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2014 Workshops

Unfortunately things happen and as such all workshops are subject to change without advance notice.


Anal Play for Any Body

Eva Blake

In the last 20 years, the number of women openly reporting trying anal sex has doubled. For men, that number continues to grow, with as many as 30% of the heterosexual male population having tried some form of anal play. All things ass play is on the rise, but culturally, we’re still struggling with the fear of messiness, pain, or meaning.

Join Eva Blake for an interactive workshop to peel back the layers of flesh and bone to explore anal penetration for any kind of body, practices to coax relaxation or provoke panic, spiritual possibilities and healing benefits. We’ll cover topics typical to this realm of rectal relations: anatomy, positions, enemas, fisting, and materials to always have on hand when you’re knocking on the backdoor.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none

 

 

Anal Sadism & Masochism

Alice Skary

"Taking Anal Play To Its Limits"
Anal play for intermediate and advanced players! We will start with quick review of basics then move on to more interesting activities. We will cover extremes such as large toys, fisting, prostate massages, anal torture, and enemas. Like any advanced or 'edge' play, anal play can pose risks. We will address many common dangers and alleviate your fears by explaining techniques for avoiding damage and how to deal if things go wrong. Come learn about size queens, who love huge toys and anal masochists who loved to be sodomized painfully. Discuss anatomical differences between those with prostates & those without! See a collection of large sex toys, talk about how safe sex applies to enema equipment. Did you know "enema addiction" can be a bad thing? How to cause pain to a sphincter without injuring it? Find your answers in class!

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Already being experienced in beginner to intermediate anal play is recommended.

 

 

Applying Knots to Rope Bondage

TomFoolery

Most common rope bondage ties can be done with using only a half hitch and an overhand knot. This intermediate workshop will show how a variety of new and different knots can be used to create unusual fusion style ties for decorative and restrictive uses. Also knots for making loops and attaching to objects like poles and anchors will be covered. Attention will be given to how the knots are efficiently tied. This workshop will cover safety issues and how to use rope to create an effective scene.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Rope

 

 

Artful Service

Miss Amy Red

Exploring Intimacy Through Artistry: Practice building connection in the moment. Refine service through constructive communication. Find the unique power and beauty in your own style of Artful Service.

Miss Red and her owner, Tandava, start off with demonstrations of artistry in giving and receiving acts of service. Then, through interactive lecture and invitations to practice, they offer participants a framework for exploring more artful and intimate connections from both sides of a service dynamic. All are welcome and the bulk of the content assumes participants have some experience in mindfully playing with a service dynamic.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Participants should bring a small, clean cloth (handkerchief, washcloth etc.) and a something to write with.

 

 

Artistic and Spiritual Cutting: Creating in Flesh & Blood

Michael Sol

Nowhere is art more profound than creating in human flesh & blood. Historically cutting has expressed individual identity and been used for societal labeling. We will discuss this history and psychology of body modification, and the raw nature of primal acts, crossovers between Body Art and BDSM, and how we can embrace the union.

Then in discussion and demonstration Michael Sol will share the tools and knowledge to create art in flesh and energy through the process. In this we will examine the potential to harness this energy to find intimacy and power through an artistic expression of cutting he calls EdgeArt.

The overview of technical aspects of a cutting will include hygiene and blood borne pathogen control...

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

As on the Dance Floor, As in the Dungeon

Ruin

It has been said, "As in life, as in dancing," but the converse is true as well. As in dancing, as in life, particularly a kinky life, where leading and following are part of your daily existence. Who has the harder role? Lead or follow? Or in the context of a D/s relationship, dominant or submissive? Who is responsible for leading? The dominant, of course! Right? But all the time, 24/7, with no missteps? Is that realistic? Who's responsible when a misstep occurs? What of the submissive? What are their responsibilities? Who do you blame for their missteps? After all, they're just following, right?

Professional dancer and veteran power-player, Ruin applies her experience with complexities of lead and follow to the equally complex dynamics of D/s. Through real-life examples and participation based exercises, this class will grow your perspective of power, while facilitating empathy for both your role, and the role of the one you claim or are claimed by.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Bondage For A Beat Down: Rope bondage to facilitate impact play

Rope SNoB

Want to add a touch of rope bondage to your impact scenes but dont want to spend massive amounts of time tying up your partner before you get to the beating? Then this is the class for you.

Rope bondage can be intimidating when you see skilled riggers taking lots of time to put hundreds of feet of rope on a bottom. In this class we will focus on some very simple ties that can be incorporated into your impact play scenes as restraint. We will cover how to tie someone to a cross, how to tie them up once they are already on a table, floor or against a wall. We will also cover the safety skills needed to do these ties in the context of a scene.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
At least one 15' and one 30' piece of rope 6-8mm in diameter, preferably natural fiber. A blanket or something else to make the floor more comfortable.

