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Tue, Jun 25



Trauma-Informed Consensual Kink inside SPACE: Healing & Consent for Black Folx+

Trauma-Informed Consensual Kink inside SPACE: Healing & Consent for Black Folx+
Trauma-Informed Consensual Kink inside SPACE: Healing & Consent for Black Folx+

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


About the event

We are here in 2024.  The impact of oppression, trauma, and social media culture continues to highlight that likely most people have experienced some form of trauma or grief.  Historically, for Black+, within both virtual and in-person BDSM/Kink, access to pleasure can be uniquely challenging. Consent is a critical tool to move us to honoring autonomy and safety. There is a need to shift the popular culture of BDSM/Kink to support the intentional healing of Black+ individuals and all communities at large.

Trauma-Informed Consensual Kink (TICK) is a BDSM/KINK consent approach created by Black+ folx to support navigating potential triggers and trauma responses in the pursuit of pleasure, safety, and liberation.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Explore 5  intersectional experiences and barriers Black folx+ face within BDSM/Kink spaces
  • Highlight the necessity of trauma-informed play practices within kink communities that are both socially and culturally relevant.
  • Analyze 4 popular BDSM/Kink consent frameworks as a foundation for transitioning towards TICK
  • Offer 3 unique ways to engage in Kink and pleasure play with individuals who have most likely experienced trauma at some point
  • Explain the 5-point TICK methodology using our “SPACE” approach -  incorporating Safety, Pleasure, Awareness, Communication, and Empathy.
  • Learn 3 accountability-based practices to support presence, pleasure, and harm reduction

Candace “Coach Felyne” Liger (she/they) is the founder of the Center for Body Autonomy, an organization that specializes in supporting safer, pleasurable, and inclusive ways for bodies to thrive. She is an award-winning social justice advocate, a  certified NASM fitness coach, BDSM/KINK practitioner, and consent & harm reduction educator. Additionally, she serves as the Co-Director of Trauma Informed Weight Lifting. Candace has hosted workshops all over the nation and has been featured as a TEDx Speaker , Sex on Stage (FL), Sex Down South Conference (ATL), Black Love Convergence (NC), Whoreible Decisions (NYC/TX). She is a graduate of the National Organization of Victim Advocates’ Academy and has organized national campaigns to examine the impact of racial and gender-based oppression, sexual violence, and mass incarceration. Her latest campaign, #ConsentConscious, advocates for more comprehensive, sex work inclusive, and trauma-informed consent education - including the creation of Trauma Informed Consensual Kink (TICK) framework. TICK most directly supports Black and marginalized identities navigate potential triggers and trauma responses in the pursuit of pleasure.


Velvet Lips Sex Ed will provide AASECT Continuing Education Credits for this class.

You will be required to give the password and fill out the evaluation to receive your CE certificate after the virtual event. 

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 2 CE credits.

These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact

Grievance Procedures are HERE.


  • QTBIPOC Hardship

    +$1.25 service fee
  • General Admission

    +$1.88 service fee
  • GA w/ AASECT CE's

    +$3.88 service fee



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