2017 Classes

ALL CLASSES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR CANCELLATION.

ADVANCED ESTIM with Bigtip

This class will include detailed discussions regarding advanced electrostimulation principles and techniques with a primary focus on stereostim. We will cover different types of equipment available, building your own accessories, multiple connections and tri-phase setups. The feature of the class is a step-by-step full demonstration of stereostim: using the software, creating and saving your own programs, and driving sessions in-person or by remote online.  Monday 10:30-11:45am Salon A 

ARTISTIC WAX PLAY with MSW Candles and SylvrWngs

We have all seen those wax play pictures of art. In this class SylvrWngs will show you how to work with different waxes. What implements are used. How to make the wax work for you not against you. And how to make that picture come out just the way you want it to. Friday 5:00-6:00pm MSW Candles in Vending Area

BALLBUSTING with Comtesse Aurora

One of the most iconic DW/sm activities is ballbusting. From the classic image of a latex-clad domina pressing her stiletto heel into her submissive’s groin to the sharp sting of a finger-flick against the scrotum from a giggling princess, there are myriad directions from which to approach this flavor of genitorture. This class will explore some of the many motivations behind this kink, several techniques, and a discussion of safety and health considerations. Monday 12:00PM–1:15PM Salon E

BARBED WIRE SUSPENSION with Sir Roberto

I started out with nylon, then hemp, then jute, then coco- nut. One day I was thinking…How can I make this edgier? Then I stumbled upon a spool of barbed wire. And it hit me. It’s natural. It’s ore and alloys. Comes from the earth. And best of all it’s sharp, and edgy, and unforgiving. And nobody was doing it! I sold this crazy lil rope bottom on the idea, and now we were doing barbed wire suspensions. In this class we’re going to play with the stuff and do some edgy suspensions, have some fun, and hopefully not draw too much blood. Saturday 9:00-10:15am Salon C

BEGINNING SUSPENSION with Belle-

You’ve decided that you’re ready to learn suspension? Great! This is the class for you. We are going to teach you to get your bottom in the air with a couple of basic suspension positions but also allowing you some creative license in where you put the rope and how you get them there. We will discuss the positions on a conceptual level and then give them a go.  Friday 3:45-5:00pm Salon D

BEYOND THE MAGIC WAND: A SEX TOY CRASH COURSE with Pandora

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. Friday 5:15-6:30pm Pandoras Box in Vending Area 

BDSM SOCIAL ETIQUETTE with Sir Vice

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.  The goal is to help you interact without offending, minimize drama, and preserve both dignity and respect of all involved.  Meant to be interactive, speculation and questions welcome & encouraged!! Friday 5:15-6:30pm Boardroom A

BODY MOVIN’ with Mistress Leigh

What happens when you don’t have access to a ton of implements? Have you ever had someone ask you to make a little bitch out of him/her? How do you wrestle, choke, or put someone in holds? Ever wanted to trample, kick, or hit someone safely someone but didn’t know how? If he wants to leave with his balls intact, how the hell does one bust a pair without doing permanent damage?
BODY MOVIN’ is one hell of a Beastie Boys jam, but also the name to my workshop for lifestyles (top, bottom, and switch). You will learn how to use the body and clothing on the body to create a dynamic body-oriented BDSM scene.
Attendees are encouraged to come in comfortable workout-style clothing if they wish to workshop techniques on the wrestling mats. A demo partner is not required (but encouraged) as I will be teaching both top and bottom sides of the technique to accommodate all positions and create a dynamic scene. This class will cover light/ sensual to painful/sadistic play.
Information will be given on adjustment for folks with disabilities, injuries, or chronic health issues. Saturday 2:15-3:30pm Salon C

BONDAGE FOR SPANKING with Spike 

Most spanking and discipline scenes don’t generally involve bondage. But why not? Binding your subject is very useful; you take command, you keep them in place and in so doing open new areas of sensation, control and letting go. Leather cuffs are fine as far as they go but you need clips and something to attach them to. Rope is very versatile but some people find it very daunting. Belts, neckties, extension cords, scarves, stockings, even a dirty girl’s panties can be used to bind. This is a hands on class to explore the options of bondage for spanking. Bring your rope, belts, bathrobe sash, shredded towels, whatever you’ve got and lets play with bondage for spanking. This class is geared for the beginner but is of use to anyone interested in unconventional ways to bind. Saturday 5:15-6:30PM Salon C

BOOT BLACKING WITH HEART & SOLE with Wicked Jade

This class is focused on bootblacking to enhance your power exchange dynamic. Practical, easy-to-use guidelines for leather care that you can take home with you and incorporate into your routine.
*Requirements: bring your own kit and boots (preferably with a partner); some supplies will be on hand as well. Saturday 3:45-5:00pm Lounge

BOTTOM’S UP with Belle-

Bottom’s up! is a rope class designed around the new rope bottom but shares vital information for tops as well. As a hybrid lecture, discussion, and hands-on class, we will discuss healthy and fitness for rope, techniques for staying in rope longer, communication, and negotiation from the perspective of the bottom. Each section of the class also includes a hands-on activity in order to illustrate or help cement the content from that section. Sharing of personal experiences is strongly encouraged. Sunday 9:00-10:15pm Salon D

CANNIBALISM & VORAREPHILIA with Iya

Crossing over with primal play and submissive inclinations of being consumed, Cannibalism & Vorarephilia, Erotic Human Consumption is a ‘gentle’ workshop on one of the more taboo topics in kink. In this workshop we will explore why eating the flesh of another human has been present in sexual fantasies and religious practices throughout the ages. Ideas for playing out these fantasies safely and without actual consumption of flesh will be demonstrated and shared. Drawing from fairy tales and modern psychological research literature, we will learn more about what draws people to this fantasy. How can we derive the pleasure from eating our partners or being consumed by another? Come explore how to enact such desires safely through imagination, food play, hypnosis and letting go into primal states. Sunday 9:00-10:15am Salon C

CATHARTIC FLOGGING with Master Taino

An introduction to the spiritual, healing and sometimes therapeutic value of flogging based on many years of Master Taíno’s experience with this aspect of the popular SM practice. The class will include the presentation of a complete powerful “cathartic flogging” experience. During the experience, getting in or out of the room will not be allowed. Saturday 9:00-10:15am Salon E

CELL POPPING with Mistress Ariana

Cell popping is a form of body modification. It ‘s similar to a temporary tattoo or micro branding. A hot metal probe is used. The white hot probe gently touches the skin surface popping individual pore, creating a small burn. Monday 2:15PM–3:30pm Salon A

COERCIVE CONTROL VS CONSENSUAL CONTROL with Master Andy and Sue

There is a very fine line between exchanging power and taking power. Most people in a power exchange relationship can go down the list of things abusers do and check off a fair number as things that happen in their relationship. Yet these are not abusive relationships. So, what is the difference? How can we keep ourselves safe from abuse as we seek to exchange power? We will look at ways to do that as well as offer different criteria to assess if you are abusing or being abused. Saturday 12:00-1:15pm Salon B

COMPREHENSIVE CRASH COURSE OF UNDERSTANDING SUBMISSIVES with Undergroundsea

This class covers a range of topics important in understanding different facets of submission: (a) 6 types of masochism, (b) 5 need centers of submissives, (c) 3 core languages of D/s, (d) 9 motivation types of service submissives, (e) 2 distinct types of humiliation play. Helpful to:
* Dominants who wish for a broader understanding of submissives
* Submissives who wish to learn models and terminology to examine and articulate their submission. Sunday 9:00-10:15am Boardroom A

CONNECTION THROUGH LATIN DANCE with Soumise

Latin dance relies on the hands and eye contact for the main conduits of communication between partners. Because the points of connection are smaller in these dance styles than the smooth ballroom styles, there is a different level of focus and connection between the partners. Leaders will learn to communicate intention and control and followers will improve their abilities to respond and act all while learning some sexy Latin style ballroom dance steps. Great for those who have never danced as well as those looking for new tricks to intensify their connections. Partners are helpful but not required. Saturday 5:15-6:30pm Salon E

CREATING IDENTITY  AS A MASTER with Eric Pride

As Masters, our lives are a journey of discovery of our own unique identities. Along the path we are confronted by questions such as “Who am I?”, “What do I believe in?” and “Where do I belong?”

