Switchcraft

Presented By: Hedwig What are some of the opportunities and challenges that we meet as rope switches? A discussion and hands on based session that will give switches the opportunities to explore both different approaches to switching together with others, but also find ways to have fun with rope beyond the rigid framework of top and bottom dichotomies.

December 4, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

What You are in the Dark

Presented By: Xanthine “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” When we begin with kink, sometimes we’re frozen with self-doubt; how to stand, what to say, what to do next. When we’re experienced, we fall into accustomed and successful patterns; but familiarity can breed complacency. In this class, we’ll explore the […]

December 4, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

Switch Fight

Presented By: Xanthine Switches are tricky beasts. How do you decide who plays which role? How do switches in a long term relationship continue to get their needs met? What are the stereotypes around switches and how do we dismantle them? Join us for a series of demos and examples of how two switches can play with each other, how […]

December 4, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

How Not to Negotiate

Presented By: Xanthine Negotiation is a necessary part of play and….zzzzzzzz……Yeah, it’s usually boring. And often ineffective. It can put the responsibility for thinking of every contingency in the hands of the bottom, who doesn’t want it, and takes the creativity and sensuality of the top and turns it into a predictable list, while still leaving the important details open […]

December 4, 2017 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

Creative Bondage for Torture and Humiliation part 1: Above the belt

Presented by: Tifereth Too often bondage and torture can feel predictable. In this hands-on workshop we’ll embrace the weird, awkward and unexpected in a truly sadistic way. You’ll learn every Dirty Bondage Trick in Tifereth’s extensive playbook to enhance the bondage you already know. Bottoms should expect to be challenged with the humiliating, unexpected, uncomfortable, and downright intolerable in this […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Pain Lab

Presented by: Tifereth Rope hurts. In this lab Tifereth works with both bottoms and Tops to help make the intolerable aspects of bondage suck a little less. Together you’ll examine both Top’s rope and bottom’s processing and body management with the goal of finding techniques to minimize the unwanted pains so both partners can focus on the fun kinds. This […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

The Peach Tie

Presented by: Tifereth The peach tie is a suspension hip harness, that combines all the features of a solid, multi (5!) point non-hip loading harness with the bonus feature of making butts look great. Simple to tie, easy to maneuver in the air, aesthetically pleasing and incredibly comfortable. What more could you possibly want out of a butt-enhancing suspension harness?

November 28, 2017 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Playing with Gravity: Partial Suspensions for Fun & Torture

Presented by: BoundtoFly In this workshop (or demo), we’ll be looking at all the fun that we can have with partial suspensions, from just starting out with a little extra “zip”, to predicament, connective slow playing, or truly tough positions that may be too difficult with full suspension. In this novice rigger level course, we’ll be discussing levels of risk […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

Rope 101: From Zero to Fun on Day One

Presented by: BoundtoFly Want to explore rope, but confused by all the apparent complexity? Scared by the possible risks of this style of play? In this fast paced workshop, learn the basics of safe rope bondage. and go home and have safe erotic play – today! This class, designed for newcomers to rope as well as kink, goes into the […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Tame Your Man: Tying and Controlling Your Man

Presented by: BoundtoFly Rope bondage can be a great deal of erotic fun. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at fun ways of tying your man with rope. We’ll look at various styles of play from erotic, to seduction, to dominating and controlling him. And since your average Domme is often more petite than her man, we’ll discuss ways […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Body image and kink

Presented by: Hedwig How can we work with feeling good in our bodies when there are so many expectations how it should look like or work? Even in kink communities, what affects us negatively and how can we work to create body positive spaces both for ourselves and our fellow kinksters.

November 28, 2017 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Co-lab: tying together

Presented by: Hedwig Do you tie yourself? Or perhaps tie with someone who ties themselves? In this co-operative class, we will explore selftying through movement, observation & play. Various exercises will challenge everyone involved, regardless who is tying, to find new fun ways of incorporating tying and getting tied that lies beyond the dichotomy of rigger & rope partner. Prepare […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Tempus Fuckit

Presented by: Hedwig Time is not just about how quickly you tie, but it is also how about you spent the time that you have with your partner in ropes. This class will go through exercises that will highlight how time, pace and timing in rope bondage can be both your friend as well as your enemy as your rope […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Anatomy for Rope

Presented by Frozen Meursault Based on common injuries and problems, this course will take a practical look at anatomy as it relates to rope. Nerve injuries will be the major focus of this class, and students will see why those should of primary concern. Rope will never be without risk, but following this course, riggers and bottoms will understand better […]

November 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Beginning with the End in Mind

Presented by: Miss Amy Red This class will explores options for negotiating and participating in bounded D/s relationships successfully. Amy will provide tools and principles as well as sharing her experiences and lessons learned.

