Roundtables

MsC 2017 will have 10 Roundtables presented by a diverse group of national, international, regional and local presenters.

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MsC 2017 Roundtables

slave t & slave coral

We’ll use a circular seating format to encourage those dealing with their own depression or with depression in their households to share ideas and experiences of living with or managing this common disability. How does depression impact your Mastery or slavery? What actions have you found helpful in counteracting or compensating for its effects? How do you deal with daily activities when you or your partner feels de- pressed? What are some ways you have been able to enhance your M/s relationship despite depression?

slave t continues the legacy of her Master David Cook by facilitating this important topic which she assisted Master David during many years at MsC

Master Taíno

Master Taíno will facilitate a discussion about our unique families and households. What makes a family “Leather”? How do we manage, for instance, a household with one Master and two or more slaves or with more than one Master? How is an extended family with a complex hierarchy of Dominants and submissives held together? This will be an opportunity not only to ask questions but to share solutions and approaches.

Everyone over the age of 18 years needs an advanced health-care directive — to let others know how you want to be treated if you become incapacitated — as well as a will to convey your wishes regarding property left behind when you die. As a Master or slave, what are your specific concerns regarding medical decisions to be made in your behalf or the disposition of your possessions?

Male slaves often go unseen and unnoticed at MsC because of the still-common assumption that a male will prefer to be a Master. What can lead a man growing up in a male-dominated culture to crave a life in service to a woman — or another man? Does being male make it more difficult to be a slave? Can a male still be masculine if he is not the dominant partner in his relationship? Why in the world do male slaves do what they do? What do relationships between male slaves look like? Do male slaves use different communication styles with female and male Masters? This session is for male-identified slaves only.

The HIV epidemic continues to rage and ravage many communities in our country, including the Leather Community. But what conversations are we having among ourselves to prevent the spread of HIV among our Brothers and Sisters? How do we integrate HIV awareness in our discussions on Kink Play? How do we address HIV in establishing our different relationships? How does HIV stigma and ignorance keep us from integrating risk reduction practices in our everyday lives? And what about other sexually transmitted infections such as herpes, hepatitis and HPV? “Beyond the Red Ribbon” is a facilitated discussion that will provide a forum for the community to explore and address the issues raised above, and serve as a model that can be replicated throughout our community.

A representative of MAsT International will assist those interested in forming a MAsT Chapter in their communities.

Master J and orja

This is a great opportunity for an honest conversion regard- ing what it takes to compete for the Northeast Master/slave titles, or any other Leather competition. Discover the reality of what the contest is all about and get answers to all your questions.

Lord Brick and slave lara

Come join us for a round table discussion concerning everything to do with polyamorous, M/s, D/s, multiple member relationships. This discussion will specifically revolve around successful problem solving in a multi member household or polyamorous relationship. We will discuss the responsibilities of each individual has in Poly Problem Solving (PPS) and what has been successful solutions. This will be a great time to share your tools, examples, structures, experiences and solutions for a successful and healthy existence with multiple partners.

We will all come together and share as a group in a healthy, positive and productive space. We will review how to find solutions to the problems we encounter every day and to review what works best for you.

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