Kink U 2024
Schedule of Events
February 10th, 2024
11:00AM - Gear Care 102: Friction & Elbow Grease
12:00PM/1:00PM - Lunch Break
1:00PM - Pet Headspace
2:00PM/2:30PM - Break
2:30PM - Power Dynamics Panel
3:30PM - End of Kink U
3:45PM - Auction Closes
4:00PM/4:30pm - Breakdown/Item Pickup
Gear Care 102:
Friction & Elbow Grease
Friction & Elbow Grease
Taking care of your leather and gear can seem like no small task, but with the Gear Care 102 Class, we’ll show you how to use a little friction and elbow grease outside the bedroom to make your gear shine. We’ll have live demonstrations of building up polish for a high shine boot; cleaning and conditioning for when those play sessions get a little messy, and even spend some time caring for the metal hardware that binds our leathers together.
Please feel free to bring your own kit if you would like to follow along with the class.
Pet Play: Headspace & Mindset
Dive into an exciting one-hour adventure with Gryphn, Bonër, Sir Dog Loki, and Pup Koda Bean as they cover the ins and outs of Pet Play!
"Pet Play, Headspace & Mindset" will unleash your curiosity as we navigate the exciting world of BDSM dynamics - exploring headspace variations, Handler and Pet roles, and the art of responsible engagement. Get ready for personal stories, a Q&A session, and a playful demonstration (if time allows). This isn't your average class, either - come with an open mind, a sense of humor, and a readiness to discover the fun side of consensual kink and BDSM!
Power Dynamics Panel
Hopping into a relationship with a Power Dynamic can be intimidating, but the tension is half the fun! Grab a seat with our panel for our last class of the day, where we will guide an open discussion around Power Exchange, Negotiations, Challenges, and how our families function in day to day life. This is an interactive class, so feel free to come with plenty of questions for the panel!
Meet Your Instructors!
Your friendly neighborhood panel moderator and amateur shutterbug!
Ally has been a full member of The Red Lions since May of 2023 but has been assisting and participating in events with the club for a few years now. Though relatively new to leather, Ally has been a proud and active member of the kink communities in both Fayetteville, North Carolina and in the Triangle since 2016. Passionate about community and kink, Ally is excited to be a part of this event.
Ally is pansexual and identifies as a submissive leaning switch with masochistic tendencies. Though they are currently unpartnered, they enjoy and explore a platonic D/s dynamic with their puppy, Iota.
When they're not indulging in their kinky interests, Ally is a scientist, not-so-closet nerd, and cat mom with a vice for smutty romance novels.
Sir Dog Loki
Pup Koda Bean
Pup Koda Bean resides in Maryland, and has been collared to Sir Dog Loki for 7 years, as well as Alpha to boy Michael. He was apart of the Seattle pups and handlers, and a regular volunteer for the IML pup mosh. In his free time, Koda Bean enjoys indoor gardening (ask him about his Basil!) and diving deep into the history, creation, and enjoyment of Tiki drinks and Bars.
Gryphn & Jay
A Marine Combat Veteran and resident of Baltimore, Maryland Gryphn (they/he) has been an active member of the kink and leather communities since as early as 2006, consent drives his core values. In 2015 he served as the Scratcher (scribe) for the now no longer in existence M.A.K.K ( Mid-Atlantic Kennel Korps), 2016 he was the first Mid-Atlantic Puppy, in 2018 he was a founding member of DC-PAH now known as CAP-PAH. Gryphn now spends his time working towards the betterment of himself and those around him, through mentorship or classes like these. Gryphn has experience on both ends of the leash and knows the value of protecting your headspace.