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)

Fetlife.com Event Presentations
Fetlife.com Event Dinner and Play Party

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Saturday, July 28th: Hosted Play Space-Needles

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At 8:00PM APEX will have a hosted play space for everyone wanting to explore needles in a party setting safely. There will be supplies, coaches and spotters to help you through this safely.

This is a great opportunity to share space with other members of a similar interest.

You can try this kind of play with the help of APEX supplies and a host, or just lend your experience to the evening by contributing your own scene.

There will also be Beef Stew in the kitchen!

Huge thanks to everyone who made this happen!

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Saturday, June 30th @ APEX: All About Feet

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This Saturday brings us some very cool programming for those who are curious about foot fetishes, or those who have a foot fetish.

At 6:30PM APEX will host a Preparty Workshop on Foot Massage and Foot Worship with Ella. Ella  is a certified Reflexologist and graduate of The Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts. Her classes are always full of information and always worth attending.

At 8:00PM APEX will have a hosted play space for everyone wanting to explore this kind of play.

For those who admire and appreciate the feet. APEX will provide some lotions and oils, and comfy furniture, but please feel free to bring anything you would like to use. Bringing your own towels is encouraged.

This is a great opportunity to share space with other members of a similar interest. As always, a coach will be available if you need one.

You can try this kind of play with the help of APEX supplies and a host, or just lend your experience to the evening by contributing your own scene.

Huge thanks to everyone who made this happen!

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2018 APEX Summer Games!

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The 7th Annual APEX Summer Games

The Annual APEX Summer Games and Wet-N-Messy Party. The thrill of competition and FUN! This year will include lots of new things, including concessions! There will be some fun fair-food to keep us fueled as we Go For The Gold!


Tell Your Friends You Are Coming

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APEX Annual Wet-N-Messy Party
Summer Games on Facebook


The Games for 2018

Top Toy Champion
Now is the time for all the creative toy makers to shine! You’re trapped in the Dungeon without your toy bag! What shall you do? Why… you’ll open your box of mystery supplies and MAKE a toy of course. You will have 2 hours, and a box of random supplies to make this happen. You must use at least a part of everything in the box. Everyone will have access to a stack of staple supplies (duct tape, glue etc). At the end of 2 hours, you will present your toys to the audience. Toys will be judged on creativity, use of the supplies, functionality, durability, and presentation. The contestant who makes the best toy will be the reigning Top Champion for 2018!

Because of the supplies required, you must register for the contest by emailing SpecialEvents@ArizonaPowerExchange.org. There are a limited number of spots, and they always go quickly, so register EARLY!


Fetish Fashionistas
For those who are not toy makers we introduce the Fetish Fashionistas! In the spirit of the toy makers, you bring only yourself and you will have two hours to build a fun fetish outfit. You can put it on yourself or arrange for a model. You will have a mystery box that you MUST use, and a pantry of basic supplies to pull off this challenge! You or your model will walk the runway in your creation and compete for the Fetish Fashionista medal! The audience votes on their favorite outfit!

Because of the supplies required and limited space, you must register by emailing SpecialEvents@ArizonaPowerExchange.org. We expect this inaugural contest to be super popular, so register early!


J-Lube Wrestling
No medals are awarded, we wrestle just for fun!


Endurance Flogging!
We will provide you with a set of floggers and you will Florentine a target as long as you can! The person with the longest time WINS! This game will be available all day, so no need to register!


Singletail and Dragontail Marksman
Bring your singletail and/or dragontail to show off your skill. There will be an Expert and Novice Category


Creative Rope Contest
You have one hour to tie your best tie and the audience votes!


Wiggle Worm Contest
Our rigger ties, you escape. The best time wins!


Novelty Game
There will be a fun SURPRISE game as well this year, but we might just give you a hint as the event draws closer.


The Awards Ceremony will begin at 3:30pm. This will include the Fourth Annual “Summer Games Spirit Award” being given in the name of Sir John C. He was a huge fan of the summer games and embodied the spirit of competition and FUN! Being a good sport might just get you on the podium!


To participate in the Top Toy Champion or Fetish Fashionistas email SpecialEvents@ArizonaPowerExchange.org We will get you registered!


Complete List of 2018 Games:

• Top Toy Champion 2018
• Fetish Fashionista 2018
• Endurance Flogging 2018
• Singletail Marksman 2018
• Dragontail Marksman 2018
• Novice Singletail Marksman 2018
• Novice Dragontail Marksman 2018
• Creative Rope Contest 2018
• Wiggle Worm Contest 2018
• Sir John C Spirit of the Games 2018


Summer Games 10am-4pm
8:00PM Wet-N-Messy Party

Hot, cool, sticky, slippery, wet. We’re going to get wet and messy at APEX! The Orbeez pool will be back for everyone and we will have additional stations with fun and messy supplies.

