Dungeon Emergencies and Supplies
Published as one of the four original Greenery Press Toybag Guides, this relatively
compact (4" x 6") 103-page book addresses the most common and the most severe emergencies
that arise during BDSM play. Valuable contributions and suggestions were made by numerous
doctors, nurses, paramedics, psychotherapists, attorneys, and, of course, many people in
possession of the wisdom that can only come from decades of real-world BDSM experience.
In Section One, the book starts with an overview of emergencies in general - what they
are, how they arise, how to judge their severity, and so forth. It then addresses the
legal aspects of emergency care (I recently passed the California Bar Exam) such as
consent, duty to act, Good Samaritan laws, assumption of risk, insurance, and the
necessity defense. Section One continues with a look at the most common causes of
BDSM-related cardiac arrest, and finishes with an essay on the especially dangerous
practice of being in serious bondage and alone - the number-one killer of sadomasochists.
In Section Two, the book solidly covers the basics of how to manage more than 30 of the
most common BDSM-related emergencies, whether they are medical, environmental, behavioral,
or legal. Topics covered include allergic reactions, burn care, condom failure, escalating
argument, fainting, false accusations, hot cream overdose, jammed knot, overly tight
bondage, breach of privacy, rectal foreign body, shock, and unwanted marks. Section
Two also covers topics such as deep vein blood clots, the "Sunday Night Safeword," and
Harness Hang Syndrome.
In Section Three, the book concludes with detailed instructions regarding what goes
into a good first aid kit and why its there, and finishes with a solid bibliography.
Here, I just may have literally "written the book" on BDSM safety. The book is highly
popular BDSM club officers, professional dominatrixes, and with dungeon monitor
training programs. It can be invaluable to anyone who might be called upon to respond
to a BDSM-related emergency, whether at a party or during private play.
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