March 27-28, 2020

Rochester Riverside Hotel

rochester erotic arts festival

Workshops at the 2019 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. If you buy rope, a whip, or a flogger 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 Presenter

Midori

Founder of ForteFemme: Women’s Intensive, Midori leads workshops, lectures, and weekend intensives as well as educational and arts programs to enhance creative living, fulfillment, and collaborative leadership from the bedroom to the boardroom. Her decades of Sex Positive instruction started in the 90's through HIV education and Smarter Sex outreach. Since then she's authored many books and articles, including "The Wild Side of Sex" and "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" the first English language instruction book on Shibari. Midori is also a passionate multidisciplinary artist. She has presented at TEDx SoMa, curated a large event at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and exhibits her art internationally. www.FHP-Inc.com

Featured Presenter

Princess Kali

Princess Kali is a dynamic educator & entrepreneur that focuses on power exchange, confidence & communication. With over 16 years of experience in exploring sexually alternative lifestyles & professions she has presented at venues such as Harvard, Kink in the Caribbean, Dark Odyssey and SXSW. Now her time is focused on personal coaching, running her revolutionary website KinkAcademy.com, speaking across the US as well as internationally and promoting her first book, "Enough To Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation."www.coachingbykali.com

1 Hot Pepper

1 Hot Pepper - Fairly Tame!

Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice & Erotic Story Telling

Use the magic of Shaherezade! Incorporate seductive voicetechniques learned in this class to heat up the bedroom and add spice to yourerotic life. Mesmerize your lover and transport both of you to an eroticlandscape. Learn how to build and enrich a powerful fantasy, practice effectivevoice techniques and spellbinding. In this hands-on workshop style class you'lllearn techniques of finding out both your fantasies, practice story tellingskills and improve them with Midori's gentle guidance. Spicy demos, practicalexercises, tips. Delightful class for couples and singles.

Midori

Founder of ForteFemme: Women’s Intensive, Midori leads workshops, lectures, and weekend intensives as well as educational and arts programs to enhance creative living, fulfillment, and collaborative leadership from the bedroom to the boardroom. Her decades of Sex Positive instruction started in the 90's through HIV education and Smarter Sex outreach. Since then she's authored many books and articles, including "The Wild Side of Sex" and "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" the first English language instruction book on Shibari. Midori is also a passionate multidisciplinary artist. She has presented at TEDx SoMa, curated a large event at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and exhibits her art internationally. www.FHP-Inc.com

Photo Warm-ups and Illustration Icebreakers

A meet-up for models, artists, and photographers. Join us on Friday evening for camera warm-ups, posing exercises, lighting discussion, and more. Trace yourself on giant paper. Hop up on our boudoir stage and give modeling a try. Whether you're a pro looking for a chance to fiddle with lenses and settings, or a beginner hoping to have questions answered, this open shoot and draw is a great way to dive into the weekend.

Melissa Weiland and Erin Cardullo

Erin Cardullo and Melissa Weiland are new media artists, specializing in digital video production. From music videos, to video courses, to fine art and video installation, a wide array of projects has allowed them to develop a varied skillset (and an expertise in speedy problem solving) and they treasure every opportunity to share their knowledge with other artists. (Feel free to bring your burning camera questions and your troublesome equipment to their Friday night artist’s icebreaker session.) Erin and Melissa also have a number of both still and motion works entered in the juried show that they hope you enjoy viewing as much as they enjoyed creating.

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.

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!

Introduction to Pole Dancing

Sheila will guide you through the foundations of Pole Dance in a safe, positive and energizing environment. You'll learn some tips and tricks to get you spinning around and feeling like a Goddess! She welcomes everyone to participate with the best, can-do attitude! No prerequisites necessary. Please inform Sheila of any physical ailments in order for her to cater movements that work well and are comfortable for you.  Please no jewelry, lotions or oils on hands and legs prior to participating.

Otter

Sheila Frank is a local Pole Dance Instructor and Performer in the Greater Rochester area for over 10 years.  She also performs every year at the annual Rochester Erotic Arts Festival!

