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Author Readings

Author ReadingsSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

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! We'll present a variety of erotic voices and give away prizes and goodies as we celebrate what's hot in the written word.

Cecilia Tan(m)

Author ReadingsSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

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)

 


Communication

Rebirthing our Joy: Healthy and Happy Sex Lives for Sexual Trauma SurvivorsFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

Often, those of us who are survivors of sexual trauma of all types feel challenged in our expression of our sexuality. Between the aftereffects of the trauma, the feelings of uncertainty, and the fears of doing something that will hurt us, we can get locked into patterns of behavior that stifle our sexual selves, rather than enhance them. We welcome you to the safe space of this workshop, along with partners and supporters of trauma survivors, to talk about techniques to enhance our sense of self, our communication with lovers and play partners, our ability to stay centered and grounded, and to evaluate the potential land mines and create action plans for handling issues as they come up in a conscious, loving, and esteem-building way. Please note that this class is limited only to survivors of trauma and their partners / supporters, and that to protect safe space, the doors will be closed to late attendees at ten minutes after the start of class. No Late Attendees.

Sarah Sloane(m)

The HandshakeFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

This is a workshop in which we explore the multiple ways expectations on interactions can inform the way we communicate, listen and negotiate with each other. This will be done through a set of hands on exercises that will highlight the various ways in which we can communicate, not just according to expectations but also according to the needs and wants of those we are interacting with.

Nora, Hedwig(m)

Sex Positive (What Does it Mean?)Fri 10:00 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

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

David Wraith(m)

Negotiation for IntrovertsSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

Negotiation is important; we all know that, but for some of us with introversion, shyness, 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)

Taming the APEs in Your Relationships: Improving communication with yourself and then your peopleSat 1:00 PM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

Each of us bring certain assumptions, perceptions, and expectations to every situation we face. This includes relationships. They are often the source of conflict with others. This class gives strategies for minimizing their impact.

Bydarra(m)

Everything To Know About Negotiation: Effective ways of negotiating for scenes and relationshipsSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

Want to create an amazing scene or a lasting BDSM relationship and don't know where to start? Communication is key, and the most important form of communication that should be occurring during the early stages of forming any connection is negotiating what each party wants from the interaction/relationship. Sara Scalper (with assistance from their lovely partner, AJ) will show you how to negotiate for a variety of types of scenes (basic SM, physical edge play, D/s, emotional edge play, etc.) as well as regarding the protocols and minutiae of a potential D/s relationship. Whether you're an old pro or are just dipping your toe into the kink scene, join this class and learn some new ways of communicating your scene and relationship needs!

Sara Scalper(m)

The Erotica Writers ToolboxSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

Presented by award-winning erotica writer Cecilia Tan, this workshop is aimed at making your erotic writing sing. Whether you are writing for publication or just trying to write something sexy for your lovemate or a potential play partner, we'll present ten ways that writing good sex is like HAVING good sex. These ten techniques will help your writing to reach the next level (even if you're not writing erotica, but especially if you're writing sex!). Master the arts of surprise, delight, empathy, seduction, and action through literary means.

Cecilia Tan(m)

Packing Consent in Your ToybagSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

The hot-button topic of consent is everywhere right now. On the face of it, it should be simple: "Yes" means yes and "no" means no. But in a scene context, establishing and communicating consent requires thought and planning. This class is designed to cover consent themes of interest to all orientations and genders. It will cover identifying and communicating what you want, negotiating with partners, navigating consent within a scene, how to withdraw consent, and more. Whether you're new to kink or been playing for years, this workshop will supply you with concrete tools to help you craft your own consent and understand others' consent.

Princess Kali(m)

A Guide to Communications and NegotiationsSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

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

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

Safe & SaneSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minRhode Island(Feedback)

Each person has to decide what risks they are willing to take, what behavior is sane for them, and how to identify their own behaviors that do not serve their best interest. We discuss taking a sanity check before engaging in high risk behavior, different aspects of safety from play to relationships, potential red flags, etc...

Bydarra(m)

NegotiationSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

Critical to the BDSM lifestyle is our ability to negotiate scenes and elements in our relationships. Expressing our desires and limits, their degrees, and possible consequences is important to building a foundation of trust and understanding between parties. This workshop looks at the key elements of negotiation, communication, and problem solving. Partners not required.

Key points include:

  • Introduction and definitions
  • Inventory
  • Building your list of limits, desires, wishes, etc
  • Rationale & Consequences
  • Understand the what & why to better understand and manage outcomes
  • Communication
  • Building skills in presenting needs & limits, and how to receive them in a supportive fashion
  • Taking Turns
  • Fostering communication and negotiation with both Tops and bottoms sharing equally.
  • Managing Outcomes
  • Dropping the intention when things go awry and manage the consequences

Sir Vice(m)

 


EVENT

BDSM TasterFri 7:45 PM2hrPlaza Ballroom(Feedback)

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

Chill Zone, sponsored by Queer + Kinky!Fri 7:45 PM2hr623(Feedback)

The Flea will be a three-day whirlwind of fun and activity. Come take a break for a few minutes in our Chill Zone and relax, grab a snack and meet some nice people. Open to queer folk, friends and allies!

Queer and Kinky SIG

Kinky Speed Meeting, Round IFri 7:45 PM1hrRotunda(Feedback)

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 one of the two 45-minute rounds of Kinky Speed Meeting! It's sort like Speed Dating, with a sexier, edgy twist. Expect to meet awesome people of different interests, genders and orientations!

RopeRider(m)

Kinky Speed Meeting, Round IIFri 8:45 PM1hrRotunda(Feedback)

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 one of the two 45-minute rounds of Kinky Speed Meeting! It's sort like Speed Dating, with a sexier, edgy twist. Expect to meet awesome people of different interests, genders and orientations!

RopeRider(m)

RKO Army Presents: Rocky Horror Picture ShowFri 11:00 PM2hrRotunda(Feedback)

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)

Suspension Vetting for Play PartySat 3:00 PM1hrOcean(Feedback)

Do you wish to use the suspension rigs or hard points during the play parties? Then plan to swing by this Suspension Vetting session, doing so is a requirement to be able to use the rigs. No, really, you must be vetted to be able to use the suspension rigs and hard points during the party. This includes partial suspensions as well as full suspensions. Really, show up, get vetted, and all will be good in the world.

Lord Percival(m), Beyonder, Kinkerbell

NELA's Winter Flea Play Party, EarlySat 6:00 PM3hr 45minPlaza Ballroom(Feedback)

This year's Winter Flea Play Party will become a 'pure' play party, i.e. not a mix of dance, performance and play, as it was the last few years, but rather a time and space focused entirely on play. We'll be turning the Plaza Ballroom into a fully equipped dungeon with doors open to the Plaza Foyer where there will be social areas, a juice bar and space for negotiations and aftercare. Full nudity will be permitted in the Ballroom, *hotel friendly* in the Plaza Foyer please. All the info is available here: https://nelaonline.org/fetish-fair-fleamarket/winter-fleamarket/play-party. Ticketed entry at $20 per person.

Lord Percival, Iya

NELA's Winter Flea Play Party, LateSat 10:15 PM3hr 45minPlaza Ballroom(Feedback)

This year's Winter Flea Play Party will become a 'pure' play party, i.e. not a mix of dance, performance and play, as it was the last few years, but rather a time and space focused entirely on play. We'll be turning the Plaza Ballroom into a fully equipped dungeon with doors open to the Plaza Foyer where there will be social areas, a juice bar and space for negotiations and aftercare. Full nudity will be permitted in the Ballroom, *hotel friendly* in the Plaza Foyer please. All the info is available here: https://nelaonline.org/fetish-fair-fleamarket/winter-fleamarket/play-party. Ticketed entry at $20 per person.

