I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to present a panel at Lair on power exchange last Friday. The panel had such an amazing turn out, and I was so honored that so many experienced and well-respected individuals within the community agreed to be on the panel with me.
This was my first time presenting a panel, so I honestly had no idea how it was going to go. When I teach, I can prepare exactly what I want to say and in what order, but I know that with a panel one has less power over that.
This can be a good or bad thing depending on the panelists. In this case, it was a very good thing. Because the panel was structured as an organic discussion, many topics were talked about that I would have not thought to bring up otherwise.
We talked about everything from negotiation to communication to punishment/discipline to protocols to rituals to vetting to the benefits of power exchange to the do’s/don’t for s types and D types and so much more. It was so amazing to hear everyone’s different perspectives on various topics and I am so grateful to have the amount of audience participation that we had. For the entire two hour panel the audience continued to ask intriguing questions and after the panel was over many people came up to us and continued to ask questions. The yearning to learn permeated throughout the room and truly kept the panel going.
What I loved most about the panel was that even if panelists disagreed with one another they were very polite about it and still accepted the other person’s view. No one treated the panel like a competition and everyone’s ego seemed to be checked at the door. Because of this we were able to really have a genuine discussion of power exchange and were able to promote a safe and positive environment for everyone that attended.
I just loved the overall acceptance and honesty I experienced from the audience and my fellow panelists. This is what made the experience so amazing. Because so many different perspectives were able to be presented the amount of learning that occurred was off the charts.
No one dominated the conversation either and there was so much respect from every person in the room.
I felt that others were just as grateful as I was to be there which made it even more fulfilling. How often can people have an open discussion for two hours about power exchange with so many different people’s insights and experiences?
I am sure there are a lot of people that talk about power exchange quite often, myself included, but I have never had the privilege of discussing it with so many people and with so many different people. These are the keys to learning- being open, accepting, and willing to listen to different perspectives. In my opinion, these are the main ways people grow and expand their own horizons and the horizon’s of their dynamics.
Again, I can’t thank Kasod, Lair for our being wonderful host, my fellow panelists, and all who attended enough. This was one of my favorite memories I have had within the community.
If anyone wants to keep the conversation going about the panel, please feel free to comment below, or Fetlife me.
I am also proud to announce that I will be presenting another panel at Lair later in the year. When the date is set, I will definitely post the event page on my Fet.
Have a great week everyone! As always, thanks for reading and stay tuned!
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About the Author:
Slave Bunny, a 1950’s power slave, is involved in a wonderful and loving TPE 24/7 M/S relationship with her Master and husband. She is also the Creative Director of Kink Weekly.
She has dedicated her life to working on herself mentally, spiritually, and physically, and hopes to inspire others to do the same. Through teaching and mentoring, she hopes to help everyone in the Kink community as much as she can.
Feel free to add her on Fetlife (Slave_Bunny992) to see her upcoming workshops and classes.