I know, I know, I have promised far more posts about my trip to Chicago, and I do hope to continue. However, there was much physical and emotional preparation to be done as I now had an opportunity to attend the Exxxotica in Dallas, a new and exciting event for me, with some interesting new dynamics.
The most exciting part about it was that I was able, for the first time, to take my puppy bear with me. She is an excellent spokeswoman and was an incredible assistance with her organization and ability to describe a bit of what it is like to be at the other end of the whip. She was also able to talk knowledgeably about being the supporter (usually called the submissive/slave) in a Leader/supporter (D/s, M/s) relationship. The Exxxotica Dungeon is often filled with more “Dominant” or “Top” types and it is harder to get that kind of personal information. I could not have dealt with the vast numbers of people who came to the Dungeon without her help.
The other exciting participant was my lovely friend “Frau Blundt” who readers know from many Chicago Exxxoticas. She was there in great glory passing on her tutelage for any of her “loving little boys and girls”. Though I think it might be best for her to speak for herself, with her permission, I may be allowed to speak a bit on her engagements with not one, but two different Batmen.
But what I wish to speak about most is the somewhat unusual situation we found ourselves in due to some concerns with the Dallas populous. I certainly understand the concerns of Dallas Women’s Foundation President Roslyn Dawson Thompson and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. I am glad to see any organization stand up for people wishing to leave any form of sex trade and anyone who has read my blog should be well aware of my strong position against abuse of women. I am aware of many strong positions on sexual abstinence and encourage anyone of strong religious belief to refrain from engaging in practices which go against those beliefs. I am sure it was considered necessary to sign the documents we did restricting our dress, requiring us to refrain from touching any exposed flesh, and even possibly the paragraph stating that we had to immediately cease any of our educational activities in the Exxxotica Dungeon if there was any verbal indication that any visitor was “enjoying” it or “moaning” in any way.
However, though I would like to believe that the protesters in front of the entrance were motivated by their spiritual love and care for their fellow humans, I am not sure that was sufficiently conveyed by their shouts of “Whore”, “Child Raper”, “Cock Sucker”, to anyone passing by and their signs saying, “You deserve to be Raped” and “God Laughs at your Rape”. I am reminded of the kind of treatment that many homosexuals have and still receive from people professing a wish for the benefit of others.
I remember when a girlfriend of my youngest child mentioned in passing her attendance at a club I knew was aimed at the more kink friendly people. Knowing she was a seminary student, I asked her why she went there. She told me that the people who go to clubs like that always seemed to respect her more, and never argued when she said, “No”. But when she went to “vanilla” clubs, she had to deal with unwanted touching, rude comments, particularly when alone, and people who would not take “No” for an answer.
While I do understand that Rape happens, that women are abused, and that many people do need assistance leaving a lifestyle that is unpleasant for them, sex and erotic joy is not the cause of those things. Sex is used by people who have issues with hate, personal inadequacies and their own feelings within themselves. Perhaps they should become more comfortable with themselves and the wide range of caring human sexuality before they cast their hate upon others.