I'm home from the bdsm club. The New Years Eve gathering is always huge, and it's a fun crowd to hang out with. I arrived around eleven, said hey to a bunch of folks, and realized there was no time for a full scene prior to the countdown. So, we hung about and chatted until after the new year began, and then we got to it.
My first scene of the new year was fabulous!
For anyone whose exposure to bdsm comes from shows like "Law & Order" and "Se7en," the crowd at the club would be surprising. There's a goodly amount of fetish wear and the like, yes. But I suspect that the impression from the outside is that the bdsm community is some sort of crazy, hostile group. I've seen more hostility at a farmer's market.
I laugh loud and hard during scenes. So do my sadists. We have a blast, and I couldn't be happier with my friends at the club. Were I drinker, I'd come up with a heartfelt toast. Instead, I'll grin like a maniac and hope to see everyone again next week!