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APEX Community Open House: Bizarre Bazaar

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The Bizarre Bazaar is an amazing collection of Vendors,  edge 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.

Bizarre Bazaar Demonstrations

Wait until you see all the amazing things happening at the 2019 Bizarre Bazaar!


Don’t forget to tell your friends you are coming:
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Things that will be available all day:

Vendors: The largest collection of lifestyle vendors assembled in Arizona
STI Testing provided by Native Health
Concessions, and The Member Lounge
Raffle 10am until the live auction with the The Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (GCSPI)


The Live Auction is the APEX fundraising activity that day. Don’t forget to attend!


Feed Your Voyeur

An opportunity to observe a particular kind of play or fetish performed by experts!

This year Feed Your Voyeur will include: Medical Role Play, Body Impact-Kicking, Shaving, Foot Worship, CBT, Extreme Bondage, and Objectification.


Try It!

A small taste of a chosen fetish, this is an opportunity for you to try some things that aren’t commonplace in a safe environment at the hands of an expert.

This year’s “Try It” stations will include: Tasers, Sybians, and Sleep Sacks.

Mini Classes

Mini Classes are condensed information on important topics. The 2019 Bizarre Bazaar will include mini classes on: Consent, Boundary Setting, How to safely try things when you are inexperienced, Navigating the scene for old guys, and Power, Ownership, and Responsibility.


OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY



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Bizarre Bazaar Vendors

2019 BIZARRE BAZAAR VENDORS


Phoenix 42 Creations:  Custom hand made jute rope, paddles,  implements, and furniture.


JjFunThings: Distinctively different hand made toys


The Kink FactoryWe make and sell Fun, Sensual, and Sadistic BDSM Lifestyle Tools. You can also Visit The Kink Factory on Facebook.com


CompassRose Creations:  Exotic Hardwood Paddles, Humblers, Toys and Bondage Gear. All handmade by our family.


CNC Laser Gifts: Laser engraved glasses, key chains, wood and miscellaneous adult novelty items glass dildos – riding crops


House of Wolfram: Uniquely functioning handcrafted leather bondage gear


Kricket’s Klubhouse: Rescued and on-site stuffed animals, clothes, and accessories. Rosie’s Little Treasures, including paci’s and bottles


Desired Discipline: Nipple nooses and other fun toys.


BunnyFlogger.com: Bunny Floggers, various leather type floggers (deer, elk, cow, bull, buffalo) with braided handles and other bunny crafted toys (crop, paddle,claws)


Nadia Vanilla: Erotic Art. You can also find them on Instagram @nadia.vanilla .


Boy Pup Creations: Custom printed t-shirts, Leather scented products, and more


Orchid and Serpent Stores:    Orchid and Serpent sells a variety of BDSM toys including unique, hand crafted electroplay gear, male chastity & cbt gear, handmade leather hats, accessories made of seat belts, handmade tail butt plugs, glass dildos, gags, gas masks, floggers, paddles, crops, and collars & cuffs (steel, vegan, and leather). Our custom made items may be found at www.Orchid AndSerpentStores.com and our vast array of BDSM and Sex Toys may be found at www.OSbdsm.com, our BDSM category has examples of what we sell at conventions.


Rusted Dragon ForgeKinky Blacksmith and Custom Metalwork, from Sharp and Shiny to Dark and Twisted


CK Underground: Boutique meets BDSM. Find handmade designer BDSM gear including leather, fashion, and bondage, vegan snake a bullwhips, fire play items, chainmail/leather jewelry and gear.


MB Leather: Floggers ,Dragon Tails, Wood Knifes, Restrains


Boscia Woodworks: Wooden spanking paddles, wooden insertable toys, all sustainably sourced from local AZ lumber


Cherry Bombin Wear: Vegan Sustainable fetish & bondage wear all made with repurposed rubber.  


Toys 4 Lust: Leather & Bondage Furniture


Inquisition Toys: Custom leather bondage gear, dungeon furniture, handmade and factory knives.


