Classes

DOWF16 03375Stefanos & Shay have performed, presented, and hosted around the country and internationally, including at Dark Odyssey (Winter Fire, Surrender, & Fusion), Rome BDSM Conference, Thunder in the Mountains, KinkFest, Northwest Leather Celebration, Westcoast Bound, San Francisco State University, Stanford University, OpenSF, Kinky Kollege, Beyond Leather, the SF Citadel, Mission Control, Center for Sex and Culture, the Exotic Erotic Ball, International Ms Leather, BayCon, COPE, Mischief in May, Folsom Fringe, and Cum & Glitter. They’ve also been featured on KinkAcademy.com, PassionateU.com, BehindKink, Discovery Channel’s Oddities, Skin Two, KinkUniversity, and in over half a dozen documentaries across the world.

Interested in booking Stefanos & Shay to present or perform at your event? Contact us!

Our “Signature” Classes:

Our Bondage Classes:

We also teach a many classes on topics including play piercing, cutting, stapling, and other play that breaks the skin. Contact us for details on these offerings!

Full Class List (including over a dozen classes not listed above):


It’s a Trap! Playful scenes & non-bondage predicaments

This isn’t always serious work we do! Predicaments are all about putting your bottom between the proverbial “rock and hard place” (and laughing as they are flummoxed by their situation); playful BDSM is about giggling together in scene and m...

Precipice: Extreme edge play

(Event organizers: Due to the intense nature of this class, we are currently only offering it on a limited basis and within specific scheduling guidelines. Please contact us for more information.) Violent assault, humiliation, terror, interrogation,...

Fuck Your Box! D/s for the rest of us

Get out of the box and create your own unique power exchange dynamic! This class is about breaking away from "traditional" D/s or M/s to formulate relationship models and protocols that are unique to YOU. Stefanos & Shay  will draw from ...

Engage: Dynamic bottoming

Being the receptive partner doesn’t mean that your only value comes from your physical appearance, ability to take pain, or capacity to stay on your knees for hours on end. Bottoming skills are frequently overlooked, but any top who’s had the...

Pyro-Passion: Fire play

Take your fire play beyond the basics! In this class, Stefanos & Shay will discuss and demonstrate methods for making your fire play sensual, erotic, and painless… or “punishing” the masochist in your life with a scary and sadistic fire ...

First Impressions: Pick-Up Play

“You never have a second chance to make a first impression” — it’s an oft repeated cliché because it’s true! Many crucial “firsts” go into pick-up play: poise, finding compatible partners, confident & empathetic negotiation, reading your p...

Skin Deep: Cutting for play

There is nothing quite like the sensation of a cutting – the fear, as you see and feel a blade against your skin, the sharp, immediate pain as the cut is made, the slow tingle and wet feeling of blood dripping down your skin…   In this...

Self-Suspension: From floor to flying

You don't need a top to fly! Self suspension can be used for meditation, athletic dynamic movement, exploring bondage masochism, a tool for learning as a rigger, and more. After a discussion of general principles and safety considerations...

The Triangle Suspension

Explore dynamic movement with this minimalistic 3- to 5- point-based rig. This class is hands-on and is self- or partnered-suspension friendly. As the rigging is fairly minimal, a good portion of the class will focus on giving the suspended...

Stretching, Conditioning, & Warm-Up for Bondage

There’s been a lot of research on effective warm-up, conditioning, and stretching. Much of what we thought we knew years ago is probably wrong! This class provides an overview of the science on injury prevention and warm-up/stretching.  ...

Dungeon Orientation

Kick off your event with an energetic, interactive, entertaining and informative orientation presented by Stefanos & Shay! This session is especially recommended for dungeon first-timers, covering everything from exhibitionist etiquette...

Unconventional Restraint: Sexy (& sometimes silly) bondage without rope

Sexy bondage in the heat of the moment doesn’t have to involve a pile of rope. Keep it seductive and non-intimidating by using informal restraints created from clothing, bedding, and more! Stefanos & Shay will briefly discuss safety a...

Cutthroat Dungeon (participatory game-show-style event)

Evilicious & lighthearted tournament for rope tops and bottoms featuring silly sabotages sold by your devious and perverted host Stefanos! Contestants will have to survive 3 rounds of rigging challenges... and each other! In Cutthroat Dungeon,...

Case Scenarios Dungeon Monitor Training

This San Francisco original was created by Stefanos & Shay in 2007, based on Shay's work running "mega-code" scenarios in the ER and Stefanos' Military Readiness training. After less than 15 minutes of lecture, they will jump into interactive...

