Dr. Harmony’s Basic Dungeon EtiquetteMany of the rules that involve nudity and sex are dependent on the country, state, and county laws. If you are a D-type, it is your responsibility to lead by the example of being polite in all situations. Just because you are a D-type does not make all s-types your s-type. Please respect others’ protocols. ● Do not make assumptions about the availability of someone to play or interact with. Although there are general rules of etiquette, remember the strictness of protocol is different from D/s to D/s, thus, it is important to error on the side of High Protocol. ● Do not touch, speak, or interact with anyone or their property without direct permission. ● Please assume all s-types are under the protection of a D-type and ask permission from their D-type prior to interacting with the submissive. ● Treat everyone with respect no matter the identity they hold. Do not assume that as a D-type, this identity supersedes any protocols they have negotiated with their owner. ● In general conversation a sub, from time to time, may forget to use the honorific Sir/Ma’am and may even make another minor mistakes. If the sub is not yours, you are permitted at worst to frown to indicate you are a strict D-type. You are NOT permitted
to take to task a sub for the omission unless you have direct permission from their owner. ● When addressing s-types in conversation there are several different scenarios, some of which are indicated here: ● The s-type is on a leash or standing behind their D-type. In this case it is rude to even acknowledge the presence of the s-type and is up to their D-type to initiate any conversation with the s-type, or not as the D-type pleases. ● The s-type is beside or slightly between you and the D-type. Approach as if the s-type was just a chair, around the s-type. ● Always address the D-type first and allow the D-type to introduce you to their s- type, or not as the D-type pleases. ● If you know the s-type and you have had several previous conversations with this s-type before, even then it is rude to talk to the s-type before proper greetings are given to the D-type. Then it is always best to ask of the D-type how is their s-type doing. ● The s-type is alone and appearing not to be with someone. Please introduce yourself and ask the s-type if they are free to talk to you. DO NOT be offended if the s-type indicates or says no. Many s-types are owned and may be under orders not to talk to strangers. ● If for any reason you are unsure of the type of person you are talking to it is considered polite to ask. ● As an s-type, unsure of the type of person asking you this question, the polite answer is “I belong to Sir/Mistress X, please ask his/her permission to speak to me.”
● Negotiate ALL scenes. ● Respect ALL limits. ● DO NOT under any circumstances interrupt a scene or involve yourself in a scene without an invitation from the D-type. ● Either have a negotiated safe word or agree upon the use of the universal color codes of Green, Yellow, and Red. ● Respect the play area and use universal procedures for wet play. ● Please disinfect and clean any equipment used. ● Please clean up your play area following your scene. ● Limit the use of loud noises in the play area. ● Limit play to designated areas. ● Never walk away from an active scene when an s-type is bound in any way.