Barak is a wickedly perverted, poly, semi-het, sadistic quasi-Dom, who never takes himself too seriously. He has been presenting and formally teaching within the vanilla arena as a medical professional, safety officer and rights activist for over 17 years. He is currently exploring his blend of spirituality within his SM and is always planning, plotting and pontificating their future goals.
Sheba is a poly, bisexual, spoiled rotten slut. She enjoys being treated like a princess and can be a royal Brat sometimes. She loves to play, but is also an activist, author, community leader, and educator. She has shared her knowledge and experience with groups and at events around the country.
Barak & Sheba are pansexual, polyamorous, married partners who reside in Columbus, Ohio; with some gigantic cats. They are Contributing Authors for Sexis Online Magazine and have written numerous short stories and essays on Polyamory, Kink, and Sacred Sexuality. Traveling around the country, they present classes for Kink, Leather, and Vanilla audiences. On the first Monday of each month, you can hear them talking about all forms of creative sexual expression on BS’ing with Barak & Sheba hosted by the Erotic Awakenings Podcast network.
Together they are the founding members and owners of Adventures in Sexuality (AIS), a fun, frolicking, PanPolyBSDM/Kink group in Central Ohio. Through AIS they are Coalition members of the NCSF (National Coalition for Sexual Freedom) are active supporters of The Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) and the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO). They currently promote Pansexual BDSM Educational Events in Central Ohio – including the Central Ohio Perversion Excursion (C.O.P.E.) and Winter Wickedness.
Better known as beginning Knifeplay, or an intro to sharp and pointy things
This class is intended to bring about an introduction to basic knife selection, care and usage within the BDSM scene. We will share our understanding of knife safety, and some different examples of play; Using the whole instrument with the diverse usages of temperature, including non-sharp edges and other sharp objects, to Bladeplay through stroking to shaving to welting and cutting. We also will include aspects of fear play and mindtricking techniques. Time permitting ~ we will include a question and answer session, with volunteers.
Do you want my submission? You can have it, if you can take it
Brat energy can bring an increased level of connection and playfulness to a scene. Have you ever felt the need to incessantly poke the tiger? To pull their tail and see if you get a bite? Within this class, Brat Sheba will take you on the journey to discover, awaken, and learn to play with your inner Brat! We will discuss the elements and levels of Brat play including how to share your bratty desires with a Top from negotiations to aftercare, how it can incite the Top’s energy and creative sadism to higher levels, and how much fun and spontaneity it brings to a scene. We will also cover Bratting basics such as recognizing Tops that love us, how do you know if you’re a Brat, and how to mix the Brat with other types of play. From the Top Standpoint, Barak will share how Brats and SAMs differ, how to interact with a bratty bottom, and how to move into a more serious space. Time allowing, we will end with Brat Sheba taking all comers… poke poke (just kidding) – with a brief demo.
It’s a round robin of Poly related edutainment! Join well known presenters – Dan & dawn and Barak & Sheba, as they team up to offer a class totally unlike any other – and that can never be repeated. Bring your poly-related questions, and at the beginning of the class, they will use some of those to create a class that addresses those questions and so much more. Even we don’t know where it will go – but rest assured, it will be a fantastic and fun journey while offering a range of polyamory perspectives! It’s a tailor made presentation that suits the exact audience.
Barak & Sheba and Dan & dawn are especially well suited for this style of presentation. Dan & dawn are well known authors, podcast hosts and co-producers of the Beyond The Love polyamory event, plus so much more. Barak & Sheba are the hosts of the Kinky & Curious Podcast, along with being the Co-owners of Adventures In Sexuality, and producers of Winter Wickedness, and COPE. The four of them work together as the Directors of the Columbus Space – a facility that is home to the central ohio alternative community. They will not only rely on a combined 30 years of polyamory experience but will also draw on the skills of having been co-host of two very popular internet radio shows.