Saturday, August 02, 2008


Mr. Wiseman left this morning after a well received, three day Vancouver visit. It was a whirlwind his time spent with us. But hey, there were three workshops, a social, a play party and of course, planning some of his down time so we could spend time together catching up as we're old friends.

The party last evening went fantastically, and I am so glad that everything went off with out any glitches so to speak.

Today for us, is all about readying for tomorrows Pride Parade. There is still plenty left to do, even though yesterday I picked up the order of screen printed t shirts, and 16, 000 hand outs. The vehicle and its decorating still needs to take place, and that my friends, is the last of items to tend to, pre parade.

If you'd like to buy a Libido Events tank top or muscle shirt for $25 to help us offset our Pride costs, then send me an email and we'll arrange to swap payment for your new shirt. Thanks.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Jay Wiseman in Vancouver

I picked up Jay Wiseman early today and have him with me safely here in Vancouver. We went out for a fabulous lunch with his home stay hosts this afternoon.

Tonight is the big Pride meeting for all participants, which is of course, where RC and I are off to next. Today has been one important meeting after another.

Of course we hope to have you in one of the Wiseman classes we'll be offering over the next two days. (before the bondage party and social Friday evening which of course he is the Guest of Honor at)

Below is the information on the classes he is teaching, the dates, times, and class write ups.

Libido Events Proudly brings you ...

JAY WISEMAN has arrived in Vancouver and is teaching classes Wednesday July 30 & Thursday July 31st
read his full biography below

Author of the Erotic Bondage Handbook & SM 101 A Realistic Introduction
Venue: The Love Nest 4687 Kingsway Burnaby
(coin pay parking can be found on the street & its free to park directly across the street tat Metrotown mall)

Tickets $30 cash per class ~ no advance sales

July 30 Wednesday 7:00 - 10:00pm
SM 101 - A Realistic Introduction

Its known by a number of names: SM, BDSM, sadomasochism, B&D, and several more. What is it, exactly? Whats involved? How can somebody enjoy pain? Dont those who do it get hurt? Were these people abused as children? Jay Wiseman, author of one of the best selling how to books on the subject, will talk about the myths and realities of this intense form of eroticism. Topics covered will include an overview of what is (and what is not) involved, consent and negotiation, basic techniques, psychological aspects, safety measures, commonly used items of equipment, and aftercare. He will even give you a few tips on how you might start doing your own explorations.


July 31 Thursday 7:00 - 10:00pm
Predicament Bondage - a hands on class
* bring your rope (if you have some) & a partner too

What is the essence of a predicament? What are the four basic types of predicaments? How does motivational psychology apply to predicament bondage? What are the unique hazards and benefits? Come learn the principles of predicament bondage, including a live demonstration of each type of predicament!

Bring along your bondage questions and practice the answer in the Interactive portion.


Jay Wiseman has over 30 years of experience in BDSM and was one of the early pioneers and builders of the BDSM community in the San Francisco area. He continues to be heavily involved, both in his local area and nationally, as an SM author, educator, mentor, workshop leader, expert witness, and activist. Noted for being both an exceptionally knowledgeable and a highly entertaining presenter, he is highly in demand and has presented on various aspects of relationships and sexuality in more than 45 cities in the United States and Canada. In 2007, Black Rose voted him National Educator of the Year.

Jay is the author of the frequently recommended book "SM 101: A Realistic Introduction" and the founder of the publishing company that later became Greenery Press. His book, "Jay Wiseman's Erotic Bondage Handbook" is widely hailed as the book that sets the standard of fundamental knowledge for this practice. His instructional videos on rope bondage are excellent resources for both beginners and experienced bondage practitioners. His most recent book, "The Toybag Guide to Dungeon Emergencies and Supplies" provides crucial information to both players and dungeon monitors. He is currently working on a number of books and videos.

Jay holds a first-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, is a member of Mensa, and lived in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district during the Sixties. A former ambulance crewman with years of experience, and recipient of the highest Red Cross commendation for lifesaving action, Jay now teaches classes in basic and advanced emergency medical care for BDSM clubs and other groups. He is also a part-time law school professor. His areas of special legal interest include providing legal support for alternative communities, search and seizure law, and conflict resolution.

Jays Website.