Cuttings: Carving with Meaning by Lady Catherine and Jack

This class teaches how to cut, where to cut, using different types of scalpels, scarification and permanency techniques. Learn how each layer of skin creates different sensation. Dealing with blood, bleeding, disease, design, and being prepared.

Please be prepared to witness and take part in a very personal ritual. This ritual will not require you to be cut or to cut, you are invited to be part of a creation. If ritual, connection and opening up interest you-- don't miss this class. Click here for presenter bio...

How the Law Affects Risk Profiles for BDSM by John

This class will explore the general legal landscape as it impacts LGBTQ+ folks (employment, domestic relations, public accommodations, criminal) with a focus on how to account for legal risks when defining your personal risk profile for participating in BDSM activities in public and private spaces. Although the presenter is an attorney, this class will not include any specific or personal legal advice and is just intended as background information to generally educate and inform the SELF community. Click here for presenter bio...

Troubleshooting Your Rope Bondage by TwistedLily

Have you been tying for years and ready to take your bondage skills up a notch? Are you just starting out and want help crafting your individual rope journey? Bring any broad or specific rope questions and obstacles to this troubleshooting rope lab hosted by TwistedLily, whose obsession with rope bondage over the last decade has created opportunities to learn from some of the most innovative rope educators across the U.S. and internationally. Lily and her tying partner, Cassandramae, will be available to discuss specific issues, demo conceptual examples, and help find solutions to your most pressing bondage problems. Click here for presenter bio...

Accountability Practices in Authority Transfer Dynamics by TwistedLily

Power exchange/authority transfer dynamics provide an incredible opportunity for growth and increased self-awareness on both sides of the slash. Protocol around habits and behaviors, referred to here as “accountability practices,” are a common method for this type of growth that many find attractive–but they also tend to have a high failure rate. As opposed to leaning on mimicry or implementing one-sided desires, this class provides a practical outline for designing accountability practices within your PE/AT dynamic(s) to build and reinforce a sustainable growth mindset. Click here for presenter bio...

Diagnosing and Recovering PE/AT in the Wake of COVID by John

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a once-in-a-century crisis, the impacts of which will be impossible to calculate for years to come. Our relationships are not exempt from the effects of such profound global events. This facilitated discussion will address impacts of the pandemic on power exchange/authority transfer relationships from a left-side-of-the-slash perspective and, after introductory remarks, create space for questions such as: How did your dynamic change? Were you able and comfortable exercising control? Did your practices around play change? Did rituals or protocols that were part of the daily fabric of your PE/AT relationship stop working? As the pandemic entered new phases, how did you adapt? Click here for presenter bio...

Free your bind! Accessing rope, flow, and connection with almost one tie by Davey/DSwitch and Luci

Experience freedom and play in rope bondage experiences that are full of ease, creativity, and connection rather than being anxious about knots or technique. Davey has been tying for about 25 years for bondage, climbing, and circus. Davey loves to make rope and rigging simple, practical, and creative, but also wants to show you how to ease into fulfilling spaces with your partners while using rope for sensation and communication. This is an all levels course, but if you already know a single column tie, you’re ahead of the game. Start to make practical decisions while flowing playfully and creatively with rope rather than copying other forms and ties. This material is useful for bondage on the floor, standing, in bed, and for suspension. Please bring your own rope, but no one turned away. Click here for presenter bio...

Disarming Toxic Masculinity by J. Tebias Perry

This class is solely for eliminating toxicity from a masculine perspective in the Leather community.

This class is an open discussion about honesty of how to alleviate or avoid toxic masculinity. Even in age of cancel culture so much has been lost over the years due to COVID-19, misunderstanding the loss of the Leather community during Covid, and strategically planning to further the leather community as we know it. Click here for presenter bio...

How to Ruin Your Boots by Coco

With glitter! Join this hands on workshop for the steps, tips, and tricks to painting your boots and leather so they sparkle and shine in the light. We’ll go over prepping, materials, and best practices for getting the look you want on your leather goods. Click here for presenter bio...

A Little Bootblack for Those Hot Leather Nights by Coco

“Don’t you dare get polish on that brand new dress, little girl.” But what happens when they do? This class is going to focus on the eroticism of a “little” bootblacking. Experience how a little bootblacks with a mixture of physical and emotional masochism, sexual ageplay, and the intimate act of leathercare. You’re never too young to play with polish. Click here for presenter bio...

How to be a Bootblack Wrangler by Ascher ter Kuile

The Con of your dreams has asked you to be the Bootblack Coordinator and you enthusiastically said yes! But how do you wrangle a gaggle of Bootblacks? How do you make sure everyone gets a shift that works for them and make it accessible? This class is to share tips and tricks on how to make coordinating a room of Bootblacks fun and less stressful on the day the convention of your dreams starts! Click here for presenter bio...

Cuddling Isn't Just For Littles by Ascher ter Kuile

Cuddling increases bonding opportunities within your relationships but you don't have to be in any specific dynamic to enjoy cuddling. Cuddling has many positive factors, including increasing bonding time with friends relieving stress and anxiety, and it is for all body types! Come learn about different cuddling positions, benefits, and how you can modify them for maxim effect. Click here for presenter bio...

Navigating my Kink through a World with Covid by Khalid El Bay

It's been over 2 years since Covid-19 disrupted everything, Including how we play. This session is intended to help change that through the sharing of best practices and intentional vetting. Click here for presenter bio...

Return to touch: Pre-care and touch play by Champagne

As we return to playing in person with new and rediscovered partners since the pandemic, you may be rekindling a flame, getting readjusted to the world outside of the net, meeting and touching for the first time or may not be quite ready to dive into the deep in just yet. Regardless of your “peopling” level, one topic that we missed before and during the pandemic is play. Oftentimes, we put in the energy to negotiate the scene, the play and the aftercare, but little thought is put into the precare and nuances of various sensory inputs or exclusions to get into the mindset for play. Prepping your bottom is just as important and making sure your bottom is intact after the scene.
This class “Return to touch” introduces adding a small portion of pre-care that can give rise to not only a more sensual and anticipation for the play at hand, but may also help to spot any potential instances which could arise during play that your bottom may not be aware of. This can also help those who are still suffering with issues of long haulers due to covid, giving another means to enjoy play within your limits. Click here for presenter bio...

