Each month features opportunities to attend workshops that cater to a wide variety interests and experience levels. The two-hour long classes will be held on location at Ménage. Instructors include experts in a variety of areas as well as talented and renowned educators within the sex, kink, and bdsm communities.
Come with an open mind and a positive attitude. Workshops may include live demonstrations. Please check our Calendar for a full schedule and links to book your tickets for any event you see there.
Learn to Squirt!
The g-spot still seems to be a mysterious topic for both men and women. Some women who’ve come to our events don’t believe they have one, only to be pleasantly surprised they were wrong. If you’re curious about g-spot orgasms or female ejaculation, this seminar is for you. We will present illustrations and live demonstrations of female anatomy in order to better understand the location of your g-spot. Then we will talk about different techniques, toys and positions to stimulate it.
Finally, we will have a live demo of g-spot stimulation and female ejaculation. For those who learn by doing, you will also have the opportunity to give or receive in a “hands-on” way.
BDSM 101: Introduction to Sensation Play
BDSM, kink, and the various forms of sensation play have gone mainstream. Now you can learn the difference between fantasy and reality.
This seminar is designed to remove some of the sensationalism around BDSM and sensation play practices, and reduce the negative perceptions and stigma attached to this type of play. Whether you’re interested in play techniques to add to your naughty tool belt, or you’re looking for ways to make a 24/7 relationship work in the world of kink, you’ll learn some valuable concepts. This is intended for those who are curious but haven’t ventured too far down the rabbit hole yet; we’ll cover terminology, negotiation and risk-aware consent, safety (both online and in person), techniques and much more.
Bottoms Up! Spanking: Your "Gateway Drug" to Kink
Spanking fantasies are as varied as the people who enjoy them, but often stigmas keep us from safely exploring this fun, cost-free erotic activity. Some of us daydream of strict discipline, while others just enjoy any way we can get our hands on a nice ass.
This seminar will empower you to live out and take pride in your fantasies. Tops will empower themselves with the skills necessary to administer the most delicious spanks, and bottoms will learn how they can help facilitate the treatment they’ve always deserved.
This class will also touch on other types of impact play such as flogging and caning, as well as basic role play and Dominant/submissive techniques. Novices, old hands, tops, bottoms, couples, men, women, and queers of all identities and orientations are welcome and encouraged to attend. Class will include a hot live demo!
Leather History Presentation & Discussion
Whether you are simply curious about the history of Leather or you have been living it for years you are welcome to join me for a 90 minute presentation about the history of our culture. This will be presented as a timeline starting after WWII up to the late 1990’s and will touch upon the major events and people which have shaped our modern Leather culture. The presentation is accompanied by a slideshow of quotes, photos, artwork and video clips. After the presentation we will take a short break followed by discussion.
“I have been kink aware since I was a teenager and practicing power exchange BDSM relationships for the past 7 years. In 2014 I dedicated a year to learning and understanding the Leather lifestyle. In that year I read books, talked to Leatherfolk, attended Leather events, visited the Harley Davidson Leather Jacket exhibit, visited the Leather Archives & Museum. The presentation I have created is the best and most reliable information I gathered during this quest.
An interest in Leather history and a desire to share it with the willing are my only credentials. I have taught classes and presentations in my past but this is my first Leather/BDSM community presentation. I am not a professional historian, I didn’t graduate from kink university, I was not initiated, I didn’t earn my leather and I have never met anyone who calls themselves old guard. I have taken every effort to share only material I can reference to reputable sources but some of the stories I will share are as much legend as history.”
Sensual Massage - the Art of Touch
This is a very hands on seminar!
We will be talking about – and showing you – different forms of touch you can use for sensual massage. Then we will demo Rosebud (anal), breast massage (it’s not just for the ladies), Lingam (Penis), and Yoni (Vulva) massage techniques.
We will also be discussing sensory deprivation, and sensory play including all kinds of toys such as Wortenburg wheels / feathers / crops / many things scratchy / many things smooth / many things to use that you can find in your home / hot & cold / light impact and much more.
So come out and enjoy a fun filled afternoon, and learn some great new ways to touch your lover.
“John The Warm Handed Masseur”, AKA “Curved Pleasure”, has been providing therapeutic touch for 5 years, Sensual / Tantric touch for 2 years, and this past year has started offering Sensory Deprivation / Sensory Play / Restraints / Light Impact, and Kink elements into massages. He is the creator of Multi Demensional Massage; designed to help people heal from trauma, learn about their bodies and how they respond to touch, experience new sensations, and so much more. He also offers Masturbation Coaching to get people thinking outside the box.
Lifestyle 101 - An Introduction to Swinging
So you want to be a swinger?
