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“5…, 4…, 3…, 2…, 1…, 0” – The Female Orgasm on Command

Description

Haven’t we all watched this scene in a kinky movie, read it in a titillating bedside novel? – The top, voice low and commanding, counts down slowly, their submissive gasps for breath, body quaking, hips thrusting into the air, as if stroked by imaginary fingers. “Five…, four…, three…, two…, one…, zero.” And she comes. Hard.

Is it possible to have your female partner come on command? Imagine the possibilities – while restrained in play, over lattes in a coffee shop, in a crowded bar, quietly whispered in the movie theatre, over the phone or even via text, and much, much more…

Can it be done? Yes it can, with enough training, time, and practice with your partner.

In this class Eric describes the techniques he uses to train someone to come on command for him. Together with his demo bottom, they show a number of short scenarios where they apply this form of play.

Topics Include:

  • Consent and trust in orgasm on command
  • Orgasm control and denial
  • Training versus conditioning
  • A step-by-step process
  • Other approaches to orgasm on command
  • The female perspective: the mindset, the experience, and the orgasms

This class blends live demonstrations, interactive discussion, and (time permitting) provides you with opportunities to practice some of these techniques.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: none needed

 

A Breath of Fresh Air: Doing New Things in Your BDSM Play

Description

Do you aspire to do new things in your play? Do you want to do things differently, and unleash your creativity in your next scene?

Doing new things is exciting, yet daunting and difficult for most people. Whether it is learning to a new technique, playing with a new person, or trying out a new concept, most people face numerous challenges including:

  • How do I find ways to practice when I am not yet good enough to do great scenes with it?
  • How do I figure out what sort of play will work best with this new person?
  • At what point is it safe to start practicing this new concept on someone?

Join Eric Pride and Andra Poloutropon who each will share their skill, knowledge, and experience on this novel topic. Using an interactive and conversational approach, they will propose different methods and approaches to these challenges, provide you with new ideas and viewpoints, and maybe unveil a few secret surprises out of their arsenal.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: beginner to intermediate
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Always Ready for Action: Play Without Toys

Description

Did you leave your toy bag at home? Are you tired of carrying it around with you? With the tools and techniques covered in this workshop, you will be able to improvise a scene on the spot – anytime and anywhere.

We explore how to create exciting play without any toys – just yourself and your partner. We demonstrate how to safely use punching, face slapping, abrasion, tickling, hair pulling and other bodily sensations. In addition, we talk about how to incorporate psychological aspects that will take your play to the next level.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: beginner to intermediate
  • Support materials: none needed

 

BDSM and Play: It’s Not What You Do, But How You Do It

Description

“It’s not what you do, but how you do it.” How many times have you not heard that?

We all know this is also true when it comes to BDSM and play. So “how” do you really do it?

Through a series of hands-on activities, in this class we explore concepts that make the “how” concrete and approachable. We cover topics such as:

  • How to create that special energy between you and your play partner
  • How to turn the skills you possess into the scene you want
  • How you and your partner develop creative scenarios in play
  • How to make your scenes unique and memorable

While you don’t have to be an advanced player, this class is intended to help players of varying levels apply techniques learned in other classes to better achieve their scene goals. Therefore, it is recommended that you have at least a basic knowledge of BDSM techniques and safety.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Consensual Psychological S&M: Humiliation and Shame Play

Description

While the psychological sides of sadomasochism (S&M) are at least as important as the physical ones in play, they are not talked about as often. When I started exploring the many forms of psychological S&M, I was surprised by the lack of available information and resources beyond the basics. In this class I attempt to bridge parts of this gap, and provide a deep dive into humiliation and shame play.

We start by understanding the basic psychological principles underlying this form of play. Then, in a series of shorter demo scenes I illustrate several different forms of humiliation and shame play – from the sensual and light, to the heavier and intense.

Topics Include:

  • Consensual emotional edge play and psychologically induced pain
  • Consent and safety considerations for psychological S&M
  • Our mind and vulnerabilities
  • Building humiliation and shame based scenes
  • Enhancement techniques in humiliation and shame play

Please beware that this form of play it not for everyone. It can feel “wrong,” be triggering, or appear offensive to some people. Please consider this before attending.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90-120 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Discreet Public Erotic Role Play: How to Do It Safely and Get Away With It

Description

Public role play can turn a mundane evening into one of the hottest, most exciting dates of your life. Ever been curious about just what that couple across from you at the restaurant has going for them – why he’s laughing, she’s blushing and trying to hide her face? You wonder what exciting secret they share? It could be nothing but the ordinary – or it could be that he’s whispered to her many scintillating and wonderfully sexy tasks throughout their date. They are engaging in public role play – and while nobody is noticing, it will be a night she won’t soon forget.

