Kink in its many forms is a sub-community and/or interests that many individuals across the sexual spectrum have enjoyed throughout human history, yet to this day, it remains a mystery to many people. Too often, there is a lot of misinformation about what “Kink” is/isn’t which further alienates people who have not yet had the opportunity to experience it as well as those who might have had a negative experience with it, and so, we have put together “Get Kinky” – a six-part community-organized series to introduce, learn, discuss and demonstrate what Kink is.

This will be a safe environment for you no matter what your experience level with kink play is. We plan to have guest practitioners, experienced in some of the facets of kink and hope to make your experience fun, and informative.

Register today and get kinky with HIM!


The six sessions facilitated by Glenn Preston will take place bi-weekly on Thursdays starting on February 6, 2020 between 7:00 and 9:00 PM at HIM offices (300 – 1033 Davie Street):

Session One: Kink 101 | February 6:
Learn about what Kink is (fantasy v. reality), what interests people to practice it, and how you can get involved in kink play.

Session Two: Types of Kink Play | February 20:
Decode all the different acronyms used in the world of kink play, and learn about the different types of play as well as how to have kink fun with items you already have around the house.

Session Three: Roles, Rules and Responsibilities | March 5:
Explore the different roles involved in kink play, and discover the different responsibilities and considerations behind each role.

Session Four: Play and Safety | March 19:
Learn how to care for yourself and your partner and make sure that kink play is kept safe for everyone.

Session Five: Kink Play Etiquette | April 2:
Learn some universal kink play manners and find out about resources to expand your knowledge about kink etiquette.

Session Six: Kink Demos | April 16:
See live demonstrations from guest practitioners experienced in different facets of kink.

Registration for this edition of the series is closed. If interested, you are invited to join the waiting list for the next edition which will be announced in the summer of 2020.


Glenn Preston is a professional facilitator, who has been involved in the kink community for about 40 years. This has included, fetish, BDSM and leather groups and associations. He co-facilitated an S/M awareness session for the Aids Committee of Toronto, to enhance awareness of what kink is and understanding the many aspects of SM play including safety.

He hopes those who join these sessions will be active, engaging attendees open to discussion, and push their boundaries.

Join the waiting list for the next edition of Get Kinky (Summer of 2020)

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in participating in Get Kinky sessions. All fields are required. After submission, you will receive an e-mail confirming your enrollment.

Get Kinky is an initiative provided under HIM’s Community Organizers Program. Through this program, leaders in the GBT2Q community (such as Glenn) have the ability to access HIM’s “Host, Support and Promote” model to bring their community impact ideas to life and deliver them in the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health regions. You too can become a Community Organizer with HIM – find out more at:


Health Initiative for Men respectfully acknowledges that we are privileged to be working within the ceded and unceded, ancestral, traditional, and shared territories of the Coast Salish people.

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