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    • 25 Feb 2024
    • 17 Mar 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio Friction Main Room
    • 0
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    Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

    Intermediate 2

    Sundays 6:00-8:00pm. Feb 25, Mar 3, 10, & 17.

    Price per tying pair: Bound = $100, Tied = $150, Wrapped = $175

      Description:

      For continuing students from Intermediate 1, we go further into suspension-worthy ties, including two futos, the drum hip harness, and continued refinement of our chest harnesses. We will also continue the development of upline skills, new positions and begin working with transitions.

        Requirements:

        This class is open to tying pairs who have completed Intermediate 1 or qualify through an evaluation of skills to meet the level of Intermediate 1.

        • 6 to 10 8m or longer lengths of rope
        • 3 to 5 load rated carabiners, or
        • a suspension ring

                Instructors:

                TheDude (he/him)

                TheDude has been tying for... a long time. Thanks to the opportunities provided by Denver Rope Bite and Studio Friction's efforts, he has had some amazing opportunities to learn from presenters around the globe. Pre-Covid he could often be found at parties and events having fun scenes, teaching and occasionally performing. These days he is focusing on play at home but still trying to build community through smaller, more focused, educational opportunities..

                BetwixtBlushes (she/her)

                BetwixtBlushes is a regular in the Denver scene since 2015. She is an enthusiast of discussion groups, bottoms speaking up (especially in class), and thigh high socks. If you hear giggling, she's often the culprit.

                Important Information:

                • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                • Registration & payment required in advance.
                • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances.) 
                • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                  • 26 Feb 2024
                  • 18 Mar 2024
                  • 4 sessions
                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                  • 4
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                  Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

                  Intermediate 2

                  Mondays 6:00-8:00pm. Feb 26, Mar 4th, 11th, & 18th.

                  Price per tying pair: Bound = $100, Tied = $150, Wrapped = $175

                    Description:

                    For continuing students from Intermediate 1, we go further into suspension-worthy ties, including two futos, the drum hip harness, and continued refinement of our chest harnesses. We will also continue the development of upline skills, new positions and begin working with transitions.

                      Requirements:

                      This class is open to tying pairs who have completed Intermediate 1 or qualify through an evaluation of skills to meet the level of Intermediate 1.

                      • 6 to 10 8meter or longer lengths of rope
                      • 3 to 5 load rated carabiners
                      • a suspension ring

                              Instructors:

                              Thomas (he/him, fet: untiedbythomas)

                              Thomas joined Studio Friction and the Denver Kink community in April of 2022 and has been obsessed ever since. A rope top and self suspender, Thomas has a deep love for all things Shibari, whether that be taking every class possible, learning a new harness for suspensions, or compulsively shopping for new rope. He believes no scene is finished until the last bit of rope is removed, putting extra emphasis on connection, body movement, and intimacy. Recently stepping into the world of teaching, he is so excited to give back to the community that has taught him so much and share all of the education he has absorbed along the way.

                              Within the kink world, Thomas' interests include: grappling/wrestling, D/S dynamics, CNC play, and is willing to try anything at least 4 times. Outside of kink, Thomas can be found playing guitar, reading, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, playing board games, walking his 2 dogs, and writing code. Thomas identifies as a cis, poly, het, white male and is constantly curious about human experiences different than his own.

                              Marilyn (she/her, fet: _Marilyn_)

                              Marilyn first entered the Denver rope community in 2019. After finishing the partnered curriculum in March 2020 (literally the Wednesday before Denver shut down!), Marilyn began self-tying as a way to maintain her rope skills. She quickly fell in love with the playful, energetic, and dynamic nature of it! She is happy to be back in Denver and to be exploring all that rope has to offer again, whether that's tying others, tying herself, or letting others tie her sometimes too.

                              Marilyn identifies as a queer, polyamorous, kinky switch. She's passionate about relationship anarchy, arguing the semantics of language, and the value of building connections. She's excited to be engaging with the Denver rope community in a new, bigger way through teaching and curriculum development.

                              Amanda (she/her, fet: clumsyslut)

                              Amanda is a queer woman with a passion for both teaching and performing in rope. She entered the Denver rope scene in early 2017, as a bottom with zero intention of becoming a rigger. She soon realized that understanding how the ties work would enhance her capabilities as a bottom and improve communication with the people who tied her, so she dove into learning self-suspension. While Amanda occasionally ties others, she has a strong love of the challenge and sense of empowerment she gets as the person in the rope. As an instructor, Amanda is driven by a genuine passion for helping others discover their "why," empowering fellow bottoms, and fostering an atmosphere where ALL people who are interested in rope feel valued and celebrated, not just included.

                              Outside of rope, Amanda is a mental health professional, mountain-lover, and mom to two “grumpy old lady” cats. She loves coffee, being small, and snuggling with her husband (MumbleTie) and friends. Introverted, but willing to discuss cats, rope, and bad jokes.



                              Important Information:

                              • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                              • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                              • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                              • Registration & payment required in advance.
                              • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                              • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances.) 
                              • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
                              • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                • 28 Feb 2024
                                • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                • Studio Friction Main Room
                                • 26
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                                OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                Important event information:

                                • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                • No admittance after 8:30pm
                                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                  • 1 Mar 2024
                                  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
                                  • Studio Friction


                                  Studio Friction's newest comedy show is hosted by our very own Chris Wellman. Chris is a kink & sex positive comedian who also hosts The Knotty Show, The Slut Down, and Comedy & Kink comedy shows in Colorado.

                                  BARE is a body positive, full nude stand-up comedy show that has been running since 2019. Each show features some of Colorado's best comedians stripping nude all while telling jokes and baring it all on stage.

                                  The audience is welcome to bare it all and is permitted to be as naked as they wish once they have been checked-in inside the venue. Clothing must be "Bar Legal" and worn until you go through ticketing.

