Protocol, Protection, and Punishment

Friday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Topic area: Power Exchange / Discussion

As a leatherman or leatherwoman, do you think your expectations of yourself and others are reasonable? Regardless of whether you are the Dom or the sub, do you feel comfortable speaking up if you feel you are being treated unfairly? Can you confidently end a scene that's getting to be too much for you or another participant? At what point has punishment gone too far, and who decides that? How easy is it to change the rules of your scene or BDSM relationship? When these issues become more of a concern rather than a way to ensure the physical and emotional safety of everyone involved as well as their mutual pleasure? In this discussion-based class, the participants will break up into groups to discuss and share their ideas on how matters of consent, fairness, fluidity, entitlement, respect with regard to rank, and mindfulness about limits all relate to each other in power exchange scenes and relationships.