April 21-22, 2017

Radisson Riverside Hotel

rochester erotic arts festival

2017 REAF Event Schedule

Workshops at the 2017 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-$20. If you buy rope, whip, flogger, or fireplay kit at REAF, we want you to learn to use it safely! All attendees are eligible, but you MUST PURCHASE A CLASS PASS at REAF or purchase a Sunday CLASS PASS online

1 Hot Pepper

1 Hot Pepper - Fairly Tame!

Tantra With Your Clothes On Experience

Come as a couple, individual, or triad, meet some fun new people, and discover what this new buzz-word “Tantra”  is all about! We will guide the class in simple yet profound experiences in learning how to connect with both yourself and with your partner in ways that are fun and humorous, leaving you with a greater understanding of your own pleasure and how to connect with others. Tantalize your senses while getting high on energy itself exploring your heart, energy and a deeper connection with yourself and others. You are guided in a PG-rated way (clothes on throughout the class) through a series of fun and playful exercises including sound, breath, energy and conscious touch and invited, if you choose, to get to know a variety of partners through the evening. Or if you prefer, you can come with your partner and do all of the connecting experiences together. This experience is designed to be very friendly to anyone, regardless of their previous experience or understanding. No matter where you are in your journey as a beautiful sexual person, you will walk away with a new understanding of how to be a better lover, communicator, and to know yourself better as well!

Presenters:  David and Natalie Harder
David and Natalie Harder
David is a Certified Tantric Educator, certified by the Authentic Tibetan Tantra LLC in Washington State, USA as well as a trained Level 2 Reiki provider. He believes that you can have a more fulfilled life once discovering the marriage between spiritualism and a more open view of sexuality. David primarily works with women & couples providing Tantric healing sessions that have brought spiritual and sexual healing through the use of Tantric bodywork, as well as teaching to groups and individuals.

Having worked and moved in spiritual environments all her life and moving from religion to inner spirituality, Natalie has an intentional passion for helping individuals explore their own journey of self-discovery through the avenue of Tantra. Natalie is a Certified Tantric Educator and Coach, certified by the Authentic Tibetan Tantra LLC, Washington State, USA. She is also trained in Hot Stone Therapy and is a Level 2 Reiki provider. Natalie works primarily with men and couples and witnessed change and healing in literally hundreds of individuals and couples in both private coaching sessions as well as transformational workshops.

Website: pleasurecenter.org

Thai Yoga for Lovers

Thai yoga therapy is a yoga method of healing using assisted poses to encourage movement in the range of motions of the body. In this workshop we will see how some of these healing methods can be used with a partner to nurture, relax, open and arouse. Bring a partner, or perhaps meet one there.

Presenters:  Johnny Paddleseed
Johnny Paddleseed
Johnny Paddleseed is a registered full time professional fitness instructor, and Eastern philosophy fanatic with over 20 years of practice. He has been involved in this alternative lifestyle for more than 10 years. Johnny has been involved in hundreds of workshops and is a published author. You will enjoy his light hearted yet very informative teaching skills.

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!

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!

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.

Bedroom Dances for Couples

Bring your partner for this saucy hands-on class. Learn together how to entice your lover as well as how to be a supportive “lap” taking cues from the dancer. Fun, role playing dance combinations will be included for whatever type of “lap dance” mood you’re in.

Presenter: Bethany Swank
Bethany Swank has been studying, performing and teaching the beautiful and ancient art of Belly Dance for over ten years. With her experience and extensive training Bethany has become a very respected Middle Eastern Dancer and Choreographer in Western New York State. She directs two Belly Dance Companies: Rasha's Rhinestones Student Troupe and Bombshell Belly Dance Company. Expanding her dance repertoire, Bethany also studied Classical Burlesque Dance, Art of Exotic Dance and Hula Hooping and teaches these dances along with Belly Dance. She also created and directs the Pretty Kitties Burlesque Company. www.facebook.com/bellydancebeth

Sex Positive Parenting

At what age did your parents have “The Talk” with you?  DID they have the talk, or was it left up to classes at school to impart important life information on sex?  How we, as parents, approach discussing our views on sex with our children shapes how they view sex in their teens and adulthood.  If we take a “don’t ask, don’t tell” or “need to know only basis” stance, then we are setting our children up to get skewed or mis-information from their friends and the media.  However, if we take a stance that embraces our own bodies and does not shame parts or acts, then our children learn not to be afraid of sexuality. Join the facilitators, a trio of parents who have co-parented four daughters for four years, ranging in age from pre-teen through adult, for a conversation on how to discuss controversial topics in a developmentally age appropriate manner.

