The art of untying
During rope scenes it's all too easy to get caught up in the technical aspects of safely tying and lose sight of the banquet of wonderful reactions the person being tied is offering for our delight. So the act of untying, when rope placement and knots are no longer such a concern, is a wonderful time to really focus on creating sensual experiences you can savor. All too often, this opportunity is missed as untying gets treated like clearing the table and washing the dishes. In fact, some of the best parts of a rope scene can happen during the languid, glowing moments of connection that are possible while the rope is coming off.
Authentic Interrogation for BDSM
Most people picture interrogation scenes as a bright light, a hard chair, and using yelling and torture to get a "secret" instead of a safe word. Yes, that can be fun. But if you really want to get into a sub's head--to yield a specific secret, a risky truth, or a signed confession--the effective process is actually much different.Tapping his degree in Communication (with an emphasis on POW interrogation), Danarama discusses and demonstrates a wide array of concepts and proven-effective questioning techniques--gathered from the AMF 34-52 (US Army), the Kubark (CIA), the Reid Technique (police) and the Stasi (former East German) interrogation manuals and personal accounts of POW and criminal interrogations. He offers ideas on how you can leverage these principles to prepare and execute your own BDSM-based interrogation scenes to create realistic (and often real) effects, and arm you with ways to get your sub to talk.
Back That Ass Up: Anal Sex 101
Are you interested in anal pleasure but not sure where to get started? Already tried anal play but wanting to learn some fun tricks and techniques? Whether you're brand new to the wonderful world of anal or already have some backdoor experience, this class is sure to teach you something new!
Baggage! What Baggage?
We all come into our relationships with some baggage from our past life experiences.. Relationships thrive when a strong foundation exists. In order to lay this foundation we will discuss effective communication, dynamic evolution, how our life experiences fill up our "backpacks" and make us who we are. Once we have established this we can then explore how can we "clean out"¯ our backpacks, leading us to more fulfilled lives, both within our community and our relationships.
I've had many experiences M/s and D/s where there's been no aftercare given to me by the Top. I've been put into a car while still flying and not knowing how I arrived home. Left alone to figure out how to survive. Aching, hurting and not knowing what to do. Climbing into an empty bed only to feel like my heart has been ripped out. No check-in calls the next day, days later or even a week later. The worse part of subdrop for me is the emotional part. I never knew how important it is to negotiate aftercare. Let me say this again, I never knew how important it is to negotiate aftercare!! It's so imperative to know what you need. It's Ok if you don't know what you need. Don't be afraid to ask for the aftercare you need. So since I haven't been able to depend on anyone's aftercare. I've learned how to do my own aftercare and survive. I'll share with you, what I've learned and what has been successful for me and many others. I realize that aftercare isn't as sexy of a topic as say, flogging
Belt Bondage for BDSM & Rough Sex
Even the most basic belt can be used in dozens of ways to restrain your partner for effective and minimalist bondage or rough sex, whether used alone or in combination with other belts, devices, and furniture. Danarama will demonstrate and coach you on the fast and effective uses of one of the most common items nearly everyone has on hand. Don't let your belt just go to waist!
Blood play 101- Blood Lust
Are you seeing red? Join us for this intensely educational blood play class that will cover the basics of scalpels, needles, and blood cupping. The class begins with a safety overview of the risks and concerns that come along with the intimate form of play. Then we will shift gears to the demonstration and technique side of the class. You will see various forms of needle play and scalpel work, with the class concluding in a very intimate blood cupping demo. You will come away from this class with a deeper understanding of this potent form of play.
Blood Play 201- Out For Blood
Let's dive deeper into the dark side of red desire with this 201 Blood play class that focuses on intense forms of blood play. We will cover impact play over blood, blood drinking, and advanced needle and scalpel techniques. The class culminates with a blood dripping demo you won't believe until you see it! This is a 201 class that focuses on technique rather than the basics and serves to advance upon already existing knowledge. You will learn how to combine various techniques and tools to create a seriously intense scene for your bottom.