 

 

Bondage for Sadism and Masochism

Jim Duvall

Pain is usually our bodies’ way of telling us something is wrong. It stimulates instinctual reactions to avoid, flee, recoil and get away. A lot of S/m play begins with a mastery of pain and how to manage it and let it become some juicy, delicious, endorphin producing elixir. This workshop will be an effort to find the right types of pain for your scene and how to produce that with rope. We will talk about pain to avoid and pain to languish and wallow in. Ties that can cause endurance or gradual pain and those that will strike immediately. When I began my journey in rope it was a means to immobilize someone only, my first mentor changed that by showing me many ways that the pain and S/m can come from just the rope in a variety of delicious ways.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Bottoming for hard impact play

MacDaddy

Learn from a professional fighter and lifetime martial artist and energy worker how to take hard impact without permanent injury. We will go over proper breathing, body positioning, centering, angling and the warrior mindset.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none

 

 

Breaking Skin: Decorating the Body

Lolita Wolf

There are so many pretty things we can do! Demos will include making designs with needles and staples, attaching beads and other pretty adornments and using string. This easy handiwork will take breaking skin to a whole new level.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Building Blocks: Key components for rope bondage

Rope SNoB

This is a hands on, 101 level rope bondage workshop. We will discuss safety and then dive right in to learning ties that can be built on to create complex bondage scenes. Like a chef learning great knife work early on, you can use the skills you learn in this class for years to come.

Things we will cover include, basic bondage safety, single column tie, double column tie, a basic chest harness and extending rope that is too short.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
At least one 15' and one 30' piece of rope 6-8mm in diameter, preferably natural fiber. A blanket or something else to make the floor more comfortable.

 

 

Caress of Steel - Knifeplay 101

PantherProwLs, EmbersFromAshes

“Caress of Steel” aka Knifeplay 101 is a class designed to acquaint the participants with the uses of knives and similar blades in erotic BDSM play. It is meant not only for the novice but for the more experienced player as well. Due to the inherent risks involved with sharp blades, safety is emphasized at all times.

Topics covered include but are not limited to: Basic knife components and nomenclature, Blade design and composition, Proper care and cleaning of blades, Safe handling of blades both in and out of scene, Combining knifeplay with other types of play, and How to mitigate or minimize risks associated with knifeplay.

Following these discussions, techniques are introduced which allow the participants to utilize knives in their scenes. Various uses of sight and sound as well as contact sensation are demonstrated.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Chomp!!! - The Art of the Bite

PantherProwLs, EmbersFromAshes

Grrrrrrrrrr…. There’s nothing like the eroticism and sadism of a good bite. This class covers the essentials of biting, both erotic and sadistic. Safety and health issues are emphasized. Anatomy and physiology are discussed. The use of a prosthesis is demonstrated. Various biting techniques will be demonstrated. Also, there will be discussion on the various reasons for biting, including vampiric, animal, etc.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Cigar Play

Daddy Wendell

A discussion and demonstration of cigar information, service and cigar play. We will discuss and/or demonstrate how to select, store, cut, light and smoke cigars coupled with discussion and demonstration of techniques for cigar play. We'll talk about where (and where NOT) to purchase premium cigars and what to look for when buying a cigar – especially useful for the novice or a non-smoker sent to purchase cigars for someone else. We'll talk about storing cigars; the ideal temperature and humidity and different storage options.

We will demonstrate various pieces of gear and techniques for presenting, serving, cutting and lighting cigars and, if you bring cigars, we'll give you an opportunity to get practice, guidance and feedback at cutting and,presenting cigars. The class ends with discussion and demonstration of techniques for cigar play to include a reading of the infamous and hilarious essay by ThorNYC entitled, "16,097,512,049 things to do with a cigar."

Please note that there will be no open flame or cigar smoking permitted inside the classroom.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Connection and Intimacy through Rope Bondage

Michael Sol

One of the most beautiful and powerful expressions of Rope Bondage is to connect and share intimate expressions and energy. When the flow of rope opens a channel between partners it allows for an intimate balance, and increased potential. Here Michael Sol will reveal rope bondage’s magic as a connective medium and art of the soul.

Through discussion, exercise, exploring concepts such as muganawa and no-self/no-mind, Sol will share how the discipline of this expression in Japanese Rope Bondage has liberated his expressions and the potential of rope. What follows is where the rope ceases to be the focus and as it disappears your partner is revealed as the beauty of rope, and their potential is the purpose of bondage. You are encouraged to bring rope and partner up. A blindfold and yoga mat or pad are also encouraged.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
You are encouraged to bring rope and partner up. A blindfold and yoga mat or pad are also encouraged.

