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**Recording available for 7 days after the class**
Great sex is all about the pleasure rush: but what about those of us who love other intense sensations? There’s the sting of a needle, the thud of a flogger, the agony of humiliation, the release of a scream. In this brand new workshop exploring different kinds of pain play, we’ll learn all about the SM in BDSM.
Join Tina Horn, fetish expert and the author of the upcoming book Why Are People Into That?! for a discussion on the appeal of impact play, genitorture, predicament bondage, choking, piercing, compression, sensory deprivation, stretching, slapping, scratching, biting, waterboarding, rough fucking, and much more.
We’ll also learn how to incorporate dynamics of psychological pain, including humiliation, fear, and consensual non-consent. And we’ll use concepts such as topspace, subspace, pain processing, and more to develop your own unique style as a sadist, masochist, or both!
Of course we’ll touch on safety, communication, mythbusting, trouble-shooting, compatibility, community, aesthetics, history, physiology, and more!
Tina’s classes are designed to be intermediate: welcoming for newbies, and a fabulous deep dive for connoisseurs. As always, these workshops are queer inclusive, sex work positive, slut-centric, and anti-racist — for tops, bottoms, sadists, masochists, dominants, submissives, vers switches, partnered, solo, and non-monogamists of all kinds.
Tina Horn hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?!. She is also the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book series SfSx (Safe Sex). Her reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has appeared in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Hazlitt, Glamour, Jezebel and elsewhere; she is the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to numerous anthologies including the queer horror collection Theater of Terror and We Too: Essays on Sex Work and Survival, which she also co-edited. Tina has lectured on sex worker politics and queer BDSM identities at universities and community centers all over North America, and works as an on-set consultant for theater and television including the dominatrix scenes of Pose. She is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, an AVN nominee, the recipient of two Feminist Porn Awards, and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Tina is currently working on her first scripts for film and television. You can follower her on Twitter and Instagram @TinaHornsAss or visit TinaHorn dot net