Category Archives: Education

Parker RopeBoi returns to Seattle!

Internationally famous performer and educator, Parker RopeBoi returns to Seattle to grace us with beauty and shenanigans! On October 27th, at Seduction, Parker will be one of the bondage performers featured in the Big Top Room. On October 28th, we are hosting two workshops with Parker. Of course, Parker is always available for private lessons, so if you are interested in getting instruction specific to you, email us at [email protected] and we will connect you with Parker.

SCHEDULE

Friday, October 27 — two performances between 8pm & midnight
Seduction – Circus of Carnal Delights
Within SoDo: $90 – $175

Parker RopeBoi is an interdisciplinary queer scholar and performer, who is internationally regarded for original solo shibari performances and self-suspension techniques. Parker’s performance work articulates with issues of abject and queer bodies, and engages questions of social bonds, boundedness, and boundaries, and the potentials for their transgression or transcendence.

 

Saturday, October 28 — 3:00pm
Futomomo Variety Pack ~Educator: Parker RopeBoi
Ballard: $45. Advance: $32 (Solo) $60 (Duo) and $85 (Trio)

This class teaches a variety of different ties for binding a bent leg, ties that are often called a futomomo. The class presents the different features of these ties and relative suitability of these different ties for different applications, attachment points, and suspension positions, as well as for different bodies, physical preferences, and sensitivities. Participants will learn ties for attaching on the inside, the outside, and on both sides. Participants will also learn ties that concentrate the load on different areas of the leg, and how adjust that pressure so as to have a more comfortable (or at least less uncomfortable) futomomo.

 

Saturday, October 28 — 7:00pm
Predicament Play ~Educator: Parker RopeBoi
Ballard: $30. Advance: $22 (Solo) $40 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)

Predicament play often appeals to the more creative, quirky, and even ridiculous SM players, bringing out our inner mad-scientist sadists & James Bond escape artists masochists.

Predicaments tend to involve being between a proverbial “rock and a hard place” while trying to figure a way out (even when there’s probably no way out–just a choice between one sadistic trap and another). This class will present some general strategies and specific techniques for predicaments, risks and risk mitigation, ideas for how to plan and negotiate a predicament scene, skills for how to calibrate and adjust a predicament mid-scene, and some of my own favorite tricks and tools, including many “pervertables” everyday household items. A number of (what we expect will be highly entertaining) demonstrations of predicaments will show you some fun illustrative examples of ways to do predicament play.

Slumber Party

***This workshop has been canceled due to insufficient pre-registration. For information about when this class will be rescheduled, please email [email protected]***

Based on Lyric Seal’s celebrated advice column of the same name, Slumber Party the workshop is a collaborative take on sage sex and love advice. You are your own wisest teacher, but sometimes, even teachers need encouragement and assistance. This workshop takes the form of an afternoon with new and old friends, dishing about love, relationships, pop culture, beauty standards, identity and body politics, sex, and our feelings about ourselves and our relationships in the world.

We will be taking over one of Club Sapphire’s decadently appointed bed-full-rooms, creating the perfect atmosphere for a cuddle party. In this cozy atmosphere, there is the option for consensual cuddling. Through the guided facilitation of Lyric Seal, an experienced community counselor, author, performance artist, and queer porn star, participants will share their expertise and wisdom with one another to problem solve around relationship woes, give pep talks, and sweeten each other up to ourselves and the world!

All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.

This class requires a minimum of 12 advanced tickets by October 7th. Please purchase your ticket online or email [email protected] to reserve you space.

School is in session!

With to arrival of autumn, our educational team is ready to unveil the exciting workshops coming up. We have a broad selection educators to teach a dazzling array of subject matter. Through the end of the year, we have classes on a variety of bondage techniques, fostering and developing power exchange relationships, and a solid survey of BDSM skills.

While the Foundation is searching for a new home, we will continue to hold workshops throughout the greater Seattle area. Club Sapphire continues to graciously host workshops, as well as the Seattle Library branches. The Seattle Rope Studio continues to be an option for more intimate workshops in Pioneer Square. And now, we are very pleased to announce that we have added a Ballard location to to mix. Ren Fitness has kindly consented to host workshops. We are grateful to be able to integrate into our community.

Take a look at the education calendar to see the autumn’s sexy, educational offerings. Be sure to double check the locations of each class now that we have so many different venues.