 

 

Creative Mindfuckery

Danarama

The physical aspects of S/m can only go so far in taking people into subspace. Headspace is where it's at. But you don't have to be a hypnotist, psychologist or shaman to get there. Danarama shares a wide range of techniques, from communication-flytraps to home-built props and sleights of hand that you can use to delve into your partner's mind... and play upon their fears in ways that are terrifyingly realistic and effective, yet physically safe and easily wiped away like a bad dream. Featuring live demonstrations, craft instructions, basic practical magicianship and discussions into darker sides like interrogation and brainwashing, Dan will arm you with the tools to take your scenes to a new dimension. We will cover brain-stalking (fka "listening"), seeding and faking expectations, cadence and tone of voice, creating settings, props and plot lines, basic hand sleights, interrogation tips and tricks, and the "Psych!" and return to reality.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Decorative Genitorture and Pleasure with Sharps

Michael Sol

Have you ever wanted to become a really good Prick? Here we will take a fun journey that explores sharps for pain and pleasure while making it pretty to boot. We will explore the sensations of pain, pleasure, and how to make a little art in doing so and your partner.

Our journey will begin with a little bio-responsibility and safer practice information from Michael Sol, and then explore the use of knives/scalpels, needles, staples, sutures and more. MedFet will reign as we include the use of some fun medical devices you can easily acquire at KinkFest. We will also make it pretty with ribbons, beads and other crafty stuff that is also easily accessible.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Engage: Dynamic bottoming

Shay, Stefanos

Being the receptive partner doesn’t mean that your only value comes from your physical appearance, ability to take pain, or capacity to stay on your knees for hours on end. Bottoming skills are frequently overlooked, but any top who’s had the pleasure of playing with a truly dynamic bottom will agree that they are they are the skillziest skillz in BDSM!

Whether your dynamic is brat play or high protocol Master/slave, there are verbal and non-verbal methods you can use during the scene to give feedback and guidance to ultimately make a more satisfying experience for yourself AND your top. In addition to the focus on in-scene communication, this class will include interactive activities to help you approach tops for play, discussion about negotiation (hint: it isn’t just passively being interrogated by the top!), and tips on taking care of yourself before & after a scene.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Erotic Conditioning: Playing Between the Ears

Jim Duvall

The brain is our largest sex organ and our ability to respond to erotic stimuli is adaptable over time. Combining these two ideas with patience and practice we can change what works for ourselves and our lovers. We will cover some basic methods of conditioning our partners. We will talk about incorporating this type of play into D/s relationships. Anchoring an erotic response to a stimuli and then transferring that anchor to another. Increasing the sensitivity and response of certain body parts. We will also discuss the ramifications and risks associated with this play. Some demonstrations of the effects you can achieve will be shown.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Erotic Medical Play

Mistress Simone

Another of Mistress's specialisms! Fetishes covered can include general exams, enemas, sounds and catheters, infusions. We will discuss the eroticism behind this fetish and why many find it so arousing. Lecture portion will cover the psychological components with a rough outline of the major activities that generally fall under this fetish.

Each topic may also be covered in its own one hour individual seminar as well.

Individual demos may include:

• Scrotal Inflations
• Sounds and catheters
• Enemas/water cleansing
• In depth medical play such as breath control, suturing and scalpel play.


Please note Mistress Simone is NOT a medical professional. These demos are provided for community safety education ONLY!

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Erotic Rope Chest Harnesses

TomFoolery

Few things are sexier than someone tied up with rope around their torso, highlighting their curves and muscles. A well tied harness can also be used for restraint and domination. Come learn different techniques for tying sexy and functional chest ties. In this hands on workshop you will be guided through several traditional and 'fusion' style chest harnesses. These ties bring together the human form, rope and knots to create ties that look and feel like exotic custom clothing. For that matter, add a few scarves in the right place and create your own custom sexy wardrobe.

Using these ties, we'll discuss how chest harnesses can be used in your scenes to create erotic and power dynamics. The class will also cover detailed techniques for tying rope smoothly and efficiently. This will help to move the focus of your rope scenes from the mechanics of tying to creating sensual pleasure.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Rope

 

 

Exploring Electricity

Russell Harmon

Electricity is versatile. The buzz and crackle of a violet wand is sexy. The sound of a high-voltage stungun can grab your attention like not much else. Direct nerve and muscle stimulation with TENS-type devices can take you anywhere from a pleasant tickle to a hands-free orgasm; from a silent signal across the room, to instantly folded on the floor. Want to learn about these? We'll talk about all of them and more, with plenty of demonstrations.

