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I Can’t Wait To See THAT Boilerplate…

What if a Dominant could be held criminally liable for being…well…a Dom? What if he/she is a sadistic, egomaniacal asshole? Does it make a difference? When consentual sexual behavior involves physical and psychological abuse, torture, and even agreed-upon non-consentual sex (rape fantasies, anyone?), the legal boundaries can get pretty murky. Tristan Taormino comments on an unusual federal case for the Village Voice:

Whip Appealed

A BDSM court case puts master/slave relationships on trial

by Tristan Taormino March 19th, 2007 11:18 AM

…”Much of Jodi’s testimony was about being subjected to pain, punishment, and humiliation. Most people don’t want to be controlled, used, hurt, tortured, or degraded, so it’s hard for them to comprehend that some people want to experience sensations and emotions that are generally considered negative or painful…”

“…Because these are federal charges, Marcus faces life in prison, a fact that has sent a chill down the spines of some BDSM community members.” Read the rest.

Will a Sub need to draw up legal documents outlining the terms of his/her sexual consent? Should a Dom require a signed release prior to using any restraints or torture devices? This is a very slippery slope. I obviously don’t know the details of the relationship between Marcus and Jodi, but it does make me wonder where we go from here.

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Posted by vanessa on March 19th, 2007 .
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