Jul 232014
 

The August Bound Rose meeting is Wednesday August 6.

The demo of the night will be delivered by Krestal Snow and will be about “Sensation” and how all of your senses can enhance a scene. Below you will find a short bio about this months presenter.

Please RSVP
https://fetlife.com/events/268945

Some upcoming topics in the next several months are:
•stapling with Master Neko
•improvised single tail with Master TC
•Rough body play with Master Gustov
•interrogation with Sir Hardy

Of course the evening is always available to practice any skill that you would like. As always if you want me to line up someone knowledgeable in a skill, please let me know.

Please bring a snack to share, as many people don’t have time to eat between work and the meeting. If my health permits I will make a pot of beans/franks.

Krestal Snow Bio
Began in this lifestyle in a submissive role, though I doubt anyone would concede that I was ever fully successful as one. I did, however, learn many valuable lessons during that year and I believe that it has made me a better Mistress to my slave. I have benefited from the tutelage of many of the communities best teachers and cherish every moment I have had with them and look forward to learning more in the coming years. I am a proud member of the 2011 DMP graduating class. I like playing all over the toy box and consider myself an equal opportunity pain distributor (shamelessly stolen moniker, but true). And while I have been formally “in the L/s” for about 5 years, I have been telling people what to do for decades.

I am married to my boy, beau, who has been my slave for two years, after a year under consideration. Our relationship is based on an explicit exchange of power and a deep seated love for each other. He completed DsMP in 2012.

We love sensation play and I like to engage all five senses. This is a hands on class so please bring your toys! We will also have a surprise or two for everyone.

Jul 192014
 

Generation Leather

Raising children and growing up in Leather

By Bushido_Bard

You may already be familiar with Leather families but on June 28th we were introduced to the concept of children growing up in a Leather family. What is the experience like for them? What is it like to raise your children to walk the Leather path? Fyrehold is Leather family that resides in central Texas and has raised two children who have now grown into adults. One has chosen to begin her Leather journey while the other has not; both are still loved and valued. Perhaps more importantly both have grown into well-adjusted adults.

The presenters included, House Fyrehold; MizLilly, Zap, and their daughter Becca. They were joined by Ms. Cenna and members of her house to teach us their experiences in raising children in Leather. All those presenting wanted to make the point of saying that in their cases they simply offered the information on the Leather lifestyle to their children and if they were interested they would show them. If any of their children were not interested, they would not push this upon them.

The first point to be made is that children growing up in a family that follows Leather receive as much or more love and attention than any other child in another household. MizLilly was the first to say that any children in this lifestyle will be brought up to develop an open mind and an independently thinking brain. These children will understand unconditional love and pass it on to other generations. Being open and honest builds a strong bond that the children will remember and it establishes a mode of trust between child and parent.

According to MizLilly and Zap no subjects were ever taboo when growing up. Some explanations were obviously tailored so that the child could understand. Children will react to what they see and observe. In Ms. Cenna’s case for example, she had a man in service to her doing chores and other things around the house on a weekly basis. When her young boy asked, “Why does that man keep coming over?” She thought about it and simply replied, “Bill? He is helping me getting some work done around the house.” Completely satisfied with that answer he walked off and went back to doing what kids do best.

Becca spoke of her experiences growing up in a Leather family as a child and then as an adult. When asked what was the weirdest thing you ever saw she replied that it wasn’t until she was 13 and she walked in on a rope scene. She was old enough to understand what was going on and decided to turn away. “After that” she remarked, “I remembered to be careful when walking into a room.” “As I steadily grew older,” she continued, “I would ask questions and my parents would explain things in ways I would understand. As a child I remembered there being various people staying or visiting the house and this was normal to me. These people were not strangers; rather they actively tried to spend time with me. As I grew older I realized that my parents were poly and it was important to them that their partners recognize me and my role within the family.”

Many questions were asked about when you tell your children about the lifestyle because they will attend school or other activities and see that things are different. All presenters again agreed that the best time to tell them is when they ask. Don’t be in a rush to explain everything to them. When they have a question they will ask it, and it is important to explain it in a way they will understand. Something that was also mentioned often that mirrors the Leather lifestyle; integrity. They will quickly discover that other kids don’t have the same life. Discretion is important in these situations but never lie! Explain to them that every household is different and that the other kids will have traditions or experiences that are unique to their families.

In closing all presenters wanted to state again that the most important facet of this experience is being open and honest with your kids. There’s no need to ever look at them when they ask a question and say, “No!” They’re your children. Tell them that discretion is needed while they grow up but that always they are loved and valued. If they decide to walk a Leather path, wonderful! If they decide the vanilla path, just as wonderful! Whatever path they choose they will know that they have loving parents who never lied to them and taught them to be honest and honorable adults.

Jul 152014
 

It’s HOT in North Texas! And if the sun don’t make ya all sweaty and sticky some good times with good people just might! Get out and find some friends both old and new and be a part of something greater. Your community. Get involved and help us all make a better future for everyone.

1) Wed July 16 from 8-10 is SLUTS Club night at the Hidden Door

*Trinity River Bears: Rhonda Mae’s Wall of Food Show from 9-11 at Club Changes in Ft Worth

2) Thur July 17 from 8-11pm The Wall of Food Show with Rhonda Mae at Club Reflection

3) Fri July 18 from 7-10pm is UCLSE: Pride Color Show hosted by the CPR’s at Dallas Eagle

4) Sat July 19 from 6-10pm UCLSE: Idol Imitation Show at Dallas Eagle

*Court de Ft Worth from 7-11pm “Bastille Day” Celebration at Celebration Community Church

**Leather Knights “Leather Night” from 10-12 at the Dallas Eagle

5) Sun July 20 from 2-5pm Cowtown Leathermen Cookout at Club Reflection

*UCLSE: C&D Dinner for Trash Disco at the Dallas Eagle

**Court de Ft Worth Show from 7-9:30 at Club Reflection

6) Tues July 22 from 6:30-8:30 Court de Ft Worth Board Meeting at the AIDS Outreach Center

7) Wed July 23 from 7:30-10:30 UCLSE Club Night at The Hidden Door, back bar

*The Wall of Food Show with Rhonda Mae from 8-9pm at Club Changes

8) Fri July 25 from 7-10pm the UCLSE: Happy Birthday Show at the Dallas Eagle

9) Sunday July 27 Court de Ft Worth Meeting 1-3pm at Cancer Care Services, 623 S. Henderson

* UCLSE: Grand Duckies Variety Show from 6-10 at the Dallas Eagle

10) Tues July 29 from 7-9pm NLA-Dallas EC Meeting at Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St

11) Sun Aug 3 from 1-3pm the UCLSE Board Meeting at Youth First Texas on Harry Hines

*TGRA Dallas: Chapter Meeting from 1:30-3:30 at the Round Up Saloon

As always the NTXCC Community Calendar is up and ready to help you plan your fun.

http://www.ntxcc.org

Plus we have our own calendar of events too. Visit and see what NLA is up to.

http://nladallas.org/?page_id=8

Just click that link to see the calendar. If you want more info just click on the entry and get the details. If you have anything that should be added to the community calendar drop a line with the details to me at leatherboyleo@yahoo.com and I will send them along to be listed.

Go, support, and be a part of your community! Hope to see you!

Boy Leo