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Essays Tagged: Ssc



S.S.C. VS R.A.C.K. by Justin Medlin
Filed in: general knowledge, ssc, rack

I am sure that most everyone reading this knows what S.S.C. stands for......Safe, Sane and Consensual. Its catchy, easy to remember and it has been a worthwhile marketing slogan for the BDSM lifestyle[...]

Origin of RACK: RACK vs. SSC by Gary Switch
Filed in: general knowledge, ssc, rack

During a discussion of SSC (Safe, Sane, and Consensual) on the TES-Friends list, I proposed RACK (Risk-Aware, Consensual Kink) as an alternative. Here's my motivation: Nothing's perfectly safe. Cross[...]

Goodbye SSC by Chuck and Donna Cosimano
Filed in: general knowledge, ssc

When SSC was promulgated as a doctrine back in 1980s it was never intended to become the monster it has grown to become. It was a publicity gimmic purely and simply, designed to make our little hobby[...]

Basics Of Safe, Sane And Consensual Power Exchange by Molly Devon
Filed in: ssc, d/s, sm

1. TRUST AND COMMUNICATION ARE THE KEYS TO MAKING SM OR D/S WORK. People make errors, most often out of ignorance. Trust depends on honest communication. Incomplete negotiation is an error, but dis[...]