Kink Workshops

Workshop:  Dog / Pup Play, with Roz and Shelby

Saturday March 4th, 11:30 am
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

The human pup scene is a popular kink, especially among younger people and the next generation of BDSM kinksters.  Pup/dog play is a way of exploring Dom/sub dynamics in a completely different way than Sir/boy or Master/slave – and often “unleashes” a playful and affectionate energy while emphasizing a power dynamic.  Pup/dog play also allows people to tap into their “primal” selves. This presentation goes into the psychology, techniques, equipment and a bit of the history and current status of Pup play.

Roz has been a human pup handler. She was introduced to pup play in 2015 when attending SF’s Folsom Street Fair. Since then, she’s had a couple of Human Pups, including Pup Shelby. During that time, she’s gotten heavily involved in the kink community through the SF K9 Unit and has use the time to created material to educate newbies, pup-curious types and vanillas!

Shelby has been a human pup and a handler since approximately 2007, and was introduced to pup play at one of the SF K9 Unit’s Christmas moshes. Since then, he has repeatedly volunteered at events, organized events, and eventually joined the board of the SF K9 Unit this year, with a focus on event organizing and educational outreach. Shelby has spent years explaining pup play at Dore, Folsom, or our monthly to new or curious individuals, and always learns more than he shares. He has a passion for discussion about the meaning and psychology of pup play from either side of the leash, techniques or gear, or anything else related. It’s all a lot of fun to him!

Workshop participants are invited to attend the Woof! Human Pup Mosh at the SF Eagle, starting at 2 pm.

Workshop:  Pressure Points To Cause Pain, with Tomo

Saturday March 4th, 2:00 pm
SOMArts,  934 Brannan Street
$10 in advance
$15 at the door

Meridians are energy pathways in the body commonly used in martial arts, acupressure and acupuncture. Along these pathways are many points that can cause intense pain without injury or marks. Pressure points can be used with little strength on all body types. We will discover and practice several effective pressure points to get your bottom’s attention, cause pain, takedown, or subdue.  The proper and most effective ways to activate these points will be shown, using parts of your own body to press, and other objects to intensify the sensation.  Safety and health concerns will be discussed to insure that this play is fun and safe.  Participation is not required, however this is a hands-on class so get ready to grab somebody willing and watch them make great faces!

Tomo is honored to be the slave of Ms Rhonda and serves with her Master as International Master and slave 2016 and Northwest Master and slave 2015.  She is a Producer of Northwest Leather Celebration and the Northwest Master slave Contest. Tomo identifies as a leatherdyke and has roots in the New York and South Texas Leather Communities.  Tomo has been teaching Japanese Martial Arts for over 30 years and as a slave, has been deeply affected by this culture.  She has presented classes and served as a judge at local and national events for two decades.  She was a Producer of International Ms Leather Weekend and a founder of the Dyke Uniform Corps.  Tomo is a member of MAsT: Sacramento, MAsT: San Francisco, and The Exiles and a member of Mama’s family as Mama’s Samurai.  She was awarded the 2013 Pantheon of Leather President’s Award.