The Resource Pool

Educational Resources for the BDSM Community

Saturday, November 1, 2014

1:00 PM Until 5:00 PM

In the Bethesda, MD area

The Resource Pool

Presents a Two-Part Workshop

~ ~ Part 1. The Joy of Spanking! ~ ~

~ ~ With Brad D. and minx-j ~ ~

This workshop is an intermediate level BDSM presentation on spanking for fun and moderate discipline between consenting adult players. We will discuss the history of spanking and its growth in the last quarter century as an activity people engage in for fun and for therapeutic release. There will be discussion and brief presentations on different styles and types of spanking. The use of hands and other implements of spanking will be demonstrated.

Brad D. has been a lifestyle spanker/spankee for the past twenty years and has attended parties all over the U.S. minx-j is a submissive, a masochist, and a bit of an exhibitionist. She is devoted to service in its many forms.

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~ ~ Part 2. How You Get to Play with Somebody More than Once! ~ ~

~ ~ Moderated by Mister Bill and angel child ~ ~

BDSM and spanking play should become nicer and nicer with somebody the more you play with them. But that may not get a chance to happen if the very first scene you have with your new play partner doesn't go well and they don't want to play with you anymore! In this workshop, we'll talk about how to avoid this unfortunate outcome and discuss the important ways your first scene with somebody is different from all others, and the special handling it needs. Bring us your own stories about your first scenes, both good and bad, as a Top or bottom, and we'll all learn from each other.

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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, November 1, 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, November 1, 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:

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Topics of upcoming TRP workshops:

November 1, 2014 -- The Joy of Spanking!

December 6 -- Impact Play

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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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