CAMP RAVISH 2018 PROGRAM
Camp Ravish is three days and two nights of connecting with like-minded adults in a fun, frisky and judgment free camp setting. The weekend features educational workshops, revered speakers, adult style camp games, nighttime festivities and brings adults together from all manner of adult lifestyles. Be it kink, poly, swinger, queer, spiritualist, new or experienced, we have a little something for everyone! This is your time to re-live those old sleep away camp memories and make new ones-adult style!
Roughing it with Ravish is only as rough as you want it to be! The event property encompasses 20 beautiful acres on the San Gabriel River in Northwest Williamson County, Texas and includes a covered pavilion for seating up to 280 people, outdoor kitchen, outdoor restrooms and shower, laundry facilities, as well as two waterfront decks, a stage and sound-booth, playground, nature trails, outdoor seating areas, fire pits, and barbecue pits.
Along with space for traditional camping, there are sleeping accommodations for over 80 people at various levels of comfort including deluxe private suites, semi-private cottages and a communal-style bunkhouse. Each room has electricity, well-equipped bathrooms; hot running water, showers and each room also includes a full kitchen or kitchenette.
|Fri, June 1st|
|12:00PM||04:00PM||Weekend Arrivals||Front Gate|
|04:00PM||05:30PM||Afternoon Session I||Coloring Outside the Lines in Your Relationship, Sexuality and Kink||Cooper & Ginger||Pavilion|
|05:30PM||06:30PM||Dinner & Happy Hour||Ravish Austin||Pavilion|
|06:30PM||08:00PM||Sexy Speed Dating||Cousette||Pavilion|
|09:00PM||12:00PM||Kinky Karaoke & Cocktails||Ravish Austin||Pavilion|
|12:00AM||02:00AM||Midnight Movie||“The Duke of Burgundy”||Ravish Austin||Pavilion|
|Sat, June 2nd|
|11:00AM||12:30PM||Morning Session I||Managing Jealousy in Consensual Non-Monogamy: Wrangling the Green-Eyed Monster||Melissa Jones||Pavilion|
|Morning Session II||BDSM Tools & Equipment||Arnault & Kira||Patio|
|01:00PM||02:30PM||Afternoon Session I||Basic Bedroom Bondage for Everybody||Two Knotty Boys||Pavilion|
|03:00PM||04:30PM||Afternoon Session III||Poly-Mono Pairing: Can You Make it Work?||Melissa Jones||Pavilion|
|Afternoon Session IIII||Intro to the Erotic Blueprints||Rhiannon Ixchel||Patio|
|05:00PM||06:30PM||Afternoon Session V||Open & Naughty Q&A||Cooper & Ginger||Pavilion|
|06:30PM||08:00PM||Dinner On Us + Keynote||Keynote Presentation: “Bridging the Gap”||Dan of Two Knotty Boys||Pavilion|
|09:00PM||02:00AM||Dirty Dance Party||Ravish Austin||Pavilion|
|Sun, June 3rd|
|10:00AM||11:30PM||Brunch + Presenter’s Panel||Cooper & Ginger||Pavilion|
|12:00PM||01:30PM||Afternoon Session I||Resourceful Restraints for Spontaneous Play||Two Knotty Boys||Pavilion|
|02:00PM||03:30PM||Afternoon Session II||Sexy Sex Labs for Exploring Turn On||Rhiannon Ixchel||Pavilion|
|Afternoon Session III||Burlesque for the Boudior||Miss O Kissed||Patio|
|4:00PM||05:30PM||Afternoon Session IIII||Negotiation & Consent||Arnault & Kira||Pavilion|
|Afternoon Session V||Sexual Polarity in the Age of Equality||Bella LaVey||Patio|
Dynamic Duo of Rope Bondage Instruction, Rigging & Performance
Two Knotty Boys, Dan and JD, have been teaching interactive rope bondage and restraint workshops for nearly two decades. Together they’ve co-authored the best selling books, Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes (2006) and Two Knotty Boys Back on the Ropes (2009). Since then, Dan and JD have traveled around the world teaching their unique brand of fusion rope bondage and have created over 100 rope bondage instruction and restraint tutorials (available for FREE download on their website: www.twoknottyboys.com).
