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We're bringing Kinky Tapas to Portland, Oregon October

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

What is Kinky Tapas?


Do you want little bites of A LOT of kink?

  • Are you new to kink and don’t have an idea of where to start

  • Do you have some experience in BDSM and kink and want to increase your skill set?

  • Do you want to learn kinky skills in a decolonial space?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, then this AMAZING Kinky Skills retreat is for you!


Join us at Kinky Tapas, October 13-15, 2023, Portland, Oregon

at Sub Rosa Dungeon




What will you learn at Kinky Tapas?

In this 2 day, hands-on kinky skills intensive, you will learn powerful BDSM skills. You will build kinky skills in a small group with two trusted Kink Educators. Find your authentic kinky self at Kinky Tapas through play, exploration and education.


Luna and Marla have combined their extensive sex and kink knowledge to bring you an exclusive weekend kink event. You will learn erotic tactics, techniques and tips for the kinky pleasure YOU want to create.


Get little bites of a lot of kink!

What kinky skills will you be learning? We created a space to develop emotional and technical BDSM and kink skills. At Kinky Tapas, you'll improve your kinky play with tools like:


Confidence and erotic creativity

Scene Setting, Safety & Communication

Commanding a Room

Developing confidence and presence

Dominant Do’s and Don’ts

Submissive Communication Skills

Rope Bondage

Spanking & Other Impact Play

Choking & Breath Play

Sensation Play

Genital Worship & Torture

Strap-On Play

Butt Play

Fluid Fetishes

Skills for Subs

Common Fetishes

....and more depending on the interests of the group


You'll develop practical kinky skills at a beautiful and well-equipped Sub Rosa dungeon in Portland, OR. You get to understand BDSM with both hands-on and theory-based tools. Marla and Luna have created an exclusive space for you to get a feel for what it's like to practice in a supportive space. You don't want to miss out on the demonstrations of kinky activities by Marla and Luna!


Want to meet participants before we get there?

You will be able to join our online membership community so that you can introduce yourself and connect with other participants. We will also have a Kinky Tapas meet and greet the day before the weekend intensive begins and a celebratory brunch on the last day.


What's included in your Kinky Tapas tuition?

  • Teaching from highly experienced kinksters, Marla Renee Stewart & Luna Matatas

  • 11+ hours of powerful kink skills education

  • A decolonial approach to kink education - inclusive of gender and racial diversity

  • Hands-on practice a beautiful and well-equipped dungeon

  • A Kinky Kit - packed with bonus goodies and toys

  • Kinky Tapas Workbook - 29 pages of kink tips, exercises and ideas

  • Breakfast and lunch catering with snacks during Kinky Tapas

  • Personal vetting certificate signed by Luna & Marla

  • FREE access to optional kink play party hosted by Marla and Luna at the dungeon

  • Access to our exclusive membership community

  • Private Play Party supervised by Marla and Luna (you can bring a partner or a friend to practice on)

  • A small group learning experience and kinky community building



Ready for the kink education magic of Luna and Marla?

Secure your spot at Kinky Tapas 2023 and be a part of this exciting kink intensive. More kinky skills means more pleasure for you and your partners! Join us in Portland, OR at the fabulous Sub Rosa Dungeon October 13-15, 2023.


Schedule (Tentative)


Friday October 13 (optional)

7pm - Meet & Greet, location TBD - meet other participants and instructors, grab your Kinky Kit full of goodies and your Kinky Workbook for the weekend.


Saturday October 14 2023

10am - 6pm, In-dungeon (hands-on and presentation style) Education at Sub Rosa PDX

Snacks and lunch provided

*Optional Group Dinner


Sunday October 15, 2023

11am - 4pm, Integration and Graduation, Closing Ritual and Private Play Party Sub Rosa PDX


 

Your Kinky Tapas Hosts


About Marla

Marla Renee Stewart, MA (she/her) is a sexologist, author, and sexual strategist who runs her own sexuality education company, Velvet Lips, and is also a Co-Founder of the Sex Down South Conference. She has studied human sexuality for more than 20 years and has given over 500 workshops all over the world. She also has been featured on a variety of media outlets, including Netflix’s Trigger Warning with Killer Mike and Love & HipHop Atlanta. She co-wrote her first book, The Ultimate Guide to Seduction & Foreplay with Dr. Jessica O’Reilly, which debuted in April 2020.


About Luna

Luna Matatas is a Sex and Pleasure Educator with over 15 years of experience teaching sex and empowerment workshops. She celebrates body confidence, self-adoration and building shame-free pleasure in and out of the bedroom. Luna is a creator and facilitator of over 35 on-demand webinars that help people navigate the adult sex education skills we all need. Luna teaches everything from threesomes, to anal, to feminine dominance. She has been featured on countless podcasts and media like Cosmo, Bustle, Men's Health and HuffPost, helping to normalize conversations around shame, pleasure and relationships. She created Peg the Patriarchy® as part of her sex-positive and feminist merchandise.

 

FAQs


What does decolonial kink mean?

Everyone is welcome to get skills at Kinky Tapas, our learning space is inclusive of gender, race, and sexual orientation. Decolonial kink means that our space centers the experience of communities marginalized by colonialism. At Kinky Tapas you can expect to have conversations that help us all understand the impact of systemic and interpersonal racism has on our kinky spaces. If you're committed to dismantling colonial ideas of the erotic, gender and sexuality - you'll benefit from our decolonial approach to kinky skills.

