Pinching, grasping, pulling, poking, and twisting as SM techniques, extend far beyond the old standby of nipple pinching, and, despite humble appearances, such techniques are often "harder" than some of the most extreme tools and toys. Techniques gleaned from martial arts, trigger point therapy and massage therapy yield a large range of effects.
This class will provide working knowledge regarding mindset, anatomy in target selection, and safety. Participants will learn several specialized and little-known grips used in martial arts for seizing, pinching and pulling and which allow a stronger and more versatile grip, as well as basic anatomy and pressure point usage. This workshop will include a significant demo component.
The stroke of death is as a lover's pinch, / Which hurts and is desired.
(William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra¸ V.ii.295-296)
WARNING: Tops, this is likely to be your bottoms’ least favorite class.