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 of Pleasure, Shibari of Grief: The Erotic Photography and Insights of Master Shibari Photographer – Mr. Norio Sugiura
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.

A special lecture brought to you by RopeDojo.com & Midori’s Fire Horse Productions, Inc.

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


Asymmetrical Bondage: Beauty in Chaos presented by Boss Bondage
Thurs, September 18, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

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Symmetry is always nice, but sometimes bondage that is not symmetrical can be beautiful so much of suspension taught focuses on symmetry, this class is about letting go and getting crazy and moving away from typical suspension forms. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring a partner to tie, and at least two 20-30-foot lengths of rope. 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


Switching: Having your cake and eating it too? presented by Miette Rouge
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 12-1:30pm PST

The world, even the often open minded kink world, loves labels. Top, bottom, Dominant, submissive, Switch, Permissive Top, etc. Language abounds. A “switch,” on the surface seems like such a simple term: someone who plays, in BDSM, on either side of the spectrums, such as Dominant/submissive or Top/bottom. However, like many things, there are an infinite number of permutations. The journey and personalization of switching can be complicated and at times difficult, but also extremely satisfying. When self identified on one spectrum, it can be difficult to know how to explore the opposite side. Switching can also be a way to explore new experiences and also gain deeper understanding in your “other role.”

This discussion based class will explore many topics around switching, such as:

  • What is a switch?
  • Am I a switch? (self exploration, experimentation, self identification)
  • Ways to explore your potential ‘switchiness’
  • Complications with switching
  • Negotiations with new and established partners
  • In scene switching

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

[SOLD OUT]

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:

  • 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


Balloon Bondage (A terribly serious class) presented by Roughinamorato
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 2-3:30pm PST

This class is entirely silly. Who says bondage has to be all sombre and romantic? Come see how to use balloons to have colorful fun binding playfully with your bottom. This is a hands-on class about using long twisting balloons for bondage. We discuss how to inflate them, and the differences between rubber and rope. Joins and direction changes are handled in very different ways, and some classic rope ties can be adapted into balloon use. Safety is addressed (rubber keeps constricting!). And while it’s hilarious, by the time you’re done the bottom can be completely immobilized. Learn how to bind, tickle, and torture. If we have time we’ll all learn how to make one of those little balloon doggies. Please note: there is a materials cost to this class. I bring enough balloons so that everyone in the class who wants to participate has the opportunity to do so, and the cost of balloons needs to be factored in when selecting this class.

Tickets: $25


Threesome Tips presented by Miette Rouge
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 2-3:30pm PST

If you have ever wanted to try having a threesome, or tried it with your partner and had it do horribly awry, this workshop will help you make this popular fantasy an easier and safer reality. Learn how to set up, find, and negotiate three-way sex, in ways that can make everyone happy while minimizing potential relationship drama. Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


Hillbilly Hojojitsu presented by Boss Bondage

Fri, September 19, 2014 at 2-3:30pm PST

Hojojitsu is the decades old traditional Japanese martial art of capturing and restraining a person with rope. A hillbilly is a hard workin, salt of the earth person. The Modern Hillbilly is a true bohemian who is not constricted by what the mainstream considers acceptable. They live by their own rules and are truly a modern day outlaw. Hillbilly Hojojitsu is the years old non traditional art of BossBondage; combining the tight rope and rough capture of hojojitsu with rough body play, takedowns, and body control; mixing them all up in a pot with the hillbilly arts which consist of ass kickin, toe torturin, face slappin, throat chokin and foot stompin, creating one mean and nasty torturous experience not to soon be forgotten. Bring a piece o’ rope or two with ya for the hands on torturin. 4mm is good, 7-15ft iffin ya got it, iffin Ya don’t stop by and talk to Boss before the class, he’ll get ya set straight on rope. He’s got some for sale. 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: $30/$50 Couples


Coming Out Kinky presented by Roughinamorato
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 4-5:30pm PST

A lot of kinky folk lead a double life of sorts: a public and professional life with our family, friends, and coworkers, and a secret life cloaked in shadows. But we’re not superheroes with secret identities – we’re kinky people. There’s a commonly held belief among us kinky folk that to come out of the kinky closet would mean ruin, to careers, to families, to custodial situations, and more. And to make matters more complicated: even if you decided you wanted to, just how on earth do you come out as “kinky?” This class does not advocate coming out, or staying secret; it is a discussion that looks at some of the issues surrounding coming out, including risks, meaning, what it means to come out, and some ideas of how to do it, for those wrestling with the question of whether this is something they really want to change in their lives.

