In this class, Doctor Bubbles & Kitkat Ann will show you how to get on the same page by developing a shared language, demonstrate strategies for resolving conflict, and much more through understanding non-verbal communication.
Being in sync with your partner is crucial to a healthy and effective Power Exchange Dynamic, but it is so easy for two or more people to misunderstand each other. Developing communication skills can be difficult even in a vanilla setting! However, by leaning on the fundamentals of negotiation and intent, we can make our dynamics and communication skills reinforce each other.
In this class, Doctor Bubbles and Kitkat Ann will show you how to get on the same page by developing a shared language, demonstrate strategies for resolving conflict, and even make it seem that you are reading your partner's mind through understanding non-verbal communication. This is a class designed for both those who are in an existing dynamic AND those who want to build a good foundation for a dynamic in the future.
Doctor Bubbles and KitKat Ann met at Beyond Vanilla in 2018, and found a kindred spirit in each other. Since then, they have gone from playmates to close friends, and eventually established an M/s dynamic and romantic partnership together. Their dynamic is based on mutual respect and trust, self improvement, a dedication to increasing knowledge, and helping improve the world around them.
Doctor Bubbles has been active in the Central Texas community since 2015, exploring this thing we do and trying to find his place in it. He first came to the scene out of the Army, seeking the stability and structure as a submissive male. As he progressed in his journey, support from his friends, mentors, and professional therapists helped resolve some of the issues that led him to the scene, and he started exploring things from a top's perspective. In 2019, he graduated from the Austin Mentors Program, a year-long course that develops skills and techniques found in BDSM, and a deeper understanding of self and community. Currently, he is interested in not only the physical aspects of sadism, but also the mental factors as well. His passion lies in understanding the mental and emotional connection required for ethical psychological sadism. Doctor Bubbles continues to explore new facets of what it is we do (and why we do it), and hopes to share with others what he has learned.
KitKat Ann defines herself as a Kajira with a large primal streak and a masochistic little side. She became aware of kink at the tender age of 16 through the wondrous literary world of Anita Blake by Laurel K. Hamilton. This led to disappointment at the lack of non-fiction reference materials by which to learn more about this new world she had found. Through her travels, she has picked up a multitude of experiences and knowledge to better serve herself, those around her and her community. Her life’s journey has taken her through the dark, twisty paths of domestic violence, including mental, physical, and emotional trauma, as well as the lovely hills of multiamory & poly-fidelity, the hard deserts of self-discovery and self-reliance, and the peaceful meadows of good mental health. These experiences, combined with a unique mix of characteristics such as empathy, compassion, strength of will, intelligence and a more-than-a-bit of mischief, have created a person who can speak from experience about navigating the difficulties of playing in the deep end of kink and not drowning. Fear play, heavy impact play, primal play, as well as submission through service, are her areas of expertise. KitKat continues to learn, and then teach, those around her adding her personal perception in the hopes of creating more understanding, acceptance and SSC kink.
“The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.” – Helen Keller
Tickets: $15 - $35 in advance. Please pay at the level you can comfortably afford.
We offer a sliding scale, so that cost is not a barrier to attendance.
The regular ticket is $25. This is what most people should pay.
The $15 ticket is offered for those for whom the $25 ticket would be a barrier to participation. If $25 is too much, we take your word for it! Just pay $15.
Have a great salary? Feeling generous? Paying at the $35 level allows us to make the discounted ticketing available to others who need it.
So - that's it! Choose the level you can comfortably afford.
If cost is a barrier at any point on the sliding scale, please use the Volunteer List at the bottom of the listing to request a scholarship seat.
This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! This class will not be recorded and is not available for later viewing.
Zoom now provides closed captioning which will be available for this event.