D/S Training: How to Train and Be Trained

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Workshop fee: $20/person.  Buy your tickets here.

We’ve all seen it. When D/S is portrayed online, in books and in the media we see the well-trained submissive bowing perfectly to every demand of their dominant. We admire their beautiful stance and flawless comportment, clearly the result of hours of position training. We marvel at the training that results in such exquisite service to the dominant’s guests. And we can only guess at the submissive’s skill in satisfying their dominant’s every sexual desire.

Sounds great, yes? In fantasy, these moments appear magically, effortlessly, as if the submissive was born perfect.

What really happens though? The answer is: training. Mostly this is the dominant training the submissive, but it’s also (gasp) the submissive training the dominant.

Training is a complex and satisfying journey. It begins with self-awareness, detailed negotiation, and clear consent. It offers opportunities for exploration, hard work, extended scenes, and open communication.

Training a submissive can be one of the most rewarding aspects of a D/S relationship. It’s an opportunity to contribute to and shape another human being, calling forth architypes like Teacher, Parent and Wizard.

This workshop explores the many facets of D/S training, to include:

  • Physical training (e.g. posture and position training)
  • Transformations (e.g. pet or pony play)
  • Training for service
  • Training for obedience
  • Sexual training
  • Specialty skills like bootblacking
  • Training new submissives vs. experienced submissives
  • Training in a relationship vs. the types of training that you might consider on a first date
  • Correction and punishment
  • The ways submissives train dominants - and why that's a good thing

We'll add a special focus on tips and techniques for long-distance training, especially relevant now as we shelter in place and practice social distancing. 

This is all about building connection, confidence, and intimacy.

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Workshop format

This workshop is packed with tools for tops and bottoms, and includes demonstrations, exercises, and lots to think about.  A practice partner is not required for this workshop.

Max's classes always have a handout, and you'll receive yours as part of your welcome packet after you register. The handout is designed to reinforce the online instruction. It will help you remember the content, and will facilitate whatever training you choose to do with your partner.

As always, the emphasis is on learning and having fun.  

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 training or exploring power dynamics within a consensual relationship, this workshop is for you.


Attendees will receive an illustrated handout full of principles and technique, and a reading list for further study.

Cancellation / refund policy

If you cancel your registration up to 2 hours before the event you will receive a full refund.

If we cancel the event you will receive a 100% refund, to include ticketing fees.


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