and Syren Present Carnal Knowledge Series and Syren Latex Couture have announced two upcoming classes in their Carnal Knowledge curriculum of alternative sex education. The events will be held at the Syren store, located at Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles.

Today at 7:30 p.m., bondage expert Chanta Rose will lead a class in the art of electro-play, including a live demonstration. Rose, a renowned dominatrix and webmistress, promises “an excellent, detailed introduction to the elusive pleasures of e-stim”. Admission is $35 per person, with all participants eligible for a 15 percent same-day, in-store discount toward Syren’s PES and Folsom electrical play equipment kits and accessories.

On Jan. 20, AVN Hall of Famer Nina Hartley will visit Syren to discuss the ins and outs of polyamory (“let’s say you’re lucky enough to have landed a ménage a trois…now what?”).

“We’ve always wanted to do this kind of series,” said Juli Crockett of “Earlier this year, we acquired the store, so this is the first time we’ve had a physical location where we have the opportunity to host events.”

Stockroom launched the Carnal Knowledge courses in July 2006 with an appearance by fetish model Kumi. Subsequent events have featured Orpheus (The Fine Art of Fireplay), and author/sex educator Midori, who returns to Syren in February 2007 for a lesson in “Latex Pleasures."

Reservations are required for Syren’s courses, with attendance limited to 40 people. Students can reserve tickets via phone by calling (323) 936.6693.