The Rules

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Correct Nickname Registration

Cuff Link recommends that you register any nicks that you use. Registered nicks have many advantages that unregistered nicks do not. Registered nicks can only be used by the individual who registered them – if you register a nick, you effectively own it. Registered nicks can make use of services such as ChanServ and MemoServ. Nicks must be registered to make use of SASL. The ability to recover your nick if you are unexpectedly disconnected […]

Controversial Kink Series: Caretaker Dominants, Littles, and Age Play

A relatively new subtype for dominants and submissives is that encompassed within the parameters of the “caretaker and little” dynamic. The dynamic itself is not new, but the terminology is somewhat. Not all caretaker dominants seek out littles, and not all littles form relationships with caretakers, and not all of these dynamics include any elements of age play, but it is “normal” for a caretaker/little pairing. Unfortunately, because of the titles used and the manner […]

Controversial Kink Series: Consensual Non-Consent

Consensual Non-Consent or “CNC” is one of the more controversial forms of interaction that exists in BDSM/kink lifestyles and circles. The basic definition is that a person gives explicit consent for another person or group to do whatever they wish to the consenting party. There are various levels to this sort of thing that range from play to full-on ‘ownership’ of one person to another. Types of CNC: CNC in Play – This is where […]

Private Message Etiquette on Cuff-Link

We’re not sure if there’s something in the water recently that is causing people to open conversations in an inappropriate fashion or to respond in a way that is just as bad, if not worse. Here’s a little guide on the best ways to respond to certain situations, how to determine whether it is okay to issue an unsolicited private message, and some other useful information. If you decide to bring a situation to network […]