Tickets: $20


Take Downs for BDSM Play presented by MacDaddy
Fri, September 19, 2014 at 4-6pm PST

Learn how to take a person of any size to the ground with little strength or effort and do it safely.  Working on understanding points of balance in any stance and how to use the weakness in any stance on can learn that anyone can be taken off their feet.  This is a hands on get sweaty together class presented in a fun interactive way for all levels of fitness and experience to gain a better understanding of breaking a persons balance.  The class will include a brief warm up and teaching of break-falling for the safety and comfort for all. If you want to have fun playing rough in your BDSM play you will enjoy this class. No martial arts experience required. Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


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

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 10-11:30am 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


Spanking 101 presented by Mistress Snow Mercy 

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 10-11:30am PST

Spanking is a diverse and wonderful BDSM activity used for pleasure, pain, discipline, and power exchange. From sensual play to strict discipline, this fun class introduces various forms of spanking as either a giver or receiver. Explore your limits, try new implements, and find new ways of impact! Rules of safety and etiquette will also be discussed. Live demonstrations will illustrate key points.

Tickets: $25/$40 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

[SOLD OUT]

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


Empowered Rope Bottoming: Owning Your Scenes for Fun and Safety presented by Evie Vane

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 2-3:30pm PST

Learn the skills that will help you avoid common injuries and feel more connected and fulfilled in your rope play, including Mindfulness, Being Prepared, and Communicating With Your Rope Top. You’ll also gain insight into the art of surrendering to your partner and the experience without relinquishing your rights and desires. This class is appropriate for all skill levels and includes class participation. A partner is not required.

Tickets $20


A Reading by the Authors- More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 2-3:30pm PST

Co-authors and partners Franklin Veaux, of Portland, Oregon, and Eve Rickert of Vancouver, BC will be at the Armory during BondCon reading from their forthcoming book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory and answering questions on the book and on polyamory in general. More Than Two is a comprehensive guide to the polyamorous lifestyle. Challenging the notion of what society considers a healthy and successful relationship, Rickert and Veaux offer up personal stories from their own lives as well as of those in the wider poly world, emphasizing that this lifestyle choice isn’t for the noncommittal. Polyamory is all about the relationships and the individuals participating. Charting a Relationship Bill of Rights, the authors underscore the importance of engaging in ethical polyamory and guide readers through the thorny issues of jealousy and insecurity with the aim of encouraging readers to work consistently and conscientiously on both their relationships and themselves.

Free event, no ticket needed.


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

[SOLD OUT]

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.

  • Rough sex safety and negotiation
  • Rough sex holds & clothes
  • Rough sex positions and transitions
  • Rough foreplay
  • Rough fucking action skills
  • Talking hot and dirty

Tickets $35/$60 Couples


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

[SOLD OUT]

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


Advanced Protocol: Bondage of the Mind and Soul presented by Thraje

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 4-5:30pm PST

[SOLD OUT]

Developing Values-Based Protocol to Deepen and Enhance Your Dynamic. Committing to the exploration of D/s is a fantastic starting point…but deepening your D/s and making it more persistent becomes the real journey. Protocol is often touted as one of the most effective tools for deepening D/s and bonding a submissive to their Dominant. However, it can take years to journey from intro D/s to intro protocol to various longstanding protocols – social, military, diplomatic, “Old Guard BDSM” – to advanced protocol that is optimized for your mission and values. Thraje will facilitate this workshop using an adapted methodology (from Robert Greene’s MASTERY) to accelerate attendees into advanced values-based protocol, featuring insights, research and modern tools from over a decade of study. This workshop will serve as a deep dive into the more complex aspects of protocol in BDSM: Construct of advanced personal BDSM protocol, structuring protocol for individuals or multi-party dynamics (play partners, poly, families, houses), communication and discipline, managing clashing protocol in houses and community, and common community protocol for gatherings and parties. Tickets: $25


Direct from Japan! Shibari with Takeshi Nagaike: Rare Opportunity to Learn from a Legend!

