Archive for June, 2014

We have put up a new handout on how to put together your risk profile and play within your personal boundaries.

You can find the guide in the Educational Offerings > Handouts and Resources section up top or by clicking this link here.

It’s Monday, so here are some quick answers from to questions that I have received.

Or… In some cases, questions that someone asked in my general vicinity or somewhere on the internet. But I am answering them here, because that’s where I am.

The questions have been paraphrased or otherwise edited down to the essential details. (more…)

Major Bookshelf Update

Posted: June 15, 2014 by Isaac Cross in Resources

books

After about a year of not adding anything to the bookshelf, we have picked out about two dozen new books and added them to our Bookshelf Page.

Many truly prominent voices from the community who had previously been absent are now represented, such as Guy Baldwin, Lee Harrington, Midori, and Janet Hardy.

The section on “Introductory Books” has now doubled in size and I have also added a new section on “ToyBag Guides” which are compact and simple guides to various aspects of BDSM that you can keep right in the bag with your toys. The one I recommend for everyone regardless of your kink preference is The Guide To Dungeon Emergencies and Supplies.

Remember that purchasing these books through my page helps me keep this website open, so please use the links if you plan to buy any of the books I’ve recommended.

Is there a book missing?

If you have a favorite book that isn’t there, let me know in the comments or send me a message on the Contact Me Page.

First of All, I want to go ahead a celebrate having over 100 followers.

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Now, since it’s Monday, here are some quick answers from to questions that I have received.

Or… In some cases, questions that someone asked in my general vicinity or somewhere on the internet. But I am answering them here, because that’s where I am.

The questions have been paraphrased or otherwise edited down to the essential details. (more…)

Off Topic: My Everything Hurts Like Awesome

Posted: June 3, 2014 by Isaac Cross in Uncategorized

I attended my first Shotokan (Japanese Martial Arts) class in over ten years today, and I hurt everywhere.

My mind picked right back up like I had never let, but the rest of me is very different than it was in my late teens, and it is clearly going to take a while for my body to catch back up.

I was fortunate to have been able to track down the person who taught my previous teacher, and he lived up to my expectations by not going easy on me for a second. I left exhausted and sore and happier than I have been in a long time.

It remains to be determined whether my old rank will be restored or whether I will have to work my way back up. He says he will decide after my first month is done.

Tomorrow, I hope to pick up a new treadmill that should help with m journey back to fitness. This is also day one without soda or energy drinks o any other caffeine for that matter, which in combination with the workout has left me a little shaky.

The one place where my memory is clearly failing me is Japanese. The instructor runs most of the class in Japanese (He is from Japan) and apparently a decade is long enough for me to forget nearly all of that. I have Rosetta Stone at home and my own collection of martial arts specific terms to study with. Hopefully, that will also come back to me soon, along with my better health.

I may or may not update on my progress here as I go along. But for today, I was feelin too elated and just had to share.

Mailbag Monday

Posted: June 2, 2014 by Isaac Cross in Advice, Learn Something

Let’s try something new. Quick answers from to questions that I have received.

Or… In some cases, questions that someone asked in my general vicinity or somewhere on the internet. But I am answering them here, because that’s where I am.

The questions have been paraphrased or otherwise edited down to the essential details. (more…)

Follow Me Everywhere

Posted: June 1, 2014 by Isaac Cross in Life Log

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