I recently went on a wonderful three-day course - the Academy of SM Arts Womens Pro Intensive.such a cheeky guy

This course is aimed at women who are active in the BDSM space who are interested in being professional dominas. The course was orginally developed by Sybil Holiday and Cleo Du Bois, both of whom are long-term players in the San Francisco BDSM community; both of whom are interested in building a community in the BDSM space.

I loved the course. Cleo and her fellow instructors, Minax, Selina Raven and Camille Milan, constructed a whole series of situations where we could play with willing volunteers, to check out service play, role play, piercing, rope play, and a whole span of interesting BDSM play.

Three whole days. So intense. And such awesome women. For example, Mistress Kim and Miss Aquitainia. Lovely women who I hope I will be in contact with for years to come...

I found the course so energizing. So many fun things.... And so many new areas of play. I really want to follow up on additional play areas - for example in piercing, medical play - perhaps through the Citadel...

The highlight of the course at the end of day 3 was a 1 hour play session with one of the volunteers - where I drew Dragon - a long-term player in the San Francisco BDSM community. To be honest, I felt daunted. When we were doing the pre-play negotiation, he stressed his desire for connection. I wondered whether I could deliver. Isn't that the top's dilemma? But then we started playing... An initial messing around with some spanking (see picture) and flogging (where practice makes perfect), then I started playing with his back with my nails... starting to scratch... starting to grab folds of skin... starting to dig in... starting to lean in... putting my weight on his shoulder folds... And we found a place... I was channeling windsurfing... He was channeling hook suspension... We spent perhaps 40 minutes... time span by... Cleo and Minax came by and signalled 10 and 5... And Dragon started to buck and freak... having a whole body orgasm (my words)... Wow...!!

We spent wind-down time body to body... I felt so privileged to have to shared that experience / time...