Events

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BDSM Education Portland

IN PERSON EVENT

April 12th, 7pm-8:30pm
Sub Rosa Open House

Sub Rosa is more than a fetish space – it’s an inclusive community for those interested in exploring BDSM and kink. Princessa Natasha Strange and Mistress Viola are educators and coaches sharing years of experience. Sub Rosa hosts classes and workshops, and provides rental space for photography sessions, content creators, professional and lifestyle dominants, and couples looking to explore each other in a private sexy ambiance. At the open house, we share our space with vetted members of the community. It is a great way to meet us and tour the boutique dungeon space. READ MORE AND GET TICKETS!

VIRTUAL EVENT

April 16th, 6pm-7:30pm
Knuckle Up: A Fisting Workshop with Tina Horn

Calling all size queens, all lovers of hands, all who love to gape and all who love to gush. The time has come to learn about the filthy art of fisting with Tina Horn, longtime educatrix and author of the new fetish book Why Are People Into That?! Let’s talk about how to fit your entire hand inside any hole, how to take a fist, and why people love to do this so damn much. This class will cover technique for tops and bottoms, including specifics for different holes, as well as positions, equipment, safety, and fantasy role play ideas. From poppers to slings, from squirting to enemas, this workshop will turn you inside out! READ MORE AND GET TICKETS!

Come Correct

IN PERSON EVENT

April 18th, 7pm-9pm
Come Correct: How to Approach, Serve & Dazzle Dominant Femmes

Natasha Strange and Viola Parker present a mini charm school for those with submissive inclinations, who desire to meet and serve dominant femmes. We will focus on coaching eager newbies on the fine art of kinky networking, both in-person and online. Often, solo submissives are at a loss for where to start & how to find what they are looking for. The Mistresses will work to demystify kinky dating and negotiating with play partners with a series of helpful tips and insight from the receiving end of submissive attention.

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IN PERSON EVENT

April 25th, 8pm-1am
Fifty Shades of Shut the Fuck Up

Mistress Viola Parker and co-host/DM Maeve McBride present their monthly kinky play party celebrating all things FemDom, at Sanctuary Club since 2017. Don’t miss this epic social event for femdoms, femme tops, and the individuals who serve and worship them. This month the theme is Trashique – paying homage to our Mother Earth, the original FemDom archetype! Pervert trash by recycling items into a sexy look or dress like you just rose from the dirt, covered in moss.

Sanctuary, 33 NW 9th, Portland

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IN PERSON WORKSHOP

May 2nd, 7pm-10pm
FemDom Bootcamp

Hosted by Natasha Strange & Viola Parkerco-owners of Sub Rosa. This three-hour event includes a brief discussion on consent and safety, followed by demonstrations on how to safely practice and negotiate with both longtime partners and newbies, with the help of experienced volunteers. After discussion and live demos, we turn up the music and use the gorgeous space and gear at Sub Rosa for experiential practice and play with our demo bottoms.

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IN PERSON EVENT (FREE)

May 8, 6pm-9pm
The Sub Rosa Social

The Sub Rosa Social at Wayfinder Brewery expands the opportunity for people to connect with the community created around our space and classes. It’s a munch! But we don’t like that word and think “social” sounds so much more fancy. So come join us at this purely social event, no kink play whatsoever. This event is open to all, but our space is femme & femdom-led.

Vanilla (or vanilla adjacent) attire is required – this is a public venue with children and strangers nearby. Please be respectful of the environment and the space.

This is a free event! Wayfinder has a great food menu as well as lots of NA beverages, beer, wine, and cocktails (you pay for your drinks and food). We intend to do this social monthly so stay tuned!

Wayfinder, 304 SE 2nd, Portland


RSVP on Fetlife here.

IN PERSON EVENT

May 14th, 6pm-7:30pm
Dark and Spicy Mommy Play with Natasha Strange

Celebrate Mother’s Day by exploring taboo mommy play! Our mothers were the first female figures we both idolized and feared. Sometimes we weren’t sure if we wanted to be them or marry them. It’s no surprise that many of us have complex emotions about this role in adulthood. This workshop will explore the taboo aspect of Mommy/little play. Dark age play is often stigmatized in both the kink and Little communities, leaving those who engage in it to feel like outcasts on the playground of kink. But fear not! You are welcome to sit with Princessa Natasha!

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IN PERSON EVENT

May 16th, 7pm-9pm
Tips for Tops

Want to be the Dom of your dreams, but don’t want to come off as an entitled a-hole, or worse yet, not give your sub what they really want?

Join Viola Parker and Natasha Strange in an evening dedicated to learning to step into your dominance no matter your gender presentation. This class aims to bringing more confident, informed dominants into the world. We will go over consent, negotiation and aftercare – the big three! We will also touch on kinky games people play, but most of our evening will be devoted to giving you the tools to be the dominant of their dreams.

This class is open to both sides of the D/s slash as well as all gender presentations.