                                  **Please bring a towel or robe to sit on if you plan on being nude**

                                  This show is 21+ and BYOB. Patrons are still welcome to bring their own sodas, water bottles, beer, and wine to enjoy (no hard liquor).

                                  TICKETING LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bare-tickets-824148047997?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

                                  Important Registration Information:


                                  • 2 Mar 2024
                                  • 5:01 PM - 10:00 PM
                                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                                  • 17
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                                  SATURDAY ROPE TIME

                                  COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS - $20 FOR GUESTS

                                  Every Saturday from 5-8 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work, Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo.

                                  AND every first Saturday we teach a 1 hour 101 lesson, so if you have never done anything at all with rope, here is an easy starting point. Please arrive by 5:15 to participate in the lesson. We will be teaching a single column tie and one other beginner skill. Some loaner rope is available, and there is rope available for purchase as well. Curious what to wear if it’s your first time? Wear what feels comfortable, anything goes.

                                  Important event information:

                                  • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                  • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                  • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                  • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                    • 5 Mar 2024
                                    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                    • Studio Friction Main Room
                                    • 44
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                                    Tight Lines: A kink life drawing event

                                    COST: Sliding scale $10/$15/$20

                                    Please bring your favorite drawing materials; we will be drawing the human form in an array of kinky activities. Obviously, there will be a strong focus on rope, and we will likely start there, but eventually, there will be a range of kinks represented. We will create a relaxed atmosphere to see and draw fun, sexy things. 

                                    If you are new to rope or kink, this will be a great low-pressure atmosphere to spend some time watching and drawing some beautiful kink. Models will pose for varying times in various kinds of positions. 

                                    If you don't have them, we will provide some basic materials, but certainly, bring your favorite sketchbook/tablet/easel and mark-making supplies. 

                                    Switchtext isn’t an art instructor, but he does have an art degree and has spent a lot of time in life drawing classes. He is happy to offer input and suggestions on your work if you would like. 

                                    If you are interested in posing and tying for these drawing sessions, reach out to nate@studiofriction.com

                                    This is a BYOB event; please drink responsibly. Glass is not allowed in the studio; please make sure to bring cans or a cup to pour your drink into.

                                    Important event information:

                                    • Please arrive by 7:30pm so that our event manager has time to relax and draw too.
                                    • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                    • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                    • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                      • 6 Mar 2024
                                      • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                      • Studio Friction Main Room
                                      • 47
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                                      OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                      COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                      Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                      Important event information:

                                      • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                      • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                      • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                      • No admittance after 8:30pm
                                      • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                      • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                        • 8 Mar 2024
                                        • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                        • Studio Friction Main Room
                                        • 41
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                                        Fab Lab open lab

                                        COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                        An affinity space for people who fall under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.

                                        This is a welcoming space to connect with others, practice or learn new techniques, and explore new kinks in a place where you can be comfortable being you.

                                        We will not be checking for queer cards at the door. If you feel you will benefit from being in a space centered around and for the LGBTQIA+ community you are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions about this do not hesitate to contact the studio.

                                        Important event information:

                                        • You must arrive by 8pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                        • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                        • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                        • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                        • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                          • 9 Mar 2024
                                          • 5:01 PM - 8:00 PM
                                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                                          • 39
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                                          Self-Suspension SATURDAYS

                                          COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS |

                                          $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS | $20 FOR Non-members

                                          On the second Saturday of each month, self-tying and self-suspending enthusiasts are encouraged to take over the main floor of Studio Friction! Self-suspenders are encouraged to bring a partner or friend as a spotter though this is not required. Group spotters will be available throughout the event. Beginners are welcome. Skill sharing among attendees is encouraged, but not required.

                                          All other types of rope folx are welcome and encouraged to come as well and tie upstairs or in the champagne room. It's a night for all folk to practice and enjoy rope together.

                                          Important event information:

                                          • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                          • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                          • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                          • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                          • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                            • 12 Mar 2024
                                            • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
                                            • Studio Friction
                                            • 56
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                                            Every second Tuesday of the month we will be treated to sex and kink education on a wide range of topics. Stay tuned for more sexy topics coming your way!


                                            PLEASURE SEEKERS:

                                            WHY DO WE KINK?

                                            Why is kink something that many of us are drawn to?

                                            Theories range from a trauma response to early experiences to genetics but research shows us that people engage in kink for all sorts of reasons! Come hear a panel of kinksters thoughtfully discuss why they kink and what kink does for them. As a bonus, several of the panelists will also share science-based and evidenced-based perspectives on pain processing, physiology, psychology, trauma, and why it hurts so damn good. And feel free to bring your own questions in case there’s time!

                                            Panel Participants:

                                            ROM (he/him they/them) is a switch and has been practicing kink for 8 years. He is also a physical therapist, and his clinical background includes neurology, physiology, biomechanics, and anatomy. His job includes a tremendous amount of soft domming. FetLife: @ R_O_M

                                            Summation (she/her) is a switch and has been practicing kink since 2015. She is also a post-doctoral published and cited pain scientist and neurophysiologist. Her research experience includes studying central nervous damage and injury, as well as public health.

                                            Tattooed_N_Nerdy (she/her) is a total sex nerd, both personally and professionally. As an educator and sex therapist, she provides knowledge about kink, sexuality, consensual nonmonogamy, intimacy, desire, and navigating trauma recovery. From the classroom to the therapy room to the conference room to the play space, she is an intersectional and sex-positive provocateur hoping to instigate thoughtful dialogue and dispel shame related to all things kinky and sexy. FetLife: @Tattooed_N_Nerdy IG: @_tattooed_n_nerdy

                                            TiedRed (she/her) is a vivacious and enthusiastic bottom who is deeply passionate about building a community that facilitates quality human connections. In 2014, she dove headfirst into her local public BDSM community and has since spent much of her free time trying to be the supportive kinkster she would have leaned on when she first entered the scene. To further this resolve, she founded the popular group Denver Ms. Kinky Scouts (yes, there were kinky patches and ball-gag cookies) in 2016 and proudly earned the title of Ms. Leather Colorado 2018. She thrives in mentally challenging bondage and playing in the taboo realm of CNC. Her educational passion lies in promoting real-world bottoming skills. Today, she is investing her time in mental peace, enjoying days in the sun, eliciting laughter, and pushing her limits in diverse ways.

