Roughinamorato is a charmingly sadistic bastard who firmly believes that kink should be fun; just because you're beating or torturing someone doesn't mean you can't both have a good laugh between the screams. He's been presenting and teaching in the vanilla world as a software geek for over 15 years, and active and presenting in the BDSM scene since 2006.

He runs Rough Crowd, a monthly rough body play group in Chicago, and created, co-organized and presented at BAM! Chicago, a rough body play intensive weekend. He's taught at nationally-renown clubs in Chicago, GD2 and the LRA, events including Shibaricon, MadTownKinkFest, Tournament, and Spankfest/Tryst, and kink groups across the Midwest from MIN-KY in Minnesota to GRALE in Grand Rapids. He enjoys most forms of rough body play, as well as humiliation, degradation, and objectification.

His journey of self-discovery into kink and BDSM - things that have really always been there, deep inside for him - has led him to want to share that joy and pain with others, through classes about BDSM, kink, and sexual expression, both physically-oriented and mentally-focused.

Roughinamorato lives in Chicago.


Rough Rope I: Beating for the Bound: This hands-on class is a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the art of impact and rough body play into your bondage. In this class we approach impact with the same creativity, technique, and attention and detail as we put into our rigging. Learning a little bit of biomechanics, physiology, and technique - and with a little bit of practice - we can all look just as good beating as we do rigging, and do it safely and effectively. We will discuss how to enhance physicality and sensation reception for both partners during a rope scene, as well as planning ahead to incorporate rough play with bondage. Safety and potential long term affects of this style of play will be addressed.

Rough Rope II: Non-Bondage Rough Rope Play: When most people think of rope, they first think of bondage. There are lots of things to do with rope - lots of terrible, mean, wonderful things - that have nothing to do with bondage. What better than to explore them? In this class we'll discuss some things to do with rope in between your bondage... during, before, after, and maybe even as a surprise when they come home from work and they least expect it. Floggers, whips, cudgels, gags, body armor and more - come to this class to get the ideas flowing on different directions to take your rope.

Dr. Rough's D/s Relationship Roundtable: Relationships, even the best of them, take work. Adding D/s on top of regular relationship stresses can add its own challenges. How do you talk about your feelings when you're supposed to be the Dom and know everything? How can you communicate when you're a slave without being seen as trying to take control? Come to this open discussion roundtable, and bring your partner, your questions, your sticky wickets and relationship stumpers. Wherever you're going, are, or have been, so has someone else, and we'll find thoughts and suggestions to help get you some new tools for handing whatever the bump in your road is. Think of them as toys for the mind. While not really a doctor, Roughinamorato has been known to play doctor every now and then.

Balloon Bondage (A terribly serious class): This class is entirely silly. Who says bondage has to be all sombre and romantic? Come see how to use balloons to have colorful fun binding playfully with your bottom. This is a hands-on class about using long twisting balloons for bondage. We discuss how to inflate them, and the differences between rubber and rope. Joins and direction changes are handled in very different ways, and some classic rope ties can be adapted into balloon use. Safety is addressed (rubber keeps constricting!). And while it’s hilarious, by the time you’re done the bottom can be completely immobilized. Learn how to bind, tickle, and torture. If we have time we'll all learn how to make one of those little balloon doggies.