Monthly Archives: January 2013

It All Starts With The Basics!

A great workshop on Basic Bondage was given at the ALCC by Vanessa, where she taught not only the very basics of bondage, but as well safety.


Wow, it really can be simple! A reef knot was a lot easier to learn! And the method she taught for binding two limbs together… I wish I had known this earlier! I made the mistake of trying to do the more complicated to start, and it frustrated me. She made it clear that unless you are doing things such as suspension or putting any kind of leverage upon the tie, the basic ties she showed were just fine to start. Once learned, mastered, then go the next level. Wish I had found this out before trying to learn more complicated elsewhere!


Hold Your Breath!

The ALCC had an Introduction to Breath Play workshop on January 27, given by Vanessa Cummings (aka Vanessa Fetish), board member.


She covered of course safety! Safety has to be the prime consideration! For instance, who could be at risk health wise when it comes to breath play, the need to know CPR and First Aid when doing this, and where not to put heavy pressure when performing strangulation play (the vagus nerve near the carotid artery, where too much can actually stop the heart).

Also covered were means of breath play, such as the aforementioned strangulation play, as well as gas masks, hand over mouth, cling wrap, and more. Always emphasizing with each the safety that is needed. Even the use of chemicals was touched upon, and how to do it safer and what not to use (such as chloroform, it’s variants, and similar anaesthetics, which can actually kill in non-medically trained hands or cause brain damage).

Overall, very well done! She obviously has a good grasp of the topic, and lots of knowledge!

– Anon