We have an amazing array of art, dance, sex and relationship workshops for you. All workshops on Friday and Saturday are still FREE (included in your admission price).
SUNDAY WORKSHOPS: These 2-hour, hands-on workshops take place on SUNDAY for the minimal price of $5-$20. If you buy rope, whip, flogger, or fireplay kit at REAF, we want you to learn to use it safely! All attendees are eligible, but you MUST PURCHASE A CLASS PASS at REAF or purchase a Sunday CLASS PASS online.
Come as a couple, individual, or triad, meet some fun new people, and discover what this new buzz-word “Tantra” is all about! We will guide the class in simple yet profound experiences in learning how to connect with both yourself and with your partner in ways that are fun and humorous, leaving you with a greater understanding of your own pleasure and how to connect with others. Tantalize your senses while getting high on energy itself exploring your heart, energy and a deeper connection with yourself and others. You are guided in a PG-rated way (clothes on throughout the class) through a series of fun and playful exercises including sound, breath, energy and conscious touch and invited, if you choose, to get to know a variety of partners through the evening. Or if you prefer, you can come with your partner and do all of the connecting experiences together. This experience is designed to be very friendly to anyone, regardless of their previous experience or understanding. No matter where you are in your journey as a beautiful sexual person, you will walk away with a new understanding of how to be a better lover, communicator, and to know yourself better as well!
Thai yoga therapy is a yoga method of healing using assisted poses to encourage movement in the range of motions of the body. In this workshop we will see how some of these healing methods can be used with a partner to nurture, relax, open and arouse. Bring a partner, or perhaps meet one there.
Doodles and giggles, boobies and sketches... enjoy a playful, relaxed drawing session with Otter. He'll tease out your creativity with his mangled humor and tantalizing models! You don't need to be an artist to enjoy this session.
Otter has been drawing and sketching as long as he can remember. Given the chance to take on the Doodles workshop, he didn't hesitate for a second!
Belly Dance is one of the oldest and most evolved forms of dance in the world. Stretch and tone your body while you learn this ancient and beautiful feminine art! The movements of belly dance will sculpt and firm your body, while increasing your stamina and grace, all without stress and fatigue. Belly Dance also promotes weight loss by burning calories, building muscle, and stimulating your digestive system. Class will include warm-up, basic moves, techniques and choreography. All ages, genders, and body types welcome...check your inhibitions at the door!
Bring your partner for this saucy hands-on class. Learn together how to entice your lover as well as how to be a supportive “lap” taking cues from the dancer. Fun, role playing dance combinations will be included for whatever type of “lap dance” mood you’re in.
At what age did your parents have “The Talk” with you? DID they have the talk, or was it left up to classes at school to impart important life information on sex? How we, as parents, approach discussing our views on sex with our children shapes how they view sex in their teens and adulthood. If we take a “don’t ask, don’t tell” or “need to know only basis” stance, then we are setting our children up to get skewed or mis-information from their friends and the media. However, if we take a stance that embraces our own bodies and does not shame parts or acts, then our children learn not to be afraid of sexuality. Join the facilitators, a trio of parents who have co-parented four daughters for four years, ranging in age from pre-teen through adult, for a conversation on how to discuss controversial topics in a developmentally age appropriate manner.
Great sex has nothing to do with the number on the bathroom scale. Regardless of shape, size or flexibility you can have great sex! This workshop is for people of all genders, sexual orientations and all sizes. From taking your clothes off to embracing your belly to sex positions and sex toys that are best for people of size, we’ll cover a lot of ground in this workshop. You will leave with resources to assist you in practicing body positive sex for years to come.
No matter the duration of an actual trauma event, the effects are long lasting. They spill over into our physical bodies and how we react to certain situations. When we feel as though part of our self is taken away or lost, it can be a struggle to reclaim it. This class is designed to help give you tools to care for yourself and take back your identity. I will help you find the stepping stones that will set you on a path to becoming more comfortable in your skin. It is possible to feel joy and excitement after surviving a traumatic experience. Even if you haven’t had firsthand trauma but have a close friend or partner that has, you are welcome in this class and can learn ways to help support your loved ones as they rebuild themselves and find pleasure again. This class is open to all gender identities, sexual preferences, and skill levels.
