Past Presenters

 

Demos and presentations are at the core of the Lesbian Sex Mafia. Once a month at the LGBT Center in New York, LSM explores a new topic — everything from piercing to D/s dynamics to flogging to mummification — and invites a recognized expert in the leather community to share their knowledge. We learn new skills, hone our old tricks and meet some fabulous people in a supportive environment. Check out who’s coming next!

The following is a partial listing of our past presenters (in alphabetical order by first name). We thank all of the many talented and generous folks over the years who have shared their knowledge and skills with us. Come back soon!
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Andrea Zanin


Andrea Zanin, a.k.a. Sex Geek, pretty much writes and talks about sexall the time unless she’s eating, sleeping or having it. She lives in Toronto and is an organizer, educator and writer within the queer,polyamory and BDSM communities, as well as being an active trans ally. She frequently speaks about alternative sexuality for universities, colleges, sex shops, community groups and conferences in Canada, the States and internationally. Andrea also writes alternative-sexuality news and commentary for the Montreal Mirror, the Toronto Xtra! and Outlooks Magazine, as well as regularly blogging at http://sexgeek.wordpress.com. She has a background in women’s studies and sexuality studies from Concordia University, and is pursuing an MA in those same fields at York University. She co-organizes the Canadian leatherdyke weekend An Unholy Harvest, enjoys spending as much time as possible with her two partners, and occasionally writes erotic fiction on the side.

LSM Demos and Presentations:

#October 2009 – Making an Impact

Barbara Carrellas

Barbara Carrellas is the author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty First Century and Luxurious Loving: Tantric Inspirations for Passion and Pleasure. She is the founder of Urban Tantra®, an approach to sacred sexuality that adapts and blends conscious sexuality practices from Tantra to S/M, and the co-founder of Erotic Awakening, a pioneering series of workshops focusing on the physical, spiritual and healing powers of sex. Barbara was named Best Tantric Sex Seminar Leader in New York City by Time Out/NY Magazine for her Urban Tantra® workshops. Barbara has been featured in the videos Selfloving, The Sluts & Goddesses Video Workshop, Zen Pussy, Annie Sprinkle’s Amazing World Of Orgasm, in the film Sacred Sex, and in several episodes of the HBO television special Real Sex. Barbara frequently lectures, performs and facilitates workshops with her partner, author and gender outlaw, Kate Bornstein. Find out more by visiting her websites www.barbaracarrellas.com and www.urbantantra.org.

LSM Demos and Presentations:
# April 2008 — Flames of Desire: Tantric Fireplay
# September 2005 — Tantric Sex

Boymeat

Boymeat, is a 31-year-old native New Yorker. Discovering The Eulenspiegel Society (TES) at the age of 19, he quickly became an active participant and presenter in the New York SM scene. A former TES board member, he also holds memberships with the Gay Male SM Activists (GMSMA), the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) and the Leather Archives & Museum. He is also an associate member of the New York boys of Leather and active with New York’s Leather Pride Night Committee. Best known for his outreach to the younger members of our community, he co-created the concept of The Next Generation (TNG), specialized groups serving young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 who are interested in SM. Boymeat was the co-founder of both TES-TNG and GMSMA-TNG, groups that helped kick off the national TNG movement. He also helped organize the first 3 national TNG conferences – Chickenstock in 1999, Second Coming in 2002, and TNG3: BDSM in the Big City in 2003. He has presented on TNG and other issues at multiple Leather Leadership Conferences.  Known as a SM educator, he has taught at almost every major educational event in the United States. He has taught SM, role play, fetishes, and relationships at TES Fest, Black Rose, South Plains Leather Fest, Dungeon 701-901, Portland Kinkfest, and many others. He has also been asked to teach to students at New York University and Columbia University. Finally, he presented keynote speeches at SM Odyssey’s Folsom Fringe 2007, Rio Grande Leather 2007, and TNG4: Bound for the Bay in 2008. Boymeat is honored to have experience on the title circuit as a judge both at Ms. World Leather 2006 and South East Leatherfest 2007. In addition, he appreciates the chutzpah it takes to run for a title, having run for Gotham Leatherman 2000. His latest and greatest honor has been being asked to serve as Tallymaster at International Mr. Leather 2008. A bisexual, polyamourous switch, with a penchant for foot fetishism, incest role play and piss play, Boymeat is rumored to be the quite the sadist. An aspirational handcuff collector and leather history slut, he is the man who nerve.com said “makes the Marquis de Sade look like Pat Boone.”