Marla and Luna are experienced in decolonial approaches to kink (check out the Race and Kink Monthly Discussions!) and approach education in a mindful and intentional way. The goal is to empower you to create beautiful kinky experiences and minimize harm for yourself, your partners and the community.


Can I bring my partner(s)?

Absolutely! Improve your skills with your partner. You can bring a romantic partner, a life partner, a play partner, or even a bestie! While a partner isn't necessary for Kinky Tapas, having your partner there allows you to practice in real time. Ask us about Couples Discounts for Kinky Tapas.


No partner? No problem. There will be opportunities for practice for both bottoms and tops, including with Marla and Luna.


Is this event only for women?

Nope! This event is for everyone regardless of your gender identity. We speak in gender neutral and technical terms, so that it’s accessible regardless of what you were assigned at birth.


Is this event only for people of color?

Nope! See the FAQ on 'What is Decolonial Kink'.


How many people will be attending?

We have limited space in order to keep the group small. You can expect a group of approximately 15-20 people.


What is a 'vetting certificate'?

Vetting is the process of assessing whether kinky partners and spaces are aligned with your safety and pleasure goals. As vetted and experienced kinksters, Marla and Luna are guiding you through building a kinky skills foundation that helps you vet others and be vettable yourself. Your vetting certificate is signed by Marla and Luna to commemorate your skill building at Kinky Tapas.


Will there be nudity or live sex?

There will be nudity on occasion if the practice requires it for proper technical instruction. You will never be required to participate in a session if you are uncomfortable or uninterested in the technique. Participants and instructors will not be nude or engaging in live sex.


Is this a hands-on event? Will I get to practice techniques?

Absolutely! We will be practicing with and on each other. You will get guided and supervised support to practice on your body or others. At anytime, you can choose to observe only or take a break from the demonstration sections. You are not required to do or observe anything that doesn't feel right for you. We will be asking you about your interests and boundaries during the intake process, and catering our education to the group's needs.


I’m a complete newbie - is this an appropriate event for me?

It sure is! We welcome beginners and those with intermediate kink skills who want to learn more. We will not be teaching advanced or more technical kink activities such as needle play, piercing, sounding or blood chokes. If you want to know if we'll be talking about your kinky interest - reach out.


Do I have to attend all the sessions? What if I’m not into certain topics?

Hell no! Do you boo! You can feel free to attend the things you want to do. If you are not into certain topics, you can definitely opt out of the teachings. We will have alternative assignments for you to develop your skills if you opt out of a session. We will be asking you about your interests and boundaries during the intake process, and catering our education to the group's needs.


Will I get to meet the other participants before?

We will have a meet and greet the day before the workshops begin, where you can meet participants and Marla and Luna. This event is optional and location/venue is TBD, but it will be close to Sub Rosa Dungeon.


Do we have to pay all at once?

No, you don’t! We have payment plans available, contact us. Keep your eye out for Early Bird Pricing Deadlines.


What happens if I have to cancel?

You will be able to get a full refund up to 3 weeks before the event. After that, you will get 50% up to one week before the event. The week of the event, you will not receive a refund.


How do we get to the venue?

You’ll be provided with details about where to get to the event venues closer to the date. Transportation to and from are your responsibility. Within the group there might be opportunities for ride-sharing or travel buddies.


Can you book my flights?

No, you must book your own flight.


What COVID precautions are you taking?

You will have to upload your vaccination card when purchasing your ticket - we require full COVID vaccination according to the latest standards. We will be providing rapid tests to everyone with your Kinky Kit to use on the first and second day of the workshops - because we are spending intimate time together indoors, we want to do our best to manage potential risks. We may have other precautions depending on conditions closer to the date.


What do I need to bring?

We will have kinky tools for you to experiment with and we’ll point you in the direction of our fav retailers. No pressure to bring any of these things, we will have a ton of kinky equipment for you to explore, but if you’re feeling in the mood bring:

  • Kinky outfits (optional)

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Your kink toys, gear or pervertables

How is this different or better than just booking a trip to a dungeon on my own?

We are actually teaching you kink skills! Yes, you could probably go to a kink conference, but at conferences, you typically don’t get to practice. Not only will you be able to practice and hone your skills, you will also get focused instruction with a small group of like-minded individuals who are eager to learn just as much as you are. We are committed to building your kink confidence, creativity and techniques.



 

Here is feedback from our Kinky Tapas, Oakland 2022:

"Check it out! I think anyone would deepen their understanding ok kink and their desires. I am not aware of anything like it, especially centering BIPOC folks."

"Loved the dynamic, amazing people and role models to look upto <3"


"Especially if you are getting started, this is well worth the investment to safely explore a wide variety of kink and also to discover a part of yourself."
"Great presenters: knowledgeable, responsible, instructive, and amazing energy! Genuinely good people with a beautiful working relationship. I thought you two complimented each other so well and being able to learn from both of you, live, was amazing."

Have more questions? Reach out to us through email! Don't forget to save $200 with Early Bird Pricing - ends August 1 2023


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