BV XXX Presenters

Sir Lisa and leathergem

Sir Lisa & leathergem

Sir Lisa is a GenderQueer, Trans-masculine Sadistic Leather Master (he/him/they) and his slave leathergem, a queer leather femme (she/her)
Their life is Master/slave TPE – structured in protocols, rituals, and is entirely permission based in all matters of life. They are dedicated to each other’s growth and spiritual enlightenment within their M/s dynamic and leather journey. Sir Lisa is the Co-Director of MAsT Tampa and leathergem secretary/treasurer. Together they created the “Living in Leather” group which is paramount in education and mentoring and are also managers at the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club.
Facebook: @Sirandgem
Email: [email protected] Fetlife: Sir_Lisa and leathergem


Leather is a path. BDSM is the scenery

It’s a unique path of discovering who you are embedded with rich history, an empty slate that each one of us fills with what is of importance to us individually. We will discuss how to find a voice for your path, how Leather can expand your life and your relationships as well as the importance of owning who you are and being unapologetic for it. It’s the camaraderie and the strength of community, the unity of our Leather brothers and sisters. It’s about the consistency of creating styles, protocols and teaching traditions to keep Leather alive for today and future generations to walk their journey of Leather.


The Inner Workings of a M/s Relationship

We all bring diversity to the M/s dynamic but the common goals are obedience, expectations and communication. In this class, we will uncover the meaning of building a driven protocol dynamic that distinguishes fantasy vs reality. How living 24/7 as M/s is not impracticable but doable with diligence and vision that can bring practical protocols and rituals to the table that will fulfill us and build our relationship up and not watered down.

MsCenna

Master Cenna

Master Cenna came into the greater kink community in 2006. She is a happily married, polyamorous, queer, Community-Covered Leather Master; leading her Leather Household (House Haven), jointly with her husband.

In 2009 she graduated from the year-long Austin Mentorship Program (AMP) for Dominants, promptly got involved as a program administrator, and followed that by running the AMP in 2011/2012. She still teaches the yearly Sharps Intensive for the AMP, and served as Education Council for SAADE (the primary educational organization within the greater Austin area) in 2016.

Master Cenna has presented workshops since 2013: for multiple years at the GWNN Bash (Austin), Leather Pride in Texas (Austin), WILF (Women in Leather Fest – Dallas), Beyond Vanilla (Dallas), Kink Weekend (OK), Oklahoma Leather Fest, MAsT in Kansas City, and Dark Odyssey: Winterfire (MD).

Her teaching style is fun and interactive, easily drawing the attendees in and involving them in the discussion. Authentic and genuine, she shares her personal experiences – good and bad – with her audience, making a point of only talking about what she has first-hand experience with.

For her class descriptions, a listing of events she will be attending/teaching at, or general stalking (😊) – visit www.house-haven.com.


Service Providers – how to successfully get what you are looking for!

There are many different forms of service one may expect their s-types to perform, from cleaning to shopping to bathing to providing oral to book-keeping. Its all about what you, as a D-type want and/or find important.

Are you the D-type that wants personal services? Or do you need help with the household? Do you have land and need someone that can provide physical labor? Wishing for a handyman because you live in a home that could use a bit of TLC? Do you travel a lot and wished your s-type would take care of all the arrangements? Do you need a Personal Assistant to keep you on track?

We have expected Household Service since the inception of House Haven in 2011, and everyone in the Family, but especially the s-types, is expected to contribute to the House as a whole. With two very differently motivated Dominants running the show, the breadth of services asked for and offered is impressive.

Let’s discuss finding the right service person for your personality and your needs, what services you may expect from that person, and how to go about making sure that everyone involved gets their needs met!

After an initial ‘lecture’ to set the stage, this class will evolve into an open discussion among the participants.


Straight to Queer

The last few years of my life have been deeply transformative on an existential and life-changing level. After 40 years of considering myself a heterosexual, heteronormative female, my world was turned upside down by a partner assigned female at birth in such a way that I questioned my sexuality, my perception of who I am, and my life up to this point. More importantly – now what?!?

Join me telling my story of how I navigated this slippery slope as a straight wife of 25 years. From figuring out that I am more or less a lesbian, to recognizing that I am, in the end, queer with strong attraction to a particular energy that I mostly (but not exclusively) find in masculine-presenting butches and transmen, all while keeping my marriage was a mind-boggling journey and re-programming effort.

It was a hard journey, and I welcome discussion with others in similar situations to provide support, understanding, and shared experiences. You are not alone.

Raven the Ravenous

Raven the Ravenous

Raven the Ravenous, a cis male sadistic Dominant, has been active in the BDSM community for 18 years. Throughout his journey in BDSM he has become known for edgy, rough, & intense play. Raven enjoys volunteering and organizing both local and national events. He is the facilities chairman for Kinky Kollege, has organized local fetish events in central Wisconsin, has participated in case studies for the Northern Illinois BDSM Research Team, co-hosted LordSirDaddy Radio (a BDSM based podcast) and enjoys making appearances as his pony persona, Sir Biscuit.


Single Handed Flogging: Flogging 101

A workshop designed for beginners, this class will teach the basics of flogging.  It will begin with a safety lesson focusing on positioning, strike zones, and targeting.  We will then delve into the topics of selecting floggers, general use, and basic single-handed flogging techniques, with a focus on how to effectively achieve the desired impact. Demonstrations will take place throughout and questions will be encouraged.  If time allows, class will end with an opportunity for participants to explore the topics and techniques that have been discussed.  Participants are encouraged to bring floggers and a bottom.

