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Author Readings

Author ReadingsSat 10:45 AM1hr 30min623

Join Cecilia Tan as she hosts a steamy round of erotica reading from many of our talented authors. Come celebrate the erotic word and all it does for us!

Laura Antoniou, Cecilia Tan(m)

Author ReadingsSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Join Laura Antoniou as she hosts a steamy round of erotica reading from many of our talented authors. Come celebrate the erotic word and all it does for us!

Laura Antoniou(m), Cecilia Tan

 


Communication

Beyond the Stoplight: Now with Less DramaSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Most of us know, at least intellectually, the importance of communicating limits and establishing ongoing consent. Even for seasoned players, limits can be hard to define, or keep to because one may not want to "wimp out" or let their partner down. A rope bottom may worry that by pointing out the pinching in their armpit, they'll stop an otherwise hot scene. Edge players, experimenting with pushing limits, may have a hard time knowing when things are really "okay," and when they are causing themselves or their partner harm. Negotiations and safewords, in short, are frequently not enough.
This class looks at ways to address those times when limits come in shades of gray. We will talk about how bottoms and tops can facilitate communication that is not only clear, but also keeps the energy flowing between play partners. We will also practice listening to the messages our own and/or our partners' bodies are conveying to get a better understanding of what is pushing a limit safely, and what is crossing a boundary.

Samantha(m)

Breathwork for BDSM: Increase Stamina, Connect, and Decrease DramaFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton

Join Bendy for an experiential workshop on how breath impacts and effects play and communication. You will learn specific techniques for increasing connection and intimacy with your partner(s). Bendy will also share some ways you can use breath a top to keep your bottom off balance - helps with the mind fucks! We will also explore how breath can increase empathy and emotional intelligence - these are excellent 'tools' to have for both bottoms and tops - particularly in edge play.

Bendyogagirl(m)

Edge Play from the Bottom Up: Predator and PreySat 4:30 PM1hr 30minBristol

Edge Play - the stuff that they do. You know, the dangerous stuff. Join Bendy for a delightful and insightful discussion of Edge Play from the perspective of the Bottom. Using some light demonstrations, we will discuss some of the types of edge play, limits, boundaries, consent and more. Handouts for those who attend.

Bendyogagirl(m)

How to Create Amazing Scenes: Get Into Their HeadsSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minBristol

Want to create mind-blowing scenes that leave you and your partner in a state of bliss and pleasure? Do you want to feel confident in knowing what to do next in a scene? Feeling like you might be missing the mark on full satisfaction with your play?
Come to this class to find out what's between the lines and under the skin, the anatomy of a truly hot experience. There's so much more to amazing scenes than just knowing how to use the tools. Whether you are a seasoned top, experienced bottom, novice to topping or new to bottoming, this class will share with you what you can do before the scene to maximize scene success and increase confidence.
Learn about the 5 essential questions the top should ask the bottom. Find out the 5 questions the bottoms should ask the top to prepare for a great scene. For all levels of experience, orientation, gender and relationship status. Bring note taking material and your questions!

Midori(m)

How to Give and Receive Feedback About Scenes: (because you know you gotta do it)Sun 11:45 AM1hr 30minTiverton

This is a highly experiential class that focuses in on a feedback mechanism that is aimed towards giving data to your partner(s) in such a way that they can use it to help co-create more fun the next time you play. With Bendy facilitating and live demos, learn how answering three simple questions can give a wealth of information. You'll be able to use this in real life, too!

Bendyogagirl(m)

Kink and Trauma: Addressing Abuse and Interpersonal Violence in BDSMSun 10:00 AM1hr 30min623

The intersection of kink and trauma, especially sexual trauma, is a source of perpetual angst and controversy, both within and outside of kink communities. However, given the overwhelming prevalence of sexual trauma in the general population, it is inevitable that people with trauma histories (of both the "big" T and "little" t variety) will find themselves drawn to kink.
For the past 5 years, Samantha has worked extensively with survivors of many flavors of trauma. In this facilitated Roundtable discussion, she will use this experience to debunk some of the myths that can be shaming to kinksters with trauma histories. Participants will also have an opportunity to bring up questions or thoughts about this difficult topic in a contained, non-judgmental space.

Samantha(m)

Mental Health and Kink RoundtableSun 2:00 PM1hr 30min623

Join Samantha in a roundtable discussion on some of the unspoken issues that affect our kink communities. Depending on participants' interests, this discussion will either provide a space to further process ways to address abuse within our community or tackle the very real issues of understanding and coping with metal health issues within the context of kink.

Samantha(m)

Navigating PolyFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton

There are many forms of polyamorous relationships, each with their own challenges and joys. This practical workshop is designed to give people concrete tools for navigating the rocky shoals of various poly structures, while also helping to expand ideas of what forms of relationship dynamics are out there.

Wintersong(m)

Negotiating for Sex: BDSM and Beyond from a Bottom's Point of ViewSat 4:30 PM1hr 30min623

Negotiation is that essential communication that helps us each understand what your partner wants, doesn't want, and how to go about creating the best scene possible. Here's some methods to find where your desires mesh, what to stay away from, and where you both can have fun! We will touch on safety, safer sex, and generally how to communicate what you want in a fun and low-stress way. Your presenter, usually a bottom, will share her ways of shaping the scene to make sure her needs are met while pleasing her top.
We will explore negotiation techniques that take negotiation from a potentially dry discussion to an exciting, squirmy, lust producing conversation that gets you what you want!

dee(m)

Negotiating Intense SM PlaySat 1:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Part science, part art, negotiating for intense SM play is an important skill to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. However, like many 'soft' skills in BDSM, it can be a difficult and confusing skill to master. Being able to share your needs and desires in order to let your potential partner understand what you want to do or have done to you can seem daunting. However, approached like any other skill in BDSM activities, negotiations can be broken down to simpler, more understandable concepts that allow a clearer view of what you need to do in order to have a safe, fun and satisfying scene.
Together Boomer and lisa have over 30 years of experience in many different BDSM play settings. From simple "Hi, let's play" at a party or event, to an involved and very intense SM scene, their experiences have given them good insight into what works (and maybe doesn't) in negotiating a scene. With their viewpoints as a top (Boomer) and bottom (lisa) they will be able to give perspectives on negotiations from both sides of the experience.
While geared toward negotiating a scene for intense SM play, the topics covered in the presentation are applicable to any level of BDSM activities and would be equally helpful to new or experienced people.
The presentation will cover several topics including: negotiation techniques; honesty and openness in negotiating; defining the activities in a scene; sharing triggers and "land mines"; setting scene goals, shared responsibility for maintaining a successful scene; communicating during a scene; risk tolerance; and walking away/declining a scene.

Boomer(m), Lisa

Negotiation for Introverts: Alternative Ways to Express Your Needs, Wants, Desires, and LimitsSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minKingston

Negotiation is important; we all know that, but for some of us with introversion or anxiety, negotiation can also be terrifying. Ever felt like you just freeze up when trying to talk to a partner? Or that you have too much to say and not enough structure to say it? You're not alone! In this workshop we'll look at ways to negotiate and express oneself that are off the beaten path including negotiation notebooks, hands-on learning, games, and active/guided listening techniques.

Connor Synuates(m)

NELA Welcome Wagon - Friday NightFri 6:00 PM1hr 30min623

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 make new Flea-friends, get helpful 'curriculum' lists for your weekend, and maybe win some fun prizes!

Opn(m)

NELA Welcome Wagon - SaturdaySat 9:00 AM1hr 30min623

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 make new Flea-friends, get helpful 'curriculum' lists for your weekend, and maybe win some fun prizes!

Opn(m)

Response to Community Abuse: Promoting Change from the Top Down (& Bottom Up)Sat 6:15 PM1hr 30minKingston

As hard as it is for us to swallow, abuse and consent violations happen in our communities. When NCSF published the results from its consent violation survey, it was revealed that roughly 36% of the survey respondents reported experiencing non-consensual touch at a kink related meeting, club, munch, party or event.
All too often, event organizers find themselves in seemingly impossible positions when allegations of abuse and consent violations arise. How can community leaders both provide support to those who have experienced harm, hold those who commit abusive acts accountable, and maintain community integrity? What can kinksters do to foster accountability and safety in their communities?
Join Samantha in a conversation where these issues are discussed and addressed. Community leaders and members are invited to explore existing research on effective abuse response policies and start a dialogue about putting these concepts into practice.

Samantha(m)

What Do You Want From Me? Fantasy vs RealitySat 9:45 PM1hr 30minBarrington

In the world of BDSM and D/s we actively use our fantasies as part of our sex lives and our relationships. We share those fantasies with each other. We bond over them. Many BDSM relationships are based on the shared fantasy that we turn into our consensual reality. But this makes for the most complex set of relationship issues, ever, doesn't it? Cecilia Tan polled folks about their kinky relationships and how their fantasy lives and real-world lives matched up, or didn't. Come find out the results of the poll and discuss what is it that bottoms look for in a top? What do masters look for in a slave? Are we really looking to match the expectations set by romance novels, porn, or our wildest fantasies?

