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


Shibari for Sex presented by Cannon
Sat, Aug. 2, 2014 at 2:00pm PST

Forget the long list of complicated knots. This hands-on workshop is all about how to use rope to help you get right to the good stuff. This class is active and very hands-on. We’ll cover elements of safety, and how to use fast, simple ties for fun, safe and sexy bedroom bondage.

Designed to be used with bodies of all types, sizes, flexibilities, and genders. Come with an open mind and a freed libido. A practice partner is required for the hands-on (read: most fun) portions of this class.

Requires four lengths of 10-15 ft. long ropes (about quarter-inch in diameter) per pair of students. An additional 2 lengths of 30 ft. long rope per pair is optional. Bring a yoga mat or a blanket, as you’ll be working on the ground.

$60 couples


50 Shades of What?!? Beginning D/s and Bedroom Kink presented by Stefanos and Shay
Thurs, August 14, 2014 at 7:30pm PST

This class is really about that most basic of all kinky (or general relationship) skills- communication! Stefanos & Shay will introduce tools to help you communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, within the framework of getting started with exploring a common erotic fantasy- power exchange.

They will include concrete tips to help you add a little spice, playfulness, fantasy, and mental connection to your sex lives. Undressing, kissing, dirty talk, and foreplay- all the sexy things you already do can be slightly adjusted to fit into bedroom dominance.

After introducing the idea of playing with power exchange and discussing using safewords to enhance your play, they will show some specific techniques to get you started (including kissing, hair pulling, verbalization, and using teeth and nails for maximum effect), and finish it off with a detailed demonstration of reading and using body language in this context.

$30/$50 Couples


It’s Not All About Pain presented by January Frost
Weds, Aug. 20, 2014 at 7:00pm PST

When you think about spanking or paddling, is your first thought how painful that must be? It doesn’t have to be. Playing with impact is playing with skin sensation. It can be as fun as playing any sport and as stress-releasing as getting any massage.

If all goes well, nobody gets hurt. Your objective should be optimizing sensation without overwhelming the nerve endings. This objective can be obtained by being aware of your toys and observing the body. Because it’s all fun and games…period.

You will learn:
-how to play without pain
-how to take more than you thought you could
$30/$50 couples


Stepping Into the Box Tie: The Iconic Chest Harness of Japanese Rope Bondage presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, August 21, 2014 at 7:00pm PST

The Box Tie (Gote Shibari) is one of the most frequently used ties in the art of Japanese Rope Bondage. This workshop focuses on how to properly construct a 2-rope Box Tie/Chest Harness. We cover the safety factors to take into consideration, and demonstrate modifications to help reduce the risk of nerve injury and increase comfort while in this tie.

This class is aimed toward students who have taken our Introduction class “The Bonds of Love’ or have previous basic rope knowledge and can tie a single & double column tie proficiently .

a couple notes about the class:
We provide rope for you to practice with and will have some for sale
Come dressed comfortable, to tie or be tied
$60 couples


Rope Review & Jam presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, August 21, 2014 at 9:00pm 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 first 4 months of 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).
$20 couples


Three’s Company: Threesomes for Beginners presented by Siouxsie Q
Sat, August 23, 2014 at 2:00pm PST

Three mouths, three or more holes, and endless possibilities! Threesomes are can feel like the Holy Grail of sexual play—and often they are just as elusive to attain, but this class will set you up for success!

Have you always fantasized about what it might be like to watch your partner with another person? What about being the center of two people’s attention? Are you excited by the possibility of hooking up with a couple? Or perhaps you and your partner are looking to add a guest star? Whether you are hoping to embark on your first threesome, or you’re looking to pick up a few pointers for you next one, this class will you give you all the tools you need to find your unicorn.