Lap Dance For Couples

Would you and your significant other like the strip club experience in the comfort of your own home? Feel like spicing it up with a little exotic dance, role-play, and maybe a few laughs? Leave your inhibitions outside and come on in to Lap Dance for Couples! Shia LeGoof and The lovely ladies of Pretty Kitties Burlesque welcome you to an hour of lusty fun for you and your partner. This class explores both the role of the sitter and dancer, encouraging couples to take turns trying out both if they like. We’ll do a basic warm up and go over some moves and techniques to have a safe, sexy, fun lap dance. We can also explore some different music styles to set a certain mood. Whether you’ve never danced for your partner before or are a pro, there’s something for everyone in this class. Feel free to go at your own pace and add your own style to your personal peep show!

Otter

Leah Camilleri has been studying and performing a variety of movement and dance since a very age young age. Starting out with tap, jazz, ballet, and modern dance, she also studied martial arts and eventually found her way to musical theater and acting. Graduating from Nazareth College’s Theatre Arts program, she focused on acting, and how movement and physicality pertained to performance. In the 2010’s she delved into Belly Dance at the Goddess Hour Dance studio, and then found her way to the art form of Burlesque. Leah is currently an instructor of fusion belly dance and burlesque, her weekly classes are at Callan Harris Physical Therapy Center, and are attended by all kinds of adventurous, fearless women.

Beginning Belly Dance

Are you ready to shimmy, shake, and move like a snake? Then Beginning Belly Dance is the class for you! Join Belly dancers Leah and Dylaina, as well as some of their fabulous students, for an hour of sensual movements and spicy dancin! Whether you are totally new to dancing or an experienced mover n shaker doesn’t matter. This class is about having fun, learning an age-old sultry and seductive style of dance. It’s also an enjoyable work out. All levels are welcome! Class will start with a basic head to toe warm up, then we’ll break down some technique and movement vocabulary. Once those moves start to feel at home in our bodies, we can string them together to make some sexy combinations. Think of the them as mini choreography you can take with you to share with a special someone(s). We’ll go over some fast and slow moves, as well as traditional versus more casual/modern styles. And we always end class with a little lead and follow freestyle fun! Get ready to shake those hips, and move your belly to the groove!

Leah Camilleri

Leah Camilleri has been studying and performing a variety of movement and dance since a very age young age. Starting out with tap, jazz, ballet, and modern dance, she also studied martial arts and eventually found her way to musical theater and acting. Graduating from Nazareth College’s Theatre Arts program, she focused on acting, and how movement and physicality pertained to performance. In the 2010’s she delved into Belly Dance at the Goddess Hour Dance studio, and then found her way to the art form of Burlesque. Leah is currently an instructor of fusion belly dance and burlesque, her weekly classes are at Callan Harris Physical Therapy Center, and are attended by all kinds of adventurous, fearless women.

Burlesque Dancing with a Routine to Take Home

Class description

Bewitched Burlesque Sideshow

Bewitched Burlesque Sideshow

Littles Story Hour

Cuddle up with your favorite stuffed animal while Mister Rich reads stories to the Littles. Presented by Brinalynn and Mister Rich.

Brinalynn and Mister Rich

Mister Rich and brinalynn are a Daddy Dom/ little duo who enjoy sharing their love of Cg/ l (Caregiver/ little) dynamics in many forms.

Littles PJ Party with Movie and Snacks

Join your littles friends and their mommies and daddies for a movie and snacks. If you'd like to know more about the Littles lifestyle, you are welcome to join in the fun. You can wear your jammies or whatever you are comfortable in (bottoms must be covered).

Brinalynn and Mister Rich

Mister Rich and brinalynn are a Daddy Dom/ little duo who enjoy sharing their love of Cg/ l (Caregiver/ little) dynamics in many forms.

Littles Craft Hour

Join your littles friends and their mommies and daddies for crafts and snacks. If you'd like to know more about the Littles lifestyle, you are welcome to join in the fun. You can wear your baby or kids clothes, or whatever you are comfortable in (bottoms must be covered).

Brinalynn and Mister Rich

Mister Rich and brinalynn are a Daddy Dom/ little duo who enjoy sharing their love of Cg/ l (Caregiver/ little) dynamics in many forms.

