Before You Get Suspended...
A Workshop with Jim Duvall

Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 7pm

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When: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: CSPC Annex
Who: 18+
Cost: $25 at the door; $18 solo in advance; $32 duo in advance; $50 triad in advance

Suspension bondage is an exciting and very desirable type of play right now. More and more people are doing it and in a variety of venues. The most catastrophic accidents in suspension bondage are caused by hardpoint failure. Yet for most of us, it is the one thing in our suspension play we have the least control or knowledge about.

This class is for bottoms with an eye toward giving you the skills you need to look up and decide "is that a solid hardpoint that is safe for me to hang from" (tops are welcome to join in). We will discuss in layman's terms how things actually fail and what signs to look for that a hardpoint has been poorly maintained or is too weak. We will take a tour of the Center for Sex Positive Culture's spaces to show examples of things done right and how to examine them from the ground or a ladder. Jim will share common ways things are done wrong as well as demonstrate some failures. This class is a must for anyone who wants to play with suspension bondage. After the tour, there will be time for discussion of examples, concerns, and scenarios.

Students are encouraged participate and to bring their questions. Please wear comfortable clothing to move around in. This is a fully accessible class.

About The Educator:
Jim Duvall is a sexuality activist who teaches on a variety of topics from erotic photography to rope bondage all over North America. He is a founder of the Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) and the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. He is a past President and Board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and CSPC, and a current Board member and past Board President for the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture.

Mr. Duvall began his career as an erotic photographer in the early days of the World Wide Web when he started with his former partner. He provided content for many online endeavors including His art has been shown at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival and many other art festivals around North America. He helped start The Betty Pages, an LGBT magazine, and was a writer and photographer for the magazine for 5 years. Currently, he works as a fine art photographer and practices hypnotherapy in Seattle WA.

This workshop is produced by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, producer of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Please go to for more information.

Center for Sex Positive Culture Annex

1608 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

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