From spanking, fire, ice torture, bedroom bondage, electrical play, light humiliation, and flogging, we did it all! Members of the kink community pull together to show off what it is that we do, display our floggers, whips and other naughty toys for the general public to see, hear, watch and feel.
It was fun yet exhausting, met a pile of people, helped out with a pallet wrap suspension (sadly didn't get any pictures of it) and even got in some fire play and vac bed demos out in the main area for the audience to participate as well as take pictures. It's long hours to volunteer for, and our bodies and minds ache afterwards, but we do it because we love our kinks.
This is usually when we get a fair amount of new members at our dungeon because of the excitement of what we do and what they experienced at the show. Many will disappear after a couple months, after learning about BDSM and realizing it's not for them, perhaps learning a new rope trick to help with spicing things up in the bedroom and they want to keep it in their own bedroom, or they see something happening one night that totally freaks them out and then runs away permanently.
But there are those that hang around the dungeon, ask a hundred questions, try out everything and giggle, then come back for more all weekend long. Those ones. They are the ones that have the gleam in their eye, the smile on their face, the eagerness to become a rope bunny, shock whore, or fire slut. These are the ones that I look forward to seeing every year.
They become members, attend our orientation the week after the Sex Show, stay for the party and want to try everything. Those of us that have been there, have to keep them from going into what we call "kid in the candy store' syndrome.
Kid in the Candy Store, or KCS, is often when a newbie wants to try everything. Now. All at once. We get it. They are excited, thrilled that they finally found a place where their differences aren't treated as such, but welcomed. And there are people who know how to do shit that makes them come alive, hornier, or calms the voices so they can breathe again.
It's those that I chuckle over, smile about, and look forward to seeing grow in our community. Of course, the hard part is trying to get them to slow down. To enjoy the moment. One thing at a time. Because, we have the time to do everything to you or with you. So, just a word of caution...check things out first, do some research-there is plenty of info on the internet if you Google it. Then try them out. Once a week, at least, and savour the moments. That way you can appreciate each experience you have that much more over a longer period of time. And the smiles last longer too!