Open to the entire 18+ Community!
Saturday, October 6th 10:00am-4:00pm
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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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
~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.”
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!
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.