“Ever heard someone say ‘Well, just add more rope!’ when speaking of tying larger people? That’s all well and good, but it matters greatly *where and how* that extra rope is added. Size does not determine what makes a good rope bottom, or what one is able to do in rope! We’ll talk about ways to address differences both on the floor and in the air, as well as extensive discussion on bottoming skills regardless of size.
Materials: Rope (3-10 ~30ft lengths recommended)
Skills needed: Single column tie proficiency (any), active communication, general body awareness
Our relationships with our bodies are complex and ever-changing. This class brings influences and inspiration from a wide variety of self portrait artists to cover everything from low-tech hacks for lighting, rules for compositions and shoot ideas, how to shoot beautiful photos with a cell phone, to complex concepts like self forgiveness and honesty to help us turn portraiture into a powerful project of control, self confidence and self love for all bodies.
Format: lecture and discussion
Few things in life are as exciting, or as confusing, as entering the BDSM scene. Bottom or Top? Mistress/Master or Slave? Dominant or Submissive? Leather, rubber, vinyl, spandex or latex? Coke or Pepsi?
New bottoms and tops can often find themselves at a loss at play parties, events or at fetish clubs. How do you navigate the deep waters of the BDSM world? How do you get what you want but insure the safety that you need? How do you ride the excitement of all the new experiences but maintain your grip on reality?
This class will help demystify the basics of scene etiquette, negotiation, personal responsibility, and safety (physical, emotional and psychological) that will help you lay the foundation for survival and success in the BDSM scene.