Electricity also has risks. This workshop will provide the few simple basics you need to know to manage those risks when working with common equipment. The focus will be on practical skills using electricity for scenes that create some combination of joy, terror, and bliss with your partner.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none

 

 

Fingerbanging & G-Spot Mastery

Danarama

An entire workshop on fingering? Yes, and not a moment wasted. Learn nearly fifty ways to let your fingers do the fucking, with dynamic techniques that range from intimately gentle to intensely mind-blowing. Drive her wild by putting imaginative attention on her clit, cunt, ass, and more. Discover how to read your partner's sexual response, find her G-spot and focus on it, even without her uttering a word. Arm your hands with the ability to deliver dozens of amazing sensations using one finger, two fingers, all fingers, thumbs, two hands, forearms, adding vibrators/ticklers/toys, and more...often with squirt-inducing success. We will cover internal geography, preparation and safety, basic techniques (one and two fingers), advanced fingering techniques, two hands and more, and incorporating toys.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

From The Slave’s Mouth: Dominance from the Flipside (NEW!)

Mollena

Perhaps you are curious about exploring your dominant side? Taking control physically in the bedroom, or perhaps dominating your partner beyond your intimate sexual times in ways that engage broader aspects of your lives? Where do you begin? How do you get ‘em to do your bidding? And that eternal question: if the submissive can always say no, who is in charge, really?

This class will explore the basics of power exchange relationships, ways to consider your motivations, strengths, places where growth is needed, and negotiating power dynamics successfully. Sure, you can get a peer point of view from other dominant types, but here’s your chance to hear from a slave-identified person who has listened to thousands of other slaves and submissives and can share a unique perspective on dominance and mastery.

Self-assessment to help determine your dominant desires.
Egalitarian negotiation.
Levels of responsibility.
Self-care for dominants / tops / masters.
Ethical mastery.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Front Hole Fucking: Queering Vagina Sex

Eva Blake

Dominant culture tells us that if we fuck the pussy hard and fast enough, we’ll wow her with sensational overload. But when women aren’t the only ones with vaginas, and a speedy fuck is a boring bang, how do we create ecstasy with the person we’re with? Whether you want to play with a hot femme babe or get up close and deeply personal with a transguy, you gotta know a few key things about body and language.

This is an anatomy class to break out of the binary and dive back into the body, where we’ll expose the geography of the front hole, demystify the clit/cock complex, reveal all the juicy engorgeable parts, and check out the evolution of genitals across gender transition. We’ll connect the nervous system with slow touch to coax the body into an open, generous, hungry hole, accepting big toys or hands and offering buckets of fluids. This is also a linguistics lesson where you’ll leave with concrete ways to create gender-affirming, body positive negotiations about playing with your dates’s genitals, regardless of how perverse you play.

This class is geared toward anyone that likes to play with pussies, is hot for guys with front holes, or needs a dose of radical feminism in their kink.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none

 

 

Going Beyond Verbal Communication

Sophia Sky, Jim Duvall

Body language, tone of voice, rate of speech and posture are powerful ways we send cues to our partner, often louder than words. Non-verbal communication can be a rich source of information, especially when gags are used, or you have a partner that slips into a deep headspace where words don't seem to exist. With careful attention, you can use these subtle forms of communication to enhance your play, whether you are a top or a bottom. We will show you techniques for gathering visual, tactile and auditory information before and during a scene to create more fluid and intuitive play.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Willingness to participate.

 

 

Grappling and Take Downs for BDSM play

MacDaddy

Each participant will walk away with the ability to take a larger person to the ground easily in several ways.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
helpful if one has taken breakfalling but not mandatory

 

 

Guerilla Suspension Bondage and Photography

TomFoolery

Taking rope bondage and suspension rigging out of the dungeon and into the field and getting pictures is a challenging and rewarding activity. In this workshop we will cover the specifics of doing rope work outdoors and in various unusual settings. This workshop will mix hands-on techniques, discussion of how to go about guerilla bondage.

The workshop will cover how to scout and select locations. We will discuss equipment for rigging and photography. Techniques and suggestions for rigging and photography will be covered. The topic of safety will also be thoroughly discussed.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Hillbilly Hojojitsu

BOSSBONDAGE

Hojojitsu is the decades old traditional Japanese martial art of capturing and restraining a person with rope.

A hillbilly is a hard workin, salt of the earth person. The Modern Hillbilly is a true bohemian who is not constricted by what the mainstream considers acceptable. They live by their own rules and are truly a modern day outlaw.

Hillbilly Hojojitsu is the years old non traditional art of BossBondage; combining the tight rope and rough capture of hojojitsu with rough body play, takedowns, and body control; mixing them all up in a pot with the hillbilly arts which consist of ass kickin, toe torturin, face slappin, throat chokin and foot stompin, creating one mean and nasty torturous experience not to soon be forgotten.

Bring a piece o' rope or two with ya for the hands on torturin. 4mm is good, 7-15ft iffin ya got it, iffin Ya don't stop by and talk to Boss before the class, he'll get ya set straight on rope, He's got some for sale

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
One or two 7 to 15 ft. ropes.

