Master Black Zeus
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This is part 2 of my interview with Master Black Zeus. Part one can be found on the A to Z of Sex podcast, Z is for Black Zeus.
I had the opportunity interview Master Black Zeus during Master Slave Conference 2018. He is a community elder who entered the leather community in 1986 when he was mentored and introduced into the community by a gay leatherman who he rode motorcycles with. Like many who engage in BDSM and/or are part of the leather community, he began his journey anonymously so as not to cause problems in his daily life. He entered the public scene in 1997 by joining Black Rose and attending a number of classes and events. He developed a website and began to host regular online educational events. He is a member of MAsT Las Vegas and hosts the ISA Network video conferences.
We continued our conversation by talking about the differences between D/s and M/s relationships. He talks about teaching power exchange (PE) versus total power exchange (TPE) and also talks about erotic power exchange which is solely for the erotic potential of the exchange.
We spoke about the models coming into BDSM, kink and leather. We spoke about the fact that lots of things get eroticised because of the authority transfer. So that some service activities become erotic because they are part of the service.
Master Black Zeus says that it is important to talk about more than kink when talking BDSM and that we are talking about relationship building. He talked about the fact that there was a big thing made in his local community when they found out that he played with men. He went on to say that being a dominant and a sadist, he can enjoy playing with people of all genders. I point out that often times sexual orientation doesn’t enter into this because it is all about the dominance and submission, about the sadism and masochism and that means you can play with someone who is not of your usual preferred orientation or gender.
The conversation turned round to respect, relationships, consent and HIV. We talked about sexual health and the importance of knowing about your sexual health status. We spoke about the illusion that PREP means there is no epidemic anymore. We spoke about all the other diseases that are around and how important regular sexual health screening is.
We finished by talking about what is important if you are going to engage in a BDSM lifestyle. We talked about the fact that we all make mistakes and apologising and learning from mistakes is essential. No one is perfect.
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