Bondage by Body; Predicament and Stress Positions
A workshop to explore how to use body positioning, placement and creative external demands to create predicament and stress/endurance situations for the bottom. No need for fancy ties or special straps to place your bottom in positions that will leaving them begging for release. Sadism at its playful best is what this workshop is about!
Bondage For a Beat Down: Rope bondage to facilitate impact play
Want to add a touch of rope bondage to your impact scenes but don't want to spend massive amounts of time tying up your partner before you get to the beating? Then this is the class for you.
Bootblacking 201: Restorative Techniques
Learn to take that thrift store find and turn it into your favorite piece of leather. Go beyond the basics to bring out the best in your used items.
Bottoming for suspension
What makes a great suspension bottom? This class will give you concrete tools for moving in rope, managing discomfort, and staying safe while in the air. We'll talk about the physiology of suspension, discuss how to manage different risks, and work on techniques for improving your flexibility, stamina, and endurance.
Breath Play: Risks and Harm Management
This class offers an introduction to the basics of breath play- what it is, what it isn't, and specific discussion of the risks (and ways to reduce those risks). Miette, a medical professional, will review of the basic anatomy involved in breath control play, including a discussion of strangulation (aka "carotid play" or "blood chokes") vs. suffocation and existing health issues that may increase risk.
Bullwhip: The Epitome of S&M
BDSM applications of whip skills; Whip basics, crafting a bullwhip scene, working in tight spaces, maximizing your odds for a good scene, experiencing the Circle of Energy between Sadist and masochist/Top and bottom, open question period.
Caress of Steel
"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.
30 minutes of safety material, 30 minutes of CBT demonstration and 30 minutes for those in the audience interested in trying CBT.
Chicken Wings and Frog Legs: Rope Bondage for Limbs
We all mostly have four limbs all of which can be easily immobilized for some kinky fun times. Limb ties are quick and versatile. They create unique situations that are challenging and make bottoms feel vulnerable. In this class we will explore a variety of these ties both on arms and legs. We will also focus on how to use these ties in a variety of play.
Correction, Discipline & Punishment
As a bottom, submissive, slave, pet, little girl, etc. the idea of punishment can scare, excite or turn us on...but is that the point? As a top, dominant, master, owner handing out punishment is often something you have to do, not want to do. Antoine and Miss Andie will look at the difference between correction, discipline and punishment. They will then move on to when and how each can be used effectively while maintaining and strengthening your D/s relationship.
Crimson Splatter - Blood Play on the Edge
Bring your sheets and plastic, it's gonna get messy. Blood is a powerful fluid, capable of life and disease. It is an intense way to connect with your partner and bring your play to a new level. We will be covering a few of our favorite ways to obtain and play with blood. This type of play is most easily done if you are fluid bonded, but can still be great fun if you aren't, with the proper protection. How do you get the blood? We will show you how to collect blood through phlebotomy and cupping. We will give you some ideas on what to do with it once you have it, and show you a few ways we enjoy it. How to make a mess... Blood splatter with impact play will be demonstrated. There is nothing quite like the feeling of raining blood. Don't forget the needles, hooks, and scalpels. We will show you our favorite ways to use these items. This is an interactive class with plenty of chances to ask questions and exchange ideas.
DaddyDom and Little Play 101
This class will cover the basics of DaddyDom/Little play. We will discuss questions like: How do you know you're a little? What kind of Daddy are you looking for? What is Little play and how do I do it? What kind of toys do Littles play with and how do you make a scene out of it? How do you build rules/protocols in a DD/lg relationship? Students will also see a demonstration on how to create and build your first DD/lg scene. This will be a discussion and demonstration class.
Dungeon etiquette & orientation
Whether this is your first kink event or you’re a seasoned regular, a refresher on dungeon etiquette is always helpful. Knowing the rules of engagement makes it easier to relax and have a good time - and no one wants to be the recipient of side-eye or wonder if they’ve put their foot in their mouth.
Engage: Dynamic Bottoming
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.
Fine Tuning Your Whip
Optimizing whips for better performance -- crackers, falls, conditioning, storing, repairs, elements of good whip repair bags, and more.
