Photo by Jan Lehner*
BondageNexus and linworth will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Schoenbaum Hall, Room 200) on December 3, 2015 from 11:10 am to 12:30 pm.
Both are considered “veterans” in the local scene (and beyond) with decades of experience between them. They will demonstrate some basics, discuss consent and negotiations, and answer students’ candid questions about their love of rope and how they explore this “kink” safely in their everyday lives.
If you are in another instructor’s 5440 or you’ve taken it with me previously? YES, you may come. It may be standing room only, however, so be prepared to grab a piece of carpet and plant yourself there! If you are bringing friends as guests, they must understand this AND be at least 18 years of age and aware of the topic. Guests should not ask questions of the speakers until all enrolled students have an opportunity to do so.
BondageNexus has enjoyed incorporating rope bondage into his sex life since puberty. In the last ten years he has done bondage in the public kink scene mostly as an outreach to folks who are new to kink in hopes that they can be more comfortable in their love of bondage. If you’ve been to Trauma here in Columbus, you may have already caught one of his performances.
linworth has been actively exploring the kink world since 2007, and while having all sorts of “deviant” proclivities, has mainly settled into her two favorites of power exchange and rope bondage. While generally the shy, submissive type, she has a passion for education and discussion surrounding consent culture, rope bottoming, and the safe practice of all things kinky.
In addition to normal class readings, students were asked to read an excerpt from Steve Lenius’ Life, Leather, and the Pursuit of Happiness (Chapter 39, Bondage: the difference between black and gray)
Pink’s “Try” has been chosen for this class meeting’s music:
*Image Source: http://tempenakiska.com/articles/eilishMacintosh/article.shtml