“The DEFINING MOMENT: Getting What You Want Out of Kink”
Featuring Madison’s very own GrayDancer!
This class is a practical, step by step guide to fully realizing your kinky self. Starting from fantasy, Graydancer takes you through a process that gets you to that defining moment, the ineffable feeling of fulfillment when that fantasy is made real. Along the way you will also learn tools of risk-management, figuring out what aftercare is needed, and most of all answering the most important question: How can we do that again?
Whether you’re into rope, leather, chains, or fuzzy bunny suits, the Defining Moment can offer you tools to take your play to a more visceral level, from a place of internal motivation rather than external. What do you want to DO? Rather than start with what you saw in a picture or book, let’s focus on the results you want. Whether you want to play for sex, for pretty, for pain, or some combination, the focus will be on how to DO what you want to do, using principles rather than step-by-step processes. It’s an interactive class with plenty of class participation, and demonstrations. The skill level of this class is appropriate for anyone from the rank beginner to intermediate and advanced, because of its focus on practical skills and principles-based instruction. This has been one of Graydancer’s most popular classes at venue after venue because of its value to kinksters of all levels and interests.
About The Presenter:
Graydancer has been teaching, performing, and advocating for kink and BDSM for over a decade. He has worked professionally in web, video, and social media for several clients ranging from Kink.com to the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom to the Kink Academy. You can also hear Graydancer as a guest on various podcasts such as Polyamory Weekly and Dart’s Domain, or his own Ropecast (the longest-running kink podcast on the web). Gray was featured on Our America with Lisa Ling: 50 Shades of Kink which aired in January of 2013 on the Oprah Winfrey Network. While his roots lie in bondage, Gray’s focus has evolved over time to subjects such as power exchange relationships, improving consent practices, leather culture, and the educational aspects of kink. He was the first to apply Open Space principles to a kink event, creating GRUEs which have been held at over 45 locations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He also directs ROPECRAFT, a rope bondage convention that’s “Knot- for everyone.” Currently he resides in the Bondage Capital of the World, Madison, WI where he is working on becoming a total GILF.
Satyricon Wisconsin meetings run from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM with meeting announcements starting at 3:15 and our featured presentation starting at the conclusion of announcements. Dinner will be held at a local restaurant to be announced at the meeting. All members are invited to come sit and share a meal with us at that time.
The Freyja Project, who maintain the lovely space we use for all of our meetings, will be hosting GRIND! at around 7 PM. You do not have to be a member of the Freyja Project to attend any Satyricon Wisconsin meetings, but if you intend to attend GRIND! the evening of the meeting then you will need to either have a monthly membership or buy your guest pass/ticket by Friday night at 11:59 pm. See https://thefreyjaproject.org/ for more information about membership and access to play events.
For this event, we have three instructors providing assistance in building the following toys and tools:
Vield: – “Small Suede Flogger”
- 1″ to 2″ diameter steel “O” rings
- Mason cord
- Double sided carpet tape
- 1/4” or 1/2” wide Scotch Tape
- Spools of thin suede in any color you prefer, to be used for the falls.
- 1 can of clear or black tool dip (Plasticoat or any comparable brand)
*Instructor will bring all required supplies, but feel free to shop for your own.*
Belkie: – “Multi-Dowel Cane”
- 7 oak (or other hardwood dowels) 1/4”x3’ (I will have some for $10/kit of 7)
- Mason string (I will provide)
- Vinyl/electrical tape (I will provide black, bring other colors if you want them)
- Ribbon or similar for a hanging strap (optional)
ChicaBunny: – “Mini Fire Wands”
- Fondue Fork
- Kevlar Thread
- 100% Cotton Gauze Roll
- Tubular Cotton Gauze, about 1 inch wide (aka Surgitube)
- Tools: Sewing Needle, Pliers, Scissors
All instructors will be bringing at least a portion of if not all of the required supplies and tools with them to this event. You are welcome to pick up your own supplies for use. That being said, if you do wish to participate and use supplies provided by an instructor, please consider offering the instructor a donation for the cost of their supplies. They have the right to either accept funds in compensation for their supplies or ask that it be provided as a donation to Satyricon Wisconsin. All supplies will be first come, first served.
We will be providing Littles-N-Middles activities for those who wish to participate. There will be a Perler Bead station and a Coloring station set up for anyone who would like to make something. All supplies will be provided for these activities. (After all, our Littles and Middles do know how important it is to share.)
ADDITIONAL NOTES FOR DECEMBER
DIY Toy Building will run from 2:30 to 5:30 PM. Dinner will follow after the meeting at a local restaurant.
We do encourage folks to bring a treat to share should they choose to do so in the spirit of the holidays. That being said, doing so is in no way something you are obligated to do. If you *are* bringing treats to share, however, please include an ingredient list for those with allergies/sensitivities.
You do not have to be a member of the Freyja Project to attend this meeting. If you intend to attend GRIND! the evening of the meeting you will need to either have a monthly membership or buy your guest pass/ticket by Friday night at 11:59 pm. See https://thefreyjaproject.org/ for more information about membership and access to play events.