Diary of a Rope Slut Official Book Release Party!
Jul
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Diary of a Rope Slut Official Book Release Party!

You're invited to help Emily ring in her 35th birthday and celebrate the release of her book, Diary of a Rope Slut!

Reading @ 7:00
Raffle @ 7:30
Rope tastings @ 8PM

Part erotica and part memoir, Emily's book explores one woman's journey into the the world of BDSM. It's been called a must-read for bondage enthusiasts, the rope-curious, and anyone seeking a smart, sexy book. Now you can come buy a copy from the rope slut herself and hear her read a titillating excerpt.

Bring your singles and enter the raffle to win a limited edition hardcover copy of the book! There were only 15 printed (and all but two are already spoken for by IndieGoGo supporters.) So don't miss your chance to own one of the super sexy naughty versions of the book with cover photos by the notorious otto_phokuz.

After the reading Emily (and friends?) will be available to give brief rope tastings. So if you've ever wanted to experience rope bondage to see what the big deal is, now is the time! Have a simple rope cuff put on your wrist or go all the way into getting wrapped up into a ropey ball...whatever your comfort level is, we'll make it happen.

There will be copies of the book to buy and have signed, of course. There will be light refreshments and Emily's famous chocolate chocolate curry cake will make an appearance. Hope to see you there...bring a friend!

Learn more about the book here!

This is a safe space and event to come experience a tiny taste of the world of bondage. No actual play will take place, there will be no nudity and no one will touch you without your express permission.  Basically your ordinary, everyday book event but in a dungeon and with fully clothed people occasionally being decorated with rope.  Not scary at all, I promise!

 

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Rope Slut Happy Hour Reading
May
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Rope Slut Happy Hour Reading

Come on down to Portland kinkster's favorite bar as I take over the munch (a weekly event where kinky people get together socially to meet one another in a non-sexual environment) to do a mini book reading!  Merry making and cheap drinks start at 6:30, reading at 7:30 in the back room, book signing and purchasing until 8:30.

The SE Munch is where I've met most of the people I know in Portland so I thought it would be fitting to do my first official Diary of a Rope Slut event there and give back to the folks that have supported me since my earliest days on the West Coast. It's a great time to buy a copy of my book signed, directly from my hands!

Hope to see you there.

 

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Burnt Tongue 16
May
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Burnt Tongue 16

I'll be reading an except from my new memoir while sharing the evening's stage with several other talented local readers including Christopher Luna, Kathleen Lane, Maureen Sullivan, Mia DeBono, Tabitha Jensen-Blankenbiller, Daniel Elder, Lisa Michelle, Rv Branham and emcees Stephen O'Donnell and Gigi Little.  The event is based around the emotionally intense and honest burnt tongue writing style of legendary author and teacher Tom Spanbauer.  This quarterly reading is jam packed so get there early if you want a seat.  

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The Fetish Show at Salon Skid Row
Jan
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Fetish Show at Salon Skid Row

Every Tuesday night at downtown Portland's favorite dive, The Corner Bar, literary mad man/master mind, Josh Lubin, collects a bevy of readers to preform for the masses or the drunk regulars huddled at the bar, it depends on the evening.

This Tuesday will be all about the perverse, the dark seedy underbelly of literary Portland. We sill say words that will make you blush, swoon, and moisten your underthings.  Bring a date, bring your mom, bring some pearls to clutch but don't miss out.  I'll be reading with the likes of Robert Torres and CynthiaVilla with others to be announced.

Come at 7 for the greasy bar food and vintage Betty Page shorts on the big screens and stay for the readings at 8 and beyond. I've been told it will be a night of good, clean American fun.

PERVERSION + LIT = BLISS. ♥

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Erotic Reading and Roping
Sep
25
to Sep 26

Erotic Reading and Roping

Summer is winding down so let's gather to stay warm during an evening of sexiness!

Think of this as a big ole thank you party for everyone who supported my IndieGoGo crazies. I'll be reading a preview of my upcoming memoir "Diary of a Rope Slut" and erotica from the latest anthologies I've been published in. I'll have copies of those anthologies available to purchase and sign.

When the readings are over around 9PM there will also be rope tastings and demos for the rope curious to watch or experience. So bring your rope and your tie-able limbs if you're the exhibitionist sort!

Vee and Bruce will be around to answer your questions about the space so please consider purchasing a membership with them and support this great local dungeon.

*BYOB and BYOR: if you'd like to imbibe any sort of liquid or get ropey, bring your own (a dram of ale of wine is cool, getting wasted is not)

*the event is free but tips/donations to pay for the space are very welcome

*18 or older please

*keep it vanilla-ish until 9PM, all of my friends are wordy, not all of them want to see your nipples (yes shocking I know)

Look forward to seeing you there!

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PDX Hitchin' Bitches July Meeting
Jul
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

PDX Hitchin' Bitches July Meeting

Welcome to Hitchin' Bitches PDX chapter!

Join us for a special it-aint-too-hot-to-rope edition.  Andrinara will teach the beginners class and CircleOfLight will teach an intermediate class on techniques specific to tying a large bottom when you're a small female top. We'll stagger the classes so everyone can listen in to both topics.  

~Please bring a $3-$5 donation to help pay for the space!

~This is a space for female identified, as well as genderqueer, gender non-binary/nonconforming, and trans* riggers/rope tops/dominants to learn, share, and experience rope first hand based upon the Peer-to-Peer and un-conference learning and sharing concepts.

~Bottoms, who can be of any gender, thus need to be aware of this and respect the space and the ethos. Cis-male identified bottoms must attend with a top so as to reduce the feeling of this being a "cruising" spot.