In this class, Eric will discuss and demonstrate numerous aspects of public role play that have helped others take this delightful idea from fantasy to reality:

  • Why public role play, and how it can be used for fun and for sexy times
  • The importance of not being detected: How to make our public role play slip under the radar
  • Special situations and activities that lend themselves towards public role play
  • Sexing up your date: Public role play as a new and exciting experience
  • Being present in the moment and open to the unexpected
  • Managing and building a public role play scenario
  • The verbal dialogue and how to ask the right questions at the right time
  • Getting into the right mindset: How to build trust and connect with your partner on a deeper level

This class blends live demonstrations, interactive discussion, and also provides you with opportunities to practice some of the techniques. Eric and his model will show many public role play scenarios to illustrate the concepts and techniques.

The class is open to anyone, single or partnered.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: beginner
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Dominance & Submission: A Playful and Erotic Introduction

Description

Do you dare to explore a place that is always exciting – and go on a journey into your darkest fantasies of dominance and submission? Stepping into a world that you have only dreamed of – where the leader controls and the follower obeys. In this world hearts pound, palms tingle, breath quickens, and you and your partner’s minds are heightened.

In this class, you will learn how to dominate your partner (or how to be dominated by them) in a safe, fun and erotic way. The class blends live demonstrations with interactive discussions and Q&A. Eric and his partner will show a number of short scenarios – from the playful to the more strict – to illustrate concepts and ideas, including:

  • How to talk about your fantasies of dominance and submission with your partner
  • Discovering and exploring your different dominant and submissive roles in a playful and sexy way
  • How to take control with flair and attitude: Making your partner want to submit and do all those sexy things for you
  • How to use orders, commands, rules, protocols and/or contracts to elevate the experience
  • Getting their mind turned on: Playing with the emotional and psychological aspects of submission and obedience

This class is open to beginners as well as advanced players, whether you are single or partnered.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: beginner to intermediate
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Do You Like It Wet? Water Sports of a Different Kind

Description

We explore water sports of a different kind using water itself. Play with water is not just wet – it can be very hot and exciting!Through a series of short scenes we show some fun and creative play scenarios with water, from the sensual and sexy to the more extreme. We use only toys that you can easily put together yourself or purchase at low cost. Better yet, the items will only take up minimal space in your toy bag. Instant fun and sexy play – just add water!

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Double Trouble: The Dynamics of Co-Topping

Description

Two against one, or maybe three against one? Co-topping adds an interesting dynamic to a scene. It creates new possibilities for interaction top-to-top (T2T) and tops-to-bottom (Ts2B). It can be fun, yet intimidating and challenging at the same time.

Through a series of shorter S&M scenes we show the many different dynamics of co-topping. We also discuss how to handle the challenges you face when you play out scenes with multiple people.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90-120 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Erotic Play and Fun Without Toys

Description

Do you dare to explore a place that is always exciting – and go on a journey into your darkest sexy fantasies? Open up a world that you have only dreamed of – erotic and powerful, deliciously deviant and yours to discover. In this place heart pounds, palms tingle, breath quickens, and body sensations are heightened.

Surely to create all of these wonderfully exciting moods and powerful experiences, fancy toys must be needed? Blindfolds, whips, handcuffs, vibrators or rope? Absolutely not! You will learn how to create these delightful and sensual moments with your partner using the tools that never leave you, your bodies and minds – as well as ordinary items that can be found in most bedrooms, hotel rooms or homes. This is the beauty of learning to be “always ready for action,” as Eric demonstrates throughout this class.

This class blends live demonstrations, interactive discussion, and also provides you with opportunities to practice some of these techniques. Eric and his model will show a number of short scenarios – from the sensual and sexy to the more intense – to illustrate the concepts and ideas, including:

  • Getting into the right mindset: How to build trust and connect with your partner on a deeper level
  • Negotiation, consent and safety considerations
  • The importance of open communication during the fun
  • Taking charge: Making them kneel and do all those sexy things for you
  • Roughing them up: Using hands and feet to create new experiences, from the sensual to the intense
  • Controlling your partner: Using ordinary items for bondage and restraint
  • Working the little grey ones: How to incorporate creative psychological aspects into the action

The class is open to anyone, single or partnered.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: beginner
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Fuck with the Mind: Changing Reality Through Head Games

Description

Psychological play. Mind games. Deception. Alternating reality. Playing with fear. These are examples of mind fucks.In this presentation we take a closer look at mind fucks. We discuss and demonstrate what they are, how they’re done, when to do them, and the associated safety concerns.

Beware that this is not everyone’s cup of tea. You may want to go and enjoy a nice cup of healthy vanilla tea instead.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Fundamentals of Bondage, Restraint and Confinement

Description

In this class Eric explores and demonstrates the many aspects of bondage, restraint and confinement – from the sensual and light, to the heavier and severe. He will cover topics such as:

  • Two core pillars: The physical and psychological aspects of bondage, restraint and confinement
  • Different bondage styles: Bondage for bondage own sake versus dynamic play in bondage
  • Layering and ratcheting techniques in bondage
  • Long-term bondage

Several of these topics will be showcased as part of shorter mini scenes throughout the class. This is an interactive class, so come and ask all your bondage questions.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Going Deeper: Connection and Creativity in Play and S&M

Description

With all the different toys and play techniques around, it is easy to forget what really matters in an S&M scene – connecting with our partner. The purpose is to create and share a meaningful experience to be remembered on a physical and mental level… And maybe even beyond.

