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The Rules of SM
According to Joseph W. Bean



The bottom should always be recyclable.

The bottom should always be recyclable. This rule puts as much responsibility on the bottom in question as on the Top. To think otherwise is to bottom to resign rather than to submit to the Top.



The Top should always get something.

The Top should always get something worthwhile out of the scene. This rule often means that the bottom will “pay” for what he wants by giving something he didn’t think he wanted. It also means that bottoms grow by learning to give this “something” to various Tops or at various times.



Tops must acknowledge technical errors.

If a Top makes a technical error, he must acknowledge it. “Oops,” is an inadequate acknowledgment! A bad whip stroke, a slip of the hand on the electrical controls, a wildly out of scale cane stroke or a knot that slips or tightens can be corrected with acknowledgment, but they never “go away” if they are ignored, (or repeated too many times). Without acknowledgment, every stroke is taken as intentional.


4
Nothing begins to be SM without consent.

Nothing begins to be SM until consent has been communicated however subtly or overtly. This rule means that Tops who swat and pinch bottoms by surprise or when no scene is in progress are assaulting them, not flirting with them.


5
If you’re not in love, don’t do scene.

If desire and consent do not lead to a kind of love, the scene is probably not going to work. Love can take many forms, but the very ground from which it springs is the demand one places on oneself to please and do what is good for the other person.


6
Negotiate less to start out better.

The less obvious the negotiation, the higher the step the scene begins on. ButÖto have the negotiations to be “less obvious” is not the same thing as having them never happen or leaving them so vague that surprises can ruin everything later. Still, be very careful not to over-negotiate. We’re talking about sex, not a corporate merger.


7
If it’s not your scene, you can’t control it.

If you weren’t there for the negotiations, you are not in control of the scene, whatever the invitation. You must never join a scene uninvited. That’s pure and simple sexual courtesy. Beyond that, you must always defer to the Top who started the scene you joined, even if he is very much your junior in any and every way.


8
Always have a way out.

Always have a way out. This is a multilevel, multipurpose rule that applies to everyone involved in a scene. It means being prepared to get out in case the scene goes bad, in case the Top goes crazy, in case the bottom freaks out, in case the Top dies, in case the cops come, in case the house catches fire—in case of anything. And this rule does not mean the bottom has to know how to get out before he needs it.


9
Never fuck with your enemies.

Never fuck with your enemies or play with your person-to-person anger. This rule only matters if you are not turned on by the possibility of discovering what is true about sex in prison. It really comes means never getting into a scene where you can not trust your motives or your capacity for self-control.


10
If it isn’t working, fix it or stop it.

If it isn’t working, fix it or stop it. This one should be obvious, but just about everyone breaks this rule from time to time, often losing fuck-buddies or friends in the process. If nothing else, it damages trust to break this rule and trust is essential to good SM.

— 8 hours ago with 16 notes
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Harry Potter Character Asks

Harry Potter:Tell us about a scar on your body
Hermione Granger:What is your favorite book, how many times have you read it, and why do you love it?
Ron Weasley:Something you're afraid of?
Luna Lovegood:One thing that makes you different from everyone else.
Fred Weasley:Can you do any magic tricks? What is the best one you can do? If you can't do any, what's the best one you've seen?
George Weasley:What is the best prank you've ever played on someone?
Neville Longbottom:Tell us an embarrassing story.
Narcissa Malfoy:Do you have a good relationship with your family? Who are you closest to?
Voldemort:If you were to create a Horcrux(s), what would it be and why?
Bellatrix Lestrange:Have you ever loved someone who could never love you back?
Ginny Weasley:Have you ever been in love with an unexpected person?
Hedwig:If you went to Hogwarts, what kind of pet would you bring? (ex: cat, owl, rat, frog)
Draco Malfoy:Is it better to be feared or to be loved?
Rubeus Hagrid:What is your favorite mystical creature?
Dolores Umbridge:Make a list of rules that your family (or whoever you choose) would have to follow if you made the rules.
Lucius Malfoy:What is your most prized possession?
Molly Weasley:What is the proudest moment of your life?
Dobby:Who are you most loyal to?
Sirius Black:Have you ever been accused of doing something you didn't do?
Argus Filch:What's the worst job you've ever had?
Dudley Dursley:How many presents do you usually receive on your birthday?
Peter Pettigrew:Are you a leader or a follower?
Cedric Diggory:Have you ever had a near death experience?
Albus Dumbledore:What is the greatest obstacle you have ever overcome in your life?
Minerva McGonagall:What is your favorite spell?
Severus Snape:Are you a trustworthy person?
Remus Lupin:If you transform into any one animal or creature, which one would it be?
Uncle Vernon:What is your favorite day of the week?
Mad Eye Moody:Who is the bravest person you know?
Arthur Weasley:What do you think is the best "muggle" invention?
Professor Sprout:What is your favourite class that is offered at Hogwarts?
Nymphadora Tonks:If you could change one thing about your appearance what would it be?
Moaning Mertile:What is something that always makes you cry?
James Potter:Would you risk your life to save someone you truly love?
Lily Potter:What color eyes do you have?
Professor Trelawney:Have you ever dreamt something was going to happen and then it happened?
Mr. Ollivander:What would your wand look like?
Lavender Brown:Who is the last person who texted and have you ever had a crush on them?
Cho Chang:If you were on the Quidditch team, what position would you play?
Aunt Petunia:What is your favorite flower?
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— 2 days ago with 159231 notes

Comments of the party after fighting themselves in the Gauntlet

Morrigan:Hmph. No doubt this had something to do with "facing the dark side of your soul" or some such rubbish.
Leliana:Did you see the cruelty on my... on her face? Is that really what I am?
Sten:This proves nothing. I have nothing to fear from shadows.
Oghren:*laughs* I can't believe I kicked my own ass!
Wynne:Well, I wasn't expecting that, and I certainly don't want to go through it again.
Alistair:That was... weird...
And then there is this guy, named Zevran:Maker's breath, I'm beautiful. Did you see that? Did you see me? Magnificent.
— 3 days ago with 3453 notes

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