The Leathermen's Code

HONOR: I will form a bond with other Leathermen. In my associations, I will not lie, cheat or steal. Nor shall I malign my brothers in leather. I will pay due respect to all and shall, at all times, settle any and all disputes with discretion. I shall always respect their privacy and property! 

INTEGRITY: I will engage only in SAFE, SAINE and CONSENSUAL activities and only in activities that are personally known and experienced by me. I will personally test and experience any unknown activities prior to engaging in any play with others. I will establish and honor 'safe words' and/or signals for all activities.

TRUST: I will not misrepresent my abilities to others. I will establish and abide by set rules of conduct and will always act in the best interests of all parties in any and all situations. I will not abuse the trust earned and placed in me by my brothers in leather.

TEMPERANCE: I will recognize the endurance and limits of others. I will not use or apply any instrument of pain and/or discomfort to others, in any manner that may exceed reasonable or agreed upon limits. Nor shall I use any instrument that shall cause deliberate or unnecessary damage, nor any that shall be a danger to others.

 

ABC'S Of A Leather Brother

· Accepts you as you are

· Believes in "you"

· Calls you just to say "HI"

· Doesn't give up on you

· Envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts)

· Forgives your mistakes

· Gives unconditionally

· Helps you when you need it

· Invites you into his home

· Just likes being with you

· Keeps you close at heart

· Loves you for who you are

· Makes a difference in your life

 

· Never Judges

· Offers support

· Picks you up

· Quiets your fears

· Raises your spirits

· Says nice things about you

· Tells you the truth when you need to hear it

· Understands you

· Values you

· Walks beside you

· X-plains things you don't understand

· Yells when you won't listen and

Zaps you back to reality