House of Scorpio > Past Events
Here are a few highlights of the events we've held since we began in 2010.
Sunrise cuddle puddle for our deviant extended family, with makeouts, mimosas, smoothies and breakfast. Snacks and continental breakfast will be available from 5am on; hot breakfast served at 7am. We'll have the giant screen up, and could cuddle up together for movies into daytime, too. And of course mimosas, smoothies and coffee - virgin or spiked.
Bedroom Badass is our series of workshops to take couples and individuals through various steps in opening up their relationships, or in exploring more adventurous sexual experiences. We've noticed there are many of you for whom our parties are that exciting first step, and we thought we could help you more along the way by having these small, dedicated, hands-on sessions.
All workshops will include a lecture and practical exercises, as well as a take-home (or emailed PDF) document with the most relevant notes from the class. We'll also leave dedicated Q&A time at the end of the session to give you time to speak directly to our teacher, and get your feedback on this and possible future classes.
Our teacher is Sean Simpson, who has spent six years teaching various classes at some of the largest events in the kink scene, including Dark Odyssey, Winterfire, and Chrysalis. Sean has trained professionally in psychology, anatomy & physiology, and massage therapy, and privately with experts in everything from wax play to predicament bondage. Sean's classes include How to Argue as a Couple, Seductive Massage, Sensory Play, Sensual Wax Play, How to Talk Dirty, Predicament Bondage and even Knife Play. We'll be offering some of these in this series.
The first in our new series of relationship workshops, this introductory class is designed to spotlight communication skills and strategies to strengthen and maintain the positives in your romantic, friends or family relationships. You'll learn how to get into your partners' psychological world, understand their patterns, read their non-verbal cues more effectively, and find new levels of appreciation and trust while building confidence in the relationship. The workshop will include both a lecture and practical exercises, as well as a take-home (or emailed PDF) document with the most relevant notes from the session.
Some topics to be covered:
- The Ten Commandments of effective communication
- 36 things you need to know about your partner
- The five key ways we show and recognize love and appreciation
- How to state your needs clearly and effectively
- Knowing the difference between what your partner says and what they mean, and the right questions to ask to know the difference
While our first communication class laid the foundation of trust and intimacy in your relationship, the second will focus on direct application of newly learned concepts to sex and play, while adding more advanced communication tools to your Badass skill set. You'll learn to master specific strategies for increasing your partner's trust and comfort, develop language to talk about deeply held fears and desires, and identify and resolve potential pitfalls.
Some topics to be covered:
- Six steps to personal responsiblity
- Consent in personal or play party settings
- Boundary negotiation
- Ways to ask for what you want
- How to say "no" (or partial "yes")
- The most effective type of communication in sexual settings
The beauty of polyamory is the ability to define your own relationship boundaries instead of letting habit and society set them for you. But with that power comes not only great responsibility, but conversations, negotiations and issues you may not have ever considered as a monogamous person. We'll show you how to navigate the challenges of opening up for the first time, as well as share specific techniques for bettering your existing open relationships.
Some topics to be covered:
- Myths of polyamory: what it is and what it isn't
- What type of polyamory is right for you?
- Five effective strategies for openness and honesty
- Combatting jealousy
- Step-by-step checklist for opening up your relationship
- Unicorn care (and self-care) guide
- Resources and support networks guide
Sensory play is about two things: turning your partner on, and taking absolute hold of their attention. This class will teach you how to seduce each of the senses, bringing your partner into the moment no matter how many worries or distractions they have. We will show you how to use the senses to alter mood, induce pleasure, relax your partner or excite them into a state of frenzy. Your ticket will also include your very own silky long black scarf (the most versatile sensory play tool!) and a personalized 4oz bottle of massage oil (pick your own scent!).
Some topics to be covered:
- A crash course on anatomy and physiology of the senses
- Activating each sense in partner play
- A selection of props and tools to heighten sensory stimulation
- The use and effects of sensory deprivation
- Effective use of temperature play
- Intro to wax play & electro-stimulation
A class on the essentials of Hot Wax Play, to introduce you to this erotic and sensual experience. Many people are very curious about trying wax play but are not quite sure were to start. How do I do it safely? What type of wax is the best to use? Will I burn my partner? In this class, we will show you how to set your love life on fire without burning down your bedroom.
Some topics to be covered:
- Setting up the play area
- Types of wax to use
- Techniques for artistic and seductive wax play
Demonstrations and workshops will cover: wax dripping, ladling, pouring, and play techniques. We will provide all necessary play, safety and cleanup materials.
This workshop is designed to introduce a whole new level of touch into your life and give you the basic massage skills to enable you to relax, revitalize, and tantalize your partners. It’s a 3-hour hands-on class that comes with a lifetime of rewards.