In this presentation we explore concepts of identity and discuss tools that can help us develop and evolve as Masters. In particular, we examine the discrepancies between our inner and outer identities; and core values such as control, power, and responsibility. Saturday 2:15-3:45pm Salon E

CUNNING LINGUISTICS with BaronVvoltage 

Some say there is a myth, of someone who’s tongue can do things no one else could imagine. Don’t we all wish there was a damned guidebook to this territory? This class while basic, can be the polish you may have been looking for. Classroom to teach, willing subjects. Saturday 3:45-5:00pm Boardroom A

THE DEATH OF ABUSE with Master Obsidian

In any discussion of what it is that we do, the topic of abuse is never very far from the conversation. What exactly IS abuse? Why is our community so obsessed with it? What should we do when we encounter abuse? Is abuse just a myth? What role does personal responsibility play in the discussion of abuse? When should an ‘intervention’ be considered? What are the legal ramifications? Should the BDSM community be self-policing and if so, what forms might this take? Master Obsidian and slave namaste explore the provocative, sometimes incendiary topic of abuse within the BDSM community. Sunday 12:00-1:15pm Salon B

DEEPER, FASTER, EASIER with Wiseguy

Being hypnotized is an ability that improves with skill and practice. This session is for those who want to be better at going into trance, either for themselves or when playing with a hypnotist. Attendees will learn and practice practical tips and exercises for going into trance more easily, more deeply, and more quickly for any hypnotist they choose to play with. Sunday 12:00-1:15pm Salon C

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW SERIES (PART 1) with Schadenfreude

This series includes a general petplay pervertible class, basic puppy & pony training workshops, and specialty pony play workshops, including “in-character” communication (whinny!) and rope bondage for pony play. All workshops are highly interactive. Saturday 12:00-1:15pm Courtyard

D/S Of TANGO with MissCouple 

Tango is the dance of dominance and submission, love and passion. What better way to learn the tango than in a class with the great Dominatrix and competitive ballroom dancer, Mistress Couple #69? Using D/s power exchange, bondage, proper ballroom and slave training postures, rhythm, timing, touch and other non–verbal communication techniques, Miss Couple will teach participants to dance a tango with all the heat her dungeon is known for. Afterwards, you can take that home for your own horizontal tangos! No partner necessary. Ginger Rogers said: “To dance is to learn to control oneself.” BDSM and Ballroom are both all about self-Mastery. Requirements: Open floor space, and speaker system. Sunday 5:15-6:30pm Salon E

E-STIM 101: ACHIEVING ELECTRIC ECSTASY with Miss Vixen

We’ll start with a PowerPoint presentation to explain how it all works. You’ll learn about basic principles from surface area to conductivity and how to understand the lingo. We’ll run through the equipment from power units to cables and adapters and demo some accessories. Afterwards there will be a Q&A and individual demos. Bring your own equipment and accessories if you have them, for in-depth assistance in their use and applications. Or purchase some from our vendor booth before class. After your time with us you’ll be well equipped to explore electric eroticism and on your way to many hands-free orgasms. Saturday 12:00PM–1:15PM Salon A

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION 101 with Master Kadden

The focus of this workshop is to address: Active listening, Pseudo Listening, 12 Blocks to Listening and Steps to Effective Listening. We will be looking at how active listening increases your ability to understand another, as well as how pseudo listening looks like the real thing but isn’t. We will then examine what can block active listening and identify how to address these by becoming a more active listener. Sunday 2:15-3:30 pm Boardroom A

ELECTRIC STAPLE GUN BLOOD PLAY with Alex and Madeline

This class delivers what it promises – a form of bloodplay using a standard electric staple gun (Black and Decker or similar). In the class, we cover basic bloodplay safety and how it relates (or doesn’t) to this form of play, specifically, using sterile vs. “clean” tools like the staple gun, and the risk associated. We discuss how to prep the gun and the staples to remove undesirable industrial lubricants, dirt and debris, and some of the microbes. We cover what parts of the body are ideal for this style of play. And then, of course, we demonstrate. Sunday 10:30-11:45am Salon A

ELIMINATING PAIN AND ENHANCING PLEASURE with Miss Vixen

How much fun is a sexual encounter when you’re in pain? Not nearly so much. From headaches to persistent chronic pain of all kinds, come learn about the new “Star Trek Medicine” that reduces pain of EVERY kind, improves ED, and changes lives. We’ll be showing a powerpoint to explain the why and the how, answering questions, and doing hands-on demonstrations. Not to be missed! Individual therapy appointments will be available outside vending hours, sign up at the Current Pleasures vendor booth. Sunday 9:00-10:15am Salon A 

THE EROTIC ART OF AKASHIC MEDITATION with Orpheus Black

Meditative Bondage is a cohesive and contextual practice that is designed to help couples and individuals incorporate mindfulness into their sexual practice through the use rope bondage and meditative practices. This class is geared towards those who want not only a wholistic approach to alternative love making but, have a desire to bring spirituality into their play bedroom. This hands on class is for both sides of the dynamic. No matter who you are; taking the time to connect with the self before an intimate encounter is essential to both the growth and development of the individual and the relationship. When both people loose their ego and can just be in their raw state they are both able to connect on a human level that few ever get to experience.So come and learn how to let go of your inhibitions. This class will cover:

– Creating trust and rapport between the person tying and the person being tied.
– Establishing safety and basic bondage techniques that anyone can use. (- For those that learn quickly we will be doing a “Forward Prayer Tie “)
– Whole body Anticipatory Touch. (People who wish to participate in the whole body anticipatory touch portion should bring a partner.)
– The person that will be tying, will also be practice guiding their partners into a safe and sensual space.
And more…

About Akasic Meditation; Akashic Meditation, a version of ( ākāsa kasiṇa),makes use of a is a purely external device ( rope ) which is used to produce and develop concentration of the mind and sensitizing the body.  By focusing ones intention on breathing deeply into the internal spaces ( ākāsa-dhātu) within the the body, the meditator is able to minimize the distraction that normally lead practitioners away from achieving the transcendental states that they strive for. Is there pain involved? Meditative bondage is not about playing with S&M, Pain or subservience. Meditative Bondage is about Meaningful connection and Akashic Meditation. There is no impact… there is no pain… This is about being present. This is about being in the moment. What is Meditative bondage about? Meditative Bondage is not about sex or violence. Meditative Bondage is not about oppression or misogyny. Meditative Bondage is about providing containment, holding space and submitting to the moment. Bondage is about transcending the boundaries of the body and freeing the mind.  Saturday 2:15-3:30 Salon D

EXPLORING CONSENT FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SLASH with Soumise

Consent – sometimes it’s easy to negotiate and sometimes it’s not. When you know you’re going to be negotiating a scene, you can get into the right headspace to state your boundaries and limits and feel comfortable in the negotiations…but what about all the other times consent issues come up?
– The challenges of online communities
– A stranger touches you without asking
– Someone you are friendly with socially, assumes more contact than you are comfortable with
– Someone makes comments or advances towards you that make you uncomfortable
In addition to discussing the challenges of these and other situations, we’ll use exercises to gain practice handling ourselves in them and talk about ways of dealing with the aftermath of consent violations. Friday 3:45-5:00pm Salon B

EXPRESSING YOURSELF THROUGH ROPE with Belle-

This class is a take on the traditional “connected rope” classes. Rather than just looking at connection as the goal, we’re going to look at how to express many different emotions through a series of hands-on exercises. These exercises allow students to learn through doing. Be prepared to get up-close and personal with your bottom. Monday 10:30-11:45am Salon D

FACING THE RISING BRAT (I WANT IT NOW!) with Sir Vice

We all want what we want, when we want it, however it can be had. However, real life doesn’t work that way. Yet it’s all around us in TV programming and social media: the focus on instant gratification, short attention spans, a sense of entitlement, and the “tantrums” displayed when things don’t go our way. This workshop will show how “behaving badly” is a part of a trend that undermines our relationships, reputation, and happiness. We will examine some easily identifiable traits, how to resist its lure, and how to improve our relationships at work and play. Highly recommended for submissives facing the rising brat or resistance within themselves. Saturday 3:45-5:00pm Salon A