Snakessss Ritual

Join Serpentessa and Rauncie Ryan as they lead a ritual of new beginnings.  Start your REAF weekend off by leaving the everyday world behind and open yourself up to new possibilities.

Serpentessa Snake Ritual
Serpentessa is a snake priestess, a.k.a. an inter-species facilitator with a specialty in Boa Constrictors. Life offers no guarantees, but lots of lessons, transformation and adventures. With her Snake teachers, she impacts people by igniting awe and mystery in their lives.

Rauncie Ryan / PhoenixMedusa 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. Rauncie is co-founder of REAF.

Art Films

Films and animations submitted to the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival Digital Show (titles and synopsis TBA shortly)

Melissa Weiland and Erin Cardullo

Hosted by Erin Cardullo and Melissa Weiland, new media artists specializing in digital video production. From music videos, to video courses, to fine art and video installation, a wide array of projects has allowed them to develop a varied skill set (and an expertise in speedy problem solving) and they treasure every opportunity to share their knowledge with other artists. Erin and Melissa also have a number of both still and motion works entered in the juried show that they hope you enjoy viewing as much as they enjoyed creating.

2 Hot Peppers

2 Hot Peppers - Heating Up!

Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You

Ever feel boxed in by the definition and expectations of kinky sex? Do you want more fulfilling play? Would you like a more effective way to find out what the other person really wants and minimize scene failure? Want to better answer the question of "what are you into?" and have better play times? Find yourself dissatisfied with scenes or frustrated at not having your desire accepted? Want to figure out how to create a multi person scene where everyone is happy? You're not alone! Ever notice the expectation that sadist must be a dominant and a submissive must be a masochist? Or vice a versa... Is this right? Wrong! Join Midori in this this hugely popular and unique class where she explodes the standard definitions of kink roles and expands the idea of what kink is all about. In "Beyond Twisted," she maps out a fine-tuned and flexible framework that anyone can use to help better describe their adventurous appetites. The first step to fulfilling your desire is to better understand them and effectively and appealingly sharing that with others. This is a class for those who want better play, or those don't quite fit into the standard boxes... and for anyone who's curious about their own possibly untapped potential!

Midori

Founder of ForteFemme: Women’s Intensive, Midori leads workshops, lectures, and weekend intensives as well as educational and arts programs to enhance creative living, fulfillment, and collaborative leadership from the bedroom to the boardroom. Her decades of Sex Positive instruction started in the 90's through HIV education and Smarter Sex outreach. Since then she's authored many books and articles, including "The Wild Side of Sex" and "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" the first English language instruction book on Shibari. Midori is also a passionate multidisciplinary artist. She has presented at TEDx SoMa, curated a large event at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and exhibits her art internationally. www.FHP-Inc.com

Embodied Intimacy for Your Pleasure and Theirs

How does embodiment (being in our bodies, not our heads) inform how we want to touch and be touched for our pleasure? What does your body really want and can you ask for that to create greater intimacy? Bring a partner or buddy up in class. Dress or undress as you feel comfortable (bottoms required at all times).

Amanda Wattie

Amanda Wattie is an Intimacy Mentor and Touch Artist with certifications in Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork.She has had a passion for mindfully living and loving for 20+ years. Her education is steeped in spirituality, touch, healing and conscious sexuality.One of her greatest pleasures in life is creatively supporting people in their evolution, through relationships and erotic expansion, with the body as muse and guide.

Humiliation Truth or Dare – an Interactive (& Consensual!) Game

Get ready for a game that’ll have you laughing (both WITH and AT people!) Dominants, switches and submissives can all enjoy this round-robin game of truth or dare. ‘Fess up about your desires, hear others darkest fantasies & get some action with kinky dares. Have as little, or as much control over your participation as you want, it’s all in good fun!

