The Resource Pool

Educational Resources for the BDSM Community

Saturday, December 6, 2014

1:00 PM Until 5:00 PM

In the Bethesda, MD area

The Resource Pool


~ ~ Impact Play: How to Have Fun Hitting People and Being Hit ~ ~

~ ~ With Mister Bill, Spanker Ben and Friends ~ ~

Much of BDSM is transmuting normally unpleasant sensations into enjoyable, even ecstatic ones. So how do you make hitting people into excellent fun for Top and bottom, instead of merely what some jurisdictions call "battery?" Well, obviously, consent...but there's a lot more to it than that. The wielding of floggers, straps, canes, paddles, riding crops, numerous other implements, and one's hands in an enjoyable, non-injurious fashion is a craft best learned by one-on-one instruction by those who are already adept at it.

At this workshop, Mister Bill will do a brief introductory talk on the basics of impact play. We will then divide into three groups, and over the course of the afternoon each group will have time with three, count 'em, three different instructors, male and female, who will give you their take on how to do impact play.

We invite Tops, bottoms, and switches to join us! You can learn how to wield these instruments, experience what they're like, or both! We intend that you will learn enough at this class to start doing your own impact scenes!

An RSVP to Mister Bill is REQUIRED to attend this workshop. (See below.)

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One can, box, bag, or jar of good, nutritious, non-perishable food which will be donated to a local food bank.

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Also on Saturday, December 6, 2014

6:00 PM Until 7:30 PM

In the Bethesda, MD area

The Resource Pool

Announces The Next

~ ~ "TESTING THE WATERS" Munch ~ ~

~ ~ To be held from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at a local restaurant ~ ~

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Are you a newcomer who is curious about the real-world (as opposed to online) BDSM Scene, but privacy concerns have deterred you from attending workshops, such as those put on by The Resource Pool, or associating with local BDSM groups?

TESTING THE WATERS, a division of The Resource Pool, has the solution! A number of our experienced and knowledgeable BDSM players, male and female, plus some relative newcomers, will gather for dinner at an excellent local restaurant in the Bethesda, MD area between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Saturday, December 6, 2014. They will be happy to answer your questions concerning the local BDSM Scene and "what is this BDSM thing all about, anyway?"

Join us! There is NO ID REQUIREMENT and NO DONATION for this event (we ask that you be at least twenty-one years of age), and you need not have attended any TRP workshops to participate. RSVP to Mister Bill during the week preceding the munch to obtain directions to the restaurant. You will be expected to pay for your own dinner, and (as we will do) to dress and behave inconspicuously in this public venue.

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Please send your RSVP and any questions to Mister Bill.

His e-mail address:

You may also address questions and concerns (but not RSVPs) to angel child.

Her e-mail address:

Except for TESTING THE WATERS Munches, you must be 21 or older to attend TRP events, and you will be required to show a picture identification, preferably a driver's license, as well as sign a participation agreement/liability release.

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