You will learn:
-Threesome facilitation for couples and singles
-Threesome etiquette
-Troubleshooting: what to do when someone has feelings
-Communication skills that won’t spoil the mood
-A guide to trio-friendly positions
-Skills for pleasing two partners simultaneously

$30/$50 Couples


Stepping Out of the Box Tie: Decorative and Finishing Techniques for the Chest Harness presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, September 11, 2014 at 7:00pm PST

In this follow-up to the “Stepping Into the Box Tie” workshop we continue to explore the iconic Box Tie. We add a third rope to demonstrate decorative variations that create a solid foundation for more intricate floor ties, and finishing techniques that assure your Box Tie can serve as an integral tie in rope suspension work.

Notes about the Class:
*Requirements: Stepping Into the Box Tie
*We provide rope for you to practice with and for sale at the end of the class
*Come dress comfortable, to tie or be tied
*Duration: 2 hrs

Tickets: $60/couple


Rope Review & Jam presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, September 11, 2014 at 9:00pm 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 first 4 months of 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).
$20 couples


Manifesting Sexual Mastery: A Weekend of Sexual Empowerment presented by Madison Young
Sat, Sept. 13, 11-6:00pm PST and Sun, Sept. 14, 11-6:00pm w/ Play Party 6-8:00pm PST

In this innovative 2 Day Intensive, feminist porn icon and erotic film director – Madison Young, divulges the sexual secrets of exploring and expressing your sexuality with the passion, prowess and gusto of a porn starlet and with the heart and intimacy of a skilled lover.

Through a series of hands on workshops, radical sex presentations and live demonstrations coupled with assigned homework and complimentary reading materials, Young promises to sexually empower individuals in this transformative weekend long experience.

Fun hands-on intimacy labs allow participants time and space to explore your own desires as well as improve techniques in communicating and manifesting your intimate and powerful orgasmic climaxes like you have only seen in your favorite erotic films and kinkiest fantasies.

This weekend will be a gift opportunity at deepening connection through orgasmic kissing techniques, basic bondage for bedroom, orgasmic g-spot stimulation, creative sexual positions, deep-throating techniques, fellatio enhancement and powerful passionate oral sex with cunnilingus that will have you and your partner/s screaming for more. Couples ticket: $900


Outfits and Talking: Adventures in Role-Play presented by Siouxsie Q
Weds, September 17, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

Playing a role during sex can unlock the imagination and take your kinky or vanilla encounters to new heights. Our bodies have limitations, but our imaginations are limitless. Role-play is about so much more than sexy costumes and cheesy props—it’s one of the foundational elements of many types of kinky play. But role-play can be intimidating to try for the first time.

How do you avoid feeling silly? How do you know the right thing to say to add to the scene? Sex worker and actor/playwright, Siouxsie Q, will be your guide into the realm of role-playing adventures and take you on a journey to give yourself permission to play on the edge of sexual imagination.

This class includes:
-Skills for taking the plunge: how to start and design a role-play scene.
-Creative ways to engage in role-play that doesn’t necessarily require any costumes or props.
-Introduction to different classic role-play dynamics: Master/slave, Teacher/student, Daddy/girl or boy, Mommy/girl or boy, animal role-play, and medical play.
-Skills for honing your own creative brand of role-play.
-Tools to navigate edge play: consensual non-consent, dark age play, and other taboo fantasies.
-Techniques for after care—because role-play can end up being intense!
-Live demo with Sam Solo of GirlBullies.net — a site that features non-traditional role-play fantasies.

$30/$50 Couples


Shibari of Pleasure, Shibari of Grief: The Erotic Photography and Insights of Master Shibari Photographer – Mr. Norio Sugiura
A special lecture brought to you by RopeDojo.com & Midori’s Fire Horse Productions, Inc.
Thurs, September 18, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

For nearly four years and many quarrels, my partner and I have connected with love. A thousand times we argue and then nine hundred and ninety nine times we make up. In any other circumstances a hundred arguments would end the relationship, ours is connected through rope. Through Kinbaku our love and romance binds our hearts and deepens our connection over time.

