Passionate Bonds: Create Effective D/s Protocol & Relationship

Next Passionate Bonds:

Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4, 2014. San Francisco, CA

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Are you searching for the ultimate guide to your D/s or BDSM relationship?
Seeking the most effective protocols for your Dominant / submissive or Master / slave relationships?
Do you want to make your power exchange relationship the best it can be for you and your partners?

Come to Passionate Bonds and create you own custom manual of effective protocol, rules, etiquette and codes of conducts! Learn secrets to creating and sustaining the happiest and most fulfilling long-term D/s and M/s relationships.

Join Marketplace author Laura Antoniou and sexuality educator Midori for a special weekend intensive designed for real people who enjoy power dynamics.PB Laura Midori pix

Next Passionate Bonds:

Friday, May 2 - Sunday, May 4, 2014. San Francisco, CA


  • $400 first person in the order.
  • $300 for each additional individual. (We want to encourage partners and members of your relationship dynamics to attend with you.)

Location: The Center for Sex & Culture. 1349 Mission St. San Francisco CA 94103

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Seminar Hours:

(Doors open 30 minutes prior to starting time)

  • Fri: 7pm - 10pm
  • Sat: 10am - 6pm
  • Sun: 10am - 5pm

Learn about the many styles of relationships we enjoy and discover the hidden and vital aspects of your own special way. You will be guided through a special curriculum designed to clearly identify your value system, behavior preferences and relationship goals.

Participants will develop insights to help them get what they want in current and future relationships. This unique curriculum will provide the tools for each individual or relationship unit to create their own customized manual of effective protocol, rules, ettiquettes and codes of conducts. The instructors work closely with each student through out each step.

This weekend will include lectures, group discussions and exercises, with time for reflection and time for pure fun.
While experience or current D/s relationship is not necessary, students must be prepared for hard but fulfilling work. Sincerity, willingness to communicate and full participation is required.

Open to anyone with an orientation or a strong interest for a relationship which includes some variation and expression of power exchange or dominance and submission. Any experience level welcome. The weekend is excellent for those in current relationship or domestic units of 2 or more people. It is also highly effective for those who are not currently in relationship but wish have clear visions, goals and structure in place for future relationships.

Class size will be strictly limited to allow for a unique quality experience emphasizing individualized attention.

Join Marketplace author Laura Antoniou and educator Midori for a special weekend intensive designed for people who enjoy authentic power dynamics and D/s, who want to consciously create quality relationships that suit their personal hungers and needs in the context of the real world.

Through the unique curriculum and its innovative tools, each individual or relationship unit will create their own customized manual of effective protocol, rules, etiquettes and codes of conduct.

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Listen to Laura & Midori discuss in depth about Passionate Bonds on Dart's Domain podcast

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Q. Do I need to bring a partner?
A. No! Anyone may attend, partnered or not.

Q. My primary and I have a submissive - can all three of us come?
A. Pricing for this intensive is purposefully set to allow for "relationship units" of every size; this is by no means 'couples only'!

Q. I am fairly new and my partner and I are exploring options. Is this for me?
A. This is perfect for you; come on in and discover your passions.

Q. I have been in the Scene for a while. Can this be helpful for me?
A. Absolutely. Come and reacquaint yourself with the dreams and desires that brought you into the scene, and find out things about yourself and your partner(s) you might not have seen before.

Q. Will there be opportunities to play?
A. Passionate Bonds weekends are held in cities where there are local play spaces. We encourage you to create your own playtime as part of a great weekend experience.

Q. Does this include lodging and meals?
A. The tuition does not include lodging and meals. There will be coffee, tea, soda and snacks available through out the instruction.

Q. What's a Relational Unit?
A. That's the term we use to refer to people coming together to construct a D/s relationship. We recognize that this is not limited to couples and many forms of relationship geometry exist. We also use this term to avoid labels as each D/s relationship uses special terms for their structure and titles.

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Note from Laura Antoniou about the weekend

For almost 20 years, I have put my passion into teaching workshops aimed at the D/S community. I travel around the leather/SM/DS conventions and conferences and spend, at the most, 90 minutes to share what I know about complicated issues! What we do isn't simple or easy and it sure can't be compressed into 90 minutes.

With Passionate Bonds, participants get to bring their full attention and focus into an intimate setting where everything is about THEM. From the minute you settle in until the final session, it's your identity, your relationship, your style, your taste, your values - your PASSION - that Midori and I want to find, identify and support.