Lord Percival, Iya

 


Gender

Intersections: Gender, Sexuality, and KinkFri 6:00 PM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

What are the ways in which gender, sexuality, and kink are interconnected? How do we define and identify ourselves as similar and different to those within the LGBTQ communities? In this workshop we will explore some of the ways our kink identities are defined and work on understanding how those identities and explorations are related to those of the LGBTQ communities. Come prepared to examine your own kink identities and relate them to your own sexuality and gender. This workshop is open to anyone who, in any way, identifies themself as kinky.

Wintersong(m)

(Trans)Gender PanelSat 2:00 PM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

What is it like to be transgender in the Scene? How can we make our events more welcoming of trans folk? Why does all this gender stuff matter anyway? Come hear from a selection of people across the gender spectrum and spend an hour walking in their shoes. If you've ever had a question you were too afraid to ask about the trans(*) community, now is the time to ask it!

Willow, Connor Synuates(m)

Kim Airs with Leo Rising: A transformation from femme to passing mandragSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

Join Kim Airs when she presents her drag workshop, "Kim Airs with Leo Rising" where she tells hysterical stories of her adventures in cross dressing as her skeevy (but lovable) alter ego, Leo DeGennaro. She'll show you tips and techniques on creating your drag character and ways to realistically pass in public, all spiced up with her genuine sense of humor. You don't want to miss this one!

Kim Airs(m)

Considerations for Trans*/Cis Erotic PlaySun 2:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

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

Wintersong(m)

 


General Skills

BDSM Social EtiquetteFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

New to BDSM, its culture, its events? Confused by social cues, customs, and unspoken rules? Come join us for a workshop on how to mix, mingle, and socialize without faux pas and (unnecessary) pain. Topics: - Information Privacy - Caution & Healthy Paranoia - On-line & Off - Starting with Respect - Communication vs TMI (too much info) - Permission & Consent

Sir Vice(m)

Welcome WagonFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

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!

P.E.T.E., GRLee(m), NELAs Welcome Wagon

Annoyance PlayFri 7:45 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

I'm touching you. I'm touching you. I'm touching you. Gaaaah!! Being a Dom or a Top doesn't have to be all serious and beatings. Bondage and pain are great, but sometimes rather than big direct sadism like torture, protocols, or service, you want to enforce your hierarchy through smaller more subtle means: by hitting too softly, or shooting straw wrappers at them, or sticking your finger in your submissive's ear. Yes, my finger is in your ear, and you will leave it there.

Roughinamorato(m)

Beyond The Magic Wand: A Sex Toy Crash CourseFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minPatriots(Feedback)

Have you ever been underwhelmed by that vibrator you just purchased? Are you ready to put your Magic Wand down and try something new? Maybe this is your first time and you don't know where to start; or you just want some ideas to round out your collection. Then this class might be for you. Geared towards anyone with an interest in sex toys; this discussion/demo style class will give you a chance to handle a large variety of toys and lubricants, allowing you to make more informed choices about your toys and your body. Questions and discussion are welcomed throughout the class, this is meant to be a safe and welcoming space for all. Some covered topics will include:

  • Different types of toys
  • Tips on how to choose a toy that will work for your body (because there is no one toy that works for every body)
  • Sex toy safety (and why some toys may not be so safe)
  • Sharing toys
  • Non traditional ways to use a toy
  • And finally...why everyone should own a bottle of lube.

Pandora(m)

Making a Skill a SceneFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minRhode Island(Feedback)

Yes ... you can flog, or use a whip, or a cane. Maybe you're great with needle play or fire play. These are skills that we can quickly pick up, but there is a difference between the use of the implement for a sensation experience, and making the use of a single skill a great scene. This becomes the difference between those who might be able to "use a flogger" vs. those who "do a great flogging scene". All too often in the rush to become "competent" we lose sight of what separates the student from the master, the ability to create art from the skill. In this class, Ramirez will explain how to take a single skill and turn it into a great scene. These concepts will diversify your nature and application of your skill with a single tool to create a lasting impression. In addition to this we will go over new ways to think about your approach and construct to a scene, as well as how to implement psychological aspects into your scene.

Lord Ramirez(m)

Basic Violet WandsSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

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)

Kissing & Chemistry: Harnessing the Power of Romance and AttractionSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

Why do we kiss? What makes a great kiss? What does your individual biochemistry have to do with it? What are the implications of hormones, biology, scent, and behavior? These questions will be answered from diverse areas of study including: Biology, Physiology, Evolution, and Psychology. Once you know why people like kissing, why it matters, and how your chemistry influences attraction, you will be more conscious and maybe make more informed choices. This class will cover skills and techniques for choosing, attracting, and keeping a partner. Plus, you will be more conscious of your kisses and turning your mouth into the sex organ it is meant to be. Bring a partner to practice on, or come listen, learn, watch, and be inspired.

Lia Leto, ChrisMarks(m)

Playing When Health is a Hard LimitSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

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)

Sexy, Fun, and Safe: Sexual Health and Protecting YourselfSat 9:00 AM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

Sex is good! Stress about STI's is not so good! Together, we will learn 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)

Welcome WagonSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

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!

P.E.T.E., GRLee(m), NELAs Welcome Wagon

Erotic Humiliation: Happy, Healthy HumiliationSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

Humiliation is such a complex and varied fetish that many lifestyle and professional players hesitate to delve very deeply into the many fun options for embarrassing, degrading or humiliating their submissive. After attending this workshop however, both light and heavy players will be equipped with exciting new ideas to use and expand upon. Everything from dehumanization, to chastity training, to verbal humiliation and water-sports will be discussed, as well as How to Humiliate Happily- the ways to make sure that everyone is getting what they need from the experience.

Princess Kali(m)

The Ins and Outs of Anal PlaySat 10:45 AM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

Anal play is one of the most basic sexual activities known to humankind - it's about time we spent some time demystifying it and talking (and showing!) how hot and sexy it is - and how we can bring it into our scenes to take things up a notch (or up a butt, whichever you prefer!). Whether you're a giver, a taker, a dominant, a submissive, a newbie, an old fogie, or all of the above, you're sure to take a little new info home with you ... and hopefully start putting it into practice! A warning, though - the presenter can't teach this class without a LOT of bad puns, so brace yourself ...

Sarah Sloane(m)

Ask Me If I Care: Tough Love for the KinkySat 1:00 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

Created in response to the informal (and sometimes impromptu) Q&A sessions after readings, this is an interactive opportunity to talk with the author of the Marketplace series. Don't expect sugar-coated answers: this is Tough Love for tops, bottoms, couples and/or other groupings. Dear Abby can take a hike; Laura may not care, but she respects the community enough to tell the truth formed of 30 freaking years of experience and far too many confessions. Questions may be taken in advance or submitted anonymously at this discussion.

Laura Antoniou(m)

Body Image and KinkSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

How can we work with feeling good in our bodies when there are so many expectations how it should look like or work? Even in kink communities, what affects us negatively and how can we work to create body positive spaces both for ourselves and our fellow kinksters? A roundtable discussion.

Nora, Hedwig(m)

Setting up your Scene SpaceSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

Location, location, location - real estate may have been right. When deciding how to go about conducting a great scene, the importance of location shouldn't be downplayed. However, location itself is comprised of a number of different factors, and isn't the only piece that matters. Work with the group and the instructor to determine how to best get a great location for your scene regardless of, or based on, the setting. Time will be spent on a number of different factors, not limited to but including: safewords, music volume, lighting, toys to be utilized, and familiarization with a partner.

