3 Classes at Charmed Jan 15-17

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You must be registered for Charmed 2021 to attend – January 14 – 17, 2021

Charmed!2020, the largest educational erotic hypnosis event in the US, is coming back on January 14th-17th, 2021 for Charmed! Online 2021

Being Barbie: Hypnotic Dollification
6-8pm EST  (3p PST, 4p MST, 5p CST)
Friday Jan 15, 2021, Room 5

Do you want to be made into a doll? Does dressing up get you hot? Is objectification one of your kinks? Do you dream of being played with? Or maybe you’re interested in owning the most versatile of toys? Whatever your interest, dollification fetish presents a myriad of opportunities to explore kink in fun new ways. In this class we will explore what dollification is, the dynamics that can exist between an Owner and a doll, potential types of doll play, and useful tools and resources for building a better doll, with an emphasis on hypnotic techniques. The class will work together to brainstorm which types of doll play interest them, share past experiences and background with doll play, and explore potential scenes through hands-on activities involving props and costuming provided by the presenters. No prior experience is necessary to participate in any of the class activities.

Consent in Hypnosis
3-5pm EST  (12p PST, 1p MST, 2p CST) 
Saturday Jan 16, Room 2

Consent is a hot issue. From college campuses to local kink communities, consent is being actively discussed, and new understandings of how it relates to sexual interaction are evolving. Over the past five years concepts of consent have been explored in many communities on many levels. Hypnosis involves strong elements of control and behavioral change. We investigate principles of informed consent, and sources for standards, as well as offering concrete checklists and tools to aid in developing your own framework for consent in hypnotic play. Note that this is not a basic Consent 101 class, but focuses on consent in relation to hypnosis.

Dark Side of Hypnosis
2-4pm EST  (11a PST, 12p MST, 1p CST)
Sunday Jan 17, Room 2

Visions of erotic violence or sinister control dominate our movies and fantasies. From chainsaw disembowelment to death to formative sexual trauma, many of our most delicious fantasies are unsafe or inaccessible. While we may visit these things under the aegis of “pathworking” or “ritual,” one of the most direct and controllable forms of visualization is too often off the table. Learn the use of hypnosis to go with malice aforethought into those dark recesses only touched before, and take edgeplay further than the physical. Note that this is a workshop about brutal edgeplay, not about healing psychic trauma. Learn techniques for transferring pain, creating artificial sensation, and controlling orgasm. While we will discuss how to create informed consent for this type of mental play, this is not an ethics workshop and it may involve references or demonstrations centering on psychic trauma which may be disturbing.

Mind Control and Brainwashing: Truth and Fiction

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NOTE: This will be an online class via Zoom. Zoom information will be sent to all participants one hour before the event.

To be “fully controlled” or to control is a passionate desire so common that no personal ad is complete without it, but talking about the actual techniques of mind control and brainwashing is forbidden mental edgeplay. We’ll look at BDSM “myths” as well as the realities of changing the way the brain works – forever. Subtle and invisible, mind control leaves a permanent mark that is the mental equivalent of branding. We’ll focus on understanding positive and negative reinforcement, drivers, and the extinction of behaviors, leaving you with a clear understanding of the mechanisms behind using both reward and punishment to create permanent change in the human mind.

TICKETING:

$15 – $35. Advance tickets required through Brown Paper Tickets. 

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ACCESS:

This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! This class will not be recorded and is not available for later viewing.

Amelie Von Stein Podcast!

We join Amalie Von Stein in Europe to talk about our experiences regarding Modern Power Exchange, Edge Play and Dollification!

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Four Classes Online for Wicked Grounds!

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Dollification 4/14 , Dark Side of Hypnosis 4/22, Death Fetish 4/30, Online Sex and Roleplay 05/09
 
Online Classes by Wicked Grounds
 
Being Barbie: An Introduction to Dollification Fetish

Apr 14, 2020 4:00 PM PDT, 5:00 MDT, 6:00 CDT, 7:00 EDT, 12:00 UTC+1

►Class handout – PDF

Dark Side of Hypnosis – Edgeplay, Mindfucks, and Trauma
Apr 22, 2020 2:30 PM PDT, 3:30 MDT, 4:30 CDT, 5:30 EDT, 10:30 UTC+1
Class Handout – PDF    ► Consent Handout – PDF