Through a series of shorter S&M scenes we show how to build a deeper connection, feed each others’ creativity, and thereby bring our play to a different level. We provide separate techniques and ideas for tops and bottoms.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Heavy Consensual S&M: Pushing It to the Edge

Description

Sadomasochism (S&M) is about the pleasure and enjoyment of inflicting or receiving pain and humiliation. In this class we discuss the heavier aspects of consensual S&M and how to experience it safely, including:

  • Safety for tops and bottoms
  • Consent, limits, and boundaries
  • Subspace and topspace
  • Processing and enjoying pain
  • The psychological side of S&M

This class contains a few shorter play scenes to illustrate the discussion.

Note: this class contains elements of adult language and intense consensual S&M. Please consider this carefully before attending.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90-120 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Interrogation: The Border Between Play and Reality

Description

What did they know and when did they know it? “I’m sorry…I do not recall that information.” We have all heard such crap before, so let’s forget spin – get to the heart of the situation – and be all the better for it. Surrender, in the end, will be the choice of your own free will.

Interrogation play in many ways starts where the traditional BDSM scene stops. The power, intensity and focus of this form of play are intended to be overwhelming. It can by definition push the limits of physical, emotional and psychological endurance. How can we do that while safeguarding the well-being of the bottom?

In this presentation we talk about and demonstrate how interrogation can be done in a safe and consensual way. Indeed, it can be a very hot form of play!

This class contains a few shorter play scenes to illustrate the discussion.

Note: This workshop contains elements of mind fuck, adult language and S&M. Please carefully consider this before attending.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Public Play: How to Play Discreetly in Front of Others

Description

Public play. Right in front of unknowing others. On the street. In the restaurant. On the subway. Wherever strikes you and your partner’s fancy.

Can it be done? Yes, absolutely-but it is important to be respectful and not to expose or impose our kink on the general public. In this presentation we cover the ethics and safety of play in public, and demonstrate a number of scenarios you can use. Scenarios include bondage, S&M, humiliation, power exchange, and much more…all discrete enough to fly under the radar.

This is an intermediate class and it is recommended that participants have a good practical knowledge of and hands-on experience with BDSM.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 – 120 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Rope Bondage 101: Basic Building Blocks of Shibari

Description

Curious about rope bondage and don’t know where to start? Get a handle on basic Shibari in this hands-on class! It doesn’t have to be the domain of rope masters — anyone can create effective rope bondage scenarios using some simple building blocks that we cover in this class. Besides basic techniques like single- and double-column ties, we address rope safety–for both tops and bottoms– and show some great ties for play, sex and fun that anyone can master.Due to the class’s hands-on nature, please bring two pieces of rope, each approximately 25-35 foot long.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90-120 minutes
  • Class level: beginner
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Rope Improvisation: Thinking Outside the Box Tie

Description

Sometimes rope play becomes rope routine. While signature ties provide a great base for scenes, they grow predictable for both tops and bottoms. Instead, play with a twist – improvise in the moment.

Through a series of interactive exercises, this presentation provides rope enthusiasts with tools to harness their natural spontaneity. Interactive exercises and techniques to foster creativity offer both dynamic and freeform opportunities for participants to explore their own style of impromptu bondage. Make sure to bring 4 pieces of rope (about 25-30 feet each) for this class.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: intermediate to advanced
  • Support materials: none needed

 

The Anatomy of Play Scenes: Preparation, Construction, and Execution

Description

Play scenes can be long or short. They can be gentle or rough. They can be physical, incorporating elements of bondage, impact, pain, edge play; or they can be entirely physiological, involving just you and your play partner’s minds. Yes, play scenes can be just about anything your creativity can come up with, making each one a dynamic and unique experience.

In this class, you will learn how to build and experience dynamic play scenes of different kinds – from the fun and sexy, to the more intense and strict. The class blends live demonstrations with interactive discussions and Q&A. Eric and his partner will show a number of short demo scenarios to illustrate concepts and ideas.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90 minutes
  • Class level: open to everyone
  • Support materials: none needed

 

Tying It All Together: Connecting Through Rope Bondage

Description

There are lots of great rope bondage classes out there teaching all sorts of fancy and beautiful ties, intricate knots, daunting suspension scenes, and detailed techniques. This isn’t one of them.

Instead, we explore rope bondage as a medium for dynamic scenes, play, and connection. We teach a few simple ties and basic bondage safety to serve as the foundation for building scenarios ranging from the playful and sensual to the strict and severe. We discuss and demonstrate how to use bondage for intimacy and sex, bondage for power-play, bondage for secret public thrills, bondage for fun role play, and bondage for decadent teasing and torture.

At the heart of it all, this course is about creating that special connection and sexy energy with your partners and using the inherent contrast in restraint to set your imaginations and passions free.

We encourage you to bring your own rope for hands-on exploration (four pieces of rope, each approximately 25-35 foot long). This class is interactive and suitable for all experience levels.

Information for organizers

  • Optimal class length: 90-120 minutes
  • Class level: beginner to advanced
  • Support materials: none needed

 

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