This class will focus on stages of relationships that lead to happiness and better sex. Our closest relationships provide many needs; comfort, security, intimacy, companionship, emotional bonds; and also provide an environment ripe for personal growth and partnership to co-create the future towards happiness and joy. Physical and energetic bonds provide the foundation for emotional happiness, and our love-life serves as a litmus test for how well we are connecting and the overall health of the relationship. As we navigate the rocky terrain of love with our significant others, instead of the relationship stagnating or ending, we find the difficulties encountered to actually be the gateway for growth. If you are in a relationship or trying to manifest one, come and find ways to tap into the deepest part of your spiritual self and make it extraordinary!
Have you wondered what's real and what's myth about hypnosis and hypnokink? Come join us to learn the basics of erotic hypnosis. Learn what it is to hypnotize and be hypnotized. Discover the many ways hypnosis can be used in erotic play and power exchange dynamics. We will cover all the basics, including a brief scientific overview of hypnosis and hypnoplay safety, including PTSD and mental health considerations. Due to the amount of material and time limits, the presenter will hand out contact information for post-class Q&A.
Explore this nerve-rich part of the body in this workshop. We will discuss how building trust and communicating desires is the foundation to anal sex. Other topics include toys, positions, anatomy, safety, preparation, and hygiene. This is a body positive workshop for all genders and orientations. You’ll leave with resources and a new definition for bottoms up!
Enhance your pussy power! Whether you’re a vulva owner or lover, this workshop will help you unlock the mysteries of female genitalia and orgasm. Discover the beauty and diversity of vulvas with drawings and photos, then learn about female sexual anatomy and how it works. We’ll explore pleasure points and orgasm techniques for masturbation and partner sex. You’ll leave this workshop with a new appreciation and understanding of the incredible female sex organ. Viva la vulva!
Laura Bogush is a sex advocate and educator. A former first grade teacher and college professor, she holds a Master’s degree and has over 30 years of experience in the field of education. A student of Betty Dodson and a Bodysex facilitator, Laura specializes in helping women love their bodies and maximize sexual pleasure. Website: pleasurekitty.com
During this workshop, you will learn the foundation moves and combinations that will have you feeling like a pro! This is a great workout and meant for you to relax, have fun, and shake things up a bit. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or dance experience. NOTE: This dance style can be tough on the lower back. Please take this into consideration when participating and inform the instructor of any pre-existing injuries.
Learn to create you own bedazzled bosom accessories from the expert on rhinestones and tassels, Miss Ruby Sparkles! Bring any special decorations you would like to decorate your pasties with. We will provide hot glue guns, foam paper, rhinestones, scrap fabric, scissors and sequins.
BDSM is a complex sexual behavior that many participate in, and even more are curious about, yet many people remain in the dark about the real facts behind BDSM. Whether you're kinky, kink-curious, or just want to learn, this class has lots to offer you! This class covers the facts and myths behind BDSM; info that everyone needs to know. Next, we cover how to join the BDSM scene for those who are kinky or kink curious. And lastly, we will cover how to safely engage in BDSM for those that are new to kink.
Feet are often an untapped source of pleasure as long as you're not foot-phobic. In this workshop, we will cover various forms of foot pleasure, ranging from spa-like pampering to lusty foreplay and carnal sex. First, we will cover foot service, with step by step instructions for giving pedicures and sensual massage. Then we will really get our feet wet by indulging in sensual and sexual forms of foot worship, such as toe-sucking and foot jobs. We'll even discuss dirty ways to involve feet into typical PIV sex positions. If possible, bring a partner, so that you can learn in hedonistic luxury. (90 minutes)
This class covers the subject from A to Z. We will guide the class through the safety and history of violet wand play before moving on to more in-depth topics. Tips and techniques will be covered ranging from a simple tickle to more advanced edge play like branding and fire play. This class will encourage participants to experience violet wand play, and will work to allay fears of this awesome tool while exploring new techniques. The class is a light-hearted exploration into the how and why electricity can not only be a physical, but also a mental form of edge play.
Rope harnesses for breast, bodies and bits. Learn to make simple harnesses to wear on a night out... yes wear these out and about. Ties that can create sensations at unexpected times or controlled by a partner. Pretty enough to wear as accessories or essentials to a play party. Participation appreciated. Feel free to bring your own rope; some loaners will be on hand. If you aren't a fan of rope or have said 'it's too complicated' or 'it takes too much time' give this workshop a shot. MsElaine works with rope with fun relaxed energy and wants to share that with you.
