New Member Orientation Classes

NOTE: Our dress code rules include a mandatory mask policy for ALL attendees of any class or event. You must wear a cloth or similar face covering over your nose and mouth unless actively eating & drinking.

What are our New Member Orientation Classes? They are for everyone who wants to join the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club and become a member, whether you’re new to the alternative lifestyles community or have been around a flogger or two in your lifetime. We want all our members to be on the same page, so to speak, when it comes to our rules, community protocols, and other venue-specific knowledge you need to make your membership fun… and to keep from drawing the ire of our DMs and your fellow members.

Are you new to BDSM or kinky/alternative lifestyles and have questions? Not sure where to start? Read a book that piqued your interest and now you want to know more? On a quest to finally find answers about fantasies you’ve had for years?

You are NOT alone.

This class is a safe, light-hearted, and non-judgmental environment to provide you with a basic overview of relevant topics, including power exchange and relationship dynamics, safety issues, club rules and protocols, and more. The price of your class also includes your first year of membership with the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club.

This is a non-play event and lasts for approximately three hours. Dress casually/comfortably for a sit-down class. You may bring food and NON-alcoholic beverages with you.

All prospective members will be run through the USDOJ database of sex offenders. If you are on that database, you will not be allowed to attend or join.

You must be 18+ years of age, and present a valid government-issued photo ID with your date of birth on it. (The actual ID, NOT just a picture of it on your phone.)

OPTIONAL: If you wish to attend any covid-vaccinated events in the future, please also bring your Covid vaccination card with you so we can note your account. You will not have to bring it again after that.

Topic Overview:

  • Rules and expectations for members of the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club.
  • BDSM and power exchange roles and dynamics overview
  • Relationship dynamics, varieties of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy
  • Kinks, fetishes, types of play
  • Fiction and fallacies versus facts
  • Safety, safety, safety!
  • The three most important “rules” that the won twue wayers don’t want you to know about…

Please check our Calendar to see when the next classes are scheduled.