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ONLINE: Stand Back I'm Going To Try...Science!
Wicked Grounds Annex ONLINE
San Francisco, CA
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ONLINE: Stand Back I'm Going To Try...Science!
NOTE: This will be an online class via Zoom. Zoom information will be sent to all participants one hour before the event.

To all the geeks out there who think a ridiculous PowerPoint deck, multiple choice poll questions, and an extensive bibliography sounds like a good time, this one's for you! Extreme science nerd Shay will provide a broad overview of their favorite kink-related (or kink-applicable, or even just too damned interesting to leave out) studies and geeky tidbits, and relate these to a ridiculously broad array of BDSM topics. From cognitive biases to optimal wound healing to hedonic reversal to the vagus nerve to pain processing to vector forces to mirror neurons, we'll examine questions as basic as "why are we into this kinky stuff, anyway" and as specific as "what is the best skin cleaning agent" and "why shouldn't I string a line between two trees and use it as a hardpoint?" For science!

(Title credit: xkcd)


Shay Tiziano is a vivacious femme switch and geeky science nerd. Their background as a healthcare professional informs their risk-awareness focused approach to education. Shay is the author of Tying & Flying, the first-ever book about self-suspension. Based in San Francisco, Shay has over a decade of experience presenting classes that mix edutainment, research, and personal experience. In her home community, she produces over 20 events a year, including BENT, the Bay Areas biggest dungeon party, Self-Suspension Open Space, and acclaimed bondage and fetish performance event Twisted Windows.


$15 - $35. Advance tickets required through Brown Paper Tickets.



This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! This class will not be recorded and is not available for later viewing.


Wicked Grounds Annex ONLINE (View)
Online via Zoom
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Online / Streaming / Virtual
Education > Classes

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No


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