April 6-7, 2018

Rochester Riverside Hotel

rochester erotic arts festival

Workshops at 2018 REAF 

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. If you buy rope, whip, flogger, or needleplay 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

Featured Presenters:
Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg

Sunny Megatron


Sunny and Ken created, produced, and Sunny hosted the groundbreaking sex positive TV show Sex With Sunny Megatron on Showtime. The pair also hosted the Outside the Box with Sunny Megatron series on Amazon Video. Ken & Sunny’s latest venture is the hit American Sex Podcast. This dynamic duo also regularly write sex columns for a number of well-known websites plus they’ve been featured in Cosmo. Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Playgirl Magazine, and more. 

Featured Presenter:
Tom Hill, Needleplay Artist

Tom Hill by Tom Hill

Tom is an experienced and licensed professional from Seattle WA who has been performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. He received his BA in Art, Communication and Theater from Monmouth College in 2004 and founded the Carnival of Curiosity & Chaos. He has toured nationwide showcasing his needle piercing and flesh hook suspension skills. 

Tom skillfully executes needle piercings with absolute precision to create complex and elaborate line work. The body is a resonating anchor point for the lines. His artistic vision crosses over into his care and attention to details, and these connections are deeply evident when he works.

1 Hot Pepper

1 Hot Pepper - Fairly Tame!

Doodles - Erotic Drawing Session

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.

Art
Presenter: Otter
Otter

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!

Sensual Zentai Experience

Zentai can mean different things to different people.   For some, it is simply a skin-tight garment that covers the entire body like you would see at a Comic-Con or sporting event. To Lacey, it is more about a zentai fetish that centers on sensual touching while wearing the skin-tight spandex suit.  Bringing zentai into the bedroom can enhance your other fetishes, or it can help you and your partner bring the focus back to connecting through sensual - but not necessarily sexual - touch.

Art
Presenter: Lacey Zentai
Lacey Zentai

Lacey's unique zentai demo uses her specially designed fabric clamshell apparatus to enable participants to get a relaxing (standing) massage... all while being completely covered just like in a zentai suit.  Interested participants may be invited to try on a zentai suit at some point in the demo, and information will be given on how to find a suit of your own! For more information, photos, and zentai stories visit Slink on Facebook.

Sexy Props: Glove Peel and Boa

Come play with Miss Ruby Sparkles, Head Mistress of the Sirens & Stilettos Cabaret, as she teaches you the art of burlesque! In this fun and sensual class you will learn burlesque basics such as the seductive glove peel and sexy boa play. She'll teach you classic moves and costume tips, as well as some of the history of the burlesque art form. By the end of this class even those with no prior experience will be flinging fluffy feather boas and seductively peeling silky satin gloves like a seasoned pro! Gloves and feather boas will be provided.

Dance
Presenter: Ruby Sparkles
Ruby Sparkles
Ruby Sparkles is the headmistress of Sirens and Stilettos Cabaret. She has been a dancer for most of her life, and has tried almost every type of dance, but she loves burlesque and the art of the tease the most. She started performing burlesque in 2012 in Buffalo, and shortly after started Sirens and Stilettos Cabaret in Rochester NY. Since then Ruby has traveled and performed all over Western New York, and in Ohio, Tennessee and New York City. Loving everything that sparkles, be sure to catch her performance, and watch her shine!

The Art of Fan Dancing

Headmistress Pout Provocateur  and Miss Victoria Prudence of Bewitched Burlesque Sideshow will guide you through a playful introduction to the art of fan dancing.  Fans will be provided, as well as a variety of embellishments.  Participants are invited to decorate a set of fans, which will be theirs to keep. They then will be guided through a choreographed fan dance. Burlesque is a dance form about personal expression, so all ages, body types, and skill levels are welcome.

Dance
Presenter: Pout Provocateur and Victoria Prudence
Pout ProvocateurVictoria Prudence
Pout has been doing burlesque for the last few years with several different Troupes locally and statewide. Pout grew up dancing and modeling and loves to express herself through seductive movement. Pout is a professional model for NookieCutter and has been featured in several publications. She is an award winning webcam model and has traveled internationally for nominations. She co-founded Bewitched Burlesque Sideshow, with monthly shows at Photo City Improv.

One of the original founding members of Bewitched Burlesque Sideshow, Victoria Prudence is a classically trained Shakespearean actress with a BA in theatrical costuming. Her background in theatre is reflected in her burlesque routines, which often include complex costumes and playful storylines.  She has ardently fallen in love with the provocative and often controversial art form.

Beginning Belly Dance

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!

Dance
Presenter: Bombshell Belly Dance Company
Bringing together the ancient art of belly dance with a modern flair, this belly dance company puts on a show like none other. Sword balancing, candle dancing and luscious movements bring this exotic show into a class of its own.

