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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).

WHO IS DEVYN STONE?

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 https://DevynStone.com

Devyn Stone
Annual Students' Showcase

South East LeatherFest

June 16 - 19, 2022

Atlanta, GA

SELF is an educational, fundraising, and social convention that supports lifestyles and relationships of consenting adults. We are four days of exploration, invigoration, and conversation. We are a domestic non-profit. SELF is a four-day event where differing communities attend and generate something more than our individual selves or communities.

SELF provides a space to explore and strengthen your sense of many communities. We engage in alternative relationships, are LGBTQIA+, allies, advocates, and people pursuing free expression of our identities as individuals and within our relationships.

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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 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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