Calling All Paddlers

And I don’t just mean those people who enjoy using a paddle.

I’m putting out a call for all interested parties to come out to the NYC BDSM Community Open Forum, Saturday, January 9th, 7pm at Paddles, 250 West 26th St. (just east of Eighth Avenue). It will not only be a discussion about the future of Paddles itself but a lively discussion about the scene in NYC — where it was, where it is and where it’s going. My wife, Sandy/Cassandra and I will both be there along with kinksters of all ages and different groups.

I’ve already said my piece in the last post on this blog and in various places on Fetlife. What I’m hoping for is openness and honesty regarding the scene itself and what can be done to make it better. I’m also hoping it doesn’t turn into bickering between various groups and/or generations, each thinking that they are the “leaders” of the scene and bucking heads in the process.

On a personal note, I don’t believe in leaders nor have a desire to follow any. I sort of pick and choose who I listen to based upon whether I think they make any sense or not. I don’t go to a discussion like the one on Saturday night thinking that such and such person should be listened to any more than anyone else. I am just a firm believer in airing things out and seeing where the talk takes you.

Who knows? Maybe it will erupt into verbal fisticuffs or real fisticuffs (or fist fucks) — in that case it will be interesting enough for several more posts on the subject.


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