This class is meant to beef up knowledge about the preservation of leather and is for folx who have never cleaned leather or are veteran bootblacks! Presented by Shine On! Detroit.
Our toy bag is sacred. Each whip, flogger, & paddle holds memories & future stories. Furniture, like leather slings, or toys such as singetail whips, floggers, and gags can be udderly ridiculous to clean.
Don't let your flogger feel like the laughing stock of your toy bag. We'll effectively clean them without butchering the suede underside and also clean leather on gags (without using potentially toxic chemicals). This class is meant to beef up knowledge about the preservation of leather and is for folx who have never cleaned leather or are veteran bootblacks.
After the class, there will be a brief workshop where you will work on your leather hands-on with the instructor. It is BYOL (Bring Your Own Leather). Synthetic leathers are welcome!
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 help 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. Lady 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, 50 Shades of STFU, & Jiffy Kink.