BOE Presents: Rope for Roughhousing with RopeBoi

DETROIT — This week’s class is: Rope for Roughhousing with RopeBoi.

Grabbing someone, pushing them up against a wall, down to the floor or onto a bed, and otherwise manhandling him can be an exciting and erotic aspect of bdsm play. Rope can be useful tool for such asymmetrical rough body play, and can put the bottom at a clear physical disadvantage. This beginner-oriented rope class teaches techniques for immobilizing someone so they are still mobile enough to be moved around a room, and how to create handles and attachment points on otherwise slippery bodies. It also demonstrates some techniques for manhandling a tied-up bottom into different positions. The class is especially geared toward situations in which the rope top is physically smaller than the rope bottom, but all can benefit from the techniques taught in this class. Class includes safety and risk information.

It is recommended (but not required) that you attend the class with a partner in order to participate fully in the hands-on portions of the class. Participants attending solo are welcome to observe or to find a class partner at the very beginning of the workshop

Parker (RopeBoi) is a queer rigger and versatile SM player, who enjoys tying others as well as self-tying. Originally from Boston, Parker has presented rope workshops and performances across North America and Europe since 2009, at venues including Anatomie Studio London, Bondage Club Ann Arbor, Bondage Expo Dallas, Bound in Boston, Dark Odyssey, Fetish Fair Fleamarket, NARIX, Purple Passion NYC, Rope Camp, RopeCraft, RopeLounge Amsterdam, Ropes in Motion Montreal, Seattle’s Foundation for Sex-Positive Culture, Shibaricon, Subspace Studio Toronto, Tension Montreal, and TESFest. Parker is known primarily for a distinctive self-suspension style and techniques, highly mobile dynamic suspensions, and quirky sadistic predicaments. Parker respects that all bodies are different and that there are no “one-size-fits-all” ties, and strives to foster an inclusive, affirming learning environment for people of all bodies. From now through August 18th, Parker is offering private and semi-private rope instruction and coaching by appointment in Ann Arbor; contact ropeboi@gmail.com for information.

Please RSVP on our event page here

Note our new Southfield location.

The Manor Room is located in the lower level of The Quality Inn in Southfield. This is accessible both by elevator (directly across from the check-in counter) or by stairwell (directly ahead and to the right of the check-in counter). Please be respectful of any hotel staff and patrons, and keep all conversations vanilla outside of The Manor Room. Class begins at 7:30pm and runs until 9:30pm. Please be punctual, as there will be no admittance to class after 8:00pm.

Can’t make it this week?

See our Calendar of Events in our FetLife Group or Google Calendar for upcoming classes and parties.

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