presenter -Xanthine-

presenting: Trigger Warning
presenting: Switch Fight

Xanthine identifies as a queer, sadomasochistic science nerd with a fondness for rope, ridiculousness, agony, and release. They focus their community efforts on education and promotion of responsible edge play with a goal of safer, more accessible spaces and a more diverse and welcoming crowd of weirdoes. They have taught at Kinkfest, Conception, Fapcon, Westcoast Bound, Dark Odyssey Summer Camp, Winter Fire, Surrender, and other conferences.
As a massage therapist and energy worker, they focus their play style towards channeling pain into healing, transformation, and empowerment for both bottom and top. As a clown and activist, they seek to smash the patriarchy by dismantling ego and promoting laughter, connection, and sincerity in the dungeon.

FetLife profile: -Xanthine-
additional information: Madame Xanthine's Website

Class Selections

Trigger Warning (advanced, demo and lecture)
This class is for the dark, perverted, shadowy corners of your brain. Each person's unique psychology influences their stress reactions, perceptions of fear, and emotional responses to stimuli. We will explore how to mold environmental factors to heighten and accentuate those individual perceptions, and discuss the subtle, tricksy knack of negotiation for fear play. We'll get into methods we can use to identify, assess, and manipulate fear, conflict, and strain for physiological response and emotional release.

Note: If you have a trigger, we will likely touch upon it. Please contact Xanthine asap if you have any specific concerns.

Switch Fight
Switches are tricky beasts. How do you decide who plays which role? How do switches in a long term relationship continue to get their needs met? What are the stereotypes around switches and how do we dismantle them?

Join us for a series of demos and examples of how two switches can play with each other, how to switch mid-scene, switch games, getting your needs met as a bottom while still being a fierce top, and how to feed your top creature while still submitting as a bottom.

Additional Presenters: Dossie Easton special guest | BeastD | Cannon & Killjoy | Courtney Jane | Dan & dawn | Ella_Notte | Ellen Lee | Jim Duvall | Lee_Lee | ligatures | MagisterNodi & Jerith | Mattaoh | Mistress Jenn | mocha | Roughinamorato | SophiaSky | SpankyRae | wenday | -Xanthine- | Surprise Presenter(s)

Adventures in Sexuality