Now that we have a 2-rope TK down solidly, we’re going add the third rope. This rope is used for many different things from increasing structural integrity to changing the look visually to simply creating a different sensation for the bottom. We are going to look at a few different ways to add a third rope to create different effects while also discussing how to handle tying the more technically challenging parts in a way that doesn’t lose that connection with the bottom. HW: Pick one 3-rope TK variation to practice. Focus on tying the technical bits in a way that the bottom doesn’t notice that you’re working on the technical parts.
Belle- has been actively involved in kink, especially rope for more than four years now. She enjoys it from both sides of the spectrum but in the past two years has really been putting her focus in becoming the best rope top that she can be. Her passions in rope especially include predicament and torturous rope but is an avid student of every style she can get her hands on. Her personal philosophy is that the more she knows, the more she can choose from in each scene to create a unique experience between her and her bottom. Before moving the Philadelphia, Belle- was a co-founder and co-owner of local chapters of Hitchin’ Bitches and Rope Bite in her hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has a fire for spreading her passion about rope with anyone who will listen while creating a safe space for people of all skill levels to come, learn, share, and grow in their rope skills. Her teaching philosophy is based in the idea that there is no one right way to tie anything. There are only choices and each choice will have its own risks, merits, and effects.
Learn the ins and outs of exploring an erogenous superhighway of pleasure- starting at your own (and/ or your partner’s) back door! Regardless of your body or gender, Uranus is the center of a whole universe of sensation! Learn to navigate this mysterious gateway to orgasmic delight including massage, penetration and other winning exploratory methods. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. All genders and orientations welcome.
Kali Diana Morgan is a writer, speaker, and lover of corsets and costumes. She is the retail proprietrix of both PASSIONAL Boutique (formerly Fetishes Boutique) and its new younger sibling, Sexploratorium. She organizes events, officiates weddings and presents workshops on topics ranging from marketing to fashion to sexuality, romance and relationship enhancement.
Thursday June 18, 7-9PM
Rope Bite Munch with David Lawrence
This group is all about sharing a bite and talking about rope or other topics.
It is social, fun and educational.
Whether you are new to rope or a seasoned veteran your participation is welcomed. Celebrate the romance of rope restraint with like-minded enthusiasts!Bring a dish to the Munch and the cost is $5.00
Without a dish the cost is $10.00
Learn fun and effective ways to ease, tease, and please through hands to body touch. Discover tricks and techniques that will feel amazing to your partner yet won’t wear you down or hurt your own hands and arms. Find out why oils and lotions are so different and when each is more useful than the other. Most of all, have fun, love, and touch enthusiastically!
Gin Temoshawsky holds a degree in massage therapy and has been a professional massage therapist for the past decade and was among the first to become licensed in the state of Pennsylvania. She has experience teaching up and coming therapy students at her old school in a formal setting but loves teaching couples and friends how to help, please, and relate to each other through massage in an open minded and safe environment.
Wanna play with rope? The purpose of this “101”class is to provide a basic introduction to rope play. In this course, we will cover safety concerns and provide a basic review of different types of rope. Students will learn the single and double column ties that are useful in bedroom bondage and serve as the foundation for more complicated work. Also covered will be a basic chest tie, and if time permits, how to incorporte these elements into a hog tie.
Thomas Fincannon is a switch with a passion for rope bondage and suspension. From the beginning, he fell in love with the unique blend of sensuality and sadism that can be found in rope play, and as a top or bottom, he enjoys the connection that people can develop with this versatile tool. For bondage, he prefers Eastern Shibari, and for decorative ties, he enjoys Western knot work. As Mr NJ Leather 2015, he taken on a more public role for education and fundraising in the gay BDSM community. Thomas is donating his portion of the ticket sales for this class to the Mazzoni Center
Curious about how to kink things up in the bedroom…or elsewhere? Wondering what BDSM actually stands for? Want to know what negotiating a play scene entails? This introductory class will give you the tools to communicate your fantasies and to make those twisted scenes from your favorite kinky erotica a reality. You will learn basic kink terminology, communication and negotiation skills, and safety tips. You will also get to know the toys and implements to use while playing with others in a safer, sane, and consensual way. If you’re thirsty for ways to spice up your sex life, then this class will give you ideas on how to have your partner bound, gagged, and begging for more.
You may know her as the Education Coordinator for Passion 101 Classes, but that’s just the tip…of this iceberg. Samantha is a master’s level medical social worker by day and a master’s level sexuality educator by night and weekend. She is working towards a PhD in Human Sexuality at Widener University, researching the intersections of Freud’s two most basic drives: sex and death. Samantha is a sex positive advocate, speaker, and writer who is passionate about helping people to live healthy and fulfilling sex lives and to die with dignity. She is proudly kinky and, above all else, loves to empower others to explore their curiosities in risk-aware consensual ways.
Sunday, June 28th, 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Fireplay Intensive with Echo’s Fire
Turn up the heat with a day-long intensive with Echo, the genius behind Echo’s Fire and crafter of delightful fireplay tools! He will presenting the first three workshops in his fire play series as a day long intensive with half hour breaks. These classes work on a progressive model, that start with the basics. With each level advancement, the information is provided in such a way that it builds on what was previous learned.
- $50 if purchased online in advance
- $70 if purchased the day of class, in store
Fire Manipulation 101: Fundamentals, 12:30-2:30 pm
- Fire Theory
- Proper Set-up
- Fire Kit
- Basic Application Techniques
- Theoretical Safety Awareness
- Proper Clean-up
This 101 class covers the foundation of Fire Massage & Fire Play. We delve into the science of fire on the molecular lever. How to properly set up your equipment to avoid/limit the potential hazards associated with Fire Manipulation. Other topics include: Kit essentials, Application of fire to the skin, and how to proper care for your torches!
Fire Manipulation 201: Practice Makes Perfect, 3:00-5:00 pm
- Practical Safety Awareness
- Life cycle of a torch/Burn Stages
- 9 Application Techniques
- Proper Form Theory
Our second level class is exactly what you’d expect. Practically two full hours of hands on practice! You learn the techniques (as well as the motions and stance of each technique) and then you practice with the flame. You’ll learn the stages of each burn, and turn that theoretical safety awareness into practical knowledge by seeing it up close and personal.
Fire Play/Fire Massage 301: The Sensual/Therapeutic Flame, 5:30-7:30 pm
- Advanced Safety Awareness
- Advanced Application Techniques (Combining Application Techniques)
- Harnessing Fire Balls
- Utilizing Specialized Fire Torches
- Creating Mind Games (The Fire Play)
- Massage for Relaxation (The Fire Massage)
This course will be a combination of our Fire Massage and Fire Play classes. We will mix both studies to form a two-hour class tailored to the specific aspects of fire each attendee wishes to learn!