                                            JohnHawk (He/Him) (formerly JohnIsSirReal) entered the Denver kink community in 2011, and completed a year long mentorship under MysZoe. Over the last 13 years of learning about BDSM, leather, and alternative lifestyle communities, he always looks forward to sharing some of the knowledge he has picked up.

                                            John is an ethically non-monogamous relationship anarchist, and believes that interpersonal dynamics should be based on each individual’s needs & boundaries. He enjoys power exchange within scenes, and can use a wide variety of toys- but his favorite tools are his hands, body, and devious mind.
                                            John volunteers by giving BDSM tastings, being a dungeon monitor at the Denver Sanctuary, and has helped events at Studio Friction, Talk Sexy, and other gatherings. Fetlife: @JohnHawk


                                            Important Registration Information:

                                            • Registrations required online in advance
                                            • Photo ID is required to be admitted
                                            • You must be 19 yrs old to attend Studio Friction events
                                                • 13 Mar 2024
                                                • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                • 45
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                                                OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                                COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                                Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                Important event information:

                                                • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                                • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                • No admittance after 8:30pm
                                                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                  • 14 Mar 2024
                                                  • 4 Apr 2024
                                                  • 4 sessions
                                                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                  • 0
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                                                  Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

                                                  Beginner 1

                                                  This course is the right place to start.

                                                  It is perfect if you are brand new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in!

                                                  Details:

                                                  • When: Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm. March 14th, 21st, 28th, & April 4th
                                                  • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                                                  • Course price is per tying pair. You must provide your own partner
                                                  • You must provide your own rope (2 to 4 lengths of ~30 feet) although rope will be available to purchase from the studio during your first class.

                                                    Description:

                                                    This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics in outside classes. Please note that both a partner and rope are required. Rope can be purchased at the studio, as needed.

                                                    By the end of the Beginner 1 series, students will be able to:

                                                    1. Identify the benefits and drawbacks to various types of rope
                                                    2. Perform at least three different types of rope safety checks in appropriate situations
                                                    3. Confidently negotiate with new and existing partners
                                                    4. Seek and respect consent for sexual and non-sexual play activities
                                                    5. Tie a Somerville Bowline single column tie that will not collapse
                                                    6. Tie a reverse tension chest harness with appropriate tension
                                                    7. Tie a double-column that won’t collapse
                                                    8. Tie a bunny ears armbinder 
                                                    9. Gain an initial understanding of shoulder mobility 
                                                    10. Tie a spiral futomomo
                                                    11. Understand the purpose and function of frictions
                                                    12. Gain an initial understanding of a 2-rope TK

                                                    Equipment:

                                                    2 to 4 - 30' lengths of rope

                                                    Instructors:

                                                    Kathryn/shorty_kat (she/her)

                                                    Kathryn has been a member of the Denver rope community since 2021. Initially captivated by Shibari’s blend of beauty and pain, she has fallen in love with the technical depth and artistry rope offers. She began her journey as a bottom, with a fondness for Futomomo inversions. In 2022, Kathryn decided to delve deeper into Shibari by learning to tie. Since then, she has dedicated herself to honing her skills as a rigger through meticulous attention to detail. Kathryn has a love for flowy, sensual, sweet ties with a dash of meanness sprinkled on top for spice.

                                                    Oso (he/him)

                                                    Oso has been a part of the denver rope community since early 2022. Originally intrigued by the shapes he saw, Oso fell in love with the intimacy, challenge, risk, and connection associated with Shibari. Oso identifies as a switch but still has a strong passion for bottoming. He loves challenging ties with single point hangs, pain, and twisty torsions. Through rope and self expression, Oso believes that everyone has the opportunity to create something beautiful and cultivate community growth.

                                                    Important Information:

                                                    • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                                                    • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                                                    • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                                    • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of the first class (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances.) 
                                                    • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
                                                    • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.

                                                    *** NEW*** Studio Friction Curriculum Grants

                                                    To minimize the inequities and financial barriers to rope bondage education, and to increase engagement and participation of a diversity of participants, Studio Friction is able to offer one Tuition Grant per 3-course succession of Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Intermediate 1. This is a 3 course, 3 month series with the goal to educate students from their very first single column knot to their first suspension.

                                                    A Wrapped membership - providing discounted access to other Studio Friction events - is included for all grantees. This is a limited opportunity of 6 to 10 grants per year based on Studio Friction curriculum program scheduling availability.    

                                                    If you would like to apply for a Studio Friction Curriculum Tuition Grant, please read through the Studio Friction Curriculum Course Grant - Qualifications and Application Process. From that page you will find the link to apply.  

                                                    Applications for this session due by March 7, 2024




                                                      • 15 Mar 2024
                                                      • 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
                                                      • Studio Friction
                                                      • 69
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                                                      Studio Friction's newest comedy show is hosted by our very own Chris Wellman. Chris is a kink & sex positive comedian who hosts both the Comedy & Kink and The Slut Down comedy shows in Denver.

                                                      The Knotty Show is part stand-up comedy show, part rope demonstration. Colorado's goofiest comedians perform their craft alongside a couple of kinksters doing a suspension. Sometimes the comics roll with it and sometimes the comics get all blushy & bashful. Either way, hilarity ensues!

                                                      This show is 21+, BYOB, and will have donation libations and pizza available. Patrons are still welcome to bring their own sodas, water bottles, beer, and wine to enjoy (no hard liquor).

                                                      Important Registration Information:

                                                      All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.

