What is [insert protocol here]?

I have seen a number people asking this question lately, mostly asking about what Leather is, but some asking about Edwardian protocols or even Gor.

Invariably what follows does not remotely answer the question, they will ramble on about it's about honor, respect, relationships, master/slave, dominant/submissive, power exchange, charity, giving back, teaching, values, integrity, etc, etc.

But, those qualities have nothing to do with the protocol one follows, but who the person is, you will find people with, or without, integrity in all the different protocols. If you have to define yourself or your protocol using qualities that all the members of your group may not possess, and that other groups also possess, perhaps you really don't have a good idea about what your protocol really is.

7 Jul 2012 13:15:01


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