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90 Minutes of Rope That Will Turn You On: Tune Your Soul, and Change Your BrainRopeSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

In our desire to "do rope right", we sometimes find ourselves lured away from the hot, erotic spark that first attracted us to rope bondage. In this class, we are going to create fun, sexy experiences that will bring us back to the real reason most of us love rope bondage: connection. We will tap into our bodies and brains to create a kickass cocktail of sensual goodness, and you will leave with body/brain techniques you can use any time you want to go deeper in your rope play. This is a hands-on class - observers are welcome, but you will have more fun if you bring a partner, a few pieces of rope, and a yoga mat or a beach towel.

RopeRider(m)

A Guide to Communications and NegotiationsCommunicationFri 10:15 PM1hr 30minWickford

In many conversations with people new to kink and fetish play, P.E.T.E. has heard the concerns and frustrations of people attempting to communicate and negotiate their needs, wants and fantasies with others. This interactive presentation is an opportunity to address some of the issues and concerns that can help us manage these important communication and negotiation processes. Based on simple, yet important questions posed, the participants will be guided through some of the functional and necessary considerations for sustaining fulfilling, meaningful and safe connections.

P.E.T.E.(m), GRLee

A panoply of Medical PlayGeneral SkillsSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

If medical play is your cup of tea, and you are uncertain as to how to develop the skills, come to this class and learn some hands-on skills. There will be suturing, cutting, and stapling, all using non-living practice pigskins, so you can practice with very little fear of damage. There will be a small materials cost, for the supplies, please be aware.

DaDoc(m)

Arm BindingsRopeSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minBristol

This class covers some of the different ways we can restrain the limbs that start from your shoulder and go down. From thumb cuffs to strappado, we look at some options to keep those pesky things out of our faces while we work.

Murphy Blue(m)

Asexuality and KinkCommunicationSun 11:45 AM1hr 30min637

What is asexuality as an orientation? What are some of the misconceptions around it, and what is it's history? Come and explore another way that people interact with other people, find out what asexuality is, if it fits who you are, and how to positively interact with other people who find this resonates with them.

Mary Asexual_Tension(m)

Author ReadingsAuthor ReadingsSat 1:00 PM1hr 30min637

Join us for author readings, including Laura Antoniou and Ctan.

Laura Antoniou, Cecilia Tan

Balloon Bondage (A terribly serious class)General SkillsSun 1:45 PM1hr 30minRotunda

This class is entirely silly. Who says bondage has to be all sombre and romantic? Come see how to use balloons to have colorful fun binding playfully with your bottom. This is a hands-on class about using long twisting balloons for bondage. We discuss how to inflate them, and the differences between rubber and rope. Joins and direction changes are handled in very different ways, and some classic rope ties can be adapted into balloon use. Safety is addressed (rubber keeps constricting!). And while it's hilarious, by the time you're done the bottom can be completely immobilized. Learn how to bind, tickle, and torture. If we have time we'll all learn how to make one of those little balloon doggies.

Roughinamorato(m)

Bare as You DareCommunicationSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Radical Body Acceptance: Are you or is someone you love a closet nudist or reluctant exhibitionist who's plagued with body image issues? Bare as You Dare is an open, body positive, clothing optional forum to discuss these issues and how they apply to radical body acceptance, sex positivity and clothing optional socialization. Topics may include nudism, fat shaming, slut shaming, topfree equality, body image in the media, and more.

David Wraith(m)

Beginning Single TailImpactSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda

Ahh nothing says sweet sexy sadism like the swish-snap! of the single tail whip!! What REALLY makes someone good with a whip? Is it the ability to consistently crack it at deafening decibels? Or the ability to hit your mark with in a 6, 4, or 2 inch range more often than not? To read your bottom's breath and movements and know exactly how much contact to make with the whip? To know when and where? Or is it the delightful ability to kiss and caress the flesh in one moment and then deliver a fiery napalm like strike that takes the submissive or bottom to the edge of their endurance followed up by a whisper, a kiss, or a soft stroke as they catch their breath and beg for more? Some things you can learn by discussing, some things you can learn by watching, and some things you can learn only by doing and doing and doing. There will be very little lecture here but a lot of whip throwing going on. If you are new to the signal whip and still trying to figure out which end to hold or how to get the damn thing to go where you want it to or if you are an experienced handler and want to be in whip space with other whip lovers or offer your own techniques and advice, please bring your whips and come on by. If you do not own one and are curious what it is like to throw one, I will bring several for people to try. If you simply adore the sound or kiss or sting of the whip, then by all means cum on by. This workshop includes a four page handout.

Suzanne SxySadist(m)

Being a Happy Bootwhore: Bootblacking as Sensual ServiceGeneral SkillsSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minKingston

Bootblacking is not only enjoyable from a service perspective - it can also be a very hot, sexually and sensually unique scene. What better way to flirt with a hot top in boots, or to find out just how talented that bottom is with their tongue and hands! We'll briefly discuss bootblacking basics, then enjoy a demonstration of dozens of ways you can make a bootblacking scene sexy!

Sarah Sloane(m)

Best Kink Advice Nobody Ever Told YouGeneral SkillsSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minRotunda

Do you want more fulfilling play? Need more effective ways to uncover the other's real desires and minimize scene failure? Want to better communicate your hungers and get better play? Dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desire accepted? How do you create a multi person scene where everyone's happy? Join Midori in this popular and unique class where she explodes the standard definitions of kink and expands the idea of what it's all about. She maps out a fine-tuned and flexible framework that anyone can use to better describe their appetites. The first step to fulfilling your desires is to better understand them, then effectively and appealingly conveying them. A class for those who want hotter play, and those don't quite fit into the standard boxes... and for anyone who's curious about their own pleasure potential!

Midori(m)

Beyond 50 Shades: The Realities of Power ExchangePower and Authority ExchangeSat 4:30 PM1hr 30min637

Whether it happened for you while ogling the purr-r-r-r-fect leather clad curves of Cat Woman, or by stumbling onto The Secretary while channel surfing, or 40 pages into 50 Shades; discovering you have dark desires is just the beginning of the adventure. You'll soon learn that the reality of power exchange is a far cry from the fantasies that may have sparked your awareness! Once that trigger has been tripped, next comes, the often confusing, business of figuring out where you fit in this new world - and it's not just newbies that encounter this struggle. Be prepared to evolve as you travel the path of finding your One True Way! In this interactive presentation, we'll explore the range of power exchange, from the negotiation of a scene between a Top and bottom, to 24/7 Total Power Exchange dynamics like Master/slave, and everything that lies between. We'll also discuss some of the commonly used "lifestyle labels" and explore their definitions. At the end of this presentation, you will hopefully have an expanded understanding (and acceptance) of your desires so you may enjoy deeper, more fulfilling connections; regardless of how you choose to exchange power with others.