November 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Packing Consent in Your Toybag

Presented by: Princess Kali The hot-button topic of consent is everywhere right now. On the face of it, it should be simple: ‘Yes’ means yes and ‘no’ means no. But in a scene context, establishing and communicating consent requires thought and planning. This class is designed to cover consent themes of interest to all orientations and genders. It will cover […]

November 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Embracing Your Primal Side

Presented by: RedRobin Demo and participation (not required) based class, where we first discuss what primal can mean, and then have the opportunity to do some connective exercises with others

November 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Rough Body Play 101

Presented by: Woodentiger69 Getting physical with someone can really get your blood pumping. Whether it is a slap, a punch, or a kick, rough body play can take you and your partner into another head-space entirely. Join Woodentiger69 for a workshop where you will learn how to properly hurt your partner without causing them harm. This workshop will cover the […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:59 pm Comments are Disabled

Wax Play

Presented by: Firm Hand Buddha & Aropedeevil Join FHB and Aropedeevil for a demonstration on creative, erotic, and sadistic use of low-temperature candles. Whether you are seeking to create a sensation of sensual massage or stinging pain play, wax can accommodate! The class will cover how-to basics, tricks to create visually pleasing effects, and using wax to make a bottom […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Impact Play

Presented by: Wendell This will be an overview of impact play techniques and implements including rattan canes, riding crops, straps (belts), paddles and floggers. We’ll cover general safety information and then, for each implement, we’ll discuss negotiating play with that item and then offer demonstration and an opportunity to try it out.

November 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Honest Non Monogamy 101

Presented by: Mel Mariposa Open relationships? Polyamory? Relationship Anarchy? For many people, ethical and honest non monogamy is about freedom: freedom to love who you want, when you want, in whatever way feels authentic between adults and is mutually consensual. It has a rosy reputation for being about not putting limitations on whom or how you love, being able to […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Making Pain Last: How to get the most out of your bottom

Presented by: River Dark Are you interested in how pain works? Are you interested in how to better help your bottom process and cope with pain? Have you and your playmate ever wanted to go deeper physically, but instead reached a wall that you can’t seem to get past? Have you ever wanted to push a bottom past what they […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Honored Objects

Presented by: Miss Amy Red This class teases objectification apart from the often-commingled concepts of humiliation and degradation. We’ll look at ways we already objectify while still acknowledging the value, purpose and appeal of those objects. Then we’ll explore some tools we can use to turn up the volume on those dynamics for even more hot connection.

November 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Chastity Training: Learning to Love the Lock

Presented by: Princess Kali The thought of chastity usually strikes terror as well as exhilaration in the heart of the one being locked. With a mix of tease and denial, power and control, and a little physical suffering thrown in for good measure, Chastity Training can add whole new (and surprising!) dimensions to your sexual relationships. Whether it’s used for […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Structuring the D/s Relationship and the Rose Colored Glasses Phenomenon

Presented by: Mistress Marlene The relationship between domination and submission has a certain complex simplicity, it can be crazy making and amazing simultaneously but make no mistake, it will always be work, hard work. It begins with the choices we make on both sides of the slash. Making conscious deliberate decisions has its own kind of power and self worth, […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

It’s all about the Attitude

Presented by: Mistress Marlene Attitude will eventually make or break D/s opportunities and relationships. It really doesn’t matter which side of the slash one is on. Attitude leads us to or from those we might hope to spend our lives with. The questions I would pose are, as a dominant how do you see yourself as being perceived through the […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