Presenter: Necole Vitale
Necole Vitale
Necole Vitale is an active member of the Rochester polyamory community. She has been a member of a polyfidelitous triad for over 3 years, with the triad rearing a total of 4 daughters currently ranging in age from 13 to 20. Necole is one of three organizers of the Rochester Polyamory Meetup group and “quietly polyvangelizes” when given the opportunity, believing the public at large learns best about polyamory by witnessing the love and its best points in action. Necole has been involved in the local kink community for approximately 2 years, since volunteering at her first REAF 2 years ago. Necole has a background in teaching, ministry, and event coordinating/leading, and she was a Girl Scout leader and trainer for a number of years (and is a registered Lifetime Girl Scout). She now works in human services in the Finger Lakes area.

Big Love

Great sex has nothing to do with the number on the bathroom scale. Regardless of shape, size or flexibility you can have great sex! This workshop is for people of all genders, sexual orientations and all sizes. From taking your clothes off to embracing your belly to sex positions and sex toys that are best for people of size, we’ll cover a lot of ground in this workshop. You will leave with resources to assist you in practicing body positive sex for years to come.

Presenter: Jenna Weintraub
Jenna Wientraub
Sex educator Jenna Weintraub is a graduate of Ithaca College’s Gender Studies program. She has presented over 500 programs at colleges and universities, adult education centers, business, regional and national conferences, and churches. She has over 9 years of experience running HIV and STD prevention, birth control and relationship programs, most recently as an Outreach & Education Specialist at Planned Parenthood. In her work at Connect & Breathe, Jenna developed a 30+ hour training for volunteers to support callers on an after-abortion support talkline. Jenna is the founder of ROC Body Love, where she works to reduce and end weight-based prejudice and discrimination. As a certified Curvy Yoga teacher, her trauma informed training permeates much of her teaching. Website: jennaweintraub.com

Pleasure After Trauma

No matter the duration of an actual trauma event, the effects are long lasting. They spill over into our physical bodies and how we react to certain situations. When we feel as though part of our self is taken away or lost, it can be a struggle to reclaim it. This class is designed to help give you tools to care for yourself and take back your identity. I will help you find the stepping stones that will set you on a path to becoming more comfortable in your skin. It is possible to feel joy and excitement after surviving a traumatic experience. Even if you haven’t had firsthand trauma but have a close friend or partner that has, you are welcome in this class and can learn ways to help support your loved ones as they rebuild themselves and find pleasure again. This class is open to all gender identities, sexual preferences, and skill levels.

Presenter: Miss MacKenzee
Jenna Wientraub
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

Sex, Relationships and Personal Growth: How Living Authentically Leads to Happy Endings!

This class will focus on stages of relationships that lead to happiness and better sex. Our closest relationships provide many needs; comfort, security, intimacy, companionship, emotional bonds; and also provide an environment ripe for personal growth and partnership to co-create the future towards happiness and joy. Physical and energetic bonds provide the foundation for emotional happiness, and our love-life serves as a litmus test for how well we are connecting and the overall health of the relationship. As we navigate the rocky terrain of love with our significant others, instead of the relationship stagnating or ending, we find the difficulties encountered to actually be the gateway for growth. If you are in a relationship or trying to manifest one, come and find ways to tap into the deepest part of your spiritual self and make it extraordinary!

Presenter: Gregg St.Clair
Gregg St. Clair
Gregg St. Clair has a BA in Philosophy with a focus on World Religions, Eastern Spirituality and Enlightenment Teachings; and is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Masters Degree in Health Science and Traditional Oriental Medicine. He has been studying Taoist Health and Longevity Arts including Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Meditation, Herbs, and Sexual Techniques since 1991. He lectures locally and nationally and is the author of the Natural Health Companion; Sex is Energy, and Qi Gong for Massage, bringing a wide range of experience to this special class. Website: www.greggstclair.com
2 Hot Peppers

2 Hot Peppers - Heating Up!

Erotic Hypnosis Demonstration (not confirmed)

If you’ve ever wondered how you could become multi-orgasmic, increase your stamina, overcome your sexual dysfunctions, or overcome your fear of “performing” in public, this class is for you! Hypnosis has long been used to help people quit smoking, lose weight or overcome fears, but in this workshop, we’ll be demonstrating the power of hypnosis and combining it with erotic suggestions. The Dominatrix of Ditties, your instructor and edu-tainer, comes to you from a unique background as a nationally touring musical stand up comedian, swinger, kinkster, Certified Hypnotist, Certified Neuro-Linguistic Hypnotist, and Stage Hypnotist. This workshop will cover what hypnosis is, a live demonstration of erotic hypnosis, the endless potential of erotic hypnosis, where to find an erotic hypnotist, and a quick discussion on the ethical aspects.