Carl(m), lisa

Beyond Consent: BDSM and AbuseCommunicationSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minRotunda

The classic concepts of abuse and abusive relationships are more confusing when regarded in the context of power exchange relationships and alternative sexuality. We engage in - and condone - relationships that, on the surface, may appear abusive, however we understand that consensuality is the key to the difference. But what happens when the behavior becomes abusive? How do we respond, as individuals and as a community? How can we identify abusive behavior beginning in our own relationships, and how do we define the difference to others? What is informed consent - and how do we deal with impaired consent? We'll start the discussion, and provide some concepts to help you frame (or reframe) your thoughts, both as a kink practitioner and as a community member.

Sarah Sloane(m)

Beyond Stretching: A Tune-Up Guide for Advanced Rope BottomsMovementSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

This class is aimed at advanced rope bondage bottoms. I describe this as someone with at least two years of frequent play. Rope bottoming is a thrill ride and a joy like no other. It creates, sometimes literally, its own highs as well as some deep connections between players. It also presents particular challenges - mental/emotional as well as physical. How do we, as advanced rope bondage bottom, meet those challenges so that we can experience more of the joys? How do we deal with such things as fear, injury, and, yes, getting older. As more experienced bondage bottoms, we need to stretch more than our limbs and ligaments to have better scenes and the goal of this class is to help us explore the means of doing so.

DeLano(m)

Bondage for SexRopeSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minBarrington

This class covers ties that are very good to use in intimate situations. And will also cover their usage with other sexual toys.

Saki Kamijoo(m)

Bondage from the Bottom's PerspectiveRopeSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minBristol

Don't be deceived by the title - this workshop is aimed squarely at tops who design bondage scenes. If you're a bondage bottom you'll enjoy sharing perspectives with your peers and thinking a bit about what makes it all work for you. If you're a bondage top, you'll leave with a better understanding of what works - and why it works. We'll start off with a demo showing several different types of bondage scenes. We'll pull volunteers out of the audience for this portion of the workshop. As we exit the scenes, we'll ask the bottoms to talk about their experience and how the specific elements of the bondage impacted them physically, mentally and emotionally. After a short break Max will present a model for categorizing bondage bottoms and will facilitate a panel discussion on the bottom's experience in bondage scenes. We'll be sure to leave plenty of time at the end for questions and discussion. If you're looking for a "beyond technique" bondage workshop, this is for you. Hearing what's going on in someone's head when they're bound will make you a more capable bottom and a more creative top.

Max(m)

Bootblacking - SaturdayLoungeSat 10:00 AM7hrGrand Foyer

Bootblacking available.

Brandon Riley

Bootblacking - SundayLoungeSun 10:00 AM6hrGrand Foyer

Bootblacking available.

Brandon Riley

Boots, Cigars, and Chocolate: A Focused SocialSocialSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minPoolside Patio

Boots, Cigars, and Alcohol have become associated together, sometimes with performances of various types. Come and share your love for each or all, and meet with others who wish to do the same.

Roughinamorato(m)

Bucking the BinaryGenderSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minBristol

Have you been hearing words like "Queer", "Pansexual", "Genderqueer", "Transgender" and wished you could ask what they mean without offending someone? Want to explore the concepts of sex, gender, and orientation in a safe-space where the only wrong question is the one not asked? Whether you left the binary behind years ago or are curious about learning (but were too afraid to ask), come join us as we delve into the grey in this judgment-free workshop about gender, orientation and living in the undefined.

Aiden Fyre(m)

Cigars - Smokin' Hot PlayGeneral SkillsSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minPoolside Patio

Cigars are phallic symbols; they've been symbols of masculinity (even in the hands of women), symbols of dominance, symbols of excess. Cigars can be a ritual unto themselves - the purchasing, the prepping, the lighting, the smoking, the ash disposal, all are of key importance to a smoker. What better item to blend into not only BDSM play, but D/s and M/s rituals than that? This class will focus on how to involve the rituals around cigars and cigar smoking into both ongoing power dynamics and short term leather / kink scenes and sex. Participants may bring their own cigars & cigar tools for "show & tell". Trust us when we tell you that this is one class in which a cigar is not just a cigar!

Sarah Sloane(m)

Cock and ball torment from A to ZGeneral SkillsSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minWickford

Genital & Nipple torture is a world all its own and in this class we will take an alphabetical journey through some of my favorites. Although I will be gearing the class towards Cock & Ball torture many of these activities are also quite appropriate for female geni-torture as well. The class will consist of part lecture and part live demonstration. Volunteers of both genders may be sought and limits respected.

Suzanne SxySadist(m)

Compassionate CommunicationCommunicationSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minBristol

Back in school we learned how to diagram sentences and do quadratic equations, but the vast majority of us never actually learned how to communicate in ways that build bridges and create harmony. This workshop will help correct that and directly relate the techniques and strategies to kink. We will discuss ways to cultivate compassion, how to infuse your communication with it, and how to do so in such ways that maintain the authority structures of your kink relationships.

Bendyogagirl (m)

Crafting Sacred TraumaSpiritualitySun 1:45 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Ordeal, Catharsis, Initiation. There is a growing shift towards doing structured rituals designed to effect the internal or spiritual tidal shifts that can sometimes happen as an byproduct, intended or otherwise, of the kind of play that we do in the kink/BDSM world. This class will help you learn to deliberately craft these types of rituals, for yourself or for others. We will discuss when and why this kind of ritual is valuable, how to determine the best techniques and processes to achieve a desired goal, and how to fit the work into a broader personal, spiritual, or religious context. Although the instructors are coming from a pagan perspective, this class is open and appropriate for people of all faiths and those with none.

Wintersong(m)

Crazy Glue Invisible Bondage and InfibulationRopeSun 1:45 PM1hr 30minWickford

Crazy glue is steeped in the depths of urban legends of late night rushes to the emergency room to unglue hapless victims who didn't heed the warning on the label: "WILL BOND SKIN INSTANTLY." This class is about demystifying this fun pervertible for mindfucks. We will discuss and demonstrate many wonderful perversions with this super-strength glue for bondage, on genitalia for infibulation, and temporary chastity. We will also cover safety issues, some theory/chemistry of its function, and its intended medical usage.

Dov(m)

Deeper, Faster: Rapid and Instant Induction TechniquesGeneral SkillsSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minKingston

Bryan takes you on a whirlwind tour of the major hypnotic induction styles, with an emphasis on rapid and "instant" techniques. Attendees will get direct experience to hone their own hypnotic talents. Whether you're a budding hypnotist or just intensely curious, learn how hypnotists put their subjects "fast asleep."

Hypnoguru(m)

Discovering Your Inner SadistRole PlayFri 8:00 PM2hrGreenwich

While the desire to thrill another with danger may dwell within a person, our upbringing may have put walls up stopping us from being able to embrace that side of ourselves. Through stories and associations with some unlikely archetypes, this class pushes you to find the face of your monster, and wear it with a smile.