Princess Kali

Princess Kali is a dynamic educator & entrepreneur that focuses on power exchange, confidence & communication. With over 16 years of experience in exploring sexually alternative lifestyles & professions she has presented at venues such as Harvard, Kink in the Caribbean, Dark Odyssey and SXSW. Now her time is focused on personal coaching, running her revolutionary website KinkAcademy.com, speaking across the US as well as internationally and promoting her first book, "Enough To Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation."www.coachingbykali.com

You’re Not a DomBot!: Dominant Self-Care

In erotica and porn, dominance always looks calm, cool and self-assured. But in the real world it’s a lot more complicated than that. The doms that we read about, watch and fetishize effortlessly engineer a cathartic scene for their temporary or long-term partner, dancing along the edge of physical or psychological torment, in the end returning gently to the “real world,” exhausted, renewed, satisfied.

These idealized dominants are responsible for brainstorming inspired scene ideas, framing the negotiation and making sure that the submissive communicates clearly, orchestrating emotionally and physically draining sessions, providing the perfect aftercare, all while wearing high-heels or skin-tight leather pants. It can be exhausting! It’s no wonder that even experienced tops can so often feel burned out, like kink has become an obligation instead of a source of joy. It takes a lot to be a dominant, whether it’s for a single scene, or in a longer term D/s relationship. Creativity, confidence, discipline, energy, care and so much more.

This class is designed to help dominants manage expectations – their own and their submissive’s – and to get the care they need to deal with top-drop (yes, top-drop is a real thing), and avoid longer-term kink-burnout. You will learn to let go of scene perfectionism, confront the notion that you’re supposed to be a mind-reader, and deflect the expectation that as a dominant, you’re an inexhaustible engine of unspeakable perversion. Learn how to get the support you need whether it’s from yourself, a well-trained partner or from someone (or somewhere) entirely different.

Princess Kali

Princess Kali is a dynamic educator & entrepreneur that focuses on power exchange, confidence & communication. With over 16 years of experience in exploring sexually alternative lifestyles & professions she has presented at venues such as Harvard, Kink in the Caribbean, Dark Odyssey and SXSW. Now her time is focused on personal coaching, running her revolutionary website KinkAcademy.com, speaking across the US as well as internationally and promoting her first book, "Enough To Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation."www.coachingbykali.com

Becoming a Sexually Dominant Woman

There are a lot of myths about powerful women and they can get in the way when you want to tap into your femme power. Fortunately, Princess Kali can make it much easier to be both strong and feminine. She’ll help you discover your dominant persona and style, offer tips on becoming comfortable in that role, show you a few basic kinky toys, get you started on using sexy verbal play, and more. She’ll even give you some ideas for bringing service submission into your play so your partner can pamper you the way you deserve! Let your powerful side out and see how much fun she can be! This workshop focuses on women with male partners.

Princess Kali

Princess Kali is a dynamic educator & entrepreneur that focuses on power exchange, confidence & communication. With over 16 years of experience in exploring sexually alternative lifestyles & professions she has presented at venues such as Harvard, Kink in the Caribbean, Dark Odyssey and SXSW. Now her time is focused on personal coaching, running her revolutionary website KinkAcademy.com, speaking across the US as well as internationally and promoting her first book, "Enough To Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation."www.coachingbykali.com

Yes! Yes! Yes! Don’t! Stop! – Communicating Clear Consent and Firm Boundaries

Discover and practice clear communication techniques that effectively disarm and deflect individuals who are trying to persuade or pressure you into doing something you don’t want to do. Recent events splashed across the news demonstrate that “Yes”and “No” are not as simple as they should be. Empower yourself with these unique verbal techniques that will allow you to:
- Deflect and discourage individuals who pester you for play and don’t honor your first “No”.
- Develop the essential communication tools needed to safely navigate this exciting world of sexuality.
- Transform a potential outing into just an awkward greeting (someone from the lifestyle/scene greets you in a vanilla place).
- Evade hugs and other unwanted touches without hurting the hugger’s feelings.
- Gently, but firmly stop someone from disclosing too much/inappropriate information in a public place.
- Recover quickly if you accidentally greet someone you shouldn’t in a vanilla space.
-And more!

