In the first part of this series we discussed how the Scene has changed positively with the past couple of generations coming in, and how popular media has also changed things. We discussed abusive dynamics and why it’s a good idea to avoid them.
You can find the whole article here: Exploring a Kink Relationship Safely (Part One)
In part two we talked about abusers, important questions to ask of a new Dominant, and conversation techniques you can use to make sure you’re talking to someone who will be healthy for you.
You can find the whole article here: Exploring a Kink Relationship Safely (Part Two) Important Questions and Conversation Techniques
Now we’re going to discuss red flags. The hard part here isn’t always spotting red flags… sometimes it’s acting on them. I think most of us know a warning when we see it. If not the first one, then by the third or fourth we’re definitely starting to be aware of a pattern.
Continue reading “Exploring a Kink Relationship Safely (Part Three): Red Flags”
I thought I’d break up the serious topics with an update since I haven’t posted one so far this year. I am trying to make an effort to post more frequently. Readers have said they prefer blogs who post at least once a week.
The problem, of course, is that I’m a full-time writer of books, which have to take priority because that’s how I pay the bills. So, I’m making an effort to post more in general, but weekly probably won’t continue for too long.
Continue reading “Updated Files”
In part one we discussed how the Scene has changed positively with the past couple of generations coming in, and how popular media has also changed things, not always for the positive. We discussed abusive dynamics and the damage they can cause to your future relationships.
You can find the whole article here: https://kessilylewel.com/2023/01/06/exploring-a-kink-relationship-safely-part-one/
Now we’re going to discuss important questions you should be asking in the very early stages of talking with a potential play partner, as well as how you should be bringing up these questions to get the most honest results.
Continue reading “Exploring a Kink Relationship Safely (Part Two): Important Questions and Conversation Techniques”
This is going to be a multi-part series. I’m not sure how many parts there will be yet, but at least three because it’s gotten long and detailed.
Some of this may seem basic to those of you who have been playing for a long time, but if nothing else, it might show you how things have changed since you entered your first kinky dynamic.
The newer generations of adults are learning about kink earlier and getting involved in playing earlier too. This includes Millennials, the youngest of which are at least twenty-six now, and the oldest members of Generation Z who have been adults for five or six years already.
A lot of things have changed and will continue to change as they come in. Overall I think the updates have been good. There is more focus on safety and conversation than there used to be.
And just to be clear… the BDSM world as a whole has always pushed for safety. The Millennials didn’t invent this coming in. Safewords have been around for a long time.
But… previous generations and elder Millennials didn’t have the same access to learning materials that we have now. When people logged online in the early 90’s there weren’t hundreds of lifestyle blogs around where they could get the facts. And the sexuality section at the local bookstore was restricted to like… three books (Which we’ll discuss soon!)
Continue reading “Exploring a Kink Relationship Safely— Part One”