Mollena Williams, yes THE Mollena, and Lee Harrington are going to be at the SCSPC on Thursday night from 6-9pm, signing their amazingly good book, Playing Well with Others as well as leading a workshop… for only $25 bucks and whatever it takes to get there. Â Unfortunately, I will be missing this and that sucks, but it needn’t suck for you:
Â Meet the Authors & Book-signing and Workshop- Shy Freaks: Exploring BDSM for the Introvert
Join us in celebrating the release of the new book by Lee Harrington & Mollena Williams, Playing Well with Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities!
Where: the Annex,Â 1608 15th Ave W, 98119 (Seattle Center for Sex Positive Culture)
When: Meet the Authors & Booksigning 6-7pm
Workshop 7-9 pm
Whether you’re a trembling novice or a jaded expert, there’s always something new to be discovered in the endlessly changing, complex and titillating world of kink. While there are plenty of other books out there that explain how to give a spanking or tie a half-hitch, Playing Well With Others is the first book that explains kink *culture* — the munches, parties, leather bars, conferences, workshops, fetish nights, exploratoriums and all the other gatherings of kinksters that turn BDSM and leather from a bedroom predilection to a lifestyle and a community.
If the thought of BDSM action gets you hot and bothered but the thought of dropping trou in the middle of a dungeonful of fellow kinksters leaves you cold and queasy, you just might be a shy freak! It is often overlooked than not every kinkster shares exhibitionism as their kink, and those among us who are shy and freaky have a tough row to hoe!
This class explores finding your own boundaries, and will offer some tools for self-assessment. Some shyness is important for self-esteem, and some are hindrances to the same. How do you know if you should push your shyness, or let it sit? What do you do if your partner is a flaming show-off and you like nothing more than a quiet scene at home? And how can you overcome what YOU want to overcome without succumbing to potentially damaging Scene Pressures? All of these questions and more will be explored in a lively and interactive format where even the shyest freaks get their say!
Authors & Educators:
The team of Harrington and Williams offers 30-plus years of experience in diverse kink communities: top, bottom and switch; gay, bi and straight; female, male and trans; white and POC. Both former titleholders and international educators, they are an unbeatable pair of “sexual sherpas” with an inimitable voice and a great deal of wisdom. Playing Well With Others is an unprecedented and essential guidebook for anyone who wants to explore or understand the “community” aspect of the kink lifestyle.
Again, I am supremely bummed out that I don’t get to attend this, it is cruel of the universe to have this event coincide with a family emergency that took my fiance over to the other side of the state for the next 3 days. Â However, you don’t have to suffer that fate… go to this workshop and then tell me about it.. puhlease!
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