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Ask Holle – If trust is so important between partners why would you need a safe word?

Covenant asked If trust is so important between partners why would you need a safe word? One of the first things I learned about BDSM, when I really started exploring it, was the use of the safe word. I used to play with a Dom who I will call “John”, for the sake of privacy and all that good stuff. John was one of the first Doms that I played with, and a very considerate partner. I trusted him, knowing him outside of BDSM circles, but because I was still new to kink play, he wanted to be sure that I was comfortable with anything that we did, that he did not hurt me, and that I did not feel bad about anything that we did. We discussed what each of us wanted … Read entire article »

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