It’s been just over a week since I got home from Dallas, and I’m just now starting to collect my thoughts and process my feelings. It was a long, exhausting weekend filled with ropey good times shared with some of my best friends. And as always, it was a weekend of good conversation about where rope education has been and where it’s going. One thought in particular has stayed on my brain since BED. How did the belief that rope bottoms are less active partners when it comes to informing scene dynamics than their tying partners come to be?
I’d like to talk about how we as a rope community think about the roles of tops and bottoms and their responsibility when an injury occurs. I’d like to talk about how I conceptualize my responsibility for my own wellbeing in a rope scene. And maybe offer some suggestions for how we as a community bring up new bottoms into the scene. Continue reading “Bottoming Responsibly”