Oh my, STI’s! Are they really out there!
Sexually Transmitted Infections truly do exist and if you are sexually active and/or play with bodily fluids then you are at risk.
Please come join me (along with justDerek’s sarcasm) in an in depth conversation about Sexually Transmitted Infections and how they effect us in the BDSM lifestyle.
In this class we will discuss:
Quick overview of some of the most common STI’s.
When and where to get tested.
How to communicate with your provider and what tests to ask for.
The effects on us and the ones we interact with and care for.
How to effectively communicate with your partner(s) about testing and STI’s.
We will also discuss some common and not so common forms of protection (examples will be available to view and touch). When it comes down to STI’s, it’s actually quite simple. Protect yourself, your partner(s), and your loved ones. We are all adults; therefore, we should all practice self responsibility and take all steps necessary to keep ourselves and each other safe.
So come on down and let’s expand our knowledge together to help foster safe and healthy interactions. Please feel free to ask questions and/or share your experiences.
See you there!
MOD NOTE: It’s also our annual meeting so we’ll begin promptly at 7:30 pm sharp! Thank you! – NsV
Littlebit, born and raised in the south, is a kinky little southern belle. Among her many interests in the BDSM lifestyle, she has a passion for caring for others and education. Since discovering the wonderful world of kink over three years ago and with the support of her husband and the guidance of her Sir, she has become an influential educator in the kink community. Some of her classes include Oh My, STI’s!, New to the Lifestyle Discussion Panel and Sexy Stiletto Seduction. Littlebit is a medical professional and brings with her over 11 years of medical knowledge. Educating the community about safer sex practices is a passion of hers and she very much loves sharing her knowledge and talents with others to help foster safe/healthy interactions, as well as, enhancing kinky experiences.
Chastity is one of the most intimate, controlling, and powerful type of play around. Chastity really brings the entire 24/7 fantasy to reality. This class will cover all aspects of chastity play ranging from Tie & Tease to Lock & Leave. Together we will define what a chastity device is, what it can do in a relationship, and how orgasm control and chastity are related but separate at the same time. We will also talk about different chastity devices, the pros and cons of each type, general health issues, and more.
Jillian is one of those unique presenters that you have to experience. She has a quick wit, dirty mouth, and keeps you entertained the entire time. She started playing in bondage when she was a young child, using rope and handcuffs with everyone. She later found the public scene in 1997, jumping in with both feet. In 2000 she was the host of the infamous play party in Attleboro, Massachusetts that was raided by police. This became known as “Paddleboro” (the police considered a wooden spoon to be a “dangerous weapon”). In 2005 Jillian founded Locked in Steel, makers of chastity belts and stainless steel bondage items. Jillian sold the business in 2009 and now enjoys traveling to events around the country, meeting new people, and playing with her wife as much as possible.
Holidays cause extra stress in everyone’s lives. There are additional expenses, the calendar is full of commitments and the weather is cold and dreary. People that are in non-monogamous relationships have additional challenges to overcome.
Topics will include:
Managing your poly-family calendar(who is going where when)
Pros and Cons of being out to your non-poly family
Budgeting for gift giving, travel, etc
Group Brainstorm about solutions to poly struggles around the holidays
Key ways to relieve stress and anxiety around the holidays
Suggested reading for general poly topics
This session will be geared towards polyamorous relationships, but will likely have value to all structures. The focus of this session will not be a 101 poly class or a how-to, but resources for newer practitioners will be provided.
Skyla is a poly, bi, sadist, domme, babygirl and switch that has been on the kink scene for about 3.5 years. During that time she and her husband have explored many things including polyamory and currently live an ethically non-monogamous marriage. In addition to her husband, Skyla also has a long distance relationship with her submissive. Balancing those relationships and the relationships of her partners’ partners have given her real world training on the topic. In addition to her hands-on training, she also has professional expertise in conflict management, negotiation, interpersonal skills, and risk management. She has presented on polyamory & communication at a handful of conventions and facilitates the Non-Monogamy in New England group.
“You don’t appreciate a lot of stuff in school until you get older. Little things like being spanked every day. Stuff you pay good money for in later life.” ~Francesca Sedgwick
Making an impact…without saying a word!
Impact play is a term used in BDSM for any type of play in which the body is stimulated through an impact (or usually a series of impacts) on the skin in order to create pain. Most of the time the term “impact play” is synonymous with consensual erotic corporal punishment. Read More….
Domino’s Bullwhip University presents Whips 101
Did you know that the crack of a whip is the sound of the popper exceeding the speed of sound? Did you know that a whip’s physics are based on the principle of the conservation of energy along a continuously decreasing taper?
Single tails hold a special place in the hearts and minds of many in the BDSM world. The unmistakable CRACK of a whip turns heads in any dungeon and many will admit to an almost primal reaction to the sound.
Bullwhip University will take you from science to scene and everywhere inbetween when it come to whips.
Whips 101 –
Whips 101 takes a look at the history of whips, different types of whips, and how to use a whip safely in a scene.
We’ll show you what to look for in a high quality whip, how to buy your first whip, and care for it so that it will last a lifetime.
You will learn how to make crackers, replace them, and how to clean them on whips where they are not replaceable.
If your a curious beginner or seasoned whip vetran there is something in Whips 101 that will appeal to you and who knows, you too might just become a crack addict!
From tying up his high school cheerleader girlfriend, to having his Dominant spirit awakened by a spankophile in the early 90’s, Domino has pursued his interests in the BDSM lifestyle for almost three decades. After working with Robert Dante, Sebastian, and Bob Deegan, Domino’s interest in the single tail was heightened with a particular interest in longer whips for both scene and sport cracking. His whip bag holds more than 75 examples of whip craftsmanship from all over the world. Domino is the creator and host of The Bullwhip Lounge, a day long whip extravaganza at NELA’s Fetish Fair Fleamarket and has presented at many local and national events including Black Rose, The Floating World and Leather Reign.
Any questions? Contact NotsoVanillo at [email protected]
Your deepest fantasy, and what you have longed for your whole life, is to give yourself completely to that special Domme/Dom, or to use and train your sub/pet exactly to your liking.
But, you want a relationship too – one filled with love, respect, and time for other hobbies and a career, family, and friends. Is it really possible to make a 24/7, D/s dynamic work in the chaos of the 21st century? Read More…
Sometimes the world of BDSM seems very straight forward. Tops and bottoms, sadists and masochists. Clear cut roles and titles for everyone. But what happens when your playmate(s) and scenes don’t follow traditional trends? What happens when the bottom doesn’t particularly want to obey, and you enjoy that?
Join NEDS and JustCatie for a night of Disobedient Bottoms and the Tops that Love Them- Continue Reading
Do you know a chest harness and a single and double column tie? Tried out a hogtie or two? Great!! What about a sensual sexy tie? A rough restrictive tie? Might they even be the same thing?! ghasp! Continue reading Synergy with Rope: Our take on Connection and Intent – July 10, 2015