Greetings and welcome to my profile.
My given name is Sean, but I usually go by Raven (a nickname since the late 80’s). I have been a lifestyle Dominant since 1997 (when I first found an actual community…SPeX, for you veteran Spokane kinksters). From 2010 to 2015 I was a student and trainer under Master Richard (last name withheld for privacy reasons) of the House of Richard (fet profile House_of_Richard) in traditional Victorian methods of training/conditioning submissives. It was during this time that I learned about “old school” BDSM.
Though I have never actually “lived” in an old school BDSM community, it resonated with me. It is my hope to eventually recreate a community of like-minded individuals who value traditions and the old ways of doing things. Note: I am in no way disrespecting “new school” communities, practices or dynamics.
I am proficient in a decent range of activities from impact play with various instruments (no surprise there, eh?) to needle play. I claim to be an expert at none of these, as there’s always more to learn, and I’m always interested in learning new things from those that have experience.
I recently asked one of my former submissives what they considered my best trait as a Dominant. They said it’s my ability to push a submissive’s limits and make them enjoy the experience.
I am also an aspiring Clinical Psychologist (still working on my degree). My eventual goal is to become a therapist specializing in alternative lifestyles. A side-benefit to this is it gives me a foundation for deeper understanding of my submissives’ needs.