(Version 1.4, written 8/14/03)
Copyright 2003 by Jay Wiseman, JD
Author of “SM 101: A Realistic Introduction” and “Jay Wireman’s Erotic Bondage Handbook” — and other books published by Greenery Press.
Hello and welcome to the munch! Perhaps this is your first munch. Perhaps this is your first BDSM event of any kind. Congratulations for contacting what many of us call the BDSM community (or, more simply, “the scene”). You are on the threshold of meeting many new people, having many new experiences, and both learning and growing a great deal. By the way, “BDSM” is a general, overall term for what we do. The term is pronounced just like its letters – B D S M – and represents a compression of the phrases “bondage and discipline, domination and submission, sadism and masochism.”