You will be learning many of the same techniques and skills that professional massage therapists know and use in their practice -- from a massage therapist with 15 years of experience and 12 certifications in various modalities. One of the most important things we are going to teach you is how to do really deep work without using your hands or your fingers, and using your full body weight - key knowledge to enable you to keep going for a longer period of time without getting tired. Most people are truly surprised at the difference between what they thought massage was and what they learn here.
Your ticket will also include a 4oz bottle of massage oil to use and take home, which you personalize using a selection of essential oils.
Some topics to be covered:
- A crash course on anatomy and physiology
- A mini essential oils workshop before you customize your massage oil
- Reflexology demo (traditional Chinese foot massage)
- Swedish massage (traditional western massage)
- Intimate massage foreplay techniques
This class focuses on practice more than theory. We'll still have a small lecture, and will send the notes PDF, but you'll be spending most of your time actively engaged in the skills we're teaching. You will also have individual teacher attention as you practice. As always, we'll leave dedicated Q&A time at the end of the session to give you time to speak directly to our teacher, and get your feedback on this and possible future workshops.
3.3-4.3.2016: Bedroom Badass: Bondage Bootcamp
March 3, Basic training 1 - Bondage intro: Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife
March 20, Basic training 2 - Practical restraint: Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife
Sun, April 3, Basic training 3 - Pretty restraint: Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife
Sun, April 17: Basic training 4: Tie'em up and...(Bondage for sex): Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife
This workshop series is designed for anyone interested in the trust, fun, and excitement that comes with exploring the concept of bondage and power exchange. Don't worry if you know nothing about it, or even if it scares you a little: we'll take you from the very beginning all the way to practical play. And if you're not new to the idea, you can jump in anywhere along the way to brush up on basics, pick up new tying skills or just practice in a safe and welcoming environment.
We begin with a guided tour of the world of bondage. In this interactive class we will discuss the different ways many find it appealing and how to make it work for you as part of your personal exploration. We will teach you how to safely explore the forbidden with the trust of your partner and how to develop and keep that trust. We will also introduce you to Erin Houdini, our rope expert teaching most of this series.
We will cover: bondage safety; psychological appeal and exploration; the key components of a good bondage scene; intro to rope and a demo with Erin Houdini; alternative bondage demos including: ready-made restraints, clothing, saran wrap and more
A tutorial of rope handling, limb ties and body ties, and how they can be used singularly or in conjunction with each other to create an erotically charged rope scene. We will cover: Rope handling: tension, wrapping, cinching, locking; Limb restraint: single and double column ties, frogties; Full body ties: chest harnesses, crotch ropes, handcuff belts, hogties
This class allows students to strengthen the basic skills and ties learned in the last workshop and shows them how to make their restraints beautiful as well as functional. We'll go over some of the previous class' ties, plus include: full body ties: halter top harness, x-man harness, v-harness, the gunslinger; limb Restraint: attaching limbs to harnesses (plus review of single and double column ties from the first class); more advanced rope handling methods, including tension, wrapping, cinching, and locking.
A tutorial of rope handling, limb ties and body ties, and how they can be used singularly or in conjunction to provide the access, friction and handling for really hot bondage sex. We will cover: review of basic rope skills from previous classes; overhead ties: strapado, hammerlock; full body ties: hip harnesses, handcuff belts; specialty ties: crotch ropes (shinju), breast bondage
Special guest teacher: Erin Houdini, a rope mistress and escape artist in the business of uniquely colored rope and restrictive restraint. A teacher by trade, she brings style and substance to her workshops, striving to make rope bondage accessible and logical, yet still intuitive and artistic. She also sells beautiful hand-dyed brightly colored nylon rope, on her site and during her classes. Outside the bondage world, she’s known for her online activism and essays on gender, sexuality, and consent.
If there's enough interest, we will host these advanced, smaller workshops in the future:
- Intermediate Training 1: Tight bondage
- Intermediate Training 2: Partial suspensions
- Advanced Training 1: Intro to full suspension
- Advanced Training 2: Suspension bondage
Please let us know if you would like to reserve a spot. The sooner we have a minimum number of students, the sooner we can confirm the classes.
4.18.2015: Spring Bacchanalia
A decadent celebration of wine, freedom and ecstasy to chase away the last of the winter chill. Frolic with Bacchus' lascivious menagerie in his ivy-covered grove, feed the initiated grapes, and anoint them with your sacred oil. If you're feeling brave, stick your hand in Pandora's Box… and if you're really brave, there's the slave auction and the human sacrifice...
Theme dress or costume required: maenads, nymphs, satyrs, fauns, centaurs, horny woodland creatures, Emperors and plebeians, Olympians and demigods.
