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Humiliation: Hot, Edgy and Sometimes Dangerous – with Richard Sprott


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Humiliation: Hot, Edgy and Sometimes Dangerous – with Richard Sprott

  • Mr. S Studio 385a 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)

Humiliation scenes involve some intense psychological dynamics, and come in a variety of expressions.  On one hand, humiliation can mean "putting someone in their place" - protocols and actions that reinforce a submissive or beta position.  On the other hand, humiliation can mean playing with embarrassment and shame.  This presentation will discuss shame, disgust, and embarrassment - and why some are attracted to this kind of scene.  The presentation will also discuss the ways in which humiliation can reinforce a power exchange dynamic. We will also discuss emotional triggers, negotiating boundaries, and aftercare.  We will also demonstrate some of the dynamics and dissect a humiliation scene.


Richard Sprott entered the San Francisco leather scene in 1990, and after a few years joined the Defenders/SF in 1995.  That led to involvement in the Leathermen’s Discussion Group, serving on the Board since its inception in 1999 until 2006, and then returning to LDG in 2011 to help start up the LDG Mentoring Program.  Richard was chosen as SF Leather Daddy XXIII in 2005. In 2009, he was chosen as Mr. Alameda County Leather 2009, a title produced by the Alameda County Leather Corps. He is also serving currently as the Executive Director of CARAS (the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities).  Richard also is one of the founders and serves as a director of TASHRA (The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance). Richard has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from UC Berkeley.  He is co-author with sex therapist David Ortmann of the book "Sexual Outsiders: Understanding BDSM Sexualities and Communities".  He has a wonderful leather family supporting him:  his husband Dave, his pup Spunky, his dog Chomper, his boy Mike, his slave eric and his slave lyle.

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