Max and Lover's Lair Present Flogging Fundamentals

Wed, Feb 28 from 7pm - 10pm (Pacific)

  • 18+
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Flogging is the iconic kinky activity. For many kinksters it’s the thing they remember from their first party and the first thing they reach for when they play.

Flogging can be sensuous, erotic, challenging, or cathartic. Whatever your intention, this class will help you get started.

We'll cover technique, safety, negotiation, and evaluating and buying floggers. Bonus: skill with flogging will also help you with other sorts of impact play like spanking, paddles, and singletail whips.

Much of our time will be spent practicing, so tops can see what it's like to throw several different floggers and bottoms can see what it feels like to be flogged.

Coming with a practice partner is helpful, but not necessary. We'll facilitate pairing up for those who want an ad hoc practice partner, and everything you learn can be practiced at home later. Please bring a heavy jacket to wear while you're being flogged so your practice partner can focus on their technique without being worried about hurting you.

By the end of the class you'll know how to flog, where to flog, and how to construct beautiful, connective flogging scenes.

Workshop format

We'll start out with general information about floggers - how they're made, different types of floggers, and how to select a flogger that you and your partners will enjoy.

We'll do demos showing both flogging technique, and how bottoms respond to and process the sensations delivered by a flogging.

And we'll also spend lots of time practicing, learning how to create a variety of sensations and effects.

Much of the workshop consists of structured opportunities to practice, with Max and his assistant available to help you whenever you get stuck.

If you can, come with a practice partner. If you don't have a partner, come anyway and we'll make sure you get a chance to practice the basic techniques.

If you have your own floggers, bring them. It's great to practice with your own toys. We'll also have floggers you can borrow to practice.

Who should attend?

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 hit - knowing some technique will substantially decrease risk and add to your enjoyment. Also - this is your chance to meet some tops and to be a practice bottom!


Attendees will receive an illustrated handout full of principles, safety information, and basic technique.

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

Max will be available after the workshop to help you shop for floggers and other gear.

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