A kinky afternoon

I say ‘yes’ to the sensation.

I’m standing in a nice warm workshop space in East London. I’m wearing a blind-fold and can feel someone pinching my arm. The touch moves from the strange, to the uncomfortable and eventually to the painful. I stay with the pain for a few moments and them say aloud ‘no’. The pinching stops. Two gentle taps on my chest indicate that they person pinching me has heard me, and are thanking me for my feedback. Next I feel sharp nails on my nipples, again pinching me. This time I say ‘yes’ with greater enthusiasm. I have no idea who is doing this to me.

This exercise was one tiny moment from a Conscious Kink workshop, led by Seani Fool, ably assisted by Claire. Attracting people from the neo-tantra, bodywork and pagan communities this small gathering was a fascinating space. With a group of some fifteen of us there was a little time spent discussing the territory of BDSM/Kink exploration, especially in the context of spiritual development. They key messages are that it’s about respect, communication and playfulness.

Liberation through bondage

Liberation through bondage

Most of the rest of the workshop was spent in what might seem like challenging physical explorations with partners (some of who may be strangers) but by making everyone feel safe and sure in setting boundaries it’ was far from a distressing experience. In fact a few people reported that the communication that opened up in these spaces was a very powerful and indeed healing experience for them. The afternoon-long workshop gradually built up a range of experiences and repertoire for participants towards a deeper ‘journey’ using pain/pleasure, working with a partner (at this deeper stage the couples in the room chose to work together but need not have done so).

This is practical tantra which works at a pretty deep level but in which you can keep your clothes on if you like. It’s a space in which emotions are welcomed without being unduly gushy and a space which is sexual without being creepy. I came away from the workshop with a few nice new bodywork techniques, a good insight into how this style of highly charged material can be delivered in a really accessible and engaging workshop, and a just a few delightful scratch marks around my nipple.

Worth every penny and the small amount of bruising…

More details please visit seanifool.net

JV

One thought on “A kinky afternoon

  1. pihkal says:

    I really appreciate what these guys are doing. I was a pro-domme for years. I took my vocation seriously & spiritually. Though many of my clients were unaware of the spirituality manifesting itself! For these guys were not looking for spiritual enlightenment….they thought!
    They left with the sense of something different happened, which always brought them back.
    The rubber/latex wear is in my view an archaic memory of the birth membrane, which kept them safe..so safety was found in the embrace of latex!
    I took away all their senses..& as time progressed each sense was given back to them at the right time…sight being the last sense given back. As we use our brains, visual aspects take up 60% of it…so I take the other senses `out for excercise`, so to speak!
    This re-tunes them to their `Core`, the the senses & instincts so often ignored..`voila: erotica is born!`

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