Genuine question: Why are we supposed to report people who cut themselves or do other forms of self harm when they’re trying to feel better from it, but not supposed to report people who harm their bodies doing BDSM stuff that involves damaging the body for sexual pleasure? They’re both “consensual”
Because in the former they're at genuine risk. BDSM doesn't really lead to suicide.
Just because it doesn’t lead to suicide doesn’t mean it’s not harmful. Heard of bloodplay, needleplay, nipple torture, painal with gaping assholes, harsh whipping, ball busting, etc? Shit’s nasty. I won’t believe that someone getting their tits exposed to electric currents is a wholesome thing
I've never heard of needle play but the thing is that the damage from those are all pretty clear. If you cut me, then i will be cut. If i cut me, i very well may kill myself tomorrow.
If you allow someone to cut you, it’s hardly different from doing it to yourself, considering that the end result is the same and you were okay with it.
Further, i can't really make someone not want someone to have their balls stomped but i can perhaps offer love and care to treat someone cutting themselves. Which is a good indicator.
Why say one harmful practice is okay but another isn’t? That makes zero sense.