Starting June 6th the Wicked Grounds boutique will be open for curbside pick up and phone orders on Saturdays and Sundays 12-4pm PDT. Food, milkshakes and coffee will not be available but rope, toys, and books are!
All of our classes continue to be online via Zoom. We are adding more and more every day. The best way to keep up to date with these changes is through our Brown Paper Tickets page.
We are continuing to take subscriptions to our Patreon.
Occurring daily (including weekends) usually at 1pm PDT/ 4pm EDT: Online: Meditation for Our Community. Facebook Fetlife Meetup A daily meditation class & guided meditation for the Wicked Grounds community. This is a peer-led meditation workshop. Please note that Mir is not an empowered Buddhist teacher, just a witch and dilettante kabbalist who has been meditating regularly for twenty years. Techniques & topics will include insight meditation basics, lovingkindness meditation, basic Jewish meditation, and more. No-one turned away for lack of funds, but your donations warmly accepted on a sliding scale. 40 minutes class & practice time via Zoom. Get your tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets.
Thursday June 4th
Mz. Kim presents How To Make Money Online Through SW from 4-6pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup So you want to make money online through sex work? I can show you how. This is an online seminar for those new to the industry as well as those who need a brush-up to the base skills in Online sex work. Lack of education on the possibilities of online work is one of the problems in getting started in this business. The shelter-in-place policies around the world have left so many without a means to work. Luckily, there are innovations and educators that can help!
You've probably heard of the many ways that SWs can make money online. However, it's overwhelming the amount of bad information or lack of information there is out there. How do you know which platforms to choose? How do you even go about making content? What is defined as content? What do you have to sell? What are your limits?
In this class, I will help you to begin your journey in online work. I will give you the tools you need to start quickly and with a low budget. Which platforms do I suggest for a beginner? How to determine what kind of work suits you?
I will help you decide what platforms are right for you, give advice on how to juggle all your new sites, and help you find your style in distance domination.
Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Queer Enough with Thista is from 7-9pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup Have you ever wondered if you truly qualify as Queer? Have you felt like an outsider at a Queer social event? Do you organize Queer gatherings and struggle with being inclusive enough for broad definitions of Queer while still maintaining a safe space for Queer people? In this discussion-based workshop, we'll talk about our experiences of not feeling Queer enough, and come up with ways that we, both as individuals and as a community, can feel confident in our self-expression, support each other in Queer spaces, and still protect our sense of identity.
This will be a discussion-based workshop. Unlike our webinar courses, it will be held in the meeting format. Attendees will have access to audio and video capabilities. While video is not required, please register for this class only if you are comfortable taking part in the class through the audio function. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th
Wicked Grounds will not be hosting or promoting any of our events Friday, June 5th or Saturday, June 6th.
We would like non-Black members of our community to take the time, money, and energy that they would have put towards our events, and instead, invest that in organizations that support Black Lives Matter and protesters in Minnesota and across the US. Please also take this time to support Black presenters and event producers in your community.
We are not advocating for a disengagement from this platform or the kink community. Please take this time to educate yourself and those around you, to share resources, and to promote Black voices.
We will do the same, as well as take the time to consider what we can do to better support and include BIPOC members of our community.
This is just a starting point. If you know of relevant organizations, resources, and presenters, please feel free to add them in the comments.
Organizations to donate to:
Black Visions Collective
Know Your Rights
Reclaim the Block
Bail Funds In Your Area
People's Breakfast Oakland
Books to read:
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
They Can't Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates
Thank you to all the Black folx that gave us the direction and ideas behind this decision.
Sunday June 7th
Join Andre Shakti from 12-2pm PDT for The Art of Erotic Dance: Lap Dance and Striptease. Fetlife Facebook Meetup When we find ourselves thoroughly infatuated with a new partner, often we're so excited to get to the main action that we tragically overlook an opportunity for a little old-school seduction. Likewise, if your seasoned relationship has begun to feel stale, you may be scrambling to once again rev up your partners engine. Do you wish you could gracefully navigate and elongate those moments between being fully dressed and completely nude? Has a partner suggested you dance for them, and you were confused by what they meant? Did you scratch your head through Showgirls or Flashdance wondering how they make stripping look so effortless? Never fear - this is the class for you!
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Approach erotic dance as an internal process first and an external process second,
Absorb tips and tricks for negotiation, costuming, roleplaying, and harnessing confidence,
Execute some sizzling choreography to help incorporate erotic dance into your sexual repertoire!
Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Tomfoolery presents Introduction to Bedroom Rope Bondage from 3-5pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup Bringing rope into the bedroom is fun and exciting. Using rope as part of sex is a powerful tool for increasing enjoyment. This class is an introduction to rope for sex that covers safety and basic BDSM principles. The class starts off with very easy to learn single and double wrist and limb ties. The next topic is how these ties can be used creatively to build a scene. After some practice, a chest tie that works well on all bodies and is decorative and functional is introduced. Throughout the session, rope selection, do's and don'ts, and other relevant topics will be covered. Finally the above techniques are combined to create decorative and functional ties. There will be plenty of time to practice and also one-on-one help to make sure everyone finishes with things they can do themselves. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Monday June 8th
UnrulyNerdGirl continues her Domestic Service Series from 7-9pm PDT with Beyond Basics - The Heart of Negotiation. Fetlife Facebook Meetup If you understand the four (4) effects that can come into play in a service exchange - offering, requesting, accepting, declining/refusing - you are well prepared for negotiating this type of scene, even this type of dynamic. With examples that you can take to heart, you will be able to smoothly navigate the heart of a service power exchange. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Tuesday June 9th
Daniel B will be teaching No Shame In My Game from 7-9pm PDT. FetlifeFacebook Meetup In this fun and informative class, we will examine the influences that shame can have on our kinky desires and BDSM roles. Shame on you is something many of us heard growing up, when we did something our parents, grandparents, family elder, pastor, peer, or teacher felt was inappropriate.
