Thursday, August 9, 2012


For years the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) regarded the M/sers as not in their purview. In fact they avoided them whenever possible as they considered them a bit of a minefield. Now that the M/sers, with their slogans of Safe Sane and Consensual (SSC) and to a lesser extent Risk Aware Consensual Kink (RACK) and its largely unknown cousin Risk Informed (PRICK), have started to slide under their umbrella they have had to start to deal with a range of issues including consent.

Needless to say the O/p crowd are still very much out in the rain... a place many are quite happy to remain in. If we were good at toeing lines we would probably be more scene orientated... rather than the dangerous fringe dwellers they insist on believing us to be. Though judging by the furore over issues such as rape and how it is handled in the scene, that are making the water choppy on Fet, it would seem to be much safer in our little electronic burrows... apart from that rain dripping on our noses.

Recently the NCSF has taken steps to form a committee to advise them of issues pertinent to the M/sers. They have been chosen from well respected BDSM community members. A title we can probably assume to mean known the NCSF... it's usually how people get elected to anything... someone knows someone whom... and it is probably safe to say they are members of the NCSF.
So now we have an organisation being advised by its members on issues that are important to them.
Yeah nothing could possibly go wrong there... small pools are excellent places to fish

In this little corner of Australia these people have no sway. Our government has no interest in acknowledging any of its minority groups if it can help it. But for the Americans who are in CNC relationships and do read this blog, here is the thought for the day...
You are being represented by a group of people from the BDSM spectrum whose lives barely mesh with your own on a good day. Don't sit there thinking they have nothing to do with us. These are the people who will go on to influence the people who shape the policies of the future... your future.


ancilla_ksst said...

What policies would you recommend them to make? I can't think of any that would make really good laws concerning this. Under the radar is best, I think.

Sadist's magick said...

silent screams!!

Pat Powers said...

Hey, I'm from America, got a blog and everything and I'm not really a scenester, and I've never heard of any of these organizations. How are they representing people in the US?

Master's piece said...

@Pat Powers if you type in their name you will find their website. They run a range of programs and their goal is 'to fight for sexual freedom and privacy rights for all adults who engage in safe, sane and consensual behavior.'
You probably wouldn't have run into them if you aren't much of a scenester, don't hang out with the leather community or are straight.

Welcome to life on the fringes :D