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

I Suck At Poly (And Ten Ways How I Learned to Suck Less)

This class is a discussion-based class focused on the learning lessons that come with being in polyamorous relationships. Poly can be hard for everyone involved, and while it can come with a lot of joy (no pun indeed) and happiness, the learning attached to it can come with pain as well. In this class, Ode2Joy will share some of her learned lessons through her poly experiences and engage the class in order to facilitate sharing of their own learned lessons for the benefit of all attending.

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 pre existing protocol frameworks in class and then to be able to continue this work at home with current or future partners.

Type of workshop: Discussion