In Diva’s Dungeon we follow SSC and RACK, but what does that mean? Well, for starters SsC means Safe, Sane, and Consensual; and RACK sands for Risk-aware, Consensual, Kink. But it’s a lot more and not quite as simple as the acronyms may imply, let’s go through these letters one by one.

Safe: You have done research over what you are doing, and have taken all safety precautions possible.

Sane: You aren’t trying to jump off a 5 story building, cut a subs leg off, or have a scene in the oval office. This also means you a safe head space and and sober.

Consensual: Enthusiastic consent, It’s the model of consent that encourages people to make sure the person they’re about to get kinky with is enthusiastic about the  interaction and wants to be there. If you aren’t sober, you cannot give consent.

Risk-aware: Each partner has taken account to all possible risk and acknowledged it. This puts the weight of personal responsibility behind each participant.

Consensual: because it deserves to be said again; Enthusiastic consent, It’s the model of consent that encourages people to make sure the person they’re about to get kinky with is enthusiastic about the interaction and wants to be there. If you aren’t sober, you cannot give consent.

Kink: You are about to be involved in a kinky act, duh.

So what does all of this mean? BDSM is an amazing world of fun, but it requires us to take on personal responsibility for what we do, be aware of the risks, ensure we have taken all possible safety precautions, researched, and of course have consent from all those involved. 

These may seem clear cut on the surface but that doesn’t mean it can always be so clear cut. Let us know in the comments bellow if you have ever struggled with ambiguity in these protocols; or if there is a kinky act that you are unsure about being possible while following them.