FETISH WORKERS PANEL moderated by Aurora

One of the most misunderstood and under-explored subgroups of the kink community is fetish workers. Slut shamed, mistaken for other kinds of sex workers, told they aren’t ‘real’ Doms or subs, and in various ways excluded from the general kink population, professional fetish workers have in the past not necessarily participated as openly in our society. In an effort to help bridge the chasm between fetish workers and non-professional kinksters, TES has gathered a panel of fetish workers to come speak about their experiences and answer questions.
Come learn about the world of professional fetish workers, including:
What to expect (and NOT expect!) when you hire a professional fetish worker
What challenges professional fetish workers face
Some stereotypes that our panelists have encountered over the years, which of them are false, and which of them are true
How our panelists started as fetish workers

What to look for (and what to to avoid) when looking for a professional fetish worker” Sunday 3:45-5:00pm Salon C

FETISSAGE WAX PLAY with Ian Michaels

Wax Play/Fetissage Wax Play workshop is designed to show participants how to participate in wax play in a safe manner. The participants will learn how to safely prepare their play space. They will also learn various ways in which to apply wax in a safe and sane manner.
Workshop Highlights
1. What is Wax Play?
2. Wax Safety
3. Wax Types
4. Wax Temperature
5. Preparation For Play
6. Negotiating the Scene
7. Play Techniques
8. Clean Up and Aftercare
Saturday 9:00-10:15am Salon A

FINAL FANTASY: THE NEW FRONTIER with Master Obsidian

Our community has spent a great deal of time focusing on the Work and Spirituality of the Master slave dynamic but what about the fun, the hotness, the sex? In this class Master Obsidian and slave namaste offer insight into the role of Fantasy and Role play in the M/s dynamic as an enhancement and tool. Topics include: Find your Fantasy, Intensifying immersion in the dynamic, Sex and M/s development, and much more! Saturday 3:45-5:00pm Salon E

FIRE FLOGGING with Lord Ramirez 

This class will teach the art of fire flogging. Ramirez will cover equipment, fuels, safety, and the various techniques for wielding the fire flogger. The Fire Play class is required before attending this class. After passing basic safety, Students will have the opportunity handle/wield or experience the sensation of the fire flogger. Saturday 7:00-8:30pm Courtyard

FIREPLAY: TURNING UP THE HEAT FIREPLAY 201 with NauttiBoy

 The kiss of fire is quite an experience, NOW let’s turn up the heat. Take what you know to the next level with a different look at fireplay. Also learn to make your own batons. From the “drum” of a baton to the zap of a wand, fireplay truly gets HOT. Monday 5:15-6:30pm Salon A

FIRE PLAY with Lord Ramirez

Join Lord Ramirez for what will most certainly be a hot time!  This class will not be covering “Table Fire” which is the more common practice of fire play in kink but rather “Vertical Fire” where the bottom can be in any position including standing. (Though many of the techniques can be used in “table fire”) This also allows for the fire to be wielded in three dimensions rather than just two, as well as more interactive approaches to fire play.  This workshop covers fireplay, safety, and fire handling. The techniques covered will include the use of Ethyl and Isopropyl alcohols, Flash cotton and other pyrotechnics, Fire wands, Dragon’s breath and Fireballs. Friday 3:45-5:00pm Salon A

FISTICUNTS with BossBondage 

fisticunts (fĭs′tĭ-kŭnts′) or as Boss likes to call it mva- mixed vaginal arts.  This class is a female genital torture class that is based on using only your body as the device of torture, no toys allowed. Boss believes it to be very personally satisfying to use your body and body alone to deliver pain to a part of the body that can create such pleasure. There will be a lot of techniques covered in using not just your hands and fist, but other parts of your body to create pain in such a beautiful way on a beautiful part of the body. Saturday 2:15–3:30PM Salon A

FLOGGING TECHNIQUE with Lord Ramirez

Just as there is more to swordplay that “stick them with the pointy end”, there is a great degree of variety in the use of a flogger. In this workshop Ramirez will cover a number of both striking techniques and patterns to improve your variety of play and expression when wielding a flogger. Saturday 3:45-5:00pm Salon C

FUCK ICHINAWA, JUST CONNECT with AndraPoloutropon

The class is based around the concept that rather than teaching people how to connect with rope, the real goal is to teach people how to unlearn habits we commonly have and stop not-connecting through rope. This is a hands on course that requires a partner people don’t mind getting very close to. Saturday 10:30-11:45am Salon D

INTRO TO BLACK TIE BONDAGE with Orpheus Black

The Erotic Art Of Black Tie Bondage & Fire is a class that revolves around blending the powerful element of fire with the grounding elements of Rope Bondage. For those of you that have never engaged in these forms of intimate activities; Fire Play is the erotic use of fire for the sole purpose of sexual arousal. Fire play is one of the most extreme forms of fore play a couple can engage. The look and the feel of fire play is unmistakable.While rope bondage is a tight comfortable feeling that helps your partner not only slip in to a passive and yielding role but helps them feel secure in the moment.
Combing the the fire and earth elements creates an erotic and heated exchange that can only be found in the heart of the flame.
This Class Will Cover
Basic Fire Safety: Preparing private or public fire play scenes, checking tools, fuel storage and transportation, safety equipment and measures, treating burns.
Types Of Rope: What types of rope hold up best under heat, How to treat your rope, prepping your rope for fire play.
Preparing the Sub: Easing fears, outlining safety protocols, negotiating safe words, phrases and gestures, cultivating the head space.
Basic Black Tie Bondage: We will walk students through basic Black Tie Bondage Techniques.
Technique: Types of torches brushes and their differences, review of basic torching methods and basic cupping, tips and tricks
Advanced Fire Cupping: Demonstration of horning, using cups as tie points and leads
Torching Techniques: Safely combining rope bondage and fire play, safely increasing the heat and intensity of the flame Saturday 12:00-1:15pm Salon D

HANDS ON FEAR PLAY with BossBondage

They say it’s better to be respected than feared…..why can’t we have both? Fear play is a dangerous and exciting game, that can be fraught with peril and filled with creativity and evil genius. The thing though with fear play is so often it’s done with so many gizmo’s and gadgets does the person really fear you? or do the fear the thing, the object, the strength of the battery.  To be truly feared for what you can do with your hands and mind is intoxicating, to know that someone is trembling in fear at what lays in wait for them, knowing that it is truly yourself they fear and not an object you carry, that can be left at home, or stop working is powerful. Together in this class we will deconstruct what fear is, how to incite it, how to keep it going and how to deal with the physical and mental effects it has on the top and bottom. ohh sure there will be some evil tricks up my sleeve, there will be a few scary moments, there will likely be some name calling….and there will be tears…..there will be tears lady’s and gentleman. Sunday 3:45-5:00 Salon D

HELLRAISER HYPNOSIS with Jaden 

A Bottom’s Perspective Note: While all are welcome, this is not a beginner level course, and do to the intense nature of the subject matter, may not be suited for the faint of heart. Do you ever fantasize about inflicting or experiencing intense pain, such as vivisection, skinning or filleting, but can’t because that pesky mortality gets in the way? Never fear, hypnosis can help. Join Jaden for a night of demonstration, tips and tricks for pushing your mind, or that of your bottom, past your physical limitations, as well as dealing with potential sub/top drop. It’s bound to be a Hell of a time. Saturday 2:15-3:30pm Boardroom A

HELPING HANDS: A GUIDE TO GETTING OFF FOR FEMMES, GRRLS, VERY PROPER LADIES with Pandora

Prepare for some hands on fun! This class will teach beginning and intermediate finger sex and masturbation techniques for both solo and partnered play. We will discuss anatomy both internal and external as well as negotiation and communication.
Learn how to get yourself worked or your partner worked up the old-fashioned way; as well as celebrate the joys of being tool using mammals (hint: bring your favorite vibe if you like). We will talk about and demonstrate positions, variations and techniques for all sorts of stimulation. Find out just what your G-Spot, A-Spot and Perineal Sponge can do for you! This class will contain nudity and live sexual contact.
Note This class can be demo only or a participation with yourself (women only) or partners. Participation is encouraged but not required. ***Due to the intimate nature of this class we ask that everyone be on their best behavior.
****There will be no late entry; and inappropriate behavior may be cause for removal from class.****  Saturday 12:00-1:15pm Pandora’s Box in Vending Area

HEAVY DUTY: SUSPENDING HEAVIER PEOPLE with BoundToFly

Nearly any body can be suspended, though as our bottoms get heavier, it tests us to get all the details right to get them up and down safely. As our bottoms get heavier, we have to adjust our ties to better spread the load, worry about the physics of lifting them, and to deal with the very real possibility that the rope may jam and our bottoms are too big to manhandle and get them down safely. The presenter regularly suspends men in the 200+ range, and his largest play partner is 6’7”, 325 lbs. Gleaning from his experience, we’ll be exploring tips and techniques for suspending people at the outer edges of our physical capabilities. **This demo class requires a rig. Monday 2:15-3:30pm Salon D 

