Max and Lover's Lair Present Strange Bedfellows: Sex and BDSM

Wed, Oct 26 from 7pm - 10pm (Pacific)

  • 18+
General
$25.00
$28.54 with fees
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The word "sex" brings to mind pleasure, lust, desire, and often love. When we think of BDSM we think power, control, discipline, submission, maybe even pain.

The concepts themselves seem to be miles apart, but both sex and BDSM share the intimacy of deep connection, clear communication, the hunger of eroticism, and a bold intensity. These shared qualities create opportunities for heightened sensual and intimate experiences.

BDSM has been called the most loving, nurturing, intimate form of human contact and play, making it an ideal candidate to partner with sex.

In this workshop, we’ll talk arousal patterns, and map them against the parts of a BDSM scene. We’ll talk endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin and their effects when sex and BDSM combine forces.

We'll visit the power of language, including fantasies, erotic hypnosis and dirty talk, and the impact of head play.

And we'll talk about who orchestrates sex. Surprisingly, it's not necessarily the dominant.

Foreplay, afterplay, and everything in-between - this workshop will touch upon it all, including how to incorporate BDSM techniques like impact play and sensation play to heighten the tension and anticipation, the emotions, and the eroticism of sex.

Consent is vital, of course, so we'll also talk about how to negotiate for what you want and how to express and manage boundaries.

Join us as we explore these two different worlds and bring them together to help you make your own experiences hotter and more satisfying.

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* Workshop format
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This workshop will include lectures and demos, so a practice partner is not required.

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* Who should attend?
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This workshop assumes no previous BDSM experience and is appropriate for all genders, all orientations, and for both tops and bottoms.

You may attend alone or with a partner. Please buy a ticket for each attendee.

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* Afterwards
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Attendees receive an illustrated handout to facilitate your learning and retention.

Attendees also receive a 20% discount coupon for purchases at Lover's Lair.

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* Cancellation / refund policy
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If you cancel your registration up to 2 days before the event you will receive a full refund.

If we cancel the event you will receive a 100% refund, to include ticketing fees.

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* COVID protocols
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We are navigating the current guidelines and our own sense of safety and reasonableness. The protocol for this event is based on our own research and risk assessment; we encourage you to do the same before you purchase your ticket.

There is no vaccination requirement for this event. Max is vaccinated and boosted and recommends that you be vaccinated to reduce the severity of your illness if you get sick. Unvaccinated people 12 and older are 17 times as likely to die from Covid as vaccinated and boosted people.

Reference: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-compare-covid-deaths-for-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-people

Masks will not be required. You may, of course, wear a mask if you wish.

Please do not attend if you are exhibiting COVID symptoms or you are exposed to someone who has tested positive in the 14 days before the event.

Testing before attending events is a good way to protect each other. Max tests before each event. If you can, please test before you come to class.

Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.

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* About Max

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Max has been active in Seattle's kink community since 1992 and has taught workshops and offered private coaching since 1999. He is nourished and guided by his strong roots in the kink, queer, leather and poly communities.

Max weaves his BDSM practice into his life because it's an especially effective way to build intimacy. The level of trust, communication, and active consent required for this practice creates beautiful, powerful experiences, and deep relationships.

Max has spent a lifetime building a range of skills, to include the intimacy of rope bondage, the intensity of the singletail, the connection of erotic hypnosis, and the power of authority-transfer (D/S) relationships.

Max is always the consummate professional - competent, attentive, passionate, respectful, and empathetic. He loves what he does and is grateful for opportunities to help others explore kink and find deeper connection.