APEX Supports Transgender Awareness Week: November 12-19th, 2018

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APEX Supports Transgender Awareness Week: November 12-19th, 2018

Between November 12 – 19, individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces. Also, after Transgender Awareness Week is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

November 12 – 19 organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues the community faces. APEX embraces all people, of all identities, and we want to help each of us to be more inclusive, more accepting, and more supportive.

What is Transgender Awareness Week? (borrowed from GLAAD)

Transgender Awareness Week is a time for transgender people and their allies to take action and bring attention to the community by educating the public and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that transgender people face.

What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Participate in Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence that year.  Vigils are typically hosted by local transgender advocates or LGBT organizations, and held at community centers, parks, places of worship and other venues. The vigil often involves reading a list of the names of those who died that year. See the TDOR website at www.transgenderdor.org.

 

What can we do to Support and Raise Awareness?

At the Club:

We will have transgender awareness ribbons available beginning November 10th.

Every $5.00 or $10.00 Donation at the club will score you a transgender awareness ribbon that you can wear all month long to show your support.

Donations will be sent to: Trans Spectrum of Arizona https://tsaz.org/

About Trans Spectrum of Arizona:

Welcome to Trans Spectrum of Arizona!  Our purpose is to provide service, support and a social outlet for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and their allies.

Trans Spectrum of Arizona provides programming for transgender support and socializing.  For more information about our groups, visit our support pages for the Trans-masculine,  Trans-feminine,  and  Significant Others, Family, Friends and Allies. Don’t identify with the gender binary? We have a support space for gender fluid and gender non-conforming people called Gender Non-Conforming.

Trans Spectrum of Arizona is secular and not religiously affiliated.

What else can you do?

  1. Support the transgendered people in your life. You can learn to be a good ally! In addition to the several classes we have had at APEX recently about being a good ally!

According to the National Center for Transgendred Equality:

Learning to be an ally to the transgender people in your life, or to transgender people overall, is an ongoing process. Some ways to be a good ally are relatively simple and easy, while others require more time, energy, and commitment. Whether you’re looking for information on supporting a transgender person in your life or looking for tools that will help you to change the world to be better for transgender people overall, this guide can help.

One of the most important parts of being an ally to transgender people is learning what it means to be transgender. For information on identity, language, and other issues facing transgender people you can visit Frequently Asked Questions about Transgender PeopleUnderstanding Non-Binary People, and our About Transgender People hub, which has links to various resources and educational material.

The Basics: Things to Remember about Being an Ally

There is no one way to be a ‘perfect’ ally. The transgender community is diverse and complex, coming from every region of the United States and around the world, from every racial and ethnic background, and from every faith community. This means that different members of the transgender community have different needs and priorities. Similarly, there is no one right way to handle every situation, or interact with every trans person. Be respectful, do your best, and keep trying.

You don’t have to understand someone’s identity to respect it. Some people haven’t heard a lot about transgender identity, or have trouble understanding what it means to be trans, and that’s okay. But all people, even those whose identities you don’t fully understand, deserve respect.

You can’t always tell if someone is transgender simply by looking at them. Many people expect that they’ll “just know” when someone is trans, and may be surprised to learn that this isn’t always true. Since there is no one transgender experience, there is no one way for transgender people to look, either. This also means that transgender people may be in groups or gatherings that you attend without you knowing it, making it important to be an outspoken ally and supporter even in spaces that you think don’t have any transgender people in them.

There is no “one right way” to be transgender. Some transgender people choose to medically transition, and some don’t. Some transgender people choose to legally change their names or ID documents, and some don’t. Some transgender people choose to change their appearance (like their clothing or hair), and some don’t. Likewise, some transgender people may want to do many of those things but are unable to because they can’t afford it or for safety reasons. A transgender person’s identity does not depend on what things they have or haven’t done to transition, and no two transgender people’s journeys are exactly alike.

Continue to educate yourself. One of the simplest ways to be a strong ally is to take your education into your own hands. It’s important to have conversations with the trans people in your life, but it’s also important for you to seek out resources and information on your own. A few great places to start:

Click here to read more about: https://transequality.org/issues/resources/supporting-the-transgender-people-in-your-life-a-guide-to-being-a-good-ally

  • Interacting with Transgender People
  • Being Outspoken
  • Changing Businesses, Schools, and More
  • Changing the World
  • Putting it All into Action

Other Things you can do

  1. Learn to be a supportive friend and a good ally!

From GLAAD on how to be an ally

From PFLAG on how to be an ally 

From Transequality on how to support the transgender people in your life.

