Contingency planning

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Contingency planning helps people navigate through the consequences of an accident. For minor accidents, basic information such as medical needs and an emergency contact may be enough. For fatal accidents, details such as how to inform family and how to dispose of possessions become relevant.

Plan formulation

Consider the following questions:

  • What are the conditions for an emergency plan to be carried out? (Medical emergency? Incapacitation? Death?)
  • Who are the primary and secondary points of contact for a plan? The primary may not always be reachable or willing.
  • Who has ultimate decision making authority? A decision making committee is possible, but consider how they will be behaving in the event of death.
  • What level of detail is shared, with who, and when? Contact information for a family member, context of their relation with regards to kink, and what level to inform them.
  • What happens to possessions? Can be as specific as "this item goes to this person", or "everything goes to this group of people to decide". Any amount of detail is better than none.
  • Is it acceptable for people to post media generated before the subject's death? What should be done about the media that already exists?
  • What kind of memorial is desired? Should it be a one time gathering, a recurring event, or a physical memorial?

Pre-scene planning

Informing other participants in a scene how to respond to an emergency will reduce adverse outcomes. Providing contact information for a trusted friend will help in low-trust scenes where it is preferred to reveal minimal personal information.

Medical conditions

Inform the participants of any known medical conditions. Known sensitivities or interactions to drugs should be communicated prior to the scene.

Remote check-in

Scheduling a time to check in with a friend. Inform them of the location, what is planned, and for how long. Establish what steps to take in case a response is not received within the agreed time frame.

Cell phone emergency contact

Modern smartphone operating systems have features to allow anyone to access emergency medical information when the phone is locked.[1][2] Include at least one emergency contact that is kinky.

Tamper-resistant document

Write emergency instructions and seal in an envelope, or package it in another tamper-resistant form.

Worst case planning

In the event a person dies in a kink scene, a plan will help their social circle navigate the consequences while they are dealing with emotional trauma.

Informal written plan

An informal document distributed among friends. This may not supersede the laws on intestacy of the jurisdiction of the death.

Advanced directive

An advanced directive is a legal document that takes effect in the event of illness or incapacitation.[3]

Power of attorney

A power of attorney is an agreement between the principal and a trusted party (attorney in fact). The trusted party may act on the principal's behalf and does not need to be an attorney. Typically this agreement is only valid as long as the principal are alive and able to make decisions, but a durable power of attorney can maintain effect after the principal is unable to make their own decisions. Specifics on how and what power of attorney can do depends on the jurisdiction.[4]


A will is a legal document that describes wishes and instructions for managing property (estate) after death.[5] If there is no will, property will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy of the state or country that the death occurred in.[6]


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