Erotic Dominance Intensive for Women: Tops & Switches

“As a lifelong sub only beginning to explore my dominant side, I was extremely nervous signing up for this course. When I arrived, I felt what can only be described as a sense of coming home. To be surrounded by such passionate, empathic, creative, like-minded women was truly inspiring. The curriculum invited us to look deep within ourselves, and with the support of Cleo, Eve and Selina, I was able to tap into parts of myself I did not know existed. I came home feeling excited, enriched, and eager to begin implementing everything I have learned”  -Phoenix

The Erotic Dominance Intensive for Women: Tops & Switches looks ahead to June 8-10, 2018, its 16th year!

This intimate weekend workshop is about integrating refined techniques and skills with heart, spirit and erotic power. Our goal is to help women experience Kink and BDSM as a path of discovery, empowerment and deeper human emotional and sexual connection.

Who is this course for?

We will host up to 8 women. Attend alone or with a partner.  If you attend alone, the Academy of SM Arts’ trained and trusted volunteer bottoms will be available for all hands-on practice. Whether you are a relative newbie who is ready to “dive in” or an experienced player looking to revitalize your sexuality, this Intensive will enrich your erotic life.  LGBTQ inclusive.

Gain the confidence you need to make your scenes soar!

Intensive topics include:

  • Feminine presence, archetypes and play personae
  • The power of conscious touch, tantric breath, and energy awareness
  • Hands-on training in Bondage, D/s, Spanking, Flogging, Caning
  • The power of the spoken word, Verbal and Humiliation games
  • Developing scene structure and dynamics including Roleplay
  • Cleo’s secrets of topping
  • The “how to’s” of having sex while maintaining your dominance
  • Body and Spirit connection in BDSM

Revolutionize your sex life during this immersive, hands-on, transformative weekend.

The $900 single, $1100 couple, tuition fee covers:

  • Private Get to Know you Meet & Greet starting the weekend in a private playhouse in the heart of San Francisco
  • Individualized one on one instruction and ongoing group participation (3 to 1 student/faculty ratio
  • Amazingly experienced volunteer bottoms of various genders and sexual orientations to assist and guide your exploration
  • Comprehensive workbook with mostly unpublished BDSM writings by Cleo Dubois, Eve Minax, Patrick Califia, Selina Raven and more!
  • Private guided Intensive play party (with your own partner or a volunteer bottom) as a Grande Finale to Put Your Play into Practice!


Visit our FAQ page. Or call Cléo at 650.322.0124

Ready To Apply?

The next Erotic Dominance Intensive for Women will be June 9-10, 2018 at the SFCitadel, with the Meet & Greet Friday, June 8 at a private SOMA location.  Click Here to apply!

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