Cecilia Tan(m)

Who Cares What Everyone Says?Sat 2:45 PM1hr 30minWickford

Have you heard the question "what are you into?" a thousand times? Do you know the answer? How do you figure it out? Are you doing it right? What does everyone else say and why do you care? There's a great big ocean of fetishes out there; how can you dip your toe in, have some fun, and not get hurt? Let's talk about wants vs. needs and what each of them means to you as you make your way slowly into the community. Let's talk about defining our own boundaries and doing things our way. This class is meant to be an open discussion and idea sharing format.

GRLee(m)

Why Does That Turn You On?: Shy People Talking About FeelingsSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Many people (such as the facilitator) have confusing and complex feelings about arousal and excitement. This interaction or that situation drives us totally crazy, but it's extremely difficult to communicate that when we are not sufficiently aggressive or experienced or have a wide network of peers to help us.
This workshop will provide space for us to talk about what kinds of things excite us and why. There will be room for experimentation and play, so bring your feelings, bring your fantasies, bring that costume that you wish someone would appreciate seeing you in - that thing that makes your feel so sexy, but you've never been able to wear. Until now.
This workshop is specifically for us shy and inexperienced folk to help pull out each other's inner kink. Long-time Kinksters who have the experience and confidence and knowledge to share will much happier in other sessions. Please come wearing a mask.

Bil(m)

 


EVENT

BDSM TasterFri 7:45 PM2hrRotunda

Never been to a dungeon or play party? Not sure what to expect at the play party Saturday night? Come to the NELA BDSM Taster on Friday night and get your bearings. You will be able to meet new people, learn basic etiquette for playing around others and explore and experience new things from either the giving or the receiving end (or both)! Come check out our "tasting menu" of stations including spanking, canes, knives, bondage and more. Our station hosts are there to answer questions and give you a "taste" from their menu, either as the top, bottom, or both. This is a no pressure event; feel free to observe, ask questions, try one thing or many. Please note this is not a play party; this is the tasting menu for Saturday night's fun!

Danie(m), Iya

Operation Hammond CPR/First Aid Training: PRE-SIGNUP REQUIRED!Fri 6:00 PM3hr 30minKingston

Web: This event needs pre-signup. Please see the signup on our web ticket sales page:

RKO Army ProductionsFri 10:00 PM4hrRotunda

The RKO Army Shadowcast company presents:

  • Firefly: Jaynestown
  • Devil's Carnival
  • Dr. Horrible Sing-along Blog
  • Excerpts from Rocky Horror Picture Show
Interwoven with various hilarious skits and including "Yo Ho Sebastian", "Cell Block Tango", "Twerking in the Rain" and others.
These are all enhanced with Audience Participation!
FIREFLY: "JAYNESTOWN"
Returning to a moon where he ran into some serious trouble years ago, Jayne discovers that he's become the local folk legend of a colony of mudders, the "Hero of Canton", with his own statue. Meanwhile, Mal decides to use this distraction to try to complete a smuggling job. The local magistrate tries to gain revenge on Jayne. And more. Sing along to the hit song "The Man They Call Jayne"!
THE DEVIL's CARNIVAL
Three individuals, John, Ms. Merrywood, and Tamara find themselves lost in hell. Though the manner of their passing gives brief insight to their transgressions, it isn't until they reach The Devil's Carnival in Hell, run by Lucifer himself, where they are forced to relive the sins of their past once more and their histories are truly revealed. Once they breach the Carnival gates, Lucifer and his hellish, but colorful band of Carnies, put on an unforgettable show for all three damned souls.
DOCTOR HORRIBLE's SING-A-LONG BLOG
Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own video blog, must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder. He is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil, but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible's life is complicated when he falls in love with Penny, an advocate for the homeless. The situation becomes even more challenging when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to win the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl?
EXCERPTS FROM ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Experience the greatest cult movie of all time. Brad & Janet, a newly engaged couple have a car breakdown in an isolated area and must find a phone to call for help. They find themselves at the bizarre castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite, and meet challenges they are unprepared for. They, and you the audience, meet a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp'. Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man. Eddie comes out of deep freeze. A rival scientist comes to the castle. And what of the floor show that is held in the middle of the night!

RKO Army(m)

Saturday Evening Dance/Play Party: Plaza Ballroom 1Sat 8:00 PM6hrNarragansett

See the description on the ticketing site!

Kas Golubic(m)

Saturday Evening Dance/Play Party: Plaza Ballroom 2Sat 8:00 PM6hrOcean

See the description on the ticketing site!

Kas Golubic(m)

Saturday Evening Dance/Play Party: Plaza FoyerSat 8:00 PM6hrPlaza Foyer

See the description on the ticketing site!

Kas Golubic(m)

Saturday Evening Dance/Play Party: Plaza Ballroom 3Sat 8:00 PM6hrRhode Island

See the description on the ticketing site!

Kas Golubic(m)

 


Gender

Asexual to Zanie: Exploring the Terminology of SexualitySat 10:45 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

Explore basic sexuality terms and labels including those within LGB/Queer + spectrum as well as concepts of self as they relate to sexual orientation.

Connor Synuates(m)

Everyone Has One: Using and Respecting PronounsFri 7:45 PM1hr 30minWickford

Are you a girl or a boy? What's your preferred gender pronoun? They isn't singular. These are just some of the questions that most people have either thought about or heard when trying to figure out how to talk to a person who may not conform to every stereotype of society's gender norms. Everyone has one; we will discuss how to ask (or not ask) these questions, and how to create a space where pronouns are a thing that exist and we, as a community, know how to use them respectfully.

Echolynx(m)

Kim Airs with Leo Rising: From Femme to Sleazy Alter EgoSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton

How does a feminine female transform herself into a porno loving, sleazy guy who passes in public? Now's your chance to see Kim Airs' hysterical, informative and inspirational performance, "Kim Airs with Leo Rising" where she transforms herself into her sleazy alter ego, Leo DeGennaro. You won't believe what you're watching when she starts as her sexy self and gradually transforms into Leo, her alter ego for the past 20 years, all the while telling true stories of her gender bending antics. You don't want to miss this!

Kim Airs(m)

 


General Skills

Aftercare for AllSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minWickford

Aftercare is often discussed as a need many bottoms or subs have after a scene, but often leaves out the needs of the Top or Dom. This workshop explores how everyone should address aftercare for all involved, and in the many ways that they can differ from person to person.

Sir Vice(m)

Basic Violet WandsSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minRotunda

This class offers a brief historical overview of violet wands and a discussion of safety and health issues. There will be an introduction of techniques as well as a comparison between older violet wand technologies and the more modern ones in use today. This class presents an opportunity for participants to experience the sensations of the violet wand, including direct and indirect contact. This is a hands-on and discussion based class. A handout is offered to all attendees containing basic safety information and a list of common FAQs.

Lady Shimla(m)

Best Kink Advice Nobody Told YouSat 10:45 AM2hrBristol

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 is happy? Join Midori in this popular and unique class where she explodes the standard definitions of kink and expands the idea of what it is 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 desire 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 is curious about their own pleasure potential!

Midori(m)

Connecting Through Intentional Pain PlayFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minWickford

Exploring limits and processing pain as a joint venture during a scene. Pain processing is an integral part of any impact or pain scene. It's not something that the bottom has to, or should, manage alone. Approaching pain processing as a team effort and working together can improve your connection, pain tolerance and scene duration.

chasingamy(m)

Crazy Glue Invisible Bondage and InfibulationSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minRotunda

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 to 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)

Cut Downs and Cut OutsSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minKingston

We spend hours practicing our ties, thinking up new and creative ways to bind and contort the body with rope, or straps, or other types of bondage. How much time has been spent thinking about getting the person out or down in an emergency? How much time have you spent practicing for problems that may come up? Your rope skills may be tight, but that doesn't stop the building from catching fire, the ceiling from collapsing or the idiot monopolizing the suspension frame from making a mistake. This class will be an opportunity to discuss those problems that may come up, the tools you would use in case of emergency and when to make the decision to cut. As the class draws to a close you will have the opportunity to practice cutting rope under tension. These minutes of practice could make the difference when seconds count.

AdelineKindred(m)

Everything You Want to Know About Latex : From the Basics to the BizarreSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minKingston

Delve into the deliciously decadent world of latex fetish with The Baroness, New York's Premier Latex Designer. Explore latex's evolution from a taboo worn only behind closed doors to its general acceptance in the current scene. Once a secret fetish, hidden from all but the most trusted, latex has exploded into popular culture through film, stage, and advertising.
The Baroness will provide an overview of latex history, tracing it from its origins as a sacred item, through Christopher Columbus, Goodyear rubber, gas masks, girdles, Atomage and The Avengers, to fetish and its present use in advertising, fashion and entertainment. She will explain the difference between rubber and latex, offer advise on what to look for when shopping for latex clothing and rubber gear; and provide instruction in care and repair to ensure your fetish garb enjoys a long life.
You will also be treated to a mini fashion show of The Baroness' provocative latex designs and explore Bizarre Rubber Creations, Toys for the Sophisticated Fetishist, while learning about the complex world of rubber play, sensory deprivation, and latex confinement.
As a latex evangelist, The Baroness seeks to both spread the word and educate the masses. There will be a lengthy Q & A period where all questions will be answered thoughtfully and in-depth.
This workshop is more of a guided discussion group on the process of identifying, naming, sharing and potentially enacting our scariest fantasies. It's not about being outrageous to shock others - it's about fear of community mores, worries about personal responsibility, shameful eroticism and secret joys.

