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Cruising for a Bruising: Intro to Impact Play

July 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm PDT

$15 – $25
Andre Shakti

This class will be held LIVE online via Zoom — please check your order confirmation email for access information. The class will be recorded and available for a limited time shortly following the class. Registration deadline: 3 hours prior to class PST. No day-of cancellations.

Pain, pleasure, and power dynamics, oh my! The practices of BDSM offer much more than fan fiction fodder, but only when practiced safely and consensually. “Impact play” describes one of the many facets of engaging in BDSM, and Andre Shakti has a decade of both recreational and professional experience to share to optimize your impact play creativity, connection and success!

Throughout this workshop we will:

  • Unpack why people seek to engage in impact play from both the top AND the bottom!
  • Touch on sensation play, restraint, and sensory deprivation play as they relate to impact play!
  • Review all that juicy anatomy and identify body parts that are safe to play with!
  • Talk about getting in touch with our own kinky desires: how do we know what we like?
  • Strategize how to initiate dialogues with our partners about impact play, as well as identify “red flags” when seeking potential new impact play partners!
  • Learn about consent as it relates to pre-scene, in-scene, and post-scene communication!
  • Define “aftercare” and identify multiple methods of practicing it after a scene!
  • Cover a list of basic impact play implements to experiment with!
  • Share resources on further education, and more!

Andre Shakti (she/her) is a veteran queer/cisgender/polyamorous educator, activist and professional slut based in Baltimore, MD. She helms and hosts SANCTUARY Virtual Strip Club, bringing LGBTQ+ dirty digital delights to private screens. She strips, she whips, and she likes dogs more than you.

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Bloom Community, a queer + sex-positive social and dating app coming to Portland this month! Check out Cruising for a Bruising: Intro to Impact Play on the Bloom Community app: https://bl.ooo/m/cruising-for-a-bruising-intro-to-impact-play and follow She Bop on Bloom to see our upcoming events and connect with the community: https://bl.ooo/m/org/sheboptheshop.

We’re offering 2 free class spots to folks with financial need; please fill out this form if you are interested. Two people will be chosen randomly and contacted at least 2 weeks prior to class to confirm.