“Do you think they’ll have live subs flown in for us to practice on? ” I asked my fetish companion as we made our way to the Plug n Play single tail workshop run by DK Leather and Luisa LeatherEagle in collaboration with Sacred Pleasures in a secluded venue in East London. “Oooh let’s hope so!” she retorted.
To our disappointment, no sub (pain slut or no) in his/her right mind was going to offer unfettered butt hide up to us wannabe Calamity Janes, as we wielded our bull whips, snake whips, signals, quirts, sjamboks and whatever variety of single tails we could get our eager hands on! Luckily however, there were two very willing victims in the form of Bondage Teddy Bears #1 and #2. They didn’t scream, wail or complain when we miss fired and caught them round the head, neck or ears or even knocked them off their perch completely!
Not that such disasters happened too frequently under the watchful gaze of DK Leather and Luisa LeatherEagle. They expertly guided, advised, encouraged and entertained our diverse group of single tail students be they pro dommes, recreational dabblers or complete novices. Two more down to earth, warm, welcoming, sensitive humans you could never hope to meet.
They answered most of the burning questions of the day –
1. Which single tail to buy?
That was covered in detail by DK and Lu showing us examples from their precious collection, from everyday nylon whips to the Victor Tella masterpiece which was caressed and wowed at by all as it passed around the circle.
2. Is it a good idea to crack your single tail whip on a person’s body?
Hell no! That thing is moving so fast it’s breaking the sound barrier (the cracking sound you hear is the sonic boom) the force of which could also break bones.
3. What do you do with it?
Onlookers were treated to the hypnotic sight of the expert Lu demonstrating the “kiss of the whip” on the virgin milky white flesh of Claire (Sacred Pleasures). She started by showing us the importance of warming up the skin with gentle, sensuous motions known as “dog-tailing”. Then DK took over to gradually move on to full throwing of the whip. The intensity of her actions did draw blood, showing us the sheer power of the implement.
4. Can we have a go?
DK and Lu dedicated 1-1 time with each student to support and guide in finding a whip to suit the individual and showed each how to use it accurately and safely.
This was no ordinary workshop though. After a home cooked hearty feast provided by London Faerie (our Sacred Pleasures host for the evening), it was time to get dolled up for the play party. When the group was ready DK and Luisa opened a “sacred circle” and then it was playtime! With these world-class Dominants at the helm, we enjoyed exploring the new skills we had learnt in this sexy, lovingly-held playspace.
So, a 3 hour workshop, a dinner and play party later, there was just one more burning question left unanswered – why in a class of 16 students, was there only one man…?
Answers on a postcard…