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.
Saturday July 18th
From 7-9pm PDT Davey Faye will be hosting Pack Night - Primal Resilience Online. Fetlife Facebook Meetup
Class content will shift weekly 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.
Sunday July 19th
4-6pm PDT Lee Harrington will be teaching Power Exchange, Power Dynamics: Conscious Inequality, Dominance, and Submission. Fetlife Meetup FacebookPower permeates our every interpersonal interaction, from how we interact with the grocery clerk to our kink in the bedroom, and there is a difference between unconscious and conscious power use. However, in a variety of alternative sexuality and BDSM populations, these concepts are eroticized, often glossing over the context where these consensual erotic power plays come from. Let's examine where power arises unconsciously or through oppression in culture, various types of power exchange dynamics, and why people would want to engage in them (for an evening, a long-term connection or between lifetimes). This will include conscious and unconscious roles, bonding within relationships, and even destructive behaviors. Power is power, but inequality is not inequity, so let us look at this together with eyes wide open. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Monday July 20th
Join Princess Kali from 6-8pm PDT for a workshop on Dragon Tails. FetlifeMeetup Facebook With just a simple piece of rolled leather, you can elicit sensations ranging from stingy, like a single-tail or thuddy, like a paddle. Not much energy is needed to really make an impact with this unassuming toy, but with a fierce flick of the wrist, there's no denying the power of the dragon-tail! Learn various techniques, positions for your sub/bottom, and glamorous actions to impress your friends and dungeon-mates. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Tuesday July 21st
Mr. BLK and Foxxy present a class on Interrogation from 6-8pm PDT. FetlifeFacebook Meetup Despite its popularity in the kink community, interrogation play is still shrouded in mystery. Some people think of such a scene and imagine it's similar to interrogations depicted in movies and tv shows. Other people assume that a background as an elite operator or elaborate details are essential to carrying out an interrogation scene.
But what if you're terrible at role play? Or what if you don't have a professional military background? Do you have trepidation about bottoming in an interrogation scene? Do you ever wonder if interrogation play is a viable option for your personality and relationship dynamic?
Join Mr.BLK and Foxxy as they demystify the art of interrogation play. The class will cover:
How to adapt professional interrogation techniques for scenes
How to negotiate and consent to interrogation scenes (For all parties involved)
How to develop thresholds for a scene
Why safe words are vital for interrogations
Emotional and physical safety considerations
Why breaking someone isn't necessary for a successful scene
The relationship between duration and intensity
Creating and maintaining scene dynamics
Aftercare and debriefing
This session will include a Q & A session. By the end of this class attendees will have a working knowledge of how to create sexy, safer interrogation scenes. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Thursday July 23rd
Jarys presents Culture Jamming from 7-9pm PDT. Fetlife Facebook What is Culture Jamming, and how did San Francisco's own Emperor Norton master it?
How did Emperor's Norton's mastery of Culture Jamming make way for queer culture in our present?
What is the Overton Window, and how can you use it to explore self-acceptance and drive change in your community and the wider culture?
Why does the Alt-Right commit so many self-owns, and how can knowledge of these mistakes help us resist encroaching Fascism?
All these questions and more will be answered in this class on a uniquely San Francisco take on culture jamming and self-actualization, taught by Jarys Maragopoulos! Join us for a unique seminar on Norton, Discordianism, conspiracy theories, and practical jokes as political activism.
Explore cultural flashpoints in San Francisco from the Gold Rush to the Summers of Love and Peace, as well as today. Uncover the occult secrets of the Discordians and the legacy of Chaos Magic. Use the powers of the counterculture to stand up to defenders of the Status Quo. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Friday July 24th
We are not hosting any classes today (besides meditation) but we have a recommendation.
The Sum of Us Wellness Festival is the first Wellness Festival for Womxn, Trans, and Non-Binary Folx. It takes place Friday through Sunday. It’s donation based, online, and has a wide array of offerings. Find more info here.
Saturday July 25th
Redrobin presents Rope Strap-On Harnesses from 4-6pm PDT. Fetlife FacebookMeetup Whether you want a quick and simple rope harness, or you want to get creative - this workshop has it! I'll demonstrate various harnesses including the hips, thighs, and more! You will have plenty of opportunities to practice on yourself or a partner if you so choose. All bodies included! Please bring your rope and toys if you have them and wish to learn hands-on. Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.
Sunday July 26th
BossBoar will be teaching a class on Fearplay from 2-4pm PDT. Fetlife FacebookMeetup Fear is a powerful tool to add to your kinky arsenal, but it is more than just knives and masks (though they are wonderful). It is the interaction of trust and danger. To do it effectively requires insight into how the mind works, but if you get it right, it will create incredibly intense scenes. Come explore the interplay of terror and arousal.
In this class you will learn:
To effectively negotiate a fearplay scene
The basic physiology of fear
Foundational concepts of fearplay
And maybe hear a story or two
With this strong understanding, you'll be able to create your own scenes and make your bottom (s)cream in terror.
Advanced ticketing required through Brown Paper Tickets.