Alex and Madeline are both trained scientists who love to use their analytical minds and love of learning both in the bedroom and the dungeon. They have been very active in the Chicago and Minneapolis/St. Paul communities, helping to run BDSM organizations, assisting with large-scale events, and teaching classes on various edge play techniques. Now based out of New York, they are excited to explore a new Scene and share their particular brand of edgy with new friends.
Andra Poloutropon is a New York City based rigger who enjoys doing floorwork transitions. A self-proclaimed “style whore,” he is fascinated by the myriad styles of tying and encourages others to make their own way rather than blindly following a single style as dogma. In addition to style, he holds an abiding interest in rope handling and is dedicated to helping people understand “why” various decisions are made in rope bondage. As a teacher, he has been described as having a talent for seeing things from other people’s perspectives and explaining things in ways that make it accessible to others.
An avid aficionado of rope since discovering kink more than five years ago. Her journey has taken her from bottom to self-tier to top over that same period of time. Since starting to tie, she helped found a Rope Bite and a Hitchin’ Bitches chapter in her hometown of Kalamazoo, MI. Since moving to Philadelphia she has spent her time honing her skills and developing her own style of rope in order to create challenging and beautiful positions for her and her bottom to enjoy. She enjoys all things rope, from the sensual to the sadistic to the down-right ridiculous, and all of this has led to a desire to share her hobby with others. As an educator by trade, Belle- doesn’t believe in teaching any one specific style but listening to her students’ desires and needs with rope and tailoring their education to those desires.
BossBondage has been involved in the BDSM community for the last 16 years. He is the founder and president of The West Coast Assholes an edge players advocacy group that focuses on edge-ucation within the community. For 5 Years Boss operated His own professional dungeon The Asylum. Born from his love of hemp bondage rope, He started BossBondage.com in 2002, where He produces his own line of Hemp Bondage rope. Boss has been a body piercer since 1995 and currently operates PlayPiercingKits.com which sells play piercing kits and medical kink accessories.
BoundToFly is an out Gay Leatherman and HIV Activist who has found his passion in Shibari aka Japanese rope bondage. His roots are in the gay Leather world and considering his passion for rock climbing, it seems inevitable that rope bondage would be a natural fit. But it took the passion, energy and connection of Shibari and Kinbaku for it to click. He’s privileged to share his life with NJWaterDog and to dance between the gay Leather and pansexual BDSM worlds, as well as between the NY/NJ and Philadelphia scenes. BoundToFly is a co-organizer of NJ Rope Bite and is the founder of G-rope (a male only rope space). He may be found out and about at play parties, performing, or teaching for TES.org where he flags red Jute left.
David Wraith is a Saint Louis native, writer, filmmaker, activist and a co-founder of Sex Positive St. Louis (http://sexstl.com ). He’s a polyamorous, sado-masochistic exhibitionist who has spent much of his adult life advocating for women’s reproductive freedom, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights, and people living with HIV. He occasionally rants about movies, sex and politics on his blog: davidwraith.com. He’s presented on polyamory, nudism, BDSM, sex positivity and body image at the New England Leather Alliances’ Fetish Fair Flea Market in Providence, Rhode Island, Metro Vancouver Kink’s West Coast Bound in Vancouver, British Columbia, the 2014 IvyQ Conference at Dartmouth University and at numerous events his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.
Eric Pride, together with his wife Lady Christie, heads a structured authority-based household in New York. The household celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2012. The primary focus of the household is integrating healthy power-exchange dynamics into daily life and providing guidance, training, and support for its individuals. Eric enjoys consensual S&M, blogs on different aspects of the lifestyle, and gives presentations on alternative lifestyle relationships, structured authority-based 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 also the founder of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the workshop series Creating and Living Positive Alternative Lifestyle Relationships. You can connect with him on FetLife (“EricPride”) or follow him on Twitter (“EricPride“). He can be reached at Eric.Pride@gmail.com or his website, http://ericpride.com/.
Certified yoga instructor. 200 RYT Antigravity fitness instructor.
