Classes

Topping without Toys

Wednesday, March 17th – 7 pm
 
Throwing a flogger or tying someone up can be super-fun on their own. But if you’re looking to create the experience of dominance and submission, that won’t get you there by itself.
 
In this playshop, we’ll explore what power exchange is and you’ll get some quick and easy tools you can use at the party to create some hot scenes.
 
We’ll cover:
  • Two simple steps to get into a dominant headspace, even when you’re not sure what you’re doing
  • Sexy, toppy ways to do check-ins and seductive consent (cuz “Is this okay?” is not hot)
  • Tips make it look like you know what you’re doing, even if you’re new to this whole topping/domming thing
  • Evocative language for creating power dynamics
  • Nonverbal ways to communicate dominance, through touch, movement and breath
  • How to put it all together so you look like you know what you’re doing (and have fun doing it!)
 
Whether you’re new to topping or have been exploring for years, this workshop will leave you with practical skills you can use in your very next scene.
 
Marcia Baczynski is a renowned speaker, writer and coach on sexual communication, relationships and women’s empowerment. Her primary mission is to help women and the people who love them to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want – romantically, sexually and relationally – even if it’s off the beaten path.

Marcia is the co-creator of Cuddle Party and founder of the Good Girl Recovery Program. Since 2003, she has worked with tens of thousands of people through her private coaching, workshops and group programs, and she has made appearances in hundreds of magazines, news stories, radio interviews and podcasts. Marcia lives in the Bay Area, CA where she spends a lot of time with her delightfully weird friends, being an auntie, hiking and sailing.
 

Harnessing Your Creativity for Kink – Rebecca Blanton

Wednesday, April 7th – 7 pm
 
 
The most satisfying and fun kink scenes are personalized for the players. Creating a custom scene, something special and unique, requires some planning and creativity. This class will provide you with ways to harness your personal creativity and tastes to expand your kink play in ways most satisfying to you!

Think you are lacking the creativity needed to create a unique kinky scene? There is no such person! We all have forms of creativity. It may be expressed through crafting and the arts, or as designing elaborate spreadsheets, or in the way you dress. This class will help you locate the source of your creativity and how to use that source to shape your kinky play.

Participants will discuss where creativity comes from, how to find their own inspiration for creative projects, and how to use these things to shape their kinky play. We will discuss pervertables and other creative ways to to integrate creativity into your toy bag. The class covers both designing kinky play and shaping your day-to-day kink such as protocols, sexting and other fun ways to keep your relationships spicy!

The goal of this class is to help participants find personal inspiration to shape their future play and to find the joy of their kink.

People with all levels of kink experience and all levels of “arts and crafts” drives are welcome to attend. The class will include worksheets and at-home exercise guides to help participants channel their inspiration long after they leave the class.
 
Auntie Vice (aka Rebecca Blanton) is a writer, blogger, and performer. Her work focuses on kink, BDSM, gender. She has published multiple nonfiction and erotic fiction works in the BDSM genre and has an award-winning kink blog. She has been a finalist for the Golden Flogger Award in nonfiction. She holds a Ph.D. (abd) in political psychology and approaches her kink writing from a research and academic perspective.
 
 

Marcia Baczynxki – Bedroom Communication

Wednesday, April 21st – 7 pm
 
We bottom for all sorts of reasons: to feel small, to feel powerful, to feel controlled, to fly high and more. The yearning to turn yourself completely over to another is compelling. In an ideal world, you could surrender and just know that your top or dom has it all figured out. Sadly, mind-reading rarely works. As a bottom, sub or slave, you still need to communicate.

In this interactive class, we’ll explore how to do so without accidentally coming off as whiny, dependent, needy, or clingy, or as bossy, entitled or demanding. We’ll look at how to maintain a delicious power dynamic while using your words, communicating limits and boundaries, and giving necessary feedback, for the best play possible.
 
Marcia Baczynski is a renowned speaker, writer and coach on sexual communication, relationships and women’s empowerment. Her primary mission is to help women and the people who love them to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want – romantically, sexually and relationally – even if it’s off the beaten path.

Marcia is the co-creator of Cuddle Party and founder of the Good Girl Recovery Program. Since 2003, she has worked with tens of thousands of people through her private coaching, workshops and group programs, and she has made appearances in hundreds of magazines, news stories, radio interviews and podcasts. Marcia lives in the Bay Area, CA where she spends a lot of time with her delightfully weird friends, being an auntie, hiking and sailing.
 
