Archive for July, 2010

Limits of Safe Instruction

Posted: July 27, 2010 by Isaac Cross in Learn Something, Philosophy
A few days before posting this, I posted about a new way of doing needles that I had tried out. During the discussion of that (on another site), I was accosted by a group of pro-piercers who felt that it was inappropriate for me to teach less-than-sterile methods of teaching in my classes.
But the thing is, regardless of what may be the “safest” way to do something, do we have to accept that as the “correct” way of doing it? And furthermore, do we need to insist that people use it and prohibit the instruction of any other method?

New Piercing Method

Posted: July 24, 2010 by Isaac Cross in About Me, Learn Something, Life Log, Technique

UPDATE 7/26/10: In response to questions I have been receiving: The needle was removed from the sterile packaging immediately before the piercing, manipulated using medical tools, and inserted into skin that had been cleansed. I took all appropriate precautions to ensure that the procedure was safe to my standards. But let’s be clear. No piercing is 100% safe, no matter what lengths you go to. There will always be risk of infection, scarring, nerve damage, pain, bleeding, and bruising. Everyone must determine their own Risk Profile. This scene was within acceptable levels of risk for both myself and my bottom.

We now return you to our regularly scheduled post </update>:

Wow, I had some fun last night. I’ve been itching to try something since Thunder a couple weeks ago.

I saw a presentation on “Needles for Bondage” by Tony Buff and Derek Desilva.

One of the techniques he presented was bending the needle to create a fishhook shape. It gave me an idea, which I shared with them later that day, to use a similar technique to create a corkscrew shape.


Review: The Pet (2006)

Posted: July 11, 2010 by Isaac Cross in Reviews, Reviews (Film/TV)

Cross Culture Review of The Pet (2006)

A FEW SPOILERS AHEAD… But I’ll warn you before I give anything away. (more…)

Proof of Power

Posted: July 8, 2010 by Isaac Cross in Featured Posts, Learn Something, Philosophy

If you are truly in control, you never have to prove it.

You see so many dominants on a daily basis that feel that it is necessary and appropriate for them to “prove” how much control or power they have. In business, this is the person who fires someone every few weeks just to remind everyone that they can. In high school, it was the bully that randomly beat people up. In D/s, this is the person who does something humiliating and painful to their partner, not because the submissive deserves it, not because the dominant enjoys it, but simply to “prove” that they are in control. (more…)