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10 September 2005 @ 11:15 pm
Regarding membership at MedScene.  
I want to make a general, unlocked post to address a couple issues that have come up regarding membership to MedScene. If you've been denied membership, or would be interested in hearing why we don't simply admit everyone 18-or-older who asks, read on.

1) Often it seems that people mistake this community for one that has a purely professional interest in the medical field, or for one that simply discusses medication. This isn't the place for those things.

We want to be clear: this is a medical FETISH community. We've had quite a few people requesting membership who state in thieir own personal info that they are medical students. Now, this isn't necessarily a problem, but when we ALSO notice a marked lack of any fetish-oriented interests in their own lists, we tend to get the idea that the person has simply made a wrong turn somewhere and didn't actually intend to join a med-fetish community.

We don't expect it to happen too often, but we may deny memberships if we feel that we're not a good match - interests-wise - for the person seeking admittance.

2) Every now and then, we get membership requests from obviously "dummy" LJ accounts. We understand that people will make new "anonymous" accounts so they can join places they normally wouldn't with their main account(s). This is fine. However, these dummy accounts, when they have zero posts, haven't been customized in any way and when they have absolutely no information in them other than birthdate, do raise a BIG red flag to the mods at Medscene. We like to know that the people wanting in are actually, again, good matches for MedScene, and generic LJ accounts don't allow us to verify this.

As long as the folks behind dummy accounts participate in an intelligent, on-topic manner, we won't have to deny memberships to these kinds of accounts in the future.

It's true that MedScene is a very, very small community. We don't have the big draw of open membership and plentiful sexually-explicit material. We don't advertise ourselves, because sheer numbers do not matter to us. We're more interested in the right kind of member. We figure this: we have a different kind of appreciation for things medical, and those who really understand - those who need the sort of exploration we do here of this fringe of a fringe fetish - will find us on their own.

I think that's quite enough for now. Thanks for reading. :)
notmyrlname1999notmyrlname1999 on July 14th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
I would love to join.

I'm a 42 y/o male who has been active in the Med Fet scene for about 5 years. I've HAD a med fet as long as I can remember and I've never gotten over the thrill of having a new patient to examine.

The obvious difficulty is finding a patient that shares your interest. In that past I belonged to various online communities like Yahoo Groups etc. The powers-that-be have closed them down so I've been in a bit of withdrawl. I was happy to find this one - especially one that seems to be serious.

Yes, this is a 'dummy' account. I have a 'real' LJ account but my predeliction for med play isn't something I want to share with many of my vanilla friends. I would be happy to provide some verification I'm real if needed. You tell me what you want.

My exams tend to start realistic and go from there, depending on the desires of the patient. The most common scenario I've played involves the patient volunteering to be part of a study on sexual response. They are given a very clinical examination and then the study begins - which can include anytype of stimulation (we discuss likes/dislikes beforehand). The wildest was a dungeon medical scene - a mad scientist scenario.

Anyway, I hope this is enough to convience you I'd be a fit.

anabellast on February 9th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
i would love to discuss this with you...i have long been interested in medical fetish...i'm a 52 y/o submissive woman very interested in the medical fetish scene...look foward tohearing from you
notmyrlname1999notmyrlname1999 on February 10th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
I would love to talk to you more.