On The Edge: Erotic Photography @ The Studio
Mar 18 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, March 18, 2012 · 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

On The Edge presents Erotic Photography with Liquid Mojo and Zaana. We will take a look at the basics of digital cameras and how to shoot erotic photography where ever you may be, a dungeon, your house or on the street. Bring your digital camera, as the course will cover the functions and options available on your device, and any questions you have about the art of erotic photography. This class is best if you come with a friend/lover/playmate so that your favorite model is ready to start shooting with you the moment you get home.

This event is clean and sober, no alcohol, drugs or smoking allowed. This event is open to anyone 18 years or older. IDs with proof of age will be required at door.

RSVP to Ken Melvoin-Berg’s email [email protected] by no later than 3/17/12 for the info on location of the Studio (approx 10 mins southwest of downtown Chicago).

This class will be about Erotic Photography with digital cameras – The Basics:

1) Introduction
2) Composition
3) Lighting
4) The Camera
5) Post-Production
6) Practical Application
7) Q & A

The instructors for this course are pretty well known in the Chicago scene, but if you’re not in the know or you don’t know their entire backgrounds, here you go:

Tunde, aka “Liquid Mojo”, has been shooting professionally since 2005. He specializes in glamour, boudoir and fetish portrait photography. Tunde has had many shoots nation-wide, and his work has been on display throughout the United States, including national shows such as the Dirty Show #10 and #11, as well as internationally in countries such as Germany. He enjoys working with women of all shapes, sizes and ages and has a particular talent for capturing the special beauty of each model. He is active in the Chicago BDSM community, having worked with many models on both FetLife and Model Mayhem. His home base is in the Chicago area.

View his work here:
Facebook –
Twitter –
Model Mayhem:
Instagram: @liquidmojo

Zaana, the artist behind Ann Drake Photography, is a newcomer, but has quickly made her mark on the Chicago photography scene. With a focus in glamour, fetish and boudoir photography, she enjoys finding ways to bring out the beauty and sexiness within each model that steps in front of her camera. Zaana has been both active and a leader in the BDSM community for 2 years, creating and running the Lakeview Munch and working with many models and kinksters to produce erotic, gorgeous art. Having just started working within the Chicago sex toy industry, Zaana hopes to continue learning more to further sex-positivity and body-positivity, and to continue understanding exactly what it is that makes people feel sexy and beautiful; in front of her lens and elsewhere. Her home base is in the city of Chicago.

View her work here:
Model Mayhem:
Instagram: @anndrake

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

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.