Murphy Blue(m)

Electrical Play BOFSocialSat 9:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

Come by and explore varying kinds of electrical play! You might be shocked at how much fun it is.

Emotional EdgeplayGeneral SkillsSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Why do people play with real fear, humiliation, and even (gasp!) anger in scenes? Granted, it's not to everyone's taste, but what's the appeal in risking yourself emotionally, the way that other edgeplayers risk themselves physically? Is it therapeutic, or just really hot? Tops may wonder how to make things real enough while still making the bottom feel safe; bottoms may wonder what actually is safe. We'll delve into the depths of these controversial practices, which many more people are playing with than they'll ever admit

Raven Kaldera(m)

Energy and RopeRopeSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

As well as a power exchange, Rope can also allow for an energy exchange. This class talks about feeling that energy, and controlling it, so it can be another tool for the top to harness.

Murphy Blue(m)

Erotic Hypnosis 101 for the Intensely CuriousGeneral SkillsFri 8:00 PM2hrWickford

You are getting very horny ... Certified Erotic Hypnotist Bryan D. Cassidy goes over the ins and outs of using hypnosis to stimulate, tease, excite, and yes, even produce full-blown, genuine, mind-melting orgasms. It's all in the name of good clean fun, better sex, and is of course completely consensual. No prior experience necessary.

Hypnoguru(m)

FemDom Round TablePower and Authority ExchangeSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

This panel is for Female Dominants and those who love to serve them. This panel tries to bring both new and experienced people together. All women who identify as Top, Domme or Switch are welcome. In this panel we discuss many of the questions new and experienced have and /or can answer. This gives the participants a forum to bring their concerns to the table and get answers from women who may have dealt with the same problems at some time in their experience. It is held in a round robin manner. Also, invited to attend are those who identify as wanting to serve Female Dominates, but realize that most of the discussion will be from the Dominant side and you will be allowed to participate only if asked for an open opinion answer.

Miss Cindy(m)

Fingering, Figging & Fisting: Anal Play For All: Anal Play For EveryoneGeneral SkillsFri 6:15 PM1hr 30minWickford

Never got a finger up your bum, but curious about it? Love to take big toys and want to go a little further? Want to create exquisite sensations for your partner during a big scene? Never fear! Sarah's taught dozens of anal play classes, from basic to extreme, and she'll roll them all into one big ball of sexy for you! This class will be half information, and half hands-on (or hands-in?) practice including introducing anal penetration using fingers, g-spot and prostate-specific techniques, "special" natural and chemical sensitizers, and how to move up to larger toys or hands. **Please note: participation is not required for this class; if you'd like to practice, please bring a towel or blanket to lay on, lube of your choice (some will be available), and at least three pair of gloves (latex or nitrile). You may practice solo or with a partner.

Sarah Sloane(m)

Found-Object BondageRopeSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minWickford

Join Trialsinner in playfully exploring ways to pervert the world around you through bondage. This hands-on class will demonstrate the bondage benefits of every-day items and some interesting mundane tools you might not know about. After some discussion and demonstration, everyone is welcome to try out the some of the objects and techniques! Please consider bringing rope, a flexible belt, and any easily transportable found-objects you enjoy. Basic rope bondage skills will not be taught in this class.

Trialsinner(m)

Freestyle Floorwork: Working With Friction and ConnectionRopeSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minBarrington

A hands on class which seek to inspire the participants to think outside of the mold of patterns and knots and instead thinking about it in a way to move with each other. Through some simple tips and tricks, we will see how a freestyle can flow from a basic one column tie through a set of easy ways of working with the friction of the rope.

Hedwig(m)

Fucking With Your CameraGeneral SkillsSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minKingston

This class is for photographers and models who want to explore more about what goes in to making good erotic photographs. This is not a camera or lighting class - we'll talk a little bit of tech, but we'll focus on discussing and demonstrating the emotional and creative aspects of making hot, engaging photographs.

RopeRider(m)

Full Body SpankingImpactFri 6:15 PM1hr 30minKingston

Does spanking have to end at the end? Do you find you really just want to keep smacking (and smacking, and smacking)? Why not an entire BDSM play session just using your hands? In this class we'll look at where spanking and rough body play meet. We'll talk about safety, and some fun and safe places to hit. We'll talk about how to control bruising (less... or more?). We'll talk about and demonstrate some good techniques that will save you energy while delivering maximum fun; how to use pacing; judging a bottom's head space; and some unexpected things to watch out for. We'll look at how you can keep having fun without overstimulating a bottom and ending a scene prematurely, and how you can amp it up for the sub who "can take it all." We'll also look at some techniques to vary the bottom's experience, and to help the Top's hands last longer.

Roughinamorato(m)

Fun and Pain with CanesImpactSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Canes are one of the most classic and iconic SM toys. With incredible range of nuance and depth, they are simple to learn but take years to master. If you need to pick up the basics on techniques, materials and styles, this is the class for you. We will be covering how to use your canes in a sensual, safe, productive, and downright mean and vicious way.

Dov(m)

Guerrilla Fetish Photography and the LawRopeSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minWickford

A discussion and presentation/slide show talking about the logistics involved with doing fetish/bondage photography in public / urban environments. How to find locations for a shoot, how to find photography laws for your city, how to deal with the appearance of law enforcement etc.

Dov(m)

Hands On Rope BondageRopeSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minBristol

Everyone's catching the rope fever! Bring the pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness, minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions. No experience necessary! Everyone welcome. * Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a minimum of one 15 foot rope. If you don't have rope, there will be some available to borrow. Great foundation for Midori's 2 day intensive, Rope Bondage Dojo www.ropedojo.com Everyone welcome. Solo or Pair attendance ok - but we bring a partner if you can. If not, that's totally fine!

Midori(m)

Harnesses: Chest, Hips, and Takata-KoteRopeSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minBristol

The presenter will be showing the class a few different harnesses for both the chest and the hips. As we'll as the central chest tie variant known as the Takata-Kote

Saki Kamijoo(m)

Hip HarnessesRopeSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minRotunda

Murphy "Daichi" (大智) Blue will get your hips swinging and your lips praising the way he will teach you to sling the nawa about. He will teach you to engage your root chakra in ways you never thought. Come prepared to learn from one of the best. Bring rope, of course, and partnering up (with negotiations) beforehand is good.