Being polyamorous doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Not only are the adults involved in relationship with each other, but there are families of origin involved. Sometimes there are children involved. How do you navigate issues like introducing partners to your children or your parents and extended family? What happens when you are outed accidentally by a partner on Facebook or at a parent-teacher conference? How do you handle holiday celebrations when you have multiple partners? Join the facilitators, a polyamorous triad of 4+ years, to discuss how they and you have steered around some of these topics in life with families of choice and families of origin.
Necole Vitale is an active member of the Rochester polyamory community. She has been a member of a polyfidelitous triad for over 3 years, with the triad rearing a total of 4 daughters currently ranging in age from 13 to 20. Necole is one of three organizers of the Rochester Polyamory Meetup group and “quietly polyvangelizes” when given the opportunity, believing the public at large learns best about polyamory by witnessing the love and its best points in action. Necole has been involved in the local kink community for approximately 2 years, since volunteering at her first REAF 2 years ago. Necole has a background in teaching, ministry, and event coordinating/leading, and she was a Girl Scout leader and trainer for a number of years (and is a registered Lifetime Girl Scout). She now works in human services in the Finger Lakes area.
Wouldn’t it be fun to prolong your partner’s pleasure over an extended period of time? How about taunting them while out at dinner using a remote-controlled vibrator? Keeping your partner on the cusp of release can be such a fun game. In this class, we’ll cover various ways to torment the ones we love by using toys or our bodies alone. Having someone’s sexual gratification in your hands (or mouths) is such a delicious form of control and the possibilities of being in that position are endless. By building your partner up in such a way, you'll help them to experience more powerful and intense orgasms through the practice of edging. This class will have a demonstration of just a few of the ways to dangle the forbidden fruit in front of your partner and then snatching it away as they approach the ledge. This class is open to all gender identities, sexual preferences, and skill levels.
Wouldn’t we all love to start out with $1000.00 budget to spend on kinky toys! Now back to reality! We will show you how to make a quick and easily portable toy bag for around $20.00 or less and still have a great time with it. We will also discuss how to make some of your own toys and where to find fetish clothes that won’t break the bank. There will be door prizes!
The success of a scene often hinges on effective negotiating. The same is true for a relationship. We will cover things you should be discussing with potential partners. From safety to limits and expectations, you will learn how to express your wants and needs. This class goes beyond the scene and we’ll discuss negotiating for a successful long term relationship.
Thana Tantra, Travel Beyond Senses (Isis Nemrod, France, English subtitles, 24 min)
Synopsis: Once upon a time, in an age which has today passed into oblivion, where men were devoted to the laws of the Goddesses and magic ruled the world, a young man seeking for the truth goes to the Sanctuary of the Goddess Kalis, hoping to be introduced to the Great Mystery and become her disciple. But to fulfill his destiny, he will have to submit himself to the different tests of the rite... Because only a pure and brave heart can belong to Kalis...
Isis Nemrod is a multidisciplinary artist fascinated by the fusion of genres. Borrowing the shape of the tale, this fiction builds bridges between various universes, from fetishism to mythology and from BDSM to shamanism, including Tantrism. Besides supporting a personal and ancestral vision of the world, perceived as being ruled by mysterious laws summoning senses, magic, rite and holiness, "Thana-Tantra" aims to be a tiny contribution to the conservation of poetry and holiness, in a world destroyed by the loss of senses and consciousness.
Love Is (Thomas Florek, NJ, 3 min)
10 sexually explicit statements about love, as spoken by an adorable puppet-couple
Lew Rubens is a true gag fetishist and has been practicing the ins n outs of gagging (see what he did there?) for many years. Cleave gags, ball gags, ring gags, mouth stuffing and tape gags, rope gags, LipLocker two girl gags and more. He will show you tips, tricks and safety concerning gagging your favorite victim. If you too think silence is not only golden but sexy, fun and sometimes practical, come join Lew in this fun hands on class. And bring your gags!!
Removing the mystique of BDSM's most famous icons. Confused about what is what? Let Wulfe of Wulfetailwhips break down the difference between different kinds of whips, floggers and dragon tails. He will also clear up confusing terminology, general care and safety.
We’ve all seen the pictures online of beautiful artwork created with various medical tools. This is not a needles 101 class so having a working knowledge of this type of play is beneficial. In this class, I’ll share some ways to turn your bottom into a lovely piece of artwork. You can go simple using colored thread and ribbon or add in beads and needle caps so the designs can stay in longer while you parade around your living canvas. Maybe you want to mark your bottom as yours for a period of time. Or help them look even sexier with sharps woven through their skin. You'll also learn some exciting ways to torture your bottom using needle predicament bondage and creating endorphin rushes that will send your bottom to further reaches of floaty space. Playing the scary doctor and nurse can be oh so fun! Participation isn't required but if you wish to participate and don't have a partner, it is recommended that you bring a stuffed animal as your victim.