Ian Michaels is a BDSM educator in various fetishes. Along with his wife, “Trophy Wife”, they have developed the Fetissage brand of workshops. Ian was able to combine his background in massage therapy and his Master’s Degree in Exercise Science to produce unique sensual BDSM workshops. Additionally, Ian has developed workshops geared towards his love of bondage. Prior to becoming a BDSM educator, Ian taught at a post-secondary technical school. Both Ian and Trophy Wife have had the privilege to teach at TesFest, E-P-I-C, Studio 58, Paddles, The Kink Shoppe (Philadelphia), Feel Me Breathe and many other venues. Ian is also a semi-professional photographer, as evidenced by the photographs on his profile. Ian is available for private instruction, as well as private group instruction. Please feel free to send a Fet message to inquire about rates.
Lord Percival has been active in the scene, both in private and in public, for more than 40 years. While many of us know him for his mastery of rope, he also has an extensive knowledge of many other areas of play, including but not limited to: take-downs, breath play, caning, whips, electricity, knives, pressure points and mental bondage, aka hypnosis. Education is a particular passion of Percy’s. He has been a teacher, lecturer, mentor, and trainer in the scene for over a quarter century. Currently, he is Director of Programming and Education on the Board of NELA (New England Leather Alliance) and past and present chair of the Fetish Fair Fleamarket(R).
Lord Ramirez has been active in BDSM for over 20 years. In addition to serving as a BDSM educator, he has also fetish performer in Goth and Fetish nightclubs. As a BDSM educator he has taught for groups including TIED, Tidewater Pride, Crimson Phoenix, CAPEX, CUFF, CoDe and Amatorius. Events he has presented at include Black Phoenix’s Winter Solstice, APEX Summer Bash, The DC GRUE, The Winter Fetish Fleamarket, Frolicon, NDD/s Boot Camp, Charm City Fetish Fair, Madtown Kinkfest, Primal Arts Festival, Rochester Kink Society’s Mega Bash, Beat Me in St Louis, and Floating World. In addition to teaching for BDSM groups he has also provided workshops and BDSM outreach for Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Anime groups at their national events. He is a member of Fallout and was a charter member Crimson Phoenix and helped found and run another of his local groups, Amatorius. Outside of the lifestyle Ramirez is active with the vampyre community and involved with the establishment of several vampyre organizations. He has an extensive martial arts background, and a strong interest in Japanese culture. Ramirez is also a retired open professional ballroom dance championship finalist, teacher, and Ballroom competition judge.
Master Obsidian has been involved in the BDSM community for over 3 decades. He’s been a member of groups in Chicago as well as in Texas. He has served in a Leadership capacity in the Field of Diversity for multi million dollar corporations, as well as committees and boards in the LGBTQ and Diverse business arena nation wide. A proud Leatherman and Inspiring Orator-He has presented numerous classes on topics ranging from Fire and Pressure Point Play to Dominance and Spirituality. He has received accolades and recognition by the community including Receiving His Masters’ cover in 2009, The 2012 Southwest Leather Conference Leatherman’s Heart Award, Pantheon of Leather Man of the year Nominee, and 2010 Southwest Master as well as 2010 International Master.
Master Taíno and His Leather Family open their lives and themselves through this website with the purpose of affirming our Master/slave lives and presenting the Leather Family concept as a real alternative for many in our community. Based in the Washington, DC area, Master Taíno is well known both locally, where He is a leader in several organizations, and at the national level, where He has made a name with His commitment to education. A Master, Daddy and Mentor, Master Taíno reaches our Master/slave community with His “dominant and caring” philosophy. Master Taíno founded MTTA, a non-profit organization that runs MTTA Academy and produces the annual Master/slave Conference held in Washington DC, among other programs.
NauttiBoy is a new face with an old soul. He has been exploring kink for many years now, from bottom to Top (and a few places in between). He views everyday as an opportunity to try or learn something new, and loves to share his knowledge and experience with whomever he comes in contact with. NauttiBoy has taught in the beauty industry as an International Platform Artist for over a decade, visiting countries all over the world. He now brings his art and talents to share with our community. He has presented at both TES (The Eulenspiegel Society) and the IronBell Academy, as well as LIFE in Nassau and APeX (Albany Power Exchange). NauttiBoy has also presented at conventions such as The Floating World 2012, Brimstone III & IV and WinterFire 2014. He may be very “nautti”, but he plays so well with others!