Death Fetish: The Ultimate Taboo 101
Apr 30, 2020 6:00 PM PDT, 7:00 MDT, 8:00 CDT, 9:00 EDT, 2:00am UTC+1
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4574059

Class Handout – PDF

Online Sex and Role-play 101
May 09, 2020 3:00 PM PDT, 4:00 MDT, 5:00 CDT, 6:00 EDT, 11:00pm UTC+1
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4567957

 
 

Charmed! 2020, January 17-19, 2020

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Friday
Immersive Hypnotic Role Play 1hr
2020-01-17, 2:00–3:00, Coastal East [Class Handout]

Being Barbie: An Introduction to Dollification Fetish 1hr
2020-01-17, 5:45– 6:45, Mainsail East  [Class Handout]

Saturday
Death Fetish: the ultimate taboo 1.5 hr
2020-01-18, 1:30–3:00, Mainsail East  [Class Handout]

Our Consent Handout
We reference our consent handout in most of our classes  [Our Universal Consent Handout]

Now Available: Mastering Erotic Hypnosis

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Mastering Erotic Hypnosis: A Comprehensive Manual for Erotic Play, Fetish, and Kink
Mastering Erotic Hypnosis banner, features photo of James Gordon, C.Ht. and Rebecca Doll M. EDCI. Text reads "A book that lays bare all the secrets of hypnotic play. A scientific approach which respects the reader. Modern, non-gendered, and content-based. Suggestibility, inductions, hypnotic modalities, deepening techniques, troubleshooting and more.

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Lays bare all the secrets of hypnotic play for pleasure and kink.

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Clear, step by step guide explains underlying theory as well as practice so that you can understand hypnosis.

Authors James Gordon, a clinical hypnotherapist, and Rebecca Doll, who holds a master’s in education, have written an exhaustive guide.  Taking a clear, consent based, non-gendered , approach to hypnotic instruction, we use a scientific and historical approach to de-mystify hypnosis so that anyone and everyone can learn to hypnotize not just highly suggestible individuals, but any partner.

Not just a list of scripts or tricks!

A thorough course in the art and science of hypnosis:

  • Ethics and consent
  • Why inductions fail and what to do when it happens
  • Types of suggestibility and how to test for them
  • How to create a hypnotic modality
  • Deepening techniques

Erotic play suggestions including:

  • Eroticization of…anything
  • Orgasm control
  • Transformations of all kinds
  • Orgasm on command
  • Hypnotic roleplay

VMAP – BDSM in Power Exchange Pt 2

S01E03b BDSMVMAP – BDSM and Power Exchange – Part 2
The Chemistry: Opiates in your Brain
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What drives some of us to want or crave control, physical pain, confinement, restraint, emotional pain, or humiliation? We begin a close look at the tidal forces that lie beneath the desire for BDSM. In the next several Episodes VMAP looks at the core link between BDSM and Power Exchange, starting by understanding what BDSM is, and the needs that drive it.

VMAP – BDSM and Power Exchange 1

Episode HeaderIs there a tie between BDSM and mental illness?  We investigate in VMAP – BDSM and Power Exchange – Episode 1

What are the hidden needs that drive humans to want to be hurt, confined, or suffer emotional pain?  Can these be healthy in a relationship?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4QoTyRqMKQ
In the next several Episodes VMAP looks at the core link between BDSM and Power Exchange, starting by understanding what BDSM is, and the needs that drive it.
PLUS!  Rebecca Doll does the FU Dance

 

D/s Position Training 

by James Gordon

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Most of our experience has been with female-bodied persons, and a focus on feminine presentation.  These positions may be adopted for use by anyone, and are shared as a reflection of our experience, and a workable system of position training.  It is designed as a set of possibilities to be adapted and expanded on, not to present a definitive system.

Position Training

It is probable the idea of having servants stand in specific positions goes back thousands of years and is mixed in with the history of ritual. Many cultures required the assumption of some more or less formal position of submission or acknowledgement of respect as a matter of class distinction, particularly with nobles. In Western culture elements of this broadened through dance to manners in which men and women greeted and acknowledged each other. Some gestures were further refined or ritualized through their inclusion in dance.

I’ve collected positions specific to women in the context of power exchange. Clearly they aren’t specific to cisgender women, and there is no reason they could not be used by men, however the aesthetic is specifically oriented towards an idealized “feminine” aesthetic.

