More Than Skin Deep – Najalaise
Once you’re comfortable putting needles in skin, what if you want to go further? This class will highlight multiple locations on the body which are both easy to locate and safe to stab with needles. If you’re interested in causing more pain, curious what bones feel like when poked, or just enamored with fearful reactions, these are tricks you’ll want to learn. Demos and the opportunity to practice on the presenter will be included. This class assumes some knowledge of play piercing.
Making it Worse: Collusion as Active Consent – Najalaise
Enthusiastic consent can be a difficult metric to use when negotiating edgeplay. When a scene idea is fearsome, dreadful, disgusting, or shameful, will enthusiasm be obvious? We’ll begin with demos rife with dirty talk, then pair up for a series of negotiation exercises, exploring ways for bottoms to become co-conspirators and for tops to distinguish between consent and assent. Establishing trust in the quality of consent, whether with new or long-time partners, will allow your play to blossom in ways that are both filthy and alarming.
Definitely Not Your Parents Porn – Q Wilson
Q remembers stumbling onto his stepdad’s porn stash one day. It was the early 80’s, he was young, and porn was so very different then. Flash forward to today, He’s involved in porn and it’s nothing like the stuff his stepdad had in the bottom of his dresser drawer. Join Q in a discussion of the evolution of modern women’s/queer porn, its positive effect on the newer generations of leather dykes and kinksters, and watch some of the hottest women’s/queer porn out there today!
Feeling the Pressure: A Pressure Points Class – BossBoar
Pressure points are locations on the body where small amounts of pressure produce large amounts of pain. BossBoar will be teaching how to skip the impact and directly access the nervous system with just your hands. That way, no matter the situation, you can always say you have your toy bag with you! And like everything in life, size doesn’t matter. He’ll show you ways to leverage your body mechanics to leave any bottom afraid and writhing in pain.
This will start with a short demo, followed by a comprehensive lecture on the components of a pressure points scene, ending with a practice session. This will be heavily hands-on! Be sure to come hydrated and energetic. He highly recommends tops/switches bring a partner, as much of the class will be practicing locating and applying pressure points. Bottoms are encouraged to attend to learn more about the pleasures and potential pitfalls of this unusual style of play.
Dark Interrogation – BossBoar
Interrogation play often brings up images of memorization and roleplay, but it can be used for much more. BossBoar will teach you how to use interrogation to dig into a bottom’s deepest secrets. This style of play can also involve anything from humiliation to creating a long-lasting power dynamic. He will cover topics such as:
– How to build the atmosphere
– What to do
– How to do it
– And much more
This class will cover both concepts and more concrete aspects of doing your own dark interrogation.
Trigger warning: This class may bring up subjects such as abuse and rape.
Imprint: The Psychology of Desire – Goddess Indigo
What does it take to be the object of someone’s desire? How can we intentionally create and grow passion? Employ techniques such as behavioral modification, positive feedback loops, framing and anchors to build and reinforce a rich and rewarding bond. Be the last thing on the mind at night and the first thing in the mind in the morning. How sexy would it be if your partner had a visceral response to just your scent. Feed your dynamic. Increase passion. Harness the power of the psychology of desire.
Taboo Play, and Working Through Extremes – Mollena
If you have ever had a scene that lured you with the promise of edgy intensity, but wondered if you could handle the situation before, during or afterward, this discussion is for you! We will explore the reasons some people enjoy play that is VERY edgy psychologically, emotionally and physically, and how you can go about making that fantasy a reality. Inherent in this discussion is the level of responsibility of both / all partners, how to manage risk, and how you can support your partner in the aftermath. Edgy play can be hot, and we will look at ways to avoid some common pitfalls, as well as how to recover with grace and honor when things go off of the planned path.
*Please be advised: Some highly controversial scenes (i.e. racial or incest play, weaponry, etc.) will be discussed. Please do not attend if these are outside of your comfort zone. Thank you.
Canes 201 – The Magic – Trailmaster
Now that you understand what a cane CAN do from Canes 101, this workshop will focus on putting into application everything you have learned. We will be showing you how to make a caning scene a “complete” scene. Our goal is to show you how to create your own MAGIC and increase your knowledge of Canes!
From very traditional styles such as Six of the Best/Corporal Punishment and Sensual Caning and on to Rhythmic Caning, this workshop will demonstrate how to get from the basics of wielding a cane on to how to make both the cane and your partner fly and sing.
You will be treated to a couple of demos during this workshop. In order to get the most of Canes 201, we highly recommend all attendees first attend our Canes 101.
Anatomy of a Scene: Getting to transcendence – Dr. Bob
As it turns out, you can break down a “scene” from beginning to end in five distinct stages. The “scene” itself is stage three. Let me share with you what I’ve learned over the years.
It takes more than SM play skills to reliably create a transcendent scene experience. As experienced Tops know, the scene starts the moment you begin negotiations. From then on, your words and deeds affect the scene’s outcome. Yes, you have to know how to “read” your bottom, but there’s more. We’ll discuss Topspace and subspace, inducing trance states, and some psychological risks associated with ending a scene. Experienced Tops will most clearly understand this class. Newer Tops will be exposed to some of the “secrets” of BDSM Magic.
(Note: This class can include those new to our culture but presents sophisticated material useful for extremely experienced Tops.)
Squirting: To the G-Spot and Beyond! with Melody Anne
For those of us with vaginas, the G-spot orgasm is often held up as the ultimate in sexual pleasure. However, G-spot play is just one of many possible ways to experience wet and wild orgasms! Join squirteriffic Melody Anne for a uniquely bottom-led live demo workshop that will cover anatomy and physiology (including viewing Melody Anne’s G-spot, up close and personal!), the science of squirting, some toys, tips and techniques, and a juicy discussion about the many ways to incorporate this delicious kind of stimulation into your sexual repertoire, including ways to squirt up your BDSM play. This workshop is open to folks of all genders and orientations who are interested in learning how to have – or give – squirting orgasms. Bring your own poncho if you sit in the splash zone!