Through conversation and engaging multimedia, Daniel will help us examine how shame can hinder us from embracing our kinky desires. Participants will be invited to define, explore, and continue their work to leave shame behind to become more authentic Kinksters. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Wednesday June 10th
Lee Harrington presents Rope For Me from 7-9pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook MeetupSome of us don't have partners. Some of us are in relationships with folks who can't tie their shoes, or are bottoms themselves. Some of us like tying ourselves up, or masturbating while bound. Whatever your reason, you are NOT alone. Let's explore our desires, safety techniques for self-riggers, discuss tools of the trade, then plunge into how to do a wide variety of self-bondage using rope (but we'll mention the other options too). From putting a crotch rope on yourself to building coil and cinch hogties, well explore what the human body really can do to itself with rope (and depending on time we may even peek at self-suspension and tying formal a takate kote on ourselves which both take a bit of magic). Please bring three pieces of 25-30 foot rope (6mm is my preferred width) and one piece of 10-15 foot rope as well (material is of your choice). If you have any of your own favorite equipment for self-bondage, please bring it as well for show-and-tell. This is a hands on class (though non-interactive learners or supporters are welcome), so wear comfortable clothes and bring an attitude of fun and learning. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Thursday June 11th
Magick 101: Break On Through to the Other Side - The Klipot will take place from 6-8pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook You've heard of the Tree of Life, now get ready for the Tree of Death! It's also called the Tree of Knowledge, the Left Emanation, or the Sitra Achra (Other Side). It is the ultimate map of the infernal divine.
In this class, we'll explore the Klipot (or Qliphoth). Well describe the spheres of the klipa, compare them to their respective sephira, and meet the demons who inhabit them. Well also use the Klipot to explore concepts such as the creation of the universe, the fall from Eden, the revolt of the angels, the structure of hell, and Satans genderqueer five-way polycule (no, not kidding). Well also talk about magical applications such as initiating through the Klipot.
This class is taught from a snarky Left-Hand Path perspective. We'll do our best to be accessible, but if when somebody mentions Binah your response is who?! you might have a hard time. If you don't know the first thing about Kabbala and still really want to go to this class, we recommend this excellent 101 video to get you caught up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjPRIMdDkOo Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Sir Luke and His victor present Everything To Do With: Boots from 6-8pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup Impact, stomping, worship and fucking. All the ins and outs of ways to make boots more than just a sexy addition to any outfit. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Friday June 12th
Redrobin teaches Breathless from 7-9pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup Webinar will be locked ten minutes after it begins. Late attendees will not be eligible for refunds. There's nothing quite like the exhilaration of having and controlling a person's ability to breathe, or of giving yours to someone else! In this demonstration based workshop, we're going to start off by getting nice and nerdy and discuss how the human body reacts to being without air. Topics such as safety, minimizing risks, and playing at home vs. parties will be discussed. Then brace yourself for some breathtaking demonstrations with methods, tips, tricks, and more! Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Cat People Online: A Cat Comedy Show is from 7-9pm PDT. Fetlife FacebookMeetup Cat People Online is the show for cats, people, people that love cats, and people that believe they are cats, to come together & laugh. Every month, a group of cat-loving joke tellers assembles to delight you with a myriad of different angles of goofy. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Saturday June 13th
JustRob presents a class on Barbed Wire from 4-6pm PDT. Fetlife FacebookMeetup Barbed Wire, a.k.a The Devil's Rope is a very versatile edge play implement. In this class, we will explore the use of barbed wire for bondage, for predicament, for impact, for aesthetics, and for blood. We will also discuss some safe handled best practices and hygiene concerns with regards to playing with barbed wire. Come learn that Barbed Wire is not just for cattle! Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Sunday June 14th
From 12pm-2pm PDT Davey Faye will be hosting Pack Night - Euro Version. Fetlife Facebook Class content will shift monthly but may include: somatic exercises in breath and posture, sound therapy, guided meditation, reflections on the current world reality, special features on survival skills and relevant science from Bridger Fox, physical exercises, shared screaming experiences, fun animal facts, and techniques for accessing your primal power throughout the new daily dystopian existence. This is a sex-positive and arousal-aware space that is committed to non-erotic exploration; please wear whatever makes you feel cozy or seen but keep it PG-13. Be aware that this could get LOUD please consciously manage your personal space, public safety, and the consent of those around you. Please purchase tickets in advance through Brown Paper Tickets so as to get the zoom info.
The final part of UnrulyNerdGirls’ Domestic Service Submission Series on Directives occurs from 12-2pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup In this talk, we will look at five (5) different service directives, and provide examples on how they might be able to add value to your dynamic - A courtesy, a command, an order, a rule, and a ritual. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Lee Harrington teaches Negotiating Well With Others and Yourself from 3-5pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook Meetup At every turn, erotic adventurers are encouraged to know their needs and limits, express them to partners, and negotiate! negotiate! negotiate! It is common to feel overwhelmed and uncertain how or where to begin, what to bring up or what to focus on even for the most extroverted pervert. Let's take an opportunity to use negotiation as foreplay, self-exploration, and a road map to our most intimate fantasies, and then come back to developing our skills for negotiating with others, whether for play or within relationships. There are so many approaches to negotiation we can take! Remember, negotiation is a practice and takes practice like Kung Fu for the erotic explorer. New, experienced, shy, outgoing, top, or bottom; everyone can benefit from negotiating! Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.