Their vast experiential knowledge and perspective of our lifestyle deliver invaluable skills and insights. We are extremely excited to have them attending and presenting!
Podcaster, Author & Educator
Cooper S. Beckett is the co-founder and host of Life on the Swingset: The Podcast since 2010, author of swinging & polyamory novels A Life Less Monogamous and Approaching The Swingularity, and memoir My Life on the Swingset: Adventures in Swinging & Polyamory. He teaches and speaks on swinging, polyamory, pegging, play parties, and coloring outside the boundaries of your sexuality. He is a graphic designer, photographer, and voice over artist, has been a guest expert on Dan Savage’s Savage Lovecast, & is the announcer of Tristan Taormino’s radio show Sex Out Loud.
Podcaster, Educator & Sexcation Provocateur
Ginger Bentham is co-host of the podcasts, Life on the Swingset and Intellectual Foreplay. As a sexcation provocateur, Ginger hosts Swingsetters from around the world in paradise for education, fun, and relationship enhancement. She is a queer, polyamorous, kinkster living the dream with her loves Prof and Eli. While writing, presenting, and podcasting, Ginger seeks to advance the progress of the next sexual revolution of total sex-positivity through mindful, loving connection.
Sexologist & Board Certified Sexuality Educator
Melissa Jones is a clinical sexologist and sexuality educator who specializes in helping clients improve their relationships by enhancing their sexuality and overcoming intimacy challenges. She has been featured in USA Today and on Fox Television News. She has presented at CatalystCon, the Adult Novelty Expo and the International Lingerie Show; toured with Sexapalooza; and taught workshops on Royal Caribbean and at various venues nationwide. She began her practice in 2010 at the San Antonio Medical Center. In 2015, she founded the Sexology Institute where she teaches workshops on sexuality, offers private sessions to couples and individuals, and provides sex-coach training and certification. The Sexology Institute also offers counseling services, community health events, private classes, and art exhibits. Melissa is the author of the book “Good Loving”, and she is board certified by the American College of Sexologists.
Designer, Performer, & Artist
Miss O Kissed is kinkster, burlesque and pole performer, as well as fetish wear and costume designer. She has been tantalizing audiences here in Austin with her mixture of sweetness, weirdness, and sleaze since she arrived here back in 2015. A firm believer that the devil is in the details, she has a unique eye and talent for bringing fetish fantasies to life, and knows how to work a crowd. You can find some of her work at www.missokissed.com
Sexological Somatic Coach, Writer, Workshop Facilitator and Wild Woman
Bella has an extensive background in Daoist Sexual Alchemy, Tantra, Shamanism and Sacred Dance. She is also a certified Wudang Qigong Instructor by Master Yun Xiang Tseng. Master Tseng comes from a direct line of Daoist teachers, an unbroken lineage that is over 700 years old. Bella has been a licensed massage therapist for eighteen years and is the creator of Dance of the Immortaless, a feminine qigong form which she teaches in her salon series, Radical Radiance®. In this 6-week women’s erotic empowerment salon Bella shares powerful rejuvenation practices for health, beauty and youthfulness from her White Tigress Taoist lineage. Bella began studying with David Deida and Michaela Boehm in 2008. She is trained and authorized by Michaela, a lineage holder in Kashmiri Shaivism Tantra, to facilitate several workshops. Bella’s memoir, Fetish Girl: A Memoir of Sex, Domination and Motherhood will be released in the fall of 2018.
Educators & Community Leaders
Arnault & Kira share 25+ years of experience within the kink and fetish communities and together, they run a kink organization called PaW, and quite recently have brought Austin a monthly fetish night called Shrine. They are making some great strides in bridging the various gaps between alternative lifestyles. In addition to PaW and Shrine, Kira is also a co-leader of Austin TNG. They do not believe there is one true way to embrace our various lifestyles and their focus is on education, awareness, and acceptance within them all. They are active kinksters and swingers and present regularly here in Austin.