HOJOJUTSU: EVIL, NASTY, HARSH ROPE with Lord Percival

Hojojutsu is one of the martial art forms, from which the erotic art of tying has its roots. It is the antithesis to all that is gentle, nice, and sweet about rope. This hands-on class will focus on how to get your (willing, consentual) partner into a fairly helpless position so you might apply the rope as taught in a different class. This is a take-down class. An understanding (and shameless exploitation) of body mechanics is at the root of this class. What is taught here breaks many of the strictures about safe, kind, and comfortable play, so it is very much edge-play. Depending on time and timing, we might get to the start of the application of rope. Monday 2:15-3:30pm Salon C

HOW TO DEAL WITH SUBMISSIVE BURNOUT with NJTherapist

As an s type it is easy to forget about the importance of self care so you are better able to provide service etc. for your partner(s). This class aims to identify the warning signs of submissive burnout and discuss ideas to create your own personalized self care plan. Monday 9:00-10:15am Salon C

HYPNO BONDAGE with Mr Dream 

A hands on course designed to help you explore several different methods of using hypnosis to perform bondage. This class is intended for both the novice who wants to learn to induce trance or be hypnotized as well as experienced hypnotists and kinksters who want to learn or practice hypnotic bondage with different people. We will also show how to complement rope scene with hypnosis and hypnosis with rope (or other bondage implements) so if you want to bring a bondage toy or rope, feel free. Saturday 9:00-10:15am Salon C

HYPNOSIS FOR MORE CREATIVE DOLL PLAY with D-Artagnan

If you’re a fan of doll play or any kind of play that has you transform someone into something else then you know how important nuance and creativity are. If personal preference is taken into account every doll, robot, android, etc. will have it’s own unique features and idiosyncrasies. This class goes over just that, covering ways to use hypnosis in order to turn you partner into the most beautiful or terrifying construct you all can come up with. Saturday 10:30-11:45am Boardroom A

HYPNOTIC ANESTHESIA AND ENHANCED SENSATION with Wise Guy

Learn how to use hypnosis to control and alter your partner’s body sensations. We will discuss and demonstrate techniques to reduce sensation (anesthesia) as well as to enhance and manipulate it, all for fun and erotic purposes. Monday 3:45-5:00pm Salon B

IMPACT: HARDER AND DEEPER with Nauttiboy

Have you found that spanking isn’t enough for your bottom? Or maybe not enough of a release for the Top? Well Impact may just be what is needed!!  Join us for a discussion and demonstration of Impact play. The deeper, harder way to play. Want those bruises to last longer? Want them to show up at all? How about that connection? Or the Power Exchange? Well this just may be for you! Regardless of the reason, come and join us to see what impact playing harder and deeper can have on you! Friday 5:15-6:30pm Salon E

IMPROVING YOUR ROPE TECHNIQUE with AndraPolutropon

This class will be taught using the “masterclass” format, but is open to students of all levels. For those unfamiliar with the format, a single student will get up and demonstrate something. The teacher provides feedback and ideas for improvement that not only that student, but the entire class can benefit from. This continues with successive students until the class ends. I emphasize that the class is for all levels since beginners can often learn a great deal from challenges that more advanced students grapple with and advanced students may be surprised by how much they can learn from watching those less experienced. The subject matter of the class will be “technique.” This is a broad subject that will include style, tension, and numerous other technical aspects, but will not include “patterns.” Accordingly, critique will not be given on whether a pattern was tied “correctly,” but advice will be given based on the other technical elements of the tie and the method of applying the rope, while taking into account the student’s intent. Please bring rope & a partner. Sunday 2:15-3:30 Salon D

THE INS & OUTS OF HYPNOTIC CO-TOPPING with Zany Danger and MrDream

Tops that play together, stay together, but how do we bond as tops in a scene? Co-Topping! By joining forces, hypnotists can create even more attention on a lucky subject, or combine hypnosis with other kinky skills to create special moments. Zany Danger and MrDream will demonstrate and discuss different kinds of dynamics between partners, as well as teach techniques in hypnotic co-topping that allow for more fun, more sexy, and more powerful scenes. Most importantly, we will show how sharing the experience of hypnosis can allow for dominant/top partners to connect in a meaningful way, both to their top and bottom partners. Monday 9:00AM-10:15AM Boardroom A

INTERROGATION: THE BORDER BETWEEN PLAY AND REALITY with Eric Pride

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. Interrogation play in many ways starts where the traditional BDSM scene stops. The power, intensity and focus of this form of play are intended to be overwhelming. It can by definition push the limits of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. How can we do that while safeguarding the well-being of the bottom? In this presentation we talk about and demonstrate how interrogation can be done in a safe and consensual way. Indeed, it can be a very hot form of play! This class contains a few shorter play scenes to illustrate the discussion.
***Note: This workshop contains elements of mind fuck, adult language and S&M. Please carefully consider this before attending.** Saturday 10:30-11:45am Salon E

INTIMACY THROUGH PAIN: EXPLORING S/m FROM A BODILY PERSPECTIVE with Brazen Professor

Technical skills classes are a frequent feature of BDSM education – and an important one, to keep partners physically and emotionally safe. However, it is also important to understand how pain functions to create or block intimacy. Instead of focusing on techniques or skills (impact play, torture rope), this class explores how pain functions as an intimate connection in an S/m scene, and how to use pain to enhance and deepen a connection with your partner. Techniques for processing pain, as well as cultural norms and values around pain will also be discussed. Monday 10:30-11:45am Boardroom A 

INTRO TO HYPNO KINK with Mr. Dream

Do your first Induction. Learn how to use hypnosis in kink, kink in hypnosis and why RACK works great to build amazing scenes while following great habits of consent for responsible safer play. Friday 3:45-5:00pm Boardroom A

INDUCTION STARTER KIT with Wiseguy

Versatility is key to being a successful hypnotist.  In this extended workshop, Wiseguy presents a set of inductions that will give you the ability to hypnotize people in a variety of ways so that you can suit the induction to each partner.  Bring a practice partner if you can; people willing to be practiced on are extremely welcome. Friday 5:15-6:30pm Salon C

I SUCK AT POLY with Ode2Joy

This class is a discussion-based class focused on the learning lessons that come with being in polyamorous relationships. Poly can be hard for everyone involved, and while it can come with a lot of joy (no pun indeed) and happiness, the learning attached to it can come with pain as well. In this class, Ode2Joy will share some of her learned lessons through her poly experiences and engage the class in order to facilitate sharing of their own learned lessons for the benefit of all attending.  Monday 9:00-10:15am Salon A

KAMA DENTATA- THE ART OF BITING with Schadenfreude

This workshop outlines technique surrounding 7 different types of bites as inspired by the Kama Sutra. Requires printed handouts & dental dams available for those that want to practice safe biting! Sunday 2:15-3:30pm Salon B

 

LIVING REAL AND AUTHENTIC LIVES: THE KEY TO OUR HAPPINESS with Master Taino

Our journey has to begin with our desire to live real and authentic lives, be no matter if you are a Master or slave, or just as a kinky individual. We spend way too much time trying to conform to the norms and expectations of others, and very little listening to our heart and spirit. In this class, Master Taíno will detail the need of every human being to find his/her callings in life and live accordingly. He will discuss as well the need to live our lives to the fullest in a real and authentic way without concern about the expectations and judgment of others. That should be the first step to have healthy Master/slave and/or Dom/sub relationships. Sunday 10:30-11:45am Salon C

MAKING IT STICK with Wiseguy 

A lot of hypnotists find that sometimes it’s hard to get a suggestion to really take hold in their partner’s mind. In this class Wiseguy will explain some of the reasons this can happen, demonstrate techniques for helping to seat suggestions in your partner’s mind, and discuss what to do when, despite your best efforts, the suggestion still doesn’t seem to work as intended. Saturday 12:00-1:15pm Salon C

