For most Tops, getting the bottom spacey, happy, and experiencing a good connection is the focus of play. Getting a partner feeling that way, has way more to do with communication, emotion, and what's going on inside our minds than physical technique.
There's all sorts of ways to get to sub-space. This workshop focuses on the idea of connecting with your partner, mentally, emotionally as well as physically. There are ways to connect in any situation, from first time play partners, to intensifying what you already have naturally with a long term, loving partner. You'll get a chance to try some of the ideas and you can pick what fits for you.
Starting in the late 70's before the interweb, before knowing anybody actually does this sort of thing, Wise had to seduce girlfriends into BDSM. The cornerstone of that seduction, is knowing what each other really needs, and fulfilling that need. This approach has been called, "clever," "psychological", "somehow unfair," and even, "dangerously persuasive," but Wise explains,
"All I do is lead people where they want to go, because I'm lazy, and because it works"
That's the focus of most of his workshops, find out what you both really need and how you need to get it. Then lead them there. That's how he gets pretty much whatever he wants.
Carter Steven's Pocono Fall Fetish Fling ( in 1998? ) was his first foray into the public scene where Joe and candi taught him what they know about flogging. After learning from lots of people, he's given workshops at the York Play Group, Brimstone, The first NDDS bootcamp and The Warehouse.
Wise is married to (not surprisingly) MrsWise, where they live in a surprisingly bucolic suburb North of Philadelphia. He hosts the nearby BDSM of SEPA Social in Bensalem, PA.Wise finds it moderately disturbing to write about himself in the third person.
When & Where
Passion 101 Classes @ Sexploratorium
The mission of PASSION 101 Classes is to provide interactive, educational and entertaining learning experiences that enhance the abilities of individuals, couples and other intimately acquainted persons to understand sexual techniques, improve the dynamics of relationships/intimacy, practice useful methods of sexual communication, maintain and improve spiritual/physical/sexual health, and to develop and appreciation of diverse sexual expression through performance and creation of fine arts.
Since 1996, Passion 101 classes have been offered weekly at Fetishes Boutique, Aphrodite Gallery and now at Sexploratorium as well as at regional and national conventions.
Presentations can be scheduled at your community organization, private party or student club by appointment. Remote presentations require a minimum of two students, but private one-on-one consultations can be scheduled in the Aphrodite Gallery of Philadelphia.
Course topics can be tailored to meet the needs of students by request. Students are encouraged to provide feedback via surveys distributed during each class.
Current curricula focus on four major areas of sexuality:
- Anatomy/Physiology/ Sexual technique
- Relationships/ Psychology/Communication
- Psychosexual Fantasy/ Fetish/ BDSM technique
- Erotic Fine Arts /Performance/Exercise
Some individual classes that fall under these categories are offered for specific audiences: i.e. women only, couples only, men only, trans only etc.
Our presenters do not act as sexworkers or surrogates: We will coach you on techniques and strategies for a better sex life, but we won’t play the game for you or with you.
For information about scheduling and offsite presentation or a private consultation with one of our educators, email us or call 215-849-7444.