June Program: Cathartic Impact Workshop- What is the cathartic effect? with Stela


Friday June 15, 2018    
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St, San Francisco, California, 94544

Event Type

Catharsis (from Greek “katharsis” meaning “purification” or “cleansing”) is the purification and purgation of emotions — particularly pity and fear —  through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration.

Is BDSM your church? Do you want to explore the cathartic effect that can happen as a result of pain? In this workshop we will demo impact techniques (punching, spanking, paddling, flogging, and caning) while sharing stories and discussing the emotions, release, and climax that we experience with impact play. In this part demo, part interactive group discussion, we will look at the importance of the energy exchange, breath, and body language between Top and bottom. The demo will continue to build up rhythmic intensity to demonstrate how it’s done. We will consider how BDSM play scenes impact our lives, how it helps us make breakthroughs in personal, spiritual and emotional growth.



About our presenter: 

Stela D Love Fellafem is a San Francisco Bay Area native; non-binary leather person, sadist, artist, performer, and event producer. They were awarded woman of the year by the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance in 2017, was the first to receive the non-binary award with Mir Bilodeau, and Sainted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as “Saint Motor Boat” for exceptional community service. Stela served as co-producer of Ms SF Leather 2017, Ms. San Francisco Leather 2016, the advisory committee for the Catalyst, Vice President of Queer Sphere 2yrs, and event/entertainment producer for the Playground at Folsom Street Events for 3yrs. Stela is a widely skilled leather person traveling the world teaching workshops, judging, performing, emceeing and producing events. They were 1st runner up at IMsL 2017, and Rocky Mountain Rebellion 2017 ’s key note speaker. Stela’s pleased to be a co-producer and emcee for Russian River Women’s Weekend (inclusive of all who identify as women) and WOD’s co-emcee (the first women’s international play title.) This notorious gender-warrior entertains you while opening your hearts and minds. Follow them on Instagram @fellafem.