Slavebeast Productions: Floggers, Paddles, Leather goods, and Other Hand Crafted Art


Unique Kink: A Patented line of interchangeable impact implements. You can also visit Unique Kink on Facebook!


Kink Works: Impact implements. Paddles, floggers, firehose and leather strops.

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2017 APEX Kink Karnival: November 11th 10am-4pm

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

Calling all vendors, artisans, and crafters! If you’d like a spot at the 2017 Kink Karnival, you can fill out the Vendor Form. We have a cap for vendors, and we limit the number of ‘like’ vendors, so do this early!

Saturday, November 11th, 2017 10am-4pm

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As a Vendor
As a Demo
As a Community Group

Just want to know what’s happening?

Learn more about the Kink Karnival:

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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2017 APEX Bizarre Bazaar March 25th, 2017

FacebooktwitterThe Bizarre Bazaar is an amazing collection of Vendors, Edgy 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.

Demonstrations:

The Bizarre Bazaar is a taste of the possibilities! This year will provide edgy and extreme demonstrations and performance art designed to let you imagine what might be possible for you!

While the Kink Karnival is our 101 level demonstrations, the Bizarre Bizarre needs a PhD! Come and see the outer edges of our community. Whats possible in your world?

For more details on our demo schedule, please visit the demo page

Vendors:

Some of our favorites have returned, and new vendors are coming to the BB. Check the latest list on the Vendor Page

Community:

The Bizarre Bazaar is an edgy event, but the core purpose is to educate about our Community and lifestyle. We couldn’t accurately represent our lifestyle without bringing together those who represent our community in a meaningful way.

Please see the Community Page for Community Groups that will be represented at the 2017 Bizarre Bazaar.

Check the latest information at the BB website.

For up-to-the-minute information on the Bizarre Bazaar, please visit the web page.

Tickets to the Bizarre Bazaar are $10.00. All Access Members get into the party for free. Pay Per Event members can purchase presale tickest for both the BB & Party for $20.00 HERE

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY

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.

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The 2016 APEX Kink Karnival is TOMORROW 11/12/16

FacebooktwitterThere is so much happening at the 2016 Kink Karnival! We are setting records for kinky fun!

Below are some of the details on all the amazing things happening at the 2016 Kink Karnival!

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Demonstrations, the TRY IT! Stage, and Mini Classes.

Available All Day:

  • Vendors
  • STI Testing
  • Concessions

TRY IT!

We are trying something new and different this year. Our “TRY IT!” Stage is typically in a single location, but our vendors are a huge part of the success of the “Try It” stage, and we want you to see all their cool toys while you try the fetish! So, our TRY IT! events this year will take place in different locations based on the fetish. Your program will show the map, and schedule posters will be up all over!

10:15-10:45am TRY IT! Paddles at CompassRose Creations
11:00am-11:30am TRY IT! Floggers at SlaveBeast Productions
11:15-11:45 Try It! Whips at PocketSnakes
12:00pm-12:30pm Try-It! Metal Impact and Sensation Toys at Rusted Dragon Forge
1:00pm-1:30pm Try It! Canes at Calamity Canes
3:30pm- 4:00pm Try It! Dragontails at The Kink Factory

Demonstrations

We are trying something fun this year with a couple of useful demos. As always, a few surprises are in store that you will just have to wait to see!

11:30am Demo-Flogging Styles
12:45pm 12:45pm Demo: Whip Styles

Mini Classes

Kink Karnival is designed to educate, and this year is no exception. Some mini classes are added to the schedule this year. 15 minutes of information to add to your toolbox of Kink Survival Skills.

11:00am: How to ask for what you want, even when you’re new to kink.
12:30pm: Consent is more than “NOT TOUCHING”.
1:30pm: Kink labels, monikers, and honorifics. When do I choose, what do I call people?

Whip Cracking Contest 1:45PM

Since we have so many amazing whip makers in Arizona like we will have a whip cracking contest! You get 60 seconds to crack your whip as many times as you can! It will be a huge bunch of fun!