Erotic Hoop Dance

Join hoop dance mistress Sugar Hoops for a one-of-a-kind sexy hoop dance workshop.  Whether you're learning to add a little extra jazz to your burlesque routine or if you're looking to find something to spice up your typical bedroom striptease, this workshop will teach you the ins and out of how to move with your hoop. This workshop is going to be focusing on moving with the hoop and how to bring hoop tricks to life. You will learn fabulous and erotic hoop tricks and how to sequence them together to create a sizzling routine. Take your performance or striptease to the next level!

Dance
Presenter: Sugar Hoops
Madame Sugar Hoops
Madame Sugar Hoops has been hooping for three years, dancing for one, and has been professionally performing for over a year. She is the co-owner and founder of Hooperellas LLC, which started in September of 2017, and produces remarkable variety shows that involve burlesque, singing, dancing, and of course of hula hooping.

Yes Means Yes (yes. Yes! YES!)

“No means no” has been the anthem of consent for a generation, and while it’s served us well, don’t we want more than that for our sex lives?  What if our baseline for engaging in sex wasn’t “not a no” but rather an enthusiastic, shout it from the rooftops “YES”? What if consent wasn’t the mystical beast the media makes it out to be, but a simple, natural, and incredibly sexy part of the process? Join Megan and Cara for a merging of affirmative consent, trauma informed care and a joyous, sex positive attitude into a new model of consent that looks at sexual health and safety beyond function and STIs and instead prioritizes pleasure, freedom and connection.

Sex
Presenter: Cara Wood and Megan Honeck (Trillium Health)
Trillium Health
Megan Honeck is the Community Health and Curriculum Specialist at Trillium Health. With over ten years of experience working with marginalized communities and providing educational services, she is dedicated to sex-positive, pleasure based, affirming sex education. She is currently working on an agency wide Trauma Informed Care initiative and has built a comprehensive (kink-positive) sexual health history and risk assessment.

Cara Wood is a LGBTQ+ Community Health Specialist at Trillium Health. Cara has led programming and workshops on queer communities and sexual health for three years, including kink-positive sexual health education programs for community members and medical providers. Cara believes in programs that meet participants where they’re at to support meaningful change and growth.  

Cara and Megan have done community demonstrations and outreach on safer sex toys, sensory play, bondage (including what should be in your kink first aid kit!) at bars, hospitals, and other community sites. Megan and Cara are also available for presentations on a variety of other sexual health topics including but not limited to: LGBTQAI+ cultural sensitivity and terminology, safer sex for ALL bodies, HIV/STI education, and diversity and inclusiveness.

State of the Art in Sexual Medicine: What your doctor may not know

Learn about the latest treatments for a wide range of sexual concerns in people of all genders, and ask Dr. Kranz those questions you've been wondering about but haven't had the nerve to ask!

Sex
Presenter: Dr. Pebble Kranz, MD
Dr. Pebble Kranz
After a successful and enjoyable 10-year career in theater performance and arts administration, Dr. Kranz ran off and joined the medical circus. After serving as chief resident at the University of Rochester, she joined the faculty in 2011 with a focus on teaching in the psychosocial medicine curriculum. She has pursued additional training in sexual medicine through the European Society of Sexual Medicine and the American Association of Sexuality Counselors Educators and Therapists. In addition to clinical work in sexual medicine she teaches family medicine residents and medical students about sexual issues in healthcare.

Dr. Kranz is the sexual medical specialist for the Rochester Center for Sexual Wellness, which provides biopsychosocial assessment and treatment planning for common and complex sexual issues in people of all genders and ages. The Center also has two certified sex therapists on staff. They provide medical and psychosocial evaluation of sexual issues, and offer individual, couple, and group therapy for sexual issues.  In addition to clinical work, they share a mission to provide education on sexual issues to the medical and mental health communities as well as to the public.
Web: rochestercenterforsexualwellness.com/

Sex and Play

Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg are known as the friendliest and funniest couple in Sex Education and BDSM. Let them guide you through some of the techniques they use in both sex and kink. In this workshop, you’ll learn about the psychology and neuroscience of play and how it relates to sexytimes. Ken & Sunny will teach you specific techniques for using humor, roleplay, and props to minimize shame, relax inhibitions, and maximize your fun potential. Sex is awkward-- why not embrace it and use it to your advantage?

This class is perfect for getting your sexy creative juices flowing, spicing up a routine sex life, or adding new dimensions to your kinky scenes. Join Ken and Sunny for fun, farts, unicorn masks, and lots of laughs.

Sex
Presenter: Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Superheroes of sex ed, married couple Ken Melvoin-Berg & Sunny Megatron are partners in every sense of the word. They initially gained recognition writing and teaching about everyone’s favorite subject, SEX. In their sell-out workshops, their unique brand of “edutainment” plus combined 30+ years of sexuality teaching experience puts students at ease. Each session seamlessly combines their humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research.

