Reality Strikes: When Scenes Go Sideways

You are snuggly fettered by 4-point restraints, the suspension frame tilting just a bit. A violet wand sparks next to a jumble of pyro-paraphernalia and you’re pretty sure your diabetic Dom/me has checked their blood sugar level recently. What could possibly go wrong?

If you’re a writer, the potential for a scene to go sideways provides opportunity for comedy, drama or both at the same time. If you are a reader, you will have heightened appreciation for the nuances of a scene when you understand the inherent risks, and if you are a participant, well, you might be most interested in avoiding the drama.

Join Dr. Charley Ferrar, Clinical Sexologist and experienced D/s practitioner and Kestra Gravier, medical practitioner and author of BDSM erotica, as they lead the audience through exploration of some of the risks of BDSM, answer your questions and spark ideas for plot twists.

Dr. Charley Ferrer   Dr. Charley Ferrer is a Clinical Sexologist and BDSM Educator.
She is the awarding winning author of over 13 books on sex and self-empowerment including her international bestseller, BDSM The Naked Truth. Doctor Charley has been teaching, researching, and practicing BDSM for over twenty year. She lectures throughout the US & Latin America on relationships, sexuality and BDSM. She conducts Mentorship programs for couples and individuals. She is also the host and founder of BDSM Writers Con.


Kestra Gravier, author of several BDSM erotica novellas and short stories, has been a practitioner for two decades and brings additional bona fides to this topic. From setting a Klingon’s broken ankle, to fishing out varied foreign bodies from myriad body orifices, through a discussion of bruise patterns associated with numerous recreational and occupational activities, Kestra brings a wealth of practical and educational experience to the topic of When Scenes Go Sideways. To revel in some of the scenes Kestra Gravier has depicted (and considered for complications) read her newest release (February 2015) Silver Chasings (Winner of the 2014 BDSM Writer’s Con Book Contest), or previous novellas Encounters and Dark River: Lady Elinor at Hampton Court. Find Kestra at

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