Flipping Out: 2-Point Dynamic Suspensions
Explore the acrobatics and freedom of movement that rope can offer! This playful & unorthodox rig lends itself well to silly and exhibitionistic scenes… or to nasty predicaments! Stefanos & Shay will cover safety concerns specific to this rig and review the necessary supplies. They will then show several variations on a 2-point dynamic suspension, focusing on attaching from just the hips (using a Leto harness). We will quickly tie the Leto harness in class (if you're familiar with the tie, feel free to bring rope to follow along), however this is a fast-moving and demo-focused session. This class is very self-suspension friendly. Come explore the acrobatics and freedom of movement that rope can offer!
Forming a Foundation: Building an M/s Dynamic
Beginning a Master/slave (Owner/property) dynamic takes patience and communication. Antoine and Miss Andie are in their first year together of an M/s dynamic and along the journey they have learned a lot about starting on the right foot.
From Jumpers to Jump Boots, Uniform fetish from the Mundane to the Military
Policemen, firemen, military, doctors, teachers, 7-11 workers, Catholic school girls, English school boys, superheroes, sports players, and anyone else who dons natty threads to denote being a part of something. Uniforms are everywhere and in everything just waiting to be exploited for all sorts of kinky goodness.
From the Dungeon to the Bedroom: Asking for What You Want
Knowing what you want isn't as easy as it sounds. Asking for it can be even trickier. That kind of honesty puts us in a vulnerable place, and opens us up to rejection, or to being shamed for our desires. We live in a culture that vilifies people who are sexually adventurous and frames our kinks as perversions. This sets us up for failure, and many people never take the chance to open a dialog with their partner(s). But being able to negotiate clearly is vital, because being able to talk about what you want is the only way to get what you want.
A how to class on throwing a High Tea from invitations to the good byes. Participants will be guided through the process of developing a guest list, sending out invitations and making a menu. Entertaining your guests with games (especially kinky ones), leading discussion topics and how to diffuse tension will also be touched upon. Those with Victorian fetishes will love this easy to learn tea service for entertaining their gusts.
How to process the pain
If every play session ends before you want it to, or you feel like you whimp out- you too can benefit from learning healthier more successful pain processing techniques!
Humiliation Play: Speed Round
In this class Antoine and Miss Andie will go from one humiliation play demo to the next in rapid succession covering a wide range of demos from mild to extreme. The workshop will begin with a quick overview of humiliation play and move swiftly to the demos.
Intro to Partials and Predicaments in Rope
This demo-based class goes over the dynamics of partial suspensions and utilizing hardpoints. This class will go over ties that can be used in partial suspensions and how they function. Safety will be emphasized as it applies to increased pressure that comes from suspensions. Finally, this class will demonstrate how hardpoints are utilized to create physical predicaments.
Just an Object: the fine points of objectification
From Table to Napkin, this class covers the full ikea catalog of various objects you can have your submissive become! No assembly required- just a bit of creativity. This class will provide numerous positions, objects, and ways to use your human-object in every day life. This class includes a demonstration of Nyotaimori. often translated as "female body arrangement", this is the practice of eating sushi (or any other food) off a naked body.
Let's Get Cracking
Whips 101: The Basics, Getting a Good Foundation, Learning How to Learn, Commonly Encountered Problems and How to Solve Them.
Macho Submission Workshop
Are you a bottom who's constantly mistaken for a top? Do you often get accused of not being a "true submissive,"¯ when you don't fall at the feet of every Dom? The Macho Submission Workshop is a space for anyone whose submissive orientation conflicts with their macho presentation, especially (but not limited to) the male bodied, male identified, or any sub or switch who self-identifies as butch. Topics may include: how to best integrate the different sides of your persona for yourself and your partners, as well as dealing with the omnipresent "True Doms."¯ This workshop is open to all genders and gender identities.
This class will cover basic negotiation techniques and what red flags to look for when negotiating scenes for the first time. Students will learn about checklists, what questions to ask and how to obtain references for new play partners. This class will cover how to mitigate risks when playing with someone new or for the first time and how to successfully negotiate what you want and donā€™t want from a scene. This will be a discussion class.