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 4-5:30pm PST

[SOLD OUT]

Direct from Japan, Mr. Nagaike is the legendary and reclusive instructor of passionate private rope play. Author of the Japanese book How to Play SM, he has been known world-wide for decades from his innovative and intense shibari videos. To enjoy the hands-on portion of this class we suggest you bring 7 to 8 ropes, each in about 21′ to 28′ in lengths. Rope will be available for those that don’t have it. A special lecture brought to you by RopeDojo.com & Midori’s Fire Horse Productions, Inc. Tickets: $25/$40 Couples


Rope Torture as Spiritual Cleansing presented by Boss Bondage

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 4-5:30pm PST

As players in the scene all of us know that pain can purify the body and the mind. It can lead to catharsis and it can be most definitely provide transcendence. Some might even say it can help you see God. The application of pain to the body opens up the mind through a process of cleansing and purification, and it can confirm that you are, indeed, alive. To test ones self and allow yourself to be broken and then put back together can bring about true self awareness. In this class Boss Bondage will share his personal journey of self discovery and hopefully start you on the path of your own. This is a class for those who seek a closeness with and recognition of that true God within each of us. Tickets: $20


Electrical Play presented by Miette Rouge

Sat, September 20, 2014 at 4-5:30pm PST

Ever heard the hum of a violet wand at a play party or seen the pretty glow and wondered what it was all about? Electrical play can be used both sensually and sadistically! We will cover a variety of electrical play devices (Violet Wands, TENs units, cattle prods/stun guns) and ways in which you can bring them into your kinky, sexy play. What the class will include: various devices, additional tools to bring into your electrical play, safety (including medical myths and medical conditions to be cautious of), and demonstrations. Tickets: $25


Connection in Rope Bondage presented by Cannon

Thurs, September 25, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

Requires three 25-30 ft. long ropes (about quarter-inch diameter) per pair of students. Much shorter or much longer than this really won’t work well for this class. Bring a mat or a blanket, as you’ll be working on the ground. Partner required The difference between tying knots and tying your partner is connection. This class uses the simplest of rope techniques to create a rope scene, and focuses on context rather than the mechanics of specific ties. We will use breath, touch, body manipulation, tension, and above all, transitions, to create a deeply connective bondage experience. Students should be comfortable with intimate, non-sexual contact with their partners in this class. This is a “companion class” with Improvisational Rope Bondage. Tickets: $50/Couple


Rope Flow: Mastering Speed, Technique and Movement While Handling Rope presented by Bondage Erotique

Thurs, October 9, 2014 at 7-9pm 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

 

Tickets: $60/couple


Beginning Rope Restraint for Sex presented by TomFoolery
Sat, October 11, 2014 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: $60/couple


A Touch of Kink: Bondassage presented by Eve Minax
Thurs, October 16, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

Sensual massage is a great way to gift your lover with special erotic “Me” time and Bondassage can help make it even more spectacular! Moving from tie and tease, you can modify Bondassage to suit you and your partners wildest desires. By integrating light restraint, sensory deprivation, sensual touch, sex toys and specialized equipment, you can create an even kinkier, more intense erotic journey for your partner, keeping them on the edge the whole time. In addition to more exciting sex, communication and sensual touch can deepen intimacy. We will discuss and demonstrate negotiations then perform an interactive, sweet, sexy, Bondassage session. No partner needed, but we will have some extra space and materials for those who wish to practice. Join Eve Minax, our local “Bondasseuse” (who even helped write the book) for a delightful evening of sensual bondage and orgasmic bliss! All genders and sexualities encouraged.

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


Use Your Words: Dirty Talk Workshop presented by Tina Horn
Sat, October 23, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

It’s often said that the biggest erogenous zone is between the ears, not the legs, and sexy talk is a great way to get those juices flowing. Professional exhibitionist motormouth Tina Horn will open your mind to dirty dynamics and have you cursing like a sailor in no time.

You’ll get a chance to practice nasty talk, learn how to get in touch with your own filthy fantasies and the fantasies of others, and experience the excitement that words can unlock in and outside the boudoir or dungeon.

People of all genders, partnerings, and desires welcome. Class will include a live demonstration that’s guaranteed to make you blush!

Tickets: $30/$50 couples


Intermediate Rope Restraint for Sex presented by TomFoolery
Sat, October 25, 2014 at 4-6pm 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 tom@tomfooleryrope.com if you have questions.

