MsC 2018 will have Roundtables presented by a diverse group of national, international, regional and local presenters.
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MsC 2018 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
While we pride ourselves on the tools we develop and employ for healthy relationships, the structure of M/s relationships can also be a fertile ground for abuse. We will discuss the elements of the power dynamic that can pose risks of abuse, steps individuals can take to avoid abusive relationships, and options for community response.
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?
This is a roubdtable about starting out within the Master/slave dynamic as well as for the beginners within the lifestyle as well in order to connect with other first timers, to grow with each other, to ask questions of any kind.
I am also taking the lessons that i have learned over the years and wanting to give them to the next generation as well as the next group of slaves coming into the lifestyle/dynamic.
This roundtable is for both male and female slaves who are starting out and who are searching for answers to their questions.
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.
Facilitated by Black Rodin and Lady Nigal
For those interested in forming a MAsT Chapter in their community
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.
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.
Suicide: a round table discussion about the realities, the misconceptions, fears and resources available to people in the M/s, D/s and Kinky communities. Suicide is a very serious topic. It is a very serious personal consideration for many that effects thousands of people within our interconnected communities each year. It is a decision that effects not just the individual who feels this is the last and only choice they have, but everyone around them.
In a compassionate and non-judgemental discussion let’s come together to share our thoughts, concerns and resources. Discussions about suicide can challenge you in ways you expect and prepare for and in ways you do not expect.
All attendees are encouraged to self-regulate for your own emotional safety and well-being within this very challenging and yet very necessary discussion. Step out if things are too difficult for you. Please ensure that you have the support systems in place that you need for after the discussion. Discussion about suicide can challenge you in ways you expect and in ways you do not expect.
Confidentiality and discretion are mandatory.
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