Sadie McMaster

Sadie McMaster has been a practitioner of the BDSM, Kink, and Fetish arts for nearly 20 years, teaching classes and leading demonstrations internationally and locally, including at he Rochester Erotic Arts Festival. Hosting the Talkin’ Taboo Podcast, Miss McMaster strives to bring BDSM information, education, and entertainment to the public while working to eliminate the stigma and shame associated with authentic self-expression of BDSM sexual practices.

Long Distance Poly Relationships and Modern Technology

Progressive technology has allowed us to open our worlds past the borders set by a once well-known proximity complex. With social media surprising us still with new advancements, meeting potential partners online is more common than ever. Sites not designed for dating are linking people through common interests and lifestyles. Commonly complained about in the polyamory community, finding local polyamorous partners whose values and structure can co-exist with yours is difficult. With the power of the internet and curious minds, ways to meet people all over the world are growing every day. For any person, long-distance relationships have become more common and accessible than ever before. Creating structure, laying out expectations, and creating routine is essential to tending to these unique arrangements.

Molly Harrington

Born and raised in Buffalo, Molly M. Harrington, LMSW found her way into the polyamory and kink communities in 2013. A 2013 graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Molly has focused her career on medical social work, teaching, and providing services to couples and alternative arrangements. As an adjunct professor of psychology at Erie Community College, Molly is committed to lifelong learning. Molly lives in Buffalo, NY with her fiancé and local boyfriend. She has a long-distance partner who lives in New Orleans, LA. Molly spends her time volunteering as a sorority advisor, traveling for music and drag shows, and spending time with her pets.

Enjoying Sex As We Age

Do you find sex to be more challenging as you’ve grown older? Intimacy and sexual activity are important for a positive well being at every age. While physical changes may create some obstacles, it’s possible to enjoy sexual activity with a partner or alone well into old age. Expand the possibilities and pick up some tips to enhance your sex life as you grow older. We’re never too old to enjoy sensual pleasure.

Laura Bogush

Laura Bogush is the“pleasure mama” at Bodysex Cleveland. It’s her passion to provide opportunities for women/vulva-owners to explore their sexuality, heal body shame, and maximize pleasure within a safe and supportive space. Laura has studied with Betty Dodson and is a certified Body sex facilitator.
Bodysex Cleveland

Compersion: What is it and How do I Get Some?

In polyamory it is important to discover ways you can be happy foryour partner in their other relationship(s), which in turn will improve yourrelationship.  We will discuss whatCompersion is and what it isn’t.  We willtouch upon NRE, jealousy, triggers, reactions vs. responses, and some of thepitfalls to be wary of while exploring your place in polyamory.  Ideas to help communications and enhance theconnection between partners will also be discussed.  As this is a discussion based class, it isdifferent every time because attendees are encouraged to share what works ordoesn’t work for them and why.

Jo

Jo identifies as a polyamorous, submissive/pet. Over the last decade, she has served the BDSM community as a board member and trustee for a local group, the donation coordinator for an annual fund raiser, a volunteer at many events, and as a demo bottom for classes nationwide. As a demo-bottom for a variety of classes including knife play, whips, micro-branding, sutures, fire play, and fire flogging, she offers attendees the “bottom’s” insight.  Being in the lifestyle for nearly 2 decades,Jo has spent time exploring the Top side of life, as a single submissive, in service, and is currently in an open, Poly, D/s relationship for nearly a decade with one of her partners.  As a presenter, she has been honored to present at several events including SubCon2016, TesFest and Sin in the City. She presents primarily discussion based classes on a variety of D/s and relationship topics including polyamory, and service as well as a few hands on workshops.

Emergency Preparedness: Sex Edition

We exit the building when the fire alarm goes off. We stock up onbread and eggs before a big storm. What do we do to prepare for (and prevent)disasters of the intimate variety? How do we handle hurt feelings, bruised egosand all the minor emergencies that occur as we navigate our sex lives? How towe prevent major disasters of crossed boundaries and issues of consent? JoinMegan and Jasper in unpacking a kit of tools and skills that will get youthrough whatever play throws at you. We promise that by the end you’ll beasking yourself, “What’s in my sex emergency kit?”