Tickets: $50/Couple


Monogo-Maybe: Adventuring into Open Relationships presented by Siouxsie Q and Jesse James
Sun, October 26, 2014 at 2-4pm PST

Swingers, sex parties, and poly-amory, oh my! Taking the first steps toward opening your relationship can feel over-whelming at first, no matter how open-minded or established you may be with your partner. This class is designed to give couples and singles the concrete tools they need to begin their journey into non-monogamous relationships. Perhaps you and your partner are considering having your first threesome together? Or perhaps you have discovered you have a crush on two people at the same time? Ethical non-monogamy comes in so many flavors, and this class is designed to help you figure out which one you’d like to try first.

We will cover:

  • Dealing with jealousy responsibly.
  • Negotiating boundaries.
  • How to find like-minded people.
  • Building trust.
  • Finding your flavor: exploring different styles of non-monogamy.

And more!

Long-term non-monogamous partners Siouxsie Q and Jesse James of The WhoreCast are your tour guides into the wonderful world of open relationships.

Tickets: $25/$40 couple


Rough Sex Workshop – Full Day Intensive presented by Danarama
Sun, November 9, 2014 at 11am-6pm PST

The Armory’s most popular class has been expanded into a full-day intensive, interactive course. This workshop goes beyond demos and takes you to the max–and the mat–with supervised practice and guidance. 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 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 and make of one of couples’ most sought-after fantasies a reality. Then couples are invited to try-out and practice (in whatever level of attire or capacity they prefer) the material they have learned.

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 (class practice)
5. Speed bondage for sex (class practice)
6. Talking hot and dirty (class discussion and practice)

Break (snacks and refreshments provided)

7. Rough foreplay: fingerbanging (class practice)
8. Tug jobs and face fucking
8. Positions, transitions, and choreography
9. Putting it all into action: rhythm and motions
10. Incorporating toys: vibrators and dildos
11. Involving others: for bodily restraint, threesomes and gangbang

(Class practice encouraged and supervised. Safer sex supplies provided. Couples recommended. Singles welcome but will not be paired up.)

Tickets: $250/$400 couples


Hardware Store Bondage presented by Frozen Meursault
Weds, November 12, 2014 at 7-8:30pm PST

Your average home improvement store has many creative and less traditional restraints available for a great price. We will explore and brainstorm some ways to use very common materials to achieve a variety of sensations and results.

The purpose of this class is two fold, first to give specific and actionable ideas for new forms of bondage and second, to encourage participants to think outside the box.

This class will feature:

  • Specific examples of off the shelf items to be used for restraint
  • Ways to modify a few common items for bondage
  • Safety concerns with using new restraints
  • Restraints for specific styles of play or forms of role play
  • Opportunities to try out several restraints with a partner

Tickets: $30/$50 couples *materials included*


Bound to the Core: Exploring the hip harness for suspension presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, November 13, 2014 at 7-9pm 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 Couples


Sex Tape Secrets presented by Siouxsie Q
Sat, November 15, 2014 at 2-4pm PST

Now that so many of us are equipped with tiny porn making machines (ie: smart phones) in our pockets at all times, we might as well be making the best sex tapes that we can, right? Porn performer and San Francisco sex columnist, Siouxsie Q, lets you in on all the industry secrets of looking amazing while you’re getting filthy.

This class will give you all the tools you need to be America’s Next Top Indie Porn Star, even if your performance never leaves your hard-drive. We’ll cover basics of lighting, modeling, and porn star sex techniques that will have you making sex tapes that TMZ would kill to get their hands on. We’ll also cover basic online security, so your sex tape secrets stay secret!

You will learn:

  • How to look adorable while giving a blow-job.
  • Sex positions that flatter every figure.
  • Visual stimulation: lights on, eyes open techniques that enhance both your performance and your experience.
  • How to over-come being camera-shy.

…And more!

Note: Please bring a smart phone or digital camera with you to class.

