Events for February 16, 2020
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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!
Hypnosis may be as close to “magic” as we can get, and this class will demonstrate how that can be done! Demonstrations will be broken down to show the hypnotic techniques and suggestions utilized, as well as safety and negotiation. Touching on freezes, teleportation, use of hypnotic amnesia, the experience of control, hypnotic drug play and more. CN: CNC, D/s, arousal + orgasm, partial nudity.
There’s a truism out there, that submissives are automatically masochists, and dominants are automatically sadists. However, as with most things, there is a spectrum between those two absolutes. Allyson will talk about the trials and tribulations of being a submissive who has a wide sadistic streak, and how to go about working through that with your partner(s).
EMS, TENS, Violet Wands, Electro Vibes, Electro Acupressure, the choices, the uses, how to decide. This overview class introduces through discussion and demonstration the difference in sensation of these popular E-Stim devices. Class covers use and care of equipment, basic safety, and some suggestions of ways to introduce these tools into your play.
We turn to Kink and BDSM for many reasons, and what we’re into can shine a light on our needs and wants in all parts of our lives. This workshop offers exercises to explore how our kinky needs and desires relate to our whole lives and the ways we can adapt our kink communication practices such as negotiating scenes, emotional check-ins, boundary setting, and aftercare planning to improve non-kink aspects of our relationships with others.
“Senior”: knowledgeable and much improved. This is a slideshow presentation that is meant to be descriptive of what real people are doing as they age. Every adult at every age faces a changing body, shifting abilities, and evolving desires. The point is that desire continues for as long as you want it. Sexual expression is in your hands for as long as you want and that’s a beautiful thing.
Sensual Steel is an introduction to the art of erotic knifeplay. Whether novice or experienced, learn to incorporate knives into your scenes using knives solely or as a tool to elicit the desired response. We’ll also discuss the care and cleaning of your blades both in and out of the dungeon, safety tips to minimize risk to you and your partner, as well as aspects of the law you need to know.
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.
Why do people get off on being embarrassed or humiliated? What’s the difference between healthy, constructive scenes and destructive, harmful ones? What are potential psychological effects? What’s different for one-time scenes vs. playing with a life partner? Have you questioned your desires or ability to make others squirm, or secretly wanted to be shown how naughty you are?
Emphasizing emotional safety, Midori will explore a wide range of play from light teasing and embarrassment to serious humiliation, and will share a unique model developed to better understand and create hot experiences for all players involved.
This is a lecture style class with discussions and visual examples. You will witness a live humiliation scene as part of this learning experience.
Chances are if you’ve done any kind of BDSM, you’ve played a bit with roles, maybe just “Master” and “slave.” In this class we’ll talk about going to the next level, using techniques of improvisational acting to add drama to scenes and make them run smoothly, and using cosplay (costuming known characters) as a basis for fun scenes. Playing with imagination can create a powerful bonding experience.
Once again, Ponyboys Rusty and Stormy will present a day-long play space for anyone wishing to try ponyplay. There will be demonstrations throughout the day along with lots of play! Come and play or just observe.
The Bullwhip Lounge is for you if you love whips, are curious about whips, or maybe even a little afraid of whips. We’ll have instructors on hand to help you learn to use a whip safely in a scene. If you are curious about what a whip feels like we can make that happen as well. If you just want to practice on your own, that is ok too. We have space for you.
Join the rope tops, bottoms, switches, and explorers in an open space to practice rope learned at the Flea and elsewhere. Tie, be tied, learn something new, or simply watch and enjoy. Advanced rope practices are not allowed in the Rope Lounge.
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.
The internet age has allowed for live to cross farther distances than ever before! Maintaining long distance relationships can also be aided by some fantastic new breakthroughs. This workshop talks about communicating needs & desires across miles, and the latest toy technology when it comes to long distance partnerships.
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.
This workshop is for those interested in using their signal whip for lighter erotic play. Students should have mastery of basic throws, and should come prepared with a signal whip, as this will be a hands-on technique class. Partners are welcome but not required.
In this partner oriented workshop, we’ll introduce some exercises and practices from yoga that can improve our connection and fun while tying. We’ll be discussing connection, flow, mindfulness and breathing. Tops are expected to be able to tie a single column tie without looking while tying. Please bring at least 2 lengths of 6mm (¼”) rope 25’-30’ in length and a yoga mat (can be shared by partners) or a heavy towel to help cushion your knees. Loose, comfortable clothes that you can move in (or strip down).
Having an “animal side” can sometimes lead you to looking at the actual life of that animal in the wild, and that’s one step away from working with the spirit of that animal species. The line between “sex fetish” and “shamanic fetish” can get pretty thin on this ground! Let’s talk about what happens when animal play becomes spiritual communion.
This is a place where those who love hypnosis can come and meet fellow hypnotists and hypnotees. People curious about hypnosis can come and learn what hypnosis is, and get a taste of trance with experienced hypno tops and bottoms.
Ahh, the mystique of fisting. From sweetly erotic to scarily humiliating, and everything in between, fisting is one of the most intimate SM or sexual acts (at least, in the opinion of the presenter!) Regardless of which hole you’re interested in, you’ll learn the ins and outs of fisting, and explore some of the ways to use it in a scene or just for some good ol’ fashioned fun!
Oh, sure, join up with a sexy evil mastermind and you think your life is set. Wrong! It’s hard to be a henchman in these troubled times! Join fellow cunning viziers, loyal lieutenants, cultist believers & scheming heirs to get the insider dirt on how to be the very best Companion to Evil. AKA, the one who survives. All orientations welcome because Minion ≠ submissive.
Long term 24/7 relationships take on interesting twists and turns. In this conversation we will discuss what a long term relationship with total power exchange can look like. What are pitfalls and how to avoid them. And we will explore when a submissive or slave has given up so much power that even the non humans in a house has more rights and responsibilities.
You’re not the sort of person who generally has anything to do with so-called “spirituality,” but Something Just Happened in a scene, and you aren’t sure what to do with it. This class is a non-judgmental discussion of many ways the numinous can intrude on our BDSM or power exchange, even with those who are suspicious of such things. No proselytizing, no need to Believe in anything; just acknowledgement. Come share your experiences, or just listen and know you are not alone.
Have you found that spanking isn’t enough for your bottom? Or maybe not enough of a release for the Top? Well Impact may just be what is needed!! Join us for a discussion and demo of Impact play. The deeper, harder way to play. Want those bruises to last longer? Want them to show up at all? How about that connection? Or the Power Exchange? Well this just may be for you!