Max and Lover's Lair Present Straight to the Point: An Introduction to Play Piercing

Wed, Sep 27, 2023 from 7pm - 10pm (Pacific)

  • 18+
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Fascinated by the idea of needle play and not sure if it’s for you?

Wondering why people who like needles like it SO much?

Are you intrigued by the thought of temporary piercing, but unsure of the mechanics or the safety aspects?

Do you find the idea of needles intimate, daring and erotic?

Have you already played with needles and you're wanting to feel more confident or expand your repertoire?

Join Max for this introductory workshop exploring the fun and sexy world of needle play.

Workshop format

We’ll examine the many facets of play piercing, from negotiation to aftercare, and everything in between. You’ll learn about the tools and equipment used with needle play, giving special attention to safety, including cross-contamination and blood. We’ll explore how to place needles, what to do once they’re in there, and how to remove them, all while maintaining an intimate connection with your partner.

We’ll discuss endorphins, pain, pleasure and all the sensations that are part of play piercing. And we’ll talk about how you can incorporate needle play into your scenes, especially for bondage, sensation, and ritual.

There will be several demos and opportunities to practice placing needles in non-human objects. By the end of the workshop you'll have enough information and experience to do your begin playing with needles.

Who should attend?

No prior knowledge of needles or play piercing is assumed for this class - it's perfectly appropriate for beginners. If you've already done some play piercing it's a great way to learn a few new tricks.

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.

Bottoms - it's your body being pierced - knowing some technique will substantially decrease risk and add to your enjoyment. Also - this is your chance to meet some needle tops!


Attendees will receive an illustrated handout full of principles, safety information, basic technique, and plenty of pictures and instruction to help you practice the techniques in this workshop.

Attendees will also receive a 20% discount for online purchases at Lover's Lair.  Lover's Lair has a great selection of piercing supplies, and Max will be around after the class to help you if you'd like to make a purchase.

Cancellation / refund policy

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.


  • No smoking or vaping inside.
  • Refrain from wearing perfumes, oils, and scented products as some of us are chemically sensitive.

COVID protocols

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.


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.

About Max

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.

Lover's Lair

4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036