Nice RACK! Developing Your Personal Risk Profile
It's likely you've heard of Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK), and likely have at least a loose idea of your own risk tolerance. Fleshing out your risk profile ahead of negotiating and commencing a scene can help you not cross your own boundaries and enter territory you may not have wanted to. In this class, we will work through considerations in developing your own risk profile, including evaluating skillsets, consequences if things go wrong, and how to evaluate your own acceptance of various risks and determine where your boundaries lie. We will also cover Personal Responsibility In Consensual Kink (PRICK).
Kris & Princess Asshole
I Own your Ass: A Day in the Life of an Authority Transfer Couple
Authority Transfer is something that isn't well-understood or discussed often within the BDSM community. There are many confusions, fears, and myths about how it works. This class aims to address some of the main questions that Polar and nephesh get about their relationship model.
Leather Legacy Diversity Panel: A Two-Part Series Discussion Panel
Each of us has our own complex stories that have been intricately woven, providing diverse perspectives gleaned from our independent identities, backgrounds, and histories. While each of us identifies uniquely, there are many integrating layers providing a vast spectrum of intersectionality to be respected and honored, regardless of whether or not we personally resonate with the specific ways in which these variations are expressed. Panelists will include the curated presenters chosen to share their wisdom throughout the event weekend. This series will be divided into Left and right sides of the slash, hearing historical and anecdotal reflections from multiple perspectives.
Enter the Sadist: Embracing Sadism, Even When Hurting Someone You Love
Do we fear our sadism, do we respect it, can we do both? This class covers explorations through sadism, from the very beginning all the way through to heavy sadism and extreme play. We will discuss the issues of self control, as well as what happens as we fall in love with the person we're supposed to be hurting. We will also cover consent issues in heavy play, and ways to craft a scene that focuses on pushing right to the edge - but never over it.
The Art of Getting What You Want: Building Agency and Autonomy
While the kink and BDSM scenes are often lauded for more clear and concise negotiations in relationships, these skills often take a lot of practice and tend to overlook other related skills. To be a successful negotiator, one does not just need to know what kinds of kinks they want and don’t want, but also need to nurture their agency and firmly establish boundaries. Devyn Stone, in “The Art of Getting What You Want,” provides frank discussion with attendees on agency and autonomy. In this class, attendees define and explore what it means to create and enforce boundaries, how to determine what exactly you want in a potential negotiation, the fine art of saying no, as well as understanding when you really mean yes. Attendees will leave this class with a clearer understanding of their boundaries, agency, and autonomy, and will be equipped with techniques and tools to develop these crucial concepts.
Master Devyn Stone
Evolve Your Palate: Flagging Lime Green
Food play utilizes appreciation for all senses, including an ever-evolving, kinky palate comprised of tastes and flavors, especially when sophisticated and discriminating. Did your mother ever tell you not to play with your food at the dinner table? Well, now is the time to let that shit go and evolve your palate with a foodie sensation. You might just earn your lime green hanky (hanky code color for food play). Do you consider yourself a foodie? Does it bring you joy to feed others? Do you like to get messy or eat with proper manners and etiquette? Perhaps, you are more sadistic in your approach by incorporating fear play by turning your partner’s least favorite food into forms of play! Let your imagination run wild! Move beyond the use of strawberries and whipped cream in your kink by incorporating various types of edible items, service, bondage, objectification, humiliation, sensory deprivation, and sharps; you have now evolved past food play 101! Come dine with us and see what will be on the menu!
An introduction to playing with the male “jewels.” Start out with the fingers and hands, and work your way up to small and simple implements. Learn how to play safely and administer aftercare. This is a 101 level edgy workshop.
MsDDom & CreamDream
Learning to Trust: Leaning Into an M/s Dynamic When There are Ghosts in the Attic
“Assume good intent.” “Trust me, I’ve got you.” “Follow unquestioningly.” “Lead with clarity.” These are all phrases we have heard tossed about when the subject of authority transfer comes up. Yes, Master/slave relationships are built on a foundation of trust, without it, they crumble. But what happens when trust has been deeply violated, not by a current partner, but by someone in the past? We both know firsthand the complex reality that navigating life after abuse presents, how deeply difficult is to trust—and how easily that trust can be shaken, how terrifying it can feel to lean in no matter how strong the desire to do so is, and how impossible it can feel to not hold back and protect a piece of yourself. Join us as we step into our vulnerability and our power and share with you the ways in which we have been able to lean in, trust, and build a rock solid and thriving M/s dynamic despite our complex histories.
M. SwitchyButch & s. Bahari
One Rope: The Passion & Intimacy of Sensual Rope
This is not a difficult class. It is not about patterns or forms or even the specific type of rope to be used. It is, in my opinion, an introduction to what rope is all about. There is no performance, no exciting suspension, just an intense love of the form used, basic and utterly beautiful. This is a class for couples, and participants need to bring only a single 30ft(ish) length of rope.
Standing in the Crossroads: Intersectionality as a white Master and a Black slave
As queer polyamorous transmasculine Leatherdykes, SwitchyButch and his slave Bahari stand in the middle of multiple shared intersections, with one significant divergence: SwitchyButch is white and Bahari is Black. Join them as they debunk common misperceptions made about their dynamic based upon external perceptions (hint: their relationship has zero to do with raceplay), some of challenges they face, the ways in which their cultural awareness has shaped and strengthened their relationship, and some of the ways in which accountability shows up in their partnership.
M. SwitchyButch & s. Bahari
Under Your Boot: Stomping, Licking, & Fucking
This ain’t about boot blacking. This ain’t about leather care. This is all about boot love, boot violence, and boot sex. Why do people like boots? How does such a utilitarian object turn into one of the most fetishized items in our lifestyle? Come have some Team Soup style fun with boots.
Beyond Devotion: Edge Ownership Dynamics
This class will open a door you may never want to close! We will discuss ownership beyond return. But what is “beyond” you ask? Beyond finances, food choices, career, and even family obligations, Devyn Stone and his property, Guan Xuan engage in a 24/7 total authority transfer dynamic. They live together with an understanding that each day they live a fantasy in the real world. Get a glimpse of what that looks like and understand how one couple built and maintains a dynamic in which the property lives for its Master, because its Master allows it to live for him.
Master Stone & Guan-Xuan
The Street Physician Carving Flesh Sculptures
Welcome to scarification! This is where a love of creativity and kink mesh beautifully. Whether it’s for ritual, fun play, or for meanings beyond skin deep, this class will cover it.
Give Me a Hand: Fisting for All Holes
In this course, we will cover the sexy, intimate allure of fisting. We will go over topics of basic safety, general how-to, and more advanced skills to bring your partner to the heights of pleasure, including prostate play, g-spot play, and squirting. Discussion of how to bottom for fisting and incorporating fisting into various scenes will also be covered. If you’re lucky, there will be a demo as part of this class.
Women & Power Exchange
What is power exchange and how does it pertain to relationship dynamics involving women? What challenges do women encounter when delving in power exchange? What is required to create goals and celebrate triumphs for women desiring exchange power in their life? The purpose of this workshop is to inspire and encourage women to be empowered while living in a power exchange dynamic (short or long-term).