                                                      • Photo ID is required to be admitted.
                                                      • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                          • 16 Mar 2024
                                                          • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                          • Studio Friction
                                                          • 8
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                                                          Studio Friction Rope Intensive:

                                                          Tying Bamboo on the Body Part 2: 
                                                          Useful Positions and Suspensions  

                                                          With ForgetMeKnot and Inara

                                                          Cost/Tying Pair: WRAPPED Member Price - $40 |

                                                          TIED Member - $30 | BOUND Member - $20 

                                                          Instructors: Forget Me Knot and Inara

                                                          When: Saturday, March 16th 12PM-4PM


                                                          Description:

                                                          This is the 2nd half of tying bamboo to the body. We will go over a suspendable rifle tie with bamboo as a restraint. This can be a more sustainable suspension with great visual elements. We will also go over a tie or two that are similar to an agura but have bamboo incorporated into the legs. If there is time after that, we can explore how different ties allow for more restrictive positions as well as allow for sustainability.

                                                          Required Pre-requisites & Equipment:

                                                          • For Tops: Experience and confidence with chest, hip, leg harnesses and some experience with suspension including upline safety and management.

                                                            For bottoms: Experience and confidence being in harnesses/suspended, stress & pain management skills.

                                                            For both: skilled negotiation and vetting of partners, specific communication and problem-solving skills


                                                          • 8 to10 hanks of rope and upline hardware of your choice.

                                                            About our instructors:

                                                            Forget Me Knot
                                                            (she/her)
                                                            Hi, my name is Forget me knot. I have been tying for about 8 years. I love kinky people and the community and love obsessioning over rope. I love the challenge. Bamboo ties are great fun for me. I have been playing with bamboo ties for a few years now and I love exploring different things one can do with bamboo from a creative angle.

                                                            Inara
                                                            (she/her) 

                                                            Though she has always been attracted to the aesthetics of rope, Inara started bottoming for rope in the summer of 2023 and she has loved exploring the art ever since.  Inara enjoys many different dynamics with rope, and especially loves to be challenged with creative ties.

                                                            Important Registration Information:

                                                            • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
                                                            • Photo ID is required to be admitted.
                                                            • You must be 19 years of age or older to attend Studio Friction events.
                                                            • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).
                                                              • 16 Mar 2024
                                                              • 5:01 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                              • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                              • 42
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                                                              POtluck / saturday rope Time

                                                              COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED MEMBERS - $20 FOR GUESTS

                                                              Every Third Saturday from 5-10 pm, we gather as a community to share a meal, and time to practice rope. Bring a dish to share, we generally eat from 5-6, and tie after. Make sure to bring some rope and a tying partner if you want to tie or be tied by another person. Self-suspenders and observers are welcome to come solo. Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                              Important event information:

                                                              • You must arrive by 6pm so that our event volunteers have time to relax and play too.
                                                              • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                              • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                              • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                              • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                • 20 Mar 2024
                                                                • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                • 46
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                                                                OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                                                COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                                                Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                                Important event information:

                                                                • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                                                • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                                • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                • No admittance after 8:30pm
                                                                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                  • 22 Mar 2024
                                                                  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                  • 43
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                                                                  TNG At Studio Friction

                                                                  Bound & TIED Members: Free

                                                                  Wrapped Members: $10

                                                                  Non-Members: $20

                                                                  The Next Generation (TNG) Night is back at Studio Friction! A special event for the younger folx under 35. TNG is great for those new and experienced with rope alike. It’s a safe space to try out rope for the first time while also building community among the next generation. Skill sharing is encouraged from experienced riggers. And of course, non-rope activities are allowed too.

                                                                  Schedule:

                                                                  • From 7:30-8pm there will be casual instruction on a basic knot and safety.
                                                                  • Pending the availability of experienced riggers, there may be an opportunity for rope tastings throughout the night.
                                                                  • Arrive by 8pm to allow our volunteers time to socialize/play too!

                                                                  TNG is especially good for people new to Studio Friction as it’s one of our few regular monthly events that is open to non-members.  

                                                                  Bring your rope and/or curiosity and come hang out at Studio Friction's TNG Night!

                                                                  Important Event Information

                                                                  • This event is restricted to kinksters 35 years of age or younger. Older attendees in good standing are allowed to attend as an accompanied guest with their TNG-aged partner. Folx over 35 years of age will be required to arrive and leave with their TNG partner.
                                                                  • Attendees must arrive by 8pm to allow our check-in/manager volunteers time to socialize/play too!
                                                                  • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                                                  • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                      • 23 Mar 2024
                                                                      • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                                                                      • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                      • 5
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                                                                      Studio Friction Rope Intensive

                                                                      Start Here: Foundations of Rope

                                                                      COST per Tying Pair: WRAPPED Members - $80  | Tied Members - $60| Bound Members - $40

                                                                      If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.

                                                                      Are you new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in? But you don't have time to commit 4 weeks of rope classes? Then this is the intensive for you with lots of great content in just 1 day.

                                                                      Details:

                                                                      • When: Saturday, March 23rd from 10-5pm. Morning session from 10-1pm. Lunch from 1-2pm. Afternoon session from 3-5pm.
                                                                      • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
                                                                      • Course price is per tying pair. You must provide your own partner
                                                                      • You must provide your own rope (2 to 4 lengths of ~30 feet). Rope is available to purchase from the studio during your first class.

                                                                        Description:

                                                                        This intensive will orient you to the Studio Friction space and get you started on your rope journey. There will be six hours of tying and plenty of time to answer any burning questions to jump start your rope bondage experience.

                                                                        The morning session (10am-1pm) will cover discussion & tying.