~As with any kind of rope bondage, safety is paramount, both physical and emotional. Thus; no means no. This is first and foremost a learning environment, not a cruising spot.

~Know where your safety shears/cutting tools for rope are, as well as your needs as rope top or rope bottom and communicate these.

~Please only engage in rope activities here, no other type of play.

~If you borrow rope, please remember to give it back personally.

~If you have any questions or concern, please voice them directly to the organizers.

~Photography is permitted only with explicit consent from all of those in the image, including those in the background.

~We prefer to not have consumption of alcohol on the premises.

~We reserve the right to refuse admission.

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Basics of Rope For Sex
Jul
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

Basics of Rope For Sex

Curious about rope but think it's too tricky to bother with? Or want to learn how to use your rope skills to bind someone for bedroom antics? If so, come learn the basics of rope for sex with CircleOfLight!

Beginner and intermediate skill levels will both leave with ideas for implementing new bondage skills in the bedroom. This class will cover several basic ties that can be combined in different ways to create sexy scenes. After going over the fundamentals to get us all on the same page, I'll move onto ties like the sex sling, crotch harnesses and how to tie a vibrator to your victim. Not to mention ideas for how to combine these ties to create orgasmic predicaments, increase vulnerability, or leave easy access for penetration.

Everything you've always wanted to know about making rope hot. No knots, no lingo, no nonsense. Let's get down and dirty!

Bring your own rope! There is limited cushioned space in the dungeon so bring a yoga mat and/or blanket.

*Dress for comfort, yoga pants or boxer briefs work best.

*We will make an effort to pair up single folks with a partner for the class but much of the class will still be useful for those that attend unpartnered.

$15 single, $25 partnered

Please buy your tickets ahead of time here!

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"Diary of a Rope Fiend" IndieGoGo Kickoff Event!
Jun
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Diary of a Rope Fiend" IndieGoGo Kickoff Event!

My erotic memoir "Diary of a Rope Fiend" is finally getting published by Thorntree Press! If all goes well, the book will be out in May 2016. In order to make my book a reality, I'm running an IndieGoGo campaign to generate the funds to be able to afford the first print run, cover design, and copy editing; all the things that go into getting a book out into the world.

This event is to celebrate the first days of my IndieGoGo fundraiser being live. I'll be reading excerpts from the book and some of my favorite ropey friends will be giving rope tastings. This way you can see first hand some of the amazing perks (like signed books, photo prints, rope sets, t-shirts) I'm offering to those that donate AND experience this rope bondage thing I'm always talking about.

Spread the word and join me in making my dream come true!

My ropey friends Steve, Jenn, and Vince (with electro conductive rope) will be there to talk to you about erotic bondage and tie up the curious. And I'll be periodically reading snippets of the book. There will be a laptop set up so you can donate to the campaign on the spot.

(Link to IndieGoGo page still pending but I promise it will be magical and includes a promo video in which I try to talk erotica publishing while suspended in rope.)

*The Catalyst Art & Cultural Space is a sexy art gallery and meeting space catering to the sex positive and kink communities. Please bring your own food and drink if you would like to partake in or share either.

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"Diary of a Rope Fiend" IndieGoGo Campaign
Jun
1
to Jun 30

"Diary of a Rope Fiend" IndieGoGo Campaign

I’m Emily Bingham and I just finished my first book.  I also really like to tie things up.  Which is why I wrote an erotic memoir, documenting my adventures in rope bondage tentatively called “Diary of a Rope Fiend.”

In order to make my dream into a physical book, I need your help!  The lovely folks at Thorntree Press who specialize in books on alternate lifestyles, are handling the technical stuff like editing but as a small press we’re crowdfunding to create the funds to do a print run, do publicity, pay for copy editing, and cover design, have book signings: all the things that come along with getting a book out into the world. 

Franklin and Eve, the master minds behind Thorntree successfully used this method to fund their amazing guide on polyamory, More Than Two.  As well as the memoirs, The GameChanger and The Husband Swap. I think “Diary of a Rope Fiend” would be a great addition to their catalog.

This is where you come in to make this all happen! 

Check out my IndieGoGo campaign to find out more about my book and the amazing perks I'm offering.

 

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Bondage for Un-Bendy Bodies
May
31
2:00pm 2:00pm

Bondage for Un-Bendy Bodies

Think bondage is just for flexible, fit people? Frustrated with ties designed for teeny bodies that don’t quite work in the real world? Can’t stay in rope comfortably for very long because of tight muscles, numbness or pain? Then come learn about bondage for larger bodies or folks with limited flexibility!

Don’t let the pretty pictures on Fetlife fool you; there’s no such thing as being too big, too heavy, too “out of shape” to be bound. There’s a way to tie anyone up comfortably and keep them there while you play. We’ll look at positions that are more comfortable for those that aren’t flexible and find what works best for you. We’ll also spend time talking about how male bodies tend to require different bondage poses due to different anatomical considerations.

CircleOfLight, rope bondage instructor extraordinaire, will cover stretches that can be done before bondage to make the body happy before contorting it, as well as bondage positions and ties designed for those of us who aren’t gymnasts.

The focus will be on rope but anyone can benefit from the flexibility enhancing stretches for both Tops and bottoms that will we’ll go over.

Come for the bondage, stay for the sex and body positivity!

Bring your own rope! There is limited cushioned space in the dungeon so bring a yoga mat and/or blanket.

*Dress for comfort, yoga pants or boxer briefs work best.

*We will make an effort to pair up single folks with a partner for the class but much of the class will still be useful for those that attend unpartnered.

$15 single/$25 couple
  Buy your tickets here!

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