Paint flogging, Wax play, liquid latex, sploshing…how will you get your wet and messy on? Bring out all those messy ideas… an outdoor area will be provided for the messiest play.

There will be regular Dungeon space for those who want a more traditional party, but a guaranteed good time and hot scenes of messy play will be available for your voyeuristic enjoyment.

APEX will be providing a Baked Potato Bar, but you are very welcome to bring something to share. A six-pack of soda would also be appreciated. As always, water will be provided.

Tell Your Friends You Are Coming

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PAJAMA PARTY AND APEX SLEEPOVER

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A fun theme party you won’t want to miss!

Wear your PJs to the Dungeon and play!

Your regular dungeon party activities will be available until 10pm, and then we will turn the main space into a pajama party! Movies, popcorn, games, and lots of fun things. The entire top floor and the downstairs play room will still be available for play until 2am.

For anyone who is interested we will also be spending the night! Bring your sleeping bags and air mattresses and we will be spending the night in the dungeon!

Sunday morning we will do a pancake breakfast before we all say goodbye. What a fun night!

Note: After 11pm (when the door closes, there will be no entry. If you leave the premises, you cannot come back. No, a trip to your car doesn’t count.)

Our Saturday night parties are the cornerstone of the APEX social environment. Participate, voyer, visit with your friends, or make new ones. There is always something to do, and always people to see!

Watch the APEX Group on Fetlife for the buzz about weekly parties, who is bringing what, and what our friends are planning!

A food item or soda is always welcome. Snacks for our pajama party are also welcome. Water and ice will be provided.

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS.

You must be an APEX (or reciprocal) member in order to attend an APEX party. This is legal stuff, sorry all!

You can learn more about being a Member of the Arizona Power Exchange on our Membership Page

$15 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for All Access Members

To Learn More about APEX Membership Please visit the website https://arizonapowerexchange.org/becoming-a-member/

*Please note: You must be a member at least 24 hours PRIOR to this event to attend. No orientations will be done at this event.

Please RSVP HERE. (Not Required for attendance)

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APEX Flea Market: Friday, April 20th @ 7pm

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You have bought some new and improved things at the KK, and now have a storage problem. Today is the day to fix that! We will be having a flea market at APEX. From 7-9:30pm we will provide space for those of you who would like to do a little selling and bartering! Find a home that will love the things you can no longer store!

Anyone can reserve a table by sending an email to Contact@ArizonaPowerExchange.org. Though if we run out of space, APEX Members get preferential treatment. There will be a $5.00 charge for those wanting to have table space, but everyone else gets in for free. Drinks and snacks will be available at the concessions booth.

Please note: This is not a vendor event. Bizarre Bazaar on March 17th is a vendor fair. If you are a Vendor, you can request to Vend at Bizarre Bazaar in March, or Kink Karnival in November by visiting www.kinkkarnival.com.

Open to All Member of our 18+ Community

Please RSVP HERE. (Not Required for attendance)

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Weekend Intensive: Dr. Bob Rubel and Indigo

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We have an exciting announcement!

Dr. Bob Rubel will be returning to APEX, and as a bonus, will be bringing along an amazing resource-Indigo!

View The Entire Weekend Schedule
View Saturday’s Intensive on Authority Transfer Dynamics with Robert Rubel
View Saturday’s Intensive on Female-Led Dynamics with Indigo
View Sunday’s Class
View Costs and Other Details

About Robert J (Dr. Bob) Rubel

Dr. Bob, an author, educator and photographer is an educational sociologist and researcher by training.  He currently has a dozen books in print plus two DVDs (Books: three on Master/slave topics, two on BDSM mastery, one on communication strategies, two on advanced sex techniques, one on fire play, and three erotic art photo books.  Additionally, he has produced two educational DVDs: one on fire play and one on beginning impact play).

Recipient of the 2008 Pantheon of Leather’s Community Choice Award (man), Dr. Bob has been involved in the BDSM and Total Power Exchange (TPE) scenes since the summer of 2001, throwing himself into the literature of the field as though it were an academic study. He presents, judges, and sells his books at weekend kink conferences throughout the year.


