Reverse Tensions Newsletter, July 2010

Reverse Tensionz Newsletter
July 5, 2010


  1. Boss Bondage Follow Up
  2. New Event: Erotic Rope Focus Group
  3. July Classes with Lee Harrington: Erotic Pain Processing & Head and FaceBondage
  4. About Reverse Tensionz
  5. Friends of Reverse Tensionz

1. Boss Bondage Follow Up
The Reverse Tensionz board of directors would like to say thank you to Boss for coming
out this weekend and sharing his knowledge and intensity with us this past weekend. I
know some perceptions of how rope bondage can be used as a tool in your Sadistic
BDSM tool bags were radically changed.


Willow had this to say about Boss’s Piercing Like a Pro class:

Boss shattered a few preconceived notions and gave us all some new things to think about. It was SO great to watch first time piercers/pin-cushions explore this new form of fun! The giggles, gasps, cheers, and moans left a huge smile on my face…and that’s just from a spectator’s point of view! I’m thinking next time I won’t be so quick to volunteer for door-duty!

Both classes proved to be a success with a nice mix of our core group members and new
faces. So to our membership, thank you so much for the support and I hope we can
continue to challenge you and push your skills as Tops, Bottoms, Switches, Sadists,
Masochists, and all the other orientations you can think of.
To the new folks, welcome home! If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to
contact any board member for information or to give us some feed back. If we don’t have
the answer to your question we can direct you to someone that does.

2. New Event: Erotic Rope Focus Group
Reverse Tensionz is excited to announce the creation of a brand new event for our rope
family. This Sunday, July 11th we will be kicking off a monthly focus group for erotic
rope enthusiasts.

Our intent is for this group to be a relaxed peer to peer educational event where people
practice their rope skills, share their knowledge, meet new people, reconnect with old
friends, and possibly rub shoulders with some well known names from the rope
educational circuit.

This is also meant to be an opportunity for those who introduced themselves to us during
the demonstrations we do at the Erotic Heritage museum to meet the community and
enjoy a little rope fun. Whether you are an industry professional or a raw beginner the
Reverse Tensionz board of directors wants you to have a time to play with your ropes and
partners with no expectations or pressure.

Rope bottoms come meet and get tied up by rope tops. Here is your chance to share your
insights with tops and other rope submissives.

Rope Tops come share your knowledge and tie up some rope bottoms!

This is a great chance to learn “that cool thing you saw at the party” from your peers in a
safe and low key and semi-private setting.

Are you trying a tie from a book and are a little stuck with the particulars? You will have
experienced riggers at your disposal to answer questions and give tips.

Look for us in the Erotic Heritage Museum’s Chapel Area.

  • date: Sunday, July 11, 2010
  • time: 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
  • where: The Erotic Heritage Museum:
  • address: 3275 Industrial Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 011.702.369.6442
  • cost: Free, Donations to the EHM are encouraged
  • dress code: Fetish wear is welcomed and encouraged, no nudity please.

3. July Classes with Lee Harrington
Reverse Tensionz and Las Vegas TNG will be teaming up to bring you two classes with
Lee Harrington.

Pain is Inevitable, Suffering is Optional: Techniques for Erotic Pain Processing
Participatory Lecture
Each of us processes pain and intense sensation in different ways. Some of us
scream, some go silent, and some laugh with glee. Some focus on the connection
we have with our partners and go stoic, while others dance, write and squirm to
let the pain come out through movement. From distracting ourselves with other
thoughts or body inputs, to breathing techniques we will discuss how different
individuals process pain and how to increase your own effectiveness in
transmuting pain into pleasure, suffering, or erotic connection.

  • date: Saturday, July 24, 2010
  • time: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
  • where: The Power Exchange Las Vegas
  • address: 3610 South Highland Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103 (702) 255-4739
  • cost: $25/per person, includes admission to The Power Exchange for the evening.
  • dress code: Comfy Clothing like you might wear to work out or go to a yoga class.

