Workshop Program

DVS Kink Lab – 2.30pm Sunday 15 April

ROPE CORNER & DUNGEON

4:00pm – NEWBIES INDUCTION & GUIDED DUNGEON TOUR (CHRIS)
Starting on the upstairs stage, DVS Resident Rigger Chris 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. The group then continues down to the dungeon where he is joined by FoXtress to give a humorous introduction to Dungeon etiquette, and how to use the furniture/equipment safely and hygienically.  This class is a “must-see” for all newbies!

4:15pm – CONSENT & CONSENT VIOLATIONS (DEBS)
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!  We highly recommend everyone attend this class at some point.

 

ROPE CORNER

4:45pm – INTRO TO ROPE (CHRIS)
Introduction to Rope with Chris: DVS Resident Rigger Chris shows you the ropes during his practical, hands on workshop to introduce you to the wonders of rope. Rope can be very rewarding – it is connective, creative, expressive and beautiful to watch, and there are few physical limitations that stand in the way of enjoying and indulging in this glorious activity. Chris’s workshop is definitely one you won’t want to miss…

6:00pm – TYING PEOPLE TO THINGS (CHRIS/OPALFRUIT)
Tied your partner to the bed but they keep escaping? Wondering what to do next? Come along to this fun and informative workshop to learn all about how to tie people to things, be it chairs, beds or something else! Learn to tie safely and securely, whether it’s tying for torture, tease or sex. Depending on numbers, this may be a hands-on workshop, so feel free to bring your own rope, or you’re welcome to use DVS’s own.

7:15pm – HOG TYING (OPALFRUIT/CHRIS) 
Hog Tying is one of the first things you see when looking at fetish photography. It’s easily done with cuffs and clips, but tying it with rope is just as easy and a lot more fun! Come along to this fun, hands on class on how to render your partner helpless and trussed up. Learn a simple technique, along with the safety considerations needed for this tie. This is an interactive workshop, so feel free to bring your own rope or use DVS’s own.

8:30pm – THE FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH ROPE (DJFET)
How much fun can you have with one rope? Well, Djfet will show you just a few things that will make your rope partner melt. Tips for riggers to enhance their rope skills, and ideas for rope bottoms to be able to ask for the type of rope that they want. Djfet runs the South Coast Shibari Group in Brighton and teaches rope, shibari, and psychology in rope all over the UK; she is a phenomenal educator and her workshops regularly sell out….fast!

 

SITTING AREA

4:45pm – LATEX – PURCHASE & CARE (MISS MOLOTOV)
Latex is beautiful, but it’s a rather pricey fetish.  Miss Molotov is a true latex fetishist, and in this workshop she runs through where to find the best quality, the best bargains, and then once you have some prized latex pieces – how to care for it so it lasts.

6:00pm – INTRODUCTION TO CORSETS (DEADLY GLAMOUR)
There are many different styles of corsets, so where do you start?  Advice on how to choose the best style for you, how to lace them should you wish to replace the laces, and of course – how to do them up!

7:15pm – FANTASY vs. REALITY (DEBS)
What is the difference between fantasy and reality? Should we live out all our fantasies or keep some sacred? Should we share those that are taboo or uncomfortable, or keep them to ourselves?  And ultimately, how do they effect us – what do they do to us?

8:30pm – THE LITTLE EXPLORED WORLD OF CUCKOLD (DEBS)
Cuckold, bull, queen, cupcake and cuckqueaning – what are they, who would like them, why, and how to…

 

MAIN DUNGEON

4:45pm –  SHAME & HUMILIIATION AS A FORM OF SEXUAL DEGRADATION PT.1 (DJFET)
PART 1 of 2 – Djfet is a multi award winning nurse who specialises in relationships. She is a kink educator who has dedicated herself to broadening the knowledge available to all kinksters. She runs the only psychology and rope bondage workshop in the world and the shame and humiliation as a form of sexual arousal was derived from both that workshop and her presentation at Eroticon 2015. This session will be a double session due to the sensitive nature of the topic but if you are curious about shame play or humiliation or want to understand the deeper psychological reasons as to why this turns us on, this is the session for you.

6:00pm – SHAME & HUMILIATION AS A FORM OF SEXUAL DEGRADATION PT.2 (DJFET)
PART 2 of 2 – Djfet is a multi award winning nurse who specialises in relationships. She is a kink educator who has dedicated herself to broadening the knowledge available to all kinksters. She runs the only psychology and rope bondage workshop in the world and the shame and humiliation as a form of sexual arousal was derived from both that workshop and her presentation at Eroticon 2015. This workshop will be a double due to the sensitive nature of the topic but if you are curious about shame play or humiliation or want to understand the deeper psychological reasons as to why this turns us on, this is the workshop for you.

7:15pm – THE ROLE OF THE DUNGEON MONITOR AT FETISH CLUBS (DEADLY GLAMOUR)
All these people you see wandering around wearing armbands or badges, monitoring the dungeons – what exactly are they doing? What are they responsible for? Why are they there? This workshop is a very basic precursor to the follow-on workshop…

8:30pm – TRAINING TO BE A RESPONSIBLE DUNGEON MONITOR (DEADLY GLAMOUR)
Training To Be A Responsible Dungeon Monitor – A must for all currently active DM’s, those looking to venture into the position, as well as anyone interested in learning ins and outs of responsible DM’ing.  Rest of description coming soon….

 

THE RED ROOM

4:45pm – IMPACT PLAY (DEADLY GLAMOUR)
A favourite of many a sadist, impact play has the ability to put someone into the longest and deepest of subspaces….. In this popular workshop, Deadly Glamour delivers practical information on safety, hygiene, how to choose your weapons, how to use them, and how to look after them.

6:00pm -WHEN KINK GOES WRONG (DEBS)
This workshop is all about intent and violations. How to communicate, how to handle issues, honesty, action plans and how to move forward

7:15pm – POLYAMORY 101 (DJFET)
What the heck is polyamory? This workshop covers what is and what is not poly. What ‘healthy poly’ is, and how to navigate this potentially emotionally volatile area. Djfet is a renowned kink education who has been actively polyamorous for years. In this workshop she will bring in her years of expertise in working in the field of relationships. Her teaching sessions are informative, fun, and easily accessible.

8:30pm – KNIFE PLAY – GETTING TO THE POINT (COSMIC)
Introduction to knife play with a focus on sensation, fear and energy.