Kink Academy!

Kink Academy!

I’ve got an awesome new find for those of you interested in bdsm/kink, sexuality and other intimate adventures.

KINK ACADEMY

The Kink Academy is a recently established online learning space where you can watch educational videos, read blogs, take part in discussions and generally explore to your heart’s content. The site is paying and is totally worth it! Couldn’t be done without a reasonable subscription base. They have gathered the cream of internationally renowned kink and sex educators from Lee Harrington, GreyDancer, Anita Wagner and Jay Wiseman. There are also sex workers, mistresses, professional cross-dressers, sex therapists, polyamorists and so on, what a smorgasbord of talent, skill, experience and expertise!

For $19.99/3 months it’s a good investment, especially with the dollar parity happening. I have no financial interest in the site, I’m simply stating my opinion.

I’m looking forward to private parties with friends where I can share some of these videos and skills (without my friends prescribing necessarily), so that’s also an option!

Yep, I’m a subscriber now 🙂

Kink Academy also has open house events that are featured online in video format, they do fund raising, support kink communities and working towards sponsored events that will no doubt be featured in video format so those of us not in New England can also join in the fun. Good stuff.

The site is structured in a straightforward manner, you can search according to the toy you want to use, the teachers, level of experience, or category of play/information from edge play to sexual health to bondage and polyamory. The videos are informative, playful, creative and best of all, are provided by experts who want to share their experience. This is going to be such a central site for kinksters and those pursuing alternative sexualities and relationships.

A great ‘companion’ to FetLife (kinky social networking) and your own real life kinky tribe or partner(s).

Topics… to entice you:

* Non-Monogamy for the Novice
* Female Anatomy – Reclining
* Full Contact Dom: Center of Gravity
* Shibari Japanese box tie
* Gender Identity and Presentation
* Fantasies for the Shy
* Corsets: Tips and Tricks
* Self Bondage: Rope Hand Cuffs
* Beginner’s Guide to Sensual Dominance
* Gloves and Safety for Fisting
* Nipple Torture Play
* Two Play – Making Out: Building Anticipation
* Erotic Wrestling Vocabulary
* Submissive Self Safety: Negotiation
* Working with Fibromyalgia
* Thoughts on Humiliation
* Violet Wand Play with a Partner
* Power and Sex in Age Play
* Fire Play Equipment
* Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity
* Handmade Flogger Variations

And so much more… ok, I’m off to watch some videos now 🙂

Biodiversity… a TED lecture

Biodiversity… a TED lecture

Here’s a TED Biodiversity lecture by the famous biologist E.O Wilson… fascinating, depressing, inspiring.

Earlier today I used this video for teaching. It suited so well because of its themes: biodiversity, ecological destruction, uncertainties and unknowns, complexity, interconnectedness in ecosystems, the role of science in environmentalism, various value systems to guide our thinking and action from anthropocentric to ecocentric…

Enjoy 🙂
(about 23 min)

No pants day & spring outdoor fun!

Now to something lighter…

We need more improvisation!

We need more public nudity!

We need more random and spontaneous surprises in life!

We need to adjust our thinking more!! 🙂

Also the 1st of May just passed… even though it means spring and warmer weather in the Northern hemisphere and colder weather and winter in the South, I still like this song a LOT!! 🙂

Jonathan Coulton at his poly slutty best!!

The good stuff in life

The good stuff in life

I’m working to counter the stress and bullying I’m experiencing at work. I’m going to talk to the union and WorkCover to find support and good advice. This makes me feel a bit more in control and the feeling that there’s support out there for me beyond my family and friends helps.

The stress is now breaking through and into my health so I’ve added a few things to my routine: regular Pilates or swimming, guided meditation and also ambient music at work. Check out the Spheric Lounge! Right now this (Namenlos Zwei) is my favourite.

My friends, family and lovers are also an immense source of love and support and I’m grateful to them. It’s not particularly helpful but still kinda good to know that sociopathic behaviour and bullying is going to leave the perpetrator without the opportunity of relief through remorse, without the possibility of redemption and solace.

I for one am choosing integrity, ethics and love. And when I’m ready I’ll be moving on to something better and different. From the depth of nebulous ambience a new opportunity will emerge.