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BDSM 101: Exploring the Jungle of Power Dynamics
Private Venue
Philadelphia, PA
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Join Sir Brian for a comprehensive introduction to all things kinky in this BDSM 101 class! What is BDSM? Why do we do it? Where can we learn more? What the hell is a Top-leaning bondage puppy switch? Come learn how cultural depictions have colored our perception of kink, how consent and communication play an integral part of our interactions, and how BDSM can extend into aspects of life far outside of the bedroom. This class is inclusive of all relationship models, genders, and orientations!

BDSM 101 is a roughly two-hour class divided into two parts: a presentation containing the bulk of information and an open floor question-and-answer session and discussion to ensure that all participants walk out with their queries answered, while touching on particular topics that may interest them. The presentation will cover things such as:

  • The reasons behind BDSM practices

  • How media colors our view of kink and sexuality

  • Terminology and socializing in a kinky space

  • Ethical play, safeguarding, and consent models

  • How to explore more in public and private

This event marks the start of a new series of private, upscale classes and presentations for the discerning kinkster. Enjoy a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere as you learn about the erotic practices that folk have been exploring for over six thousand years.

No specific attire or supplies are needed for this class.
No photography, please.

Tickets include a complimentary drink/refreshment (hard liquor is not included, nor sold). Additional drinks and snacks will be available. This is not a play party or a cruising ground, and visibly intoxicated or belligerent patrons will be asked to leave.

All attendees will also be entered in a raffle for a copy of Dossie Easton's and Jeanette Hardy's two excellent resources, "The New Bottoming Book" and "The New Bottoming Book." This raffle is generously made available thanks to Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium, one of Philadelphia's most well-known boutiques for adult fashion and accessories.

Please note that IDs will be checked. 18+ ONLY FOR ENTRY, 21+ to drink. No exceptions.

This event is held at a private, underground cabaret-style venue, exclusively reserved for this purpose. For the maximum privacy and comfort of attendees, the exact address of the location is revealed only after purchase of a ticket, and then again via email.

The closest major intersection to the venue is 11th and Vine Street.
The venue is non-smoking, and not currently wheelchair accessible.

Beginning their journey in London in the Spring of 2011, Sir Brian has since grown their skills with kinksters from all walks of life, teaching, sessioning, and producing media content. They have shared their experiences at several venues and events, from Lafayette University and the Leather Leadership Conference, to Outfest, the Floating World, PLPN, and many others. They originally began teaching BDSM 101 in 2016 at the Kink Shoppe, a now-defunct adult boutique in Old City, Philadelphia.

When not offering private BDSM sessions or mediating kink relationships and communications, Sir Brian teaches and performs at both kink and vanilla events, further helping to normalize practices of BDSM and foster understanding between communities. They aim to provide a space that is safe, inclusive, and accepting for all walks of life and all types of people, working with folk of all genders, sexualities, abilities, and ethnocultural paths.

More information can be found on their website, PhillySir.com
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Private Venue
(address delivered the week of the event)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States


Education > Classes
Social > Adult
Social > LGBT

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No



This venue is unfortunately currently not accessible for wheelchair users. A small descent down ten steps is required to enter it.

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