Lesbian Sex Mafia

Laura AntoniouKim Attica and Laura Antoniou – ten years in a DS relationship as of 2013 – will discuss tried and true methods of keeping all participants in an SM relationship feeling nourished and cherished, how to handle slight upsets and occasional crises with humor and caring; and how to keep an eye on what makes the relationship special and worthy. While some of the content here may be thought of as “little things mean a lot,” the presenters will show how so many of the so-called “little things” are as vital to the happy functioning of a relationship as oil changes are to maintaining your car. Bring your experiences with what makes your relationship tick, or what made it break down, and we’ll share insights into the good, the bad and the sadly mistaken.

Where: LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave) Our annual workshop at which all genders are welcome
When: Friday, November 15, 2013; 8:00-10:00PM
Cost: $5/LSM members, $10/Non members

ABOUT LAURA ANTONIOU

Laura Antoniou is the author of the well known Marketplace series of erotic novels. As a presenter, panelist, and keynote speaker, Laura has appeared at dozens of conferences over more than twenty years, both entertaining and delivering an occasional verbal indictment. She has also appeared at colleges and universities, including NYU, Rutgers, Columbia and the University of Washington. Laura lives in Queens, NY with her wife Karen, and happily serves as boy to Kim Attica. Friends have called her all sorts of names. Current favorites being “Renaissance Perv” by Midori, “Good Boy!” by Kim and of course, “best thing that ever happened to me” by Karen.

Recent publications include “The Killer Wore Leather,” a murder mystery set at a Manhattan convention devoted to BDSM, “The Reunion”, the 5th novel in the acclaimed Marketplace series and “Scenes from The Marketplace,” a collection of all of her Marketplace-themed short stories.

ABOUT LESBIAN SEX MAFIA

About Lesbian Sex Mafia
Lesbian Sex Mafia (http://www.lesbiansexmafia.org) (LSM) is a social and educational organization for women and transfolk who have a positive personal interest in BDSM with other women. Our tenets are safety, consensuality, confidentiality and the right of women to explore their  sexuality as they choose.

Membership in Lesbian Sex Mafia is open to all women 18 years of age or older including gay, straight, bi, and transsexual and intersexed women who live their daily lives as women, and all female-born transgendered persons who have a connection with and respect for the women’s community. For membership information and benefits please visit http://www.lesbiansexmafia.org.

LSM reserves the right to deny admission to non-members it has reason to believe will not abide by the LSM principles of safety, consensuality and confidentiality.

No member is turned away from an LSM event based upon ability to pay. Please contact us in advance to request a scholarship.

Lolita-WolfWhen thinking of needles, most people remember of going to the doctor and getting shots. Ick! The last thing that they want to do is play with needles. But once one gets over that fear, playing with needles can be a lot of fun. Play piercing can give you a big endorphin rush. Endorphins are those sensations that your body makes to give you a natural high. Long distance runners experience a runner’s high that is very similar. Needles can leave you a different sort of breathless.

Where: LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave)
When: Friday, March 15, 2013; 8:00-10:00PM
Cost: $5/LSM members, $10/Non members

