Part 1: Breaking Down the Basics
What is BDSM? What does it mean to those who dabble, and to those who consider it their lifestyle? In this discussion based workshop, we'll break down the meaning of BDSM - Bondage + Discipline, Dominance + Submission, and SadoMasochism, along with other vocabulary from the kink world.
Part 2: Differentiating Between Healthy, Consensual BDSM and Abuse
Particularly for the sake of good care and support, we need to be able to identify unhealthy and abusive behaviour vs. consensual BDSM, but where do we start? In this part of the workshop, we'll break down and identify the basic differences, how to spot them, and how to ask questions in the most gentle, mindful, compassionate, and non judgemental ways in order to best help get the answers that will identify whether it's a healthy BDSM relationship or not.