Send some shockwaves with Maeve McBride at our 1100+ sq ft dungeon, The Fallout Shelter, located in the heart of Salem, for this one-day educational intensive. Feel and contribute to the vibration of a full day of education and fun.
@MaeveMcBride (she/they) is an educator, erotic and BDSM coach, sexological herbalist, event producer, and community organizer, who has been exploring the intersections of kink, sacred sex, plants, and personal alchemy for more than 20 years.
A fun, sensual, and compassionate switch-witch, Maeve enjoys empowering folx of all persuasions to work towards their unique health, erotic and sexual goals. She teaches classes and consults with clients who are looking to explore and break down their barriers to sexual, sensual, and kinky pleasure. Her process involves combining evidence-based teaching methods, anatomy geekery, goal setting, mind-body-spirit trauma healing techniques, communication tools, the use of plant preparations, a sense of playfulness, experimentation, and exploration, in a non-judgmental environment.
Maeve works with individuals, couples, and groups and presents classes in person, online, and at conferences. Her goal is always to help clients and students to assemble a toolkit of things that work for their own unique needs. She provides guidance and presents tangible tools and information that can be used over and over to help folx connect more deeply with themselves, with their desires, and with their partners, heal trauma and shame, and empowers individuals to live more embodied and pleasure-filled lives.
Flogging is a wonderful way to create a variety of sensations from gentle caresses, to deliciously thuddy impact, to sting-y whacks that make your toes curl. It can also be a great kinky workout!
With the wide variety of floggers that are available, you can create a seemingly endless array of variation in sensation and experience to delight your bottoms and partners. This class will cover impact anatomy and safety, flogger selection and care, rhythm, sensation scaling, and techniques for increasing your confidence in your flogging abilities, adding variety to your impact play, leaving your partner feeling satiated by the end of your scene.
Getting the kinky play that you want involves knowing your desires, knowing your boundaries, risk profiles, and limits, AND communicating them effectively.
In this class, we will cover the topics one can consider when developing their own unique boundaries, limits, and risk profiles for kinky play. We will then cover what criteria to consider when vetting potential play partners, whether it be pick-up play or a longer-term partnership. We will then bring it all together with different ways to communicate your boundaries, limits, and risk profiles with your play partners.
It's not the size of the implement you use; it's what you do with it! Impact play is more than just whacking butts (although that certainly is one of the most fun things to do). This class will cover anatomy and safety considerations for safer play and then deep dive into the panopoly of impact play toys, materials, and ways you can use your body to create a myriad of sensations for your bottom. From the swift sting of the cane, to the thwack of a paddles, to the rhythmic percussion of your own hands and fists. Come learn the ins and outs to creating safer scenes from sensual to sadistic!
The Fallout Shelter is an 1,100 sq ft, 4-room dungeon, complete with 13+ play stations, a medical room, concrete jail cell, & a shower located within the dungeon. We are a private, invite-only space. Rules will be provided via direct message if invited to an event. We are located -10 minutes from the I-5. The Fallout Shelter is not mobility device friendly & has multiple steps in & out of the venue.
Lady Vivus (she/her) is a spiritually & culturally driven sex positive educator & organizer. Lady Vivus identifies as a Bootblack, Switchinatrix, hucow & self-proclaimed “Jewish American Pleasure Princess”. Lady Vivusis an out, proud, & fierce-as-fire transwoman with a passion for empowering other trans folx & their loved ones. Her personality is best described as “Fran Drescher with a whip”. While hailing from Detroit, Michigan, she has settled in Salem, Oregon, where she serves as the majordomo for her leather family, the Atomic Army.
At a young age, she became a believer in leather the first time she saw Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tight ass in leather pants while watching Terminator 2. Since then, she has found a spiritual outlet through leather that's driven her love of bootblacking & leather care to new heights.
In her previous 9-5, Lady Vivus assisted in running one of the few behavior services agencies in the world dedicated to supporting folx displaying sexually maladaptive behaviors. During that time working in the field of social sexuality, she was grateful to be able to author sex & gender positive curriculum, as well as curriculum around healthy relationship development. She doesn’t see herself shying away from her love of cultivating connection through sex positive education.
She hopes to inspire others to enjoy sexuality & dynamics from an authentic place, as well as help folx their spiritual place with leather & find healing within it. Her love of community, education, & sharing ideas with other sex-positive folx is insatiable. Lady Vivus also serves as the lead organizer for the Salem Munch. She also currently serves as a resident bootblack for the Portland Eagle & formerly 50 Shades of STFU, & Jiffy Kink.
In short, Atomic Army's intent is to be spiritual and to support others' own authentic approach to spirituality, expression, and education. Atomic Army's intent is to be spiritual in its actions. Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives. Using spirituality and the law of attraction will bring our goals to life for us and those around us to make the world better.
“Each person is a drop in the pool of life, and without all of us together, there would be no swimming”. - Mistress Sierra