BDSM 201: Dungeons for Beginners @ The Studio (10 min SW of Downtown Chicago)
Jun 28 @ 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM


Perhaps you’ve read 50 Shades of Grey or you’ve attended a BDSM for Beginners course.  How do you put all you learned to good use?  Where do you get some no-pressure practice time in before you unleash your flogger on a willing partner? Or maybe you’re ready to seek out more like attend a dungeon party or S&M function but you’re still not quite comfortable.  What do you wear?  How do you act?  What exactly is expected of you at a BDSM party?

Sounds like you’re ready for BDSM 201: Dungeons for Beginners!   This is an in-depth hands-on intensive taught by Ken Melvoin-Berg and Sunny Megatron in a professional S&M Dungeon!

If you did not take our BDSM 101 class at Taboo Tabou, no fear!  It is not required to attend.  We will go over some of the basic techniques and terminology to get new folks up to speed.

In this BDSM workshop Ken and I will familiarize you with all the dungeon equipment including safety procedures, use and aftercare. We’ll play games involving all the BDSM furniture/equipment to acquaint you with their functions. We’ll also go over dungeon etiquette so you will know what to expect and how to behave at an S&M party.

Interactive instruction will be given on OTK (over the knee) spanking, electric play, paddles, floggers, single tail whips, basic rope bondage plus you’ll learn how to construct a BDSM scene from start to finish.  These skills can be used in a dungeon setting or in the privacy of your own home.

A Q & A session and open play party will follow.  Beginners, as you try out your own scenes there will be seasoned pros on hand to help you with technique and answer questions.  One of us can stand along side you and assist you with your flogging technique, answer questions about protocol, etc.

Nudity is not expected or required for this event nor is fetish attire.  The dress code is casual.  Wear something you can move and be comfortable in.  If you have some of your own tools (floggers, paddles, restraints, rope, etc) feel free to bring them along to use!

This intensive allows you to visit a dungeon without intimidation, pressure or feeling like you have a neon sign flashing “newbie” on your forehead.  It is a safe, casual environment where you’ll feel comfortable asking questions and receiving instruction.  This is the perfect event to bring a partner to but it is not necessary.  If you choose to get some play time in after the class, we can partner you up with someone.  Heck, I’ll even let some of you flog and paddle me!



BDSM 201 – Dungeons for Beginers will take place on Wednesday, 6/27/12 from 8pm to 2am. 8-9 pm is social hour with beverages and light snacks. Late comers are welcome, but class starts promptly at 9pm.  Open playtime will take place after midnight. 

Those 18 years of age and up are welcome.  This is a clean and sober event– no drinking, drugs or smoking allowed. ID’s will be required at the door.

The fee for this class is a $20 donation (more if you can afford it).

RSVP via e-mail to [email protected] with the names of the attendees.  This event takes place at The Studio.  The Studio is Chicago’s premiere, upscale BDSM dungeon and embraces all gender identities, sexual orientations, fetish interests and activity levels.  It is approximately 10 min southwest of Downtown Chicago and not far from major expressways and public transportation. RSVPs will be replied to with the exact address of  The Studio 24 hours before the event.

Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/145803825554085/ (You must still RSVP via e-mail even if you respond on Facebook)




About the Instructors
Ken Melvoin-Berg  is Chicago ‘s premier pervert and resident sexstorian. His vast sexual knowledge and dirty mind come in very handy when he covers subjects such as: Japanese Rope Bondage, Electric toy play, Balloon Bondage, BDSM 101 and Networking for Kinky People. His personal passion for all things sex includes, but is not limited to: fetishes, swinging, pornography, fetish films, gangbangs, the History of Red Light Districts and sex, prostitution, dungeons and orgies. And did we mention sex?

He has been involved in various sex industries from modeling, porn, owning an S&M dungeon, campaigning for sex workers rights, organizing kinky social events, raising money for AIDS charities to teaching adult sex education/kink classes for the last two decades. In addition to giving tours with his company, Weird Chicago Tours, and lecturing, he travels around the world teaching kink awareness to various private groups. New kink-friendly/sex positive classes are also in development for 2012. He is also responsible for the infamous Northwestern University Fucksaw incident when he was teaching his class Networking for Kinky People to the Human Sexuality class. No fucksaws were harmed during this event.

Sunny Megatron is a pleasure advocate, sex blogger, sexpert, adult sex 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.




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)

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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.



Foreplay Friday: Bondage & Fetish 101 – Phoenix @ Castle Megastore - Deer Valley
Aug 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM



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Come join Castle Megastore on Friday, August 26th from 7 – 10pm for Foreplay Friday – Fetish and Bondage 101. Hosted by Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg. This workshop is perfect for beginners and experts.

Seats are limited. Tickets are FREE for this event, please RSVP on Eventbrite. We cannot guarantee seating will be available if you do not RSVP.

BOGO EVENT on specific brands. Some Exclusions may apply.

For attending the event all guests will receive a FREE gift valued at $34.99.

