View source for DM ← DM Jump to: navigation, search You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason: The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: editors. You can view and copy the source of this page: A [[Dungeon]] Monitor, or DM, is a trained safety expert in many common forms of [[BDSM]] that is assigned by the venue owner or event host. Often they will have additional medical training as well, but not necessarily. Generally they are well-respected, well-vetted, experienced members of the community who walk the dungeon(s) at [[:Category:BDSM Events| events]] to ensure rules are being followed, that nothing patently unsafe is occurring and that consent is being respected. They keep a trained eye on various scenes and observe to help ensure that everyone is safe. Unlike most individuals, dungeon monitors have the privilege to interrupt a [[scene]] (for safety purposes) as well as other liberties, though the specifics and scope of their powers may vary from venue to venue. ''If you see something you believe to be patently unsafe, report it to the dungeon monitor, and if there is not one present, the host or venue owner.'' == General DM Guidelines == === Pre Shift === *Be an expert in the party rules and the house rules. If not noted ask about policies concerning: ** [[Consent]], Identification, Touching/Marking, Hygiene, fluid barriers, sexual penetration and prostitution. ** All types of [[Edge Play]]; which ones are permitted/banned and under what circumstances? ** Possession of Knives, Firearms, Stun Guns/Cattle Prods, Crossbows and other deadly weapons. ** Smoking and use of Alcohol or other impairing substances concerning entrance and play. ** When and how to interrupt a scene as well as who to notify if there is a persistent problem. ** Cell phones, photography and other recording devices. ** Protocols for [[collared]] [[submissives]]/[[slaves]] and those in service to the [[House]]. ** Equipment reservations and monopolies. ** Locations of exits, smoking areas, bathrooms, after care areas, and medical/safety/emergency/security gear and personnel. ** Calling for and Interacting with law enforcement and emergency services (Head DM). *If working in a team, assign a team leader (Head DM) and communicate with them about matters of import. Have a team meeting prior to the shift led by the team leader. *Whenever possible, be currently certified in CPR and EMT services even if it is not required. *Be an expert in [[negotiations]], you may be called upon to witness negotiations for a scene. *Be prepared to explain safe usage of all dungeon furniture present, you may be called upon to explain it. *Be knowledgeable and prepared to explain [[RACK]] and [[Best Practices]] play concerning all major [[disciplines]] allowed on premises. If you aren't sure about something, ask. *Before your shift, inspect all play stations/furniture/equipment and outlets as well as space for structural damage and tripping/other hazards. * Set the example and follow all rules during play while off duty. === During the Shift === *Be vigilant and ready for emergencies. Don't play or overly socialize while on duty. *Notify the head DM in case of an actual emergency. If you are the head DM, have a charged cell phone and be ready to call for emergency services in the case of an emergency. *Circulate. If an area hasn't been inspected in the last fifteen minutes, go look at it. Be aware of back-swing and personal space when passing by scenes. *Don't act with bias (positive or negative) to anybody. *Intervene sooner rather than later, but only when necessary as stated by the house rules. *Intervene gently and diplomatically, discreetly when possible. Seek to help rather than order other players when possible. === Post Shift === * Help provide minor assistance with house matters such as clean up, tear down, and closing. * Brief before the party/shift, debrief after the party. * Set the example and follow all rules during play while off duty. [[Category:Acronyms]][[Category:Non-Binary Status Roles]][[Category:Educational Disciplines]] Return to DM. Retrieved from "http://www.bdsmwiki.info/DM"