Dr. Bob Rubel and M. Jen Fairfield
M. Jen Fairfield and Robert J. Rubel, PhD (Dr. Bob) have partnered for presentations at leather and BDSM conferences both in the United States and Canada. Together, they host a free bimonthly live webcast discussion (“Evening with Jen and Dr. Bob") that focuses on issues germane to nontraditional relationships, focusing on power exchange, BDSM, and multi-partner relationships Jen and Dr. Bob bring their strengths (and weaknesses) to their work--sharing their life experience and their passion for education with the community, both kinky and vanilla.
Dr. Bob Rubel, author, educator, and photographer, is an educational sociologist and researcher by training. Recipient of the 2008 Pantheon of Leather's Community Choice Award (Man), Dr. Bob has been involved in the BDSM and total power exchange (TPE) scene since the summer of 2001, throwing himself into the literature of the field as though it were an academic study. He has multiple books in print as well as educational DVDs on fire play and beginning impact play. He presents and judges at weekend kink conferences throughout the year.
M. Jen Fairfield has extensive experience managing authority-imbalanced relationships. Her D/s experience began in 1992 as she dipped her toe in the water with a nurturing Mommy/boy relationship. Seeking more control than that type of relationship could offer, Jen ended it and spent the following year engaged in in introspection and personal clarification—after which she entered a full-blown D/s relationship that she ran for another 16 years.
Jen found her home in the leather culture in the fall of 2010 and has embraced her calling as a leatherwoman—to live a highly focused life with a partner (or partners) who are willing to hold themselves to exacting moral and ethical standards.
Forthcoming Books by M. Jen Fairfield and Dr. Bob Rubel:
• The Hows and Whys of BDSM: An Easy Guide to Play, Parties, and Kinky Relationships
• How to Write Effective Protocols that Serve You in a Structured BDSM Relationship.
• Power-Imbalanced Relationships – O/p, M/s, D/s, TPE, IE
Squirms, Screams and Squirts: Going from Great Sex to Extraordinary Sex(a Playboy Valentine's Day pick)