Fetlife RSVP: https://fetlife.com/events/156534

About Lolita Wolf

Lolita Wolf discovered the BDSM scene back in the late 80’s when “online” meant being on the phone sex lines. She is an activist who defends the sexual freedom for all consenting adults, spreads the word about BDSM, sex and poly, and helps the community grow and flourish. Yet, her goal remains “to have fun.”
Lolita has taught hundreds of classes for organizations and events across the country, including South Plains Leatherfest, Thunder in the Mountains, Dark Odyssey, Kinkfest, Shibaricon and many others. She is well-known for a fun and entertaining style that packs a lot of information into a short class. Lolita is an Emeritus Board Member of of both TES and Leather Leadership Conference. She is a former Chair of Lesbian Sex Mafia and was an honorary member of GMSMA. She is active with National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Leather Pride Night and Open Love NY.
This year she is honored to be giving the keynote at International Ms. Leather (IMsL) and judging International Mr Leather (IML). Her writing has appeared in On Our Backs, Prometheus and Rachel Kramer Bussel’s Lust Chronicles. She has authored two books : Spanking and CBT in a Nutshell and is featured in the Details of Flogging DVD. She also has a chapter in Tristan Taormino’s The Ultimate Guide To Kink. She has also appeared in the New York Times One in 8 Million series: http://is.gd/RIbuhN. Her website can be found at http://leatheryenta.com/
About Lesbian Sex Mafia
Lesbian Sex Mafia (http://www.lesbiansexmafia.org) (LSM) is a social and educational organization for women and transfolk who have a positive personal interest in BDSM with other women. Our tenets are safety, consensuality, confidentiality and the right of women to explore their  sexuality as they choose.

Membership in Lesbian Sex Mafia is open to all women 18 years of age or older including gay, straight, bi, and transsexual and intersexed women who live their daily lives as women, and all female-born transgendered persons who have a connection with and respect for the women’s community. For membership information and benefits please visit http://www.lesbiansexmafia.org.

LSM reserves the right to deny admission to non-members it has reason to believe will not abide by the LSM principles of safety, consensuality and confidentiality.

No member is turned away from an LSM event based upon ability to pay. Please contact us in advance to request a scholarship.
Voice: 646-450-0576

You’ve attended a “Bootblacking 101” class, or two. You’ve sat down with your Daddy and learned the basics of a spit shine. You’ve interrogated your bootblack friends about what Huberd’s really is. Or maybe you haven’t done any of these things. Regardless of what you know about the process of bootblacking itself–the technicalities, if you will–this workshop won’t cover any of those things. This workshop will cover the nature of “giving good chair” in three parts: 1. The Basics, 2. Upping the Ante, 3. Fucking Without Sex. Start off by learning how to be attentive and a great conversationalist; move on to engage in sensual physical contact; and leave them wanting more with boot worship.

About K.D.

kd, International Ms Bootblack 2011, is equal parts bootblack to artist. The very nature of leathercare, leather worship, and leather community are all similar and connected to the core of being an artist. kd uses her art as a platform for conversation and education, and similarly uses her bootblacking as a means to support her community, open up dialogues about leather, and get her hands good and dirty. kd is also the creator of SALACIOUS, a queer feminist anti-racist sex magazine, looks to meld high art, stunning visuals, and written erotica.

Where: The LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave), NYC
When: Friday, March 16 , 2012; 8:00-10:00PM
Cost: LSM Members: $5/Non Members: $10

About Lesbian Sex Mafia

Lesbian Sex Mafia (“LSM”) is a social and educational organization for women and transfolkwho have a positive personal interest in BDSM with other women. Our tenets are safety, consensuality, confidentiality and the right of women to explore their sexuality as they choose.

Membership in Lesbian Sex Mafia is open to all women 18 years of age or older including gay, straight, bi, and transsexual and intersexed women who live their daily lives as women, and all female-born transgendered persons who have a connection with and respect for the women’s community. For membership information and benefits please visit www.lesbiansexmafia.org.

LSM reserves the right to deny admission to non-members it has reason to believe will not abide by the LSM principles of safety, consensuality and confidentiality.

For ASL interpretation request please email LSMNYC@hotmail.com.

No member is turned away from an LSM event based upon ability to pay. Please contact us in advance to request a scholarship.

Leather Storytelling is about taking ownership of why we find solace, and pleasure in the things that we do, and coming out of the shadows to make our voices heard. This workshop is designed for all variety of folks who find leather to be a driving force in their lives regardless of context or dynamic(s). The workshop is not specifically about writing porn/erotica though of course sexually explicit themes are welcome, but rather this is focused on telling the stories of our dynamics, of our communities, and of ourselves. Leather Storytelling is focused on exploring what it means to tell our stories when as leather folk we are often silenced, and pushed out of even the most progressive spaces who deem us as inappropriate or obscene. Through guided writing exercises, workshop participants will discover the transformative power of storytelling and how it can be used to break down divides, foster and preserve community, and build coalitions within leather community and beyond.