12.19.2014: Naughty or Nice Holiday Party [Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife]
Before you escape town for wholesome family visits, spend a night with ho-ho-hos and jingle balls, exploring all the way to the North Pole. Ride Rudolph the Red Ballgag'ed Reindeer (who wants to volunteer? we'll gift you the ball gag!). Make out under the mistletoe. Sit in Santa's (vibrating) lap. Reward the nice or be punished for being naughty in the Spanking Station (BYO spanking tools). Send salacious holiday greetings from the North Pole Post Office. Find out if it's better to give or receive in our Secret Santa swap (bring a wrapped gift: naughty or nice, under $10).
Theme dress or costume required: horny reindeer, lecherous elves, slutty snowflakes, cross-dressing snow queens, misfit toys, curious penguins, kinky Krampus devils, warped Grinches, Santas, and Hanukkah Harrys.
9.27.2014: Intergalactic Beach Blanket Bingo [Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife]
It's time to put on your bikinis, grab your surf boards, and run down to the beach. We're celebrating the best of 1960s beach movies, and especially the 1964 "Pajama Party" - featuring one confused Martian, sent to prepare for an alien invasion and ending up instead at a pajama party with everyone's favorite beach gang. What other interplanetary creatures will gather on the beach to celebrate the end of summer?
Theme dress or costume required: vintage beach bunnies, surfer hotties, rat pack bikers gangs, mermaids, skydivers...from outer space! At a pajama party! No lazy modern-beachwear-as-costume :) Inspiration: 1964 "Pajama Party", 1965 "Beach Blanket Bingo", any campy sci-fi from the 60s.
6.7.2014: 20,000 Licks Under the Sea [Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife]
Join us for frolicking in the waves of the Hotlantic as we submerge our steampunk submarine as deep as it can go. Be caressed by tantalizing tentacles or frilly fins; play with dolphins' air holes; make out in sea kelp patches; wrestle with sea urchins.
Theme dress or costume required: Captain Nemo, naughty Neptune, flirty fish, messy mermaids, lewd lobsters, sexy squid, pretty plankton.
3.22.2014: Kinky Salon NYC: Candyland! [Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife]
Traipse along the pop-color paths of a life-size Candyland game, from the Gumdrop Mountains to the Candycane Forest, as you try to make your way to the Candy Castle. But beware, naughty Lord Licorice may snare you with his tangly black ropes, and Lollipop Princess may spank you with her huge sticky treat. Lewd entertainments and silly games by and for YOU (email us to participate!). Bring treats to share.
Theme dress or costume required: Gingerbread People, Mr. Mint, Duke of Swirl, Gramma Nutt, King Kandy, Queen Frostine, Gloppy the Molasses Monster; sweet treats of all kinds; angry dentists; latex-lickable lollies; sugar and spice and everything nice. Or naughty.
3.16.2013: First-ever Kinky Salon NYC: Fairy Forest Frolic [Event on Facebook | Event on Fetlife]
The infamous Kinky Salon, the most tantalizing, silly, artistic, intimate, playful & sensually outrageous costume party, has finally made it to NYC. Adventure with us into the land of naughty fairies and soft scented flowerbeds. Our Gowanus loft has been transformed into Queen Titania's forest: a moon-drenched wonderland of fairyland fancy and decadent delights. Tricksters and merry pranksters abound...beware of that pesky Puck and his love potion, and the naughty green fairy at the bar. Lewd entertainments and silly games by and for YOU.
Theme dress or costume required: winged and feathered; nearly nude & glittered; horned and naughty; bondage fairies, Ents, satyrs, bunnies, flowers, nymphs, druids, fairy folk, witches, familiars, enchanted animals, elves, gnomes, sprites, lovers lost in the wood.
The enveloping steam has softened and sensitized your skin, flushed from dancing; a skilled massage has awakened your deeper flesh; and throughout our misty playland are attractive, aware, and dynamic guests feeling the same sensual vibration - why would you leave for the hottest part of your evening? You don't have to - House of Scorpio has taken the legendary G&S' Banya parties to the next level.
It's a steamy night of your dreams, with a naughty private party in the Russian Baths. Indulge in your choice and degree of pleasures - from a dance in your spa wear to a skin-tickling soak in the jacuzzi - OR head upstairs to a sexy play zone created exclusively for our event.
This is your night of decadence. In addition to the pleasures of the saunas, dance floor, jacuzzi, roof deck lounge and, of course, like-minded company, Toys in Babeland is supplying us with their signature lube, and "Hands of God" Hushabye will be giving free mini-massages. Feeling giving yourself? Give your playmate the pleasurable lashing of a platza. A hand-picked DJ (TBA) keeps the dance floor grooving all night.
[Discreet] BYOB and BYOT (Bring Your Own Toys!). Tip your waitstaff. Go wild. It'll be cold out there, but very hot in here...
*you may come as early as 9:30pm for "clean" activities.