On Pins and Needs: A Piercing Primer by Marilyn, Rio - Marilyn's slave, Simcha - Marilyn's boi

Play piercing provides a quick and intense endorphin rush that can be a scene all its own, or add an intense spark to a larger scene. Both the pain and the blood can bring a primal energy to your play, and a connection unlike any other. It takes skill, attention to safety, creativity, and some equipment. In this program Marilyn will discuss why people play with piercing, how to do it, how to stay safe, and how to outfit your kit. She’ll give you some ideas about incorporating needles into play. Other topics will include negotiation, preparation, effects of piercing on piercer and piercee, as well as creative ways to decorate, escalate, and satiate. This is a hands-on class; you’ll get to try needles on yourself, your friends, or our willing demo bottoms/tops. We supply the needles, you supply the creativity and passion! Click here for presenter bio...

Creative Sadism by Marilyn, Rio - Marilyn's slave, Simcha - Marilyn's boi

It hurts so good! If your juices flow from watching and causing agony and discomfort, this class is for you. We’ll discuss and demonstrate different types of pain, how pain can enhance D/s, using pain for your pleasure, how to hurt safely, to mark or not, helping your masochist take more, and aftercare for everyone. Come share your tips and tricks with the rest of us; experienced and novice players welcome, although the demos will be somewhat advanced and will include blood play. Click here for presenter bio...

Covid Long Haulers and Play by Champagne

As we return to playing in person with new and rediscovered partners, we are faced with a new after effect of the Covid 19 pandemic. Disability play may not come to mind immediately but there is now greater chance of engaging in it. Play has to be discussed with people who may not "outwardly" present as having limitations. The National Institutes of Health refer to long-term COVID- 19 symptoms as PASC (Post Acute Symptoms of Covid). The common search term is COVID-19 “long haulers”. COVID- 19 long haulers are the newest point of play integration.
My class not only seeks to bring awareness to the potential amount COVID-19 long haulers currently present in kink communities but, also allowing play to continue with partners that may be suffering symptoms. Potential play class on sensation play and baby steps from isolation brought on from the pandemic. Click here for presenter bio...

I CAN DO ROPE ALL BY MYSELF: Intro to self tying by katblk

This class is an introduction to rope and self tying. Theres no previous knowledge needed in order to take this class. Along with learning the basics of rope safety, intention, and terminology; individuals will also learn a basic single column tie.

*If you would like to participate 2-3 hanks of rope is needed, towel, mat, safety shears. Rope and supplies will be provided to use during workshop on a first come first serve basis for those that don’t currently have access to what they need, but bringing your own is recommended.

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I CAN DO ROPE ALL BY MYSELF: Intro to self suspending by katblk

For those who have a grasp on the basics of self tying and rope handling, this class will introduce individuals to the steps of getting off the ground. The goal is to work up to a simple suspendable chest and/or thigh harness. We will also cover the safety basics of self suspending, uplines, lock offs, as well as adapting to a ring and bamboo.

*This is a hands on class. Attendees should bring 4-5+ hanks of rope, a towel, mat, and safety shears. Rope and supplies will be provided to use during workshop on a first come first serve basis for those that don’t currently have access to what they need, but bringing your own is recommended.

Note: Must know how to do a single column

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Babygirls in Charge by Scarlett

In most caregiver relationships, the Daddy or Mommy is the one in charge. However in rare cases, that balance of power is shifted and the little leads the relationship. This class will talk about how to help manage that balance of power and situations where that shift in power may actually be beneficial. Click here for presenter bio...

Wax Basics by Scarlett

There are many different waxes and many different ways to apply them. This class will cover the basics in waxes that are safe and unsafe for the skin. We will demonstrate various techniques for application to the skin and ways to remove wax from the skin.

Note: This will be hands on so you can feel at least the basic temperature of the wax. If you wish to participate, please be prepared to potentially lose a little hair 😝 Click here for presenter bio...

Sissification and Dollification by Domina Alluriah

I feel pretty, oh so pretty...

In this class, we will learn about the differences between two of the most common types of feminization play involving crossdressing and beautification. Are you into humiliation and degradation? Or do you want to step outside of yourself and become a living doll?

Some of the key points to this class will focus on the differences between the two, how to prepare for and negotiate these scenes, important health and safety, as well as clean up, make-up tips, and how to become a hot mess or a hot goddess. It's way more than just cosmetics. Click here for presenter bio...

Wham Wham, thank you Ma'am by Domina Alluriah

Spanking! How to deliver a good solid rump roast with bare hands, paddles, and all manner of tools and toys. We will discuss all kinds of ways to tan a hide, the differences between many spanking implements, things to avoid, things to consider, fun ways to switch it up as well as different ways to employ aftercare.

This is more than just leaving a handprint on a bare ass. This class is about to leaving your bottom wanting more and feeling they got exactly what you BOTH needed. Click here for presenter bio...

Jealousy: The Beast Within by The Daddy Michael & slave kittie

Jealousy is an emotion we all have. Like anger, we can choose to learn how to understand and control it, or we can let it run, and possibly ruin our life. Jealousy is all about you and has nothing to do with anyone in your life. We are taught how to be jealous from birth; now it is time to learn how to control your jealousy. Are you ready to learn some new tools, and some new thought processes to put you back in control? Click here for presenter bio...

The Big/little Dynamic: Coloring outside of the lines by The Daddy Michael & slave kittie

Looking beyond the ponytails and lollipops....This class explores the dynamic of the Big/lg modality. General observations of what it means to be a Big and a little are presented and discussed. We discuss different complexities that arise in this dynamic, as well as how it is similar and different to other D/s dynamics. We tackle the most often asked questions of the D/lg dynamic. This class is great for those that already find themselves in a B/lg dynamic as well as those that want to have a better understanding of the little in their play space. Click here for presenter bio...

Tune-in and Tune-up - Small Adjustments to get your Relationship Running by Beast & echo

There are times when a major overhaul is needed, but often a simple tune-up can mean the difference between enjoying the road you’re on and breaking down along side it. Think of these tune-up tips as one of those lifehack videos but for relationships. They might seem like common sense, but common sense is not always common practice. In this session, Beast and echo will share some of the simplest yet most powerful “hacks” we've learned, as well as some of those we tried that nearly left us stranded. Click here for presenters' bio...

