Todd has been in active in the BDSM community since 2004, and a pervert for as long as he can remember. He is honored to have served as the Southwest Master 2013. He collared his slave, elizabeth, in December of 2007 and they live in a 24/7 Master/slave relationship. Together they present in both their local Austin, TX area community and around the country at Leather and BDSM conferences and events. Master Todd is the creator of pervertslibrary.com, an online kinky literary review site and serves as a correspondent Leatherati.com. More information about his household is available at housekramobone.com.
Since 2007 elizabeth has been first and foremost Master Todd’s slave and in his service functions as his co-presenter and sidekick. She is honored to have served as the Southwest slave 2013. She began participating in the BDSM community in 2005. In 2012 she founded the Austin girls of Leather (AgoL) and serves as the club leader. She enjoys volunteering as a correspondent for Leatherti.com. She is a Master’s level counselor and specializes in end of life and grief work. With Master Todd, she serves the larger leather community through educational presentations locally and around the country. She advocates for LGBTQ+ families and provides support through her blog at Kinkyparenting.com. Information about her Master’s household is available at housekramobone.com.
Myths, Rumors, and Realities: WTF is a 24/7 M/s Dynamic?
Masters are all asses and slaves are all doormats right? No, no, wait… slaves are the highest, truest, and best form of submissive and Masters are all real Deal Old Guard bad-asses. No wait that’s not right either, Owner and property are the end all be all. No, no, no the truth is anyone who claims to be a slave is crazy, and there is no such thing as “24/7.” After all, if your Master told you to kill kittens and then disembowel yourself you wouldn’t do it right? Or you would only do it if you were ‘true’ slave?
This workshop will be a frank discussion of the myths, rumors, and half-truths associated with the 24/7 Master/slave lifestyle, and will include examples of real time M/s and how it works in practice. Bring your questions and doubts as there will be ample opportunities for discussion throughout.
A Slave’s Guide to Screwing Up with Grace
It is a lovely quiet evening and your slave approaches and inquires, “Wine tonight, Sir?” Have you ever wondered inwardly if they are offering ‘wine’ or ‘whine’? Given the option, few Master’s long to spend an evening listening to their slave disparage themselves, yet high self esteem is rarely acknowledged as an ideal trait for a slave.
Despite a slave’s best efforts, we are all still human. If we insist on performing emotional self-flagellation, we are taking authority from where it should be. There is a graceful way to find fault in our own actions without being our own, or worse, our Master’s worst enemy.
This workshop is about how the slave can do their part to maintain the integrity of the M/s dynamic even during those inevitable times of failure, frustration, and miscommunication. We will cover basic self-esteem pitfalls, how a change of focus can relieve us from self-battery, and what grace under pressure looks like in the M/s relationship.