Pansexual Play Party – IML/Shibaricon Weekend @ The Studio @ The Studio
May 27 @ 2:00 AM – 7:00 AM


Join the staff of The Studio for our 4th annual International Male Leather/Shibaricon weekend play party!

The Studio embraces all gender identities, sexual orientations, fetish interests and activity levels. Tops/bottoms/switches and kink curious are all welcome.  Our space is warm, welcoming and a perfect alternative to the IML and Shibaricon crowds.

We have a medical fetish area, multiple bondage spaces, cages, spanking benches, private play room and more.  Take a video tour of Chicago’s premiere dungeon on our website, The Studio Chicago.

This event is clean and sober– no alcohol, drugs or inside smoking allowed.  It is open to anyone 18 or older.  ID’s with proof of age will be required at the door.  Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.


Dress Code: Fetish wear preferred

$20 at the door

RSVP to [email protected] by no later than noon on 5/26/12  for the info on location of the Studio.


Quick, Violent, and Dirty Self-Protection @ The Studio (10 min SW of Downtown Chicago)
Mar 21 @ 1:00 AM – 4:00 AM

self defense class chicagoDue to the recent events that have affected our community, many people are asking for a way to feel protected. The loss of Foxy Goat has crushed many of us and changed the way in which we think we are safe in our homes. All of the profit for this class is going as a donation in her name to assist the 1901 Gallery Theater.

Effective self-protection is by its nature quick, violent, and dirty. It is not about kicking someone’s ass, egos, or looking tough. The purpose of this class is to share knowledge about how to cause enough damage, swiftly, ruthlessly, and unexpectedly, so that a victim can escape from an attacker and protect themselves from any further harm. It isn’t pretty, elegant, sporting, or honorable.

While avoiding conflict and being in danger is always the best strategy, sometimes that is not a possibility. The Quick, Violent, and Dirty Self-Protection seminar is designed to teach students about how to prepare for imminent assault, how to use the body’s natural weapons, and when and how to employ highly effective force-multipliers to inflict debilitating damage on an attacker with the purpose of preserving one’s safety, well-being, and own life.

Quick, Violent, and Dirty Self-Protection is a two-hour intensive lecture and demonstration of a few specific techniques, methods, and courses of action that can be learned easily and practiced repeatedly until they become second-nature survival strategies.

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.”—Bruce Lee

Instructor Biography and Background

Happy-Venom has been training in fighting techniques since childhood. He been boxing since age 6 (his father was a former pro boxer), wrestling since 8, started karate and kung-fu at 10, and then began training in his main instructor’s style of Japanese jujutsu, as well as the muay Thai, wing chun, Shotokan karate, aiki-jujutsu, and Japanese weapons by age 12.

In the more than three decades since then, he has studied many styles of martial arts, including savate, tae kwon do, catch wrestling, and jeet kune do to add to his knowledge of fighting and hand-to-hand combat.

Happy-Venom is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm and used to do crazy shit like fighting in cages, traveled to distant lands to shoot people and blow stuff up, and wrangled drunkards in biker bars. Now he engages in more humanitarian activities like training MMA fighters and security personnel on how to beat people up more efficiently.

The cost of the class is a $20 donation. All profits are going to 1901 Gallery in Lisa’s name.

Pay by PayPal here

or $20 cash at the door

RSVP to hold your spot and to get the address: [email protected]

To contribute to the reward fund to capture Lisa Koziol-Ellis’ killer, visit the Fight for Foxy website here:
If you have any information that may help police, you are urged to come forward. Contact info for the Elgin Police Department here:
Ethical Non-Monogamy: Navigating Open Relationships @ Meow University at Good Gyrll Studio
Jun 30 @ 9:00 PM – Jul 1 @ 12:00 AM

Polyamory workshop ChicagoIt seems everyone’s talking about non-monogamous relationships these days.  Polyamory has recently been featured on prime time news shows, magazine covers and reality TV programs.  If you’ve thought about exploring some form of non-monogamy, you’ve probably wondered:

Is there a difference between and open relationship and a polyamorous one?   How do swinging and group sex factor in? What is the appropriate way to approach someone for a threesome? How is jealousy managed with multiple partners? Isn’t “open-relationship” just a fancy term for cheating?  Are people poly because they like to have lots of sex?  How I talk to my partner about opening up our relationship?  What happens if I get jealous? 

There is no magic formula for an open relationship or one right way to be poly. In this workshop Ken and Sunny explain different types of non-monogamous relationships and give you tools to craft and maintain a relationship that’s right for you (and them!).


This class is through Chicago’s Meow University

And will take place at:

Good Gyrrl Studio
1200 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60609

Eventbrite ticket page and additional details coming soon!


About the Instructors

Ken & Sunny Outside The Box

Ken Melvoin-Berg owns Weird Chicago Tours and the Midwest’s premier S&M Dungeon, The Studio. As a Lecturer and Sexstorian, he is the creator of On The Edge (a lecture/film series on BDSM). In addition to authoring 14 books on various subjects, Ken edits and writes numerous articles on sexuality.

He travels around the world teaching kink awareness to various private groups and continually develops new kink-friendly/sex positive classes.

Ken is responsible for the infamous Northwestern University Fucksaw controversy while teaching his class, Networking for Kinky People. Sunny Megatron is his partner in crime in his perverted adventures.

Sunny Megatron is a pleasure advocate, sex blogger, sexpert, adult sexuality educator and accidental superhero.

Along with Ken, she is one of the infamous Northwestern Fucksaw Four and is the proud owner of that fucksaw heard around the world.

On any given weekend you can find Sunny hosting Red Light District Sex Tours and bachelorette parties for Weird Chicago Tours. She also teaches various sexuality workshops around the country including: Networking for Kinky People, BDSM 101, How to Give a World Class BlowJob, Exploring Non-Monogamy, ZAP! Electrical Play, The Female Orgasm, and Junk For Your Junk: Sex Toys 101.

Although Sunny covers various subjects, her specialties are the female orgasm and alternative sexuality— from LGBTQ topics to swinging, BDSM, nontraditional relationships, extreme toys, g-spot techniques and more.  She particularly enjoys helping those curious about adding a little spice to their sex lives that aren’t sure where to begin.