38: Naughty in Nawlins and on boats

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We had a long chat with Bob Hannaford (half of the infamous "Bob & Tess" team), famous for creating spectacular events and cruises.

Bob talks about the swinging lifestyle, being naked (pretty much a requirement to survive in New Orleans) and having a great time at a convention. They stared with having 100 couples, now their events welcome more than 800 couples each.  Instead of creating one big event, they create a cluster of smaller activities, so that everybody can find their own thing.

The culture of New Orleans is very open to all walks of life.  Bob has been organizing a parade during Naughty in N’awlins for over 10 years, which has morphed into a "swingers pride parade".  It almost looks like a sexy political rally.

The only people who make less money when the swingers take over the own are the strippers.  But they do have strip-club take-overs, to great effect!

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33: How to set up swinger site profiles, with Emily from Kasidie

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We talk to Emily from the swinger site "Kasidie".   She explains her travels thru the swinging lifestyle and her experiences on Playboy TV, in the "Swing" show with Scott and Nicoletta.

We explain the basic principles:

  • How to pick a swinger site that works for you
  • How to look for sexy events in your neighborhood
  • Picking a good username/profile/handle
  • Getting certified as a real member
  • The importance of pictures (not just of your junk)
  • Which pictures should be public and which should be kept private
  • Clean your room before taking pictures!  Yes, get rid of the laundry!
  •  Selfies or not?
  • Contacting people: How many emails should you send?

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32: Swinging in the Dust: Burning man

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Burning ManThe "Bliss Bus" settles on the playa at Burning Man, and we record our experiences: Dust, danger ("safety third!") at the "thunder dome", fun at the orgy dome, standing in line in the rain.

But first: Reverent Jon takes "playa confessions" and a BDSM 101 course on the desert with plenty of volunteers, which we interview and spank (not always in that order).

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29: Rope bondage, Kink, Art and kittens with Midori

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Midori is a sexuality author, speaker and educator who teaches about alternative and adventurous sexual practices, including the sensual art of bondage and BDSM. She grew up in Tokyo until her teenage years and was raised with feminist values. Midori has a degree in Psychology from Berkeley University and she served in the US army reserves as an intelligence officer. She's an educator and columnist on adventurous sexuality, is a published book author and has a couple of DVDs available. Her mission as a world traveler in presenting to universities and educational seminars encourages self discovery and personal growth. Midori is a world renowned Shibari rope bondage instructor, kink educator, safer sex practitioner and a sex positive activist. When she's not on tour or instructing sold out classes, Midori is a performing & installation artist in San Francisco. She's also known for being a foodie and has a humorous warm personality. She is well respected for her long time volunteer efforts and fight against AIDS--her goal is to see this decease wiped out and prevent any more loss of friends & family members; Last month she volunteered as a Roadie in the Cycle for Life tour in California.

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Dark Odyssey Surrender

25: Whips, canes and latex at Dark Odyssey Kink conference

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Zemis Mistress of whipsJon and Sind are back from "Dark Odyssey:  Surrender", a 3 day event in San Francisco with training, demos and play-parties with the who's-who of kink. They visited classes on "fisting", "scene negotiation", "rough sex" and "erotic publishing", which are just a small part of what was available.

After Mistress SinD gets her first take of receiving a whipping, we interview "Zemis", master (and instructor) of the single-tail whips and various other sorts of mindfucks. We discuss mediation by whipping, perverted clowns and sonic booms.

We talk latex with Penny from Lust Designs: how she designs the outfits (from mermaids to bowling shirts), how to pick them, how to lube up and get into them.

Every good kinkster needs a kilt (or a couple), so we hang out with PD Kilts and try out their warez, so we learn about the different styles and weights of kilts.

The kinkshop brings their own arsenal of toys, from "fluffy" to "mean and nasty", including our first-ever floggers.
And if you are looking for some classy rope for your bondage scenes, do look at the colorful options of "Rainbow rope".
KJ Canes schools us on canes, their usage and the different styles you can get: from light-up canes to canes with your favorite football team or cartoon character.  These are not your old school teachers canes; they are made from various high-tech materials like carbon fiber, fiber glass, aluminum, stainless steal depending on your need.
Mistress SinD has a blast testing out the new Violet wand accessories from Big Head Studios. The custom electrodes they create range from "festive" to "impressive" to "darn that left a mark!". We discuss the various unique types of electrodes, the history of the violet wand, and the fun of zapping people in the balls.

Podcast recommendation: Los Swingers, a podcast in Spanish and English about a  couple's adventures in the swinging lifestyle.  They also do great jello shots. Update 2015: Sadly, the podcast no longer exists.

Also: During playtime, we tied up Miss Penzer on a barrel and took turns smacking her.   She liked it.

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24: Fetish & Fantasy: Spanking asses and taking names

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fetishfantasylogoLike every year, Jon and SinD hit Vegas.... quite literally.   During the annual Fetish and Fantasy ball, they volunteer to spank the multitude of party-goers that show up and this huge "rave".

During the pre-game events there was (swinger) partying going on in both the Hard Rock hotel and the Rumor hotel. A friendly Mistress rented out the "swinger suite" (we kid you not) and the neighboring rooms for an epic swinger/kink party. from bondage to spankings to rough sex and latex, every fetish was explored in detail.

We give our reports and we interview over a dozen people and get their colorful opinion.  We talk to everybody from pro-dommes, experts in spankings, pain-sluts to wide-eyes clueless newbies, from  the polyamarous to the horny bastards.
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