Presenter: The Dominatrix of Ditties
Dominatrix of Ditties has written silly songs since she was 4, but wasn’t always rewarded for this creative behavior. Somehow, she found a few teachers and professors along the way that encouraged her creativity and graduated with a B.A. in Music and Business. After college, she met her husband, moved to Florida, and found her way to a comedy club in 2002, working up to headliner by 2007. In 2009, she became a favorite at the clothing optional Caliente Resort. When a comedy show fell through, she asked her husband if he’d like to spend the weekend at Caliente. He did, and they loved it. As they found themselves deeper in this new lifestyle – her comedy followed. She found herself writing about her new experiences – but she couldn’t perform the material in traditional comedy clubs because “the audience wouldn’t understand.” So she brought the new material to swingers, nudists and BDSMers as The Dominatrix of Ditties. Since then, she's performed all over the world at lifestyle conventions, cruises, swing clubs, and group events... pointing out the funny things that just happen in the lifestyle, always promoting the fun we all share. In January 2015 she and her husband separated, so now the experiences she shares include married and single perspectives of the lifestyle.

Bottoms Up: Anal Sex

Explore this nerve-rich part of the body in this workshop. We will discuss how building trust and communicating desires is the foundation to anal sex. Other topics include toys, positions, anatomy, safety, preparation, and hygiene. This is a body positive workshop for all genders and orientations. You’ll leave with resources and a new definition for bottoms up!

Presenter: Jenna Wientraub
Jenna Wientraub
Sex educator Jenna Weintraub is a graduate of Ithaca College’s Gender Studies program. She has presented over 500 programs at colleges and universities, adult education centers, business, regional and national conferences, and churches. She has over 9 years of experience running HIV and STD prevention, birth control and relationship programs most recently as an Outreach & Education Specialist at Planned Parenthood. In her work at Connect & Breathe, Jenna developed a 30+ hour training for volunteers to support callers on an after-abortion support talkline. Jenna is the founder of ROC Body Love, where she works to reduce and end weight-based prejudice and discrimination. As a certified Curvy Yoga teacher, her trauma informed training informs much of her teaching. Website: rocbodyloveyoga.com

Viva la Vulva! Anatomy, Arousal, and Pleasure

Enhance your pussy power! Whether you’re a vulva owner or lover, this workshop will help you unlock the mysteries of female genitalia and orgasm. Discover the beauty and diversity of vulvas with drawings and photos, then learn about female sexual anatomy and how it works. We’ll explore pleasure points and orgasm techniques for masturbation and partner sex. You’ll leave this workshop with a new appreciation and understanding of the incredible female sex organ. Viva la vulva!

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: pleasurekitty.com

Twerk-style Hip Hop Dance

 During this workshop, you will learn the foundation moves and combinations that will have you feeling like a pro! This is a great workout and meant for you to relax, have fun, and shake things up a bit. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or dance experience. NOTE: This dance style can be tough on the lower back. Please take this into consideration when participating and inform the instructor of any pre-existing injuries.

Presenter: Sheila Michelle
Sheila Michelle
Sheila Michelle is an Art of Pole Instructor and a performer with the Pretty Kitties Burlesque and Aerial Arts of Rochester. She has been teaching and performing in the local area in addition to Buffalo, Syracuse, Boston, Massachusetts, and Michigan.

Make Your Own Pasties

Learn to create you own bedazzled bosom accessories from the expert on rhinestones and tassels, Miss Ruby Sparkles! Bring any special decorations you would like to decorate your pasties with. We will provide hot glue guns, foam paper, rhinestones, scrap fabric, scissors and sequins.

Dance
Presenter: 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!

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.

