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6431 Milner Blvd. Suite 4
Orlando, Fl 32809
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Upcoming Events

12Aug
Photography Group
Fri Aug 12, 2022 @ 8:00PM - 11:00PM

12Aug
Dungeon Night
Fri Aug 12, 2022 @ 8:00PM -

13Aug
*Hybrid* Submissive Safe Space
Sat Aug 13, 2022 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM

13Aug
*Hybrid* Dominants' Roundtable
Sat Aug 13, 2022 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM

13Aug
Dungeon Night
Sat Aug 13, 2022 @ 8:00PM -

14Aug
Pet Invasion
Sun Aug 14, 2022 @ 2:00PM - 08:00PM

15Aug
Recovery in the Lifestyle
Mon Aug 15, 2022 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM

19Aug
An Introduction to Body-Based Ritual
Fri Aug 19, 2022 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM

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Consent Weekend
From Saturday, April 19, 2014
To Sunday, April 20, 2014

We Can Handle The Truth
A 2-day intensive on consent and assault
inside kinky communities


Are our communities protecting us? Are we, as communities, protecting others? What does assault look like in a lifestyle
where consent is so fluid?
Is assault really a problem for kinky people?

What can we do about it?


We can handle the answers to these questions.
We can handle the truth.

We're going to invest two days in understanding the best information available on what's really going on in our communities, underneath the silence, shame, and fear.
We're going to break apart myths and stereotypes, and

open our eyes to the patterns that are playing out in our communities and our lives.
We're going to
build and use tools to stop those patterns,
and to guide the world we have to being more like the one
we want.
We're going to work together to change the way we learn, think, and feel about consent.

That's the serious news.


Here's the fun news.
THERE WILL BE:
– SOCK PUPPETS!
– SARCASM!
– GEEKERY!
– WEIRD POP CULTURE REFERENCES!
– POSSIBLY THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF PROFANITY EVER KNOWN TO HUMANS!


Basically, we're going on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride On Consent, and there's going to be a whole lot of going “Look, Ma, no hands!” while we figure out how to save the world, solve the mysteries of the universe, and get solid evidence of Consensual Non-Consent Bigfoot.

In the very best Motley style,
there will be cursing, laughter, and adventure while we learn real world information and practice real world skills for how to handle the things we see and do.


DAY ONE: Knowing is half the battle
Day one is 3 classes, all focused on showing the problems we're currently facing. We can't solve anything if we don't understand the scope of the problem. So in the first day, we study together to identify and understand the patterns that we already see, and how to identify them in everyday life.


1. Our Play, Our Lifestyle, Our Life: “We talk about self-policing. We talk about vetting. We talk about due diligence and personal responsibility and how to keep ourselves and each other safe. Now we're going to look at how the patterns we've created are dangerous for all of us, and how we're perpetuating a community that hides and protects predators, while shaming and silencing victims. It's not a fun conversation, but it's one that's absolutely critical. We're going to do the work of learning how we're getting it wrong, so we can start getting it right.”
Rape
culture 101, with an emphasis on patterns and behaviors present in the BDSM community.
Overview on: what rape culture looks like, where it comes from, tools and techniques for calling it out and changing expectations in personal life and community.


2. It's Not What You Think: “No matter what you think it is, it's not what you think. Consent violations and sexual assault follow predictable patterns, but they're not the patterns we see in movies, on TV, and in books. We're going to study what consent violations actually look like, especially in our own communities, and how to identify them as or before they happen.”
Identifying and addressing the stereotypes about consent violation and assault. Surveying and analyzing examples where the stereotypes are wrong and harmful. Emphasis on practical exercises in identifying and acting on consent violations that do not match the common stereotypes.


3. This Ain't Your Mama's Kinky Checklist: “This is how we start getting it right. We're going to talk about what a consent model is, what consent-positivity looks like, and how we can support ourselves and each other to do what we want, when we want, with whom we want, how we want. We're going to study and begin to understand what a truly consent-positive culture looks like, so that we can see the world we're trying to build.”
Consent Culture 101, with an
emphasis on how to create consent-positive habits in a play- and power-oriented BDSM community. Overview on: enthusiastic consent, difficulties in giving and/or soliciting enthusiastic consent, and tools and techniques for supporting enthusiastic consent in personal life and community.


