Happy International BDSM Day!

I honestly had no idea that there was a BDSM day of observation that has nothing to do with voyeurism.

I’ve Christmas shopped on December 24th, which was an exercise in masochism, but I honestly didn’t know there was a recognized day for all those who do WIITWD.

From what I’ve been able to learn, the International BDSM day was created by one of owners of Barcelona’s BDSM club Rosas 5, who came up with the concept of celebrating BDSM on the calendar date that corresponded to 24/7 back in 2003.

That’s cool. If Pi Day can be on March 14th (3/14) and the 20th of April can be for those who think it’s always 4:20 somewhere, why not have a day for those chose to beat to the rhythm of a different drummer (see what I did there?).

So….what to do? Is whipped cream an appropriate food item to enjoy? Do submissives get a new collar? I can definitely see lighting candles so that the melting wax could be….

… well, you get the idea.

In all seriousness, again from reading various online sources, here are some suggestions on how to observe this day:

  • Educate yourself. Take some time to learn more about WIITWD.
  • If you are fortunate enough to have access to a formal organization or group, a munch would be a great idea, or perhaps getting together to “play.”
  • Take some time to be with your other or Other and just talk about your relationship, the dynamic, ideas, feelings, etc.
  • I suppose, if it so strikes you (heh), you could get an appropriate gift for that other or Other in your life.
  • Spread the word among your BDSM peers about the day.
  • And, of course, it would definitely be an appropriate day to “play” with that other or Other. Perhaps a special scene, toy, activity, etc.

In other words, just take some time to celebrate the wonderfully kinky pervert you are, be it publicly or privately.

I plan to continue to reread The New Topping Book (no, it’s not about ice cream), spend some time talking with Leigh about the wild ride that the past three months have been, where we are, where we want to be, any concerns and how can we keep the magic flowing. She will also receive many compliments from me in regard to just how fucking awesome she is.

And I am hopefully of a 21 spank salute later this evening. Fireworks to follow.

– Scot

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