One of Ohio's premier BDSM education organizations, OhioSMART was founded in 1995, and hosts munches, demos, play parties and more, every month!  Affordable and open to people of all genders, D/s types, sexual orientations, races, and ages 21+ (some events 19+)... Come join us for BDSM training in Cleveland!

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Play Space Monitor (PSM) training

  • Cleveland Playspace Cleveland, Ohio United States (map)


SMART's Cleveland Play Space
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Free, plus you can earn a free First Friday!

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Many ask "How do I PSM?" or worry they don't have the skills to take a shift. Well, here's your chance to correct that by leveling up your PSM knowledge!
Not to mention...once again, we will be sweetening the pot by offering free First Friday admittance to those that 1.) attend this class and 2.) serve a 1 hour PSM shift in the near future. This is a great way to help serve our community and save a few bucks!

Special Guests

Former head dungeon monitor for TES (The Eulenspiegel Society) 2009-2015: Paul NyghtOwl, will be returning to share his experiences and outside opinion throughout the training.

The post of Playspace Monitor is a lonely calling and one that can get you complained about on social media. Paul NyghtOwl knows--he started working as a PSM back in 02 and finally took a break from it last year. He's here to discuss monitoring techniques, crisis management and conflict resolution techniques with kinky people just trying to have a good time.

Nom will also be returning from last month's rope safety class to offer pointers on rope safety for PSMs.

Training will be limited to 35 attendees--RSVP to info@ohiosmart.org to reserve a spot.
Please note, our free First Friday deal requires that you serve a PSM shift in addition to taking this class...just let a board member know after you finish your PSM shift so we can update our system.


The instructor of the class is not a certified instructor of First Aid, CPR or any other lifesaving technique. Upon completion of this class, NO participant will be certified in, nor qualified in, First Aid, CPR or any other life saving skill by virtue of attending this class. In addition, NO participant will be certified as a play space monitor by virtue of attending this class. OhioSMART offers this class SOLELY as an informative resource so that volunteers will have a better understanding of their role as a play space monitor, whether at an OhioSMART event or at an event held by another organization.*


Contact Us by email: info@ohiosmart.org  
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Hours: First Fridays 9pm-1am, Third Saturdays 7.30pm to 2am