These pages have been donated to the National Leather Association-International's work on abuse and domestic violence issues. The contents are the property of the NLA-I--which retains all copyright to their use and distribution: they appear here with the NLA's permission. Special thanks to Victoria Knight for her efforts and activism on this crucial issue. -- Gloria Brame

Preventing Domestic Violence in the Leather/BDSM/Fetish Community

Table of Contents

Preamble / History of NLA-International's Domestic Violence Project

NLA-International's Statement on Domestic Violence


#1 - Abuse vs. BDSM, Knowing the Difference

#2 - What a Newcomer Should Know

#3 - Polyamorous Considerations

#4 - Master/slave Considerations

#5 - Considerations for Sex Workers

#6 - Considerations for the Transsexual/Transgender

#7 - Considerations for Submissives

#8 - Considerations for Dominants

#9 - Abuse Based on Size

#10 - Abuse Based on Age

#11 - Abuse Based on Ability / Disability

#12 - Abuse of the Deaf

More domestic violence pamphlets are currently under development. If you are interested in a particular topic or would like to see one created for a specific type of person or relationship, please contact Lady Victoria Knight at with your request.

If you are the victim of abuse or domestic violence, get help now or make a plan to get out. For 24-hour crisis assistance, please call: 1-800-799-SAFE or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) for the hearing impaired.

Abuse can and does happen to anyone and it is not okay.


FACT: Many people would think that pregnancy's hidden dangers lie in childbirth, hemorrhage, or stroke. In fact, the leading cause of death of pregnant women is homicide, usually domestic violence. Compared to women of the same age, women who are pregnant or have recently given birth are twice as likely to be murdered. -- Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

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