M/s Challenge - Building a Values-Based Dynamic by Beast & echo

It’s no secret that power exchange dynamics can be difficult to build and maintain. The secret often seems to be “why?”. What is it that those in successful dynamics have figured out? Often is comes down to building a solid foundation based on your personal values rather than the contract you found on google or what sounded sexy when you wrote it up. In this class, attendees will have the opportunity to hear both the Master/Dominant and the slave/submissive perspectives on building and adopting a values-based power exchange dynamic. Beast (he/him) and echo (she/her) will discuss the tools and tricks they used to create a strong and sustainable dynamic, as well as many of the ways they found that did not work for them. This class is an interactive discussion, and attendees need not be in any specific dynamic or in any relationship at all to attend and enjoy the class. Click here for presenters' bio...

Basic Violet Wands by Lady Shimla & Doug

A brief overview of the history, discussion of safety and health issues, an introduction of techniques and the comparison between older violet wand technologies and techniques and the more modern ones in use today. This class also presents an opportunity for participants to experience the sensations of the violet wand, including direct and indirect contact. This is a hands-on as well a discussion based class.

A two and a half page information file can be made available to all attendees containing information on basic safety as well as a list of common FAQ’s. In order to be green friendly we email this document upon request. Click here for presenters' bio...

Advanced Topics in Violet Wands by Lady Shimla & Doug

Advanced violet wand class includes a brief overview of the safety necessary for the violet wand, designed for current owners and users of violet wands.

Topics may include any 3 of the following based on the venue.

Use of conductive rope and modified techniques when using conductive rope, esp for predicament bondage into the play.

Use of the violet wand for temporary branding,

Fire play with violet wand is an interesting way to bring fire play into venues where traditional fire play is not allowed. Fire play with the violet wand can be both relaxing and sadistic. The advanced class also covers skin care and after care for that type of play. In the event that Fire Play is not permitted at the venue, we will provide a lecture on techniques and safety.

All Advanced Classes end with “Fun with Violet Wand” to focus on the use of “out of the box” objects in Violet Wands scenes and play. Class participation is welcomed and strongly encouraged. Click here for presenters' bio...

Our Love Language is Suffering by Sir Luke and His victor

Why would anyone get turned on by the thought of violence and cruelty? When suffering is an offering and devotion is to the death, the ramifications of intense levels of ordeal include lifelong loyalty and elevated risk and reward. We will answer questions people are too afraid to ask, and delve into why suffering is the only form of love that feels real for us. Click here for presenters' bio...

The journey of a male submissive by pit_for_her

pit_for_her knew at a young age that he was different. The older he got, the more pronounced those differences became. He's spent the past 9 years on a journey of self discovery to become the male submissive that he is today.
Join pit for an emotional discussion of how he got started in the scene, how he met his Goddess and how kink helped him find himself. Click here for presenter bio...

The Submissive Toybag by b_wylde

We see Tops and Doms hauling bags full of toys and other items with them to events all the time, but what about things subs might need? How often to you see a bottom with their own playbag? Its a rare sight and something that needs to change. Subs and bottoms have items they want or need to bring with them as well.
This class operates with a little bit of lecture and a lot of audience participation. Each sub/bottom is encouraged to bring one item with them that they'd like to bring to an event and why they chose that item. It's time we packed our own playbags. Click here for presenter bio...

Energy Exchange Experiential by Master Triskelan
As a means to further enhance interpersonal communication, form deeper connections with our partners, or added to aspects of BDSM play, energy exchange has long been used in alternative healing practices within the framework of Asian Bodywork modalities, as well as Tantric sex, and spiritual quests. Come experience your personal energy flow and fly to new heights, empowering yourself and your partners to explore what is available on a deeper level. Click here for presenter bio...

Diversity Across the Lifestyle-Panel Discussion by Master Triskelan
Each of us entered the “Lifestyle” (Leather, Power Exchange, BDSM, Fetish, Kink, etc.) by navigating our own personal course. Join us for a facilitated conversation that will surely demystify common misnomers as we provide a glimpse into the realms in which we continue to evolve, gaining a deeper understanding that there is NO “One True Way” across variations of BDSM, Leather, Fetish, and Kink subculture belief systems. Click here for presenter bio...

Simple Sadist, Pain is not always the Game by Meeka Amarillio-Roja

What do you think of when you think Sadist? What specific “acts” do you think of when hearing the word “SADIST”?
This open discussion will be a great opportunity to debunk the myth that pain (physical pain) is always the game for a sadist.
We will share and demonstrate some NON-Pain sadistic acts, the potentially “safe for work” ones.
Simple things that still yield pleasure for the Sadist, but not the typical pain forward acts such as impact, choking, or bondage etc.
This discussion is not an instructional course on providing specific tasks or exact examples to be repeated. However, it serves to open the view, awareness and thoughts on being creative in our sadistic expression.
This class will highlight the ethical border between sadistic action and potential harm of driving someone crazy in their boots without physical pain! Wanna Play a Game?!!! Click here for presenter bio...

Boundaries - The Kinky Edition by Kali Onyx
In this class we will discuss boundaries in the context of kink relationships and communities. We will learn about what boundaries are (it's more than saying no), tools to reinforce them whether in play partnership or D/s relationships, and the benefits of having them. The content of this class is geared toward all experiences, but especially those just entering the community. Click here for presenter bio...

Intro to Single tail whips for play by Abraided

Introduction to single tail whips. This class will cover introduction to types of single tail whips. It will cover basic safety of single tails and include basic instructions on learning how to throw a single tail for play.  Click here for presenter bio...

The Mental Game - Incorporating mental play in to your kink by Abraided

This class will cover some basic elements of including mental and emotional play, along with mental and emotional engagement in to your play. This can run the spectrum from fear play, humiliation and degradation to being more mentally and emotionally engaged in your play. In this class I hope to offer perspectives on how to get more out of your play by incorporating our minds and our hearts into one's play.  Click here for presenter bio...

