A Kinky Introduction: Terms, Etiquette, and How to Spice Things Up

Sat, Nov 24, 2018 from 11am - 1:30pm

This event has passed.

A Kinky Introduction: Terms, Etiquette, and How to Spice Things Up

Stuck at home for the long weekend? Leave the kids with grandma, bring the pie and gravy, and come explore your darker desires.

This workshop is perfect for folks of all levels and interests, and will cover introductory as well as refresher topics. Discussions will be interactive, so bring your questions and ideas. All genders, orientations, shapes, sizes, ages, colors, kinks welcome and celebrated.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

    Consent & negotiation - how to get what you want

    Common terms and scene etiquette - both private and public spaces

    Beginner bondage and safety - bring a bandana if you have one

    Impact - the difference between sting-ey and thuddy, and how to achieve both

    Role play and stepping into alter egos

    Dominance and submission, and why they’re super hot

    Kink with and without toys or equipment

    Pervertables - the many uses of everyday items

    Exhibitionism and voyeurism

    Bruises, blood, and when to call a doctor

    Finding the fun and the sexy parts of human sexuality



The instructors are excited to bring their collective creativity, joy, and knowledge to those wanting to explore new facets of sexuality in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment. The workshop will include opportunities to practice consent, meet new people, figure out what the heck that was that you saw online, and ask those questions you can’t ask at the dinner table.


All sexes, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations, religions are welcome and celebrated.

No late entry will be allowed due to the safety information at the beginning of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 15 minutes after the start time.

Water available. Please bring your own bottle or cup. 

Open to all 18+

Attendance is limited to 30 people.

Questions may be directed to: education@thefspc.org

About the instructors:

Trouble:

Since joining the Seattle kink scene in 2011, Trouble has become an advocate for enthusiastic consent, risk mitigation, inclusion, and (almost) all things rope or latex. Whether teaching solo or with a group, her focus is on making sure everyone's needs are addressed, doing dangerous things well, and feeling good while doing them. Her dynamic and interactive teaching style incorporates multiple learning styles, ensuring that all students have a chance to be heard, participate, and get information specific to their interests. Outside of teaching, Trouble leads a women's rope group and is the visual art manager for Seattle Erotic Art Festival. She's called Trouble for a reason. Don't say we didn't warn you.

Courtney Jo (aka ‘Gater):


Courtney Jo found the CSPC in Spring of 2012 after exploring kink in a small college town, which made all the difference to being comfortable with kink! She has since found her community with Seattle Pups and Handlers (SEA- PAH). She has also had the opportunity to teach classes with S.O.C.K. at Burning Man, and loves to find ways to incorporate kink into everyday conversations. Courtney Jo loves teaching because she finds being able to help people explore in a safe and consensual way very fulfilling. She believes that being kinky doesn’t need to be shameful, or something that is hidden. Outside of teaching and kink, Courtney Jo loves to explore the food scene in Seattle and cook for friends and family. She loves traveling, and is always up for an adventure!

This event is presented by the Pan Eros Foundation. Please go to TheFSPC.org for more information.


Gallery Erato

309 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Share This Event

Related Shows

All workshops are in Pacific time zone.

Consent and Leadership Series

Sat, May 15 from 10:30am - 1:30pm

Consent and Leadership: Working Toward Transformative Accountability

Sun, May 16 at 11am (Pacific)

Artist Portal Tour and Q&A

Sun, May 16 from 2pm - 4pm (Pacific)

Consent Chat

Wed, May 19 from 6pm - 7:30pm

Outside Monogamy - Privacy or Secrecy?

Thu, May 20 from 6pm - 7:30pm (Pacific)

Consent Basics

Sat, May 22 from 10:30am - 1:30pm

Consent and Leadership: Evaluating Consent Incidents

Tue, May 25 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Pacific)

The Pleasure Practice

Sat, Jun 5 from 10:30am - 1:30pm

Consent and Leadership: Consent Incident Interviewing

Sun, Jun 6 from 2pm - 4:30pm (Pacific)

Consent & Neurodiversity

Sun, Jun 13 from 1pm - 4pm (Pacific)

Consent for Systemic Change

Sun, Jun 13 at 1:30pm

Marco Vassi, The Shepherd and the Nymph, and the Radical Sex World of the 1980s

Thu, Jun 17 from 6pm - 7:30pm (Pacific)

Consent Basics

Sat, Jun 19 from 10:30am - 1:30pm

Consent and Leadership: Creating Accountability

Sun, Jun 20 from 2pm - 4pm (Pacific)

Consent Chat