WORKSHOPS

A Conversation with Bert and nadine

This is just what it sounds like, a roundtable discussion with two long standing community members who have been there and done that. Learn about their journey, struggles and joys!

90 minutes

Discussion

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Authority Transfer Dynamics: A Day in Our Lives

Authority Transfer is something that isn't well-understood or discussed often within the BDSM community. There are many confusions, fears and myths about how it works. This class aims to address some of the main questions that Authority Transfer dynamics get about this relationship model. So bring your questions and experiences and join us in this discussion.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Deconstructing Conflict

Conflict can arise in any relationship. How can it be handled in the context of a M/s relationship? Join Sir James and slave wendy as they share strategies, tools, and techniques to deconstruct and diffuse conflict.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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Bitches Get Stitches

Suture play can be so much fun but requires skill and tools that not everyone has. We will show you many alternative ways to sew with more common materials and less skills required. You can learn and practice same day with just a few supplies. We will show you how to sew for predicament play, how to sew things on to people and even sew people together. Fun with stretchy cord and other non traditional materials will also be covered. Come and be creative and have some fun! We can also cover real suturing for those who are interested.

90 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS

Bloodborne pathogens are infectious microorganisms in human blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to, hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Doing many types of play could put you and your partner(s) at risk for Bloodborne pathogens. Learn what they are, how they are transmitted, how to prevent them in various kinds of play, what to do when accidents happen, and what to do if you are exposed. In this class you will learn:

  • What are bloodborne pathogens and how they are transmitted
  • How to protect yourself and your partner(s) from exposure during various kinds of play
  • How to negotiate consent around the issue of bloodborne pathogens
  • What to do when you are potentially exposed

Archer and Tess will facilitate and both hold several certifications from various organizations such as OSHA, The Red Cross, and the Arizona Department of Health, and the National Safety Council (green cross).

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bootblackability

Have you convinced yourself that you can't bootblack because of a physical challenge? Have you decided that you can't bootblack the "one twue way"? Come play with us as we discover our individual superpowers! We ALL have bootblackability! Bring your favorite leather footwear or garment (or both!) and we'll discover YOUR leather lovin' style!

60 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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Bootblacks: Historical Foundations, Modern Interpretations, Erotic Potential

Learn more about the historical foundations of today's bootblacking, both in vanilla history and in scene history, and how that shared history has informed the way that bootblacks today work, collaborate, teach and minister to leathers. There are as many styles of bootblacking as there are bootblacks and our culture of diversity and inclusivity reflect that. Bootblacks are sometimes considered the repositories and protectors of our shared leather history; however, unlike academics, bootblacks collect and hold our history through a series of highly personal, often erotic, one-on-one encounters that create this history as often as they collect it. This is not a technical skills class but discussion and thoughts about both leather care and the role of bootblacks in our community are welcomed.

60 minutes

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Building on Broken Ground

Helping to build your community up is a calling. If you have been thought about or struggled with starting a group in your community this is the class for you. Angel will guide a review of how to make an assessment of the local community need. Answering the question designed to discover what will fit to enhance and not take away. As a class we will review some marketing, social media, fundraising and how to garner support from your local community. Also reviewing charter creation, boards, group types, and other essentials to building from the ground up.She will share how she founded groups both with others and on her own. Comedy will come with the common pitfalls that many groups face as well as her own personal blunders. She will also touch on the hardest part of starting a group, knowing when and how to pass it on to others. Explore how to maintain a personal life and wellness while helping your community as a leader. While it is easy to find a passion, it is not simple to move to leading a group while supporting others. Many of us find that we are sucked into what feels like a void of people willing to work, lack of leadership, and unreliable people. We will look at healthy boundaries. How much to give support in order to receive the support you need. Through this class Angel seeks to provide a roadmap to help navigate your way and provide a few helpful tools to prevent and recover from burnout.that you can put to use in your own life!