MAsT Directors Series

Boundaries - The Kinky Edition by Kali Onyx

In this class we will discuss boundaries in the context of kink relationships and communities. We will learn about what boundaries are (it's more than saying no), tools to reinforce them whether in play partnership or D/s relationships, and the benefits of having them. The content of this class is geared toward all experiences, but especially those just entering the community.  Click here for presenter bio...

Forgiveness and Accountability by Eleven

Being unable to forgive ourselves and others for a past mistake, or a collective wrongdoing can lead to physiological, spiritual and emotional damage, being unable to be accountable can lead to cultural and social break down, oppression and violence.
Developing practices of accountability and installing them in our bodies can facilitate a shift in the landscape of wellbeing and community resilience necessary for these troubling times.

Drawing from teachings on accountability and forgiveness as a guiding principle towards justice and healing, small groups are supported by Eleven to meet and see each other as flawed and imperfect, as well as good enough to belong despite these undeniable truths. Participants craft the specific answers to questions that explore possibilities for making amends within our intimate relationships, (sub)cultural groups and communities.  Click here for presenter bio...

The Story of Your Body by Eleven

We often believe we know about another person’s body. We label and categorise, assess and stereotype, generally without being conscious of it. It can be a struggle to accept and relish our own body when this process is internal. An affirming, liberating and transformative circle, held by Eleven where each participant is invited in turn tell the story of their body from birth til now, removing articles of clothing in a circle firmly held in tenderness and respect. Stories might include histories of health and injury, gender, aging, modification, shape and size. What stories do the angles, marks and folds of your body tell? Please join us and share them.

Active participants in engaged consent for partial or full nudity welcome.  Click here for presenter bio...

 The Joy of Punching by Tomo

Hitting your bottom can be a hot fun way to cause pain. The intimacy of hands-on sadism can be intense and connected. What is not hot is injury in the middle of a scene! We’ll begin this class by learning proper punching technique so it isn’t the top that hurts. Small Top, large bottom - it doesn’t matter. Striking techniques work on all body types if done properly and placed specifically. We’ll explore and practice methods of striking and areas of the body to create a range of pain from pleasant to unbearable.  Click here for presenter bio...

Navigating the Relationship Plateau by Tomo

It is inevitable that the road of our life's travel, the paths of our endeavors and even our relationships will eventually arrive at a plateau. During this time, a staleness or lack of progress may be felt. Master/slave relationships are not immune to the plateau. In this class, we will discuss the concept of life's plateaus, how they relate to our relationships, and ways to manage the time without peaks or valleys. It is said in the martial arts that true growth and training occur while on the plateau. Please join us and discover how your authority exchange relationship may find peace and growth during the time that you navigate the relationship plateau.  Click here for presenter bio...

Why I Don't Own Them... Yet by Devyn Stone

Ah the steps to practical ownership and the phases of authority transfer. We negotiate play, right? Well, what about negotiating a dynamic? As many can attest, dynamics are not just about protocols, punishments and service. Dive into pragmatism with Devyn in understanding compatibility (and how to assess it) and discover your needs and wants in all aspects of authority transfer. Together, you’ll establish a process designed to get you exactly what you're looking for.  Click here for presenter bio...

Space to Share: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Creating Affirming Spaces by Devyn Stone

Are you getting complaints or just looking to improve anywhere you can, let's do it! Creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and affirming space is a huge job but it is one that truly makes a space the best it can be. If you want to improve your space for everyone - this class is for you. We cover things like conscious language, signage, rules, protocols, and mindset.  Click here for presenter bio...

FINDING YOUR VOICE: CHALLENGES OF AN INTROVERTED MASTER by Master IceDog & ravyn

For years, Master IceDog viewed himself as an introvert, as someone who was preferring to stay in the background. As his desire to give back to the community grew, pushing himself outside of that comfort zone was required. Yet, for the introvert who prefers to remain behind the scenes, or meet one-on-one for coffee, this was an incredible, but fulfilling, challenging part of his journey. This class will discuss some of the ways he found to be successful, with the support of his very extroverted slave. We will also discuss others’ perceptions and misperceptions of our Master and slave dynamic.  Click here for presenter bio...

Who are these Modern Primitives?: A History of Body-based Ritual by MitaBear & Service Kitty

How what we're doing isn't appropriation.
History of Modern Hook pulls, Hook suspension
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Taking a L.E.A.P. by slave renee

Leather History takes on many forms, from our boots to books, floggers to event flyers. In today's society it seems we are constantly downsizing, and at the same time looking for access to the most information with minimal effort. We also have the desire to share our History, our experiences, as well as exploring those of our fellow travelers. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all this were available with the click of a mouse button? Well it can be!
During my title year as WILL, I started a project called L.E.A.P., the Leather Evidence Archive Project. In this class I teach how we can digitally document our own stories, and through the wonders of the Internet, we can link our History, explore and share with each other. So much of what came before Us has been lost to time, tragic events. Through projects The Carter/Johnson Library, The Leather Archives & Museum, and our own preservation, Let's stop the loss.  Click here for presenter bio...

I have arrived!  Now what? by Mistress P

This class is to help guide new people through the lifestyle and community.Offer them resources explain some of the ways and how to’s. Give them the tools that we didn’t have when we started. Teach the how to be as safe as possible. Open the dialogue with new people to the lifestyle, help them feel welcome and comfortable. Help them navigate safely. Answer their questions. If I don’t have the answer point them in the right direction. Keep our community alive and growing.  Click here for presenter bio...

Positive Play for Parents by Bratty Azzassin & Harleyycee

Balance is everything. Parenting and the lifestyle do not seem to go hand and hand. How can you indulge and keep your children safe and/ or informed. Parents just wanna have fun. 

Workshop Outline: Planning ahead , Location location location , Boundaries with partners , Little ones , Older children, All in the family   Click here for presenter bio...

Technical Report Writing by Master Jan & slave Lisa

Learn the importance of writing petitions, contracts, and protocols and how to create them for YOUR relationships. Why are they needed? What needs to be in them? And more. Click here for presenter bio...

Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon light? by Master Aaron and Slave jennie

Have you ever considered flirting with your dark fantasy's or desires? We all have traits that we are not proud of and yet we tend to flirt with them on different occasions, especially in the BDSM culture? Some enjoy using their kink to embrace their dark side, yet others are ashamed and even fearful of what is hidden deep down. Come with us on a journey where we discuss and bring together the dark shadows that creep in our mind and tempt our thoughts, so we can be one with our whole self. Click here for presenter bio...

