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Ropes U: Guest Artist Series: SUNDAY April 15

Letting Go Without Losing Yourself:

Emotional Processing as a Bottom

  • Most bottoming classes deal with the physical experience of rope bondage. While these active bottoming techniques are very helpful, this class focuses more on the emotional experience of rope bondage demoed during a difficult transition sequence. We’ll discuss a bottom’s decision-making process involving what and how to communicate with their top, and also touch on emotional activation during rope bondage. Explore techniques for staying present not only physically but mentally, and take the unusual chance to hear a bottom continually narrate their experience throughout a rope suspension with the opportunity to ask questions during and after. This class is recommended for both tops and bottoms.

Guest Presenters:

Alice The Wolf and William Blake

Alice Wolfe (@ofbrokenwolves) is a trans femme rope top currently based in the MidWest. She likes chaotic rope, vegan pizza, and beating people with billy clubs. She believes that intentional bodyhandling can intensify the power exchange and sadism involved in rope bondage.

  • Billy (@billytheropepig) is a rope enthusiast and power bottom active in the Midwest since 2011. They are an advocate for inclusive bottoming education, and enjoy masochism, emotional vulnerability, and queering the rope scene.

    Together they make a fuzzy kind of rainbow thing that provides perspective from both sides of the slash.

The Space
Dedicated to refining the shades of contrast.
Finding intersections.
Exploring liminal spaces.
Facilitating transformation and growth.
An elegant space where artists may explore their more primal creative instincts in a civilized manner.
Infinite hardpoints, hashira, horizontal bar, among other unique devices...
Chill out in Elysium, get bent in Infernum.
a full spread of Soft drinks and snacks will be served.


Advance Discount Tickets Available Here
$35 per person,$60 per couple, or $40 per person cash at the door
7:30pm - Doors open for a bit of awkward small talk
8:00pm - Demo/performance/skillshare
Play Party starts at 9pm and winds down at 2am (-ish...)

The iron gates will be closed to revelers at 11pm.
you'll be very sad if you try to come after 11.
Sorry (not sorry)


By invitation only:
Due to space constraints, and to preserve our friendly, polite, gentle, yet devilishly erotic, decadently uncrowded atmosphere, we only invite a limited number of guests for each session.
Sorry (not sorry).

We will not admit anyone who is not on the guest list. You are not a plus one, you are not an accessory, you are not someone's insignificant date. Capisci?
Sorry (not... you get the picture)

So, if we're not already acquainted, send us a private message so that we may become so. Returning guests are always welcome, please RSVP here, on our facebook listing, or by contacting us via private message:

It's not that we want to be assholes, really, it's that we prefer to know with whom we are sharing space. Accountability is a thing. (You're welcome)

Invitations and directions will be sent out the day before the event. It gets tricky the day of...


Ropes U works well because everyone who attends is is on the same page about how to treat one another.

There are no passive consumers here, everyone is an active participant.

Top, bottom, observer...  Equals

The magic only happens when everyone in the room feels empowered.

Take a minute to read, and to think about where we're coming from:

Ropes U Rules and Expectations

Earlier Event: March 28
Exerceo - Open Rope Practice