Crucible 2023 will have an amazing set of classes from a wide variety of presenters. Stay tuned to information about upcoming classes.
We had an amazing 2022 class schedule, take a look below at some of our fantastic classes.
Anal Sex Basics with Kali Morgan
Learn the ins and outs of exploring an erogenous superhighway of pleasure- starting at your own back door! Regardless of your body or gender, Your anus is the center of a constellation of sensation! Learn to navigate this mysterious gateway to orgasmic delight including massage, penetration and other winning exploratory methods.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Arms-Front Chest Harness in Rope and in Chain with CTW
This class takes a well-known arms-front rope chest harness, identifies key structures that hold the harness together, and then recreates it in chain bondage. A bondage partner is required to tie along. (3-4 standard lengths of rope to tie rope harness; 15-30′ various lengths of 1/4″ proof chain, 12 – 1/4″ shackles, and 1 – 2″ steel ring to complete chain version). Previously attending any prior introduction or Chain Bondage 101/102 is recommended.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Beyond Restraint: Rope for Beauty, Bondage, Healing, and Connection with Lee Harrington
When many people think of erotic restraint, images of intense pornography often come to mind. This is only one small sliver of what ropework can be used for. In this presentation we will explore how this powerful tool can create amazing art on the canvases of our lovers’ bodies or be used for transformative rituals of intimacy and healing. The simple concept of wrapping lines around a beloved (or ourselves) can tap into the power of our sensuality, mindfulness, passion, and delight. It can also challenge us into cathartic ordeals, emotional transformation, and connections with the divine. Let us dance between the worlds in transcendent scenes and bound bliss. Bring your curiosity and open up to the possibilities this often misunderstood tool can hold.
Friday, June 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Blindfolded Pony Obstacles with Adelasia
Every pony can navigate a course when they can see the obstacles. What if the ability to see is removed? This is a true communication experience where handler and pony navigate the pathways and learn from each other. This is not a class, there are no prizes and most of all, no pressure. Come out for the fun of testing your skills maneuvering obstacles, with carts or on hoof, where only one of the team knows where they are going. We won’t won’t say which one!
Sunday, May 29th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Pony Camp
Bondage for Sex with Stu
Using single and double column ties along with a few new ties. We will focus on tying up a partner to have sex with them. We will be demonstrating a few of these ties. We will set aside some time for suggestions and questions from attendees for particular scenarios they would like to see neatly tied up. Recommending to bring: 2-3x 50 ft pieces & 3-4x 25 ft pieces -or- 6-8x 30 ft pieces.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
Breath And Energy Orgasms For All with Barbara Carrellas
Barbara’s breath orgasm event/workshop has become a yearly Camp favorite. Each year we breathe and undulate our way into prolonged, ecstatic, orgasmic states. This year, the themes are resilience and connection. You can participate in many ways. For example, you can…
- learn how to have a breath and energy orgasm
- practice combining a breath and energy orgasm with a genital orgasm—bring toys!
- have a breath and energy orgasm with a partner(s)
- dedicate your orgasm to something you want to create in your life
- use the breath and energy orgasm to transform old patterns and stuck emotions into joy and connection
- celebrate another year at Camp with breath and energy orgasms for all!
It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s magical. Plus, you’ll be able to incorporate this technique into whatever kind of sex and play you enjoy for the rest of your time at Camp!
Saturday, June 4th, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Camp Crucible Rodeo with Pony Camp Staff
This is a morning of Western Rodeo games and races; including Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, roping and more. No experience necessary and all for fun, so Cowfolk put on your hats, pull up your boots and come on out! Ponies and all other species are welcome! Wouldn’t be a rodeo without a greased pig! Any volunteers?