Murphy Blue(m)

Hogties and EbisRopeSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda

Both ties can be done anywhere, on nearly any bottom, making them an essential part of any rope top's arsenal. You don't need a hard point, a big room, or a partner who's an athlete. These are ties that reward patient tops. They're intimate and approachable, but will satisfy any sadist when given a little time. For the bottom, these ties can be almost Zen like in their stillness. We'll explore multiple versions of the hogtie and the ebi, showing you how to adjust the rigor of each tie to match your mood, your objectives, and your bottom's stamina. We'll spend some time discussing the concepts and safety considerations relevant to these stress positions, but most of this workshop is hands-on. You'll get lots of time to have fun and develop your skills, and you'll be able to tie several hogtie and ebi variations by the end of the workshop. No prior knowledge of bondage or knots is assumed for this class - it's perfectly appropriate for beginners, and for all genders and orientations. If you can, come with a practice partner. If you don't have a partner, come anyway and we'll make sure you get a chance to practice the basic techniques. Rope Bottoms: this is your chance to meet some rope tops! Come learn and get tied up. Loaner rope will be available for the workshop, but bring the following if you can (3) 10-foot pieces of 5/16" (8mm) or 3/8" (3) 30-foot pieces of 5/16" (8mm) or 3/8" If you don't have suitable rope, Monk (of www.TwistedMonk.com) will be selling hemp rope before the workshop. Please show up 15 minutes early if you would like to buy rope.

Max(m)

Hot! New ways to playGeneral SkillsFri 10:15 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Some like it hot! The raw pleasure it brings as the heat is poured on to the innocent victim. The squirming, the crying, that nice "ouch". The sudden shift as the temperature changes. But wait ... Are we talking about hot wax? Yes ... but there is SO much more to this to enjoy. While wax is itself a wonderfully wicked way to "pour on the pain", it gets messy. And, of course, there's all that cleanup to do! Scrape it off, sweep it up, unclog your drain ... who needs it? In this workshop, you'll be introduced to an entirely new way to play with heat with a new kind of hot substance as well as a new twist on hot wax. And what a treatment it is! We will look at safety, tools, issues, and then, of course, the doing part!

Lola(m)

How to Throw a WhipImpactFri 6:15 PM1hr 30minBristol

This is a class geared to get anyone who has just bought a signal whip and wants to get up and running with a good basic set of throwing skills to grow and develop with. We will be covering basic throws and how to string them together in to a complete throwing style.

Requirements:

  • Please bring your own whip preferably 4 feet or longer. Acceptable whips for this class are Signal whips and Mini snakes.
  • Spiral wrap glued whips are not acceptable for use in this class. If you have any questions please contact me prior to the class.

Dov(m)

Hypnotic Arousal & Orgasm: You Are Getting Very HornyGeneral SkillsSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minKingston

It's all in your mind. And by "it," he means sex. Bryan will review the ins and outs of using hypnosis to stimulate, tease, excite, and yes, even produce full-blown, genuine, mind-melting orgasms. It's all in the name of good clean fun--and better sex.

Hypnoguru(m)

Inflation PlayGeneral SkillsSun 1:45 PM1hr 30min637

Inflation: the art of infusing a neutral saline solution into tissues to expand them, and make them more sensitive. Come learn from one of the best, as he teaches inflation on a variety of organs.

DaDoc(m)

Introduction to Rough Body PlayImpactSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minBristol

Do you like the idea of smacking your partner and the intimacy of body-on-body contact? Do you long to be beaten with just your Top's own flesh? Does the closeness and raw animal energy of rough body play excite you? Are you excited right now, after just having read that? Then this class is for you. This class is an intro and overview class on rough body play: punching, smacking, kicking, and all things body-on-body. We'll talk thoroughly about safety, where you can hit, where you should stay away from, and cover the basics on several techniques. We'll talk about how you can begin to explore and have fun with this visceral and raw form of play safely (and without requiring medical care later).

Roughinamorato(m)

Introduction to Violet WandsGeneral SkillsSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minWickford

A brief overview of the history, discussion of safety and health issues, an introduction of techniques; the comparison between older violet wand technologies and techniques and the more modern ones in use today. This class also presents an opportunity for participants to experience the sensations of the violet wand, including direct and indirect contact. This is a hands-on as well a discussion based class that can be scaled from 45 minutes to ninety minutes. A two and a half page handout is offered to all attendees, this handout contains information on basic safety as well as a list of common FAQs

Lady Shimla(m)

It hurts so good! Hypnosis and S/M with ZanyMImpactSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minWickford

Format: Lecture/ Demo, Potential Workshop with extra time allotted Some may ask, how does one use Sadism/Masochism with hypnosis? Zanym will discuss several techniques and benefits to mind-bending in this often edgy and delightful scene and lifestyle type of play. Join Zanym as she demos hypnosis in scenes with her playful sense of sadism, twisting the minds of eager masochists.

ZanyM(m)

Kinesthetic TrancePower and Authority ExchangeSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minBarrington

Format: Hands-on workshop Skill level: Beginners and up What do you communicate using touch? In this class we will discuss kinesthetic trance for the beginner as well as the more experienced. Be prepared to pair up or triple up and practice this sexy way of putting someone under. This sort of trance is excellent for loud play parties, wonderful for people that focus on words, techniques learned will enhance the more experienced players' sessions and they will be excellent for the beginner tist' who may have trouble with verbalizing fluidly.

ZanyM(m)

Kink and DisabilityCommunicationSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minKingston

We can't all be perfect specimens of physical and mental health. In fact, many of us are in some way for lack of a better word, broken. This may pre-date our involvement in kink or even in sexuality at all. Or it could be a recent development. This can take many different forms and can affect our lives, and yes our sex lives in a wide variety of ways. Let's get together and discuss issues such as: how does one explore safe play with new physical limitations, how do we find satisfying substitutions for favored activities that may now have become off limits, and how do we talk to a play partner about our physical or emotional boundaries without freaking them out.

Wintersong(m)

Latex / Rubber Meet n GreetSocialSat 5:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

A gathering for people who enjoy wearing latex and rubber. Come and talk with you fellow fetishists about your favorite places to purchase and to wear latex and rubber. Give your advice to newbies considering there first purchase.

Corey

Littles PlaytimeSocialSun 2:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

Come, hang out, bring your blanky, have cookies and milk, bring your coloring books and crayons, and hang out with all the littles for littles play-time. This is the last scheduled Meet and Greet, so it has no hard stop time, so drop on by until the end of the day.

Long-Term Hypnoerotic Control for the Curious: Hypnotic EnslavementPower and Authority ExchangeSun 1:45 PM1hr 30minKingston

Part of an Authority Relationship? Learn ways to safely and effectively transform your willing, committed partner into your willing and committed partner into your willing, committed and hypnotically obedient partner. Bryan will discuss various techniques and tips for utilizing long-term hypnotic influence as a path to greater pleasure and intimacy. Includes Q&A period.

Hypnoguru(m)

Macho Submission WorkshopPower and Authority ExchangeSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minBarrington

Are you a bottom who is 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."

