My approach to kink focuses on risk awareness and clear communication.
I firmly believe that communication is a technical skill that must be learned and practiced. Effective communication is critical in learning not just about others, but also about ourselves.
I am actively engaged in both local and national kink and shibari communities. Though all rope is fun, challenging athletic suspensions which involve hurty things are my favorite. I trained in Muay Thai for six years until cartilage injuries put an end to knockouts in the ring.
In real life I am, in fact, a professor. I've published a number of articles on fighting and BDSM, and have presented on a range of communication & cultural studies topics at 20+ national and international academic conferences.