Kink.com Sexuality Workshop Series

Inspired by the Kink.com Mission to “demystify and celebrate alternative sexualities,” the company offers Bay Area locals and visitors the opportunity to attend workshops that will aid in providing the information and encouragement to support exploration.

Each month features several opportunities to attend workshops that cater to a wide variety interests and experience levels. The two-hour long classes will be held in the landmark San Francisco Armory on one of the impressive sets designed by Kink.com’s Art Department. Instructors include models and directors of Kink.com as well as talented and renowned educators within the sex, kink, and bdsm communities.

Come with an open mind and a positive attitude. Workshops may include live demonstrations.

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Upcoming Workshops


Rope Review & Jam presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, March 5, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

Come join us for an evening of Shibari review and practice. This is an opportunity to revisit the concepts, ties and foundational knowledge we have covered in our classes at the Armory, and also to deepen your Shibari practice in a supportive environment. We provide a comfortable space with down-tempo music, mats, suspension points, and tea & water. There will be no formal instruction, but participants are encouraged to explore and tie whatever inspires them. Kanso & Blue will be available to review ties they have taught in recent classes, give feedback, and offer help and suggestions. All levels are welcome (though of course, suspension points should be used only by those proficient with suspension, and at their own risk).

Tickets: $10


Intro to Rope Bondage for Sex presented by TomFoolery
Sat, March 7, 2015 at 4-6pm PST

Rope bondage always looks so great, but it seems so intimidating. TomFoolery will show you a bunch of useful, easy and cool ties and knots so you can launch into your own rope scenes. This class will be for anyone who wants to try out rope in the bedroom.

There will be hands on practice to show you step by step how to tie someone up. Also we’ll cover rope selection, safety and all the things you will want to know to make your rope adventures successful. At the end of the class you will have basic rope skills and be able to start exploring on your own. We will cover wrist ties, chest harnesses and a simple hog tie.

Although rope is provided for the class, we encourage you to bring your own. You can bring 2 pieces of ~35 foot rope that is 3/8th in diameter. Any kind of rope is fine as long as it is soft and bends easily. Also bring 2 pieces of ~8 feet of either 3/8th or 1/2 inch rope.

Tickets: $35/$60 Couples


Pervertables: Kink on the Cheap presented by Miette Rouge
Thurs, March 12, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

Want to add some kink into your sex life? Not sure what kink toys to add in or don’t want to spend a fortune (Kink and BDSM gear can get pricey)?

Come learn about “pervertables,” common everyday items (like a wooden spoon) that is “perverted” to a new and improved kinky purpose! Added benefit is these are often inexpensive, don’t have to be hidden and with some creativity, you can have an amazing ‘toy box’ that requires little to no explanations to visitors!

Many pervertables can be used ‘as is’ and others may need a bit of crafting. Either way, it is amazingly easy, fun and affordable to bring a little kink into your bedroom!

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


Intermediate Rope Bondage for Sex presented by TomFoolery
Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4-6pm PST

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If you have some rope experience or already have been to the introductory class, this course will reinforce what you have learned and teach more useful rope-for-sex, and for play. This class will cover a new chest tie. Also we will show you clever ways to restrain your partner for your pleasure – and theirs too. We will build on several basic techniques to show you how to improvise your own creative ties.

As always, safety and scene dynamics will be covered. You will learn how to move beyond basic mechanics and make your rope scenes flow smoothly to create the experience you and your rope bottom are looking for. There will be lots of practice time and individual help to ensure you learn the material.

Although rope is provided for the class, we encourage you to bring your own. You can bring 2 pieces of ~35 foot rope that is 3/8th in diameter. Any kind of rope is fine as long as it is soft and bends easily. Also bring 2 pieces of ~8 feet of either 3/8th or 1/2 inch rope.

We will work in pairs, so it is advisable to bring a partner.

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


Rough Sex: 3-Hour Extended Workshop presented by Danarama
Sun, March 15, 2015 at 1-4pm PST

Find out what makes rough sex one of the the hottest, most popular fantasies – and how to make it a reality for you and your partner(s). Already more than a thousand people have taken this workshop by Danarama at the Armory and are now busy fucking each other’s brains out using dozens of techniques that most lovers had never experienced, even in porn.

But the usual two hours is never enough, so we’ve enlarged it to three!

This workshop goes beyond lecture, even beyond live demonstrations, and lets you practice some moves with your partner. Danarama shows and coaches a wide range of rough sex skills that can safely make sex feel excitingly brutal while remaining safe, for both women or men in control.