Tuesday, May 31st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Pony Camp
Camp Crucible Trail Ride with Pony Camp
Attention All Campers! Join us for a safe and pleasant ride on the Trigger Trail. No experience necessary. Our Camp Crucible wranglers will communicate any pony limits and help with tack, hitching, grooming, and leading the ponies to carts for a supervised outing. Arrangements may be made with the wranglers for special needs, romantic rides or destinations (some hills excluded). All ponies are invited, from the novice to the experienced, to participate in some true pony headspace while being treated as trail stable horses (speaking ponies will not be heard except in cases of emergency). Ponies please come early for negotiation, especially if you will need loaner tack, and please wear comfortable footwear without heels. A good time is guaranteed for all!
Monday, May 30th, 10:30am-12:30pm, Pony Camp
Saturday, June 4th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Pony Camp
Chain Bondage For Beginners with CTW
Accelerated discussion of risks and safety information of using heavy chains, demonstration of various metal connectors used in place of knots or frictions, and a demonstration of a simple body harness. Class information followed by open lab time for participants to play with chain bondage. Great for self- and partnered-bondage participants.
Tuesday, May 31st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Cock and Ball Bondage with Stu
This class uses rope to enhance and accentuate the fun of cock & ball torture and tease/denial. The class will use both regular gauge rope and a thinner gauge rope. Some of the ties will incorporate the body and/or limbs of the bottom. The rope may be of any diameter or material. If you will be getting tied, it is helpful to either have biological cock & balls or a removable appendage to act as stand in. If you have a variety of diameters of rope, please bring them along. P.S. If you have a hitachi-shaped vibrator you should bring it along – the hitachi’s wider head and narrow neck lend well to being tied up. Please bring several lengths of rope. Rope longer than 30-ft is not recommended.
Friday, June 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
Come To the Dark Side, We Have Cookies and Dirty Uncles: Dark Age Play for Littles and their Bigs with Veruca and Luke
Do you enjoy coloring and stuffies? What about a paci? How about that paci you aren’t supposed to like? We will discuss the ins and out of being a little that enjoys the dark side of age play. While still holding our stuffies, we will explore what it is like to still enjoy the things that your little heart wants while putting a dark twist on it. Dirty Uncles, Daddys, Mommys and all the in-betweens. This class comes with a heavy trigger warning as we dive into the topics that most find taboo and too big for littles.
Sunday, May 29thth, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
Fahrenheit 451: Introduction to Fireplay with DCEdninja
Fireplay: an extreme form of sensation play. Accelerant is applied to the body, either ignited and applied or applied and ignited, for the purpose of elevating the exterior temperature of the body. Fahrenheit 451’s mission statement is to assist in the students knowledge of safer fireplay practices and to help in the development of safe and enjoyable fireplay scenes. We will cover safety, selection of accelerants, selection of application tools and development of a fireplay scene. We would like any interested experienced Fire-tops to attend and assist with the hands-on. At the end of class there will be an opportunity to make your own Fire wand. This is a hands-on class.
Tuesday, May 31st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
From Rags to Sexy 101 with Dottie
Rooting for your favorite team or rocking out in your favorite band’s t-shirts can be boring and unflattering, especially if they are oversized. T-shirts right off the rack can be unbecoming on a woman no matter the sizes available. Luckily, there are lots of ways to revamp your old tees to create an edgier, more feminine look. Join us for some fun and sexy ways to give your basic t-shirt a stylish DIY upgrade. Please bring a t-shirt(s) to this hands-on workshop and prepare to leave with a stunning new creation. As Tim Gunn says “make it work!”
Friday 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm, Mess Hall Deck
GenderQueer Bondage: Rope for People “Between” and “Beyond” with Lee Harrington
Ever had to struggle with how to put a crotch rope on a woman who has a little something extra? Wanted to tie up a transman who wanted chest bondage that didn’t make him look like a girl? Perhaps you just want to explore some hot ways to tie up your lovers to make them feel androgynous and exposed? Then this class is for you. We’ll be playing with crotch ropes and strap-on harnesses, alternative forms of chest and torso bondage (to emphasize and de-emphasize curves), and exploring a few other ties that can help us or our partner(s) feel seen as whatever gender or otherness as we experience ourselves to be. Bring two or more pieces of rope, 25-30 foot in length, for hands-on fun and exploration in this class for “the rest of us.”
