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


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


From the Ground Up: A Continuation of pt. 2 Introduction to Side Suspension presented by Bondage Erotique

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

We will spend February further studying the side suspension we introduced in January’s class, as we felt it better (and safer) to spend more time on it before progressing to face down suspensions.

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 Couples


Humilations Galore presented by Penny Barber

Sun, February 8, 2015 at 2-4pm PST

You can bring your partner to their knees with nothing more than your words–or your words and some clever, household props. Learn to set unquestionable power dynamics, take advantage of sexual conditioning in place nearly since birth, and bind your submissive to you with cognitive dissonance and other basic psychological techniques.

Beyond verbal humiliation, this class will explore physical humiliation, degrading punishments, degradation AS punishment, public humiliation, and the special negotiation that should accompany this type of play. There will also be a special section on troubleshooting potential adverse reactions to humiliation play.

The lovely Mr. Sam Solo will be appearing as a demo bottom, with an opportunity for audience participation. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend: the bigger the audience, the bigger will be Sam’s distress!

Tickets: $30/$50 Couples


Rope Review & Jam presented by Bondage Erotique

Thurs, February 12, 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


Confidence: Unlocking the Secret to Sexual Success presented by Koe Creation

Tues, February 17, 2015 at 7-9pm PST

Confidence is not easily learned without practice.
But ends up being is our biggest ally in fulfilling our erotic desires.

This class is a chance to deconstruct confidence into its components and practice this skill in a safe environment. You will have the space to fumble before you go out to the club or on that big date! Through hilarious demos and an improv exercise, we will explore several different styles of scene dynamics based on the atmosphere you wish to create with your own air of Confidence.

Many BDSM activities can be highly technical, and we can easily get lost inside our own heads.
We’ll share easy to apply tricks to maintain a space and fully engage your partner, all supported by your technical skills!

Techniques will include: 

  • Improv Technique
  • Kinesthetics
  • How to fake it until you make it, with safety and style.

Confidence is not just a skill for tops. Confidence is a skill for any person looking to create excellence through intention.

Tickets: $20, Gender/Queer and Vanilla Friendly content!


Fifty Skills of Grey Symposium

Thurs-Sunday, February 19-22, 2015

You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Or maybe you just keep hearing about it. Now you can learn how to perform or enjoy the actual BDSM skills mentioned in the novel Fifty Shades of Grey. Over 4 days with 14 workshops and videos, Kink University presents the most comprehensive crash course in kinky lifestyles.

This unique, single-track symposium covers all 50 BDSM and sexuality techniques mentioned in the book and movie Fifty Shades of Grey. Because there’s only one track, you can attend any or all of the 14 workshops, one after the other. You don’t have to miss a thing. The result? You’ll leave with the power of gaining a comprehensive practical skill set and an understanding of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadomasochism.


Tips for Threesomes presented by Miette Rouge
Thurs, February 26, 2015 at 7-9pm 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


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

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: $30/$50 Couples


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

Book it!

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


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


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