Watching fire as it dances across the human body is a spectacular visual. Even so, this is a small part of the sensual experience of fireplay. Learn about safety issues while enjoying a demonstration by an experienced guardian of the flame. If you’d like to start on a fireplay journey yourself, purchase a Class Pass ($5) for the in-depth Sunday workshop “Fire and Ice.”
What does it all mean? This class is to help you better understand what all the different aspects of the Little's world are. Giving you an inside look at all the different sub groups of the Little's world. A great introduction for those who are new or curious about entering the world of Littles. So, if you are looking to learn more about this unique community, this is the perfect class for you.
Do you get frustrated when your big just doesn't seem to understand you? Does your little throw tantrums, pout, whine over little things? Do you feel like you are never both on the same page?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this class is for you. This class deals with possibly one of the hardest aspects of the Littles world "Relationships". The class is designed to help Littles and Bigs get more out of their relationships, as well as deal with common challenges and problems that can arise in a Big/Little relationship. We will also look at relationships besides the typical parent/child roles, such as Brothers and Sisters.
For beginners or those wanting to emulate Lew Rubens distinctive style from the ground up. Come join the fun with Lew as he teaches many of the basics of the joy of rope bondage. From what types of rope to use, to why tie someone up, to safety concerns and rope handling techniques and much much more. Be sure to bring your ropes to this energetic "hands on" workshop and be ready to tie or be tied...or both! Bring a partner/victim if you have one, if not we’ll try to pair you up with someone. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $20 per person.
This class will cover safety precautions necessary in order to have a great experience. Fire Play is considered an extreme type of play, and provides an incredibly dynamic sensual experience between those involved. Learn the tools and techniques needed, in addition to other types of play that can be incorporated with Fire Play. Learn lesser known facts about the medicinal use of this activity as well. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per person
A Fireplay Kit may be pre-ordered on our REAF Ticket page. The kit includes 2 fire batons, fine mist spray bottle, hand towel, metal fuel container with lid, small bottle 70% isopropyl alcohol, fire source (small candle with lid), plus bamboo sticks, a carrying case, hair ties, and a Safety Instruction Guide. Cost $70.
This is a hands on workshop. As many participants who wish may borrow a dragontail and learn the best way to use the toy. The class will teach 8 different impacts with a dragontail. The speeds of the impact will range from 15 mph to over 800 mph. The effect will be from erotic to sensual to thuddy to stingy to extremely stingy. This will include individual instruction. All doms and subs are welcome. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per person
Sir Randy began playing with a dragontail over 25 years ago. It wasn't long before he designed and started building an improved version. After numerous requests to make this product for friends, Dragontailz, the company, came into being. Twenty years later, Dragontailz is one of the largest leather companies catering to the bdsm lifestyle. They now make over 60 products at their North Carolina workshop including 5 unique dragontail styles. Through the years Sir Randy has devolved over a dozen ways to use a dragontail and has taught his play style at kink events all over the East Coast. Come learn how to "tame the dragon" during this fun interactive class.
The flogger is so commonplace in the scene everyone has at least one kind or another. But not many people know how to use it as effectively as they should. Join us as we discuss and demonstrate different styles, techniques, and strokes. Please bring your own floggers. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per
Arcane has been active in the BDSM lifestyle for 20 years, starting online and long distance, then graduating to a full time D/s relationship with his late wife Mistral. It soon became obvious that he had a knack for making floggers and other impact toys. One thing led to another and he began traveling to events to vend his wares. Along the way he started giving advice on how to use them, which eventually evolved into classes.
Ms. Brenda and arcane are a full time Master/slave couple. They have known each other for more than 10 years and enjoyed their official marriage with collaring ceremony in 2013. Ms. Brenda and arcane held the Ohio Master/slave title for two years and GLLA Master/slave in 2014. Together they present nationwide on leather and relationship topics. They currently reside in the greater Columbus Ohio area. Website: arcanesattic.com
Toys and playthings, blankies and stuffies! Come take a step back and reconnect with youthful innocence. Learn what it means to be a Little and find out more about Adult Babies and Age Players. The leaders of TeddyCon invite you to take a step into our “little” playroom, have fun and learn! Come play with us and let your little side out! The Littles Playroom will be open throughout the festival hours. Don't miss our Friday night PJ Party with movie and snacks!
