Ralph Greco & M. Christain

R. Greco is the non de plume of Ralph Greco. He is an ASCAP licensed songwriter, professional playwright, east coast correspondent/reviewer/interviewer for vintagerock.com, and the editor-in-chief of PornBizNews.com, the global latex fashion quarterly magazine, Von Gutenberg (as well as the editor-in-chief of its site), and “The Sex Files” weekly column at shortandsweetla.com and shortandsweetnyc.com. A professional copywriter Ralph has worked for clients around the world in and out of the adult field; from escort’s web copy to restaurant food oil recycling businesses, to Naturopath’s blogs to penning pieces for Ceasar Milan, Ralph covers the gambit with his SEO acumen.

Ralph’s short fiction (erotic and ‘straight’ fiction) has been published in 7 countries, various anthologies and single author short story collections from Xcite Books in the U.K., C.F. Publications and with Renissance E Books. Ralph is also the co-host of an hour-long net talk program, “Peter Riot’s Smack Talk”, was a pre-school music teacher and has played his original music in concert festivals in Italy, the U.S. and England.

M.Christian has placed more than 400 stories in such titles as Best American Erotica, Best Gay Erotica, Best Fetish Erotica…and many magazines and websites too numerous to name. His short fiction has been collected into countless best sellers in a wide variety of genres including the Lambda Award finalist “Dirty Words” and other queer collections like “Filthy Boys” and his best-of-his-best gay erotica book, “Stroke the Fire.” He also has collections of non-fiction (Welcome to Weirdsville, Pornotopia, and How To Write And Sell Erotica); science fiction, fantasy and horror (Love Without Gun Control); and erotic science fiction including Rude Mechanicals and the acclaimed Bachelor Machine; the erotic romance Brushes; the science fiction erotic novel Painted Doll and the controversial gay horror/thrillers Fingers Breadth and Me2.

Beyond these credits “Chris” to his friends (of which all who meet the guy for even mere minutes immediately are) is a noted anthologist and editor having worked on 25 anthologies to date, such as Best S/M Erotica series; Sherlock Holmes Erotica; The Burning Pen; The Mammoth Book of Future Cops, and The Mammoth Book of Tales of the Road. M.Christian is also the Associate Publisher for Renaissance E. Books and a sought after lecturer on subjects as diverse as writing and alternative sexuality (i.e. kinky stuff).

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Alternative Bondage: Beyond Rope And Restraints

While immensely popular among beginning BDSM aficionados – as well as long-time players – restraining a person always carries with it the possibility of serious injury. But that doesn’t have to be: in this special class participants will not just learn how to use rope, restraints and many other traditional bondage devices and techniques effectively and safely but also that there is an entire universe of new and exciting ways of making someone stay put … in an very erotic and sensual way.

Demo bottoms encouraged to participate and everyone is invited to bring along their favorite bondage gear.

Tit-Torture For Boobs: A Breast Play Intensive

Breast play offers wonderful opportunities for intensely powerful play- but also comes with serious, even dangerous, risks. In this breasts-on seminar, participants will learn how to treat tits, both male and female, with exactly the right measure of sensuality and intensity to play well but also safely. Clothespins, nipple clamps, pinching, suction devices, gentle impact, bondage, and more will be demonstrated – as well as how to deliver effective aftercare.

Additionally, participants will be given instruction in first aid, the dangers of breast play, and the limits of what boobs can take.

Demo bottoms encouraged to participate and everyone is invited to bring along their favorite nipple toys.

A Beat You Can Beat To: Rhythm Play

Ironically, even though most BDSM toys — from paddles to canes, floggers to bare hands — involve beating a bottom, far too many people forget that they are basically playing an instrument … one where engaging a good, playful rhythm can mean the difference between a happily squirming submissive or one that’s just annoyed.

In this playful class, participants will learn the crucial importance of setting up a well-reasoned, and most of all, sensual impact style– both pleasing to the receiver as well as saving the arms, wrists and back of the giver. Techniques will be explored for all kinds of toys: paddles, floggers, and more — demonstrating the pros and cons of each in regards to rhythmic play.

Additionally, the class will touch on how normally intense toys such as canes can be used in a slow and sensual way: an excellent technique to expand both a top and bottoms range of both toys and types of play.

Demo bottoms encouraged to participate and everyone is invited to bring along their favorite toys.