About Goddess Indigo

Goddess Indigo never thought of herself as “a dominant;” people simply did what she requested. For example, she converted her first boyfriend (an Alpha primal male) into a house slave — to his surprise.  One day, she stumbled upon the word “dominant” online and realized that her natural way of being had a name!  A voracious reader and researcher, she dove head-first into the worlds of BDSM, M/s, and power exchange.  Indigo began presenting in 2002, and now shares her knowledge on topics such as: Grief and Loss within the BDSM Dynamic; BDSM and Hypnosis (she is a certified hypnotist); Fostering Addiction; Advanced Medical Play; Extreme Cock and Ball Torture; Cross-dressing and Feminization; Water Sports; Pony Play; The Sublime Art of Feminine Dominance; E.M.P.O.W.E.R.: The Feminine Archetypes; Temporary Branding; Internal Electrical Play; Care and Feeding of the Female Dominant; and Male/Female Fisting.

In the past, Indigo’s community contributions have included: many years as host of “The Leather Line” (an alternative radio program in Houston); spear-heading Camp Crucible’s Pony Camp (the largest gathering of human equines in the United States); emceeing various events (such as the “Pony Jamboree” (Austin, TX) and for the Annual Camp Crucible “Lucky Fucker Pony Show”); and performing at venues such as IMsL (International Ms Leather) and Art Erotica (Austin).

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The weekend Activities will be something not to miss!

Click Here to See the Entire Weekend Schedule

Friday Schedule:

Saturday Schedule:                                                                                                      Link to Indigo Intensive                                                                                          Link to Robert Rubel Intensive

  • 9-10am breakfast
  • Class 10-12:30
  • Lunch is served 12:30-1:30
  • Class 1:30-3:00pm
  • Break for snacks 3:00pm-3:30pm
  • Class 3:30pm-5pm
  • 5:00pm event ends

Sunday Schedule

11am-1pm Class Bonding through Protocols and Rituals


Friday July 6th, 2018

6:00pm-8:00pm Meet and Greet with Robert Rubel and Indigo

8:00pm When Sparks Fly

Electricity can light up our lives! From sensual to sadistic, Goddess Indigo and Dr. Bob show how to add a little charge with this versatile type of play! The Eros-Tek 312B, Eros-Tek 302, Eros-Tek 232, Folsom, PES, Tens, Violet Wand and other power boxes are on hand so that you can learn the differences between these devices and see what works best for you. They will demonstrate both internal and external electrodes and explore the differences. This is an exciting opportunity for interaction, so come prepared to be electrified! This workshop is will be hands-on. Over $3,000 in equipment will be available to help you decide how make things more electric!


Saturday July 7th, 2018 Schedule
Two Intensives! They are both so good, it will be difficult to choose!

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Classes with Robert Rubel on Authority Transfer Dynamics:

The Forever Fairytale: Stabilizing Power-Imbalanced Relationships for your “Happy Ever After.”

Long-term authority-imbalanced relationships are not accidental; they require thoughtful planning and ongoing work. Without the work, relationships get into trouble. Unfortunately, some of the areas that require thought and work are subtle – you may not even think of them on your own. This class of for people who are interested in considering options for structuring (or restructuring) their relationship. (NOTE: attendees may wish to take notes.)


Did you hear what I didn’t say? Exploring communication strategies
This class explores common communication upsets.

Relationships in our BDSM community are often more complex than marriages. Couples are often new to one another and new to the new D/s “rules” and expectations. “Stuff” can disrupt clear communication. When communications get into trouble, the relationship gets into trouble.

This workshop covers some “out-of-the-box” communication issues. We’ll discuss many topics that are often hidden, such as how we communicate love, how time may be different for each partner, how upbringing may affect your current relationship, how we process information, and so forth.

Many tips and techniques are easy to explain and to learn and provide eye-opening insights about ways you and your partner(s) communicate love. Similarly, couples/triads/etc often collide over issues that are not at all obvious to either party. (NOTE: you might wish to bring pen and paper.)


Hidden Relationship Responsibilities

This class is about grappling with some of the Leader’s hidden responsibilities in a power-imbalanced relationship.

Certain words describe concepts that in turn describe key aspects of power-imbalanced relationships (Owner/property, Master/slave, Dominant/submissive, etc). When there is disagreement between the D-type and the s-type regarding these concepts or how to fulfill them, destabilizing stresses begin to surface. Topics include: management issues; decision-making; love in relation to obedience and punishment; fear; punishment and punishment systems; and service. This interactive session will explore some of these elements in an effort to discuss ways to ensure and sustain a stable relationship. (NOTE: attendees may wish to take notes.)


