From The Smoking Gun.Com
‘NOVEMBER 4–Angered that his girlfriend had dressed as a sexy French maid for Halloween, a Pennsylvania man allegedly stripped the costume off the woman and assaulted her, according to a criminal complaint.
Police report that John Chapman, 48, and Jennifer O’Gallagher had been drinking for a couple of hours Friday in their Nanticoke home before “getting their Halloween costumes on so they could go out for the night.” ‘
The next part is my favorite part;
“As they quarreled, Chapman stripped the costume off O’Gallagher and bound her wrists and ankles together.” She was able to free herself later, but he came back later and tried to reenter the apartment. An argument ensued and Chapman was arrested and is in jail for assault and unlawful restraint. Apparently he’s been in trouble many times before.
For those of us into BDSM and the D/s scene in general, this is the perfect example of a cautionary tale on why such relationships should be founded on communication. While it’s obvious this man has had problems before, it’s not to far fetched to see someone getting into the same trouble because of tempers and a lack of open, honest communication.
Take Jay Wiseman’s advice, talk about issues before they come up. Or if they do, step away and calm down for a few minutes before reentering the conversation.