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Oct 1, 2017 – Managing Breakups in the Scene: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly with Sir Eric Pride

An inevitable reality about relationships is that they may not last forever. The same of course is true for relationships in the scene. Breakups are taxing, stressful and very emotional. In this presentation we talk about why lifestyle relationships sometimes … Continue reading

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Hierarchical Households – 9/10/2017

Next at MAsT Metro NY – Sept 10, 2017 Hierarchical households/Structures/Models Multi-person M/s households come in various shapes, sizes and operate under varying structural models monastic, military, tribal, Victorian, household-service to name a few. Others are more loosely structured. Does … Continue reading

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Various Approaches to Discipline & Punishment – August 6, 2017

Last time we talked about building structure into our dynamics using rules and protocols. And of course, whenever you talk about setting up rules, someone talks about what happens when rules are broken. So, next time, we will be delving … Continue reading

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July 9, 2017 – Designing and Refreshing Basic Rules & Protocols

Whether you believe in contracts, find household manuals useful or cumbersome or adhere strongly or loosely to any of the diverse M/s models out there, every M/s dynamic I’ve ever heard of has some basic rules and/or protocols and/or rituals … Continue reading

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General M/s Q & A – May 7, 2017

What is M/s anyway? Is this the path for me? Am I doing it right? There are many misconceptions and unanswered questions about M/s.  Those were just a few. When I began my journey I came to M/s with my … Continue reading

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M/s When You Have Children- April 2, 2017

The slave dutifully completes household tasks including preparing supper for the Master.  Knowing the Master will be home soon, the slave strips down to just the slave collar and presents on the knees in a traditional slave waiting position.  The … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving Service – March 5, 2017

  People frequently think about power exchange relationships in terms of the play or sex, they may have images of obedience or protocols of kneeling, but they don’t always consider the service that is in the day to day nature … Continue reading

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When Life Happens to Your M/s Dynamic: Feb 5, 2017

A friend of mine is fond of saying, “the one constant in life is change.” (Ascribed to Heraclitos, Greek philosopher circa 500 BCE.) Last year, we had some people who came to our meetings asking questions about “balance” and “challenges” … Continue reading

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Variations on Power Exchange – January 8, 2017

We have a statement in our meeting guidelines that we read at every meeting: “During discussion, the group agrees to avoid divisive and petty arguments over clichéd disputes such as the ‘true’ definition of slave; ‘the’ difference between submissive and … Continue reading

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Holiday Social & Election Day!

It’s that time of year again. The days are shorter. The nights are colder. And everyone on the subway is sneezing your way. Sounds like time for a party!! Come join MAsT Metro New York on Sunday, December 4, 2016 … Continue reading

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