"Lock Them Up!" The Erotic Art of Chastity by Master Aaron and Slave jennie

Chastity is the practice of refraining from sexual intercourse. This practice has been in existence since the 12th-13th century. For those holding the key, it can be powerful and for those locked it can be confining and humbling. How can the power exchange be enhanced through means of preventing sexual release and basic bodily functions? Learn about how to use various forms of chastity to enhance the power exchange. Click here for presenter bio...

Serving our Community by Sir Lisa & Leather gem

The basics of serving our community at large. Not just within the Kink community but in our every day walks of life. Who we are in this world and how we walk, marks the very path in how we touch different peoples lives along the way. To be a person that is trustworthy, has honor and integrity, is respectful, and devoted. How to engage with people that are like-minded to reach out and do great things that serve our local communities. Volunteering, activism and educating are just a few of the things we can do. Click here for presenter bio...

Ouch... Rubber-band Play by Sir Lisa & Leather gem

Explore the ways to have sadistic fun with rubber-bands. This is a hands on interactive demo. Join Sir Lisa and leathergem for some entertaining fun and education on how to have fun with a low budget toy that is in everyones home. Click here for presenter bio...

Being little is not a "four letter word" by Draco & darlin

"Littles, Daddies, middles, Mommies, babygirls/boys, Caregivers and brats." These are just a few of the terms for those who identify with some level of age play. We have all heard these terms but what do they actually mean? The terms littles and Caregivers are as diverse as the generic terms of Dominant and submissive. Can a Caregiver/little dynamic also share a Master/slave dynamic? Can a Caregiver be nurturing and loving but still be a Sadist? Can a little also be a Dominant or a Top? What does someone get out of being a little? Many within our community have a very skewed understanding of what a little is and how they fit into the community.

DraconianSoul and simpledarlin share a Daddy/babygirl dynamic and will help to answer these questions and many more while bringing a deeper understanding into what it means to identify as a part of the "age play umbrella". Click here for presenter bio...

Reluctant Leaders by Draco & darlin

Many people are born to be leaders. They seek out leadership roles and thrive in them. Many other leaders have no desire to be leaders but have still found themselves in leadership positions. The vast majority of the great leaders I have met were not the born leader types but were only leaders because they were either thrust into leadership roles or they were in situations where no one else would take a stand. So, how do those of us who continually find ourselves leading others find our own strength when we must help give strength to others. Being a Dominant means, you are a leader to your submissive but it can be an altogether different beast when we must be in charge of others. This class will discuss improving our own self-image, preventing burn out and accepting our positions as leaders with grace, dignity and serenity. Click here for presenter bio...

Kinky Speed Dating by Amanda Panda

Communication is often listed as the number one fear. Now add the possibility of someone's proficiency in using weapons (IE: Kink toys) and the preference toward top roles or bottom roles and layer on a possible gender preference and you have a recipe for a very awkward first meeting. Amanda Panda has a degree in communication so she knows how to talk to people. Come and learn some communication techniques and possibly meet someone to possibly play with and/or develop a relationship with. Remember, they are as scared of you as you are of them. Click here for presenter bio...

Negotiating a D/s Relationship by Amanda Panda

BDSM has many styles on which you can make a relationship. Starting off, often time it is a little less formal in the form of a play partner relationship. However, once you are past that stage, you may desire something more formal. Something far deeper than a traditional partner relationship or marriage. Dominance and submission allows us to step into predefined roles and become something greater than the sum of its parts. Come see how these relationships are created from ground level. Click here for presenter bio...

Chemical Sensations by Mistress P

In this class I will teach you what essential oils are and how to play with essential oils safely. I will explain the dos and don'ts , where you can and can't put the oils. And give some recipes to get you started. Click here for presenter bio...

The Consent Factor: Retrieving, Receiving & Giving the "Firm Yes!" by Mr. Dark

In this interactive class, you'll learn everything about consent from how to negotiate for it properly, gaining the "firm yes," knowing how to use it, when to give it, when to revoke it and much more. The most important part... how to say no! Click here for presenter bio...

Up a Creek With a Paddle: Picking the Right Paddle for the Job by Mr. Dark

Giving someone a good paddling can be fun but how do you know which paddle to use for the job? This class will show you how to pick the right paddle and the reasons why. Grip, weight, shape... it all matters. Come find out why! Click here for presenter bio...

Who are You? Building a Kinky Resume by Netert Sehkmet

Having a hard time telling someone what you are into? Not sure how to present yourself to a potential partner? Building a kinky resume is a great place to start! A kinky resume lists your goals, commitments and experiences. Let's put it on paper and find out who you are! Click here for presenter bio...

So I'm here...Now what? by slave renee

You've found your way into this beautiful mishmosh of "The Lifestyle", welcome welcome! If you're like me, you've realized that this has been the home you've been missing, the piece of the puzzle that finally fits. Now what does that look like you say? The dictionary defines Service as: "The act of doing, for Something or Someone." What does your Service look like to You? With the myriad of options that are available when it comes to serving, that in itself can look like many things, from Club membership to serving a House, your partner(s), even (insert Deep Breath) Titleholding!! So how do we choose? How do we begin? In this class/discussion, we'll explore the options and look at ways to make choices that best "Serve" our partners, our Community, and most importantly, Ourselves!! And even have FUN along the way... Click here for presenter bio...

Switchquistion by aerabelle & Joe Cool

Have you ever found yourself fantasizing about something that isn't your usual role? Have you every wondered if you'd enjoy a fluid dynamic? You might be a switch! Come learn from two active switches all about switching, negotiating scenes in a switch dynamic, and navigating both fluid switching and switching with different partners. Click here for presenter bio...

