Race Bannon

Ask Race – What is Negotiation?

Question I’m new to the SM scene and I keep hearing the term “negotiation.” What does this term refer to? ~ Bill, New York Answer To have a satisfactory SM scene most people believe a certain amount of “negotiation” is needed. What this refers to is the process by which each player lets the other […]

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Ask Race – New to the Leather World

Question I’m fairly new to the leather world and I’m enjoying my explorations quite a bit. But I find the rigidity that some leathermen have about roles to be disturbing. I’m versatile and enjoy all kinds of roles at different times (master, slave, daddy, boy, mutual, and so on). Do most leathermen really stick with […]

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It’s Time for the DSM to Change (Again)

Many years ago I, along with others, undertook The DSM Project to provide sound and factual input to the body of professionals that write and revise the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (often referred to in psychotherapeutic circles as simply the DSM). Our mission was to counteract the classifying […]

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