Najalaise is maniacal but decent. Even before joining the organized BDSM community in 2005, they were exploring kink and introducing others to figging, play piercing, sounding, fisting, and other delightful pastimes. More recently, Naj had the pleasure of presenting for Dark Odyssey: Surrender in San Francisco, Northern Exposure in Anchorage, Charmed in Baltimore, Leather Reign in Seattle, and other events across the country. Najalaise is gleeful about learning and trying new things, both as a top and as a bottom, and is invested in creating spaces that foster knowledge and creativity by making it okay to screw up in public.
Hypnokink for Sadists
Curious about adding hypnosis to your kink toolset? If you play with SM or bondage, it’s likely that you’ve already encountered people in mental states which are very similar to hypnotic trance. This demo-heavy workshop will show you how to use existing kinky skills to create hallucinated experiences, make training faster, and more! We’ll also discuss negotiation, rapport, and other details of ensuring that it’s a great experience for all involved.
More Than Skin Deep
Once you’re comfortable putting needles in skin, what if you want to go further? This class will highlight multiple locations on the body which are both easy to locate and safe to stab with needles. If you’re interested in causing more pain, curious what bones feel like when poked, or just enamored with fearful reactions, these are tricks you’ll want to learn. This class assumes some knowledge of play piercing.
Small but Fierce
Acupuncture Needles & Other Innocuous Sharps
Acupuncture needles and other tiny jabby things can be mild to the point of imperceptible, or they can be terrifying. Attendees will gain the skills and knowledge to explore both extremes of this continuum. No experience is required, but come prepared to see intense and/or squicky things. Demos and the opportunity to practice on the presenter will be included.