Metamour Relationships: A Discussion with Dana Valentine

The Crucible 412 V St NE, Washington, DC, United States

Class Description Metamour relationships, often overlooked in discussions about non-monogamy relationships, can play a pivotal role in the health of ENM partnerships. This class-driven discussion is dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of the connections between metamours, cultivating empathy, and offering tools to build relationships within their non-monogamous groups outside of their paramours. Please come … Continue reading Metamour Relationships: A Discussion with Dana Valentine

$5 – $10

Healthy Hurting: BDSM with a History of Self Harm with AJ Renard

The Crucible 412 V St NE, Washington, DC, United States

Class Description Many people find release in pain and can effectively use it as a coping mechanism to manage anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and other challenges. This class focuses on discussing the differences between masochism and detrimental self-injurious behavior, including the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of each. We will talk about interacting and providing … Continue reading Healthy Hurting: BDSM with a History of Self Harm with AJ Renard

$5 – $10

Defeat the Weasels: Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and D/s w/ Meredith

The Crucible 412 V St NE, Washington, DC, United States

Class Description Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria is a little-understood aspect of ADHD that frequently co-occurs with anxiety. For submissives in relationships where behavior correction may be part of daily life, the extreme emotional responses prompted by RSD can be even worse pain than a physical punishment. For Dominants with RSD, the roller coaster ride of negative … Continue reading Defeat the Weasels: Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria and D/s w/ Meredith

Effective Negotiations with AJ Renard

The Crucible 412 V St NE, Washington, DC, United States

Class Description Navigating negotiations can be difficult, especially if one (or both) people are new to it. The negotiation part of any scene or relationship is incredibly important, but is often passed over quickly because, let's face it, it's just not as fun as the other stuff! However, being able to effectively negotiate and frame … Continue reading Effective Negotiations with AJ Renard

$5 – $10

A Starting Point: Needle Play 101 with Willow

The Crucible 412 V St NE, Washington, DC, United States

Class Description This class will get you started with sharps safety and clean technique for the use of needles in surface piercing play. Willow will cover many practical questions like “how do you hold a needle” or where to get supplies and will also introduce the mental and emotional elements on both sides of this … Continue reading A Starting Point: Needle Play 101 with Willow