Certified Erotic Blueprint Coach
Rhiannon is a passionate protector of women, sexuality and our ability to experience pleasure. In 2017 she founded the Temple of Erotic Arts to bring all of her erotic interests together. As a Certified Erotic Blueprint Coach™ she helps men, women and couples cultivate lifelong passion and create hot, juicy sex lives by helping map your turn on, sharing erotic rituals for deeper connection, ancient seduction techniques and how to use polarity power to give you irresistible magnetic attraction. Rhiannon offers group and private coaching as well as Vixen Boards (a sexier vision board) and Pleasure Cruises to the Caribbean at www.templeoferoticarts.com
FRIDAY, JUNE 1st
Coloring Outside the Lines in Your Relationship, Sexuality and Kink
4:00PM w/ Cooper S. Beckett & Ginger Bentham
Explore a holistic approach to growth in every facet of you sexuality and exploring new things.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd
Managing Jealousy in Consensual Non-Monogamy: Wrangling the Green-Eyed Monster
11:00AM w/ Melissa Jones
Someone’s giving your partner a seductive look, and a flush of rage shoots through you. Where’s that coming from? Do you act on it or control it? Is it a social behavior, a learned response, or something more primal? Come learn and discuss how to manage the green-eyed monster of jealousy when it rears its ugly head. Share your experiences and wisdom with the group.
BDSM Tools & Equipment
11:00AM w/ Arnault & Kira
Kinky sex, the holy grail of our inner desires, and while everyone defines kink and kinky sex differently, it is the toys that are the extensions of ourselves that make it what it’s worth to most of us. Most individuals, however, do not want to break the bank hitting up adult stores and creating a bag full of equipment and toys. We are here to show you just how many kinky options you do have to explore those desires in variation without breaking the bank. Our goal is to show you your kinky options surrounding you at home, the various textures and pleasure devices that are in front of you every day. Most importantly, that BDSM and kinky sex is not all about bondage and S&M. And anything from the soft feathers of your down comforter to that extra window seal liner you had from your last do it yourself project can serve a purpose. While we will not have toys available for use, we will be able to show you your everyday wares that can be transformed!
Basic Bedroom Bondage for Everybody
1:00PM w/ Two Knotty Boys
Step up the heat in your next Poly/Play Party! Learn a variety of easy-to-tie rope bondage techniques that are perfect for quick, comfortable, and secure immobilization. Ties taught and demonstrated include: chest down ass-up, face-down and face-up spread eagles, flat-back suspended legs (by ankles), wrist-to thigh and ankle ties, wrist-to-wrist ties, and more!
Couples recommended, but individuals welcome. Please bring two 10-foot and one 20 to 30-foot lengths of soft cotton, nylon, or hemp rope.
Poly-Mono Pairing: Can You Make it Work?
11:00AM w/ Melissa Jones
People not only have different love interests, they also have different love styles. One such style is monogamy while another is polyamory. While it’s challenging, monogamous people can have fulfilling relationships with poly people. Mono/poly pairings aren’t always doomed to failure, but the inherent dynamics in such pairings are more challenging than relationships in which partners share similar love-styles. The success of a mono/poly relationship depends on both partners accepting and respecting each other’s emotional needs and understanding that equal effort may not result in an equal balance of satisfaction.
Intro to Erotic Blueprints
3:00PM w/ Rhiannon Ixchel
In this class we will dive deeply into a new understanding of your eroticism. We will determine how you are “wired for pleasure” so that you understand how your arousal and desire works. We will explore how to feed the Blueprint so that sexual satisfaction is fulfilled.,speak the blueprints so your words become a way to access great arousal for you and your partner, heal the shadow side so you can more fully step into the positive aspects of your Blueprint and finally expand so you have more sexual variety, fun and freedom! Best of all you can use the the 5 Blueprints to cultivate a hot, juicer more passionate sex life that lasts and seduce anyone with magnetic attraction.
