A whole lot of KinkMedic Mischief is coming soon!

Mischief in May VII is quickly approaching! Do you have your tickets yet? If not, go here and get them NOW! Below is our final Presenter interview. Now that you have heard from all the Presenters it is easy to see that this Mischief is going to be one of the greatest events that we have ever had. You do not want to miss this Mischief. And now, lets find out what KinkMedic is bringing to Mischief:

1)                  Welcome KinkMedic  to Mischief in May. One of the classes that you are presenting for us is “Putting the “Rough” in Rough Body Play.” Do you find that the popularity of Rough Body Play continues to grow and why do you think that is?

I am surprised at how popular rough body play has become! It seems that every time it comes up in conversation, more and more people are exploring that as a kink they never thought they’d be open to…which is cool to see! I think it’s grown in popularity because it’s one of those things that violates almost every rule of social behavior. We’re taught from our earliest experiences that hitting others or causing them pain is HUGE social no-no. But when both parties agree, it can be such an incredibly intense experience, partly because it flies in the face of the social “norm” but primarily because of all the new sensations and levels of intensity it brings to the bedroom.

2)                  One of your classes this year is ” Pressure Points – An Owners Manual.” Is the topic of pressure points a difficult one to approach when taking into account the possibility of a misapplication that can result in injury?

I always preface this subject by saying that the things you’ll learn during class can absolutely do harm and should be explored with a gentle touch until you’ve gotten a solid grasp of how they work. But that rule applies to most things in the kink world. Anything used incorrectly can ultimately do harm and therefore it’s on us to explore new kinks with a good dose of caution.

3)                  A lot of people coming to Mischief in May are asking who is KinkMedic? What is something that you can tell us about yourself that you think will clear up some of the mystery of KinkMedic.

The bulk of my time in the community has been more or less under the radar. I’ve been providing volunteer medical support at kinks events for almost a decade. So I’ve always been around, you just wouldn’t have ever seen me unless you were injured or something went wrong with your scene. Until a few years ago, I’d always just kept my training to myself and my scenes. But after a particularly brutal scene at an event, someone asked if I’d be willing to teach a class? Which of course came as a surprise to me, but I jumped at the chance! Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to draw from all my training and develop additional classes.

4)                  Would you share one of your most unexpected, funny or memorable moments you have had while teaching at the many conventions that you have attended as a Presenter?

As far as favorite moments while presenting, I’m lucky because they happen all the time. It’s that look, sort of like seeing a light turned on, behind someone’s eyes when they realize that rough body play is something well within the realm of their ability. That starry-eyed shine that tells me that I’ve gotten through to that person and they can have an entire scene with nothing more than what they have attached at the end of their wrists. I love that look!

5)                  KinkMedic, your Presenters Choice class this year is: “Anatomy & Physiology for Kink.” Why did you select that class?

Like a lot of information out there, so much of it comes from sources that we can’t necessarily validate. Not that anyone has malicious intent in putting it out there, but there are rules we follow during play that we have no idea why we follow them or where they came from? This class was created to help end some of those misconceptions by providing the scene with statistically based, evidence backed information that will give us the tools needed to play safer. Because ultimately, the more we know, the safer we can play!

6)                  What are you looking forward to the most on your first trip to Mischief in May?

I’m a full on extrovert of a human being! It’s all about the people for me. I don’t often get the chance to teach outside the Chicagoland area, so getting to meet people that I would not normally come across is going to be the best part of Mischief in May. Beyond getting to spend an entire weekend surrounded by a bunch of awesome kinky people, seeing some new faces and hopefully learning a thing or two will totally make my weekend! So please don’t hesitate to come up and say, ‘Hi’ (I’m told I give good hug)!

KinkMedic is coming to find out just how much mischief that Mischief has to offer! But in order for him to do that YOU HAVE TO BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND MISCHIEF IN MAY VII!!! Go HERE and register now!!! The price goes up on April 18th! Don’t miss out on seeing not only KinkMedic, but our other FANTASTIC International Presenters Aeolis Est, Raven Kaldera, Laura Antoniou, and Murphy Blue. You will not be disappointed!

Murphy Blue ready for Mischief

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Murphy Blue is bringing his highly engaging teaching style to Mischief in May VII. World renowned as one of the rope worlds premier Presenters, Murphy has so much rope work in his arsenal that we will see just a fraction of it on Mischief Weekend. But just to see the four classes that Murphy will be teaching you have to be registered to go.  Don’t wait any longer! GO HERE TO REGISTER NOW! And check out the announcement of the new addition to Mischief, the Bondage Art Performance.  Both Murphy and Aeolis will perform one Bondage Rope Performance, a highly erotic, emotionally sensual, and stunningly beautiful rope scenes. This is the Mischief that you can’t miss. The price goes up in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! Buy your tickets NOW! Murphy was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions for us so we can have some insight into the man that is: Murphy Blue.

