Sir Mark and His Kat’s Dungeon -
Entering through a door that was padlocked when a minor lived in the house, you find a basement dungeon of gray floors and purple walls, filled with mostly black furniture. Though there are a few splashes of color here and there. The huge bondage bed, with trundle, off to your left is covered in colorful blankets, and the cage in the back right corner has rope lights hanging around the top. The wall of toys is also a riot of colors on your direct left. Floggers, paddles, ropes, dragon tails and other assorted implements hang, waiting to be used. Ending in a table full of smaller toys and a stand with stereo to provide musical ambiance to the players. Benches and chairs sit beneath the toys for voyeurs and students alike.
Creator’s Corner -
This issue’s Creator’s Corner is a bit unusual. Big Daddy Stone was the creator of most of the furniture in our featured dungeon, but unfortunately, he passed away in June of 2010. He was one of the first to welcome me and my husband into the local community and into his home. He was a leader, a teacher and a mentor to many. He volunteered his time with the Guilty Pleasure Stage Show to bring violet wand scenes and education to the public. He was part of many local groups, offering learning and a safe play space to the community. He was always open and welcoming to new members of the community, introducing them around, teaching them what he could and inviting them to munches and parties alike.
St Andrew’s Cross -
The St. Andrew’s Cross is also called Crux decussata, X-frame, X-cross or saltire. The name comes from St. Andrew, brother of Simon Peter, who, according to the bible, was a fisherman until he was called to be an disciple of Jesus Christ. When he was later crucified, it is said that he requested the saltire(x-shaped) cross because he felt unworthy to be crucified on the same type of cross as Jesus had been.
The crack of a whip, the slap of a paddle, the delicious screams of your ever-willing partner. These sounds and more make up the auditory experience of your home dungeon. But what about the neighbors, the police or the kids upstairs? How do you keep all these wonderful noises to yourself? The answer, soundproofing.
Slippery Floors -
Banana peels are not the only things that make floors slippery. This article discusses ways to keep your dungeon floor slip-free so that all your guests are safe from unintended falls. Dangers come in three main categories: slick surfaces, slippery spills and sliding objects.
You have designed the ultimate play space, filled it with furniture and decorations, and now you have to figure out how to light it all up. Flickering torchlight may be the authentic lighting for a dungeon, but if you want to play, it is rarely practical. You need versatility, but you also want to create a general ambiance. Interrogation scenes have different lighting needs than fire play. You want shadows in the right places, but not on every face.
First Aid Kits -
BDSM is not a safe pastime. It has its risks as well as its rewards. It is important to be as prepared as possible for these risks, and so every dungeon or play space should have a well-stocked first aid kit. But what do you put in it? Well, that depends on what types of play you do, and the risks involved, but I will try to cover as much as possible.
Floggers, Quirts, Cat o’ Nine tails, are common names for multi-tailed impact toys. Quirts have two tails, cats have nine and floggers can have many more. There is a huge variety of possibilities when it comes to flogger creation. You must consider materials, weight, length and even width of the tails. So, where do you start?