60 minutes

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Catharsis: The Power of Release Through Play

It is during these times that as a Top we can use our skills to help by providing intense sensations and experiences to evoke cathartic responses and help the person on the other end move past their emotional block. This endeavour is no to be taken lightly by either Top or bottom as it can bring up some heavy emotional issues... think landmines to the nth degree. Join us in the discussing, learning and sharing your experiences and thoughts on this very important subject

90 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Daddy Mommy girl boy/i Play

Leland will walk you through her very favorite type of play: Daddy Mommy and girl/boy/i. We'll cover classic activities, spectrums of the dynamic, how this play can fit with D/s, and dark age play. Please note this class focuses more on leather and service, than littles. We will take into account both the Daddy/Mommy and the girl/boy/i perspectives.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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Did you hear what I didn’t say? Exploring communication strategies

This class explores common communication upsets. Relationships in our BDSM community are often more complex than marriages. Couples are often new to one another and new to the new D/s “rules” and expectations. “Stuff” can disrupt clear communication. When communications get into trouble, the relationship gets into trouble. This workshop covers some “out-of-the-box” communication issues. We’ll discuss many topics that are often hidden, such as how we communicate love, how time may be different for each partner, how upbringing may affect your current relationship, how we process information, and so forth. Many tips and techniques are easy to explain and to learn and provide eye-opening insights about ways you and your partner(s) communicate love. Similarly, couples/triads/etc often collide over issues that are not at all obvious to either party. (NOTE: you might wish to bring pen and paper.) Our Book Supporting this Presentation: Is THAT what they meant? A book of practical communication insights. Red Eight Ball Press, 2016

90 minutes

Lecture only

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Elemental Whips

Grounded feet, watering eyes, soaring thoughts and skin on fire. Though we will cover some basic information and technique, this class will be focused on the connection between top & bottom during whip play. It is intended as a guided exchange of energy, being present, conscious and open to a shared experience with another human being. Participation will be welcomed and encouraged from both sides of the slash. Bring your whips and/or your willingness. *Can be 60 or 90 min

90 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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Energy 101 or Intentional Grounding

You heard it used before... "energy", but what does it mean? What is it about, the "woo"?

Presenters tend to throw these words around, but can't quite explain what it is. Are you tired of hearing the terms, but not knowing what they are talking about?

Come join Boi Bear as she tackles this concept. Boi Bear does not claim to know all the answers, but will attempt to shine a light on the theory behind "energy" and touch upon the origins of the "woo". As an "energy worker" of (ahem) several years, she has learned from both the metaphysical and scientific sides to this thing we call "energy". She will cover the concepts of "Chi" or "Ki" and "Chang", the four bodies and chakras. There will be an interactive component to the class, so please come with an open mind and a willingness to be part of a discussion.

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Expression and Connection with Boot Worship

This is a hands on, interactive workshop with discussion of basic boot care and the intimacy boot worship can bring to your relationship/s. Fresh ideas, concepts will be explored and inspire new potentials in rituals, protocols or enhancing spiritual energy with the act/s of boot worship. This can be in the form of kneeling, dance, bootblacking, bootsex, or a combination. Bring your boots and open hearts and minds as we discuss, demo, and then hand over the brush to you. Supplies will be available, however bring supplies if you have preferences. 

60 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Fertile Soil From Broken Stones: The Power of Ordeal

What is ordeal, and what does it offer? What is the difference between an ordeal and any other intense or spiritual scene? In this workshop we’ll take a panoramic view of ordeal, touching on the theory behind ordeal rituals, and exploring the many ways in which agony can lead to transformation and empowerment. Suffer until your stone breaks, yielding rich soil perfect for planting the self you want to be.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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FISTING WITH BOI BEAR

Have you ever felt the intensity of possessing a woman to her fullest, feeling her heartbeat from within? Touching her inner core? As a woman, have you ever experienced that sensation of being fully possessed, of opening up completely and surrendering your most intimate center?

Come join me, Boi Bear, as I demonstrate the wonderful art of vaginal fisting. We will discuss the, pardon the expression, in’s and out’s of how to and why on earth you would want to do this or have it done to you.

