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If you didn't know, two out of four parents are informed of my SM/scene involvement and the other two were once convinced of it, then unconvinced and now just highly suspect. The two that have full knowledge are my mother and stepfather.

They know when I'm running off to a convention, though I don't share the names of said events. They realize I'm "a little kinky" but totally not into bondage because "bondage kills". And they always, always want to know more. They know Phil's a presenter, too. And she desperately wants to see his website because "he must have one!" but his scene name is definitely one piece of info she doesn't need. Could you imagine? Oy.

I do my best to keep them informed at a level that makes them feel comfortable without giving them so much that they can get a good grasp on what is essentially my sex life. That's just effin' creepy.

I also think my mother has a very good idea that I'm not monogamous. Until the other day, we had never really talked about it specifically but she knows I have friends that are non-monogamists and I see nothing wrong with it. She's also been watching way too much Big Love and now it's on her mind. Take for instance, our conversation the other day in the car ...

Her: Wait. Do you and Phil do bondage?

Me: No. He goes into other girl's hotel rooms and does bondage with them and then I come in with the barrel and help him get rid of the bodies.

Her: He ties up other women?

Me: Oh, yes, all the time. He couldn't tie me up, bondage kills, you know.

Her: So you aren't monogamous?

Me: Huh?

Her: Well you just said he ties up other women!

Me: I never said we weren't monogamous.

Her: But you didn't say you were.

Me: I never said we were or weren't for that matter.

Her: He cheats on you?

Me: Of course not.

Her: Then you're monogamous.

Me: Right, because the definition of monogamy is my partner doesn't cheat on me.

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Date: 2009-04-15 11:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] julian-wolf.livejournal.com
Oh, am I ever scared of conversations like that.

I had a close relative casually mention that she reads my LJ sometime last year, and I know that the same side of the family saw me with a girl attached to me via leash in a Pride parade many years ago... I do not want to go there.

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Date: 2009-04-15 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] femmetron1.livejournal.com
Sweet. Ahh man, parents. I got 5 of them.

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Date: 2009-04-15 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cocobuttr.livejournal.com
I was talking to my mom once about getting married to Lin at some point, and she said, "Well, you'll have to stop seeing other people then if you do that!"

Um. Really? I didn't know married automatically meant monogamous. The things moms teach us!

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Date: 2009-04-15 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dreamertheresa.livejournal.com
Heh. After my first Frolicon, Mike and I met my siblings and the mom for Easter brunch.

She wanted all the details.

I assured her she didn't, and then she wouldn't leave me the fuck alone about it.

So first, I went on about my corset and thong clad self skipping through the hotel.

"Wait... you were walking around a hotel lobby in JUST A THONG?!"

"No, mom, I was wearing a corset, too."

"But... you were walking around a hotel lobby in JUST A THONG?!"

"No, mom, I..."

"JUST A THONG?!"

"I give up."


So that wasn't enough.

So I gave her excruciating details of the dungeon, ESPECIALLY of the VERY ENTHUSIASTIC fisting scene we walked past. She went pale.

...and then my brother had to do a VERY LOUD, VERY ANIMATED reenactment for the whole damn restaurant. We nearly got kicked out.

I might see if he wants to go next year. Make it a whole family thing (well, mostly. My youngest sister is likely the missionary-only, white picket fence type). Yeesh.

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Date: 2009-04-16 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feyrieprincess.livejournal.com
I like your definition of monogomy

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Date: 2009-04-16 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adpfromga.livejournal.com
I think the definition of monogamy is when you FORGET the barrel.

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