"To play needs much work. But when we experience the work as play, then it is not work anymore." ~~ Peter Brook
"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power." ~~ Lao-Tzu
"No one heals himself by wounding another." ~~ Saint Ambrose
"The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands." ~~ Benjamin Franklin
Ambrosio's scene name originates from the title character of The Monk, a classic Gothic novel by M. G. Lewis about an evil Monk with a innocent appearance and pristine reputation. (Visit the Evil Monk Organization for more about that novel.) In his public life, Ambrosio is a single white male in his early fourties in Austin, TX. He's been in the BDSM scene since approximately 1994 and active since about 1995. He's known as sensual top with dominant tendencies but he also practices more heavy play (with the right play partners.) He founded SAS/M in 1996 and San Antonio Dominant's Dinner in 2001. He is a member of GWNN, SAS/M, SASSY. He also attended the Louisville Munch regularly and has served as substitute Munch host a few times. He served on the board of KUFS from June 2005 to November 2006. He runs "Ambrosio's BDSM News" mailing list, moderates the BDSN San Antonio Controversy list, teaches BDSM classes, and maintains Ambrosio's BDSM Site. Hobbies include reading, writing, acting, web development, ballroom dancing, and Safe, Sane, and Consensual BDSM.
In 2006, Ambrosio won the title of the Ohio Leather Fest King at OLF IX --- the final OLF. He remains the last reigning OLF monarch. He credits his victory to his good looks, his quick wit, and the fact that none of the other contestants or judges showed up for the contest.