 

 

Intro to Flogging

Daddy Wendell

We will take a few minutes at the beginning of the class to discuss floggers and flogging safety; during the remainder of the class we will provide guided flogging practice and answer questions. Please bring a flogger and a bottom, or be willing to switch off with someone else. A thick leather or denim jacket may prove useful for the impact averse.

Flogging bottoms take note: this is a golden opportunity to meet novice flogging tops, help them learn, and get the perfect flogging.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

It’s a Trap: Playful scenes and non-bondage predicaments

Shay, Stefanos

This isn’t always serious work we do! Predicaments are all about putting your bottom between the proverbial “rock and hard place” (and laughing as they are flummoxed by their situation). Playful BDSM is about giggling together in scene and making your bottom participate in their own torment.

This class will show you how to bring a new level of engagement to your BDSM play and go beyond giving and receiving sensations. Create story lines and connect mentally with your partner. Watch the gears turn as your bottom puzzles through difficult predicaments; engage and consume their mind as they struggle to please you; delight as you make them giggle through their pain.

Leave your rope bag at home; this is NOT a bondage class! In addition to demonstrating and leading you through many specific predicaments and “games”, we will discuss this type of play in a broad sense to guide you in developing your own unique scenes.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Leather: What it Was, What it Is, And the Politics of Change

JLubeJack

Talk about Fireworks! Because there is an increased interest in learning about the Leather lifestyle - and, perhaps, in adopting it - there has been completely unnecessary friction between eldsters and newbies. This seminar takes a reverent look the birth, evolution, and codification of Leather and its protocols; and then suggests a look at ways in which the great old values and practices can integrate with dynamic new approaches to create a meaningful New Leather for the future of our community. Audience input and general discussion are an integral part of this seminar... come join in!

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Life in a Leather Family: It Ain't All Roses!

JLubeJack

There is a renewed interest in learning about the Leather lifestyle - and, perhaps, in adopting it. Wanting to live it and actually living it are two different things though!

This seminar looks at the real-world, day-to-day joys and pitfalls we've encountered as a Leather Family ... as well as examples from many other Leather Families we've known, mentored, and aligned with ... By the end of this seminar, you'll have lots to chew on - and be better prepared to deal with both the bumps and incredible highs of Leather life!

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Masterful Mindfucking:A Cookbook

JLubeJack

Mindfucks are a delicious addition to your toybag! However, many people often short-change mindfucking to a single 'trick'ť in a certain scene. This seminar/discussion means to turn your mindfuckery into a dynamic, constant frame of mind; a sadistic lifetime religion if you will! We'll look at how to detect a bottom's weaknesses, how to concoct a 'sting'ť on-the-fly, then how to ride that wave of terror with extensions of your original plan as you play off their reactions.

From simple to complex, I'll include examples of elaborate mindfucks involving months of planning, abandoned warehouses, and off-duty cops. When you leave this class you'll have the knowledge to become a world class terror!

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Military Play

Daddy Wendell

Military play encompasses a wide variety of BDSM components; many are categorized as advanced or edge play.

This class contains a variety of optional class exercises to permit members of the audience to experience military play from the top and/or the bottom's perspective and how to plan and conduct military play scenes for those who may or may not have served in the armed forces.

We will discuss and demonstrate how to plan, negotiate and implement scenes based on boot camp, initiation/hazing, military interrogation, brig, POW, uniform inspection, physical training, obstacle courses and other types of scenes. We will include an overview of military protocol, forms of address and D/S techniques commonly used in armed forces around the world.

Also included will be information and safety notes about obtaining and using uniforms, military equipment, boots, knives, gas masks and alternatives to using real firearms.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
TRIGGER WARNING: This class will feature military play scenes that may include but are not limited to: loud voices, descriptions of violence and warfare, military paraphernalia, swearing, abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal), racism, classism, cultural/ethnic hatred, sexism, humiliation, shaming, body image shaming, marginalization, degradation, oppression and forced exercise.

 

 

Needle Play For The Clueless: How to Stick It To Your Friend Without Getting Blood All Over Everything

TwoBadMice

Your friends keep posting all those squicky photos of themselves sporting colorful needles in their breasts, cocks, or labia. Scary and edgy, true, but you can’t deny that the corset pattern down someone’s back is attractive, or perhaps you noticed how proud that girl was as she flapped her feathery wings. So at long last you’ve decided to give it a try, or perhaps you have evil plans to decorate your sub.

Needle play is a very popular and rewarding form of BDSM. This is a basic class for tops/bottoms or anyone interested in needle play: safety, supplies, setting your environment, etc. ... We will include a small demo of basic technique, how to select areas of the body for poking, etc. ... as well as methods for relaxation and management of fear.

Included will be a demo of “What to Do in Case of a Needle Stick."

We will also teach techniques and benefits of self-piercing. both as an alternative to practicing on strangers all the time and as a fun skill for a bottom to have.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
All materials will be provided during the class, however we encourage students to purchase their own beforehand or at the event so they can continue on their own.

