(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.”
Originally posted on BeASexEducator.com
How long have you been teaching
That’s kind of a loaded question – I’ve been teaching in some capacity or other for pretty much since childhood, from Sunday school to Marine Corps Practical Knowledge to music lessons to dance & technology workshops at the University Level. But I started working in the Kink field around 2002-2003, first just as a volunteer at various conferences and then gradually as a presenter.
When did you start to identify as an educator? Was it the same time, or was it later?
I honestly don’t remember my first “presentation”, but I remember very clearly the moment when I walked out of an “Intro to Kink” workshop thinking “I could do that…”
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1. Social Host Liability
Social host liability deals with the legal responsibility party hosts have to their guests. In other words: can the host of a party be held responsible for the actions of his or her intoxicated guests?