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

Sole Music: Sensual Foot Worship & Hedonism

Feet are often an untapped source of pleasure as long as you're not foot-phobic.  In this workshop, we will cover various forms of foot pleasure, ranging from spa-like pampering to lusty foreplay and carnal sex.  First, we will cover foot service, with step by step instructions for giving pedicures and sensual massage.  Then we will really get our feet wet by indulging in sensual and sexual forms of foot worship, such as toe-sucking and foot jobs.  We'll even discuss dirty ways to involve feet into typical PIV sex positions.  If possible, bring a partner, so that you can learn in hedonistic luxury. (90 minutes)

Presenter: Schadenfreude
Schadenfreude
Schadenfreude's experience with foot worship developed gradually out of her hedonistic love of footrubs.   Foot rubs led to pedicures, which turned into toe-sucking, foot jobs and much, much more!  She fell so head over heels in love with foot worship, that her husband even started developing a foot fetish of his own.  As an educator within the kink community, Schadenfreude loves helping to convert kinksters who are foot-shy into foot fanatics, by sharing her knowledge, enthusiasm and experiences around foot worship.

Violet Wands: From 101 to Expert in 60 Minutes

This class covers the subject from A to Z. We will guide the class through the safety and history of violet wand play before moving on to more in-depth topics. Tips and techniques will be covered ranging from a simple tickle to more advanced edge play like branding and fire play. This class will encourage participants to experience violet wand play, and will work to allay fears of this awesome tool while exploring new techniques. The class is a light-hearted exploration into the how and why electricity can not only be a physical, but also a mental form of edge play.

Presenter: Scott Bonelli
Scott Bonelli is the owner and operator of the New England-based kinky custom design shop Big Head Studio. He and his partner, Elle Emenope, travel across the country teaching classes and running workshops on Alternative Adult Sex Ed And BDSM. Scott has taught at events such as Black Rose and Dark Odyssey in DC, TES and Floating world in NY, the Boston/Providence FFF, and many others. He has given workshops at various universities, including Brown, Columbia and RISD. His writings have appeared in Secret Magazine and other international publications. www.bigheadstudio.com

MsElaine's Body Harness - Pretty Up the Bits

Rope harnesses for breast, bodies and bits. Learn to make simple harnesses to wear on a night out... yes wear these out and about. Ties that can create sensations at unexpected times or controlled by a partner. Pretty enough to wear as accessories or essentials to a play party. Participation appreciated. Feel free to bring your own rope; some loaners will be on hand. If you aren't a fan of rope or have said 'it's too complicated' or 'it takes too much time' give this workshop a shot. MsElaine works with rope with fun relaxed energy and wants to share that with you.

Presenter: MsElaine
MsElaine
Actively involved in BDSM, swinger and polyamory communities for over 10 years, MsElaine lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York with her nest-mate. Together they initiated the polyamorous meet-ups in Upstate New York that still flourish today. Since 2010 MsElaine has been an active member of Rochester Kink Society focused on education of safe, sane and consensual kink.  MsElaine has established and hosts Rope Bite Middlesex and assists with operations of The Fishbowl, a local play-space that caters to edge players. She's traveled to international conventions and venues exploring sexuality, relationships and BDSM. MsElaine enjoys bringing high energy and enthusiasm to her workshops.  A veteran of the Rochester Erotic Arts Festival as a volunteer, polyamory representative, rigger for the Rope Fashion Show and Erotic Playground, she looks forward to sharing her passions. Fetlife: MsElaine. SLS: Ms_E.

Poly-Positive Families

Being polyamorous doesn’t happen in a vacuum.  Not only are the adults involved in relationship with each other, but there are families of origin involved.  Sometimes there are children involved.  How do you navigate issues like introducing partners to your children or your parents and extended family?  What happens when you are outed accidentally by a partner on Facebook or at a parent-teacher conference?  How do you handle holiday celebrations when you have multiple partners? Join the facilitators, a polyamorous triad of 4+ years, to discuss how they and you have steered around some of these topics in life with families of choice and families of origin.

Presenter: Necole Vitale
Necole Vitale

Necole Vitale is an active member of the Rochester polyamory community. She has been a member of a polyfidelitous triad for over 3 years, with the triad rearing a total of 4 daughters currently ranging in age from 13 to 20. Necole is one of three organizers of the Rochester Polyamory Meetup group and “quietly polyvangelizes” when given the opportunity, believing the public at large learns best about polyamory by witnessing the love and its best points in action. Necole has been involved in the local kink community for approximately 2 years, since volunteering at her first REAF 2 years ago. Necole has a background in teaching, ministry, and event coordinating/leading, and she was a Girl Scout leader and trainer for a number of years (and is a registered Lifetime Girl Scout). She now works in human services in the Finger Lakes area.