RACK Me Up: Risk awareness for bottoms

Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK) is outpacing Safe, Sane, and Consensual (SSC) as a model for What It Is That We Do (WIITWD)- and soon acronyms may take over BDSM completely! While there's a lot of lip service paid to the concept, are we really...

Strike A Pose: Position Training

"Present! Ready! Kneel! Expose! Expose Ass! Apology!" If you pictured yourself (or your sexy s-type) going through those positions and got excited, this class is for you!  Position training  has many variations- it can be used to initiate a...

Bottoming 101

Bottoming skills are frequently overlooked, but being the receptive partner doesn’t mean that your only value comes from your physical appearance, ability to take pain, or capacity to stay on your knees for hours on end.  Much of bottoming ap...

If You Like It, You Should Put a Ring On It! Cock & Ball Accessorizing

This highly interactive class will look at sexy, intense, and entertaining ways to “decorate” the cocks in your life. Stefanos & Shay will start with a basic discussion of anatomy, safety considerations, negotiation, and circumcised vs....

Flipping Out: 2-Point Dynamic Suspensions

Explore the acrobatics and freedom of movement that rope can offer! This playful & unorthodox rig lends itself well to silly and exhibitionistic scenes... or to nasty predicaments! The instructors will cover safety concerns specific to ...

Kinktastrophe: Handling dungeon emergencies

Someone has fainted… fallen from suspension… appears drunk… do you know what to do? Based on the wildly popular Case Scenarios Dungeon Monitor Training class they created and have run since 2007, this session by Stefanos & Shay is espec...

A Weave for What Ails You

Whatever your rigging problem, weaving is probably the answer! This class will teach a gorgeous, suspension-worthy chest harness that illustrates weaving techniques, as well as discussing & demonstrating weaving as a general concept that...

Behind the Scene: Bedroom Kink for Beginners

You don't need pomp & props to have hot, dirty, kinky sex... Let Maestro Stefanos, the Steward of The Upper Floor, show you how to bring sexy discipline into your bedroom at home! Undressing, kissing, dirty talk, and foreplay...

Coming Out & Getting Off: Exploring Bay Area BDSM

Bringing your kinky fantasies into reality can be a fraught process -- this class will offer a crash course on understanding what about BDSM gets us off, terminology & safety, toys and types of play, defining your personal kinks, and more!...

Paws for All

(Presented by Stefanos & Senta, or Stefanos, Senta, & Shay) An interactive, hands-on, paws-in, no experience required class for handlers and human animals -- groups or singles are welcomed. An exciting educational experience  exploring a...

Kinky Memory, For Science!, & Other Games Perverts Play

If you don't take your BDSM (and yourself!) too seriously, you can have serious fun with one of these games -- or variations of your own! Stefanos & Shay will demonstrate over a dozen kinky games, including "back-pocket" games you can work...

Cock Play, From Nice to Naughty

Whether you want to be naughty or nice to the cock(s) in your life, this class will have something for you! Stefanos & Shay will start with a basic discussion of cock anatomy, communication for cock play, and differences between circumcised,...

Fight Back: Resistance play and kinky wrestling

(Event organizers: We require adequate space and mats of some sort to present this class. It is offered on a limited basis. Please contact us for more information.) The "illusion of non-consent" is one of the most common types of kinky...

Critter Mosh

Come let your animal out at the Critter Mosh with Stefanos & Shay (aka kitty Bianca)! The mosh pit also features an obedience challenge and recognition awards for handlers and critters like: most agile, friendliest, messiest, cutest, silliest...

Remedial Ropes: Beginning bondage

This is the perfect class for you if your bondage skills begin and end with tying your shoes! Stefanos & Shay will cover the basics of bondage safety, building a rope kit, teach two basic knots and two basic ties, and demonstrate applying...

Remedial Ropes: Bondage variations

Single column tie... double column tie... got it! What now?!? If you're asking yourself that question, this is the class for you! Even if your bondage skills begin and end with tying your shoes, Stefanos & Shay will send you home with some...

Remedial Ropes: Bedroom bondage for beginners

This is the perfect class for you if your bondage skills begin and end with tying your shoes! Remedial Ropes includes sections on basic bondage safety , building a rope kit , and simple knots to create bondage anywhere. Stefanos &...

Wave Your Magic (Fire)Wand- Creation & Application

No more groping in the dark -- this introductory session invites you to learn and experience techniques to bring fire play to your hands, including crafting your own fire wand! Learn about safety, supplies, and creating a fire play scene. Witness...