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Unexpected Love notes

I had another post planned for today.  I have a list of things that I want to write about but the writing didn’t come easy this weekend.  I had planned to write all day yesterday but Saturday brought some emotional baggage that pretty much crippled me.  I was in bed for most of yesterday.  It was something I knew would pass and resolved itself pretty quickly.  I decided I would give myself some time to process the emotions that I was feeling.  No writing, just me and my thoughts.

I have always thought it was important to take time for ourselves.  I am not good at this and I am working hard at getting better and taking the time I need.  I am a chameleon of sorts.  I’ll usually go with the flow I am in.  I am also, in more ways than one, a submissive.  We all know or have some connotation of the sexual side of this, but I am also submissive in my vanilla life.  Everyone else that I love and care for (and some I don’t care for) I usually put first and try very hard to make them happy.  I will put my needs aside and try my best to make the world happy (or at least my world) so keeping my emotions inside has always been my go to.

This weekend my daughter and I had to revisit some really tough memories and experiences.  We got through it together with good conversation and understanding, but not without reopening wounds that perhaps were not quite healed.  We have always had a connection and she knew I was struggling.  I will write another blog to outline what happened but for now, the point of this blog is to simply honor her.

She lived in Florida for a few years and recently moved back home to live with me.  She worked most of the weekend but came home Saturday and realized I was struggling.  We talked about what I was going through and worked it out, through tears and conversation.  Even in the struggle, I was able to see the beautiful woman she had become.  Calm, sensible, loving, caring, heartbroken that she may have hurt me.  It was hard but beautiful at the same time.  I know a lot of parents struggle with their post-high school children.  My girl has been through a lot and it hasn’t always been easy.  Seeing her all teary and struggling is always hard, partly because she rarely cries in front of people. Mainly, because this time I could tell she was struggling because she thought she hurt me.  It is a wonderful thing to be able to have these kinds of conversations with her.  The open, honest, heart-wrenching kind.  No texting, facetime, or phone calls.  Face to face, ugly cry with no tissues, honest words.  It was hard as hell.

The next day it was cleared up but those kinds of things tend to linger.  She left for work and gave me a kiss on my forehead as I still lay in bed.  She texted during the day to make sure I was feeling alright.  A simple conversation, no longer hanging on the issue but letting me know she was still thinking about me.  She came home, complimented the dinner I made, when in fact, I burned it.  Kissed me good night.

Today at work, I opened my lunch bag and found a note.  A very simple handwritten note from her that said she loved me to the moon and back with her signature, a heart.

I love this young woman.  She is my heart.  For everything we have been through we are stronger than I could ever imagine.

When we are struggling it is the little things that can sometimes make us feel better.  Sometimes, the little things aren’t so little.

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Blocked

She stared at the screen.  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  No thoughts.  No ideas.  Nothing.  The hum of the neighborhood activity was subtle but noticeable.  Maybe that was the problem.  She walked across the room and switched on the fan.  It wasn’t warm inside.  It was the perfect temperature.  October finally brought the cooler weather.  The neighborhood had started decorating for fall.  The contrast of pumpkins and straw in yellows and orange colors to the Holloween decorations of witches and spider webs and skeletons littered her street.  She should make an effort of some sort in one way or the other.

She was naked.  She was usually naked when at home at night.  It was a habit.  One from the past but not one she was ready to break.  The writing was on the schedule.  Follow the schedule.  That didn’t always mean the writing would be successful but she had to follow the schedule.   Maybe the white noise from the fan was what she needed.  She walked across the room and switched on the fan.  Settling back down at the laptop, fingers poised over the keys… nope nothing.

Maybe her expectations were too high.  It had been a rough day.  More memories of the past.  More issues with the family.  More drama at work.  More everything.  She needed a break.  She needed to clear her head.  She shut the laptop, wrapped her robe around her and walked out to the back deck.  The air was cool and there was a breeze that felt good on her skin.  She sat down in the chair and lit the cinnamon scented candle on the table.  She started mentally making a list of fall type things she needed to do.  She thought she should get her phone and make notes.  No.  She needed a clear head.  No thinking, no planning, not a phone or laptop.  She closed her eyes.  The breeze seemed to be getting stronger and even cooler.  Her body felt warm under the robe.

She loosened the knot on the tie around her waist.  She was suddenly aware that she didn’t want her robe on.  Clearing her mind had always been difficult.  She tried meditation and everything but she always had a million thoughts flying through her mind.  She wanted the cool air on her body.  She stood from the chair,  opening her robe and let it fall to the ground.  She was exposed.  That was one more thought in her brain.  Then the following; could the neighbors see her, did she care, yes she did, no she didn’t, would they like what they saw, would they call the police to report her, did she care, yes she did, no she didn’t… her mind would not stop.

She stepped off the deck.  The grass was wet from the previous rain and the night dew.  Her feet sank into the soil.  It was soggy, muddy.  It was cooler then she thought it would be, but it wasn’t unbearable.  Her normal body temperature was typically cool and she was always cold.  Tonight it was welcomed.  She was hot inside.  She needed relief from the thoughts that swarmed her head.  Or did she need the release.

Her thoughts of him came to the front of her brain.  She had worked hard all week to keep them at bay.  Tonight, naked in the moonlight with the cold soil under her feet and the threat of exposure her filters were thin, her defenses were down.  She allowed him to come to her.  His face first.  The smile that always said he wanted her.  His voice second.  The voice that said “good girl” when she had done well.  Then his touch.  That touch that always made her feel alive.

She closed her eyes and allowed the thoughts and memories to invade her.  She pulled memories from different times they had been together.  Her body was hotter now.  She felt the heat between her legs.  She heard his voice, “on your knees,” and she knelt in the wet grass.  His hands were on her.  Squeezing her nipples gently at first, then with added pressure.  His hands went to her pussy and she gasped at his fingers entering her.  His fingers running up her body leaving a trail of her juices behind.  He whispers, “on your back”.  She lays back and feels the cold wet grass on her back.  Her mind is reeling.  It is ok now.  He is here.  He is with her.  She stretches out on the grass.  Her eyes are still closed but she knows the moon is shining on her body.  Her hand reaches for her clit.  She wants to come so badly.  His voice again, “I didn’t tell you to play with your pussy”.  She remembers the time she was chastised for touching herself without permission.   “I’m sorry Sir” she whispers out loud.  His voice again, “Its ok my slut”.  His hands again, inside her pussy, stroking her, one finger, two fingers, three fingers.  She feels fuller, wetter.  Her clit is pulsing and she is aching.  His smell this time, the cologne, Cold Water for men.  Strong like him.  subtle like him.  His hand again, inside her, the other squeezing her nipple, hard this time.  Pinching her nipple between his thumb and middle finger.  There was more pressure that way, he liked using his middle finger.  She felt electric from her cunt to her nipple, a constant current.  She pressed her back into the soil.  Her hips raised.  His voice again, “Don’t you dare come”.  Her eyes rolled back in her head. She was going to come.  She was going to defy him.  She couldn’t help herself.  The current through her body was unbearable.  His laugh this time, low and slightly evil.  His voice, “you can’t help yourself can you little slut?”  She raised her hips, digging her heels into the ground feeling the pressure on her shoulders as the weight of her body shifted.  His fingers on her clit, his voice in her ear, his smell, his breath, him touching her, fucking her, squeezing her.  Surrounded by him.  She felt the intense pressure on her clit.  It was swelling, stinging.  She felt her orgasm coming.  Her legs tightened as her hips raised higher.  Her back arching and her shoulders pressing harder into the ground. Her body started to shutter, slowly at first, then faster and more intense.  She wasn’t sure if it was her body or the ground shaking.  Fingers on her clit, rubbing in circles, fast and with pressure.  The trembling in her legs made it hard to keep her hips raised but she couldn’t lower them or the orgasm would stop.  His smell was stronger.  His voice in her ear, “now, baby, come now.”  Finally the permission she needed.  She pushed her hips as high as she could.  She clenched her teeth to stop the scream forcing through her throat.  Clenching her lips tight as the orgasm rocked her body, the noise came forth as a moan deep in her throat.  Her legs gave out and her hips hit the ground with force.

She rolled to her side and pulled her legs to her as she curled herself into a ball.  The orgasm still pulsing through her as arms wrapped around her knees.  Her pussy clenching closed as the last of the orgasm left her body.  She laid there until her body was still.   Feeling the last of the orgasm leave her body with the last clench of her pussy she tried to move. She was panting.  Quiet moans, whimpers, passing her lips.   Her legs were heavy.  Her stomach muscles were tight and she willed them to relax as her breathing went back to normal.  She slowly started to stretch out her legs.  They were cramped and fought movement.  Her mind slowing now.  Her breathing normal now.  She pushed her body up to a sitting position.  Her hair was wet, a mix of dew from the ground and sweat from her body.  She was cold now.  The tremors of the orgasm now replaced with shivers from the cold air and wet ground.  She opened her eyes.   His touch, his voice, his smell, gone.  She was alone.  He had fucked her through her mind, through her thoughts and memories of him.

She felt the come drain from her as her body shifted positions.  It was warm in contrast to her body temperature.  She reached down to catch it in her fingers before it was lost to the grass.  She rubbed it into her skin.  Just as she had done so many times before with his come.  This time it was only her hands, her touch, her come.

 

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Single and Submissive

As soon as I think I have an original thought or question, my BDSM community comes to show me I am not alone.  Others are struggling and dealing with some of the same issues.  I am not blazing any trails.  I am grateful for that!  Loving BDSM podcast with Kayla Lords and John Brownstone never cease to help me make sense of my stuff, hitting the nail on the head with good conversation and strong information.  Also thanks to @ThePrincessRara for asking for a discussion on the subject.

Recovery after a breakup is a touchy and very individual thing.  Do you go into self-improvement mode or self-destruction mode?  In any kind of relationship, the end is tough.  It doesn’t matter if there is still a friend or working relationship or it is more final with no contact at all.  My past relationships have always had lingering connections.  The break up with my D/s relationship is no different.  I enjoy doing things for people.  All people, not just my Dom.  It is my nature.  I will always be the first to offer help.  Being submissive came so easy for me.  The sexual aspects were also a very natural process for me.  I miss it every day.  Being a single submissive can kind of suck.  Actually, it more than sucks.  It is a consistent unfulfilled need that just never fades.  The memories of the rituals I had with my Dom were ever present.  Every day after he left me was a constant reminder of the things I had done for him, or by his request.  My nail color, my hair color, the clothes I wear, the way I drive to work.  It was sad when I would go to do something or had a question and I couldn’t reach out to him. I had to figure something out because I was going crazy.  Everything BDSM was hurtful.  The happiness other subs were expressing.  Writing was painful.  I always wrote about him and our experiences.  Without him, I felt like all my words were gone.  I was jealous of everyone that was having good sex, vanilla or kinky.   I remember the one day, standing in my bedroom staring in the mirror and not knowing what I should do or who that person was looking back at me.  I still felt compelled to ask him everything.  Knowing that I couldn’t reach out was devastating.  I was frozen.  I needed a plan without him.

I started my own rituals and routines.  The problem was, there were somethings I didn’t want to change.  I liked his suggestions.  He always seemed to know me better than I knew myself.

  •  I would always ask him what color he wanted my nails.  He had favorites that we repeated.  So when I went to get them done and couldn’t ask, I picked a shade he liked but put a spin on it that was my own.
  • I wore the clothes he had picked for me but changed the shoes or added jewelry that I had but never wore with him.
  • I used a different perfume that I had had for a while that he didn’t care for.  Gone was the jasmine scent that he required and preferred.

I kept some things the same because it had become part of my life for so long, it was more me than him.  I decided I could thank him for those things and not change them.  Loving BDSM talked about “being your own sub”.  I gave that a try.  I set rules that I would follow for myself.

  • I set a writing schedule – writing was still really painful.  But I set the schedule and even if I just opened the laptop and stared at it, at least I was following the schedule.
  • I set a gym schedule – sometimes this was just changing into my gym clothes and walking to the gym at work and sitting in the locker room.  I was pathetic and I knew it.  But, I had set the schedule and was determined to stick with it, even if I didn’t work out.
  • I set a social media schedule – Most of the social media was making me sad.  I realized I was reading through these posts and I was just so cynical about everything I read.  I limited myself to 15 minutes a day unless I was working on my writing.  This was a good move.  Being present in my life was not a fun place to be but being present in everyone else’s wasn’t a good thing either.

I researched BDSM and the different kinds of kinky things that were out there.  He and I had started a conversation about what I like and was interested in. We never finished the conversation.

  • I decided to research the things in the book he showed me on my own – what I liked, what I didn’t.  What interested me, what worried me.
  • I searched for more podcast that I could listen to and learn from – Getting other perspectives was important.  My BDSM was under his umbrella so it was nice to see other perspectives.
  • I researched the Dominant side of things to get a better understanding of that side of the relationship – This was so valuable and something all subs should do.  I found some answers and also found more questions as to why things went the way they did.  Keeping in mind everything is individual in BDSM but it was helpful.

Finding support!  I never had anyone to talk to about my life and my situation.  Most people assumed I was single and just hanging out with friends.  Most people had no idea what I was going through.  So finding support for a break up that no one knew about or even understood the intricacies or was difficult. I had no one to talk to.  Silent suffering is usually my way, but this was different.  Whenever I was hurting I would always go to him first.  He was gone so where do I go now?

  • The BDSM community!  Twitter, a place a rarely spent time became my go to.  I may or may not have broken my 15-minute rule on some occasions.  I had more support there than I knew.  I felt like a stalker at times.  I felt like I was whining most of the time.  But the support there, direct or indirect, was invaluable.
  • Journaling.  This was a weird thing for me.  I had never really journaled because I was always afraid someone would read what I wrote.  I decided I didn’t care.  I wrote online and on paper.  I left the journals laying around the house and didn’t care if anyone would see them.  Always before I had hidden my thoughts.  Now I realized for the first time in my life, I was single, I was alone, it didn’t matter.  They were my thoughts to do with what I wanted.

These are the things I did.  The processes I adapted.  They may not work for everyone, but they had an impact in a positive way for me.  I still struggle.  I still miss him, every day.  I still have moments of complete and utter dismay that he is gone and no longer in my life, but also an office away, three blocks away, a text away.  I remind myself to breathe.  I remind myself to be good to myself.  I remind myself to take things one day at a time.

 

 

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I’m in love with your potential

Sometimes it is a statement that you hear randomly throughout the day. Sometimes, it is an original thought. Today, it was a song lyric. Driving to a wedding that I was very happy about but still sad and maybe even a little bitter at my own situation, I had the radio low. Through the traffic noise, the chatter of others in the car, and my own thoughts come one lyric from a song on the radio.

“I am in love with your potential”

Time stops and I am suddenly aware of only the song on the radio. I zero in on the screen that displays the title of the song and the artist. Danielle Bradbery, “I am in Love with your Potential”. I researched later and do not know if she wrote it. I want to give credit where it is due, but she was the recording artist.

“But honestly now, I’m beginning to understand
That I’m not in love with you, I’m in love with your potential”.

It is interesting to me that songs always seem to bring understanding whether I am looking for it or not. This lyric hit home in many ways. The loss of my friend, lover and Dom was devastating on all those levels each of which had multiple layers and meanings. Many times after a break up of any kind, we tend to rationalize everything in one way or the other. Sometimes, we take the blame. Sometimes we place the blame elsewhere. This could possibly be a coping strategy, or we are just trying to make sense of something that happened.

The reason my friend, lover, Dom dropped me, (Literally in a text with no opportunity to discuss) was, in fact, my fault. I made a mistake. I owned it but that wasn’t enough for him. The time I spent trying to figure out how he could just walk away was useless. I would never know the real reason. We all talk about “closure”. I knew I wanted some kind of closure, but in reality, I knew I wanted him back. The closure was in fact, he didn’t want to have anything to do with me.

We all cope in our own ways. I went through the usual grief cycle. My own version of it anyway. I went through all the things I didn’t like about our situation and relationship. I went through all the ways I would be better off without him. I went through all the ways that I could now move on with my life. I tried to avoid the things that I missed. His memory was/is everywhere in my home, my work, my life. I powered through to some form of recovery. For two months I struggled daily to forget the bad and remember the good. There was always this question in my mind of what I could have done better, differently. What were the things I did wrong? How could I have been a better friend, lover, sub?

With one lyric on the radio in the middle of chatter and noise and my own thoughts about how my life could be different, there was a light bulb moment. I was and still am in love with his potential. I saw it every day for seven years. I told him about it. I shared my thoughts and at times I tried to help him reach what he wanted to be. Potential. That is what I was in love with. As always, varying levels of what that might be. Yes, I was in love with the man he was and is. I was also capable of seeing so much more for him. Knowing the differences, or maybe just the beginning thoughts that there is a difference has given me much more to think about.

Perhaps I had my own version in my mind of what “we” should look like. As friends, lovers, and our D/s relationship. Perhaps we didn’t have the same vision of what that should or could be, even though we did talk about it. There wasn’t much talk about the details, just the big picture. We just couldn’t get there while he was trying to work out other issues in his life.

Going forward I challenge myself to think about the difference of being attracted to the person, or who we want that person to be. How much time will we give to figuring it out? What will the conversations look like? When does it make sense to talk about the conversations? Is there a danger in expecting someone to meet their potential? Is it actually their potential or what you believe their potential is or should look like? Do they want to reach a higher potential? Are you trying to hard to make them better and change them? Are we so concerned about their potential we are ignoring our own?

With this breakup, I have felt that my BDSM experiences were over. I am still trying to figure that out. I do not want it to be. I feel it is a huge part of me. Time will tell. Trust, finding someone new, letting go of what I had with him, and giving that part of myself to someone else is scary. How much of what I enjoyed was just because it was him. Time will tell.

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Community, Cliques and Making Friends

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This is an amazing read.  Much if how I felt when I started blogging was that I wasn’t worthy of association with these authors that push the limits and write about consensual, kinky,  sex in ways I thought I could only imagine.

In the beginning, I was clueless, I just knew I wanted to write.   I also wanted to blog and tweet and do all of those things.  Newbies have wonderful mentors and role models.  We should reach out and learn and share and laugh and giggle and even share a year or two.  I was, at first, (and still am a little bit) afraid of looking like a stalker.  So many beautiful stories and ideas.  And twitter feels like I moved into a new neighborhood and everyone brought me cake and coffee!  I find myself wishing we all lived closer so we could drink coffee together!  I too was in need of friends.  These people, men, and women helped me through a very unexpected breakup with words of support and love.  And the barely knew me.
Being new to anything is hard.  I agree it must go both ways.  I remember giggly g when one was supporting another and trying to get people to like her page so she could get 700 or 7000 likes on her blog! (I can’t remember the actual number bit she was 7 likes away). I giggled because on that day my blog reached 50 likes!  I celebrated quietly with a coffee and thought it would be silly to show my pride in it.  But I was wrong.

Thank you for this post.   Much needed. I hope we all listen.  I can honestly say I have never felt more supported by a community I had just entered. So thank you to everyone!

 

 

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What Matters Most

September, 2018

This month has been one of the hardest ever.  In my journey to the new me and also the real me, I have had a mentor, friend, and guide.  He was also my Dom, my Sir, my Daddy.  Started with Sir, and then as I grew and progressed I understood and accepted the title Daddy as I had lost my original objections to this term.   He became that to me and more.  He was also my best friend and as we progressed in our friendship, we progressed in other ways as well.  It was a glorious journey.  It had ups and downs as most do.  We never fought and even our disagreements were handled with calm and respectful conversation.  He offered me the opportunity to open myself up to who I really wanted to be.  True, I wanted to be that with him, but the truth remained that I had many things that were repressed.   He not only gave me the tools to explore those things, but he was there with me all the way.  I trusted him with so much of myself.  More than I had with anyone.  More than I doubt I will ever trust with anyone else.

Our everything ended in a text.  I said the wrong thing to the wrong person and he cut me off completely.  He was no longer my mentor, my Dom, my part time lover, and most sadly of all, no longer my friend.  I felt sad and responsible.  I was devastated.  It is almost two months to the day (August 6, 6:34 pm) and I still feel the sadness and deep heaviness that lays on me like a concrete blanket.  Some days are better than others, but not a day passes where he doesn’t run through my mind.  His face, his voice, his smell, his laugh, his presence.  It is always with me.  I use to carelessly tell him that know one would ever love him the way I did.  His girlfriends love him, but they don’t know all of him the way I do.  They don’t know his darkest side.  The lies he told, the truths he hid.  I didn’t know all of them either but I knew most of them.  I am not arrogant enough to believe he trusted me with everything but he trusted me with a lot.   I am now left with that knowledge.  I am left with the memories of what he shared and the trust we had together, but his touch, his voice, his presence is gone.

We still need to communicate occasionally because we work at the same place and with the same people.  It is short, professional, polite.  I haven’t heard his voice in two months.  His words that ended everything are on a text stream on my phone.  I can’t bare to delete them.

Life goes on.  This wasn’t life ending.  It was, however, the end of a chapter.  Trying to move on without him is difficult.  All the little things I couldn’t wait to tell him still happen, but I can’t tell him.  All the things I want to share, the news we use to watch together and discuss, the songs that I knew he could cover still continue.  Life doesn’t stop.  He is everywhere in my house.  The pictures he helped hang, his clothes in my closet, the soap and bath wash and cologne he likes are still in their place.  Maybe some day I will take them down.  Maybe some day they will be replaced with another mans clothes, another mans smell and another mans voice.  Right now I am not sure about that.

Dating sucks.  Dating apps suck worse.  I try to seem interested but it seems forced and unfair to anyone interested in spending time to get to know me.  It isn’t just the dating and the companionship.  It is the kink and BDSM.  The future is unknown.  Everyone’s future is unknown.  The hard part is knowing that my BDSM future is unknown.  Admittedly, he was easy.  He was seasoned.  He was knowledgeable.  He was a natural teacher.  More than that he was a trusted friend, and that was the most important part.  I trusted him with my heart, my body, and my soul.  Losing that trust the way I did will make it even harder to trust again.

I miss him.  I will always miss him.

Aside from trying to recover from this loss, I am still dealing with the loss of my second father, supporting my Mom and welcoming my daughter and her girlfriend into my home and adjusting to living with them.   (Which I wouldn’t change for the world and I know they are adjusting too).

This past weekend I took a short trip to the beach with a friend.  I had not been to the beach in four years for relaxation.  I have always considered the beach my happy place.  My therapy.  It became instantly clear that this was more true than I knew.   I stepped on the sand and the tears flowed with the tide in front of me.  Years of struggle with my daughters addiction, and all that life through at me while going through that with her poured from my eyes like the dam had busted.  The tears I had held back for years, and for the past two months were uncontrollable.  It was a release of sorts, but not the kind that I expected.

The weekend was spent watching my friend handle her parents’ health issues and trying to make sure they were ok.  That, and my break down that was needed, has left me feeling more exhausted than before I left.   Through exhaustion I find some relief.  I’m sad.  I will always be sad at the loss of my father and the loss of my Sir and friend.  I have also realized that through the four years of hell with my daughters addiction, the loss of my farm and marriage, I am still standing.

Somethings show us darkness.  Somethings show us light.  Somethings make us stronger.  In the end it is our perspective that either saves us or lets us drown.   The ocean will always show me that most things will come and go.  They will give and take.  In the end, it is what we decide to keep and cherish, let go of and file in a place where we can keep the lesson but lose the pain is what matters most.

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Open or Not?

Last week, she learned the guy she was talking to has a girlfriend.  They aren’t serious so it is OK.   She was honest with him, and requested the same.  Refreshingly, he was honest as well.  She said she wasn’t seeing anyone else and had stopped all the silly dating apps because they were getting along so well.  He also said he wasn’t on any apps.  She said she wasn’t seeing anyone else.  Silence.  After a silence that seemed eternal he said he was seeing someone else, but they practice safe sex.

She thought before she responded.  She asked.  She couldn’t be mad that he was honest.  She could be happy to hear he was being safe although they hadn’t had sex and there were no immediate plans to consummate anything.  They had just been talking and flirting through text.  Now this information.  Does it change things?  Maybe, a little.

She faked a meeting and said she would text him later.  She sat at her cubicle and wondered what she was feeling.  She knew what she was feeling.  “Here we go again.”

She was 15 when she had her first boyfriend.  Robert.  He was on the football team.  She was a cheerleader.   They were cute together.  Problem was, he left his girlfriend to be with her.  That didn’t work so well.   She went on a family vacation and while she was gone he reunited with his ex.  It was heartbreaking at the time.  It had been the best three months of her life.  Then he was gone and she was the joke at the high school.  Here she is now, 38 years later and realizing that all her boyfriends, lovers, husband and wife, without fail, all had significant others that were still in the picture.  Was it her?  Did she seek out people that were already entangled?  If so, why?  Maybe in the past.  She didn’t know he had someone else so this time wasn’t her fault.  She knew every time she got involved that they had a recent ex, or yes, they were still involved.  She was the other woman, the good friend to help them through the break-up, etc.  Was she ready to do that again?  Or was she ready to break the cycle once and for all?

She decided to text him back.  She would face this and be honest.  The text read like this,

‘So what is the situation with the other women you are seeing?  I have to be honest.  I am tired of being the dirty little secret.  I don’t expect monogamy in the beginning but eventually I will, or I will want to be involved with what you are doing with others.  It can all be negotiated but I need to know the real situation.  Thank you for being honest that there is someone else.  I just need to know what the situation truly is so I can move forward fully aware of the situation.’

She pressed send.  Feeling proud and somewhat empowered.  She liked this guy.  She didn’t want to walk away but the time had come for her to be better to herself.  She wasn’t against open relationships, as long as they were truly open.   If he walked away then that was fine.  She waited for the response.  When she got it, it was way more than she expected and now her decision was bigger than she thought.

 

To be continued…

 

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The Front Porch

The rain had finally stopped.  Three long days of nothing but rain.  The basement was a river.  The yard, a mess.  The house hot and muggy.  The window air conditioner units couldn’t keep up with the humid air that the rain had brought.  She stepped outside on the front porch.  It was muggy and humid, still and thick.  It was hard to breathe.  She looked up and down the street.  Deserted.  Everyone was inside trying to stay dry.  She was sweaty.  Most of her hair that had been in a knot on the top of her head had slipped its band was falling around her face and neck.

The rain had stopped but the water still dropped from the leaves and power lines.  She sat on the porch floor and listen to the sound of nature.  She had been irritated by the rain.  Now, sitting on the floor of the porch it somehow brought a small piece of relaxation and calm.  She went from her sitting position to laying on her back.  There was a slight breeze coming through the gap between the porch wall and floor.  It was a hot breeze, but it was moving air.   She laid there, letting it roll over her, afraid to move for missing it.

She removed her shirt and felt the warmth from the wood on the porch on her back.  Never putting on a bra this morning she was naked from the waste up.  The way she was laying she could be seen from the street.  She didn’t care.  No one was about anyway.

Her hand moved to her neck.   Her skin was sticky and clammy.  She ran her hand between her breast to wipe the sweat that had gathered there.  It felt good.  Her own touch normally meant nothing to her but in this moment on the porch, breast bare and visible for anyone to see, her touch excited her.  Both hands now, rubbing her breast, pinching her own nipples.  Her body had chills.  Little bumps appeared as her body responded to her own touch.  Her eyes closed as she rubbed and pinched, harder each time.  Part of her thought she should open her eyes to see if anyone was around to see.  She forced herself not to look.  Reckless.  Rebellious.

“What would the neighbors think,” she thought to herself as she remembered this phrase from her childhood.  A naughty smiled came to her lips as she said softly but aloud, “I don’t care.”

The rubbing and pinching had awakened her elsewhere.  Was she wet from her own touch or was it just the steamy atmosphere on the porch?   She bent her legs.  Perhaps this position will allow some of that warm breeze to go through her shorts.  The tingling between her legs, she knew, was not mother nature.  She lifted her hips and removed her shorts.  Giggling to herself about her lack of under garments.  Now, completely naked on the front porch she felt surprisingly free.  She didn’t feel self-conscious at all about her naked body.

One hand remained on her breast with her nipple between two fingers.  The other hand slid down between her legs.  She was slow and methodic.  She drug her index finger from her cleavage down the middle of her body, tracing the belly ring, tugging on it lightly.  One finger traveled down to her clit.   She felt an urgency to touch herself.  She rubbed her clit with just one finger.  She moved it back and forth increasing and decreasing pressure.  Increasing and decreasing her pace.  She wanted this to last.  She was surprised and excited at the pleasure she was bringing herself.   She continued to pinch her nipples, giving both breast equal attention.

Her clit was swollen.  She had rubbed and moved it so much it was tingling and burning.  She felt close but didn’t want to come yet.  She moved down and slid two fingers inside of herself.  She was wet, warm.  She brought her fingers to her mouth to taste herself.  Sweet.  Salty.  She had gone from her nipple to squeezing and compressing her breast with her hand.  Both hands now to give her breast equal attention.

She was lost.  Her mind was solely on herself and her pleasure, nothing else.  She moved her hand back to her pussy.  Two, then three fingers.  She was ready.  The heat from her body and the heat from the wood porch had mixed to form a puddle of sweat beneath her.  As her fingers plunged into her pussy her back arched and she could feel the sweat and water dripping off her body.  She moved back to her clit.  Rubbing it hard and moving it back and forth.  She felt a separate heat coming from her clit.  It moved through her body with a slow craw to reach her throat and exited her body as a quiet moan.  She kept her mouth closed breathing heavily through her nose.  She felt her breast rise and fall faster with as she came closer to her orgasm.  The sweat, the heat, the sensation combined, making her light headed and dizzy.  Her eyes still closed tightly, not in force to avoid the eyes of the neighbors but to fully focus on herself and what she was feeling.  The rise of heat inside of her body matching the heat outside.

She felt her body convulse, her pussy drawing closed and open as her orgasm began.  She continued to rub her clit through the orgasm hoping to prolong it if possible.  She felt the tension in her clit build and her back arch.  She allowed a moan and small scream to escape her as her orgasm reached its peak.  She rubbed until her body moved involuntarily away from her fingers.  Breathing heavily, hot, sweaty, exhausted, she laid on the porch until the muscles in her body relaxed.

She laid there a few minutes.  Gathering herself as she allowed her breathing to slow.  She allowed herself to open her eyes.  She stared at the ceiling of the porch.  She was relaxed.  The heat seemed less oppressive.  She stood, still naked.  She wasn’t in a hurry to leave the porch.  She picked up her shirt and shorts and looked out at the street.  Standing there, not caring that she was naked.  Smiling to herself she turned, walked inside the house and closed the door.

Thoughts provoked by Masturbation Monday

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His Hand Print

There are many things that I love about BDSM and the different Kinks I have been exposed to thus far.  I, surprisingly to myself, enjoy impact play most thus far.  I never thought that I would.  I have always hated being hit.  In my past a cute tap on the ass as I was walking up the stairs in front of my partner use to irritate me.  I am not sure why, it just did.  I remember anticipating it with such anxiety and irritation.  That has changed.  I guess more things changed with in me then I even realized.   Inside and Out.

During an unplanned and unexpected afternoon play, Daddy and I were on the couch in the living room.  He rolled me over and slapped my ass.  The crack of his hand hitting my skin was loud.  I was not expecting the slap.  I normally did not know when they were coming but I always had hoped they would happen.   After our play ended he told me to go to the mirror and look at my ass.

Twisting in the mirror to find what I was supposed to see I saw this perfect hand print.  You could almost see his finger prints.  The outline of his whole beautiful hand.  I was so excited to see this mark.  I think I enjoy seeing the marks more than the actual placement of them.  I loved the bruises that would linger for days after we had played together.  This mark, his perfect hand, on my body made me smile and maybe even a little teary at the site of it.  He took this picture also immediately after he made the mark.  He didn’t always share the pictures with me, but I am very glad that he shared this one.

I will always love his hands.  I will always cherish this hand print.

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Mature women like sex too!

I struggle with a title “mature”.  I don’t feel old, so calling myself old doesn’t feel right.  Calling myself mature reminds me of how people explain women that are older so basically the same thing.  It sucks really.  I am in my early 50’s.  They say that 50 is the new 40 but to be honest, I don’t feel 40 either.  That still seems older than I feel.  Most days anyway.

Most of my friends are in their 30’s.  This wasn’t really by design, just how it ended up.  I have changed careers (multiple times, always the late bloomer in decisions of what I want to be when I grow up) and most of the people that I work with tend to be in their 30’s.  What I have also noticed is that those older, or my age, I struggle with because there tends to be a lot of talk about what ails them.  I remember one dinner party sitting in the living room with friends and everyone talking about their bad knees, body aches and menopause.  Yes, we spent an entire evening discussing these things.  It was grueling.

In general, living my life, I am active.  I go to the gym, I love to kayak, SUP, hike, swim.  There are women my age and older that can run circles around me.  My Mom is 80 and walks 6 miles a day, does yoga every week and goes to the gym three times a week.  She doesn’t count, she is a freak of nature.  I am thankful for the good genes tho.  There will always be varying levels of activity and ability.  It truly is a state of mind.  Age is just a number.  I firmly believe that.

Much is the same with sex.  With my previous Dom who was 35 (29 when we started spending time together).  I felt younger than my age and sexier than I had my entire life.  He brought me into this kinky life and opened up thoughts and desires that I had no idea existed.  We had many discussions about our age difference.  Most of them stemmed from me being self conscious about my age and whether I was worthy of his time and attention.  How my body was changing and what part of that was attributed to age.  Also, shock that he, a very handsome man at the age of 35 would want anything to do with me.  I knew he had other interest in younger women so I was often puzzled at why he wanted to spend time with me.  The older woman.  There were even other people who said to my face they knew he and I were just friends because he would never be interested in me because of my age.  People suck but it did leave a lasting mark on my self esteem.  To his credit, he always admired my body.  He preferred me naked as opposed to in lingerie that he knew I didn’t feel good in.  He like my curves.  He liked my imperfections.  He never expected perfect.  He never made me feel like I needed to be perfect.  He told me I was perfect for him.  He wouldn’t have been with me if he wasn’t pleased with me.  He only guided me to change on the things I made clear I wasn’t happy with.

It is easy at a more advanced age (see… there is just no good way to classify it) to take what we can get.  This could mean any person that pays attention to us.  Any friend that will spend time with us whether it is a healthy relationship or not.  Yes, anyone that offers the kink we want, the dominance we want, the experiences we want, regardless if it is healthy and safe.  I’ve been approached by a few “Doms” that have read my blog, can see I am newly single and that I am sad and struggling.  Offering to save me, show me what a real Dom is like, make me forget him by whipping me until I know longer remember his soft touch.  Let me clear.  Sad and struggling does not equal desperate!   I hope all women, regardless their age, are able to recognize this.  If not immediately, eventually.

I am working hard to remind myself that age is a number.  How we feel is what is important.  In any aspect.  Activity, health, the company we keep, the work we do, and yes, even kink.  Do not discount us because we are not in our 30’s and our bodies are different.  Our bodies have been around longer.  We have a right to brag about the wrinkles and laugh lines, the grey hairs, the slightly sagging neck and arm skin, the scars from child birth.  These are badges of honor that we should all celebrate.  It is a choice to try and improve or change them.  I do!  I don’t think there is wrinkle cream I haven’t tried.  My gym workouts focus on the flapping arm skin and this stomach that just won’t go away.  (Younger mothers say it is there baby pouch.  My kid is 23.  My pouch is from pizza, soda and cans of icing I eat with a spoon like ice cream).  It is a choice to focus on these things.  It is choice not to.

We are not desperate.  We do not have to accept whatever comes our way.  We will and can find what we need.  We have the knowledge and maturity to wait for what is right.   I admit when my Dom first left me I was sure I would never find that kind of love again.  I may not.  That is also my choice.  My choice to allow someone to get close enough again.  It is all about choices.  We have them.  Just like any other person of any age, gender, preference, orientation, desire.

Mature women.  Older women.  Advanced aged women…

We all like sex too!

 

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Humiliation

This concept has always confused me.  I could never understand why anyone, male or female, would consent to being humiliated.  This is not a judgement.  It is a personal feeling.  All my life I have been made fun of.  I was too fat, to short, the ugly friend.  I was in the six grade with braces and glasses.  Life wasn’t easy.  Kids made poems about me to incorporate all the things that were not cool about me.  I worked hard to make sure that I always looked as best as could.  When I got older and dating began, I was always dressed as best as I could be.  My clothes were always cleaned, pressed and matched my purse.  My hair and makeup always done.  I never knew who I would see.  We were a small community and most of my friends lived in my area.  We couldn’t walk around the block without seeing someone we knew.  I took the old saying “always wear clean underwear in case you are in an accident” to the extreme.

People consenting to being humiliated puzzled me.  I was in a strict habit of making sure I was never humiliated.  At least not if I could help it.  Somewhere along the way through some pretty horrific experiences, I realized that people will humiliate you regardless of how hard you try to avoid it.  It is just how some folks are.  All these realizations came before my introduction to the non-vanilla world of sex.  Sexual humiliation never came to mind previously.  Once I knew it was a thing it brought even more questions to mind.

Through research and time, I have come to understand it better.  It is an individual thing, but I understand it can be enjoyed and even needed in the same ways my preferences are.  I’m sure there are some that wouldn’t understand enjoying spanking.  Spanking is something I request and enjoy.

I remember being with my Dom at the time, and we were in play mode.  I had always had an issue with being spit on.  I struggled spitting to moisten his cock because I was so uncomfortable with spitting in general.  I had an abusive situation where I was spit on with disrespect.  It left scars.  My Dom knew this so never requested it from me.  We were in play and talking about what would come next and there was something he said.  The way he approached it made me feel comfortable.  Made it seem intriguing and hot to me.  He told me it was an exchange of body fluid like any other.  He spit into my mouth.  (With my consent).  It was amazing.  He was right.  I was more than fine with it.   Would I be ok with just anyone spitting in my mouth?  No, probably not.  It takes time.  It takes patience.  We had both.

The lesson learned here is to be open minded.  I entered this realm with guidance from someone I trusted.  There were many things I felt I would “never” do.  Now, I crave them.  Be open minded but be cautious.  The second lesson is to not judge others intimate pleasures and preferences.  We are all trying to find our way.  Some have it easier than others.  Some have people they can trust.  Some struggle through the entire process.  Entering this stage of my sexuality at a more “mature” age then most (my assumption, probably wrong, I do feel like a rare breed in this realm starting so late) has been challenging on many levels.  Becoming more open minded, more adventurous, a little more carefree has made this journey a little easier.

 

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New Look

Much like I constantly redecorate the rooms in my house and clean like crazy when I have a lot of stuff going on and running through my mind, I decided to clean up the blog… which resulted in changing everything.

I’ve thought a lot about the name on this blog.  I created it with Sir in mind.  To write about he and I in a safe space because I had no one else to talk to.  He knew about it but I don’t know if he ever checked in to see what was happening.   He never mentioned it if he did which has always been disappointing.

He gave me the name Toy.  ToyforSir is in a few places, tumblr, our personal number, etc.  I love the name Toy.  We talked about it together and picked it together.  Maybe the only reason I like it is because it came from him.  I don’t know.  But I like it.  I thought about changing the name of the blog because it is a constant reminder of him.  I still haven’t decided if I will do that yet.  I played with it tonight and just had Toy (which is what he called me) as the header.  The word, the name, seemed lonely.  Lonely like I am.  A strong name, a surviving name but still lonely.  Like me.   So I added Toy for Sir back and left it there.  I will leave it there for now.  It is an important part of my journey and I’m not ready to step off the path it put me on and leave it behind.  Not yet.

I like the new look.  I painted the picture that is now my profile picture.  It hangs over my bed and also is a constant reminder of him.  But it is also a constant reminder of who I am.  Who I became with his help and guidance, and yes, his permission.   I am slowly realizing that while he was a part of the changes in me, I did the work.  I’m proud of the work I’ve done.  I took his suggestions and request seriously and made every effort to be the best me, the best Toy I could be.   I made mistakes but they were never intention means of hurting him, or anyone else.

So ToyforSir will be around for a little longer.  The painting is still over my bed, but also on this blog so I can share it and be openly proud of it.  Certainly not because it is an amazing work of art.  Solely because I painted it from the heart, for him and for me.

I am a lot of things and I have a lot of changes in my future… but I think I might always be Toy.

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Forcing sexy

I have always admired those people (men and women of any orientation) that can feel sexy on demand.  I use to think it was easy for some, most actually, but time has taught me that this isn’t so.

In all fairness to myself it has been a hellish month.  This weekend marks a month since my Sir decided he no longer wanted me as a sub, or anything else, including a friend.  It has stunted pretty much any creativity I have and has me feeling worthless.  Common sense tells me I am certainly not worthless but common sense doesn’t help when your heart is in pieces.

Many did not know about my intimate relationship with Sir, therefore, do not know about what I am truly going through.  So I go about my day pretending I am happy and fine.  I wear the mask, I force the smile, I play the role.

This weekend I forced myself to leave the house,  I am a grown woman and moping around like a dumped teenager seemed silly.   I forced myself to go on a 4 mile hike with a group of strangers.  I forced myself to walk into a group dance lesson alone.  Both commitments I made before my world came down around me.  I forced myself to shower, shave, dress, do my make up, do my hair, force the smile and present.  I went to the one year old birthday party of my friend’s son.  I met another friend for lunch to meet her new boy friend.  I forced myself to do all these things.

I can’t force myself to feel sexy.  I wanted to dress a certain way.  “You never know who you might meet,” were the last words my mom said as we hung up the phone and she told me she was proud I was getting out.   I didn’t feel sexy.  I felt sad, ugly and dismissed.  I felt like my age was more visible than ever before.  I felt like I have more weight on me then I had in a long time, even though I haven’t been eating and the scales say I have lost weight.  The text messages from men I have talked to in the past are annoying.  They are flirty and sexy, sometimes just crude and I hate them.  I want to feel flattered.  (I know the ones that just want sex, and the ones that actually may want to know me).  I type sexy stuff back and then erase it, two, three, four times.  I can’t force sexy.

I roll through the thoughts in my head.  I’m older.  I’ll be alone for the rest of my life.  I won’t have anyone to take care of me.  No one else will want me.   It is hard to feel sexy when you feel old, wrinkled and fat.  It is hard to feel desirable when you are sure you aren’t.

I know there are lessons in all of this and I see the edges of these lessons.  I just can’t quite see the content of these lessons clearly.  Right now it just feels like everything is forced.

Everything is forced, except feeling sexy.  I only ever really felt sexy with Sir.  I never had to force it.  I always believed I was sexy when I was with him.  Can other people make you feel sexy?  Who are those people who no matter who they are with or where they are, they feel amazing and sexy in their own skin?  Who are the ones that never doubt who they are or their own worth because they never counted on other people to define it for them?

I want to be the strong, confident, sexual, funny, happy woman, and sometimes baby girl, that he led me to believe I was.  Not that I could be, but that I actually was.  I miss her.  I miss Toy.  I want her back.  I don’t know where she is most of the time, and then I remember she is with him.  I wonder, does he miss her as much as I do?  Does he check the website?  I mentioned one time that I had a blog.  Is he reading it?  Does he care at all?  Why do break ups always give such self-doubt?  Why can’t I be like those people who just accept that something weren’t meant to be and move on like it is just the next chapter of a book they are reading?

Bottom line is I want Toy back.  Hopefully I can get her back soon.  Hopefully soon, I will not have to try to unsuccessfully force sexy, I will actually feel sexy again.

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Pen and paper

I was at work today and had all these cool, sexy thoughts going through my brain.  Lately, I have had very little thoughts that were anything other depressing and sad.  I stopped writing because I was starting to annoy myself with the sadness.  But today was different.  They weren’t thoughts of my past experiences with Sir, digging up feelings of loss and heart ache.  They were stories about other people and places and things that were happy and fun and exciting and sexy.

I decided to grab the moment and reached for the computer.  Clicked on my blog and poised my fingers over the keys… of my work laptop!  Yep, my fulltime paying job that probably wouldn’t appreciate how I was about to use their Wi-Fi.  However, I am no quitter.  I reached in my overstuffed work back pack and pulled out my trusty mini note book.  I’m not a fan of writing on a smaller laptop but it will do for now.  Or not.  The damn thing isn’t charged.

Of course, all the thoughts would come when I am unable to capture them and take advantage of my brain giving me a break and a gift of free-flowing thoughts that weren’t depressing and sad.  Damn it!

Now, I am from an older generation.  I can tell you I remember working in investment banking and having the computer tower, monitor and mouse installed at my desk.  We were given free access to “practice” using the mouse for a month to get used to it before they required that be our only means of writing our descriptive memorandums.  I also can remember taking a typing class in high school.  I was the fasted in my class, a claim to fame that I am still proud of.  I’m pretty good at typing with my thumbs too, but I enjoy flying across a keyboard with all ten digits.

If I go a little farther back in my childhood I remember writing letters, notes, lists, and even Christmas cards with pen and paper.  I remember cursive writing.  I remember having a handwriting style.  I’m left handed and I remember how hard I worked to write like a “right hander”.

I had to search around for a pad of paper.  I found a fairly new one and went back to my desk.   The pad was yellow with lined paper, 8.5 x 11.  Some of the pages were wrinkled and the corners were curled up. I found a pen that I liked.  It flowed easily over the paper.  It didn’t skip or smudge.  It wasn’t high quality, but it was smooth.  It was the third one I tried.

Armed with Pen and paper I turned off my monitor and tuned out the rest of the office.  My thoughts filled the page, then two pages, then three.  I lost track of time, track of where I was, track of even who I was.  I wrote fast, sloppy, neat.  My slants went left then right proving how long it has been since I focused on hiding my left handed tell.  My thoughts were jumbled.  I didn’t stop to read what I had written.  I didn’t stop to edit what I had written.  I simply wrote.  Five pages, six pages, seven.  One story become two and three stories.  Some were outlines some were actual intros to stories I wanted to finish later.  It was a dump of my brain.  There were sad, happy, sexy, lonely, exciting, erotic thoughts.  I knew it wasn’t making sense and I didn’t care.  I let it go.

It felt good.  It made me nostalgic for past rituals taken over by the times we live in now.  In several of my “worlds” being older isn’t a cool thing.  It is always about the latest and greatest and the newest and highest tech out there.  But today, sitting at a desk, my shoulders curled over a yellow lined pad of paper with a drug store pen felt like home.  The musty smell of the paper mixed with the smell of real ink reminded me of the time when I realized I enjoyed writing.  Coincidently, I sit here now at my laptop, propped up on a stand, laying on my bed, smiling at the irony of this post.

I don’t miss a lot from my past or even my childhood.  I do miss pen and paper.

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Different

She slowly accepted the truth.  What she thought was the truth, guessed to be the truth.  He said to move on that he was done.  She is a follower of rules.  His rules.   She always followed and obeyed his wishes.  This would not be any different.

She responded to a text from someone who was interested in her.  She set a date.  She didn’t want to.  They had dated before.  She wasn’t mean to him, but she didn’t pursue him.  Something in the university had him contacting her again. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do.  Go on with her life to prove she could survive without Daddy and hope he regrets cutting her loose.  Or, crumble and spend the rest of her days alone and have him know that, and feel horrible about how he cut her loose.  She wasn’t sure which way to go.  When the text came in she made a snap decision and said yes to drinks, unsure of what would happen or how things would go.

She prepared for the date.  She used different soap so she wouldn’t smell the same as Daddy liked her to smell.  She did her hair differently so that it would look the way Daddy liked it.  She reached for her make up bag and changed her mind.  She went into the closet and found the old make up she no longer used because Daddy wasn’t a fan of it.  She wore lipstick.  Dark pink lipstick.  Daddy hated lipstick or any kind.  It was messy.  She made sure it was thick and glossy.

She dressed in contradiction to everything that Daddy liked to see her in.  She intentionally pulled out every piece of clothing he didn’t care for and that she had placed in the back of the closet so she wouldn’t wear it by mistake.  The shirt he felt was too low for anyone other than him to enjoy.  The shoes he gave her that he told her she should only wear for him, but that he never saw her in.  The perfume he didn’t like because he liked her to smell like jasmine.

She looked in the mirror when she was done getting ready.  Staring back at her was someone she didn’t recognize.  She felt odd.  She missed how she looked when she prepared for Daddy.  She fought the tears.  He had molded her to be what she was.  The only recognizable thing that was once Toy was the blonde hair.  He always said he felt she would be beautiful as a blonde.  And so she was.  The shade of blonde he wanted.  She couldn’t change that.  That part of Toy would have to go with her.

She walked to the door after hearing the door bell, wiping away the tear that had managed to escape her eye before it ran down her cheek ruining the painted face she had created.  Reaching for the door knob she made one last attempt to leave Daddy and Toy in the bedroom where they stayed in the form of all the memories and gifts they had gathered together over the past 7 years.

 

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Parenting

If you’re a parent, today is a day to think about how you make your D/s work while raising kids. And if you’re not a parent yet, imagine how you might handle things if you have children.

This is funny to me.  When my daughter was growing up I was very vanilla.  Her dad and I separated when she was five.  We didn’t have a lot of sex and when we did it was quiet, vanilla and boring.   We had joint custody so any dating that eventually started happening I only did when she was with her father.  I met a man who was into things that was outside my realm and that is how the BDSM interested started.  That man and I didn’t get into the D/s relationship but we talked about more than I had ever with anyone else.

I always had a very open relationship with my daughter about sex and sexual relationships.  When she was 8 years old, I was in a very undercover relationship with a woman.  She was “Aunt” to my daughter which I hated but it was complicated.   My entire life was centered around no one finding out because I knew hat most wouldn’t accept my choices.  One night my daughter came to me and asked me if “Aunt” and I could get married would we?  I almost fell over.  Kids know.  She knew.  Prop 8 was all over the news and she was clearly paying attention to that and the conversations that were being had.  From that day forward, I decided I wouldn’t hide anything from her.  She was older than her years and could handle things with conversation.

Fast forward to my first D/s relationship (undercover as it was), when my daughter was in the presence of me and Daddy, she later told me that the sexual tension between us was obvious and asked me what was going on.  So, I explained.  I explained the friend part, the D/s part, the lover part, the undercover and why part, the threesome with his primary part.  As each level of my relationship with him unfolded, she was my confidant.  She was my sounding board.  She was my supporter.  She had a very healthy sex life with her boyfriend and then girlfriend.  She was amazing.  Didn’t judge.  She had questions and to some of my answers on the submissive servitude, she responded, “oh, fuck no!”  We have few differences but that was one!  It made me laugh.  She handled everything so wonderfully and supportive.  And, she now is living with me again, with her girlfriend, and they have been amazing through this break up that has literally rocked my world.  She was friends with him as well.  She misses him too.

I know that not all situations would be this easy and seamless.  I can’t imagine how it would be raising younger children.  I can imagine that creativity and being covert is a huge part of it.  But I do know that being as honest with your kids as possible when they are old enough to understand is crucial to their ability to have strong and healthy sexual relationships of their own, no matter what those relationships look like.

 

Thoughts provoked by Loving BDSM

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Tasks and Rituals

Can you think of tasks or rituals you already have or some you think you’d like to have that could be incorporated in a current or future D/s relationship?

In my future D/s relationship I do want tasks and rituals.  I am that type of person.  I want to know what is expected and when it is expected.  I am a rule follower and I tend to thrive in those kinds of situations.

In my past relationship, it was complicated by friendship.  I was never sure when I arrived to his house if I should kneel at his feet or sit next to him on the couch.  Make him drinks or help myself to the frig.  We talked about it but never really got any standard rules or routines to it.  I never knew.  I believe he enjoyed that part of it which is why he never really set anything in place.  I also believe at times he just didn’t feel like being a Dom.

I am nervous about submission now.  I am afraid I will be in the same place again so I’m trying to set up strategic ways that I can protect myself.  Of course you want to start as friends, but then will I be in the same place again?

I enjoy doing for others.  I enjoy not questioning what is expected of me.  I also very much enjoy being respected as a submissive.

I would enjoy having dinner planned if not ready if I am home first.  I would enjoy doing small tasks for someone who they do not have time to do.  Opening mail and sorting the important from the junk.  Knowing what kind of whiskey they like and always having that at my house so they can feel comfortable when they come over.  I would also enjoy knowing that I will get rewarded or compensated for the things I do.

Cloudy mind right now, so who knows what anything will look like later.  Maybe some day.  I do believe that knowing what I don’t want is just as important as knowing what I do want.  I’m nervous about getting into any relationship right now.  What if everything I thought I wanted was just wrapped up in him?

 

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D/s 24/7?

Do you want to go to 24/7 at some point?

I have always thought that I did.  Now I am not so sure.

Why or why not?

My one and only experience in D/s was long distance and under cover of sorts.  I enjoyed the idea of things, but I am not sure I would classify it as D/s.  I enjoy doing things for people.  I enjoy having tasks and things that I need to do.  It makes me feel productive when I have a list of things to do and I accomplish them.  This is me, and I am not sure if it is solely D/s.

Having said that, I was thrilled when the tasks I had to do were a directive from Daddy.  There is a different feeling that comes from doing things for someone else, at their request or command.  Daddy would decide my nail color, how I would dress etc.  He always gave me a say but his was the final decision most of the time.  So I think I would enjoy it 24/7.  I wanted it so badly but I am not sure if it was because it is what I want, or if it was because I wanted it with him.  I am not sure how I would feel if I ever have the opportunity to be in a 24/7 D/s relationship for real.  Ours wasn’t real.  So I guess we shall see on that one.

What do you think that would mean for your D/s relationship?

I would look forward to having consensual guidelines, structure, etc.  Tasks to do to make him happy.  Schedules and routines that we could both count on.  I would want the Dom to be able to follow through with what he promised me and offered me.  I would want it to be a mutual thing and not one sided.  I do not want to ever by under cover with a relationship again.  I do not want to ever be the other women or the part time anything unless all are aware and my needs and concerns have the same level of priority as everyone involved.  I want there to be a mutual amount and equal level of love and consideration for each other.  Currently, these seems very out of reach for me.  Trust is gone, love is gone, faith is gone.

 

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When a D/s relationship ends…

This was today’s thought-provoking email.  I don’t know how to respond to this one.  On Monday, my Sir told me we were through.  I made a mistake.  A big one.  He responded with the heat and temper I had witnessed but it was never directed at me.  Through text he told me I was manipulative and I had hurt him too much, he was done.  He even said “fuck you, T…” using my real name and not the name he gave me.  He is furious, done with me and has not spoken to me since.  He told me to move on.

Devastated doesn’t cover it.  I am mourning not only the D/S, but my best friend.  He saved me and carried me through so many things in my life and the fact that he is gone as my friend is devastating.  I feel responsible.  I feel so many things right now I can’t wrap my brain around it.

I will write more about it when I can.  Right now I am drowning.  My mask is melting and I fear that others will see the true pain I am feeling.  Part of me doesn’t care, but because we were under cover as a couple and only friends on the surface, people will notice the friendship shift, but will never know the true pain I am feeling.

I miss him.  I hurt him.  He is gone.  I just don’t know what to do or how to handle what I am feeling on so many different levels.  It is a pain I have never felt before and I have been through some shit that would seem to top this feeling.  But it doesn’t.  The loss of him is unbearable right now.

I will write about it, I know that will help.  Maybe later.

Many thanks to Kayla Lords and John Brownstone for keeping in touch through email and allowing me to reach out when I felt I had no one.  As busy as they are they were responsive and supportive.  Thank you!

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D/s Drop

Have you ever felt a drop after kinky play?

I have. We didn’t have huge long scenes often.  Our timing was difficult.  I remember the scene and I remember being so focused on my body.  More so than ever before.  I wasn’t worried about the way my body looked, the fat moving around, none of the normal things.  I was so focused on what was being done and how my body was responding.  When it was over, I feel apart emotionally.  It was a couple of days before I was back to normal.  It was a strange feeling of pride, sadness, longing, missing him, needing him, not knowing what to do with myself, confusion, clarity, etc.  I was a hot mess and I didn’t realize why.  Our situation made it difficult for him to take care of me how he would like and how I needed him to.  We didn’t plan for it and since I didn’t know what was happening, I didn’t know what to do or ask for.  I didn’t talk to him about it because I didn’t want to bother him. Knowing now, what that was is a comfort that I wasn’t losing my mind.  Not having him anymore makes me almost wish I could feel it again and to have that experience again.  Hopefully I will again soon, and hopefully it will be a situation that it can be handled differently.  Knowledge is power.  

 Can you come up with some ways you might help yourself or your partner through it?

I want to make sure that if it happens again I am prepared.  I have to say in a strange way I didn’t mind going through it.  I wish I had known more back then and could have processed it for what it was.  The other perspective is that I spend 95% of my time hiding my feelings and emotions.  I rarely let people see what is truly going on, even though, I wear my heart on my sleeve.  Contradiction?  Yes.  I will tell anyone what they want to know, and I am an open book.  But I rarely tell you how deeply I feel about things.  Sub-drop allowed me to feel everything and took my power of masking everything away.  If it happens again, I hope that I can process it through with my Dom and get the care I need.  I’m not sure how that will look but I know I will need more after care than my last situation allowed.  That isn’t a statement on him, but on me and what I am willing to accept and need to ask for, require.  It is a rare for me to allow myself to be so open about my pain, physical and emotional.

 

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Sub Frenzy

You might have never heard of subfrenzy and still experienced it whether as the submissive or a Dominant. It’s a moment that happens for new submissives or submissives in new relationships where they get a little intense about their submission, sometimes to the detriment of their own safety. It can be overwhelming in healthy relationships and dangerous in bad relationships. It’s good to know what it is and how to recognize it, even if you’re past the point of thinking you’ll be affected by it.

My first and only experience as a sub was exhilarating.  I loved the prospect of it.  I researched and looked at different things and options.  I would imagine what would happen and think about all the possibilities.  Thankfully my Dom was knowledgeable and smart and caring.  He made sure I took it slow.  He didn’t overwhelm me with much.  He always left me wanting more.  Never took it too far.  It was a very nice way to be introduced.

I was in frenzy.  I was desperate to be with him and serve him and have him use me how he wanted.  Looking back now I’m sure I was irritating and very intense.  He had always had other things going on and I was needy.   I know I tried to make him feel bad and guilty about the lack of time he spent with me.  It didn’t work.  He knew what he was doing and I suppose the bottom line was he was only going to have me when he wanted and the time was right for him.  Sometimes I think it was like using me and just keeping me around when others were not available.  In away that hurts, but isn’t that what being submissive is?  I don’t really know anymore, but I enjoyed being available.  The frenzy was hard on me in ways that I am not sure a Dom can understand unless they really try to want to.

As a sub I had needs too.  It could be months before we would have time together and what bothered me most was that it seemed to bother him way less than it did me.  Is that what being a sub is.  During the frenzy and even after, I would ask for things to do when we weren’t together so I would at least feel as if I was serving even if I couldn’t be with him.  That happened on some levels but it wasn’t substantial or continuous.

I handled the frenzy by trying to reason with myself about what I was truly feeling.  Thankfully I had done research and was able to reason with myself about what was happening.  I talked to my Dom about it and he agreed tat was what it was.  Having a conversation about was good.  He reassured me it wasn’t anything I had done wrong or wasn’t doing right, but that he had other things to do and take care of.  It was a matter of getting things straight in my head and being more rational than emotional.

The difficulty was that even out of frenzy I always felt like I needed and wanted more and he wasn’t available as much as I would have liked.

 

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Sexual Availability

 

What do you think? Does it sound deliciously sexy?

In my situation, I was always ready for sex or play.  Looking back now I thought that was part of being submissive.  I wanted to be available whenever he needed me.  It was exciting.  I was always prepared.  Always had my nails done in the color of his choice.  I was always shaved how he liked.  I was always ready with his favorite bra and panties or nothing at all.  Sometimes it happened and sometimes it didn’t but I was always ready and willing.  It was my pleasure to be prepared and prepped for him.  It was what I felt was natural.

 

Or does it not sound appealing at all?

The down side was always be willing and ready and waiting but having nothing happen.  Looking back now the reasons we didn’t were many, but it was never because I wasn’t ready or willing.  I couldn’t imagine ever saying no or not being willing.  I always wanted him.  And serving him was without a doubt my pleasure.

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Orgasm control

Orgasm control encompasses a lot of different play.

I do not orgasm easily.  I get in my head and all the crazy things go through my head.  What do I look like?  My stomach is so fat!  Am I pleasing him?  What’s next?  This was much worse in my vanilla life.  Since being with Daddy it has gotten much better.  However, orgasms do not come easily or fast for me.  The other side of that is that I am not bothered by it.  I know that if I want/need an orgasm I have toys and things that will make it happen.  The physical part of having an orgasm I have figured out and can have that any time.  It is the physical contact and connection with another person.  The play, the kink, the impact, the feel of a sting from something and then the gentle touch of his hand.  The heavy breathing, the anticipation, the climax in other ways than my orgasm.  Most and best of all, his orgasm.  That moment when he releases and I am the reason.  That gives me an internal feeling of pride and happiness that quite honestly surpasses any physical orgasm I could have.

Having said that, I do enjoy when he allows me to orgasm.

  • Begging for permission – Yes, I enjoy this.  When I get to the point that I know I am ready I will beg for permission and I do enjoy that he has the final decision.  He is the only man I have ever had an orgasm with through fucking, even our vanilla sex he can bring me up to orgasm.
  • Denial – “Don’t you dare cum!” “Don’t you dare raise your hips!”  Ugh!  Drives me fucking crazy and I love it.  He is relentless and I love it.
  • Edging – I enjoy this as much as I can. It is frustrating.  Like I said, I can have an orgasm anytime I want.  When we are together being told to edge and no release is frustrating because I miss it so much.  But I do.  I remember times when he had me edge at work, or when we weren’t together.  I enjoyed that because it made me look forward to when we would be together.
  • forced orgasms – Haven’t experienced this. But I am interested.
  • coming on command – Daddy can make me move mountains. If he asks to do the impossible I make every attempt to do so.  On command… sure… it is pressure, pressure to please, and it is a challenge I accept for sure.

 

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D/s without sex??

Have you ever considered D/s without a sexual component?

Woah!  Nope!  Admittedly, with sex is the only D/s I have known or heard about, but recent research has shown there is more to it then the norm.  (Go figure).  Although with my current situation it feels like D/s with no sex and most of the times, no D/s.

Would you be interested in something like it?

You know… maybe.  I’ve been so caught up in my current situation with my current Dom that I never really think about anything other than fixing what is wrong “currently”.  But… I like being submissive and I like serving so I am curious if I would like a situation where sex was not a factor.  Trying to figure out what that would look like is a little strange.  Would it be just service without any kink at all?  Kink with out sex?  I don’t know.  The play and impact play that I like usually REALLY has me wanting sex too.  It is something to think about.

How important is sex to your current or future D/s relationship?

Sex is important to me.  Several levels and several reasons why this is so.

  • I am older (53). I was very late to realizing what I liked and what turns me on.  It took a long time to get here.  A long time of suppressed feelings and wants.  Being older and finding this out late in life makes me feel anxious about postponing or waiting.  I feel a different biological clock ticking.  I have good genes, but I don’t know how long I’ll be able to sustain the style of sex I want and have come to enjoy.  Playing with a 35-year-old Dom, I’m not sure he sees my perspective all the time.  He is craving kids and hears his biological clock ticking but for different reasons.  It is complicated.
  • I played for both teams because at some point my dislike, or disinterest in sex made me think I preferred women. Thought I had answered all my questions.  But I hadn’t.  Something was still missing.  After years of convincing myself there was something wrong with me, I revisited my interest in Kink and BDSM.  (I had shared my interest with a potential boyfriend after separating from ex-husband.  I told him I didn’t want to see him anymore, he violently raped me.  The whole time saying, “this is what you said you liked!” After I escaped, and the ordeal was over, I put aside my interest in kink and had serious trust issues with sharing that part of me with anyone).  I truly believe I have found my place so letting go of it now is difficult.  Sex is fun now (when I have it) and my Dom is very good at knowing what I like and need.  Although he is not in a good place right now, it is still something I want to hang on to.  I know anyone who has been following this has probably been screaming at the screen for me to move on.  But my current Dom was the first person I ever told about what happened to me.  Even my family didn’t know.  I went through the entire thing alone.  Partially because I was embarrassed I let someone that close, and partially because back then, BDSM and Kink were way less excepted or understood.  I knew that going public would destroy my family.  So, I went through everything alone.  The ordeal, the police reports, the court hearing and trials.  All of it alone.  It wasn’t until I met my Dom that he made me feel safe enough to talk about it and share what I had been through.  Then he helped me feel ok about wanting and liking what I do.  Again, its complicated.  Finding someone to trust again is hard for me.  But, maybe letting go of what I have discovered this far is harder.

Everything felt strange and new and exciting and scary… and then it went away.  I usually run from some of the emotions I feel.  I tend to be marinating in them with no way out.  I picture what close to perfect will be, but I just can’t get there.  Is it wrong to depend on sex and the kind of sex I like for the kind of relationship I want?  Could I have the relationship I want and not care about sex again?  So many questions.  So hard to figure out alone.

 

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Community Involvement

Have you done it in the past?

I haven’t done this… yet.  I have an interest, but it is something I have not tried and would be nervous going alone.  I don’t have any other friends that are into BDSM (that I know of).  It is always such a taboo discussion item.  Some are open but not sure they would want to join me.  I always considered it a private thing and until recently didn’t think I would be comfortable.  Although, when I started dated a woman who was a new community that I had to acclimate to and did ok.  But it is more acceptable to be gay then to be sexually “out of the norm”.  Although most feel that being gay is out of the norm so there is that.

 What was your experience? Are you nervous or shy?

I am nervous.  I would love to have others to talk to and discuss things with, or just be able to be open about things.  Not to divulge details about my private life, but to have friends that understand why I do what I do and why it is important to me and why I take the role I do.  I am not horrible in social situations if I have at least one person to anchor to.  I don’t have to be glued to that person but having someone I know close is helpful.  Although at times I want to be impulsive.  I have looked for a few groups and found some (more than I expected actually) and it is something I am planning on doing.  I am in the process of researching it now and trying to find something that feels comfortable on paper.  I know I’ll have to go to a few different ones to find the right fit.

Explore your feelings and consider whether the local community is a viable option for you?

I think it is an option and something I want to do.  It is just getting started.  Not having anyone to talk to is hard.  I know my situation is complicated and I have to be careful to not disclose anything Sir would not like.  But finding others to hang with, even on a friend level, would be nice.  Sir even suggested it when I was explaining how I feel about not having anyone to talk to.  It was always something I wanted to do with him, but since that seems a while away, I should get motivated to do it myself.  I see the community on-line (twitter and Loving BDSM) and would love that kind of connection.  To be a part of something, a group, that gets it.

New goal –  find a community event to attend in September.  Maybe August!

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Stressful Times

Does it surprise you that you might not maintain the same level of D/s during the stressful times?

No, this doesn’t surprise me at all.  It is where I am in my situation right now.  I don’t think this is unique to a D/s relationship.   Many times, when things are stressful all parts of any relationship have the potential to be impacted.  Through financial stress, family stress (death/illness), work stress and home/work balance, it is all hard to maintain the “normal” of any kind of relationship.  I think this is when the relationship is tested the most, and also strengthened the most.  It is hard, but it is when both people in the relationship step up.  It doesn’t matter which one is struggling, both people need to either increase support or back up on what they need to keep the balance.

Do you think you know how you’ll handle your relationship when it does?

I think I do.  It isn’t easy.  I have always been pretty good at reading people and knowing what the need.  Do I do more things to support?  Do I offer help in a physical or material way? Do I offer advice or just listen?  Do I back away and give space for the other person to work it out on their own and give them time to regroup?  It is something I have always done.  The complication comes in when there is no communication, or the distance is long and quiet.  That is where patience comes in and I must remember it isn’t about me, but about what the other person is going through.  People process differently so I must remember that what may work for me doesn’t work for other people.  The longer I have to give space the harder it is because I am a helper and a doer.  If I see where I can help, I want to do that – whether it is doing the dishes and cleaning up around the house, or just listening.  Being away from the person who is struggling is hard for me.  So, I have to find ways to keep myself busy and mentally healthy while they are doing the same.

What ideas can you consider that might help you when this happens?

I try and keep busy when distance is needed with my own things.  Doing things that (in a D/s relationship) would make Sir happy.  Go to the gym, eat healthy, do fun things with friends, etc.  I also try and be available when he does need me.  This isn’t always easy.  I want to be there and help.  I want to do even the smallest of things that would make things easier.  If I can’t solve the larger issues, I’d like to be a part of solving the smaller ones.  Or, do things so that he doesn’t have to worry about the smaller things.  I have several things I do when I’m able.

I do get angry and frustrated that I can’t be available, and then I do get a little resistant or irritated about the things I do that aren’t noticed or recognized.  I just keep reminding myself that I’m doing it to make things better and hopefully at some point, things will get better for both of us.

 

 

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Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships, trips without your partner, simply not living together – it all adds up to one thing: being D/s even when you’re not together. The solution you find for your relationship will be specific to you and to your circumstances, but if you’re already living through a long-distance relationship or you think you might one day, it’s good to think about how to make it work when you’re apart.

Well this is a tough one for me.  I had to think about this all day before putting my thoughts to paper.  I’ll do my best to keep this a simple read, but there is nothing simple about it, at least from my perspective currently.

My Sir and I have always seemed to be long distance.  A minute away from him feels like he’s been gone for years.  A mile away feels like he is in another country.  The reality is I live 10 minutes from him and we work in the same building.  And yet, I hardly ever see him.  I hardly ever hear from him.  So, for me, it feels like long distance.

He is in a relationship with his primary.  The three of us use to spend time together.  Intimate, BDSM time.  We were all friends (I was his friend first and have been there through two of their break ups but only got close with her two years ago).  She become uncomfortable with the situation and instead of communicating like we all agreed, she just shut down and stopped talking all together, he did as well as it related to all of us hanging out.  Prior to that I was in a relationship with someone and have separated from that relationship and I am now single.

Sir broke up with his primary to get back together with the love of his life.  (Long story, whole different post) so he decided he needed to focus there and asked that we just be friends.  I agreed.  His happiness is most important.  Eight months later that relationship isn’t working, and they break up.  He reunites with his primary.  She, at the time, agreed he could have a third, agreed it could be me.  She and I mended fences.  It seemed like a beautiful arrangement.  She wanted them to work on their relationship before we resumed.  Months have gone by and she still isn’t ready.  He is trying to be patient as am I.  To be honest we have spent time together without her knowledge.  (Not proud of that but it isn’t as shitty as it sounds – again too long to detail here).

He is my Sir, my Dom, my Daddy.  We have come a long way together and neither of us truly want to part ways from D/s relationship.  But it is rare that we are together.  Rare we play.  Rare we even have time as friends together.   They are once again struggling, and he has asked for time to figure out what he is going to do.  So, I wait.  I am patient.  It is hard.

I believe it was something on Loving BDSM’s podcast where the long-distance relationship was discussed when I first realized that even though geographically we are close, our situation makes it LDR for sure.

Having given the background (and purged some frustration, if only just a little) I now think about what I would like it to be.  I don’t like how things are now.  I miss him.  I miss BDSM.  I miss fucking.  I miss spending time with him.  I miss his laugh, smile, and touch.  When I do see him, he looks sad and tired.  Not because of missing me but because he is so stressed trying to figure out the path to his future.

I will break it down this way;

  • Friendship
    • I’d like texts and phone calls every other day or so to check in and see how he is doing.
    • I’d like lunch or dinner at least bi-weekly for some laughter and catching up.
    • I’d like him to talk to me about what is going on so as his friend I could be there for him as I have been for the past six years.
  • Intimate
    • I’d like some kind of schedule for intimate time. Once a week, once a month even.
    • I’d like cuddle time, and pillow talk
    • I’d like one overnight a month.
  • BDSM
    • I’d like some form of BDSM (outside of rough sex) at least once a month. (seriously, I want it more often, but I’m trying to be realistic
    • I’d like tasks to do for him while we are apart.
    • I’d like him to use my name on our private number and give me instruction on things he wants me to do (separate from tasks – masturbation, training, etc.
    • I’d like him to touch base and check in with me with some form of regularity
    • I’d like him to watch me through the website of my security cameras, so I know he is checking on me, watching and caring.

Quite the list I know.  To me when I read it, it seems like I’m very needy and asking too much.  He was honest and said his primary is so challenging and is stressing him out so badly that she has pulled him out of his Dom space.  He doesn’t have a switch that he can turn it on and off and when she has him so stressed and frustrated he just doesn’t have the energy or brain power to Dom me.  So, he doesn’t and hasn’t entertained any aspect of BDSM with me for a long time.  I get it.  I saw a podcast of John Brownstone and he talked about the fact that sometimes Dom’s aren’t feeling it.  My Dom has told me several times that it takes a lot of energy and time to be a good Dom.  He feels he isn’t being good to me.  He tells me to find someone else, even though it will bother him, he doesn’t want to hold me back.   This is devastating.  He asked me to be patient.  So, I am.  He wants two separate relationships.  She is resistant.  I am not sure how things will end up.  If he leaves her he could possibly go back to the love of his life – and she is not interested in sharing or BDSM.  So, I am not sure where that leaves me.

I don’t enjoy the distance.  I am not sure if I had the choice I would ever entertain it again.  It is hard to miss everything.  The friendship, the BDSM, the fucking, the companionship, the cuddling.  Not to mention trusting anyone else with this kind of relationship is beyond my comprehension.   I am in an LDR, but knowing he is close and we just don’t see each other is difficult.

I do see the benefits to LDR.  Distance makes the heart grow fonder, and makes you miss and want each other even more.  You don’t grow weary of each other.  Time together is more precious.  (This I know because every second with him I value and cherish like it will be my last, because I am never sure it won’t be).  Traveling to see each other, making plans for rendezvous, all that sounds sexy and fun.

