R.A.C.K. vs S.S.C.

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R.A.C.K. vs S.S.C.

RosesThorns RosesThorns
What are you opinions on R.A.C.K vs S.S.C. ?
01/18/2011
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DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I prefer RACK.

SSC (Safe, sane and consensual) is a little too open to interpretation: who's defining safe? In Kink we do a lot of things that could be considered incredibly unsafe, even when proper protocols are followed; fireplay, cutting, knifeplay, branding--these are all inherently unsafe activities. Likewise, sane is open to interpretation.


RACK, (Risk Awareness Consensual Kink) implies that, yes, it might not be safe, but you are aware of the risks involved and are consenting to participate anyway.

For me, RACK is more informed and focused on increasing knowledge, whereas SSC is very black and white: it's safe or it's not, it's sane or it's not.

Just my thoughts
01/18/2011
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by DeliciousSurprise
I prefer RACK.

SSC (Safe, sane and consensual) is a little too open to interpretation: who's defining safe? In Kink we do a lot of things that could be considered incredibly unsafe, even when proper protocols are followed; fireplay, ...
I go with RACK as well. Consent is the key concept, informed consent in particular.

The safe and sane parts of SSC have always been sort of vague and meaningless considering that many things done in the BDSM scene just ARE risky, no matter what precautions you take.
01/18/2011
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
We prefer RACK.

We first heard SSC but we do some things that the average person probably wouldn't consider safe (or sane, but that's on them! ) and it just didn't seem to fit us. RACK is really what BDSM is really about to us and everyone we've played with. As long as all parties are aware of the inherent risks and consent to it, have a ball!
01/18/2011
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I follow RACK instead of SSC because some of the stuff that I do is nowhere close to "Sane" and it is never 100% safe. I do the best I can to reduce risk, but it is not entirely safe.
01/21/2011
RosesThorns RosesThorns
I prefer RACK myself... I know what I am doing is risky and sometimes just plain dangerous... So... safe and sane doesn't always apply to me and my play. Was just wondering what others thought!
01/29/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
I guess RACK because I'm into asphyxiation and that's pretty damn dangerous.
01/30/2011
TboyTy TboyTy
I also prefer RACK. SSC was a good starting point and still is for those newer to playing. Considering that the DSM touches on both Sadism and Masochism few, if any, of the activities involving BDSM are "sane."
02/04/2011
Miss Madeline Miss Madeline
I'm a RACK player because I acknowledge that I engage in lots of kinds of play that isn't safe or sane. It's more important to me that I have mitigated risks to the best of my ability than it is for me to try to fit my play into someone elses ideas of safe and sane.
03/15/2011
Happy Camper Happy Camper
Philosophically I prefer RACK. But in actual use, I'm so used to SSC that it's what always slips off my tongue.
03/16/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Definitely RACK.
05/06/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
RACK-attack
05/06/2011
Miss Morphine Miss Morphine
I prefer rack b/c it encourages a more analytical and thoughtful approach to whatever risks. SSC seems more passive.
05/08/2011
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