Safe words aren’t as complicated as we make them out to be. They aren’t necessarily as simple as we think either. In kink & sex, safe words are simple communication tools that stop the action & trigger a predetermined protocol. What they mean, how they’re used & what you do after is up to you. How do you decide that? Episode 193 of American Sex Podcast will help you figure it out.
This convo was inspired by a listener suggestion to unpack some of the fiercest kink community debates about consent, how BDSM *should* be done, and the customizability of kink. Sunny Megatron explores ways you can evaluate BDSM rules and decide if, when, and how much to customize them to fit your own needs. She does this entirely through the lens of safe words and consent. This is also the first show back from summer hiatus and in the intro, Sunny announces some big changes for the future of both American Sex and their family.
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Episode 193 Links
- Everything You Need to Know About Safewords by Sunny Megatron https://zippermagazine.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-safewords/
- Sunny’s Free Kink Negotiation & Scene Planning Mini-Workbook https://sunnymegatron.gumroad.com/l/negotiationwb
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- Sunny Megatron TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@sunnymegatron
- Ken’s charity DnD game Mondays 4pm-7pm PT https://www.twitch.tv/thunderpantsacademy
- American Sex Podcast Discord Community http://bit.ly/discordasp
- American Sex Podcast Patreon http://patreon.com/americansex
- Kink Academy Online BDSM Learning Library http://bit.ly/kinkacademy
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