“MASTER, WILL YOU BUY ME A PONY?” with Ami Mercury

In the high protocol environment of Master/slave dynamic the colorful world of cupcakes, crayons and princesses, characteristic of littles, might seem a bit of out of place. However Caregiver/little dynamics don’t have to conflict with a M/s relationship, and can in fact build and improve on one’s relationship. This class will cover how one can incorporate elements of both in one’s lifestyles in a way that is fun and fulfilling for both the Dom and sub. Monday 12:00-1:15pm Salon C

MELT YOU WAX FOR WAX PLAY ANYWHERE with MSW Candles and SylverWngs

Because many places don’t want flames, we all need to find other ways to play with our wax. For at home or in the dungeon. SylvrWngs will have tips and tricks and ways to melt that wax to your hearts content. In this class SylvrWngs will show you the different ways you can do it and still have your fun. Saturday 12:00-1:00pm Vending Room for MSW Candles

MENTAL HEALTH AND BDSM with NJ Therapist

This class focuses on aspects of mental health as it relates to the practice of BDSM. The goal is to be able to apply the information learned here as one negotiates scenes/relationships with other partners, becomes more aware of how emotional well being can affect play and how it can change the need and level of care. Special emphasis will also be place on how to self care during and after a convention to have the best possible experience! Friday 2:15-3:30pm Salon C

MODEL CITIZEN with Ami Mercury 

Just like Youtube has made it possible for the average person to become a self-made celebrity, so has the live webcam and clip site industry made it possible for anyone with a camera to become a “porn star.” Fetish and kink content is especially popular in this business model. This class will discuss what it’s like to be an independent fetish model, its challenges, and how YOU can get started in the industry if that’s your desire. Monday 2:15-3:30 Salon B

NCSF: CONSENT COUNTS with heather/loniangel

Consent isn’t black and white – in fact sometimes what’s legal isn’t considered ethical by kinky people, and vice versa. Come join our interactive discussion to talk about the concepts of risk, limits, renegotiation and how consent can be given in scenes vs. power exchange relationships. We’ll look at the new results of NCSF’s Consent Violations Survey to find out how and why consent violations are happening in a BDSM context, as well as false accusations. Come talk about how the community is dealing with consent! Monday 12:00-1:15pm Boardroom A

NEEDLEPLAY 101: SAFETY & THE BASIC TECHNIQUES  with Zebrianna

Play piercing is the temporary subcutaneous insertion of sterile hypodermic needles under the surface of the skin. This can be done for sensation (either pleasure or pain) and/or decoration. In this hands-on class; demo, we will go over safety negotiation, necessary equipment, space setup; skin prep, a live demonstration on a human volunteer, removal and clean up (including proper disposal of supplies); aftercare. After the instructor demo, each person who wants to experience piercing and/or being pierced will have the opportunity to do so with one-on-one instruction. This workshop will also cover where to procure the materials needed for safe play piercing.
** Hands-
on participation is reserved only for people who were present from the beginning of the class session. Friday 2:15-3:30pm Salon A

NEEDLEPLAY 201: DECORATING WITH NEEDLEPLAY with Zebrianna

In this hands-on class & demo there will be a quick review of safety and skin prep for playing with Sterile Hypodermic Needles (Temporary “Play” Piercing), and then you will be taught MANY of the ways to use them to create gorgeous and intricate designs. Some of the techniques included in this class will be:
*Making Needle Corsets & other patterns/designs.
*Using Corks vs ShipWreck bead ends (& sources for purchasing them).
*Decorating with Feathers, Ribbon, Thread, Flowers, Strings of Pearls, Beads and Fringe (including several different techniques for how to attach these things to your needles).
** Hands-on participation is reserved only for people who were present from the beginning of the class session. Saturday 10:30-11:45am Salon A

NEEDLEPLAY 301: OUCH! BEING EVIL WITH NEEDLES with Zebrianna 

In this hands-on class & demo, Zeb will give a quick review of safety and skin prep for playing with Sterile Hypodermic Needles, and will then teach MANY of the ways to safely use them to create intense sensation and pain! Some of the techniques demonstrated in this class may include: Layering Needles, Using larger gauges (12, 14 & 16g), Impact on top on needles, Making Needle Zippers, Using Needles with/as Predicament Bondage, needles through lips, blood cupping, scratching and cutting w/Needles, using a violet wand with needles, chemical play with needles (such as Ginger, Cinnamon or Peppermint Oil, Tiger Balm, Icy Hot, Cold Therapy Gel, etc… ), and much much more!
** Hands-on participation is reserved only for people who were present from the beginning of the class session and have attended a Needles 101 class taught by Zeb. ***This is a serious type of edge play requiring a pre-existing level of comfort with Needleplay, and as such, Previous Needleplay Experience is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to attend this class.”  Sunday 12:00-1:15 Salon A

NEGOTIATE LIKE A NINJA with Undergroundsea

Forget for a moment that ninjas don’t say much. Negotiation is so much more than simply filling out a checklist. Learn communication tools that allow more effective negotiations. Discuss what types of questions to ask, how to ask, when to ask, more. Take away tips for communicating on an ongoing basis. We also discuss approaches for how to handle difficult or awkward conversations. Helpful to Those new to negotiations. Experienced players who wish to apply effective communication techniques to negotiations, general communication, and difficult conversations in their relationships. Saturday 10:30-11:45am Salon B

NYOTAIMORI: BOTH IN CULTURE AND KINK with Lord Ramirez

“Nyotaimori, literally “”female body presentation”” or know more commonly as “”body sushi”” has long been an unique dining activity in Japan, and has a growing popularity in the rest of the world. In this workshop Lord Ramirez will explain both how to do traditional Nyotaimori as well as its cultural significance in Japan. Then he will teach you how to kink up your nyotaimori experience, for an erotic night of kinky fun with your partner and or friends. It will include a live demonstration. Sunday 5:15-6:30pm Boardroom A

OBJECTIFICATION: THE DYNAMICS & CONSTANT CONTRADITIONS with SophieMinkman

Someone wants to be someTHING!!! — Is it an animated or inanimate object? Is it a precious object or worthless or disdained? Explore what objectification means and its constant contradictions. We’ll talk about why people want to be objectified and why we want to objectify them. We’ll explore the experiences of the objectified as well as our perceptions of those that are objectified. In addition we will discuss what authors like Kant and modern psychologists have to say and why we revel in this taboo. Sunday 5:15-6:30pm Salon C

ORGASM ON COMMAND with Eric Pride

Haven’t we all watched this scene in a kinky movie, read it in a titillating bedside novel? – The top, voice low and commanding, counts down slowly, their submissive gasps for breath, body quaking, hips thrusting into the air, as if stroked by imaginary fingers. “Five…, four…, three…, two…, one…, zero.” And she comes. Hard. Is it possible to have your female partner come on command? Imagine the possibilities – while restrained in play, over lattes in a coffee shop, in a crowded bar, quietly whispered in the movie theatre, over the phone or even via text, and much, much more… Can it be done? Yes it can, with enough training, time, and practice with your partner. In this class Eric describes the techniques he uses to train someone to come on command for him. Together with his demo bottom, they show a number of short scenarios where they apply this form of play. Sunday 10:30-11:45am Salon E

OWNERSHIP with Sir Vice

What it is Ownership, why do some seek or crave it, and what does it imply? In the BDSM lifestyle, D/s relationships often work towards developing a sense of ownership for a variety of reasons important to the dominant and submissive. This session will explore the concept of ownership as well as the emotional draw and consequences of fostering a sense of ownership emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Monday 9:00-10:15am Salon B

OVERCOMING ANXIETY ABOUT SOCIAL ANXIETY with Undergroundsea

Are you shy or have social anxiety? Do you want to get more out of BDSM events and your local community? Have you had a difficult or awkward moment and want to bounce ideas about how to deal with a similar situation in future? Take away a list of ideas that have helped the instructor and other attendees succeed in this goal. Friday 5:15-6:30pm Salon B

PADDLE PLAY 101 & 102 with Bernie & Marisa

We love spanking and paddles have become a mainstay in our tool box. These classes are all about paddles and covers their safe use, styles and material types, striking techniques, rhythm, posture, building a scene and so much more. There is a lot of demonstrations throughout the presentations which makes for a butt-smacking good time and one sore demo bottom. The 101 class focuses heavily for the beginner while the 102 talks about more creative and advanced techniques and paddles designed for the more seasoned player. Friday 3:45PM–5:00PM Salon C