                                                                        • Consent
                                                                        • Negotiation & safety
                                                                        • Vetting Potential Partners
                                                                        • Studio/venue Etiquette
                                                                        • Setting a scene
                                                                        • Rope types
                                                                        The afternoon session (2-5pm) will cover practical tying.
                                                                        • Beginner rope patterns & foundational techniques
                                                                        • Single & Double Column
                                                                        • Bunny ears
                                                                        • Reverse tension chest harness
                                                                        • Basic spiral Futomomo
                                                                        • First rope of a 3 rope TK
                                                                        This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics in outside classes. Please note that both a partner and rope are required. Rope can be purchased at the studio, as needed.

                                                                        No experience is necessary to take this class.

                                                                        Note: Must test out of Beginner 1 with an SF instructor to sign up for Beginner 2.

                                                                          Equipment: 4 to 6 - 30' lengths of rope

                                                                          Instructors:

                                                                          TheDude (he/him)

                                                                          TheDude has been tying for... a long time. Thanks to the opportunities provided by Denver Rope Bite and Studio Friction's efforts, he has had some amazing opportunities to learn from presenters around the globe. Pre-Covid he could often be found at parties and events having fun scenes, teaching and occasionally performing. These days he is focusing on play at home but still trying to build community through smaller, more focused, educational opportunities..

                                                                          BetwixtBlushes (she/her)

                                                                          BetwixtBlushes is a regular in the Denver scene since 2015. She is an enthusiast of discussion groups, bottoms speaking up (especially in class), and thigh high socks. If you hear giggling, she's often the culprit.


                                                                          Important event information:

                                                                          • A partner is required for all curriculum courses.
                                                                          • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status.
                                                                          • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes.)
                                                                          • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
                                                                          • Registration & payment required in advance.
                                                                          • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                          • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                          • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                          • 27 Mar 2024
                                                                          • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                          • 50
                                                                          Register


                                                                          OPEN ROPE LAB WEDNESDAY Nights

                                                                          COST: FREE FOR BOUND AND TIED MEMBERS - $10 FOR WRAPPED 

                                                                          Every Wednesday from 7-10 pm, Studio Friction opens the doors for members to practice their rope work. Tie yourself, tie a partner, be tied by someone -- or even just stop by to socialize and observe! Note that no class will be offered but knowledgeable folx will be around to answer questions!

                                                                          Important event information:

                                                                          • Studio friction membership is required to attend Wednesday lab to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring.
                                                                          • Registration & payment required online in advance.
                                                                          • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                          • No admittance after 8:30pm
                                                                          • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact office@studiofriction.com with extenuating circumstances)
                                                                          • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.
                                                                            • 30 Mar 2024
                                                                            • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
                                                                            • Studio Friction
                                                                            • 11
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                                                                            Studio Friction Rope Intensive:

                                                                            Don't be Koi: Fisherman Harness Intensive

                                                                            Cost/Tying Pair: WRAPPED Member Price - $40 per tying pair |

                                                                            TIED Member - $30 | BOUND Member - $20 

                                                                            Instructors: Thomas and Marilyn

                                                                            When: Saturday, March 30 12 PM-3 PM


                                                                            Description:

                                                                            Are you tired of the intense rib sensations of arms free chest harnesses? Are you looking for something with more support but without the same level of nerve risk as TKs? Then arms front harnesses may be for you! These are a great option to have in your rope tool-kit as you begin partnered suspension.

                                                                            In this class we will go over the Fisherman Harness in detail. We will explore its own considerations and pros/cons, as well as specific ways to add hangers for suspension, and modify for various body types.

                                                                            Required Pre-requisites & Equipment:

                                                                              This is a beginner level class and is open to those who have some basic tying experience. Participants should be able to tie a single column of their choice, as well as have familiarity with a basic chest harness or TK. For those who already have suspension experience, we will show suspension hangers as well as a basic suspension sequence that highlights the benefits of this harness.

                                                                              While we will cover the safety and consent negotiations required for these ties, this will not be a general rope safety and consent class.

                                                                              This class will not cover upline management skills.

                                                                              Attendees should bring 3 full lengths of rope, as well as a half length if they have it and

                                                                              safety gear (such as shears or other cutting tool).

                                                                                About our instructors:

                                                                                Thomas
                                                                                (he/him)

                                                                                Thomas joined the Denver Kink community in April of 2022 and has been obsessed ever since. A rope top and self suspender, Thomas has a deep love for all things Shibari, whether that be taking every class possible, learning a new harness for suspensions, or compulsively shopping for new rope. He believes no scene is finished until the last bit of rope is removed, putting extra emphasis on connection, body movement, and intimacy. Recently stepping into the world of teaching, he is so excited to give back to the community that has taught him so much and share all of the education he has absorbed along the way.

                                                                                Within the kink world, Thomas' interests include: grappling/wrestling, D/S dynamics, CNC play, and is willing to try anything at least 4 times. Outside of kink, Thomas can be found playing guitar, reading, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, playing board games, walking his 2 dogs, and writing code. Thomas identifies as a cis, poly, het, white male and is constantly curious about human experiences different than his own.

                                                                                Marilyn
                                                                                (she/her) 

                                                                                Marilyn first entered the Denver rope community in 2019. After finishing the partnered curriculum in March 2020 (literally the Wednesday before Denver shut down!), Marilyn began self-tying as a way to maintain her rope skills. She quickly fell in love with the playful, energetic, and dynamic nature of it! She is happy to be back in Denver and to be exploring all that rope has to offer again, whether that's tying others, tying herself, or letting others tie her sometimes too.

                                                                                Marilyn identifies as a queer, polyamorous, kinky switch. She's passionate about relationship anarchy, arguing the semantics of language, and the value of building connections. She's excited to be engaging with the Denver rope community in a new, bigger way through teaching and curriculum development.