AdelineKindred(m)

Tickle Torture - 4 ElementsSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

The four elements of tickle torture will be discussed and demonstrated utilizing simple, but effective forms of bondage. Tickle torture is a particular level of tickle play that engages the body, mind and emotions in a deeper way. Safety issues will be discussed and attendees will be engaged in creative play development and actively in demonstration as ticklees, ticklers or voyeurs.

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

Being a Happy Bootwhore: Bootblacking as Sensual ServiceSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

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

Sarah Sloane(m)

Crazy Glue Invisible Bondage and InfibulationSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

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)

Formicophilia Fun!Sat 4:30 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

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. We will start out by covering some of the "whys" and "hows" of this versatile and edgy form of play 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)

You Wanna Put That WHERE? : Sex toys in play and other placesSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

You own a few sex toys. I own crates of them. Join me, Kim Airs, founder of Boston's first sexuality boutique, Grand Opening! (now living on the web at www.grandopening.com) where I will tastefully and hysterically explain and demo lots of toys that you may know about and many that you might not. Feel free to bring your own toys to the presentation so you may learn new, creative ways to use them, too! From everything like simple vibrators and cock rings, to wild strap on play, you won't look at a sex toy the same way again!

Kim Airs(m)

The Art of Tease and DenialSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

You're sitting at a restaurant and your partner gently sets a glove down on the table. You watch them ever so slowly and softly, drag an index finger over the supple black leather; your breath catches in your throat, your face heats, and your heart skips a beat. You stare, with full understanding, that later, when you are in the privacy of your own home, that glove will be put to use on you. From playful and sensuous, to torturous and painful, join us in exploring the multi-faceted art of tease and denial. The format of this class will be presentation with guided discussion.

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

Sadistic and Snarky Scenes: Complete with Silliness and SmilingSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

How many times have you been told that your snarkiness is perceived as bratty, or that silliness is a lesser quality than stoicism? Come join a discussion about why kinksters enjoy snarky sceneing; enjoy the examples of silly scenes and those filled with laughter, and process through how to create your own. Be prepared to share your ideas and create a personal road map for kink with silliness, sadism, snark, and smiles all around.

Lord Percival(m)

Poly 101Sat 9:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

Poly 101 is for the poly curious, the newly poly and anyone who is thinking about opening their relationship to consensual non-monogamy. Topics will include the myriad of non-monogamous relationship structures, the ethics of polyamory, negotiation and consent, time management, and how to be poly in an ostensibly monogamous world.

David Wraith(m)

Predicament PlaySat 9:45 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

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

Roughinamorato(m)

Bare as You Dare: Radical Body AcceptanceSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

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

David Wraith(m)

Bondage and Floggers and Bear Claws Oh MySun 10:00 AM1hr 30minRhode Island(Feedback)

They feel good, but why? Beyond the neurochemicals that are released during these activities, bondage, impact, and sensation stimulate the "Cinderella" tissue in your body - fascia - and this stimulation creates a bunch of physiological reactions that can affect your body in a variety of ways. This same tissue can also be responsible for some of the symptoms of sub and Dom drop and we'll talk about that too. After covering a basic explanation of fascia, this workshop will explore different BDSM based ways to stimulate the fascial system to improve its function and recovery. Stimulation happens for both the Top and the bottom depending on the activity. What's in it for me??? you might be asking. Healthy fascia is important for mobility, breathing, relief from back pain (as well as other aches and pains), proper pelvic floor function (think good sex for all genders), and it ties into your nervous and immune systems (among others).

soumise(m)

Dating Outside our Species: is Vanilla a Bad Word?Sun 10:00 AM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

The term "vanilla" is used to refer to someone who is not, by our definition, kinky. We have all heard it, often being used in a negative way. But let's face it: the world is full of vanilla people. Is it possible to form functional emotional and/or erotic relationships with them? Our presenter has been in a happy and sometimes painfully honest relationship with a non-kinkster for over 13 years. We will talk about dating across the flavor line, including discussing our needs (and those of our partners) and ways to get them met in the longer term.

Danie(m)

Queering the CockSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

Delve into the universe of detachable dicks, queer cocks, strapons, dildos, and those that love them. What does it mean to own a non-biological cock? What things can you do with them and why and how? Discuss the emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual pleasure play with non-bio phallic objects can bring you and your partner(s). Please feel free to bring your own for a show-and-tell!

Connor Synuates(m)

Chastity Training: Learning to Love the LockSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

The thought of chastity usually strikes terror as well as exhilaration in the heart of the one being locked. With a mix of tease and denial, power and control, and a little physical suffering thrown in for good measure, Chastity Training can add whole new (and surprising!) dimensions to your sexual relationships. Whether it's used for short periods (hours and days) or long periods (weeks, months and years) making Chastity Training work for you is more possible than you think!!

Princess Kali(m)

Flameless Wax PlaySun 2:00 PM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

Playing with wax is so much fun, and it is so much more than just candles. Melting wax without flames will provide a larger amount of wax to work with, many different colors to paint with, and very good control over the temperature at which you pour. This class will cover the methods I use to create a fantastic flameless wax scene, including safety and cleanup. I will talk about the materials needed and where to economically source them. We will also go over melting your own wax to create the colors and wax mixture you want.

Barbara(m)

Mindfucks: Let Them Do the Work for YouSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

Sit back and watch as that little self reinforcing voice in the back of your bottoms / slave / properties / subject / victims head spins and spins building a teetering tower on top of whatever small mind worm you inserted in their head. A Mindfuck is any situation that creates a disorienting note of uncertainty in your subjects mind or plays on any fears, real, imagined, or both, that you can elicit through any physical or mental means. The goal is to spin a narrative to create an altered reality for the subject in which they are their own worst enemy. This is a discussion, demo and hands-on of how to create a narrative and take advantage of the moment as well as strategies and scenarios that can produce hours and days and even months of fun and terror.

Dov(m)

 


Hypnosis

Erotic Hypnosis 101Fri 7:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

Are you curious about what erotic hypnosis is, what you can do with it, or how to get started? Wiseguy (Mark Wiseman), author of the book *Mind Play: A Guide to Erotic Hypnosis* answers all of those questions and more. A professional hypnotist in mundane life with 15 years of experience writing about, teaching, and doing erotic hypnosis, Wiseguy explains what an erotic hypnosis scene is all about, from negotiation through after care, and then backs it up with a live demonstration.

Wiseguy(m)

Doll Play 101: Creation from Inside Out/Outside In: The benefits of dollification & hypnotic doll play togetherFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

"You can brush my hair, undress me everywhere..." Come learn about two key methods of doll play - how dollification & hypnotic doll creation can enhance each other! We will speak about making all sorts of dolls. We'll talk about creating a doll using hypnosis, making a doll using different wardrobe, make-up and other modifications and there will be a delicious demonstration of putting these concepts together! Please come with an item or article of clothing that inspires creating of a doll and be willing to engage your creativity and imagination. From the fuck doll to the robot, the rag to the action figure, the puppet to the wind up, there are so many possibilities to play with!

ZanyM(m)

Use Your Words: The Art of Hypnotic LanguageSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minOcean(Feedback)

Hypnosis is an art that benefits greatly from the deliberate use of language. What you say, and how you say it, can make the difference between an okay scene, a good scene, and an OMG-when-can-we-do-this-again scene. This class explores the nuances of hypnotic language, including concepts like indirect suggestion, authoritative and permissive styles, and special wording that can help when doing hypnosis with those who simply have a hard time letting someone else drive.

