THE Dungeons +Geekdoms NE • August 10-12, 2018 • Hartford, CT
Lilah Rose is best encapsulated as a sapiosexual, polyamorous, masochistic switch with a fetish for educating and further corrupting the not-so-innocent. A strong advocate for building a safer, sexier community her classes focus on consent, communication, coping and bottoming skills. She is always interested in sexy experients for science, especially if they involve rope, impact, needles, or psychological spelunking. Outside of her kink life she teaches about mental health, models in various genres, and is an avid crafter and horse-woman.
We're (not) All Mad Here; Coping Skills: For Life, Kink, and Cons
Conventions are intense, emotionally, physically, mentally, and often sexually. Even when we’re flying high during, many of us deal with the bummer of “con drop” after the fun is over. Life outside of conventions tends not to be real easy either, most of us deal with intense stressors of some kind, normal ones and the special ones that come with being kinky fuckers. In this class you will learn and have a chance to practice skills and techniques to keep mind, body, and emotions healthy wherever you may find yourself. Participation encouraged (but not required)
Content Alerts: Emotional exploration
Class Type: Hands-on workshop
Max Participants: 20 (Please sign up in advance)
BDSM and Mental Health
My magic 8 ball of statistics says it's very likely that you or someone you care about deals with a mental illness. Mental illness is an extremely common but little understood and highly stigmatized issue in our society. In this class we will talk about some of the basics of mental illness and how it can affect you and loved ones in the context of kink and BDSM. After busting some of the myths surrounding mental illness we will cover the basics of thought and mood disorders, how to find effective treatment, how to be supportive and be supported, and how to differentiate between therapeutic activities and therapy, and where kink fits in the spectrum.
Content Alerts: Intense emotional content, mental illness, suicidal and self harm behaviors
Class Type: Lecture/discussion
Boundary Control; How to Say “No"
Being able to say "no" is one of the most important ways to keep yourself safe, but why is it so difficult? Many of us have found that it can be very challenging to “just say no”, whether it is because of eagerness to please, fear causing disappointment, or worry we will be disliked. This class offers perspective, techniques, and practice in ways to say "No" and have the courage to stick with it.
Content Alerts: Intense emotional content, discussion related to consent violations
Class Type: Guided discussion
Max Participants: 30 (Please sign up in advance)