We’ve reblogged this illustration from Boyfriend and ExBoyfriend BDSM Gallery. He’s got great taste in NSFW pics too.
This is a regular series of illustrated guides. You can find the others here.
Some Doms use a standard set of hand signals in their training, but they vary from Dom to Dom and House to House. Why use hand signals?
• Saves the Dom from raising his voice in a noisy room or over a distance
• Emphasises a command and helps to ensure it is not misheard or misinterpreted
• Provides a private form of communication in vanilla environments
The eyes are more reliable than the ears in communication, and visual communication is actually quicker for the brain to process.