Conference: BDSM for Writers
3-DAY Intensive Workshop
August 23-25, 2013 in New York City
“Whether you’ve been writing D/s stories for years, or just picking up the whip, once you’ve completed this workshop, you will have a greater understanding of the emotional and psychological connections individuals make when engaging in this highly erotic and often misunderstood lifestyle.
This is an exclusive one-of-a-kind BDSM workshop specifically geared toward writers’ needs and to help you create believable characters. We’ll also have time to discuss your story ideas and how to make them work. The focus is on D/s relationships and activities not on the dynamics of writing in general. Plus we will have a day devoted to victims & villians adress the psychology and reality of sadism, PTSD, and other criminal activities. There will also be hands-on demonstrations of various BDSM activities. Invest in your writing career today.”
Guest Speakers: Laura Antoniou & D.L. King
Who may attend:
This workshop is geared toward authors (published and unpublished) and anyone interested in the topics being discussed. Participants will discover the emotional and psychological connections made by individuals who participate in BDSM and Dominance and submission interactions. Participants will also learn the basics of creating realistic villains and how to incorporate trauma and self-esteem to ensure you do not overwhelm your reader with a traumatic storyline. Great resource for mental health practitioners and law enforcement as well.
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Charley Ferrer, world renowned Clinical Sexologist & BDSM Expert. Demonstrations on Electrical & Knife Play conducted by various local lifestyle practitioners.
OUTINGS:Several outings are planned to local leather shops and BDSM related clubs. Admission to club is included in your workshop price if you register prior to
June 15st, 2013. After June 15st it is an additional $30.
BRING A FRIEND: Feel free to bring a friend. Friends, and family memeber over 19 years of age can accompany you to the club and shopping events for $50.
Detailed information & Registration:
“…This is the only Sexual Freedom Summit – the event where all of the personal and political elements of the sexual freedom movement come together. And this year, 2013, we’re not only four years old, we’re FOUR DAYS LONG with a program that’s packed full of fabulous workshops, events, and networking opportunities!!
Join us to share information, experiences, and strategies to use in the fight for human rights and sexual freedom.
We’ll talk about the denial of our identities, relationships and families, the undermining of our health care, and reduction of our access to sexuality education, as well as the criminalization of our sexual expression and pleasure.
But we’ll also be talking about how to create the change we want to see in these and other areas….
There is only one Sexual Freedom Summit that focuses on policy and social change, and only one that utilizes the human rights framework, in addition to civil and legislative remedies – and that Summit is Woodhull’s.
Be a part of change, be a part of the conversations and join us at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit.”
Early Bird Registration Until 7/9 for Woodhull’s
Sexual Freedom Summit
September 19-22, 2013
Great article on monogamy and polyamory written by an ethicist and critical thinker, not a sexologist or psychologist. He got it right. My only addition would be the ‘octopus’ analogy Reid Mihalko used in his poly conference seminar regarding jealousy. He actually apologized for using an octopus for comparison since they only have 8 arms and he felt there were even more reasons for people to feel jealous. But whether there are one or a dozen reasons, bottom line, we fear our partner will leave us if they experience jealousy.
Why You Shouldn’t (and should) Be Monogamous
by Tauriq Moosa
Is monogamy wrong?
Being nonmonogamous is not about being better or worse than monogamous couples: it’s about what works for you as individuals and as a couple. For example, it would be wrong for you to have multiple partners beyond your primary partner without her consent or approval. Again, this would be unethical nonmonogamy and therefore betrayal.
Notice, too, the problem isn’t monogamy or nonmonogamy but betrayal which an ethical nonmonogamy is undermining.
The point isn’t the label of one’s relationship. What matters is that the relationship has a foundation of honesty; that openness is consistent and on-going. Whether this results in monogamy or nonmonogamy is irrelevant since how you arrive there matters more: You might switch between monogamy and nonmonogamy. You might want other partners purely for sex, or yearn for lots of deep, emotional romantic relationships.
Whatever it is, your needs should be discussed with your partner, without the danger of him reacting irrationally and harshly.
What we should begin insisting and establishing is that we have a hold on sex and romance, not the other way round; that sex has as much power as we want to give it, not an ineffable measure it gives us. This doesn’t undermine that sex can be powerful, that sex does come with measures of caution. But these, also, can be controlled.
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