About two months ago I was asked to create a video discussing chronic pain, disabilities, kink, and consent for Thomas Time / Yellow Couch Time. At the time I was TERRIFIED of being on video! "What if people don't like it? What if I look silly? What if, what if, what if?!" Eventually I got through my worries and created the video anyways, which can be seen below.
Now that you've had a chance to see the video, you can see that I basically covered some of the common misconceptions about disability and consent in kink spaces. Things like: what is actually required of a service animal, how to best navigate disabilities in your public spaces, and so on.
Now that the first video is behind me, I'm feeling a bit more comfortable about creating more. I've even done a few Facebook Live videos since! Below is one I did for ILSB-ICBB in the vendor room to show everyone what all the great vendors had available!
So now I'm giving this whole video thing a shot and trying to keep up with posting more often; I just have to figure out what to say! The silly thing is I can easily think of things that others might find interesting for other educators, but when it comes to my own topics I blank, every. single. time.
So I suppose in the meantime I'll keep trying to look at it as though I were helping coach someone else and try to not let my brain get in the way!
Ignixia is an international kink and alternative sexuality educator. The following blog entries range from educational information and resources from her classes to daily musings had on things occurring in the world.