Posts Tagged ‘things I made’
I’ve been hinting and then shouting about this for a while, on Facebook and Twitter, and building some pre-course games like the “Which s-type are you?” quiz, and if you are on my mailing list you already got the pre-registration link. But now it’s officially here: announcing my new project, Submissive Playground!
It was rife’s idea, really. I’ve been wanting to run some ecourses for a while (I’ve spent a lot of 2013 taking ecourses and looking them up to see what kind of things are offered and how they are structured), and I’ve been stepping up my coaching practice, seeing people for “gender puzzles and sexual experiments” (and other things) over Skype and in person, and Submissive Playground grew out of the intersection of these things. I wrote the course, with a lot of help from rife, and wrote the copy for the website, and he built the beautiful design. (I think it looks amazing!)
I realized as I was putting up that What’s in our sex den? post earlier today that you might not know what the video of me was referring to! So I figured it’s about time to announce it here officially. Plus, registration is officially open!
So: the course. It’s a four week exploration, all online and via weekly sessions on the phone with everyone and one-on-one sessions on Skype with me. The using the BDSM acronym to break down the weeks: Week 1, Bondage, where we’ll discuss kinky sex and explore our own limits and desires; Week 2, Discipline, where we’ll focus on obedience, protocol, and punishment; Week 3, Service, where we’ll delve deep into what it’s like to be of service, what the realms of service are, and how to get better at service; and Week 4, Masochism, where we’ll also discuss submissive myths and motivation as we close the course.
I’ve got half a dozen guest speakers who are making videos EXCLUSIVELY for this course, including:
- Tina Horn, a macho slut ladyfaggot, a switch, and an expert at spanking. She produces and hosts the (brand new!) sexy podcast “Why Are People Into That?!” and co-created QueerPorn.Tv.
- Felice Shays, an expert on rough sex and has been teaching about the many shades of Brutal Affection for more than a decade. She plays hard, loves big, and teaches dynamically.
- kd diamond, International Ms Bootblack 2011 and creator of Salacious magazine. When she isn’t switching in bed or nerding out about cephalopods, she draws dirty queer comics.
- Liza & her slave, Jody, International Master and slave 2011, and have been in a committed M/s relationship for more than a decade. They teach about empowerment in power dynamics.
- Andrea Zanin, sex geek, and the Master and head of household to a leather family in Toronto. She is one of the best known queer theorists of power dynamics and polyamorous relationships.
- rife, who is an owned and collared genderqueer leatherboy from Texas. He is an artist, the illustrator of the GENDER book, and a really good kisser.
- Raven Kaldera, author, shaman, educator, activist, priest, and many other things. He has published multiple books on structured relationships through Alfred Press.
There are three different packages, the Broke Ass Package, Star Package, and Fancy Package. As you can imagine, the Fancy Package has more perks and the Broke Ass Package has less. The Fancy Package is the only one that includes custom made dog tags with your name on them, a certificate of completion, and a letter to your future dominant about your skills and talents of submission.
We’ve decided to add a perk to those of you who refer the course to your friends: We’ll make you custom Submissive Playground dog tags. Refer someone who signs up (and pays!), and at the end of the course, we’ll send you your very own set of tags, regardless of whether you did the course or not. Just have the person who you tell about it email me and tell me that you were referred by a friend.
Got any other questions about the course? Leave ‘em in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer them, or email me if it’s more personal.
I have so many amazing readings and videos and tasks and homeworks and things for you to try out. So excited to do this. I can’t WAIT to play with all of you.
All this and more over at submissiveplayground.com!
In preparation for a big project that Rife & I are creating, we looked around to find a really good online quiz that talked about the different kinds of submissive identity and what they meant, but the only ones we found were … well, not so great. So we decided to make our own!
Oh, and for those of you who don’t know, the phrase “s-type” refers to the submissive, bottom, slave, or other type of person who gives up or gives over authority to another in D/s and other power dynamic structures. It’s the umbrella term, to attempt to talk about that side of the power dynamic scale as a whole and lump y’all together. I know you’re actually quite different in what you do and what you like, but for the sake of this quiz, you are all together for now.
And ta-da, here it is!
It is—disclaimer disclaimer—just for fun, and of course however YOU self-identify is precisely what your identity is. This is just for fun, and perhaps for the beginnings of more conversations or some explorations of what different kinds of s-type energies and pursuits you might have.
(One of the answers is “not an s-type,” so those of you who aren’t s-types, you are invited to take this too, if you want.)
And of course, for the record, it’s hard to pick just ONE answer. Multiple answers in here probably fit for you, or you might say, “Well, I wouldn’t do that unless it was protocol/unless my Dominant asked me to,” but for the sake of the quiz, let’s just suspend disbelief and pick the one you’d most like to do, assuming there is protocol or permission.
Etc etc identity is complicated, and no quiz can actually capture all the nuances that are the unique YOU. So it’s just for fun.
If you feel so inspired, I would love to hear what you thought about it in the comments! Did you get the answer you thought you would? Does it match how you think of yourself? Is the description (somewhat) accurate to the category?
This is kind of the “soft launch,” if you will, so I’d love to hear what you think.
The Secret New Project is so fucking close to ready, I am ITCHING to tell you all about it. I have a few more things to finish up (but I think I can finish those up today!), and then I’ll be sending out some preliminary invitations to the new exciting ecourse that I’ll be doing in January.
If you want to be among the first told about this new ecourse, join the mailing list. I’m going to send out the details there before I announce it here. (You can unsubscribe at any time, I don’t sell your contact info duh, and I usually send out less than one email a month with some updates about what’s going on in the Sugarbutch world.)