Baroness Latex(m)

Finding Pleasure After TraumaSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minWickford

We each deserve pleasure, regardless of our pasts. But how can we find our sensual and sexual selves after trauma? Dr. Ruthie brings their extensive experience in helping others discover how to nurture the return of pleasure after pain. Attendees will gain new insight and tools for rediscovering joy and intimacy.

This workshop will focus on survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, medical trauma, childhood sex abuse, and other traumas. This workshop is grounded in trauma recovery theory focused on mindfulness, grounding, restoring, and reclaiming of the self and uses techniques common in strengths-based social work, positive psychology, and the narrative approach. Participants will not be asked to disclose the source of their traumas during the workshop, and instead will be invited to quietly reflect, draw, or write as needed so as to keep the space as safe and comfortable as possible for everyone. This workshop is best for participants who are no longer in a high-risk situation (ie: no longer dating their abuser), with the exception of those who face ongoing medical interventions.

Dr. Ruthie(m)

Formicophilia Fun!Sat 2:45 PM1hr 30minRotunda

Formicophilia is the erotic interest in being crawled upon and/or bitten by small insects, although in this workshop we'll look at playing with worms too. Starting out by covering some of the "whys" and "hows" of this versatile and edgy form of play for, including everything from mindfucks to sensual play, pain play, and beyond. We'll talk about some of the common kinds of critters people play with such as red wigglers, earthworms, fly larva, mealworms/superworms, crickets, and slugs. Safety and techniques will be discussed and demoed for a variety of critters, objectives, anatomy, and play scenarios.

Wintersong(m)

Fun With PervertablesSat 2:45 PM1hr 30min623

Thanks to the sexy world of pervertables, you too can be the MacGuyver of kink! Come learn how to make the most of whatever you've got on hand. Locked in a room with nothing but dental floss and stuffed pig? No problem! You have all you need for a sexy scene. After all, it's not what you use... it's how you use it!

Arkcane(m)

Intro to CBTSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda

Cock and Ball Torture (cbt) doesn't have to be incredibly complex or difficult. This introductory cbt class will cover some of the fun and mean things you can do to someone's (or your own) cock and balls quickly and easily using readily available supplies such as clothespins/clamps, your own fingers, various impact toys, things you can buy at the corner store and more! Plus, some delightfully nasty things to do for folks who are ready to step up their cbt game a bit. Join us for the hows, whys (and why nots), and of course some fun demonstrations!

Wintersong(m)

Mixed Scenes: Mixing Your Tickle UpSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minBristol

Mixed scenes will explore the inclusion of other kink activities into the tickle scene. We will incorporate impact, sensation play, trampling, sexual tease and denial, interrogation play and/or other forms of play in a demo-based and participatory class. Participants should bring open minds and ideas for discussion.

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

Playing When Health is a Hard LimitSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minRotunda

Your mind wants to play, but your body isn't always cooperating the way you want it to. How can you bring the excitement back without risking your long term health and well being? Whether you or a partner are dealing with chronic pain, neurological challenges, are a breast cancer survivor or are just not moving the same way you used to, this workshop will give you some new ideas and perspectives. Play topics will be focused primarily around impact, bondage and sensation topics. Specific challenges and limitations covered will be determined by the input of the class. Sample negotiations will be included as part of the demo.

soumise(m)

Sex Toys in Play: More Than Just for Sex!Fri 6:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Learn from New England's sex toy pro, Kim Airs, from Grand Opening! (now on the web at www.GrandOpening.com), all about sex toys and how to incorporate them in play. Kim's hysterical presentation will have you learning and laughing at the same time! Learn all about the differences of sex toys, what they're made of, and best of all, how to use them. You'll never look at a butt plug the same way again!

Kim Airs(m)

Sexuality: More Shades than the RainbowSun 11:15 AM1hrOcean

Sexuality is so fluid, and so much more complex than gay or straight. Participants of varying identities, orientations, and preferences will share their feelings regarding their sexuality as well as their experiences, growths, and struggles, and will field questions from the audience.

Sara Scalper(m)

Sexy, Fun, and Safe: Sexual Health and Protecting YourselfSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minRhode Island

Sex is good! Stress about STI's is not so good! Together, we will more about Sex, STI's (also known as STD's), 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.

dee(m)

Survival in the SceneSat 1:00 PM1hr 30min623

Maybe you are new or perhaps been around the block a few times, now what? How do you make it in the scene after the "new & shiny" wears off without losing yourself? The big fun playground we call "the scene" can have some pretty dark corners - let's talk about how to protect ourselves and hopefully our friends from the many lurking pitfalls. Come join us as we talk about burnout, reputations, speed bumps, flame outs, and how to not screw yourself over in the pursuit of fun.

Danie(m)

Taking it from the Bottom: Tools, Tips, and Skills for Better BottomingSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minWickford

This class will be useful for all bottoms and switches-who-bottom, whether you are new to the scene or have been around a while. Being a bottom can be challenging. We will talk about ways of improving your chances of getting play, how to have better play, finding partners, and how to look after ourselves as we splash around in the big kinky pond. While we will be focusing on bottoming, we will also touch on strategies and self-care for submissives looking for SM play.

Danie(m)

Taking it from the Top: Tools, Tips, and Skills for Better ToppingSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minRhode Island

This class is for tops and switches-who-top who are new to the scene, new to topping, or who are looking to start fresh. Join us for a frank conversation about being a novice top including the challenges and pitfalls, the weight of expectations (our own and of others), the process and importance of learning skills, self-care, strategies for finding play, and tips for finding partners.

Danie(m)

The Streets: Combatting Homelessness in Our CommunitiesSun 11:45 AM1hr 30min623

Being a survivor of anything traumatic isn't easy; though especially when the words associated with what you went through are things like "druggie" and "bum". In This workshop we will discuss terms associated with homelessness and how to respond positively when interacting with people who have been homeless. We will talk about how to be open-minded within our community and sensitive to the needs of a population that is already being ignored. Be prepared to examine your personal thoughts on homelessness and come to a place of understanding and activism. Be ready to listen to what the world looks like from the perspective of someone who has lived on the street, come with an open heart and ready to combat the problem.

Echolynx(m)

Tickling: From Sensual to TorturousSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minTiverton

This 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., GRLee(m)

Too Kinky for Words: Playing Way Off the EdgeSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minBristol

Everyone loves to claim they play on the edge, or their style of being kinky is somehow greater than the average pervert. Yet even among the uber-kinky, there are those of us who have fantasies - or play styles - which seem to be beyond what is considered "acceptable." Is your kink really "OK"? How can you tell? Are there boundaries to fantasies? Should there be? Should we/can we own our most unmentionable ones?
How do you share fantasies with a partner if they make you uncomfortable? This workshop is more of a guided discussion group on the process of identifying, naming, sharing and potentially enacting our scariest fantasies. It's not about being outrageous to shock others - it's about fear of community mores, worries about personal responsibility, shameful eroticism and secret joys.
This is a "closed door" workshop - once it begins, we will close the door on the outside world, both vanilla and kinky, and let loose. Participants must come prepared to write down a fantasy or playstyle (anonymously, if they wish) and turn it in to the presenter. If you think this might "trigger" you, please don't come.

Laura Antoniou(m)

 


Hypnosis

Bodywork Techniques for BDSM: Rough Play With ZanyM!Sun 2:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington

This class will explore hands-on bodywork techniques that can enhance hypnotic states and other BDSM activities. There will be a brief discussion about body language, intent and what touch can convey non-verbally. Learn VAKOG model (visual, audio, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory) associated with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) that is often used in hypnosis. Advanced hypnosis skills will be demonstrated such as matching and leading, developing rapport with your subject, and using touch to communicate intent. Many "intense" bodywork techniques will be introduced, some rougher than others. In this workshop we will practice with a partner. It may be someone you already know, or a brand spanking new friend! Bring a yoga mat or blanket to explore on should you want to practice and be led through techniques. Expect to learn, explore, and play rough!

ZanyM(m)

Hypnosis, Sadism and MasochismSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minBarrington

As we explore BDSM and Hypnosis, one of the most surprising aspects is the effectiveness of using hypnosis to explore and enhance sadism and masochism. Whether you are hacking the pain process, creating remote triggers, or exploring emotional sadism, there are a wide variety of tools available. We will examine how to induce trance with S&M as well as how to create hypnotic effects. Appropriate for beginners in Hypnosis and BDSM. Demonstrations include humiliation, fear and pain.

Mr. Dream(m)

Induction Starter Kit: Essential Inductions for New and Intermediate HypnotistsSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minBarrington

Versatility is important in erotic hypnosis. The more good inductions you know, the easier it is to adapt your methods to each person you play with. In this workshop, Wiseguy teaches a variety of inductions that have proven over time to be both highly effective and easy to learn. Each induction is both demonstrated and explained so that you can start using them right away.

