Have you been looking for kinky ways to spice up your sex life? Have you read the 50 shades series (or heard about it) and want to incorporate some of those hot, juicy scenes into your bedroom or play space? Or maybe you’ve just had some kinky inclinations but aren’t sure where to start. This class will give you a beginner’s look at how to play out these fantasies in safe, sane, consensual, and realistic way! We will discuss what BDSM is, types of play, scene negotiation, toys and implements, play (party) etiquette, and more!
Andrea Renae is a sex positive educator, writer, speaker, and activist. She has been involved in community based sex education for the past 6 years; teaching a full spectrum of sexuality related topics ranging everywhere from relationship communication and negotiation to sexual pleasure, health and wellness, and beyond! She holds a degree in Public Health and LGBT studies from Temple University. Andrea uses her work in sex education and advocacy as a means to empower others to make informed decisions about their sexual health and pleasure.
What did they know and when did they know it? “I’m sorry…I do not recall that information.” We have all heard such crap before, so let’s forget spin – get to the heart of the situation – and be all the better for it. Surrender, in the end, will be the choice of your own free will. This will be a demonstration.
Eric Pride heads, together with his wife Lady Christie, a structured lifestyle household in New York. The household celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2012. The primary focus of the household is on integrating healthy power-exchange dynamics into daily life and to provide guidance, training, and support for its individuals. He enjoys consensual S&M, blogs on different aspects of the lifestyle, and gives presentations on alternative lifestyle relationships, structured living, S&M, ritual and spirituality.
Eric has presented nationwide at numerous conferences, organizations and events. He is a founding member and an instructor at the Master/slave Development Center, an educational group for Masters and slaves. He is the founder of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the workshop series Creating and Living Positive Alternative Lifestyle Relationships. Eric is a member of the MTTA Mentor Service for Masters and slaves.
Play scenes can be long or short. They can be gentle or rough. They can be physical, incorporating elements of bondage, impact, pain, edge play; or they can be entirely physiological, involving just you and your play partner’s minds. Yes, play scenes can be just about anything your creativity can come up with, making each one a dynamic and unique experience. Using a series of shorter play scenes we show you how to prepare, build and structure fun and dynamic play scenes. From both the top and the bottom’s perspective, we address preparation such as safety, negotiation and intention setting; scene structure and execution – from how to open/close and how to perform aftercare – to creativity, improvisation and organic play.
There are lots of great rope bondage classes out there teaching all sorts of fancy and beautiful ties, intricate knots, daunting suspension scenes, and detailed techniques. This isn’t one of them. Instead in this class, we explore rope bondage as a medium for dynamic scenes, play, and connection. We teach a few simple ties and basic bondage safety to serve as the foundation for building scenarios ranging from the playful and sensual to the strict and severe. We discuss and demonstrate how to use bondage for intimacy and sex, bondage for power-play, bondage for secret public thrills, bondage for fun role play, and bondage for decadent teasing and torture. At the heart of it all, it is about creating that special connection and sexy energy with your partners and using the inherent contrast in restraint to set your imaginations and passions free.
Note: We encourage you to bring your own rope for hands-on exploration (four pieces of rope, each approximately 25-35 foot long). This class is interactive and suitable for all experience levels
THIS CLASS WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY!
If you’ve read erotica—or even a sexy scene in a novel—you know the charge that can come from the written word. But how do you find the inspiration for erotic writing—and what can you do to set it apart from everything else that’s already out there? You’ll learn how to write orgasms and pen dirty talk while avoiding common pitfalls. Whether you want a naughty story to share with your partner, or you have goals of publication, this class will jump-start your juices, creative and otherwise.
Olivia Glass is the author of Five Stages of Grief (Fleshbot Fiction, 2013). Her work has also appeared in Filament Magazine, Bend Over Magazine, The Paris Review Daily, and Best Women’s Erotica 2012, from Cleis Press.
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Friday, November 22 at 7:00 PM
Thousands of people perform massage with and without training in a variety of settings. The BDSM scene is one place where massage can be taken to a variety of levels beyond the vanilla world’s. If you’re looking for a class that will describe different types of massage, this class is not for you. The objectives of this class are to educate you about how to perform effective massage without experiencing too much stress or fatigue and how to give the greatest benefit to the lucky recipient of your massage. Body mechanics; proper use of hands, elbows, and forearms; and important focus areas to reap the greatest benefits from massage will be discussed. When you leave this class, you will be able to give longer and more frequent massages that have people begging for more, and who doesn’t like begging?
Dr. Lynk is a creatively entertaining sadist with fetishes for knives, the workings of the human body, maintaining constant motion when teaching a class, and being the community human repairman. His classes are derived from his work and training as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). You can expect his classes to include a twist of pain (ok, maybe a little more than a twist), a dash of random facts, and a ton of information. Do not be alarmed if he takes off his shirt for no apparent reason or uses a variety of audience members and random objects as props during class. This is just how he operates. Dr. Lynk hopes that you will not only be entertained by his presentations and antics but will also come away with a great deal of knowledge. Of course, he would have never found the scene or started presenting without the influence of his incredible life partner, Ever.
Getting Mouthy: Oral Sex Rules! with ScrewSmart
The name says it all. Oral sex definitely rules, but in fact, there aren’t many rules when it comes to going down town with your tongue… and lips… and maybe even teeth! Oh my! Instead, this tenacious trio of sex educators offer up a celebration of all the options and give you, our hungry friends, something delicious to chew on in the way of suggestions, tips, techniques and more. Join us for an interactive workshop touching on all things oral – from anatomy and innervations, to health, wellness and a few little extras to make it all so tasty! No matter where you’re dining, it’s always good to know the menu.
ScrewSmart is a sex education collaborative formed to promote both individual and community sexual heath and satisfaction. Based in Philadelphia, it was founded in 2009 by three sex positive queer women who met while working towards human sexuality education masters. They came together with the goal of providing information and resources to a diverse adult audience. ScrewSmart aims to facilitate a collective community dialogue that supports sexual exploration and health. They do this by providing educational workshops, hosting sex positive community events, and advocating freedom of expression for sexual minorities. ScrewSmart works to build spaces where they can share our love for each other as friends and professionals while inspiring others to be engaged and informed sexual adventurers!