PALLET WRAP SUSPENSION with Alex and Madeline 

Pallet wrap is great for keeping the drawers from falling out of your furniture as you are moving, for keeping dozens of cases of potato chips on a pallet when the are loaded onto a truck, and for suspending a bottom with absolutely no rope whatsoever. We make sure that attendees understand that we are not using saran wrap, but instead an industry supply with a high tensile strength. This technique is ideal for just about anyone, including people for whom traditional rope suspensions might be difficult or uncomfortable (due to higher weight, odd centers of gravity, and even some circulation issues). Monday 5:15-6:30pm Salon D

PAIN PROCESSING with meanstreakmilewide

Join sadomasochist and professional endurance sports world champion Meanstreakmilewide as he explains the process of dealing with, over coming, and embracing pain and physical suffering. Drawing both from his own professional training as pro and world champion an ironman and ultra marathon World Champion and his two decades of hurting others and himself as an expression of sexual intimacy and exploration; Meanstreakmilewide will guild you through steps on how submissives and bottoms can better process pain, and how Doms and tops can better guild those under them. This talk includes live demonstrations. Saturday 2:15-3:30pm Salon B
PHRASING! HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR WORDS with D-Artagnan

We’ve all had the paranoid notion that the creaking noise coming from downstairs was not “just the pipes” but something much more sinister. Through Hypnosis, we can take that feeling and turn it into a surreal, terrifying experience. Exploring the sensation of fear, its root causes and ways that we can amplify it; this class offers a great slew of options for both advanced and developing hypnotists and subjects. Attendees will leave not only with a better understanding of how fear manifests but how we can draw inspiration from all things to create it. Saturday 5:15-6:30pm Boardroom A

PLAY PIERCING: INTRODUCTION AND SAFETY with BossBondage

This intro to play piercing class covers all the basics of play piercing, equipment and technique, As well as a heavy dose of sterilization, that goes above and beyond what is normal for the scene. Friday 5:15-6:30pm Salon A

POLY: DEVELOPING COMERSION AND KINDNESS with Iya

Compersion is a positive emotional response to a loved one’s other relationship(s). Often described as the opposite of jealousy, it is not often our first (or second or third) response when our partner(s) begin new relationships, but it can be developed and cultivated. In this workshop, we will focus on building kindly, compassionate communication with others. Learn a traditional kindness meditation, which, you guessed it, begins with ourselves. For individuals, couples and poly groups, this workshop offers a practical approach to understanding yourself and the people in your life, and to meeting all with greater kindness and clarity. Buddhist principles will be discussed in relation to the meditation and concepts, but one does not need to be a Buddhist to practice this. Friday 2:15-3:30pm Salon B

POLYAMORY 101 with David Wrath

Polyamory 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. Saturday 9:00-10:15am Boardroom A

POWER EXCHANGE RELATIONSHIPS with Master Taino 

Separating the Reality from the Fantasy This class is a basic introduction to the world of power-exchange, authority-based relationships within our Leather and BDSM culture. In this class, Master Taíno will address the hike different between the fantasy often portrayed in videos porno and fiction books and magazines (as well as the new “50 shades of Grey”) and the reality of living these powerful and unique alternative relationships. This presentation offers attendees a wide rage of options that are available for newcomers to the power exchange relationship. This will include the likes of Daddy/boy or girl, Dom/sub and Master/slave dynamics. Master Taíno will discuss all the misconceptions and fears many people have upon entering this type of relationship. This discussion is excellent for Leather folks and BDSM practitioners who want to take their kink and BDSM practices beyond the bed and the dungeon and into everyday life by forming healthy power-exchange or authority-based relationships, This is especially true when they are not sure what it all entrails or how to get started. Questions and discussion are encouraged. Saturday 12:00-1:15 pm Salon E

PRACTICAL PROTOCOLS AND RITUALS with Master Obsidian

Master Obsidian and slave namaste will lead a discussion about protocol and ritual in the scene and how they can be used to center and ground both Master and slave. What exactly are protocols? How are they used? What do you need to do to create and establish your own protocols and rituals? We will discuss the vanishing art of protocol and explore the many ways in which protocols and rituals can be used to strengthen and elevate the bond between Master and slave. Sunday 5:15-6:30 Salon B

PREDICAMENT BONDAGE with Lord Percival

A predicament is often a choice between failure modes. Given that choice, many folks who enjoy receiving predicament play, put off the failure choice as long as they can, hoping that their efforts will please those inflicting said circumstance, and they don’t have to fail at all. Rope is excellent for creating or enhancing that interaction. We will (talk about/experiment with) various possibilities, working with the needs and wants of the people in the class. Saturday 9:00-10:15 Salon D

PUT IT IN THE BIG HOLE with BoundToFly

Most rope classes deal with specific ties or forms to tie. Most others emphasize the Connection, the heat, to have a good scene. This workshop class is the other side of the equation. The knots, the hitches, the frictions, how and when to use them, as well as exercises to practice and improve your rope handling skills. Monday 9:00-10:15am Salon E

REVENGE OF THE WORDS: COMMUNICATION IN AND OUT OF THE SCENE with Brazen Professor

Wording is hard. Finding the right language to express who you are and what you like and what you want is complicated. It gets even more complicated because people don’t always interpret what we say in the way we intended it. Come and learn about how to write profiles that reflect your identity and communicate your personality, how to use words for impact in journal/blog entries, as well as how to use writing erotica as a negotiation tool / scene description. The class will be driven by participants’ interests, and may also cover how to word introduction emails, dating profiles, and frameworks for negotiation, depending on what participants are interested in. Feel free to print out and bring with you examples of profiles/blogs/etc you find interesting or compelling. If time permits, we will workshop brief drafts with fellow participants (exchanging positive and constructive comments). After all – words are meant to be shared, and the best way to find out where our words are missing the mark is to have friendly feedback from others. Saturday 2:15-3:30pm Salon B

RING TRAINING with Orpheus Black 

The Erotic Art of Ring Training is a form of slave training that focuses on refining the movements of the body through the use of rings that are balanced on the collar and cuffs. This form of training refines a subs grace, poise and endurance while simultaneously conditioning the body.
This fun and sexy form of training can also be incorporated into: Domestic Discipline
High protocol and service training
Gorean slave training
Predicament play
Used as a tool to improve impulse control and self/ spatial awareness
Used as a fun way to explore psychological and mental control. You won’t want to miss this one.  Sunday 2:15-3:30pm Salon C

ROPE AND SENSES: THE ART OF THE HEAD with Lord Percival 

The head is often called our seat of awareness. Four of the five senses are seated on the head and the largest sexual organ we have is just behind that thin wall of bone. Playing with rope on the head can be one of the most sensuous or breath-taking activities you can do. The level of dominance and control a few twists of rope can give you, when dealing with the head is quite impressive. We will be playing with giving good head-rope, and giving harsh head-rope, and other variants, as time allows. Sunday 5:15-6:30pm Salon D

ROPE HANDLING with AndraPoloutropon

Rope handling is one of the most important skills for a rigger as it can directly affect speed, connection, tension, comfort, beauty, and precision. The class will focus on a variety of ways students can improve their control over rope and comfort handling rope. It is recommended to bring rope and a partner. Saturday 5:15-6:30 pm Salon D

ROPE 101: FROM ZERO TO FUN ON DAY ONE with Boundtofly

Want to explore rope, but confused by all the apparent complexity? Scared by the possible risks of this style of play? In this fast paced workshop, learn the basics of safe rope bondage. and go home and have safe erotic play – today! This class, designed for newcomers to rope as well as kink, goes into the basics of safety, levels of risk, negotiation, consent, single column ties and connection. Participants leave feeling empowered and excited, with the knowledge to continue exploring rope bondage. Friday 2:15-3:30pm Salon D

ROPE 102: HARNESSES AND HOG TIES with BoundtoFly

After we’ve learned our basics, its time to have some more fun. Lets start exploring some more with sexy chest harnesses, and then take it down to the ground with some hog ties./ This workshop just requires open space to tie and try. Friday 5:15-6:30pm Salon D

SADISTIC BONDAGE with Lord Percival

This class shares many of the nasty, evil, sadistic things that I’ve collected over the years that can be done to someone once bound. Many folks on the receiving end of this class get to ride that endorphin rush to great heights. Pre-negotiation is paramount before coming to this class. Warning, this class has been known to get quite noisy, and sometimes somewhat damp. Sunday 10:30-11:15am Salon D