The positions gathered here were garnered from several sources:

The Debutante Tradition

To “debut” was for a woman to be presented by a patron among the aristocracy at the Court of St. James in England. The custom came to Philadelphia around 1748, and correct posture was always a part of the training of debutantes. . The “St. James Bow” and a focus on proper carriage are certainly key to the concept that a “well trained” young woman is taught to move property and stand in certain ways. In the US the concept was broadened to mean a “formal coming out into fashionable society” in a given town or city. A curtsy is common in these circumstances. Texans developed their own extreme curtsey called “The Texas Dip” which is one of the most widely known modern “positions” outside of BDSM.

Modeling and Fetish

Many of the poses here are common to the modeling industry, or are variations on poses common to models. A position we call “the pose” is supposed to have been popularized by foot fetish shoots in the 1950s and 1960s, though it can be seen in many pinups. Some of our positions may have originated with posture training of the sort given to debutantes, however there is little question that our versions are fetishized and have a “pinup feel”

Military/Gay Male Leather Culture

Probably the single strongest influence on the concept of modern position and posture training is the Military. We know from sources like Larry Townsend’s The Leatherman’s Handbook that significant elements of modern “leather” BDSM culture came out of the Gay Male community from 1945 to the present. In particular most traditions that focus on “discipline” rather than “kink” have antecedents in Gay Male leather culture. Position training such as standing at attention is key to military discipline, and it seems likely that many other positions are logical extensions.

John Norman’s Gor

Probably the single most coherent and widely recognized reference for ritual position training of female slaves is found in the Gor Novels of John Norman, published from 1967 onward. While Norman may not have invented the concept of position training for female slaves, I think we have to acknowledge that he heavily contributed to popularizing the concept. The term “nadu” is so universally used for a particular submissive kneeling position that it is referenced by name in dozens of books, and indeed in our guide.

Traditional BDSM “Houses”

It’s worth noting one influence that never really existed but still fired imaginations. Author Laura Antoniou says “the existence of so-called ancient European houses of SM, one of the more persistent cultural myths of our community.” Still we can find references to the concept in literature going back to the 1930s and earlier, most notably in the 1954 Story of O. Yet while kneeling and bowing are commonplace, we don’t really see any focus on carriage or posture, and there is precious little reference to specialized positions. Women who are to be fucked are described as being told to get into certain positions, but they are seldom ritualized. Without question though this influential literature suggested certain positions, and those wishing to play it out in real life needed to invent them or cull them from other sources.

Modern Position Training

Modern trends tend to combine various sources to present a slate of positions that encourage girls to carry themselves well and politely, and give their Dominant or Master a wide variety of positions for imposing control.

James often gets asked “why do you do position training”

I remember being a young Dom trying desperately to come up with things to command a woman to do. Often defaulting to little more than “what should I tell you to do sweetheart,” or “well, let’s relax and I order you to do what you want.” The fact was that I was often dealing with people who didn’t know their own limits, I was afraid of breaking them, and needed “things to do” other than fuck and flog as I got to know them and learned their capabilities.

There are certainly bottoms who like to start out fast and hard. There are times when a scene can consist of “I throw you against a wall and fuck you brutally,” or “I hit you suddenly and hard with a cane.” But for many partnerships it would be an exhausting and unwelcome element on a day to day basis. For that reason we included warmups in BDSM and foreplay in sex.

In kink play we don’t just go up to a bottom and go at them full force with a heavy cane, unless that’s the agreed on scene. In general we use a ramp up. Hands…Doeskin flogger…Light caning…Cane taps…Varied sensation. We work to get the bottom to a level where the stimulation is exciting to them.

And some bottoms can drop very quickly, and drop into a heavy D/s “down” state. But in most cases we recognize the need to do some buildup.

That’s where position drill (and to some extent other protocol elements) come in. They’re the equivalent of the doeskin flogger for control. They are the tool that is available to the Dom when the bottom says “tell me what to do, I want to surrender to you,” and you know on a lot of levels that they are not in a headspace where they are ready for that to be sex or heavy pain. It’s a mental and emotional warmup.

For every new Dom who has ever had a bottom saying “take me, control me, tell me what to do.” That’s the key. Having something to tell them.

Positions can be seen as “bread and butter,” or “building blocks.” They are the way to ramp up a control/mental scene. They are the way to build a feeling of surrender and control quickly and recall it with a word. They are the water in the soup. Positions and protocols for behavior are the start to a control scene that ends with a powerful emotional release/exchange/reaction.