NEDS Presents: Kink 101 and Annual Member Meeting – March 10, 2017

March will be the annual members meeting. We will be reviewing the our financials and several Board members are up for reelection.
We need as many members as possible to attend. Remember this is YOUR organization. Have your voice heard.

After the meeting Switcher will be presenting Kink 101:

KINK has been around for years, but with the advent of the Internet it has become much easier to find out about it, find events and dive into the whole ‘scene’. This access has been received with mixed results – some have been overwhelmed, some have been merely whelmed with all the terms and activities they have read about, heard about or experienced. Let’s take a few minutes and look at some of the realities of this and see how we might have fun and not get in too much trouble while doing it.

Bio:Switcher has been around since before the invention of dirt. Rumor has it that he is the culprit that actually invented it, but I digress. He has hosted a munch in the Greater Boston area for several years, as well as vending at the New England Fetish Fair Fleamarket, Kinky Con and other events. He is a member of NEDS and The Society and a regular attendee at NEDS events

NEDS Presents: Pedular Enthusiasm: The Universal and Sensual Foot Experience – January 13, 2017


This class will cover the numerous ways of engaging and appreciating feet and their sexual, sensual, social, psychological and spiritual dimensions. Subjects of fetishism/partialism, massage/reflexology, adornment, footwear, foot worship, dominance, communication and foot play will be addressed. The presenter seeks to share an important (and sexy) pedular appreciation to build understanding and skills around one of the most prevalent sexual fetishes and universal symbols of human cultural identity. An interactive class, we will bring highlights to foot smell, topping and foot torture. Yay!
Bio:
P.E.T.E. (Pedular Enthusiast Ticklee Extraordinaire) has been a long-time tickling enthusiast, a proud foot fetishist, a member of BDSM and tickling communities, on-line for 16 years, and off-line for ten. He has taught classes for many of New England’s kink organizations and the first classes ever taught at Club Hell in Providence, RI and Hubba Hubba in Cambridge, MA. P.E.T.E. is also an instructor for the Kink Academy and has a number of instructional videos on their website. He co-facilitated numerous tickle play events for Tickle New England!, a group that he created in 2006. P.E.T.E. co-founded New England Feet also to create local opportunities for community, support, information and safe connection for foot fetishists and the recipients of their pedular attentions.

NEDS Winter Playland Party and Flameless Wax Play Class Friday January 20, 2017

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Grab your hats and scarves, and join NEDS for their. Winter Playland party.

Registration is now open HERE!

The evening will start with MzBugz presenting “Flameless Wax Play”
Then let the winter winds take you through the club for some kinky fun.

If you have never been to a NEDS event before, please check out our group especially our party rules.

We are looking for a few good snow people to help out as with DM duties. Contact events@ne-ds.org If you are interested in helping us.

This will be an alcohol and drug free event, in keeping with our party rules.

Once you register, you will get a basic confirmation email. The week of, you will get specifics on location etc

Class description: What do you do if you are in the dungeon and want to do a bit of wax play…most times nothing as dungeons typically do not allow fire or flame. Well this class/demo will focus on wax play that can be done without the use of flames. It will cover safety, types of wax usable and not, ways to change the look or feel of the wax, equipment and techniques for applying wax to the body and of course removal of wax.

Bio: MzBugz has been a very active member of the BDSM community for nearly 3 years. She has gained a wealth of knowledge through personal life experiences, lifestyle education and practice…lots of practice. A female identified pansexual polyamorous Top heavy hedonistic switch. MzBugz carries with her a reputation for having an incredible shoe collection that she enjoys show off in her kink travels spanning most of New England area playing, learning and teaching.

NEDS Holiday Party

Reminder this is event is coming up quickly.

It’s that time of year kinksters! NEDS is having their annual holiday party! Location will be released to registered attendees. Registration will end Sunday, November 27, or when we reach a total of 100 guests.
Be sure to register here now to secure your spot.

We are looking for a few good elves to help out as with DM duties. Contact events@ne-ds.org If you are interested in helping us.

This will be an alcohol and drug free event, in keeping with our party rules.

Once you register, you will get a basic confirmation email. The week of, you will get specifics on location etc.

