Resource List for teasecraft at Arisia 2014

teasecraft-boston, a meetup group for sex/kink-positive makers, held its January 2014 meetup at Arisia.  The following is a list of resources which were discussed by participants at the event:

MatWeb (database of materials data / safety info): http://www.matweb.com/

Jay Wiseman (kink educator with a background in law and medicine): jaywiseman.com

Kink Aware Professionals (nationwide registry): https://ncsfreedom.org/resources/kink-aware-professionals-directory/kap-directory-homepage.html

National Coalition for Sexual Freedom: http://ncsfreedom.org
“The NCSF is committed to creating a political, legal and social environment in the US that advances equal rights for consenting adults who engage in alternative sexual and relationship expressions.”

The PSIgasm Project (buttplug with embedded sensors): http://psigasm.net

Arse Elektronika (sex/tech conference): http://www.monochrom.at/arse-elektronika/
Arse Elektronika mailing list (very low traffic; mainly for announcing conf. dates and call for submissions): http://lists.monochrom.at/mailman/listinfo/ae

Tristan Taormino has interviewed a couple of people who have talked about toy safety and some of the substances to avoid:

Smooth-On Platinum Cure Silicones: http://www.smooth-on.com/Silicone-Rubber-an/c2_1115/index.html
Dragon Skin, Dragon FX Pro, and Ecoflex in particular have been endorsed by Smooth-On reps for use in penetrative toys (although you may still wish to check the Materials Safety Data Sheets for yourself).

In the Boston area, Reynolds Advanced Materials carries Smooth-On products: http://www.reynoldsam.com/p41/Locations-%7C-Reynolds-Advanced-Materials—Boston,-MA/pages.html
RAM staff are extremely helpful and have no problem talking about sex toys.

Clarissa Cupcake showed off some of her sexy scrapbooking. She’s also made toys of glazed ceramic and is a burlesque performer. You can find her at http://lace-exoskeleton.com .

Kristen Stubbs showed off her latest prototype of The Hammer. You can find her blog at http://toymakerproject.com and her crowdfunding startup at http://passionateproduce.com .

Did we miss anything? Feel free to contribute your resources in the comments below!


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