2. Share Resources: “Like” and “Share” these resources on your social media to raise awareness in November.

Resources for Transgender People in Crisis

Transgender people in crisis should contact the following resources:

Resource Guide:

Attached is the Trans Spectrum of Arizona Trans Resource Guide. Wear your pin in November, and be armed with this guide to educate your friends!Trans-Resource-Guide-6-13-16-edited

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URGENT CALENDAR CHANGES NOVEMBER 3rd and November 4th

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The APEX parking lot is being resurfaced! While that is good news, it is short notice to move some things around.

We will be able to walk it on Saturday evening, so the regular Saturday party will still happen. However, we have had to bump the time to 6:30pm to make sure.

Also, there will be NO parking in any part of the parking lot. We will have to park on the street. Fair warning, it is fresh asphalt, so it WILL transfer on your shoes. Plan your footwear acccordingly. Also, please wipe your feet when you you come in to avoid tracking it all over the space.

All other weekend activities have had to be moved, and because our calendar is SO full, some had to be put off until next month. Please see the calendar for details.

Thank you for understanding!

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APEX Halloween Party and the E.D.G.E. on Photography!

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On Saturday, October 27th we will have some special surprises!

At 5:00pm we will have a special E.D.G.E. on Photography with a spooky-theme!

at 8:00pm our Halloween Party will be a fun filled evening of surprises! Performance art, costumes, great food, and prizes!A costume contest for most creative, sexiest, funniest, and most outrageous.

Please bring a share food! There will be a contest for the best Halloween themed goodie!

There will be a door prize from one of your favorite local vendors, and a raffle for some interesting treats…and tricks!

Don’t miss this opportunity to see what all the fuss has been about! It will be a magical evening!

This is a themed costume party, but everyone is welcome. Your regular Dungeon Party activities will be available!

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APEX Kink Karnival and Community Open House

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The Kink Karnival is an amazing collection of Vendors,  Demonstrations and Performances, and fun! Learn more about the Arizona Power Exchange, The Valleys Premier Source for BDSM education, social opportunities, and support. Learn about Lifestyle Organizations in our Valley, see some over the top demonstrations and performances provided by our local community, meet like-minded people, and see the largest collection of quality vendors assembled in Arizona.

Tickets to the Kink Karnival are $15.00. All Access Members get into the party for free. Pay Per Event members can purchase presale tickest for both the KK & Party for $25.00 HERE

This event is intended for adults over 18 years old, and will have adult content that may be offensive. Please do not attend this event if you are offended by adult subjects, nudity, and adult language.

Want to know what’s happening?

Click through to the Kink Karnival website below for more information about:

If you are a member of APEX you can get a discount on the KK and Party for purchasing your tickets in advance! *You must be an APEX Member prior to the KK to attend the party.

All Access members get into the party for FREE!

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Why are our Porch Lights Purple?

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As purple is the symbolic color used to represent domestic violence, we are asking our Members to embrace the Purple Porch Project and help us light up the town this October!

WAYS YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW:

1.Light up your own porch! Purple lights are available at all of the home improvement stores.

2.Donate goods. Domestic violence survivors who leave an abuser often have little more than the clothes on their backs. Donations of household goods, uniforms, toys and small appliances can make a big difference. APEX will have a donation spot at the party on October 22nd  to make this easy! Please see the list of needed items below.

3.Wear purple clothing on Thursday, Oct. 25th in support of domestic violence awareness, and share your photo with the tag #PurpleThursday.

4.Part with a few dollars. Many shelters and agencies run on shoestring budgets. Even a small donation can make a big difference. APEX will accept donations for The Sojourner Center at the October 22nd Party (Checks should made to them) or you can donate directly here: https://www.sojournercenter.org/get-involved/give/

5.Write a status update or post raising awareness about domestic violence on social media.

6.Publicly thank community members who are working to end domestic violence with a statement in social media.

7.Share articles about ending domestic violence on social media.

8.Educate yourself. Would you know if a friend was being abused? By the time bruises appear, abuse may have been going on for years. Know the warning signs.

9.Know what to do. If a friend or loved one is being abused support them even if they make choices, you don’t agree with. Don’t insist that they leave their partner, but help them develop a safety plan.

