Seminar: Skin Deep

Skin Deep: Cutting for Play with Stefanos and Shay

Saturday, March 7, 2015
11:00am – 1:00pm
at Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market St. SF, CA.

Class Description:
There is nothing quite like the sensation of a cutting- the fear, as you see and feel a blade against your skin, the sharp, immediate pain as the cut is made, the slow tingle and wet feeling of blood dripping down your skin…  In this class, Stefanos & Shay will discuss and demonstrate surface cuttings using sterile scalpels, including information on both freehand and patterned cuttings using transfer paper. While they teach (and preach!) that you should always go into a cutting assuming it will scar, their focus in this class is to partake in cuttings as play (as opposed to cuttings as body modification) while seeking to minimize scars. There will be a focus on RACK and making cuttings as safe (with discussion by Shay, an ER nurse) and sexy as possible. While the technical information is a crucial starting point, this class will go beyond the basics, discussing cutting as spiritual play, working within a D/s dynamic, and incorporating roleplay. This is edge play and not advised for newbies. (This class is mostly demo and lecture, with some discussion.)


Stefanos & Shay

Stefanos & Shay ( are a vivacious, unconventional D/s couple whose entertaining, information-packed classes have been called “better than a Vegas act.” They identify as pansexual polyamorous playsluts, purveyors of perversion, and alliteration fetishists! Together they hold the title of International Power Exchange 2014. Shay is an ER nurse by day, education director for the San Francisco Citadel by night, while Stefanos is all kink all the time as the Producer/Steward of The Upper Floor on and DM & CEO of Bondage-a-Go-Go. Together they created the bondage education website They are based in San Francisco and have performed, presented, and hosted around the country and even internationally, including at Dark Odyssey (Winter Fire, Surrender, & Fusion), Rome BDSM Conference, Thunder in the Mountains, KinkFest, Northwest Leather Celebration, Westcoast Bound,  OpenSF,  Kinky Kollege, Beyond Leather, the SF Citadel, Mission Control, Center for Sex and Culture, the Exotic Erotic Ball, International Ms Leather, BayCon, COPE, Mischief in May, Folsom Fringe, and Cum & Glitter. They’ve also been featured on,, BehindKink, Discovery Channel’s Oddities, Skin Two, and in over half a dozen documentaries across the world.