Safe, Sane and Consensual
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The SSC Mistake - by Joseph W Bean
… Rule One of SM is, for me, "The bottom should always end up recyclable." To that extent, I promise his safety. I'll listen to his special concerns, if any. Proof enough of my sanity… Consent, you see, in my feudal world-view, is comprehensive. If you're in my space, your presence IS consent. …
Consent Definition - posted to ASB 26 Mar 1994
… I had no viable option not to be a sadist. Many submissives had no viable option to choose not to be submissive … I do want to know, should I choose to play with a person, that they have chosen BDSM after careful consideration of all the options that were available to them.
Extracts regarding Safewords - Jon Jacobs & Polly Peachum
... when you "submit" to or "dominate" someone in a situation where safe words are used and when limitations are negotiated, you are not actually submitting or dominating at all--you are playing at it.
Extract regarding Consent - darkness^
When a sub is in sub space or even lighter states of submission, they can lose the power or will to say no.
The Sanity of Power Exchange - BBC News Article
There's no satisfaction in breaking somebody who's already broken, or conquering someone who's already weak.
Dominants, are you prepared? - UTMaster
Do you really believe that accidents won't happen to you? .....Do you realize how fucking dangerous this all is?
... and speaking of consent -
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