Nov 112014
 

Master Steven and Miss Lilly and crew invite you to join us for not one but * two * fantastic classes on December 11 and 12, 2014

Midori (http://www.planetmidori.com is a world renowned motivator, educator, and author.
Tickets

http://www.fhp-inc.com/classes

You can purchase your tickets only thru Midori. Class numbers are limited so get yours early.

For more information call 214-678-9901
Sanctuary will not be able to sell tickets so get yours early thru Midori.

You must have a ticket to attend. No RSVP required. Your pre purchased ticket is your RSVP.

Thursday, Dec 11th. 7pm-9pm;

“Rope: Control & Dominance Moves”

Learn effective rope moves to enhance control! Whatever style of bondage or rope play you enjoy, these skills will boost the emotional and psychological intensity. In this hands-on class you’ll practice safe moves that are body-smart for the top side and bottom sides.

Whether you enjoy Kinbaku, Shibari, Westen, Predicament, Damsel in Distress, Take-downs or Confrontational play, these techniques will integrate well into your fun!
No experience necessary.

Bring: One or two length of rope that you usually play with. If you’re not sure, bring a length or two of 20 to 30 feet of ropes. Some practice ropes will be available to borrow.

Yoga mat or towels are suggested but optional
Wear: Comfortable clothing.

Pair attendance is encouraged, but solos are welcome as well. If you come solo, you’ll be paired with other solos for practice.

This Rope Dojo ® Elective is open to those who play at one or both ends of the rope.

You do not have to be a Rope Dojo graduate to attend. If you’ve not attended, this class will provide excellent foundation for Rope Dojo ®

Advance ticket purchase encouraged. Limited number of tickets will be available at the door, based on availability.

Cost: $40/pair. $25/solo
Ticket information below.

Location:Sanctuary for the Lifestyle Arts (Address provided upon registration completion)

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Friday, Dec 12th. 7pm-9pm

“Art of Feminine Dominance”
(Open to All Genders & Orientations. Partner attendance is wonderful.)

Elegance, power and confidence… Do you want to know how to be a dominant without being a bad cliche? How do you find a sexy style of erotic dominance that’s authentic to you? Using a special technique she developed, Midori will help you to find your inner power femme archetype, allowing you to pursue erotic fulfillment of sensual power play. Not your typical how-to class, you’ll discover the difference between constructive and destructive desires and point you towards ways of bringing satisfaction in bedroom play for both you and your partner.

Midori will share with you her secrets of the feminine art of dominance. She will discuss the psychology, practical exercises, techniques, fashion, how to discover what makes your partner weak-kneed, and more.

This class is not limited to a gender, but for all who harbor the powerful feminine within! Something for everyone from the novice to the experienced player. Partners and lovers of the dominant feminine welcome!

This is an excellent foundation for the ForteFemme women’s dominance weekend intensive (http://www.fortefemme.com)

Advance ticket purchase encouraged. Limited number of tickets will be available at the door, based on availability.

Cost: $20

Location:Sanctuary for the Lifestyle Arts
(Address provided upon registration completion)

Nov 042014
 

My Sir, David, and myself were honored to be presented and to walk our vests before the various courts from across North America that were in attendance at the Dallas Coronation. As well, we were introduced by our friend Donna Dumae a former Empress of the Imperial Court of Dallas to the Queen Mother of the Americas Empress Nichole the Great.

There are also photos of the TCC event put on by the Trinity River Bears and the Fire Dancers Houston Chapter. The event, “Dances With Bears: A Black Forest Feast,” was held this past weekend Oct 31 through Nov 3 and was a party of fun costumes, great food, and tasty cocktails.

I had a blast helping out my Sir with the event and by putting on the NLA-Dallas cocktail party. As your representative to TCC I did a Jamaican Warlock Brew with an Undead Warlcock for the costume. We were awarded a medallion for the cocktail!

Hope you all had a fun Halloween weekend!

Thank you,
Boy Leo

Oct 162014
 

Hello! We are conducting research into the political attitudes,
identities, and political behaviors of sexual minority groups in the
United States. If you identify as a member of any (or all) of the BDSM,
Leather, or Puppy Play communities, please take a moment to take our
surveys. The links to all surveys are below. Simply type each link into a
web browser (on your computer, tablet, or smartphone) to begin! Each
group has two surveys – one is multiple choice and one has open ended
questions where you can express yourself. You may take the surveys for
any group that you think you belong to. If you identify with more than
one group, take the surveys for each one!

