Friday March 19, 2021    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


n/a, virtual

Event Type

As tops, we need to know the body beyond the normative class outlining joints and muscles. As bottoms, you need to have this information to give informed consent. Want to know why players decades ago were able to play in dark spaces without good lighting? This workshop is presented from top/bottom perspectives. Learn about taking and creating pain from the top, bottom, emotional, psychological and physical perspectives. We’ll explore reading your bottoms more accurately, pain for masochists and non-masochists. This class is for tops, bottoms, experienced players and novices. Come get a deep foundation to foster hurt, not harm, in your scenes.
The Exiles is an inclusive, sex-positive education group of women/ non-binary/ genderqueer/ gender variant/ intersex people who have a positive, personal interest in BDSM.
This is an online event and the Zoom link will be posted the day of the event. This event is free.
About Our Presenter
Catherine Gross an educator and a Master Certified Coach. She offers classes on relationships, SM skills, D/s ,M/s, and self-development. She has logged 4300+ education hours teaching Servant’s Retreat alone. She produces SouthEast LeatherFest, is a board member of Leather Archives & Museum, Twisting Culture, and FIST (a women’s backpatch club in Baltimore).
She has presented at 650+ organizations. She was awarded Black Rose’s Vaughn Keith National Educator Award in 2002, Pantheon of Leather SE Region Service Award 2006, Pantheon of Leather Business of the Year award in 2006, Jack Stice Memorial Award 2016, MAsT-I Presenter of the Year 2016, & Lady Lynette Leadership Award 2018. She is a co-founder of the Women’s Leather History Project/Program.
She created Servant’s Retreat I & II, Nine Fold Path Seminar, and Foundations in Mastery. She is known for life-changing weekend seminars since the mid-90’s. Her new seminar is called Inviting the Muse: Longevity & Creativity in your M/s and D/s life. She loves people and being able to go deep with them is one of her great privileges! Her seminars for 2020 span from New York to Seattle! Find one near you. www.BDSMClasses.com
The Exiles puts on multiple educational events per year – and we couldn’t do it without your support! With more funds available to us, we can continue building more inclusive, educational, and creatively produced community-building programs. Please strongly consider donating to The Exiles today!
– Become a member: https://theexiles.org/membership-and-orientation/
– Become a monthly patron: https://www.patreon.com/theexilessf
– Make a one-time donation via PayPal: treasurer@theexiles.org
For those needing ASL services, please email cocos@theexiles.org and we will do our best to accommodate!
Look forward to seeing you there!
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