If you want to participate, just bring your whip!

STD Testing

APEX cares about you and your health. There will once again be free STD testing and information available on additional health issues at the 2016 Kink Karnival.

APEX is so proud to announce the participation of two AMAZING organizations at the 2016 Kink Karnival:

HIV/ HHIV-Services-IMAGE_0-300x125epatitis Integrated Care Services NATIVE HEALTH and NHW Community Health Center provides no cost HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C screening. We also provide support services, counseling, case management, and prevention services as part of the HIV Integrated Care Program.

A 5sw01 (c)(3) non-profit organization, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (formerly Body Positive) was founded in 1990 by Kirk Baxter. The Center’s vision, “leading the fight against HIV and AIDS” is carried out through our mission of reducing infection, improving quality of life and contributing to worldwide research.

The Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS will be bringing us the Condom Bar as well as information and support of your health!

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Tell your friends you are coming!

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Concessions

Yummy food will be back! We are so lucky to have a concessions vendor who sticks with us. We are thrilled to have them returning to the 2016 Kink Karnival.

Auction and Raffle 2:00pm

Always tons of fun! The raffle and live auction will be back! The Grand Canyon Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be doing our Raffle sales again. We can’t wait to see them!

Tickets

For convenience, you can buy your tickets at the Box Office or at the club prior to the event. Presale tickets will close on November 6th at 5pm. Anyone over 18 may attend the Kink Karnival, but YOU MUST BE AN APEX (or reciprocal) MEMBER TO ATTEND THE PARTY. The final orientation opportunity is Friday, November 11th at 6:30pm. There are other orientations prior to the Kink Karnival. Visit the APEX Calendar for additional New Member Orientations.

ALL ACCESS Members do need a ticket to the Kink Karnival, but as always AA Members will attend the party at no charge.
Tickets to the Kink Karnival are $15.00.

 Vendors

Our Current Confirmed List of Vendors is below.

Knotjokin: Starving rope artist providing an utterly tantalizing lineup of innovative rope flogger designs fabricated with undeniable quality that are inexplicably capable of delivering a plethora of uniquely remarkable sensations while bathing in a dazzling spectrum of stunningly brilliant hues. Also, the handles fit in condoms. Visit Knotjokin Rope Floggers on Facebook
Rusted Dragon Forge: Kinky Blacksmith and Custom Metalwork, from Sharp and Shiny to Dark and Twisted
Tickle Your Whimsy: Whimsical accessories.
Calamity Canes: Rattan canes of the finest quality.
The Kink Factory: We make and sell Fun, Sensual, and Sadistic BDSM Lifestyle Tools  Visit The Kink Factory on Facebook
CompassRose Creations: Exotic Hardwood Paddles, Humblers, Toys and Bondage Gear. All handmade by our family. Visit CompassRose Creations on Facebook
MB Leather: MB Leather is known for his floggers, dragon tails, wands, and many other things that you can have fun with. He has been doing this for many years. His toys are found in many states and a couple countries.
Quality Whips by Victor Tella:  Bullwhips, Signalwhips,Single Tails, Snakewhips. Visit Snakewhips on Facebook
Firebird Leather: Leather toys and wearables. Visit Firebird Leather on Facebook
Kyla’s Keepsakes: Steam Punk and kink clothing and accessories. Visit Kyla’s Keepsakes on Facebook
Roger Patterson Whips: Single tail whips and rawhide twitchers
Orchid and Serpent Stores: We sell electric toys, male chastity/cbt, collars & restraints, glass dildos, butt plug tails, jewel butt plugs, other sprinklings of BDSM toys.  Visit Orchid and Serpent Stores on Facebook
Slavebeast Productions: Floggers, Cuffs, Wood Paddles, Colorful Hand Painted Ceramics, and more
Groove: Lingerie and intimate toys and products. Visit Groove on Facebook
Marie Saint-Louis:Psychic medium readings. Visit Marie Saint-Louis on Facebook
Gespent’s Fantasy Gear: Platinum Silicone adult toys and more!
PocketSnakes: Hancrafted whips made in Tucson, AZ. Pocket Snakes, Small whips, Leather & Synthetic
The Tactical Medic: We have used our 20+ years of Military and Industry experience to select products and service for our customers at the lowest prices possible. We ONLY sell products that we ourselves would use (and in most cases have used) in the field. Please browse through our store and shop with confidence. We invite you to create an account with us, or if you like, shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store. Visit The Tactical Medic on Facebook
Inquisition Toys: high end leather ankle/wrist/thigh cuffs and collars. I also make a heavy duty metal bondage rack with light weight models coming out in the future. Besides the metal racks, I also have a Saw Horse type wooden bondage rack available. I also will be vending some wooden dungeon furniture and I sell knives.
Master Yeti’s Toys: Custom paddles and custom furniture on request
CheezyKrafts: jack of all trades craftor & kinky toy maker with emphasis on unique bdsm leather items and restraints, sewing, custom knot work and weaving, and unique glycerin soap and bath bombs. I sell cuffs, ball gags, fire floggers, chain floggers, monkey fists, specialty whip crackers (glow in the dark, UV reactive, & silicone dipped), nylon bullwhips & so much more. All my work is hand made by me & most everything is unique in some way. I’m also a professional cake decorator & do leather footware and upholstery restoration. Custom orders welcome!
PassionWolf: Whips etc.
S~W Chainworks: We make and sell custom chain maile works.
Raven Darknights Vintage Straight Razors & Fetish Shaving: Restored vintage straight razors, hones, strops, custom non-toxic shaving soap, knife & razor honing. Visit Raven Darknights on Facebook.com
Lovelies by Lois: Chain Maille Jewelery
Knives by Jefferson James: Knives
Desert Son Enterprises: Bondage Furniture
For Doms Treasure: Kinky jewelry clothing

