Emergency Descent for Rope Suspension
Rope emergencies and how to handle them.

Sun, Aug 12 from 12pm - 3pm

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Have you ever had an emergency in rope and didn’t know how to handle it? Do you want to brush up on your skills at safely managing your suspension? Or maybe you’re just getting started and you want to learn how to safely manage and handle emergency rope situations.

Mistakes happen all the time in rope and sometimes, that means you have to quickly bring someone out of rope or down from a suspension. Handling emergency descent situations is a hard skill we will explore in this class. The class will have a demonstration of 3 emergency descent techniques that can be used during rope. We will also discuss how to manage not just your rope during these high stress situations, but how to manage yourself, others and properly care for your bottom. We will practice all 3 descent techniques in smalls groups and have discussion around all the things you should be considering during an emergency situation. If you are not suspension ready or are not currently doing suspensions, we will also discuss how these concepts pertain to floor work.

Prerequisite knowledge

Know how to tie a single and double column tie. I do not allow students in my classes to practice suspensions unless they have shown they already have a basic knowledge and understanding of suspensions including safety. Anyone not proficient in suspension are welcome to attend this class as an observer.

What to bring

You will need 6-8 ropes for this class preferably 25-30ft. I always suggest natural fibers such as jute or hemp, but nylon may be used for this class. A safety cutter of some type. Please also bring rope you are WILLING to cut, as we will be cutting rope in this class. If you are suspending, please bring a ring or hard point attachment.

All sexes, genders, ethnicities, sexual orientations, relationship orientations welcome and celebrated.
Cost at the door: $70 (duo)
No late entry will be allowed due to the safety focus of this workshop. Doors will be locked at 10 minutes after the start time.
Attendance is limited to 30 people.
Questions may be directed to: education@thefspc.org

About the Educators:

Paisley has been involved in the kink community for about 7 years, starting first in Eugene, OR and now in Seattle, WA. She is a happy Suspended Animation crew member and co-founder of the Seattle Rope Studio. She identifies primarily as a rope bottom but has wide range of bottoming experience. She has learned much about the importance of knowing yourself and communicating that to the top. Her philosophy is that each scene is an opportunity for growth and knowledge and awesome sexy times.

Panda fell in love with rope in mid-2013. She began her rope journey being mentored by Pru, a dedicate and talented rope top. Panda started as a self rigger, then expanded to tying others and being tied. Panda has taught classes across the U.S. Panda is the founder of rope lab at SubSpace Seattle and coordinates their monthly gatherings. She coordinates events for SubSpace along with teaching classes regularly. Panda is also the founder of Start Here, a group that spans over 3 states that is geared towards educating new people who enter the scene. She also enjoys performing and performed for MBE Orlando in 2015. Her passion for rope is deeply rooted in her interactions with her partners. She brings a strong layer of connection in her rope along with an intense focus on safety. With a professional background in education, she has a passion for knowledge that keeps her always learning and wanting to help others learn.

This event is presented by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture. Please go to TheFSPC.org for more information.


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