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Episode 140 – Live at IML Part 3

Day 2 of the IML recordings! Today we’re talking with people on Sunday afternoon from the lobby of the host hotel.

Show Notes

Topics

  • Tyesha tells us about the contest events that happened Saturday night.
    • Pecs and Personality
  • Tina — International Ms. Leather — talks about her first IML. She also tells us about the IMsL contest.
  • The fabulous Midori shares her experiences as a first-time IML judge.
  • Rich is a photographer, and he likes to work the crowd at leather events.
  • Brad tells us about the Mr. International Rubber contest.

About Our Guests

Tyesha is here again. We love Tyesha.

Tina Maravilla AKA Sarge is the current International Ms. Leather. You can find her on Twitter: @SargeIMsL2015

Midori was with us again. She has a Rope Dojo coming up on July 18-19, Forte Femme is a female dominance workshop on June 19-21, and the Dog and Pony Show — an art show in southern California on August 1.

Rich Statmiller is a photographer who takes a lot of photos of leather events and other leather and kink. You can see his website at www.richtrove.com.

Brad (ChicagoGear) is one of the official IML photographers. He is also the production coordinator for Mr. International Rubber contest, which is coming up November 6-8.

Sponsor

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode, Drew went to the Mr. S booth at the vendor mart and picked out some leather items. He looks sexy in the Carpenter Cargo Shorts in camo. These are awesome shorts that even make Drywall Ass look great! He also picked out a JT’s Miner Cap, also in camo.

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Episode 139 – Live at IML Part 2

And we’re still live at IML! Join us for the second part of our first day recording from the lobby of host hotel during the IML weekend.

Show Notes

Topics

About Our Guests

Trevor Black is Mr. San Francisco Leather.

Martinisoft is a gearhead living in Chicago. You can find him on Recon and Twitter.

Scout is the outgoing International Mr. Bootblack. You can find him on Facebook.

Sponsor

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. One of the things that is great about Mr. S is that they will custom-make just about anything for you. If anyone can make some custom leather clothing or play gear, the awesome staff at Mr. S can do it. Visit them at the store in San Francisco, at IML, or other major leather events, or you can give them a call to see what they can do for you.

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Episode 138 – Live at IML Part 1

We’re live at IML! The entire NoSafeWord crew traveled to Chicago for the festivities. All of the hot leathermen, rubbermen, puppies, men in uniform, men in sports gear, and even a few furries. It’s like a kinky Noah’s Ark! Okay, maybe not. But it is fun.

We grab a few people from the live audience and have a conversation about the various IML experiences.

Show Notes

Topics

  • Tyesha’s an IML virgin!
  • Nitro has fun IML stories, too.
  • Steve tells us what it’s like to be an IML contestant
  • Neil talks about hypno and how he has fun with various guys at events like IML. And he does fun things to Sparky.

About Our Guests

Tyesha is one of our frequent guests. We love Tyesha!

Nitro is another frequent guest. And he’s fucking sexy.

Steve is Mr. Ohio Leather 2014.

Neil is an erotic hypnotist who has been on the show several times in the past. You can listen to Episodes x, x, x, and x to hear a lot about hypnotism. You can also go to Neil’s web site  erotic-hypno.com

Sponsor

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode, Mikey went to the Mr. S booth at the vendor mart and picked out two of their new neoprene items. Last episode, we featured the Neoprene Mercenary Vest. He also has a pair of the Neoprene Football Pants. They look very fun in person!

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Episode 136 – IML Survival Guide

In just a few short weeks, we will make the annual pilgrimage to the leather mecca in the midwest. For those of us who may be virgins, we bring you the survival guide for the International Mr. Leather contest weekend. Along with all of the usual frivolity that only the NoSafeWord Show can bring you!

Show Notes

In the News

Topics

  • Parties
    • Gear Blast
    • San Francisco Party
    • Onyx Party
    • Woof Camp
    • BLUF Party
    • Chicago Hellfire Club
    • Chicago Rubbermen
  • IML Events
    • Opening Ceremonies
    • Pecs & Personalities
    • Contest itself
    • IML Victory
    • Black & Blue
  • Making Plans to play
    • Don’t schedule too much
    • Don’t schedule too little
    • Don’t get your nose bent out of shape, for anything
  • Don’t get too drunk and make a mess of yourself
  • If you want to play with someone, tell him. Don’t hint.
  • But take it well if they say no
  • “Next Best” radar syndrome
  • If you are going there with a partner set expectations ahead of time
    • Good rule… we can fuck at home
  • You are not going to get it all in this trip
  • Never turn your nose up at someone else’s fetish
  • Gear
    • What to bring, what not to bring
    • How to pack
    • TSA Travel Restrictions
    • Handkerchief to the door handle

Sponsor

Mr. S Leather Co.

This episode sponsored by: Mr. S Leather. For this episode we feature the Four Buckle Hand Restraints.

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Episode 23 – Twisted Monk

A couple of years ago, Sparky got some Twisted Monk rope from his partner Damien for Christmas, and that is the only rope we have used since then. It is high quality rope that we absolutely love to use for all kinds of scenes.

One of the great parts of being in Seattle is that we have some very interesting Kinksters, so we had to bring in Monk knowing he is just down the road from us. We talk all about rope, how its made, and about quality differences in rope.

You have to check this one out, it was a wild one!

 

Show Notes

In the News

Discussion Topics

  • Live Show Report from the IML contest – Dreadfire
  • How did you get into rope as a kink?
  • Why did you start selling it?
  • Recommendations on rope
  • How novices should learn how to use it better
  • How to take care of it and make good rope last
  • Advice on working with rope in general

About Our Guest

Monk is the proprietor of Twisted Monk, which makes high quality hemp rope made especially for the use of binding humans. He lives in Seattle with his wife. Check out his merch at twistedmonk.com.

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Big Kink Event Tips for Newbies

After having gone to so many IMLs it feels weird to be on my second year in a row of not going, and going to miss the opportunity to see so many of the great people I know across the country that I just don’t get to see often enough.

But I know a lot of people are heading to IML next weekend for their first big event, and I am excited for them to start having some fun experiences like I got to have. Since I can’t be there to experience it with them, I figured I would share what I have learned from going to the events in the past that have help me make each one better and better for me. As follows are some kink event tips for all those newbies looking to experience this for the first time.

 

Introduce yourself, no safer place. There is no better place than a big event like IML to just let your freak fly, be yourself, and introducing yourself to people. If they aren’t interested, you can tell and move on. If they think you are a potential buddy, they will hang for a bit. If they want to fuck, you’ll know pretty quickly. But you are not going to be able to figure any of that out if you don’t go over and introduce yourself to that person you are interested in. If they don’t bite, there are PLENTY other fish in the sea.

Don’t bring baggage. Or at least the negative kind. Do bring baggage of gear. If you arrive with an ax to grind or a pissy attitude, then you are going to likely leave with it too. I have seen people do that, and truly I don’t get it. Why waste your time, energy and money on someplace you are just going to actively try to not have a good time at. Personally, I try to avoid the pisspot attitudes like the plague.

Let things go. Short of unwanted physical harm or murder, there is nothing so awful that could be done to you that you need to let it ruin your trip. NOTHING. I have got upset about some slight, a flakey trick, argument, or being rudely dismissed, and I have always regretted letting it get the best of me. Whatever it is that creates negative energy, let it go until after the event. Likely find you won’t care anymore by that time has passed, and if so, then how important could it be.

Put the energy you want back into the event. If you want to meet new people and make friends, don’t expect those people to just come to you and introduce yourself, you have to do it first. If you want to go sex crazed and have a good time partying as much as possible, then start setting up the scenes and not wait for the invite to the orgy. I have been in the circle of great guys all wanting the same thing but standing in the lobby wishing they were doing something else and waiting for it to happen. I been those guys. The last few events, I have chosen to be an instigator. And instigators get invited to interesting happens as well. If every one tried to be an instigator, the lobby of the hotel would be a lot less packed, I believe.

Each year is different. In each of the years I have gone they were all very different. A lot has to do with the kinksters that I have had as roomies, as they tend to influence the experiences you get to be a part of. But also I have had different goals each time. This is the year I am going to find the perfect hood in the mart. This is the year I am going to not be shy. This is the year I am going to see how many loads I can get out of tied up boys. This is the year I am just going to relax and go with the flow. The first few times I went I didn’t set my sights on a target and I got disappointed. Once I started setting my goal for the event I always walked away satisfied with how it all went because I made sure it happened.

Can’t get it all in. After the last one, it is important to remember you don’t have to do everything this one event. Running around trying to get to see everything in the mart, play with every person you have always want to play with, attend every party, wear every outfit you have and fill every hole you have or come into contact with, if you have to do it all you likely won’t. No harm in trying to get it all in and sure is fun to try, but if you fall short of doing EVERYTHING, remember there is always next year.

 

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