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IN PERSON EVENT

May 28th, 7pm-9pm
FemDom Salon

Hosted by Natasha Strange & Viola Parkerco-owners of Sub Rosa, the FemDom salon is a class and discussion format event for femdoms and themdoms looking to step into their dominant power. This is a great introductory or add-on class or for anyone who has attended (or plans to attend) our longer and more hands-on FemDom Bootcamp. In this class we tackle some deeper questions and dive into discussion about how we best gain confidence, and override our “be nice” internal dialogue. So much of dominance is about the energy exchange and confidence of the domme, and we are so often asked how to build that up.

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VIRTUAL EVENT

June 11th, 6pm-7:30pm
Sissification, Gender Cosplay, and Control with Natasha Strange

Gender is simply cosplay. This is a class about sissy and bimbo cosplay. Traditionally, sissification and bimbofication are types of gender exploration that lean heavily into humiliation, emasculation, and objectification of cis men, all tied together with cute pink mincing ribbons. But why let men have all the fun? This class is open to all genders. Princessa Natasha Strange has worked with trans women, cis women, and enbies interested in playing the role of the sissy bimbo. Sissification is about playing within the binary expectations of gender and desire. It’s a way to escape fully from expectations and simply be a pretty little object.

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COVID Safety

Masks are optional for events at Sub Rosa (this is subject to change depending on COVID rates).
We are moving away from requiring vaccination card checks at our events at Sub Rosa. Some visiting educators ask vaccination checks, so this will depend on the class. This policy is subject to change.

Accessibility

Unfortunately, our space is located in an old industrial building that poses a challenge to accessibility. There are stairs to the front door and a flight of stairs up to our unit, there is no passenger elevator. We apologize for this issue and recognize that the impact on people with disabilities is felt deeply in our community. We are making considered efforts to improve this issue, offer virtual classes, and ensure that events outside of our space are always planned in accessible venues. If there are other accommodations we can make please reach out. Events & classes can be ASL interpreted upon request. Please request interpretation at least 48 hours in advance in the notes section of your order and email us at info@subrosapdx.com.

Sub Rosa offers reduced-rate tickets to each of our classes for black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) first and foremost and those experiencing financial hardship or limited income as well. Please reach out to info@subrosapdx.com to request these ticket order codes.


Recorded Classes

Come Correct

Come Correct: How to Approach, Serve & Dazzle Dominant Femmes

Natasha Strange and Viola Parker present a mini charm school for those with submissive inclinations, who desire to meet and serve dominant femmes. We coach eager newbies on the fine art of kinky networking, both in-person and online (with a stronger focus on how to better connect online during social distancing). Purchase on Gum Road.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Kink

Marla Renee Stewart, MA (she/her) is a professional sexologist, intimacy/relationship/sex coach, speaker, and author. She is the owner of Velvet Lips, a sexuality education company, as well as Contract Liberation, a company focused on research for non-profit groups.

In this workshop, she helps bring the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the kink and bdsm communities. This workshop and pdf combo is useful for bdsm educators, dungeon moderators, adult performers, and anyone in the scene. Purchase on Gum Road.

Marla Renee Stewart MA

MindFuckery

Mindfuckery for Femmes

Bondage and impact play are fun and all, but have you ever really fucked with someone’s mind? Mindfuckery is the (not so) simple act of setting expectations, and purposely missing them. It’s smoke and mirrors. It’s subtle. It’s outrageous. Princessa Natasha Strange will guide you through what is, and isn’t mindfuckery, discuss why people might be into it, the different types of mindfuckery, aftercare for the thoroughly mindfucked, as well as what to do when things go sideways. Because they will. Purchase on Gum Road.


Kinky Home Ec: Intro to Service Submission

Join our instructor Mischief Morningstar in conversation with Mistress Viola and Princessa Natasha Strange for Kinky Home Ec – an educational series deep diving into the “how-to” and “why” of kink-based service skills, from leather care to massage techniques to basic DIY repairs and beyond. This is the first Kinky Home Ec, an ongoing series of classes focusing on service submission. Most will be hosted in person at Sub Rosa. Purchase on Gum Road.


Erotica Botanica

Erotica Botanica: Kinky Plants for Pleasure, Pain, and Passion

Maeve McBride (she/they) is a clinical herbalist, green witch, and educator who has been exploring the intersections of kink, sacred sex, plants, and magick for nearly 20 years.

Green witches do it better. This class introduces you using plants for kinky play. Topics covered include the use of herbal aphrodisiacs to assist with relaxation and dropping in, sensation and impact play toys using natural materials, natural first aid and aftercare, botanical sexual health support, and herbs to help prevent or mitigate the symptoms of drop. Purchase on Gum Road.


Lock It Up! A conversation about chastity and orgasm control

Princessa Natasha Strange has used chastity and orgasm control as a fun way to increase desire and devotion in willing bottoms, for most of her nearly 30 year career. This 2-hour class covers short term chastity, long term chastity, as well as fun stroke games to to play during genital wellness checks. Purchase on Gum Road.