NE-DS is announcing the official formation of the nomination committee for the election of a member to the service board taking place during the March 9, 2018 class and members meeting.
NE-DS yearly elects a member to participate for a two year term in the governance and leadership of the organization. This includes voting on items such as the board of directors of the organization, committee members, and other pressing matters of the organization.
We are looking for more than just one candidate, especially in light of the fact that the by-laws provide the option for the runner ups to fill the position for the rest of the 2 year term if the initial candidate needs to step down for some reason.
With this in mind the nominating committee is seeking multiple candidates to step forward, willing to help in the leadership and guidance of the future of NE-DS. Please contact either Jakan or BaldwinMass before January 16th to be considered for being added to this years ballot. We ask that you also include a short “stump speech” that will go along with your name on the ballot announcement and on the proxy ballots.
Additionally NE-DS is looking for other volunteers to help both support or in some cases lead committees, possibly allowing us to expand the organization to help more people or cover more areas of the region.
An open question forum with a Massachusetts Attorney on the intersects of BDSM and the law (this is purposely open ended as the intersects can range from Criminal to divorce and everything in between). Typical Issues of discussion are: What is consent under the law?, how does my being kinky affect me in court? What do I tell me Doctor about my bruises?; What should I tell the police if they want to talk to me about bruises, kink, or anything?; whatever you bring
Attorney Adam Phipps has practiced in Massachusetts since 2011. Prior to becoming an Attorney Adam worked as a Registered Nurse for more than twenty years (emergency department, ICU, and management). He handles a general civil practice: (Civil rights, Discrimination, mental health litigation, police misconduct, Family law (Divorce, custody, restraining orders), Landlord-Tenant, medical-legal consulting as an expert Registered Nurse. He identifies as non-binary and is comfortable with any pronouns. He considers himself a progressive intellectualist with a love of politics, history and old movies.
The New England Dungeon Society held it’s annual meeting on Friday, March 10. Unfortunately, there were not enough active members in attendance to form a quorum, and we were not able to hold an election to fill the vacant Service Board seat. In accordance with the bylaws, Article VIII, Section A.2, the current elected member will continue to fill the position until their successor is elected. At the upcoming service board meeting, we will be electing a new Executive Board (as per Article IX Section A). Since an election was not held at the Annual meeting, I will propose that the incoming president form a proper nominating committee, set and announce a date for a special election as one of their first acts in office.
Railen, NEDS Vice President
April 22nd is coming up fast and registration is now open to all! Members and non-members can sign up until April 17th.
Have you ever had a fantasy of being won by the highest bidder? Are you a submissive who has wanted to belong to someone for an evening after being auctioned off the block? Are you a Top that has an amazing skill that you love to exhibit on a bottom? Want to practice this in an open and safe environment with like minded individuals? Now is your chance! NEDS is hosting a Service and Silent Auction as a fundraiser to raise money for the charities chosen AND gives you a chance to get your kink on while giving back to the community. That’s a win win for everyone!
If you’re interested in going up for auction it doesn’t matter how you identify, it’s open to anyone who wishes to go up! If bidding for someones time for a scene doesn’t interest you, how about bidding on a handmade crafted kinky item, sexy toy or a piece of art? This year we have over $1600 worth of goodies.
Want to go up for auction? Click Here! (PLEASE NOTE – if you want to go up for auction you must be registered to the event to get in)
100% of the proceeds will be split evenly to The Network / La Red, The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, and our newest local organization to be added this year is Liberty House in Manchester NH!
To learn more about these organizations and how they help, check out their links:
The Network / La Red
The Center of Sexual Pleasure and Health
$25 for Members, $35 for Non Members
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
NEDS Presents: Rope Share August 12, 2016
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.
christian Religious Play with P.E.T.E.
Have you ever wondered about kinky play with a religious overtone? Have fantasies about nun/priest play?
This presentation, discussion and demo will cover elements of cultural energy, historical content, power role dynamics and kink subversions and perversions. Participants will be invited to share some of their connections to religious and upbringing, life and attractions toward incorporating christian religious content in their kink and sexual play. Fr. PETEr will guide a few demonstrations as fuel for deeper conversation and learning. This class is great for beginner and intermediate perverters.
About our Presenter:
Fr. PETEr will guide attendees through elements of cultural energy, historical content, power role dynamics and kink perversions of christian religious play. This interactive presentation will include demos and discussion for beginners and intermediate religious perverters.
Bring your flipflops and rosary beads and enjoy a night without guilt.
Class is held at the Hyatt House, Waltham, MA beginning at 7:30. Cost is $10 for NEDS members and reciprocal groups; $20 non-members. Vanilla dress is required.
The service board of NEDS would like to thank everyone who came out for the picnic today. Although a bit windy, the food and company were amazing.
We were fortunate to be able to share a day with friends, especially in light of the devastating events of the past day to mar Pride in both Orlando and LA. When we woke up this morning, and started preparing for the picnic, turned on the news, and heard the awful reports, our thoughts immediately turned Orlando and our LGBTQ friends and family. Many of us have friends in Orlando, and certainly many of us have friends and loved ones who will be dealing with this act of violence. We were fortunate in that we were able to spend the day with a large group of friends who understood. Thank you for that.
While we were enjoying a day in the sunshine, our minds and hearts were with the families and friends of those whose lives were taken in such a senseless act of cowardice on what should have been a joyous and unified Pride week. Instead, we must now grieve for such a waste of life and figure out how the turn the anger we feel right now into something constructive. Perhaps later. Right now I want to be angry.
For those in the LGBT community, their families and friends, we offer our sincere and heartfelt support.
Thanks again for today.