After discussing negotiation and safety, Dan and his model actually demo dozens of fast and functional arm/body holds, creative use of clothing and furniture for impromptu restraint, powerful sex positions of high exposure and compression, mind-blowing fingerbanging, cruel handjobs, forced oral, hair pulling, slapping, talking dirty, integrating vibrators/toys into the act, orgasm control/denial/forcing, speed bondage, and other imaginative tips and skills to intensify sex.

1. Exploration of rough sex: the demand and the mindset
2. Safety considerations and protecting your valuables
3. Communication, negotiation, preparation, and lubrication
4. Rough handling: clothing, body holds, and take-downs
5. Speed bondage for sex
6. Talking hot and dirty
7. Rough foreplay: fingerbanging
8. Tug jobs and face fucking
8. Positions, transitions, and choreography
9. Putting it all into action: rhythm and motions
10. Natural tips for staying hard while playing hard
11. Incorporating toys: vibrators and dildos
12. Involving others: for bodily restraint, threesomes and gangbangs

Don’t be the last to learn and unleash these techniques on a lover! Come as a couple to practice, or come alone to surprise them.

Tickets: $60/$100 couples


From the Ground Up: Pt. 3 Introduction to Face Down Suspension presented by Bondage Erotique
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

This class focuses on how to move dynamically from partial suspension into a classical face down suspension also known as Gyaku-Ebi-Tsuri in Shibari. This will include learning proper safety, floor-based suspension, efficiently managing load-bearing ropes, and how to effectively execute a full static suspension under a wide range of challenging  conditions. We will help you develop the skills needed to confidently & safely suspend your partner!

  • Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Requirements: TK/Gote & Waist Harness
  • 10 jute/hemp rope (6mm/26 feet) and 8 Carabiners

Tickets: $60 Couples


Corporate Dominatrix Training: How to Use Sex and Power to Your Advantage presented by Beatrice
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2-4pm PST

There are differences between men and women; knowing how to use them to your advantage helps you wield your power more successfully as a Dominant or a submissive. Sixty percent of women have a characteristic female brain. Sixty percent of men have a characteristic male brain. In this class you’ll learn to identify if you are among the 60%, or in the remaining 40%, as well as, what to do with that knowledge.

You’ll learn:

  • How to create BDSM scenes that tap your natural male/female resources
  • How to negotiate with any play partner and get your needs met every time
  • Why nature/nurture is not an either/or duality but, rather represents a both/and type of complementarity
  • How to understand universal stereotypes and why you should add them to your arsenal of power
  • How to effectively work within the world’s current male construct, instead of waiting for it to change
  • And, how to use sex and power to your advantage – in BDSM and in life!

In every culture, beliefs exist that deeply shape our personal understanding of what it is to be a man or woman. Add to this dynamic a propensity toward kink and a Molotov cocktail begins to brew. I assert that what we set afire is within our control – that we are more than our stereotype and can easily isolate our preferred self; that we are as we are evidenced.

We develop understandings of sex and our bodies as part of cultural systems of power. An example is the fact that we culturally associate balls with strength and toughness or being blonde with having more fun. For many, it’s time to realize this line of thinking is not based in biological reality; instead they are just beliefs that deeply shape our personal understanding of what it is to be a man or woman.

Among these many meanings, buried deep in our American culture is a belief that sex is an act of male domination and female violation and submission. Conversely, the ancient Greeks believed women had the more voracious sexual appetite, and that they enticed men into sex that would leave them limp, placid and drained of their power. Sex can mean a lot of things to many different peoples. It can range from emotionally transcendental lovemaking, to fun and laughter, to consensual pain as a form of deeply satisfying sex.

In this age of intellect, analytical problem solving and clever strategizing are the scientific facts about our brains and our male/female tendencies. These facts are ours for the understanding. Join me as I share with you about the male/female differences and how to use them to your advantage in BDSM and in life.

Tickets: $20


“Aural” Sex: Dirty Talk, Role Play, and D/s Personas presented by Dane Ballard
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 1-3pm PST

Your partner wants you to be more verbal, to talk dirty or to role play with them, but you struggle with it. Maybe you feel silly when you try it or perhaps you’re just not sure what to say. But fear not! While it may seem that talking dirty comes naturally for some people, the truth is that most people learn how to do it over time and you can too! In this workshop we learn how to work wonders with words in smaller, less intimidating steps. Learn how to engage in the kink of personalized “aural” sex that will be as hot for you, as it is for them.

