BDSM


 

BDSM is an acronym widely used in the leather/kink community to encompass three pairs of dichotomies -- Bondage/Discipline, Dominance/submission and Sadism/Masochism.

The Household also sees these three pairs as analogous to the common grouping of body, mind and spirit. S/M relates to the body, B/D relates to the mind, while D/s relates to spirit.  We believes that to some degree each pair is present in every leather/kink relationship and/or play session, just as each of us is inseparably composed of body, mind and spirit.

The Household also views these three pairs as being like the points on a triangle.  In any given leather/kink relationship the triangle may be rotated so that different points may be at the top, suggesting the relative importance of that pair in that relationship.  Likewise, the length of the legs may be altered from an equilateral triangle, suggesting equal or near equal importance to all three pairs, to skewed shapes, suggesting the greater importance of one or two pairs over the others.

In the Household we place the D/s pair at the top of our triangle.  Within each dyad or pairing of men within the Household the other two pairs take differing degrees of importance.

The Household tempers its implementation of each pair with the canon of "safe, sane and consensual."  We play safely, both in terms of safe sex and of kink practices that will not cause harm to each other.  We play sanely, knowing the proper techniques of our kinky play, with faculties unclouded by drugs or excess alcohol, mitigating dangers to life or limb.  We play only with the consensual acceptance of each player as to the responsibilities, limits, intensity and duration of each scene and/or relationship.


 
You may email us at Master@HouseholdK.org.
 

This page last updated on January 18, 2007.
Copyrighted © 2000-2007 by Master Alex Keppeler.
Constructed and maintained by Master Alex of Household Keppeler.


 
Splash Page

This page is designed for presentation in a frameset which provides navigational buttons down the left edge of the screen.  If these buttons are not present, you entered this page thru an URL which did not open the frameset; please do not bookmark that URL and please click the 'Splash Page' button to reenter our Household Keppeler website thru the front door.  Thank you.