Contracts and Collars: Are Dom/sub contracts always black and white, or are there shades of grey?

Scarlet Hawthorne

Scarlet Hawthorne

We will explore how a long-term D/s contract evolves over time and the significance of being “collared.”

In some BDSM fiction, the potential submissive is presented with a contract that the Dominant expects to be signed, no questions asked; but in a relationship built on communication, honesty, and trust, a Dom unwilling to negotiate on any point on which the sub is uncomfortable should send up a red flag. We will review actual contracts and see how both parties adapted them over time.

Marla Monroe

Marla Monroe

We will also learn what types of relationships result when a contract is not in place to protect both the Dom and the sub, discussing the interactions that result from this lack of structure.  In addition, we will discuss the change in the dynamic from a Dom/sub to a collared Master/slave relationship.

Scarlet Hawthorne loves including elements of BDSM in her erotic romances because, as a 24/7 submissive in a DD household, she hopes to reverse the misinformation and negative stereotypes promulgated in the media. She has also published mainstream romances in a variety of genres, from paranormal to romantic suspense, under other pen names. Scarlet’s upcoming release is the M/M Romance, BETWEEN THE NOTES. Visit her website 

Marla Monroe has been writing professionally for about eleven years now. Her first book with Siren was published in January of 2011. At this time, she has over 60 books available. She loves to write and spends every spare minute either at the keyboard or reading. She writes everything from sizzling-hot contemporary cowboys, emotionally charged BDSM, and dangerously addictive shifters to science fiction ménages with the occasional badass biker thrown in for good measure.


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