Just watched the newest episode of Sherlock with my Christian family. My parents thought it was great, but my Grandma said it was less risque (as I had warned) and more “evil” (meaning the subject of Dominatrices and bondage). Instead of apologizing for not warning her enough and walking away, I decided to stick up for the people she was judging, at the risk of my own secretive life around such issues being revealed more than I want. I fully expected my Grandma to ague with me, but as I talked to her about the trust and respect aspects of bondage, she listened She even asked questions about things she was still confused with (“what’s the difference between a dominatrix and a sadist”), and thanked me for enlightening her. My mom, nearby, also listened with open ears. It’s a very little step, but it’s one less kind of person they know nothing about and feel totally uncomfortable with.