Sunny and Ken created, produced, and Sunny hosted the groundbreaking sex positive TV show "Sex With Sunny Megatron" on Showtime. The pair also hosted the "Outside the Box with Sunny Megatron" series on Amazon Video. Ken & Sunny’s latest venture is the hit "American Sex Podcast." This dynamic duo also regularly write sex columns for a number of well-known websites plus they’ve been featured in Cosmo. Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Playgirl Magazine, and more. Sunny is a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and was awarded #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017 by Kinkly.

On a more personal note, this dynamic duo are married, parents, ethically non-monogamous, and lifestyle BDSM enthusiasts.

American Sex Podcast: americansexpodcast.com
Web: sunnymegatron.com
Sunny Twitter: twitter.com/sunnymegatron
Sunny Facebook: facebook.com/sunnymegatron
Ken Twitter: twitter.com/psychicken
2 Hot Peppers

2 Hot Peppers - Heating Up!

ZAP! The Wonders of Electro Play: Pain and Pleasure

Explore one of the greatest inventions of all time: Electricity! Benjamin Franklin had no idea what he started when he flew his kite in a storm. There are many different ways to incorporate electro into your play. We’ll discuss ways to make the experience pleasurable or torturous depending on which way you want it to go. What are the safety precautions to take when dealing with electricity? Want to learn how to use electro with tease and denial orgasm control? Ever wonder how to incorporate electricity into other types of play? In this class, we will answer all those questions and more. I’ll show you proper placement of TENS pads, exciting toys, and techniques for using electricity to shock your partner. A live demo will be part of the presentation and audience participation is encouraged but there will be zero pressure to engage. Feel free to sit back and take notes to bring home with you. This class is open to all gender identities, sexual preferences, relationship dynamics, and skill levels.

BDSM
Presenter: Miss Mackenzee
Miss Mackenzee
Miss Mackenzee is a Professional Dominatrix, Certified Erotic Hypnotist as well as an International BDSM and Sex Educator. Being involved in the lifestyle for 15 years, both on a professional and personal level, she quickly learned that not everyone experiences kink the same way. Her teachings have included classes that range from beginning 101 all the way to guest lecturing for graduate level programs. She has brought her experiences and skills to various organizations and events such as Kink.com, SF Citadel, Widener University, Dark Odyssey, Adventures in Sexuality, Sexploratorium, The Kink Shoppe, Celebrity Cruiseline, Brimstone, Floating World, EXXXotica, and many others. No fetish, question, or topic is too taboo for her. She prides herself on creating a fostering environment that is safe from societal judgments for people to explore their kinks and sexuality. Website: MissMackenzee.com

Exploring Non-Monogamy: 3-Somes, 4-Somes and More-Somes

It seems everyone’s talking about non-monogamous relationships these days. Polyamory is regularly being featured on prime time news shows, magazine covers, and reality TV programs.  If you’ve thought about exploring some form of non-monogamy, you’ve probably wondered:

Is there a difference between an open relationship and a polyamorous one? How do swinging and group sex factor in? What is the appropriate way to approach someone for a threesome? How is time managed with multiple partners? Isn’t “open-relationship” just a fancy term for cheating? Are people polyamorous because they like to have lots of sex? How do I talk to my partner about opening up our relationship? How does it work if I’m single? What happens if I get jealous?

There is no magic formula for an open relationship or one right way to be polyamorous. In this workshop Ken and Sunny explain different types of non-monogamous relationships and give you tools to craft and maintain a relationship that’s right for you (and them!).

Sex
Presenter: Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Superheroes of sex ed, married couple Ken Melvoin-Berg & Sunny Megatron are partners in every sense of the word. They initially gained recognition writing and teaching about everyone’s favorite subject, SEX. In their sell-out workshops, their unique brand of “edutainment” plus combined 30+ years of sexuality teaching experience puts students at ease. Each session seamlessly combines their humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research.

Sunny and Ken created, produced, and Sunny hosted the groundbreaking sex positive TV show "Sex With Sunny Megatron" on Showtime. The pair also hosted the "Outside the Box with Sunny Megatron" series on Amazon Video. Ken & Sunny’s latest venture is the hit "American Sex Podcast." This dynamic duo also regularly write sex columns for a number of well-known websites plus they’ve been featured in Cosmo. Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Playgirl Magazine, and more. Sunny is a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and was awarded #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017 by Kinkly.

On a more personal note, this dynamic duo are married, parents, ethically non-monogamous, and lifestyle BDSM enthusiasts.

American Sex Podcast: americansexpodcast.com
Web: sunnymegatron.com
Sunny Twitter: twitter.com/sunnymegatron
Sunny Facebook: facebook.com/sunnymegatron
Ken Twitter: twitter.com/psychicken

G-spot & Squirting

Looking for your G-spot? Ken Melvoin-Berg & Sunny Megatron will teach you all about this 8th wonder of the world. Learn tips and techniques you won’t find anywhere else! In this class you’ll learn how to find the g-spot, ways to manipulate it, and how to combine g-spot play with other types of stimulation. We’ll dispel the myths about squirting and teach you which techniques and tools are most likely to turn you and/or your partner into Old Faithful. If you are able to squirt, we will increase your chances of achieving uberwetness. This class is open to givers and receivers of all genders and sexual orientations.  It’s great to attend either alone or as a couple.

