Tag Archives: 2013

Cigar Chicago May Smoker

Smoker Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013


Our next smoker is Sunday May 19, 6:30-10:00 at Blue Havana. Kick back with a cigar or two and cigar camaraderie with other kinky cigar lovers. As always, we’re taking over the shop after hours, so it’s just us. This time is all BYOB, so bring your favorite whisky and share the love with your friends; who knows, you might just find a new favorite for your bar, too.

Bring some whisky, bring some chocolate, but mostly bring yourself. We’ll have bootblacking, chocolate, a fantastic humidor, and most of all: good company.

Like a munch, it’s free to attend, but show the venue we appreciate them hosting us and patronize them: buy a cigar. Or two. Or accessories. Or something.

BYOB
Our local expert, WhiskeyMaven, will be attending as a citizen smoker this time (though she hinted that next time, she might do tequila…!), so bring some of your favorite.

Bootblacking
Our local bootblack, Chgoleathergirl, will be there blacking boots for us as usual, and if you’ve never had your boots blacked while smoking a cigar and sipping cognac… some would say you have not yet lived.

Who is Welcome
All genders, ages, experience levels, races, shoe sizes, sexual orientations and preferences, partnership status, poly, D/s, M/s, height, eye color, religions, pet preferences, fitness levels, tax brackets, and pizza topping choices are welcome (even all veggie pizza, if that’s your thing; your pizza is not my pizza, and that’s OK).

Bottom line: if you think this sounds interesting, then yes, it is for you. While couples and groupings are always encouraged to come together (hey, isn’t that always nice?), it’s not a requirement to have a partner to come.

Here’s the event page on FetLife if you want to go tell the world you’re going: https://fetlife.com/events/161840

Here’s the group and discussion are here: https://fetlife.com/groups/55753/group_posts/3864256

Questions, please feel free to ask. I look forward to seeing you there.

Rough

Note that since Chicago requires anyone entering a tobacco shop to be 18 or up, and drinking requires you to be 21 or up, please plan on showing a state-issued ID if asked to do so.

Grappling

Rough Crowd Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013


One of the class requests I’ve gotten a lot is for grappling and wrestling. I’ve been trying to arrange this for a long time, and it’s finally here. I’m delighted to be able to bring in the amazing DoNotGoGently from Pittsburgh, where she does a lot of impressive stuff (see her bio, below).

Note that this Rough Crowd is the same ten bucks as any Rough Crowd; we will be taking up a collection to defray her travel costs coming here to present to us so if you can bring a little extra, please do.


You wanna wrassle? Have an urge to control another’s body using nothing but your own? DNGG shows you some of the basics of wrestling and grappling. We’ll start with common vocabulary and traditional dominance positioning, then up the ante by exploring ways to “supercharge” your grappling by including MMA style strikes, pressure points, and joint locks. You don’t have to get in the ring, but it’s much more fun than sitting on the sidelines!

About DoNotGoGently

DoNotGoGently (DNGG) is a overeducated but down-to-earth kinkster and pop culture aficionado. She considers herself a kinky, semi-radical, sex-positive, monoflexible, womanist femme although most people mistake her for the girl-next-door. When she’s not hard at work, you can find her reading comics, watching sci-fi, generally geeking out, or plotting how best to execute her plan to become a modern-day Amazon warrior.

DNGG has been a member of her local fetish/BDSM and leather communities for a number of years. She is the founder of Grapple Pitt, the Pittsburgh Mentoring Program, and Pittsburgh Coalition of Leather & BDSM Women, and a member of TNG Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Bridge Munch, The Art of Female Dominance, Rope Bite Pittsburgh, Queer Munch, and the Three Rivers Leather Club. DNGG has presented and/or assisted presentations at several events throughout the United States and Canada including multiple GRUEs, WOLFE, Dark Odyssey Winter Fire, Shibaricon, Dark Odyssey Summer Camp, Kinko de Mayo, and TEASE. She has also appeared as a bondage model for Kink Academy and Beauties in Bondage.

Sunday, June 9
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register for location and directions http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6732514131
FetLife Event page is here: https://fetlife.com/events/173251; do sign up, but you still have to register (see above).
FetLife discussion page is here: https://fetlife.com/groups/35092/group_posts/3900958

Bringing your own play partner is always awesome, but not required; while couples and groupings are always encouraged to come together (hey, isn’t that always nice?), it’s not a requirement to have a partner to come to Rough Crowd.