10.Work with Lost Our Home Pet Rescue to encourage people in the community to foster pets for survivors who need temporary pet care. http://www.lostourhome.org/

Our Chosen Shelter (click to read about Sojourner Center) is Currently in Need of…

  • Clothing for school, work, interviews, and daily wear
  • Household items such as lamps, small appliances, furniture and linens
  • Children’s items such as high chairs, strollers, and toys
  • Personal hygiene products for babies, children and adults
  • Gently used CLEAN clothing (for adults and children, including teen boys and girls)
  • Baby wipes
  • Pillows
  • Twin-size sheet/comforter sets
  • Blankets (twin-size or larger)
  • Adult and children’s shoes (all styles, all sizes)
  • Towels (bath, hand, washcloths)
  • Personal hygiene (bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, solid deodorants, feminine hygiene)
  • Unused underwear (all sizes, adults and children)
  • Hair dryers

Pet Companion Shelter: Click to read more about the Pet Companion Shelter

  • Dog/puppy food (chicken flavor preferred)
  • Cat/kitty food
  • Clumping kitty litter
  • Dog and cat beds
  • Office supplies including printer paper
  • Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
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October Bash Schedule

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Saturday, October 6th

10:00am to 4:00pm

October Bash Schedule

10:30am

  • Negotiation: How to Seduce with Consent with Susan Wright\
  • Intro to Vending with Cheeze
  • Dealing with Medical Issues in a Vanilla World when you are Rocky Road with Stephanie
  • Beginning Rope with Sarge and Alien Jim

11:15 am

  • The Spiritual Impact of Needles with Bowman_Sir
  • Wax Basics with Mistress CC

11:30am Drum Circle (Everyone welcome!)

11:45am APEX Tour

12:00pm

  • What’s Your Kink? With Jason and Deena
  • Cell Popping with Cheeze
  • Leather and Boots as a Fetish with Runner Dan
  • Rhythmic Impact with Father Abraham

1:00pm

  • Energy 101 with Bear
  • Foot Care and Reflexology with LilEllagirl
  • Canes with Gloryus
  • Intro to Little’s with Susan Wright

1:30pm Violet Wand

1:45pm APEX Tour

2:00pm

  • Being an Emotional Intelligence Warrior starts with YOU! Ligge and Princess Ellie
  • Identity and Labels in the Kink Community with Rien and Triss
  • A wholistic approach to human pets with Master Kat

3:00pm

  • Dealing with a Disability in a Power Exchange Dynamic with Bowman_Sir and LilEllagirl
  • Boot Blacking 101 with Bear
  • Endorphin Buttons with Wednesday
  • Hierarchical Polyamory, living M/s in a polyamorous community with Ligge and Princess Ellie
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OctoberBASH October 6th, 2018 OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY!

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Open to the entire 18+ Community!

Saturday, October 6th 10:00am-4:00pm

Click here to view Saturday’s Schedule

Gather together for another great day! Loads of classes, fun demos and concessions.

Here’s a List of Classes. Scroll down for more information.

  • Beginning Rope with Sarge and Alien Jim
  • Cell Popping with Cheeze
  • Intro to Kink Vending with Cheeze
  • A wholistic approach to human pets with Master Kat
  • Intro to Little’s  with Susan Wright
  • Rhythmic Impact play with Father Abraham
  • Pink Bits Impact Play
  • Foot Care and Reflexology with LilEllagirl
  • Canes with Gloryus
  • What’s Your Kink? with Jason and Deena
  • The spiritual aspect of needles with Bowman_Sir
  • Leather and Boots as a fetish with RunnerDan
  • Dealing with Medical Issues in a Vanilla World when you are Rocky Road with Stephanie
  • Emotional Intelligence Ligge and Princess Ellie
  • Intro To Cuckqueaning with Amy
  • Hierarchical Poly with Ligge and Princess Ellie
  • Energy 101 with Bear
  • Endorphin Buttons with Wednesday
  • Negotiation: How to Seduce with Consent with Susan Wright
  • Intro to Boot Blacking with Bear
  • Wax Basics with Mistress CC
  • Dealing with a Disability in a Power Exchange Dynamic with Bowman_Sir and LilEllagirl
  • Identity and Labels in the kink community with Rien and Triss

…and so much more. Stay tuned to the Arizona Power Exchange  for the most up to date information!

Other Fun Things to Do:

Rope Rodeo: Bring your bottom and your rope and show off your rope skills among other rope enthusiasts.

