(s)he Ain't so Small: Tying More Than Petite Females
Shibari is full of exciting visual images of petite women, tied or suspended in various difficult poses. What happens if your bottom isn’t quite so flexible? If they aren’t so light? Or they are really Tall? What happens if “she” has a more “male” body? Or they identify as non-binary or male? This demo class deals with the realities that most of us face - our bottoms ain’t so small or don’t fall into that “feminine ideal” or want to be feminized in that tie? Topics include: modifying our ties for heavier folks, inflexible folks, hair rope on very short hair, suspending heavier people, translating that hot Feminine image to work with other bodies.
Microbondage: Tying Fingers, Faces & Toes
Tying delicate structures can require a delicate touch, but there are few things as satisfying. We’ll cover the basics on how to tie fingers and toes to avoid injury, and teach a collection of the best structured micro-bondage ties we’ve picked up from all over. This class is lecture, demo, and tying.
Self Tying as Ritual and Practice
Calling all self-tying enthusiasts and those who have yet to try it! Join Hitchin’ Kitten to explore self-tying as both a great way to practice rope, and as ritual connecting to self and others. Self-tying can inform both topping and bottoming perspectives, improve rope handling skills, and encourage creative thinking in rope. We will review safety, self-tying considerations, and expanding self-tying into tying with/to others. Topics covered will include: self-tying safety, tips and tricks for self-tying, creating/incorporating ritual into self-tying, self-tying with/to others and things and resources for self-tying. Class Considerations and Suggested Supplies: +2-3 hanks of 30 ft rope, ~6mm is recommended), knowledge of single and double column ties is useful, but not required, partnering for ties is still an option.
Painful Rope: Sadistic Ties, Processing & Safety Concerns
Rope can be a sadist’s best friend. From quick and easy painful ties, to slow and deliberate torture, this class will cover some basic ties for inflicting pain on your partner, and some of the safety risks associated with this style of tying. We'll discuss different kinds of pain, from skin to muscle to bone, and will also discuss pain processing, from a bottoming perspective, and how to stay safe while suffering. This class is lecture, demo, and hands-on tying.
Two Plus: Essentials, Joys & Challenges of Polyamoury & M/s Relationships
Many of us in the Leather, Kink, and BDSM communities participate in relationships with more than one person. While having multiple partners in your life can bring joy and fulfillment, the path can also be tricky to navigate at times, especially in Authority Exchange relationships. Tomo will share her thoughts and experience as we examine the joys of multiple partners within Master slave relationships as well as what the challenges may be, during this moderated participatory discussion. We will discuss making the choice to have multiple partners, different types and definitions of polyamory, essentials for success, and common challenges and solutions.
This discussion explores approaches for developing effective communication protocols to help foster healthy and effective communication within a Dynamic. Drawing on decades of experience, this a deep dive into establishing and putting into practice a framework for responding to challenges and obstacles to create space for effective conversations within a Power Exchange structure. Healthy communication is essential to deepening trust, aligning wills to a common goal, reinforcing a Dynamic’s structure, and building a sustainable dynamic.