Shibaricon was a meaningful event for me on many levels, not the least of which is that it's the first time I've presented somewhere with a truly international draw. There were speakers from Australia, Germany and the UK, and attendees from Ireland, Canada, Europe and more. How cool is that?
This was also a meaningful event for me, because I had the opportunity to work with Scott Smith (Sir) in a couple of his classes; Predicament Bondage, and Hand and Foot Bondage. I've known Sir for about a year now, and in that time, I've had opportunity to get know him as a person, develop a lovely camaraderie as friends, and, as his honorific indicates, have now entered into a power dynamic with him.
I've given my Word to do what he says, when he says. Currently, that means (among other things) taking off my clothes. A lot. Now, this may not seem like a big deal to some of you, gentle readers... but it is to me. I am currently carrying about 15 pounds of extra me thanks to a cantankerous thyroid, so I don't like being in public with my clothes off. Not even a little bit.
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Not even a little bit. I got naked with him, when I gave Sir my Word to be in the power dynamic I'm in with him.
Those of you who know Sir might be asking yourselves "What the fuck is she thinking?" You may be wondering why I would willfully and knowingly consent to such a context? It's because it's a context of exposure - of vulnerability.
Sir may be a mean, sadistic bastard, but he is also self-aware, brilliant, thoughtful, and I know he cares about my humanity. As long as I trust this to be true, I'll stay naked with him.
Which, of course, means you will have ample opportunity to see me without my clothes on :-)