Prankster, outlaw, educator, co-conspirator… Merit wears a lot of hats. (Interesting side note: he doesn’t actually wear hats all that often).
Storyteller, activist, and dynamic sex educator Merit brings his passion for helping people discover what makes them shine to classrooms, boardrooms, and gatherings around North America. Merit loves to bring his stories and experience to every topic he tackles, from sexuality to spirituality to spaghetti (well, cooking in general but then it wouldn’t be as poetic).
Leather, boots, cigars, piss, hard play, and all things filthy and wonderful – that’s what Merit is made of. For him, sexuality is one of those incredibly important things that each of us has but so often gets abused and misrepresented… kind of like cologne on a high school boy. Everyone has some sort of kink, fetish, perversion… whatever it is, Merit loves helping people discover what makes their sexuality shine.
Outside the Scene
Pre-Planning & Aftercare
Walk into your average community play party, and you will see all sorts of wonderful perverts doing all sorts of unspeakable things to each other… but a scene is more than just those moments in the dungeon. The work and planning that goes into creating an amazing scene and the aftercare that wraps that scene up is very seldom talked about, leaving most people to muddle through and figure it out on their own. We will be taking a look at the the parts of a scene that happen outside of the dungeon – from the first ask to the final thank you.
The Other End of the Leash
Pet Play for Handlers
Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a human puppy (or kitty or pony or unicorn or or or…). You’ve got your fancy leather mask, you’ve picked a name… now what? For many people, being the handler of someone who loves pet play can be a daunting task, full of questions and challenges. In this workshop, we’ll be approaching the area of pet play from the other side of the leash, and take a look at how you can play and integral role in creating the world and space for your puppy (or iguana or duck or whatever…).