g (she/her) entered the scene after an awakening to her submissive and masochist inclinations. She instantly felt a sense of belonging with the kink community, but it wasn’t until she moved to Denver over 3 years ago that she first was given an opportunity to experience the joy of suffering in rope. She is drawn to the physical and mental challenges of strenuous ties and the shared experience created with her partners. Over the years, she has been given opportunities to tie with several talented riggers and continues to explore ways of pushing her own limits while growing as an empowered partner in rope. Through her work outside of kink, g has also received training in the health sciences and enjoys opportunities where she can combine her scientific mind with the artistry of rope. She is looking forward to giving back to the community by sharing some of the expertise she has gained in her professional life along with insights she has acquired during her journey as a rope bottom.
There Will Be Blood: A Scientific Look at the Role of Blood Circulation in Bondage
Time & Date
“Oh no…. that arm is purple, take them down!!!!” Bondage is inherently constrictive with the inevitable consequence of blood vessel compression. The system of blood flow and blood clot formation is a finely-tuned and stunning evolutionary achievement, but, bondage was not a driving participant in human development. When, if ever, can circulatory compromise become a problem and how as tops and bottoms can we inform ourselves to be able to assess when impaired circulation should be regarded as more than a pretty purple limb? This format of this class will include a layman-level review of the science behind bleeding, clotting and blood vessels followed by a loosely-structured question and answer format with class-participation to allow for discussion of relevant scenarios. Specific attention will be given to a discussion of the participation of those with bleeding and clotting disorders in rope bondage. There will be no tying in this class so feel free to come regardless of your skill level or partner availability. Come learn more about your body in rope!!
Sharing and participation are encouraged, they are not required.
Top & Bottom Focused
Your Body in Rope: Exploit Your Limitations
Time & Date
Every body is a rope body; but physical, psychological, and medical conditions can sometimes stand in the way of us being able to freely practice as the rope tops or bottoms that we wish to be. While our limitations can sometimes feel isolating and restrictive, they can also serve as opportunities to make new discoveries of a better way of doing something. This class will be an exploration of those opportunities through a sharing of the collective knowledge and experiences of the Rope in the Rockies community. Maybe you have a joint prone to dislocation, anxiety, or have been diagnosed with a blood clot…whatever your experience, come with your fantastic body and come as an expert. Because confessing perceived weaknesses can be a vulnerable practice, we will start with an opener that will allow for introductions of all attendees (so this class will also be a great way to get to know who you will be bumping into all weekend). What follows will take on a facilitated, group-led, question/response format with the goal of discussing examples of limitations, when feasible the biochemical rationale for what may be occurring, and some options for troubleshooting.
Sharing and participation are encouraged, they are not required. Riggers should bring their kit of rope in case of the need to use it for demonstrative purposes, but the majority of the class will be discussion-based and partners are not needed for participation.