Gay men’s health charity GMFA has announced details of a 6-week bondage and (S&M) sadomasochism course.

The London based charity, which seeks to promote good sexual health in the gay community, says the £60 course is for “men who are turned on by the idea of bondage and SM and want to find out if it is for them.

“Complete beginners or men who have recently got involved in the bondage or SM scene and want to learn the basics or broaden their skills.”

And “men who are experienced in practicing bondage or SM and want more information to help ensure what they are doing is safe and to build new skills.”

From Saturday 13 April, over six sessions, GMFA says the course will cover:

Session 1: Setting the Scene; Safety; Rope; Metal and Leather; The Law; Rope Restraint 1

Session 2: Gags; Needs, Wants, Limits; Rope Restraint 2; Negotiation; Finding Play Partners; Nips & Tips; Rope Harness

Session 3: Sensory Deprivation & Hoods; Rope Restraint 3; Escape Strategies; Mummification

Session 4: Turning Fantasy into Reality; Cock & Ball Bondage and Chastity; Monitoring & Feedback; Closing a Scene; Exploration time

Session 5: Intro to part two; Pain; Wax; The Right Image; CP Part 1; Humiliation; Electro Play; Nappies; Erotic Abrasion

Session 6: Shaving; Watersports; Dog Play; Cock & Ball Play; CP Part 2; Exploration time