The Mandrake and House of Vixens Present:Mandrake Salon

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Luxury award winning hotel, The Mandrake and London’s most exclusive erotic events company, House of Vixens, partner to create a unique series of sexual educational events, for those on a quest to expand their erotic repertoire
Those who have been lucky enough to visit The Mandrake, one of London’s most breathtaking 5 Star luxury boutique hotels in the heart of Fitzrovia, will be well aware that every aspect of the luxury lifestyle property has been thoughtfully curated and designed to offer guests a unique, immersive, and truly unforgettable experience. (“The Mandrake is quite phantasmagorical, an outof-London experience.” Conde Nast Traveller).
Now as its latest venture into its regular commitment to bringing a fusion of art, culture and design events through its doors; The
Mandrake is delighted to announce a new partnership with House of Vixens’ artistic director and Kink Concierge Sophie Cohen.
(“House of Vixens is the new liberated movement”. The Telegraph), offering the addition of Mandrake Salon for its open-minded spirits of wonder.
Alongside its stella reputation for erotic storytelling events, London’s premiere company dedicated to an exploration into the world of the splendour of the erotic. House of Vixens is also the enterprise behind the hugely popular Strippers in the Attic podcast which has given close to 200,000 listeners an insight into what really goes on behind the scenes at a strip club.


MANDRAKE SALON
In this exquisite pairing, The Mandrake and House of Vixens, present Mandrake Salon – a lavish series of classes run by Artistic Director of House of Vixens, Sophie Cohen, which will introduce couples and singles – (be they completely new to the world of erotic adventure, or experienced kinksters looking to enhance their skills and techniques) to new elements of erotic connection,
all housed within the grandeur of The Mandrake.
Sophie cherishes her role as an educator who specialises in helping her clients embrace their kinks, interests, and sexualities, Using her unique knowledge in all things erotic/kink; as a Kink Concierge Sophie an exceptionally trustworthy instructor who works with individuals and couples to create erotic breakthroughs, breaking down taboo topics, banishing stigmas, and saying a firm sayonara to kink-shaming. Within the luxurious Mandrake Salon she will guide guests as they discover how to have better, more exciting, and far more satisfying kink experiences in their private lives.
Guests of Mandrake Salon will attend classes teaching consent, communication, and respect and the subtleties of power dynamics, all within the opulent setting of the sumptuousness of The Mandrake. Attendees will embark on a new phase of their sexual journey, to improve their relationships with partners and to allowed them to discover more about themselves and what they desire.
Whether you are keen on expanding your knowledge in the role of a sub, dom, or are just intrigued to know more about the world of kink, guests will leave the workshops with a profound new understanding that they can immediately put to very good use. And of course, Mandrake Salon is a safe space for all to explore, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion. Everyone
is supremely welcome!


LESSON ONE: SPANKING AND BEYOND – WEDS 6TH MARCH
In the first of the season of events – Spanking and Beyond – which will take place on Weds 6th March, Sophie will introduce curious singles and couples to corporal punishment for sexual pleasure.
In this intimate setting, couples and singles will learn how – far from being entirely about pain or humiliation – spanking when done properly between two consenting partners can be intensely pleasurable, stimulating the nerve endings in the skin, releasing endorphins and adrenaline, and creating a sense of connection and trust with your partner. They will learn how pleasurable pain
can enhance the arousal and excitement of sexual activities, as well as provide a sense of dominance and submission, which many people find erotic as part of their sexual adventures.
At the event a small group of guests of no more than 10 couples (singles are also welcome!) will be welcomed with a glass of champagne, and will be comfortably seated in the opulent setting of the Penthouse Suite. Sophie will begin by introducing Impact Play – educating attendees on why people like it, how to stay safe doing it, the pleasure pain-dynamic, safe words and story building.
This will be followed by a demo with a live model, as Sophie demonstrates how to warm someone up, use a hand to spank, use a flogger, paddle, riding crop and cane. Guests will then be invited to learn, and depending on their personal preference, couples can practice on each other and singles can try spanking on the model or experience being spanked by Sophie.
Time will be set aside for questions allowing people to leave the sessions, fully confident in their new-found skillset.


FUTURE EVENTS
Future lessons include

Pleasure Zones & Beyond – An in-person introduction to nipple play, intimate area impact play, and the art of finding the
perfect balance between pleasure and pain to cater to your evolving desires and those of your play partner.
Plus demo – warm up, checking in, pain threshold test, nipple play techniques (hands, suction cups, alligator clips, heavy camps,
vibrating clamps. Plus, a basic rope bondage demo

Self-Pleasure 101
– This all-women event invites you to discover the secrets of solo pleasure with guidance on selecting the perfect toys for your
solo adventures, dating yourself, seamlessly integrating solo play into partnered experiences, harnessing the power of your
fantasies, finding stimulating erotica, and embracing relaxation and enjoyment through expert tips and tricks.

Striptease & Beyond – Unleash Your Inner Femme Fatale; and more. Join Sophie for a practical, in-person session on discovering your
inner femme/femme fatale. Learn how to set the perfect scene, choose the right music, select your outfit, set the stage for your
partner’s enjoyment, gracefully strip without self-consciousness, and master the art of a basic lap dance.


Sexual Domination – Explore the practical and psychological aspects of sexual dominance and submission. Learn how to
introduce BDSM into your bedroom, discover your and your partner’s preferences, navigate solo or couple participation in sex
parties and discover how to try your first sex party solo or as a couple, create personalised play rituals, and explore topics like
self-pleasure, monogamy, and non-monogamy. NOTE: this event is more of a talk + Q&A and has less of a practical experience element to the class

Backdoor & Beyond- an intro into anal play, how to prepare mentally & physically, why it feels good on different bodies,
safety, how to set up your play space, how to keep it hygienic, warm up techniques, lube options, popper pros & cons, how to use
a strapon, how to make everything pleasurable for both the giver and receiver, positioning, how to find the prostate, how to prep
mentally, what not to worry about. Plus, demo – how to help your partner relax, lube techniques, warm up techniques, toy vs
finger vs strap on options, to glove or not to glove? Making it pleasurable for the ‘giver’ and ‘receiver,’ layering sensations,
communication, prostate massage.


Kinks & Beyond- an intro into the difference between a fetish and a kink, popular kinks, how do you know if it’s for you? A
discussion of some popular kinks such as Foot Fetish, Cuckolding, Chastity, Humiliation, Feminisation, Breath Play and how to
do all of these safely. Why people are into these and how to work out if any of them are for you. Plus, demo – show basic
techniques for foot fetish, how to start a humiliation scene, feminisation play, chastity tips, cuckolding tips.

Private lessons are also available on request.

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