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Rough Crowd June: Face Slapping

Rough Crowd Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014


A slap in the face can be a jolt to much more than a cheek – it can strike a deep and primal chord and break basic social boundaries. It has the ability to create a jarring cognitive dissonance in the bottom as they process not only the pain but also the indignation, humiliation, and even a delightful “WTF was that?!”

We’ll be talking about face slapping, and backhanding. If time permits (and if there’s enough interest) we may even get into the advanced round: face punching.

Come to this class to learn about the inherent dangers and some safe ways to avoid them; learn approaches to striking surfaces, techniques on swing, and a good dose of the psychological aspects of this play in the mix.

This will be a hands-on day, so bring your partner for practice time!

Sunday, June 8, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register link is always available in the sidebar to your left.
An auto-responder email will be sent within moments of your registration, with location info and travel directions.
FetLife Event page is here: https://fetlife.com/events/257510; do sign up, but you still have to register (see above).
FetLife discussion page is here: https://fetlife.com/groups/35092/group_posts/5479104

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 Field Trip, #2: A Tattoo Parlor (again)

I really love things that are different. Things that de-mystify, take you behind the curtain (so to speak), provide a unique experience without having to actually commit. Like trying a real tattoo but without the time, cost, or permanence.

Hey wait. Tattoos….

I got to thinking: what about tattoos? Personally, I’ve always wanted one, but I don’t know how I’d feel about actually getting one (remember my “don’t hurt the Dom” rule). Maybe I’m too big a sissypants to get one. Seems the only way to find out *if* you want to get one is to actually *get* one. There’s no way to just… *try* it.

So I thought, let’s fix that.

I have a long-time buddy, Bob Jones (seriously, not in Witness Protection), who has a tattoo shop and piercing studio. I ran this by him and he was like “dude, that sounds totally cool. I’m in.” That was all I needed.

And so we had the first ever Rough Crowd Field Trip.

It was a shitty, rainy night, and not everyone who wanted to attend could make it. Now, after the Polar Vortex spent all winter sticking it up our asses with only ice for lube, a rainy sounds like a piece of fucking cake, but this was 2013. It was a kinder, gentler time. So due to what we then thought was shitty weather, Bob and I decided to do it again. So…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Rebellious Youths Not Yet Grown Up, and The Rest Of You Perverts, May I Present: The Rough Crowd Field Trip (again)!

On the evening of Sunday, June 1, 2014, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm., all who would like to are invited to join us at Insight Studios for an evening of social interaction, free blank tattoos, and more!

* Free blank tattoos for anyone who’s curious (more below)
* Totally not-like-a-biker-tattoo-shop environment
* Information on permanent piercings (with Bob, and his staff)
* Information on tattoo removal (you know you have *one* you don’t like anymore…)
* Refreshments
* A special something for everyone who comes

What’s a blank tattoo?

I always wondered what it felt like getting a tattoo. Could someone just run a tattoo machine with water, no ink, on me for a few minutes to see exactly what it’s like? Who’s going to walk into a shop and ask a busy artist to waste his or her time like that?

Apparently, I am. On behalf of all of you.

Real tattoo machine, real needles, real tattoo artist. Just no ink in the machine. You like it, you can go on and get a real tattoo. You don’t like it, no harm no foul. Well, maybe some blood. Waddya, wanna live forever? We did these before, and nobody died, and they all faded within about a week.

A Great Shop

Even if you already have ink, if you don’t know these guys, you should. Bob’s whole vision for Insight Studios was to make a shop that’s not intimidating, not dark and scary to walk into, and that’s what he built. You should come and check it out if you’ve never been, or come hang out if you already know them.

You want proof? Check out their Yelp page: 5 stars at 472 reviews. Dude.

Tattoo Removal

I remember hanging with Bob in the 90’s at a shop where he used to work; he was watching all the people getting the trendy tribal work done, and saying that half those people were going to need those removed one day. He wanted to open a shop that not only did tattoos, but did removal too. His shop is currently the only tattoo shop in Illinois doing tattoo removal too. (You should see the laser. It’s freaking cool. Sadly, no sharks.)

More

Goodie bag? Friendly chatting – like a munch, but over tattoos and piercings and such. We’ll have refreshments and fun people and a goodie bag for everyone. Well, not a bag per se, but… well, you’ll like it.

Where and When?

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Insight Studios
1062 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago IL 60642
http://www.insightstudiosonline.com

Event Page?

No RSVP required, but tell everyone you’re coming on the event page!
https://fetlife.com/events/253394

Rough Crowd May: Advanced Rough Body Play: Backhanding

Rough Crowd Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014


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 18, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Register link is always available in the sidebar to your left.
An auto-responder email will be sent within moments of your registration, with location info and travel directions.
FetLife Event page is here: https://fetlife.com/events/251821; do sign up, but you still have to register (see above).
FetLife discussion page is here: https://fetlife.com/groups/35092/group_posts/5376086

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


Cigar Chicago May Smoker

Smoker Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014


Our next smoker is Sunday, May 11, 2014, 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at Blue Havana.

It’s Mother’s Day, so bring Mom along and have a cigar with your leather family. Or come and blow off some steam after your visit. Whatever your family dynamic is, we’ll be sharing a smoke and some whisky on Mother’s Day. Come join us.

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.

We’re BYOB, so feel free bring your favorite whisky or other spirit and share the love with your friends; who knows, you might just find a new favorite for your bar, too. Or bring some chocolate… but mostly bring yourself.

Patronize Our Host Shop
Like a munch, Cigar Chicago smokers are free to attend, but show the shop we appreciate them letting us use their space and patronize them: they have a fantastic humidor, so buy a cigar. Or two. Or accessories. Or something. (To make it easier, Blue Havana is now extending Cigar Chicago 10% off things purchased during the smoker.)

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/251674

Here’s the group and discussion are here: https://fetlife.com/groups/55753/group_posts/5373071

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

Roughinamorato

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.