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BDSM Hygiene, Self-Care, and Attitude-S02E03

Rec: November 4, 2018
Pub: November 11, 2018

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On this episode: My recent dungeon vacation and a listener question from Jr. Producer, Buffalodom84 about hygiene, then you and I are going to have a chat about self-care with a bonus topic of attitude and a quote that could change your life.

The Woodshed, Orlando, FL, U.S.A., and Master Cecil.
http://thewoodshedorlando.com/

Rules to Love by:
1: Safe, sane, consensual, and informed
2: KNKI: Knowledge, No Intolerance, Kindness, Integrity
3: “Submission is not about authority and it’s not about obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.” -Wm. Paul Young

Hygiene:
Jr. Producer Buffalodom84 wrote: “I just listened to your newest episode and had an idea for a new episode. Could you do an episode on hygiene?”
What is hygiene?:
Conditions and Practices that are to promote health including cleanliness, skin care, and the prevention of infections.
Cleanliness
Personal cleanliness
Cleanliness of environment
Cleanliness of Food
Cleanliness of Food Preparation
Nicotine slows healing because it causes blood vessels to constrict, which decreases the amount of blood, oxygen, and nutrients to get to tissues which increases the chance of the breakdown of skin.

Blood Clots-Signs and symptoms:
Redness
Swelling
Heat
Pain sensation in the area of the clot.
Usually happens in one extremity
Do not do exercises- Go directly to Emergency Room!

STI’s and Infections U.T.I.’s:
Urinary Tract Infections: Pathogens in the urethra, vagina, or perineal area enter the urinary tract.
Bacteria move up the ureters to the kidneys.
Causative organisms: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus, Saprophyticus, Proteus, Klebsiella, Seratia, and Pseudomonas
Symptoms
Painful urination
Urine has a foul odor
Cloudy urine
Frequent urination
Don’t feel good
Flank Pain
Fever
Treatment:
1: Urinary specimen
2: Antibiotic
3: Finish antibiotic

How poor hygiene can affect a person’s life:
1: Some people may find out that they are missing out on friends, job opportunities and partners because of something that no one had ever pointed out to them – their lack of better personal hygiene.
2: Maybe in the past as a child, their personal habits were pointed out, but in a negative way. No one really took an interest in that person to tell them that they must groom themselves properly or at least try to.
3: Some bad habits of people who have no concept of personal hygiene are apparent body odor, greasy skin, oily hair, bad breath, and clothing that is dirty or old. The sad part is most of these things can be remedied much quicker than a bad cold and yet, individuals walk around like this day after day and endure the misery bad hygiene often brings. The misery includes people who do not want to be near these people for the above reasons and the lost personal opportunities.
Some ways people can start to improve is to take a realistic look at themselves in a full-length mirror. Even if it hurts to think about it, they should consider the advice of others, especially the people who are around every day.
4: Individuals who are suffering from this should try to pinpoint what exactly can be improved, and ask themselves, “What would I really like to improve about myself that is available to me right now?”

Show Support:
1a: Executive Producers Jeremiah, Sihlus, Jess, and ArcaneDgr & violetaurelia.
1b: Sr. Producers Matt and xEmeraldxWolfx.
1c: Producers Kainsin, Heather, ThatPlace: Oklahoma City, JayKay and RoxieBear.
1d: Jr. Producers K-2SO, BuffaloDom84, Painwaits, and Master Ferguson & LxSoumis.
If you would like to become one of our show producers go to our website, https://kuldrinskrypt.com/support to get that information.

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Self-care:
“Self-care 101” By Maria Baratta Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/skinny-revisited/201805/self-care-101
What is self-care? Self-care, in essence, is the mindful taking time to pay attention to you, not in a narcissistic way, but in a way that ensures that you are being cared for by you.

Ten ways to exercise self-care and take better care of you:
1: Self-care means knowing who you are and your limits. Self-care means recognizing when you are doing more than you are used to handling and trying to figure out what can be done to slow down.

2: Self-care means getting the sleep you need and knowing how to rest. Are you getting enough sleep for you? Do you know how much sleep you require every day and are you sleeping at least that much? Making a serious effort to make that happen as well as knowing how to rest your body and your mind are essential.

3: Self-care means making sure that you’re well fed. Do you eat well—does what you eat provide the energy you need to function? Do you take time to eat meals at work and do you take time to have snacks when your body requires intermittent food during the workday? Self-care means integrating favorite healthy foods into your everyday eating routines and planning ahead to make sure you have adequate nutritious foods throughout your day.

4: Self-care means finding a way to decompress throughout your day, not just when you leave work. What is it you do to rest your mind during and after a workday? What helps you tune out the noise? Most people tell me they don’t have the luxury of taking breaks during their workday but trying to integrate mini-breaks throughout the day helps refresh your mind and body. For example, try stretching or taking a brief walk even if it’s only a few feet away, getting yourself a drink of water, talking to a friend, getting in touch with a loved one even if it’s just a text, or purposely looking at photos that have special meaning. The brain needs those pauses.

5: Self-care means giving some thought to changing a difficult work situation. We know best what we need and what we can deal with. Is there anything that can be done to make your work somewhat less stressful? Think about whether changes can be made to your work environment. Are you okay with where you sit and do your work? Are you working unsustainable hours and is there some end in sight? It might be a matter of approaching a supervisor with things that you think may make your work more pleasant such as changing where you sit or changing whether you take an earlier lunch or later start time. Sometimes supervisors are not even aware of the reality of what the worker experiences in a workday. A frank conversation delineating the things that are most stressful might precipitate the process of improving your working conditions. People see the world through their own lenses and supervisors have their own problems and a sometimes a simple conversation can provide the insight they needed to rethink how things are done.

6: Self-care means taking time to get to know you better. Self-care means learning to recognize your own temperament and trying to prepare for your personal limits. For example, do you have the trait of “high sensitivity? (Aron 1996) and if so, learning to recognize when you are experiencing sensory overload. “Highly Sensitives,” “hsp’s, ” are particularly bothered and affected by over-stimulation and things like being hungry or tired or wearing uncomfortable shoes precipitate marked discomfort. Identifying your temperament and your triggers and planning accordingly might help lessen inevitable stress. That might be as simple as grabbing some almonds before a meeting that usually cuts into your lunch hour so you’re not ridiculously hungry or rethinking fabulous but uncomfortable shoes.

7: Self-care means identifying what you enjoy doing and what’s fun for you and make a serious effort to integrate it into your day or, at the very least, your week. Make it a habit to plan something to look forward to every day and that doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as planning to read a good book at night or planning to have dinner with someone whose company you enjoy.

8: Self-care means knowing how to debrief from a day’s work. That might mean walking home from work to clear your head, driving in silence or listening to music to help transition from work to home.

9: Self-care means feeding your spiritual self. That might take the form of meditating, praying, communing with nature by a walk in a park.

10: And finally, self-care means taking time to love yourself and appreciating that there’s only one you and you’re the expert on that.

What is self-care regarding BDSM?
1: Knowing what you need for your own aftercare.
2: Knowing how to recognize drop.
3: Communicating needs.
4: Admitting your personal limits.
5: Recognizing when you can and can’t negotiate.

“ATTITUDE” by Charles Swindoll
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude… I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes”

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