                                                                                Important Registration Information:

                                                                                • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
                                                                                • Photo ID is required to be admitted.
                                                                                • You must be 19 years of age or older to attend Studio Friction events.
                                                                                • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).
                                                                                  • 5 Apr 2024
                                                                                  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                                                                                  • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                                  • 35


                                                                                  How To Be Gross Without Being Gross

                                                                                  a.k.a. How To Be A Better Pervert With Practical Tips


                                                                                  Instructors: Bondagious & Thumper


                                                                                  price per individual: 

                                                                                  BOUND Members $25 |TIED Members $35 | WRAPPED Members $405

                                                                                  Friday April 5th, 7PM to 10PM

                                                                                  What does it mean to “fuck around” and what are we trying to “find out”? When I say: “I trust you,” how do I engage to accept a range of possible undesired or uncomfortable outcomes? How can we work as a team to build a sense of security, identify functional exit strategies, cultivate attentive aftercare support, and commit to engaged repair practices as we explore the shadow zones of our appetites and impulses? Bondagious & Thumper will facilitate a group discussion where we dive into the messy business of exposing desire and experiencing vulnerability within a supportive container of security and trust.

                                                                                  Both singles and tying pairs are encouraged to participate in this roundtable discussion. Short exercises will be presented for pairs to explore. Single participants are welcome to pair up if they wish or observe others: watching is participating.

                                                                                  Things to bring:

                                                                                  • A small rope kit for floor work
                                                                                  • 2 blindfolds/bandanas
                                                                                  • Clothing that can be soaked with water

                                                                                  Prerequisites:

                                                                                  Some experience required.

                                                                                  • For tops: For example, ability to tie a single and double column, basic frictions (e.g. munters, half hitches), and basic chest and hip/leg harness.
                                                                                  • For bottoms: Experience being in rope, noticing physical and emotional responses, knows personal body strengths/limits
                                                                                  • For both: basic negotiation and communication skills with partners, basic anatomy and risks

                                                                                  About the Instructors:

                                                                                  Bondagious snared Thumper in a rope initiation in the fall of 2019, and they have been tying tangible and intangible bonds together ever since.

                                                                                  Bondagious (he/him)

                                                                                  Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Bondagious (he/him) has advanced his hard and soft skills since 2018 through Japanese-inspired rope bondage classes at Tension Montreal, as well as at intensives with visiting artists Tifereth (June 2019), Nicolas Yoroi (Oct 2019), and Akechi Kanna (June 2022). With a background in performing arts, he enjoys showcasing his approach to play at Montreal’s Nuit des Cordes (2020-2024) and Tension’s Soirée Shibari rope performance showcase (April 2019, February 2020, April 2022). His penchant for reorganizing is not limited to his play partners however. He coordinated a public Street Shibari 2-day community showcase as part of Montreal’s Fetish Weekend 2019, and is the founder and ongoing co-host for Mens Rope Night, a monthly open practice for GBTQ+ men who tie men to meet, chat, watch and tie in a secure and supportive environment. This activity recently celebrated its 4th anniversary this past November.

                                                                                  Thumper (he/they)

                                                                                  Thumper (he/they) was first exposed to rope at a fateful first date in September 2019. Soon after, they started their education at Tension Montreal, first in ropes and subsequently as a rigger in December 2019. Being a stage performer and former gymnast, they were also invited to co-teach suspension classes as a person in ropes in 2019–20. Live performance has always been a part of Thumper’s interests. They were pleased to collaborate with Bondagious on their first performance at Tension’s monthly Soirée Shibari (Feb 2020), where they went all-in to prepare a stage-worthy moment that was well received by the local community. Along with being invited again to perform at Tension in April 2022, they also took part in the 2020 through 2024 editions of Nuit des Cordes in Montreal. Thumper is also one of the co-hosts of Men’s Rope Night, an event that aims to increase participation of GBTQ+ men in rope spaces.

                                                                                  This duo’s extended exploration of clothing kinks drew them to develop their Exposure and Restraint: clothing play and rope bondage workshop, which they previewed at NARIX Montreal in June 2022 and have since toured to Toronto (Aug ‘22), New York (Nov ‘22, May ‘23), Ottawa (Nov ‘22), Quebec City (Jan ‘ 23), Chicago (Dec ‘23), and Austin, TX (Feb ‘24).


                                                                                  Important Registration Information:

                                                                                  • Studio friction membership is required to attend to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member, but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.
                                                                                  • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
                                                                                  • Photo ID is required to be admitted and must match the Last Name listed in your online registration. 
                                                                                  • You must be at least 19 years of age to attend Studio Friction events.
                                                                                  • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).
                                                                                          • 6 Apr 2024
                                                                                          • 7 Apr 2024
                                                                                          • 2 sessions
                                                                                          • Studio Friction Main Room
                                                                                          • 15


                                                                                          Exposure & Restraint:

                                                                                          Clothing Play & Rope Bondage

                                                                                          with

                                                                                          Bondagious & Thumper


                                                                                          2 Day - price per tying pair: 

                                                                                          BOUND Members $250 |TIED Members $300 | WRAPPED Members $350

                                                                                          Full 2 Day single person auditor price: $75

                                                                                          Saturday, April 6th, 1PM - 5PM

                                                                                          Sunday, April 7th, 1PM - 5PM


                                                                                          Looking for ways to turn up the heat in your rope scenes? Keep your clothes on!

                                                                                          Ordinary items from your closet can lend exciting layers of restraint and support in your ties. They also create a feeling of security and identity to the person wearing them—an opportunity to provoke new sensations and unexpected emotions by peeling them off. Use the structured elements of clothing in sensual ways to increase intimacy and build erotic energy: an unbuttoned shirt, a lifted skirt, an open fly… You may be surprised by how exposed you look and feel while still being mostly dressed.

                                                                                          This is a two-day workshop. You can sign up for both days or just the first. Tickets are sold per the tying pair. Please reach out to the organizers directly if you wish to audit this class on either day.

                                                                                          Day One: Peel Them Like Fruit

                                                                                          In this guided lab, Bondagious and Thumper will present a variety of tactics to explore an unexpected form of edging through undressing. We will examine clothing in rope as a structural element as well as a tool for sensation play.