NEDS Presents: Edge Play with Bydarra

Edge Play covers a lot of territory which many of us tend to spend time exploring. Some edge play is easily identified. Other edge play is unique to the individual. How we identify it, negotiate it, and engage in it can be a difficult process for all parties. This facilitated discussion will provide a foundation for people who are just beginning to test these waters and a forum for those more experienced to share what they’ve learned.
Bio:
At my core, I’m an enabler. I want to help people succeed in whatever passion they possess. This is the heart of why I teach. Education is my passion. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been the person who’d find a way to explain a lesson that helped something ‘click’ for my friends. That knack and passion has continued into my exploration of my ‘self’ through BDSM beginning in 2003. My classes have kept pace with my developing taste for edgier play, relationship issues, and how all of this happens inside our brains. Since I retired from my day job in 2012 I have spent the time traveling across North America and Europe to learn how this works in different cultures. Sometimes I teach but I always learn from those I encounter. If you see me at an event near you, I hope you’ll share some of what you’ve learned with me.

October 14th NEDS Presents: Ask For What You Want (Even if You Know You Might Not Get It)

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Have you ever come home from a play party or a kink event feeling like you didn’t get the play you wanted because you were afraid to ask for it? Unless you live in a broom closet under the stairs of an abandoned house in small town on a planet that doesn’t yet exist, fear of rejection has probably stopped you, at one point or another, from approaching someone for play.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll take on the fear of “rejection,” and the challenge (from both the top and the bottom sides) of approaching people and asking for play/being asked for play in different situations. Be prepared for a mix of serious conversation and goofy ice-breakers and exercises!

Bio:

RopeRider is a compulsive social engineer, and is the organizer of Bound In Boston. He began his journey with rope bondage as a fetish photographer, but quickly found that he enjoys participating in hot rope play as much as he enjoys photographing hot rope play. His motto is “I actually have no idea what I’m doing; I’m just making all this shit up as I go along.”

September 9, 2016: NEDS Presents Electrical Play

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NEDS Presents: Electrical Play with ElectroRich

That’s right. You heard it here- ElectroRich will be coming back to NEDS for another electrifying class.

This one’s going to be a bit different. ElectroRich will spend some time talking about electrical play, but then we’re going to let everyone try things out if they wish. While not a play event, this will be one for people to experience what it’s like with electrical play, and to get help using equipment. Rich is a wonderful presenter, and one of the best when it comes to this kind of play, and he’s graciously consented to helping people learn about the equipment, whether on the top or bottom. Switches are welcome and encouraged!

He’ll be showing how to make and use some low cost toys to go along with the equipment, and we’ll even have a TENS unit or two to experiment with.

Come out and bring your equipment and let’s spark up some fun while learning all about electrical play.

About the Presenter:
ElectroRich has been playing with electricity and electrical devices since age 12. Skilled in building and operating specialty electrical contraptions, he has 30 years of experience in the BDSM scene. ElectroRich and has literally been offering demos for decades. His shows are spectacular, and each one is a unique performance.

ElectroRich is known and beloved in Vermont, Montreal, Albany, and Kingston, NY for his sensational BDSM Performance Art.

Favorite quote: “If it makes big sparks I like it!”

He lived in NYC the mid 1970s as a student, earning his degree in electrical engineering. At the same time he began frequenting clubs such as: the Vault, Hell Fire, and Paddles.

ElectroRich is meticulous about safety precautions. He’s always willing to help people safely experience the violet wand, in addition to one-of-a-kind electrical devices designed by ElectoRich and his friends. Electro-Rich would like to send out shout of gratitude to the build team behind these special home-made electrical gadgets. After the Demo, he’ll enjoy helping anyone interested in experimenting with these electrical devices and / or the violet wand.

“I started out like everyone, learning on the go, and getting instruction from some good mentors. I feel that now it’s my time to get out, educate folks about electrical play, put on some really cool Demos, and give back to the BDSM community.”— ElectroRich

FAQ: What to Expect, Where to Go, What to Do at a NEDS Class

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NEDS Classes: FAQ

  • I’ve never attended a class before- what are NEDS classes like?

Our classes are perfect for anyone just discovering their kinkier side. Our classes are either lecture format or hand-on. You can participate as much, or as little as you wish. We hold an orientation prior to the start of each class- and we encourage new-to-kink people or new-to-NEDS people to attend the orientation. Our hospitality committee is always available to meet and greet newcomers and introduce them to others. In addition- we have social time before, at the break, and at the end of each class so that people can meet others without pressure. NEDS classes are held in a hotel conference room and are not play parties. Vanilla dress is required and you must be 18 or over to attend. ID is required.

  • What do I do when I get to the hotel? Who should I ask for? Where do I go? 