Sex
Presenter: Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Superheroes of sex ed, married couple Ken Melvoin-Berg & Sunny Megatron are partners in every sense of the word. They initially gained recognition writing and teaching about everyone’s favorite subject, SEX. In their sell-out workshops, their unique brand of “edutainment” plus combined 30+ years of sexuality teaching experience puts students at ease. Each session seamlessly combines their humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research.

Sunny and Ken created, produced, and Sunny hosted the groundbreaking sex positive TV show "Sex With Sunny Megatron" on Showtime. The pair also hosted the "Outside the Box with Sunny Megatron" series on Amazon Video. Ken & Sunny’s latest venture is the hit "American Sex Podcast." This dynamic duo also regularly write sex columns for a number of well-known websites plus they’ve been featured in Cosmo. Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Playgirl Magazine, and more. Sunny is a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and was awarded #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017 by Kinkly.

On a more personal note, this dynamic duo are married, parents, ethically non-monogamous, and lifestyle BDSM enthusiasts.

American Sex Podcast: americansexpodcast.com
Web: sunnymegatron.com
Sunny Twitter: twitter.com/sunnymegatron
Sunny Facebook: facebook.com/sunnymegatron
Ken Twitter: twitter.com/psychicken

Prostate Milking for Beginners

These pipes are clean! Ken Melvoin-Berg and Sunny Megatron guide you through the act of prostate massage for fun and good health. Although this class is for everyone, we’ll focus on cis men with apprehension about anal play. Of course, we will address anatomy, biological processes, relaxation, arousal, and ejaculation. If you have a prostate, this act will not only double your orgasms, it can also reduce your rate of prostate cancer. This class is open to givers and receivers of all genders and sexual orientation. It is also a lot of fun to attend as a couple.

Sex
Presenter: Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Sunny Megatron and Ken Melvoin-Berg
Superheroes of sex ed, married couple Ken Melvoin-Berg & Sunny Megatron are partners in every sense of the word. They initially gained recognition writing and teaching about everyone’s favorite subject, SEX. In their sell-out workshops, their unique brand of “edutainment” plus combined 30+ years of sexuality teaching experience puts students at ease. Each session seamlessly combines their humorous lecturing style, interactive exercises, and the latest sexuality research.

Sunny and Ken created, produced, and Sunny hosted the groundbreaking sex positive TV show "Sex With Sunny Megatron" on Showtime. The pair also hosted the "Outside the Box with Sunny Megatron" series on Amazon Video. Ken & Sunny’s latest venture is the hit "American Sex Podcast." This dynamic duo also regularly write sex columns for a number of well-known websites plus they’ve been featured in Cosmo. Playboy, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, CNN, Playgirl Magazine, and more. Sunny is a three-time XBIZ Sexpert of the Year nominee and was awarded #1 Sex Blogging Superhero of 2017 by Kinkly.

On a more personal note, this dynamic duo are married, parents, ethically non-monogamous, and lifestyle BDSM enthusiasts.

American Sex Podcast: americansexpodcast.com
Web: sunnymegatron.com
Sunny Twitter: twitter.com/sunnymegatron
Sunny Facebook: facebook.com/sunnymegatron
Ken Twitter: twitter.com/psychicken

Swinging 101

So you've decided to dip a few body parts into the swinging lifestyle! You're the newbie and you don't know where to start - or are you a veteran and you seem to be in a rut? Let us lend a hand in helping you navigate the lifestyle with the do's and don'ts. Or... what is the best way to start or continue down the right path to being a successful, educated, respectful swinger.

Sex
Presenter: De and Ray of Club Euphoria
De and Ray of Club Euphoria
De and Ray host monthly meet-n-greets at bars, lifestyle events, strip clubs, restaurants, and other local venues. Their parties and events are held in the greater Toledo and Northwest Ohio area. They offer a no pressure, safe and fun atmosphere where like-minded adult couples and singles in the swinging lifestyle can meet, socialize, dance, drink and get acquainted with new friends. www.toledoadultparties.com

Safer Sex Beyond, But Not Forgetting, the Penis

The way we think of sex is very penis-centric. The penis enters the vagina. The penis enters the anus. The penis enters the mouth. No matter what partner is doing what action, we narrate sex through the penis. It should then be no surprise that when it comes to HIV and STI prevention most people think of the condom. More narrowly, they think of the insertive condom. Using the latest scientific data and demonstrations on sex toys, Josh and Michael want to diversify your sexual health tool kit to include options that put methods of HIV and STI prevention in the hands and bodies of people without penises and those engaging in receptive sex. Topics will include: PrEP (a once daily pill that prevents HIV infection), PEP (a post-exposure treatment that prevents HIV infection), Undetectable Equals Untrasmittable (HIV treatment as a form of prevention), receptive condoms, water and silicone lube, and yes, the insertive condom.