 

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Florentine Flogging

Florentine flogging is a rhythmic style of play that allows for a more varied use of your thrown impact toys. It is as exciting to watch as it is to use. The more options you have, the more fun and diverse the play. In this class you will learn the basic techniques used in two-handed flogging. We will focus on the 2 beat weave as it is the easiest to learn, but also cover a variety of other styles. You will leave here with the basic skills needed to begin practicing at home. This will be a “hands on” class, so bring your toys. Florentine flogging is a rhythmic style of play that allows for a more varied use of your thrown impact toys. It is as exciting to watch as it is to use. The more options you have, the more fun and diverse the play. In this class you will learn the basic techniques used in two-handed flogging. We will focus on the 2 beat weave as it is the easiest to learn, but also cover a variety of other styles. You will leave here with the basic skills needed to begin practicing at home. This will be a “hands on” class, so bring your toys. *Can be 60 or 90 min

90 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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From the Ground Up: Positions for S-types

Positions to help create and maintain headspaces, can be fun and simply sexy. Through this class, we will explore multiple positions and modifications for kneeling, standing and seated variations for use in daily or play only settings. If we have time, we will also go into how to train positions in fun ways. This is modified from xiaoyi's monthly Positions, Protocol and Presents pratice group.

60 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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GETTING WHAT AND WHO YOU WANT THROUGH ROLE PLAY

GETTING WHAT AND WHO YOU WANT THROUGH ROLE PLAY Fantasies are an integral part of sexuality. Roleplaying can lead to better sex, hotter scenes and more intimate relationships. You may know how to negotiate to get the beatings you want but have you figured out how to fulfill the deeper, darker fantasies you’ve kept hidden? Through demonstrations and discussion, we’ll share strategies for effective role play, so you can break barriers and can bring your desires to light, design a scene of your wildest dreams and even enlist the help of others. We’ll also include how to incorporate costumes, props, fetishes and of course cover negotiations and safety.

60 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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Grounding Rituals to Strengthen Ties

Sometimes life seems to get in the way of our M/s relationships. The use of ritual can help keep those bonds on solid ground even during the earthquakes. These rituals do not have to be daily rituals nor do they need to be complicated. In this class, we will cover: Use of rituals to center and strengthen relationships Daily greetings, slave positions, ritualized language, call and response, presentation of items, ritual vs routine, keeping rituals meaningful

60 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Having sex with cold steel

Now that I have your full and complete attention. Lets talk about playing with knives and razors. There are few things on the planet that will get your blood racing and your heart pounding like the cold steel of a beautiful blade. We will discuss types of blades, sizes, shapes and styles. Various techniques and scenarios will also come into play. bring your favorite blade/s and someone to practice on, because this is a hands on class and demo.

60 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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Humiliation and Mind Fuckery

Humiliation play can be a powerful way to connect with a partner or playmate. Opening up to your most vulnerable state and allowing another to play with that can be powerful, fun and scary. How it occurs depends very much on the bottom and where their vulnerabilities lie. This class will help you identify these things in your bottom, how to play with them and how to care for them after. Play like this can often require a bigger time investment with your partner as it can affect them profoundly. There will some great demo to show how Renegade approaches humiliation play. Come enjoy the show.

90 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Imprint: The Psychology of Desire

Imprint: The Psychology of Desire What does it take to be the object of someone’s desire? How can we intentionally create and grow passion? Employ techniques such as behavioral modification, positive feedback loops, framing and anchors to build and reinforce a rich and rewarding bond. Be the last thing on the mind at night and the first thing in the mind in the morning. How sexy would it be if your partner had a visceral response to just your scent. Feed your dynamic. Increase passion. Harness the power of the psychology of desire.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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In the Beginning: First Steps in M/s

Are you in the early stages of your Master/slave relationship, or interested in establishing one? This class will help you decide if M/s for you, and give you some guidelines about how to begin. We’ll discuss myths & stereotypes of M/s, how you get started; both parties’ wants and needs; contracts, collars, and protocols; rule enforcement and correction; maintaining and supporting the dynamic; and where you go from here. Please share your experiences as we share ours. Annotated reading list supplied.

90 minutes

Lecture only

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Independence & Interdependence

How do we protect individuality within M/s without breaking down the Master/slave dynamic in long term relationships? We deliberately create relationships where we are dependent upon one another. We form relationships where permission (granted or received) and a clearly decided division of task or duties are an everyday occurrence. When we grow together as a tightly formed unit what are the future repercussions of living M/s? If we are a tightly formed unit how have we insured that both Masters and slaves are able to function beautifully and not create co-dependence. We will have a lively discussion to foster healthy long-term M/s relationships which also render individual health.

