Sunday,June 2nd: Discussion: Does Gender Define or Affect an M/s Relationship?

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
LGBT Center
208 West 13th St. (7-8 Ave.) NYC
$4 members, $5 reciprocal and $8 others

*Speaking only for myself, and in no way for MAsT: Metro NY*

If there’s one thing valuable about living in NYC, it’s the opportunity to talk
face to face with people from all over the world. i’ve met people from Lebanon,
Mali, Nepal, Kashmir and many other countries. When i watch the news, i am
painfully aware that the stereotypes depicted of other countries and people are
at worst limited and at most erroneous.

So why in the world do we often use gender to jump to conclusions with M/s
relationships?

Thankfully here at the MAsT:Metro NY chapter they do not ask to check your
genitals at the door prior to admission. Neither do they ask your sexual
preference or even if you have one. Nobody quizzes you on if you are currently
in a dynamic, or if you might be a Master to someone and a slave of another.

In short, there are so many variations to the common theme of Master/slave
relationships.
Why would we want to limit the insights we could draw from so many kinds of M/s
dynamics?

Let’s expand our horizons and leave archaic stereotypes behind. Those with the
drive and vision to command come in all forms, as well as those who feel the
call to serve.

You, us, we all are unique as are our M/s relationships. We may outwardly be
perceived as a certain gender by others who may try to put us in a pigeon hole.
We don’t need to let them.

A Master is defined by their leadership and taking of responsibility for those
in their charge.

A slave is defined by their devotion and surrender to the Master’s will.

My experiences are limited. i hope to hear comments and insights from all of
you.

james

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