I am delighted to present at conferences, MAsT meetings, and other venues. Presentations typically run 75-90 minutes, including 15-30 minutes of Q&A or group discussion. For readings, allow 60 minutes, including 15-20 minutes of Q&A. I appreciate an additional 30 minutes for book sales and signing. I am happy to participate in panel discussions relating to any of the topics I write or teach about.

I am also available to teach the same topics at greater depth to small groups (8-20 participants). Full-day workshops run 7 hours, including breaks and time for a meal. Half-day workshops run 3 hours, including breaks. Mindful M/s meditation mini-retreats begin with an introductory evening session and continue through the next full day.

For details and booking, please see the Arrangements and Fees page.

The Way of the Pleasure Slave

This workshop is for submissive women and the Dominants (of any gender) who love them. What makes this relationship style distinct from others? What are the unique motivations of the pleasure slave? What historical, cultural, and artistic models form the basis of this role? You’ll learn how to structure and strengthen your authority-transfer relationship on all levels — physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual — with a focus on intimacy, romance, and sexual pleasure. Singles, couples, and poly families welcome.

The Daddy Code

What does it mean to be a Daddy? How is the Daddy role different from that of Master? Can you be both? In this down-to-earth class, Andrew James shares his own 25-year journey with the Daddy archetype. You’ll learn about the keynotes of the Daddy role so you can express your own inner Daddy with authenticity. For people of all genders.

Mindful M/s

You’ve heard of mindfulness meditation as an effective way to relieve stress and live a more authentic and aware life. But did you know that meditation can be a powerful tool in M/s and D/s relationships as well? After an introductory talk, you’ll learn simple sitting and moving meditation techniques drawn from a variety of traditions to ground you in calm abiding, insight, and peace. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice heart-centered meditation with a partner. No prior meditation experience required. Note to hosts: This workshop requires seating with good back support (no folding chairs) and ample clear floor space.

Reading with Miss Abernathy

First published more than 20 years ago, the Miss Abernathy books have inspired a generation of M/s and D/s practitioners with gentle humor and practical advice. Come meet the author and learn the history of these ground-breaking guides to consensual erotic slavehood.

Presenter Bio

Andrew James, PhD, (he/him and they/them) is a genderqueer, trans-masculine Daddy and Master. AJ has been involved in kinky communities since 1992 and is the author of Miss Abernathy’s Concise Slave Training Manual, Training with Miss Abernathy, and The Way of the Pleasure Slave. AJ is an active member and former officer of MAsT: Massachusetts. He lives with his wife/girl in the foothills of the Berkshires.