g l - a s b
We redommend the following:
GL-DOMS - For Dom's only
gl-subs - for sub's only
SM - Colors - For People of Color
GL-Primitives - New School
To sign up for each of these; substitute the appropriate name
in the instructions below.
Some of us at the time felt that our presence on alt.sex.bondage was limited by some or all of the following factors:
- Some other people were uncomfortable with same-sex postings, and seemed to post back with extra ferocity and volume every time a same-sex interest was posted, attempting to drown it out
- Some people would attack our assertions that we derived some special sort of energy from same-sex interactions, saying things like "genitalia are just another sort of drag -- some day you'll mature to the point that you can get over silly hangups like the gender of your partner" and the like
- Even when neither of these were the case, some of us felt that the fair and typical distribution of volume among same-sex and different-sex interests resulted in our losing focus.
Therefore, this list was set up to provide a forum in which people could focus on specifically same-sex topics.
Despite the fact that the "gl" in the list name stands for "gay and lesbian," subscription and posting provileges are not restricted to people who identify as gay or lesbian. People of all genders and orientations are welcome to subscribe. The restriction on this list is one of subject matter, not membership.
People of all genders and orientations are welcome to post as well. But remember that the topic of this list is *same-sex* interactions. If you have a general point to make in a discussion of same-sex topics, fine; but remember that there are many other spaces on the Internet to discuss B&D/D&S/S&M in general, or interactions involving different-sex participants. Proclamations of your heterosexuality, dropping your opposite-sex partners into discussion or examples, and the like tend to cause the list to lose its focus. If you're not prepared to keep the discussion in a same-sex context, you might consider whether other forums, like alt.sex.bondage or the THYST-L mailing list (which has a more multi-orientational flavor, and is especially suitable for people participating in actively bisexual B&D/D&S/S&M arrangements), might not be more suitable to your tastes and needs.
The Majordomo software we use to administer our lists actually keeps track of these as two separate mailing lists, the former called "gl-asb" and the latter "gl-asb-digest".
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