So, it seems the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon has claimed some of its first victims. People have already died because of unsafe BDSM practices copied off this poor excuse of a book. So, to any of the people here who might have an interest in BDSM, let me beg you to at the very, very least, never forget the following:
-Bondage might seem, to a beginner, like a “light” form of play compared to crops and clamps, but let me assure you, it is extremely dangerous. There are dangers of cutting off circulation (this may lead to a need for amputation), of pressing down on nerves (so as soon as there is a strong sensation tingling/pins, the bonds must be cut/let loose), of causing muscular spasms, or of permanently scarring due to skin chaffing. If one does not know how to tie well, then use something relatively harmless and playful, like silk straps or fluffy handcuffs; don’t actually use string (ever) and rope (unless you know what you’re doing).
-Impact play is extremely dangerous. Human bodies are fragile, and whipping or flogging someone can quite easily lead to swift death from anything ranging from shock, to kidney damage, to nerve damage. Even the most seemingly harmless of impact play variations, like spanking, can actually cause severe damage if the angle and area of impact is wrong. Nerve channels must be avoided at all costs. The spine must be treated with extreme care. Upper arms are a lot more frail than one would think. Wrapping is extremely harmful. Research. Know anatomy.
-As for Breath Control… This practice has claimed literally dozens of victims, and yet people are still miserably misinformed. Death most often will not occur from the choking itself, but from a massive heart failure 15-20 minutes after the end of the scene, for example. Also, lasting hypoxia can cause permanent brain damage without killing. One should not dabble in breathplay unless they are willing to read up a lot, and be extremely careful.
-In any kind of object penetration/ fisting/ Insertion Play, anywhere, hygiene is important, as is the avoidance of tearing. Tears can get infected, and I need not explain more.
-A safeword means the scene must stop, right now. BUT, the truth is that most submissives will almost never use theirs, out of pride, masochism, or not to disappoint. It is a Dominant partner’s duty to be able to tell when their partner is suffering more than is safe, when damage is too severe, when they should slow down or stop without necessarily waiting for a safeword.
-Also. For hell’s sake, be informed about aftercare and sub-drop, and the biochemical reasons behind such things.
It sounds like a lot to read and study, doesn’t it? It is. If one is not willing to be informed and safe, though, one should best keep their fantasies as exactly that: fantasies. Else you risk killing your partner, and I’ll personally come down and hunt you.
Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
If I stop reblogging this assume I’m dead
Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.
Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)
There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident), that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.
According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.
According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.
Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)
The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]
Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.
It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.
And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.
I never heard the whole story. Crazy how this stupid shit is happening less than an hour away from me.
Rules: always post the rules
Rule 2: Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 9 new ones + one command
Rule 3: tag 11 people and link them to this post.
Rule 4: Actually tell them you tagged them
I was tagged by zoryrory!
1) What’s your favorite smell?
Thunderstorms in the desert. Easily the most amazing and relaxing smell in the world.
2) What’s that one song (or five) that when you listen to it, makes you the happiest person on earth?
Faith by George Michael. I have to dance when I hear that song, lol. Also, the soundtracks to most musicals.
3) What’s your dream job?
I would be Sherlock Holmes, but for engineering disasters.
4) What phrase do you find yourself saying throughout most of the day? Do you like or dislike saying this phrase?
I say “Indeed” and “quite” a lot. I like to enunciate the hard T at the end of quite. It’s fun, but I do get a little annoyed at my tic.
5) Who is that one character that is always there, even in the back of your mind?
OBI-WAN KENOBI. No seriously, forever fave character.
6) Name your Big Four Fandoms (current or not):
Only four? *Sweats nervously*
Umm… 1) Star Wars, obvs.
2) I have to say Dragonball Z, just because it was a very big part of my childhood and I still have a large part of the lore memorized.
3) Stargate. I will fight you on this.
4) Umm…. Umm…. Honestly, I’m gonna have to go with Star Trek for my fourth.
Honorable mention to Harry Potter and Doctor Who though pleasedon’tkilllme.
7) What is your lucky number and why?
I am far too much a subscriber of hearsay for this question. There was a book I found when I was young with my birthday on it that described my characteristics according to my gemstone, sign, and “lucky number,” which was 7. Ever since, I have been incredibly biased towards multiples of 7. However, if I had been allowed to develop my own observations toward which number was “lucky”, I would have undoubtedly come to a different conclusion. If you were to, by contrast, ask my favorite exponential, it would have to be 2^10. That’s a GREAT number.
8) If you were a celebrity, what would you be known for?
Uh… probably a Bill Nye type figure?
9) What’s your Hogwarts House, and why are/do you think you are in said House?
RAVENCLAW, MOTHAFUCKAS. Because I value the acquisition of knowledge over most things. Because books are like oxygen, if only because oxygen is all the sweeter when aged ink tints its scent.
I command you to eat your favorite food within the next 24 hours!
But….. for that we would have to go to Denny’s! :p
I have to do questions now!!
1) What is your favorite place to sit and think?
2) Do you prefer the forest or desert, and why?
3) What is your favorite exponent?
4) Favorite Sci-Fi universe?
5) If you were to buy one frivolous and needlessly expensive item, what would it be?
6) BEFORE you did Pottermore, what do you think your wand core was and why?
7) Favorite type of video game? (turn-based RPG, RTS, FPS, etc)
8) Least favorite fruit?
9) If you were only allowed to read one book for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
I COMMAND THEE TO WATCH ONE EPISODE OF YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
I tag: daemonmatthias, tumblelurker, ardenrye, e-zekiel, creativitybuff, cooky-o-puss, solvingpuzzles-savingtheday, 2sly4u-writes, brigwife, whatthefoucault