An Evening With Eric Pride

When? 01/25/2014, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dress Code: Vanilla
Non-Member's Need Sponsor? No
RSVP's Required? Yes
Location: Albany Area Hotel

Heavy Consensual S&M: Pushing It to the Edge
Going Deeper: Connection and Creativity in Play and S&M
Presented by Eric Pride

January 25, 2014 at 5 PM at a local hotel. Details will be provided in your RSVP confirmation.

Cost: $15 member, $25 non-members. Please bring a snack/dish to share for pot luck.

Please join us as we welcome Eric Pride for his first visit to the Capital District.

Eric Pride , together with his wife Lady Christie, heads a structured lifestyle 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 living, S&M, ritual and spirituality.

Eric 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 .

Heavy Consensual S&M: Pushing It to the Edge

Sadomasochism (S&M) is about the pleasure and enjoyment of inflicting or receiving pain and humiliation. In this class we discuss the heavier aspects of consensual S&M and how to experience it safely, including:

  • Safety for tops and bottoms
  • Consent, limits, and boundaries
  • Subspace and topspace
  • Processing and enjoying pain
  • The psychological side of S&M

This class contains a few shorter play scenes to illustrate the discussion.

Note: this class contains elements of adult language and intense consensual S&M. Please consider this carefully before attending.

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


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 is 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 our play to a different level. We provide separate techniques and ideas for tops and bottoms.

RSVP by sending an email to . Indicate Eric Pride in the subject line.