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Poke Me Like You Love Me: Porcupine Quill Play

The intrigue of a porcupine quill is palpable. Playing with these natural needles can be aesthetically beautiful, surprisingly potent, and sensationally intense. They are fascinating for their remarkable physiological therapeutic applications, and awe-inspiring for their innate mystical power.

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Poke Me Like You Love Me: Porcupine Quill Play

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Nightshade, 2948 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

About the Event

The intrigue of a porcupine quill is palpable. Playing with these natural needles can be aesthetically beautiful, surprisingly potent, and sensationally intense. They are fascinating for their remarkable physiological therapeutic applications, and awe-inspiring for their innate mystical power. Quills will invariably catalyze you, transform you, and leave you wanting more. Come out to unlock the door to this uniquely ecstatic and deeply divine playground, and be prepared to get poked! This class will teach you the practical skills of porcupine quill play, including how to properly use them in scene, negotiation procedures, and safety concerns, as well as reflections on the historical use of quills across multiple cultures and how to ethically source supplies. We will extensively discuss the chemical play nature of quilling, and the potential for deep emotional, psychological, even spiritual experiences during play, quill removal, scene aftercare and integration. After supervised practice in allergen testing, removal, and specific play techniques, we conclude with a conversation around how to stretch this exquisite tool into combination with other sensations or settings such as rope or wax, power exchange, performance, stationary art, meditation, and ritual ordeal. Along this journey into the world of quills, we aim to incite curiosity, arouse primalism, and promote use of intuition – please attend with an open mind! All individuals walking a path through BDSM or sacred practice may find opportunities for ecstasy, empowerment, self awareness, ordeal, transformation, or healing. Please respect the sensitive nature of this material as well as your fellow students and endeavor to arrive on time and scent-free. A light snack, water bottle, cozy clothing, and a blanket or comfort object are also recommended. Class will involve live demonstration, comprehensive education, conscious piercing protocols, discussion, and hands-on practice. Class fees include the cost of supplies during instruction as well as additional quills for continuing practice at home. All levels of experience are welcome, and attendees are invited to participate solo or in pairs. You do not have to participate in order to attend and observe! PRESENTER BIO Davey Faye is an ever-evolving nonbinary beastie who is passionate about primalism, sacred intent, mental health advocacy, disability awareness, bottom and switch empowerment, storytelling, and healing through kink. They are an enthusiastic rope artist, sexual savant, delightful dragon, and queer-tastic community creature with an infamous dedication to the pokey and potent practice of porcupine quills. In the past they have been a founding facilitator of Oakland Rope Collective, a manager of Bondage-A-Go-Go, and a regular face at conventions such as Ropecraft, Boundless, and DO: Surrender. Alongside their life partner Fox, Davey runs multiple monthly educational programs including Pack Night! (Open & Guided Primal Play) and SPaRC (Sadistic Primal & Ritual Craft) and can also be found frequently performing at events such as Twisted Windows, BENT, and The Upper Floor.  For over a decade, Davey has danced, surrendered, and battled with words, paint, rope, blades, electricity and fire both privately and publicly, and continues to do so while passionately working to spread the transformative experiences of primal play and the restorative power of quill ritual as far as they can. Follow the fun on Fetlife, Twitter or IG @mxdaveyfaye #queerquillqueen #theythemandfemme