Max Presents Manifesting D/S Through Role Play

Thu, Mar 14 from 7pm - 10pm (Pacific)

  • 18+
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Looking to add D/S to your existing relationship, but unsure how to broach the idea with your partner?

Met someone at a party and want to do a D/S scene with them, despite not knowing much about them?

Are you a long-time kinkster looking to add some D/S into your repertoire?

Establishing a D/S dynamic is tricky, typically requiring a fair amount of trust and substantial knowledge of yourself and your partner.

Role play is a great way to jump-start that process. Using commonly-understood accepted archetypes, you can easily slip into a natural-feeling D/S experience that help you both feel confident and as powerful / powerless as you desire.

These archetypes ooze power exchange. Take the police officer, standing tall in their boots, leather motorcycle jacket, dark shades, and commanding, authoritative voice, pulling over the unsuspecting motorist for a search and frisk. Imagine the powerful executive exuding power over her timid employee, with her pencil skirt and intense stare. Consider a professor, tapping ruler in hand, reprimanding the errant student.

Some of these archetypes are more overtly kinky: pet play, human furniture, pony play, age play, pro domme - there are so many ideas to explore. With all these roles, the common thread is power.

We’ll show you how to use role play to easily create a D/S scene. We’ll cover how to negotiate role play, how to find roles that fit your style and your mood, how to build energy as you play, and how to manage common problems.

Whether you’re looking to add D/S into your current relationship, or for an easy way to break the ice with a new partner, this workshop will provide you with the tools you need to successfully manifest D/S through role play.

Workshop structure

This workshop will include lecture, demos and (optional) exercises. There will be plenty of time for Q&A as well.

The exercises are set up for two people.  If you are attending with a partner, you can do the exercises together.  If you're attending solo, we will help you pair up with another attendee if you wish, or you can save the exercises to do later with a friend or partner.

As always with Max’s classes, there’ll be a handout to facilitate your learning and your ability to practice after the workshop.

This is part of Max's D/S series.

Who should attend?

This workshop assumes no previous BDSM experience and is appropriate for all genders, all orientations, and for both tops and bottoms.

If you're interested in exploring power dynamics within a consensual relationship, this workshop is for you.

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


Attendees will receive a handout full of principles, technique, and resources.

Max also offers private coaching as you build your skill as a dominant or submissive. These sessions are completely customized to meet your needs and desires. Contact Max to discuss these offerings.

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 our hosts 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.

We will have HEPA air purifiers running in the dungeon. These air purifiers have been shown to reduce Covid-19 transmission.

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. 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.

Max's Seattle Dungeon

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Seattle, WA 98122