Tickle Me Silly: A Seriously Kinky Weekend
October 17-19, 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI
To tickle, be tickled, or watch tickling, it’s all so much fun! NELA is delighted to offer our first weekend intensive KINK Education program this October. Join P.E.T.E and GRLee for a tickling extravaganza! We’ll start the weekend off with a special Friday Night "Love Your Feet" Party and of course there will be DANCING! Saturday night a Tickle Party and what would a Tickle Party be without a Tickle Playshop! We’ll offer Tickle Games - Wheel of Torture, Tickle Twister, cards and dice games and more. Come, relax, enjoy, and tickle or be tickled!
This event will be a great opportunity to explore this and related kinks more deeply, to strengthen skills and awarenesses, stretch and push boundaries internally or with partners, for those who live and love tickling and sensation play and even those with aversions. Over the length of the weekend, attendees will have greater opportunity to be more directly and deeply involved in demos and play in a people-safe(r), kink-accepting, tickle-playful, tickle-torturous environment. We will be swimming in all depths of the pool this weekend, so come dive in with us!
Classes offered Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon will include: Tickle Torture, Tickling and Power Exchange, Erotic Tickling, Integrating Tickling into Mixed Scenes, Bondage for Tickling, aftercare for Lees & Lers, and an extensive Communication & Negotiation presentation that applies to all areas of kink.
Attendees are encouraged to bring: (Nothing is required, but some things are highly suggested...)
- favorite tickle clothes, vanilla hotel-friendly clothes, tank tops/shorts
- tickle tools
- favorite non-tickle scene paraphernalia, tools, equipment
- personal bondage equipment: cuffs, rope, straitjackets, bondage tape, plastic wrap, belts, straps, et al
- water bottle
- note taking supplies
- after care supplies, if any (might include twizzlers)
- any regular paraphernalia that you normally use during tickling, will be used in guided play period and possibly during classes/demos
Come and play...we double-dog dare you!
This is a hotel event with limited classroom space. The cost of the weekend includes your hotel room and is offered at discounted rates, depending on how many people you register with. To meet our costs, participants are encouraged to limit to two people per room and must register together to get the discount.
A Guide to Communications and Negotiations
In many conversations with people new to kink and fetish play, we have heard the concerns and frustrations of people attempting to communicate and negotiate their needs, wants and fantasies with others. This interactive presentation is an opportunity to address some of the issues and concerns that can help us manage these important communication and negotiation processes. Based on simple, yet important questions posed, the participants will be guided through some of the functional and necessary considerations for sustaining fulfilling, meaningful and safe connections.
Tickling and Power Exchange
Whether you are a Top, bottom, Dominant, submissive, or voyeur, there is a place in tickling for you. Integrating power exchange into your tickle play can be an interesting way to ramp things up a bit. During this discussion we’ll talk about varying power roles, the tickle “yeur” as a passive participant or in the role of director, and the ins and outs of negotiating power exchange into tickle play. We’ll ask participants to share their experiences and we’ll talk about the use of language and setting the tone of a scene.
Tickle Torture - 4 Elements
The four elements of tickle torture will be discussed and demonstrated utilizing simple, but effective forms of bondage. Tickle torture is a particular level of tickle play that engages the body, mind and emotions in a deeper way. Safety issues will be discussed and attendees will be engaged in creative play development and actively in demonstration as ticklees, ticklers or voyeurs.
(Participants are not required to bring any equipment, but if any tickle implements or pervertables are desired, they are welcome. This class is an advanced class and may not be appropriate for newbies to kink/BDSM play. The presenter assumes that most attendees will be willing to participate directly in the demonstration of tickle play and techniques.)
This demo/discussion will focus on the sensual & sexual side of tickling. We’ll talk about tickling as a stand-alone fetish as well as a form of foreplay. We’ll discuss body relationships (objective/distanced and subjective/intimate), erogenous zones and the mechanics of finding those sensitive spots (neck, inner thighs, feet, breasts, genitals, etc.).
Bondage for Tickling
This is primarily a participatory demo. Attendees will learn tips and tricks for binding their…er…victims. We’ll talk about cuffs, rope, spreader bars, spanking benches, mummy wraps and many other forms of bondage. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bondage tools and ideas to share.
Integrating Tickling into Mixed Scenes
Mixed scenes will explore the inclusion of other kink activities into the tickle scene. We will incorporate impact, sensation play, trampling, sexual tease and denial, interrogation play and/or other forms of play in a demo-based and participatory class. Participants should bring open minds and ideas for discussion.
Aftercare for Lees and Lers
After all of the screaming and begging, how do you wind down from the intensity of a tickle scene? We’ll talk about TLC, muscle care, skin care, massage food & hydration as well as emotional impact and support during and post scene.