Going Deeper: Connection & Creativity in Play and S&M


Eric Pride returns to BDSM Writers Con
to provide a discussion and live demo on the emotional connections made when engaging in D/s activities

With all the different toys and play techniques around, it is easy to forget what really matters in an S&M scene – connecting with our partner.The purpose of D/s interactions are to create and share a meaningful experience to be remembered on a physical and mental level…and maybe even beyond.

Through a series of shorter S&M scenes we show how to build a deeper connection, feed each others’ creativity, and thereby bring your play to a different level. We provide separate techniques and ideas for tops and bottoms.

This workshop is great for everyone who wants to enhance the emotional connections in their D/s interactions.


Eric Pride, together with his wife Lady Christie, heads a structured authority-based household in New York. The household celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2012. The primary focus of the household is integrating healthy power-exchange dynamics into daily life and providing guidance, training, and support for its individuals. Eric enjoys consensual S&M, blogs on different aspects of the lifestyle, and gives presentations on alternative lifestyle relationships, structured authority-based living, S&M, ritual and spirituality.

EricPrideEric has presented nationwide at numerous conferences, organizations and events. He is a founding member and an instructor at the Master/slave Development Center, an educational group for Masters and slaves. He is also the founder of NYC Kinky Living (NYCKL) and the producer of the workshop series Creating and Living Positive Alternative Lifestyle Relationships. Eric is a member of the MTTA Mentor Service for Masters and slaves. Contact him at eric.pride@gmail.com.