Frequently Asked Questions

 

DESIRE is a unique weekend event for leather and kinky women taking place June 8-11, 2018.

DESIRE is an educational weekend committed to providing outstanding learning opportunities and experiences for all. DESIRE is an ideal retreat for novices where you can learn a wide variety of skills in a single weekend in a safe environment. It’s a great opportunity for experienced players to improve their skills and learn more advanced ways of playing. DESIRE gathers a wonderful group of presenters who are eager to share their expertise with you. Presenters actively participate in all DESIRE activities and are an integral part of the weekend. There will be many workshops and presentations offered during the weekend.  One of the unique features of DESIRE is that participants have the opportunity to have a one-on-one mentoring session or participate in a small group with one of the presenters.

Join us in Palm Springs June 8-11, 2018! We look forward to meeting you and sharing the experience with you.

Your hosts,

Bikkja Amy and Naria

 

General Questions

How do I register for DESIRE?

 

You can register for DESIRE here.

 

Must read rules and regulations.

Registration Guidelines (you must agree to these to register):

  • The name presented on the application must be the legal name of the applicant and not an alias.
  • Legal and valid identification must be presented in order to gain entrance to the event. Legal ID is
    considered to be a state issue driver’s license or identification card, passport, military ID, or other
    government issued identification.
  • A waiver must be signed with the legal name of the attendee in order to gain admission to the
    event.
  • This is a women’s event. We welcome our transgendered sisters and brothers but we ask that
    those who attend do so with an awareness of the nature of the event and the desire to respectfully
    share in the women-centered space.
  • All attendees are participating in the event solely for their own personal enjoyment and not in any
    official capacity that includes, but is not limited investigations or gathering of information.
  • Attendees understand that activities at the event will be adult-oriented and sexually explicit and
    may involve acts of domination, submission, bondage, discipline, sadism and masochism, and
    other explicit and extreme sexual fetishes. All attendees agree that they will not be offended by
    observation and/or participation in such activities.
  • Applications to attend DESIRE are subject to approval by the DESIRE producers.
  • Although all presenters listed have confirmed their attendance unforeseen circumstances may
    result in unexpected replacements. All efforts will be taken to accommodate attendee’s choices
    but no refunds will be given should that not be possible.
How many people attend DESIRE?

 

To create a feeling of community and intimacy, DESIRE is kept at around 200 participants, presenters, and staff.

Who can attend DESIRE?

DESIRE is a space for women who are 18 and over , including women who are cis-gender, transgender, genderqueer, and all the other ways we identify with our bodies and our spirits. Women of all gender expressions and sexual orientations may be in attendance and are welcome. 

We do not police genitalia.

 

What kind of play happens at this event? Will there be sex?

 

DESIRE is a player’s event, meaning a variety of play is happening at all times, including EXTREME play that might be triggering or disturbing to some. Some people chose to include sex in their play, some people don’t. You will see a variety of sex, bodies and genitalia at this event.

ALL PLAY MUST BE FULLY CONSENSUAL!

It is your responsibility to practice radical self-care and take care of yourself during the event. We have a hospitality suite open during the day until midnight where no play or sex is allowed if you need a break from the stimulation or the heat.

What should I bring?

We supply large equipment and cleaning supplies. Nibbles, water, and electrolyte drinks are also provided throughout the day until midnight in the hospitality suite.

Please bring with you any items and supplies you’ll need to help you enjoy the event, including:

  • toys and play equipment,
  • pee pads (if needed for any fluid play),
  • condoms, lubricant, dental dams, etc.,
  • sunscreen!
  • food (if you’re not buying the on-site meals) and at the very least snacks,
  • large refillable water bottle to stay hydrated.

For a full list of items people bring, read this post.

Location and Lodging

Where is the event located?
DESIRE takes place in a charming private resort in Palm Springs, California. The resort is centrally located to downtown Palm Springs and surrounded by restaurants and amenities.

 

For the privacy of all in attendance, we do not release the name and address of the resort until we have verified your registration. 

If you’re looking for an AirBnB or hotel to stay, the main cross streets are Ramon and Sunrise Way.

What hotels and AirBnBs are nearby?
The resort is not able to accommodate your lodging needs. All of the resort rooms are occupied by presenters and DESIRE staff. Participants need to make their own arrangements for lodging. We have included a list of nearby accommodations for your reference.

If you’re looking for an AirBnB or hotel to stay, the main cross streets are Ramon and Sunrise Way.

Here are some hotel options with proximity to DESIRE and reasonable prices:

Motel 6 (#689) .73 miles from DESIRE

660 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92262

www.motel6.com, 760-327-4200

Can’t beat the price and it is less than a mile from DESIRE. It looks like a newer facility. Make sure that you reserve this Motel 6. There are other Motel 6’s a little further away and older.

 

Best Western Las Brisas Hotel .91 miles from DESIRE

222 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92262

www.bestwestern.com, 800-346-5714, 760-352-4372

 

Comfort Inn 1.43 miles from DESIRE

390 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92262

www.palmspringscomfortinn.com, 888-322-1997, 760-778-3699

 

Courtyard by Marriott 1.34 miles from DESIRE

1300 Taquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, 92262

www.marriott.com/PSPCH, 800-321-2211, 760-322-6100

 

Desert Lodge 1.06 miles from DESIRE

1177 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92264

800-385-6343, 760-325-1356

 

Hotel Z Oso 1.0 miles from DESIRE

150 S. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92262

www.hotelzoso.com, 760-325-9676

 

Travelodge 1.49 miles from DESIRE

  1. E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92264

www.travelodge.com, 800-578-7878, 760-327-1211

Vagabond 1.45 miles from DESIRE

1699 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, 92264

www.vagabondinn.com, 760-325-7211

What's the event space like?
Walk through the front lobby and you have entered our world. We transform this tropical resort into our secret weekend oasis. There is dungeon equipment and massage tables all over the resort for your use at anytime. There is a large courtyard area for socializing and several smaller more intimate areas. We’ve added lots of shade, including over the spa and part of the pool, for everyone’s comfort. We have an air-conditioned hospitality suite available for cool relaxation breaks. If you want to relax in a beautiful setting surrounded by naked kinky women, this is the place to be.

Which airport should I use to get there?
While located near the Palm Springs International Airport, you can sometimes find better airfare deals when flying in/out of Ontario International Airport and renting a car for the 70 mile drive to Palm Springs.

What's Palm Springs like? Should I come early or stay late?
Come to Palm Springs, California, a favorite vacation area! The desert resort community of Palm Springs has been attracting visitors from all over the world for many years and is a favorite destination for the gay and lesbian community. The weather is great and there are stunning mountain views everywhere. Consider adding a few days before or after DESIRE to explore and enjoy this beautiful desert area.

Palm Springs has something for everyone. Besides basking in the sun, taking a dip in the pool and relaxing under the shade of a palm tree, there is lots to do for those who want action outside of DESIRE. Palm Springs is known for its world-famous golf courses and beautiful canyons for hiking. There are museums, art galleries, spas, casinos and lots of shopping opportunities.

Still have questions?

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