SADISTIC MASSAGE with Iya 

A practitioner of Japanese styles of shiatsu and acupressure for over 20 years, -Iya- will share her love of body work that spans from deeply pleasurable and relaxing to vigorous, rough and downright painful. You will learn techniques for a basic shaitsu-acupressure massage with a sadistic twist – it will hurt, but it’s good for you! Using thumbs, fingers, fists, elbows, and feet, this will be a whole body experience bringing SM pleasure to the giver and receiver. Safety issues and basic anatomy will be covered. Variations using rope for added leverage will be demonstrated. Being partnered for the class allows for practice of the techniques, if not, time will be allotted at the beginning for partnering, as desired. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.  Sunday 2:15-3:30 Salon A

SAY YES TO SAYING NO with Undergroundsea

Discuss what can make it hard to say no and how to mitigate each difficulty. Walk away with a 4-tier escalating process of saying no when a boundary is being crossed, whether it is an unwanted advance or some other matter. We then put this approach into practice through role play. Monday 10:30AM–11:45AM Salon B

SELF-ABUSE OR SURRENDER with SuePrise

TRIGGER WARNING: Sometimes a slap across the face is as comforting as I love you. Sometimes people like things that many view as self-abusing. Sometimes, it is not abuse. Our community throws around the “abuse” word without clarifying what it means when people hurt each other for pleasure. For some people this hurt goes into a place of consensual non-consent, full power exchange, humiliation, degradation and other “dark” places. In this potentially controversial workshop we will challenge the idea of abuse. We will question if it is not abuse but surrender. We will talk about how previous abuse can shape our world today. Ideas on how to keep yourself safe from crossing the line will also be a part of the discussion Sunday 3:45-5:00pm Boardroom A

SEND IN THE CLOWNS with Ami Mercury

For most people whipped pies, big red noses, colorful wigs and over-sized shoes are not what one thinks of for naughty, bedroom play. But for a clown fetishist this is just a typical Tuesday night. This class explores this niche fetish category, from the make-up to the fancy costumes, and even clown fear. I will also demonstrate how to apply the make-up with tips and tricks. Friday 3:45-5:00pm Salon E

SENSUAL DOMINATION with Spike 

The definition of “sensual” is 1. affecting any of the senses; and 2. relating to gratification of the physical and especially the sexual appetites. Sensual domination encompasses both aspects of the definition, controlling sensations in a sexually charged way. Melding elements of hypnosis, bondage, mind-fuck, touch, sensation play, knife play, percussive play and the sense to tune in to what works for the submissive, Spike creates erotic and fulfilling scenes for himself and his partner. Saturday 9:00-10:15 am Salon B

SENSUAL STEEL: THE ART OF EROTIC KNIFEPLAY 101 with Nauttiboy

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. Saturday 2:15-3:30pm Courtyard

SILLY ROPE GAMES – THE LIGHTER SIDE OF BONDAGE with Ian Michaels

This is a hands-on workshop designed to allow tops to breakout of their comfort zone.  It will also provide a means to breakout of the mundane of tying specific harnesses.  It will, hopefully, re-inject fun into playing with rope.  The workshop will use various methods to achieve these goals.  The “games” will utilize speed drills, accuracy drills, and blindfolds (on the top, not the bottom).  We might even utilize ‘game spinners’, think along the lines of Twister, to learn how to tie without the constraints of following a specific pattern.   Please bring at least 3 – 30ft lengths of rope, two blindfolds, a sense of humor and a willingness to learn. Friday 3:45-5:00pm Courtyard

STRANGE ANIMALS: CREATIVE & UNUSUAL GAMES FOR ANIMAL/PET PLAY with SophieMinkman

Create interesting animal play scenes for group or private play. We’ll discuss ideas for a menagerie of creatures. Unleash your mad scientist or evil veterinarian self! Be a sadistic farmer or brutal breeder! Reenact the Three Little Pigs in a whole new big, bad way! Monday 3:45-5:00pm Salon C

STRAP ONS AND HARNESSES: HAVE SOME FUCKING FUN with Pandora 

Sex play, power exchange, gender expression and more; strap ons and harnesses can be so many things to so many different folks. There is so much out there to choose from that just getting started can be overwhelming.
This class intends to bring the fun into fucking with a harness. We will talk about different kinds of harnesses; and how to choose a dildo (or dildos) to go in it. We will cover negotiating play and sex with new and established partners. Learn what Miss Manners has to say about proper dildo etiquette. Plus all the fun places your strap on can go! Basic anatomy, safety and toy maintenance will also be covered.
Through out class we will be talking about why we want to wear a harness (or why we may want our partner to wear one). What can we learn about ourselves and our partners from this? Finally we will put on our harnesses and do some down and dirty fucking (more like dry-humping, but whatever). We will practice how to move and learn some great harness friendly positions.
**Bring a harness and dildo if you have one, a partner if you have one, and possibly a mat or towel. Sunday 10:30-11:45am Pandora’s Box booth in Vending Area

SO YOU WANT TO BE HYPNOTIZED with GleefulAbandon & PerfectMonster

Now that you’ve decided you want to bottom for hypnosis, do you feel daunted by where to begin? Are you full of questions, or not even sure what it is you should be asking? Fear not; Pinky and Gaby have been through it all, and are here to help! New or newish bottoms (and everyone of all experience levels) are welcome to learn about a myriad of topics, from how to know if you’re in trance, to scene negotiation, to tackling myths, and much, much more! Not a subject? Not a problem! Come on down to get a little more insight into the other side of the hypno-coin. Join us for caring, sharing, and staring (at shiny things!) Friday 2:15-3:30pm Boardroom A

SOLE MUSIC (PART 1) with Schadenfreude 

Foot play! We will discuss foot worship and pleasure. Ranging from pedicures to foot sex. Sunday 12:00-1:15pm Salon E

SPANKING: FROM SADISTIC TO SENSUAL SPANKING 101 with NauttiBoy

Do you have a “bad” subbie that requires correction? Maybe a “good” one the needs a reward of OTK. Spanking can run the gamut. Not sitting for a week, or having the sting that will make them “sing”, spanking can bruise the bottom and warm the heart! Sunday 3:45-5:00pm Salon A

SUB/SLAVE PREP SCHOOL with Soumise

What’s a sub or slave to do when trying to “better” themselves, either for a current Dom or Master or when unowned ? How can we use our “s” tendencies to help us become more focused, proactive and pleasing? This class will look at common behaviors and how we can make changes to take them to the next level of refinement. Ideas on how to fine tune appearance, public behavior and communication skills will be covered. Exercises to help you decide what aspects you would like to change and then some ways to work towards these changes will make the class interactive. We will also look at the common motivators of personal change – to make ourselves happy, to make someone else happy and / or to attract someone else into our life. Monday 12:00-1:15pm Salon A

SUSPENSION LINES with AndraPolutropon

There are numerous ways to secure and use rope for suspension lines. This demonstration-based class will go through the mechanics, advantages, and disadvantages of numerous ways to tie off these lines. It will also discuss several details that affect how these lines work… or fail. In addition, we will also discuss different ways to use suspension lines in your scene. Monday 3:45-5:00pm Salon D

SUSPENSION FOR SEX with BOSS BONDAGE

Bondage can be one of your greatest assets during sex play. Bondage during sex can restrain, sometimes just enough for what you want, and sometimes so tightly you get everything you want. Bondage can greatly aid and enhance sex positions, and even help create a few new ones. Instead of covering the format of bondage for sex using the bed we are taking it in the air, this class will use a chest harness as it’s basis, and show you all the ways you can twist and turn someone during sex, and how using the chest harness as a basis you can move from one position to another without having to completely untie and retie. Sunday 12:00PM-1:15PM Salon D

SUSPENSION TRANSITIONS with Lord Percival

Turn your static suspensions into dynamic ones! Learn safe ways of moving your rope bottom from one position to another in a suspension. Monday 9:00-10:15am Salon D

SWIMMING IN THE RIGHT POND: MEETING PEOPLE AND DATING IN THE SCENE with Eric Pride

Looking to meet friends, play partners, or that special someone in the scene? Making connections can be challenging for anyone, regardless of their experience level in the lifestyle. This class provides a safe place to discuss and share these experiences.
Major topics include:
Scene values and etiquette
What we look for in a partner and different relationships
How to meet people and network in the scene
Managing meeting and dating anxiety
Multiple partner issues
Different levels of commitment and how to speak about it
Unwritten and written relationship contracts.
Sunday 2:15-3:30pm Salon E 