Monday, May 30th, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Getting Your Authentic Pony Play On with Lee Harrington
There are only a few different types of pony scenes out there, right? Wrong! Show ponies, trail rides, brush downs, wild ponies wrangling, studding, visits to the clinic, auctions, running the races, carousels, Mr. Ed… these are just a slice of the diverse array of pony play scenes out there – but which type of scene fits you? We will dive into why each of us is actually drawn to being a pony or owning, handling, training, or interacting with human ponies and pony-esque personas. With our “why” in hand we can begin designing scenes, interactions, scenarios, and play dynamics that serve everyone involved. Come along as we explore hard moments and humor alike, and leave with a few tools to look into your own desires and communicate them with others.
Tuesday, May 31st, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Pony Camp
Head-Butts, Punches, and Kicks… Oh My! And everything in between with Team Soup
Sometimes you need to cast aside the toy bag and just get down to that basic guttural wonderfully animalistic type of play, the type of play where you use your brain and you body. But sometimes using yourself as an implement gets lost in the vast amounts of toys inhabiting O/our toy bags, W/we can forget that the bare hand, full contact no toy play can be use for so much more than spanking(although there is nothing wrong with a good bare handed spank).Your body, if used correctly, can induce such varied sensations from loving and supportive to vicious and brutal and all points in between.
Sunday, May 29th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Upper Dungeon
I Own Your Ass: A Day in the Life of an Authority Transfer Couple With Team Soup
Authority transfer is something that isn’t well-understood or discussed often within the BDSM community. There are many confusions, fears and myths about how it works. This class aims to address some of the main questions that Polar and nephesh get about their relationship model. Here are some of the questions that we will explore:
- What does it mean to say that you own her ass?
- What are the differences between D/s, M/s and Authority Transfer?
- Is this just a different term for power exchange?
- Does Polar negotiate anything with nephesh?
- How do you resolve arguments and conflicts?
- Doesn’t nephesh get resentful?
- nephesh doesn’t seem submissive to Polar. What’s up with that?
- But hold on… service is a major part of how I view the role of submissives and slaves. Does nephesh serve Polar? If so, how does it look?
Impact and Blood: The Juice is Loose with Alex McGeorge
Blood can be a powerful thing to incorporate into your scenes. Luckily, we’re all full of blood and our bodies make more! This class aims to explore the intersection of impact and blood play exclusively. What happens when a bloody back or butt gets flogged? What happens when a person gets spanked with something sharp? What safety concerns does this raise for participants in the scene AND those outside the scene? We will cover scene planning and prep, things to be mindful of during the scene, cut evaluation and aftercare as well as cleanup. Note: this IS NOT a first aid class, we will discuss wound care best practices that do not require specific training. A class outline with citations will be available to attendees. The class will end with a demo scene inside a Dexter style kill room with the presenter wearing a white Tyvek suit and face shield. Attendees will be encouraged to examine the environment, the equipment and the safety gear after the scene to see exactly where the blood went and reflect on how that might impact their own scenes. Those who may be interested in the safety aspects of the talk but not the demo will have a clear opportunity to leave before the demo starts.
Thursday, June 2nd, 10:30am-12:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
MAKE ME!: Consensual Bratting with VeganRob
Does your bottom really know how to push your buttons? Do they love to argue and disagree? Are they a brat? In this class we will discuss the concept of consensual bratting. We’ll talk about crafting a successful scene, negotiating with a brat, and limits for both the bottom and the top. Additionally we will discuss the stigma surrounding a bratty bottom. Just remember, no whining during the Q&A.
Monday, May 30th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
Mapping Your Pleasure / Mapping Your Pain with Whittney and Willow
In the movie, Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex …, a new husband complains to a friend that his wife is frigid. The friend asks the husband if he knows where her erogenous zones are. The husband’s reply, “Yes. Her father gave me a map!”
