Erotic Switching Intensive for Private Players

New Course from Cléo Dubois and Eve Minax: Erotic Switching Intensive for Private Players July 12-14 @SFCitadel!

Really curious about finding authenticity in your BDSM Play?  Maybe it’s time to try a new position! Join Cléo Dubois and Eve Minax for the First and Only Erotic Switching Intensive for private players ever!  We will welcome up to 16 people to join us for 2 days of sharing hands-on the physical skills, psychology, and eroticism on both sides of the whip! Or rope!  

Who this course is for:

Been Topping and want to bottom?  Always bottomed but want to take charge for a change? This is your opportunity to challenge yourself and see what new archetypal energies come into play!

No need to self identify as gender queer or switch, just bring an open mind and desire to learn and grow!


Visit our FAQ page. Or email or call Minax at 415 994 2887!

Ready to Apply?

This first ever Erotic Switching Intensive will be held July 13-14 at the SF Citadel. Meet & Greet Friday, July 12 at a private SOMA location. Click here to apply!

Dominatrix Training 3 Day Pro Intensive

Dominatrix Training 3-Day Pro Intensive 2019, it’s 18th year!

The May 24-26 Intensive if FULL! To be on the wait list, Click here to apply!

This powerful and intimate three day workshop is for women with personal interest and experience in BDSM who want to hone their techniques and find their very own ethical style as professional Dominas. This Intensive will deepen your understanding of fetishes and appreciation of kink, including your own!

Who is the Dominatrix Training Intensive for?

You may already be a Professional Domme and wish to acquire new skills and refresh your style. Or you may be a private player wanting Mistress skills. In this powerful workshop you will learn much, not only from instructors but also from the combined experience of the other participants and the Academy’s seasoned male bottoms.

What Does the $1350 Tuition Fee Cover?

  • 3 full days of discussions, hands-on exercises and real time scenes
  • Group and one-on-one instruction with Cléo Dubois, Eve Minax and Selina Raven
  • Experienced volunteer bottoms
  • Comprehensive workbook (100+ pages)
  • Q/A time for each subject area

Improve your professional practice as a FemDom with hands-on BDSM skills training and business and marketing strategies that will make you a Domina everyone respects! 


Click here to learn more. Visit our FAQ page. Or email

Ready to Apply?

The May 24-26 Pro Course is FULL. To be on the waitlist, Click here to apply

Kink in the Country!

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I will be one of the presenters at Kink in the Country at the second year of Boundless!  Please join me in community for a weekend of relaxation and play September 30-October 2,

Check out the entire line up in the full Boundless 2016 Agenda and get tickets at…/

They are extending a special discount for my friends.  Get 10% off tickets when using the code “CleoFriends”   

Have questions or want to connect with other attendees? Check out the Boundless Fetlife Group.
Boundless 2016 will be held at Saratoga Springs the weekend after Folsom Street Fair

Kinky On The Coast!

unnamedCruise into Pure Pleasure, that awesome Shop in Santa Cruz and join me for

Kinky 101

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

7:00 – 9:30pm  

$25 single adv/$30 walk-in

Intrigued by the potential of adding hot kinky play to your lovemaking? As a Top, do you want to take a willing bottom to new heights of sensation and surrender…and take more sophisticated control over your partner? As a bottom, do you wish to experience familiar sensations in a new and more intense way and to expand your limits of trust? Let your erotic imagination run wild.  Cleo will teach you techniques that will unleash your kinky desires and help you act out your fantasies. Watch hot demos, improvised on the spot!  Cleo will show you how to create safe and consensual erotic power play and will guide you on the road to hotter connections and greater intimacy.  Singles and couples of all orientations welcome. Click here for tickets 

I am a BDSM/kink coach and community player. I’ve been teaching kinksters how to play well with others almost as long as I’ve been playing myself. I created the Academy of SM Arts to dispel the myths surrounding SM and Fetish, helping folks explore their erotic fantasies in a mutually satisfying way. Rooted in leather, my work focuses on connecting heat, heart and spirit.  I have been offering Erotic Dominance Weekend Intensives for 13 years.  This site,, is for the details. For those who prefer private guided play in my peninsula dungeon or want a confidential consultation on skype visit I am very happy to be going back to Pure Pleasure!


Mission Control Presents Threshold: Dark Rites


As the season turns towards darkness, we will gather on November 2nd to practice rites that expose and tame our own darkness. Whether your rituals are silent or driven by beats, uplifting or disturbing, hidden or exposed, we want you to bring them to Threshold! Come summon some demons or punish some angels with us! 

Due to a venue change, this is the LAST Threshold at the current Mission Control space! Come out and help us see the space off in style!

Spooky dancing beats will be provided by the ever-talented DJ Auralincarnation (Bent, Threshold)!

We are delighted to announced a pre-Threshold playshop by Cleo Dubois – Dark Rites: D/s Dynamics and BDSM Ritual! At 9PM!

Sensation play sure is fun, but how about adding depth to your kinky dynamic? Discover how your intention, focus, rhythm and a bit of protocol deepens the connection you share in play. Take or surrender control fully! Embody all the facets of your erotic self. Connect your kink, heart and spirit!
Click here for details:

Deepening Your Erotic Dominance


Deepening Your Erotic Dominance: Advanced Intensive!

Focused on versatile and connected play, this Intensive is going to explore the psychoerotic intensity found in ritualistic leathersex.

Want more from your play than just top and bottom!

During 12 years of weekend Intensives, Eve Minax and I heard many requests for an advanced Erotic Dominance Intensive weekend. We are really excited about offering you a more sophisticated, empowering, hands- on weekend for BDSM and Kink couples.  Enrich your erotic connection, find your core, and go beyond your wildest dreams….aware, raw, real.


Email me at and let me know.  We only need 8 couples to hold this Intensive.  Eve Minax and I will schedule it as soon as there is enough interest!