TAKING THEIR BREATH AWAY- HYPNOTIC BREATH PLAY: USE THE FORCE! with Zany Danger

This class focuses on an topic that many people shy from trying due to safety concerns. With hypnosis, many of those dangers are less serious. I will talk about important safety precautions for this edgy but super hot sort of play. Watch me as I implant the breath control suggestion and play with it. Come see my mind control fantasies become real with a sexy technique inspired by Darth Vader. Sunday 3:45PM–5:00PM Salon B

TASTING THE TEARS with Master Andy

The sadist’s dream is to sexually feed from someone’s displeasure. In a community of consent, safe words and boundaries, it can be hard to reach the point of displeasure for the other person before they call the scene. It is a form of play becoming popular within our community and one that has many risks. This class is designed to give insight and ideas on how to do it safely. I will cover ideas on how to bring someone to a place of fear/terror, how to let them hang there while the top gets their fill and how to bring them back safely. Monday 12:00PM–1:15PM Salon B 

TEA SERVICE CLASS with Sissy Maid Stephanie

***This is a required class for anyone who wants to serve at the Sunday Formal Tea. Saturday 10:30-11:45am Lounge

THAI EM MASSAGE with Sepiessa

An introduction to the pleasures and delights of Thai-style massage and its ability to provide enhanced before- and after-scene care. All participants can learn how to create intimacy with an informed, sensual touch, whether you’re a Top or a Bottom. Emphasis will be on promoting flexibility, warming up the most-often stressed joints in kink/every day life, soothing weary bodies, and indulging partners with the added sensuality of compassionate touch. This is a hands-on workshop – Participants should bring a partner or be willing to pair up, and be comfortable physically on their knees for up to 15 minutes of time and should have no active joint or muscle trauma, nor any recent surgery.
**Please bring a yoga mat or blanket and extra padding (pillow, blanket, mat) if possible for kneeling on. Sunday 3:45-5:00 Salon E

TRANSFORMATION 101- THE FACE with Thrash

In this introductory class we will learn the art of make-up to prepare a girl of any gender for “putting on her face.” Discussion/Demo will include all that is involved with presenting a feminine facade: preparation of skin and application of make-up, as well as long- and short-term maintenance techniques and skin care. Foundation and face, eyes and brows, lips and cheeks will all be ‘covered’ and various hacks, short-cuts and techniques will be demonstrated. This class will enable girls to put their best face forward…now let’s talk about walking in heels. 😉 Saturday 9:00-10:15am Salon Boardroom A

TURNING UP THE JUICE with Baron Voltage 

Turn up the Juice/ Learn how to get the most pleasant sensations of electricity through hypnosis without all the equipment. Turn your Whole body into a tens unit, or any anatomy into a violet wand! Learn the ways to inflict delicious pain of a lightning bolt through the techniques taught/ Classroom to teach, willing subjects Just when ya thought it could get worse/ If you are seeking a way to create the absolute perfect scene of escalation for your partner, increasing their fear, tension, abject terror, then this class is for you. Through Hypnosis, the imagination is your limit, and the depths of your sadism knows no bounds/. Classroom to teach, willing subjects. Sunday 10:30-11:45am Boardroom A

URETHRAL SOUNDS with Hera

We will demonstrate how to use sounds and how to properly clean them and the medical supplies needed for before and after use. Sunday 5:15-6:30pm Salon A

WATER BONDAGE 101: HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR BOTTOM with Belle-

This hands-on class will cover the basics of water bondage with an eye towards risk reduction. It will cover ideas on things to do in the water and how to use water to add to the fun. Saturday 3:45-5:00pm Pool

WATERBOARDING with Alex and Madeline 

Waterboarding is the torture technique that tricks the victim’s brain into believing it is drowning by using an understanding of human anatomy and as little as a cup of water. We cover what waterboarding is and is not, because of the large number of misconceptions out there. We give some historical and current event context to the various techniques. We obviously talk about safety and what the realistic risks associated with waterboarding are. We discuss what to expect from a person experiencing waterboarding. We demonstrate three primary techniques (rag over mouth, rag in mouth, and forcing liquid into the sinuses) with some variation on each. Then we answer the large number of questions that usually come up. No requirements to attend, but it can be triggering for people. Sunday 5:15-6:30pm Courtyard

WET AND DRY CUPPING: BLOOD AND FIRE with Shermie

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese form of alternative medicine in which a local suction is created on the skin. Suction is created using heat ( fire) or mechanical devices. Cupping can be dry or wet (medicinal bleeding). The class will explore the history and methods of cupping, with a demonstration of their application in kink. There will be opportunity for all attendees to participate.
*Sucky marks are to be expected.  Monday 3:45-5:00pm Salon A

WHIPS ADDICTED TO CRACK! with Mistress Ariana 

Learn to wield and control the majestic and sublime Cadillac of BDSM toys. We’ll discuss materials, vendors, and resources for this simple, yet versatile method of inducing pain. You’ll also learn various single handed methods for throwing your whip, whip care, maintenance, and storage. Monday 10:30-11:45am Salon E

WIELDING STEEL: AN ADVANCED KNIFEPLAY EXPERIENCE KNIFEPLAY 201 with Nauttiboy

Have you ever wondered what that nice, shiny blade feels like in your hand? Or maybe how it feels to have that same blade dance along your flesh? Wielding Steel will answer both questions for you. Prepare for an advanced knifeplay experience. You will learn the dynamics of a knife and how to wield it with safety and sanity. From experienced knife handler to those that have never picked one up, learn how it feels, how to develop your hand, care of blade and bottom, witness from the sensual to the sadistic. So come and experience the pleasures of Wielding Steel. Monday 10:30-11:45am Courtyard

THE WINTER OF O/our DISCONTENT with Master Obsideon

The pain of serious relationship conflict can motivate us to seek relief in ways that are inadequate or even harmful to the fundamental needs of the M/s dynamic. When faced with discord many M/s relationships implode under the weight of discussion, or suffer in silence through chronic conflict avoidance. Frequently, explosive confrontations are the damaging result of frustration on both sides. We believe that there are alternative ways for both Master and slave to communicate serious concerns through a process that is designed to respect, strengthen and perpetuate the M/s relationship, instead of temporarily abandoning the M/s structure to use  an ‘egalitarian’ problem solving model.  Join Master Obsidian and slave namaste on an exploration of practical conflict resolution methods based upon ancient principles. Both Master and slave will be equipped with tools to assist in tackling tough relationship issues without sacrificing the M/s relationship in the process. Saturday 10:30-11:45am Salon C

WORKING OUT THE KINKS with Soumise

Learn an effective and restorative workout for the body with a focus on mindful movement. Moving from the deepest muscles of the body outward will help you restore range of movement, improve alignment and joint stability while improving strength and neuromuscular connections. This workout is suitable for participants of a variety of fitness and mobility levels and variations will be suggested to adapt exercises to your personal needs. Please bring a bath towel and wear something you will be comfortable moving in and bring or wear a pair of socks. Sunday 10:30-11:45am Salon B

ZAP! VIOLET WANDS- BASICS AND BEYOND with Dr Clockwork

You’ve seen them in the clubs. THOSE people. The ones who don’t bring toybags, but rather come bearing hand trucks stacked with aluminum cases and crates of extension cords. Who are they, what are they doing, where is that purple glow coming from, and why are they all huddled around the electrical socket? The answer is violet wands. Learn about Nikola Tesla and the history of violet wands, direct, indirect and reverse techniques, internal electrical play, electrical fire play, and branding. Then stay to watch the interactive demonstration where many of these techniques will be used. Saturday 5:15-6:30pm Salon A

ZEN AND THE EROTIC ART OF BDSM with Orpheus Black

Zen and the Erotic Art of BDSM is a class that applies Zen principles, practices and philosophies to not only the hegemonic aspects of our lifestyle but also offers us a deep and meaningful insight into surrender, submission and more… In this class we will discuss: Viewing submission as a way of life and not a series of random acts of obedience. Using Zen principles as a way of viewing our sexuality as an expression of our authentic self. How mindfulness training can become instrumental in implementing protocols and rituals. How instituting Buddhist principles and breathing practices can assist with processing pain. But most of all, this class is about fostering deeper and more meaningful connections between ourselves and our partner. So bring an open mind and a full heart. Monday 10:30-11:45am Salon C