Kinky MacGyver

Last night’s kinky meetup class was titled “Kinky Crafts,” and it was about how to make do-it-yourself items for BDSM play.

Ever thought about making your own flogger using leftover supplies from some plumbing work? Me neither… but apparently this is a thing.

Imagine if MacGyver was into BDSM and taught a two-hour class on it, showing off a couple dozen items he made from PVC pipe, plastic tubing, rope, duct tape, and various industrial scraps. And then imagine him describing the sensations these contraptions generate when used on humans… and passing around most of the items for everyone in the room to (gently) test on their own bodies.

And lastly, suppose he then invites everyone to come up to a large supply table and to make their own items to keep and take home, giving people tips and guidance as they go.

That was two hours of my life last night.

Here’s what I made from some plastic tubing, a piece of PVC pipe, some duct tape, and some athletic tape to make it grippy.

BDSM MacGyver

I know, right! Now what do I do with this? And what the heck is it?

I must say that I learned some things last night that I never expected to ever learn – like how to make a ball gag from a small Wiffle Ball… or the sensations that can be induced when rows of pennies secured to strips of duct tape are smacked against human flesh.

Throughout the meetup my brain kept circling through thoughts like:

  • This is a thing?
  • People do this?
  • Oooh… that has to hurt.
  • Why do some people like pain?
  • Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
  • Maybe I should spend more time hanging out with people from yoga class instead.
  • The lengths I’ll go to ensure that I never run out of things to write about.
  • I feel oddly comfortable here.
  • Passing all these personal items around the room can’t be wise.
  • Maybe I should avoid this meetup while coronavirus is ramping up.
  • I wish I had some hand sanitizer.
  • Why are there dozens of people here?
  • I’m definitely not touching that one.
  • How does this part of reality get simulator time?
  • Human beings are doomed.
  • I don’t know why, but now I wanna make one of those.
  • If I keep coming to this meetup, what is it going to do to me?
  • Why does Rachelle keep alternating between laughing and looking scared?

One reason I like exploring different social circles is that it freshens up my thinking and keeps me on my toes. And I often pick up new ideas that benefit me, even if they’re mostly reminders of old ideas.

The main point of this kinky workshop was to demonstrate how easy and fun it is to make adult toys for very low cost, as opposed to buying much more expensive items that provide the same sensations. I haven’t been into BDSM toys, and I haven’t been into crafts, but creating my own whatever-it-is in a few minutes was kinda fun, and for some reason I felt proud of my creation afterwards. That makes me want to use it somehow. After some very modest initial testing, Rachelle quickly rejected the idea of using it on her though, and then she shot down my idea of bringing it to yoga class. So presently this item will just have to wait for an aligned opportunity to come along.

Or maybe we should put it up for sale on eFlay.

Then again, this could occasionally be useful on coaching calls, at least as a symbolic gesture for those who need it. 😉

I used to love watching MacGyver when I was a teenager, and seeing people use a MacGyver-like approach for making adult toys got me thinking of how easy it is to overthink solutions to our problems. This workshop shared simple, straightforward solutions to real problems that people have, such as, How can I make a decent whip without spending a fortune… and not embarrass myself at the next play party?

MacGyver didn’t do a bunch of online research first. He didn’t order supplies from Amazon. He just looked around and used whatever was on hand. Those Jeep payments ensured that he couldn’t afford much else.

Suppose you have to solve a problem in a few minutes using only what’s right in front of you. I’ll bet you could solve some problems faster than you thought possible. Maybe take a second look at some problems that you’ve been putting off solving due to overthinking or waiting till you have the money to afford a more expensive solution.

This class also reminded me of how rewarding it is to create and use my own tools, including physical tools and mental ones. Buying a tool is convenient, but there’s something very satisfying about creating and using more personal solutions.

And now I can’t help but see more possibilities when I look around the house. My imagination is churning over those leftover supplies from upgrading the reverse osmosis system.

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