1)      Welcome Murphy Blue to Mischief in May. The first class that you are presenting for us is “Lets Talk Hogties.” Do you find that hogties are something that you do for a specific type of rope scene or is it something that can be incorporated into any rope scene?

Hogties can be part of any rope scene. From the erotic to the sadistic. Because of the position, they usually add some mental level of being “actually” captured. From there, it usually depends on the mindset of the rope top, and the flavor of the connection the players have on what the scene will become.

2)       One of your classes this year is ”Sexual Shibari.” Do you find that the sexual nature of Shibari is intrinsically linked to the spiritual nature of rope play?

The sexual nature of bondage is there because bondage is a sexual act. Spirit adds it’s flavor to the mix, but when you consent to either tying or being tied, there is a sexual feeling in the tie from the beginning. It could be because the act of bondage makes people feel more vulnerable, and when we feel we can trust people with that level of vulnerability, we allow a level of attraction to grow. It could be the feeling of shame that makes “naughty” things turn us on that is at play. Allowing your spirit to connect to rope allows you control over something that is already in motion, and the ability to direct that motion, add even more power to it… or remove that sexual power entirely.

3)      How long have you been into rope and has the spirituality of tying someone always been a part of it for you?

16 years. And no. While I have always had a connection to spiritual studies and practice, rope was originally an artistic pursuit for me. As I learned to let the rope convey the message I was intending, I began to allow what I knew about spirit to intermingle with what I was learning about rope.

4)      Would you share one of your most unexpected, funny or memorable moments you have had while teaching rope at the many conventions that you have attended as a Presenter?

At my first Bondage Expo Dallas, I was making a point about how different emotions can be focused no matter what music is playing. I cited an example form another class where I did a hardcore bondage demo to a song from “The Lion King”. They wanted to see, but I didn’t have the song.  So I sang it while doing the demo. They were very pleased.

5)      Murphy Blue, your Presenters Choice class this year is: “The Many Moods of Bondage.” Why did you select that class?

Because people assume a bondage form is “sadistic”, “sensual”, or the like. And while a form may have a leaning, it is up to the people in the scene to give it a mood and flavor. And to hold that mood regardless out outside influences. I want people to be able to use whatever rope forms they know to have whatever types of scenes they dream of. Rope is as versatile as we are.

6)      What are you looking forward to the most on your first trip to Mischief in May?

Seeing old friends, making new ones, and experiencing another part of the kink world.

Murphy Blue is ready to experience all that Mischief has to offer! But in order for him to do that YOU HAVE TO BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND MISCHIEF IN MAY VII!!! Go HERE and register now!!! The price goes up IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS! Don’t miss out on seeing not only Murphy Blue, but our other FANTASTIC International Presenters Aeolis Est, Raven Kaldera, Laura Antoniou, and KinkMedic. You will not be disappointed!

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Aeolis Est returns for more Mischief

Aeolis Est, the Primal Predator, is coming back to Mischief in May. After Mischief VI’s superb presentations we just had to see more! Aeolis is going to be presenting 4 BRAND NEW to Mischief classes. Also, on Friday night Aeolis and his demo-doll Fire-bite will be showing all of us what a bondage performance art piece looks like. You just do not want to miss this years Mischief. If you haven’t registered go HERE NOW! Don’t be left out! Aeolis was kind enough to answer a few questions for us as we dug a little deeper into the mind of the Primal Predator. Check out his answers below:

  1. Welcome back Aeolis to Mischief in May. The first question on everyone’s mind that saw you last year is, will you be bringing the tiara with you?

Well, I will be bringing the tiara with me. It travels just about everywhere I go, for whenever the princess mood strikes.

2. One of your classes this year is: “Transitions Not willing to leave well enough alone.” When teaching transitions do you find that the spiritual reasoning of using transitions to take a person’s rope work to the next level is a difficult concept for most people to understand?

Oddly enough, I have found that the most difficult part of teaching transitions is teaching the confidence part of things. More often than not, the skill required to learn transitions exists long before the Top has acquired the sufficient confidence to do them.

I’m not talking about ego here, but the confidence in their own ability to move beyond thinking in straight up and down types of suspensions. I’ve found that most people that have been doing suspensions for a while have already started incorporating minor transitions into their scenes, and it just takes a bit of pointing it out to them to show them that they have the skill. Of course, there is also a fine line to walk here, between the confidence to do a thing, and the ego-driven overconfidence that causes people to run up hard against Dunning-Kruger. As for the spiritual side of things, it is something that people must find for themselves. At first, people are usually too worried about making sure everything is done right to think about the spiritual/connectivity aspects of what they’re doing. The bottoms, on the other hand, they usually get it right away.