Orgasm Control & Conditioning
Have you ever ever wanted to have complete control over your partner's orgasm? Ever hear your partner tell you to come for them and wish you could, on the spot with no more prelude than the sound of their voice giving you the command? People may have told you that this is tantra, or energy play, or hypnosis, or even magick; maybe this discouraged you. This class will give you a different perspective.
Poly can bring about wonderful, life affirming relationships and it can bring about horrific messes that leave the participants severely burnt and bruised by the experiences. Learn how to go into Poly or to strengthen your current poly relationships by examining typical pitfalls that plague poly relationships. This course will cover productive rules vs. destructive rules, couple privilege, unicorns and unicorn hunters, relationship bill of rights and how to recognize healthy relationships vs. destructive ones.
Polyamory 101 is for the poly curious, the newly poly and anyone who is thinking about opening their relationship to consensual non-monogamy. Topics will include the myriad of non-monogamous relationship structures, the ethics of polyamory, negotiation and consent, time management, and how to be poly in an ostensibly monogamous world.
Position Training; Service and Presentation Training
This class will look at how to bring out the best in your positions regardless of your experience or knowledge of position training. A variety of service and presentation positions will be discussed and demonstrated in this workshop with modifications for differently-abled bodies shown.
Practical sex magic
This is a sex magic class for everyone that dislikes 'woo' classes. We go past the descriptive language, and right into the meat of things- how to make the magic happen between the sheets. Drawing from my real world experience as a legal courtesan, i'll reveal to you all the secrets you always wanted to know. how to make your partners toes curl, how to get into their head, into their skin, and into their souls with the skills you're going to learn. Each step of foreplay is turned into a symbolic movement- all part of an erotic dance that will take your sex life to a magical level. No fluff, all skill.
Precipice: Extreme Edge Play
Violent rape, interrogation, assault, humiliation, terror! playing on the brink can be vastly rewarding, but also psychologically and physically dangerous (which is of course part of the appeal). Stefanos & Shay will demonstrate & 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, gun play, use of trigger words,¯ realistic and personal portrayal of domestic abuse, and rough body play, as well as participatory discussion about soft limits¯ and risk awareness in the context of edge play. Stefanos & Shay emphasize using edge play for catharsis and empowerment, finishing with a personally vulnerable demonstration. This class is not for beginners and contains content that many participants find triggering (often in unexpected ways). NO LATE ENTRY allowed for this session.
Psychology Skills for Domination
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Rough Body Play
Maybe you want to be able to play no matter where you are. Or you like the primal simplicity of hands on BDSM. Whatever your reasons, this class explores all the ways you can use your body as kinky, perverted, BDSM tools!
What makes sensory deprivation so exciting? Come try a variety of sensory deprivation equipment including various straight jackets, sleep sacks, hoods and various other gear.
For all those bois that would rather be girls, we will be discussing the differences for "passing" as female, as opposed to sissification for humiliation purposes. We will explain how to find and fit shoes, clothes, wigs and how to do your makeup.
SPIRIT+FLESH: Workshop & Ritual Hook Pull
Since the dawn of mankind, intense physical sensation has been used in rituals to induce “ecstatic states”. In these states, boundaries are expanded, consciousness is shifted, healing and personal transformations can occur. In this Spirit+Flesh workshop/ritual Fakir and Cleo take you on an exotic journey through the body rites of other cultures in a ritual that has been adapted to the needs and tastes of BDSM and fetish players. The memorable Spirit+Flesh experience includes: background information, preparatory exercises, shamanic piercing with hooks and a prolonged “energy pull”, a mini Sun Dance that can bring you a feeling of euphoria and transcendence. The ecstatic dance is propelled by dynamic live Taiko Master drumming. Fakir & Cleo have facilitated this workshop and ritual for many years, for BDSM players and kinksters worldwide — in the USA, Canada, England, Italy and elsewhere. Join this community event and experience the “high” for yourself.