David Wraith(m)

Make 'em Blush, Make 'em Squirm: Erotic Humiliation PlayRole PlaySat 2:45 PM1hr 30minRotunda

Why do people get off on being embarrassed or humiliated? Is this a style of play you've struggled to understand? Do you want to understand how to do this well and avoid disasters? What are the potential psychological ramifications? What's different for a one-time scene vs. playing with your life partner? Emphasizing emotional safety throughout, Midori will explore a wide range of play from light teasing and embarrassment to serious humiliation. What's the difference between a healthy and constructive scene and one that is destructive and harmful? She will share with you a unique model she's developed to better understand and create an experience that is hot for all the players involved. Are you trying to better understand this difficult subject? Have you questioned yourself on your desires or ability to make another squirm? Or have you ever secretly wanted to be put on the spot or shown how really naughty you are? Then this class is for you!

Midori(m)

Making an Unusual Fetish WorkCommunicationFri 8:00 PM2hrKingston

We're all wacky in our own ways, but some more than others. What do we do when some of the things that really get us hot are also really strange? How do we explore the limits of kinks so odd that you can barely find anything on the Internet? When you don't know anyone else with your interest, how do you figure out what is and isn't safe? When do you talk to a partner, or do you skip it and stick to fantasy and masturbation? And how do you buy earthworms, donuts, and floor polish with a straight face? Let's get together to come up with some ideas and answers to these questions and more.

Wintersong(m)

Making Your Rope Scenes HOT: Using Rope to Create HeadspaceRopeSun 1:45 PM1hr 30minBristol

We all start our learning with basic skills - how to perform the elements of a scene and how to master the tools we've chosen to use. Rope tops learn knots, develop a few bondage positions and absorb a lot of safety information. That's not why we do scenes though - we do them because they're engaging, powerful and HOT. In this intimate workshop, Max demonstrates how to move from restraint to dominance, and from basic skills to mastery. Rope bondage is the context for this workshop, but many of the techniques are applicable to any scene. We'll start with a scene demonstrating the use of rope, voice, motion and affect to create headspace and establish mood. After the opening scene Max discusses specific techniques you can incorporate to elicit the responses you want. This isn't a "how to tie knots" class, but there will be some time for hands-on practice and Q&A. As with all of Max's workshops, a handout will be provided to facilitate your learning and retention. This workshop assumes no previous BDSM experience and is appropriate for all genders, all orientations, and for both tops and bottoms.

Max(m)

MAsT Mass gatheringSocialFri 8:00 PM2hrSocial Hall

Masters And slaves Together (MAsT) Mass is a discussion and support group for people in, or interested in, hierarchical or power exchange relationships. If you are interested in joining, please come to this open meeting and see what we're like! There is no need to be in a relationship to join, just so long as you're interested in power dynamics of any kind. We'll be discussing the topic: M/s community - what it is, what it should be, and what it could be.

Railen Panther

NEFOK: New England 40 and over KinkstersSocialSat 10:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

NEFOK: New England 40 and over Kinksters (You gotta love them), This group is for the kinksters 40 and over, (and those who love us), from all over New England. People outside of New England are welcome as well. This includes: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont and an honorary shout out to New York and beyond.

NELA SIG: New England Hypnosis Group (NEHG)SocialSat 6:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

The NELA SIG: New England Hypnosis Group is welcoming folks to come and visit, meet some of the Hypno folks in a social setting, and get to know what the group is all about.

PhotoJoseph, Divney

NELA SIG: TSKSocialSat 1:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

Trans* Spectrum Kinksters is a recently formed SIG that aims to provide education and community for trans*, gender non-conforming, and gender variant folks as well as create opportunities for presenters from our communities to teach, especially on topics that are overlooked or underrepresented at mainstream events. Whether you transitioned 30 years ago, just started using new pronouns last week, or are starting to question what gender means for you, come meet other trans* folks from the New England area at this low-pressure social. (We love allies, but we ask that they respect this as a space exclusive to trans* and gender non-conforming individuals.)

Quinn , LordeCupcakeCunt

NELA Welcome Wagon: Friday Night gatheringSocialFri 6:15 PM1hr 30min637

The NELA Welcome Wagon sessions are for tops, bottoms, switches, and undeclareds and are geared to give attendees to NELA's FFF a boost up, a seasoned community member to turn to, and a low-pressure, social way to figure out how to get the most out of the event. If this is your first Flea or if you identify as new to kink, join us and find new Flea-friends, get helpful 'curriculum' lists for your weekend, and maybe win some fun prizes!

Opn(m)

NELA Welcome Wagon: Saturday Morning GatheringSocialSat 9:00 AM1hr 30min637

The NELA Welcome Wagon sessions are for tops, bottoms, switches, and undeclareds and are geared to give attendees to NELA's FFF a boost up, a seasoned community member to turn to, and a low-pressure, social way to figure out how to get the most out of the event. If this is your first Flea or if you identify as new to kink, join us and find new Flea-friends, get helpful 'curriculum' lists for your weekend, and maybe win some fun prizes!

Opn(m)

NELA's Kinky Yoga SIG Presents: Thai 'em up.MovementSun 10:00 AM1hr 30min637

The class that's familiar, for you have seen it, or been part of it at many of the local events. NELA's Kinky Yoga SIG, once again, will be presented for your enjoyment.

sepiessa(m)

Never Say Never - Exploring boundaries and limitsCommunicationSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minRotunda

Whether we've been in the "scene" for a day or a decade, each of us must decide the limits and bounds for our play. Top or bottom, dominant or submissive, poly or non-monogamous, each of us draws lines in the sand. In this judgment-free class, we will discuss personal hard and soft limits, the reasons why we choose them, and examine how time and experience may cause them to ebb and flow. We will also examine negotiating limits in various contexts for casual play, relationships, and more!

Aiden Fyre(m)

New England Dungeon Society - Meet and GreetSocialSat 2:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

Come to the gathering of the New England Dungeon Society

Railen Panther

One Rope Hotness: IchinawaRopeSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minKingston

What can you do with one rope? Plenty, and more! This is a demo or hands on class that will give you plenty of inspiration and is for those who would like to explore floor-work based, connective rope that moves and challenges both rope top and rope bottom through only exploring all the possibilites of one rope. The focus here is not on specific ties, but rather how to use all the properties of the rope and the bodies and emotions involved to bring out something truly special. Suitable for everyone.

Hedwig(m)

Overview of Medical PlayGeneral SkillsSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minWickford

Deep in our psyche is the interaction between a doctor and patient. For many folks this is the doorway to Medical Play. Come and learn many of the possibilities and facets of Medical Play.

DaDoc(m)

Pain ProcessingImpactSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minBristol

Are you a masochist? A sadist? Are you curious about experiencing pain in a scene or wondering how your body and mind process pain? The FFF is excited to host nationally known educator Bendyogagirl her insightful lecture titled Pain Processing. When the body/mind receives data that there is an unpleasant sensation physically or emotionally, it can send a signal of pain. Pain can be physical (burning your hand), it can be emotional (breaking up with someone), and it can be both (stabbing pain in the stomach every time you get near a TENS unit). This class will explore the physiology and psychology of pain, and what you can do to process it before, during and after a scene. Tops - if you think this has nothing to do with you, you are mistaken. We all experience pain, it has ample opportunity to arise in WIITWD, and this is your opportunity to learn some ways to process it.