Playing with the Head: Hair and Face Bondage
Hands On Class
We look out into the world through our eyes, listen to it with our ears, breathe in
every breath through our nose and mouth, and communicate our desires with
smiles, sparkling looks and verbal conversation. It is understandable why for
many people, facial bondage is an invasion of personal space, an intimate form of
play, and a hot way to get someone’s attention. We will focus on making rope
blindfolds and gags, simple and complex hair bondage, woven head harnesses and

Bring a 15-20ft piece of 2-4mm parachute cord (hemp, silk sash line- whatever
works for you) for head harnesses if possible, but standard 6mm line will work for
blindfolds and gags.

  • date: Sunday, July 25, 2010
  • time: 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
  • where: The Erotic Heritage Museum:
  • address: 3275 Industrial Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 (702) 369-6442
  • cost: $25/per person at the door, includes admission to the Museum
  • dress code: Comfy Clothing like you might wear to work out or go to a yoga class.

About Lee Harrington
Lee Harrington is an eclectic artist, spiritual and erotic educator, gender radical
and published author and editor on human sexuality and spiritual experience-
including “Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond,” “Shibari
You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé” and the “Toybag
Guide to Age Play”. He has also worked as an anthology editor on such projects
as “Rope, Bondage, and Power.” Well known for his fun and informative
approach to education, he approaches sexuality as yet another art to master, or
simply an art to enjoy to its fullest! He has been an active part of the international
kink and sex positive communities for over 14 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

4. About Reverse Tensionz
Reverse Tensionz is a Las Vegas based Pan Sexual, Pan Orientation BDSM group with an
emphasis on erotic rope bondage. We welcome all who enjoy the BDSM lifestyle whether
you are an experienced rigger, lifestyle rope bottom or just discovering an interest in rope.
How you identify yourself is up to you, what brings us together is an interest in erotic
ropes, whether it’s a minor kink or a full on fetish.

Here is a list of links where you can find us online:

Yahoo Group:
Nawa Yoi Event Calendar:
Mateo’s Blog:

5. Friends of Reverse Tensionz
Being a group founded and based in the larger Las Vegas BDSM community you can find
us at many of the local munches and venues attending classes, shopping, or just hanging out
with like minded people.

Here is a list of local hangouts where you can find members of Reverse Tensionz:

The Erotic Heritage Museum:

  • 3275 Industrial Road Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
  • (702) 369-6442
  • The EHM is host to our quarterly event, The Las Vegas Rope Social & Potluck, as well as a monthly Erotic Rope Focus Group. We also hold classes here.

The Power Exchange Las Vegas:

  • 3610 South Highland Drive Las Vegas, NV 89103
  • (702) 255-4739
  • The Power Exchange is a local club that has two play areas dedicated to the BDSM groups here in town. The Power Exchange also plays host to many of the classes sponsored by Reverse Tensionz. It’s a good bet that you can find a few of us here on a Sunday evening having a good time.

Local Munches:
There are many munches in the Las Vegas area. Those listed here are the groups dedicated
to hosting all within the BDSM lifestyle regardless of orientation or sexuality. These
munches are the ones that the B.O.D. of Reverse Tensionz attend, as well as the leaders and
the members of other more specialized focus groups.

SinCity D/s Network:
When: Every Friday night 8-10PM
Where: The “PT’s PUB” in the Sahara Pavilion Shopping Center at Sahara and
Decatur (minimum age 21)

Las Vegas Fetish Stores and Vendors:
Are you new to the scene and wondering about leather and latex fashions, or gear? How
about some new toys for you and your significant other? Here is a list of fetish shops in
Las Vegas that are friendly to Reverse Tensionz.

Look for our event listings at these stores and let them know you found out about them
from us.

Lady C Leather – Nevada’s Premier Fetish Company

  • 4037 W. Sahara
  • Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • (702) 641-3834

The Fetish Boutique & P.E.S.- Innovating Human Sexuality Since 1986

  • 1509 West Oakey Blvd.
  • Las Vegas, NV 89102
  • 1-800-339-6953 or (702) 474-2991

The Rack of Las Vegas – Alternative clothing, streetwear, clubwear, novelty gifts and

  • 953 E Sahara Ave, #16b
  • Las Vegas, NV 89104
  • (702) 732-7225

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