Community Groups

The Kink Karnival is designed to educate about our Community and lifestyle. We couldn’t accurately represent our lifestyle without bringing together the lifestyle groups that make up our robust and diverse community.

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom:
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NCSF advances the rights and advocates for consenting adults in the SM-Leather-Fetish, swing, and polyamory communities. We pursue our vision through direct services, education, advocacy, and outreach in conjunction with our partner organizations to directly benefit these communities.

Butchmanns Experience:
The Butchmanns Experience is an intensive educational weekend designBE Logoed to provide an opportunity for self-discovery in pursuit of self-actualization. The event includes hands-on training in basic SM practices, protocol and rituals, and a view of leadership and obedience through the lens of Master/slave dynamics.

Butchmanns Experience allows us to explicitly visit areas that challenge and soothe us for the purpose of identifying who we are. Happiness comes from living authentically. When we are ready to be who we truly are, we encounter the next step on our path.

The emphasis of activities is on personal transformation and growth and includes intentional flogging, ritual temporary piercing, the call to serve and be served, and transformational mummification. These activities are further explored through in-depth discussions. The environment is structured to encourage safely entering new experiences, with the instructors and staff supporting each individual’s unique experience.

Southwest Leather Conference:SWLC 2017

We invite you to  spread your wings and let your passions Soar.

Elevate your body, mind and soul with innovative workshops, panels, and discussion groups. Watch the community blastoff at the Southwest Master/slave and Southwest Bootblack contest. Ride the currents with your tribe in our signature Our Place for rituals and meditation. Indulge your flight of fancy in our exclusive nightly dungeons, community sponsored hospitality suite and the rollicking bootblack lounge. Skyrocket your heart and soul at the powerful Dance of Souls.

Soar at Southwest Leather Conference and reach new heights of Leather, Sex and Spirit with your tribe.

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The 2016 APEX Kink Karnival is fast approaching! Nov 12th

FacebooktwitterThe 2016 Kink Karnival is well underway!

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

November 12th, 2016 10am-4pm

Want to Participate? Click below:

As a Vendor
As a Demo
As a Community Group

Just want to know what’s happening? Our Vendors, Community Groups, and Demos will start publishing on October 10th. Keep your eyes on the Kink Karnival Website!

