EM

Based in Memphis, Tennessee and active in the BDSM community since 2010, EM is a sadistic rope and whip enthusiast whose interests lie in pushing his bottoms in strenuous yet beautiful poses. With years of experience learning rope from various artists across North America, his interpretation of Japanese bondage stems from a desire to withdraw submission from the female form and highlight it’s beauty through suffering and strain. EM’s primary interests (rope, whips, photography) stem from his interests in perfecting technique, skill, and accuracy with regard to all forms of S&M play.

Classes

Vertical Pole Suspension

Heavily based on a technique Nawashi Kanna used to secure a line to a vertical post, this class is -EM-‘s take on tying to a vertical post or pillar or length of bamboo. With a tieoff much simpler and safer than the common icicle hitch, we’ll explore the new opportunities that a stop sign, stripper pole, or tree will afford you during a suspension bondage scene.

Prerequisites: Traditional overhead point suspensions should be regular occurences for top and bottom.

Level: Intermediate

Type: Hands On

 

Variety for the Lower Body

Suspending the lower body typically features one of a few predictable ties: a hip harness, an ankle cuff, or the futomomo shibari (Japanese frog leg tie). This class will get you thinking differently. Engaging the hips in a futomomo. Harnesses for the calves, thighs, or one thigh by itself… We’re looking at comfortable or sadistic options that fall outside the common lower body ties.

Prerequisites: This class focuses on the harnesses, not on spending lots of time in the air in them. However, prior experience tying for suspensions is heavily suggested, and a bottom with suspension experience even moreso. You’ll need to be familiar with tying hip harnesses and properly tensioning them, since this class builds on that skill set.

Level: Intermediate

Type: Hands On