Slave angie and I are here in our Master/slave bubble at the Master/slave Conference in Washington DC. It’s a four day event with nearly 500 attendees focused on Master/slave and Power-exchange dynamics, as well as the Northeast Regional Master/slave conference. It’s the rare event that focuses strictly on M/s dynamics and P/e dynamics, very similar to Power eXchange Summit we visited in Columbus in June.
I deliberately called it a bubble because of the focus and time it gives us to connect, to think, to be among like-minded people who are also focused on the M/s dynamic. We’ve found that is so important to help us – sometimes to learn from examples, or to hear some speak about their experiences and come to a realization. Last year was a blur, but this year, we are gravitating towards classes and discussions that touch on things that are going to help us here and now.
These types of events were unheard of when we started out – while there were kink events and some of those events had relationship classes, the focus and depth of developed knowledge to share and learn from wasn’t there in the Power Exchange area. It was only 4 years removed from MAsT 1999 that we started our journey. MAsT 1999 is marked as the event that started the movement of education in M/s dynamics in the US.
These events, like the classes at GLLA, like going to MAsT meetings, are really what feed us, give us those connections, that sharing and learning and teaching in return. This is our community and our source of knowledge and personal experience.
And now, time to sleep. More classes tomorrow!