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BREAKING STORY — Columbus, Ohio Holiday Inn Hotel Hosts ‘Winter Wickedness’ Perversion-Fest

Sexual extremism and consensual sexualized violence comes to Middle America; stop this from occurring by calling Holiday Inn today!

[UPDATE:  Keep your protest calls coming!  We have heard that thousands of calls have poured into the local Holiday Inn hotel in question and also their corporate parent, Intercontinental Hotels Group: 800-621-0555. Also, the leading pro-sadomasochist organization, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, has denounced our effort (they call us “extremists”!) and is attempting to rally its followers to call Holiday Inn and IHG, urging them not to cancel this disgusting and dangerous event. — Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org]

holiday_inn_columbus-worthington.jpg The Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington, at 7007 North High Street in Worthington, Ohio is scheduled to host a freakish sadomasochistic perversion-fest called “Winter Wickedness” this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 6-7). TAKE ACTION: 1) call the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington today at 614-436-0700 and urge them to cancel this event for the sake of decency and public health; and 2) call Holiday Inn’s corporate offices (the chain is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group) by going to their website or by calling their guest relations department at 800-621-0555 ext. 1. Tell them that is wrong to profit off of degrading and dangerous perversions that could present a health hazard to hotel workers or other guests.

WARNING: GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF PERVERSIONS THAT SHOULD BE KEPT OUT OF COMMERCIAL PUBLIC SPACES

By Peter LaBarbera

Americans For Truth has confirmed that the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington Hotel, at 7007 North High Street in Worthington, Ohio, is hosting a sadomasochistic celebration called (appropriately) “Winter Wickedness” this Friday and Saturday– featuring classes on “gangbang” fantasies and various acts of sadomasochistic perversion and consensual sexualized violence including subjecting fellow participants to hot wax torture, whipping, “cutting” and needles, and being stapled with an electric staple gun.

TAKE ACTION:  1) call the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington today at 614-436-0700 and urge them to cancel this event for the sake of decency and public health. Pass this story on to your friends to call; and 2) call Holiday Inn’s corporate offices (the chain is owned by Intercontinental Hotels Group) by going to their website HERE or by calling their guest relations department at 800-621-0555 ext. 1. Tell them that is wrong to profit off of degrading and dangerous perversions that could present a health hazard to hotel workers or other guests.

A page on the “Winter Wickedness” website for “Play Space Rules & Guidelines” includes this, indicating the extreme perversions likely to occur at the hotel:

15) Single tail [whip] play, Wax, Medical, Cutting, Needle play, and FirePlay, must be performed in the designated areas only. Please onsult a PSM [Play Space Monitor] for the appropriate area if you are not sure.  Drop clothes, gloves, condoms, sharps containers, tarps, etc., must be used for this sort of play.

The same set of guidelines gives an indication of the extent of the deviance of “leather” practitioners in what it tells them they will NOT allow to occur at the Ohio event. What other conference imaginable would have to issue this shocking warning: 17) Gun Play, Golden showers (urine), Brown Showers (Feces) or Rainbow/Roman showers (Vomit) are not allowed in this venue.”

Another guideline discusses the need for a tarp or drop cloth to clean up after perverse “scenes”:

3) Toys placed on the wooden hangers are Community AIS [Adventures in Sexuality] Property.  Please return them cleaned after use. For everyone’s protection, we ask that you use the cleaning supplies located throughout the Play Space. If you do a wax or other messy scene, please use a tarp or drop cloth (in the designated area only). Please clean up after your scene. Leave all equipment free of sweat, bodily fluids, wax, lubricants, etc. Bring bodily fluid contamination to the attention of a PSM.

All 21 “Winter Wickedness” guidelines are at the bottom of this page. The location of the twisted event was uncovered by the Citizens For Community Values, a pro-family group in Ohio, with offices in Columbus and Cincinnati. A CCV staffer contacted the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington directly to confirm details of the conference. Staff at the hotel confirmed that the “Winter Wickedness” conference was scheduled for their facility. Registrations for the conference had to go through the sponsoring organization but the hotel would register conferees for their hotel rooms.

This writer also confirmed that “Winter Wickedness” is being hosted by the Holiday Inn Columbus-Worthington. A hotel staffer said the event started out smaller but has “grown to quite a lot of people,” selling out nearly all the 231 rooms in the hotel. He indicated that there would be guests staying this Friday through Sunday who are not part of the sadomasochistic event. Surely, those guests are in for a surprise unless the “wicked” sexual perversion gathering is canceled.

In addition, Coach Dave Daubenmire of Pass the Salt Ministries, a Christian ministry based in Columbus, is preparing to confront the hotel for allowing such revolting activities to go on in pubic conference rooms at the hotel.

The featured speaker at “Winter Wickedness” is Tristan Taormino, the self-described “queer” author of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and an advocate of “polyamory” — multiple-partner relationships (see below).

Flogging, Hot Wax, or Staples?

