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Upcoming Appearances

Due to the current state of the world, most appearances are virtual. In person events will be marked with their physical location (City, State).

February 2023 Expand

February 22, 2023     Wicked Grounds ~ A is for Authority: The ABC’s of Authority Transfer

February 23, 2022     Wicked Grounds ~ Kink as a Three Course Meal

March 2023 Expand

March 2, 2023     TBA

March 10-12, 2023     Leather Leadership Conference ~ A Mad Hatter’s Guide to Project Management, Space to Share, and Gender Diversity in Leadership Roundtable

March 21, 2023     House Exeter ~ Why I Don’t Own Them… Yet…

March 28, 2023     Wicked Grounds ~ Unravel Your Freak Flag: Marketing 101 for Kinksters

April 2023 Expand

April 8, 2023     TBA

April 15, 2023     TBA

May 2023 Expand

May 14, 2023     TBA

May 20, 2023     TBA

May 20, 2023     TBA

June 2023 Expand

June 8-11, 2023     South East Leatherfest ~ Beyond Devotion / What Are You Afraid Of? / Neurodivergence Panel

June 15, 2023     TBA

July 2023 Expand

July 1, 2023     TBA

July 15, 2023     TBA

August 2023 Expand

August 26, 2022     Passing Wisdom On: A BDSM Educator Primer Intensive

September 2023 Expand

September 17, 2023     TBA

October 2023 Expand

October 19, 2023     TBA

November 2023 Expand

November 19, 2023     TBA


Devyn Stone (he/him) is a self-awareness and BDSM educator, author, and alternative lifestyles coach. He is a Leatherman, an extrovert, a dominant, a Sons of Anarchy fan, and a foodie. He also enjoys organizing events, volunteering, moderating, speaking, and emceeing! He is the Founder of Pragmatically Kinking and Executive Producer for the THRIVE conference.

Devyn’s been actively practicing authority transfer dynamics since 2004. Today he lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his property, Guan-Xuan, who is unquestionably devoted to his will. He dreams of globe trotting and helping folx achieve the connections they desire, while they learn themselves more deeply.

He believes in diversity not division, and actualizes that idea by promoting strongly affirming spaces and interactions. Devyn Stone was presented the Inferno award at FLAME in 2021, in recognition of his work providing inclusive, diverse, and accessible education to the BDSM, Leather, and Kink Communities. 

Devyn has a passion for giving and receiving education. He offers over 40 classes on topics ranging from psychology and mental health to consent and negotiation to leadership and inclusion. He has presented for over ​50 organizations including Wicked Grounds, The Eulenspiegel Society, Society of Janus, MsC Worldwide, and Kinky Kollege. He has also been a panelist many times for issues such as gender, inclusion, diversity, and authority transfer. Interviews with Devyn Stone can be found on several podcasts and YouTube channels including Erotic Awakening, Off the Cuffs, and Sex with Strangers.

He is the author of DAMN! That’s A Nice Ash! A Comprehensive Guide to Cigar Service & Play and the “Quick Reference Series,” offering concise and easy to digest basic information in affirming gender, creating protocol, negotiating authority in relationships, and more.

As an alternative lifestyles coach, Devyn often coaches groups, organizations, and individuals. He has programs ranging from BDSM relationships, leadership, organization, BDSM education, event coordinating, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence.

To keep up with his work and get in touch please visit

Devyn Stone Annual Students' Showcase

Leather Leadership Conference

March 10-12, 2023

Atlanta, GA

LLC is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening
leadership in the Leather and kink community. We envision a richly educated and connected community of leaders.
In serving leaders, those that are on a path to leadership, and community groups,
we strive to foster a greater sense of connection between and within the communities we serve. More Information

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Pragmatically Kinking

Welcome to the practical side of the lifestyle! This isn’t the place to learn some hot new play technique or cruise for new play partners. It’s where folks discuss the practical and emotional side of the BDSM/Kink/Leather/Nonmonogamy lifestyle. Find out more on Fetlife and Facebook!

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THRIVE Conference

THRIVE is a 3 day virtual conference aimed to bring mental health awareness, smash stigma, build support, and provide a space for BDSM/kink/Leather folx to learn, grow, and connect by moving through shame and discovering the warrior within. Check us out on Facebook and Fetlife!

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