Wiseguy(m)

Introduction to Hypnokink: Using Hypnosis with BDSMSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minBarrington

You've got your kink in my hypnosis! You've got your hypnosis in my kink! For those who are into hypnosis looking to explore BDSM, or kinky folks looking to add hypnosis to their toy bag this class is for you. We will demonstrate how to perform all the components of a consensual BDSM scene from negotiation to aftercare. We will teach how to induce trance, and discuss safety and fun ideas. This is a class suitable for all experience levels including absolute novices. It is also aimed for both tops and bottoms, hypnotists or subjects. Hands on exercises may be available depending on time.

Mr. Dream(m)

Kinky Human Tricks: Fun Things to Do With a Hypnotized PartnerFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minBristol

This session is all about what to do AFTER you've got your partner in trance. Do they like triggered arousal? Sensation play? Hypnotic bondage and/or impact play? Memory games? Personality transformations? Objectification? Mind-blowing orgasms? Wiseguy will demonstrate as many of these hypnotic tricks as time allows. Each demo includes an explanation of how the phenomenon works, how to do it safely, and some ideas for variations you can try with your favorite partners. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

Wiseguy(m)

This Feels So Good: Bodywork Techniques for BDSM & TranceSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minRhode Island

Come to this class to learn hands-on bodywork techniques that can create a yummy headspace for kink-related activities. I will lead a brief discussion about body language, intent and what touch can convey non-verbally. I will talk briefly about the VAKOG model (visual, audio, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory) associated with NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) that is often used with hypnosis. Many delightful bodywork techniques will be introduced. I will briefly discuss safety precautions. These techniques will all be physically beneficial. I will then show a hot-as-fuck scene and utilizing the techniques discussed. In this workshop we will practice with a lovely vict...partner. It may be someone you already know, or a brand spanking new friend! Bring a yoga mat or blanket to explore on to practice and be led through techniques. Expect to learn, explore, and play in this class!

ZanyM(m)

 


Impact

Caning for the Curious: An IntroductionFri 7:45 PM2hrTiverton

Canes are delicate little things. They're slender, lightweight, and deceptively simple. They are also amazingly intense - many people view them as a particularly "heavy" toy. This workshop helps you deliver a caning scene. We'll discuss types of canes, types of strikes, where to hit, and safety considerations. We'll also discuss the softer skills required to manage your bottom's experience.

Max(m)

Erotic SpankingFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minKingston

For thousands of years, and perhaps longer, spanking has been a part of human history. It transcends kink, finding itself in movies and vanilla bedrooms. Spanking has even been written about in Cosmo, although that's no shocker. It has been proven to increase blood flow to the buttocks and by proxy the genitals, heightening arousal. It is arguably the best way to have an intimate connection of flesh upon flesh in the S&M world. This class will open up the world of spanking to you, teach you to conquer the moon and the mind. It will focus on the bare handed beating of the buttocks, without forgetting the brain and the body as tools for a bewildering time. Count with me and enjoy.

AdelineKindred(m)

From the Sensual To the Sadistic: : Calibration Equals Good Scenes For Every BodySat 1:00 PM1hr 30minKingston

What is calibration, you may ask? Well, the dictionary definition is "the act of checking or adjusting the accuracy of an instrument." Applying this concept in a BDSM context in a scene, a top's body (and their implements, an extension of their body) is the instrument. The top can adjust their movements, what implements they use, the intensity of their use, the patterns they are used in, etc. to become more "in tune" with the bottom. This results in a more satisfying scene for all. Toppy folks will learn how to negotiate safely and thoroughly with bottoms, clearly read the communication signals that bottoms give off during a scene, and calibrate their actions resulting in longer and more satisfying scenes. Bottomy folks will learn what to look for when negotiating with a potential top as well as ways to communicate how they're feeling during a scene in order to assist the top in calibration.

Sara Scalper(m)

Ouch That Feels Good!: (Tr*)Sat 2:45 PM1hr 30minKingston

An impact and pain play class for bottoms, because being a good bottom means more than just having a great ass. We will be looking at the range of sensations that can come as a part of impact and other forms of play, and how to use negotiation and feedback to get the scene you want. At the end of class you will feel more confident in your ability to communicate with doms and tops about your interest in impact and pain play. Tr* = Triggering: Self harm will be discussed in this class and the contents of that discussion may be triggering for some. Please know your limits and choose to attend accordingly.

AdelineKindred(m)

Rhythmic Caning WorkshopSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minRhode Island

Have you always thought of caning as harsh, brutal and extremely painful? It can be but it doesn't have to be.
In this class you will see a more sensual side of caning that just might change canes from the most feared to the most beloved instruments in your toy bag... that leaves bottoms begging for more!
You will learn, what defines a cane, different types of canes, styles of caning, and a variety of strokes that can all be used in rhythmic ways to provide your bottom with a caning experience ranging from sensual to intense.
We will discuss the qualities of Rattan in detail, and you'll even get to own to keep! There will be a chance to practice the demonstrated rhythm caning techniques in this lecture/demonstration experience.

Carl(m), lisa

You're a Sadist, and It's Okay: Learn How to Release your Inner Sadist in an Ethical, Caring Way!Sun 2:00 PM1hr 30minKingston

Many of us have felt immense guilt when we've realized just how much we enjoy hurting people, due to social constructions. Newsflash: enjoying being sadistic is perfectly okay in a safe, ethical, and fully consensual context, and being able to be sadistic doesn't mean you must be cold or lack empathy. Discuss some of the difficulties you've have had when embracing your sadistic tendencies as well as an exploration of why these difficult feelings occur. Explore misconceptions regarding sadism as well as different types of ethical sadism/sadist archetypes. There will be a "develop your inner sadist" portion where we'll share deviously delicious tips and tricks on ways to cause hurt without causing harm. Note: there will be a section of this class devoted to female-identified or femme-presenting folks who identify as tops/sadists, as they have their own particular struggles in regards to their sadist identities.

Sara Scalper(m)

 


Lounge

Boot Black - FridayFri 6:00 PM3hr 30minPlaza Foyer

The Bootblack Stand is back this year for all of your boot and leather needs. Come by, take a load off, watch the beautiful fetishwear go by, and let our team of skilled bootblacks care for your boots, jackets, pants, vests, chaps, and toys. Donations go to a good cause and you'll look great when we're done.

Just_Kate

Boot Black - SaturdaySat 10:00 AM7hrPlaza Foyer

The Bootblack Stand is back this year for all of your boot and leather needs. Come by, take a load off, watch the beautiful fetishwear go by, and let our team of skilled bootblacks care for your boots, jackets, pants, vests, chaps, and toys. Donations go to a good cause and you'll look great when we're done.

Just_Kate

Boot Black - SundaySun 10:00 AM6hrPlaza Foyer

The Bootblack Stand is back this year for all of your boot and leather needs. Come by, take a load off, watch the beautiful fetishwear go by, and let our team of skilled bootblacks care for your boots, jackets, pants, vests, chaps, and toys. Donations go to a good cause and you'll look great when we're done.

Just_Kate

Hypnosis Lounge - FridayFri 6:00 PM2hr133

Welcome to the erotic hypnosis lounge. The lounge is a great opportunity for learning, sharing techniques, meeting people and practicing your hypnosis skills, as a hypnotist, subject, or both. Hypno enthusiasts with a wide variety of experience will be available to demonstrate techniques and answer questions. We will have a schedule of short demonstrations, please check the NELA website for times and topics.

Kristina(m)

Hypnosis Lounge - SaturdaySat 10:00 AM8hr133

Welcome to the erotic hypnosis lounge. The lounge is a great opportunity for learning, sharing techniques, meeting people and practicing your hypnosis skills, as a hypnotist, subject, or both. Hypno enthusiasts with a wide variety of experience will be available to demonstrate techniques and answer questions. We will have a schedule of short demonstrations, please check the NELA website for times and topics.

Kristina(m)

Hypnosis Lounge - SundaySun 10:00 AM6hr133

Welcome to the erotic hypnosis lounge. The lounge is a great opportunity for learning, sharing techniques, meeting people and practicing your hypnosis skills, as a hypnotist, subject, or both. Hypno enthusiasts with a wide variety of experience will be available to demonstrate techniques and answer questions. We will have a schedule of short demonstrations, please check the NELA website for times and topics.

Kristina(m)

Photo Lounge - FridayFri 6:00 PM3hr607

The New England Leather Alliance is pleased to once again support a wide group of talented photographers by providing a digital gallery for their work. The Photo Lounge will be open throughout the weekend to provide you with a relaxed place to revive your energy and spirits by showing a wide variety of photos submitted by over 30 photographers.

dee(m)

Photo Lounge - SaturdaySat 10:00 AM8hr607

The New England Leather Alliance is pleased to once again support a wide group of talented photographers by providing a digital gallery for their work. The Photo Lounge will be open throughout the weekend to provide you with a relaxed place to revive your energy and spirits by showing a wide variety of photos submitted by over 30 photographers.

dee(m)

Photo Lounge - SundaySun 10:00 AM6hr607

The New England Leather Alliance is pleased to once again support a wide group of talented photographers by providing a digital gallery for their work. The Photo Lounge will be open throughout the weekend to provide you with a relaxed place to revive your energy and spirits by showing a wide variety of photos submitted by over 30 photographers.

dee(m)

Pony PaddockSat 10:00 AM7hrNarragansett

Have you ever wanted to explore pony play in a relaxed atmosphere? Do you think you might want to try working at one end of the reins or the other? Come to the Pony Paddock and give it a try. Ponyboys Rusty and Stormy will be there to help guide you through your explorations of this most fascinating and friendly kink. You may not want to leave when it's over!

