Saturday, November 20 2021
7:00pm - 2:00am

Friction Rope Play party, with class by Ivy Limieux, performances, icebreakers, and more! [Oakland]

Grip the moment at Friction, a pop-up style event focused on bondage, kink, connection, sensuality, and joy. Hosts MxBliss (of Jiffy Kink and Studio Bound) & Shay (of BENT and Twisted Windows) invite you to tie under the stars using our outdoor suspension rigs, roll around in the floorplay area, and explore the intimate corners of our fabulous East Bay venue with a fully equipped dungeon.

At the Friction play party, you can expect icebreakers, performances, and plenty of nooks to play, socialize, or get it on.

Join us for even more fun with an optional/add-on afternoon Jiffy Kink Speed Dating* and a Friction Rope Social preceding the party for folks looking to meet new ropey friends and find play partners.

The venue is in Oakland and we will send the address to ticket holders 24 hours before the event.

This event will sell out, so buy your advance tickets HERE:

Friction Afternoon Schedule:
* 2-5:00 pm: Jiffy Kink Speed Dating running concurrently with a Ropey Social
* 5-7:00pm: Dinner Break and Breakdown/Setup for Play Party. Please leave the venue and grab some dinner, take a nap, whatever.

VIP Dinner Reception:
* 5:30-7:00 pm: VIP ticketholders (limited quantity sold) will be invited to stay for a boxed dinner and some relaxing pre party conversation and exclusive access to some play areas.

Friction Party Schedule:
* 7:00pm: doors open
* 7:30 - 8:30pm: Bondage class: Double Columns and Sexy Time taught by IvyLimieux (description below)
* 8:30pm: Play party orientation/Icebreakers
* 9pm - 2am: Main event
* 9:30pm: Performances by Mimi Ties, Cozy Calamity, and Cerulean

We will provide some basic refreshments (e.g., water, juices, cheese, granola bars). You are welcome to bring your own aftercare snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

ASL Interpretation available upon request. We have a limited number of BIPOC and/or financial hardship tickets. Please write by Nov. 10th to request an interpreter, a hardship ticket, or with any other accessibility or event questions.

Note: We are closely monitoring local COVID infection rates and city/state/CDC guidance as well as the latest information about the variants in order to keep this event as safe and accessible as reasonable while protecting the health of attendees. Attendees will need to complete a symptom attestation and provide proof of vaccination at the door. Sufficient proof of vaccinated status is a state/federally issued vaccine card or a photograph of your card (with a matching name on your ID) showing that you are two weeks past the complete vaccine course. Attendees will need to provide proof of a negative COVID test (lab administered PCR within the last 72 hours OR a RAPID test taken w/n the past 24 hours) at the door. For at-home tests, please put your name and date on the test result card and take a photo of the card to present at the time of entry. We are also employing capacity limitations and providing an outdoor space. Additional masking and distancing requirements are pending based on conditions and guidelines as the event approaches. If you have questions about our COVID protocols, please email Bliss at


Class info:

Rope Bondage for Beginners: Double Columns and Sexy Times

Join IvyLimieux as she guides you through her favorite fundamental rope tie, the DOUBLE COLUMN! She will show you how to tie this versatile knot on different areas of the body with emphasis on safe tension and placement for sustainable vigorous activity, with examples of how to place your partner in fun and sexy shapes specifically for sexy times for all gender representations.
-Basics of consent and negotiation
-The double column tie with safe placement on limbs
-Fun DIY alternatives to rope
-Multiple examples of fun and interesting positions to place your partner in for sexy times
-Attaching rope to fixed points with quick releases

Ivy Limieux (She/They) is a sWitchy Sadistic VoxFox, giggling and singing her way through rope since 2016. She feels most fulfilled when she sees new people return to the communities they venture into again and again, becoming regular attendees, sharing skills and knowledge with each other. She is the host of Kinky, Colorful Conscious, a kinky POC roundtable discussion group founded in 2018, and has expanded this group into other venues, and events. She and K.C.C. co-host Oakland’s bi-monthly POC play party, SOUL. They are a rope bondage educator, kinky event producer and part time-Professional Domme. Find her on IG and FL @ivylimieux and twitter @mxivyl.

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