Wham, Bam, Thank You Ma’am (or Sir)

A class based on the ability to craft, improvise, or adapt impact toys of all kinds. Discussion on what to look for when improvising toys, such as technique, durability, and intended use. Looking into how to craft unique toys out of what you may have around. How to adapt household objects, thrift store finds, or a day at garage sales into a whole toy bag. Many examples provided for demonstration and consensual trial. Any and all Q&A is welcome with encouraged audience participation.

Tinker Pup

Tinker

Tinker is a human-puppy that has been wandering the DFW area since 2016. Originally, she was a stray slinking around Sanctuary, finding herself positions as a runner and foot-warmer before getting adopted into a polycule where she is loved and abused. Now-a-days, she considers herself a mischievous service puppy Princess with a passion in education, whether it be in herself or in others. With that said, she enjoys long walks from the shower to her bed, sleeping during the day, fetching her Owner things She needs or not and being the best puppy she can be.


Pup 201: How much is that Doggie in the Window?

So, now you know you’re a pup, or that you want to own a pup, but do you really know how much that doggie really costs? This class means to cover subjects regarding obstacles you may encounter on your journey as a pup or as a Handler in a relationship with a pup or a Handler. Situations such as health issues, mental or physical and communication between all parities.

Hardy

Hardy Haberman

Long time LGBT activist and member of the leather community since the mid 1970’s, Hardy is still an enthusiastic participant in the leather scene. He is author of several books on kink related subjects including The Family Jewels: A Guide to Male Genital Play and Torment published by Greenery Press.

He has received numerous awards awards include the “Leather Leadership Award” from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the “Jack Stice Memorial Award” at South Planes Leatherfest and the Marcus Hernandez Lifetime Achievement Award at Pantheon of Leather.

Hardy is a columnist for the Dallas Voice, Digital Experience Manager for Cathedral of Hope and is currently the Chairperson on the Board of Directors of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation in Washington, DC. He lives in Dallas where he and his boy celebrated 26 years together as partners in play and life.


Give the Lady A Hand

This workshop will discover the erotic art of hand balling as done with a female partner. Vaginal fisting has long been practiced in the lesbian community, but there is no need to be lesbian to enjoy giving or receiving this intensely intimate gift. As a gay man, Hardy has been long familiar with male anal fisting; even though the anatomy involved with a female is different, the intimate and powerful experience makes this one of his favorite kinks. Step outside your comfort zone and join us. Safety, preparation and active demonstrations will make this a memorable session.


Putting the Sex Back in SM

How many times have you heard someone say that “BDSM isn’t about sex”. That’s because they are doing it wrong. To miss the erotic aspects of SM is to lose the full impact of the experience. The class will discuss ways to create a more erotic experience from SM play and ways to enhance sexual aspects of the scene. Additionally the class will explore why sex doesn’t have to be “Part A” into “Part B” to be enjoyable!

Cletus and P0isonIvey

P0ison Ivey & Cletus

P0isonIvey – she/her
Ivey is a poly, queer, pagan, switchy educator with a passion for rope and a taste for the bloodier things in life. She is an active member of the DFW and Houston kink scenes, 1/3 Smoke and Mirrors Owner, and queer Leather Woman. Being drawn to a plethora of different kinks, she constantly works to see how she can combine all of her loves and interests together to create a wonderfully, sadistic mess. Her focus on kink education has propelled to her teaching extensively in the DFW area. As her play focuses on the more “taboo, sadistic, and “disgusting” kinks, she hopes to dispel fears, open eyes, and extract tears which sharing her unique style of Love and energy exchange.

Cletus— he/him
Cletus is a queer, poly, switch with a strong passion for rope and exploration. He is an active member of both the DFW and Houston kink communities. He is an kink educator with a desire to create more educational opportunities for all as well as encouraging and supporting those who desire to learn more.


Fuckin bondaging

Rope is hot. Sex is hot. Therefore, when you are combining rope and sex, you’re in for a damn good time. In this class we will focus on basics and basic ties to get your partner tied up so you can get down and dirty. We will walk through single and double column ties, body mechanics, and how you can incorporate them into basic bedroom bondage.
We will then take these building blocks and discuss fun and creative ways to secure them to commonly found “hard points” in the bedroom or wherever else you’d like to fuck.
Additionally, we will include ways to incorporate sexy, fun, and maybe even slightly sadistic toys to your bedroom bondage to take your fucking bondaging to a new level.

Skill Level: All

Prerequisites: None

Bring: A few hanks of rope and a good attitude


I am too ________ for rope

Through our rope journey we have seen a lot of people claim they are or have been told they are “too ____ for rope”. And we are here to call bullshit.

By encouraging tops and bottoms to delve deeper into their individual needs, potential constraints, and knowledge of rope, we will explore how to support and celebrate differences while mitigating risk wherever possible. We will be using floor ties and partials to figure out what works before taking to the air.

The first part of the class will focus on working through body mechanics. This will be achieved through a step by step process of idea creation, body mapping, labbing, and execution. Additionally, we will demonstrate ways to adapt ties within the tops existing repertoire as well as offering solutions to assist with bode mechanics for both the top and bottom.

The second part of the class will focus on lifts. Hearing your top grunting and straining to lift you can immediately pull a bottom out of their headspace and no one likes or wants to feel like dead weight. We will be learning how to lift using all of our tools to facilitate a more positive experience for everyone involved.

“I am too ___ for rope” will challenge tops and bottoms to work together to achieve fun and sustainable ties by turning potential limits into strengths.

Skill Level: 201-301

Prerequisites: A sound knowledge of suspendable chest harnesses, rope handling techniques, and uplines. Know your skill level and tie within your limits please.

Bring: rope kit, suspension gear