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.
Introduction to Rope Bondage for Sex presented by TomFoolery
Sun, March 9, 2014 at 4:00pm PST
This month we are doing an introductory course and a second course that covers slightly more advanced topics.
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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
We will work in pairs, so it is advisable to bring a partner. $35/$60 couples
Intermediate Rope Bondage for Sex presented by TomFoolery
Sun, March 16, 2014 at 4:00pm PST
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. Email email@example.com if you have questions.
We will work in pairs, so it is advisable to bring a partner. $30/$50 couples
The Jealousy Work-Group: a practical “Do something about it” approach to dealing with jealousy presented by Dane Ballard
Thurs, March 20, 2014 at 7:00pm PST
Last year, counselor and nurse Kathy Labriola, author of “Love in Abundance”, published a groundbreaking new book for people in open and non-monogamous relationships. “The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships” lays out a hands-on, solution-based approach for dealing with jealousy that is long overdue for people who want something practical to do when “the green monster” rears its ugly head.
Facilitated by educator and activist Dane Ballard, this supportive work-group will explore selected exercises from the book and discuss revelations that come to light as we try to tackle more directly the jealous feelings that manifest in our relationships.
The selected exercises for the work-group will be provided to you at no additional charge. However for those wishing to buy their own copy of the complete “Jealousy Workbook”, copies will be available for purchase at the event for an additional $20. Tickets $20/$30 couples
Yoga for Sex presented by Dylan Ryan
Mon, March 24, 2014 at 7:00pm PST
One of the best parts of sex can be the way we learn about our bodies and discover all the ways we experience pleasure. Prep your physical temple for pleasure by learning about how yoga can impact you physically, mentally and aid in your pursuit of pleasure. Yoga For Sex will show you positions and postures that aid in flexibility, openness and centeredness and focus on breathing techniques that allow for relaxation, heightened arousal and better orgasms. All genders welcome, please come in comfortable clothes that facilitate movement and stretching. This class focuses on the basics and accesses those with beginning to intermediate yoga experience. Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use. $20/$30 couples
Stripping and Lapdancing presented by Dylan Ryan
Thurs, March 27, 2014 at 7:00pm PST
Have you always wanted to seduce someone with your sensual dance moves? Do you think that stripping and lapdancing look like fun but don’t know where you would go to learn and practice? Come and learn with us. In this workshop you will experience the basics of stripping and lapdancing including: sensual movement, putting on and taking off clothing, how to communicate with your body and facial expressions and a short routine. Please bring an item or two of clothing with which you would like to work and prepare to walk away ready to strip! Women only please. $20/$30 couples
Bottoms Up! Spanking: more than a “kink gateway drug” presented by Tina Horn
Sat, April 26, 2014 at 2:00pm PST
Spanking fantasies are as varied as the people who enjoy them, but often stigmas keep us from safely exploring this fun, cost-free erotic activity. Some of us daydream of strict discipline, while others just enjoy any way we can get our hands on a nice ass.
Join profession dominant/submissive and kinky porn star Tina Horn as she leads an upbeat seminar that will empower you to live out and take pride in your fantasies.Tops will empower themselves with the skills necessary to administer the most delicious spanks, and bottoms will learn how they can help facilitate the treatment they’ve always deserved.
This class will also touch on other types of impact play such as flogging and caning, as well as basic role play and Dominant/Submissive techniques. Novices, old hands, tops, bottoms, couples, men, women, and queers of all identities and orientations are welcome and encouraged to attend. Class will include a hot live demo! Tickets $20/$30 couples
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