Friday June 18, 2021    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


n/a, virtual

Event Type

The Exiles is an inclusive and sex positive space for all people whose gender self-identification is other than male.  If you do not identify as such, please respect the space and do not attend the event.

This workshop by Energy is to introduce you to the world of interacting with Deaf/HOH individuals in leather spaces. Instead of being on the edge, on the outside looking in at the hot person who is signing, you can go beyond to having a hot scene.



The goals are:

  • Provide basic ASL conversational skills
  • Tips to provide you a good start in creating play that leaves you both flying
  • Gain insight into Deaf Culture e.g., cultural norms, use of eye gaze
  • Understand possible communication approaches e.g., use of speech to text apps

It is encouraged that you review the ASL alphabet and Finger Spelling before attending the workshop. Handouts of tips will also be provided for those who take the workshop. The workshop will include activities to practice conversational skills and apply them in scenarios. Q/A will be part of the program.

This is a virtual event.  Please use the link below to register for the event.


About Our Presenter:
Energy, a transmasculine non-binary Deaf Queer Sadomasochist has lived internationally and is now based in Northern California. Ze is passionate about fostering accessibility. When he is not playing hard, he can be found teaching. Ze has taught internationally on ASL, Deaf culture and accessibility for over 25 years ranging from the Leather community to universities. His kinks include impact, sensation and blood play, energy exchange, role play and fisting. Ze looks forward to being your dirty professor for the Exiles.
This event is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. 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!
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For those needing ASL services, please email cocos@theexiles.org and we will do our best to accommodate.


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If you are unable to attend you may request a refund through EventBrite, although the EventBrite fee is not refundable.