Rhapsodic Caning and Bastinado by Dex

Few percussion implements mark as easily or strike fear into the hearts of bottoms as the cane. The cane is an elegant instrument: its flexibility, variations in diameter all produce a wide range of sensations from sensual to frankly painful. A broad spectrum of caning techniques will be demonstrated. The feet are the foundation of the body. They allow us to stand, walk and run. Bastinado involves striking a bottom on the soles of their feet with a stick. The foot a place where nerve endings are close to the surface and therefore especially susceptible to pain and pleasure. When bastinado is combined with precision striking and reflexology techniques it can combine a pain and pleasure balance that extends beyond the scene and has healing effects. Success! Find the foot's sweet spot, learn to transfer energy to the root chakra and shazam a footgasm is possible. The first 20 attendees at this workshop will receive a cane as a token. Click here for presenters bio...

Challenges in Kink: How to Welcome Neurodiversity in the Leather Community by Pup Ryder

Mental challenges are prevalent in the leather community more than you think. However most of us hide them from new people we meet and what about newcomers who feel that this is a barrier of entry for the leather community. Join pup Ryder, Atlantic States Community Bootblack, who will give his insight on how to be more welcoming to those with developmental and social disadvantages. Click here for presenter bio...

Rules, Rituals, and Protocols by Stephan and Synda

Structure in relationships helps to create reminders and connection. For years we have been working and restructuring our relationship in order to keep it fresh. We will discuss our thoughts on what rules, rituals and protocols are, how to create effective ones, and how to build them into relationships to help establish them as ways to create connections.  Click here for presenter's bio...

When the collar comes off by Stephan and Synda

Master/slave, dominant/submissive, or any other name within a power relationships are intense relationships with so much emotion and work going into them.  We become interdependant.  How do we navigate these relationships when the collar comes off.  When people look back with regret.  What are the responsibilities of the people in a relationship.  What happens if things turn ugly?  How do we have the hard conversations?  What happens to the community? Click here for presenter's bio...

THE THEATER AND SPIRITUALITY OF HUMILIATION, DEGRADATION, & OBJECTIFICATION by Dr. Nwachi

"Nourishing Shame" helps us recognize mistakes, helps us be aware of our boundaries, recognize our relationship with community, acts as a source of learning and creativity, and helps in developing the positive quality of humility. This shame performs the function of an alarm that brings us into a state of self-awareness and self-consciousness, to become aware of who we are and what we are doing” (Spiritual-Arts Academy, 2016).
“The Theater and Spirituality…” is the exploration of the creative, physical, mental, and soulful connections found in the edgeplay of humiliation, degradation, and objectification. Additionally, this workshop is an investigation of the dangers and best practices of humiliation, degradation, and objectification. Moreover, we explore how such edgeplay has the potential to deepen and enrich our power dynamics and spiritual selves. Click here for presenter bio...

Don't Forget Your PRICK by Bratty Azzassin and Harleyycee Quinn

This class will surround discussions on participating safely in BDSM and discuss the various acronyms for choices in participating via negotiation themes, including: SSC, CCCC, RACK, PRICK, etc. We will focus on PRICK and use situational examples to have participants work through how in applying PRICK the situation can be best be managed from differing perspectives. The class will also provide time for participants to ask questions and propose alternative suggestions for negotiations. Click here for presenter bio...

Forced Orgasms by SwitchJake

The act of giving your partner as many orgasms as he/she can handle and then five more. At first, they will praise you, an hour from now they will curse your name. Learn how to not just get your partner off but enjoy them begging you to stop. This class often features a demo either with a Sybian/Motorbunny, a Hitachi, manual stimulation or a combination of all of these. This class also features an interactive audience participation portion. Click here for presenter bio...

How to train your squirrel by SwitchJake

In this class, we delve into the non-traditional forms of pet play. Everyone knows puppies, ponies and kitties, however, there are a slew of other animals that are represented in the kinky kingdom. For example, Switch Jake sometimes attends events as a squirrel. It is difficult to make kinksters do a double-take, but dressing as a squirrel achieves this! Come learn about the vast array of non-traditional animals and let your wild side be free! Click here for presenter bio...

Gender Affirming Play by aerabelle and Joe Cool

Born out of a need transman’s desire for gender-affirming play, this class will look at ways to take the play you already enjoy and make it gender affirming for those involved. For many trans, genderqueer & non-binary folks, playing in a way that not only avoids dysphoria but actually affirms gender identity is an empowering and fulfilling experience. So come talk about how we negotiate for that and incorporate in into our play. Click here for presenter bio...

The Queen archetype and the Royal household as a model for M/s by M. Kate

Explore the archetype of the Queen as a model for female dominance. We will explore and discuss how kind judgement and strict expectation can create a powerful control without the ‘iconic’ image of the dominatrix. Learn about how the royal complexity of ‘above stairs’ and ‘below stairs’ are both similar to the more common Victorian model and yet more complex in its very nature of Queen, court, servants model. Click here for presenter bio...

The electronic cage by M. Kate

Many use google shared location or life 360 to track and be aware of the movements of those they care about or are served by. How far can the electronic cage extend? In this class we will explore: Easily available gps programs, Ankle trackers, Website restrictions, Device control, Home lighting control, Enforced bedtimes, Web cameras, Text reviewing, Website history reviews. Click here for presenter bio...

M/s Without Cohabitation By Sir Edgar and slave raven

Not every M/s relationship is the same. Some are long term partners who are married and or live together. Others are long distance. Others still can be 24/7 even though they do not share the same home. We will discuss not only the challenges and obstacles but also the benefits and hidden rewards of maintaining a 24/7 M/s dynamic when either by choice or life's circumstances they do not live together. Click here for presenter bio...

Recovering after an abusive M/s relationship By Sir Edgar and slave raven

How do you enter into another M/s after an abusive one. Building a healthy M/s and continuing your journey. Click here for presenter bio...

Mummy Me, Mummy You: Mummification Lab by Mufasa

Come and learn the basics of mummification. How to use the tools that bind and what can be expected will be explored. All tied up and no where to go?...we will explore where one can go once encased for both the Dom and the sub. Can we get artsy? Can we do cut outs? Can we encase the head? Well come and Mummy up! Click here for presenter bio...

Protocol, No-tocol & New Traditions by Mufasa

What is Leather Protocol? Is there a correct protocol? Where have the traditions come from and how does the community embrace them? In this class we will explore community, leather, kink, dungeon, cultural and gender general protocols and share community experiences. Is there a correct protocol in a given dynamic or situation? Come and let's learn and find out. Click here for presenter bio...