Sex
Presenter: Michael J. Lecker and Josh Elsenheimer (Trillium Health)
Trillium Health
Michael J. Lecker, PhD is the Director of LGBTQ Health and Inclusiveness at Trillium Health. He runs the PrEP outreach program and The MOCHA Centers of Rochester and Buffalo. His doctoral research was an ethnography of the Radical Faeries, a queer spiritual group. His areas of expertise include theories of gender and sexuality, LGBTQ subcultures, and mass culture.

Josh Elsenheimer is a Community Outreach Specialist at Trillium Health, who specializes in HIV prevention methods such as PrEP and PEP, risk reduction, and sexual health. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from SUNY Brockport. He has been working with Trillium Health for over a year.

The Joy of Self-Pleasuring

Masturbation is good for you, whether you’re in a relationship or not. Explore the many benefits of practicing solo sex at all ages and stages of life.  We will challenge social taboos and debunk the myths surrounding self-pleasure. Gain new ideas and tips for exploration and enhance your sexual gratification. It’s time to take charge of your own orgasm and claim your right to self-pleasure!

Sex
Presenter: Laura Bogush
Laura Bogush

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: Joyfully Orgasmic

Is a 24/7 Dynamic Really Possible?

Your deepest fantasy, and what you have longed for your whole life, is to give yourself completely to that special Domme/Dom, or to use and train your sub/pet exactly to your liking. But, you want a relationship too - one filled with love, respect, and time for other hobbies and a career, family, and friends. Is it really possible to make a 24/7, D/s dynamic work in the chaos of the 21st century? Athena Kali and her pet(s) will lead an honest discussion of how to create a platform for helping your relationship reach its fullest potential. New content in this class includes discussion of multiple D/s relationships, polyamory, and long-distance relationships. Bring: An open mind and heart.

BDSM
Presenter: Athena Kali
Athena Kali
Athena Kali is a grinning and glittery sadist, feminist femdomme, rainbow-rope rigger from New York.  She delights in tormenting and teasing her squirming dude prey for your perving pleasure.  Together with pets and co-presenters Icarus and Ruin, classes from this dynamic team focus on empowering people with the tools of control, connection, female-led relationships and rope to create kink that satisfies, fulfills, and lasts. Presenting at 100's of events across the U.S. in the last 8 years, expect hands-on classes and events that focus on buildings blocks for all bodies, genders, and configurations, and a kink style equal parts love, torture, and creativity.  Athena is the co-founder of Dudes in Distress, a tumblr for corrupting, tormenting, and caressing beautiful bound boys and bois . Web: dudesindistress.tumblr.com

BDSM 101 and Safety: BDSM Basics and How to Enter the BDSM Scene Safely

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.

BDSM
Presenter: Rochester Kink Society
Rochester Kink Society (RKS)
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. We host regular parties in our facility, a premier dungeon in upstate New York. During parties, we have dungeon monitors staffing the dungeon to ensure play is safe, sane, and consensual. rochesterkinksociety.com

Sadistic Micro-Bondage

The devil is in the details. Fingers, earlobes, and naughty parts are all fair game in this fun and sadistic class, where participants will learn creative ideas for incorporating 'tiny rope' into play, such as twine, thread, yarn, and other deceptively small and mighty implements. From a top who likes her prey decidedly 'stressed,' this class will cover agonizing and annoying combinations, sadistically small ties, using micro-bondage safely on different areas of the body, and exploiting the natural sensitivity of some unusual spaces (in between the toes!). This is absolutely a learn-by-doing class. Twine will be provided or you may bring your own.

BDSM
Presenter: Athena Kali
Athena Kali
Athena Kali is a grinning and glittery sadist, feminist femdomme, rainbow-rope rigger from New York.  She delights in tormenting and teasing her squirming dude prey for your perving pleasure.  Together with pets and co-presenters Icarus and Ruin, classes from this dynamic team focus on empowering people with the tools of control, connection, female-led relationships and rope to create kink that satisfies, fulfills, and lasts. Presenting at 100's of events across the U.S. in the last 8 years, expect hands-on classes and events that focus on buildings blocks for all bodies, genders, and configurations, and a kink style equal parts love, torture, and creativity.  Athena is the co-founder of Dudes in Distress, a tumblr for corrupting, tormenting, and caressing beautiful bound boys and bois . Web: dudesindistress.tumblr.com

Erotic Touch

This demo is designed to take a submissive to a state of extreme sexual arousal and even possibly orgasms without toys of any kind! The contact between the dominant and submissive is purely physical. A submissive is often left hanging on a cross with little physical contact from her dominant. I am teaching that physical contact between dominant and submissive is more than “nice”, they should be included in every scene! This demo includes body contact, massage, tantric sexual contact, and mind fucking. In this demo you will see how using your body weight, body heat, breath, tongue, lips, teeth, fingers, and fingernails coupled with mind control can take a submissive to her sexual heights.

