Here’s what I think BDSM protocol may be:
“BDSM protocol is an enduring, habitual, non-verbal expectation of behaviour that people in a consenting BDSM dynamic do for each other whenever it is appropriate to do so, as defined by their rules.”
The “non verbal expectation” is, I think, fundamental and that is @WayneKing’s idea: many thanks.
Further definitions (and polls) are on this page, which links to articles on each definition.
- Our protocols (belasarius.com)