To learn more about the Kink Karnival:

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Demos
Community Involvement
Tickets Online: You can also get your tickets at any APEX event prior to the presale cutoff on November 6th.
Concessions

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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A Great Week for New Members!

FacebooktwitterWe’ve got a busy week, and one that newer members will particularly enjoy. We’ve included the entire week for you, and we hope to see everyone! You can always find our events on the Calendar.

This Week at APEX

Monday, August 1st
6:30pm New Member Orientation [Read More…]
7:15pm Monday Night Programming: Worship [Read More…]

Tuesday, August 2nd
6:30pm New Member Orientation [Read More…]
7:15pm APEX Skills 101: Impact Play [Read More…]

Wednesday, August 3rd
6:30pm New Member Orientation [Read More…]
7:15pm APEX E.D.G.E. Woo-U: Living with Intent [Read More…]

Friday, August 5th
8:00pm APEX 101: The Dungeon [Read More…]

Saturday, August 6th
10:00am APEX Space Improvement [Read More…]
3:00pm APEX S.I.G.: Poly [Read More…]
6:00pm 12:00pm APEX Early Dungeon Party [Read More…]

Sunday, August 7th
APEX BBQ/Open House [Read More…]
*Includes a new Member Orientation at 3pm
5:00pm APEX E.D.G.E. Worship: Ritualized Body Markings [Read More…]

Monday Night Programming: Worship
Worship is a broad category of those types of things we like to do to express devotion, commitment, or feelings towards specific concepts or dynamics or people. These behaviors can be discovered in any and all of the variety of connections the kink community creates. Worship can explore the spiritual side of connection or be intended to turn your partner on! During this class we will explore different kinds of worship and how they might enhance your relationships, each unique, not one better than the other. We will discuss different states of being that can occur during worship which includes:
Alpha state: This is when the brain emits slower electrical patterns, which are call “alpha” waves. In the alpha state we are less active and more receptive and open to our feelings. The alpha state is most likely to happen when we let ourselves live in the present moment rather than in the future or the past.
Beta state: This is when the brain emits faster electrical patterns, which are called “beta” waves. In this state we are able to rationalize, analyze, and think about the past and future. We are usually in a beta state when we are awake and in a busy, thinking state of mind.
Endorphins: Chemical compounds derived from a substance in the pituitary gland. They have pain-relieving properties and are responsible for sensations of pleasure. They are sometimes known as “happy chemicals”.
Mindfulness: A state of mind where you are fully aware of everything in the present moment. It heightens sensitivity and enables us to feel things more intensely. It also helps us to be more aware and observant and perform tasks more efficiently.
Some examples of the kinds of Worship activities we might explore:
• Boot worship
• Kneeling and Body language modification
• Affirmations
• Objectification
• Chastity, Orgasm Control, Orgasm Conditioning
• Speech Modification
• Dance worship
• Rituals
• Scrolls, agreements, contracts
• Marking for ownership
• Protocols

There will be a demo of dance worship during the class.While couples are welcome, these activities can be explored as an individual. Feel free to send any questions about our group to Samantha@arizonapowerexchange.org.

Bio: slave Samantha has been practicing protocols, rituals, dance worship, speech modification, affirmations, and kneeling since 2005 in her home privately. She joined APEX in 2012 and has been a volunteer for the past three years. She joined APEX’s Executive Committee in 2013.

If there is a subject that you are interested in seeing or teaching, please email Mondays@ArizonaPowerExchange.org.

OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS*
$6.00 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for ALL Access Members.
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APEX 101 Skills: Impact Play
The APEX 101 series is an introduction to specific skills. Come learn the basics of these skills. These classes are for beginners, those new to a particular kind of play, or someone wanting a ‘sampling’ of the possibilities and intended to make you comfortable with the general premise of “Impact Play”.
Impact play is always popular. There is a wealth of options and ideas, this class will help you explore what is available; learn about the tools, safety, and techniques you will need to participate. Paddles, floggers, spanking, crops, canes, singletails, dragontails, bullwhips, and so much more will be represented. Many stations for you to explore, and even a vendor or two so you can see what our local artists have to offer for your toy bag!
There is a New Member Orientation at 6:30PM so you can become a member in time to attend the APEX 101 Skills on Impact Play.
$6.00 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for All Access Members
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APEX E.D.G.E. Woo-U: Living with Intent

During this interactive discussion we will take a look at living life with more intention. We will look at some components of what makes this lifestyle, and authority exchange relationships what they are and why there might be such a draw to all of this. We will discuss what living a life of intention might look like through the “lifestyle lens,” incorporating all of the tools at our disposal. We have so many “tools” in this lifestyle that we can intentionally use to help us move towards a more peaceful place, once we understand more of the “why” we do all this. We will also take a look at what living a leather life of intention might look like.Please come spend some time exploring all this with Michael Anthony.
Bio: Michael Anthony, Masterslave is a sadomasochist leather person. After years identifying as slave, he now has incorporated his many years of learning to master self into his identification.Michael Anthony lives with and also serves the beautifully primal Rōnin. He loves to write and in that can be a bit of a muse. In his presentations he likes to focus on the “why” behind so much of what we do in this lifestyle with an overall goal of reducing suffering through mindful and obedient behavior.Currently he is the Registrar and on faculty for Butchmanns Experience Weekends, Volunteer Coordinator for Sin-In-The-City in Las Vegas and Assistant Director for the South West Leather Conference in Phoenix. Michael Anthony is an active member in the Phoenix Leather/Kink Community and spends much of his free time mentoring/mastering others across the country on their unique journeys.
This EDGE group has been formed to help capture the spirit and “rekindle” the fire of Woo that has been an integral component of the magic of the Southwest, and specifically, Arizona. This will be accomplished through a “Woo demystification” educational process that shows how those in the community incorporate “Woo” into their everyday lives.For this month’s topic and details, please keep an eye on Fetlife.com at the APEX Group and the Woo-U E.D.G.E. Group

For more information please contact Michael_Anthony on Fetlife.com

E.D.G.E. Groups:

Extended Development, Growth, & Education (E.D.G.E.). An E.D.G.E. group is made up of APEX members who all share a common interest in learning, teaching, and developing skills. This is a peer-to-peer learning environment that facilitates practice and sharing knowledge in a particular area.

Educational groups will be open to all APEX members who would like to join. If you are interested in beginning an E.D.G.E. group, please e-mail Education@ArizonaPowerExchange.org
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OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS

$6 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for All Access Members

To Learn More about APEX Membership Please visit the website: https://arizonapowerexchange.org/membership

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APEX 101: The Dungeon
Dungeon 101 serves as an introduction into public BDSM play for those who have been members of Apex for less than 12 months. Attending a public BDSM play event can be a bit daunting, and this event is specifically designed to help you feel more “at home” in your space and the tools to feel more comfortable at play parties in a fun and casual atmosphere.
The evening will contain…
  • A talk about how play parties work, how to be a non-interfering spectator, the etiquette and logistics of our club and generally how to make yourself at home.
  • A tour of the facility. We’ll show you the play equipment, discuss safety concerns, and review some of the rules so that everyone can be comfortable and just enjoy themselves. The difference between this and your first orientation tour is that we are set up for a party!
  • Show and Tell. We have invited some APEX members who have great toy bags to attend with a selection of their favorite BDSM toys. Here is your opportunity to ask questions about where to procure toys, how they are used, and for what!
  • Then we play! The ‘open-playtime’ portion of our evening is for you – our new members! You are welcome to play, and we have also invited a few experienced players to model scenes for you to watch. These will not be “staged” or “demonstration” scenes, but examples of public play you might see at a Saturday Dungeon Party. The best part is that these individuals will be available after their scenes to answer any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to talk with experienced players.