Superheroes of sex ed, married couple Ken Melvoin-Berg and Sunny Megatron are partners in every sense of the word. In addition to co-producing Showtime’s “Sex with Sunny Megatron,” they initially gained recognition writing and teaching about everyone’s favorite subject: SEX. Some of their sell-out workshops include: BDSM 101, Prostate Milking for Beginners, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Sex Toys 101, ZAP! Electric Play: Wands, TENS & More, G-spots & Squirting, and How to Give a World Class Blow Job.

In Showtime’s original series, “Sex with Sunny Megatron,” Sunny takes viewers on a journey into the world of adult play, as everyday people expose their deepest and most intimate fantasies. Always honest, funny, and sex-positive, the show provides an interesting, fresh twist on sexual exploration.

About Sunny Megatron
Sunny Megatron is a sexuality educator, writer, media personality, and pleasure products expert. She’s also the host and executive producer of the groundbreaking, sex-positive Showtime original television series, SEX with Sunny Megatron. Named one of the 6 most savvy sexologists in North America, her work has been featured in Cosmo, Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, and CNN. Sunny’s passion is helping people become their authentic, sexual selves by learning to overcome shame and shed inhibitions. As a lifestyle BDSM enthusiast, much of her work centers around normalizing alternative sexual practices and ending sexual stigma.

About Ken Melvoin-Berg

Ken Melvoin-Berg is a Chicago based TV producer, freelance writer, BDSM/sex educator, adult industry consultant, and male sex toy advocate. He is also the content creator and consulting producer of Showtime’s “Sex with Sunny Megatron.” Ken is an “edutainer” armed with knowledge of all things sexual, a humorous lecturing style, and a professional background in medicine/biology. Ken has been writing and lecturing on these subjects since 1997. Ken is known for his amazing facial hair and tattoos. 

Intro to BDSM – Free Online Workshop @ GetVokl Live Stream
Jan 22 @ 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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Inro to BDSM – 1/22/20 8pm PST/11pm EST Whether you aim to dive into the BDSM lifestyle, want to incorporate a little kink in the bedroom, or find new inspiration for role play scenes, this sex ed live stream will give you the tools and confidence you need to get the most out of kinky play. Learn about the specific elements of BDSM, establishing consent, toys & tools, sexy role play, physical and mental safety plus much more. Make sure to stick around until the end of the broadcast for a chance to win one of the hottest new pleasure products. In fact, they’re giving away 20 products worth over $2,300 to viewers during their first 4 broadcasts!

You can also win one of 4 amazing products right now in our pre-launch giveaway HERE


Don’t miss our other free sex ed live streams on Wednesday nights:

Mastering The G-Spot – 1/15/20 8pm PST/11pm EST

All About Sex Toys – Wednesday 1/29/20 8pm PST/11pm EST

Kinky Family Feud – Wednesday 2/5/20 8pm PST/11pm EST

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A No B.S. Approach to Kink – BDSM Class (Online) @ Bloom Community App
Aug 30 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Workshop description

Curious about kink? Or perhaps you’re an experienced lifestyler eager for new inspiration? No matter where you are on your kink journey, this class can help you explore your fantasies with confidence. But first, you’ll need to unlearn everything you thought you knew about BDSM…

In this virtual session, award-winning Clinical Sexologist & BDSM Educator, Sunny Megatron, outlines frameworks for custom-building kinky experiences that fit your specific needs & desires. She’ll also help you bypass the B.S. by debunking myths, “One Twue Wayisms,” and misleading stereotypes common within kink communities.

You’ll get an overview of BDSM elements (Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sadomasochism) plus tips for playing with intention and in ways that are identity-affirming & empowering. You’ll explore practical strategies for consent & ethics, healthy communication, identifying interests & limits, creative scene building, partner negotiation, cultivating playfulness, safety, navigating community, finding trustworthy educational resources, and more.

This isn’t your typical BDSM 101. While this class will give newcomers a solid introduction to kink basics, it’s also chock-full of valuable tools, strategies, and insights for people of all experience levels.

NOTE: There will be opportunities to participate in exercises & ask questions, but it’s completely optional! Whether you choose to have your camera on, prefer to join with just your voice, engage in the text chat, or remain completely incognito is entirely up to you. Sunny’s goal is to create a comfortable, inclusive environment that accommodates various learning styles & allows you to participate according to your comfort level. So, feel free to join in (or not) however you feel most at ease!


Closed captions are available for all Bloom virtual events.

This class WILL be recorded and available to view for 1 week. The class will be sent out the following day by 1pm EST.



Sunny Megatron is an award-winning Clinical Sexologist, BDSM & Certified Sexuality Educator, and media personality. She’s the host & executive producer of the Showtime original series, Sex with Sunny Megatron, co-hosts AASECT Award-winning American Sex Podcast and Open Deeply Podcast, and was 2021’s XBIZ Sexpert of the Year. Currently, she’s the Editor-in-Chief of kink-focused Zipper Magazine.

Known for her one-of-a-kind, build-your-own-adventure approach to sex, kink & relationships, Sunny coined the BDSM community catch-phrase, Kink is Customizable™. In her sell-out workshops, her unique brand of “edutainment” seamlessly combines her humorous teaching style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research. Sunny’s passion is helping others overcome shame and find their power through play and pleasure. She’s also working on her first book, “Customizable Kink: A Strategic Guide to Adult Play.”