BDSM Bisexuals weekend 22-23 March 2014

BDSM-bisexuals

weekend event, 22-23 March 2014

Birmingham


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Workshop sessions from 2013

These are last year's workshop sessions (2013) to give you an idea of what sort of thing might be running at this year's event. A new page on this year's workshops will be made when I've arranged the workshops for 2014.

Saturday and Sunday daytimes had a number of workshop sessions. These were chances to talk about various aspects of kink and bisexuality. They may have included personal exploration of sexuality, community wide discussions, demonstrations of toys or techniques and chances to try things out in a supervised environment. There was also space for informal social time.

There were plenty of rooms so if people at the event decided they would like to arrange a meet-up with others of similar interests or a discussion session or demonstration that should have been easy to arrange.

Timetable

Sessions highlighted were added during the event. Just the timings without the workshop details are available on the More details page.

Session descriptions:

Speed Friending
a bit like speed dating just for fun
Hot Wax
Bring your old sheets & candles (white, unscented pillar candles for this workshop please) as it's time to explore wax play in the best way possible - by dripping it on each other! We won't turn the heat up straight away though. If you're new to wax play this workshop will first provide you with what you need to know to get started. Those more experienced will be able to swap tips, ideas and advice which will hopefully leave you feeling inspired and with more things to try. At the end there will be a short demonstration and some time to do some wax play yourself.
An introduction rope bondage
Why people do rope, safety, differences between western/japanese bondage, show a few basic ties and give people ideas of how to get started.
Negotiation and consent
Get the most from your play sessions. Whether you are playing with someone new or in a more estabilished relationship this workshop will help you find ways to reveal your partners hottest fantasies and figure out how they are compatable with your own. It includes hot ways to check in during scenes without breaking the mood and quick micro negotiations. This workshop uses the enthusiastic consent model.
Suspension bondage demonstration
Two experienced players demonstrate their art.
Body Painting, Body Writing and Graphoerotica
Ideas for using body painting and body writing as part of BDSM play - including sensation play, medical play, wet and messy play, and humiliation. What to use and where to get it - and what to avoid. After a brief discussion on body painting and body writing within BDSM, and tips for doing so hygienically and safely, there will be an opportunity for people to paint and/or write on each other. It's entirely up to you if you want to paint/write, be painted on/written on or just watch.
Being a less kinky friend, partner or ally
Chat with others who don't have strong kinks themselves but are friends, lovers or supportive of those who are more into BDSM / kink.
Needle play
Safety conscious play with sharps
Men playing with men
BDSM and feminism
Discussion on pro-BDSM feminism
BDSM and the law
Fitting and Misfitting
A chance to explore how we feel we fit or don't fit in bi or bdsm spaces and in the "overlap" space of this weekend, based around questions for discussion in small groups. Intended as a welcoming starting-point for everyone, new or veteran, bi, kinky or not.
Kinky pass the parcel
Live Action Dating Game
A low-pressure way to find people and discover what you have in common. Fill in one of the anonymous dating profiles provided, including a list of kinks (if you want), to go up on the wall. See if you can match the person to their profile! Optional games:
- Play 20 Questions with yes/no answers to see if you've spotted the correct match
- See if you can find three people who match two or more of your kinks
- See if you can find three people who complement two or more of your kinks (eg giving/receiving pain)
- Find the person who is your best/worst match using the dating profiles.
Fishbowl ask a dom/top, switch, bottom/sub etc.
Split into self identifying groups, write questions to ask the other groups then make a fishbowl in which one group would sit and discuss the questions posed while the others observe
Ways academic social scientists talk about BDSM
Various perspectives on kink from a range of social theorists, including BDSM as serious leisure, a feminist interpretation of edgework, and conceptions of intimacy.
Toys: show and tell
BDSM and polyamory
Non-pain sensation play
BDSM and Christianity (open to people of all religions and none)
We will look at early Christian traditions that speak about freedom - and sometimes about submission. We'll ask if Christian ethics can be rescued from a legacy of homophobia and sexual abuse and explore what an ethical kinky lifestyle might look like in the context of radical queer Christianity. You don't have to be a Christian to attend and we won't try to convert you!
Electroplay introduction

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Contact:

email: info@bdsm-bisexuals.org.uk or grantdenkinson@hushmail.com

phone / text: 07775 164815

Write: c/o BCN, BM Ribbit, London WC1N 3XX - with thanks to Bi Community News

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Last modified by Grant Denkinson, 2014.1.3

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