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Classes with Indigo on Female-led dynamics:

E.M.P.O.W.E.R. The Feminine (Female Masters’ Class)

In our society, women are often seen as a weakness. That raises a question: can a dominant female be both feminine and powerful? Goddess Indigo proposes that femininity is power. Join us as we explore misconceptions of female power, strong female archetypes, and how to realize our potential to be the self-actualized, fully-faceted, and “supremely powerful feminine self” we are meant to be. We will discuss ways that integrating basic behaviors (i.e. living authentically and with integrity) enables us to take control and master our own lives so we can more successfully accept surrender from our partners. Find your direction, your path, and your potential. Renew your drive, your passion, and your spirit. E.M.P.O.W.E.R. The Feminine.


SEDUCTION—The Art and Allure of Female Dominance

The art of seduction is at your fingertips. Learn how to fascinate, entrance, tempt, and ultimately enslave with time-proven techniques employed by powerful women throughout the ages. Delve into feminine archetypes and find what resonates within you. Gain insight into your own power and tap deeper into your magnetism. Explore the soft, sensual, and sexy Divinely Dominant Temptress inside of you!


Relationship Judo: Reversing the Script for the Female-Led Dynamic

Few would argue that we are still in a male-dominated culture. A female-led dynamic can seem counterintuitive and contrary to societal norms. Can we take a female dominant seriously when potential partners are inundated with images of a stereotypical Fem-Dom that is a sex-kitten clad in latex-wearing thigh-high stiletto heels? How can we construct, sustain, and even thrive in female-led relationships when so much around us points in the opposite direction? Rather than following masculine archetypes and management styles that might not provide long-term sustainability, we must forge our own path. We will discuss leadership styles that can enhance and energize your dynamic, ways to utilize misconceptions and myths to your benefit and even how to incorporate “traditional values” in establishing and maintaining healthy, flourishing dynamics.


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Sunday July 8th, 2018

11:00am-1:00pm  Using Protocols to Make Your World Special

This class is suitable for those new to our culture.

Protocols are an outgrowth of your values.  Some are tried-and-true, some you’ll have to create to suit your own relationship.  You can create protocols that support your own version of a magical world and you can create protocols that solve challenges that come up within a relationship, such as getting back into Master or slave headspace after a long day at work.  Protocols can also be used to help stabilize relationships that are being pulled back to the land of vanillas.  We’ll discuss practical protocols, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask for help designing protocols to fit their particular needs. (NOTE: attendees may wish to take notes.)


Costs and Other Details:

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Open to All APEX Members
All Access Members can get either of the weekend Intensives for $20.00. Pay Per Event Members are $30.00
Friday and Sunday Classes are FREE for Annual ALL Access Members, and $6.00 for Pay Per Event Members

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Volunteer Position Spotlight: Staffing Coordinator

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The Staffing Coordinator is quality control for our Programming Offerings. Assuring that each event is staffed appropriately, and that nothing is missed.

Reporting to the Internal Operations Chair, The Staffing Coordinator is a successful APEX member who is willing to work within a team of people that are all working towards the successful execution of APEX events. The Staffing Coordinator will have a working knowledge of APEX programs, volunteers, and positions, in order to assure that the staffing needs of each program is met.

Specific duties include:

  • Assuring each coordinator (DM, Door, New Member Orientation team etc) have adequately staffed their areas.
  • Assuring that there is an opener/closer for each event.
  • Assuring that each opener/closer has the appropriate training.
  • Make sure each opener/closer is given access information on the day of their event.
  • General oversight on the volunteer calendar to make sure that we are covered and putting our best foot forward.
  • Eventually holding training on opening/closing our space as needed.

The Staffing Coordinator will participate in team meetings and team retreats and is happy to be a vital part of the Internal Support Committee.  The Staffing Coordinator is willing to develop an understanding of the APEX policies around programs and volunteers, and is willing to learn to use email, social media, and several internal platforms.  The Staffing Coordinator will also be willing to learn the features and functions of the club, so that they may best execute the Staffing Coordinator position.

In addition to your training manual, you will have as much on the job training as you need. We promise every volunteer that you will not be left on your own until YOU are comfortable, and this is just as true for the Staffing Coordinator. To start, you will work side-by-side with the existing Staffing Coordinator. Once you feel comfortable, you can take over responsibility of that position with support from your Internal Operations Team, and the Executive Committee.

The Staffing Coordinator should be:

  • A successful APEX Member
  • Comfortable using email
  • OK with various members of the club having your mobile phone # as this will be required
  • Available to be at APEX to train as necessary, and for meetings as necessary
  • Willing to interact with members
  • Willing to learn all the pieces to successfully staff and execute APEX Programs
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