October 2nd, 7pm
Learn the basics of fire play! This class will cover fundamentals of proper set up and clean up, theory of fire play, basic safety awareness, and basic application techniques!
Echo has been dabbling with the fire arts ever since he emerged onto the scene back in 2008. After years of practice and personal research into fire play and its therapeutic components, Echo has developed a curriculum to fit any pyromaniac out there. His style of Fire Play is designed for the kinkster and vanilla alike, coined under the moniker Fire Massage. The ancient practice has been updated and expanded under his studies. Having been in service to and training under his Mistress for 2 years and being a recent graduate from MTTA, Echo has grown to be a strong, confident slave who strives to make a career out of doing what he loves; Fire Massage.
Echo recently began instructing this unique course in his own home. He has since taught his course in private homes, as well as big events like The Floating World. His knowledge has helped countless novice and experienced pyromaniacs play safely.
October 4th, 7pm
Foreplay: Sacred Intimacy
with Anita DeFrancesco
Discover what your lover finds pleasing. In this class explore keeping the passion and fire alive in your relationship by learning how to communicate on different levels. Learn the different languages of love that link your spiritual and sexual self as one. Communication happens on many levels integrating your whole being creating a new adventure in every moment. Understand and experience energetic connections that support deep intimacy. Explore uncharted territory and learn different ways to ask for what you want that enhance eros and intimacy. Bring blanket and pillow. Open to all.
October 11th, 7pm
with Carol Queen
“Pomo,” short for “post-modern,” describes a social philosophy that acknowledges multiple subjectivities of perspective and experience. “Pomosexual” is a way of taking this perspective and applying it to the modern notion of sexual identity. It was a scant 120 years or so ago that our currently-accepted understanding of sexual identity really began to develop – with the coining of the words we now can use to describe ourselves sexually, and from there to seek and affiliate with others like us. In the late 19th century all these terms were coined – homosexual, exhibitionist, masochist, and all the rest. Before that time these words didn’t exist, and the desires or behaviors they described were not understood in identity terms.
Pomosexuality exists where the positive possibilities of identity politics and community affiliation break down or do not adequately describe a person’s sex and gender reality. It especially seeks to question the binary way we’ve been taught in this culture to think about sexual orientation and gender identity: you are either gay, or you’re straight; if you’re not a man, you’re a woman. Plenty of people, including but not limited to bisexual and transgendered folks, have questioned this binary bias. Pomosexuality is a non-binary state of sex and gender identity, like bisexuality and transgenderism, but also including people who feel both/and as well as neither/nor, and probably also those people who complain about having to choose a sexual orientation at all! It’s a sexuality that allows, like postmodernism, for multiple identities and subjectivities.
Carol Queen, PhD, one of the editors of the anthology called PomoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality, will talk about sexual and gender diversity and explore its implications in our real lives. Queen is a San Francisco-based author, sex educator, and pleasure activist who co-founded and directs the Center for Sex & Culture and works as Staff Sexologist at Good Vibrations
Though the name for this fantastic sex act was only coined recently (thanks, Dan Savage!), pegging has been a popular sex act for years now. Female-on-Male strap-on sex (sometimes also called “Bend Over Boyfriend”) is done for lots of reasons: kinky power exchange games, prostate stimulation, or just to spice things up and flip the sexual script. This class will cover the ins-and-outs of pegging, from negotiation and sexual psychology to selecting great toys and lube. And, of course, we’ll talk about how to get the job done! If you “ain’t too proud to peg”, join us! This class is open to couples and individuals alike, whether Top or bottom!
Oh, butt sex, that surprisingly mysterious sexual act! While anal sex has become increasingly more popular and less taboo, lots of people are flummoxed by exactly how to go about achieving fantastic backdoor delight without discomfort and anxiety. This class will discuss how to play in a mutually pleasurable, pain-free, non-scary way. We’ll cover everything from anal foreplay to butt plugs to the big event itself! This class is open to couples or individuals, regardless of gender or orientation. Everybody’s got a butt, after all!
October 18th, 7pm
Bottoms Up: Beginning Spanking & Impact Play
Have a naughty partner who needs to be taken over your knee and taught a lesson? Not really sure about the difference between a flogger and a riding crop? Curious about how to talk to your lover about adding a little hands-on spanking action into the bedroom? Negotiating play, giving a good bare-handed spanking, and knowing the difference between all of the different types of impact toys can be instrumental knowledge in creating a pleasurable experience when you’re new to blurring the lines between pleasure and pain. Though this class is focused more on practical knowledge for Tops, the psychology and experience of bottoms will also be discussed. Open to all genders and orientations.
October 20th and 21st- Spend the weekend with Ducky!