All genders, ages, experience levels, races, shoe sizes, sexual orientations and preferences, religions, pet preferences, fitness levels, tax brackets, partnership status, poly, D/s, M/s, height, eye color, and pizza topping choices are welcome (even all veggie pizza, if that’s your thing; your pizza is not my pizza, and that’s OK).

If you’re into rough body play, or if you think this sounds interesting, then yes, it *is* for you. Come to Rough Crowd for overview, instruction, and practice time. Safety and technique will be first, and then ideas and practice time. No experience necessary; you’ll have some by the time you leave.


Standard Info About Rough Crowd

Rough Crowd is:

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

Registration

Every attendee must register for any given Rough Crowd. To register, just go to the eventbrite link above in the details block and follow along. Registration deadline is 24 hours in advance. No exceptions: you must be registered for the event to attend.

How Rough Crowd Works:
If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our FAQ:
FetLife: Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How
Web: FAQ: When, Where, Who, How

Spread The Word:
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. To spread the word beyond my own personal network, so and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd, you can help. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

Spread the word on FetLife:
You can help spread the word by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, linking to this discussion or the event page, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status.

Spread the word on your personal blog:
You can help spread the word on the non-FL web by posting about Rough Crowd and linking to the roughcrowd.org url above. Posts here always have a sister post there.

You can help on Twitter:
You can help spread the word by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato) for updates (and other random pervy things) and retweeting info about Rough Crowd.

You can help wherever you and your kinky brethren and… sistren?… gather:
Feel free to spread the word in whatever way you have available to you.

—-

Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato


Rough Crowd May: Backhanding, Redux

… [or] How To Celebrate Mother’s Day: Backhanding-style!

Let’s face it – backhanding looks really cool when it’s done well. We see it in the movies, but how safe is it to do in a scene? It turns out, backhanding is amazingly potent, and safe when done correctly.

In this class we’ll look at backhanding as an impact style and how the biomechanics differ from open-handed palm-side-first impact play. Come to this class to learn some wonderful techniques for backhanding on the shoulder, back, ass, foot, and other body parts. Time permitting, we may cover more advanced backhanding techniques such as using the hand as a whip, dragon’s tail, cat, and backhanding of genitals and even faces.

We’ll talk about safety, as always: where you can hit, where you should stay away from, and why there are places where you can hit open handed that you can’t backhanded.

Sunday, May 12
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register for location and directions http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6591382001
FetLife Event page is here: https://fetlife.com/events/171193; do sign up, but you still have to register (see above).
FetLife discussion page is here: https://fetlife.com/groups/35092/group_posts/3858796

Bringing your own play partner is always awesome, but not required; while couples and groupings are always encouraged to come together (hey, isn’t that always nice?), it’s not a requirement to have a partner to come to Rough Crowd.

All genders, ages, experience levels, races, shoe sizes, sexual orientations and preferences, religions, pet preferences, fitness levels, tax brackets, partnership status, poly, D/s, M/s, height, eye color, and pizza topping choices are welcome (even all veggie pizza, if that’s your thing; your pizza is not my pizza, and that’s OK).

If you’re into rough body play, or if you think this sounds interesting, then yes, it *is* for you. Come to Rough Crowd for overview, instruction, and practice time. Safety and technique will be first, and then ideas and practice time. No experience necessary; you’ll have some by the time you leave.


Standard Info About Rough Crowd

Rough Crowd is:

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

Registration

Every attendee must register for any given Rough Crowd. To register, just go to the eventbrite link above in the details block and follow along. Registration deadline is 24 hours in advance. No exceptions: you must be registered for the event to attend.

How Rough Crowd Works:
If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our FAQ:
FetLife: Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How
Web: FAQ: When, Where, Who, How

Spread The Word:
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. To spread the word beyond my own personal network, so and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd, you can help. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

Spread the word on FetLife:
You can help spread the word by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, linking to this discussion or the event page, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status.

Spread the word on your personal blog:
You can help spread the word on the non-FL web by posting about Rough Crowd and linking to the roughcrowd.org url above. Posts here always have a sister post there.

You can help on Twitter:
You can help spread the word by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato) for updates (and other random pervy things) and retweeting info about Rough Crowd.

You can help wherever you and your kinky brethren and… sistren?… gather:
Feel free to spread the word in whatever way you have available to you.

—-

Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato


The First Ever Annual Sometimes Rough Crowd Play Party!!

One of the things people keep asking about is a Rough Crowd play party. We’ve been trying to find a way to make it work, a place to handle all the people who might show up and have enough space for everyone to play, and the right time. Well… that time is now!