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. Topics Megan has presented on include: sex toy safety, sensory play, kink first aid kit, LGBTQ+identities, safer sex for all bodies and HIV/STI education. 

Jasper Gonzalez is an LGBTQ+ Community Health Specialist at Trillium Health. He has been actively involved in Rochester’s LGBTQ+ community for the last 14 years, participating in programs including acting in the Vagina Monologues, volunteering with the Out Alliance’s youth group, ImageOut, and speaking about his experiences as a transgender man through Trillium’s educational programming. Jasper is committed to addressing the barriers experienced by transgender and non-binary individuals using social theories of healthcare, advocacy skills and intersectional feminism. Through his work at Trillium Health he provides both community and staff training on a variety of topics around LGBTQ+ cultural competency and healthcare. Jasper hopes to promote a holistic view of sexuality that leaves room for individual expression.

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.

Rochester Kink Society (RKS)
Rochester Kink Society (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

Fighting Dysmorphia With Self Portraiture

Most of us have internal images of ourselves that are hyperfocused on our perceived flaws. In this workshop, we aim to give each participant a new perspective on themselves. Artists Erin Cardullo and Melissa Weiland will take participants through a group self-portrait exercise designed by Dav Yendler that allows us to directly equate our internal image with our literal reflection.

Melissa Weiland and Erin Cardullo

Erin Cardullo and Melissa Weiland are new media artists, specializing in digital video production. From music videos, to video courses, to fine art and video installation, a wide array of projects has allowed them to develop a varied skillset (and an expertise in speedy problem solving) and they treasure every opportunity to share their knowledge with other artists. (Feel free to bring your burning camera questions and your troublesome equipment to their Friday night artist’s icebreaker session.) Erin and Melissa also have a number of both still and motion works entered in the juried show that they hope you enjoy viewing as much as they enjoyed creating.

Swinging 101

So you have considered the swinging lifestyle or other non-monogamous activities with your partner - now what? Swinging can be a great way to expand your relationship, but there are many topics to be aware of before you decide to get started. We will discuss:

* The many types of swinging or non-monogamy
* The do’s and don’ts of swinging
* Talking to your spouse or partner about non-monogamy and swinging
* Communications, rules and expectations
* How to meet the right couples and/or singles
* Clubs, Parties, Meet & Greets and the Swinger Community activities
* Websites and sexy vacations

We share our experiences, answer your questions and help you get informed about the Swinging Lifestyle.

Presented by John and Deb & Mike and Amber from Forbidden Pleasures.

3 Hot Peppers

3 Hot Peppers - Smokin’ Hot!

Wrapped for Pleasure: Scarf Bound for Sex

Want to bring sizzling, sexy, fun, and easy erotic bondage to your bedroom? Don't want to bother with expensive gear or complicated ropes? Let¹s combine sex with super easy bondage with stealthy scarves! Learn fun positions, techniques and how to change positions quickly. Midori will teach you safe non-rope ties for sex in various positions, making the best fitting dildo harness ever, sexual sensation enhancement with good positions, and more. There will be lots practice time so bring some a beach towel or yoga mat, a pillow or two if you like, and wear comfortable clothing. (All the exercises will be fully clothed.) Bring scarves if you like. Otherwise equipment and scarves will be provided. Couples or intimately comfortable friends encouraged!

Midori

Founder of ForteFemme: Women’s Intensive, Midori leads workshops, lectures, and weekend intensives as well as educational and arts programs to enhance creative living, fulfillment, and collaborative leadership from the bedroom to the boardroom. Her decades of Sex Positive instruction started in the 90's through HIV education and Smarter Sex outreach. Since then she's authored many books and articles, including "The Wild Side of Sex" and "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" the first English language instruction book on Shibari. Midori is also a passionate multidisciplinary artist. She has presented at TEDx SoMa, curated a large event at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and exhibits her art internationally. www.FHP-Inc.com

Happy, Healthy Humiliation

Humiliation is such a complex and varied fetish that many lifestyle and professional players hesitate to delve very deeply into the many fun options for embarrassing, degrading or humiliating their submissive. After attending this workshop however, both light and heavy players will be equipped with exciting new ideas to use and expand upon. Everything from dehumanization, to chastity training, to verbal humiliation and water-sports will be discussed, as well as How to Humiliate Happily- the ways to make sure that everyone is getting what they need from the experience.