BDSM
Presenter: Sir Randy of Dragontailz

 

Sir Randy of Dragontailz

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 taught at kink events all over the East Coast. 

Art Films

Details coming soon! We have a variety of films and animations, ranging from playful to dark, that were submitted to the REAF Digital Art Show.

Art
Presenter: Rauncie Ryan / PhoenixMedusa  Witch and High Priestess
Rauncie Ryan
Rauncie has been a practicing pagan for over 30 years and has been a High Priestess for 20.  She is a Dominatrix who uses Ritual and God and Goddess Worship as part of her practice.  She is also a story teller and shape shifter using costumes and theatre in her ritual work.

Introduction to Age Play

What is age play? What is it not? Join Daddy Denny and baby bethie, who will share their relationship and what age play means to them. Their presentation will discuss what age play is and what it is not, various aspects of the fetish (Daddy/Little, Mommy/little, baby in diapers, recalcitrant teen). What about the darker side of this fetish? Why would consenting adults engage in these activities? Listen as they share their story with truth, laughter and honesty.

BDSM
Presenter: Daddy Denny and baby bethie

 

Daddy Denny and baby bethie

Daddy Denny and his permanently collared slave, baby bethie, have been actively practicing everything from age play to edge play in the Mid-Atlantic scene for more than 15 years. Their dynamic is Master/slave, yet at the same time Daddy/little girl.  Denny and bethie have presented for TeddyCon, Black Rose, Floating World, BESS, MAsT Philly, the Crucible in DC, Rochester Kink Society and more. They have owned and operated a lifestyle friendly B&B in Lancaster County Pennsylvania for the past 10 years; bethie has run the Alternative-Expressions munch group for the past 18 years. In vanilla life Denny is a business consultant, professional speaker, published author, and amateur magician and beekeeper; bethie is a published author, mathematician and retired professional consultant in the computer industry.

Big and Little Round Table

You've heard about age play. You know people involved. You are curious. You have questions. You want to share your experiences. You want to meet others involved in this fetish. Whatever your level of experience, it's always nice to hear from, and discuss with, others. Join Daddy Denny and baby bethie for a facilitated round table. Ask questions. Join in the discussion. Share your experiences.

BDSM
Presenter: Daddy Denny and baby bethie

 

Daddy Denny and baby bethie

Daddy Denny and his permanently collared slave, baby bethie, have been actively practicing everything from age play to edge play in the Mid-Atlantic scene for more than 15 years. Their dynamic is Master/slave, yet at the same time Daddy/little girl.  Denny and bethie have presented for TeddyCon, Black Rose, Floating World, BESS, MAsT Philly, the Crucible in DC, Rochester Kink Society and more. They have owned and operated a lifestyle friendly B&B in Lancaster County Pennsylvania for the past 10 years; bethie has run the Alternative-Expressions munch group for the past 18 years. In vanilla life Denny is a business consultant, professional speaker, published author, and amateur magician and beekeeper; bethie is a published author, mathematician and retired professional consultant in the computer industry.

What's Love Got To Do With It

Ancient Greeks believed in 7 Types of Love.  If "polyamory" literally means "many loves," then how does it relate to the 7 Types?  In this discussion that goes beyond the 101s of polyamory, we'll explore how the 7 Types of Love intersect with multiple types of ethical nonmonogamy, including polyamory, polysexuality, swinging, kink partnerships, and more.

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Presenter: Necole Vitale

 

Nicole Vitale

Necole Vitale has been a member of a polyfidelitous triad for over 4 years, with the triad rearing a total of 4 daughters currently ranging in age from 14 to 21. Necole is co-organizer of the Rochester Polyamory Meetup Group and a core member of the JBA (Jake Brake Alley) Staff. Necole has presented throughout the Greater Rochester area on topics related to polyamory, kink, and sex-positivity since 2014. She “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 a background in teaching, ministry, and event coordinating/leading, and now works in human services in the Finger Lakes area.

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Feel the Burn: Chemical Play

There’s no need to spend a ton of money on toys to punish someone. There’s plenty of easily purchased items that can be just as torturous and cruel as the harshest cane. Have a tube of Bengay laying around from when you worked out too hard at the gym? I’ll show you some fun ways to use it on your little brat. On your next shopping trip to the grocery store, don’t forget to pick up some fresh ginger for that disobedient little sub. Like most other forms of play, it doesn’t have to be all about inflicting pain. Using certain compounds can make someone more sensitive and even achieve more powerful orgasms. Chemicals can be so much fun to play with but they can also be dangerous. We’ll go over the safety precautions and how to neutralize the sting in case it’s too much.

