It's the smallest details that really matter... Learn sensual & exhilarating ways we can focus sensation using rope in your intimacy.
Tiny tidbits can have a big impact! This class explores how rope can be applied to smaller appendages like our fingers, toes, and facial features for predicaments, sensation play, sensory deprivation, and more. We will discuss negotiation tips, as well as risk mitigation for both solo and partnered adventures in microbondage. Note: This class may engage with salvia.
For folks receiving rope: Knowledge of your body's range of motion and stability in small appendages. Determine and communicate your risk profile for circulation loss, joint manipulation, and sensory deprivation.
@HitchinKitten (she/they/it) is a kitten-ish rope witch and sadomasochistic switch that likes her kink to be whimsically delicious. Her kink is connection, and rope is the path she takes to get there. Her approach to rope focuses on foundational concepts and functionality to encourage accessible, connective, and collaborative improvisation in rope practice and beyond. HK is also the facilitator of Hitchin’ Bitches PDX (Portland, Or), and provides classes, tastings, and programming support at events
We are asking attendees to please take a photo of the rapid test taken 4 hours prior to the event. Any attendee with a positive COVID test will be refunded 90% of the ticket cost (10% remaining helps cover the ticket processing fee).
Note: This policy is in place for December's class.
Hearth & Soul is a queer-centric, pleasure-positive venue in North Portland; there is one stair to get into the house. H&S overlooks the Willamette & has multiple zones within the home for different types of play, activities, & privacy levels for outdoor play! The venue has one stair to get into. We are a queer, gender non-conforming, & BIPOC & AAPI inclusive space. Click HERE to join the Hearth & Soul Facebook group!
Jamie (aka Gwynny)
Jamie is the executive director of Sex Positive Portland; she has been hosting speed dating since 2019. She is polyamorous, queer, and kinky, with a love of shibari/rope bondage. She leads discussion groups and classes on relationships of all sizes, orientations, and dynamics. Her background is in communications, video production, and marketing; check out her YouTube channel & or social media @ExploringJamie
Lady Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven bootblack, Switchinatrix, & a leather cow. She's an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman. At a young age, she became a believer the first time she saw Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tight ass in leather pants while watching Terminator 2. Since then, Vivus has found a spiritual outlet through leather that's driven her love of bootblacking & leather care to new heights. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.
In her previous 9-5, Vivus assisted in running one of the few behavior services agencies in the world dedicated to supporting folx displaying sexually maladaptive behaviors. During that time working in the field of social sexuality, she was grateful to be able to author sex & gender positive curriculum, as well as curriculum around healthy relationship development.
She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as helping folx their spiritual place with leather & be able to find healing within it as well. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Vivus also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch, as well as the Willamette Valley Shine On chapter. Vivus currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU & Jiffy Kink. Click HERE to view her upcoming events & workshops HERE or follow her on Fetlife @LadyVivus!