The amazing Cooper’s experience at CLAW. I’ll have to do a post about event drop in the near future – for those who haven’t experienced it, Cooper’s description is perfect.

Part 5: Monday- Event drop

I didn’t know when my check out time was but I didn’t care. I finally got out of bed sometime around 11 and could still smell Karri on my sheets. I didn’t want to move but I knew i had a flight to catch, got dressed, packed, checked out and went looking for lunch.. After lunch I went back to the hotel and I found a quiet corner in the convention center and I just cried. I don’t know how to explain Event Drop very well but it’s a mental sensation after a major event. It had me in tears. They were definitely not tears of sadness. They were tears of empowerment. I have never felt so accepted by a community. The men and women I met this weekend made me feel like a part of a community, a brotherhood. They reminded me that I’m not alone in this world and that there is a whole sea of people who are interested in all the same crazy kinks. I rode on this high all the way to the airport and through the terminal and all the way home.

Thank you to everyone I met this weekend. I left with lifted spirits and a new perspective on life and I am forever grateful.