 

 

Needles In Scene: What To Do Beyond Poking Around.

TwoBadMice

Want to play with needles? Many piercing classes are chiefly about techniques, many of which can be very impressive. This class is different in that its focus is how to construct scenes of which the needles are only a portion of, instead of the entire event. Needle play used can be of any level, including the very basic. We’ll show you how preparations and cleanup can be woven into the scene without ruining the mood or losing the pace. Come and watch as we show how piercing can be part of a very exciting scene.

The class consists of several small vignettes that include needle play as part of a larger scene. There will be a discussion of each vignette beforehand and/or afterwards.

Some of the themes we will discuss and explore: Medical experiments or treatments, Interrogation/Inquisition with torture, Art project, Pain ritual for spiritual purposes or endorphin high, Punishment or Reward/Challenge or Dare for sexual favors, Kinky Birthday Observances, and our favorite--The Game Board.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None. It is helpful to have been to a basic needle class before or after this presentation if one wishes to do similar scenes.

 

 

On the Edge - Erotic Blade Play

Mistress Simone

Shiny, sharp blades slowly caressing the skin of your victim. Long handled swords between their legs. small hidden blades pressing into flesh..... Miss Simone indulges herself with this topic. One of her favorite types of play, she will cover different types of blades, how to set a scene safely so your victim will be trusting in your capability to wield the blade. Proper care of the blades will be covered.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Power Flogging

Lolita Wolf

Learn how to get the most out of your stroke and how to have the stamina to outlast those piggy bottoms. Your body angle and footwork are also important for accuracy and achieving a variety of sensations. In addition, we’ll cover different types of floggers and cats, warm up, reading the bottom, communication, and safety.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
If there is enough room, people should bring floggers and we can do hands-on.

 

 

Power Plays: Exploring Dominance & Submission

Ruin

Dominant, Mistress, Master, Owner, submissive, toy, slave, property. We often hear these words in and around the kink community - but what do they all mean? The idea of playing with power in a relationship is intriguing, but where do you start? How do you add a non-egalitarian dynamic to an already-established relationship, and still be friends in the morning? These are some of the questions this class will explore, along with:

* What is "power exchange" in the context of a personal relationship?
* How do you determine and develop your role in D/s?
* How do you integrate control (or a lack thereof) into a relationship?
* How do you manage aftercare, and separation issues?
* How do you navigate common pitfalls?

Suitable for those curious about power exchange, newbies just beginning their journey into it, or veterans looking for new perspectives, all are welcome to attend.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Precipice: Extreme edge play

Shay, Stefanos

Dripping blood, violent rape, interrogation, assault… playing on the brink can be vastly rewarding, but also psychologically and physically dangerous (which is of course part of the appeal). In this class, Stefanos & Shay will discuss types of edge play scenes, negotiation & aftercare for this type of play, and the how & why of taking yourself (and your partner/s) to the limit… and then pulling them (and yourself) back. There will be numerous demos, including emotional edge play, rape, and rough body play, as well as participatory discussion about “grey limits” and risk awareness in the context of edge play. This class is not for beginners or the faint of heart!

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Preparing Your Body for Bondage

Sophia Sky

We all have our own tricky or problem body parts that sometimes keep us from enjoying certain kinds of bondage for as long as we want. This class is designed to help identify the "prime culprit". Focusing on body awareness, learn how to pick which limits to push and which limits to respect. No matter what your body type or experience level, using stretches and conditioning exercises specific to your body's needs will increase your enjoyment and decrease the chance of injury during bondage play. Please wear loose clothing.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Puppy/Pet Play

Mistress Simone

Is there any greater love than an owner for his/her pet, or any greater loyalty than a pet for his/her master? Learn everything you need to know to explore this fun form of BDSM play, whether you are a pet or a trainer. We will cover the basics of pet training, including obedience, tricks, and 'showing' your pet, letting your pet interact with other pets, punishment and reward, treats, and related topics. As with any role play there is a protocol and a vocabulary to learn. We will discuss the difference in intensity levels between sects of our community.

