International Ms. Leather 2012 is right around the corner – March 29 through April 1 – and I am pleased to announce that I will be the keynote speaker! The IMsL weekend is packed with amazing performances, receptions, and seminars (including my workshop BDSM and Anal Play) as well the main events to determine International Ms. Leather and International Ms. Bootblack. Colten will be judging one of the contests, and together we’ll be presenting an intensive class on the art of service and leading a play station to help you experience the pleasure of a classic straight-razor shave. Details on our events are below and the full schedule will be posted soon on IMsL.org, where you can also register in advance. Be sure to check out the event page on FetLife for ride and room shares, as well as a cruising zone to help get you even more in the mood.
Called To Serve: The Art of Service
Tristan and Colten
This intensive class is designed for boys, girls, slaves, submissives, and other service-oriented people. In the first section, we will discuss what it means to be in service, service roles and identities, and the rewards and challenges of serving. It will include a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss frustrations, difficulties, conflicts, and other issues. In the second section, we will help each person develop skills for success, including how to effectively self-motivate, organize, improve focus, communicate expectations, negotiate limits, and prioritize duties. There will be demonstrations of different protocols and formal service. Next, we will break into smaller groups, where specific topics will be addressed like long-distance service, serving multiple Dominants, team service, service on the road, and masochism or submission as service. In the final section, we will map out strategies for setting and achieving goals, improving service, and personal growth. In order to create a supportive and focused environment, we ask that only folks who provide (or want to provide) service attend this class.
BDSM and Anal Play
Tristan Taormino leads you through the world of all things anal and kinky in this class about how to incorporate kink into your anal sex and anal sex into your kink. She’ll cover a wide variety of topics, including: the ins and outs of anal penetration; extended butt plug wearing and butt plug bondage; creating scenes around the psychological aspects and power dynamics of anal play; using consensual force safely; an introduction to enema play; plus, an extensive Q & A—ask her anything!
A Hot Shave
Tristan and Colten
A splash of hot water and steam rises from your flesh. A sharp blade slides against your skin. You feel the pull of your hair, the smooth edge, and your bare skin is revealed…Whether it’s part of personal service, genital play, or another kind of scene, the straight razor is a wonderful thing to have in your arsenal. Come experience the ritual, care, precision (and, for some, erotic terror) of a classic straight-razor shave or learn how to wield this powerful, sexy tool on someone else. We’ll shave folks of all genders, but to make sure all interested have the opportunity, we will negotiate limited shave areas as time and space permits.