Princess Kali

Princess Kali is a dynamic educator & entrepreneur that focuses on power exchange, confidence & communication. With over 16 years of experience in exploring sexually alternative lifestyles & professions she has presented at venues such as Harvard, Kink in the Caribbean, Dark Odyssey and SXSW. Now her time is focused on personal coaching, running her revolutionary website KinkAcademy.com, speaking across the US as well as internationally and promoting her first book, "Enough To Make You Blush: Exploring Erotic Humiliation."www.coachingbykali.com

Embodied Intimacy for Your Pleasure and Theirs: Going Deeper (Open to VIP Passes only)

In this workshop,participants will have an opportunity to receive and give full body touch (informed by your body) with a partner or a group. In addition, we will explore how breath, movement and sound can increase our pleasure as givers and receivers. Dress or undress as you feel comfortable (nudity is accepted/encouraged).

Amanda Wattie

Amanda Wattie is an Intimacy Mentor and Touch Artist with certifications in Somatic Sex Education and Sexological Bodywork.She has had a passion for mindfully living and loving for 20+ years. Her education is steeped in spirituality, touch, healing and conscious sexuality.One of her greatest pleasures in life is creatively supporting people in their evolution, through relationships and erotic expansion, with the body as muse and guide.

No Cane, No Gain!

This is an information packed class taught by an instructor who is passionate for all things canes! Whether you are brand new to canes or a fellow cane lover, this class will have something for everyone.Some of the topics we will cover are...
*Cane materials and design
*Care, cleaning and storage 
*Safety
*Properties of impact
*Methods, styles and techniques
This class is appropriate for all experience levels and roles. All are welcome!

Bellona

Pegging for Pleasure

Strap-on play, pegging - whatever you call it, this intimate formof sex can be the secret to unlocking new levels of intimacy, submission, andpower in your partnerships and play.  This class will help you understandthe basics and get ready to start pegging. How can you pick the right strap-onharness? Which toy will be most comfortable for your partner? How can you makethe first time comfortable?  How can you make your partner squirm inecstacy? Are prostate orgasms real? What does it feel like to be pegged? Is itreally pleasurable for the top?!? All these questions and more will be answeredby the presenters, and pending con rules, get ready for a demonstration! Whether you are looking to use pegging as a way to enhance pleasure,create a power exchange, or just spice things up, we have you covered.

Athena Kali
Athena Kali is a New York sadist who 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 9 years, Athena and her pets bring 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 former lovely lady behind Dudes in Distress, a queer / rainbow / femdom Tumblr, but is looking for a new home for the project!

Oh NoooOOOOO! Predicament Play

“Alright my pet, I want you to choose between A and B….” You might already have guessed, but both A and B are terrible, wonderful, horribly sadistic choices to choose from!  Predicament play can be a terribly fun and playful way to engage creative ideas in our scenes, but it also holds a special place for empowered bottom / submissive play within a D/s relationship.  By that we mean -predicaments allow us to explore a place where the Top is still in charge, but the bottom has room to navigate, participate, and sometimes change the rules of the game.  How can you create predicaments that honor your particular play dynamic, and fulfill your desires? Come ready for an action-packed predicaments class filled with great/terrible ideas and plenty of hands-on creation time!

Athena Kali
Athena Kali is a New York sadist who 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 9 years, Athena and her pets bring 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 former lovely lady behind Dudes in Distress, a queer / rainbow / femdom Tumblr, but is looking for a new home for the project!

Fire Cupping / Fire Play

Basics of Fire Play - including equipment needed and safety measures. Demos with fire cupping, fire wands, flash cotton and mousse.

Master Bjorn
Master Bjorn has been in the BDSM Lifestyle for 34 years. Moderator of Watertown Kink Society (WKS), Leader of the WKS Dom Peer Group, and a leader of Syracuse Rope and Riggers, he is passionate about kink education and teaches a wide variety of classes ranging from types of play to Authority-based Dynamics. Master Bjorn can often be found attending or volunteering at regional and national kink events.

