BDSM: Safer Kinky Sex

19 August 2009 22:39

PSABDSM: Safer Kinky Sex[Undisclosed Location], CA – While in Toronto last weekend, I met many wonderful people, but there are two in particular that stand out in my mind because of their efforts to educate BDSM players. After the Mr Rubber Toronto contest at the Black Eagle on Saturday night, I was introduced to and had long conversations with Duncan MacLachlan and Trevor Jacques. While I had heard of these gentlemen before that evening, I had not had a chance to speak with them before nor was I aware how their efforts, among several others with the BDSM Education Project, had taken form under the banner of the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

Over the weekend of the Church St Fetish Fair, the AIDS Committee of Toronto, BDSM Education Project released the new revised BDSM Safer Kinky Sex booklet. This beautifully produced booklet is the most comprehensive and up-to-date pamphlet of information pertaining to the risks associated with various forms of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadomasochism (BDSM) play, and the means to mitigate those risks, that I have seen to date.

The booklet contains sections on: BDSM Etiquette; BDSM Risk Reduction; Drugs and Alcohol; Sexual Health; HIV; Hepatitis C (HCV); Other STIs; The Rectum; The Penis; The Vagina; Lubricants; Condoms, Gloves and Dams; Toys; Cleaning Toys; Douching and Enemas; Rimming; Sucking, Blowing, Licking; Pinching; Temperature; Fisting; Watersports; Urethral Sounds; Restraints and Bondage; Percussion Play; Whipping; Blood Sports/Piercing; Safe Disposal of Syringes and Other Sharps; Branding and Scarification; Electricity; and Other Resources.

This is an amazing resource and, in my opinion, a must-read for every player. For those of us who play on the edge and employ the RACK (Risk Aware Consensual Kink) philosophy to our play, fully understanding the risks associated with any activity becomes the foundation upon which we can formulate an informed decision regarding our consent. The BDSM Safer Kink Sex booklet is a remarkable resource toward that end and, I for one, greatly appreciate the efforts put into its creation.

I highly recommend that you to download the pdf and read it for yourself. I also encourage you to help support the efforts behind the pamphlet by making a contribution to the AIDS Committee of Toronto. And, if you are interested in exploring the possibility of finding sponsorship to bring this resource to our local communities in physical form, please contact me directly by commenting to this post.

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3 Responses to “BDSM: Safer Kinky Sex”

  1. fang Says:

    we really need to talk soon, but trying to pin you down (there’s an ironic statement if ever there was one huh! lol) have some news i need to bring you up to speed on regarding something we touched upon months ago + read about this via yours and Dereks twitter postings and i’ll be getting in touch with those responsible and also asking for their help and involvement, in return i can help spread this information further.

    to do so effectively however, i’ll really need your support and backing too throughout 2010.

    respectfully,
    pup fang xx

  2. Daddy Joel Says:

    Hey Tony,
    Keep up the great work. Hey I would love to get these distributed at the Dallas Eagle. It would be a great resource for all us kinky fuckers in Dallas. Its a well written and up to date guide to safer sex with all kinds of play. The stuff for toys, electrical and other kink play are not widely distributed.

    If there was a way to get a license to print these I would find sponsors here to get them out there.

    Email me and I will get them out here in Dallas.

    Its always good to see you.
    — Joel Leggett,
    Gulf Coast LeatherSir 2008.
    Dallas, TX.

  3. Trevor Jacques Says:

    Hey, Tony.

    It was good to chat with you both when you were up here. All to short, however. Perhaps dinner next time you’re both in TO?

    Thanks for helping to publicise the ACT booklet. The dated filename of the ACT pdf was, however, in error. ACT has changed the file name, but not yet changed the web page reference properly (both file names are currently displayed).

    Could you change your URL for the ACT pdf to

    http://actoronto.org/home.nsf/pages/bdsm/$file/BDSM%20Safer%20Kinky%20Sex.pdf

    Thanks. 🙂

    Trevor.