  • 10:00 Getting started, tacking up (negotiation)
  • 11:30 Cart Driving
  • 1:00 Showing your Pony
  • 3:00 Grooming, care, and feeding (aftercare)

Ponyboy Rusty, Ponyboy Stormy

Rope Lounge - FridayFri 7:00 PM2hr 30min632

Please come join Twitch-the-Switch and justDerek as we celebrate their final year hosting the Rope Lounge - a space dedicated to practicing, learning and talking about rope. There will be experienced rope tops and bottoms from S.C.A.R. (Sea Coast Area Rope) and Manchester Rope Group (M.R.G.) here to help answer questions, teach ties, or just give a helping hand. Bring your rope, bring a friend, and lets see what rope fun we can get into.
For the past few years we have had the extreme pleasure to bring our version of the Rope Lounge to the masses. We have enjoyed it immensely and have loved every minute of sharing our experiences with everyone that has spent time with us. NELA has supported us in our passion for Ropey Goodness. Now it is time to let someone new share their passion of rope and breathe new life into the lounge.
Thank you to everyone that has helped make the Rope Lounge an amazing experience for so many. From all the people who have helped us staff the room, to each and every person who stepped foot inside to learn, share, practice or just talk about rope. Ropey Goodness to all of you!

Twitch-the-Switch, justDerek

Rope Lounge - SaturdaySat 10:00 AM8hr632

Please join Twitch-the-Switch and justDerek as we celebrate their final year hosting the Rope Lounge - a space dedicated to learning, practicing, and talking about rope. Experienced rope tops and bottoms from S.C.A.R. (Sea Coast Area Rope) and Manchester Rope Group (M.R.G.) will be available to answer questions, teach ties, and give a helping hand. Bring your rope, bring a friend, and lets see what rope fun we can get into!
For the past few years we have had the extreme pleasure to bring our version of the Rope Lounge to the masses. We have enjoyed it immensely and have loved every minute of sharing our experiences with everyone that has spent time with us. NELA has supported us in our passion for Ropey Goodness. Now it is time to let someone new share their passion of rope and breathe new life into the lounge.
Thank you to everyone that has helped make the Rope Lounge an amazing experience for so many. From all the people who have helped us staff the room, to each and every person who stepped foot inside to learn, share, practice or just talk about rope. Ropey Goodness to all of you!

Twitch-the-Switch, justDerek

Rope Lounge - SundaySun 10:00 AM6hr632

Please come join Twitch-the-Switch and justDerek as we celebrate our final year hosting the Rope Lounge - a space dedicated to practicing, learning and talking about rope. There will be experienced rope tops and bottoms from S.C.A.R. (Sea Coast Area Rope) and Manchester Rope Group (M.R.G.) here to help answer questions, teach ties, or just give a helping hand. Bring your rope, bring a friend and lets see what rope fun we can get into.
For the past few years we have had the extreme pleasure to bring our version of the Rope Lounge to the masses. We have enjoyed it immensely and have loved every minute of sharing our experiences with everyone that has spent time with us. NELA has supported us in our passion for Ropey Goodness. Now it is time to let someone new share their passion of rope and breathe new life into the lounge.
Thank you to everyone that has helped make the Rope Lounge an amazing experience for so many. From all the people who have helped us staff the room, to each and every person who stepped foot inside to learn, share, practice or just talk about rope. Ropey Goodness to all of you!

Twitch-the-Switch, justDerek

The Bullwhip LoungeSun 10:00 AM6hrNarragansett

The Bullwhip Lounge is a unique learning environment where anyone with an interest in single tail whips of all kinds can come to practice, learn, or observe. Some of the best whip throwers in New England will be on hand to instruct you in the basic techniques, seasoned veterans also welcome. Curious as to what a single tail whip feels like? While The Bullwhip Lounge is not the place for a whip scene you can experience the feeling, safely, under the watchful eyes of one of our experienced instructors. Thinking about buying a new whip? Many of the vendors will let you bring it to the lounge to try it out. Loaner whips from many whip makers are available to feel how each maker's whip has a personality that is unique.

 


Movement

Naked Yoga - SaturdaySat 9:00 AM1hr 30minTiverton

What we do can be extremely stimulating, providing us with heightened physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual sensations and feelings. That's why we do it, right? But too much may make a happy kinkster into a cranky, stressed out con-droppy one. Mitigate the drop with a little naked yoga! Experience the unrestrained freedom that practicing yoga naked (or nearly naked) offers in this 90-minute, clothing optional yoga class for kinksters. You'll be guided through gentle yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. All skill levels are welcome including yoga virgins. Through all these practices we are building our life force energy, soaking the body with the energy to create the best lives, scenes, and relationships possible!

sepiessa(m)

Naked Yoga - SundaySun 10:00 AM1hr 30minTiverton

What we do can be extremely stimulating, providing us with heightened physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual sensations and feelings. That's why we do it, right? But too much may make a happy kinkster into a cranky, stressed out con-droppy one. Mitigate the drop with a little naked yoga! Experience the unrestrained freedom that practicing yoga naked (or nearly naked) offers in this 90-minute, clothing optional yoga class for kinksters. You'll be guided through gentle yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation. All skill levels are welcome including yoga virgins. Through all these practices we are building our life force energy, soaking the body with the energy to create the best lives, scenes, and relationships possible!

sepiessa(m)

Self Care for Fetish FashionistasSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton

What really happens to your body in a corset or stilettos? Over 100 muscles in the body change the way they work as soon as we put on a pair of heels, never mind when we have that corset cinched! Learn what you can do before and after your time in your favourite heels or corset to minimize long-term effects on your body, as well as make your time in your best outfit feel as great as you look. Exercises to prevent issues, relieve tension and restore natural biomechanics will be taught. Please wear something you will be comfortable moving in, bring or wear a pair of socks and bring a tennis or rubber pinky ball with you if you have one.

soumise(m)

Sexy Stiletto SeductionSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minTiverton

Have you ever wanted to do more than just walk in your sexy stilettos? Do you like to dance? Do you enjoy teasing and seducing your partner(s)? Then come and join in!! This class will first start off with a tantalizing demo. Then we will go on to learn some basic sexy seductive body movements and techniques. We will focus on how to "sexy walk" in stilettos, hot hip rolling, classy/dirty lap dancing, and how to connect with your partner using eye contact and body movement. At the end, we will put everything together to create a small routine for you and your partner(s) to enjoy!

Littlebit(m)

 


Photography

From the Inside Out: Erotic PhotographySat 6:15 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Peer inside the minds of three erotic fetish photographers as they reveal their creative processes behind the lens. Meet Anthelian, RopeRider, and Wintersong, up close and personal, in this intimate adventure into the world of erotic fetish photography. View their work, among others, in the Fetish Fair Fleamarket Photo Lounge throughout the weekend.

Anthelian, RopeRider, Wintersong

 


Power and Authority Exchange

Exploring Kink - Giving and Accepting ServiceSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minBristol

Many kinksters love the idea of service, but struggle to make it work. That's not surprising - giving and accepting service requires a different toolset than sensation-based S/M or power-based D/S. Service can be deep, quiet and profound - or it can be challenging for both the top and the bottom. This workshop will help tops receive service gracefully and will help bottoms who wish to offer service. Max will present several models for service and service relationships, and will provide specific techniques you can use to define and nurture your own service dynamic.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)

Fear of Asking in a SubmissiveSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minKingston

Based on one of our most popular articles on FetLife and the web, this workshop explores how making requests, asking, begging, and even using safe words can be one of the most difficult challenges for a submissive or slave. More importantly, we take a deeper look at key motives for these challenges and how to overcome them. Key points include: Traps and paradoxes of the heart and mind; Exploring the roots, fears, anxiety and common triggers; Training to cope and overcome the fear of asking. Exercises for both sides of the slash. (D/s, M/s, etc.)

Sir Vice(m)

Letting Out Your Dom SideSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minKingston

The capacity for dominance exists in nearly everyone. Take this opportunity to learn some of tools to do it well. You will be guided through a series of group exercises, partner playtime and confidence building activities. This class is designed for aspiring dominants, but is open to everyone. Prepare to build your repertoire of dominant techniques, and start a collection of the best mental toys you will ever have, ever need, and always use.

AdelineKindred(m)

Pedular Enthusiasm III: Foot Fetishist as TopSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minBristol

Foot fetish stereotypes brand fetishists as male and submissive. This class will explore the pedular enthusiast as top, enjoying feet from this less publicized power dynamic. We will discuss and demonstrate the fetishist as requiring the presentation and use of the bottom's feet, foot service for the top and the broader expression of power exchange in foot fetishism.

