Upcoming event
Name ONLINE: Autism & Kink
Producer Wicked Grounds
Time Sunday 9th of June 2024, 11:00 am–1:00 pm (PDT)
Platform Wicked Grounds Zoom
Category Education
This event is 18+ only.

ONLINE: Autism & Kink

with John Pendal

In this workshop we look at the overlap of autism and kink. This workshop isn't just for autistic folk, it can help anyone who feels like an outsider or would like to create a more inclusive environment.

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The value must be between $20 and $40.

In this workshop, we look at the overlap between autism and kink.

  • What is autism, and what's the right language to use?
  • Why might an autistic person be attracted to a kinky environment?
  • Can BDSM be used as a form of sensory regulation?
  • What’s the difference between neurotypical and autistic communication?
  • What would be useful to know if you’re playing with a neurodivergent person?
  • And how can you negotiate a scene with someone who doesn’t know where masking ends and they begin?

This workshop isn't just for autistic folk, it can help anyone who feels like an outsider or would like to create a more inclusive environment.


Experienced BDSM educator and comedian John Pendal joins us all the way from London, England.

In 2003, John became the 25th person (and only Brit) to win the annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago. Since then, he has traveled worldwide teaching SM education, giving speeches, acting as a master of ceremonies, or doing stand-up comedy.

He has taught workshops at Down and Dirty (Melbourne), Inferno, Lupercalia (Edmonton), Minnesota Leather Pride, Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Palm Springs Leather Pride, Rome BDSM Conference (Italy), SINSations in Leather, Spring in the South (Atlanta), Tribal Fire (Oklahoma), and Thunder in the Mountains (Denver).




We offer a sliding scale, so cost is not a barrier to attendance.

The regular ticket is $30. This is what most people should pay.

The $20 ticket is offered for those for whom the $30 ticket would be a barrier to participation. Have a great salary? Feeling generous? Paying at the $40 level allows us to make the discounted tickets available to others who need it.

So, that's it! Choose the level you can comfortably afford.

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Patreon members at the VIP+ level may get discounted tickets for $10. Just see your Patreon membership emails for this month's discount code. Find out more at Patreon.com/WickedGrounds!

If cost is a barrier at any level, please use the "Volunteer List" to request a free scholarship ticket. We will award as many scholarship tickets as we can on a space-available basis.


This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you may need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! This class will not be recorded and is not available for later viewing.

Zoom now provides closed captioning, which will be available for this event.

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This event is hosted/produced by:
Wicked Grounds
San Francisco, CA
Kink Community, Everywhere! An educational resource for in-person and online classes! (18+)
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