LSM Demos and Presentations:

# November 2010 – Surviving Corporal 101

Ms. Cynthia (aka CM Hurt)

Ms. Cynthia has been involved in BDSM activity and education for 20 years. Before that she was just kinky. She has presented educational programs for many BDSM/leather organizations all across the country on a variety of subjects. Known to be an extremely kinky woman, she loves to share her knowledge with others. Cynthia currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Leather Leadership Conference, Inc. and is based with Threshold in Los Angeles. Some of her not-so-fictional short stories are published in a collection of short erotic pieces written by women, named CLITERATURE. As the Body Modification Practitioner “CM Hurt,” she has written a series of articles for BME online. Her studio practice in Orange County, California includes piercing, branding, scarification, tattooing and temporary and permanent genital modifications.
LSM Demos and Presentations:
– November 2006 — Artistic Play Piercing: Body Decoration

Domina Z

Domina Z is a classic dominant, a fetish fem fatale, a sexy supremacist and an insatiable sadist, among her many talents and interests.  She is an expert in intelligent, creative play with those who can comprehend that BDSM is more than mere whips & chains. She offers couples education, lifestyle consultations, feminization and role plays.
LSM Demos and Presentations:
# April 2005 — Building a Piercing Scene

Felice Shays

A performer, a sex and BDSM educator, sex advisor and an American Sign Language Interpreter, Felice is busy. She travels around the country teaching the masses about all things sex and many things SM and has been active in the BDSM world for seven years and having sex for a lot more than that. She has presented to numerous groups including: Black Rose, Pacific Friction, Babeland, Dark Odyssey, LSM, TES and Desire, and has been on television and in press nationally and internationally.
LSM Demos and Presentations:# February 2011 – Brutal Affection: Punching, Kicking, Slapping and Sex
# May 2007 — Flogging Basics
# February 2007 — Straps, Dildos + Blow-Jobs = Hole Fuckers + Cock Suckers
# October 2006 — Brutal Affection: Punching, Kicking, Slapping and Sex
# February 2005 — The Bottom’s Guide to Getting IT but good!

Glenda Rider

Glenda has been active in the leather community since 1991. She was a co-founder and current co-coordinator of FIST (Females Investigating Sexual Terrain) and is an associate member of COMMAND, MC. She has the distinction of being the first female Eagle titleholder, as Ms. Baltimore Eagle 1992. Glenda has presented educational workshops for BR98 & 99, Black Rose, FIST, LSM, TES and Dungeon 401. Glenda owns Play House Studios in Baltimore, 4500 square feet of play space (including many different fantasy spaces) decorated with her large fetish art collection. She has taught more workshops on BDSM topics, judged & emceed more contests and volunteered for more community organizations than she can remember.LSM Demos and Presentations:
# November 2007 — The Joys of Duct Tape
# June 2004 — Breath Play
# September 1999 — Female Genital Play: To Titillate & Torment

Goddess Roze

Goddess Roze is a founding Mother and current President of ONYX-Pearls Northeast, a social network created by Women of Color for “all” Women of the sisterhood in the Leather lifestyle and community. We are made up of all orientations both leather and sexual. Our goal is to provide an informational forum and social organization to address the issues specific to Women of Color (of Aboriginal, African, Asian or Hispanic origin) who choose to discuss/participate in the Leather/Fetish lifestyle. She is a past officer of MAsT Metro New York and Board Member of New York Leather Weekend and East Coast Leather Town Hall. Also a member of The Eulenspiegel Society, BlackBEAT and Le Cercle des Dommes. Goddess Roze has presented at The Eulenspiegel Society (TES) and Floating World 2. Never too shy to share her point of view, Goddess Roze has also participated in the People of Color Forum at TES, the East Coast Leather Town Hall BDSM Community Forum, a Master class on Human Sexuality at Rutgers University and Conversio Virium at Columbia University. Goddess Roze has been involved in the public BDSM scene on the East Cost for 15 years. This afro-wearin’ tattooed Goddess is a lover of opulence, pleasure and artistic expression, with a voracious appetite for learning, great conversation and imaginative tortures.LSM Demos and Presentations:March 2009 – Toy Bags Unzipped: A Show and Tell Workshop

Lady Kayla

Lady Kayla believes the art of S&M is in the sadistic sensuality of the hunt. She is a lifestyle Domina as well as being a professional Dominant. She offers educational workshops for men, woman and couples via email, phone or discreet sessions. She has given many workshops and discussions at many educational institutions and organizations such as: NYU, the Learning Annex, LSM, TES, Dom/sub friends, as well as have been featured in documentaries, articles, books and on TV/radio stations. Classical Dominance is what she offers.
LSM Demos and Presentations:
# January 2000 — Mummification

