Indiana Leather & the Mr. Indiana Leather 2017 contest are proud to team up with the Titans of the Midwest to offer this year’s Kink-U Classes. Classes will begin at 12-noon at Greg’s Indy. Descriptions for these classes are below and are being taught by some of the finest kinksters in the community!
12:00pm – Pup Havok – The Good Touch Games
Havok lives up to his namesake in many different fashions. A “queer-as-fuck switch,” Havok has made quite a name for himself in the leather community since joining in 2012. He was a co-founder of Project Touch Base, currently serves as a full member of the Titans of the Midwest, and judges a variety of contests from the bar next door to venues across the globe. He can be described as extremely touchy-feely given his favorite kinks include impact, tactile knife, and puppy play. He also enjoys facing the elements with electro and fire play. But a great man (or pup) rarely stands alone. He is governed by his Sir, Tim Farmer; adored by his pup, Ruck; and loved by his handsome partner, Seth. Any questions? Ask! As a community educator and kink enthusiast, Havok is certainly a good place to start if you’re looking to wreak some “havoc” of your own!
“The Good Touch Games”
Consent is the corner stone of our community. This hands-on class teaches consent in hand on practical ways. Bring a friend but don’t expect to get paired with them as you are guided through a series of 9 games. This sexy and simple class will teach even the most experienced player a thing or two and the give the rookie a safe and solid foundation.
1:00pm – Jeffrey Gummibärchen – Rubber 101
Gummibärchen is the 19th and current Mr. International Rubber. A native Chicagoan, he also held the title of Mr. Midwest Rubber 2015. He has been actively involved in the Chicago kink community for the last 6 years, and is a member of the Chicago Rubbermen, Titans of the Midwest, and the Chicago Band of Brothers. He continues to volunteer for LGBT and various service organizations, including the Center on Halsted, AFC, Gay for Good, TPAN, Equality Illinois, and the Lakeview Food Pantry. Gummibärchen has traveled extensively over his title year. He continues to highlight the Midwest kink community, works to foster the growth of rubber clubs throughout the world, and promotes his sense of humor and wit, along with his penchant for community involvement and volunteerism. He currently lives with his supportive partner, Jerry, his honorary “Rubbermaid”. They are STILL accepting applications for puppies, boys, and anyone willing to help vivishine the burgeoning gear collection.
Rubber 101 will cover all the basics for those new to rubber, curious about exploring their sexy shiny side, and is beneficial even for those experienced in rubber as a fetish.
What is Rubber? Latex? Neoprene? How do you get in it, out of it, and what makes it so different and similar to other fetishes like Leather? Where do you meet other Rubber fetishists, and what sort of play do Rubberists get into? Additional information on care of gear will be covered.
We’ll have some live demonstrations, a group participation demo, and gear to try on.
2:00pm – Brian “Bolt” Donner – Can You Knot?
Mr. TriState Leather 2014, Brian “Pup Bolt” Donner, represents the states of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky and makes his home in Cincinnati. He placed second runner up at IML 2015, and used the platform to spread the message that the things that make us different are the things that make us special, and that we all have the power to make a positive change in the world around us, if we choose to. He is At Large East for Titans of the Midwest, a founding member of the CNKY Ruff Pups and the Cincinnati Sisters, and a member of Mr Friendly. He is a bondage switch, alpha pup, giant comic book nerd and aggressive hugger.
“Can You Knot?”
This class will be a demo and workshop for one of the fundamental pieces of rope play: knots! Knots can be stationary, movable, tighten-able, decorative, and functional in a variety of ways. In this class we’ll give you the chance to learn and practice a number of basic knots, and we’ll try more complex knots like the Double Coin and Trinity as time and interest allows. Students are encouraged to bring rope if they have it, though some practice pieces will be available.
3:00pm – Shane & Gio – Food Play & Sex
Who are these sexy guys? Shane Achenbach and Giovonnte Tate are married and have been living together in Bettendorf, Iowa for nearly 17 years with 8 adopted kids. Both have been actively involved within the kink community and can be seen at leather and kink events across the region. Shane is the Membership Secretary of Titans of the Midwest and an Associate member of ONYX. Gio is a Full ONYX brother and an Associate member of Titans of the Midwest.
“Food Play & Sex”
Shane and Gio are presenting a class that will make your mouth water!! This couple will teach you ways to explore sex with food. They are trying to make this more of a fetish within the kink community.