Strap-on for play: oral, pegging, and more.
Strap-ons can be enjoyed by givers and receivers of any gender. Enjoying play with a strap-on does not have to be tied to sexual or gender orientation - it can simply be one more tool in your sexual arsenal. This class will demystify playing with strap-ons and cover all the basics to get you started plus techniques for oral and penetrative play.
Rigging from a pad eye in a dungeon is straightforward, but what if you're feeling more ambitious? Rope bombers, performers, and photographers regularly face complex rigging challenges out in the real world. This class takes an in-depth look at technical rigging, with an emphasis on selecting, evaluating, and using ad-hoc hardpoints in the field. We'll discuss how to select and properly use technical gear, and look at some common rigging configurations and pitfalls. In addition to basic principles, we'll show a number of actual rigging challenges and solutions and will discuss some of the worst rigs that we've seen over the years.
THE POLITICS OF BDSM
The kink community was originally organized by people who were activists as well as fetish dungeon afficianados. But today we have groups whose statements of purpose explicitly state that they are not political organizations. Why did this happen? Is BDSM political, or is it just kinky fun best kept private and low-key? The workshop leader believes we are a vulnerable sexual minority and need to prepare ourselves for being made a target of moral panics, as well as more dangerous tactics of social control. What would a political agenda for a radicalized BDSM community look like? How would direct action on behalf of kinky people function? Let's share our experience, strength, and hope!
The ritual of play
Want to make your scenes soar? Want to bring more passion to your play, topping or bottoming.
Threessome Sex: How to Plan, Execute, and Survive It
Learn the best techniques for having a threesome. Danarama and his partners share detailed success tips for negotiating with your partner, finding a third playmate, and even ensuring the safety of your relationship. Then they demonstrate some of the most orgasmic and creative sexual positions, choreography, and practices that make sex with multiple partners fun, amazing, and drama free. Highlights include:
Turning On Service
Want to learn how to tap into the erotic side of service? Or perhaps you are looking to help your bottom embrace your desire for them to serve. Miss Andie is an experienced service slave and finds great joy in completing even the most mundane of tasks. Antoine is a dominant who enjoys control and finds satisfaction in being served by his girls.
Twisted - A Guide to Florentine Flogging
This class is designed to teach the basic technique of Florentine patterns used most commonly in flogging and whipping. The ability to use two-handed techniques is discussed and practiced. If time permits, up to Five patterns will be taught. These will include L and R handed 4 count Florentine, 6 count Florentine and L and R handed inverted Florentine. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a lightweight pair of floggers to class, since there will be extensive practice time.
Tying for connection
This is not a workshop about knots or specific rope ties; this presentation is about ways to approach rope bondage as a potential conduit for real emotional and physical connection between play partners. People new to rope bondage often get caught up in learning the necessary technical aspects of applying rope safely and securely. However, for many rope enthusiasts the deepest 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 connection between you that rope can create and enliven. This presentation and demonstration 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.
Verbal Domination Skills: Wielding Your Most Power Tool
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Victorian Service and Protocol
Using Victorian etiquette and protocol in modern day service. Covering everything from domestic to sexual do's and dont's for all levels of service oriented gentle folks. This presenter led discussion will focus on answering questions and demonstrating techniques for those that have Victorian curiosity. Participants are encouraged to dress up for this class.
WHAT AM I?: Unlocking Your Hidden Powers
In this one-hour class, Fakir will present information on how to access and release the hidden powers you have inside your being. This information may be shocking and contrary to what you have been taught, but is has it's basis in the wisdom and practices of other cultures worldwide. Practices and rituals of many peoples, for example, in India the Yogic and Tantric practices. In Native America the Sioux Sun Dance and Mandan O-Kee-Pa ceremonies. In Buddhism the practice of mind and emotional control as in Zen. In China the practice of acupuncture and moxibustion. In Hawaii in the spooky magic and shamanic practices of the Kahunas. Learning more about any of these practices can enhance your play and personal life. In short, this class is about CONSCIOUSNESS and ENERGY and how to unlock the powers you never thought you had.