Open & Naughty Q&A
5:00PM w/ Cooper S. Beckett & Ginger Bentham
Want to know more about navigating the world of kink, swing, or poly? How do I introduce my desire for new explorations to my partner(s)? Bridging the gap between kink, swing and everything in between, Cooper and Ginger have all the answers during this special session!
Questions may be submitted in advance, or in the moment.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd
Resourceful Restraints for Spontaneous Play
12:00PM w/ Two Knotty Boys
If you possess, or have access to, a belt, a chair, a bed, sheets, a towel, and a handful of pillows and pillow cases, you have all you’ll need to orchestrate THE SEXIEST bondage control moves you’ve ever seen! Starting from the perspective that the greatest tool you have is your mind and creativity, this workshop will teach how the common objects mentioned above, and others, can be manipulated in ways that will make any bedroom or poly playhouse…all the equipment you’ll ever need!
Couples recommended, but individuals welcome. Please bring a (waist) belt, a towel, a pillow, and a pillow case.
Sexy Sex Labs for Exploring Turn On
2:00PM w/ Rhiannon Ixchel
Get your Lab Coats ON! A Sex Lab is a learning lab. A place for discovery, experimentation and giving feedback. I will give you the 5 parts to conducting your own fun and sexy sex lab. We will go over how to set boundaries and clear containers. This is a place to cultivate safety, where you can make mistakes and make explorations you might not during a regular session. This lab teaches you how to put Pleasure First for yourself and a partner.
Burlesque for the Boudoir
2:00PM w/ Miss O Kissed
While we all get our clothes off one way or another, pulling off a confident strip tease can be a creative way to set the tone for whatever comes next. Using intention, music, movement, and some careful outfit choices we can tease, share fantasies, even set power dynamics. We’ll be learning some of the skills and moves that will help you turn even the most intimate environment into your own personal stage.
Couples and individuals welcome. Come in clothes you feel comfortable moving around in, and ideally an extra lose top and shorts.
Negotiation & Consent
4:00PM w/ Arnault & Kira
This will cover negotiations, consent, the difference with these between the swinger and kink communities and ways to negotiate in vs out. Things to think about when negotiating will also be covered. From a Top and bottoms perspective, and how to identify red flags as well.
Sexual Polarity in the Age of Equality
4:00PM w/ Bella LaVey
Have you ever wondered what makes cataclysmic sex, roleplay and power exchange so hot? The underpinning of all of these is sexual polarity. All natural forces flow between two poles. The positive and negative poles of a battery create an electrical flow. The masculine and feminine poles between people create a flow of sexual energy. Learn more about this universal principle and how to consciously apply it in your scenes and sex life. Discover what shuts it downs and how to amp it up to sizzling.
After growing up watching his father cook wild-caught game and seafood, Doryan started throwing dinner parties with the knowledge he gained from those years. Those parties got bigger and bigger until he couldn’t house them in one place anymore. A friend decided to make it into a reality cooking show in 2002, and though it didn’t get picked up, it started Doryan on the road to forming his own catering and event-planning company. Since then, he’s catered for bishops, congressmen, nationally-traveling musicians, and plenty of hungry people!” Doryan will be serving up “Dinner on Us!” Saturday night, and offering brunch Sunday morning. For more about Doryan, please visit http://www.doryanrice.com
So long as it is done so responsibly and in moderation, consumption of alcohol is permitted by those ages 21 and over. If you are found to be intoxicated and causing problems, you will be asked to leave without refund.
With the exception of ADA service animals, no non-human animals are allowed at the campsite at any time.
Barbecue & Fire Pits
BBQ and fire pits may be used so long as all Williamson County burn bans are observed. If you do plan to use the BBQ or fire pits, it is your responsibility to be aware of and observe said burn bans that may be in place. Please adhere to “Leave No Trace” guidelines regarding outdoor fires and how to properly extinguish them.
In lieu of our no-photo policy we ask that if you must use your cell phone, please step away from any publicly occupied spaces to do so. Also, please refrain from cell phone usage at any presentations or workshops.
Elevator doors must be kept locked and are for handicap use only.
In case of a serious emergency, dial 911. All other non-emergencies or problems should be reported to any on-duty camp counselor or by calling our camp hotline.
