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Sat, Jun 04


Upline Studio

Suspension Bottoming for the Reluctant Masochist

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Suspension Bottoming for the Reluctant Masochist
Suspension Bottoming for the Reluctant Masochist

Time & Location

Jun 04, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Upline Studio, 1 Hartford Square Suite 215, New Britain, CT 06052, USA

About the Event

About the Class

There are countless reasons to be drawn to rope – but for many of us, pain isn’t chief among them. So what’s a non-pain slut to do when her chosen medium is liable to provide a whole lot of ouch?

In this class, Killjoy will work through a transition sequence, sharing the active bottoming techniques she uses to mitigate pain, strain, and risk in suspension. Topics will include managing load, differential muscle engagement, breathing techniques, self-adjustments, and tweaks (for both tops and bottoms) that can make familiar poses more comfortable and sustainable.

Format: demo, with discussion and/or skillshare to follow as time permits. No partner is required for this class and you are welcome to come and observe!

About the Presenters

Cannon is a rope top whose style emphasizes intimacy, connection and control. With nearly twenty years of experience, as well as teaching and performance credits throughout North America, he brings both authenticity and accessibility to audiences of all skill levels. Killjoy’s bottoming style is playful, sensual, and emotionally complex. As an educator she is passionate about consent, active/engaged bottoming, and building connective experiences from both sides of the exchange. Both separately and together, they have presented for groups such as Bondage Expo Dallas, Ropecraft, and, and performed at events such as Electric Forest, Detroit Dirty Show and Theatre Bizarre.


The following precautions will be in place for this event:

  • Presenters will be taking their masks off during portions of the presentation.
  • For the attendees, masks will be mandatory inside the building at all times except when eating or drinking.
  • Our capacity (guests, staff, and presenters included) will be capped at 24 people.
  • Upon entry you must present your CDC vaccination card, electronic vaccine passport, or state issued vaccination certificate that shows that you have received your original COVID-19 vaccinations as well as a booster along with your government issued ID to check for a name match on the card/certificate/passport. You will not be admitted into the event if you do not present these documents. If your medical professional has advised you that you cannot get a booster at this time or you are ineligible for one because it has been less than 5 months since your last vaccination dose an exception will be granted.


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