A rope harness can be a scene all by itself, or can add immeasurably to other scenes. Mistress Tatiana will demonstrate safe and effective rope harness techniques, and the class will have a chance to practice those techniques with her supportive assistance. She will demonstrate ways to use harnesses to enhance or to play with gender and ways to use harnesses for sex. We will cover safety principles as well as materials and safety equipment (and where to get them locally). You will leave knowing some practical, versatile, and highly enjoyable ways to tie harnesses on your partners safely and securely. This class is appropriate for people of any gender or experience level.
Effective rope work requires practice, and this class will allow for some hands-on experience. Please wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothes. Some of this can be practiced on your own body, but it is easier and more effective to attend in pairs, or be willing to partner up with somebody in the class to tie and be tied. We will not be covering genital bondage in this class. Single males who attend, (while very welcome!), should be willing to be paired up with other single males.
If you have EMT safety shears, please bring them.
For practicing, you may want to bring with you a couple of 10' or 12.5' lengths and a couple of 20' to 40' lengths of 1/2" or 3/8" pleasant-textured rope, if you have them. If you have lengths of parachute cord, those would also be good to bring.
If you do not have rope to bring, there will be a limited amount at class that you can borrow.
There will also be EMT shears available for purchase.
Mistress Tatiana Belodyne is a lifestyle dominant with more than a dozen years experience as a professional Domme (www.Fantasymakers.com ). She is one of the Headmistresses of the FantasyMakers Academy (www.Fantasymakers.org ) and is a community college teaching assistant in Anatomy and Physiology as well as an American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor. She is a popular educator, presenting locally and across the country on subjects as diverse as Genitorture, Infantilism, Anatomy for BDSM, and Strap-on Play. She is renowned both for her accessible, entertaining style in presenting technically accurate, safety-conscious material and for her hot demos. Her most recent class for the Looking Glass was Spanking and Paddling. She is a compulsive collector of pretty rope, has six or eight grey bandanna handkerchiefs, and owns more bondage material than any human being needs.