The Art of Tease and Denial

Wouldn’t it be fun to prolong your partner’s pleasure over an extended period of time? How about taunting them while out at dinner using a remote-controlled vibrator? Keeping your partner on the cusp of release can be such a fun game. In this class, we’ll cover various ways to torment the ones we love by using toys or our bodies alone. Having someone’s sexual gratification in your hands (or mouths) is such a delicious form of control and the possibilities of being in that position are endless. By building your partner up in such a way, you'll help them to experience more powerful and intense orgasms through the practice of edging. This class will have a demonstration of just a few of the ways to dangle the forbidden fruit in front of your partner and then snatching it away as they approach the ledge. This class is open to all gender identities, sexual preferences, and skill levels.

Sex
Presenter: Miss Mackenzee
Jenna Wientraub
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

The $20.00 Toy Bag (BDSM on a Budget)

Wouldn’t we all love to start out with $1000.00 budget to spend on kinky toys! Now back to reality! We will show you how to make a quick and easily portable toy bag for around $20.00 or less and still have a great time with it. We will also discuss how to make some of your own toys and where to find fetish clothes that won’t break the bank. There will be door prizes!

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

Successful Negotiating

The success of a scene often hinges on effective negotiating. The same is true for a relationship.  We will cover things you should be discussing with potential partners.  From safety to limits and expectations, you will learn how to express your wants and needs. This class goes beyond the scene and we’ll discuss negotiating for a successful long term relationship.

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
3 Hot Peppers

3 Hot Peppers - Smokin’ Hot!

All About Gags with Lew Rubens

Lew Rubens is a true gag fetishist and has been practicing the ins n outs of gagging (see what he did there?) for many years.  Cleave gags, ball gags, ring gags, mouth stuffing and tape gags, rope gags, LipLocker two girl gags and more. He will show you tips, tricks and safety concerning gagging your favorite victim. If you too think silence is not only golden but sexy, fun and sometimes practical, come join Lew in this fun hands on class. And bring your gags!!

Presenter: Lew Rubens
Lew Rubens, Rigger and Suspension Artist
Experienced rigger and suspension artist, Lew Rubens has a love and passion of bondage that shows in his work. Known mostly for his wild suspensions, Lew joined the public side of BDSM play in 2001. He loves high heels, ball gags, beautiful women, beautiful people, like-minded people, affection, honesty, having fun, creating/inventing, food, traveling, consensually kidnapping girls, occasional 420, reading, anything outdoors, shooting (both pictures and guns), passionate people, Game of Thrones, cooking ("I'm pretty good at it too!"), playing pool and ping pong and living life to the fullest....when he feels like it..lol. And not necessarily in that order. Lew has presented his workshops and demos of his unique style at many BDSM and bondage industry events throughout the US, Canada, Jamaica, Germany and Spain.

Web sites include: www.lewrubens.com, thelewbaristore.com, clips4sale.com/store/43245, and lewrubensproductions.com.

Whips and Floggers and Tails

Removing the mystique of BDSM's most famous icons. Confused about what is what? Let Wulfe of Wulfetailwhips break down the difference between different kinds of whips, floggers and dragon tails. He will also clear up confusing terminology, general care and safety.

Presenter: Wulfe
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.

Creativity with Sharps: Needles, Staples, and Scalpels

We’ve all seen the pictures online of beautiful artwork created with various medical tools. This is not a needles 101 class so having a working knowledge of this type of play is beneficial. In this class, I’ll share some ways to turn your bottom into a lovely piece of artwork. You can go simple using colored thread and ribbon or add in beads and needle caps so the designs can stay in longer while you parade around your living canvas. Maybe you want to mark your bottom as yours for a period of time. Or help them look even sexier with sharps woven through their skin. You'll also learn some exciting ways to torture your bottom using needle predicament bondage and creating endorphin rushes that will send your bottom to further reaches of floaty space. Playing the scary doctor and nurse can be oh so fun! Participation isn't required but if you wish to participate and don't have a partner, it is recommended that you bring a stuffed animal as your victim.

Presenter: Miss Mackenzee
Jenna Wientraub
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

Fireplay Demo

Watching fire as it dances across the human body is a spectacular visual. Even so, this is a small part of the sensual experience of fireplay. Learn about safety issues while enjoying a demonstration by an experienced  guardian of the flame. If you’d like to start on a fireplay journey yourself, purchase a Class Pass ($5) for the in-depth Sunday workshop “Fire and Ice.”

