Strong Slaves, Bodacious Bottoms & Ass-Kicking Submissives: Embracing Dichotomy
Self-identification is difficult for anyone in the alternative lifestyle. It can be even more challenging for people who see themselves as strong in their lives but desirous of submission. There is a great deal of pressure in the BDSM community to “seem submissive,” so what do you do when you see yourself as strong and fierce and yet crave mastery and domination?
Believe me, you are not alone. There are many submissives and bottoms and slaves who are strong and independent and finding their way through the maze of the Kink Community! This class is an intense discussion of self-assessment personal identification, passion and power. From those who struggle with their desire to submit, to those who strive for greater strength of purpose, this class will be a wonderful opportunity to bond with the like-minded and suss out your strength in an open setting. And for tops dominants and masters, this is an excellent opportunity to get into the mind of those who are strong and embrace the dichotomy of strength in submission and freedom in slavery!
Taboo Play, and Working Through Extremes
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.
CBT – More Family Jewels
CBT is not cognitive behavioral therapy, at least not in the dungeon. Powerful and personal, cock and ball torture can be a delicious addition to a scene or a scene in itself. Because of the psychological importance men place in their genitalia, Bondage, impact and sensation play are all the more powerful. The same can be said for transmen and their genitals are every bit as responsive and fun to play with as cisgender men. Remember, genitorture doesn’t just happen between the legs but between the ears. Much of what we do when playing with Cock and Ball Torture can be easily adapted to transmen, regardless of their genital configuration. This class will explore CBT for both cisgender and transmen and will cover safety concerns as well as anatomical issues. Not for the shy, we will demonstrate techniques on both cisgender men and transmen with an emphasis on having hot fun in a reasonably safe way. Come prepared to have your horizons widened.
Cerebral Copulation (Mind Fucks)
The greatest sex organ in the human body lies between the ears. The class includes lots of Top tricks and scene illusions that can spice up the experience for a bottom. Part psychology, part magicians trick the mind fuck is still one of the most enjoyable and sometimes profound tool in the Sadists toolbag.
Transforming Flesh and Spirit with Ritual Scarification
When we change our body, we transform our mind and spirit as well. This class approaches ritual scarification or cutting from a transformative perspective. What happens when you break the skin intentionally? How can cutting the skin open help us mark transitions in our life? This course will include coverage of basic safety, setting intent, needed materials. There will be a demo.
Sticky, red, running, luscious blood. Whether it runs from needles, a knife, or a scalpel, this course explores the experience of playing with, drinking, decorating, doing ritual, and having sex with blood. This course includes discussions of how to do blood play safely and sexily.
In an age of toxic masculinity and acknowledgement of the pervasive rape culture in the U.S., how do we reimagine masculinity without the framework of gender and toxicity. What could tender masculinity look like? How do we as gender independent/non-conforming beings express our masculinity
Some Assembly Required
Fucking with a cock can be hard. It can be even harder when you’re trying to do it with a cock that’s not factory installed. Wouldn't it be great to have some help figuring out how?! Which cock should I choose? What are my style and material choices when it comes to harnesses? Which positions might work best? There will be in class demos so bring your questions!
1) What options are available
2) Care and cleaning
3) Things to keep in mind when purchasing a strap-on
Layering Your Kink - Art, Storytelling, and Structure
Celene’s truest kink is “The Art of It All”. She is known for creating unique and often wacky scenes that somehow stick together into sensible wholes enjoyed by all involved. In the past her combinations have included A Puppet Show with Rough Body Play, A Live Meatloaf Concert, a Hypodermic Needle Karaoke Machine, and more.
In this discussion, we will go over where these ideas come from, how to balance competing demands, how to structure and envision these complex ideas, what kind of partners might be into them, and how to negotiate for this kind of scene. Not every moment or interaction needs to be a giant production number, so we will also discuss how these ideas might influence your everyday kink.
Trusting your Gut-- and safely getting out and about
Our community delves deep into extreme sensations, experiences, and emotions. In doing so we quite often find ourselves dancing along the fine edge of personal safety. This course is designed to help us quickly recognize and properly deal with these potentially life altering dangers
Ego and Vulnerability
Vulnerability is a key component for establishing trust in intimate relationships. However, in power exchange dynamics, expressing vulnerability is sometimes misunderstood or perceived as a weakness. In reality, allowing oneself (both sides of the slash) to express vulnerability in a power exchange dynamic, shows strength of character, trust, and self awareness. For Masters, Mistresses, and Dominants, aspects of vulnerability can demonstrate a confidence in self and leadership.
Accessing the Power of Rituals and Protocols
Rituals and protocols are two key strengths in a Power Exchange dynamic that are often overlooked. When designed and practiced with intention and purpose, protocols and rituals can be so much more than a set of rules and behaviours. They can serve as foundation pieces to reinforce the structure of a Power Exchange dynamic, foster intimacy, support communication, deepen the relationship, and serve to manage and address issues and challenges that arise.
In this workshop Wwe will discuss:
how protocols and rituals can influence mindset and lead to desired outcomes
the function they can play in supporting the Power Exchange structure,
how they can foster positive communication, or help navigate challenging topics/situations
how to create the best protocols and rituals for Yyour dynamic based on Yyour specific needs
how to determine when changes (in protocols or rituals) are necessary, and
approaches to adapt and develop rituals to address emerging challenges and the evolving needs of the individual(s) and the dynamic
Rituals and protocols have the ability transform Power Exchange, make it extraordinary and help prevent vanilla habits from settling in. When implemented with purpose, they can help to build a sustainable healthy dynamic structure, and foster longevity.