On April 14, we’re doing Rough Crowd as usual (Forearms and Elbows!), and that night from 8:00pm – 1:00 am, we’re going to have the first ever Rough Crowd play party. We’re taking over GD2 on a Sunday night; while it’s a special Sunday Rough Crowd night with lots of rough body play, the club is open to all GD2 members, and I look forward to seeing a bunch of regular GD2 members at our party as well!


April 14 is the First Ever Annual Sometimes Rough Crowd Play Party!!

If you’ve been part of Rough Crowd… if you’ve been coming to Rough Crowd, or just reading posts and hearing people talk about it… if you’ve been thinking, “golly, I wish there was a Rough Crowd play party,” well, your golly has been answered.

Whether you’re an old hand at rough body play, are new and want to experience it, are a glorious pervert and just want to watch a bunch of rough body play, or you just always thought a rough body play-themed play party would be totally awesome… come to the Rough Crowd Play Party and join us for the fun!

Show ‘N’ Tell

Yes, really.

Do you have a technique or trick you like and would like to show off… er, share? It can be anything you like, just so long as it’s rough body play-related. Just sign up on the Show N Tell list when you arrive, and we’ll have a little structured fun early in the evening. Doors open at 8:00; Show N Tell will start at 9:00, so if you have a topic – or if you want to watch and learn – be sure to arrive early.

Need to blow off some steam before you file your taxes?

If you’re a tax procrastinator (protaxinator?), make sure you file before the weekend – you don’t want to miss this just because you were fitfully trying to get your taxes done at the last minute!

Sunday, April 14
8:00 pm – 1:00 am
Galleria Domain 2
FetLife Event page is here: https://fetlife.com/events/161077
Register: Every attendee must be a member of GD2 to attend. If you’re already a member, you’re set: see you there. If not, there are several options:

Trial Membership

GD2 Trial Membership normally costs $25, but we’ve made a special arrangement with GD2 so you can get a Trial Membership for $20. Trial Memberships always start on Fridays and run three consecutive weekends (21 days), so you wind up getting access to up to 6 additional regularly scheduled nights at the club. To get the discount you just need to put “Rough Crowd” on the application next to the amount due. Applications are due the Wednesday before you want it to start (so in this case, April 10). Applications are never taken at the door. Click here for the GD2 membership application.

Full Membership
Hey, why not – if you’ve been a bunch of times before, maybe it’s about time you just joined GD2. You can do that too! Applications are due the Wednesday before you want it to start (so in this case, April 10). Applications are never taken at the door. Click here for the GD2 membership application.

Who is Welcome

Bringing your own play partner is always awesome, but not required; while couples and groupings are always encouraged to come together (hey, isn’t that always nice?), it’s not a requirement to have a partner to come to Rough Crowd.

All genders, ages, experience levels, races, shoe sizes, sexual orientations and preferences, religions, pet preferences, fitness levels, tax brackets, partnership status, poly, D/s, M/s, height, eye color, and pizza topping choices are welcome (even all veggie pizza, if that’s your thing; your pizza is not my pizza, and that’s OK).

If you’re into rough body play, or if you think this sounds interesting, then yes, it is for you. Come to Rough Crowd for overview, instruction, and practice time. Safety and technique will be first, and then ideas and practice time. No experience necessary; you’ll have some by the time you leave.


Standard Info About Rough Crowd

Rough Crowd (play party) is:

• 18 & up
• Open to all levels of skill and experience

How Rough Crowd Works:
If you’ve never been to a Rough Crowd before (or if you just have questions), check out our FAQ:
FetLife: Rough Crowd details: What, Where, When, How
Web: FAQ: When, Where, Who, How

Spread The Word:
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. To spread the word beyond my own personal network, so and we can reach a larger and more diverse crowd, you can help. The more the merrier, and new faces are always welcome and encouraged.

Spread the word on FetLife:
You can help spread the word by posting (or re-posting) about Rough Crowd, linking to this discussion or the event page, in any groups you’re a part of, or even in your own status.

Spread the word on your personal blog:
You can help spread the word on the non-FL web by posting about Rough Crowd and linking to the roughcrowd.org url above. Posts here always have a sister post there.

You can help on Twitter:
You can help spread the word by following me on Twitter (http://twitter.com/roughinamorato) for updates (and other random pervy things) and retweeting info about Rough Crowd.

You can help wherever you and your kinky brethren and… sistren?… gather:
Feel free to spread the word in whatever way you have available to you.

—-

Hope to see a bunch of you at Rough Crowd,

Roughinamorato