Presenter: Cory and Cindy of Cleveland Kink Shop
Cleveland Kink Shop
Cory and Cindy have been in the BDSM/kink lifestyle for over 7 years and are presently living in Cleveland, OH. They attend and present at kink and swinger events, as well as host their own parties under Cleveland Kink Shop. Their drive behind sharing their love for Rope Bondage, Shibari, and many other kinky activities is to promote growth of the lifestyle in a positive way. They love meeting new people and helping them along on their journey. Cory and Cindy can be contacted at ElusiveDream on both FetLife and SLS. Website: clevelandkinkshop.com

Adult Babies, Age Play, Diaper Lovers, Littles, Middles, Bigs

What does it all mean? This class is to help you better understand what all the different aspects of the Little's world are. Giving you an inside look at all the different sub groups of the Little's world. A great introduction for those who are new or curious about entering the world of Littles. So, if you are looking to learn more about this unique community, this is the perfect class for you.

Presenter: Little Philly and Mommy Kuri
Little Philly and Mommy Kuri
Little Philly and Mommy Kuri are the Co-Directors of TeddyCon, an Age Play convention on the east coast. One or both have been presenters at Kinky Kollege, TeddyCon, LIFE in Nassau, TES, CAPCon, and Brimstone as well as a guest on NYCQueen’s Throne Room and The People of Kink podcast. They host the Teddy Munch and Play Parties and The Crinkle Cast Podcast. Philly has been an event organizer for many events in and out of the BDSM community, and spends his free time in his metal shop building cages and other “toys”. Kuri has spent years producing large scale events, concerts, lectures and conventions. Kuri’s vanilla life is filled with people management and relationship dynamics. Website: teddycon.org

Littles and Relationships

Do you get frustrated when your big just doesn't seem to understand you? Does your little throw tantrums, pout, whine over little things? Do you feel like you are never both on the same page?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this class is for you. This class deals with possibly one of the hardest aspects of the Littles world "Relationships". The class is designed to help Littles and Bigs get more out of their relationships, as well as deal with common challenges and problems that can arise in a Big/Little relationship. We will also look at relationships besides the typical parent/child roles, such as Brothers and Sisters.

Presenter: Little Philly and Mommy Kuri
Little Philly and Mommy Kuri
Little Philly and Mommy Kuri are the Co-Directors of TeddyCon, an Age Play convention on the east coast. One or both have been presenters at Kinky Kollege, TeddyCon, LIFE in Nassau, TES, CAPCon, and Brimstone as well as a guest on NYCQueen’s Throne Room and The People of Kink podcast. They host the Teddy Munch and Play Parties and The Crinkle Cast Podcast. Philly has been an event organizer for many events in and out of the BDSM community, and spends his free time in his metal shop building cages and other “toys”. Kuri has spent years producing large scale events, concerts, lectures and conventions. Kuri’s vanilla life is filled with people management and relationship dynamics. Website: teddycon.org
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Rope Bondage with Lew Rubens: Sunday 1-3 pm

For beginners or those wanting to emulate Lew Rubens distinctive style from the ground up. Come join the fun with Lew as he teaches many of the basics of the joy of rope bondage. From what types of rope to use, to why tie someone up, to safety concerns and rope handling techniques and much much more. Be sure to bring your ropes to this energetic "hands on" workshop and be ready to tie or be tied...or both! Bring a partner/victim if you have one, if not we’ll try to pair you up with someone. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $20 per person.

Featured Presenter: Lew Rubens
Lew Rubens, Rigger and Suspension Artist
Experienced rigger and suspension artist, Lew Rubens has a love and passion of bondage that shows in his work. Known mostly for his wild suspensions, Lew joined the public side of BDSM play in 2001. He loves high heels, ball gags, beautiful women, beautiful people, like-minded people, affection, honesty, having fun, creating/inventing, food, traveling, consensually kidnapping girls, occasional 420, reading, anything outdoors, shooting (both pictures and guns), passionate people, Game of Thrones, cooking ("I'm pretty good at it too!"), playing pool and ping pong and living life to the fullest....when he feels like it..lol. And not necessarily in that order. Lew has presented his workshops and demos of his unique style at many BDSM and bondage industry events throughout the US, Canada, Jamaica, Germany and Spain.

Web sites include: www.lewrubens.com, thelewbaristore.com, clips4sale.com/store/43245, and lewrubensproductions.com.

