On The Edge: Chips and Whips Class + Play Party @ The Studio (10 min SW of Downtown Chicago)
Jun 21 @ 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM

On The Edge, presents “Chips and Whips” an introduction to single tail whips, buggy whips and fun with food.

WHIPS: This seminar/playtime event will feature instruction and care of your whip. We will talk about the detailed differences in whips, length, type of leather, what the end of the whips are for etc. We will be instructing how to safely use them in BDSM scenes, we will not be doing any whip tricks or sideshow instruction.
CHIPS: Not California Highway Patrol (I know some of you children of the 80s were thinking oooh I get to be Ponch!), but actual food. We will be having all different sorts of potato chips and dips. We will also be making human chip bowls and human dip bowls, this gives double dipping a whole new meaning.

We will be playing games with chips, dips and whips in order to become familiar with the use of the single tails (Whip the Chip will be one game, guess where we put the chip?).

Bring a friend, bring a whip and please bring chips/or dip.

Class will conclude with open playtime at The Studio.


This event is 18 years of age and up, clean and sober. No drinking, drugs or smoking allowed in The Studio. It will take place on 6/20/12 from 8pm to 2am. Late comers are welcome, but we will be starting the class at 9:00pm sharp.

This class is a $20 donation and either a dip or a bag of chips (funky flavors appreciated).

Dress will be casual, street, fetish or Indiana Jones.

RSVP to [email protected] (especially if you don’t know where the Studio is located. It is approximately 10 min southwest of Downtown Chicago). RSVPs will be returned 24 hours before the event.

Facebook Invite: http://www.facebook.com/events/322969221113338/  (you must still RSVP by e-mail)

On the Edge is a BDSM educational series brought to you by Ken Melvoin-Berg and Sunny Megatron.  Events are hosted at the studio and are designed to let participants delve deeply into a variety of kinky subjects.  Each event is 3-6 hours long and incorporates classroom style instruction, hands-on learning and open playtime.  On The Edge events are also great opportunities to meet and network with other kinky folks.  Experts in each subject are brought in to teach portions of each class you you can get the best instruction possible.  

Some of the On The Edge classes that have been offered:  Zap! Electric Play Workshop/BBQ/Play Party, Erotic Photography, Knife Play,  “Give Me The Code!” Military Style Intelligence Gathering & Interrogation Play Workshop and BDSM 201: Dungeons for Beginners.  We generally offer at least two On The Edge classes and events per month at The Studio so be sure to check back when new events are added.  Ken and Sunny also teach various sexuality classes on a regualr basis at other sex positive venues.  Check the sexy class calendar for a complete listing.  

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.