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Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 4 of 7) – Play Parties

In part 4 of Ambrosio’s series on Protocol and Etiquette, it’s play parties! Come read a set of sample party rules and three different types of parties you may encounter in your local BDSM community.

Comments Off Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Community, Play and Sex
Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene  Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 1 of 7) – General Principles

Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 1 of 7) – General Principles

Ambrosio brings us a series of posts on Leather protocol and etiquette. In this introductory post, we touch on the very basics of manners and appropriate behavior in BDSM situations.

Comments Off Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Community, Newsletter Archive
Do You Like Freebies? Support Submissive Guide on Patreon and Be Rewarded!

Do You Like Freebies? Support Submissive Guide on Patreon and Be Rewarded!

My Patreon page is where you can help support Submissive Guide on an ongoing basis, in exchange for some exclusive perks. Come see what rewards you can get for pennies a day.

Comments Off Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Community
‘Innocently’ Outing Fellow Lifestylers

‘Innocently’ Outing Fellow Lifestylers

Be mindful of the information you know about someone else that’s kinky. Sometimes, things can seem so very innocuous that information can ‘slip’ out casually – we may innocently drop in the ears of others. The fact is they either teeter on outing someone or can flat-out out someone.

Comments Off Posted by charmed blyss | Posted in: Community, Safety
Book Review: Paradigms of Power: Styles of Master/Slave Relationships

Book Review: Paradigms of Power: Styles of Master/Slave Relationships

Paradigms of Power: Styles of Master/Slave Relationships by Raven Kaldera is a collection of essays written by both masters and slaves who are involved in different types of relationships. Tequilarose provides a critical review.

Comments Off Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Community, Relationships, Views & More...
Born Again into Kink: Discovering Kink at Middle Age

Born Again into Kink: Discovering Kink at Middle Age

What’s it like to discover BDSM later in life?

2 comments Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Community, Newsletter Archive
Fear in Submission

Fear in Submission

Fear can be good, because it makes us take a moment and stop and think about what we’re about to do, especially when that thing we’re about to do is stepping out of our comfort zone. Making the decision to submit, is definitely one of those decisions.

1 comment Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Community, Personal Growth, Relationships
You Share, I Share, We All Share! No no no, that’s not right….

You Share, I Share, We All Share! No no no, that’s not right….

There is this misconception that everyone shares everyone else in play or sex such as a party and that needs to stop.

1 comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Community, Newsletter Archive
How to Navigate D/s with Family Around

How to Navigate D/s with Family Around

Perhaps one of the most challenging decisions we face as a parent is what we should tell our children, when and how much.

1 comment Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Community, Relationships
Things That Hinder You Getting to Know People At a Munch and How to Overcome Them

Things That Hinder You Getting to Know People At a Munch and How to Overcome Them

Here are a few of the common issues with munches that you can either adjust to or at least work around to try to make your nervous butt feel better at a munch and meeting people for the very first time.

Comments Off Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Community, Newsletter Archive
How to Start A New Local BDSM Group

How to Start A New Local BDSM Group

Are you looking for a local munch group and can’t find one? Learn how easy it is to start your own!

Comments Off Posted by Mrs. Darling | Posted in: Community
Entering the Community: Who You’ll Meet and What You Can Expect at a Play Party/BDSM Dungeon

Entering the Community: Who You’ll Meet and What You Can Expect at a Play Party/BDSM Dungeon

What is it like at a play party? I’m going to tell you! Come learn who you’ll meet and what you’ll see (and do) while there.

Comments Off Posted by Kayla Lords | Posted in: Community
Entering the Community: Who You’ll Meet and What to Expect at a Munch

Entering the Community: Who You’ll Meet and What to Expect at a Munch

Everyone is nervous to attend their first munch. Here are the types of people you might encounter when you go.

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Entering the Community: Understanding and Following General Protocols in Public

Entering the Community: Understanding and Following General Protocols in Public

Low and high protocol events require different rules and behaviors. Here’s how you navigate them, they aren’t as scary as you think!

1 comment Posted by Kayla Lords | Posted in: Community
Entering the Community: The Different Ways to Socialize with Local Kinksters

Entering the Community: The Different Ways to Socialize with Local Kinksters

Play parties aren’t the only way to meet and socialize with other kinky people. Take a look at the shortlist of other ways you can meet up and make friends!

Comments Off Posted by Kayla Lords | Posted in: Community
Entering the Community: Finding Other Local Kinksters Using Online Resources

Entering the Community: Finding Other Local Kinksters Using Online Resources

The internet has opened you up to a world of possibility – including finding other kinky groups and people! Here’s how you can collect a list of local meet-ups, groups, and interested persons.

Comments Off Posted by Kayla Lords | Posted in: Community
Tips For Those Struggling to Enter the Local BDSM Community

Tips For Those Struggling to Enter the Local BDSM Community

I understand. You don’t know anybody there. There are about a bajillion worst case scenarios that your brain has conjured up ever since you first desired to head out into the local community.

3 comments Posted by Mrs. Darling | Posted in: Beginner Basics, Community
The Secrets to Writing a Successful BDSM Dating Profile

The Secrets to Writing a Successful BDSM Dating Profile

Narrow your dating search for compatible partners by perfecting your dating profile

1 comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Community, Newsletter Archive, Relationships
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We Do Not Out Each Other: Protecting People’s Privacy

Protecting each other’s privacy is so important. We don’t out each other. We just don’t.

11 comments Posted by Kayla Lords | Posted in: Community
How The 50 Shades of Grey Series and Movie Have Impacted the BDSM Lifestyle

How The 50 Shades of Grey Series and Movie Have Impacted the BDSM Lifestyle

So, why are people transfixed by it and using it as a new sex manual in their relationships and marriages?

4 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Community, Newsletter Archive
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