From there, we can help you build the best way to live YOUR life. Not someone else's way, not a fantasy, not some idealized, impossible to achieve image - but your honest, realistic and yes, romantic style of dominance & submission. From the little details about what to call each other to the big picture items like time management and planning for the future. In three days, you find out what is really important to you and how to best bring it into your life, with your current partner(s) or the next one.

You can spend your money on a new pair of leather pants or your time at a weekend watching dungeon play or fetish fashion. Or, you can make an investment in your relationships and values. If you are passionate about why you do this and want to know how to make your fantasy into reality, then this weekend is yours.


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Thoughts from Midori about the weekend:

Laura and I are are thrilled about the upcoming weekend we're co-facilitating. After years of into-the-wee-hours talks on the joys and pitfalls of real world D/s relationships, disparity in practical information, causes of D/s burnout, the need to address how to deal with real life challenges, our own D/s thrills and spills, we created and launched this last year.

We've created an experience where you can crystallize your vision and goals, create protocol that serves your style and relationship objective and discuss changes in that relationship. It's not an easy process but we believe it'll save you much heartache later. It's made for both those already in and those who want to be in D/s relationships. We don't teach the "one true way" - instead we strive to guide you to finding your authentic and fulfilling way.

This will be our pleasure!


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Comments from the Graduates

"I strongly recommend this protocol weekend if you want to expand your notions of D/s beyond just simple play. This is NOT a seminar where you'll just sit and nod as the presenters lecture away. Be ready to get involved as part of the weekend, and really DELVE into what that kind of relationship means for you, and Midori and Laura will help facilitate how you can reach that. Go for it!"
Michael M from Montreral

"Both Laura Antoniou and Midori bring a personal passion and a unique perspective to the subject matter. Combined with their skill as instructors and adding the wealth of experience from my fellow classmates, I found the Passionate Bonds Weekend Intensive to be the most thought provoking, enlightening, and mentally exhausting courses I have ever taken on anything. Ever.
This isn't an easy weekend. It demands great personal investment. It's worth it, though, as I believe it can help you create the D/s dynamic that gives you and your partner the greatest happiness. Even though I am currently not in a D/s relationship, the weekend has helped me clarify my needs and desires, as well as what I can offer to my D/s partner when the time comes.
I've had the good fortune to take the Passionate Bonds weekend twice now. If the opportunity arose, I would take it again."

Greg from Toronto

"It was an amazing weekend. Thank you both so much for taking the time and expense to offer the workshop for the weekend. I gained a lot of knowledge and thought that I will be using for a long, long time with my partner.
A relationship is complex. When you add a D/s element the complexity magnifies. The Passionate Bonds work shop helps you navigate through potential landminds whether you are at the beginning or have an existing relationship. Laura and Midori assist you in determining the protocol that works best for YOUR relationship.
I gained tools to create/maintain open communication with my Top. I am so thankful he had the insight for us to attend this wonderful workshop. In addition Laura and Midori were excellent presenters. They make you laugh, think, and maybe cry. It is hard work but well worth every moment. Passionate Bonds has created skills for me to use the rest of my life."

Andrea, Passionate Bonds, Dallas, Texas, April 2013

"I wanted to take the opportunity to thank both of you (Midori and Laura) for such a thought-provoking, entertaining and valuable weekend workshop! The preparation and relevance associated with all of your materials and presentation was exemplary. I liked the structure of the workshop in that it had an excellent balance between lecture style and group participation, particularly given the range of ages, experience and orientation of our friendly and hard working group of participants. You clearly walk your talk and the evidence is in your open and direct presentations, very often sharing your own personal lives and experiences. You were each clear, warm, human, humble and very knowledgeable. I could not be happier with my investment in this weekend and would recommend it to anyone.

"There are many classes that can tech you how, and when, and where you should swing a flogger, this is the only one I have ever been to that has taught me why. This weekend long super-intensive dive into my psyche yielded revelations that have already improved my understanding of not only my personal needs and motivations, but also my partner's. Our relationship, which was already wonderful and fulfilling, grew more in our three days with Laura and Midori, than it did in the three years previous. Every day since we've continued the conversation and the use the new tools we were given to explore and expand our personal protocol, building a more solid bond and a truly satisfying relationship.
I cannot thank these ladies enough."


"I just came back from an amazing weekend intensive on D/s relationships with Laura Antoniou and Midori. I like learning from others, so I’ve been to many demos and classes over the years. But Passionate Bonds was, quite simply, the best thing I have ever done for myself and my current and future relationships. Awesome teachers demonstrating practical tools, adapted to the participants, and it was fun, too! You should go."

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