Tag Archives: 2012

Rough Crowd: April is Thuddy (May is stingy)

Stingey and thuddy, thuddy and stingy…

… the classic duo of rough body play.

Instead of doing Rough Crowd on specific techniques for April and May, we’re doing a matched pair of styles. So April will be for all different kinds of Thuddy Play (even though April classically stings a bit for US taxpayers), and May will be all kinds of stingy play.

If you’re into rough body play, or just interested, come to Rough Crowd for an overview, instruction, and practice time for a wide range of thuddy play. Safety and technique will be first, and then ideas and practice time. No experience necessary; you’ll have some by the time you leave. Bringing a play partner is recommended but not required.

Join us April 8th – yes, that’s coming right up! – for thuddy.

Our demo bottom for the day will be @MrsB. Come see her get beat on!

Rough Crowd is:

  • 18 & up
  • Cheap (ten bucks!)
  • Open to all levels of skill and experience

RSVPs <— STILL KINDA NEW!!

Please note that we have a new RSVP policy. It’s not a big deal, but it’s different – so check out our fancy New RSVP Instructions. (Seriously, it’s not that big a deal – promise!)

The event page is up. Let us know there, but also RSVP directly so we can put you on the list.

If you do not RSVP, you can no longer get in. We can’t take walk-ins anymore.

How Rough Crowd Works:

If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our “Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How”. It’s like a FAQ, but smaller.

A Favor:

Rough Crowd is successful because you guys make it successful. When I post these things, they get as far as the people I know on my own feed, and the few groups I post them in. But the more people this reaches, the better.

You can help on FetLife:

You can help get the word out by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, and linking to this discussion or the event page above, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status. That helps spread the word beyond my own personal network, and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

You can help on Twitter:

You can also help by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato), and retweeting info about Rough Crowd. This helps spread the word even further. Thank you!

You can help wherever you and your kinky brethren gather:

Feel free to spread the word in whatever way you have available to you.

Post away, people! TIA.


Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato

Rough Crowd March: The Feet

Yes, Bastinado, the art of beating the foot. Incredibly potent, and traditionally practiced with a stick, whip, length of wire, rubber hose – anything painful, really. Being Rough Body Play folks, we’re going to look at hitting their feet with… us. Skin-on-skin, body to body.

Like the thought of your feet getting hit? Or hitting someone’s feet? Or hate the thought? Does it give you the howling fantods (thanks, @MrsB!)? Then come on by!

Whether you’re thinking bastinado, falanga, or falaka, foot torture has quite the history all over the globe. But international torture can be fun at home! We’ll look at technique, restraint methods, and how to use some things you can find around the house to help you! You don’t need fancy wooden stocks attached to your bed.

Not that any of us have those. Nooooooo….

Also, if you’re practiced in bastinado, please join us to share your misery… er, experience.

  • 18 & up
  • Cheap (ten bucks!)
  • Open to all levels of skill and experience

RSVPs

Please note that we have a new RSVP policy starting this March. It’s not a big deal, but it’s different – so check out our fancy New RSVP Instructions. (Seriously, it’s not that big a deal – promise!)

The event page is up. Let us know there, but also RSVP directly so we can put you on the list.

If you do not RSVP, you can no longer get in. We can’t take walk-ins anymore.

How Rough Crowd Works:

If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our “Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How”. It’s like a FAQ, but smaller.

A Favor:

Rough Crowd is successful because you guys make it successful. When I post these things, they get as far as the people I know on my own feed, and the few groups I post them in. But the more people this reaches, the better.

You can help on FetLife:

You can help get the word out by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, and linking to this discussion or the event page above, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status. That helps spread the word beyond my own personal network, and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

You can help on Twitter:

You can also help by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato), and retweeting info about Rough Crowd. This helps spread the word even further. Thank you!

You can help wherever you and your kinky brethren gather:

Feel free to spread the word in whatever way you have available to you.

Post away, people! TIA.


Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato

Rough Crowd February: Face Slapping

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Was it really manufactured from the doldrums of a post-holiday slump by Hallmark? Maybe not, but it’s a good cynical story. Still, Valentine’s Day is just as sure to spell romance as a dirty rag, a bottle of chloroform, and a rickety bed frame in a forgotten cottage deep in the woods.