DAY TWO: Just Do It
Day two is another set of 3 classes, all aimed at practical applications for the information we studied in day one. We'll go over tools and techniques, get some role-play practice, and discuss special case scenarios where addressing the problem is more complex than just “Hey, that's not cool.”


1) No One Is Neutral: “No one is neutral. There's no such thing as a helpless bystander. We all have the power to affect the world around us, and to put a stop to the assault and violation that happen every day – inside and outside our communities. We're going to learn and practice how to take action when we see a predatory pattern, how to intervene when someone is being pressured, and how to keep a balance between being active in supporting consent and interfering in a dynamic that's not ours to disturb. We're going to create smart, adaptable paths
that let us create positive change in our community and still respect that each of us handles consent differently.”
A call to action to end diffusion of responsibility in situations where
violation occurs in front of others. Identifying and addressing how the “bystander effect” occurs, and how to combat it. Emphasis on practical exercises in stepping in, stepping up, and speaking out in uncomfortable situations.


2) Support Systems, Inside and Out: “We know what's happening. We know who's doing it. Now it's time to talk about how to heal the wounds that have already happened, when we couldn't or didn't prevent them. Support systems are the tools we use to support ourselves and each other in times of harm. We're going to build tools that help us keep our focus right where it needs to be: on supporting the person who's been assaulted, and helping them find their way forward. We're going to practice being truly respectful to the process of healing, even
and especially when the person who needs to heal is ourselves.”
Identifying and addressing
good techniques for being part of a survivor's support system. Identifying and addressing good techniques for selecting and maintaining your own support system. Emphasis on taking the tools presented and using them to discover/create an individual path.


3) Real World, Real Problems: “That's not cool. That's not okay. That's fucked up. We all have the basic tools to address consent violations. Now we're going to hash out how those tools work and feel in real life situations, and how to handle them so that they do the most good with the least likelihood of accidental harm. We're going to get into the nuts and bolts of why these tools work, so that we can create new ones in the moment, as they're needed. We're going to talk about the mechanics of the tools we need and use, so that we're always ready to rebuild and improve them. And we're going to see how and why they fail, so that we can address those failures and how to start preventing them.”
A facilitated discussion on the problems we
encounter in every day life, both inside and outside the kink communities in which we participate. Emphasis on creating problem-solving tools and mechanisms that work for many situations, and developing the skills to create those tools on the fly.

Cost for this weekend is $40 and includes dungeon time on Saturday night for current members.

Consent Weekend

From Saturday, April 19, 2014
To Sunday, April 20, 2014

We Can Handle The Truth
A 2-day intensive on consent and assault
inside kinky communities


Are our communities protecting us? Are we, as communities, protecting others? What does assault look like in a lifestyle
where consent is so fluid?
Is assault really a problem for kinky people?

What can we do about it?


We can handle the answers to these questions.
We can handle the truth.

We're going to invest two days in understanding the best information available on what's really going on in our communities, underneath the silence, shame, and fear.
We're going to break apart myths and stereotypes, and

open our eyes to the patterns that are playing out in our communities and our lives.
We're going to
build and use tools to stop those patterns,
and to guide the world we have to being more like the one
we want.
We're going to work together to change the way we learn, think, and feel about consent.

That's the serious news.


Here's the fun news.
THERE WILL BE:
– SOCK PUPPETS!
– SARCASM!
– GEEKERY!
– WEIRD POP CULTURE REFERENCES!
– POSSIBLY THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF PROFANITY EVER KNOWN TO HUMANS!


Basically, we're going on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride On Consent, and there's going to be a whole lot of going “Look, Ma, no hands!” while we figure out how to save the world, solve the mysteries of the universe, and get solid evidence of Consensual Non-Consent Bigfoot.

In the very best Motley style,
there will be cursing, laughter, and adventure while we learn real world information and practice real world skills for how to handle the things we see and do.


DAY ONE: Knowing is half the battle
Day one is 3 classes, all focused on showing the problems we're currently facing. We can't solve anything if we don't understand the scope of the problem. So in the first day, we study together to identify and understand the patterns that we already see, and how to identify them in everyday life.