Laine

Laine has been involved in the D/s and M/s community since 1996 when she began exploring submission and surrender. Since then, she has had the privilege of serving as a submissive, servant and service slave in contracts ranging from short term to multi-year. Currently in a year of personal reflection and growth, Laine has left San Francisco and travels extensively. She keeps her home base in New York City, close to her Leather Family: Sovereign House, where she functions as Family Majordomo. Laine’s love of service is an expression of her spirit, heart and soul. While expressing this, she has had the chance to train in and focus on the roles of domestic servant, chauffeur, cook, companion, ladies maid, butler and majordomo. Laine also has a great love of etiquette, service hierarchies, formal protocols, cigars, wine, and food. Power fluid, and gender fluid, Laine also enjoys being a Daddy to special little girls, and is enjoying her dominant side as well as the occasional, shockingly vanilla romantic date. Self-mastery, presence, spiritual leather and living with integrity are her aspirations and touchstones.LSM Demos and Presentations:# October 2010 – A Servant’s Toolkit – Guide to being prepared

Laura Antoniou

Laura Antoniou has been writing erotica for over 20 years, when her day job permits her the time. She lives in Queens with her wife Karen, and happily serves as boy to Kim Attica. Laura is best known these days for her Marketplace series of novels, but back in the beginning, when pickings for good and readable porn were slim, Laura created the groundbreaking Leatherwomen anthologies, and edited several others. Some of the work she created for those anthologies are reprinted in The Catalyst and Other Tales.Laura’s work has been published in the United States, Germany, Japan and Korea, to international acclaim.LSM Demos and Presentations:
# April 2000 — Bedtime Stories from the Marketplace with Laura Antoniou

Leila

Leila is a graphic designer who has worked in corporate branding for the past 15 years, but has been a pervert for far longer than that. Her blog Kink+Culture is devoted to the exploration of BDSM in art, design, and popular culture. She has presented at Kink For All NYC and has been active in the New York BDSM scene for about 3 years. When she’s not making the world a more beautiful place one logo at a time, she gets hit with stuff for fun.LSM Demos and Presentations:#August 2010 – Fishnets and Furry Handcuffs: The Perception of Kink in Popular Culture

Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an eclectic artist, spiritual and erotic educator, gender radical and published author on human sexuality and spiritual experience, including Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé and the Toybag Guide to Age Play. Well known for his fun and informative approach to education, ze approaches sexuality as yet another art to master, or simply an art to enjoy to its fullest! Ze has been an active part of the international kink and sex positive communities for more than 11 years, and his stories make people laugh while showing you that eroticism can be as serious, sexy, or silly as you make it. Lee’s writings and photography have appeared in numerous anthologies including Dark Moon Rising: Pagan BDSM and the Ordeal Path (also under his previous pen name, Bridgett Harrington), and his image has been seen everywhere from PlayBoy TV to the pages of Skin Two Magazine. To learn more about Lee, visit www.PassionAndSoul.com. Photo Credit: © 2007 RopeLover.com and FetishBliss.net
LSM Demos and Presentations:
# October 2007 — Beyond Roleplay: Invocations and Evocations for Ritual Work and BDSM

Lolita Wolf

Lolita Wolf loves to play, play, play but is also an activist and an educator who has shared her knowledge at groups and events around the country. She is an Emeritus Board Member of both TES and Leather Leadership Conference, former chair of LSM, Honorary Member of GMSMA, and active with NCSF and Leather Pride Night. Lolita has received numerous awards including two Pantheon of Leather Community Service Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Leather Association, the Vaughn Keith National Education Award from Black Rose, the DefendersNY Founders Award and the 2000 Centurion Award from the Leather Archives & Museum. See her website at www.leatheryenta.com. A six-year-old Princess who lies about her age, Lolita manages to stir up shit and get her own way (most of the time).
LSM Demos and Presentations:
# May 2010 — Caning – from “Ah!” to “Zowie!!!”
# February 2009 — Single Tails- The Epitome of SM
# February 2008 — Wax to the Max
# December 2006 — Tyings of Comfort & Joy: Rope Bondage
# February 2004 — King Tut’s Kink: Mummification
# October 2000 — Sensory Deprivation & Control
# August 1999 — Metal Play

