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Name We Are Not Mind Readers: The Art of Negotiation
Producer Black Thorn
Time Sunday 22nd of May 2022, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm (PDT)
Platform Zoom

We Are Not Mind Readers: The Art of Negotiation

with Master Hines

Learn how to deepen your bond and create successful scenes through skillful negotiation with Master Hines!


Negotiation is an essential component for a connected, safe, and consensual scene. Negotiations provide important information for both Top and bottom, and when done right, can also be a very bonding exchange, creating an atmosphere of power, sacred space, and trust. To ensure that your scene goes well, there are many factors to consider when negotiating. In this informative workshop, Master Hines will go over many of those factors which include the following:

• Why negotiation is important for both the Top and the bottom.
• How to create a safe space for negotiating.
• Covering all the bases.
• Establishing boundaries.
• How to do a quick negotiation for pick up play.
• Negotiating for intense scenes.
• Easy ways for negotiating levels of pain.
• Verbal vs. written negotiation questionnaires.
• Negotiating a safe call.
• Red flags to look for while negotiating.
• and more!

This is a very important class; not just for those new to BDSM, but also for experienced players who want to learn useful tips for enhancing the success of their scenes through skillful negotiation.

About Master Hines

BDSM Educator and Professional Dominant who offers private sessions, Master Hines formally joined the BDSM community in 1992 in Atlanta Georgia and moved to the Bay Area in 2003. Core to Master Hines BDSM philosophy is spirituality through power exchange. His technique and approach to S/M puts heavy emphasis on the spiritual connection between Top and bottom. Master Hines has presented demonstrations, classes, and private workshops throughout the Southeast since 1997 and in the Bay Area since 2000 when he was first invited to the Bay Area to present for Folsom Street Fair weekend.

Master Hines is well respected for his flair and artistry with floggers and has given classes on many topics including Flogging, Spirituality and S/M, Erotic Knife Play, Resistance Play, The S/M of Hands, and Sensuous Caning. Master Hines is also an accomplished artist specializing in contemporary painting.

You can visit his web sites:
You can also find him on Fetlife at MasterHines.

This event is hosted/produced by:
Black Thorn
Oakland, California
Classes and Play Events both virtual and in-person with Covid safety protocols in place.
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