Let’s celebrate the holidays with a kinky grab bag ($5/max per item) and some light refreshments!

Where: LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. (7th/8th Ave)
Cost: LSM Members: Free admission with grab bag gift ($5 max). Non-members: $5 with grab bag gift.

About Sassafras Lowrey

Sassafras Lowrey is an internationally award-winning storyteller, author, artist, and educator. Ze is the editor of the Kicked Out anthology, which brought together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth. Hir prose has been included in numerous anthologies and ze regularly teaches LGBTQ storytelling workshops at colleges and conferences across the country. Sassafras and hir Daddy live in Brooklyn with two dogs and two cats. To learn more about Sassafras and hir work, visit www.PoMoFreakshow.com

About Lesbian Sex Mafia

Lesbian Sex Mafia (“LSM”) is a social and educational organization for women and transfolk who have a positive personal interest in BDSM with other women. Our tenets are safety, consensuality, confidentiality and the right of women to explore their sexuality as they choose. Membership in Lesbian Sex Mafia is open to all women 18 years of age or older including gay, straight, bi, and transsexual and intersexed women who live their daily lives as women, and all female-born transgendered persons who have a connection with and respect for the women’s community. For membership information and benefits please visit www.lesbiansexmafia.org.

LSM reserves the right to deny admission to non-members it has reason to believe will not abide by the LSM principles of safety, consensuality and confidentiality.

For ASL interpretation request please email LSMNYC@hotmail.com.

No member is turned away from an LSM event based upon ability to pay. Please contact us in advance to request a scholarship.

Midori. Photo © Steve Diet Goedde

Body harnesses are fantastic for creating beautiful, effective, and sexy bondage for all types of bodies and many different sorts of scenes. You can use a harness for very secure rigging. Or you can make a pretty rope outfit. Create intense harnesses for pain sluts. How about sensual breast bondage? Well go through at least three different harnesses with plenty of time to practice. If time permits she’ll show you more!

Dress and Supplies
Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement. Bring a large towel or yoga mat if you¹d like to use the floor. And, of course, bring rope – the more, the merrier! (Suggested minimum: 3 or 4 pieces of 30′ to 45′, plus One rope of 75′ or longer. If the rope is for a smaller person, bring the shorter lengths. For a larger person, bring the longer lengths.)

Date: Fri, March 18, 2011; 8pm – 10pm
Location: The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St, NY (Google Maps). Get directions using Hopstop.
Cost: LSM member: $5; Non-members $10 (Members – renew now and continue to get all the benefits of an LSM membership!

About Midori
One of our favorite presenters at LSM, frequent sightings of her from around the globe make us wonder if she ever sleeps or if she’s cloned her self. A sex-positive activist, artist and educator, she’s made an improbable career out of being the traveling sexpert. Don’t miss the groundbreaking book “Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage” which first cracked open the mysteries to Westerners, the hot essays in “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink” and twisted dark science fiction in “Master Han’s Daughter.” Learn the basics in “Midori’s Expert Guide to Sensual Bondage” DVD . Don’t miss her other classes while she’s in NYC. You’ll find her adventures, twitters, calendar and more at www.PlanetMidori.com.

About Lesbian Sex Mafia
Founded in 1981 by Dorothy Allison and Jo Arnone, the Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM) is the oldest continuously running women’s BDSM support and education groups in the country. We are located in New York City, with a membership primarily in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. However, we also have members along the East Coast, across the country and even in Europe!

LSM is a support and information group for all women 18 years of age or older, including transexual and intersexed women who live their daily lives as women and all female-born transgender people who feel they have a connection with and respect for the women’s community. And, who are interested in fantasy and role playing, bondage, discipline, S/M, fetishes, costumes, alternate gender identities and uninhibited sexual expression in a safe, sane, consensual and confidential way.