Wiseguy(m)

This Feels So Good: Bodywork Techniques for BDSM & TranceSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

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. These techniques will all be physically beneficial. I will briefly discuss safety precautions and 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

Face Slapping - Hand to CheekFri 6:00 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

Not just for Hollywood Heroines and offended prudes, face slapping can be a playful and powerful way to get Your point across. From a light tap on the cheek to a back-swing bitch-slap, there are as many ways to do it, as there are reasons to enjoy it. Come learn the history and techniques of face slapping and leave the class feeling slap-happy!

Princess Kali(m)

Finding the Ouchy Places: A Pressure Point PrimerFri 7:45 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

Is your bottom being bratty? Are your arms getting sore from all that swinging? Are you looking maximize response with minimum effort? Then get ready to explore the wonderland of pressure points! Pressure points are confluences of nerves, tendons, and connective tissues where a little force applied in just the right way will cause exquisitely excruciating pain. No space left in the dungeon? No problem! In this class you'll learn how to make them scream and moan no matter how snug your play space.

Arkcane(m)

Dim Mak: Five Fingers of DeathFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

There are several types of pressure points - each is applied differently and each creates a different sensation. "Pain points", for example, use tendons, ligaments, and muscles - the goal is to temporarily immobilize the target. With minimal effort, learn how to deliver maximum pain and torment using just your fingers, turning them into Fingers of Death!

RAMON(m)

From the Sensual to the Sadistic: Calibration = Good Scenes For Every BodySat 10:45 AM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

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)

Impact Play 207: Japanese War FanSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

The Sensu-Gata, or Japanese war fan, has long been associated with Asian and Japanese culture. For the Samurai it was often used as a surrogate sword in situations where the sword was not or could not be available. Join Ramirez as he teaches you the history and use of the fan, as well as techniques for using the fan in play.

Lord Ramirez(m)

Introduction to Rough Body PlaySat 2:45 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

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

Roughinamorato(m)

Spanking, the Kinky Gateway DrugSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

Tie 'em and beat 'em, rope 'em and rough 'em or is there something more you can do to your partner? Join us as we explore the spectrum of spanking from sensual to sadistic. Novice or jaded, there is always something tantalizing about a bare bottom spanking. This workshop will give you a chance to build on your skills from basic to advanced. The use of positioning, technique and setting the scene will be covered.

Danie(m)

The Fine Art of Bastinado and Caning: Beat the feet, it's neatSat 2:45 PM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

In this class we will explore bastinado, the practice of whipping or beating the soles of the feet, as well as traditional caning. The class will feature both Domme and sub perspective on this exciting, sometimes scary and always intimate form of impact play. A mix of lecture and demonstration as well as hands on practice, the class will delve into the following areas:

  • History: cultural context, and modern interpretations of caning.
  • Bondage for caning: Secure your bottom to minimize wiggle and unintentional injury
  • Psychological damage: Intimidation and suspense
  • Making an impact: Safe striking and a review of no-go areas
  • Questions and practice play time

If you have canes, please bring them. I will have a few to borrow. Please also bring a towel or yoga mat. If you have rope or cuffs, please feel free to bring that as well. This is not a rope class so I will gloss over the tying bit. It is not essential you know rope to benefit from this class.

Vivian Darkbloom(m)

Sensual Steel: The Art of Erotic KnifeplaySat 9:45 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

Sensual Steel is an introduction to the art of erotic knifeplay. Whether novice or experienced, learn to incorporate knives into your scenes using knives solely or as a tool to elicit the desired response. We'll also discuss the care and cleaning of your blades both in and out of the dungeon, safety tips to minimize risk to you and your partner, as well as aspects of the law you need to know. So come let the steel seduce you regardless of which end of the blade you're on.

NauttiBoy(m)

Fun and Pain with CanesSat 11:30 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

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

Dov(m)

Caning 101: For Fun, Pain, or PunishmentSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

We'll discuss the rich history of caning as a form of corporal punishment throughout the world. Learn about the materials, vendors, and resources for this simple, yet versatile method of inducing pain. You'll also learn various methods for the precise striking of various parts of your partner for pain, fun, or punishment.

RAMON(m)

PlayDHD (Advanced Pain Cycling): Mixed Impact Techniques = Maximum Bottom Happiness!Sun 11:45 AM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

This is a class for those who are already comfortable with 'pain cycling,' building on the idea of "calibration" taught by Sara in one of her other classes-while calibration using one form of impact play can produce a great scene; calibration involving multiple forms of impact play can bring your scene to an entirely different level! Sara will show some "basic" techniques used in different types of impact play (spanking, rough body play, flogging, paddling, caning, etc.), and then will teach the audience how to incorporate all of these basics into one satisfying scene using calibration, checking in, reading body signals, and many other tips and tricks. Create longer, more complex, and more enthralling scenes via the use of "mixed media impact!"

Sara Scalper(m)

Violent Displays of Affection: Connection and Intimacy through Rough Body PlaySun 11:45 AM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

It's easy to focus on details of form and technique with rough body play; it's sensational (in all forms of the word), loud, sometimes there's even screaming. But the truly powerful part of it is in it's ability to connect at a deep and primal level. Is smacking your partner just sadistic? Maybe. But when all the pieces line up, it can be romantic, bonding, and extraordinarily powerful. The raw flow of power exchanged back and forth between a Top and a bottom during rough body play happens viscerally; when you know your play well enough to let technique guide your hands, you can pay attention to the connection, whether it's raw primal fucking energy, forging a deeper connection, intimacy, the beauty of power exchange, or even just fun and laughter in coming together to let go. Tears of pain mingle with tears of joy, violence and tenderness blur together, and something deep and special can happen.

Roughinamorato(m)

Pressure Points and Micro TortureSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minOcean(Feedback)

Would you like to cause intense pain with a single finger? Interested in watching someone squirm with uncomfortable anticipation? Looking for the next thing to make them twitch with just the stroke of a knuckle? Come learn some of the most unexpectedly sinister ways to poke, prod, and torture various parts of the body using your fingers, knuckles, nails and a variety of small toys. Just when they thought it was safe because you put the whip down...

AdelineKindred(m)

 


Lounge

Bootblacking Stand - FridayFri 6:00 PM3hr 30minPlaza Foyer(Feedback)

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

Jay Falcon(m)

NELA Fetish Photo Lounge - FridayFri 6:00 PM3hr607(Feedback)

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)

Hypnosis Lounge - FridayFri 7:00 PM2hr148(Feedback)

The hypno lounge is a great opportunity for learning, sharing techniques, meeting people, and practicing your hypnosis skills, as a hypnotist, hypnotee/subject, or both. Erotic and recreational hypno enthusiasts with a wide variety of experience will be available to demonstrate techniques and answer questions. People of all levels of experience are very welcome. We will have a schedule of short demonstrations, please check the NELA website for times and topics.

Andy HypnoStory(m), NELA - NE Hypno SIG

Bootblacking Stand - Saturday DaySat 10:00 AM6hrPlaza Foyer(Feedback)

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

Jay Falcon(m)

Hypnosis Lounge - SaturdaySat 10:00 AM8hr148(Feedback)

The hypno lounge is a great opportunity for learning, sharing techniques, meeting people, and practicing your hypnosis skills, as a hypnotist, hypnotee/subject, or both. Erotic and recreational hypno enthusiasts with a wide variety of experience will be available to demonstrate techniques and answer questions. People of all levels of experience are very welcome. We will have a schedule of short demonstrations, please check the NELA website for times and topics.

Andy HypnoStory(m), NELA - NE Hypno SIG

NELA Fetish Photo Lounge - SaturdaySat 10:00 AM8hr607(Feedback)

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)

Rope LoungeSat 10:00 AM8hr632(Feedback)

The hugely popular Rope Lounge is back. Rope Lounge is a dedicated space for learning, practicing, sharing, and exchanging ideas about rope at the flea. The rope lounge is an open to all safe space.There will be experienced rope tops and bottoms available to answer your questions or to support you in your discovery of rope.

