It was a blast. There's an orientation before every party for first-timers, which makes sure the rules are known before entering the playspace. As for the playspace, all I can say is: Wow. Just wow.
And that thing about not playing during the first party, just observing? Yeah. Right. That lasted about an hour and a half. *grin*
I can't go into a great deal of detail about the space or the people because I have no sort of permission from any of the participants to do so, but a few things I saw:
- Some beautiful, beautiful clothing. I want a corset more than ever now.
- Some beautiful, beautiful people, male and female alike. Many of the beautiful, strong, sensuous dominant women there? Larger women. Gorgeous.
- A feeding scene. Not my kink personally, but fascinating to watch.
- CBT performed on a couple of amazingly tough gentlemen.
- A wonderful foot-fetish scene.
- Some wonderful toys I'd never seen before. An evil stick? Gods, who came up with this thing? Instant welt, every time. I want one.
- Learned to lace a corset. A waist cincher, to be exact. Got her down to about 22.5 inches.
- Learned a tiny bit of shibari. More just a little bit of the idea behind shibari, but it counts.
- Used a riding crop for the first time. Love it.
- Gave birthday spankings to an attractive gentleman I'd just met that evening ('spankings' is a relative term. There was a riding crop involved).
- Flogged, scratched, bit, admired the ass of, and cropped a lovely young man that I'd never even spoken to (I was brought in as a third top for this lucky guy).
I do have to admit, by the time midnight rolled around, I was a little overwhelmed. Not in a bad way, but there was just a great deal to process.
It was like Disneyland for pervs. Awesome. :)