Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The boy's Bill of Rights

Recently while perusing profiles on a certain fetish social network, I came across a profile that had something written on it that, in my honest opinion, needed to be shared with the rest of the fetish community.

It was titled "The boy's Bill of Rights" and it reads as follows.

"The boys' Bill of Rights"

1. Every boy has the right to have his body, intellect, and emotions protected by his Dom.

2. Every boy has the right to choose the man whom he serves and to discontinue that service and take his leave without being subjected to physical, mental, or emotional abuse.

3. Every boy has the right to be cared for, disciplined appropriately, and allowed to feel pride in his submission.

4. Every boy has the right to protected sex if he so wishes.

5. Every boy has the right to privacy if he so wishes. No boy can be blackmailed, publicly humiliated, or physically coerced into service without his expressed desire to be so.

6. Every boy has the right to defend himself from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

7. Every boy has the right to consent or not to consent to sexual activities.

8. Every boy has the right to seek refuge, counsel, and advice from other subs and Doms without the expectation of sex, money, or any other service in return.

9. Every boy has the right to a physically and emotionally available circle of friends.

10. Every boy has the right to protect his own possessions and finances against intercession, theft, and non-consensual acquisition.

SIRS: Refer to this profile or copy and paste this Bill of Rights into your own if you wish to let subs know how you feel about their rights. 

subs, boys, and pups: Refer to this profile or include the Bill in your own and take a stand against boys and abuse.

I personally agree with every statement listed, and I've heard stories of Masters abusing their subs.  They don't take the proper precautions during scene play and actually hurt them as a result.  The fact that this tends to happen when people don't take fetish and kink scenes seriously damages the entire fetish world as a result.  People get turned off by the idea entirely or they start to fear it, people outside the scene hear the horror stories first and jump to conclusions and then further misinformation or assumptions come about, making the scene look like a joke or a huge danger.

So when you play, please play safely and sanely.