Bring in the spirit of Samhain with Wintersong Tashlin in a two-day spirituality & sensuality intensive at The Fallout Shelter! Join us in harnessing the power of your erotic & energetic prowess. Presented by Lady Vivus & the Atomic Army.
Let’s talk about sex magic with the emphasis on the ‘sex’ rather than the ‘magic.’ Theories of playing with energy and magic as another sexual tool will be followed by interactive exercises designed to teach several basic techniques at whatever your comfort level may be. In addition to how, we’ll talk about when (and when not) to include this kind of play in your sex life. Attendees will also learn the basics of safe-sex for this kind of interaction and discuss what constitutes ‘going too far.’
‘It’s Magic’ can be more than just a marketing slogan when it comes to sex toys. Let’s talk about some of the different ways you can use energy and magic to enhances this popular toy. You’ll learn spell work for both temporarily and permanently making your toys ‘magical,’ and some ritual/spells you can do with your newly enhanced little friends. We’ll also be talking about when it might be best to keep something in its ‘out of the box’ state and what you can do if your toys acquire a magical nature you’d rather that they didn’t have.
Utilizing precautions like testing, condoms, dental dams, gloves, PrEP, negotiation, and communication are all key to practicing safe sex. But what else do we need to think about when we’re talking about sex magic/ritual or incorporating energy work/play in our bedroom activities? This workshop looks at a variety of spiritual precautions, protective magics, cleansing techniques, and ways to make those mundane precautions sacred and magically charged, so safety doesn’t go out the window when the sex gets magical or devotional.
We will allow blood play. More details to follow.
Piercing the skin can be an intimate and powerful experience, and can lead to all sorts of reactions in both the person piercing and being pierced. But what about using the needle itself as a tool to direct energy to a purpose? In this class, we will explore ways to use needle play techniques to move energy into and out of the body or aura, perform cleansing, healing, and other forms of spell work that lend themselves well to this atypical tool. Familiarity with either needle play or energy work/magic would be helpful.
This intermediate to advanced class uses needles as anchors for creating deliciously devious predicaments for your bottom. Not just a replacement for ties, we’ll look at the specific advantages and unique effects you can get using needles in these types of scenes. Using body mechanics to create self-contained predicaments, as well as objects and outside points will be addressed, along with different forms of needle placements for different objectives. Come prepared to think “outside the box” and more than a little devilishly.
In the pagan and magical world to work with blood is considered profane by many. But just as the tools and toys we use in the Kink/BDSM worlds can be used positively or negatively, blood can be a safe and valuable magical tool. In this class, we’ll talk about how to draw and handle blood safely and cleanly as well as go over magical techniques and spell work that takes advantage of blood’s unique properties. Along the way we will discover together how to approach blood from a place of honor and sacredness and talk a bit about how it is seen both in our mundane culture and to a lesser extent in the pagan and magical communities.
Wintersong is a presenter, spirit worker, sex & kink educator, activist, and photographer, with over a decade of experience running rituals and teaching classes that range from private one-on-one instruction, to workshops at conferences and events across the United States.
Some of the topics he presents include kink/BDSM techniques, alternative spirituality, magic, queer/LGBTQ issues, and polyamory. Today his appearance credits include kink, pagan, and LGBTQ conferences; universities; hospitals; and online video programs; as well as television documentaries on topics such as polyamory, pagan spirituality and genital integrity.
He is the former assistant producer for Dark Odyssey Events, and used to be a blogger for the LGBTQ politics and culture blog The Bilerico Project. His writing also has been in HUGGIN Magazine, Pittsburgh's Out, New Witch Magazine, and books by leaders of the pagan & neo-classical shamanism communities.
His spirit & ritual work is centered around rites of personal transformation as well as the relationship between the living and the honored dead. He is a founder and council member of Clan Tashlin, a magical order built around a unique approach to magic and the relationship between people and the land.
The Fallout Shelter is an 1,100 sq ft, 4-room dungeon, complete with 13+ play stations, a medical room, concrete jail cell, & a shower located within the dungeon. We are a private, invite-only space. Rules will be provided via direct message if invited to an event. We are located -10 minutes from the I-5. The Fallout Shelter is not mobility device friendly & has multiple stairs in & out of the venue.
Lady Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven sex positive educator & organizer. Lady Vivus is a Professional Switchinatrix, hucow & Bootblack, & is a self-proclaimed “Jewish American Pleasure Princess”/Queen Cow.
Lady V has taught for organizations & conferences such as Kinkfest, Southeast Leatherfest, Sex Positive World, SubSpace, & more! Lady V currently serves as an Advocacy Board Member for Sex Positive World & proudly helps facilitate their education. Lady V has also served her community by facilitating public health events, her most recent being K!nk Out Loud in partnership with The Equi Institute & Multnomah County Public Health Dept.
Lady Vivus is an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman with a passion for empowering other trans folx & their loved ones. Her personality is best described as “Fran Drescher with a whip”. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.
She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as embrace their spiritual place with leather & find healing within it. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Lady Vivus also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch. She also currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU, as well as Jiffy Kink play parties.