                                                                                          Day 1 things to bring:

                                                                                          Riggers:  Full suspension kit

                                                                                          People in rope:

                                                                                           Please bring garments with the following characteristics: 

                                                                                          • An upper-body garment with buttons down the front, eg. a button-up shirt, bodice, dress, even a jean jacket or other light outer garment could be fun. 
                                                                                          • A stretch fabric upper body garment that covers the chest and torso that you are willing to have cut up and destroyed. 
                                                                                          • Worn out or badly stained clothes, items that will not be useful for you or anyone else are excellent candidates. eg. t-shirt, tank top, jersey dress.
                                                                                          • A lower body garment with a fitted waistband that unbuttons/zips eg. jeans, pants, knee-length or longer skirt.
                                                                                          • Full seat underwear/briefs and socks
                                                                                          Day One Prerequisites:
                                                                                          • This lab is aimed at partners who are comfortable improvising floor ties and/or partial suspensions and who wish to explore elements of emotional intimacy and intensity. This is not a pattern-focused workshop. We will focus on ways to play once our partners are secured. Efficiently and sustainably tying up their partner will leave riggers more time to explore the elements under consideration. Good communication skills and a trusting dynamic will enable partners to explore potentially new and challenging experiences.

                                                                                            Riggers:  Please come prepared with the following elements in your technical toolbox:

                                                                                            • An upper body harness or tie which restrains the torso and leaves the sternum accessible. This can be a box tie/TK, a hands-free chest harness, or even simply securing the arms behind the back or at the sides in a sustainable manner, with improvised wrapping around the upper body.
                                                                                            • A form of half mermaid tie, tying around the waist and thighs. This can be as simple as a single column tie at the waist and some ladder ties, reverse tension or forward tension wraps on the thighs above the knees.
                                                                                            • Ways to tie to external points: furniture, posts, hard points, or to other rope structures on the body.
                                                                                            • We will not do major load-bearing suspensions, but experience with partial suspensions and/or safety lines for stability will be an asset for play. 
                                                                                            People in rope:  Experience being in rope, noticing physical and emotional responses, knows personal body strengths/limits

                                                                                          Day Two: Making A Mess of Things

                                                                                          Having had a first exposure to taking care of our partners and their clothes, we’re now going to flip the script and provoke a new slice of emotions and scenarios. Armed with our experiences from Day One, we will shift our tactics to destruction, desecration, and straight out meanness in order to take it further, both on the ground and in the air.

                                                                                          Day 2 things to bring:

                                                                                          We will play with altering, cutting, soaking clothes in this workshop. Bring items you are comfortable sacrificing to the cause.

                                                                                          Consider items from your closet that have reached the end of their usefulness for you, ask friends for donations or consider thrifting inexpensive options. We find a lot of items on the street/in the trash which we clean thoroughly and keep aside as play clothes.

                                                                                          Clothing items:

                                                                                          • structured upper body garment, with or without buttons, to be opened/split down the front
                                                                                          • stretch fabric upper body garment, to be torn into shreds, eg. tank top, t-shirt, jersey dress
                                                                                          • lower body garment (preferably structured) that covers legs separately , eg. jeans (our favorite), pants or tights, to be cut
                                                                                          • white or light colored fabric garments, to be soaked to render sheer
                                                                                          • full-seat underwear/briefs socks, to be soaked
                                                                                          • Aftercare: towels/robe to stay warm and be comforted after exercises and any other aftercare items you may want for self-soothing.

                                                                                          *Riggers should note that their rope may get wet or damp in this class. Using a rope kit you aren't worried about getting wet is advised*

                                                                                          Day Two Prerequisites:

                                                                                          Attendance of Exposure and Restraint: Day One

                                                                                          Static suspension experience with your attending partner (suspendable upper-body/chest harness, ankle ties, thigh cuffs, upline management on single point). We will not review technical elements of the tie: participants are expected to make informed choices from their respective toolkits to manage a suspension sequence within their comfort zone.

                                                                                          Riggers: Please come prepared with the following elements in your technical toolbox:

                                                                                          • Suspendable upper-body harnesses for use in standing and/or face-down suspensions, which restrain the torso and leave the sternum accessible. These can be a box tie/TK, a hands-free chest harness, and/or any other harness you are comfortable tying efficiently and which your partner finds sustainable. (An arms-in-front harness can also work but will shift some of the play target zones to the back and sides.) The objective is to maximize time to play while the harness is loaded. Varying the choice of harness per exercise can be a good way to conserve energy for the person in rope.
                                                                                          • Comfort in securing single column ties on thighs and ankles for suspension.
                                                                                          • Comfort and security in managing uplines to a single hardpoint.
                                                                                          • Cutting tool: safety shears (recommended), belt cutter, etc. You are in charge of your choice of cutting tools and the potential risks associated with their use. Be advised: we do not recommend nor are we equipped to deal with blood play in this workshop.

                                                                                          People in rope: Experience and confidence being in harnesses/suspended, stress & pain management skills.



                                                                                          About the Instructors:

                                                                                          Bondagious snared Thumper in a rope initiation in the fall of 2019, and they have been tying tangible and intangible bonds together ever since.

                                                                                          Bondagious (he/him)

                                                                                          Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Bondagious (he/him) has advanced his hard and soft skills since 2018 through Japanese-inspired rope bondage classes at Tension Montreal, as well as at intensives with visiting artists Tifereth (June 2019), Nicolas Yoroi (Oct 2019), and Akechi Kanna (June 2022). With a background in performing arts, he enjoys showcasing his approach to play at Montreal’s Nuit des Cordes (2020-2024) and Tension’s Soirée Shibari rope performance showcase (April 2019, February 2020, April 2022). His penchant for reorganizing is not limited to his play partners however. He coordinated a public Street Shibari 2-day community showcase as part of Montreal’s Fetish Weekend 2019, and is the founder and ongoing co-host for Mens Rope Night, a monthly open practice for GBTQ+ men who tie men to meet, chat, watch and tie in a secure and supportive environment. This activity recently celebrated its 4th anniversary this past November.

