EA502 – Leather Earned and Gifted

Written by danielbelum

On October 24, 2019

The Erotic Awakening Podcast is about BDSM, Power Exchange, Polyamory, Kink, Sacred Sexuality, and more

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This week on the Erotic Awakening Podcast Dan and dawn talk about Leather – boots, covers, earned, gifted, and more!

Plus they explain where all that wood came from! 

Plus Master vs Dominant vs Top 

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  1. William Simpson

    I find this discussion on earned and gifted leather to be nonsense. What a joke that two folks who have usurped the leather community are now sharing about earned and gifted leather. Complete BS.

    • danielbelum

      I’m not understanding your meaning (usurped wise). Our titles in 2010 are legit. We don’t run anything in leather land so…how have we usurped anything? Genuinely curious.

      • William Simpson

        Usurped meaning without right or pretender. Now you are trying to educate folks about something of which you have no historical context! The “hetro” M & s pretenders and knowledge of earned leather is nonsense. Glad you did not delete the observation which I thought you would. At least you show a willingness or sensitivity which others have not shown. Try doing a podcast on how the hetro M & s dynamic has stolen the gay male leather heritage/ At least you would have more knowledge about stolen valor than earned leather.

        • danielbelum

          I can only say my experience has been different. Although yes Leather started as a gay men’s movement and is currently more gay focused (and friendly than the modern kink groups), I hope you’d agree that gay Leather first moved away from being a gay men’s only in the 80s as a result of the AIDS epidemic (and needed assistance from Leather women of the day).

          By the 90s, when I attended my first Leather functions, the focus overall was inclusion and inviting in hets. Here in our home town, we have multiple Leather groups (Trident, Vulcans, NLA, a few more). Some are mens only, some are het friendly. We (my wife and I) have been invited more than once by these groups to present or judge.

          Now I get that the argument of ‘hets are destroying our culture’ exist and has merit. The key is a balance though. We can have both gay Leather events like CLAW and more open events like GLLA. And this gives our non-binary and trans Leatherfolk a place as well.

          So should we make sure we include the history and the tradition? Sure. And maybe the podcast was short on that. But we didn’t usurp anything – we were invited and accepted.


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