Bendyogagirl (m)

Pedular Enthusiasm II: Massage and Other Sensual Footie DelightsGeneral SkillsSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minWickford

Pedular Enthusiasm II covers basic elements of therapeutic and sensual foot massage from service to sexual contexts, how to engage feet and their owners with positive, healing energy. Foot massage is a beautiful practice that can be as much emotional and physical support as it can be foreplay, aftercare or a sensuous gift in its own right. Basic foot structure and numerous massage techniques will be demonstrated in an interactive environment. In addition, other harmonious elements of foot worship will be integrated into the demonstration. Participants with willing partners are welcome as are those without. Participants are encouraged to find demo partners if they come on their own. Proper negotiation and consent is expected amongst all attendees participating.

P.E.T.E.(m), GRLee

Pedular Enthusiasm: Universal Sensual ExperienceGeneral SkillsSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minWickford

This class will cover the numerous ways of engaging and appreciating feet and their sexual, sensual, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions. Subjects of fetishism/partialism, massage/reflexology, adornment, footwear, foot worship, dominance, communication and foot play will be addressed. The presenters seek to share an important (and sexy) pedular appreciation to build understanding and skills around one of the most prevalent sexual fetishes and universal symbols of human cultural identity.

P.E.T.E.(m), GRLee

People of Color - Birds of A FeatherSocialSat 3:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

David Wraith is delighted to host a Birds of a Feather for People Of Color.

David Wraith

Pet Play Enthusiasts' BOFSocialSun 1:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

Bark, Bark. Mrow. Slither slither. POUNCE TUMBLE TUMBLE TUMBLE. Whinny, stomp. Claw, Claw, Bite. If any of these have meaning for you, or others, come by the Pet Play Enthusiasts' Birds of a Feather gathering.

pet tigress

Photo Lounge: SaturdayLoungeSat 11:00 AM7hr607

A return of the ever so popular Photo Lounge from last year! See what new photos and art have been made over the last 12 months.

Poly Pitfalls: How to go Over, Under, Around, and ThroughCommunicationSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minWickford

Whether you've been poly for a day or a decade, there are twists, turns and dead ends for which we feel unprepared. How do you find a map to reference when you are charting new territory? Few of us were raised with polyamory as a paradigm, and so we are "making it up as we go along." Ever wish there was an instruction manual for this stuff? Well, this class isn't it. What it is, is a collection of stories and insight that shows while the rules won't always save you, if you understand where you want to go and why, you can find your way there and back again.

Diamond Blue(m)

Polyamory 101CommunicationSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minBristol

Poly 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.

David Wraith(m)

Pony PaddockLoungeSat 10:00 AM7hrGrand Foyer

This is the place for owners and trainers to bring their ponies for a bit of a workout or grooming. Loaner tack is available for the new and curious, we'll help get you started as a pony, trainer, or stablehand. The bigger the herd, the more fun we all have - come join the herd!

La Dresseuse(m)

Predicament PlayRopeSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minRotunda

You tie them up and then what? How about "watch them squirm?" Predicament bondage brings the old game of "there is no right answer" to the forefront, and lets the bottom wrestle with choices on their own (or with a partner in predicament). Will they escape in time? Will the choose to fail or endure the pain? Will they throw the other one under the bus to save their own butt? The aim and goal of this class is to help you understand the underpinnings of Predicament Bondage - the mind side as well as the physical side - so that when you go home you'll be able to come up with your own predicament scenarios with whatever you have lying around. Not all predicament scenarios require rope, either - we'll cover bondage in other non-rope ways that anyone can do. If you have some very basic rope knowledge that may come in handy, but shibari expertise is not required; if you can muddle your way though some basic safe knots, and have an evil mind, this class is for you. Come learn some decidedly fun ways to indulge your evil side!

Roughinamorato(m)

Queer MeetupSocialSun 11:00 AM1hrSocial Hall

Meetup for queer folks!

Recovery in the LifestyleSocialSat 9:00 AM1hrSocial Hall

Recovery in the Lifestyle is a fellowship of kink-identified people who are/would like to be in recovery, and their guests. RitL follows the 12 steps of recovery as written by Alcoholics Anonymous and respects the great importance of anonymity for many of us. Our fellowship is based on the AAWS-approved 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. Anyone who is in the lifestyle and participates/would like to participate in ANY 12-step recovery group is eligible for membership in RitL. Friends, family, and newcomers are very welcome! You don't have to have been to a 12-step meeting before to attend a meeting or join RitL.

Romantic Surrender: Adding Dominance and Submission to Your Sex LifePower and Authority ExchangeSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minKingston

Romance is the number one reason why people want to incorporate dominance and submission to their relationship and or bedrooms. But when you are just starting out, a bewildering array of rules, assumptions and quality-of-lifestyle measurements can be more intimidating than a cheap pair of fuzzy handcuffs and a satin blindfold. Relax! You don't need to be 24/7, you don't need to have your own private dungeon and you sure don't have to obey someone else's rules to have a good time and enjoy the sensual pleasure of making kinky dreams come true. Learn to discuss fantasies, negotiate with flirts and smiles and test the waters of deliciously risky play.

Laura Antoniou(m)

Rope 101: The Knots and Bolts of BondageRopeFri 6:15 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

So you've seen all of these "Twu Shibari Artists" binding people in intricate and beautiful ties. You've watched people fly with rope and now you want to know what all the fuss is about. In this class we will break down the essential skills to get you started on your way with rope. We will cover types of rope, basic bindings, and how to put it all together in play. Come join the fun and get your knotty grove on!

Wyldcat(m)

Rope Lounge: FridayLoungeFri 7:00 PM3hr 15min632

Come to the Rope Lounge, and Rope!

Twitch-the-Switch, justDerek

Rope Lounge: SaturdayLoungeSat 10:00 AM8hr632

Come to the Rope Lounge, and Rope!

Twitch-the-Switch, justDerek

Rope Lounge: SundayLoungeSun 10:00 AM6hr632

Come to the Rope Lounge, and Rope!

Twitch-the-Switch, justDerek

Rope TheoryRopeFri 10:15 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Join Trialsinner in a guided discussion that dives into the cerebral motivations of rope bondage. Let's learn from each other's experiences and expand our perspectives on why we like rope. Topics that will be discussed include headspace, D/s, control, negotiation, connection, and more. This is one of those deep talky classes.

Trialsinner(m)

Rubber 101 with The New England Rubber MenGeneral SkillsSat 2:45 PM1hr 30min637

Meet the New England Rubber Men at a hands-on talk and demo of rubber wear and gear. Come take a look, ask questions, maybe try something out or on.

