Ode2Joy, called Joy by pretty much everyone, is a submissive, poly, masochistic lion cub (not a kitten!) who unashamedly calls herself a one trick pony in regards to how much she loves rope bottoming. In a claimed, 24/7 D/s dynamic for over a year, she thrives on detailed protocol, open communication, and attempting to walk on the wild side and laughing in the face of danger...which is usually when she’s being a brat to her Daddy. She's an advocate by trade and has a passion for sharing her knowledge and experiences, especially when it comes to rope bottoming, D/s relationships, and facilitating healthy, honest discussion. Joy has been active in the DMV area for almost two years, and has presented at events like DC TNG and RambleGRUE. Her love language is planning things, and she can often be found bouncing around excitedly planning her next rope bomb, photo shoot, or adventure.

Ode2Joy's Workshops

Oops! Don’t Wanna Do It Again

This class will use personal examples to examine how mistakes in play can affect risk profiles in regard to injuries and communication with partners, both pick up and serious and in between. It will also look at how mistakes affect trust in relationships, and how they can be shared with the scene as a whole. Discussion will be encouraged throughout the class. Ultimately, mistakes don’t have to be inherently bad or negative events!

Type of workshop: Lecture, Discussion

Polish Your Protocols: Developing and Deepening Protocol for More Meaningful D/s Relationships

This interactive class will discuss various broad aspects of D/s, before focusing on evaluating and evolving individual D/s practice (rules, routines, and protocol) in daily life as well as scene-oriented situations. The class will provide beneficial exercises for exploring different types of protocol, allowing participants to better understand what works for them. The goal is for those interested in D/s dynamics to have the opportunity to begin or work on new or preexisting protocol frameworks in class and then to be able to continue this work at home with current or future partners.

Type of workshop: Discussion