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Flogging & Single Tails
April 9, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm UTC-8$10
April 09 The BDSM Workshop Series will present Flogging & Single Tails presented by Mike
MUST BE 18 & OLDER WITH VALID PICTURE ID
Most people love flogging and being flogged. Flogging can be a wonderful tool for helping someone experience a release of emotion, a feeling of euphoria, an exchange of energy – and sometimes more. You will see different types of floggers, learn what to look for when buying a flogger, and how to take care of them. The workshop will cover intent, techniques, safety issues, and aftercare. This is a hands-on class and there will be time devoted to practice. Knowledge and practice will help you to get more comfortable and improve your skills. There will be a brief introduction to single tails presented. Bring your floggers and single tails!
Mike has been involved in BDSM / Leather for over 30 years and active in the L.A. and Orange County areas for the last 15 yrs. He is a member of Avatar Club Los Angeles, has served on the board, has taught monthly classes, and done programs/demos. He’s also been involved in OCLA and Sampler, both as an organizer and presenter. He has presented for and/or helped with events for Threshold, LAboL, Lair de Sade, Bearquake, Club X, SDLOG, PSLOD, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Long Beach/LA/San Diego/Palm Springs Pride festivals, and local bars. He also regularly does BDSM panels for colleges in Southern California. In 2009 he was named “Mentor of the Year” at the annual Southland Honors recognizing his years of teaching. Mike and his partner of 19 years reside in Redlands, 60 miles east of L.A.
2015 BDSM WORKSHOP SERIES
The Long Beach Gay/Lesbian Center is happy to provide its 3rd BDSM Workshop Series this year. The series consists of 10 classes which will take place the 3rd Thursday of each month (February – November) from 6:30-8:30pm. Most classes will provide hands-on experiences. The workshop series is unique in that it’s specifically designed for the gay/lesbian/queer/trans community and all the instructors teaching the classes are gay/lesbian/queer/trans. Everyone is welcome to attend the classes regardless of gender or orientation. Cost of each class is $10.
The workshop series is co-sponsored by the Center’s Counseling Department and DESIRE. DESIRE (www.desireleatherwomen.org) is a fun and educational weekend event for women who are into BDSM/Leather sexuality. It takes place in June in Palm Springs California. DESIRE producers Olga and blu have coordinated these educational workshop series at the Center. For more information on the workshop series or DESIRE email [email protected].