Topics of discussion
- Reflection of my forty years of Kinbaku photography, and what’s ahead of me
- Tales of adventure and confessions of Shibari of my partner Miho
- The difference of Kinbaku as practiced in Japan and the United States, based on my observations on my visits to the USA.
- Rope work
- Shibari poses or the creation of a story in an image

Tickets: $20


It’s a Trap! Playful Scenes & Non-Bondage Predicaments presented by Stefanos & Shay
Thurs, September 18, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

This isn’t always serious work we do! Predicaments are all about putting your bottom between the proverbial “rock and hard place” (and laughing as they are flummoxed by their situation); playful BDSM is about giggling together in scene and making your bottom participate in their own torment.

This class will show you how to bring a new level of engagement to your BDSM play and go beyond giving and receiving sensations – create story lines and connect mentally with your partner. Watch the gears turn as your bottom puzzles through difficult predicaments; engage and consume their mind as they struggle to please you; delight as you make them giggle through their pain.

In addition to demonstrating and leading you through many specific predicaments and “games”, Stefanos & Shay will discuss this type of play in a broad sense to guide you in developing your own unique scenes.

Tickets: $35/$60 Couples


How to Become a Professional Dominant presented by Rae Darling
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 12-1:30pm PST

Thinking of making the leap into going pro? Learn how to market yourself as a Professional Dominatrix or Dom, how to find clients, and how to practice as a pro Dom(me) safely. Gain insight into the real-world pros and cons, and how “pro” differs from “lifestyle” Domming. Get tips on what equipment and fetish wear you need. What do the clients want to see, and how can you give it to them? Learn how to get training / experience in Domination, either by sessioning with an existing Pro Domme, taking workshops, videos, or private classes. See how to set up your first ad…and what to do when the phone rings and it’s your first client. Learn the difference between working in your apartment / house vs. working in a private dungeon, a hotel vs. working in a client’s home or apartment. Also learn how to minimize your risk and maximize your potential while doing Pro Domme work. You’ll even get tips on affiliate marketing, creating your own website, doing videos, attending conferences, and other business-building practices. Plus, learn how to maintain safety and physical/mental health as a Pro Dom(me).

Tickets: $20


Bonds of Love: Introduction to the art of Japanese Rope Bondage presented by Bondage Erotique
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 12-1:30pm PST

An exciting, hands-on introductory workshop on the historical and artistic world of Shibari, Japanese Rope Bondage. Explore reasons for wanting to tie or be tied up, the safety factors involved, how to choose the right ropes and lengths. We teach foundational ties, and some intriguing variations, as well as explore a dynamic use of bondage from the sensual to the artistic.

*No previous rope experience is necessary.

A couple notes about the class:
If attendees sign up solo, they will be paired with someone in the class to practice with.
We provide the rope for people to practice with.
People should come dressed comfortably, to tie and be tied.
Those who will be tied should wear tight fitting, comfortable clothes (loose stuff gets in the way!)

Tickets: $50 Couples


Percussion Play: Flogging and Caning presented by Madame Cleo Dubois
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 4-5:30pm PST

Our bodies have a big capacity for pleasure from light touch to strong sensations, often mislabeled as pain. Skilled percussive play can create a wonderful energy exchange that will send you and your partner flying. With informed consent, focused intent and a few floggers and canes, Cleo and her assistant will guide attendees on a journey of shared energy from sweet to fiery. This class will focus on centering, breathing, body language, effective timing, and good technique to build that dance of energy exchange. Discover your limits, release your fears, and enjoy the ride with your partner! Floggers and canes will be provided by Ms. Dubois. Curious sensualists and those ready to venture on the path of safe, caring BDSM are welcome. Limits will be respected. You will be required to remove your shirt.

Tickets: $50 Couples


The Ties that Bind: Taking your rope to the next level presented by Bondage Erotique
Sat, September 20, 2014 at 10-11:30pm PST

Ready to take your rope journey to the next level? – Got your Foundational ties down and ready for some new sexy and aesthetic ties?

This workshop introduces participants to binding for the arms and legs that are both sensual and Functional. We show you several creative ways to play with both symmetrical bondage.

This class is aimed toward students who have taken our Introduction class “The Bonds of Love’ or have previous basic rope knowledge and can tie a single & double column tie proficiently.

