Whip Intensive by Dex

Saturday – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Section 1: Whips in the Dungeon
This workshop will begin with a goal of introducing techniques that will get your whip out of the bottom of your toy bag and into use in the dungeon. Static and beginning dynamic throws will be taught. The focus of the workshop is beginning whip techniques that directly relate to dungeon play. While basics of whips and whip throwing will be covered the true focus of the workshop is relating common dungeon toys and techniques to connecting those skills to adaptation with a singletail whip.

Section 2: To Crack or Not to Crack
This intermediate singletail workshop will review the basic techniques and then progress to more advanced techniques. Development of a controlled puff. Identifying your preferred throwing style. Connecting footwork to changes on the other end of the whip. Dynamic throwing with a rhythm, changing planes, feathering techniques, and breaking rhythm. The environment, whip flurries, whip vignettes will be discussed. Select key techniques that you personally connect with and practice incorporating them into your own whip scenes.

Section 3: Rhythm Whips
This workshop focuses on dynamic throws. Whip scenes can be both erotic and hypnotic. Throwing with a rhythm. Dynamically grounding a whip without breaking rhythm. Timing, feel, touch and marking time. Connecting with the music, and energy in the dungeon. The rhythm of the whip connects the whip thrower and whip catcher. Stall speed, delayed timing, and syncopation. To mark or not to mark? Intentionality in throwing. Feathering like a butterfly; nipple play; cock and ball play; and clitoral stimulation. Passion to orgasm, pleasure and pain from six feet away. What does it take to make a great whip scene?

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Transforming Your M/s and D/s Relationships by Liza and her slave, Jody

Friday – 2:15 - 5:15 pm

In this intensive, designed for those currently in a dynamic, we will guide you through a series of exercises designed to help you explore your desires, examine your obstacles and begin the process of having a happier, healthier and more satisfying hierarchical relationship that will stand the test of time. Give it a shot – you have everything to gain and nothing to lose, except possibly the baggage that is preventing you from having exactly what you want in your dynamic. Click here for presenter bio...

M/s Under 40: A TNG Intensive by Sir Luke and His victor

Friday – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

In this intensive, Sir Luke and His victor will delve into Master/slave foundations, effective leadership and surrender, redirection and repercussion, and long term ramifications of living on the edge. Participants will be engaged in a comprehensive exploration of authority and power imbalanced dynamics, open to folks on either side of the slash, partnered or un-partnered. Click here for presenters' bio...

Leather anatomy and troubleshooting by Leslie Anderson

Saturday – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This intensive course is designed to take students on a different type of immersive journey into viewing leather within a different context from how it is viewed as out current clothing. This intensive will teach fundamentals of both preservation and conservation of leather. We will explore mixed textiles that represent our collective community. It will illustrate how to define purpose and goals in long term care for leather items.

It will begin with basic chemistry and anatomy of leather, what degrades it, and how to prioritize the management of the long term treatments that are needed to support the longevity of the artifact. From correct handling, to detailed documentation and planning, to storage and mounting will be covered. New terminology and processes for proper cleaning and environmental controls.

Several detailed demonstrations will be conducted, and time permitting some hands on time in skills training will also be afforded each student.

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