Your answers are completely anonymous. We have no way of connecting you to
your answers. Our IRB approval number at UC Irvine is 2014-1273. Feel free
to pass these links along to any other members of these groups you think
might be interested or to post these links on any group Facebook pages
that would allow it.

About the study: We are exploring the political attitudes and political
behavior of several sexual minority groups in the United States. In
addition to the BDSM, Leather, and Puppy Play communities, we also
include the polyamory community, Furries, and nudists/naturism in our
research. We are writing a book about these currently overlooked
communities.

About us: Tony Smith (casmith@uci.edu) is an associate professor of
political science at the University of California – Irvine and Shawn
Schulenberg (schulenberg@marshall.edu) is an associate professor of
political science at Marshall University.

SURVEY LINKS

_________________________________________________________________

LEATHER

You are being asked to participate in a research study to explore the
political attitudes and political activities of the leather community.
There are two surveys to complete. Both are voluntary and anonymous, and
together they should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

Leather Open-Ended Questions: http://tinyurl.com/LeatherOE

Leather Pew Public Opinion: http://tinyurl.com/LeatherPO

_________________________________________________________________

BDSM

You are being asked to participate in a research study to explore the
political attitudes and political activities of the BDSM community. There
are two surveys to complete. Both are voluntary and anonymous, and
together they should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

BDSM Open-Ended Questions: http://tinyurl.com/BDSMOE

BDSM Pew Public Opinion: http://tinyurl.com/BDSMPO

_________________________________________________________________

PUPPY PLAY

You are being asked to participate in a research study to explore the
political attitudes and political activities of the puppy play community.
There are two surveys to complete. Both are voluntary and anonymous, and
together they should take no longer than ten minutes to complete.

Puppy Play Open-Ended Questions: http://tinyurl.com/PuppyPlayOE

Puppy Play Pew Public Opinion: http://tinyurl.com/PuppyPlayPO

Oct 132014
 

Are you frightened yet? Well, be not afraid to go have fun! Where else can you find so much fun stuff to do? Come out and let the full moon give you a fever for the flavor of …fun! Get yourself involved and make this community better for everyone. We can’t do it without you.

1) Mon Oct 13 from 7-9pm Cowtown Leathermen meeting at Club Changes-FW

*Leather Knights member meeting from 7:30-9:30 at Youth First Texas

2) Wed Oct 15 from 7-10 UCLSE: Voting at Hidden Door

*Sluts club night from 8-10 at Hidden Door

3) Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food Show from 9-11 at Club Changes in FW

***World Gay Rodeo Finals from Oct 16-19 go to: www.IGRA.com

4) Fri Oct 17 from 7-10 UCLSE: Voting at Dallas Eagle

5) Sat Oct 18 from 10am-3pm UCLSE: Voting at Resource Center

*UCLSE: In Town Show from 6-10 at The Eagle

6) Sun Oct 19 from 11am-12pm NTXCC Quarterly Meeting at Youth First Texas

*ICFWA general meeting 1pm-3pm at Cancer Care Serv. on Henderson Ave-FW

**Cowtown Leatherman cookout from 4-7 at Club Reflection

***IGRA Underwear Auction from 6-9 at Club Reflection

7) Wed Oct 22 UCLSE Club Night from 7:30-10:30 at Hidden Door

***UCLSE: Coronation Weekend Oct 23-26 go to: www.DallasCourt.org

8) Thu Oct 23 UCLSE: Roast of Their Majesties Show 7-10 at The Eagle

9) Fri Oct 24 UCLSE: Coronation Weekend

10) Sat Oct 25 UCLSE: Coronation Weekend

*NLA-D Halloween Howl from 5pm-? at Resource Center parking lot

11) Sun Oct 26 UCLSE: Coronation Weekend

*IGRA Underwear Auction from 4-7 at Club Relection

**Cowtown Leatherman cookout from 6-9 at Club Reflection

12) Tue Oct 28 from 7-9 NLA-D EC meeting at Resource Center

13) Thu Oct 30 from 7-10 ICFWA Samaritan House Halloween Party

14) Fri Oct 31 from 7-10 ICDFWA Halloween Pageant at Best Friends-FW

15) Sat Nov 1 from 9-11 Dallas Bears club night at the Eagle

*Leather Knights-Leather Night from 9-11 at the Eagle

16) Sun Nov 2 from 1-3 TGRA Dallas chapter meeting at Round Up Saloon

 

As always the NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

http://www.ntxcc.org

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

http://nladallas.org/?page_id=8

Just click that link to see the calendar. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo

Sep 232014
 

Stapling: Staples!

*It’s not just for the office! Spend time with us as we explore the fun of stapling! You can do it to make something pretty to adorn the body, or just be plain mean! Come out and have fun!*

What: Bound Rose
When: October 1, 2014
Time: 7pm -10pm
Where: The Sanctuary
Cost: $5/Sanctuary members $15 for every one else
Why: To educate, learn, share and grow BDSM skills.
Who: Master Neko and koneko (see bio below)

Door Prizes:
* One free Admit to any Sanctuary event.
* One free admit to any Bound Rose Meeting.

Agenda:

7-8 social/eating Please bring something to share.
8-9 demo/learning hands on
9-10 Play allowed in back dungeon. Dungeon rules and etiquette apply. Front dungeon will be lighted to encourage learning and practicing skills.

Please RSVP. Click on link below or contact MstsBoots

https://fetlife.com/events/284298

Bios:
About Master Neko & koneko

Neko has been in the lifestyle for eighteen years. His travels and learning in the lifestyle began as a collared slave. After almost 2 years, his Mistress felt he was on the wrong end of the flogger and spent 3 years training him to provide the proper care and feeding for his own slaves in the future, as well as building upon the Leather history, traditions, and ideals of his previous training.
Through his training, he discovered a desire to educate others about our lifestyle – helping people to understand and find personal acceptance of the deep, dark parts of us that we keep locked away. To that end, he has given presentations on such topics as (in no particular order and not limited to) fear play, mind fucks, interrogation, sword/knife play, orgasm control, rough body, blood play, body mechanics, medical play, stapling, electricity, sensory deprivation, liquid latex, needles, mummification, humiliation, rope 101, predicament bondage, and shibari. He enjoys dishing out a variety of sadism when he plays as well as being an active part of the community.
Prior to Texas, he was a part of the New York scene where he presented, played, and did fetish and rave photography. In Dallas, he ran the Bound Rose Society for four years with his slave, koneko. During 2008, he led the local bondage SIG group: DFW Bound2 and this year, they have picked up the reins again. He is a Mentor in the Dallas Mentors Program, volunteers at the local dungeon, Sanctuary, is a co-chair at NLA-Dallas and does security for Beyond Vanilla along with continuing to present when asked. He’s presented in places such as New York, Dallas, Austin, Colorado, Blanco, and Temple.
He has had as many as four slaves at one time, (which makes him certifiably insane) though currently, he owns one slave, koneko, who has been with him since 2002 in a 24/7 relationship.

koneko has been walking a kinky path since 1991 with the last twelve being blessed in service to Master Neko. She is a bi, poly, Leather kitten, and slave who loves kink education. koneko is also Wiccan, first initiated over twenty years ago and a teaching elder since 1999. During her Leather path, she has been given opportunities to serve the community through a number of venues, such as volunteering at the Dallas dungeon Sanctuary, Bound Rose Society, NLA-Dallas, Beyond Vanilla, Darker Paths, Fourth Friday, and in the Dallas and National submissive Mentor Programs. She has also been gifted with opportunities to teach as well as co-teach with Master Neko at several kink groups and events in Dallas, Austin, Colorado, Blanco, and Temple. koneko loves dancing under the moon, bottoming to her Master’s wild scenes, serving privately and publicly, having a full life, and enjoying the journey she is on.

Sep 222014
 

If you are asking “what camp outs” I have the answer for you. Some of the best camp outs occur at a private camp site about two hours south of D/FW in Cameron, Texas. The Texas Conference of Clubs owns the Buzzard’s Peak land site down there and is the official camp site for a number of clubs across Texas. Some of the member clubs are Cowtown Leathermen, NLA-Houston, Discipline Corps, Trinity River Bears, and soon NLA Dallas.

With the help of some of your dedicated volunteers from the NLA-Dallas-EC we have submitted our paperwork for membership with TCC. We will have access to utilize the site and put on our own events. Many of the member clubs come to the various events and some may be willing to co-host with us thereby lending us their experience and helping to guarantee additional attendance.

The site boasts a full chef’s kitchen with walk in cooler, shower house, toilet house and a combo shower/toilet house with a clean out station that is right next to the compound. Oh, yes… the compound is the “play area” for the camp. Slings, benches, crosses, and much more, including a big cast iron bath tub for… “play.” There is still more, an above ground pool with a large deck around it, RV hook-ups, tent grounds with electrical outlets, and a stage for shows and special events. This place also has loads of trails for hiking and is clothing optional.