Or – face slapping.

Yes, nothing says I love you quite like a stinging, eye-watering slap across the face, does it? So for our Valentine’s Day Rough Crowd, that’s exactly what we’re doing! And we’re bringing in some experts: Wilson and Lora.

Wilson & Lora are active in the Chicago BDSM community and have been honored to speak around the country on a variety of alt sex topics. Experienced BDSM practitioners, we love the raw, intense, raucous sides of BDSM and believe that BDSM is a unique means through which to explore and uninhibitedly unleash powerful desires and emotions. Perverts to the core, we love the challenge of pushing and prodding at boundaries, reaching for more in search of the intensity that we each crave. We “go deep” and take what we do very seriously, but we also have a great time with it, which we make every effort to reflect in our presentations. Our presentations, although often focused on what many would consider edge play, are geared toward demystifying even the most intense forms of BDSM scenes by delving into the sources of their power, focusing on practical issues and, whenever feasible, providing a demonstration followed by a Q & A session.

Here, in their words, is what they like to talk about:

Stinging, Searing Face Slapping
A gentle pat. A quick, attention getting smack. A jarring strike. A flurry of assaulting blows. All are types of face slapping that can bash not just the face but the ego. Packing an impact that goes beyond just the physical, a slap across the face is a loaded statement, one that some fear and some crave. What is the appeal? How is it done? Where can it take you? We probe and examine the foundations of its potency, offer practical tips on how to get more out of face slapping, address some of the physical and emotional safety issues involved, and discuss and demonstrate different types of face slapping. Attendees are encouraged to try out different techniques with us and each other.

Note: Ask each other before you go smacking them! Jeez. Fer pete’s sake, what were ya, raised in a barn?

  • 18 & up
  • Cheap (ten bucks!)
  • Open to all levels of skill and experience

Things To Bring

  • Partner, if you have one
  • A face. hand, or both
  • Diabolical streak
  • Love

RSVP

Please RSVP your interest at the event page!


How Rough Crowd Works:

If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our “Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How”. It’s like a FAQ, but smaller.

A Favor:

Rough Crowd is successful because you guys make it successful. When I post these things, they get as far as the people I know on my own feed, and the few groups I post them in. But the more people this reaches, the better.

You can help on FetLife:

You can help get the word out by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, and linking to this discussion or the event page above, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status. That helps spread the word beyond my own personal network, and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

You can help on Twitter:

You can also help by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato), and retweeting info about Rough Crowd. This helps spread the word even further. Thank you!

You can help wherever you and your kinky brethren gather:

Feel free to spread the word in whatever way you have available to you.

Post away, people! TIA.


Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato

Rough Crowd January: Spanking

Spanking:

Back to Basics
and
Working On Your Swing

Rough Crowd is all about all different levels of rough body play; we’ve done some advanced stuff lately, so in January we’re going back to some basics. If you’ve never been to Rough Crowd before, this might be an excellent time to come join us.

Please note, because of how New Year’s falls, we’re doing the THRID SUNDAY,not the second: January 15th.

And it just so happens that January 15th is my birthday, so spankings are naturally in order. So here we go!


Spanking.

It’s part of almost everyone’s experience at some point growing up. Everyone knows, basically, how to spank. But there can be more to it than just a whack and go.

  • Pacing
  • Good Form – to look good, and to have the impact you want
  • Positioning
  • more

For those not familiar with Rough Crowd, it works as a community, not a standard class. If you have something to learn or contribute, both are welcome – all you need is a love or interest in the topic!

Things To Bring

  • Partner, if you have one
  • Ideas (whether from experience or sheer creative thinking)
  • Diabolical streak

RSVP

Please RSVP your interest at the event page!


How Rough Crowd Works:

If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our “Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How”. It’s like a FAQ, but smaller.

A Favor:

Rough Crowd is successful because you guys make it successful. When I post these things, they get as far as the people I know on my own feed, and the few groups I post them in. But the more people this reaches, the better.

You can help on FetLife:

You can help get the word out by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, and linking to this discussion or the event page above, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status. That helps spread the word beyond my own personal network, and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

You can help on Twitter:

You can also help by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato), and retweeting info about Rough Crowd. This helps spread the word even further. Thank you!

Post away, people! TIA.


Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato