MIRROR: Download from MEGA No one on the list seems to be talking, so I'll just throw out a question I've thought a bit about lately. Twice in the past couple of months, when I've been playing, subs have broken toys. In both cases, it was a wrist shackle (to be specific, in both cases they broke the D-ring connecting the shackle to a rope). There's no cheap way to fix it--the shackle basically has to be replaced. So what I'm wondering is, does a sub have a responsibility to offer to help pay to replace a broken toy? On the one hand, it's not the sub's toy, it's mine. Multiple subs have used it, so it was likely the accumulated wear that broke it. On the other hand, the sub was having a lot of fun and got a little carried away with his struggles. If I can't replace it, neither that sub nor any future sub will have that fun. And expecting the Dom to pay for it puts a lot of financial burden on the Dom. So what do people think? In a casual play situation, if a toy breaks, ought the sub offer to cintribulate to replacing it? Is failing to offer to pay a breach of etiquette?