Violet Wands: LOTS of Violet Wands, lots of ideas, lots of cool toys. Join a large group of violet wand enthusiasts and see all of the possibilities!

Dealing with Medical Issues in a Vanilla World when you are Rocky Road
Some tips on how to talk to a medical provider if you are in a relationship society considers “not mainstream” like LGBTQIA, BDSM, and Poly. We will cover such issues as medical privacy laws and ethics, a practitioners duty to report (and how to deal with that), the importance of honesty with a medical practitioner, and what to do if you have an issue with the practitioner.
About Stephanie:
I have been interested in BDSM for 40+ years, I have been peripherally involved both in person and on-line for much of that time. In the last year I have taken a more active role in the community at APEX.
I am an out Transwoman, in a same sex marriage to another transwoman, and we are exploring the developing BDSM dynamic between us.
I have been in healthcare for 35 years, I have been a Registered Nurse since 1990, and a Nurse Practitioner/Anesthetist since 2005.

About Bowman_Sir and LilEllagirl

About LilEllagirl.

LilEllagirlhas been involved in the BDSM lifestyle since she was 19 and has come to identify as submissive, slave, little girl, and occasional Switch.  Ella also identifies with the Leather Lifestyle and is currently training as a Bootblack. She has been a member of APEX- Arizona Power Exchange for over 12 years.  Has taught and also helped in presenting/demoing many classes at APEX, Desert Dominion, Southwest Leather Conference and other groups around Arizona. Ella is a graduate of The Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts.  She is the founder of the Arizona Chapter of Hitchin’ Bitches International and has been in leadership positions for many different groups including having been on the Executive Committee for APEX. Ella always looks forward to ways that she can give back to her community through service and education.

About Bowman.

Bowman_Sir began his journey into the BDSM Lifestyle about 10 years ago and throughout his walk, he identifies mostly with the Leather lifestyle as a Dominant and Daddy and on occasion a Sadistic Bastard. He enjoys giving back to his community having served in leadership roles, as well as volunteering his time when able for charity events, conferences, and local clubs. He enjoys facilitating classes and teaching people to play with their chosen toys with an emphasis on needles, blood play and all things pokey. Bowman has taught and helped demo for classes and events at his home dungeon of APEX, as well as Desert Dominion. He’s always eager to assist, teach and pay forward the time and knowledge that was given to him.

Spiritual Aspect of Needles

Needle play; most have heard of it, some have done it.  Here we will be discussing one of the many reasons why we do it.
About Foot Care and Reflexology
When most people first hear about a foot massage they think of either going to a salon or spa for a massage and it’s part of the experience of your scheduled time or it’s a quick little thing at home when you kick your feet up into a partner’s lap and get a little rub down. But with foot massage and reflexology, caring for your partner’s feet can be so much more. It can be part of a daily routine, ritual practice or protocol to aid in the connection and deepening of your love.
Dealing with a Disability in a Power Exchange Dynamic
So you have found your special M/s, D/s, things are great, then WHOA, one of you gets the news. An illness of the longterm or permanent type comes along. We will be discussing, where does your dynamic go from here when the one you serve or the one that serves can’t at times?
What’s Your Kink?
From ultra sexy to seriously taboo, come join us in an audience participation educational about the many kinks and how to make the most of them!
About Jason
Jason (GrandFromage) is a sadistic, polyamorous Master who has been in the community a little over 7 years. He has identified as slave Deena’s Master and Daddy for over 6 years. Aside from this, he has been with his lovey girlfriend Alishah for over 2 years.

After joining the local community via TNG-AZ in 2011, he began getting involved in many local groups and community events. He loves giving back through volunteer work at conventions and is currently working as a consultant for Desert Bound, Advertising Manager for West Coast Jungle Gym and he even runs his own convention; the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention, with his business partner.

Jason deeply enjoys sharing his love for kink/BDSM with others, especially when it comes to helping new individuals find their inner kinkster.

His current primary group affiliations include TNG-AZ, APEX, MAsT: Phoenix and the Arizona Rope Dojo.
About Deena

Deena (slave-Deena) is a sometimes bratty, masochistic, polyamorous slave who has been involved in the local community for over 6 years. She has identified as Jason’s slave and little girl for over 6 years.

After joining the local community over 6 years ago, Deena quickly began getting involved in various local groups and conventions. Currently, she serves as the assistant director to Southwest Leather Conference, Producers Assistant at West Coast Jungle Gym and the Programming chair to TNG-AZ. She also helps out Desert Bound with their volunteer coordinator position and has served in the past for MAsT: Phoenix.