Few of us have such accommodating in-laws, but with some time and a sense of adventure, you can map your own partner’s pleasure and pain spots. This playshop begins with an introduction to therapeutic trigger points and how to exploit them. Throughout the course, we will take a head-to-toe inventory and practice finding and manipulating these spots. Participants will walk away wearing a map for later kinky fun!
Wednesday, June 1st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
Microbranding for Ponies, Trainers and All Other Interested Folks with Barbara Carrellas
The art of microbranding (also known as Cell Popping, Devil’s Fire, Devil’s Kiss, and multi-strike branding) is a form of body modification/body art that involves placing small, shallow brands on the body using a variety of fine, heated tools. These micro brands create a temporary (or not so temporary, depending on the individual or on your intention) tattoo-like scar. This is both a workshop and a participatory event for anyone interested in learning to give or receive a microbrand. (There will be non-heat-branding alternatives for those who want them.) All campers are welcome and can come with a design in mind, or choose from a selection of microbranding flash art. Ponies might like to design and receive a small (or not so small) brand that symbolizes their pony essence and/or purpose. Ponies may receive this brand from their trainer or from any other supportive, willing person. Curious folks who just want to watch and learn are also most welcome.
Thursday, June 2nd, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upper Dungeon
My Ass is Owned: How to Remain Healthy and Whole While Living in a Power Dynamic with Team Soup
We have all seen it before… the collar goes onto the neck and the personality of the slave seems to get watered down until they almost disappear. So is it possible and realistic to believe that a person can enter into a 24/7 M/s dynamic but not have their core personality get lost? Hell yes! Some of us are still big personalities who retain our cenna core selves and personal strength. So what does it take to maintain your personal identity and strength while still fully committing to the M/s dynamic? Come share in our passion for making sure that people remain whole and strong while walking the M/s path.
Tuesday, May 31st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Mess Hall Deck
Pick Yourself Up!: Self-Suspension Bondage with Willow
There are plenty of classes on how to tie your friends and partners, but what is a kinkster to do when missing the other half of the normal rope equation? Tie yourself of course! This is an intermediate level class which will assume proficiency in a basic chest and waist harness of your choice, as well as suspension fundamentals. The class will address specific safety concerns, practical tips & tricks, as well as several techniques for getting your own butt in the air, given the variety of hard points a kinkster will likely encounter.
Monday, May 30th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Pony Exploratorium with Pony Camp Staff
Pony Curious? Come explore your wild side! If you have ever thought of becoming a pony or pony trainer but were not sure where to begin, this is your chance. This is a learning interactive for beginning ponyplay. So if you just want to dip your hoof in the water, or if you’ve tried it and want some new ideas, this is the place and time. Come try out many of the different aspects of pony play, training and care. All skill levels for Ponies and trainers are welcome. Pony Camp equipment and tack are available for use, so you don’t need to bring anything except your curiosity.
Sunday, May 29th, 10:30am-12:30pm, Pony Camp
Pony Play for the Differently-Abled Ponies with Barbara Carrellas
Have you always wanted to try pony play—either as a pony or a trainer—but thought you weren’t up to the physical demands? This event is for you! No matter what your physical limitations might be, there is a place in the stable for you. Not all ponies jump over fences or pull carts. We’ll help you find your inner pony and/or trainer, and then co-create your perfect pony experience—it might be grooming, or carrot snacks, or rolling in a pasture—or something else entirely. If you like, we can also help you design a pony show routine specially designed to accommodate your particular pony needs.
Monday, May 30th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Pony Camp
A Pony Scene from Nose to Tail with Piper Pony
So perhaps you have a pony, or you are a pony and you have some tack, but what next? What do you actually DO on a pony play date? In this class we will discuss how to create a pony play scene from beginning to end. We will talk about what you might want to remember to ask when negotiating; how to create pony headspace; what IS pony headspace; how to incorporate the kinks that move you; as well as the build, arc, and aftercare of the scene. Bring your ideas too!
