Devyn Stone, Affirming Matters LLC
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.
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.
Interviews with Devyn Stone can be found on several podcasts and YouTube channels including Erotic Awakening, Off the Cuffs, and Sex Positive Me. To keep up with his work and get in touch please visit https://DevynStone.com