Microbranding

Otherwise known as Cell Popping, this class will cover tools and equipment used; safety, first aid, and aftercare; history and artistry, and will feature demonstration of technique.

Master Bjorn
Master Bjorn has been in the BDSM Lifestyle for 34 years. Moderator of Watertown Kink Society (WKS), Leader of the WKS Dom Peer Group, and a leader of Syracuse Rope and Riggers, he is passionate about kink education and teaches a wide variety of classes ranging from types of play to Authority-based Dynamics. Master Bjorn can often be found attending or volunteering at regional and national kink events.

How to Tame a Dragon

This is an interactive presentation on dragontails. Sir Randy talks about how to play with the dragontail to do more than just crack the whip. He shows how to play with the dragontail on a demo submissive, then teachs everyone how to achieve all 8 of the different strokes and different impacts that make a Dragontailz dragontail unique. All class participants are provided a dragontail for use during the class for hands on practice. If you already own a Dragontailz dragontail, bring it with you so you can practice with your own toy.

 

Sir Randy

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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Rope Bondage with Midori: 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: $20 per person. **Wear comfortable clothing and bring a minimum of 2 lengths of 15 feet and 2 of 25 feet of rope.**

Everyone's catching the rope fever! Bring the pleasures from Japan into your bedroom with easy, sexy rope play. Learn simple, elegant, effective and sensual rope skills and thrill your partner. Midori will also teach you how to avoid clumsiness, minimize risks, including boring or harming your partner. Learn essential foundation techniques including four two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexy positions.

Founder of ForteFemme: Women’s Intensive, Midori leads workshops, lectures, and weekend intensives as well as educational and arts programs to enhance creative living, fulfillment, and collaborative leadership from the bedroom to the boardroom. Her decades of Sex Positive instruction started in the 90's through HIV education and Smarter Sex outreach. Since then she's authored many books and articles, including "The Wild Side of Sex" and "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" the first English language instruction book on Shibari. ation techniques includingfour two-column restraints, safety, rope selection, and creative, sexypositions. Midori is the author of "The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage", and founder of the Rope Bondage Dojo. www.RopeDojo.com

In-depth 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

BDSM
Presenter: Bull Martin of Leather Passions
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Special Sessions

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.

Sex
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

Serpentessa Snakesssssss Individual Massage Sessions

Your session is private One-on-One time in a quiet room with boa constrictors. Learn about the snakes, interact or let them 'massage' you into deep sensory bliss! Entwine in interspecies love to remember your wild divine nature.  Her pledge to you: your reactions, choices and responses are always respected.

Serpentessa REAF Special: Single Session, 1hr $225 - Couples Snake Massage, 1.30 hrs $325

Serpentessa Snake Massage
Serpentessa is a snake priestess, a.k.a. an inter-species facilitator with a specialty in Boa Constrictors. Life offers no guarantees, but lots of lessons, transformation and adventures. With her Snake teachers, she impacts people by igniting awe and mystery in their lives.

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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.

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

Upstate NY POC Mixer

Have you ever attended a BDSM event and been the ONLY person of color (POC) in attendance? Have you ever wondered if there were any other kinky people of color (POC) in Upstate NY? Have you been searching for a kinky partner but had difficulty finding a kinky POC? Or are you a POC who is a total newbie to kink and been a little nervous about coming to a kink event? If so, then this is the event for you!

Come to the inaugural meeting of the Upstate NY POC Munch. Kinky people of color will gather to chat about our mutual interests, introduce ourselves to one another, laugh, connect, and just "vibe". So come meet other kinky POC from Upstate NY. Please note: This is a munch, so there will be no kinky play or BDSM activity taking place during the Munch.

Following the Munch, those who are interested are encouraged to stay and attend the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival (REAF), which begins immediately following the Upstate NY POC Munch. There is an admission charge to attend REAF, but you can pick up a discount coupon at the munch.

Hosted by: TBD

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.

Hosted by: Rochester Kink Society Board of Directors

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.

Hosted by: Molly Harrington