BDSM 101

BDSM has grown in popularity recently due to references in mainstream media like the 50 shades series. While 50 Shades helped to bring BDSM out of the shadows and into the spotlight,
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BDSM has grown in popularity recently due to references in mainstream media like the 50 shades series. While 50 Shades helped to bring BDSM out of the shadows and into the spotlight, it also left many curious how to bring BDSM safely into their bedrooms and relationships. 

This online workshop, “BDSM 101,” gives you a blow-by-blow (pun intended) of basics of BDSM.

Course instructor, Emily Anne is an author, sex blogger, and a kink and BDSM educator and coach, who specializes in personal expression, liberation and transformation through BDSM, kink and the exploration of deep intimacy.

She is co-author of the Amazon bestseller A Couple's Shades of Grey, a book based on real-life BDSM scenes. Her upcoming memoir recounts her story of going from a sexless life to BDSM and kink.

She coaches singles and couples on how to benefit from BDSM in their sex lives and also teaches in-person classes on femininity, feminism and BDSM. Emily created this course to answer the most frequently asked questions and cover the basics of responsible BDSM play.

BDSM 101 covers:

  • How to negotiate and execute a BDSM scene
  • Consent
  • Toys and tools
  • The basics of Bondage, Domination, Submission and Impact play
  • How to vet a potential dominant
  • How to dom your partner
  • How to submit to your partner
  • Troubleshooting
  • Emotional, mental and physical safety

... and much, much, more.

This class is inclusive of all orientations and gender identities and benefits singles and couples alike!

The class will provide answers to all the most common questions for beginners in a safe and accessible way. 

So, if you are ready to jump in, start by scrolling down the page to the first video! Enjoy!

12. Troubleshooting and Safety
Some activities in BDSM carry health and safety risks and as such, much caution is advised. Having a safety-conscious mindset is key to safe BDSM play. This video will cover troubleshooting when errors are made or miscommunications occur, as well as main tips for safety.
Start Module - 3,500 credits
08. Anatomy of a BDSM scene
Don’t know how to set up a BDSM scene? This video will set you on the right path to a hot, sexy and rewarding scene with your partner. The lesson covers pre-, during and post-scene instruction.
Start Module - 3,875 credits
04. Impact Play Basics
Sadomasochism often involves “impact play,” which means someone in the scene is physically impacting another player. This video dives into the different types of impact play, the main implements, spanking and safety considerations.
Start Module - 4,500 credits
03. Bondage Basics
“B” is for bondage. This video will cover the different types of bondage, how to incorporate it into a scene and safety tips.
Start Module - 3,450 credits
11. Aftercare
“Aftercare” is the responsibility of the top/dominant in BDSM play. Aftercare refers to the steps partners take after a BDSM scene has ended. Topics covered in this video include how to communicate aftercare needs and dealing with sub drop.
Start Module - 4,200 credits
10. How to Negotiate a Scene
Before there is even a scene or a dom/sub relationship, there is “negotiation” between the players. This video dives deep into how you can communicate your desires and set firm boundaries with your play partner.
Start Module - 3,995 credits
07. How to Submit to Your Partner
Learn how to submit to your partner in this video, including tips for communicating desires to your dominant and how to deal with sub space, sub drop and other issues that come up for submissives.
Start Module - 4,900 credits
06. How to Dominate Your Partner
If you are ready to try a dom/sub dynamic (or have tried one and wanted to take it deeper), this video helps you do it the right way. The lesson includes tips and tricks for handling a scene, how to dominate in a safe and healthy way, and troubleshooting.
Start Module - 4,995 credits
05. Role Play Fundamentals
No BDSM play would be complete without a little role play. This video covers how to instigate role play with your partner, how to overcome embarrassment or shyness to fully enjoy your experience, including how dominant/submissive play is impacted by role play fundamentals.
Start Module - 3,995 credits
02. Basic Principles - Techniques & Etiquette
This lesson covers the main elements of BDSM, giving you an overview of some of the terms and ideas and safety considerations, as well as generally accepted good practices and etiquette in the BDSM lifestyle and scene.
Start Module - 3,995 credits
01. What is BDSM?
This is the introduction to BDSM and gives an overview of what BDSM is and a primer for the entire course.
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Bonus #3 - Saying No: BDSM Boundary Setting
“No” can be the most powerful word in the universe. When used in setting sexual boundaries, it can be empowering for both partners. Boundary setting is a fundamental tenet of safe BDSM play. This video covers how to communicate your boundaries to a play partner.
Start Module - 4,000 credits
Bonus #2 - How to vet a DOM
This video covers how to ask questions of a potential dominant prior to negotiating a scene. Topics such as aftercare and sexual preferences are covered, as well as top tips for spotting red flags and avoiding abusive partners.
Start Module - 6,000 credits
Bonus #1 - Feminine Submission
This video covers how to release and let go and feel the feminine energy behind submitting to a partner. The lesson also covers how this can benefit you by balancing your masculine/feminine energies (not gender specific).
Start Module - 5,000 credits
09. Consent
Consent is a cornerstone of safe and healthy BDSM play. This video dives into consent so that you can fully understand your limits, and communicate consent effectively with your partner.
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