Join us September 16th for Ode2Joy presenting “Turning Communi-can't into Communicate: Improving Communication Skills for Difficult (Poly) Conversations”
Sometimes it can feel like that while partners may be in the same book, you’re not in the same chapter, let alone the same page. This is called a “lack of communication,” even if it feels like all you’ve done for the past two hours is talk. Many people struggle with communicating wants and needs, which can make it even harder when it comes time to have a tough, poly or otherwise, conversation. Whether you’re struggling to speak up or you can’t seem to stop arguing, Ode2Joy will focus on developing your style of communication as well as your communication skills in order to lessen the stress of saying, “we need to talk.”
Ode2Joy (Joy) is an experienced rope bottom, a national level presenter, and a lion cub (not a kitten!). In a collared 24/7 D/s dynamic for years, she thrives on detailed protocol, open communication, and laughing in the face of danger. She’s passionate about sharing her knowledge and experiences, especially when it comes to rope bottoming, D/s or poly relationships, and facilitating healthy, honest communication. Joy’s local to the Baltimore, MD community, but has presented at both national and international level conferences. She’s an avid rope performer, and has performed twice at Nuit de Cordes in Montreal, Canada, at M0cojute’s RopeBurn in Baltimore, MD, and was the opening act with her partner BDSLR at Dark Odyssey Fusion 2018. Her love language is planning things, and she can often be found bouncing around excitedly planning her next adventure.
The fee for non-members is $10.00 per class, please register on EventBrite in advance. Please message us if the price of this meeting is a barrier from attending. We do not want the cost of the meeting to be a barrier to kink education.
All our funds collected from meeting fees and donations go directly towards paying for the space and paying our presenters fairly. The price of this class is based according the the price we will be paying for the space and for the presenter. For a breakdown of CUFF’s most recent and upcoming expenses, please see our Treasury Report. We could not do this without the support of our members and local community!
There is a suggested donation of $5 dollars per class, your support allows us to continue bringing high quality educators to Charlottesville. The price of this class is based according the the price we will be paying for the space and for the presenter. We will post a promo code on Fetlife Contributors Page for to use for the member discount. If you cannot afford this class, please message us. All donations received go back to paying for the space and our presenters. For more information including the cost of this class, please see our Treasury Report.
This CUFF Meeting starts at 7:00 pm, doors for this class will open at 6:50pm. This class is open to all members of the community regardless of CUFF membership status in good standing.
CUFF strives to foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and respected. Please be mindful of others and take care to avoid conduct that may cause others to feel uncomfortable. Please refrain from: