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Paula L. Rosengarthen

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Paula L. Rosengarthen, 30, is a conceptual artist, writer and actor. Since 2000 she has organized BDSM and Sex Parties for the gay/lesbian community in Berlin. In 2002 and 2003, in the framework of a bimonthly S/M meeting for women and trans people she coached more than 300 interested women of all biological genders on issues of BDSM-Outing, Safer Sex and safer S/M.

In her private life she is a passioate collector of antique books and is studying sexual science and the History of Art. She is currently working intensively on a picture/text book which deals with the authentic and erotic representation of female BDSM players, and which will be published in Automn 2005 (Konkursbuch)

Her Workshops

Play Piercing

At first the idea of a needle breaking the skin produces fear and disgust in most people. In a play piercing, sterile needles - often hypodermic needles - are usually inserted into the top layers of skin. These wounds heal without leaving permanent marks. Contrary to what most people believe, Play Piercing does not hurt very much after the first short moment of insertion. The interest in Play Piercing lies more in the symbolic connotation that a penetration of the skin implies. All penetration of skin entails the potential risk of infection or trauma and requires extreme caution. In this workshop Paula will show how you can introduce needles sensually and playfully into your love life and will give practical tips for use, safety and hygiene.

Spanking - Samatala - Smack it!

Executed with a firm hand, Spanking is a highlight for many lovers - a real erotic obsession and not just a disciplinary device in role play. This workshop provides hands-on experience to point out the different possibilities and alternatives. It will also show which techniques and objects might be used as an extension of your hand...

101 Affairs and no Partner

This workshop explores polyamourous lifestyles and the problems they might involve. Yearning for a primary relationship? Or stranded in the imbalances of genders and roles in the S/M subculture ? Happily escaped from monogamy, but nevertheless feeling lonely? A lecture and discussion on lifestyle choices and relationship issues.

Body Cult & Fetishism

Between Body Cult and Beauty Ideals: the fetishistic point of view or a different aesthetic. Slim and fat, hour-glass figures, scars and structures - body modification, body and material, high heels, hair, traces.... Paula will show photographed examples and moderate a hopefully controversial discussion about perception, aesthetics and the compatibility of extreme practices with health issues and political correctness.