Important note to experienced APEX members about this special event: 1) Unless you have been expressly invited to participate as a presenter, we ask that you attend in an observational role only. 2) If you are a seasoned kinkster and will attend, we ask that you please show the same courtesy and respect for the evening’s presenters, as you would at any educational event. 3) These events are geared toward creating a comfortable environment for educational playtime for those new to the club. If you are an established kink community member, we ask that you plan to play at the Saturday parties. 4) If you are an established kinkster and are interested in presenting at a future Dungeon 101 (sharing your toybag, doing a scene, answering questions), please email Tess@arizonapowerexchange.org. Please note that the invitations list is updated for EACH event based on the dynamics of the particular group. If you’ve not been specifically invited this month, please email.OPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS

All Access Members get in free, Pay Per Event Members are $10.00

To Learn More about APEX Membership Please visit the website: https://arizonapowerexchange.org/membership

*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.

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APEX Space Improvement
Help our space shine! The first Saturday of each month we tackle repairs, deep cleaning, and projects we don’t otherwise have time to get to! This is an opportunity to make our space even better!We usually post a project and supply list on Fetlife.com in the Arizona Power Exchange Group so you know what we need this month! Open to All Members of the Community
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APEX S.I.G.: Poly
Polyamory is having multiple loving relationships. Polyamory is allowing those you love to also have multiple loving relationships. Polyamory is conducting these relationships in an open, honest, ethical way.
For any and all interested in all aspects of Polyamory, join us as we learn more about polyamory, discuss topics relevant to polyamory, and meet other polyamorous people from O/our Community.
Special Interest Group (S.I.G.):A Special Interest Group is for members of the BDSM Community who share a common interest that come together to talk, share, and support one another. Keeping with the Arizona Power Exchange mission of support, APEX provides space to these discussion groups free of charge, and membership in the club is not required. If you are interested in any of these discussion groups, please check our calendar for the schedule. Anyone over 18 who shares an interest with the group may attend.
If you are interested in facilitating a S.I.G. that is not currently represented, please email Support@ArizonaPowerExchange.org
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Like all our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) this is FREE to ALL adults in the community. No APEX membership is required. If you know of someone who might be interested in this group, let them know about this meeting!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.
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APEX Early Dungeon Party
You spoke and we listened. A party that starts and ends earlier! We will open the space at 6pm and close at midnight.
A fantastic, fun and kinky dungeon party. Participate, voyer, visit with your friends, or make new ones. There is always something to do, and always people to see! Our Saturday night parties are the cornerstone of the APEX social environment.
Watch the APEX Group on FetLife for the buzz about weekly parties, who is bringing what, and what our friends are planning! Please bring a food item to share. A six-pack of soda would also be appreciated. 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 https://arizonapowerexchange.org/membership/.
$15 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for All Access Members. While we will remain open until 12am, the doors will close at 9pm so our Volunteers can enjoy the party as well. If you can’t get there before 9pm, please make special arrangements via email: Contact@ArizonaPowerExchange.org

 