How can you have fun and help to make this a success for NLA-Dallas? Attend some maintenance weekends or some events with one of the other clubs. Check the calendar of events:

http://www.texasconferenceofclubs.com/calendar.html

Simply click on the event you are interested in learning more about and follow the links to read more about the club organizing the event including any needed admission paperwork and the run fee. The cost for an event may be anywhere from $25 on up to $80 depending on the club. Those fees would include the standard $15 TCC per person fee and all food and drinks. Sometimes alcohol is provided depending on the club and the run.

Most of the time the maintenance weekend is the third weekend of the month and are free to attend. The idea is for those attending to help keep the site in good repair and to have a fun time doing it. This would also be a great way to visit and see all there is about the site before paying an event fee with one of the clubs. The entire site is open for use at the maintenance weekend so once the work is done the play can start. Food for Saturday breakfast and dinner is often provided and as part of your donated time you can offer to cook something up.

A majority of the events are open to everyone. However, there are two clubs that I know of that are male only; Austin Gay Nudists and Discipline Corps. To make sure of “open attendance” do look at the TCC Calendar and follow the club links to read up on the event.

Here is a short list of some upcoming events:

Bound By Desire; Oct 3-5

Hot Bears; Oct 10-12

TCC Maintenance Weekend & Board Quarterly Meeting; Oct 17-19

Boy Leo is the DC Rep and will be presenting NLA-Dallas for membership plus working hard to maintain the site. Please join us there to see the site and how the Board works for all members and to keep the site open.

Discipline Corps; Oct 24-26

Trinity River Bears (TRB) & Fire Dancers Houston: Dances with Bears, A Black Forest Event

“Halloween Special” weekend of Oct 31-Nov 2 (event is renowned for awesome food)

Touch of Leather; Nov 7-9

Calendar link: http://www.texasconferenceofclubs.com/calendar.html

 

Please take the time to have a lot of fun at this beautiful site. I have gotten to know many of the good folks that work and play out at the TCC camp and I am proud to be able to represent NLA-Dallas there. Come out and join us for a maintenance weekend so you can explore the site, meet other like minded people, help with some work, and then relax around a fire with good food and fun tales. Don’t forget all of the events that are open for you too. I have grown to love Buzzard’s Peak and hope to share all it has to offer with you. Come out to see what you have been missing!

I am available for questions: leo@nladallas.org

Hope to see you out there,

Boy Leo

Aug 262014
 

Where, oh where, are you tonight… or tomorrow, maybe next week? Use these dates to plan your calendar and then you will know where you are going to be. Your community needs you to become part of something greater. Go get involved and together we can make a better future for everyone.

 

1) Wed Aug 27 from 7:30-10:30 is the UCLSE Club Night at the Hidden Door

 

2) Sat Aug 10 from 6-10 is the UCLSE 18th Annual Friends Helping Friends Show

 

3) Wed Sep 3 from 7-10 is the T-Bears Club Night at the Hidden Door

 

4) Sat Sep 6 from 7-10 is the IGRA Finals Fundraiser at the Hidden Door

*UCLSE: Stop the Madness Show from 7-10 at The Eagle

 

5) Sun Sep 7 from 1-3 is the TGRA Chapter Meeting at the Roundup

 

6) Mon Sep 8 from 7:30-9:30 is the Leather Knights Membership Meeting at Youth First

 

7) Fri Sep 12 from 9-12 is the Discipline Corps Bar Night at the Eagle

 

8) Sat Sep 13 from 7-10 is NLA Bar Night at the Eagle

*TGRA Southern Comfort Dallas from 7-10 at the Hidden Door

 

9) Sun Sep 14 DC Play Party 12-6; sponsor &/or tickets required (see Fri Sep 12 bar night)

*UCLSE-EC Meeting from 1:30-3 at Youth First Texas followed by their General Membership meeting from 3-5

 

10) Wed Sep 17 from 8-10 is SLUTS Club night at the Hidden Door

*Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food Show from 9-11 at Club Changes in FW

 

11) Sat Sep 20 from 6:30-10 is Messy’s Gay Pride Show at the Hidden Door

*Leather Knights: Leather Night from 10-12 at the Eagle

 

12) Wed Sep 24 UCLSE Club Night 7:30-10:30 at the Hidden Door

 

As always the NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

 

http://www.ntxcc.org

 

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

 

http://nladallas.org/?page_id=8

 

Just click that link to see the calendar. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

 

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo

Aug 142014
 

Walking the path of Spirituality within BDSM,

an afternoon with Master Z

By: Bushido Bard

Spirituality and religion are often spoken of together as if the two are inseparable. Master Z suggests that your spirituality can be separate from your religion or fully integrated with it. Although he officially joined Leather in 2000 Master Z says he has been following his spiritual path ever since he can remember. Growing up he was raised Catholic and attended Catholic schools for education; headed on the track to become a priest in his family’s tradition. Things were going great but there was something missing in his life.