P.E.T.E.(m)

Playing with Power: D/s Dynamics for the Beginner or Battle-scarredSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

It's all fun and games until things don't go as expected! Whether you are new to D/s or have been at it a while, if you're interested in exploring power exchange dynamics that extend beyond the boundaries of the bedroom or a scene on Saturday night, you'll want to join us for this interactive presentation. We'll explore the range of power exchange structures, from Top/bottom to 24/7 TPE (total power exchange), like Master/slave (M/s) and Owner/property (O/p), and how to find a form that meets your needs and desires. Be prepared to take notes or have someone take them for you. Expand your understanding of your power exchange proclivities and be ready to enjoy deeper, more fulfilling connections - in whatever way you choose to exchange power with others.

Carl(m)

Submitting with Strength: Drop your Panties (for that spanking) Not your PersonalitySun 10:00 AM1hr 30minKingston

You need to submit, serve, and care for your Dominant partner with every fiber of your being. You are also a strong, independent person with thoughts, ideas, desires, and the need to express them freely and sometimes with volume. Can you be submissive with a dominant personality and what does that mean? How do these two halves co-exist without implosion? How do you make it work in your relationship with your Dominant? This discussion is open to all levels of the power exchange.

GRLee(m)

SUBvert the DOMinant Paradigm: Alternative Models for D/S RelationshipsFri 7:45 PM2hrRhode Island

Mistresses, masters and slaves, daddies and offspring, subs and doms; in a world that celebrates the erotic imagination, it's funny how limited our relationship models tend to be. Feel like you don't fit into someone else's definition? Wondering if there's a style that suits your desires and needs? Then explore relationship types from other sub-cultures, history, and even pure fantasy. Free yourself from the constraints and labels we already know so you can better describe who you are, what you want and where you want to take your kink. Participants will be encouraged to describe how they see themselves and their relationships and add to what will be an ongoing exploration of identity and self awareness.

Laura Antoniou(m)

The Gift of ImperfectionFri 7:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Are you a submissive or slave who loves to please others? Do you hate to hurt another person or feel that you've displeased them? Is your internal dialog comparing yourself or your actions against perfection or just the best you can do? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you. Perfection is a myth and trying to live a myth can be draining at best and destroy your self esteem, relationship and chance of finding happiness at worst. Learn to recognize when your inner voice is setting you up for failure. Translate the negative self-talk into constructive action. How to be the best you can be with the resources you have at hand today. How being honest with yourself and your dominant/master about your limits, resources and abilities can be more rewarding than trying to survive being the "super-sub".

soumise(m)

The Way of D/s: A Context for Power and Authority ExchangeSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minBristol

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. Balance doesn't mean equality- and it doesn't map to identity. It is about energy, tendencies and natural order. In this class, Bendy will present a primer on this ancient tradition, defines the poles of the Tao, and offer a Taoist model for authority and power exchange which is based on the qualities yin and yang.

Bendyogagirl(m)

 


Role Play

Animal and Pet Role Play: Nurture your Inner AnimalFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Have you ever wanted to growl or bark at someone? Maybe play with a ball of yarn and lay in the sun? Does pulling a cart sound intriguing? How about stalking prey? Your inner animal is as unique as you are. Learn techniques to bring it forth, develop it, and connect with your partner(s) on a whole new level through animal role play and pet play.

pet tigress(m)

Cosplay as Roleplay: Intimate ImprovisationFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minRhode Island

Chances are if you've participated in any kind of BDSM play, you've played a bit with roles, even if the roles are as basic as "master" and "slave." How do you level up to something more complicated or dramatic, and why would you want to? In this class we'll talk about using the techniques of improvisational acting to add drama to roleplay scenes and make them run smoothly. Roleplay is a powerful relationship tool because it bonds our imaginations together and creates an incredible sense of shared experience. Whether you want to see what would really happen if Catwoman captured the Batman, or you want to do a doctor/patient scene to jazz up using all the medical toys you bought, we have tips for you!

Cecilia Tan(m)

Going PrimalSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minKingston

Going Primal. Get your blood pumping and your heart racing as we explore the intensity of Primal as both play and state of being. Understand why it produces such intensity, how it impacts us physically and emotionally, and techniques to make your engagement more dynamic and enjoyable. Key points include: Evolutionary behaviorism and the primitive mind; Social norms and conflicting messages; Appreciating the frameworks that influence and impact; The visceral experience and engagement; Focusing on the sensory and sensual; Timing, pacing, and listening; Instinct and improvisation; moving fluidly by attuning to instinct and intuition.

Sir Vice(m)

Ponies, Trainers and Headspace: Taking Pony Play to the Next LevelSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Turning humans into ponies and trainers requires not only a desire to play the role, but an understanding of how to communicate while in role. Take your pony play to the next level by combining the basic skills with the proper head space. Bring the story to life by learning how to believe in it!

Ponyboy Rusty, Ponyboy Stormy

Pony Handling 101: Taming, Training and Enjoying Your PonySun 11:45 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

This is class for pony players new and old. Ponyboy Rusty is switching roles to trainer for this demonstration of basic pony handling techniques. If you can handle a slave, you can handle a pony. It's just a matter of communication and nerve. Come watch and then give it a try. You can't screw this up and you might have a lot of fun!

Ponyboy Rusty, Ponyboy Stormy

Roleplaying your FantasiesFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minRhode Island

Why be satisfied with playing naughty schoolgirl and strict teacher when you could be captured by wicked elves or enslaved by a vampire? Anyone who has played Dungeons and Dragons or any tabletop role playing game already has the basic skills for an amazing kinky experience. This class will teach you how to turn rolling D20s into hours of sexy fun. We'll discuss how to develop plots, characters and settings to maximize your enjoyment. All you need is a vivid imagination, a willing partner (or two) and maybe a few toys, and you too could be captured by Jabba the Hutt or tied up by Wonder Woman.

Cameron Quintain(m)

Using Pop-Culture Archetypes for Erotic RoleplaySun 10:00 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

Erotic role-play can be sexy, fun, exciting, and even scary. After all, using erotic role-play you can be anyone and do nearly anything, it is a play modality that opens up a world of possibilities. But for exactly that reason, exploring erotic role-play can be completely overwhelming! How should your "character" act? What does the "scene" look like? And how do you know if you and your partner(s) are on the same page? In this workshop we will look at an array of pop-culture archetypes from James Bond to Star Trek, Glee to Downton Abbey, and everywhere in between, with a focus on how we can use these archetypes as "shortcuts" to create shared context and help us get from the planning to the playing faster and more enjoyably.

Wintersong(m)

 


Rope

Aesthetically Pleasing Rope HarnessesSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minWickford

Do you want to tie a harness on a person who does not have a large breast and a skinny waist, a harness that is not out of a book or the one everyone else uses? Well this workshop is for you! Learn basic harness stability techniques and how you can apply them to all body types. Ask questions, get feedback, and learn how to move from basic to artistic within the rope aesthetic. Feel your creative juices flowing, get artistic with rope!

Echolynx(m)

Biomechanics for BondageSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minBarrington

If you've ever wanted to know how to more safely and easily restrict, bend, and move bodies in rope, this class is for you. With theory discussion and hands-on exploration, participants will learn how to use biomechanics and movement in and out of rope to make their scenes smoother and safer.

Abbystract(m)

Chest Harnesses, Gotes, & Box Ties Oh My!Sun 11:45 AM1hr 30minRhode Island

Developing a solid well practiced chest harness is essential in basic and advanced rope bondage. There is an infinite variety of what you can do upon binding someone's core. In this class we will closely examine the chest harness, different types, its development and the common destination a "Takata Gote" or commonly called in the U.S., a 'TK'.

Wyldcat(m)

Cuff-Em: A How-to in Tying Quick Rope HandcuffsSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minGreenwich

Calling everyone who is looking to learn a few quick handcuff ties to secure two limbs together - or apart. Fear not, this is not the class to learn the nitty-gritty details and how-to's for basic rope work. We will look at three different ways to tie someone handcuff style; a few simple steps to get them tied, with easy escape tips for just in case they need to get out quick. The best part: no rope experience necessary! Come with an open mind and one length (15-30 ft) of your favorite handcuffing rope. LordeCupcakeCunt will also provide rope, for those who do not have their own.

Echolynx(m)

Foiling the Escape Artist: Working with Body Mechanics to Remove AdvantagesSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minTiverton

Preventing or delaying escape from rope bondage: This is a workshop exploring various aspects of dealing with escape artist rope bottoms and why just because you can tie a rope harness doesn't mean no one can escape it. We will be examining and working with various ties and strategies to understand how and why they are or aren't effective and how to make your work more escape proof.

Dov(m)

Giving Good Head : Manipulating & Stimulating the Head, Hair, Neck and FaceSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton

When you have secured a friend and need a nice area of their body to touch, tease or torment, which part will it be? No, the other end! This class will teach you how to manipulate and stimulate the head, hair, neck and face. From the most basic and primal of all BDSM activities, hair pulling, to the emotionally charged face slap, to the delicate erogenous zones of the face and neck. It will also cover safety and anatomy of the neck and cervical vertebrae and other concerns. This includes some energetic theory from Oriental sources. Whether you want intense confrontation and attention or a dreamy trance state, Giving Good Head will give you a powerful tool for any play scene. 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. This workshop assumes no previous experience, appropriate for all genders/orientations.