3) How long have you been into rope and has the spirituality of tying someone always been a part of it for you?

I’ve been using rope in my play for as long as I can remember. 12-13 years or so, I think. I got really serious about it back in 2009 or so, and by then my spirituality had taken over just about every aspect of my life. So, to answer the second part of the question, yes, though I must say that it was not always as overtly a part of it as it is now.

4) Would you share one of your most unexpected, funny or memorable events you have had while teaching rope at the many conventions that you have attended as a Presenter?

It’s hard to answer this question, as there have been many moments over the years where something has stuck out and lingers powerfully in my memory. I love the “Ah HA!” Moments, those times when someone finally “gets” something new, and I can see whole worlds of possibility opening behind their eyes. It is for those moments that I continue to travel and share my knowledge, I love helping people achieve something new and exciting in their lives.

Even so, I also really love those moments when I am presenting something particularly brutal and I can look out and see in the audience a panoply of emotions. Horror, arousal, shame at being aroused by something so horrible, it really does run the gamut. I was teaching semenawa (punishment rope) one time, and I happened to catch the eye of a girl masturbating near the back of the room. I hadn’t noticed that she was doing it, and all of a sudden our eyes locked. I knew what she was doing, and the moment of realization that I had noticed her caused her to blush this beautiful shade of puce. I didn’t point her out to everyone, but it was this really lovely moment that was shared between her and I.

5) Aeolis Est, your Presenters Choice class this year is: “Rope Dancing, Rough Body Play Style.” Why did you select that class?

This is a relatively new class that I’ve started sharing, and it was developed directly from the style of play that I usually find myself utilizing. More than once I’ve had someone come up to me after one of my scenes and ask where they can learn the stuff I was doing. After enough of those, I decided I should start sharing it as a formal class, and it’s been great. Also, I really hate it when someone tells me that they’re not into rope because it’s boring. I can definitely accept someone not being into rope because it just isn’t their thing, but it horrifies me to think of the kind of rope they’ve been exposed to where they think it’s boring. Rope play is what you make of it, and I love sharing how versatile it can be. Rough body play and rope bondage that ISN’T hojo-jutsu? Sign me up.

6) What are you looking forward to the most with this return trip to Mischief in May?

In returning, I am looking forward to spending time with some of the fantastic folk I got to meet last time. I really enjoyed quite a few of the folk I met last year, and it will be great to see them again. As for this MiM in particular, I love the panel of presenters that you have. Murphey is an amazing rope presenter, and I always enjoy seeing him, but Raven Kaldera and Laura Antoniou are phenomenal folk, and I’m really looking forward to getting a chance to spend some time learning from them.

There you have it. Aeolis is all ready for even more Mischief with his return engagement ! But in order for him to do that YOU HAVE TO BE REGISTERED TO ATTEND MISCHIEF IN MAY VII!!! Go HERE and register now!!! The price goes up soon! Don’t miss out on seeing not only Aeolis Est, but our other FANTASTIC International Presenters Murphy Blue, Raven Kaldera, Laura Antoniou, and KinkMedic. You will not be disappointed!

CIRB Rope Event April 18th

CIRB Des Moines Iowa rope education eventCome and play with some rope

Please join us next Saturday for some fun with rope and some friendly people.

As always people can bring rope and tie up your favorite bunny.

Please come to the back door.

We have permission to hangout until people want to go to the DND later that night … helping the neighbors.

RSVP at the Fetlife event page. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015 · 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:
Contact for details.
Cost: $0
Dress code: street clothing

March Central Iowa Rope Bite (CIRB) Event

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Central Iowa Rope Bite BDSM Event Des Moines.This month we are having a discussion on what the bottoms get out of rope. If the conversation runs dry we will switch to the rope tops, and they can answer a few questions on what they get out of rope.

As always people can bring rope and tie up your favorite bunny.

We have permission to hangout until people want to go to the DND later that night … helping the neighbors.

RSVP on Fetlife event page.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 · 1 PM – 5 PM
Location:
Contact for more details.
Cost: $0
Dress code: Street clothing.

February Central Iowa Rope Bite (CIRB) Event

Local group February bondage rope event.Get Roped with CIRB

The February Central Iowa Rope Bite (CIRB) event will be held Saturday, February 21st in Des Moines, Iowa. CIRB meets once a month to gather and explore all things rope. Events will include: demos, practice, and meeting fellow rope enthusiasts.

We are having a little rope get together this coming weekend. Bring rope and bunnies if you have them. Last month’s event went well so we are going to do a repeat of the model. Split into a newbie group and an advanced group, but this time we are going to bring it all back together for the last hour so we can share as a group.

We have permission to hangout until people want to go to the DND later that night … helping the neighbors.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 · 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Upon Request
Cost: $0
Dress code: street clothing