Deena enjoys bottoming to both experienced Tops for fun and to new Tops to help them explore their sadistic side.

Her current primary group affiliations include TNG-AZ, APEX, MAsT: Phoenix and the Arizona Rope Dojo.
About Jim
I started taking rope classes at APEX (Arizona Power Exchange, our local dungeon). That interest grew while attending rope events (multiple times), such as Shibaricon, Bondage Expo Dallas, Ropecraft, Wristrained, FIRE, taking several private intensives, reading numerous bondage books and watching countless videos (some good and some bad). Finally, I also subscribe to numerous groups on Fetlife.

In 2013, I started the BoundToTie rope group at APEX as an avenue in which to give back to the community and at the same time help me grow. My main passion is teaching and seeing that spark ignite in someone when he/she just simply “gets rope”. I love continuing to learn and seeing different patterns in rope emerge as I tie and seeing their effects on my partner .
To assist others in their rope training path, I started my website, BoundToTie.org, to gather and organize many of the videos and materials already on the web.
About Cuckqueaning
Have you ever wondered what a cuckquean is? We will discuss the many ways to practice this particular kink. From Female led cuckquean dynamics to Male led dynamics. Great class for anyone curious what it means or wanting to participate in it, and not sure where to start.
About Amy
Amy hails from the land of 10,000 lakes, only recently relocating to Phoenix in 2017.
Prior to joining APEX and volunteering in various capacities, she was a moderator for her local Fetlife group. She has always been kinky but not “in the lifestyle” until joining the community in 2012.Amy has been a cuckquean her entire marriage, and was excited to find out her kink had a name to explain her conflicting feelings.

About Father Abraham and Gloryus
About Father Abraham
Master Tony has been involved in the Arizona Power Exchange (APEX) community since moving to the Valley of the Sun in 2014.  He is the proud owner of gloryus, Calamity Canes, and the House of Positive Energy (HoPE).  He volunteers at APEX, participates regularly in their events and fundraising activities with enthusiasm. Among his favorite APEX activities are Bizarre Bazaar, the Anniversary Party, APEX Olympics, and Kink Karnival.

His interests include Music, Athletics, Steampunk and more. He enjoys attending the theatre and bar lounging with friends in Mexico. A retired teacher and former presenter at various local and state venues in California, his experiences vary and interests continue to branch out.

His experiences with rhythmic and percussive musical background are being culminated for you in hopes to engage you.
AboutGloryus
Gloryus has been an active participant of the APEX Community for over 11 years.
~2008 -2012 She co-hosted the APEX Munch at the Phoenix Central iHOP.
~2008 APEX Orientation Representative at large.
~From 2009 – 2010 APEX Board Outreach Chairperson.
~2010 Lady in Waiting for Ladies From Hades. CBT Group known for sadistic fun and education.
~Butchmann graduate.
~SWLC volunteer three years running 2009 – 2011.
~Bak 2 Skool kindergarden teacher. Dragon Clan volunteer.
~Present Director The Phoenix Area Lifestyle Society: PALS.
~2010 – 2014 – 2017 Presenter of Canes Desert Dominion, TNG of Phoenix, APEX.
~2013 Canes from Sensual to Stern class at APEX.
~Co-Owner and Creator of Calamity Canes. Vendor at Kink Karnival and Bizarre Bazaar.
~2018 Group Facilitator Formal Service Education Training E.D.G.E;
~Presenter APEX E.D.G.E. The Whippers (Whip)
~Presenter APEX E.D.G.E. Impact (Canes)
~Member of MasT and long time supporter of APEX
About Runner Dan
About Leather and Boots as a Fetish
Runnerdan will be conducting a presentation on ‘Fetish Boots’,   Various boot heights, including thigh-high, will be presented.  Tips will include: how to get started wearing fetish boots publicly, how to choose an area for public walks and how to avoid or diffuse potential conflicts with certain elements of the public.  A public Boot Meet is planned for downtown Phoenix in early December (Dec 1) in honor of National Boot Day.  All boot fetishists and admirers will be welcome.”
About Susan
Susan Wright founded the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom in 1997, and works with the BDSM, swing and polyamory communities to destigmatize alternative sexuality. Currently Susan serves as spokesperson for NCSF and is the director of Incident Reporting & Response which directly helps kinky people in need. Susan has written over 30 books, and her latest novel is a kinky romance called Role Play. www.ncsfreedom.org and www.susanwright.info

About Pet Play 101
Pet Play 101 – a wholistic approach to human pets: in this micro-class we will take a look into the headspace of pets, and their owners. We will discuss ways we can integrate petplay into our everyday lives, or our current power/authority transfer relationship. Bring an open mind, and be ready to share or ask a question!