The following are the “Class Descriptions” of the Winter Wickedness event, reprinted from the event’s website:

BDSM [Bondage & Disciple, Dominance & Submission, Sadism & Masochism] Anal Play – Tristan Taormino –
Writer/sex educator (author of The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women and Down & Dirt Sex Secrets) leads you through the world of all things anal, covering a wide variety of topics,including:

  • the ins and outs of anal penetration
  • incoporating anal play into a scene
  • extended butt plug wearing
  • anal sex, D/s, and power play
  • strap-on anal sex
  • an introduction to enema play
  • plus, an extensive Q & A — ask her anything!

Florentine Flogging – Arcane
‘Florentine” or ‘Double” Flogging as it is more commonly called, is the art of using two floggers at the same time, one in either hand. In this course we will learn two different patterns of varying complexity. The idea is to take home a new skill, so this will be a hands on class. If possible please bring either two fairly well matched floggers, or a limited amount of “trainer floggers” will be available for use.  You have to come to class to see what the heck a “trainer flogger” could possibly be.  If you have any questions contact arcane at arcane@arcanesattic.com.

Art Of Erotic Biting – Michelle Belanger –
Eager to sink your teeth into your play-partner? Before you bite off more than you can more than you can chew, let author Michelle Belanger explain the finer aspects of the erotic art of biting. Michelle teaches participants a number of different biting techniques that allow for intense but safe play. Learn when biting works in a scene and how to introduce a lover to the concept of biting. Finally, Michelle will go over the best locations for sinking your teeth into your lover.

Electric Stapling Sensation Play ~ Markher & The pennygurl
This is a staple gun demo.  Not medical staples, but an electric staple gun, using the same staples that we use to hang insulation in the rafters in the house.  Yes, you will hear the sound of the staple gun as the trigger is pulled and watch the pennygurl as she jumps at the bite of the first staple.  Yes, you will see the staple gun reloaded, maybe more than once, as staple after staple is shot into her lovely body.  But that is only half the fun; just wait until you see how those staples are removed.  And the sounds that come from her are just wonderful. So, if you want a new and different scene, one with a different power tool and the resulting impact play, make sure you take in this class.  We will walk you though each and every step in the process, taking you from the safety aspects, the prep work, the actual scene, and finally the clean up.  Who knows, you may even volunteer to be the next demo dolly…

Age Play – Who’s your Daddy? – British “Lucky” Paul
Info coming soon!

Crazy Glue Invisible Bondage and Infibulation – Dov
Crazy glue is steeped in the depths of urban legends of late night rushes to the emergency room to unglue hapless victims who didn’t heed the warning on the label: “WILL BOND SKIN INSTANTLY.”  This class is about demystifying this fun pervertible for mind[f—s]. We will discuss and demonstrate many wonderful perversions with this super-strength glue for bondage, on genitalia for infibulation, and temporary chastity. We will also cover safety issues, some theory/chemistry of its function, and its intended medical usage.

Dancing with Flame – Fireplay & Cupping – Brian the Pyrosadist
Fireplay is definitely edge play, for anything with fire is implicitly dangerous. But I have found that fireplay has a sensual eroticism and art to it that so many can relate to. Who among us hasn’t sat transfixed gazing into a fires light. And to feel and witness that same sensual flow of warm flame across our bodies, lapping over, then passing and leaving only a warm lingering touch. No experience is necessary for this class, some practice materials will be available for use. Both technique, safety, and sensual/art/erotic applications will be gone over in this class. Even if you might not think it’s quite your thing, you might be surprised by the sensual beauty and artistry of the flame.

[F–king] Machines While Suspended without Rope  – British “Lucky” Paul
Sadly Paul lacks levitation skills so none are taught in this entertaining and enlightening class. Instead, Paul focuses on dedicated suspension equipment rather than rope. Learn how suspension cuffs and steel hardware can combine a sexy aesthetic with speed and comfort to allow for hot scenes in the air. Find out how and where to buy suspension rated equipment and learn play ideas that take full advantage of their versatility.One of the most important reasons suspension makes for such hot scenes is the illusion of danger while maintaining a reasonable margin of safety.While no suspension scene is entirely risk free, following relatively simple rules makes it safe enough that most players consider the risk acceptable.

Did Someone Say “Gangbang?” – Rita Seagrave
Do you fantasize about getting tag-teamed [gang-raped]?  Want to run a train with your buddies? Does bukkake make you drool?  The appeal of gangbangs, for some of us, is to be the center of  attention. For others, it’s about losing ourselves in a crowd of  anonymous perpetrators. Whether pillow talk, porn, or real life adventure, gangbanging is the ultimate challenge in multi-tasking.  Let’s talk about the preparations, guidelines, and precautions for a  successful gathering. And why is it impossible to write this class  description without taking a masturbation break?

