What are your views on the ethics of kink?
Be kind, caring and compassionate to one another. I believe BDSM should NOT be used as a gateway for emotional and physical abuse. Make sure that you are into the lifestyle for the right reasons.
For the Dominant, treat your submissive as equal. You may be above her in scene but outside of that, she can and will match you. Remember: her needs come before your wants.
For the submissive, always remember your body is your temple. Its a cliche but by Joe, it’s true. He/She has to earn your respect and your submission. So long as He/She treats you right, they deserve it.
True, there are different dynamics for each relationship so I guess it comes down to a few things: mutual love, mutual respect. Compassion. A healthy interaction.
Mutual love needs to be there, as there’s no point in things being one sided. At the end of the day, love needs to be there on both sides otherwise one could very well exploit the other. Same goes for respect. A Dominant needs to respect the boundaries and wellbeing of his or her sub as the submissive should, once it’s earned, respect the authority of a Dominant. And all of this is wrapped up in compassion. Compassion towards backgrounds, ideas, beliefs, emotional wellbeing.