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Play Piercing 101
October 11 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Play Piercing is very popular in kink culture, however, finding a knowledgeable and experienced person to teach you is difficult. Morgan Thorne comes from both a medical and professional piercing background – she has a deep understanding of medical asepsis techniques and why they must be observed, even between fluid bonded partners. Play Piercing 101 is the most thorough workshop for BDSM/kink play piercing practices.
During the first part of the workshop, we will discuss medical asepsis techniques, the supplies you will need, where to buy them and how much they cost (hint: not as much as you might think). We will also look at the anatomy of the skin and how much of it we will be sticking a needle in.
In the second part of the class, we will watch Morgan perform a few piercings on a demo bottom or herself, so you can observe proper technique. She will walk you through each step, from how to put on gloves, skin prep, how to hold the needle, how much pressure to use, etc.
*Please Note* Since this class in 101, we will only be discussing basic technique, we will not be discussing genitals/nipples, advanced needle techniques (such as layering needles) or anything beyond basic play piercing.
Students who complete Play Piercing 101 will be given an invitation to attend Play Piercing 201 where we discuss more advanced techniques, such as piercing nipples & genitals, “pain buttons”, weaving needles and more. This class will be run as soon as local regulation allows Morgan to have demo bottoms for this class.
The workshop involves demonstrations on a live model. This means that there will be small amounts of blood. All biohazardous material is disposed of in a way that complies with local regulations.
The Play Piercing 101 Workshop is presented in gender-neutral terms, in recognition that not all people conform to a gender binary. This class is a safe space for LGBTQA people, attendees are expected to respect that.
Medical Bio Morgan Thorne is a retired medical professional and avid medical player. She has also worked in the body modification field, performs hook suspensions, pulls and physical ordeals. She was a founding member of Circus of the Damned and Triage Sideshow and has also worked as a solo performer.
Morgan Thorne has been practising BDSM all her adult life. She got an introduction to kink through the Queer community in the early 1990s and knew she had found ‘her people’.
Morgan has also spent a decade working as a Professional Dominant, which has allowed her to expand her skills as both a Top and a Dominant. Morgan has been offering workshops, lectures and BDSM training for a number of years as well. She has a successful Youtube channel where she educates about D/s relationships, BDSM basics and various kinky skills.
She is the author of two successful books about BDSM, including “Exploring BDSM: A Workbook for Couples (or More!) Discovering Kink“. A followup book is expected by the end of 2020.
Morgan Thorne BDSMMorgan identifies as both a Sadist and a Dominant. She enjoys playing with a variety of people of all orientations/genders/identities. BDSM is an integral part of her personal, romantic relationships. Morgan is both asexual and pan-romantic.
Prior to her work as a Professional Dominant, Morgan worked in health care. This has allowed her to gain a more thorough understanding of health and safety concerns in kink. She retired due to an injury that lead to chronic pain and disability. It also spurred her interest in medical play, a way to continue to use the skills she learned in health care and to find comfort in the loss of a much-loved career.
Morgan has been active in various forms of activism, including LGBTQIA rights and sex worker rights. She is a strong advocate for equality and the human rights of all people.