A couple notes about the class:
We provide rope for you to practice with and will have some for sale
Come dressed comfortable, to tie or be tied

Tickets: $50 Couples


Shit My Dom Says presented by Danarama
Sat, September 20, 2014 at 12-1:30pm PST

The voice and words Dom(me)s use in a scene can be as powerful as the physical tools they wield. But knowing what to say and how to say it within the context of a scene is often an overlooked and challenging aspect of Topping. Danarama will describe, demonstrate, and lead a discussion of dozens of effective techniques for using voice and words and scenarios to not only fill the void of silence, but also make your scenes more dynamic, intimidating, cathartic, and sexy than ever before. You’ll learn fruitful negotiation, prattle preparation, tone of voice and vocal tricks, opportunistic improvisation, talking hot and dirty, interrogation techniques, role playing that’s ripe for words, and talking Dom-ly without being demeaning.

Tickets $25


Lock and Load: Extreme Tease and Denial through Milking, Forced & Ruined Orgasms and Chastity Training presented by Eve Minax
Sat, September 20, 2014 at 12-1:30pm PST

Tease and Denial is truly delightful for all involved. Advanced techniques for controlling orgasms can have a remarkable impact when sexually training your slave. Come learn how to take your tease and denial to the next level. We will discuss forced orgasms, and ways of taking what is normally pleasurable and making it painful. Chastity training is central to any regimen of orgasm control, so we will discuss general considerations, specific devices, and chastity games that one can play. And what would chastity be without those wonderful accompaniments: ruined orgasms, prostate milking, and extreme teasing? Find out how to keeping the plumbing in order while still keeping your slave denied and on the edge of their seat. This class encourages Dom/mes/subs of all genders and the demo will be determined by best suited applicant.

Tickets $30/$50 Couples


Beauty in Rope: Weaving Diamond Ties presented by Bondage Erotique
Sat, September 20, 2014 at 12-1:30pm 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!

A couple notes about the class:
We provide rope for you to practice with and will have some for sale
Come dressed comfortable, to tie or be tied

Tickets: $60 Couples


Rough Sex presented by Danarama
Sat, September 20, 2014 at 2-3:30pm PST

Danarama demonstrates and coaches a wide range of rough sex techniques that can safely make sex feel excitingly brutal while remaining safe, for both women or men in control. After discussing negotiation, mental, and safety factors, Dan and his model dive in and demo dozens of fast and functional arm/body holds, creative use of clothing and furniture for impromptu restraint, powerful sex positions of high exposure or compression, mind-blowing fingerbanging, cruel handjobs, forced oral, hair pulling, slapping, talking dirty, integrating vibrators/toys into the act, orgasm control/denial/forcing, and other imaginative tips and skills to intensify sex.

1. Rough sex safety and negotiation
2. Rough sex holds & clothes
3. Rough sex positions and transitions
4. Rough foreplay
5. Rough fucking action skills
6. Talking hot and dirty

Tickets $35/$60 Couples


Rope Restraint for Sex presented by TomFoolery
Sat, September 20, 2014 at 2-3:30pm 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: $60 Couples


Rope Flow: Mastering Speed, Technique and Movement While Handling Rope presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, October 9, 2014 at 7:00pm PST

This workshop focuses on developing the skills necessary for better rope management, dexterity and flow. We exercise body memory in order to achieve better results in the quality, speed and passion of your ties.

Notes about the Class:
*Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
*Requirements: Chest harness/Box tie
*We provide rope for you to practice with and for sale at the end of the class
*Come dress comfortable, to tie or be tied
*Duration: 2 hrs

Tickets: $60/couple


Bound to the Core: Exploring the Hip Harness for Suspension presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, November 13, 2014 at 7:00pm PST

In this class we focus on learning a versatile hip harness for use in Japanese rope suspension. We will address the functionality of a hip harness, how to achieve proper tension and different ways of attaching support lines for a safe and comfortable suspension.

This class is aimed toward students who have taken our introductory classes, or have previous basic rope knowledge, can tie a single & double column tie proficiently, and have some level of comfort in handling ropes.

Tickets: $60/couple

 


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