Art of Kink - Humiliation Play

15feb11:0018:00Art of Kink - Humiliation PlayEvent Over11:00 - 18:00 Categorykink


(Saturday) 11:00 - 18:00





Event Details

In this workshop we will discuss what it means to humiliate and to be humiliated. With the understanding we gain, we will further discuss different ideas on how to play with humiliation, centered around the following two “classic” themes:

• Dehumanization: objectification and pet play
• Power Play: lowering one’s status as a human

We will have guided exercises to go along with these themes that can can be completed in any way, from just talking to having a mini play scene, to even just sitting out and observing. Whatever is at your comfort level, and feels best for you. Even with just observing, a lot can be learned. We will also discuss how pain and shame play can relate and be used when playing with humiliation, as well as how to build a scene and end it.

To play with humiliation, we first must understand what humiliation means:

Humiliation: The emotion you feel when your status is lowered in front of others. Humiliation involves abasement of pride and dignity, and with it loss of status or standing. Humiliation as a public failure of one’s status claims.

The Latin root of ‘humiliation’ is ‘humus’, which translates as ‘earth’ or ‘dirt’. Humiliation is the public failure of one’s status claims. In private, such feeling amount not to humiliation but to painful self-realizations, such as embarrassment. Humiliation is not necessarily shameful. For instance, one could claim that Jesus was crucified and this humiliated, but that he did not feel shame (or so I was told, I was not there).

What to know & what to bring:

This workshop is appropriate for anybody who has an interest in exploring and playing with the feeling of humiliation for any reason: all feelings and processes are welcome. We will work together as a group throughout the day to form the tribe needed to support all of us in going through the laughter and the tears, the playful and the serious, and the good, the bad, and the ugly that this strong emotional topic can bring up. As a central rule in this workshop for playing with status is that we all begin and end together as equals who have come together to hold space for one another to explore this rich and delicate topic.

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