BIO: Ducky is the author of Sex With The Lights On: 200 Illuminating Sex Questions Answered. She has spent the last two decades working in the field of sexuality. She is a certified emergency room Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Counselor and has trained with Planned Parenthood in comprehensive STD prevention and comprehensive & medically accurate sex education. Ducky tours internationally, performing on campuses, medical schools, bachelorette parties, homeless youth drop-in centers, book clubs, church groups, sex shops and anywhere else she can gather a crowd. She has appeared on HBOs Real Sex, The Morning Show, MTV, NPR, The Howard Stern Show, and Playboy TV… to name a few.
October 20th, 7pm
Hips, Lips & Finger Tips: Inspiring Ways to Blow His Mind
with Ducky DooLittle
Join sex icon Ducky DooLittle and explore ways to make the most of what you got, from your hips– to your lips– to your finger tips! We are talking blow jobs, hand jobs, sex positions and so much more! All kinds of ways to stimulate the man (or men) in your life!
This class is super fun and loaded with tips and techniques that will blow his mind. So sit down, prepare to be titillated and have a great time. And while you are there, having a great time talking about how to make the most of your sexy self, be prepare to be transformed in other ways as well.
With more than 20 years of sexual research behind her, Ducky has proven men are sexually deeper and far more beautiful than the world gives them credit for. She’ll teach you how to see beyond the superficial and really connect with your guy. This workshop is for anyone who loves the male body (inlcuding those that live in one).
Expect to learn:
- Things guys don’t even know about their own bodies.
- The truth about his pleasure anatomy, including his hottest spots and how to stimulate them
- Tips and techniques that will have him melting in your mouth and in your hands
- Sex secrets and desires guys are too shy to tell you
- How to define what makes you sexy in his eyes and how to amp up your sex appeal
- Fresh communication techniques that will have him eagerly asking how he can please you in return.
October 21st, 5pm
Girlgasms: Art of the Female Orgasm
with Ducky DooLittle
Oh la la! Women are a deep pool of pleasure and Ducky is here to teach you how to swim! She demystifies the female body, from erogenous zones, to the vulva, clit, G spot, female ejaculation, pelvis muscles and even anal pleasure. Together we’ll compare ancient Eastern knowledge, current scientific data, personal discoveries, tips & techniques and send you home with a wealth of orgasmic knowledge and resources. Walk away understanding why some touches deliver amazing stimulation and how to draw deeper orgasmic responses. This workshop is for women and lovers of women.
Expect to learn:
- How to have (give) a better orgasm that very night.
- How to expand your (her) orgasms, have multiple orgasms or how to orgasm if you never have.
- The truth about the G-spot and female ejaculation.
- Why a lot of women feel like they have to pee during sex.
- The truth about which sex toys will take you (her) over the edge. Plus which products are the healthiest, highest quality and have the best price.
NEW TIME!!!! 3:00-4:00PM Lee and Mollena will be signing copies of their new book, “Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities” before their newly rescheduled Saturday class!
NEW TIME October 27th, 4:30-6:30pm
Power Exchange With Rope
with Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams
You have come to me to submit yourself to my will, and I will use my wicked mind and simple ties to bind your spirit to mind, my desires to yours. Have you always longed to say those words, but aren’t sure how to use your rope bondage skills (or don’t have any) to create dynamic tension in your Dominant/Submissive relationship dynamics? Whether you are looking to explore D/S in your rope for the first time, or are passionate about power exchange but hoping to explore some beginning rope, this class will give you a chance to examine and sample rope and power from all sides of the play.
Lee Harrington is an internationally known spiritual and erotic educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist and award-winning author and editor on human sexuality and sacred experience. He is a nice guy with a disarmingly down to earth approach to the fact that we are each beautifully complex ecosystems, and we deserve to examine the human experience from that lens. He’s been traveling the globe (from Seattle to Sydney, Berlin to Boston), teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith, desire and more, and has no intention to stop any time soon. He has been an academic and an adult film performer, a world class sexual adventurer, an outspoken philosopher, is a kink/bondage expert, and has been blogging about sex and spirituality since 1998.
Mollena Williams Exploring kink since 1993, active in BDSM and the Leather Community since 1996, and presenting classes since 1998, she speaks at Leather, BDSM and Kink events across the US, Europe and Canada on many Leather and BDSM focused topics. She also brings the knowledge on Kink, BDSM and Leather to such august institutions of higher learning as SF State and Cal State, Harvard, Princeton,Yale, Stamford, and Brown for IvyQ. She has been invited to present this fall for MIT.
This “Delicate, Trembling Flower of Submission” © is a NYC born and raised writer, actress, BDSM Educator, Storyteller and an Award-Winning Executive Pervert. She is extremely proud to have served as International Ms Leather 2010. She is also thrilled to have been named Ms. San Francisco Leather 2009 after that contest’s decade long slumber.
She is deeply honored and profoundly humbled to have been selected to receive the 2012 Jack McGeorge Award for Excellence in Education by Black Rose, and is thrilled to have won the National Leather Association’s 2012 Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award. She was a finalist for the 21st Annual Pantheon of Leather’s Woman of the Year & Northern California Regional Awards. You can watch her being interviewed for the Women’s Leather History Project, as curated by the Leather Archives and Museum.