Journey Into Poly – Curt & Karen –
This class will explore basic concepts, practices and tools for journeying into the world of polyamory. Curt and Karen will guide you through a wide array of aspects of moving from monogamy to non-monogamy including initial conversations, negotiations, communication tools and real-life examples of the good, the bad and the downright ugly. They will offer an opportunity to share in an open discussion and explore the endless possibilities of living a non-traditional lifestyle in a traditional world.

Foiling the Escape Artist: Working with Body Mechanics to Remove Advantages – Dov
Preventing or delaying escape from rope bondage: This is a hands on workshop exploring various aspects of dealing with escape artist rope bottoms, and why just because you can tie a rope harness doesnt mean no one can escape it. We will be examining and working with various ties and strategies to understand how and why there are or aren’t effective and how to make your work more escape proof.

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Playspace Rules & Guidelines [reprinted from the “Winter Wickedness” website; emphasis added]

Please Read through the Rules.  By Purchasing a Ticket, you agree to these Rules!

**Adults only – AIS [Adventures in Sexuality] Members and party attendees must be 19 or older**

1) No alcohol,  illegal drugs,  illegal substances and/or firearms may be brought into the Event Space. Anyone who is
noticeably affected by either alcohol or drugs will be refused admittance or asked to leave by the Play Space Monitors (PSM).

2) You must maintain vanilla space and follow the grandmother rule outside of the COPE Area within the hotel.  Offenders
will be asked to leave.  During play space hours, there will be hangers and a clothes rack area within the COPE Social Area.

3) Toys placed on the wooden hangers are Community AIS Property.  Please return them cleaned after use. For everyone’s protection, we ask that you use the cleaning supplies located throughout the Play Space. If you do a wax or other messy scene, please use a tarp or drop cloth (in the designated area only). Please clean up after your scene. Leave all equipment free of sweat, bodily fluids, wax, lubricants, etc. Bring bodily fluid contamination to the attention of a PSM.

4) All attendees of the AIS event will be required to wear an armband and Name badge at all times. (The name badge may be removed for play – this is the only exception to this rule – so be sure not to remove either.

5) Smoking is prohibited in the Play Space. Smoking will be permitted only outside the hotel in the designated area.

6) Prostitution, solicitation, and negotiation of compensation for sexual services is ILLEGAL and will not be tolerated.  Any violator will be immediately ejected from the premises without refund, removed from AIS, and banned from further AIS Events.

7) Food and drink (with the exception of water) shall not be brought into the Play Space.  Food and drink is permitted in the social area.

8) No cameras or cell phones of ANY kind and no video or audio recording devices will be allowed in the Play Space (AT ANY TIME!). Any person seen with any such recording devices shall be immediately ejected from the premises without refund.(Even if the cell phone is not capable of taking pictures, all cell phones are banned from the Play Space.)

9) Normal Play Space etiquette is required. Do not intrude into a scene unless specifically and verbally invited by the participants. Do not touch anyone or anyone’s gear without permission.  NO MEANS NO.

10) Watching from a respectful distance is permitted while in the play space, but please keep all conversation, laughter and
comments to a minimum. DO NOT TALK TO or INTERACT WITH the players while the scene is progressing. (Unless specifically and verbally invited.)

11) Play Space Monitors must be obeyed at ALL times. If someone is breaching Play Space etiquette, your scene is being
disturbed, or you are being bothered unduly, please notify a PSM. (wearing orange safety vests)

12) Play Space Monitors have will have the final say in all activity within the play space. The PSM’s have the right to stop
any scene that they feel is unsafe, non-consensual, or too intense for this venue. If you are planning to do a heavy scene,
resistance play scene, or scene that appears non-consensual – Please discuss it with a PSM beforehand.

13) If you need medical assistance please locate a PSM immediately, we have medical supplies if you need them.

14) The universal safewords are RED and SAFEWORD. If either word is used, the scene will be stopped immediately.

15) Single tail [whip] play, Wax, Medical, Cutting, Needle play, and FirePlay, must be performed in the designated areas only. Please onsult a PSM for the appropriate area if you are not sure.  Drop clothes, gloves, condoms, sharps containers, tarps, etc., must be used for this sort of play.

16) There is a time limit on all equipment of approximately 45 min.

17) Gun Play, Golden showers (urine), Brown Showers (Feces) or Rainbow/Roman showers (Vomit) are not allowed in
this venue.

18) Humans only – must be over the age of 19. No real animals of any kind are permitted in any area of the COPE Event. However, animal and age related role-playing is perfectly acceptable.

19) If you are directly or indirectly responsible for any damage to Hotel Property, to include hotel equipment, structures, and miscellaneous hotel owned items, you are financially responsible for returning it to the condition in which you first encountered it.

20) Safety and discretion of the event participants is paramount. If there is any jeopardization of either, the offending person will be immediately ejected from the event and banned from further AIS events or functions.

21) No refunds will be given to anyone removed from any AIS event for violation of any of the above regulations

This article was posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 5:58 am and is filed under BDSM, Corporate Promotion, Health & Science, Leather, Mental Health, News, Physical Health, Polyamory-Polygamy-NonMonogamy, Pornography. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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