Rope lounge will be based on an unstructured assisted format, where folks of all skill levels can gather to explore ropey goodness!! This is a learning environment - so we'd like all participants to remain approachable and open to interruption, even in the midst of their steamy ropey moment. This is NOT a space for scenes, but for practice and exploration of what skills were learned in classes.

Please note that Rope Lounge is part of the Flea, and all Flea rules apply to Rope Lounge, including: Playing/scenes or any sexual activity in public is prohibited.

Nymphetamine(m), NaughtyEm

The Bullwhip Lounge: Its like Sex at the Speed of Sound!Sat 10:00 AM6hrPatriots(Feedback)

The Bullwhip Lounge is the place for all things whip related. Need a spot to practice a little before the party, want to try out that new whip you just bought in vending, need a little help with your technique, or just want to see what whips are all about? The Bullwhip Lounge is the place for you. We'll have instructors on hand to help you out with that new throw you just can't quite get. If you want to experience what a whip feels like in a safe environment we can do that for you too. Don't have a whip yet? No worries, we have plenty and we'll even let you use them if you are nice to us.

Domino(m)

Bootblacking Stand - Saturday PartySat 6:00 PM4hr 30minPlaza Foyer(Feedback)

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

Jay Falcon(m)

Bootblacking Stand - SundaySun 10:00 AM6hrPlaza Foyer(Feedback)

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

Jay Falcon(m)

Hypnosis Lounge - SundaySun 10:00 AM6hr148(Feedback)

The hypno lounge is a great opportunity for learning, sharing techniques, meeting people, and practicing your hypnosis skills, as a hypnotist, hypnotee/subject, or both. Erotic and recreational hypno enthusiasts with a wide variety of experience will be available to demonstrate techniques and answer questions. People of all levels of experience are very welcome. We will have a schedule of short demonstrations, please check the NELA website for times and topics.

Andy HypnoStory(m), NELA - NE Hypno SIG

NELA Fetish Photo Lounge - SundaySun 10:00 AM6hr607(Feedback)

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 PaddockSun 10:00 AM6hrPatriots(Feedback)

Giddy Up! Calling all ponies, handlers, trainers and general enthusiasts! The pony paddock has been growing in popularity over the years and we will present it once again. Learn by watching an all-day pony play session. We start with tacking in the morning, followed by gait training, cart pulling, freestyle play, dressage, care and feeding and - most popular of all - grooming (at least for the ponies). Don't just want to watch? Join in! You can't screw this up.

Ponyboy Rusty(m), Ponyboy Stormy

Straitjacket Salon: Try on or show off your straitjacketSun 10:00 AM6hr632(Feedback)

This will be a gathering place for straitjacket lovers to congregate and wear and/or show off their straitjackets. Straitjackets will be available for people to try on. If you've never been in a straitjacket, now is your chance to try one and see if you like it. If you love straitjackets, come and we'll buckle you in to yours or one of ours and you can hang around with other jacketed folks and enjoy the tight feeling of being bound in a straitjacket. If you've always wanted to buckle someone in, join us - there will be lots of people willing to let you restrain them. Sit and enjoy for as long as you'd like in our lounge, or we'll have handlers to let you roam around the kinky parts of the flea while wearing your straitjacket.

Questioner(m)

 


Movement

Naked Yoga - SaturdaySat 9:00 AM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

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! Please bring your own yoga mat or towel.

sepiessa(m)

Naked Yoga - SundaySun 10:00 AM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

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! Please bring your own yoga mat or towel.

sepiessa(m)

 


Photography

Fucking With Your CameraSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

This class is for photographers and models who want to explore more about what goes in to making good erotic photographs. This is not a camera or lighting class - we'll talk a little bit of tech, but we'll focus on discussing and demonstrating the emotional and creative aspects of making hot, engaging photographs. The difference between a snapshot and a hot photograph lies at the intersection of many things. In this non-technical workshop, we'll explore the elements that make a good erotic photograph; turning our attention inwards, listening to our own erotic voice. The topics we'll cover matter to both seasoned studio photographers and to bedroom beginners.

RopeRider(m)

 


Power and Authority Exchange

24-7-Decade: Longterm BDSM RelationshipsFri 7:45 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

A talk aimed at couples, especially those who may be new to a full-time "kink" relationship, as well as singles who are hopeful they'll find Master or Mistress Right. What happens when you go from a fun evening of groveling and spanking to actually living together? Just because I'm a submissive, does that mean I always have to be the one to wash the dishes? How much of the time can you be "in scene" and why? Are you sure you both mean the same thing when you say "slave"? Are master/slave contracts and marriage vows compatible? We provide a framework of common issues that need to be worked out, common pitfalls, and common questions that any individual and couple must answer for themselves.

Cecilia Tan(m)

Mapping Your D/s ArchetypeFri 7:45 PM2hrWickford(Feedback)

Do you crave D/s relationships? Do you want to improve your current M/s relationship and understand your partner better? How do we create successful and fulfilling D/s and M/s relationships? How do we find the best match and avoid disaster and broken hearts? What goes into creating effective protocols?

To answer these questions, first we must have a solid foundation and understanding of our own desires and D/s goals of our partners. Long before protocols, contracts, expectations, and collars come out, there's important work to be done. It's worth it!

This unique interactive class is designed to help D/s - M/s individuals, leather families as well as the curious to discover and discuss their own relationship archetypes. We'll begin to diagram the expectations, boundaries, goals, and priorities for your current and future relationships.

Through this class you'll gather information necessary in creating effective protocols and the details of daily interactions. Individuals, couples, and multi-member relationships are all welcome. Be prepared to do some creative and hard work at the start to help reduce heartaches down the road! Open to all experience level, genders, and orientation.

Midori(m)

Creative Disobedience: The Art of Being a WiseassFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

Mention SAMs or brats in the scene, and you'll get either glees or groans, depending on your tolerance for antagonistic scenes and your level of formal dominance & submission. But there is a creative challenge to being just disobedient enough to entertain, divert, and involve a top in playful reactions ranging from a laugh to lighthearted punishment. Learn the basics of what it takes to walk that very fine line between being annoying or amusing; whiny or whimsical.

Laura Antoniou(m)

Power Exchange Dynamics: Finding a Fit to Feed Your NeedSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

A practical exploration of power exchange dynamics -- like Master/slave, Owner/property and Dom/sub -- and their real-world, day-to-day application. As we explore the similarities and differences of these dynamics, you will be challenged to take a deeper look at what drives your desires to define (or re-define) a style that fits your needs...along with troublshooting tips for heading off power outages!

Carl(m), lisa

Consent and Entitlement: The Yin and Yang of BDSMSat 10:45 AM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

These are integral parts of BDSM which generate much controversy. Consent speaks to the self-determination of those who relinquish their power, however temporarily, to another. It is more of a tesseract than a linear scale while the other side of the coin, entitlement, addresses the heart of power exchange. To discuss one without the other can lead to ambiguity. Come join in a discussion designed to help you examine your own relationship to these concepts.

Bydarra(m)

Mapping Your D/s Archetype - 2nd instanceSat 10:45 AM2hrWickford(Feedback)

Do you crave D/s relationships? Do you want to improve your current M/s relationship and understand your partner better? How do we create successful and fulfilling D/s and M/s relationships? How do we find the best match and avoid disaster and broken hearts? What goes into creating effective protocols?

To answer these questions, first we must have a solid foundation and understanding of our own desires and D/s goals of our partners. Long before protocols, contracts, expectations, and collars come out, there's important work to be done. It's worth it!