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Miss Mackenzee
Miss Mackenzee is a Professional Dominatrix, Certified Erotic Hypnotist as well as an International BDSM and Sex Educator. Being involved in the lifestyle for 15 years, both on a professional and personal level, she quickly learned that not everyone experiences kink the same way. Her teachings have included classes that range from beginning 101 all the way to guest lecturing for graduate level programs. She has brought her experiences and skills to various organizations and events such as Kink.com, SF Citadel, Widener University, Dark Odyssey, Adventures in Sexuality, Sexploratorium, The Kink Shoppe, Celebrity Cruiseline, Brimstone, Floating World, EXXXotica, and many others. No fetish, question, or topic is too taboo for her. She prides herself on creating a fostering environment that is safe from societal judgments for people to explore their kinks and sexuality. Website: MissMackenzee.com

Play Piercing Safety and Techniques

Play piercing is done for the purpose of enjoyment (or pain) rather then permanent body decoration. It can be a form of self-expression, ritual, self-discovery, sexual pleasure, and entertainment. The endorphin high from play piercing can create a variety of sensations.  This class will demonstrate safe practices and techniques for those interested in exploring this kind of play. You will be coached on the connections that can be established between the piercer and pierced. We will also discuss the more extreme form of piercings specifically pertaining to Energy Pulls and Flesh Hook Suspension.

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Presenter: Tom Hill
Tom Hill
Tom is an experienced and licensed professional from Seattle WA who has been performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. He received his BA in Art, Communication and Theater from Monmouth College in 2004 and founded the Carnival of Curiosity & Chaos, creating acts of aerial acrobatics, fire performing, escapes, circus, sideshow, and flesh hook suspension for nightclubs and other venues. He has toured nationwide showcasing his needle piercing and flesh hook suspension skills. Tom skillfully executes needle piercings with absolute precision to create complex and elaborate line work. The body is a resonating anchor point for the lines. His artistic vision crosses over into his care and attention to details, and these connections are deeply evident when he works.

Imagery & Design with Needles

Want to use the body as a canvas, not just a pin cushion? Learn how to create your own patterns and how to execute those patterns on the body. Focus is on maintaining consistency and keeping a safe, clean environment for longer sessions.

BDSM
Presenter: Tom Hill
Tom Hill
Tom is an experienced and licensed professional from Seattle WA who has been performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. He received his BA in Art, Communication and Theater from Monmouth College in 2004 and founded the Carnival of Curiosity & Chaos, creating acts of aerial acrobatics, fire performing, escapes, circus, sideshow, and flesh hook suspension for nightclubs and other venues. He has toured nationwide showcasing his needle piercing and flesh hook suspension skills. Tom skillfully executes needle piercings with absolute precision to create complex and elaborate line work. The body is a resonating anchor point for the lines. His artistic vision crosses over into his care and attention to details, and these connections are deeply evident when he works.

Fire, Ice, and Wax - & Knives!

This demo is to teach how to play safely with all these fun sensations. “How to” and “what not to do” are big components of this demo. Including knife play on a submissive after fire, ice, and wax further heightens her enjoyment of the cold steel and sharp sensations knives offer. Knives are the best way to remove wax from the submissive’s body.

BDSM
Presenter: Sir Randy of Dragontailz

 

Sir Randy of Dragontailz

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 taught at kink events all over the East Coast. 

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3 Hot Peppers - SUNDAY WORKSHOPS!

Hands-On Needle Play: Sunday 1-3 pm

Hands-on introductory needle play class. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per person. Needle play kits available for purchase on our ticket page and also at the class.

BDSM
Presenter: Tom Hill
Tom Hill
Tom is an experienced and licensed professional from Seattle WA who has been performing body piercings and body modifications since 2010. He received his BA in Art, Communication and Theater from Monmouth College in 2004 and founded the Carnival of Curiosity & Chaos, creating acts of aerial acrobatics, fire performing, escapes, circus, sideshow, and flesh hook suspension for nightclubs and other venues. He has toured nationwide showcasing his needle piercing and flesh hook suspension skills. Tom skillfully executes needle piercings with absolute precision to create complex and elaborate line work. The body is a resonating anchor point for the lines. His artistic vision crosses over into his care and attention to details, and these connections are deeply evident when he works.

Hands-On Rope Bondage: Sunday 1-3 pm

Hands-on introductory rope bondage class. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per person.