Entering and Exiting
Unless there is an emergency, you are strongly encouraged to not leave the campground once registered. If you must leave temporarily, please do so discreetly, in vanilla clothing and do not discuss this event with anyone not attending it.
Firearms and Other Weapons
Weapons of any kind are strictly prohibited at all Ravish events. You are hereby advised that pursuant to Section 30.06, Penal Code (trespass by license holder with a concealed handgun), a person licensed under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code (handgun licensing law), may not enter this property with a concealed handgun. “This property” shall include ANY public or private property or structure that Ravish Austin has legally or financially secured for the purpose of hosting an event. Exceptions may be made for certain knives or swords for purposes of camping, or as part of a costume with advanced notice at the discretion of staff.
No fireworks are allowed on the property at any time.
Attendees are expected to adhere to any and all applicable laws. If you engage in illegal activities you will be asked to vacate the premises without refund.
Noise, Music & Generators
Large amplifiers, sound systems are prohibited. Any and all noise will be kept to a respectable level at all times and must not be audible outside of camp boundaries. All amplified music must be turned off between midnight and 8:00AM. Please also be respectful of others and the shared accommodations of the event space between “normal” sleeping hours of midnight and 8:00AM. Keep voices and activity to a minimum during these times whenever possible. Recreational vehicles with making use of generators must be kept a respectable distance from the primary campsite.
With the exception of communal eating areas, nudity is permitted within camp boundaries so long as it is not viewable by those not attending or working this event.
Use of cameras or other recording devices are strictly prohibited at all Ravish events. If you must use a cell phone, we ask that you step as far away as possible from any activities currently taking place.
With the exception of communal eating areas, play and other sexual activity is permitted within camp boundaries so long as it is not viewable by those not attending or working this event. Although we will discuss it with them in advance, we ask that you please be sensitive to the fact that some of the people vending at this event may not be associated with your lifestyle. Please also be respectful of the site and other’s space if engaging in sexual activity or other public play.
Recreational vehicles will be permitted with the purchase of RV Package.
Having already discussed our position on photography, there is no need to repeat it. We will however state that in addition to photography please do not discuss this event or post photos via social media. We consider doing so as a violation of the privacy of everyone in attendance, and we take our guest’s privacy very seriously.
Smoking is not permitted in or within 50 feet from any structure on the property. If you must smoke, please be considerate of others and follow any and all “Leave No Trace” guidelines for doing so.
Swimming or other use of natural waterways is done at your own risk. Employ common sense and good judgment while immersed in water. Swimming should not be done alone and only when you are physically and mentally capable to do so. The San Gabriel River that runs through this property is a great place to cool off. Just be aware that the river is considered a public water way and is not a private swimming hole. While water traffic in the area is uncommon, it is possible. Media, law enforcement, and others may be using this public waterway. Treat the water like a public roadway. Respect all local, state, and Federal laws, and the sensibilities of our neighbors.
Before you hit the water, know the following:
• Swim at your own risk. There are No lifeguards on duty. Do not swim alone.
• Be alert to obstacles under the water. Tree limbs and rocks are common.
• It is not a pool, but real live flowing river downstream of a dam.
• Be alert to weather conditions. If there is rain in the area, water can rise rapidly. In case of storms, get out of the water.
• Though not likely, the river may contain water moccasins.
You must be able to say no. Be sober enough to remain in control. You are in charge of your boundaries. Do not expect others to be mind readers. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If someone is making you uncomfortable, seek out a friend, acquaintance or camp counselor for assistance. They are here to help.
Camping will be limited to specific areas of the property. Please refer to the property map for details. Please be respectful of the amount of space you use and work with your fellow campers to keep your area organized and free from trash and clutter. We as a group employ measures and are considerate of leaving as minimal a footprint as possible for this event. Please refer to “Leave No Trace” guidelines for more information.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN DISCIPLINARY ACTION THAT INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO EXPULSION FROM THE EVENT WITHOUT REFUND. EVENT STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE THAT DETERMINATION ACCORDINGLY