Authentic Domination

Presented by: Princess Kali In this class, Princess Kali will dispel the fears and stereotypes commonly associated with domination. Find the spark that ignites your dominant desires and reveal your inner-self. Archetypes, style, integrity, communication skills and effective use of aftercare will all be considered in this brand new class which focuses less on the activity and more on the […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Service: Devotion in Deed

Presented by: Miss Amy Red What is it that makes some service relationships so powerful and intimate? Participants are invited consider how service fits into their relationships, what each side of the exchange gets from it, and what can be done to fine-tune for sustainable service relationships. Whether you’re newly curious or seasoned and experienced in service relationships, this workshop […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Courageous Conversations

Presented by: Mel Mariposa Why do we hold back from sharing what’s alive and true for us? How can we turn conflict from something that separates us into something that brings us closer together? What can we do to invite deeper spaces of listening and courage in relationships? In this workshop, Mel will guide us through a reflection of how […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

The Top and the Art of Topping: The Devil is in the details

Presented by: River Dark What is a bottom looking for in a Top? Why do bottoms complain that there is a shortage of good Tops? It is a rare bottom who will bemoan the fact that they can’t find a Top who will flog them like so, use needles like so, or tie them up like so. Instead they talk […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

When it’s Not Just Fun and Games: Playing on the Dark Side

Presented by: River Dark What about when it’s not “fun”? What about when it does not feel “good”? Is it Ok for a Top to inflict pain purely for their own sadistic pleasure without considering the needs or wants of their bottom? If a bottom accepts this are they abused and in need of an intervention? Is training just about […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Leather 101

Presented by: BusDriver & Pink “Leather” can be a hard topic to understand. What is it? How do people ‘become’ part of the Leather community? What are some of the key differences and similarities between BDSM and Leather? In this class we’ll look at what draws kinksters to the Leather lifestyle. BusDriver and his girl Pink will share some basic […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

M/s, D/s, and Leather Relationships

Presented by:BusDriver & Pink For those brave souls interested in developing a power shifted relationship or finding new inspirations for an existing one, this class shares some of the practical tools and advanced skills essential to developing healthy, sustainable, long-term relationships. Our goal is to help you get the most mutual satisfaction out of your power-shifted and emotionally-charged arrangement, and […]

November 19, 2017 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Cupping 101: An Introduction to Fire Cupping

Presented by: Woodentiger69 Fire cupping has been used for healing in many cultures, and can elicit unique sensations. This ancient technique has been incorporated into the kinky lexicon and can be enjoyed in many different ways. Woodentiger is a registered acupuncturist and has used therapeutic fire cupping in his clinic for over 10 years. He has applied this knowledge of […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A Deeper Shade of Red: Advanced Erotic Humiliation & Degradation

Presented by: Princess Kali Humiliation isn’t just about smeared mascara and groveling under boots, it’s also about exploring vulnerability, trust, control, and sacrifice through absurdity, amusement, and consensual cruelty. If you’ve played with psychological torment before & are interested in learning more about your desires & potential new ways to play, then this class is definitely for you. We’ll dive […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Bastinado

Presented by: Mistress Marlene Once upon a time in foreign lands (and still to this day) the mode of corporal punishment in schools and during interrogations of detainees was the simple punishment (torture) of Bastinado or Falaka. We are beginning to see more and more desire to practice this ancient art of Bastinado/Falaka in the BDSM communities in North America. […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Chaos in the Dungeon

Presented by: Cat Maverick Crazy ideas from the light hearted, through the fun and 2 steps past ridiculous: A lively class about improv, improbable toys, impossible predicaments, and hilarious games. Imparting joy into D/s and S&M…This is why we call it PLAY. (apologies in advance for noisy laughter and disruptive noise)

November 18, 2017 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Military Play

Presented by: Wendell Military play encompasses a wide variety of BDSM components, many of which fall into the categories of advanced or edge play. This class provides an explanation and demonstration of 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 […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

Genitals! They aren’t JUST for pleasure!