Megan Andelloux

Megan Andelloux is a nationally certified Sexuality Educator through A.A.S.E.C.T and a board certified Sexologist through A.C.S. She is the Founder and Director of the non-profit Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health, located in Pawtucket, RI. Ms. Andelloux lectures internationally at colleges, universities, medical schools, and sexuality institutions on issues surrounding sexual politics, pleasure, sexual health, and erotic justice. To date, she has taught at over three dozen higher educational institutions, including medical schools and Ivy league universities such as Brown, Yale, and Harvard.She is an author in the books, We Got Issues A Feminist Response to Cultural Attitudes On Feminism and Sex and Society, a comprehensive guide to current knowledge and expert analysis of sex and sexuality. Ms. Andelloux was named ” Vagina Warrior of the Year” from the Vagina Monologues for her work regarding sexual communication and fear reduction. She has been labeled as “The Princess of Pleasure” and more recently, “The Sex Ed Warrior Queen”. She is listed on Wikipediaas an American Feminist, Writer and Sex Educator and on the Erotic Heritage Museum’s Hall of Heros, which showcases icons of sexual revolution.LSM Demos and Presentations:Fantasy: Titillating and Taboo (What Gets You Off and How to Get It)

Midori

Author of The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage and Wild Side Sex, and her latest — erotic science fiction — Master Han’s Daughter, educator and columnist on adventurous sexuality, Midori has traveled the world presenting to universities, groups and media. Midori is known for her humanistic, humorous and warm classes that help people to spice up their sex lives and encourage self-discovery and personal growth. Her weekend intensives called Women’s Sensual Dominance Weekend Intensive and Rope Bondage Dojo™ have been sell-out hits for years. Numerous years as a sex educator with San Francisco Sex Information, combined with her curiosity and explorations into the sex-positivity movement, complete the dynamic blend of experiences that give her such breadth and depth of knowledge in human erotic expression.LSM Demos and Presentations:
# February 2011 – Hands-On Rope Body Harness Workshop
# April 2010 —Ultimate Dildo Harness & Other Cool Pervertables quickie tips
# September 2007 — Beyond Twisted: Permutations of Kinkiness
# November 2004 — Hand and Foot Bondage
# November 1999 — Pushing the Psychological Edge

Mollena Williams

Mollena Williams is a NYC born and raised writer, actress, solo-performer, BDSM Educator and Executive Pervert. She travels hither and yon speaking on a broad spectrum of subjects within the Leather Lifestyle. She’s a founding member of the Crowded Fire Theater Company, lives in San Francisco and blogs at http://mollena.com. She is also proud to have been awarded the Title Ms. San Francisco Leather 2009. With over 12 years of experience in the BDSM and Alternative community she frequently travels nationally, teaching Leather Lifestyle Classes. Her work has been published by the Society Of Janus Newsletter, The Eulenspiegel Society’s magazine, Prometheus, as well as the online magazine at ALT.COM and Bondage.com. She was interviewed for The Bottoming Book, ColorLines Magazine, and the award winning documentary Vice & Consent. She also get all tied up in the instructional video, “Jay Wiseman Teaches Rope Bondage.“ Her essay entitled “BDSM and Race Play” will be appearing in the upcoming Best Sex Writing 2010. Mollena has been interviewed by Sharon Glassman for The Huffington Post as well as by Angela Plaid for Racialicious. Her blog, The Perverted Negress, has been a featured blog on Fleshbot’s sex blog roundup as well as the pick of the week for The (Late and Lamented) Sugasm. And boy howdy, the venerated Jane’s Guide thinks The Perverted Negress’ Blog is pretty rad!

LSM Demos and Presentations:

#March 2010 – Taboo Play, and Working Through Extremes with Mollena Williams

Ray Aims

Ray Aims is the alter-ego of a Boston, MA USA-based artist/designer/producer/performer who has been piercing in public and private since 2003. The fight between beauty and pain is what draws Ray to temporary piercing. Ray learned temporary piercing from Fetish Diva Midori and consultations with Aimee Ross/The Bearded Lady and is always practicing and learning. Ray’s work can be seen at www.truthserum.org/rayaims and www.truthserum.org/rayaims_photos. Photo by Blacklight Studio.
LSM Demos and Presentations: #March 2008 — Ouch…MMM! Temporary Piercing Workshop

