The Leather Couch is a monthly workshop & discussion series.

 

It is held online, and free to attend. $10 donations to the instructor are encouraged; more if you can, less if you can’t.

 

Sign up here and you’ll receive the link to join the webinar.

2020-2021 Schedule

    • April 16 – Ms. Cat – Pet Play: Service Animal Training
    • May 21 – Tyesha – TBD
    • June 18 – Sir DaddyDaun & slavegirl j – Concentrated Communication
    • June 25 – Sir Luke & His victor – Mental Health & Power Dynamics (discussion)
    • July 23 – Bri Burning – Dark Ageplay 101
    • August 27 – Alex W – TBD
    • September 10 – Jack Thompson – IML AMA
    • October 15 – Jesbian & Teagan – Leather Lust
    • November 12 – Raven & Joshua – Polyamory & Power Dynamics
    • January 21 – Tomo – Navigating the M/s Relationship Plateau

Descriptions follow below.

Ms. Cat – Pet Play: Service Animal Training
April 16, 6-8pm PT / 9-11pm ET

What is a Service Animal in the Pet Play scene? What type of Pet can be a Service Animal? Now I bet you’re wondering one of two things…How do I become one? Or…How do I get one? Join Ms. Cat & Rowdy as they discuss the ins and outs of what Service Animal Training looks like. They’ll give you applicable tools and examples to set you on your way to this rewarding dynamic between Handler and pet. Come watch and play with us!

Ms. Cat is a fierce Femme Domme and a Leather Mommy that loves to teach and produce events in the SF community for almost 20 years now. She is the Founder of the Piercing Guild; a Play Piercing Educational Intensive, the Co-Coordinator of The Exiles, a Director on the SF Bay Area Leather Alliance Board for 8 years and former producer of the Ms. SF Leather Contest. Ms. Cat was 2019’s Leather Marshal in the SF Pride Parade and in 2017 she was awarded “”Woman of the Year”” by her SF community. Ms. Cat specializes in teaching The Pet Play Pysche: Domestic vs. Feral and Dynamic Piercing. She enjoys human animal training, primal play and fire play. Ms. Cat focuses on building symbiotic M/s and D/s practices with mentorship qualities and traditional values through community relations, volunteering and teaching. Her biggest turn-on is a desire for growth. Ms. Cat is a mistress of many talents and a woman with a great passionate drive.

Tyesha – TBD
May 21, 6-8pm PT / 9-11pm ET

Description TBD.

Sir DaddyDaun & slavegirl j – Concentrated Communication
June 18, 6:30-8:30pm PT / 9:30-11:30pm ET

There are few things that bring a couple closer than moving in together. Sir DaddyDaun and slavegirl j took it one step further and moved into the cab of a semi truck. For over three years, T/they have grown and changed in ways beyond what T/they thought possible. From getting to the core of T/their demons to working around each O/others way of expressing high emotion, T/they have maintained a healthy and strong Master and slave dynamic. T/they have boiled down the years of lessons into what T/they call Concentrated Communication. Join T/them in a candid and usually hilarious explanation of the triumphs and failures of T/their life on the road.

Sir DaddyDaun began Her leather journey in the early 90’s when She followed Her interest in service. Since then She has served the Her communities as a presenter, Den Daddy, mentor, tally Master, stage manager, volunteer, judge, keynote speaker, board member, titleholder and Prince XXXVIII of the Imperial Sovereign Rose Court. slavegirl j was raised in the Leather community by queer, kinky, POC parents which cultivated a deep connection to service. girl j is passionate about sharing how she navigates serving her Master who is both an elder of the community and has Multiple Sclerosis. she is also proud to be a member of the HardPink Sisterhood, a group dedicated to celebrating and supporting women in and out of the community. Together T/they serve as Northwest Master/slave 2016, International Master/slave 2017, and staff members for Northwest Leather Celebration. T/they are also honored to have received the 2020 MAsT Presenter of the Year Award. When not presenting or relaxing, T/they can be found in T/their semi truck traveling across the country with T/their dog and cat.