Our classes are held at the Hyatt House in Waltham, MA. When you get to the hotel, go through the lobby, turn right, and just after the ATM machines, we’re in the conference room, second door on the right. If you’re unsure, stop by the front desk and ask for the NEDS group. They’ll point you in the right direction, and without any sort of judgment. Our host venue is used to several years of our attendees coming and going, and they’re wonderful to our guests.

  • What is the cost? 

Most often the cost of the class is $20 if you’re a non-member. We do occasionally have discounted admission, but a regular Friday night class will never be more than $20.  If you decide to become a member, the cost for classes is $10, and we have about two classes a year that are free for members. Specialty classes outside of the normal monthly ones are a separate fee, which is published in the event notice. You don’t need to pre-pay. We take cash and credit cards at the door.

  • What happens at a NEDS class? Is it a party? Do people play? 

When you arrive, you’ll be asked to sign in with a scene name. We’ll check your ID to make sure you’re over 18, and you have the option of filling out a name tag. Our hospitality committee has greeters that will help introduce you to other people if needed, or you can just jump in and introduce yourself. We have snacks and non-alcoholic drinks for our attendees. Grab a snack, find a chair, or mingle around until the class starts at 7:30. Attendees can arrive after 6:30, and we start classes at 7:30. The hotel has a small restaurant, so if you’d like to grab a quick bite there before class, that’s a great idea.

NEDS classes are educational in nature. They’re not play parties. We have a presenter who will talk about a particular topic, on a wide range of kinky subjects, some of which may include a demo. Some classes have a more hands on component to the education, but they are not play parties. Rope classes tend to be more participatory, while classes on relationship dynamics encourage audience discussion. All classes are designed for beginners as well as intermediate kinksters and are well suited for new people. Since these classes are educational, they are not play events or parties. People laugh, learn and socialize within an educational framework.

  • What kinds of topics do you cover? 

We cover a wide range of topics. Past classes have included:

  • Bondage: including rope, mummification, vet wrap, alternative and psychology.
  • Relationships: including Master/slave; Daddy/littlegirl; Domination and Submission, and Polyamory.
  • Skills: including flogging, spanking, caning, whips, wax, knives, hypnosis and more!
  • And a whole slew of other classes including BDSM 101, pet play, service, humiliation, role play, ass-play, edge-play, rape-play, rough-body play, pervertibles, sensation play, tickling, religious play and lots and lots more.

If you want to see a class, let us know and we’ll see about getting it for you!

  • Does NEDS vet its presenters?

As a general rule, yes. We ask for references and we attend demos and classes to view presenting styles and information. Bearing in mind that any particular presenter may not always agree with an individual’s outlook on a particular topic, we encourage our members and guests to view the material with an open mind, and to seek out other opinions on the same topic of interest. We do not expect our presenters to be the “last word” on any subject, but rather, we ask our presenters to be knowledgeable, passionate and interested in presenting in a group dynamic. Likewise- we expect our attendees to realize that no presenter, in a 90 minute presentation, can touch on every conceivable permutation of a subject and encourage our attendees to attend other presentations in order to gain a well-rounded viewpoint.

  • What if I have a concern about a presenter?

Should you have a concern about a presenter, we ask you to send a note to education@ne-ds.org. All concerns brought to our attention are taken seriously. While we may not share all of the views about our presenters, all information we receive is valuable and we take it all under advisement to make programming decisions, including making changes to our programming if so warranted. If you’d like to leave feedback for a presenter, please visit Feedback

Got more questions not answered here? Send a note to serviceboard@ned-ds.org and we’ll get back to you.

 

 

August 12, 2016: NEDS Presents: Rope Share

 

NEDS Presents: Rope Share August 12, 2016

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We’re doing things a little differently this month. We’ve been asked to have more hands on classes and we listened.  We’re kind of tired of formal presentations, too.

So, for the steamy August class, we’ll be having a ropeshare evening. This will not be so much an instructor led forum, but a time to share your rope skills with others, or a time to try out new things. If you’ve been working on something and want others to help figure out a tie, or if you’ve never tied (or been tied) before, it’s a great way to experiment with rope.

We’ll have a few people who will help with basic ties (single/double columns and simple karada) and we’ll have others who will show off their skills with hogties and self-bondage. At the end of the evening we’ll even throw in a few rope games for fun (and prizes).

Bring your rope (we’ll have some to borrow if you don’t have any) and a sense of adventure and join us!

Class starts at 7:30 and runs through 9:30 and is held at the Hyatt House in Waltham, MA.  For this class, admission will be $10 for everyone. Vanilla dress, please.