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Spot of Delight

Bondage 101 - Sept 10

$15.00

Sunday September 10th (6pm-7:30pm) 

For those registered (paid), this Sunday September 10th (6pm-7:30pm) class is an introduction to bondage and restraints. This workshop will satisfy your curiosity and help you to play safe. We will learn about the relevant health and safety, informed enthusiastic consent, negotiating a scene, and all the fun implements you will need.

This is not a dry lecture. Watch nerves, veins and arteries get drawn on a live model, then practice finding them on yourself so you can learn risk-reduction bondage techniques. You will also get to play with different toys and restraints as we explore how they are used together. By the end you will have learned and practiced a simple rope tie that can be used anywhere at home!

We will be introducing you to low-risk activities only, and informing you how to keep these activities in the low-risk zone, as well as some risk-reduction strategies for the more adventurous.

Specific topics will include...
-the concept of risk aware consensual kink (RACK)
-tips and tricks for enhancing sensation
-nerve compression and avoiding danger zones
-the warning signs of lost circulation
-monitoring and checking in with top and bottom
-the traffic light system vs safe words vs non-verbal communication
-categorizing risk levels in different bondage and supervision scenarios
-how to avoid asphyxiation and positional asphyxiation
-safe calls
-taking breaks for hydration, nutrition, rest, communication and washroom
-quick escape with emergency supplies
-what to do with those bruises and rope marks
-after-care for bottom and top
-relevant literature from the Spot of Delight book shelf
-plush leather padded collars and cuffs and different forms of rope
-more abrasive forms of bondage that aren't so comfy
-referrals to the local kink community and intermediate rope bondage classes


Things that we will NOT cover are more advanced and intermediate topics. We will not cover the how-to's of any form of suspension, not even partial suspensions. You can learn to fly somewhere else.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? You, your friends, your partner(s), your neighbor. Anyone interested in, curious about, or already involved in light bondage. If you've already been playing for a while, you will probably still learn some life-saving safety tips.

WHAT TO BRING: Rope! 10-15 feet will do. A travel mug so you can help yourself to Spot of Delight's tea, coffee or water. Help us save some trees.

WHAT TO WEAR: whatever makes you comfortable and feel like yourself. This workshop is private and NO PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed, to respect the privacy of all participants.

WHAT'S NEXT? Rope Day! This workshop is a prerequisite for Artemis's intermediate level rope workshops.

For a quick primer while you wait, watch Dr Doe's BDSM INTRO video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxH4DD-y1y0

STREET PARKING IS FREE after 6pm on weekdays. 

Music Hall parking lot behind the building is free on Sundays (accessible from Queen st.)

 

POLICIES:
As usual, NO PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed during workshops. The facebook event list is hidden to respect the privacy of our customers. Discretion is what we do.
NO FRAGRANCES PLEASE. Respect the sensitivities in others in the workshop space.
Cancellations  must be received 24 hours prior to the workshop in order to be rescheduled for another date. 
PRIVATE workshops available for singles, couples, groups, bachelorette parties, and more. Bring your bible study group.

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