Max(m)

Keeping 'Em on the Ground: The Value of FloorworkSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda

In this time of amazing suspensions, sometimes the value and power of keeping your bottom on terra firma is overlooked. This class addresses some positive advantages of doing floorwork, as well as a few ties that are fun to do on the ground.

Murphy Blue(m)

Paths of Self-Bondage: From Floor to FlightSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minRotunda

There are many motivations that can lead a person to self-tie. In this class we'll discuss why people self-tie and safety considerations particular to self-bondage, followed by hands-on instruction of self-bondage ties, with a focus on structurally solid ties that can be incorporated into self-suspension. A self-suspension demonstration and time for questions will finish out the class.

Abbystract(m)

Predicament BondageSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minBristol

pre-dic-a-ment
A situation, especially an unpleasant, troublesome, difficult, perplexing, dangerous or trying one, from which extrication is difficult. See Usage Note at dilemma.
Predicament Bondage is any situation in which movement, action or inaction will result in some form of accident or breaking of a set condition that can lead to painful or embarrassing consequences. The situation can be physical, mental or any combination.
This class is an exploration of the systems you can build through simple elements to enhance and expand your bondage fun.

Dov(m)

Quick Release TiesSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minBristol

Rope tops love tying but sometimes rope bottoms need to get our of rope quickly. As a good rope top, you try to get them undone as quickly as possible as you're trying to sift through a sea of knots and wraps. A lot of basic ties take as long to remove they do to put on. We will learn how make basic ties that come off instantly. The ties we will learn are single column ties, two column ties and a basic chest harness. If time allows, we will also cover the Diamond Front Full Body Lightning Harness which is a very decorative quick release harness that I invented some years ago. Please bring rope to class and someone to tie. One thirty foot and one fifteen foot piece will be enough for class. If you do not have rope, some will be available.

Bill(m)

Riffing with Rope, or Japanese Flower Arranging: How to Think on Your FeetFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington

Knowing the different elements that make up the look and feel of Japanese bondage is all well and good, but how do you mix and match? In this class we will experiment with how to riff it and make it happen on the fly; throw it all together and come out with something that looks more complex than it is. As in flower arranging, simple patterns and ideas lead to more complex structures. This is a hands on and informal class that will resemble a game of twister: questions and an inquisitive mind are required and encouraged. Bring rope and a partner to tie. *Class materials Minimum 6 ropes Length=30 foot Diameter=6 mm

Dov(m)

Rope 101Fri 6:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington

So you've seen all of these ShibariArtists 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 groove on! Materials required: 2-3 pieces of your preferred rope between 15 and 30 feet.

Wyldcat(m)

Rope 102Sat 4:30 PM1hr 30minBarrington

You've had the opportunity to practice the basics and now you want to expand upon your understanding of how to bind the human form. Maybe you want a little more variety and versatility in play or a new trick up your sleeve. In this class We will build on rope 101 developing additional practical skills and about bringing it all together in play. Come have fun & get your knotty grove on!
Materials: Bring three 25' to 30' pieces of your preferred rope and knowledge of a one column tie, two column tie and a basic chest harness.

Wyldcat(m)

Rope Control and Dominance MovesFri 7:45 PM2hrBristol

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control. What ever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you'll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides. Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Western, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun! No Experience necessary. Bring: Two to three lengths of rope that you usually play with. If you're not sure, bring two or three lengths of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow. Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional. Wear comfortable clothing. Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you'll be paired with others for practice. This Rope Dojo is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.

Midori(m)

Sexable ShibariSat 10:45 AM2hrTiverton

Ever get your partner tied up, riled up, and ready to go to find that awesome tie needs to be undone before "Getting down to business"? This class focuses on a few ties and positions that allow that type of full access you're looking for.

Murphy Blue(m)

The Tender Bits - Male & Female Genital BondageSat 10:45 AM2hrRotunda

OK, enough with the wrists and ankles, let's tie up a different body part this time! This workshop covers some particularly intimate, effective and sexy bondage techniques. We'll start with the basics of immobilizing and tormenting boy-bits. There'll be a nice demo, information on cock and ball safety and some thoughts about how to adapt the techniques to your own situation. Next Max will present a variety of techniques for binding, displaying and stimulating girl-bits labia, clit and breasts. There will be a demo for this portion too. And then we'll all practice what we've learned, so bring your genitals and your friends with genitals. As with all Max's workshops, there's a handout you can use as a memory aid when you are practicing at home.

Max(m)

 


Social

A Spanko Social!: Blistered Bottoms, Red Rumps, and Thrashed Tushies - Oh My!Sun 2:30 PM1hrOcean

Are you a spanko? Does the thought of a bright pink bum turned over a knee give you butterflies in your stomach? Then come on out and socialize with the slap happy spankos! This is a chance to meet and mingle in a relaxed environment and learn about how to get involved in your community. Come join us!

NaughtyBaby(m)

Differently Abled Folks Meet & GreetSun 1:30 PM1hrOcean

The Differently Abled Folks meetup is a space for people who are interested in getting to know people who do not consider themselves 100% able-bodied or able-minded. This is a space to exchange positive or negative experiences based around ability and talk about how to interact with our communities. Though this space is specifically intended for differently abled folk, allies and partners of differently abled folk are also welcome.

soumise(m)

Erotic Hypnosis Meet & GreetFri 8:30 PM1hrOcean

Join us for a casual meet and greet to say hello and chat with fellow erotic hypnosis enthusiasts. From experienced to just curious, all are welcome! There are several hypnosis classes and a hypnosis lounge this weekend, the meet and greet is a great way to start off the weekend.

Kristina(m)

Fem Dom Round TableSat 9:00 AM1hrOcean

FemDom Roundtable This roundtable is for Female Dominants and those who love to serve them. This roundtable tries to bring both new and experienced people together. Many women who identify as Top, Domme or Switch are welcome. In this roundtable 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 FemDommes, 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)

Hitchin' Bitches Boston Meet & GreetSat 12:30 PM1hrOcean

HBB is Hitchin' Bitches Boston: an intentionally welcoming community that seeks to foster a love of rope by creating a safe, neutral learning and sharing space, with feminine energy to drive us, and in which women are encouraged to get hands-on experience with tying and being tied. Stop by, try some rope and learn more about becoming a hitchin' bitch!

Zee

Interfaith Worship: A Kink-Friendly Worship SpaceSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minBristol

For those who don't feel complete without a moment's spiritual pause on Sunday mornings, this worship service may fit the bill. This short hour of quiet time will include prayer, reflection, meditation, and readings for those of all spiritual traditions and none, with a kink-friendly theme.

Allyson(m)

Kinky Speed MeetingSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minGreenwich

Looking to have fun and meet new people? Want to spend some time laughing and interacting with your fellow fetishists? If you're feeling a little shy or alone in the big, kinky ocean, you should come to Kinky Speed Meeting! It's sort like Speed Dating, with a sexier, edgy twist (and without the actual "dating" part). Expect to meet awesome people of different interests, genders and orientations!

RopeRider(m)

Littles' Meet & GreetFri 9:00 PM1hrNarragansett

Calling all Bigs, Middles, Littles, and those who like to color outside the lines! Come socialize, color, goof around, see old friends, and make new ones!

Panda(m)

MAsT Mass Meet & GreetFri 6:00 PM1hrNarragansett

MAsT Mass is the Massachusetts area pan-sexual chapter of MAsT International, welcoming persons of any gender or sexual orientation. If you are interested in a power exchange relationship we welcome you to our meet and greet at the Flea! Our officers and members will be available to answer any questions you may have about joining our monthly discussion group. You do not need to be in a relationship currently to join our group, you just need to have a desire to learn more about the day-to-day life of an M/s or D/s couple/family.

MAsT Chapter on Fetlife. Note: You must have a Fetlife.com login to view this link.

Griffin(m)

NEFOK Meet & greet: New England Forty and Over KinkstersFri 7:15 PM1hrOcean

Where the over-40 crowd can get to get together and say hello, trade stories, and have a good laugh.

Miss Jena(m)

Operation Hammond Meet & GreetSat 2:30 PM1hrOcean

What is Operation Hammond? Want to learn about one of the most unique and progressive social medical organizations for the pop culture and kink community. Come and learn how we turned a simple idea into a unique non profit organization dedicated to keeping people safe at pop culture conventions and how you can help! To find out more please visit www.operationhammond.com

Pet ParkSun 10:00 AM1hrOcean

Come wag your tail and get your belly rubs at our interspecies pet park! Water bowls, treats, plus a selection of toys will be provided and you're also welcomed to bring goodies to share. All well socialized pups, kitties, ponies, and other creatures (including handlers) are welcomed. Dr. Ruthie will be on hand with treats and scritches, as well as to welcome all pets including any that are shy or without a handler. Please plan appropriately for knees and paws/hooves/etc., as neither floor mats nor other equipment will be available in this space.

Dr. Ruthie

Queer + Kinky Social TeaSat 11:30 AM1hrOcean

The Queer + Kinky SIG is an all gender queer group of people interested in BDSM. Join us for a spot of tea and tiny treats! Queer people of all-genders, and allies are welcome.

