Mind F**ks: Changing Reality Through Head Games


Eric Pride returns to BDSM Writers Con to provide a discussion and Live Demo on one of the edgier forms of play in the D/s relationship. This is an ADVANCED   workshop with a strong psychological component.

Play scenes encompass a wide variety of aspects such as different dynamics, connection and control. Play scenes can be long or short. They can be gentle or rough. They can be physical, incorporating elements of bondage, impact, pain, and edge play. Or they can be entirely physiological, involving just you and your play partner’s minds.

Psychological play. Mind games. Deception. Alternating reality. Playing with fear. These are examples of Mind Fucks.In this presentation we take a closer look at Mind Fucks. We discuss and demonstrate what they are, how they’re done, when to do them, and the associated safety concerns.

Beware that this is not everyone’s cup of tea. You may want to go and enjoy a nice cup of healthy vanilla tea instead.

This workshop is great for authors who wish to add more psychological intensity to their novels and for readers who want to brush up against the dark-side. It’s like being on a roller coaster with the safety bar “loose.”  A thriller to make you bite your nails, scream and beg then return to do it all again.


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.