Gift Exchanges

I went to two gift exchanges in two days and had a good time at both.

We went to my friends Donald and Chris’ party last night.  I’ve been going to that same party for a decade or more now.  It’s a fund-raiser for the residents of the House of Ruth, a local AIDS hostel.

It’s also always fun.  Some years it’s been quite large, last night it was smaller, but it was quite pleasant to have time to visit with the folks who were there.

We always do a gift exchange at the party and it’s one of those where you can choose to open a new gift, or steal a revealed gift from someone else.

I have learned over the years to always steal if it’s possible, and if there’s nothing that really strikes your fancy, then take the most popular present even if it’s nothing you particularly want.

Because someone else will steal it from you and you will likely have another opportunity to claim something you like.

I have put thought into this over the years, obviously.

At the party I was at last night, there are often fairly sexual gifts – remember, it’s a bunch of gay leather guys.  Last year, my prize from the party was a rather obscenely large pink and black tiger-striped butt plug with an “iron-knuckle” grip.

This year, we took a book of gay male erotica and a pig key chain that oinks when you push a button on it, and a small fry pan with a pig face on it, the kind that leaves that impression on pancakes or eggs, about 4″ across.

It was speculated that it would also leave the same impression on someone’s ass, though that was, when I left, still just a theory.

What we came home with this year was a plush pig that sings a tune and dances, a small stuffed pig keychain, and a pig finger puppet in one package, and a a wooden pig puzzle, a pig that shoots small balls out of its mouth when you press its stomach and my very favorite gift, which I had to take away from Ms Tammy twice, the lighted pigs.

Are you sensing a theme here?

The pigs are really driveway markers, but they are too cute not to have where I can see them often, so they are lined up under the tree.


I haven’t dealt with hiding the cord between them because I just set them out today, but I’m quite fond of them.  They are very cute, and I like them a lot.

Then I went to our SIG group Holiday gathering.  We talked about next year’s topics, and did the same kind of gift exchange there, and I ended up again with the thing I liked the best.

I had taken a crop that I don’t like and haven’t used, though I’ve had it for years. It’s a nice crop, nothing wrong with it at all, but not my kind of crop.

I came home with a pillow that happened to be the first thing that was open, and 11 presents later, I swiped it.


Really, does that suit me, or what?

About MsConstanceExplains

Ms Constance has been actively involved in the BDSM/Leather community since the mid-1990’s. She is the Founder of the Louisville Munch as well as its hostess for ten years, from 1997 to 2007, and was christened as “Louisville’s First Lady” by her community. As a member of various BDSM/Leather organizations, she has been nominated for Pantheon Woman of the Year as well as regional awards, and has been nominated with her slave, drew, for Pantheon Couple of the Year. She serves as Special Events Director for the Great Lakes Leather Alliance. She produces the Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest, sending contestants to Great Lakes Leather Weekend, and was Presenters Committee Chair for Leather Leadership Conference 2010 Great Lakes/Ontario. She has produced and judged Leather events and contests, been instrumental in the organization and creation of various groups and clubs, advised and encouraged other communities and endeavors, and produced a performance by a BDSM comedian. Groups around the country use her writings in information and introductory packets, and she is an occasional columnist as well. She and slave drew hold the titles of Great Lakes Master and slave 2003.

Posted on December 16, 2012, in Kink Community, slave drew, Vanilla Life and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. striving for Peace

    makes me wish I had put off my trip to where you live until the holidays!

    sounds like a lovely time

    all smiles


  2. Sounds like fun – i was sorry that i didn’t get to do the SIGS party… 🙂


  3. Pigs, pigs and more pigs. I do like the light up pigs! Sounds like both parties were fun.


    • The light up pigs are fabulous! I really really really like them. And both parties were fun. It was fun to see, too, that the submissives were less likely to steal than the dominants were, or at least it seemed so to me.

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