Blood cupping by Celtic_lover and pit_for_her

This class will cover the safety considerations, negotiation techniques and aftercare of blood cupping. Based on your comfort level the demo portion will show two ways to make your bottom bleed, using needles or a scalpel. Two ways will also be demonstrated to pull the blood, suction cups or fire cupping. Click here for presenter bio...

Risking it All: Transitioning to M/s by Mster Jim and slave dee

Even if you already know that your current relationship has the elements of a power exchange, how might you successfully transition a mainstream egalitarian relationship into an intentional power exchange? In this class Master Jim and dee will talk about how after over twenty years of marriage and two children they realized their relationship wasn’t quite like the neighbors. They will describe the value of understanding who they already were in their marriage and working to understand how their current relationship informed who they were becoming in their growing power dynamic. They will discuss the process, challenges faced, and lessons learned as they took the steps towards creating an M/s relationship: taking the time to build their power dynamic path; overcoming the hurdles of familiarity; and balancing pre-existing ties to “vanilla” life. Click here for presenter bio...

Monogamy: A Spectrum and A Journey by Master Jim and slave dee

In this class Master Jim and dee will talk about monogamous M/s relationships by exploring the various ways of being monogamous: emotional, sexual and play. They will share the irony of not quite fitting into vanilla life because they are M/s and kinky, but feeling out of place in the more free and diverse kink world, since they identify as monogamous. This ironic conflict challenged them to seek to better understand themselves, overcome assumptions, their own and others, and led to the belief that our innate relationship traits fall on a spectrum from monoamory to polyamory, a spectrum along which they don’t fall in the same location. They will share how these elements grew their dynamic. Having embraced monogamy, they will also address a frequent query they receive: How do you get all of your needs met in a monogamous relationship? To do so they will share the unique gifts monogamy offered in their pursuit of a deeper more connected M/s relationship. Click here for presenter bio...

Playing with Sharp things by Da Kollector

Sensual and yet deadly, the knife is one of the oldest tools known to man. We will explore what blade play is and how it can be applied in several ways in your kink. Topics we will be going over include: What is knife play?, Considering Risk, Negotiating Knife play, Choosing a knife, Safety and cleaning, Aftercare. Click here for presenter bio...

What’s with the growling? A discussion on Primal Play by Da Kollector

Everyone has heard about it, but do you really know what it is? We are going to dispel the myths and give you a better understanding of what primal play is by those that identify as Primal. Talking points will include: What does it mean to be Primal? Is Primal play pet play? Is everyone an animal? Is this Energy Play? What is the spiritual aspects of Primal play? What’s with the growling? What does primal play look like? Click here for presenter bio...

For the Love of Shine by Lee aka Leather Kitty

Does the smell of saddle soap or boot polish or leather make you smile, get you excited, or cause that moment of a deeper inhale of those smells in anticipation? Have you ever wanted to learn more? Well, come join us at For the Love of Shine.. There is pride in the pair of a perfectly shined pair of boots, or the soft glow of leathers that have been properly cleaned and cared for. The path of bringing love and care to leathers, boots and other types of fetish gear is found within bootblacking. Learning these skills is part of a journey that can be within power exchange or outside - it simply takes a love of the shine.
We will have a hands on class of the basics of leather care, from boots to the leathers we wear... Bring your kit and be ready to embrace the love of the shine. Click here for presenter bio...

Polyamory - Beyond the Surface to Unimaginable Depths by Lee aka Leather Kitty

There are many flavors of polyamory. Everyone has a different view of how it works for them. Polyamory can be within the kinky and power exchange community, outside of it, or straddling both worlds. Lee has been in some form of polyamorous relationship her entire life. Many of these relationships have straddled multiple worlds, finding balance with partners within the kink and vanilla worlds. She will share stories about her journey and those of her polycules and chosen family. This is a space to share your own stories, ask questions, and learn new (and recall older) tools to bring a depth and joy to your life.
Polyamory is not just about sex or play - it can be about creating a world and space of acceptance, support and love... look beyond the surface and find what it can mean to you. Click here for presenter bio...

Energy and Sex and Energy Sex by Tonya

Harnessing your energy can change moods, heal bodies, and intensify many aspects of your life. It can deepen bonds and captivate a new partner. We will explore the energy we bring to sexual experiences and learn to control it.
That same energy can be used to have sex in completely new ways. It doesn’t even require physical touch! Energy sex is not a new concept, but is rarely taught or even discussed. That ends here. We will define this topic and discuss how you can start this magical journey.
This class is open to and created for all bodies, identities, and all skill levels. Click here for presenter bio...

Foundations of Rope (101) by Ms Reemah and Lavender

This is a hands on workshop, that will walk you through the basics of rope bondage. Beginning your rope journey? Or just want to learn about rope bondage? This is the class for you! Appropriate for newbies and first-timers. This class is also helpful for those who want to troubleshoot any issues and/or just talk about rope.
-Dangers of rope
-Rope education (tying to the body and the person)
*Different body shapes
*Bottoms preferred placement of rope placement
*Partnership between top and bottom
-Single column tie (Portuguese) and square knots
-Adding rope
-Reverse tension and half hitches
-Arms free chest harness and hog tie
- Aftercare
* Blankets (drop in body temperature)
* Hydrate!
* Bottoms: Move slowly
* Whatever you negotiate
- Q & A
Participants should bring rope and safety shears, if they have available.
Click here for presenter bios: Ms Reemah & Lavender

Tying All Bodies by Ms Reemah, Lavender, and Axel

The main focus is to provide skills on how to easily handle rope and move smoother through a scene. Appropriate for beginners. Some familiarity with single columns will be helpful (will briefly review during class). We will also discuss rope bottoming skills and ways bottoms can help their riggers and visa versa.
-Review of basics (single columns, reverse tension, half hitches)
-Rope bottoming skills: attend to your body. Good pain vs. Bad pain
*Communicate. Communicate. Communicate.
* Partnership between top and bottom
-Rope handling and resetting rope
-Ties: Arms front chest harness (if have time: The baby, and/or Futo (traditional and adapted)
- Aftercare
* Blankets (drop in body temperature)
* Hydrate!
* Bottoms: Move slowly
* Whatever you negotiate
- Q & A
Participants should bring rope and safety shears, if they have available.
Click here for presenter bios: Ms Reemah, Lavender, and Axel

FINDING YOUR VOICE: CHALLENGES OF AN INTROVERTED MASTER by Master IceDog and slave ravyn

For years, Master IceDog viewed himself as an introvert, as someone who was preferring to stay in the background. As his desire to give back to the community grew, pushing himself outside of that comfort zone was required. Yet, for the introvert who prefers to remain behind the scenes, or meet one-on-one for coffee, this was an incredible, but fulfilling, challenging part of his journey. This class will discuss some of the ways he found to be successful, with the support of his very extroverted slave. We will also discuss others’ perceptions and misperceptions of our Master and slave dynamic. Click here for presenter bio... 