This unique interactive class is designed to help D/s - M/s individuals, leather families as well as the curious to discover and discuss their own relationship archetypes. We'll begin to diagram the expectations, boundaries, goals, and priorities for your current and future relationships.

Through this class you'll gather information necessary in creating effective protocols and the details of daily interactions. Individuals, couples, and multi-member relationships are all welcome. Be prepared to do some creative and hard work at the start to help reduce heartaches down the road! Open to all experience level, genders, and orientation.

Midori(m)

Sexual Objectification TrainingSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

There are lots of ways to enjoy the benefits of sexual objectification training. You can see it as part of the bimbo/fucktoy subculture, as a sex slave, as a sexual party favor, in primal dominance/submission, etc. Learn about the draw, methods of training & conditioning, and the enjoyment of sexual objectification.

Key points include:

  • Introduction & definitions
  • The why - exploring the roots of the attraction & draw to objectification
  • Benefits, risks, and limits - pros and cons abound, including landmines & goldmines
  • Training program design - incremental training, conditioning, & adjustment
  • Goals/Objective - not all objects perform alike, or want to ...
  • Mental training - elements of perspective, attitude, beliefs, emotions
  • Physical training - elements of bodily responses, form, and mechanics

Sir Vice(m)

How to train a service submissiveSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

Most Tops & Dom/mes dream about having a well behaved service submissive to call their very own. But finding one pre-trained can be rough (and training out bad behaviors can be even tougher!) so it's better to find and train your own, to your exact specifications. Once you've found someone who meets your standards, then the actual training of a service submissive can be fun for both sides! With a little creativity and a lot of discipline, a top-notch servant can be created out of almost anyone.

Princess Kali(m)

How To Top Your MasterSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

All sadists are dominants, all masochists are submissives, right? Dominants penetrate, submissives are penetrated, right? Well, no. In the real world, it's much, much more complicated. Some Dominants/Masters/Mistresses/Owners like strong sensation, rough play, and to be able to experience an hour as a character in their own live porn movie ... and have it all done just the way they like it, and still remain entirely in control. Who can they turn to for this topping from the bottom? Can their submissives/slaves/property be taught to "bottom from the top" as a service, and wield the whip, the strap-on, or the bondage rope in such a way that their M-type gets whatever sex they want, and no one is in any doubt about who is still running the show? This class will discuss the ways in which this can be done comfortably for both parties, as well as demonstrating clearly that activities never have to define roles in a power dynamic. Come and brave this taboo subject - let's bring it from darkness into light!

Raven Kaldera(m)

Macho Submission WorkshopSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

Are you a bottom who's constantly mistaken for a top? Do you often get accused of not being a "true submissive" when you don't fall at the feet of every Dom? The Macho Submission Workshop is a space for anyone whose submissive orientation conflicts with their macho presentation, especially (but not limited to) the male bodied, male identified, or any sub or switch who self-identifies as butch. Topics may include: how to best integrate the different sides of your persona for yourself and your partners, as well as dealing with the omnipresent "True Doms". This workshop is open to all genders and gender identities.

David Wraith(m)

The Art of Feminine DominanceSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minBristol(Feedback)

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

Midori(m)

Hierarchical D/sSun 10:00 AM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

Got a Family, a House, a Team or even a Harem? When power exchange relationships expand past just two people, things can get...complicated. Come learn about different methods and modes of multi-person D/s relationships, and what you can do to 'keep your house in order' whether you're on the top, the bottom, or anywhere in between.

Diamond Blue(m)

I'm OK, You're OK: Conflict Resolution & Empowered Sharing for Power Exchange RelationshipSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

Balancing discussions about feelings, fears, and expectations in relationships is challenging enough ... but when the relationship is based on a power exchange dynamic, it becomes even more so. Trying to figure out how to talk about ... and listen to ... the communication that keeps relationships healthy and happy, while still maintaining a sense of place in the relationship, can be tricky for many people to figure out. This workshop, led by Sarah Sloane, will focus on the basics of interpersonal communication as applied to consensual power exchange; we'll cover how to say what you need to say, how to create safe space for difficult conversations, how to manage role expectations, and most importantly how to set the tone for healthy relationship communication throughout your life.

Sarah Sloane(m)

Protocols: They Are EVERYWHERE, but what are they?Sun 11:45 AM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

Do you want to establish some protocols into your dynamic? Are you not sure where to start? Not really sure what they are? Or maybe you have a list of protocols that you have in mind but you don't know how to implement them. We'll share together and shed some light on these and many other questions. From HIGH Protocol to NO protocol and the rituals in between.

NauttiBoy(m)

Fem Dom PanelSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minRhode Island(Feedback)

Are you a female Dominant? Or identify as a FemDom? Are you new? Have you been in the lifestyle for years? Come to the FemDom panel. Bring your questions from during the year. Want to know how to handle issues with your submissive? Want to learn a new technique, like CBT or something just as fun. We, as FemDoms will discuss any issues you have, new or old. Come meet with likeminded people and make new friends. The discussions are always informative and well received by everyone. Submissives are welcome but may participate in the discussions with permission.

Miss Cindy(m)

 


Role Play

Pony Play 101Fri 10:00 PM1hr 30minOcean(Feedback)

Interested in pony play? Don't know where to start? This is the class for you. Ponyboys Rusty and Stormy will give you the basics. We will cover basic equipment, basic handling skills, gaits, safety, care and feeding (of both pony and handler) and setting the scene. This is all about adult make believe and you can't get it wrong as long as you use your imagination. Time will be set aside for class participation for those who wish to try it out.

Ponyboy Rusty(m), Ponyboy Stormy

Pony Play 201Sat 1:00 PM1hr 30minOcean(Feedback)

Ponyboys Rusty and Stormy go beyond the basics to cover some of the more advanced elements of pony play including dressage, eventing, and what has been described as the "darker side" of pony play. Can you get your pony to do what you want with nothing but eye contact and body language? We will cover techniques for accessing, maintaining, and leaving pony and trainer head space as well. This class is more intimate in many ways than Pony Play 101, but 101 is not a prerequisite.

Ponyboy Rusty(m), Ponyboy Stormy

The ABC's of AgePlay: AgePlay 101: Theory & PracticeSat 1:00 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

It seems like ageplay is gaining in popularity, but what IS age play? Who does it, and why? How can I help my partner understand, and how can I safely meet up with other ageplayers? Learn all that and more at this introductory class that takes a look at all aspects of ageplay.

Panda(m)

The Art of the Primal SceneSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

The basis of how we conduct ourselves is on the surface based in civility a construct that is created by a society in order to exist. But under that civility is the primal, our more base, animalistic self. It is not based on intellect and reason, but on passion and instinct. It is the powerful driver that we normally keep in check to interact on an intellectual level. But just under the surface it exists in all of us. Because it is ingrained so deep in our subconscious, its effect can be remarkably powerful, seductive, and arousing. Over the course of the workshop you will be given a number of exercises to explore with your partner. They will be extremely physical, and/or intimate. They are designed to evoke primal response in both you and your partner. Because of the nature of this workshop, you will be required to have a partner, and it is strongly recommended you are very comfortable with being in close physical contact with them. Many of the exercises are designed to evoke emotional and psychological responses as well. While we will be focused on using these skills in a primal scene you will easily see how they can be used in many different ways in variety of other play. Honing these tools can help you advance your other styles of play.

Lord Ramirez(m)

Using Pop-Culture Archetypes for Erotic RoleplaySat 8:00 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

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

Rope 101: The Knots and Bolts of Using RopeFri 7:45 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

So you've seen all of these "Twu Shibari Artists" binding people in intricate and beautiful ties. You've watched people fly with rope and now you want to know what all the fuss is about. In this class we will break down the essential skills to get you started on your way with rope. We will cover types of rope, basic bindings, and how to put it all together in play. Come join the fun and get your knotty grove on! Materials: please bring three 25' to 30' pieces of your preferred rope.