                                                                                          Thumper (he/they)

                                                                                          Thumper (he/they) was first exposed to rope at a fateful first date in September 2019. Soon after, they started their education at Tension Montreal, first in ropes and subsequently as a rigger in December 2019. Being a stage performer and former gymnast, they were also invited to co-teach suspension classes as a person in ropes in 2019–20. Live performance has always been a part of Thumper’s interests. They were pleased to collaborate with Bondagious on their first performance at Tension’s monthly Soirée Shibari (Feb 2020), where they went all-in to prepare a stage-worthy moment that was well received by the local community. Along with being invited again to perform at Tension in April 2022, they also took part in the 2020 through 2024 editions of Nuit des Cordes in Montreal. Thumper is also one of the co-hosts of Men’s Rope Night, an event that aims to increase participation of GBTQ+ men in rope spaces.

                                                                                          This duo’s extended exploration of clothing kinks drew them to develop their Exposure and Restraint: clothing play and rope bondage workshop, which they previewed at NARIX Montreal in June 2022 and have since toured to Toronto (Aug ‘22), New York (Nov ‘22, May ‘23), Ottawa (Nov ‘22), Quebec City (Jan ‘ 23), Chicago (Dec ‘23), and Austin, TX (Feb ‘24).


                                                                                          Important Registration Information:

                                                                                          • Studio friction membership is required to attend to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member, but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.
                                                                                          • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
                                                                                          • Photo ID is required to be admitted and must match the Last Name listed in your online registration. 
                                                                                          • You must be at least 19 years of age to attend Studio Friction events.
                                                                                          • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).
                                                                                                  • 21 Apr 2024
                                                                                                  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                                                                  • Studio Friction
                                                                                                  • 6
                                                                                                  Register


                                                                                                  Studio Friction Advanced Rope Intensive:

                                                                                                  Transitions on the Hashira  

                                                                                                  With Marilyn and BetwixtBlushes

                                                                                                  Cost/Tying Pair: WRAPPED Member Price - $70 |

                                                                                                  TIED Member - $50 | BOUND Member - $40 

                                                                                                  When: Sunday, April 21st 12PM-4PM

                                                                                                  Description:

                                                                                                  Are you feeling confident in your single point or bamboo suspensions and curious about tying on the hashira? Have you tied/been tied on the hashira vertically, but struggled with where to go from there? If so, this class is for you!

                                                                                                  In this class, you will learn a transition sequence on the hashira going from a vertical suspension, to a side suspension, and ending in an inversion. The class will start with a discussion on the additional challenges and considerations of tying on the hashira (for both top and bottom!), followed by a demonstration of the transition sequence. Along the way, you will learn skills, tips, and trick for how to make hashira transitions more smoothly. The second half of class will be your opportunity to try the sequence! You will receive ample time to negotiate and decide what harnesses and options with in the sequence work best for you and your partner.

                                                                                                  This class is intended for those that already suspension experience. Tops should feel confident in their harnesses and upline management and bottoms should feel confident in their body awareness and ability to communicate needs and sensations during the tie. For the sequence, you will need to tie a suspendable chest harness, gunslinger, and futo and/or thigh cage. You will need to bring a full suspension kit, including rope of your choice for harnesses, synthetic rope for uplines, carabiners and additional hardpoint hardware, and safety scissors or other cutting implement.

                                                                                                  Required Pre-requisites & Equipment:

                                                                                                  • For Tops: Experience and confidence with multiple suspendable harnesses and with static and dynamic transitions.  Ability to manage unexpected challenges as they arise in a safe manner.

                                                                                                    For bottoms: Experience with transition in suspension and/or ground, deep understanding of your own rope preferences and placement, responses, bodily needs, and limits

                                                                                                    For both: skilled negotiation, communicate, and create physical and emotional safety for partner(s).


                                                                                                  • Full suspension kit with hardware and cutting implement

                                                                                                    About our instructors:

                                                                                                    Marilyn (she/her, fet: _Marilyn_)

                                                                                                    Marilyn first entered the Denver rope community in 2019. After finishing the partnered curriculum in March 2020 (literally the Wednesday before Denver shut down!), Marilyn began self-tying as a way to maintain her rope skills. She quickly fell in love with the playful, energetic, and dynamic nature of it! She is happy to be back in Denver and to be exploring all that rope has to offer again, whether that's tying others, tying herself, or letting others tie her sometimes too.

                                                                                                    Marilyn identifies as a queer, polyamorous, kinky switch. She's passionate about relationship anarchy, arguing the semantics of language, and the value of building connections. She's excited to be engaging with the Denver rope community in a new, bigger way through teaching and curriculum development.

                                                                                                    BetwixtBlushes (she/her)

                                                                                                    BetwixtBlushes is a regular in the Denver scene since 2015. She is an enthusiast of discussion groups, bottoms speaking up (especially in class), and thigh high socks. If you hear giggling, she's often the culprit.

                                                                                                    Important Registration Information:

                                                                                                    • Please arrive on time or a bit early so that we can get started promptly.
                                                                                                    • Studio friction membership is required to attend to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status (per the IRS we can only earn 30% of our income from non-members). If you're not a member, but interested in attending, consider joining us. Membership starts at $10 per month non-recurring. Learn more by clicking here.
                                                                                                    • All attendees must register and pay online, no admittance or registration at the door.
                                                                                                    • Bring a photo ID that matches the Last Name listed in your online registration for admittance.
                                                                                                    • You must be at least 19 years of age or older to attend Studio Friction events.
                                                                                                    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 24 hours of event (contact us for extenuating circumstances).



                                                                                                    Studio Friction

                                                                                                    740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

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