The demo will conclude with open romping time for the pets. Masters can practice some of the techniques they learned. Strays are welcome to come play. Interactive Playtime Lecture.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Rough Sex

Danarama

Danarama demonstrates and coaches a wide range of rough sex techniques that can safely make sex feel excitingly brutal while remaining safe, for both women or men in control. After discussing negotiation, mental, and safety factors, Dan and his model dive in and demo dozens of fast and functional arm/body holds, creative use of clothing and furniture for impromptu restraint, powerful sex positions of high exposure or compression, mind-blowing fingerbanging, cruel handjobs, forced oral, hair pulling, slapping, talking dirty, integrating vibrators/toys into the act, orgasm control/denial/forcing, and other imaginative tips and skills to intensify sex. We will cover rough sex safety and negotiation, rough sex holds & clothes, rough sex positions and transitions, rough foreplay, rough fucking action skills, and talking hot and dirty.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Safeword Use Skills

Alice Skary

“Yellow, Red, Pineapple?”
After a discussion about safewords & their usage, we will do some different exercises to practice actually using safewords and making sure that both tops & bottoms are proficient in communicating safewords AND what to do if a safeword is used. I actually developed this type of training to help submissive playmates who had trouble using their safewords be more comfortable speaking up and decided to apply the same exercises in a group setting to spread the very important skill of ending a scene when necessary. I recommend this class for newbies or anyone who has a difficult time or “triggers” with safeword use.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None.

 

 

Scene Negotiation

Alice Skary

"Say yes, say no, initiate play, and negotiate the details -- with confidence!"
For beginners to more advanced players who just would like to feel more confident. This class is all about communication -- being assertive, asking for what you want & stating what you need to play safely as a Top, Bottom, or fetishist. Negotiating the details, and learning how to say no OR yes decisively, honestly, and politely! You will learn some ways of setting boundaries while being polite & respectful at the same time and also how to gracefully accept the boundaries others set for their interactions with you.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None.

 

 

Scene negotiations - an easy and adaptable approach with empathy and depth

Noble Manqué

In the rush to get to the main event, beginners and experienced players alike often gloss over important aspects of pre-play talk that could open the door to far more gratifying scenes. But scene negotiations don’t have to be dry or boring; in fact, they can be exciting foreplay for the mind. By giving negotiation just a little bit more time and thought, you can add power and energy to your scenes that will help you get the most out of your playtime together.
Simple check-off lists of kinky practices, likes, and dislikes don’t really get at a potential play partner’s ever-changing desires and limits. They also don’t communicate how they might want to play with you in that moment. This presentation and discussion introduces an easy to remember system for approaching BDSM scenes that is both thorough and enjoyable so that in just a few minutes potential play partners can communicate about critical facets of mutually fulfilling play.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Slaves & Submissive Safe Space: “Be-In” for Submissives & Slaves

Mollena

Sometimes we just need safe space to vent. In the tradition and following in the footsteps of Viola Johnson’s “Slave Circles,” this guided, moderated, discussion will be facilitated to maximize participation, fellowship, and sharing in a safe space to explore the challenges and triumphs of those who are called to or curious about service, submission, and slavery.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

So Smooooth.... Shaving for Service and Eroticism

PantherProwLs, EmbersFromAshes

This class teaches techniques for shaving any area of the body. Safety information is emphasized throughout. Included are discussions on equipment, supplies,and techniques. Some techniques will be demonstrated. Various aspects of both service shaving and erotic shaving will be discussed. This class is gender-neutral and suitable for novices as well as more experienced individuals.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Suspension on the Larger Form

BOSSBONDAGE

Have you ever been told you are too large to suspend? Have you ever had reservations about suspending someone of size? If so, then this class is for you. Boss has found these two questions to ring true over and over again; so many people shy away from suspension for these two reasons.

This class will cover how to create a dynamic interactive suspension scene on all shapes and sizes. We will, however, not just throw extra rope at the problem. In fact, we won't treat it as a problem that needs fixing at all. We will cover the concept that extra rope just covers up problems without fixing them.

This class is about re-aligning the center of gravity, and manipulating someone's body to do what you want. We will not be building hammocks in this class; instead we will cover the physiological effects of bondage, as this class is as much about bondage as S&M play.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

The Art of the Sensual Singletail - 101

Guy

The Art of the Sensual Singletail

A whisper of sound…a puff of air…a light caress…can this be a singletail? Sibilent hissing liquid fire teasing the skin building building building to orgasm…can this be a singletail? Join Guy and learn the art of developing a sensual singletail scene. You will learn the basics of safely creating a scene with a variety and range of sensations from your whip, from a soft puff of air to molten bars of fire. You will be shown how to combine ease of motion with precise accuracy to create scenes that build in erotic tension and intensity using a distinctly fluid, sensual style. Bring your four-foot (total length) or shorter whips to class and be ready to practice what is taught.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Bring your own 4 foot (total length) Singletail

 

 

The Art of the Sensual Singletail, - 201

Guy

The Art of the Sensual Singletail, - 201

A moan....a sigh.....a pop, a crack and a snap. Is this a breakfast cereal? Join Guy as he discusses and demonstrates how he puts together a single tail scene from Negotiation to After care and everything in between, with special emphasis on the in between.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
Bring your own 4 foot (total length) Singletail

 

 

Training; it's not just for puppies anymore

Miss Amy Red

From basic puppy manners to Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, training is hot. Effective training builds relationships through clear power dynamics and behavior refinement. This class will cover the foundations of non-violent training methods (sorry, shock collars and spankings are not part of this curriculum). Then we'll go beyond BF Skinner to explore techniques for building hot and connected training experiences.

