Workshops at Paradise Unbound 2014

Date: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 11:00am - Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
Cost: 

You must register for Paradise to attend these workshops.

Please refer to Paradise's web site for information about registration and fees.

Max will be teaching four workshops at "Paradise 2014", the Center for Sex Positive Culture's annual outdoor, cross-community sex-positive event.

Max Reads Leather

Thursday August 7th, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

at Paradise 2014 in Redmond, Washington

Join Max as he reads and discusses excerpts from some classic leather porn and essays.

 

Hot Negotiation

Friday August 8th, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Paradise 2014 in Redmond, Washington

If you think negotiation is finding out what your bottom likes and doesn't like you're missing the best parts.

Negotiation is the foundation for the scene.

It establishes consent, builds trust, sets a tone, creates expectations and identifies boundaries.

With the right tools, it can also be hot, seductive and wickedly effective.

We'll explore:

  • What is the real purpose of negotiation?
  • Where does the negotiation end and the scene begin?
  • What objectives should you pursue when you negotiate?
  • When should your negotiation NOT lead to a scene?What is your negotiation style?
  • Does your style suite your purpose and persona?
  • What are some specific techniques for eliciting engagement, obtaining consent and gathering information?

Learn how to negotiate more powerfully and effectively. You're scenes will be better for it.

 

Cultivating Successful Service Relationships

with Brett Houghton, Boy Shaun, & terra

Saturday August 9th, 2014
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at Paradise 2014 in Redmond, Washington

Cultivating successful service relationships—from the bottom

This workshop is a companion to “Cultivating successful service relationships—from the Top” but can stand alone.

Many people in our community love the idea of service, but struggle to make it work. That's not surprising – giving service requires a different toolset than sensation-based S/M or power-based D/S.

While service can be challenging to top and bottom alike, it can also be deep, quiet and profound.

This workshop will help bottoms develop helpful approaches to service, develop successful service relationships, and build the skills to give service gracefully. Shaun and terra will present several models for service and service relationships, and will provide specific ideas for ways you can develop and sharpen your own service

This workshop assumes no previous BDSM experience and is appropriate for all genders and all orientations. Both tops and bottoms are welcome though this workshop will speak primarily from a servant perspective to servants.

Cultivating successful service relationships—from the Top

Many people in our community love the idea of service, but struggle to make it work. That's not surprising - accepting service requires a different toolset than sensation-based S/M or power-based D/S.

While service can be challenging to top and bottom alike, it can also be deep, quiet and profound.

This workshop will help tops receive service gracefully and cultivate an environment for successful service.

Max and Brett will present several models for service and service relationships, and will provide specific ways you can define and nurture your own service dynamic.

This workshop assumes no previous BDSM experience and is appropriate for all genders and all orientations. Both tops and bottoms are welcome though this workshop will speak primarily from a Top perspective to Tops.

This workshop is a companion to “Cultivating successful service relationships—from the bottom” but can stand alone.

2003 - 2012 BLC Productions    |    Seattle, WA    |    Website designed and managed by Sonia