Hands-on participation by attendees

60 minutes

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Interogation 101

If you've ever watched an interrogation scene in a movie, and found yourself aroused, this class is designed to peak your interest and whet your appetite. The premise, and bottom line, is getting the detainee to talk. We will cover various techniques and equipment (toys) stressors, buttons to push, AND the landmines that you will stomp on. While this is a 101 class, it probably not a class for the newbie or the squeamish. You will see some fairly extreme techniques as well as some stupid simple techniques. Fair warning: it might get a little messy! Yes, there will be time for Q&A, because you will have questions.

90 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Its Getting Hot in Here

Lets slick it up rub it down oh no I need a body bag. When doing someone boots do you want to go further? You saw a hot scene with the bootblacks and want to negotiate your own. Every time you open a can of huberds your parts get hard. This is the class for you. We will demonstrate and discuss how to heat up bootblacking in your life. We will cover basic safety and creating scenes from the top, bottom or just a plain old gang bang.

90 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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JLube: It's Not Just For Cattle Anymore

This class would be 3 parts: Part 1 will consist of basic information on Jlube, risks involved with Jlube and safety practices involved in creating/storing it. Part 2 will consist of an open discussion on common "add-in" ingredients. Here we will discuss the pros and cons of these various personal preference ingredients. Part 3: Using the JLube created live in the class, the presenter will do a live "Fisting 201" (medium/advanced) level demonstration.

90 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Jolted Awake-Part 2

Inspired by slave Rick’s new book, “Jolted Awake: An Unconventional Memoir”, this presentation (Part 2) is designed to create sacred space for the sharing of experiential wisdom. Together we will explore such topics as how to be obedient to one’s authentic self when feeling both doubt and fear, what does it mean to view the world through soul-centered rather than ego-centered eyes, how can our M/s and D/s relationships foster the healing of past wounds and how can our SM experiences help us become more spiritually awake. slave Rick is currently a licensed kink-aware psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA (www.KinkTherapistLosAngeles.com). First and foremost, however, he is by Grace in service to his beloved Master. It is recommended that attendees read this book prior to the presentation, but it isn’t a requirement. Jolted Awake is available at www.alfredpress.com and www.lulu.com.

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Journey of Kavadi

In 2003 Pug discovered an internal call to undergo a Hindu ritual known as Vel Kavadi, which entails the flesh being pierced with long, thin metal spears and is rarely practiced anymore. The call to undergo this ritual felt so strong, that she traveled to Malaysia during the Thaipusam celebration to witness Kavadi firsthand. After returning from Malaysia, she traveled to Northern California to seek insight and guidance from Fakir Musafar, known for his in-depth personal explorations of many primitive rituals. Several months of personal focus and preparation ensued before Pug faced the culmination of her journey as she underwent the ritual of bearing Kavadi. In 2013, Pug once again felt the call and underwent a second Vel Kavadi ritual. Join us as Pug shares her about her journey of Kavadi, explaining how her leather and spirituality integrated into one path and the lessons that emerged for her.

90 minutes

Lecture only

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Just Say No To Tiki Torches: Queer Skinhead Culture Vs Trumps America

This course will discuss the history of gay skinhead culture, the aesthetic itself and common misconceptions/problemcaused by neo-nazi appropriation of the aesthetic and best practices on how to have those discussions.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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Kinkwear: Creative Costuming For Kinktastic Play

Everyone thinks of leather, vinyl and latex when kinky clothing is brought up, but kinkwear goes far beyond that! From aesthetics like Goth or Rockabilly to role-play costuming like medical scrubs or cheerleading uniforms, there’s an entire world of fun adult dress-up to explore. Come learn about affordable and awesome ways to tailor your look to your scene with Dee.