Tops or bottoms, curious or experienced, partnered or single, this workshop provides the resources for exploration to anyone interested in training as a relationship tool.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Tying a Pretty Package: Cock & Ball Bondage

Lolita Wolf

Bondage is the most popular form of CBT. This will be a hands-on class where you will learn a variety of ways to tie the family jewels. I’ll bring the materials you will need; you bring a partner! You’ll see how well he responds to having his cock and balls restrained, stretched and manipulated. If you are single, show up anyway and we will try to match people up.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

Tying for connection

Noble Manqué

This is not a workshop about knots or specific rope ties – this presentation is about ways to approach rope bondage as a conduit for deep emotional and physical connection between play partners. People new to rope bondage often get caught up in learning the technical aspects of applying rope safely and securely. However, for many rope enthusiasts the most intense pleasures come from learning to concentrate on the way both you and your partner feel as the rope is applied. For Tops this can be about the way it feels to wield power as you restrain a vulnerable human being who is responding to your presence and intent. For bottoms it can be about reveling in the sensations of having rope woven around you by a partner who is focused on you and the intimacy that rope can create and enliven. This presentation and hands-on workshop will touch on a variety of ways that riggers and rope bottoms can start to focus on the connections they forge with each other through rope.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None, but bring rope and a floor pad or blanket if you have it.

 

 

What the Fuck Kind of Pervert Are You: Knowing Yourself, Knowing Your Kink

Mollena

So many of us exploring alternative sexuality do so with little introspection and rusty communication skills. Ask 100 kinksters why they do WIITWD (What It Is That We Do) and you’ll hear fewer coherent responses than you think. Self-knowledge and the capacity to speak out your fantasies, desires, wants, and needs is absolutely necessary. But if you were asked, right now, what your core kinks are . . . what motivates you . . . what scares you . . . what is it you expect to get out of the Scene, and what the hell you bring to the table - do you have the language to address these issues?

This discussion will outline the many reasons that self-knowledge will help you find a more fulfilling sense of yourself, and attract and maintain more suitable relationships. This class if for everyone from the first-time newbie to decades old players: we ALL can benefit from taking a moment to slow our roll and re-examine our role! Through sharing life-experience and helping to guide attendees through their own very personal process, this presentation strives to bring a renewed sense of enthusiasm, introspection, passion, and heat to your BDSM by helping you know for yourself, what the hell you’re doing here in the first place!

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
None

 

 

When Less is More: Simple & Sexy Leathercare for the Non-Bootblack

Ruin

Bootblacking & leathercare.

• What is it?
• Why are people into it?
• Is it difficult to learn?
• Can I incorporate it into play & sex?

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, read on! Through a combination of demonstration and hands-on practice, the first part of this workshop will teach you the basics of bootblacking & leather conditioning. Then we turn up the heat, focusing on the fetish & sexual aspects of leathercare. Ever wonder what it would feel like to fuck in a pair of freshly greased chaps? What about orgasming on a toe-cap, licking it clean, & then buffing it out with your bits? Once we've covered the basics, we'll explore how to combine what you've learned about leather with your own flavor of sensuality and kink.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
For those wanting to participate in the hands-on portion of this workshop, please bring (or have a partner wear): • Pair of black shinable leather boots (most military styles) • Pair of oil-tanned leather boots or a leather garment (preferably black) Also (available at various grocery/drugstores, & online): • Leather-safe soap (Saddle soap, fragrance-free/dye-free glycerine soap, Sole Survivor Sole Soap) • Grease conditioner (Obenauf's Leather Preservative, Huberd's Shoe Grease, Sole Survivor Shoe Balm) • Small spray bottle or bowl for water • White gym sock • Nude-colored nylon (knee-high or longer) • Absorbent rag (for removing soap & water) • 100% horsehair brush or wash rag (for cleaning) • Black wax shoe polish (KIWI, Lincoln, Angelus, etc.)

 

 

Wrestling for Fun

Russell Harmon

Wrestling with a lover is hot, but also an easy route to injuries. How can we improve both our safety and our fun? Martial arts training assumes an uncooperative adversary that at best we have only vague preference for not injuring. We, on the other hand, might want the other person ready for sex in a few minutes. Come explore ways to adapt and enhance basic martial skills and body awareness with an eye toward mutual enjoyment.

Russell is neither a studly martial arts master nor a street fighter. He prefers tossing around people smaller and weaker than himself, or being tossed around by those larger and stronger. This class is about how to have fun with someone you like, managing both of your safety in the process.

Class Type
Hands-On Lecture Discussion Demonstration
Beginner Intermediate Advanced All Levels
Participant Requirements
none