Spend a fabulous afternoon in our Executive Suite learning how to transform your outward appearance from male to female through make-up, hair and wig styles, clothing choices, and comportment. We'll also reserve some time to discuss the ups and downs/ pros and cons of coming out to your partner or loved ones. Make-up is included in the admission price. Wigs and clothes will be available to borrow, or you may bring your own. If you would like your eyebrows waxed, appointments are available either Friday evening or in the morning before class (additional fee $15).
By the end of the afternoon, you won't recognize yourself! And now that you're "all dressed up and looking for someplace to go," you'll spend your evening at the REAF Dinner Show and Erotic Playground.
Your partner/sweetie is invited to attend as much of the CD Make-Over Workshop as they wish at no extra charge! They will need to purchase their own tickets to REAF, Dinner Show, and Erotic Playground through our ticket page.
Included in your CD Make-Over Day Ticket:
* Makeup, including concealer, foundation, false eyelashes, eye shadow, lipstick
* Wigs and clothes to borrow
* Afternoon Snack
* REAF admission (Saturday from 11:30 am - 1:00)
* Dessert Only show ticket (may be upgraded to full dinner)
* BYOB Social Hour (alcoholic or non)
* Erotic Playground ticket
Tickets are available on our Ticket Page. Class size is limited to 10. You will be asked to fill out a short survey so that we have the correct sizes of clothing, etc. on hand.
The event is for couples, whether you just met or have been together for many decades, and is a fully interactive session where you focus all of your energies on each other as partners, being guided through intimacy exercises including sound, breath, energy and conscious touch. This class is hands on and adult-oriented, with a deep level of intimacy involved, and you will experience a level of connection you may never have experienced before! Through soft sensual music, aroma, candles, a setting designed for intimacy, you and your partner will sit, facing each other as you begin a journey of erotic bliss, and lead each other through portals of ecstasy through intentional touch. The seductive voice of the guide will lead you as you pleasure and are pleasured. Touching and being touched. Loving and being loved. The class will be limited in numbers due to the space required. Each couple will have their own sacred space set up for them to be able to truly engage each other. Times will be listed on the master schedule. There is an additional fee for this class. Make your appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Sybian is powerful sex toy designed to bring a woman sensual pleasure. It consists of a saddle-like seat with a powerful motor inside that provides both vibration and rotation. A diverse selection of attachments, from flat tops to a variety of insertables, enables each woman to choose how to experience this amazing machine. Dr. Bumpy and Nurse Laura help you choose the attachment, set up the machine, and give instruction on proper use. After the ride, they sanitize the equipment for the next rider. Here's your chance to take a ride! Times will be listed on the master schedule, and/or by appointment.
Bill Milward, bodypainter and photographer, will be available for bodypainting throughout the festival. You can find him on the raised platform in the mezzanine area between the ballrooms. He is also available for private photo sessions on Saturday evening (by appointment only).
The art you display should be more than a beautiful piece. It should say something about you, who you are and what you find beautiful. With projection photography, you can become a real part of the art you hang on your walls. The designs may seem ordinary until projected on to the contours of the human form. Then, they are transformed into a new image with depth and imagination. Bodies take on new shapes as the light bathes across skin.
Johnny Paddleseed will be available for private yoga sessions throughout the festival. You can make an appointment at the InfoDesk. Sessions are $50 per hour.
You've seen them on your fetlife feed, now meet them in person! Meet and greet with members, organizers, and moderators of kink and lifestyle groups from all over upstate NY. Community members from a variety of clubs and organizations will gather to mingle and network while enjoying camaraderie and light refreshments. Members of any participating club or group are encouraged to join us.
So whether you have a fursuit or not, or just love furries, you are all welcome to come hangout and make some new friendships.
Whether you have been in poly relationships for ages or just starting to think about this lifestyle, you are welcome to join us to meet other like-minded poly individuals and family groups. This mixer will allow you to talk with others who are in, or interested in, polyamorous relationships and possibly learn something you didn’t know about the lifestyle.
RKS hosts a play party in their nearby dungeon after REAF on Saturday night. If you are interested in attending this play party as a guest, you must come to our mixer to be approved! Feel free to stop by our vendor table for more information or just show up at the RKS Mixer. RKS is a social organization dedicated to providing a means for BDSM and kink-oriented individuals to network, teach, learn, share, practice and discuss BDSM and related kink.