DETROIT — People hear the word “objectification” and immediately tend to think of masters who don’t care about their mistreated slaves. For some of us, however, objectification not only adds a lot of heat to the relationship, it’s a way to reinforce the power dynamic in small ways on a daily basis. Some may hate it, but those of us who love it know its power, and we know it can be used in a healthy way. We’ll discuss how to do that, and how “being your master’s thing” can support the dynamic and be a source of comfort as well.
Raven Kaldera is a queer FTM transgendered intersexual shaman. He is the author/editor of 39 books, including “Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and the Ordeal Path”, “Dear Raven and Joshua: Questions and Answers About Master/Slave Relationships”, and “Power Circuits: Polyamory In A Power Dynamic”. He and his slaveboy Joshua have been teaching and presenting workshops regularly for many years to the BDSM, Neo-Pagan, Sex/Spirituality, transgender, and other communities. Raven is the 2014 Northeast Master titleholder, and lives with his big poly family on a homestead in Massachusetts. ’Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.
Joshua Tenpenny is Raven’s Boy, and his devoted assistant, partner, and slave for life. He is a massage therapist, Shiatsu practitioner, and yoga teacher. The 2014 Northeast Slave titleholder, he is the author of “Real Service” and the creator of the Service Notebook. He is polymorphously perverse, and finds spiritual fulfillment through any kind of worthy service.
Can’t get enough of Raven and Joshua? You’re in luck, because they’re here in town on Monday, October 10th too, for MAsT: Royal Oak and SE Michigan Power Exchange and Protocol Munch the presenting “But I Can’t!” Communicating Obstacles in Power Dynamic Relationships.
Please RSVP on our event page here!
When arriving at the Best Western Greenfield Inn, please enter through to door with the green awning. Class begins at 7:30pm in The Packard Room and will run until 9:30pm. Please be punctual, as there will be no admittance to class after 8:00pm.
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