Kristina(m)

Recovery In the Lifestyle: 12 Step Recovery Covering All ProgramsFri 8:00 PM1hrNarragansett

Recovery in the Lifestyle is a fellowship of BDSM lifestyle people who are in recovery, or would like to be, and their guests. RitL follows the steps of recovery 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 in ANY 12 Step Recovery group is eligible for membership in RitL.

Recovery in the Lifestyle(m)

Recovery In the Lifestyle: 12 Step Recovery Covering All ProgramsSat 9:00 AM1hrWickford

Recovery in the Lifestyle is a fellowship of BDSM lifestyle people who are in recovery, or would like to be, and their guests. RitL follows the steps of recovery 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 in ANY 12 Step Recovery group is eligible for membership in RitL.

Recovery in the Lifestyle(m)

Recovery In the Lifestyle: 12 Step Recovery Covering All ProgramsSun 12:30 PM1hrOcean

Recovery in the Lifestyle is a fellowship of BDSM lifestyle people who are in recovery, or would like to be, and their guests. RitL follows the steps of recovery 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 in ANY 12 Step Recovery group is eligible for membership in RitL.

Recovery in the Lifestyle(m)

Science Geek Social: Meet Other Geeks With No StressSat 10:15 AM1hrOcean

Meet fellow science freaks! Hard sciences to science fiction, and everything between.

tat2dgerl(m)

Shabbat GatheringFri 6:00 PM1hrOcean

Shabbat Friday night starting at sundown on Friday for those who might like a slightly spiritual and Jewish leaning start to their kinky weekend.

dee(m)

Switches Meet & Greet: Variety is the Spice of Life!Fri 10:00 PM1hrNarragansett

A gathering for those of us who live life on both sides of the fence! Come meet and socialize with other like-minded switches and learn what makes us tick. Make some new friends and learn about area gatherings where you can let your inner switch loose. Join us!

NaughtyRalphie(m)

Teasecraft Kinky Maker/Crafter BOFFri 9:45 PM1hrOcean

Do you like making your own sex toys / BDSM equipment / costumes / other kinky and fun things? Come share your ideas, projects, and projects-in-progress with other crafters. Not working on a project right now? No problem! Come join us, ask questions, and get inspired. teasecraft is a meetup group for sex/kink-positive makers and crafters. Everyone is welcome, regardless of your (a)sexuality/orientation/gender/race or what materials you work with (electronics, wood, metal, leather, software, etc). We want to facilitate face-to-face conversation because it's such a great medium for showing off projects, sharing stories, and meeting new collaborators.
For more info, check out our FetLife group: https://fetlife.com/groups/53282

Kit Stubbs, Ph.D.(m)

The Society of CT Meet & GreetFri 7:00 PM1hrNarragansett

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. The Society is located in Hartford, CT. www,thesocietyct.org

DoloresUmbridge(m)

Trans* Spectrum Kinksters Meet & GreetSat 3:30 PM1hrOcean

Trans* Spectrum Kinksters is a group based out of Boston that holds classes and munches for all folk who self identify with Trans* or with not being Cis. This meetup is for people interested in meeting other trans* identified geeks and kinksters. Come meet and interact with Trans* folk of all flavors and exchange stories and hints about the interactions with our communities! Although allies are wonderful, we ask that they respect this space for people who self identify as trans*.

Jay(m)

 


Spirituality

Awakening the Dragon: Foundations in Sacred SexualitySat 6:15 PM1hr 30minWickford

This class is an experiental class where you will learn some of the basic elements that are common to most paths of Sacred Sexuality, with an emphasis on Tantra and Taoist practices. Participants will learn some basic energy/chakra awareness, meditation for focus and basic breathwork. While some basic background of these practices will be given, the goal of this class is to give participants a taste of the energy and connection that can be accessed by these ancient practices.

MagentaRayne(m)

christian Religious KinkSat 10:45 AM2hrRhode Island

This presentation, discussion and demo will cover elements of cultural energy, historical content, power role dynamics and kink subversions and perversions. Participants will be invited to share some of their connections to religious and upbringing, life and attractions toward incorporating christian religious content in ther kink and sexual play. Fr. PETEr will guide a few demonstrations as fuel for deeper conversation and learning. This class is great for beginner and intermediate perverters.

P.E.T.E.(m)

Grounding, Centering, and Shielding for KinkstersSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minWickford

When a scene has set you spinning, but it's time to transition back to a normal state, how do you find stability? How can centering your awareness in your body help you seize and wield the power of a scene? How can you protect your mental, emotional, and energetic resources, even in in the midst of a chaotic crowd? Join us to explore the fundamental principles of grounding, centering, and shielding, and learn how to use these techniques to enhance our kink.

Thista(m)

More Than The Karma Sutra: An Introduction to Sacred SexualitySat 10:45 AM1hr 30minWickford

What is Sacred Sexuality? It's become a buzzword in the kink community, the alternative healing community, the yoga community...you may even here it referred to in hushed tones in more open minded mainstream religions. But what is it, exactly? Is is just Tantra? Is it a form of sexual intimacy only open to those who are believers in a sentient God? This class will go over, in a general way, the various paths that fall under the umbrella of 'Sacred Sexuality.'

MagentaRayne(m)

Suffering For Spirit: An Introduction to OrdealSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minWickford

How does kink enhance our spirituality, and how can spirituality enhance our kink? What is the Ordeal Path, and what does it offer? Join us to explore the essence of Ordeal. In this workshop, we will discuss the theory behind Ordeal rituals, touching on many different types and variations.

Thista(m)

 


Vendor

Vending - NELA Associates Only SaturdaySat 10:00 AM30minGrand Ballroom

Welcome Associates, to your preview of the Vending.

Vending - NELA Associates Only SundaySun 10:00 AM30minGrand Ballroom

Welcome Associates, to your preview of the Vending.

Vending - SaturdaySat 10:30 AM7hr 30minGrand Ballroom

Welcome everyone, to Vending.

Vending - SundaySun 10:30 AM5hr 30minGrand Ballroom

Welcome everyone, to Vending.

 


Whip

Cathartic FloggingSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minRotunda

Catharsis is a process of release, purification, and relief, whereby one is relieved of repressed emotions and energies. In this workshop we will explore how flogging can elicit catharsis, and practice some basic cathartic flogging techniques. This workshop does not teach technical flogging skills, so please have some knowledge of the fundamentals. All are welcome for the discussion and demonstration, but please bring your own flogger and bottom if you would like to practice.

Thista(m)

Power and Grace - Using Long Whips in SM PlaySun 2:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda

One of the more recognizable images, particularly within popular culture, of the sadomasochistic community is that of a sadist cracking a long, viscous whip on the back of a grimacing, or smiling, victim. But how many people actually play with these large, imposing whips? Many of us get a great deal of satisfaction using the shorter, lighter cousins of the long whips but have little or no opportunity to learn about and experience the power of the long whips. This class will provide the opportunity to learn about these powerful and graceful whips. Boomer has a passion for the power and grace of the long whips in SM play. The presentation will consist of a demonstration using long whips with a discussion emphasizing some topics specific to long whips and their use. Among these are: selecting an appropriate whip for yourself and your style of play, understanding what to look for in a good whip, throwing skills and practice routines to use, strategies for using long whips in play.

Boomer(m)

Single Tail 101 - Single Tail BasicsFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minBristol

Starting out with a single tail can be an intimidating prospect. A good single tail is relatively expensive, takes knowledge to select, requires some time and effort to master and is commonly thought to be a very intense toy. All of these aspects can make the first experiences with a single tail seem daunting. This presentation will take participants through all the major milestones associated with learning single tails. Topics will include: whip selection and maintenance; safety issues associated with single tails; simple and basic throwing techniques; as well as practice and play strategies.

Boomer(m)

Single Tails With Boomer - A Hands On WorkshopSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minTiverton

A large room, a lot of whips and a group of happily perverted people... Think we can come up with something fun to do? Absolutely!!!! Join me for an hour and a half of fun as we learn about playing with single tails. This will be a hands on workshop with the emphasis on learning to use a single tail in an SM scene. We will learn practice methods, throwing techniques, scene strategies and safety. People will be able to use their whip, learn new techniques or hone some existing skills. It is a class for everyone with a whip and a desire to learn to use it (or use it better) in play. Please note, you will have to supply your own whip for this class.

Boomer(m)

The Exquisite Whip: Amazing Hands-on Flogging TrainingSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minRotunda

Improve your flogging skills! Whether you're a total novice or already confident with the whip, there's plenty for you in this unique and very active class. Enjoy drills on techniques to deliver powerful, effective sensations without top-fatigue. Sharpen your finesse and precision to create the desired sensual, sexual and emotional effects.
You'll learn how to select the best flogger for your style and body type. Bring your floggers. More the merrier! If you don't have any, there may be a few to try out. Midori shares with you a uniquely connected "California" style of whip use.
If you want to learn to flog in high heels, bring them. No need to bring a target person or a practice partner. *Floggers may be borrowed from the following vendors: Kinky Spirits, Details Toys and Agreeable Agony (at their discretion)*

Midori(m)