Relational Spaces in Copenhagen invited me to teach a workshop on rope bondage. See their webpage relationalspaces.dk/events/freedom-through-surrender for more information.
Often I feel like a cat threading around warm milk when teaching technically complicated suspensions, creative improvisations, or heart-touching intimacy when what I love deep down is the perverted ol' man rope.
In this workshop, the focus is the perverted desire of the rigger rather than engineering experiences for the bottom. And we will explore ties and theories that help the rigger to express this perverted desire. Through objectification, exposure, shame-play, forced serving and simply taking pleasure from our bottom beyond emphatically following along on their journey. The rope bondage becomes the essential tool to motivate and manipulate the bottom through both pain and pleasure. So they remain curious about going down the rabbit hole of the riggers desire.
The sacred only asks your devotion for the unknown. Step out of your small self to enter into the gentle bliss of communion. The perverted tempts your vulnerability and, maybe if you dare, all your desires will be fulfilled. The playground is our temple that holds them both, the sacred and the perverted. The temple we create together is already inviting you on this journey. There are no skills to learn, only a universe to discover. Gently it holds your hand to balance between safety and bravery, between your needs and the direction of the group, and between looking for intensity and finding sensitivity.