About Kat
Master Kat 
is a gender non-binary Top, Daddy, Sadomasochist, and Sir, who entered the community in early 2013. Since then, Master Kat has organized munches, facilitated discussions, and assisted in numerous aspects of local and national BDSM & Leather community. They are an active volunteer, and facilitator at Arizona Power Exchange. Additionally, They have presented at Southwest Leather Conference, TNG-AZ, and Desert Dominion. Since 2015, Master Kat has served as Social Media Director for Behind Closed Doors. As of 2018, They are serving as the Marketing Coordinator for Southwest Leather Conference.
They invest Their time and effort into fostering a move inclusive, and vibrant Leather community, as well as personal & spiritual development. Of which Their philosophy on Authority Exchange Dynamics is rooted. Master Kat advocates for TNG Leatherfolk, and gender diversity in the lifestyle. Master Kat is also the Patriarch of House Enso, Their Leather Family, and is the lucky owner of Their wonderful boy, pup chunk.

Energy 101 – You’ve heard that word thrown around, “Energy”, but what does it mean? Get the basics here.

Bootblacking 101 – Boi Bear, Southwest Bootblack 2012, will be giving a demo on the hotness that is “putting some love” on boots and leathers.

Boi Bear has been in the BDSM community for over 20 years, a member of APEX for over a decade and a bootblack for almost 7 years. She takes great joy in sharing the knowledge that was shared with her throughout the years and in doing community service.

Leather Boi through and through, Daddy to a select few. She is the Southwest Bootblack 2012 title holder. She is a genderqueer, equal opportunity, sensual hedonist, sadomasochistic switch who enjoys Primal energy and energy exchange play.

Wax Basics with Mistress CC
Do you enjoy sensation play? Do you want to find a way to incorporate hot wax into your scenes, but you aren’t sure where to start? CC will discuss different types of wax and everything you need to know to get started, whether it’s simply for sensation or for more intricate and artistic designs. She’ll even bring instructions and supply lists so you won’t have to take notes! And there may be a demo, time permitting.

CC (JustCC on Fet) has been an active member of the BDSM community for four years, though she has been combining kink with art for far longer. She is a kinkster and hedonist with Top-leaning tendencies, though she occasionally mixes it up. Her main kink is experimentation and adventure. She’s NOT the most interesting woman in the world, so this bio is plenty long enough to feed her low-maintenance ego.

 

Being an Emotional Intelligence Warrior starts with YOU!

Learning and implementing Emotional Intelligence can have a profound impact on your life. It allows you to take the mystery out of the emotions you feel and make better, more logical, informed decisions about what motivates you and what choices will help you achieve what you and your partners set out as goals. In this class we will briefly cover the four pillars of Emotional Intelligence and offer up some tips related to the first two, the Personal (self-awareness and self-management) competencies. We will only touch on Social (social awareness and relationship management) competencies as part of the overview but will send you away with a number of resources.

Hierarchical Polyamory, living M/s in a polyamorous community

We began our polyamorous journey believing an egalitarian approach was best. That’s what the literature says, right? Quickly we began to understand that structure was not for us and started experimenting with different ideas. We were attracted to a power exchange relationship due to the fact that we both felt more comfortable in those roles that interacted and reflected our true nature. Over the last few years we have been conducting ethnographic research as well as some qualitative and quantitative approaches to gathering data. Our personal experiences and our research have helped us develop and structure a relationship that works for us; a well negotiated, consensual, Master slave structure that provides guidance, growth, and support in our polyamorous relationship.

Ligge and Princess Ellie

As academic researchers, polyamorous community leaders, and active participants in a Master slave dynamic we believe that our experience and background provides a unique perspective on the benefits of a well negotiated consensual Master slave dynamic. As educators we believe knowledge is important to making good life choices. We would like to provide service by informing and educating others that are curious about one of the many ways a healthy Master slave structure can provide benefits to all parties through communication, shared desires, and empathy. As the Arizona Master slave 2018 titleholders we look forward to deepening our reach into and out of the community.

