Meymoon & soms_iets

Bio

Meymoon

Shortly after joining the scene, Meymoon (he/him) fell into a rope-shaped black hole and luckily has yet to find his way out. An antagonistic rope top, he pursues his partners’ reactions like they were made of ice cream tacos frosted with donuts. He’s spent the better part of the last three years learning technique, artistry, communication, and intent from wonderful instructors, peers, and partners, and there are few things he enjoys more than sharing space and knowledge with similarly curious kinksters.

soms_iets

soms iets (she/her) stumbled into rope five years ago, when she and a climbing partner realized much of their knowledge was transferable beyond the crag. She quickly became enamored with opportunities to test and grow strength, flexibility, endurance, and mental self-care through tying and being tied. Her current practice focuses on upping her self-tying game and sharing with others the bottoming strategies and skills she has adapted from diverse athletic, artistic, and academic disciplines.

Classes

Mar
3
Sat
Fuck that Box! Non-TK Chest Ties for Suspension @ Texas A
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

While the takate kote/gote is the standard (and really a fundamental building block of rope technique), sometimes it isn’t right for who we’re tying with, or for what we want to do. This class will present some alternatives that still allow for dynamic suspensions, or create different moments with our partners. We’ll go through as many different ties as we can in 90 minutes, and discuss critical evaluation of these patterns to determine how well these non-standard ties meet what we need for our play.

Pairs should have ten to twelve 8-ish meter ropes, and safety equipment they’re comfortable using. All participants (both those tying and those being tied) should also have a working knowledge of suspension safety, to include basic injury avoidance/mitigation.

How to Fit That Hip @ Lone Star West
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How to Fit That Hip @ Lone Star West

What’s your favorite hip harness? What’s your partner’s? Can you adjust your tying to their preferences? Their favorite tie to your goals? Your goals to their capabilities? This class will focus on deconstructing hip harnesses and then rebuilding them with a focus on safety, body mechanics, and ultimately intent. There’s a lot of ways to fit a hip, and we’ll give you the tools to discover and test them in as safe and deliberate a manner as possible.

Pairs should have ten to twelve 8-ish meter ropes, and safety equipment they’re comfortable using. All participants (both those tying and those being tied) should also have a working knowledge of suspension safety, to include basic injury avoidance/mitigation.

Mar
4
Sun
Shaping Ties to Our Partners @ Texas D
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Shaping Ties to Our Partners @ Texas D

Shaping ties to fit our partner’s body and preferences, without compromising the structures we’ve learned, is an essential part of safer and more satisfying play. We will focus on identifying and communicating preferences on both sides of the rope, and finding practical solutions to common challenges with some of the most popular ties. We’ll deconstruct some of our favorite harnesses, and then rebuild and lab to find what works best for each of us.

Pairs should have ten to twelve 8-ish meter ropes, and safety equipment they’re comfortable using. All participants (both those tying and those being tied) should also have a working knowledge of suspension safety, to include basic injury avoidance/mitigation.

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Must be able to reliable tie a single column tie, and have a working knowledge of tension. Should be comfortable tying at least one upper body or lower body harness.