Corey(m)

Safer Sex It Up!General SkillsSat 10:45 AM1hr 30min637

Sex is good! Stress about STDs is not so good! Together, we will learn more about Sex, STDs, and how to play in a way that promotes safer sexy times. This class is for people at all places on the spectrum - from people that want to have a sexy time but don't know much about some of the risks - to the most careful safer sex slut! Mono, poly, LGBTQ, blood players, we will discuss methods of safer sex for everyone, and how to ask for and get the safer sex scene you are looking for.

dee(m)

Scene Survival 101 - For New PlayersGeneral SkillsSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minKingston

Few things in life are as exciting, or as confusing, as entering the BDSM scene. Bottom or Top? Mistress/Master or Slave? Dominant or Submissive? Leather, rubber, vinyl, spandex or latex? Coke or Pepsi? If you consider yourself a new scene player, or if you're just interested in exploring what it's all about, join DeLano in a discussion that will help demystify, clarify and illustrate such concepts as etiquette, negotiation, personal responsibility and safety among others with an eye toward helping you to lay a foundation for survival and success in this brave new world.

DeLano(m)

Sensuous Single Tails: It's like sex at the speed of soundImpactSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minRotunda

It's easy to hurt someone with a whip but it takes an expert to seduce them with one. Sensuous Single Tails explores the softer side of whip scenes. Long known as a serious tool for precise delivery of pain, the single tail also has a sensuous side. Learn to use your whip to craft a sensuous scene and you too will be having "sex at the speed of sound."

Domino(m)

Serving With ExcellencePower and Authority ExchangeSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Are you looking to develop skills to serve your dominant in the home, at work, or just for play? Perhaps You have a submissive or service person whom You'd like to have serve You better? This practical workshop will go over the basics of what is service, discuss reasons why we do it, and impart essential service tips & tricks to make any dominant's household/work/day run smoothly and with ease!

Aiden Fyre(m)

Sex Positive (What Does it Mean?)CommunicationFri 6:15 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Coined over half a century ago by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, the term "sex positive" still inspires confusion and fear. What does sex positive mean and, perhaps more importantly, what does it mean to be sex positive? This class will discuss the definition of the term "sex positive," the history of the sex positive movement, and how we apply the principles of sex positivity to our daily lives.

David Wraith(m)

So You Want to Be a Slut?: ...So Survival Tips on How to Do it Safely, Sanely, and just have fun!CommunicationFri 10:15 PM1hr 30minKingston

Want more freedom, sex, excitement, intimacy, and connection in your life and relationships? Interested in exploring more sexual partners or opening up a current relationship but don't know where to start? Curious about polyamory and/or swinging but don't know how to talk about it with your partner(s)? Come and explore alternative sexual relationships and avenues of loving and relating ... and walk away with skills for venturing into the world of unlimited love and pleasure.

Aiden Fyre(m)

Society Meet and GreetSocialSat 4:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

The Society, LLC is a pansexual, support, social and educational group for the 21 years and older BDSM community in the Connecticut area and beyond. Come to the meet and greet and meet members of the board of directors, as well as members of the Society. Get to know what the Society is all about and how you can become a member as well as what events and educational workshops take place. The Society is located in Hartford, CT. www,thesocietyct.org

Tasha Rose

Spankos Meet and Greet: Fans of Rosy Red Cheeks and Wicked Warm Bottoms!SocialSat 11:00 AM1hrSocial Hall

A gathering for those who enjoy a most classic form of kink - the spanking. Over the knee, bare-bottom, hairbrush, belt, paddle - as long as it results in a red rump, we're all for it! Join spankos from all around at this friendly meet and greet to discuss one of your favorite topics!

NaughtyBaby

Strategies for Trans*/Cis Erotic PlayGenderSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minKingston

It's awesome when two or more people are interested in play, sex, or dating. When one or more of those people are trans*, and one or more of them are cis, there are particular communication strategies, pressures, joys, and other considerations, that can be valuable to acknowledge and work with. Whether you're looking for a quick pickup or a lasting relationship, this workshop will help provide you with concrete tools and strategies for how these interactions can, and do, work.

Wintersong(m)

Submissive Self SafetySubmissive MindsetSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minWickford

This class is aimed specifically at folks on the "S-type" spectrum, bottoms, subs, slaves, etc. (Doms/tops are welcome to attend and respectfully listen, but not participate. The class "Doms are from Mars..." covers these same issue, but includes all voices.) So. You're a bottom, sub, or slave. Chances are that in your fantasies you are whipped, bound, or tortured, as well as cared for, protected, or owned. In our ideal BDSM world, boundaries are always respected and no one ever gets unintentionally hurt or injured. But as you probably know, whether from experience or just from common sense, fantasy and reality diverge. Tops forget your safeword. Doms fail to pick up your cues. Things you thought you were okay with... very suddenly you're not. And there are even some very real predators out there, but things can go awry even with someone you know and trust. What do you do? Tough it out and then vent about it on your blog the next day? Or take responsibility for your own well-being? Is it even possible for someone in subspace to take that initiative? Can you learn to? And will you be doing your top a disservice or a great service by doing so? Ultimately only you can be responsible for your physical and mental health, and ultimately you will be the one to deal with what scars you may be left with if something goes wrong. How do you keep from deepening the scars with self-blame or turning your relationship with your top toxic because you blame them? What's the difference between responsibility and blame? Bring your minds and hearts to the table and we'll discuss this deeply personal but highly necessary issue.

Cecilia Tan(m)

Swingers Meet and GreetSocialSat 7:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

Choice Social Club hosts the Swingers Meet and Greet. Come find out about some great swinging opportunities, and meet others who are interested in this delightful interaction.

Choice Social Club

Switches Meet and Greet!: Loving life on both sides of the spectrum!SocialSat 12:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

A gathering place for those of us who like to live both sides of the power fence. Ask questions, share experiences, and discuss what makes switching the best form of power exchange out there!

NaughtyBaby, NaughtyRalphie

Taoist Tantra for Self Healing : and Greater IntimacySpiritualitySun 10:00 AM1hr 30minBristol

This experiential workshop will present practices that you can use to transform negative emotions into positive emotions, harness the healing power of orgasm energy, and how to use that to have deeper intimacy with your partners. We will be focusing on solo practices that you can do anywhere (meaning - you will be clothed). As time permits, Bendy will guide you through some partnered exercises that use breath and light touch to create bonds. Please come solo, paired, or in groups of 3 or more.

Bendyogagirl (m)

Teasecraft Kinky Maker/Crafter Meet and GreetSocialSat 10:00 AM1hrSocial Hall

Teasecraft meetup groups are for folks interested in making their own sex toys / BDSM equipment / other kinky and fun things. All are welcome, regardless of your (a)sexuality/orientation/gender or what materials you work with (electronics, wood, metal, leather, software, etc.). The goals of teasecraft are to create local, sex/kink-positive spaces where people can have informal conversations about making and hacking technology, bring together makers and crafters who work with a diverse range of materials and give everyone an opportunity to see the fun things that their neighbors are building.