We like to facilitate education and awareness around the healthy diversity of relationship and lifestyle choices. We will illustrate, by example, and evangelize, through discussion, the benefits of a well negotiated hierarchical relationship as it applies to any consensual Master slave structure and how it compliments autonomy in hierarchy based polyamory relationships.

Cellpopping: Cellpopping is temporary branding using simple tools. It is a form of fire play and is fairly painless (your mileage may vary). In this class we will discuss how to do cellpopping safely and the science behind why it works! Also we’ll discuss some pitfalls to avoid in caring for the brand so it stays as long as possible. There will be a demo on the process and you will have the chance to practice yourself if you’d like, time allowing. The demo bottom is also the presenter so you can also get an idea of how much it can hurt. Yes, you can do this to yourself as long as you can reach!

Intro to Kinky Vending:

You see them at Kink Karnival and Bizarre Bazaar. You’ve met a few at the Maker’s group (2nd Thursdays at APEX) and have seen photos on Fetlife. Vendors! Makers! Creative kinky artists! Ever wonder how much work is involved prior to when you see them? How did they get to where they are? How did they come up with their prices? How much did they spend to get that booth you are wandering in? You already make things and are wondering about how to break in to selling your own kinky wares? Whether you are just looking to make your hobby pay for itself, make some extra money, or make a living, this class will help get you started! Resources will be provided, please come with questions particular to your craft.

Cheeze has been in the lifestyle since 2013, exclusively a bottom except for demoing her favorite things to others. She identifies as a submissive, brat, masochist, and toy. An avid fan of science, Cheeze loves play that manipulates the body to control endorphin and adrenaline release and maximize the fun of BDSM. Impact, electricity, needle play, power exchange, and humiliation are some of her favorite kinktastic activities. Cheeze is the owner of CK Underground and has been a kinky maker vending in the community and Southwestern states since 2015.

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September is National Consent Month

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Partnering with the NCSF, the Arizona Power Exchange is proud to bring you Consent Month!

Please visit the Consent Month Website for contests, merchandise, ideas, and free stuff as we all discuss consent in a positive way!

AT APEX, we focus on consent all month long including…

APEX sponsors [Consent Month][http://consentmonth.com] and focuses on consent the entire month of September!

**Here are some things you might be interested in to support and empower consent in our club**

Monday, August 27th: NAVIGATING THE SCENE FOR THE OLDER GENERATIONS

Monday, September 3rd: CONSENT @ APEX

Tuesday, September 4th: APEX 101 SKILLS: COMMUNICATION AND NEGOTIATION

Wednesday, September 12th: APEX 202 – SKILLS: ADVANCED NEGOTIATIONS AND BOUNDARY SETTING

Monday, September 17th: CONSENT SOCIAL WITH THE NCSF

Monday, September 24th: APEX ALLYSHIP TO THE LGBTQI COMMUNITY 101: BEING AN ALLY STARTS WITH UNDERSTANDING

Visit the APEX Calendar for more information!

Got Consent?

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APEX 30th Anniversary

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Our Anniversary Party usually commemorates the previous year, and we will certainly do that, but we will also celebrate all our yesterdays, and tomorrow’s yet to come.

Come revel with us in celebration of the clubs 30th year. There will be food, celebration old faces, new faces, presentations, congratulations, and a few surprises!

Doors open at 5:00pm to all Members of the Community (you MUST be 18)

*5:00pm-6:00pm Social Hour
5:00pm-8:30pm Snacks will be served
5:00pm-9:30pm Photographs in front of the Step-and-Repeat
*6:00pm Presentations (open to the entire 18+ community)
8:00pm Dinner followed by play party

*As this event is open to our Community, there will be no nudity or play activity.

Leather, Formal, or Fetish is the dress code for those who have it, but all are welcome.

Once presentations are over we will say goodbye to our supportive community and have dinner and then we play! We will celebrate with fellow members with a Brazilian steak house style meal!

Everyone is welcome to help turn over the space, or you can retire to the cafe and social areas to enjoy desert.

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS

Presentations:  Included in your dinner/play party entry, or $10.00 for non-members.
APEX Anniversary Dinner & Play Party Pass (APEX Members ONLY) – $20.00 (For our current Pay Per Event Members)
APEX Anniversary Dinner & Play Party Pass (APEX Members ONLY) – $10.00 (For our current All Annual Access Members)

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