BDSM
Presenter: Athena Kali
Athena Kali
Athena Kali is a grinning and glittery sadist, feminist femdomme, rainbow-rope rigger from New York.  She delights in tormenting and teasing her squirming dude prey for your perving pleasure.  Together with pets and co-presenters Icarus and Ruin, classes from this dynamic team focus on empowering people with the tools of control, connection, female-led relationships and rope to create kink that satisfies, fulfills, and lasts. Presenting at 100's of events across the U.S. in the last 8 years, expect hands-on classes and events that focus on buildings blocks for all bodies, genders, and configurations, and a kink style equal parts love, torture, and creativity.  Athena is the co-founder of Dudes in Distress, a tumblr for corrupting, tormenting, and caressing beautiful bound boys and bois . Web: dudesindistress.tumblr.com

Hands-On Whip Class: Sunday 1-3 pm

Wulfe will begin by going over the mechanics of the whip, and how it pertains to whip cracking, as well as safety and whip maintenance. Without “whipping a dead horse” he will get right into throwing the whips. Wulfe will be supplying targets, as well as providing 1 on 1 tips. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per person.

Bring your own whip if you have one.

BDSM
Presenter: Wulfe of Wulfetail Whips
Wulfe of WulfeTailWhips
Wulfe is a master crafter of whips, floggers and dragon tails and owner of WulfeTailWhips.  He has been handcrafting whips and floggers for over 7 years.  He has been active in the BDSM lifestyle for over 8 years and currently serves the community on the management team of the Syracuse D/s Society as one of the education coordinators.  Educational topics that he has taught for the group include BDSM 101, single tails, floggers and violet wands.

Hands-On Flogging Class: Sunday 1-3 pm

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 person.

 Bring a lightweight flogger or pair

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Presenter: Arcane and Ms Brenda

 

Arcane and Ms Brenda

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

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Special Sessions

Cross Dressers / Trans (MTF) Make-Over Day ($100)

Spend a fabulous afternoon from 1-5:30 pm 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.

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)
* 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.

Hosted by: Zadie Black and Min
Zadie and Min
Zadie and Min are two halves of a couple exploring gender and the BDSM scene. He's a trans-girl crossdresser and she's all girl all the time. They've explored multiple gender presentations both at femme domme parties and out in the wider world as a couple for a number of years. Their personal exploration includes visiting wig shops, shoe stores, moving through drunken crowds after sporting events, clubbing all night, and confusing both taxi-cabs and make-up counters across North America. They're excited to share their experiences and tips on make-up, navigating being only partly-out in the vanilla world and how best to share his-hers-hers foundation garments.

Sybian Rides for Ladies (no charge)

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.

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Presenter: Dr. Bumpy and Nurse Laura
Dr. Bumpy and Nurse Laura
For over ten years, Dr. Bumpy and his Sybian have been well-traveled, pleasing the ladies at numerous swing and bdsm events. Dr. Bumpy is always a gentleman and makes ladies feel comfortable.  Nurse Laura 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: drbumpy.com

Littles Playroom

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.  Daddy Denny and baby bethie 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!

BDSM
Presenter: Daddy Denny and baby bethie

 

Daddy Denny and baby bethie

Daddy Denny and his permanently collared slave, baby bethie, have been actively practicing everything from age play to edge play in the Mid-Atlantic scene for more than 15 years. Their dynamic is Master/slave, yet at the same time Daddy/little girl.  Denny and bethie have presented for TeddyCon, Black Rose, Floating World, BESS, MAsT Philly, the Crucible in DC, Rochester Kink Society and more. They have owned and operated a lifestyle friendly B&B in Lancaster County Pennsylvania for the past 10 years; bethie has run the Alternative-Expressions munch group for the past 18 years. In vanilla life Denny is a business consultant, professional speaker, published author, and amateur magician and beekeeper; bethie is a published author, mathematician and retired professional consultant in the computer industry.

Bodypainting and Private Photography Sessions

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).

Art
Presenter: Bill Milward
Bill Milward
A Technical Illustrator by profession, Bill spent many years in the corporate world where his work was nationally recognized. He eventually began working as a freelance technical artist encountering many diverse situations and challenges. Bill first began bodypainting about twenty years ago and has never looked back.....still enjoying the creative challenges, and judging at some bodyart competitions, and more recently judging photo competitions as a trained judge. He's met many wonderful people and enjoys the feeling of satisfaction seeing the transformation that takes place in people when they are painted. "It's like a mask they wear, becoming someone else for a few hours. Shy people often become uninhibited wearing their new painted designs....there's almost a strut in their walk. I've seen victims of breast cancer shed tears of joy after being painted, so proud of themselves for being courageous and proudly overcoming their fears."
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Social Gatherings

Kinky Mixer

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.

Hosted by: Lazer, an active member of several area BDSM groups with a personal interest in promoting community cohesiveness.
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Furry Mixer

So whether you have a fursuit or not, or just love furries, you are all welcome to come hangout and make some new friendships.

Hosted by: Kayasu, who specializes in Costuming and Encasement, and loves mummification bondage, zentai, sleepsacks, PVC, latex, and spandex.
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Polyamory Mixer

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.

Polyamory
Hosted by: Rochester Polyamory Meetup group

Rochester Kink Society (RKS) Mixer

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.

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Hosted by: Rochester Kink Society Board of Directors