If you’re new and want to know what all the fuss is about, or if you are a couple and want to know how to navigate the pitfalls of communicating your way into and successfully through this Lifestyle, come out and meet others who may share your curiosities and concerns. And if you’re experienced and want to share what you’ve learned, you’re welcome to join the discussion as well. You’ll make some new friends, learn that you’re not alone, and gain some valuable insight from others in the same situation or from those who’ve “been there, done that (and him, and her, and her, and him…)”
This is a 1 hour, broad strokes, interactive seminar is being offered as part of a social night – a group meet and greet where you can enjoy Ménage in a social setting without any onsite play happening. This “Lifestyle 101” seminar is presented by O from the ArtOfSex.ca. She will highlight the “do’s and don’ts of swinging”, the etiquette, tips on being successful, expectations, communication and jealousy, and how to handle – gasp! – rejection. One ticket price gets you admission to both the social evening and the seminar.
The Percussive Body - Exploring Impact Play
This workshop runs in conjunction with a Fem Domme Social in the evening. Tickets are available to one or both.
You always hear of Impact Play so we thought we would refine the definition and show you the elements that make up Percussion Play.
There are so many things to hit with. It leads to so many questions.
- Where is it okay to hit?
- How do I know if its safe?
- What precautions do I need to take?
- Safety from a Dom/me or sub perspective?
- When should I stop?
- After Care?
We will take a look at all of these questions and more with a guided introduction into Percussion Play lead by Miss Aayden.
Miss Aayden is a Pro Domme that has had 12 years of experience in dealing with the naughty submissive. She firmly believes in knowledge and the education of both the submissive and the Dominate. She works with anyone or any service that will promote sexuality is a positive light, including local authorities and Calgary AIDS Society. Please feel free to ask questions.
Diamond Starr Boutique
ZAP! You're it! Electric Play Workshop
This electrical play workshop will cover safety how to and skills associated with both E-stim , violet wands, Bug Zapping rackets, and Electric dog collars. Through this workshop one will learn hands on the skills and pleasures of erotic electrostimulation (abbreviated e-stim and also known as electrosex) – a human sexual practice involving the application of electrical stimulation to the nerves of the body, with particular emphasis on the genitals, using a power source (such as a TENS, EMS, Violet wand, or made-for-play units) for purposes of sexual stimulation. Electrostimulation has been associated with BDSM activities, and erotic electrostimulation is an evolution of that practice. Erotic electrostimulation is the use of electrostimulation in an erotic or sexual manner versus the more sadistic or painful applications in BDSM.
With use of a violet wand one creates shock sensation when there is a gap between the electrode or the attachment and the body. As the wand is held near to the body, the spark will jump, providing the sensation. Full contact with an accessory creates a slightly warm sensation, but a violet wand provides a wide range of physical sensation properties with different settings and attachments. Some typical uses for a violet wand include temporary or permanent branding of the skin for body modification, electrically charged impact with paddles or other conductive implements, electrified touch or massage, or erotic stimulation of the genitalia. Violet Wands can be used anywhere on the body but should not be used around the eyes.
Oh and don’t worry there will be more goodies brought out for all to try!
The Jealousy Workshop: a practical “Do something about it” approach to dealing with jealousy
Last year, counselor and nurse Kathy Labriola, author of “Love in Abundance”, published a groundbreaking new book for people in open and non-monogamous relationships. “The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships” lays out a hands-on, solution-based approach for dealing with jealousy that is long overdue for people who want something practical to do when “the green monster” rears its ugly head.
This supportive workshop will explore selected exercises from the book and discuss revelations that come to light as we try to tackle more directly the jealous feelings that manifest in our relationships.
The selected exercises for the workshop will be provided to you at no additional charge. However for those wishing to buy their own copy of the complete “Jealousy Workbook”, copies will be available for purchase at the event.
Romantic Surrender: Adding Dominance and Submission to Your Sex Life
Romance is the number one reason why people want to incorporate dominance and submission to their relationship and or bedrooms. But when you are just starting out, a bewildering array of rules, assumptions and quality-of-lifestyle measurements can be more intimidating than a cheap pair of fuzzy handcuffs and a satin blindfold.
Relax! You don’t need to be 24/7, you don’t need to have your own private dungeon and you sure don’t have to obey someone else’s rules to have a good time and enjoy the sensual pleasure of making kinky dreams come true. Learn to discuss fantasies, negotiate with flirts and smiles and test the waters of deliciously risky play.
Yoga for Sex
One of the best parts of sex can be the way we learn about our bodies and discover all the ways we experience pleasure. Prep your physical temple for pleasure by learning about how yoga can impact you physically, mentally and aid in your pursuit of pleasure.
Yoga For Sex will show you positions and postures that aid in flexibility, openness and centeredness and focus on breathing techniques that allow for relaxation, heightened arousal and better orgasms.
All genders welcome, please come in comfortable clothes that facilitate movement and stretching and bring a mat. This class focuses on the basics and accesses those with beginning to intermediate yoga experience.