1. Our Play, Our Lifestyle, Our Life: “We talk about self-policing. We talk about vetting. We talk about due diligence and personal responsibility and how to keep ourselves and each other safe. Now we're going to look at how the patterns we've created are dangerous for all of us, and how we're perpetuating a community that hides and protects predators, while shaming and silencing victims. It's not a fun conversation, but it's one that's absolutely critical. We're going to do the work of learning how we're getting it wrong, so we can start getting it right.”
Rape
culture 101, with an emphasis on patterns and behaviors present in the BDSM community.
Overview on: what rape culture looks like, where it comes from, tools and techniques for calling it out and changing expectations in personal life and community.


2. It's Not What You Think: “No matter what you think it is, it's not what you think. Consent violations and sexual assault follow predictable patterns, but they're not the patterns we see in movies, on TV, and in books. We're going to study what consent violations actually look like, especially in our own communities, and how to identify them as or before they happen.”
Identifying and addressing the stereotypes about consent violation and assault. Surveying and analyzing examples where the stereotypes are wrong and harmful. Emphasis on practical exercises in identifying and acting on consent violations that do not match the common stereotypes.


3. This Ain't Your Mama's Kinky Checklist: “This is how we start getting it right. We're going to talk about what a consent model is, what consent-positivity looks like, and how we can support ourselves and each other to do what we want, when we want, with whom we want, how we want. We're going to study and begin to understand what a truly consent-positive culture looks like, so that we can see the world we're trying to build.”
Consent Culture 101, with an
emphasis on how to create consent-positive habits in a play- and power-oriented BDSM community. Overview on: enthusiastic consent, difficulties in giving and/or soliciting enthusiastic consent, and tools and techniques for supporting enthusiastic consent in personal life and community.


DAY TWO: Just Do It
Day two is another set of 3 classes, all aimed at practical applications for the information we studied in day one. We'll go over tools and techniques, get some role-play practice, and discuss special case scenarios where addressing the problem is more complex than just “Hey, that's not cool.”


1) No One Is Neutral: “No one is neutral. There's no such thing as a helpless bystander. We all have the power to affect the world around us, and to put a stop to the assault and violation that happen every day – inside and outside our communities. We're going to learn and practice how to take action when we see a predatory pattern, how to intervene when someone is being pressured, and how to keep a balance between being active in supporting consent and interfering in a dynamic that's not ours to disturb. We're going to create smart, adaptable paths
that let us create positive change in our community and still respect that each of us handles consent differently.”
A call to action to end diffusion of responsibility in situations where
violation occurs in front of others. Identifying and addressing how the “bystander effect” occurs, and how to combat it. Emphasis on practical exercises in stepping in, stepping up, and speaking out in uncomfortable situations.


2) Support Systems, Inside and Out: “We know what's happening. We know who's doing it. Now it's time to talk about how to heal the wounds that have already happened, when we couldn't or didn't prevent them. Support systems are the tools we use to support ourselves and each other in times of harm. We're going to build tools that help us keep our focus right where it needs to be: on supporting the person who's been assaulted, and helping them find their way forward. We're going to practice being truly respectful to the process of healing, even
and especially when the person who needs to heal is ourselves.”
Identifying and addressing
good techniques for being part of a survivor's support system. Identifying and addressing good techniques for selecting and maintaining your own support system. Emphasis on taking the tools presented and using them to discover/create an individual path.


3) Real World, Real Problems: “That's not cool. That's not okay. That's fucked up. We all have the basic tools to address consent violations. Now we're going to hash out how those tools work and feel in real life situations, and how to handle them so that they do the most good with the least likelihood of accidental harm. We're going to get into the nuts and bolts of why these tools work, so that we can create new ones in the moment, as they're needed. We're going to talk about the mechanics of the tools we need and use, so that we're always ready to rebuild and improve them. And we're going to see how and why they fail, so that we can address those failures and how to start preventing them.”
A facilitated discussion on the problems we
encounter in every day life, both inside and outside the kink communities in which we participate. Emphasis on creating problem-solving tools and mechanisms that work for many situations, and developing the skills to create those tools on the fly.

Cost for this weekend is $40 and includes dungeon time on Saturday night for current members.

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The Woodshed Orlando

Located at: 6431 Milner Boulevard Suite 4, Orlando, Fl 32809
Email: contact@thewoodshedorlando.com
Call us at: 407-293-7474
Mailing Address: PO Box 568292, Orlando, Fl 32856

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