DVS Kink Lab – 4pm Sunday 12 November
4.40pm – NEWBIES INDUCTION & GUIDED DUNGEON TOUR
Starting on the upstairs stage, Master Dominic gives newbies & novices an informative chat on what it’s like to attend fetish events, what to expect, what behaviour is expected from attendees, and some basic protocol. Master Dominic then continues down to the dungeon where he is joined by FoXy to give a humorous introduction to Dungeon etiquette, and how to use the furniture/equipment safely and hygienically.
5:00pm – SPANKING: PLEASURE OR PUNISHMENT?
Does the thought of being spanked turn you on, or does it leave you cold? Spanking isn’t simply just a bit of slap and tickle – it’s entry level to the wider range of impact play, can be used for pleasure or pain, and combines well alongside discipline and power exchange. Join Australia’s own Ms Penelope Dreadful for a hands-on tour through the erotic art of sensual (and sadistic) spanking.
6:00pm – FABULOUS FLOGGING!
Join DVS House Dominant Max Long for an in-depth exploration of all things flogging. From negotiation, choice of implement, all the way through to a live double-flogging demonstration, guests are sure to leave brimming with knowledge and new ideas about this fabulous style of impact play.
7:15pm – THE VICTORIAN SCHOOL CANE – PARALLEL LINES
The Firm’s Fräulein von Richthosen presents this impact-play workshop, covering the basic do’s and don’ts, how to approach warm-up, particularly pleasurable positions, essential safety tips, straightening up your aim, tried and tested techniques, and the importance of a good swish. There might also be an appearance of the notorious Scottish Tawse. Touch your toes, and prepare…
THE RED ROOM
4.30pm – ELECTRO PLAY
Electro play is the use of electrics for pleasure or pain and encompasses a range of different devices from violet wands to dedicated stim systems. During this workshop, Master Cosmic will give an overview and introduction on how to play safely with these types of toys.
5.45pm – NEEDLE PLAY
The delicious drawn-out tension that a sliver of cold steel can bring to your scene is not to be under-estimated.
In this one hour workshop, Miss Penelope Dreadful steps you through the foundation of hygiene protocol when breaching the skin barrier, ensuring a safe environment for all players and the space you are playing within. She illustrates the different applications of sharps play in your scenes, starting with methods of safe needle insertion and building through different ways of including sharps in other areas of your play. She will discuss trouble-shooting, marks, pre- and post-scene safety including safe disposal of used sharps. This workshop is suitable for beginners and up. There will be time for questions and live demonstrations throughout the workshop.
Learn the hygiene protocols to make your piercing play safe for top, bottom and your environment; and how to apply these techniques to enhance other areas of your play, including predicament scenarios, meditative and cathartic scenes, and simple sadism.
Miss Penelope Dreadful has studied professional body piercing and combines a passion for hygiene with an enthusiasm for deliciously dark fun.
7:00pm – BREATH PLAY
Curious about having your breath taken away, or controlling your partners? Hand over your need for air and let the excitement take over in Master Dominic‘s breath play workshop. Done right, breath play can be incredible. Join Him for an introduction on different techniques, important safety and well-being tips, and how to pace the scene so you can go from a gentle squeeze to a firm grip with confidence.
5:00pm – PSYCHOLOGY OF BDSM
A hugely awesome topic, starting from “what made me who I am, and why” to “how do I use their brain and mine to enhance our play”. Let’s start looking at some basics and get talking on the topic! Presenter Debs is a practising therapist as well as being in the scene for 25 years as an active submissive, and with a wealth of knowlege, this promises to be a wonderfully informative workshop.
6:15pm – HYGIENE & CLEANING YOUR KIT
We Kinksters certainly do love our toys! Unfortunately they’re often not cheap to collect, so looking after your prized collection of toys and furniture is paramount to extending the lifespan to ensure you’re not constantly having to replace expensive items. Master Dominic offers hands-on advice on how to correctly and safely clean all the various pieces of kit, from external and insertible toys through to BDSM furniture.
7.30pm – CONSENT & CONSENT VIOLATIONS
Hot potato at the moment and we all assume we know what it is. But what is it for you, and what is it for others? Therapist Debs, also an active submissive for 35 years, would like to question that with you. This isn’t just a workshop for beginners, it applies to ALL of us – anyone who practices sex, and all whom engage in BDSM activities of any sort. Consent is broken every day, on every level, at every event. So come on guys, let’s get educated on this one and learn together!
5:15pm – INTRODUCTION TO ROPE
* This will be a practical hands on workshop by one of our resident riggers Jessica.
* How do we apply rope to someone?
* Exploring ways we do rope so that hopefully you’ll experience why it’s so rewarding.
* Looking at such techniques as varying speed and tension; reverse tensions; finger hooking; rope management and instilling the importance of untying.
* Showing that you can be creative and expressive with how you tie.
6:30pm – THE SIMPLE HARNESS
* Learn how to tie a simple chest harness (Yukimura low hands TK) and how to move your partner around once they are tied.
7:45pm – NEGOTIATING ROPE PLAY
* What is it you should ask before you tie someone?
* It’s important for both parties to be informed before you do rope, this workshop aims to help you find out all you need to know with regards to negotiating prior to playing with someone.
* Rope can be connective and intimate so how do you ask for consent, and say (and hear!) “no”; and discuss boundaries and limits.
* This will be an informative and interactive workshop/chat led by Jessica discussing
* How to have a 2 way negotiation.
* Disclosing medical issues and conditions
* Where it’s ok / not ok to touch.
* What are the rigger and model/bunnies experience levels?
* What tie are they going to do?
* What other information is useful to share?