Orpheus Black – the 2016 Southwest Leather Master title holder – is a published author and erotic educator specializing in hierarchical dynamics, non-monogamous relationships and alternative sexual encounters. This two-time Bawdy Storytelling champion has been traveling the country teaching his fun and light-hearted educational events for more than a decade. Orpheus is a regular presenter at DomConLA and is the founder of Cirque de Sade – a high profile group of Dominants whose mission is to advance the art of BDSM through a commitment to innovation, excellence, and active leadership in the D/s, M/s, and fetish communities. Indigo Black, wife and property of Sir Orpheus Black, has been not only a sub and slave to Orpheus, but also his lifelong companion and inspiration. Her journey into BDSM and the fetish lifestyle began when she volunteered to be Orpheus’ bottom and submissive in early 2000. Like Orpheus, Indigo got her start co- hosting the Severe Society radio show. Soon after that, Orpheus and indigo began their dark journey onto the fetish stages, performing at countless Hollywood hotspots such as the Viper Room, Club Blue, the Music Box, and Dragonfly, to name just a few. Together the 2014 and 215 SoCal Leather Master / slave title holders continue to travel the country entertaining , educating and enlightening communities across the country.
Pandora has been active in the kink scene since 2010. In 2012 she decided to put her passion for sexuality, sex, and sex toys to good use and opened Pandora’s Box. She sells luxury sex toys for bodies of all sorts, as well as hand crafted BDSM gear made by her amazing partners.
Sir Vice is an active member of the BDSM community with 10 years experience and manages Limits Unleashed LLC – a personal coaching service oriented for those in alternative lifestyles. He conducts research and mentors others across various aspects of the BDSM & kink lifestyle culture. Specific expertise includes Power Exchange and related relationship dynamics (D/s & M/s), general BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Sadomasochism) activities, erotic hypnosis, and primal play; with general subject matter expertise in relationship dynamics, communication, and sexual & general behavioral psychology. He also has over 10yrs experience in the Chinese martial arts and meditation practices and instruction.
Schadenfreude is an up-and-coming BDSM workshop presenter from Rochester, NY. Education is her passion, and kink is an inseparable part of her identity, which together culminate into an unparalleled learning experience. She unites her pedagogical training with her many years of experience in the BDSM scene to create workshops that are interactive, entertaining and effective. As a dominant sadomasochist, Schadenfreude has experience as both a top and bottom in every subject that she teaches. Thus, she is able to bring a unique perspective to her workshops, providing information and insight that is practical to kinksters of every D/s orientation.
slave namaste has counseled women and taught about embracing submission for 20 years. She brings this knowledge into her relationship living in submission and surrender to Master Obsidian as well as to counseling and aiding in the development of other submissives, slaves, and surrendered hearts. Her writings on surrender and absolute slavery have been featured on web sites and in books. She is Founder and co-moderator of various lifestyle groups, including one geared specifically for those in TPE relationships. A gifted Coach, Public Speaker and Mentor, she was the 2010 Southwest slave and 2010 International slave as well as the recipient of the 2013 Southwest Leather Conference Leatherwoman’s Heart Award.
soumise brings her lifelong passions for movement, education, and helping people with her into the BDSM lifestyle. A former professional ballet dancer turned world ranked international style ballroom competitor, soumise has spent her 30 year career blending for the artistry of dance with the sciences of biomechanics, anatomy, kinesiology, rehabilitation and exercise. She creates and presents diverse workshops and educational events that engage, inform, and entertain participants of all levels in a variety of subjects across the US and abroad. Her time is divided between working with her clients and students, training other instructors and helping her Master, Sir Vice, with His business, Limits Unleashed LLC. With her Master’s encouragement, soumise has been enjoying the integration of her professional interests with her lifestyle training and experiences.
ZanyM (or Morgan) has been in the BDSM scene for over a decade. A silly playful toppy sadist, a mischievous alpha geek and a reaction junkie, her first love kink-wise is rope. Morgan is a co-coordinator of the TES Hypnokink SIG with her partner-in-crime MrDream. She has taught classes at The Eulenspiegel Society, TES Fest 2013, Fetish Fair Fleamarket, NEEHU and at Deepmind Darkwood (also known as Camp MindFuck.) If you want to get on her good side, bring her dark chocolate. “She seemed so sweet and innocent, until I got to know her.”