Wednesday, June 1st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Pony Camp
Pony Show Prep Clinic with Pony Camp Staff
Whether you want some help putting together a routine for the pony show, or you need a little feedback for finishing touches, this is an excellent opportunity to work with an experienced pony or trainer. If you don’t need any help, this time is great for practice. Just keep in mind that several ponies may need to share the court, so be prepared to take turns and work together. Some loaner equipment and tack is available and everyone is welcome to enter the pony show, so everyone is invited to get ready!
Friday, June 3rd, 10:30am-12:30pm, Pony Camp
Preparing for Intense Scenes with Carmen Monoxide
We often have a goal in mind for our scenes. We might seek out a subby, floaty headspace, total fear and domination over another person, silly giggling connection, or a wide variety of other experiences. The physical and mental state of participants going into a scene help achieve that goal just as much as any skills or activities that take place during play. In this class we go over the biological and psychological factors that create what we call “headspace.” We’ll also demonstrate, discuss, and practice methods and tools for controlling and manipulating your own headspace before and during play to achieve a desired outcome.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Mess Hall Deck
Remote Controlled Toys for Big Kids, volume 1.1 with SincX
Remote controlled sex toys have come a long way over the last few years! It wasn’t long ago that you needed to be practically next to someone to activate their remote controlled vibrator. Nowadays everyone from couples to cammers can buzz each other from opposite sides of the planet. In this class, we will talk about some of these different toys, old and new, store-bought and home-made, what you can do with them, how they work, and issues that may guide your selection of your next toy. Feel free to bring along your own toys and stories and share them with the group!
Wednesday, June 1st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Mess Hall Deck
Sexuality After Sickness with Carmen Monoxide
This discussion-based class goes over how feelings, libido, and sexual expression change with illness, surgery, or injury, and focuses on how to get your groove back during and after the healing process.
Monday, May 30th, 10:30am-12:30pm, Mess Hall Deck
Slice and Dice with a Bit of Spice with Nya-Midnight
Knives can be for more than cooking or self defense. They can be a beautiful expression of care and intimacy. Join me and my pointy babies as we explore the many realms in which danger can be made sexy and fun.
Monday, May 30th, 10:30am-12:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
Swing Batter Batter with Nya-Midnight
Impact can come in all shapes and sizes whether it be as simple as your bare hand or as complex as a florentine. Come explore your limits and bounds as we dive into many forms of impact and its many uses. Whether it be mild to wild the choice is yours.
Saturday, June 4th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Bat Barn Tent
Swinging Curves: Suspension for Larger Bodies with Raven
This class will focus on tailoring suspension techniques to accommodate a larger bodied rope bottom. We will discuss nerve clusters and pressure points, flexibility and joint awareness, and strategies on how to safely lift and transition in the air. All are welcome regardless of size and orientation. This class will consist of demos during the class time and attendees are encouraged to bring questions and rope.
Wednesday, June 1st, 10:30am-12:30pm, Upper Dungeon
Under Your Boot: Stomping, Licking and Fucking! with Team Soup
This ain’t about boot blacking… this ain’t about leather care… this is all about boot love, boot violence and boot sex. Why do people like boots? How does such a utilitarian object turn into one of the most fetishized items in our lifestyle? Come have some Team Soup style fun with boots.
Saturday, June 4th, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Upper Dungeon
You’re Hot when You’re You with Lee Harrington
We’ve all been told on some level that what we are, who we are, or what we want is not normal. Is strange. Isn’t acceptable. Is wrong. But we are all broken, so what? Or more importantly, now what? Join Nina and Lee as they explore their journeys of gender, presentation, dominance and submission, sexuality and more that never had a box to fit into in the first place. From self-examination to self-acceptance to self-celebration, let’s look into what makes each of us truly sexy, truly hot, truly authentic… finding ourselves amidst the messages from our communities and beyond.
Thursday, June 2nd, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Bat Barn Tent