Workshop: Tying for Connection

May 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
CSPC Main Space
1602 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
Cost: $35 Advance: $30 (Solo) $55 (Duo)

DSC_8705This is not a class about knots or specific rope ties; instead this workshop is about ways to approach rope bondage as a potential conduit for real emotional and physical connection between play partners. People new to rope bondage often get caught up in learning the necessary technical aspects of applying rope safely and securely. However, for many rope enthusiasts the deepest pleasures of doing rope come from learning to concentrate on the ways both you and your partner feel as rope is applied. For Tops this can be about the way it feels to wield power as you restrain a vulnerable human being who is responding to your presence and intent. For bottoms it can be about reveling in the sensations of having rope woven around you by someone who is focused on you and the connection between you and your partner that rope can create and enliven.

This hands-on workshop will touch on a wide variety of ways that riggers and rope bottoms can start to focus on non-verbal communication and the connections they forge with each other through rope. We’ll practice ways to physically handle the rope that allows the communication of intent and receptivity along 9 facets of interaction that color how a rope scene is experienced. The approach is useful for heightening the sense of connection in any form of rope bondage whether it’s for stringent restraint, body decoration, sensual tactile pleasure, D/s play, sexual access, or as a means of delicious torment.

Limited to 60 attendees.
Questions? Email [email protected]

REQUISITE SKILLS: None, but knowing a single-column tie is helpful
RELATED ITEMS NEEDED: Rope: 2-3 lengths of rope 23-30’ long. A pad or blanket for the floor.
PRESENTATION TYPE: Demonstrations and hands-on exercises

About the Educator:

Noble has been exploring his fascination with consensual bondage and Dominant/submissive hierarchies for over three decades. He is recognized in the lifestyle community as an accomplished artist and rigger with a knack for helping others learn how to explore this powerful means of connecting deeply with their intimates.

Noble teaches workshops on the art of rope restraint and accepts private students ages 18 years or older in and around the Portland, Oregon area.

This workshop is produced by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Please go to for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Sex Positive Culture.