Q: My sister, whom Im quite close with, has been getting into S&M. Recently she announced that she has acquired a slave. After much thought and discussion on the matter, I am still having a very hard time coming to terms with it. The problem I have is that she treats him like a slave 24 hours a day. They are planning a collaring. Im the first person to admit that I dont understand all this. For this reason, I have had conversations on the topic with my sister, but our last conversation ended in her hanging up on me and we havent spoken since.
My husband and I are complete equals in every way and I just cant imagine how I can feel comfortable watching my sister humiliate and degrade someone by ordering them around like a slave. I sure wouldnt sit back and allow someone to treat her that way! We are all expected at my moms house for the holidays, where we will be staying under the same roof. My mother is not comfortable with the situation either. I realize that I dont have much choice but to suck it up if I want to have a relationship with my sister. My sister compares my feelings to the way gay people were treated when they first started struggling for social acceptance. It makes me very angry that she is so impatient with me. She told our father about her new relationship when he was in town last week. Sister & Mistress
A: This advice may come too late, S&M, so please accept my regrets if your sister and her slave have already come and gone. But just in case everyone is staying at Moms place through New Years Eve and your sister is still ordering her slave around in front of the whole family I wanted to address your sister directly: Knock it off, Mistress Fuckwit.
Asking people to accept BDSM the pastime, the lifestyle doesnt give you the right to force other people to take part in it. Your slave is no doubt humiliated when you treat him like shit in front of others, and doubtless this humiliation turns him on. BDSM subs are like that. So, MF, when you humiliate him in front of your family members, youre forcing them to play an active role in your sex life. Thats not asking for tolerance, thats demanding participation. And thats not OK.
You brought up gays and lesbians, and our struggle for acceptance. Sorry, MF, but the comparison is not apt. Not once in our struggle for social acceptance have gays and lesbians demanded the right to have sex in front of our relatives. We want to be accepted by our families, tolerated by strangers and treated equally by our government. But people who dont want to watch us have sex arent compelled to.
This mistress-slave stuff is, at bottom, about sex. Yeah, yeah: It can be sooooooooo much more than that, some 24/7 BDSM folks insist. Some people feel dominant or submissive deep down in their kinky souls, and they build their lives around those roles. I get it. And dare I say it? Some of my best friends are 24/7 BDSMers. But BDSM isnt ultimately who you are, its what you enjoy in bed or in the dungeon, the playroom, the fetish club, etc. Heres a rough rule of thumb: If youre talking about something that gay, straight and bisexual people can all do fisting, snowballing, BDSM then its a sex act, not a sexual identity. However many times you collar your slave, however many slave contracts he signs, however many nights he sleeps in a cage, its still a sex act, and forcing your family to watch you treat him like your slave compels them to participate in your sex life. And, again, thats not OK.
Sensible BDSMers and, yes, I include 24/7 BDSMers in that group keep the heavy stuff behind closed doors and keep it subtle when theyre out in public or with their families. Thats not oppression, Mistress Fuckwit, thats common courtesy
Q: I love my husband so much, but I have this male friend at work that I just really click with. He is really funny and nice and witty. He was really down in the dumps a couple of weeks ago because his grandmother, whom he was really close with, had just died. He came into my office and I was talking to him about it and comforting him. I started hugging him and the next thing you know I was giving him a hand job. I wasnt even thinking about it I just did it. Then I honestly thought, I dont want to make a mess in here, so I swallowed his come. Now I dont know what to do. We are still just friends, but I cant decide if I should tell my husband about the incident. Can you help me? Just One Break
A: Excuse me, JOB, but do you really expect me to believe that you were innocently comforting some dude whose grandmother just croaked and that somehow led to innocent hugging which in turn somehow led to a next thing you know hand job? Oh, and once the grief-stricken co-worker got ready to shoot his load, JOB, your concern for the cleanliness of your office prompted you to swallow his load? Where the fuck were folks like you when my grandmother died? My brothers and I werent that close to her, but Im sure they couldve faked it for a little grief counseling, JOB-style.
But I havent really answered your question: Should you tell your husband about this incident? If you think it was a one-time thing, if it really did just happen, and if youre sure it wont happen again, then spare your poor husband this man you love so much the incredible details and absurd rationalizations.
Personally, JOB, I could forgive my boyfriend for jerking off some dude he thought was funny and nice and witty hell, Id wanna watch but I would have to slap the gay right off his face if his admission came bobbing along in a similar stream of bullshit. And then the next thing I knew, honey, I was beating him off because, golly, I wasnt thinking about it and, gosh, I only swallowed his load because I didnt want to make a mess. If you decide to tell your husband you cheated on him, JOB, dont make things worse by insulting his intelligence too. Tell him you were into this guy and you took advantage when he was vulnerable and you ate his spunk because you dug him. And then tell him youre sorry even if its a lie, which Im guessing it would be.
Q: Im a 26-year-old woman and a devotee, which means that I am primarily attracted to men with disabilities. I appreciate the recent column you did on the sex lives of people with disabilities, although I was a little dismayed by the follow-up letter from a disabled man who said that having a relationship with a devotee is emotionally crippling. While I thank you for sticking up for us, I also want to point out that there are a lot of devotees who have no desire to torment a man in a wheelchair. I simply find wheelchairs very sexy and it has nothing to do with helplessness. Im sorry if some disabled men have had bad experiences with devotees, but I know for a fact that there are plenty of men out there who have had wonderful experiences. Loves Guys In Chairs
A: Thanks for sharing, LGIC.
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