Topping to the Next Level, Part 3: How to Push

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Workshop fee: $40.

Membership is NOT required for the workshop.  Bring ID to verify that you're at least 18 years old.

Pre-registration is NOT required.

The Topping to the Next Level Series

In late 2007 Russell and Max found themselves discussing topping models and what it takes to produce a good scene. They jotted down some notes and realized they'd created the 'Topping Skills" workshop they'd been looking for 15 years earlier. Those notes became the widely acclaimed "Topping to the Next Level" series, presented in the spring of 2008.

The series was updated and repeated in early 2010.

Two years later, Max and Russell are pleased to offer version 3.0 of the series. Don't miss it - it'll probably be another two years before it's offered again.

Saturday January 14th 1:00 - 4:00 PM Techniques for Thoughtful Tops
Saturday March 10th 1:00 - 4:00 PM Hot Negotiation
Saturday April 14th 1:00 - 4:00 PM How to Push

What we'll cover in this segment 

  • Getting someone outside their comfort zone
  • Helping your bottom receive stimulus and process play
  • Creating tension in your scenes
  • Working with a bottom who asks you to push them harder or says "I'm afraid of this but I want to try it?"
  • Encouraging your bottom to try something they're unsure of
  • Learning from someone's "never done it" history
  • Gracefully managing the intensity of a scene
  • Helping bottoms push through barriers
  • Renegotiating during a scene
  • Recognizing "hard limits" vs. "soft limits"

Workshop Format

Because there's so much information to cover, the workshops will be primarily demo and lecture. There's no need to bring a practice partner, although we think this material is as valuable to bottoms as it is to tops. Bottoms - don't you want to know what your top is up to?

Handouts will be provided to jog your memory and to supply additional references.

While some topping experience will be helpful, the workshops are accessible to all skill levels and are applicable to all orientations / genders.

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