Iowa State University Cuffs

2001 Meetings


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Fall 2001 Meetings

Sept. 10: BDSM 101 Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. This inaugural meeting of Cuffs will be a presentation about what BDSM is, what it isn’t, and why Cuffs is now a student organization at ISU. We will also look at the characteristics and limits of BDSM, and explain why BDSM is the polar opposite of abuse.

Sept. 17: Meeting the Members Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. This meeting is a social meeting, its focus being that of introducing members to each other and creating a friendly, comfortable environment to converse and enjoy. Icebreaking events may include the ‘Web of Friends’.

Sept. 24: BDSM 101 (recap) – How to Meet a Potential Play Partner Safely Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. This meeting will focus on where to look for play partners, how to avoid dangerous situations, and what to do to help ensure that meetings and play dates go smoothly and safely.

Oct. 1: Instructional on Spanking/Caning/Paddling Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. This is to be a fun demonstrational that will help explain the procedures, techniques and safety in practicing and implementing spanking, caning and other similar play.

Oct. 8: Kinky Wheel of Fortune Pine Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. A fun and social meeting which will have the imfamous Kinky Wheel of Fortune. This will be like your regular wheel of fortune setup, except the puzzles will be BDSM related. It hopes to be a fun time for everyone!

Oct. 15: Instructional on Flogging Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. This is to be a fun demonstrational that will help explain the procedures, techniques and safety in practicing and implementing play with a flogger.



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Spring 2001 Meetings

Jan. 11: Psychology of BDSM Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. Join us as we discuss the psychological aspects of fetish and BDSM. We’ll talk about how we think we came to have the wonderful gift of kink, and how it feels to be in “subspace” and “Topspace”.

Jan. 18: Kinky Pictionary Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. Come and play a favorite old game with a new twist! We’ll be making lists of all kinds of words related to our lifestyle for a hour of artistic fun. Prizes may include chocolate, so competition will be fierce!

Jan. 25: Caz! Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. Join this remarkable woman as she shares her expertise on just about anything related to BDSM. Caz is a very experienced and well-respected Domme from California, and is almost totally blind. (But you’d never know it watching her swing a flogger!) She has graciously agreed to come and visit with us for two weeks, so don’t miss out!

Feb. 1: Caz, Part Deux! Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. Yet more instruction from our visiting expert.

Feb. 8: Movie Night Gold Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!) This meeting will feature a fun and educational video about a tropical BDSM paradise. The Iowa winter we’re in the middle of makes this film even more appealing.

Feb. 15: Movie Night, Part Deux! Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. We will finish the movie, and then have a lively discussion of what we thought.

Feb. 22: Rope Bondage Workshop Gold Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE!) Rope is one of the least expensive and most versatile tools for bondage lovers. Learn how to tie basic knots, how to make a fun little rope harness, and how to keep your playmate’s limbs from turning blue in the middle of a scene.

Mar. 1: Wheel O’ Fortuna Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. Are you good at solving puzzels? Then you’ll love solving these! Join the fun as we buy vowels with subbies, and don’t even get me started about the wheel…..

Mar. 8: Fetishes Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. This meeting will be about the roots and expressions of fetish. A lively discussion to be sure!

Mar. 22: Scavenger Hunt Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. It’s finally warm enough to go outside! Come join us on a fun little scavenger hunt around the area. It’ll be fun, and we promise not to make you exercise enough to get in shape.

Mar. 29: SART Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. We will have special guests this week from the Story County Sexual Assault Response Team. Our unique sexual orientation makes sexual assault prevention a very important issue for our community, as it is for everyone. The folks from SART will let you know who they are and what they do, so that you will know how to access these vital Ames Community resources if you ever need to. We will also vote on our Constitution proposal after the meeting.

Apr. 5: Elections and Office Party Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. This week, we will elect the Officers of Cuffs for next year, and will adjourn to our new office space for a reception. (Think, PUNCH AND PIE!!!) The office is located on the Ground Floor of the Memorial Union, East Student Office Space, G46. It is shared with our friends in the LGBTA Alliance.

Apr. 12: Toy Making Cardinal Room, Memorial Union, 8:00 PM. Are you kinky and broke at the same time? Well come and learn how to make great use of common items found in almost any household, or at least at Home Depot.

Apr. 19: Ice Cream Social BROOKSIDE PARK, 7:00-9:00 PM. (NOTE LOCATION AND TIME CHANGE!) Well, it’s been a great year, but it’s time to say goodbye. We will have plenty of ice cream and pop to go around, and maybe even a frisbee or two. It’s the last meeting of our inaugural year, and it only happens once, so come celebrate with us!