Fire and Ice: In-depth Fireplay Class: Sunday 1-3 pm

This class will cover safety precautions necessary in order to have a great experience.  Fire Play is considered an extreme type of play, and provides an incredibly dynamic sensual experience between those involved. Learn the tools and techniques needed, in addition to other types of play that can be incorporated with Fire Play. Learn lesser known facts about the medicinal use of this activity as well.  Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per person

A Fireplay Kit may be pre-ordered on our REAF Ticket page. The kit includes 2 fire batons, fine mist spray bottle, hand towel, metal fuel container with lid, small bottle 70% isopropyl alcohol, fire source (small candle with lid), plus bamboo sticks, a carrying case, hair ties, and a Safety Instruction Guide. Cost $70.

Presenter: Cory and Cindy of Cleveland Kink Shop
Cory and Cindy have been in the BDSM/kink lifestyle for over 7 years and are presently living in Cleveland, OH. They attend and present at kink and swinger events, as well as host their own parties under Cleveland Kink Shop. Their drive behind sharing their love for Rope Bondage, Shibari, and many other kinky activities is to promote growth of the lifestyle in a positive way. They love meeting new people and helping them along on their journey. Cory and Cindy can be contacted at ElusiveDream on both FetLife and SLS. clevelandkinkshop.com

In-depth Dragontail Whip Class: Sunday 1-3 pm

This is a hands on workshop. As many participants who wish may borrow a dragontail and learn the best way to use the toy. The class will teach 8 different impacts with a dragontail. The speeds of the impact will range from 15 mph to over 800 mph. The effect will be from erotic to sensual to thuddy to stingy to extremely stingy. This will include individual instruction. All doms and subs are welcome. Space is limited so reserve your spot now online on the REAF Ticket page. Cost: $5 per person

Presenter: 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 devolved over a dozen ways to use a dragontail and has taught his play style at kink events all over the East Coast.  Come learn how to "tame the dragon" during this fun interactive class.

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

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

Littles Playroom and PJ Party

Toys and playthings, blankies and stuffies!  Come take a step back and reconnect with youthful innocence.  Learn what it means to be a Little and find out more about Adult Babies and Age Players.  The leaders of TeddyCon invite you to take a step into our “little” playroom, have fun and learn!  Come play with us and let your little side out! The Littles Playroom will be open throughout the festival hours. Don't miss our Friday night PJ Party with movie and snacks!

Hosted by: Little Philly & Mommy Kuri
Little Philly and Mommy Kuri
Little Philly and Mommy Kuri are the Co-Directors of TeddyCon, an Age Play convention on the east coast. One or both have been presenters at Kinky Kollege, TeddyCon, LIFE in Nassau, TES, CAPCon, and Brimstone as well as a guest on NYCQueen’s Throne Room and The People of Kink podcast. They host the Teddy Munch and Play Parties and The Crinkle Cast Podcast. Philly has been an event organizer for many events in and out of the BDSM community, and spends his free time in his metal shop building cages and other “toys”. Kuri has spent years producing large scale events, concerts, lectures and conventions. Kuri’s vanilla life is filled with people management and relationship dynamics. Website: teddycon.org

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

Spend a fabulous afternoon in our Executive Suite learning how to transform your outward appearance from male to female through make-up, hair and wig styles, clothing choices, and comportment. We'll also reserve some time to discuss the ups and downs/ pros and cons of coming out to your partner or loved ones. Make-up is included in the admission price. Wigs and clothes will be available to borrow, or you may bring your own. If you would like your eyebrows waxed, appointments are available either Friday evening or in the morning before class (additional fee $15).

By the end of the afternoon, you won't recognize yourself! And now that you're "all dressed up and looking for someplace to go," you'll spend your evening at the REAF Dinner Show and Erotic Playground.

Your partner/sweetie is invited to attend as much of the CD Make-Over Workshop as they wish at no extra charge! They will need to purchase their own tickets to REAF, Dinner Show, and Erotic Playground through our ticket page.

Included in your CD Make-Over Day Ticket:
* Makeup, including concealer, foundation, false eyelashes, eye shadow, lipstick
* Wigs and clothes to borrow
* Afternoon Snack
* REAF admission (Saturday from 11:30 am - 1:00)
* Dessert Only show ticket (may be upgraded to full dinner)
* BYOB Social Hour (alcoholic or non)
* Erotic Playground ticket

Tickets are available on our Ticket Page. Class size is limited to 10. You will be asked to fill out a short survey so that we have the correct sizes of clothing, etc. on hand.