Presented by: Cat Maverick Mild to wild – genitals offer an exciting playground for torment. This class will cover anatomy and safety considerations and then delve into things like: bondage, temperature play, clothespins, elastics, ball busting and cunt punting, needles and piercing play, clamps and weights, chemical play, stretching / filling / poking, bondage and chastity, elastics and other super […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Super Fluffy Needle Torture

Presented by: Cat Maverick Do you have a real masochist on your hands? Are you tired of wearing yourself out hitting them with things? This class will allow you to torture them while sitting down! Needles can be used for so many things – but torture is a good one. This class covers the basics: clean technique and safety… and […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Heavy Flogging: Deep Impact

Presented by: BusDriver & Pink This flogging workshop is for people who are looking to kick their impact game up a notch, and would like to learn how to really put the hurt on their play partners safely. The goals of this workshop are to show you new techniques to use with existing toys, to broaden your play repertoire and […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Blood and Air: Breath Play Deconstructed

Presented by: Frozen Meursault Little in kink is as divisive as breath play. By separating the various topics under the “breath play” umbrella and applying research and knowledge from a number of sources actual risks and common misconceptions will be discussed. The mechanics of blood restriction to the brain will be explored, as will the broader implications of effecting gas […]

November 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Redrobin

Redrobin

Queer. Kinkster. Nerd. Slut. Educator. Activist. Redrobin is a Vancouver based international presenter of alternative sexuality and identifies as a queer, genderfluid (she/her), polyamorous, sex/body positive, top heavy switch. She’s been involved in her local sex and kink community since 2007. She began teaching lap dancing classes for The Bachelor Plan in 2010, then in 2014 taught her first BDSM […]

September 25, 2017 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

Xanthine

Xanthine

Xanthine identifies as a queer, sadomasochistic science nerd with a fondness for rope, ridiculousness, agony, and release. They focus their community efforts on education and promotion of responsible edge play with a goal of safer, more accessible spaces and a more diverse and welcoming crowd of weirdoes. They have taught at Kinkfest, Conception, Fapcon, Westcoast Bound, Dark Odyssey and other […]

September 25, 2017 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

MissAmyRed

MissAmyRed

Miss Amy Red is, or sometimes identifies as: instigator, service-oriented, polyamorous, cat herder, active bottom, treasured property, rope partner, submissive and occasional top. Most of all, she is passionate about powerful education and empowered relationships. S he served her local community as the Maitre’d of Seattle’s Libertine Social Club, a high-protocol service event, where she trained and provided leadership for […]

September 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Mistress Marlene

Mistress Marlene

You know the ‘old adage, opinions are like ass holes everyone has one, fact not fiction. So take my opinions with a grain of salt unless they ring a bell. If they ring a bell my opinions have already been your own, today you hear them spoken by another. Validation and inspiration is the heart of my M/s D/s passions […]

September 9, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Princess Kali

Princess Kali

Princess Kali is a dynamic educator & entrepreneur that focuses on power exchange, confidence & communication. With over 16 years of experience in exploring sexually alternative lifestyles & professions she has presented nearly 200 times at diverse venues such as Harvard, Kink in the Caribbean, Dark Odyssey and SXSW. Now her time is focused on personal coaching, running her revolutionary […]

September 9, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Tifereth

Tifereth

Tifereth’s introduction to rope bondage (and the fetish community) came 6 years ago in the form of a surprisingly enjoyable futomomo tsuri. Since then she’s drawn on her dual background in high-performance athletics and figurative arts to push herself physically and aesthetically on both ends of the rope. Known for her dynamic style of sadism, performative rope and creative approach […]

September 9, 2017 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Woodentiger69

Woodentiger69

Woodentiger69 identifies as a polyamorous pansexual who dabbles in corrective sadism using rope bondage, pressure points, and rough body play. He draws his knowledge from his experiences teaching anatomy and physiology, martial arts training in various styles, and his current practice as a registered acupuncturist. He has shared his experiences at: Training and Tea Time, Edmonton (2011, 2012, 2013) Kink […]

September 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Firm-Hand-Buddha & Aropedeevil

Firm-Hand-Buddha & Aropedeevil

Firm-Hand-Buddha identifies first and foremost as an ethical sadist. He is Daddy to his life-partner and babygurl Aropedeevil. Other than hurting consenting, reactive playmates, Firm-Hand-Buddha is passionate about fostering sex-positive values, and believes in shame free, comprehensive sexual information for persons of all ages. Aropedeevil is a pansexual, sado-masochistic swtich with a love for spankings and rope. Although she is […]

September 9, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled