View source for Protector ← Protector Jump to: navigation, search You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: editors. You can view and copy the source of this page: A protector is a person who escorts and/or watches over a [[Charge]] to ensure that the other is safe, exact duties will vary based upon protection negotiations. == Potential duties of a protector == A protector might: *Attend events and introduce the charge as such to others. *Utilize a collar of protection or otherwise ward off unwanted advances from others that make the charge uncomfortable. *Negotiate scenes on behalf of the charge after intimately understanding their wants, needs and limitations. *Give or deny permissions for a charge to have specific play partners. *Set limits on the charge for amount and types of play to avoid or mitigate the effects of [[Frenzy]] or [[Drop]]. *Monitor scenes the charge engages in as if they were a [[DM]]. *Provide demonstrations, advice, or [[Mentor|mentoring]] guidance for the charge. *Provide a transition period (usually 2-4 weeks) as a service [[dominant]] to a [[slave]] in their [[leather family]] that has recently become [[unowned]] for any number of reasons. *Shew away potential undesirable persons of any kind. *Watch over an owned [[s-type]] in the absence of their [[d-type]] (by request) by performing some of the above duties. The inclusion of these elements is usually left to express negotiation and agreement between the parties. A Protector-charge relationship generally is not expected to last for a long term, but generally will often last for one [[BDSM Events} event]] or several months depending upon the needs of the charge. == [[Best Practices]] == The role of a protector does not equate to being someone's [[Dominant]], [[Play]] partner, [[Trainer]], or sex partner. It is important to determine that attaining one of these positions is not a hidden motive of a potential protector as it is not entirely uncommon to have predatory individuals offer to protect vulnerable new explorers of [[BDSM]] as a ruse to gain access to those without good information or in a diminished capacity, and exploit them. Be sure that a protector you select is someone that you can trust not to take advantage of you. [[Category:Non-Binary Status Roles]][[Category:Theory]] Return to Protector. Retrieved from "http://bdsmwiki.info/Protector"