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


The Ties that Bind: Taking your rope to the next level presented by Bondage Erotique

Thurs, January 8, 2015 at 7-9pm 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: $60/Couple


Rope Review & Jam presented by Bondage Erotique

Thurs, January 8, 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


Rough Sex: 3-Hour Extended Workshop presented by Danarama

Sun, January 11, 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: $50/$80 couples


From the Ground Up 2: Introduction to Side Suspension presented by Bondage Erotique

Thurs, January 15, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

This class focuses on how to move dynamically from partial suspension into a classical sideways suspension also known as Yoko 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/Couple


Always Ready for Action: Erotic Fun without Toys presented by Eric Pride

Sat, January 24, 2015 at 2-4pm PST

Do you dare to explore a place that is always exciting – and go on a journey into your darkest sexy fantasies? Open up a world that you have only dreamed of – erotic and powerful, deliciously deviant and yours to discover. In this place heart pounds, palms tingle, breath quickens, and body sensations are heightened.

Surely to create all of these wonderfully exciting moods and powerful experiences, fancy toys must be needed? Blindfolds, whips, handcuffs, vibrators or rope? Absolutely not! You will learn how to create these delightful and sensual moments with your partner using the tools that never leave you, your bodies and minds – as well as ordinary items that can be found in most bedrooms, hotel rooms or homes. This is the beauty of learning to be “always ready for action,” as Eric demonstrates throughout this class.

This class blends live demonstrations, interactive discussion, and also provides you with opportunities to practice some of these techniques. Eric and his model will show a number of short scenarios – from the sensual and sexy to the more intense – to illustrate the concepts and ideas, including:

  • Getting into the right mindset: How to build trust and connect with your partner on a deeper level
  • Negotiation, consent and safety considerations
  • The importance of open communication during the fun
  • Taking charge: Making them kneel and do all those sexy things for you
  • Roughing them up: Using hands and feet to create new experiences, from the sensual to the intense
  • Controlling your partner: Using ordinary items for bondage and restraint
  • Working the little grey ones: How to incorporate creative psychological aspects into the action

The class is open to anyone, single or partnered.

Tickets: $30/$50 couples


Public Role Play: How to Play Discreetly in Front of Others by Eric Pride

Sat, January 24, 2015 at 6-8pm PST

Public role play can turn a mundane evening into one of the hottest, most exciting dates of your life. Ever been curious about just what that couple across from you at the restaurant has going for them – why he’s laughing, she’s blushing and trying to hide her face? You wonder what exciting secret they share? It could be nothing but the ordinary – or it could be that he’s whispered to her many scintillating and wonderfully sexy tasks throughout their date. They are engaging in public role play – and while nobody is noticing, it will be a night she won’t soon forget.

In this class, Eric will discuss and demonstrate numerous aspects of public role play that have helped others take this delightful idea from fantasy to reality:

  • Why public role play, and how it can be used for fun and for sexy times
  • The importance of not being detected: How to make our public role play slip under the radar
  • Special situations and activities that lend themselves towards public role play
  • Sexing up your date: Public role play as a new and exciting experience
  • Being present in the moment and open to the unexpected
  • Managing and building a public role play scenario
  • The verbal dialogue and how to ask the right questions at the right time
  • Getting into the right mindset: How to build trust and connect with your partner on a deeper level

This class blends live demonstrations, interactive discussion, and also provides you with opportunities to practice some of the techniques. Eric and his model will show many public role play scenarios to illustrate the concepts and techniques.

The class is open to anyone, single or partnered.

Tickets: $30/$50 couples


Three’s Company: Threesomes for Beginners presented by Siouxsie Q

Sat, January 31, 2015 at 2-4pm PST

Three mouths, three or more holes, and endless possibilities! Threesomes 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.

  • 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

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


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