Sadism / Masochism

04may11:0017:00Sadism / MasochismLGBTQIA+ & FriendsIn-House Event11:00 - 17:00 FacilitatorCaritiaCategorykink



Event Details


There are many forms of masochism and sadism in the world. Many of them are non-consensual and harmful and of course, these ideas and experiences can spill over into SM as a form of consensual kink play.  How many people truly know the meaning(s) and varieties of SM from a global, colonial, collective, and individual perspective?

Caritia invites participants to explore the worlds of consensual sadism and masochism as well as the fascination of suffering within Western cultural norms and what it means to play with these dynamics within a boundaried, consensual, and playful framework.

We will aim to poke at biases, prejudices, and fears and support participants in decolonizing their personal and collective perception of S&M while exploring playful ways to engage in the multiple forms of SM. Participants will be guided to find their joy in playing with sadism and masochism. Let’s be a little devilish together.


Event Details

Date & Time:  May 4th, 2024, 11 am – 5 pm

Format: Workshop

Audience:  LGBTQIA+ & Friends

Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: a little bit of an idea of what makes you interested in the topic

What to Bring:  comfortable clothing, ideas, questions, the will to collaborate, and any toys, tools, or props to support.

Solo or Partnered:  solo or partnered (everybody needs to buy a ticket)

What we will explore:

What is S & M?
Boundaries & Consent
What’s your flavour of S&M play?
Negotiation and Care
Ways to play/Brainstorm
Intentional Play


Safety Concept & Regulation

Please consult our safety concept and regulations for this event here.


Accessibility Note

The workshop is held in spoken English. The space, KARA, is on the ground floor but has three steps to enter the house. A ramp for wheelchairs is available at all times. There is also a parking space available right in front of the door if needed. KARA has an accessible bathroom available. There are no thresholds in the entire house. The garden is only partially accessible at the moment. During the workshop, we will sit on the floor. Sitting in a chair can also be provided. Adaptations for physical needs will be shown and can also be provided upon request. If you participate in this workshop and need more assistance please message us at beforehand.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid, queer, intersex, asexual, aromantic, agender.

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and are respectful of everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful of the fact that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.


What else to know

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About Caritia: lives as an LGBTQAI+, gender-fluid, BiPoC (assigned female at birth) individual. Walking a path with invisible disabilities and the living challenges which accompany that life. Educator, creative and ongoing work in process, whose advocacy for establishing boundaries is as strong as the desire to love with truth and honesty. On a quiet mission to destigmatise difference and return power to each individual. Using the language of kink to the point of geeky excitement. Caritia’s fascination with the root/the body stems from a longing too deeply ‘listen’ to (her) body holistically, from the inside out.

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