60 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Latex balloons

In this class Peter will demonstrate how one can put a full living human inside a latex balloon, no really you don't have to read it again. He will go over details that are good to know for this fun play such as: How, why, and how many people can you get into the ballon? Which balloons to buy, what not to do, along with tips and tricks to make it easier. Whether you are on the left or right side of the slash this class might be something you have not seen before. There will be a live demonstration and the chance to get inside a balloon. Warning, during past classes of this topic some participants experienced a lasting change in their view of balloons and their usage

60 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Latex care and basic construction

Come learn basic care for your latex clothing, resources for ordering materials, and the basics of how to create your own clothing. Leland will provide a care sheet, materials list, and a basic pattern for fingerless gloves.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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Laying the Groundwork: Creating Safe Spaces to Promote Healthy Communications

We often hear that people want or need a Safe Space in order to communicate clearly or to express themselves fully. We try as a community to keep our local venues as designated Safe Spaces. But what does it truly mean to create a Safe Space? How can we, regardless of which side of the slash we are on, help provide this to our partners and communities? How should we seek to use such a space when it is available? xiaoyi has modified her shamanistic class on the topic of creating safe spaces for rituals and will be sharing with some of the skills, tools and “hands-on” exercises that can help in fostering, maintaining and learning what sort of Safe Space you and your partners want and what type you can help create.

60 minutes

Discussion Panel

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LEATHERSEX & SPIRIT: Living an Authentic Life

Personal authenticity can only result from the integration of all aspects of our selves—including our sexuality and our spirituality—into one seamless and genuine whole. If we are to live authentically, including our fetishes and BDSM practices in this integration is as necessary and legitimate as including any other part of our lives. In this interactive workshop you will be a presenter as Master Skip facilitates a group discussion of how we as leatherfolk merge sex and spirit, why we do so, and the impact such integration makes on our individual and collective lives. Come and contribute your wisdom to the tribe!

90 minutes

Lecture only

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Lets shake up with Interrogation for FUN

Let us just say that is the keystone cops sharing how to do interragation ... it is fun and informative!

60 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Living M/s in a polyamorous community

When it comes to relationship dynamics there are a lot of choices and too little time. We will try to give you a road map and some options to think about when designing your own relationship desires and boundaries. We began our polyamorous journey believing an egalitarian approach was best. That’s what the literature says, right? We quickly realized that structure was not for us and started asking questions and experimenting with different ideas. We were attracted to a power exchange relationship because we both felt more comfortable with those roles as they resonated and reflected our true nature. Over the last few years we have been conducting ethnographic research as well as gathering qualitative and quantitative data through academic methods. Our personal experiences and our research have helped us develop a relationship structure that works for us; a well negotiated, consensual, Master slave structure that provides guidance, growth, and support in our polyamorous relationship. We accept this is not for everyone and we will share with you on how we make it work. We believe that relationship configurations are infinite and by providing some tools and processes that we have found we hope to take some of the angst out of it for you.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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M/s Among the Muggles

How do you handle the protocols in your relationship when you’re with Muggles: non-kinky people - relatives, vanilla friends, children, co-workers, and the like? In this class we’ll discuss prioritizing which protocols you most wish to keep and in which situations, then we’ll discuss different strategies - whether to just maintain the protocol, explain it to your Muggles, suspend it, or and if there are ways to alter your protocol so that it meets your needs without scaring your Muggles. We’ll give examples and strategies, and welcome your suggestions as well.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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M/s at Its Least Intimidating

Does the M/s dynamic strikes you as too serious, too difficult, or simply too...much? You aren't alone. In this class, Steven / Carnal_Knowledge and Cricket will present M/s as a series of baby steps. If you feel a calling to M/s, you don't need to jump into the deep end; you can go deeper as you feel comfortable, and you can even take steps backwards if something doesn't feel right without ending your relationship or dynamic.

60 minutes

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Making Your Mark

Ownership Property Claiming Master slave During this class we will discuss a variety of symbols of Power Exchange Relationships. This range from the simple and common collar to cutting and brandings. The class will end with a Scarification Demo. We also discuss creating your own unique symbols of ownership and the process.

90 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Mastering a Power Slave

Is your slave one of the many who possess the A type personality? Are they leaders, outgoing, or constantly on the go? Do you feel like there times that they need to be held back for their own good? Are you a slave that thrives in environments that challenge you, push you to complete tasks that may seem overwhelming? Are you a slave that says you are not submissive? Do you struggle with feeling like you don’t fit the mold of what a “good slave” should be? Do any of these things sound familiar? If so Master David and slave brynn invite you to join them as they talk about their experiences in learning how to work with a power slave. They will dive into what worked for them as they navigated the transition from struggling with self doubt to embracing the power slave within.

