LSM's Statement on S/m and Abuse

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SM AND ABUSE - a statement from Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM)

SM: An SM scene is a controlled situation. ABUSE: Abuse is an out-of-control situation.

SM: Negotiation occurs before an SM scene to determine what will and will not happen in that scene. ABUSE: One person determines what will happen.

SM: Knowledgable consent is given to the scene by all parties. ABUSE: No consent is asked for or given.

SM: The "bottom" has a safeword that allows them to stop the scene at any time they need to for physical or emotional reasons. ABUSE: The person being abused cannot stop what is happenning.

SM: Everyone involved in the SM scene is concerned about needs, desires, and limits of others. ABUSE: No concern is given to the needs, desires, and limits of the abused person.

SM: The people in the SM scene are careful to be sure that they are not impaired by alcohol or drug use during the scene. ABUSE: Alcohol or drugs are often used before an episode of abuse.

SM: After an SM scene, the people involved feel good. ABUSE: Arfter an episode of abuse, the people involved feel bad.

Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM) is a group for lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual, and transexual women who are interested in exploring SM, fetishes, BD, and uninhibited sexual expression in a safe, sane, consensual, and confidential way.

Lesbian Sex Mafia (LSM)
PMB 404
70A Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 726-3844
[email protected]

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