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High Protocol 

Making rules, tasks, and ongoing protocol is one of the cornerstones of D/s dynamics. But it can be daunting to figure out where to start, how to create different structures of protocol for different spaces, and how to maintain the strict container. 



64 minutes



What you are going to learn

Protocol is all about creating adjustable, adaptable guidelines that feed the dynamic and enhance D/s headspace.

Whether protocol is within scenes, in lifestyle dynamics, or for that client who almost becomes a personal sub, you’ll walk away with tools and structure to elevate your protocol in any situation.
Throughout this course you will learn:

  • Tools that help make protocol easier to experiment with and implement
  • The cartography of control areas
  • The protocol game
  • Levels of protocol. 

Sinclair Sexsmith 
SINCLAIR SEXSMITH (they/them) is a queer trans butch, a leather dominant, and a writer, focusing on individual, interpersonal, and institutional systems of power.

They study dominance and submission, social & restorative justice, the energetic body, trauma, and transformation. They have been in the kink communities since 1999, and orchestrate transformative kink scenes through written erotica and ritual practice.

They actively explore the philosophies of power exchange and the practicalities of sustainable, long term D/s. As a leather community member, titleholder, and organizer, Sinclair has presented and performed 200+ times at 75+ venues, including International Ms. Leather, Dark Odyssey, SXSW, Harvard, and Oz Kink Fest.

Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they edited 5 editions of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. Find more of their work at
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