*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.
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APEX BBQ/Open House
A BBQ / Social opportunity to round out a great weekend! A relaxed environment to socialize and share your weekend with your friends. Orientations and Tours will be available. APEX provides hot dogs and water. Bring a share food and if you want to bring something to throw on the grill we will happily cook it up for you!
NO cost, but donations will be accepted.
OPEN TO THE COMMUNITYThis 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.
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APEX E.D.G.E. Worship: Ritualized Body Markings
Drum thumps mingle with the hypnotic flicker of flames, as chanting dancers surround the one to be branded.
Humming from the mechanical bird as the artist places the sharp beak to skin and the ink transfers a depiction important to the wearer.
Sacred ash is rubbed into the freshly blooded slashes as the rite of passage is performed; the razor sharp blade is honed again for the next set of memorable scars in the making.
The ‘Snap ‘’Pop’ as the electricity flows along the dental tool revealing a Jaguar in the tall grass that was hidden within the skin seen only by the skin engraver and the one who bears the skin.
Ritualized markings of the body come in many forms and mean many things; from tribal roots to memorials to lost friends and lovers. Brands, tattoos, scarification, cuttings and piercings to name a few, to alter the human body permanently or even temporarily is not something that one should take or enter into lightly. This prep will explore the whys and the how of body modifications and some ways one can make the experience even more meaningful through rituals.
About the E.D.G.E. Group on WorshipWorship is a broad category of those types of things we like to do to express devotion, commitment, or feelings towards specific concepts or dynamics or people. These behaviors can be discovered in any and all of the variety of connections the kink community creates. Worship can explore the spiritual side of connection or be intended to turn your partner on! Each topic, method, and intent is uniquely enhancing, not one better than the other.  Each Month we will explore different kinds of Worship and how they might enhance your relationships.Some examples of the kinds of Worship activities we might explore:
• Boot worship
• Kneeling and Body language modification
• Affirmations
• Objectification
• Chastity, Orgasm Control, Orgasm Conditioning
• Speech Modification
• Dance worship
• Rituals
• Scrolls, agreements, contracts
• Marking for ownership!!!
• ProtocolsEveryone is welcome to our EDGE group, for hands-on practice with peer to peer support. Supplies will be listed if you need to bring them. While couples are welcome, these activities can be explored as an individual. Feel free to send any questions about our group to Samantha@arizonapowerexchange.org.E.D.G.E. Groups:
Extended Development, Growth, & Education (E.D.G.E.). An E.D.G.E. group is made up of APEX members who all share a common interest in learning, teaching, and developing skills. This is a peer-to-peer learning environment that facilitates practice and sharing knowledge in a particular area.Educational groups will be open to all APEX members who would like to join. If you are interested in beginning an E.D.G.E. group, please e-mail Education@ArizonaPowerExchange.org
© Copyright 2014: The Arizona Power ExchangeOPEN TO ALL APEX MEMBERS$6 for Pay Per Event Members, FREE for All Access MembersTo Learn More about APEX Membership Please visit the website: https://arizonapowerexchange.org/membership
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New Member Orientation
If you would like to join the Arizona Power Exchange (APEX), this is your chance!Please begin by reading about how to Become A Member. Once you have chosen and paid for your membership you will be given a New Member Orientation which covers the APEX rules and basic etiquette, and a tour of the Club.
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A New E.D.G.E. Group at APEX: Floggers!

FacebooktwitterAnother amazing E.D.G.E. Group is making it’s debut in August!

Floggers are one of the most commonly used implements for impact play. There are many amazing floggers who by developing their technical skill and their artistic style have set the standard for flogging.

The E.D.G.E. Floggers Group provides D/types, switches, and s/types opportunities to develop and improve flogging skills and styles, and to promote safety awareness and informed consent practices in a peer-to-peer setting. We will discuss topics such as flogger impact on the body, basic fundamentals, advanced skills such as Florentine flogging, rhythm, body mechanics, types of floggers, how personal backgrounds influence styles, and more. S/types are encouraged to attend in order to learn what is safe flogging play, and through informed consent, assist D/types in improving their skills. This education will serve to enhance participants’ skills and knowledge resulting in positive and more mutually rewarding experiences.

This E.D.G.E. Group will focus on learning and skill rather than play, so to promote a learning environment, there will be no nudity in this E.D.G.E. Group.

For more information about this E.D.G.E. Group, you can contact your facilitator LuxAmor on Fetlife.com or canongirl69@gmail.com

For this month’s topic and details, please keep an eye on the APEX Group on Fetlife.com.

E.D.G.E. Groups:
Extended Development, Growth, & Education (E.D.G.E.). An E.D.G.E. group is made up of APEX members who all share a common interest in learning, teaching, and developing skills. This is a peer-to-peer learning environment that facilitates practice and sharing knowledge in a particular area.

Educational groups will be open to all APEX members who would like to join. If you are interested in beginning an E.D.G.E. group, please e-mail Education@ArizonaPowerExchange.org
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