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Masters And Slaves Together International

General News The governing body of MAsT:International has published a mission statement and and statement of core values. These documents apply to all chapters of MAsT:International and have been endorsed and adopted by MAsT:Twin Cities

The entire text is posted here for the information of the community.
06/01/08

MASTERS AND SLAVES TOGETHER INTERNATIONAL

MISSION STATEMENT

Masters And slaves Together International ("MAsT") is an association
of individuals interested in engaging in personal relationships that
are based upon the conscious exchange of power and authority. MAsT
believes that such relationships can be a valid path to authenticity,
self-actualization, and happiness for such individuals, and MAsT is
therefore dedicated to equipping them with tools and resources that
will assist them in developing relationships that are healthy,
functional, and real. Through the sanctioning of local chapters that
meet on a regular basis, MAsT provides social and support
opportunities for its members and fosters the beneficial exchange of
lifestyle knowledge and experience. MAsT is committed to
demystifying M/s, D/s, and other power exchange relationships for
those in the leather/fetish/ BDSM community and, on a greater level,
to correcting the misinformation and combating the denigration that
often occurs in our larger societies with respect to such
relationships.



MASTERS AND SLAVES TOGETHER INTERNATIONAL

CORE VALUES

Personal Fulfillment
MAsT believes that power exchange relationships can be a valid path
to authenticity, self-actualization, and happiness.

Inclusivity
MAsT is open to all adults interested in consensual power exchange
relationships.

Diversity
MAsT welcomes people of every sexual and gender identity, race and
ethnicity, body type, socio-economic status, physical capability, and
religion or spiritual practice (including those with no spiritual
beliefs).

Free Association
MAsT's respect for inclusivity and diversity does not preclude each
MAsT chapter from assembling according to the desires of the chapter
director, and from determining the criteria for membership or
participation in that chapter.

Community Support
MAsT encourages the healthy development and support of power exchange
relationships through the sharing of knowledge, experiences,
perspectives and ideas among its members.

Mutuality
MAsT believes that the individuals who enter into a power exchange
relationship do so as equals and that, as with other types of
personal relationships, power exchange participants have an
obligation to support the well-being of the relationship and that of
those with whom they've engaged in such relationships.

Personal Responsibility
MAsT believes that every individual who engages in a power exchange
relationship has a primary obligation to their own well-being and is
therefore responsible for taking appropriate action if such
relationship becomes detrimental to their sense of well-being or is
otherwise no longer personally satisfying.

Boundaries
MAsT believes that the protocols created by those in a power exchange
relationship apply only to the individuals engaged in that
relationship. The individuals in the relationship do not have the
right to impose their protocols onto others, and those who are not a
part of that relationship have neither the right nor the obligation
to participate in such protocols when interacting with the
individuals in the relationship.


The next meeting of MAsT:Twin Cities will be on Tuesday 12 August at 730 PM. Check the calendar for full details.

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