The Art of the Yield by Jouet

We often hear about the benefits of owning “power” slaves. But what happens when the servant is hyper-organized, and the owner is more laid back? Or if one is perpetually early, and the other is always running late? Is it possible for two conflicting personalities to peacefully align when the person serving is more proactive than the person charting the course? Even if the parties involved understand who is clearly in charge, the alignment of wills can be frustrating at times. We will discuss coping mechanisms and the importance of finding grace in the opportunities to yield and realign. Do opposites really attract and complement each other, or will ultimately the differences in personality and drive cause friction to wear away the core foundation of the relationship? Click here for presenter bio...

How to Thrive When the Game Changes by Jouet

Change isn't always negative, but enduring enormous life shift together can have an impact on everyone involved. Change energizes some; others find it draining. Dealing with the establishment of "new normals" and other distractions can take the focus away from the dynamic. Through shared experience, people can evolve—and not always in the same direction.
So how can you intentionally build the scaffolding in your dynamic to feel united as a team when taking on new challenges and forging new paths? Can you reframe changes you didn't plan for into opportunities for the relationship? Most importantly: what are you doing to ensure that when the game changes, you both are still players on the same team? Click here for presenter bio...

So, you want to be a Bootblack By Jencat

So you want to be a bootblack but don't know where to start. This class will focus on the fundamentals of bootblacking, differences in hard shine vs. oil tanned leather, what to keep in your kit basics, polishing basics. This class may become interactive, depending on the amount of persons that come to class, but we will talk about the basics of what to have, necessities, and ends in a round table talking about challenges with getting to a high shine. Click here for presenter bio...

Aging, Health Challenges & Keeping your Dynamic Alive By Jencat

This class focuses on keeping a dynamic alive as we get older. Things happen, medical issues arise, illness and everyday life changes as we get older, which makes both submission and Mastering challenging at times. This class focuses on those changes, what you can do to avoid complacency, keeping and modifying routines between each other, and focusing on service to keep the dynamic alive. This class will get feedback from the persons that come into the class to know if there is a certain direction to focus on, types of illnesses, and what to do when you cannot keep to a dynamic in the way that you intended. . Click here for presenter bio...

Topping From the Bottom and the Harsh Reality Learned by Meeka Amarillo-Roja

What is topping from the bottom? Is it good or bad? What are some of the reasons/causes for it? We will discuss obstacles to mental surrender. Assessing the behaviors of the bottom trying to top and what they may be trying to communicate. While walking through some real life stories, we will delve into the complications and negative impact on our hierarchical dynamics. This walk will include pit stops to look at trust, confidence, security and authority imbalance and more. The result of this interaction will leave all with some understanding and better self-awareness and genuine new perspective on topping from the bottom. Click here for presenter bio...

Service submissives and different types of service by b_wylde

This class will discuss the different types of service and how to integrate these actions into your dynamic. We will also discuss why we perform service and what we get out of being service oriented subs in the lifestyle. Click here for presenter bio...

POC Women Connect Round Table by Netert Sehkmet

Calling all POC Women and Female Allies to discuss the state of womanhood in the POC community. What can be done to make more connections? What issues are we facing and how can we address/resolve them? Come connect with us and let's get the work done! Click here for presenter bio...

Taking a L.E.A.P by slave renee

Leather History takes on many forms, from our boots to books, floggers to event flyers. In today's society it seems we are constantly downsizing, and at the same time looking for access to the most information with minimal effort. We also have the desire to share our History, our experiences, as well as exploring those of our fellow travelers. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all this were available with the click of a mouse button? Well it can be!
During my title year as WILL, I started a project called L.E.A.P., the Leather Evidence Archive Project. In this class I teach how we can digitally document our own stories, and through the wonders of the Internet, we can link our History, explore and share with each other. So much of what came before Us has been lost to time, tragic events. Through projects The Carter/Johnson Library, The Leather Archives & Museum, and our own preservation, Let's stop the loss. Click here for presenter bio...

When the Master becomes Disabled by Master Jan and slave lisa

What happens when the Master becomes disabled? When it effects his/her emotional and mental state and when his/her "mastery" has weakened because of it? We will discuss a real life situation and how the slave managed as well as the effects it took on the Master. It's not easy but it CAN be accomplished and the relationship can be strong again. Click here for presenter bio...

I have arrived! Now what? by  Mistress P

This class is to help guide new people through the lifestyle and community.Offer them resources explain some of the ways and how to’s. Give them the tools that we didn’t have when we started. Teach the how to be as safe as possible. Open the dialogue with new people to the lifestyle, help them feel welcome and comfortable. Help them navigate safely. Answer their questions. If I don’t have the answer point them in the right direction. Keep our community alive and growing. Click here for presenter bio...

Sadistic Science: Best Practices for Experimentation in Pain and Torture by JustRob

Much of what we do in the kink world is uncharted (or relatively uncharted) territory. There are few manuals in the world that instruct you how to do some of the more extreme things we do. So we often learn by doing, through well-researched and risk conscientious experimentation. Sadistic Science! In this interactive discussion, I will talk about some of the best practices I have developed over the years of doing sadistic science. Click here for presenter bio...

Just Quillin': Porcupine Quills for Sadists by JustRob

Piercing doesn't have to just been metallic and medical. In this class, we will discuss the details around using porcupine quills for piercing play. This class will include safety concerns, how to acquire quills, and techniques for play. A hands-on demo is included. Click here for presenter bio...