Wyldcat(m)

The Care and Feeding of TopsFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minBarrington(Feedback)

So, you've got yourself a rope top... For a scene, or, weekend, or a lifetime. How can you do your part to make things good for them? This class will talk about understanding the psychology and physiology of rigging and how to utilize that in order to be a better partner before, during, and after a scene. Learn how to give back physically and emotionally to those who give so much to us.

Diamond Blue(m)

One Rope Hotness: IchinawaSat 9:00 AM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

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

Nora, Hedwig(m)

Let's Talk HogtiesSat 10:45 AM2hrRotunda(Feedback)

There are a few different Hogties out there in the world. This class goes over some of those variations as well as situations where it might be fun to use those ties.

Murphy Blue(m)

Aesthetically Pleasing Rope HarnessesSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

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!

LordeCupcakeCunt(m)

Practice Makes Perfect: Rope Handling Drills and ChallengesSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

After introducing new technical skills we sometimes lose precision and pattern that those ties require. In this class we will experiment with different drills to help with retention of those patterns and skills. There are many ways to drill new material that can be both fun and experimental. Developing a variety of drilling methods in your practice will help make the material stick and increase your ability to take your ties to the next level. Please bring at least 3 lengths of 7-8 meter ropes and knowledge of a few intermediate level ties. No specific ties are required.

Wyldcat(m)

Rope BottomingSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

A lot of classes and information regarding the skills involved in rope bondage are aimed at the ones doing the tieing...as if those of us on the other side of the rope are just having something done to us rather than doing something. But we are doing something, and we can learn to do it better. From negotiation, to body maintenance, to knowing when something is a problem and how to communicate about it. How to prevent issues and injuries before they happen, and to deal with them when they do. Whether you're a curious beginner or been doing this for years, come learn how to pursue this passion more safely and effectively, so we can all, top and bottom, have more fun.

Diamond Blue(m)

You Give Great LegSat 6:15 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

This is a workshop for those who are curious about pain, pain management, and ties which incorporate legs and toes into the realms of stronger sensory stimuli, where pain or the torturous experience is the point itself. The principles this workshop is focused upon are also applicable to other types of rope and pain. When we start to explore pain in ropes, legs are often a good starting point; they are strong, we can easily assess risk and the upper body is free to process the sensations through breathing. In this class we will explore ways to tie legs and toes and different ways to experiment with pressure and positioning of the body. This class will cover a few ties and techniques, motivation, preparation and negotiation in regards to stronger sensory stimuli, pain processing/management, rope handling and body manipulation. Switching is welcome. Requirements for rope top: one and two column ties, friction locks. Requirements for rope partner: being comfortable with a lot of pressure/intense sensation and stimuli on feet and legs.

Nora, Hedwig(m)

Floor work: How to have fun and build connection on the ground or in bed with ropeSat 8:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

This hands on class focuses on how to restrain and manipulate your partner with rope. Before you get fancy you need to work on your basics. We will be focusing on how to restrain and manipulate your partner with rope in fun and creative ways. Knowing how to tie consistently and confidently makes for a richer and more expressive rope experience. We will be exploring various basic structures to restrain your partner comfortably and securely. We will also discuss how to visualize and create the ties you want *Class materials + minimum 6 ropes (More rope is always good) + Preferred Diameter 6mm

Dov(m)

Rope and D/sSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

Rope, in it's infinite versatility, is the perfect tool to demonstrate and enforce dominance in a scene. But there are a lot of people who have felt that rope scenes are not conducive to the D/s dynamic. This class shows some methods of tying that allow the control to be unquestionably felt, as well as techniques that can make a rope scene a beautiful exercise in protocol and command no matter who is getting bound.

Murphy Blue(m)

Freestyle Floorwork: Working With Friction and ConnectionSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

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

Nora, Hedwig(m)

Off Balance: A Partial Suspension ExplorationSun 10:00 AM1hr 30minOcean(Feedback)

In this partial suspension exploration, participants should expect to use their rope knowledge and creativity to empower the space that intentionally lacks balance. Bottoms, you may fear falling, you will be pushed and pulled as the top explores ways to keep you from finding your center of balance. This workshop is one part discussion and learning and one-part hands-on practice and reinforcement; participants should bring safety shears, 3-7 lengths of rope and anything to help create a lack of balance such as a lawn chair, a single crutch, a strong stick, or any others. Please also feel free to bring a yoga mat or sheet for your working space. This workshop is taught at a beginner-intermediate level.

LordeCupcakeCunt(m)

Chest Harnesses, Gotes, & Box Ties Oh My!Sun 11:45 AM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

Developing a solid well practiced chest harness is essential in basic and advanced rope bondage. There is an infinite variety of options once you've bound someone's core. In this class we will closely examine the chest harness, different types, its development and the common destination, "Takata Gote", or as its commonly called in the U.S.: TK. Materials: please bring three 25' to 30' pieces of your preferred rope. Knowledge of a basic chest harness (Intermediate class)

Wyldcat(m)

Connective Rope Bondage: Sensual and SeductiveSun 11:45 AM1hr 30minOcean(Feedback)

Many classes cover the technical skills required to be a successful rope top and/or bottom. Em's class on connective rope bondage instead focuses on adding emotional intimacy to a scene. A predominantly hands-on class, Em will share various ways to enhance the bond between top and bottom. From focusing on physical contact to using your rope as a communication tool, this class will offer a number of techniques to enhance the mood of your rope scenes. Em will also cover a variety of non-verbal communication methods (breath, posture, proximity) and offer suggestions for negotiation topics to help ensure an emotionally fulfilling scene for both partners.

NaughtyEm(m)

 


Social

Latex / Rubber Meet & Greet by Boston Latex CircleFri 6:00 PM1hrPatriots(Feedback)

Whether you're considering your first latex purchase this weekend, or you have a closet full of latex, come socialize with other shiny people here at the Winter Flea. Come learn what the Boston Latex Circle is up to this season and discuss all that is rubbery in New England and beyond.

Jason AnotherVU(m)

MAsT Meet and GreetFri 6:00 PM1hrRotunda(Feedback)

MAsT (Masters And slaves Together) is a national organization dedicated to supporting those in the M/s lifestyle. MAsT Mass and MAsT Providence are the local pan-sexual chapters welcoming persons of any gender or sexual orientation interested in learning about power exchange relationships for adults who live, or want to live, the Master/slave lifestyle. Both organizations, active members of MAsT International, welcome you to our joint meet and greet at the Flea! Officers and members from both Chapters will be available to answer questions you may have about joining our monthly discussion groups. You do not need to be in a relationship currently to join this meeting. You just need to have a desire to learn more about the day-to-day life of M/s or D/s couples/families. Latecomers are welcome!

Griffin(m)

New England Hypnosis Group Meet and GreetFri 6:00 PM1hrGreenwich(Feedback)

Interested in hypnosis, and how to safely use it in play? Come meet with other folks who share your enthusiasm. Even if you're just curious about how to work hypnosis into your playtime to make it more fun, come on out and meet us! Light refreshments will be served.

Casey(m)

Pet Play Social: Where Pets Come to Play!Fri 6:00 PM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

A time and place for pets to come and play. I'll bring along some toys, blankets, and snacks for the pets. Pets of all species and all levels of fur welcome. Bring your Owners too!