The Art of Feminine DominanceGeneral SkillsFri 8:00 PM2hrBristol

Elegance, power and confidence... Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that's authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how-to class, you'll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner. Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more. This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player. Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome! This is an excellent foundation for the ForteFemme women's dominance weekend intensive (www.fortefemme.com) This class is open to all genders. Partner attendance is wonderful.

Midori(m)

The Erotic Pen: Writing WorkshopCommunicationSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minBarrington

A workshop on how to free your erotic imagination through writing. How to write what turns you on, and what turns others on. The Story of O was written by a woman trying to catch the attention of a man. Anais Nin's diaries stand as some of the greatest erotic literature of the 20th century. Stories, love letters, and other writings can represent our deepest desires, and it is at that deep level that the spark of creativity and inspiration resides. Attendees will try their hands at short erotic vignettes, with fun exercises to share with the group or with a partner. No prior writing experience is necessary, although valuable advice will be given for those who aspire to write professionally. Bring a notebook and a pen, or your laptop. (Class time: minimum 90 minutes... but I might be able to squish it down if necessary to the schedule?)

Cecilia Tan(m)

The Fine Art of Prostate MassageGeneral SkillsSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington

The prostate is an often-mysterious part of male anatomy. It can also be a source of intense pleasure. As part of the male reproductive system, it is vital to health. When included as part of the sexual arousal cycle, and as part of the arouse-release cycle, it is a source of pleasure. We'll consider the whole picture. Where is the prostate located? What does it do? Do women have a prostate gland? How can we learn to enjoy it? What sorts of toys are needed to stimulate the prostate? Is it icky to play with? Is it dangerous to play with? What sorts of problems might we experience? What does getting a prostate massage feel like? How can one learn to give such a massage? If you have had doubts or fears about the prostate, this is your chance to overcome that hesitation. If you have tried it before but haven't really 'gotten' it, this will help you get there. Bring an open mind and any toys you like. If you want to be coached through giving a massage, this is your chance. This is planned as a "hands-in" workshop, and in addition to demonstrations, you will have the chance to learn by doing. Both singles (wanting either to give or receive) and partnered pairs are encouraged to attend.

Lola(m)

The Invisible Toybox: Energy Work and BDSMSpiritualitySat 10:45 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

There are many ways to move around that elusive yet powerful quality that most of us just call "energy", although it's been known as mana, prana, chi, ki, orgone, and many other names. Pagans, witches, and magicians move it around in ways that we call Magic; masters of Reiki and Ch'i Gong manipulate it in different ways. In this class, we'll learn about the ways in which energy work and magic can be incorporated into BDSM, for play and for intimacy. By the author of "Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM"

Raven Kaldera(m)

The Way of D/s: A Context for Power and Authority ExchangeCommunicationFri 8:00 PM2hrBarrington

Just as there are myriad people who participate in structured relationships, there are myriad ways to cultivate and manage them. This workshop provides a framework for D/s which is based on the philosophy of Taoism and Polarity. Taoism is a philosophy of contrast and polarity, and it is through the contrast of yin and yang, that Taoists find The Way - the path of balance.

Bendyogagirl (m)

Tickle Play, Tickle TortureGeneral SkillsSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Tickle Play, Tickle Torture is a discussion and demonstration of tickling as a fun, sensual, erotic and playful way of achieving dynamic connection with a partner or partners/tickle buddies along with emotional and health benefits that include deep levels of relaxation, deeper breathing patterns, emotional catharsis, heightened intellectual focus and greater physical vitality. This demonstration is participatory and will engage participants in exploring their own ticklishness and/or their innate and unexpressed desires to find those ticklish spots in others. Subjects covered will include fair play and rules for tickling, identifying lees and lers (ticklees and ticklers), finding ticklish spots, techniques for tickling, bondage concepts (particular to tickle play) and tickle wear. Participants will be shown safe, effective, torturous and fun techniques and practices for making their tickle experiences truly memorable and, above all, repeatable.

P.E.T.E.(m), GRLee

Topping to the Next Level: Hot NegotiationCommunicationFri 10:15 PM1hr 30minBristol

Negotiation is much more than finding out what your bottom likes and doesn't like. Negotiation is the foundation for the scene. It establishes consent, builds trust, sets a tone, creates expectations and develops boundaries. With the right tools, it can also be hot, seductive and wickedly effective. Topics we'll be covering include: What is the real purpose of negotiation? Where does the negotiation end and the scene start? Negotiation objectives and how to meet them When should your negotiation NOT lead to a scene? Negotiation styles Specific techniques for eliciting engagement, obtaining consent and gathering information Demos and exercises to sharpen your negotiation skills It's important to get the most out of your negotiations. Come explore which negotiation styles fit you and what works best for different situations.

Max(m)

VASE (Vermont) Meet and GreetSocialSat 8:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

Vermont's own VASE is hosting a gathering! Come and meet the folks who have been bringing you Kink Education for the last two years in the greater Burlington area.

VASE: Vermont Alternative Sexuality Education

Vending - NELA Associates Only SaturdayVendorSat 10:30 AM30minVending

Welcome Associates, to your preview of the Vending on Saturday.

Vending - NELA Associates Only SundayVendorSun 10:30 AM30minVending

Welcome Associates, to your preview of the Vending on Sunday

Vending - SaturdayVendorSat 11:00 AM7hrVending

Welcome everyone, to Vending on Saturday.

Vending - SundayVendorSun 11:00 AM5hrVending

Welcome everyone, to Vending on Sunday.

Whatever YOU Want: The Lifestyle of a Pleasure SlavePower and Authority ExchangeSun 1:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Many people claim that they are or want to be/own a pleasure slave. But if your idea of pleasure slave is "lots of play," or "has sex with the top," maybe you'd better expand your definition. Pleasure doesn't start or end at the gonads, after all! The author of the Marketplace series will lead a discussion on the concept of pleasure beyond sex and play. Consider what it takes to devote yourself to the service of another person's pleasure ... and what it takes to create a space in your life for such single-minded service.

Laura Antoniou(m)

Whip Social BOFSocialSun 12:00 PM1hrSocial Hall

While we don't have a whip lounge this year, those folks who want to be social around having a delight with whips still enjoy gathering, swapping stories, and figuring out where to go to practice, so come on by, even if there isn't going to be a cracking-good time, at least it will be good company, and good conversation.

Whips 101ImpactSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minRotunda

This class takes a look at the history of whips, different types of whips, and how to use a whip safely in a scene. We will show you what to look for in a high quality whip, how to buy your first whip, and care for it so that it will last a lifetime. We will show you how to make crackers, replace them, and how to clean them on whips where they are not replaceable. You will learn the basics of whip use in a scene and how to keep yourself and your bottom safe when playing with single tails.

Domino(m)