Sir Luke & His victor – Mental Health & Power Dynamics (discussion)
June 25, 6:30-8:30pm PT / 9:30-11:30pm ET

Description TBD

Sexually liberated, radically rebellious, Master and slave. Sir Luke and His victor manifest a sacred exchange of will and surrender through sanguineous Leathersex, intentional structure and discipline, and shared personal truth. Though their way of life is quiet and discreet, they live in the margins and on the edge to uncover hidden purpose and empowerment. They answered each other’s calling on the concrete floor of the dungeon, undeniably conquering fear and hesitation, and haven’t looked back. Sir Luke and His victor are Southeast Master/slave 2019 and Florida Power Exchange 2016/2017. They have presented internationally on eroticism in leathercare and the healing aspects of structured lifestyles. When they’re not doing work in the community, they enjoy their home sanctuary, where victor can sit at Sir Luke’s feet in their dungeon and exist as Master and slave. Facebook: @SirLukeandHisvictor Email: sirlukeandvictor@gmail.com Fetlife: MisterBBWolf & _victor Twitter: SirLuke_victor Instagram: SirLuke_victor

Bri Burning – Dark Ageplay 101
July 23, 6:30-8:30pm PT / 9:30-11:30pm ET

Being a little, middle, or Big has many paths just like any other part of our identity. Sometimes your little self might want to be ravaged, used, fucked, and bruised. Your Big self might want to give stickers to your little one after they’ve taken the biggest butt plug for you. Maybe your middle side likes to punish your Big for being bossy. In this class we’re going to go over taboo, acceptance, negotiation, safety, and how to incorporate dark age play into your scenes/dynamics.

Bri Burning (she/her and they/them) is your International Person of Leather 2020 and Northwest Person of Leather 2019! They are femme, queer, leather, slave, babygirl, and masochistic identified human. She has been active in the SF/Bay Area BDSM and Leather community since 2010. Their passion for self-love in their life and others grew within those years of exploration. Her journey as a presenter started in 2015 at the SF Citadel and at Dark Odyssey Surrender. She is the moderator of the SF Submissive Safe Space, a leader of the Submissive Girls Night Out group, member of SF girls of Leather, and a member of the Hard Pink Sisterhood. Her passion in kink education continuously grows in topics such as self-care, power exchange, age play, and service—which she spreads like glitter!

Alex W – TBD
August 27, 6:30-8:30pm PT / 9:30-11:30pm ET

Description TBD

Jack Thompson – IML AMA
September 10, 6:30-8:30pm PT / 9:30-11:30pm ET

Description TBD

Jack Thompson is Inernational Mr. Leather 2019.

Jesbian & Teagan – Leather Lust
October 15, 6:30-8:30pm PT / 9:30-11:30pm ET

Welcome to the world of Leather and Boot Worship, lets start with the basics! It’s flirty, it’s fun and OMG is it hot… If you plan it right a leather worship scene can provide some of the most intimate moments for you and your partner. We will be going through a few things to consider when doing leather and boot worship including safety precautions, boot anatomy, and some techniques to foster connection between you and your partner. Then the fun begins with a few hot demos: garments, oil tans, and high shines… oh my! As always, questions and discussions are welcomed throughout the class! Bring your person and their boots too as there will be a chance for you to try out some of the techniques you have learned. There is no one true way to worship leather … except to have fun!

Teagan fell in love with bootblacking at a young age, doing her shoes before church. Although these days her skills are being put to more salacious uses, she still identifies as a spiritual bootblack. For her, bootblacking harkens back to the foot-washing ritual. Teagan is International Ms Bootblack 2018, and the 20th person to hold that title. She is based in Oakland, CA. During her title year she invited our community to “Take Refuge” in the capable hands of our bootblacks. She’s the executive producer of the San Francisco Bootblack Contest.

