Events for February 14, 2020
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Do you want more fulfilling BDSM play? New to kinky fun? Need more effective ways to uncover others’ real desires and minimize scene failure? Dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desires accepted? How do you create a multi-person scene where everyone’s happy? Let’s get smarter about how we express our desires around kink by reframing desires and gaining practical ways to effectively convey our pleasures!
Join Midori in this popular, unique class where she surpasses the standard definitions of kink and expands the idea of what it’s all about. She maps out a fine-tuned and flexible framework that anyone can use to better describe their appetites.
Hypnosis play is all in the mind. By altering your partner’s memory, their perceptions, and their sense of time you can bring an extra measure of mind-bending fun to your scenes. Find out how to get your partner to forget simple facts like their name or age, go blank while the environment around them changes, and more.
Do you know where to find the oldest recorded lifetime collaring ceremony? How to make a contract spelling out goals, responsibilities, rights and break-up instructions – in one page? Does moderation make the heart grow fonder? Can you name a minimum of 6 genders without consulting Tumblr? What happened when the rabbi cross-dressed and hid in a brothel to escape some bad guys?
The Jews have been discussing this stuff for literally centuries. Want some really OLD wisdom, humor, advice and quandaries made for generations of arguments, compromises and survival against the odds? Then what are you waiting for, bubbelah? Come on in, have a nosh, learn some Torah. There are worse things to do with your life.
The New England Leather Alliance is pleased to welcome back, for its second year running, the Kinky Art Gallery. This selection of art, from talented visual artists showcasing their work will be open Friday night 6pm to 11pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm. We hope their art brings you a chance to relax, revive your energy and spirits, and view kinktastic works – including a new special selection of more intense pieces.
New to the lifestyle? First convention? Questions? Looking to meet other new people? Unity NH LLC is hosting the New Kinkster lounge. Unity’s friendly and knowledgeable staff/ volunteers , will be there to provide a safe ,welcoming space to help answer any questions you may have and to help “show you the ropes” on different techniques and kinks.
Conventions can be stressful, hectic, and fast-paced. Come check out the Self Care Suite Friday 6:00-11:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am-7:00pm and 9:00-11:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm to enjoy some time away from the bustle of the general Flea space. This suite is equipped with several self-care stations to allow your whole mind, body, and spirit relax and recharge.
We have a lot of cool things to do and see at the Flea! In your attendee bag you have a page that lists some of them. Some are easy to find and some might be more difficult. Actions might be anything from counting rooms in the host hotel to having a staff member initial your page. With multiple ways to win, there are fantastic prizes from vendors. Check out all the awesome action items to both learn more about the Flea and explore the parts that you didn’t even know existed; you may even find extra scavenger hunt pages in various hotel locations for bonus points!
Screw the 800-item BDSM checklist as a negotiation tool – when you’re feeling the chemistry or drawn to an experience, you want to be able to ask for – and get – what you want, and have everyone thrilled at the outcome! Let’s deep dive into figuring out what you want and what turns you on, ways to understand & set safety boundaries, and how to negotiate a scene (even if you’re tongue tied.)
In a long distance relationship, but would still want to scene together? Have an impossible or impossibly dangerous fantasy? Hypnosis can act as a powerful tool within the larger toolbox of BDSM. This class explores mixing hypnosis and other kinks, and how hypnosis can help communicate while still involving surprise. Demos including: nudity, impact, arousal + orgasm, edge play, and intense D/s.
Come to the Bizarre Bazaar, our gender and size inclusive swap! Get one (1) ticket for just showing up to trade in for a gently used, community donated item. Items can include toys, clothing, videos, books, accessories, and more! Donations will be screened before being put out to ensure they are able to be reused safety. Bring additional items to donate and get one (1) additional ticket per item, up to five (5) additional tickets, for a total of six (6) tickets. Donations accepted beforehand at public Flea Meetings, NELA Board Meetings, and Con Friday from 3pm – 6pm. Donate early and get your ticket(s)! Help newer members of the community start their collection with your gently used items. Please make sure items you donate can be safely reused by another human or it will not be accepted.
A newcomers introduction to BDSM. In this discussion/workshop we’ll go over the basics as we learn to explore this exciting world safely. We’ll go over consent, negotiation, warm up, levels of play, playstyles, and of course bondage. Please bring 1-2 pieces of ¼” (6mm) rope, 25-30 ft in length.
Being of service or in service to someone is a beautiful expression, let us explore the act of giving service to another. In some ways, it’s about the act of doing the service given. In other ways, it’s about the presence and intention we hold within ourselves as we complete the task at hand. How do you show up to your service when you feel like nothing is going right.
The Bootblack Stand is back this year for all of your boot and leather needs. Come by, take a load off, watch the beautiful fetish wear go by, and let our team of skilled bootblacks care for your boots, jackets, pants, vests, chaps, and toys. 50% of all collected tips will be donated to the Ali Forney Center, an agency in NYC dedicated to supporting homeless LGBTQ youths.
Join us at the Tropical Meet Market to mingle with your fellow kinksters. Looking for a laid back place to relax, sip on a fruity drink, chat with your companions, maybe get lei’d? This is the place to be! There will be tables with place card subjects for people to gather, lei’s to indicate if you’re looking to partner up, and color and pattern coded stickers so people can proudly show what they are into, and make it easier to find conversation partners! Come down to socialize, meet someone new, or just chat with your friends. There’s bound to be someone for you at the Tropical Meet Market.
Join us for a casual and relaxed drop-in life drawing event. Use any medium and work from a different kinky, body positive model every 15 minutes. Make use of the instructor or draw on your own. The instructor will meet you at your own level, from beginner to advanced.
Just as there is more to swordplay than “stick them with the pointy end,” there is a great degree of variety in the use of a flogger. In this workshop Ramirez will cover a number of both striking techniques and patterns to improve your variety of play and expression when wielding a flogger.
Join Cecilia Tan, Laura Antoniou, Midori, Cameron Quintain, DL King, and others from our talented group of kinky writers as they read from their works and entertain with tales from sexy to intense.