Queering Power Dynamics with Sinclair Sexsmith

Butch writer, teacher and performer Sinclair Sexsmith is hanging out in the Pacific Northwest this week and I’m heading up to Seattle tonight to take her Queering Power Dynamics class.  I’m really interested in this, Roxy and I both are, because we do a lot of Power Dynamics play.  I haven’t been to many BDSM classes, so it’s a treat both from that angle and because I’m looking forward to seeing Sinclair again.

If you’re going to be there, come up and say hello.

Queering Power Dynamics
Center for Sex Positive Culture

Top, bottom, switch, and everything in between: many of us like to explore what it’s like to give up or take power in our sex play. Some of us even like to play with psychological domination and submission. Add a gendered or age component, and the power distance index (PDI) increases. So what happens if we severely increase the power distance, through 24/7 role play or domination and submission? What happens when we incorporate identities like “Daddy” from the leather community? What could other age play roles of bigs and littles, Daddies and Mommies, boys and bois and girls and grrrls, have to offer us as we seek deeper and more fulfilling sex explorations? This advanced kink workshop explores power, gender, and age play in a queer context, where we’ll discuss bringing a power exchange relationship of any sort from the bedroom into a 24/7 lifestyle, what the benefits are for both, and how to go about navigating long term fulfillment for all parties within the relationship.

SINCLAIR SEXSMITH is a writer, teacher, and performer focusing on the subjects of sex, gender, and relationships. She has run the award-winning and well-known personal online writing project “Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Sex, Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top” at sugarbutch.net since 2005. Her work has been published in various anthologies and websites, including multiple editions of the Best Lesbian Erotica series and 2011’s Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. She lives in New York City and travels widely to talk to visit sex store, bookstores, talk to interesting folks and teach.

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