February, 2021

24feb16:0018:00Event OverVirtual EventFuocoBuilding Self Trust for Bottoms16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my timeCategory:Day 1,Queerope 2021Format:conference


  • Fuoco (she/her)

    Fuoco (she/her)

    fuoco began her rope journey as a bottom in Phoenix in 2012. She is switchy in rope and a vocal advocate for rope bottoms.When she’s not doing rope, fuoco is a professional circus artist. constantly training to build strength and flexibility. Her dedicated study of the mechanics of the body make her especially interested in developing more comprehensive education for bottoms informed by these practices.You can find her teaching at cons and weekend intensives across North America and Europe, and you can access some of her teachings on Shibari Study. In recent years fuoco has become passionate about transformative justice practices and connecting the work of kinky community building to larger abolitionist struggles. She's incredibly passionate about developing our collective capacity to respond to harm that occurs within our communities with care and compassion.


(Wednesday) 16:00 - 18:00 CET(GMT+01:00) View in my time



Event Details

Join fuoco in a class that is part demonstration and part guided discussion about the ways that we as bottoms can contribute to trust being built within a tying partnership, and also the things that help us understand when trust might not be a safe thing for us to offer. We’ll talk about this in two main parts: pick-up play and establishing trust within consistent, familiar partnerships.

For those bottoms who often engage in pick up play, we’ll discuss vetting a rigger in terms of what you can visually assess about their tying skills and how to negotiate according to what you see.

For established partners, we’ll discuss fuoco’s rule of “yes, and” as a tool you can use to measure whether or not skills can be scened with or need more lab time, and the ways that discussions like these can be constructive and trust building.

This class will also include a general discussion/sharing of the lessons that we’ve learned over the years as bottoms, and the ways that our feelings towards rope change and evolve over time.


Format: discussion/demonstration

Minimum Knowledge Level: all levels

What to Bring:

Solo or Partnered: both, partnered if you want to tie along

Class recording: yes

This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event.


photo credit: J. LOOM

The login details for this class will be sent to you via email shortly before the event.



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