Max Presents Cultivating D/S Through Ritual and Protocol

Tue, Feb 15 from 6pm - 8pm (Pacific)

  • 18+
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Ritual and protocol are often the most visible manifestations of a Dominant / Submissive interaction.

You can’t see the power exchange, but you can see the collar, the respectful stance, the language, and the rules that govern the interactions. These tools help us reinforce tradition, strengthen authority, establish the beginning and ending of scenes, and guide behavior.

Ritual helps build the container that defines the sacred space for our exchange. It gains power with use, providing comfort and guidance.

Protocol adds formality and gravitas, and helps to shape behavior towards an intention.

And rules are the stuff of D/S fantasy. For many, they are the first tangible way to express a power dynamic.

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* Workshop structure
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This workshop will help you understand the role ritual and protocol can play in a D/S dynamic, and will provide tools you can use to define and nourish your own unique connection. There’ll be a few exercises, and some hot demos.

As with all of Max's workshops, a handout will be provided to facilitate your learning and retention.

This is part of Max's D/S series, offered on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Upcoming classes in the series include:

  • 03/15/22  Giving and Receiving Service
  • 04/19/22  Constructing Successful D/S Scenes: Using What You Have to Get What You Want
  • 05/17/22  D/S Training: How to Train and Be Trained

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* Who should attend?
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If you're just starting to explore D/S - with or without a partner - this class will help you find and develop resonant practices. No prior knowledge is assumed for this class - it's perfectly appropriate for beginners.

If you've already spent time doing D/S it's a great way to reexamine and enhance your skills and intentions.

This workshop is appropriate for all genders, all orientations, and for both tops and bottoms.

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* Afterwards
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Attendees will receive a handout full of technique and resources. Subsequent classes in the series will address complementary D/S skills.

Max also offers private coaching. These sessions are completely customized to meet your needs and desires. Contact Max to discuss these offerings.

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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.

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* About Max
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Max has been active in Seattle's kink community since 1992 and has been teaching bondage, BDSM, and polyamory workshops since 1999.

While he is proficient with a wide range of BDSM skills, Max especially enjoys the intimacy of rope bondage and the intensity of the singletail. Max projects a gentle, dominant energy, and all of his relationships - and most of his scenes - include a substantial D/S component.

Max's love of teaching shines through his workshops, and his love for people informs his personal encounters.