Your scene doesn’t end when the up lines come down. Scene dynamic can and should be sustained until the last rope is removed from your bottom’s skin. It’s all in the details, and this class will walk you through strategies for keeping your scene strong until the last moments. We’ll explore how sustained rope tension is an articulation of sadistic intention, demonstrate how to maintain contact within the scene and create seamless transitions into aftercare, and discuss how these skills empower both top and bottom to maintain their respective headspaces. With this approach, the climax of the scene becomes the release from rope and not the re-engagement with gravity, which re-emphasizes rope as the implement of power exchange.
Format: partnered tie-along
Materials: at least three hanks of rope of the material of your choice
Too often, queer and trans bodies don’t fit within the aesthetic expectations laid out by the glossy pages of popular rope manuals. Further, common Shibari and Western ties aren’t always physiologically suitable for queer bodies. This workshop offers queer alternatives for some common ties that work more efficiently on bodies that don’t reside within the gender binary. Discussion surrounding increasing queer advocacy and shattering gender stereotypes in rope will be interwoven throughout.
Format: this class is a tie-along for queer-identified individuals
Materials: 3 or more Hanks of rope of choice
Crystals have been used as allies for energy work and self-healing for centuries. With their highly charged energetic properties, crystals can also add an intense spiritual dynamic to any rope scene.
Explore how to negotiate scenes to increase energetic intimacy, how rocks can be critical to the sadistic rigger’s toolbox, and how to incorporate crystals specifically into a ground rope or rope suspension scene.
Participants will receive general knowledge about the properties of some commonly used crystals as well as basic skills for using their properties in sexy and energetically responsible ways.