90 minutes

Lecture only

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Masters, slaves and Technology

With wide spread use of the Internet, our community is changing. With those changes bring new concerns and contributions. Increased technology makes some problems come out faster, and some technology can help facilitate a Master/slave dynamic. Here we explore how technology can affect a Master/slave relationship.

60 minutes

Lecture only

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Mimicry vs. Mindfulness

We're going to explore some of the progressive trappings of D/s & M/s relationships. We'll examine connective protocol practices and other components for happy relationships. This class will offer several handouts so you can flesh out answers long after the class has ended. We will discuss some stages, possibilities and what may not be obvious. (Powerpoint, discussion, lecture)

60 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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No: Saying the Hard Thing and Hearing the Hard Thing

This is an interactive workshop class all about the word NO. Without being able to use the word, "no," it becomes impossible to negotiate authentically for play, negotiate within relationships and to enforce your personal boundaries to protect your sense of self. Those of you who know vegasaurus_rex are probably not surprised to hear that her very first word as a wee baby was, "No!" But that doesn't mean it's easy for her -- it just means she's had more practice. This class is meant to have very limited lecture at the top of the class. We will discuss good and bad ways to soften "No," process some of the pain and rejection that can come from hearing it and brainstorm solutions for those folks who just don't seem to hear "No," no matter how many times you say it. However, emphasis of the class will be creating a safe space to practice saying and hearing no from each other. I'll be pairing folks up and changing the pairings throughout the class. Hopefully, everyone will gain some experience in saying no to the type of person that most intimidates them in a safe and non-judgemental space. We will have some practice with saying no in silly and non-threatening situations and build up to more heartfelt situations that can require a "No." Participation is never required but always appreciated. We'll end with a large-group discussion about the experience.

60 Minutes

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Omnomnom: Nibbling, Biting, and Chewing

Let’s talk about houndstooth! Biting can be a lot of fun, for both the top and bottom… From gentle nips to intense chewing, biting can be a fun addition to any play or a full scene on its own. Let’s talk about how & where to bite safely, and then get to the fun part… Demo time! Bring a friend… participation is encouraged ;)

60 minutes

Lecture with Demo

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Paging Dr. Kink

When you are interested in exploring medical play it may seem like a daunting task to prepare yourself as well as to get all of the equipment needed for a medical scene. Questions arise all of the time; some including: How do we do this safely? How do I know I have the right equipment? How do I know I am staying safe myself as well as how do I know i'm keeping my bottom safe? The questions and more will be explained and answered during this medical play class. In this class I will explain: What tools you will need to safely set up a medical scene? How to safely clean up a medical scene? I will go over basic needle play, (This will include a demo as well as a hands on portion of the class) I will cover where to buy supplies to set up your own medical kit. I will have a list that can be emailed so people have links to click.

60 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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Pain as an emotional passageway to Healing

Are you feeling blocked and not sure what to do with the emotional pain? Break new ground through pain to release and move forward. We will explore and experience using cathartic pain to enhance healing on our journey. We will explore many ways to do this among them are visualization, meditation, energy flow, confront the myths of pain, letting go while aware of the dangers, explore the edges of pain, focus on the connection with others and ourselves. We will combine lecture, demo, and hands on experience for as far you consent to allow yourself to explore how pain can be used as a way to let go of pain and move on in your life path.

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Physicality: Punching, Kicking and Slapping

This class will cover various techniques used to incorporate kicking, punching, slapping and shoving. Learn how to safely use your hands, arms and feet, where to hit and not to hit and how to hurt without harming. There are many facets to this interesting hands on type of play. (lecture, demo)

60 minutes

Hands-on participation by attendees

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Primal as a role

Part class, part discussion group, all interesting. What does it mean to identify as primal? Ask four primals, you'll probably get five answers. Join us for a discussion about the basic types of primal identifiers, commonly accepted language in the primal community, history of the movement both in and out of kink, group structures, and more. 

60 Minutes

Lecture Only

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