Jesbian Bagheera is a leather femme dandy. She gets down and dirty at the SF Eagle bootblack stand as a switchy ashtray. When she is not up to her knees in shenanigans and sass, she is volunteering with The SF Little Scouts and SF girls of Leather. She has been licking leathers and force feeding cupcakes in the community since 2011. She previously held the title International Little Miss Little 2014. She was also Ms California Leather 2017. She continues to advocate for Leather Littles everywhere while continuing to build her education directory V.I.V.I.D. Leather for POC visibility.

Raven & Joshua – Polyamory & Power Dynamics
November 12, 6:30-8:30pm PT / 9:30-11:30pm ET

The practice of polyamory – multiple honest nonmonogamous relationships, especially long-term ones – has its own community, proponents, and theories, some of which are incompatible with deliberately inegalitarian relationships. On the other hand, people in power dynamics often try to leap directly into polyamory with no concept of how to make it work … and we’ve all seen their failures littering the Internet forums. How can we combine these relationship styles in ways that are functional and sustainable, and not become just another statistic? What can we learn from the decades of polyamory research, and how do we adapt it in a way that is right for us as masters and slaves? Come with your questions!

Raven Kaldera is a queer FTM transgendered intersexual shaman. He is the author/editor of 41 books, including “Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and the Ordeal Path”, and “Power Circuits: Polyamory In A Power Dynamic”. He and his slaveboy Joshua have been teaching and presenting workshops regularly for many years to the BDSM, Neo-Pagan, Sex/Spirituality, transgender, and other communities. Raven is the 2014 Northeast Master titleholder, and He lives with his big poly family on a homestead in Massachusetts. ’Tis an ill wind that blows no minds. Joshua Tenpenny has been in service to Raven Kaldera since 2002. He is Raven’s devoted assistant, partner, and slave for life. Josh is also a massage therapist, Shiatsu practitioner, and yoga teacher. The 2014 Northeast Slave titleholder, he and his master Raven Kaldera were chosen as the MAsT 2011 Presenters of the Year, and given the 2018 Jack McGeorge Excellence in Education award. He is the author of “Real Service” and the creator of the Service Notebook. He finds spiritual fulfillment through any kind of worthy service.

Tomo: Navigating the M/s Relationship Plateau

Thursday, January 21, 6:30-8:30PM PST

It is inevitable that the road of our life’s travel, the paths of our endeavors and even our relationships will eventually arrive at a plateau. During this time, a staleness or lack of progress may be felt. M/s relationships are not immune to the plateau. In this class, we will discuss the concept of life’s plateaus, how they relate to our M/s relationships, and ways to manage the time without peaks or valleys. It is said in the martial arts that true growth and training occur while on the plateau. Please join us and discover how your M/s relationship may find peace and growth during the time that you navigate the M/s relationship plateau.

Tomo is a butch leatherdyke who found the leather community during a sunset motorcycle ride with her life partner Mel over 25 years ago and has presented classes, produced events, served as a judge, keynote speaker, and emcee at leather events since. Tomo has been served by her boy levi for over 10 years and fulfilled to be a part of a chosen leather family. As a supporter of many in the leather community, she is often endearingly called Daddy Tomo. She is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration, the Northwest Master slave, Northwest Bootblack, Northwest Person of Leather, and Ms Sacramento Leather Contests. Tomo served along with Ms Rhonda as Northwest Master and slave 2015 and International Master and slave 2016. She was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend for seven years and is a founding member of the Dyke Uniform Corps. Tomo is the Director of MAsT: Sacramento, is a member and serves as Webmaster for Queer Leather Association Sacramento, is the West Coast Curator for the Leather Quilt Project, and is a member of MAsT: San Francisco, and The Exiles. She was awarded the Pantheon of Leather President’s Award in 2013 and the Master slave Conference slave Heart Award in 2018.