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


Reigniting the Sexy Mamas Orgasmic Life presented by Madison Young

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2-4pm PST

In this two hour workshop sexpert Madison Young will address and develop techniques with the audience on how to reignite new passion in your relationship catering to the specific challenges of motherhood including lack of sleep, privacy, time, and self love.  Madison will empower attendees with tools to create an abundance of love, romance, and sexual pleasure  in our lives rather than a deficit.

Through this innovative workshop Ms Young will engage the audience in hands on creative exercises to develop the following skills:

  • Identify ways to reconnect with your partner romantically
  • Identify date night solutions for the emotionally and physically exhausted
  • Identify techniques around creating space and attention to your own personal sexual pleasure.
  • Identify new realms of sexual desire you would like to explore with your partner and how to communicate those desires to your partner.
  • Practice body affirmations and reclamation of post-partum mommy bodies
  • Developing skill around time sensitive , time deficient life styles that result from parenthood
  • How to create romantic connection and  sexual intimacy with the power of intent, breath, and energy awareness.

Tickets: $40


Beyond Monogamy: How to Prepare & Get Out There in the Exciting World of Ethical Non-Monogamy presented by Eri Kardos and Dane Ballard
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 1-3pm PST

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Tickets: $30


Beauty in Rope: Weaving Diamond Ties presented by Bondage Erotique
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

A hands-on workshop focused on Japanese style body weaves. We will walk you through the beautiful, intricate tie called the Hojo Hishi (diamond weave tie) that includes various ways to cinch the rope into an aesthetic pattern.

Previous rope experience not necessary, but helpful!

Tickets: $60 Couples


Rope Review & Jam presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, April 9, 2015 at 9-11pm PST

Come join us for an evening of Shibari review and practice. This is an opportunity to revisit the concepts, ties and foundational knowledge we have covered in our classes at the Armory, and also to deepen your Shibari practice in a supportive environment. We provide a comfortable space with down-tempo music, mats, suspension points, and tea & water. There will be no formal instruction, but participants are encouraged to explore and tie whatever inspires them. Kanso & Blue will be available to review ties they have taught in recent classes, give feedback, and offer help and suggestions. All levels are welcome (though of course, suspension points should be used only by those proficient with suspension, and at their own risk).

Tickets: $10


From the Ground Up: Pt. 4 Introduction to Face Up Suspension presented by Bondage Erotique
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

This class focuses on how to move dynamically from partial suspension into a classical face up suspension also known as Aumoke Tsuri in Shibari. This will include learning proper safety, floor-based suspension, efficiently managing load-bearing ropes, and how to effectively execute a full static suspension under a wide range of challenging  conditions. We will help you develop the skills needed to confidently & safely suspend your partner!

  • Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Requirements: TK/Gote & Waist Harness
  • 10 jute/hemp rope (6mm/26 feet) and 8 Carabiners

Tickets: $60 Couples


Dirty Digital Dispatches: a workshop on technology and sexual communication presented by Tina Horn
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4-6pm PST

Fabulous sex is all about physical intimacy, yet we are increasingly using our devices to connect these days. So how has technology changed sexual communication, and how can we use our computers to cum harder and love deeper?

Join professional dirty talker Tina Horn, the author of an upcoming book about Sexting, as she teaches you how to use your phone and computer to tease, seduce, and satisfy.

How do you know what to sext? How do you know when it’s ok to send a nude picture? How do you look great when you’re putting on a Facetime masturbation show? How to can you incorporate voyuerism, exhibitioinism, domination, submission, and other kinks into your virtual lovelife? How do you keep your naughty pictures private, and how do you decide when to make them public?

  • Ethics and etiquette of sexting – answered!
  • Numerous dirty talk techniques – explained!
  • Skype, selfie, and sex tape positions – demystified!

If you’ve taken any of Tina’s infamous Dirty Talk classes, consider this workshop the next stage of relationship communication for our modern world.

Tina would like to encourage you to email her ahead of time – tinahornshowbiz at gmail – with specific questions, or bring them to class.
Tina’s workshops are designed to be welcoming for all identities and lifestyles: queer, straight, poly, monogs, cis, trans, and everything on the spectrum.

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


Additional Local Sex/uality Workshop Resources:
Bay Area Community BDSM Events Calendar
SF Citadel Community Center