BDSM in Vancouver and the Law

BDSM in Vancouver and the Law

This is NOT legal advice, if you find yourself in trouble with the law during a BDSM play party. Contact a Lawyer ASAP!

While we always advocate Consent and Assent. It's not a matter of the person consenting anymore, but actually understanding what they are agreeing too and what's about to happen to them in the scene.

BDSM in Vancouver and the Law

If the authorities were to come to our door during or after a kink party you should be stating that we are having consensual wild or kinky sex. We're personally fond of the term "kinky sex" as most officers would have some degree of understanding of that term. You should stay away from the term "rough sex" that could give the officer the right to question further since there is the domestic disturbance angle and people still feel that some women, even thou they give consent may not be fully aware of the consequences. This is where Assent comes in. Assent is Fully Informed Consent. Meaning, s/he knows exactly what is coming and has explicitly agreed to it.

Officers will also be investigating the dynamic of your scene.  Is it two men having kinky sex? Or is it a Woman topping a man? This can also affect the outcome of the officers investigation. Officers will want more information about your scene, finding out who is involved and to ensure this is all consensual.

If the investigation has gotten this far, start asking of what kind of complains have been made to warrant such of a in-depth investigation. As there is still the aura about domestic abuse. Start by letting the bottom, or whoever was in restraints - if any -, talk first.  This is so that the cops don't even consider intimidation is occurring. Just keep it calm. Answer questions, do not offer additional information or elaborate, yet answer their questions factually. As everyone stays calm, the chances of it all ending well are much higher.

You should know what your rights are before this happens, The great folks over at the BC Civil Liberties Association have produced a handbook located here http://bccla.org/our_work/the-arrest-handbook-a-guide-to-your-rights/

BDSM in Vancouver and the Law

No matter what school of thought you subscribe too, RACK, PRICK or SSC ( Safe, Sane and Consensual ) take precautions and limit harmful risk!

Let's play nice out there.. 😉

BDSM in Vancouver and the Law


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