34: Kink.com, Folsom Street Faire, adopting a pet

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upper floor SlaveAnother  "recap episode", where SinD and Jon try to remember all the adventures since last time!  First up is BondCon, a new conference at "The Armory", home of "Kink.com".  We meet various famous educators, but the misses was most impressed with "Thraje" and Cléo Dubois, and the single-tail whipping skills of "Disciple".

We visit Folsom Street Faire and interview random victims (to great amusement).  It turns out that bi-males do exist!

Misses also adopted a (human submissive) pet, and took her to a swingers party.  This put a spotlight on the differences between protocols and appropriate behavior between the swinger and BDSM/kink communities.    In the later, there is a more strict enforcement of the "ask for consent first" rule, which sometimes gets forgotten by the experienced swingers.  Also,  one has to make sure that one scene does not take so long that one doesn't get laid.  "Cock-blocking" may have occurred, and  Jon got the woman with "worlds most impressive ass" in trouble.

We use Google Calendar to schedule play-dates/training sessions.  Does that mean we are now poly?

Featured podcast: The Swing Wife (Podfaded)

 

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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Midori's Rope Dojo

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HOT OFF THE PRESS-This just came in from the ever amazing, sensual rope master, Midori:

There are 3 spots left for the next Rope Dojo  and this class is sure to sell out! The Rope Dojo is open to only a small group of participants in a private 2 day course with hands on training from Midori and her team of rope experts.

We personally attended one of Midori's Rope Dojo weekends and we highly recommend this class for couples and individuals looking to sharpen their skills in creating rope bondage and sexy decorative harnesses. This class is held only twice a year and sells out every time!

Dates: August 2-3, 2014 Sold out, check the schedule
Location: The Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco

Midori and her cadre have a unique and fun way of teaching Shibari, rope, kink and everything around it, using the history, the theory, their personal stories and hands-on instructions.  Girls, this is a great class for you too,not just the boys!

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Mention "Blissbringers" during sign-up

This video shows one of our favorite ties we learned from Midori (it's great for showing off at play parties 🙂 ) and it  gives a great impression of the teaching style.