Tesla Harclay(m)

The Society Meet and GreetFri 6:00 PM1hrOcean(Feedback)

The Society is a pansexual, support, social, and educational group for the 21 and over BDSM community in the CT area and beyond. Come meet and greet members of the Society and some of our board of directors. Get to know what the Society is all about and how you can become a member. The Society is located in Hartford CT.

Tasha Rose(m)

Tickle New England Meet and Greet: Calling all Lee's and Ler's!Fri 10:00 PM1hr148(Feedback)

Spend some time with people who love to laugh. Learn about Tickle New England, what a "twitch" is and why we call ourselves bad-ass!

Angel(m)

Coffee Knows No Gender: A Trans* Spectrum Kinksters MeetupSat 9:00 AM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

Trans* Spectrum Kinksters is a group based out of the New England Area that holds classes, munches, and events for anyone who self identifies as Trans* or with not being Cis. This meetup is for people interested in meeting other trans* identified kinksters. Come meet and interact with Trans* folk of all flavors and exchange stories and hints about interactions within our communities! Non-trans* partners are welcome to attend WITH their trans* identified partners; and although allies are wonderful, we ask that they respect this space for only people (and their partners) who identify as trans*.

Jay(m)

New England 40 and Over Kinksters: NEFOK Meet and GreetSat 10:00 AM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

All 40 and over kinksters in the New England area who would like to meet like-minded people, who are 40 and over. People who are under 40 are welcome as long as they understand we embrace being over 40.

Miss Jena(m)

Geek social: Make new geeky freaky friendsSat 11:00 AM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

Break the ice by meeting new people that have similiar geek interests as you. We have had this in the past and everyone seems to have fun. What can it hurt? Oh wait...

tat2dgerl(m)

Health Professional Meet and GreetSat 12:00 PM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

This meet and greet is for professionals that work in the fields of mental health, general healthcare, and human services. Come network, socialize and learn more about Kink Aware Professionals (KAP), Conflict Resolution Facilitation (CRF) and Incident Response Teams (IRT). Find materials and information for connecting to other supporting groups, trainings, and conferences.

ChrisMarks(m)

AgePlayers Meet and GreetSat 3:00 PM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

Are you an AgePlayer or curious about AgePlay? Come socialize, color, play, cuddle, and meet fellow kinksters!

Spooky, Panda(m)

Teasecraft Meet and GreetSat 9:45 PM1hrWickford(Feedback)

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.

Deviant Simian(m)

Queer + Kinky Social TeaSun 11:45 AM1hrWickford(Feedback)

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.

Queer and Kinky SIG, Kristina(m)

People of Color Meet and GreetSun 12:45 PM1hrWickford(Feedback)

A chance for people of color [and their allied guests] to meet each other and discuss concerns specific to being a person of color in kink and alternative lifestyle communities.

David Wraith(m)

 


Spirituality

Ritualized KinkFri 10:00 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

From planning and negotiating a scene to gathering tools, setting up playspace, the various stages a scene may go through, and aftercare, kinky play is full of ritual. These and other rituals structures our play context and help make us secure in our play. This workshop looks at a vast array of kink activities and dynamics, with an eye towards how we can build on the rituals that already exist within kink/BDSM in a way that fosters our own spiritual growth and helps us form connections with other people or something Greater. Bring your own ideas, experiences, and a very open mind, and together we will expand our ideas of spirituality, kink, and play.

Wintersong(m)

christian Religious KinkSat 10:45 AM2hrOcean(Feedback)

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)

Spirituality PanelSat 1:00 PM1hrRhode Island(Feedback)

This panel will be composed of a number of people with different spiritual backgrounds discussing with you the ins, the outs, the who's, the what's and the deities of what it is that they do. AND of course how spirituality and BDSM collide.

Arkcane(m)

Impact Catharsis: The Metaphysics of SensationSat 2:45 PM1hr 30minGreenwich(Feedback)

Pain is a well-known mechanism for cathartic relief and release, but how does that work on an energetic level? How does the energy body respond to different types of sensation, and how can you use those responses to help someone achieve catharsis? Come learn how physical sensation can facilitate spiritual healing.

Thista Minai(m)

The Invisible Toybox: Energy Work and BDSMSat 4:30 PM1hr 30minWickford(Feedback)

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

Raven Kaldera(m)

Stumbling Into SpookySat 8:00 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

Ever find yourself in a scene that unexpectedly takes on profound personal meaning? Ever accidentally discover a sacred dynamic in your kink? In this class we'll share stories of kinky play that became unexpectedly spiritual. We'll learn some techniques for processing and embracing these moments for ourselves, and find out how to help our partners and play partners navigate these experiences.

Arkcane(m)

Grounding, Centering, and Shielding for KinkstersSat 9:45 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

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 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 Minai(m)

Suffering for Spirit: An Overview of OrdealSat 11:30 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

What is the Ordeal Path, and what does it offer? In this workshop we'll take a panoramic view of Ordeal, touching on the theory behind Ordeal rituals, and exploring many different facets of the Ordeal Path. -- PLEASE NOTE this is not the same class you took last year. The original Ordeal class got too big, so I split it in two. This one is an overview of different types of Ordeal experiences. It does not include a demo.

Thista Minai(m)

Building the BDSM RitualSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minTiverton(Feedback)

With the amount of energy and focus produced from the common activities of BDSM play, it is no surprise that some ritualists let those acts play a powerful part in some of their ceremonies. Like blood, sex or intense faith in the past, Kink activities can offer some serious intensity to a ritual when it is wanted or needed. This workshop focuses on ways to add BDSM acts to your rituals by paying attention to what the ritual needs, identifying what an act can and can't be perceived as, and filling in gaps that may exist in the ritual. Please bring either a kinky toy and/or a willingness to have such a toy used on or by you.

Murphy Blue(m)

Sex, Gods, and Virgins: Redefining Virginity for a Sex-Positive WorldSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minKingston(Feedback)

What does it mean to be a virgin? And for that matter, how did virginity become so important to modern western spirituality and society? In this workshop we'll trace modern virginity back to its ancient Greek roots, and discover how old beliefs continue to impact modern realities. By untangling ancient baggage, we'll empower ourselves with a better understanding of how we can redefine "virginity" for a modern world.

Thista Minai(m)

 


Submissive Mindset

Submissive's RoundtableSat 10:45 AM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

Join GRLee for lively round-table discussion about submission in all of its beautiful and sometimes complex forms. What does submission mean to you? What draws us to the role of submissive? What brings us true satisfaction within this role? Please bring an open mind, and your thoughts to share.

GRLee(m)

Asking - and Why it's so ScarySat 4:30 PM1hr 30min623(Feedback)

Many submissives have a problem asking for what they need or want. It took me a long time to be able to do this in my personal life, even though I've never had a problem with expressing my needs in my career. When first entering the D/s lifestyle, I found it even harder to ask for what I needed or wanted because I thought it meant I wasn't "submissive enough". The goal of this workshop is to help you learn more about yourself and your needs and wants and be able to effectively communicate these with your partner. This workshop will focus on:

  • Why we need to be able to ask for what we need and want.
  • When to express these needs to our Dominant or Master for the best outcome.
  • What it is we are really looking for.
  • How to ask.
  • What happens if the answer is No?
  • How to avoid feeling taken advantage of in; or resentful of; the power exchange dynamic.

soumise(m)

 


Whip

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

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: Details Toys and Agreeable Agony (at their discretion).

Midori(m)

The Erotic Signal WhipSun 2:00 PM1hr 30minRotunda(Feedback)

Whips are not just for pain, and this class will help explore other aspects of the use of your whip. This workshop is a technique for those interested in using their signal whip for lighter erotic play. Students should come prepared with a signal whip as this will be a hands on technique class, partners are welcome, but not required.

Lord Ramirez(m)