Wicked Musings

Wicked Grounds News & Events (2/9 - 2/18/24)

Published 2 months ago • 4 min read

Hello Kinksters -

Happy almost Valentine's Day! Whether you're celebrating with one or more loved ones, or reclaiming the power of radical self-love, we wish you happiness.

We’re Reclaiming Valentine’s Day by celebrating all kinds of love and all kinds of connection! Did you know that Feb. 28th is Metamour Day? Get a pack of these cute Metamour Postcards from Bloom Community to send to your metas or any poly folks in your life who would appreciate them! All of the proceeds go to non-monogamy advocacy (for and you can use the code WICKED for 20% off! #MetamourDay2024

If your approach is something like "screw the roses, give me the thorns," you're warmly invited to join House of Meow for SpankLab on Wednesday. ;)

Want to give us a present? We'd just love to see more of you this week. Please read on for this week's events!

Fundraising updates

Thanks to several contributions and one generous community member extending a low-interest loan, we have been able to meet this week's target to get a second high-interest loan paid off and save a lot in fees. We continue to ask our community's help in getting the full cafe debts paid off. Learn more and contribute here.

Memberships keep Wicked Grounds going. Join our Patreon VIP program for excellent benefits, from free and discounted classes to discounts and free shipping on gear all year round! Annual memberships now available!

Events Roundup!

Sunday, February 11

If you find the mind the most sexually attractive feature we will discuss, the why, where to focus your efforts, and how your brain can be the ultimate kinky toy. Tap into your sapiosexual side in Nymphobrainiac: Big Brain Sex online with d20domme at 11am Pacific. Details & ticketing here.

Monday, February 12

Dating can be challenging for almost anyone. Add being kinky to the mix, and the challenge becomes exponentially harder. But don't despair! Join us for Dating While Kinky with Miriam Green at 7pm Pacific and get some strategies. In this Kink 101 session, we'll talk about a variety of strategies for navigating the dating world as a kinkster. You may join us in person in San Francisco, or online. Details & ticketing here.

Tuesday, February 13

Want to pick up flogging, but not sure how to start? Maybe you want to take your flogging to the next level? If you're in San Francisco, you're in luck! Join Reika Minxie at the Folsom Street Community Center at 7pm for our new playshop FlogLab! Details & ticketing here.

Wednesday, February 14

If you're interested in a wide range of impact play, SpankLab is the San Francisco playshop for you! We start each month at 7pm with a short demo, then create a space for safe, friendly exploration with a variety of impact toys (or your own body as an impact tool). House of Meow (Miriam Green and impossiblepain) will show you everything you need to know to take your impact play skills to the next level, make new friends and play safe! Details & ticketing here.

Thursday, February 15

Stretching our limits is a great way to have more fun, stay creative, and get into the flow states kinksters crave. While it's important to know how gentle we can make electro play for newcomers, we also need ways to consensually push advanced players -- ourselves or our partners -- to greater depth. Join Carmen PanDiego online at 6pm Pacific for Taking Electro Play to Your Limits and learn to safely keep electro play stimulating and exciting. Details & ticketing here.

Saturday, February 17

Judging by the historically white face of the polyamorous community you would assume only those people partake in plural relationships - but that isn't the case. With over 18+ years as a poly-practicing Woman of Color, d20domme will use The POC Polyamorist to explore and touch on why BIPOC are not represented well in the poly world, how to unlearn mono-minded bonds keeping you from romantic freedom, safety tips to approach consensual non-monogamy as a BIPOC, and where to start setting your sights on multi-partner dynamics. Join us online at 11am Pacific. Details & ticketing here.

Also today, we launch the next cohort of our six-week intensive Diving Deep: Discovering & Voicing Your Erotic Desires with Miriam Green. This class will help you confront and challenge shame, people-pleasing, and other internal and cultural barriers that get between us and claiming our desire. This course includes two live sessions, six weeks of self-directed weekly content, and one or more individual coaching sessions. Details & ticketing here.

Sunday, February 18

Kinksters of middle age and beyond start to face some questions that younger kinksters haven't yet had to grapple with. Whether you've been practicing BDSM for decades, or are just finding your path as a kinkster later in life, you probably have distinct questions & needs that just aren't addressed in general BDSM classes. Miriam Green has you covered in Cellaring: Refining Your Skills as an Older Kinkster. Join us at 2pm Pacific either in downtown San Francisco or online. Details & ticketing here.

Ongoing or upcoming events

Support. Follow. Share.

  • We could use your help with our fundraiser to retire the old cafe debt. Learn more and contribute here.
  • Want to invest in your kink education? Join our new class pass program here!
  • Join our Patreon for personal benefits and to stabilize our long-term trajectory. Annual memberships now available!
  • Use our Venmo for one-time donations toward our sustainability, and to help specifically with scholarship tickets.
  • Follow us on Bloom - the social app by sex positive folks for sex positive folks.
  • Book with us for coaching and consulting time with Mir or to explore our new multi session courses!

Mir & The Wicked Grounds Team

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