moonfyre has been a professional public speaker since 1988. She presents workshops and lectures with professionalism, humour and the ability to actively engage her audience. Lady Moonfyre is a published author on relationships, sexuality and alternative lifestyle, and a dedicated, passionate presenter. She has been actively living her kink for nearly 2 decades and joyfully shares stories of learning the […]

July 8, 2016 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

Madame Butterfly & Hawk

Madame Butterfly & Hawk

Hawk and Madame Butterfly have been exploring variations on their power exchange relationship since 2007. Through trial and error they arrived at their current incarnation wherein they identify as Master and Geisha. They are 2016 Pacific Coast Power Exchange title holders. Madame Butterfly’s proud Japanese heritage is reflected by her love of Shibari, tea ceremony, service to community and to […]

November 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Manipulation of the Bound & Unbound

By Okienawa The focus of this presentation will address approaches to moving people during floor work transitions (standing to floor, upright kneeling, broken position and lying position). This presentation 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 […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

Master-Baiting

By Lady Moonfyre & Lord Mykel Seducing the Top, flirting with the Sadist… It is all fun and games and hopefully someone gets hurt. Master-baiting is a delightful play on words that means you are enticing them to get a Mean-on. Which of course will arouse in them the desire to get their Mean-off on your willing masochistic bottom. Letting […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

Midori

Midori

Midori is a renowned educator and writer on sexuality. Dubbed “the super nova of kink” by Dan Savage, she emerged from the Sex Positive Movement in San Francisco in the early 1990’s, soon becoming a much sought after international presenter on sexuality, personal fulfillment and kinky adventures. Her reputation as authority and leading expert on alternative pleasures stem not only […]

July 8, 2016 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

Morpheous

Morpheous

Morpheous is a noted Canadian sex educator, author, photographer and kinkster. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Visual Arts) and a Bachelor of Education, with a concentration in Adult education. Morpheous presents around the world doing outreach to both academic and kink-aware safer sex organizations. He teaches a variety of workshops on the BDSM lifestyle, including advanced and beginner […]

October 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm 0 comments

Mrs B

Mrs B

MrsB is a smart, sexy, sadistic switch who is passionate about sharing her kinky knowledge. She enjoys rope bondage, cuddling, good conversation, joking around, and intense play. She has been an active member of the Chicago kink community since 2004, and she proudly leads Bight Club, the Chicago chapter of Hitchin’ Bitches. She teaches regularly in Chicago, and has presented […]

July 8, 2016 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

Nonverbal Power and Surrender

By Midori So much of the art of desire and seduction – and getting what you want – happens without words! Would you like to attract that dominant you find so sexy? Do you want to seduce surrender from a submissive? Want to effectively project elegant submission or sleek dominance? Learn nonverbal skills invite desired attention and deepen the power […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Nuthin but Hogties! Or: Hogtie Heaven!

By Lew Rubens Lew touches on the wonders of hogties in his Beginning Bondage class but now we delve deeper into one of THE most classic ties of all time. There are literally hundreds of variations of this sexy yet helpless tie. In this class we will explore as many as possible in the allotted time in this very hands […]

October 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Okie Nawa & gg

Okie Nawa & gg

Okie has been involved in the public BDSM community for 18 years and the leather community for 16. He has held the following leather titles: Oklahoma Mr. Leather 2000, Mr. Great Plains Olympus 2005 and International Mr. Olympus International 2006 as well as being the 1st Openly Identified Heterosexual to compete at International Mr. Leather in 2000. He has written […]

July 8, 2016 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

Open Wide! Playing with the Mouth

By MrsB Once you’ve got your bottom all tied up and helpless, what better thing to do than explore that wet, inviting hole in their face? From rope and twine to chopsticks, floss, clothespins, food, and weights, there are so many amazing ways to use that warm, moist, intimate playground that is the mouth. (Hands-On.)

October 31, 2016 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Osada Ryu

By Barkas Osada Ryu is one of the very few structured schools of Japanese Rope Bondage. The focus herein lies on the partner and how to take care of this person. The Osada Ryu consists of a philosophical approach and of a system of numberless bondage patterns and micro techniques. The first can be described as a way of how […]

December 1, 2016 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Peter Tupper

Peter Tupper

Peter Tupper studied history at the University of British Columbia and journalism at Langara College.  He is a co-founder of Metro Vancouver Kink, a non-profit BDSM community organization in Vancouver, BC, and is a member of the Vancouver Dungeon Monitor Team. He has researched and blogged about the history of consensual sadomasochism since 2005, and has presented at The Art […]

May 24, 2014 at 3:09 am Comments are Disabled

Plastic Wrap Suspensions

By Lew Rubens When you think of suspension, you probably automatically think of rope. Rope is excellent, for sure. But there is more than one way to get your gravity-defying kink on! Pallet wrap bondage is a versatile option to rope suspension, with the potential for super-fluffy-floaty comfort to “are-you-effin’-kiddin’-me?” discomfort …and everything in between! With these techniques anyone can […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Polyamory in the Context of Power Exchange

By Ms WillowKat & Aren Polyamorous power exchange relationships have unique challenges and opportunities. In this highly interactive class, we will share our journey leading intricate polyamorous lives in a context of power exchange. We will discuss crafting careful agreements that can serve as safety nets as you navigate poly waters. You will shape the direction of this class with […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

Rhythmic Drumming and energy exchange with Acrylic Rods

By ARodMaster Rhythmic caning is often a transcendent journey. It’s a slow dance of bringing the energy of the bottom to the surface. As the rods dance across the body, the energy of the top connects with the energy of the bottom and suddenly nothing else exists, just Top and bottom, and the rhythm of the music which fuels the […]

November 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Rope: Control & Dominance Moves

By Midori Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. 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 […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm 0 comments

Rough Sex

By Danarama 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 […]

October 31, 2016 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Sex Magic: Energy Work & Power Exchange

By Ms WillowKat & Aren Growing and maintaining a vibrant D/s dynamic takes mindfulness, focus, and the judicious use of tools. Sex magic and other energy work can be used to enhance and focus a variety of power exchange dynamics. This powerful path can create and deepen intimacy, and be a force of healing. This dynamic, interactive class will include […]

November 1, 2016 at 12:39 pm 0 comments