Training vs. Romance: The View from the East Wing

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The East Wing Perspective on Training vs. Romance As my peers have noted in their articles, this subject, while completely clear to us as we discuss it within our group is somewhat more difficult to express to the community at large. I myself sat on this subject for more than a month (actually, much more) before I finally pounded out … Read More

Training vs. Romance: The View from the West Wing

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The West Wing Perspective on Training vs. Romance Essential Estate Structure: Merit   First, let’s clarify our terms for the purposes of this discussion. S/M: Sado-Masochism. The inflicting and/or receiving of physical and/or emotional pain for the Fulfillment of (presumably both) partners. B/D: Bondage and Discipline. Usually sexualized play. Often, but not by definition, an expression of D/S. D/S: Dominance … Read More

Training vs. Romance: The View from the East Wing

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The East Wing Perspective on Protocols in The Estate: What and Why When we formed The Estate, it was with the specific goal of codifying what we like into a structured, well thought-out and consistent set of rules and guidelines that could be used all the time. Our feeling is, it should never be necessary to go outside the system… … Read More