After joining the NLA he began another journey finding his spirituality. Exploring the various aspects of this lifestyle he determined he was a service Top. He enjoyed giving back to others and the community. In part this is why he travels all over the United States giving presentations on various BDSM topics. In all discussions he stressed that this lifestyle is a journey and that as soon as one ends, another begins.

Master Z began speaking about various points in his life that were significant to his journey; both spiritual and Leather. Although he would say that the two are not mutually exclusive! A wonderful example he gave was from the children’s book named The Velveteen Rabbit. Characters were discussing the concept of what is real and it spoke to Master Z in a meaningful way. It made him focus on his path and come to a certain realization. This truth was that you cannot make yourself something you are not. You cannot decide to become a slave; you either are a slave or you are not. Forcing yourself to become one only harms you and your journey.

What is our calling? Master Z stressed this question greatly because it is something that drives him. “In different points in my life I have had a drive that called to me,” he said. “If I ignored the calling or the passion then I felt empty.” Once that call has been sounded do you have the courage to live it with integrity? Master Z pointed out many times in the presentation that answering your call takes a commitment, but that also you will be the better for it. Learning to hear that calling is the first step.

There are three types of energy or thoughts that permeate who you are according to Master Z. There are physical, intellectual, and spiritual modes that are at work. Your physical is the simplest to explain. It is who you are on the outside and how you choose to present yourself. Your intellectual energies are spent learning new things and experiences. There is always something new to learn and eventually master. Your spiritual energy is who you really are; your authentic self. With regards to your spiritual energy you cannot deny what it is because it is your truest self. It is important to know yourself so you can grow on your journey. By recognizing and harnessing these three energies you can begin to reach your personal truth.

When comparing your spiritual journey to the M/s relationship, Master Z says the two paths share a unique quality; the role of Master. “We all have a Master,” he said. No matter how you see yourself or what path you tread everyone has a Master they must serve in order to proceed. This Master can be physical, mental, or spiritual. In the simplest terms you can see this relationship when you consider that regardless of which side of the slash a Christian is on, their Master is still Jesus. Sometimes the student becomes the Master and this just means the next path has opened before you.

Obviously not one path fits all. What’s most important is the integrity we live with our calling when we travel along our truth. In his final words Master Z imparted this bit of wisdom: “You will succeed whenever you obey your Master; whatever you decide that Master is.”

Jul 232014
 

The August Bound Rose meeting is Wednesday August 6.

The demo of the night will be delivered by Krestal Snow and will be about “Sensation” and how all of your senses can enhance a scene. Below you will find a short bio about this months presenter.

Please RSVP

https://fetlife.com/events/268945

Some upcoming topics in the next several months are:
•stapling with Master Neko
•improvised single tail with Master TC
•Rough body play with Master Gustov
•interrogation with Sir Hardy

Of course the evening is always available to practice any skill that you would like. As always if you want me to line up someone knowledgeable in a skill, please let me know.

Please bring a snack to share, as many people don’t have time to eat between work and the meeting. If my health permits I will make a pot of beans/franks.

Krestal Snow Bio
Began in this lifestyle in a submissive role, though I doubt anyone would concede that I was ever fully successful as one. I did, however, learn many valuable lessons during that year and I believe that it has made me a better Mistress to my slave. I have benefited from the tutelage of many of the communities best teachers and cherish every moment I have had with them and look forward to learning more in the coming years. I am a proud member of the 2011 DMP graduating class. I like playing all over the toy box and consider myself an equal opportunity pain distributor (shamelessly stolen moniker, but true). And while I have been formally “in the L/s” for about 5 years, I have been telling people what to do for decades.

I am married to my boy, beau, who has been my slave for two years, after a year under consideration. Our relationship is based on an explicit exchange of power and a deep seated love for each other. He completed DsMP in 2012.

We love sensation play and I like to engage all five senses. This is a hands on class so please bring your toys! We will also have a surprise or two for everyone.