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The Wise Hall & Lounge
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2E2
Please note, this is an 18+ event. Tickets are $25 in advance on Eventbrite, or $30 at the door (cash only).
Clear communication is challenging for most people, and just because you’re kinky doesn’t necessarily make it easier or more obvious how to do it. Issues of consent, boundaries, desire and basic needs can make or break a scene.
As a top or dominant, being in driver's seat doesn’t mean you know what to say at all times. Porn makes it look easy — just boss ‘em around — but in the real world, there are feelings, needs and moments of not being 100% super domly-dom. What do you do when you’re feeling uncertain but you don’t want to break your role? How do you get your bottom or sub to share necessary info they’re shy about, or are afraid might disappoint you? How can you know for sure that the places you’re pushing your bottom are places they actually want to go?
On the flip side, we bottom for all sorts of reasons: to feel small, to feel powerful, to feel controlled, to fly and more. The yearning to turn yourself completely over to another is compelling. In an ideal world, you could surrender and just know that your top or dom has it all figured out. Sadly, mind-reading rarely works. As a bottom, sub or slave, you still need to communicate, especially as you go further into the reaches of your play.
The good news is that you can work all kinds of communication into your dynamic, and leave your play feeling happy, connected, satiated and eager for more.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn a ton of easy-to-use tools for maintaining a delicious power dynamic on both sides of the slash, while using your words, communicating limits and boundaries, and giving necessary feedback, for the best play possible.
Marcia Baczynski is a renowned speaker, writer and coach on sexual communication, relationships and women’s empowerment. Her primary mission is to help women and the people who love them to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want – romantically, sexually and relationally – even if it’s off the beaten path. Marcia is the co-creator of Cuddle Party and founder of the Good Girl Recovery Program. Since 2003, she has worked with tens of thousands of people through her private coaching, workshops and group programs and made appearances in hundreds of magazines, news stories, radio interviews and podcasts. Marcia lives in San Francisco, CA where she spends a lot of time with her weirdo friends, being an aunt, hiking and sailing.
This event takes place on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional homelands of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) and Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) peoples. As community event organizers, we seek out intersectional and engaged ways to be in solidarity with Indigenous communities of whose lands we live, work and play on.
We work hard to use accessible venues for our events so that no one is barred from participation. We are open to ideas of how to continue and improve accessibility and will thoughtfully work at meeting those needs.
*Wheelchair accessible entrance (around back) and washrooms*Gender neutral washrooms*Public transit accessible via Commercial-Broadway skytrain station 2 blocks, and bus route 20*SCENT REDUCED SPACE — In order to ensure access to those with allergies, and MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities), please refrain from wearing colognes, perfumes or other scented or chemical products to the event.*No smoking in the event space or within 25 feet of the event entrance.*There is scent free soap in the washrooms.
Audit Report for all locations used by MVK can be found here: http://metrovancouverkink.com/accessibility-reports/