Safe - Sane - Consensual
Master David
Anxiety - Depression - Self-Harm
If you live with anxiety or depression and want to play in the BDSM world, but find yourself unable to take the first step, I can help. My training was in psychology (although I'm not a professional psychologist) and I know a thing or two that might make a difference. Submission and certain aspects of BDSM can be a big part of that.
For some, the simple act of giving up control to someone you trust provides significant stress relief. For a time at least, I become responsible for your care. For others, the endorphin release that comes with pain can be a powerful stress reliever. The effect is temporary, of course, but welcome. For all, the alternate reality created by play allows you to step away from day to day worries for a while.
For prospective subs with anxiety and/or depression, I've learned from experience that we need to sit down and build mutual trust before anything else happens. It's critical that I know where your "head is at" so that we can play together successfully, and possibly improve your mental health at the same time.
If you self-harm for any reason, and live reasonably close by, I may be able to offer an experimental alternative. Instead of cutting to cause pain, you would submit to regular "maintenance" floggings by me, and anytime you feel the urge to self-harm. I will cause the level of pain you need, but without leaving the embarrassing cutting scars on arms, legs, or stomach. The flogging might leave temporary redness or mild welts on your back or buttocks, but nothing permanent. We can quickly and easily adjust the level of pain to suit your needs. If you're interested, get in touch.