On The Edge: Serenity, A Firefly BDSM Cosplay Event @ The Studio (10 min SW of Downtown Chicago)
Jul 29 @ 2:00 AM – Jul 28 @ 8:00 AM

“… live with a man 40 years… share his house, his meals, speak on every subject… then tie him up and hold him over the volcano’s edge. On that day, you will finally meet the man.”


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This will be an all day event on Saturday 7/28/12 ~ Part One: from 2pm to 6pm in Chicago’s Chinatown. Part Two: from 9pm to 3am at The Studio.

Part One will involve a guided group trip to Chicago’s Chinatown for Firefly Cosplay costume shopping and for eating delicious Chinese food (and of course mischief and fun). You must cover your own costs separately for this part of the day. The time we will do this will be from 2pm to 6pm.

Part Two:
This will be a Firefly BDSM Cosplay event from 9pm to 3am that will include a Cooperative (NOT COERCIVE!!!!) interrogation scene involving multiple people Adelai Niska style.

A Firefly roleplaying game scenario (actual game, not BDSM) that will be Gamemastered by Ken Melvoin-Berg.

Last but certainly not least, an event that will involve “Companions.”  More will be announced on this later.

As always all events at The Studio are clean, sober and 18 years of age and older.

Donation of $20.

Due to the extreme preparation for this event, SERIOUS RSVPs ONLY!!!! Send the RSVP to [email protected] (exact address will be given in response to RSVP e-mail)

Facebook Invite 

Fetlife Invite

Buckle-Up! Strap-On Basics with Allison Moon @ The Studio (10 min SW of Downtown)
May 30 @ 1:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Strap-on class chicagoSexuality educators Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg are super excited to have sex and relationship expert, Allison Moon at The Studio Chicago on Wednesday, May 29th 2013 from 8-10pm!

Wanna add another tool to your box but don’t know where to start? Love the idea but nervous about the execution?

Strap-on play, once considered taboo, is now en vogue, and, for many of us, an essential part of our sex lives. But unless you had the chutzpah to blaze your own trail or a special someone to show you the ropes, buckling up and pitching or catching can be intimidating.

Join Sapphic savant and veteran pegster, Allison Moon, for this fun, informative, and sexy introduction to the world of harnesses, dildos, lubes and moves for all genders.

In this workshop, you will learn…

  • The ins and outs of strap-on play
  • How to choose a dildo and a harness that’s right for you
  • Fun positions for giving and receiving
  • Special considerations for anuses and pegging.
  • How to brooch the subject of strap-ons with your partner and integrate it into your regular sex life
  • and, especially… What not to do!
  • Plus a few advanced tips and tricks that will leave your lovers coming back for more…


Sex classes chicagoKen and I are beyond delighted to have the opportunity to host Allison’s class at The Studio! Cost is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Because our students confidentiality is important to us, the exact address of The Studio will be emailed to you after you purchase your ticket on EventBrite. It will appear at the bottom of your ticket purchase confirmation email that has your paper tickets attached.

If you plan to purchase your ticket at the door please RSVP to [email protected] and you will be given the address. It is located roughly 10 minutes southwest of Downtown Chicago, is easily accessible by public transportation, near expressways, and has a parking lot available.

To purchase tickets via Eventbrite: 

Eventbrite - Buckle-Up! Strap-On Basics with Allison Moon

Facebook Invite and discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/450731955014362/?fref=ts

About The Studio Chicago and Hosts Sunny Megatron & Ken Melvoin-Berg 

BDSM Dungeon ChicagoThe Studio is Chicago’s premier, upscale playspace located just outside of downtown Chicago. This independent kink and erotic arts community believes in continual learning and hosts educational events on a regular basis. The Studio is the home of the popular Rough Crowd Educational Series, Black Beat Chicago, On The Edge BDSM Workshop Series, among many others. The space is clean, sober and non-smoking. Anyone 18+ years of age can attend our educational events.

Sexuality and BDSM educators, Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg are partners in every sense of the word. They co-teach classes across the U.S. on BDSM, polyamory, sexual techniques, sex toys 101 and more. Ken & Sunny are most known for their approachability, humor and ability to present alternative sexuality topics in a way that is accessible and understandable to the mainstream. Their most recent endeavor features the couple as host and co-host for Outside the Box on X3Sixty, a web-based television network devoted to sex and the adult industry.

Ken & Sunny Outside The Box

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.