Hosted by: Frisky Fern, Zadie Black and Min
Frisky FernZadie and Min
FriskyFern (aka The Orgasm Queen) is passionate about her own and others’ empowered sexual expression and pleasure.  Some of her most favorite experiences during 10 plus years of exploring and enjoying the BDSM lifestyle include the accidental discovery of her pleasure in the forced (with consent) feminization of a partner and helping a discouraged cross dresser reclaim her persona, rebuild her wardrobe, and enjoy hours of sensual and bondage play.  Fern’s compassionate and accepting nature, study of non-violent communication, and her own experience with recovering from multiple sexual traumas have shaped her into a welcoming workshop presenter.  She’s excited about facilitating this workshop as a fun way to put her past experiences of being a Mary Kay Lady and a Material Girl (think 80’s Madonna) to good purpose! Web: theorgasmqueen.com

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.

Guided Tantra Intimate Experience, Semi-Private or Private

The event is for couples, whether you just met or have been together for many decades, and is a fully interactive session where you focus all of your energies on each other as partners, being guided through intimacy exercises including sound, breath, energy and conscious touch. This class is hands on and adult-oriented, with a deep level of intimacy involved, and you will experience a level of connection you may never have experienced before! Through soft sensual music, aroma, candles, a setting designed for intimacy, you and your partner will sit, facing each other as you begin a journey of erotic bliss, and lead each other through portals of ecstasy through intentional touch. The seductive voice of the guide will lead you as you pleasure and are pleasured. Touching and being touched. Loving and being loved. The class will be limited in numbers due to the space required. Each couple will have their own sacred space set up for them to be able to truly engage each other. Times will be listed on the master schedule. There is an additional fee for this class. Make your appointment by emailing david@pleasurecenter.org.

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Presenter: David and Natalie Harder
David and Natalie Harder
David is a Certified Tantric Educator, certified by the Authentic Tibetan Tantra LLC in Washington State, USA as well as a trained Level 2 Reiki provider. He believes that you can have a more fulfilled life once discovering the marriage between spiritualism and a more open view of sexuality. David primarily works with women & couples providing Tantric healing sessions that have brought spiritual and sexual healing through the use of Tantric bodywork, as well as teaching to groups and individuals.

Having worked and moved in spiritual environments all her life and moving from religion to inner spirituality, Natalie has an intentional passion for helping individuals explore their own journey of self-discovery through the avenue of Tantra. Natalie is a Certified Tantric Educator and Coach, certified by the Authentic Tibetan Tantra LLC, Washington State, USA. She is also trained in Hot Stone Therapy and is a Level 2 Reiki provider. Natalie works primarily with men and couples and witnessed change and healing in literally hundreds of individuals and couples in both private coaching sessions as well as transformational workshops.

Website: pleasurecenter.org

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: pleasurekitty.com

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).

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Presenter: Bill Milward
Dr. Bumpy and Nurse Laura
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."

Ken Stoneburg Photography Sessions

The art you display should be more than a beautiful piece. It should say something about you, who you are and what you find beautiful. With projection photography, you can become a real part of the art you hang on your walls. The designs may seem ordinary until projected on to the contours of the human form. Then, they are transformed into a new image with depth and imagination. Bodies take on  new shapes as the light bathes across skin.

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Photographer: Ken Stoneburg
Ken Stoneburg Photography
Ken Stoneburg Photography will be at REAF to set up appointments for on-site studio sessions using these projection techniques. For more information and rates, visit kstoneburgphoto.com.

Private Yoga Sessions ($50)

Johnny Paddleseed will be available for private yoga sessions throughout the festival. You can make an appointment at the InfoDesk. Sessions are $50 per hour.

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Presenter: Johnny Paddleseed
Johnny Paddleseed
Johnny Paddleseed is a registered full time professional fitness instructor, and Eastern philosophy fanatic with over 20 years of practice. He has been involved in this alternative lifestyle for more than 10 years. Johnny has been involved in hundreds of workshops and is a published author. You will enjoy his light hearted yet very informative teaching skills.
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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, who specializes in Costuming and Encasement, and loves mummification bondage, zentai, sleepsacks, PVC, latex, and spandex.

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: Dan and Melissa, Organizers of the 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.

Hosted by: Rochester Kink Society Board of Directors