 

Master Hines

https://boundlessevents-may5.eventbrite.com
Wednesday, May 5th – 7 pm
 
There are many ways to touch someone during a scene. But how do you get the most out of our natural instinct for touch? In this class, Master Hines will break down touch into three categories of expression: love, power, and sadism, and discuss and demonstrate how each can be useful for making a connection with your partner and enhancing your scene

BDSM Educator and Professional Dominant. Master Hines formally joined the BDSM community in 1992 in Atlanta Georgia and moved to the bay area in 2003.
 
Core to Master Hines’ BDSM philosophy is spirituality through power exchange. His technique and approach to SM puts heavy emphasis on the spiritual connection between Top and bottom. His play ranges from sensual to sadistic, incorporating many styles, toys and fetishes.
 
Master Hines has presented demonstrations, classes and private workshops throughout the Southeast since 1997 and in the Bay Area since 2000 when he was first invited to the Bay Area to present for Folsom Street Fair weekend. He is well respected for his flair and artistry with floggers and has given classes on many topics including Flogging, Spirituality and SM, Erotic Knife Play, Resistance Play, The SM of Hands, Sensuous Caning and more. Master Hines is also an accomplished artist specializing in contemporary painting.
 
You can visit his web sites at MasterHines.com and HinesFineArt.com. You can also find more information about Master Hines and read some of his writings on Fetlife at MasterHines.

Cut, Punch and Toast – Devyn Stone

Wednesday, May 19th – 7 pm
https://boundlessevents-may19.eventbrite.com

Maybe it was your grandfather who enjoyed a cigar after a special family dinner, or a circle of leatherfolx at a local leather bar’s beer bust. No matter the origin, you’re curious and eager to learn the elements of cigar service and play. With several years of service and play under his belt, Devyn Stone will help you learn how to provide and negotiate cigar service and play, from beginner basics to intermediate options.
 
Devyn Stone is a self-awareness and BDSM educator, author, and alternative lifestyles coach. He dreams of globe trotting and helping folx achieve the connections they desire, while they learn themselves more deeply. He has been actively practicing authority transfer dynamics since 2004

Devyn has a passion for giving and receiving education; his favorite topics are psychology, negotiation, consent, relationship construction, and organization. He is the Founder of Pragmatically Kinking, where members discuss the practical aspects of BDSM, and THRIVE, a virtual conference dedicated to the intersection of mental health and BDSM.
 

Breaking into Erotic WritingRebecca Blanton

Wednesday, June 2 – 7 pm
https://boundlessevents-jun2.eventbrite.com

Have you written a fun erotic stories for yourself or a partner? Do you write fan fiction with some sexy content? Ever think you would want to do this professionally? Want to get a story published in a magazine? This class is for you!

This class covers both what makes for great erotic writing and practical tips for how to break into the field. The first hour of the class will focus on the practicalities of erotic writing: where to get inspiration, key components of erotic writing, how to edit your own work, and how to create pieces which will draw an audience. The second hour of the class focuses on the how-tos of breaking into the erotic writing field. It covers the range from blogging, to audio books, anthology entries, magazines, ghost writing, and submitting novels for publication.

This class is appropriate for everyone with an interest in trying professional erotic writing, for people who want to sell a few short stories, and for people looking for practical information on becoming a full-time erotic writer. There is no level of writing experience or previous publishing experience required.
 
Auntie Vice (aka Rebecca Blanton) is a writer, blogger, and performer. Her work focuses on kink, BDSM, gender. She has published multiple nonfiction and erotic fiction works in the BDSM genre and has an award-winning kink blog. She has been a finalist for the Golden Flogger Award in nonfiction. She holds a Ph.D. (abd) in political psychology and approaches her kink writing from a research and academic perspective.
 

Smashing Stigma: Mental Health and Kink – Devyn Stone

Wednesday, June 16 – 7 pm
https://boundlessevents-jun16.eventbrite.com

Despite growing awareness of mental health in kink and leather circles, stigma around various kinds of neurodivergence remains. Devyn Stone, founder and producer of THRIVE, reviews the history of consent and neurodivergence in kink, from RACK and SSC to the DSM. He invites participants to explore the diversity of the human mind in its myriad of forms, even those more feared and stigmatized than others.
 
Devyn Stone is a self-awareness and BDSM educator, author, and alternative lifestyles coach. He dreams of globe trotting and helping folx achieve the connections they desire, while they learn themselves more deeply. He has been actively practicing authority transfer dynamics since 2004

Devyn has a passion for giving and receiving education; his favorite topics are psychology, negotiation, consent, relationship construction, and organization. He is the Founder of Pragmatically Kinking, where members discuss the practical aspects of BDSM, and THRIVE, a virtual conference dedicated to the intersection of mental health and BDSM.