Tickets: $25/$40 couple


Bonds of Love: Introduction to the art of Japanese Rope Bondage presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, November 20, 2014 at 7-9pm 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:

  • 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


Not Your Mama’s Rope Bondage – A Hands-On Class presented by Cross
Sat, December 6, 2014 at 2-4pm PST

In this class, you will learn how to use rope in a variety of new ways. This includes hair, hand, and foot bondage, as well as other uses for rope. All experience levels are welcome. The class will begin with a basic rope primer that will cover a the essential terms and techniques for beginners. The class will then move into applications for the basic skills. This is a hands-on class and everyone is strongly urged to participate. Anyone who is alone can be paired up with others, or can simply observe. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own rope with them to the class. Tickets: $35/$60 Couples


Creative Mindfuckery and Interrogation: A Weekend Intensive for Dominants Only presented by Danarama Sat, December 6, 1-6pm and Sun, December 7, 1-6pm

Minds are going to get fucked. Secrets are going to be surrendered. Now you can be the one to make it happen.
For half a decade, Danarama has been presenting his Creative Mindfuckery and Authentic Interrogation classes to sold-out audiences nationwide. Two hours never seems to be enough for either. Now we’re combining them and expanding it to two days, in an intensive, weekend-long power course (with overnight VIP option).
Beyond lecture. Beyond demo. These are topics that deserve student interaction, coaching, practice, and immersion. Come and get it! And leave your subs at home. Seriously.
Day 1: Saturday, December 6th, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Creative Mindfuckery Intensive
The physical aspects of S/m can only go so far in taking people into subspace. Headspace is where it’s at. But you don’t have to be a hypnotist, psychologist or shaman to get there. Danarama shares a wide range of techniques, from communication-flytraps to home-built props and sleights of hand that you can use to delve into your partner’s mind… and play upon their fears in ways that are terrifyingly realistic and effective, yet physically safe and easily wiped away like a bad dream. Featuring live demonstrations, craft instructions, basic practical magicianship and discussions into darker sides like brainwashing,  and terror-peaking, Dan will arm you with the tools to take your scenes to a new dimension.
1. Brain-stalking, f.k.a. “listening”
2. Seeding and faking expectations
3. Using cadence and tone of voice
4. Creating settings, props and plot lines
5. Basic hand sleights
6. Unveiling the ruse, returning to reality
7. Negotiation and aftercare
Sunday, December 7th, 12:00 midnight to 6:00am
Limited Overnight VIP Option: The Interrogation Marinate
(Details revealed to exclusive participants.)
Day 2: Saturday, December 6th, 1:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Intense Interrogation for BDSM
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 different.Tapping his degree in Communication (with an emphasis on POW interrogation), Danarama discusses and demonstrates a wide array of concepts and proven-effective questioning techniques–gathered from the AMF 34-52 (US Army), the Kubark (CIA), the Reid Technique (police) and the Stasi (former East German) interrogation manuals and personal accounts of POW and criminal interrogations. He offers ideas on how you can leverage these principles to prepare and execute your own BDSM-based interrogation scenes to create realistic (and often real) effects, and arm you with ways to get your sub to talk.
1. Interrogation objectives (what to ask for)
2. Interviewer/scene/space preparation
3. Why torture doesn’t work (and other surprises)
4. Non-coercive interviewing techniques
5. Five ways to tell if a story is truthful or not
6. Coercive tactics
7. The 9-Step Reid Technique

 

This weekend intensive is the workshop that bratty subs will hate, teenagers won’t want their parents to attend, and cops have even asked Dan not to share. Too bad for them. Good for you. Tickets: $250


The Subtle Art of Predicament Bondage – A Demonstration and Workshop presented by Cross

Wed, December 10, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

Anyone who has seen one of the films from the “Saw” franchise is familiar with the concept of predicament bondage, where a subject is put in a position which forces them to choose between two or more conflicting desires, most commonly between two kinds of pain.

“The Subtle Art of Predicament Bondage” helps players to understand various techniques that can be used to inspire your own creative process of designing and implementing these this devious form of bondage.

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


From the Ground Up 1: Managing Ropes for Safe Suspension presented by Bondage Erotique
Thurs, December 11, 2014 at 7-9pm PST

The first in our advanced series of classes, geared towards bringing students into the incredible world of rope suspension carefully and well prepared!
In this class students will learn the basic techniques on how to manage load-bearing ropes to optimize safety and obtain an efficient rope flow for both partial and full suspensions.

  • Skill level: intermediate/advanced
  • Participants must be able to tie proficient chest & waist harnesses.
  • What to bring: 8 lengths 8m (21-24ft) 5-6mm natural fiber ropes (jute or hemp), a towel, safety shears, up to 8-10 carabiners and a suspension ring. Any questions on the equipment, or for recommendations on sources for equipment, please write to info@bondage-erotique.com

Tickets: $60/Couple


 

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