What is “Dungeon Monitor”?
A dungeon monitor is someone who is in charge of overseeing the dungeon used in BDSM plays and events. Being a dungeon monitor is open to any gender and role. During plays, parties, and events, the Dungeon Monitor’s authority and word are considered absolute.
Ideally, a dungeon monitor should be someone with vast experience and background in BDSM. They must also have prior knowledge in administering first aid specifically to injuries related to bondage and S/M practices.
History & Current Role
Dungeon monitors were deemed necessary following the creation of dungeons or play spaces for BDSM events as well as for the storage of toys and equipment used in BDSM. This helps ensure that the equipment, sex toys, and accessories remain in pristine condition. At the same time, a dungeon monitor sees to it that only invited participants are able to gain access to the dungeon, and all the set guidelines and rules for the event are duly followed by all the attendees/players. They implement all house rules and default safe words at all times.
The bigger responsibility, however, of a dungeon monitor is securing the safety of all players and minimizing the potential risks and/or harm that may take place during the event.
Practicality/Do’s and Dont’s
The responsibilities of a dungeon monitor encompass the need to be vigilant and observant at all times. Whether it is before, during or after the event, dungeon monitors should ensure that deadly weapons, smoking and firearms along with cell phones and devices used for taking photos and recording videos are not brought into the dungeon. They must also know when is the right time to interrupt a scene. This is especially true for when edge play will take place in a dungeon.
The limitations, safewords, consent must also be followed during the play. Dungeon monitors need to keep a close eye on all the participants while keeping a low profile.
Once the practice or scene is done, it is also the duty of the dungeon monitors to provide first aid and assistance whenever and however needed. Finally, debriefing the participants and the DM staff after the event is a way to wrap things up and return things back to normal after the play.
Related Practices & Fetishes
A BDSM dungeon is a room or space used to hold BDSM scenes, events and parties. It contains various BDSM furniture, equipment, and accessories. A dungeon monitor and staff is assigned for each dungeon monitor to ensure that the quality and order of the space and the equipment it houses are maintained after every event.
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