Rainbow Law

Rainbow Law has been providing legal protections and Estate Planning information to and for the LGBTQ community since 1993. Rainbow Law is an LGBTQ advocacy, information and education service, founded by lesbian partners Carrie Ross-Stone, J.D., & Elisia Ross-Stone, R.N. Rainbow Law provides information on issues regarding LGBTQ legal rights, including wills and trusts, legal benefits, partner rights, estate planning, living trust, advance directives and durable power of attorney.
LSM Demos and Presentations:
# July 2004 — The Legal Ties that Bind: Protecting Lesbian Leather Relationships

Shanna Katz

Shanna Katzis a feisty sexuality educator, relationship counselor and writer currently based in the Southwest, who believes in savvy sex ed for passionate people. From topics like vaginal fisting to non-monogamy, and oral sex to how sexuality and dis/ability intersect, she talks, writes and teaches about the huge spectrum of sexuality. Called “the younger, hipper, Dr. Ruth,” she’s using her Master’s of Sexuality Education to provide accessible, open-source sex education to people around the country, and is currently working with Fascinations to bring sex educators, kinksters and teachers to educate in the Southwest as well as online. Her passions include educating about sex and disability, sex toys, gender, LGBTQ issues and helping people embrace their own sexuality.LSM Demos and Presentations:#December 2010 – Touch a Touch a Touch a Touch me – Sensation Play!

Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith enjoys whiskey, topping, the serial comma, political activism, and has been known to get on her knees in order to fix the strappy sandals of a queer femme.  Mr. Sexsmith’s online writing and photography projects such as Queer Eye Candy and Top Hot Butches explore queer sexuality, gender theory, butch/femme identity, and interpersonal relationships. She was named 2008’s #1 Top Sex Blogger for Sugarbutch Chronicles: The Sex, Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky Queer Butch Top at sugarbutch.net, and received both the Best Lesbian Gender Bender Blog and the Best Lesbian Sex/Erotica Blog awards from The Lesbian Lifestyle in 2009. Her writing can be found in various anthologies, including the Best Lesbian Erotica series and in Visible: A Femmethology volume two. Featured in the New York City Sex Blog Calendar benefiting Sex Work Awareness in 2009 and 2010 as a pin-up, Sinclair has also written for The Lesbian Lifestyle, Eden Fantasys, Carnal Nation’s Perv Panel, Mamba Girl, and Sappho’s Girls in the CyberDyke Network.LSM Demos and Presentations:#February 2010 – Gendering Power: How to Spice Up Your Role Play

Tristan Taormino

Tristan Taormino is too busy for her own good. She is the author of three books: Down and Dirty Sex Secrets, and The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women. She just completed editing the fourteenth volume of the Best Lesbian Erotica anthology series. She is a contract director for Vivid Entertainment, where she directs a reality series called Chemistry and helms the new sex ed imprint Vivid-Ed. She wrote, produced and directed the first title for Vivid-Ed, Tristan Taormino’s Expert Guide to Anal Sex and is hard at work on several more instructional videos. She was the sex columnist for the Village Voice and wrote the Anal Advisor column for Taboo. She teaches workshops at colleges and universities, sex and leather conferences, and other places around the country. She is also the co-producer of Dark Odyssey, a bi-annual pansexual, BDSM, and spiritual event.
LSM Demos and Presentations:

# July 2007 — BDSM & Anal Play
# July 2000 — Butt Play for Perverts

Viola Johnson

Viola Johnson is a beloved figure in the Leather Community. A forty-something year old leatherwoman and vampire, she has been out of the closet and active for over two decades as an activist, writer and educator. She lives in the northeast as a member of a triad and is devoted to her family. She is slave and wife of Jill Carter, 1996 International Ms. Leather, 2000 Pantheon of Leather’s Woman of the Year, and husband to Queen Cougar. Her mates are also remarkable women celebrated in the community. Her extended leather family is enormous. She has been dubbed “mother” by a whole generation of leather men and women. Vi describes herself as a “…lifestyle slave. I have spent twenty years as the property of a few very special women. I have loved them, laughed with them, learned from them and served them. My slavery is a total commitment based on love.”
LSM Demos and Presentations:
# May 2000 — Secrets from our BDSM Past

Mistress Yin

Yin is a New York City-based bondage enthusiast and sado-masochist. She has studied with some of the top educators in the country to acquire her expertise in edge play and extreme bondage. Her practice of BDSM embraces the art as psycho-sexual, as well as spiritually progressive. As a professional domina, she works with women, men, and couples with the intention of guiding them through an honest exploration of themselves. Her articles can be found on www.smithmag.net and www.MistressYin.livejournal.com.
LSM Demos and Presentations:
# May 2008 — Rope Burns: Bondage with Yin