But for now, for me, it is a form of torture.  I think with certain guidelines, I would be more comfortable with it but right now it just feels lonely and painful.

 

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Rules

Some rules determine behavior in public, others are about private behavior. Some rules may be more common but there’s no right or wrong here.

 Do you know what kind of rules you may want or need in your relationship?

I think about this a lot.  My D/s relationship is technically long distance so time is far and few between.  We were friends first so we have a very casual and friendly relationship.  Sometimes when I go over to the house I wonder which relationship we are working with.  I never know if he feels like being my Dom at the time and we haven’t established any rules around it.  I never know if I should be on my knees waiting on him, or helping myself to a beer from the fridge.  It is really hard.  Because we don’t practice the D/s relationship often, I want it all the time.  To be honest I don’t know if it is something I want full-time.  I believe I do, with the structure and rules in place, I believe I would be happy in that situation.  Maybe some day.  He and I have talked about it and I know it is something he wants.  All in good time I guess.  I always want to wait on him, make him relax, do things around the house that make him happy.  I also like doing things with him.  We enjoy cooking together, yard work together, working on the cars together.  I don’t know how it would work out.  I would like rules and tasks.  I’ve asked for task to do even though we aren’t full time or even have a lot of time together.  It makes me feel good to do things that make him happy.  So rules would be a good thing. 

In public –

I am not sure about this.  Right now the way our relationship is it would be difficult to determine what would work and what wouldn’t.  After reading the resources offered, I understand this can look like anything.  Daddy is a traditionalist so I would imagine in public we would have those roles.  I think this is a good conversation to have so we can hash it out.  I know he doesn’t like when we are out and I go off by myself (bathroom or shopping etc.)  He likes me to stay with him to keep me safe.  I know that there are things that would probably be implemented.  He likes to choose my nail color.  He likes to pick out clothes for me to buy and wear.  He likes to see me be a certain way and he is always checking on me to make sure I am ok.  As frustrated as I get that we can’t be who we really are in public, he finds these little subtle ways to let me know he is watching and paying attention. 

I find it easy to give things over to him.  After two really controlling relationships, I find this strange.  I always go back to – there is a difference between controlling and being in control.  He tells me not to drink coke, and I stop.  He tells me stop vaping and I do.  He tells me to drink so much when I’m sad and I limit myself.  I feel guilty when I do things I know he doesn’t like. 

He can’t focus on me as much as I would like, and while sometimes I doubt it, as much as he would like.  Given the chance, I’d be happy to have rules that would ultimately in the end, make him happy.  I never really see it as giving over parts of my life to him.  While that is what it is, I trust that he will steer me in the right direction.  I trust him to make decisions that are the best for me.  As friends I have trusted him with some pretty major stuff.  In a D/s relationship I would trust him even more to guide me the right way. 

Private behavior –

Rules would be fine.  Even better than fine.  I prefer to know what I am doing, why, and what the outcome will be.  I want to know if I should kneel without being told.  If I should make him a drink without him asking.  If I should be waiting or doing or not doing something.  I am still learning about everything that this entails, and in a lot of ways, redefining myself.  Trying to find myself at this age, restart a life I never expected, get over regrets, forgive myself.  I am tired.  Thinking is hard.  Making decisions are hard.  In private, I believe that he could help with all of this and bring me to where I want to be.  Rules on how to act and what to do, what not to do, with the explanation of why he believes as he does, would only make me a better sub.  Perhaps even make him a better Dom.  I think allowing the rules and discussing the reasons for them would help us both understand each other and what our expectations are. I want to know what is expected.   I want to be sure that what I do makes him happy, pleases him. 

I would love rules, I hope that we can work it out.  I feel, from what I know from the time we have known each other and spent together, that he hasn’t had the Dom experience he has always wanted.  I hope to be able to give him some of that, if only part time. 

 

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Spanking as punishment?

As a submissive, would you consent to a painful spanking as punishment?

Yes, I would and do.  It is interesting to me and surprising as well.  When Daddy and I first started talking about moving forward with our D/s relationship we talked A Lot about what I thought it was and what I wanted.  I had always had an interest, but it was always taboo.  The one man I shared my thoughts with turned out to be a nightmare and used it against me in the most horrible way possible.  He made me feel guilty about my desire for pain and inflicted pain without consent to the point that I shut my desire out of my mind for a very long time.  I had only investigated and researched and just tried to wrap my brain around what it all meant.  After my ordeal with this man I blocked those desires.  I stopped the research and stopped the inquiries and retreated to my vanilla existence.

When I started talking to Daddy he had a beautiful calm way of explaining things to me.  I felt like all the time on line was beneficial, but Daddy expanded and truly made it make sense.  He usually refers to himself as deviant when talking about sex.  I get it.  It is outside the norm, but it bothers me that deviant has such a negative connotation when it brings us both such pleasure.

Our first shared experience was a spanking.  I remember feeling slightly silly about it.  It was a punishment just a test to see how I responded.  (I didn’t know at the time it was a test or gauge of my tolerance).  When he was done I remember wanting more.  Feeling slightly proud that I handled what I had.  Prouder when I noticed how hard he had gotten from spanking me.  I also remember him making sure I was ok and checking on me during the spanking.  I was oddly happy.  Giddy almost.  It took me awhile to process the emotions I felt from it.  I knew I liked it and I knew I wanted more.

As a punishment this has always been a conflict in my brain.  We have determined I like impact play.  I like spankings, crops, paddles, canes, floggers and his hand.  If I have done something wrong or not done something I was supposed to do, why is spanking a punishment when I love them?  Daddy has never punished me by spanking me.  (I’ve never been punished.  The thought that I had failed or not pleased him is punishment enough, but I am sure when and if the time comes, Daddy will figure it out).  So that was a long answer to the question, but yes, I would consent to a spanking as punishment.

Does the idea of it turn you on or off?

Nope, the idea does not turn me off at all!  The exact opposite.  I’ve always been turned on by the thought of spankings and of course impact play.   Before I had experienced it, I thought maybe there was something wrong with me.  Parents spank their children.  My dad was quick with a spanking when we had taken a mis-step.  (The generation before it was horrible to spank your kids, I turned out just fine).  So, did wanting a spanking to make me weird or some indication I had Daddy issues?  (My Dad and I had a great relationship and while he had his demons, he never turned them on any of us).  I had the same thoughts when deciding to call my Dom Sir instead of Daddy.   I called him Sir for years and just recently through a lot of reading and research, I asked if I could call him Daddy.  It seemed more personal.  Sir seemed too formal for the place we had reached in our relationship.  So, spanking was something that I questioned for long time.  Then after talking to Daddy, and experiencing it, and of course, researching the crap out of it and reading blogs and books and articles, I realized it was ok.  I was ok.  There was nothing wrong with me wanting them and enjoying them.   Most recently, I even asked if I could have one.  That was a big step because I rarely ask for what I want.  (Still working on that).  I love the marks that are left behind because it reminds me he was there.  One of my favorite pictures is of my ass with his perfect handprint on it.

 

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Introducing D/s into your vanilla relationship

How did you introduce D/s into your vanilla relationship?  What worked and what didn’t?

Ugh!  Let’s start with what didn’t.  My first long term relationship was with my now ex-husband.  We never talked about sex, we never communicated what was good and what wasn’t.  We never really joked around or teased each other and there was actually no pillow talk.  It was not just vanilla, it was more structured to the purpose of having kids than to having fun and enjoying each other.  It was not either of our faults, just how we were raised.  Parents that explained the mechanics and medical parts of sex but forgot to mention it was ok to have fun during the process.  We were vanilla and down right religiously so.  It never occurred to me to tell him what I wanted or ask what he wanted.  You just didn’t do those things.  I didn’t enjoy sex at all and it was almost a part time job for me to avoid it.

My second long term relationship was with a woman.  She was sexy and fun and outgoing every where and all the time, except in the bedroom.  It was vanilla and not boring because being with a woman was new to me so that was exciting.  And obviously there were new things for me.  But I did get a little courage up to ask her if she would be interested in using toys.  During the one year time between my ex husband and meeting her, I dated (very briefly) a man who did talk about sex and was very open about things.  He helped me become more comfortable with the actual conversation about sex which then makes sex much more enjoyable.

So on a weekend away to the beach I packed the few toys I had.  She and I started messing around and I ask her if we could talk about doing some things a little different.  I explained it wasn’t that she wasn’t exciting but it could be fun to add some toys to make things a little more exciting.  Well, that was probably a moment killer to go down in history.  Looking back it should have been a conversation separate from the time we were actually messing around but I was awkward and new to the whole open conversation thing.

She was appalled I would suggest such a thing and said it made her feel like she wasn’t good enough without added assistance.  I felt horrible that she felt that way and we never talked about it again.  I through everything I had away (which wasn’t much) and that was that.  From that day on, she was convinced she wasn’t enough and that I would eventually go back to men because she didn’t have a penis.  It got worse from there.

So that experience made me very gun shy about talking to anyone about what I want and like.  Vanilla or otherwise.  I just didn’t talk about it.  When I had sex with others I just accepted whatever happened, within reason, and thought it must just be me.

When I started exploring what I really liked it was the same time I met Sir.  He would talk openly about his preferences, guarded at first with the D/s part of his preference.  He made comments like, “no TV in the bedroom.  Why?  If you’re bored, there is always sex!”  It gave me a comfort level when he would openly talk about what he liked.  We were just friends so it was a natural thing and wasn’t threatening to me because we weren’t in a relationship.  One specific conversation we had I talked about passion and how I hadn’t had  passionate sex, ever.  It always seemed structured and planned and there was no heavy breathing or “wall sex”.  He looked at me like I was crazy.  I explained more and he seemed genuinely sad for me.  We had the best conversations about sex for just being friends.  When we moved onto talking about his more private intimate pleasures I found myself very excited about the prospect of being with him in those ways.  It gave me confidence to let him know I was curious.  That is what lead to us having a D/s relationship (though the story is much more complicated than that) and also my ability to ask questions and ask for what I want.

When I consider being with other Doms I feel Daddy has given me a good foundation on which to start these conversations and not feel like a kid asking for candy at the store.  But stating what my preferences are and what my expectations are with confidence.  Also, knowing what I will and will not accept.

 

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Consent

What does consent mean to you?

Consent is something that allows you to feel comfortable in any situation.  Consent is also fluid.  Even with the best laid out plans, you can get to a point where your original consent is no longer comfortable or feels safe.

I was always worried about consenting to something and then having a change of mind in the middle.  I don’t want to disappoint anyone or stop the feeling.  I also wasn’t sure how to stop an activity without stopping the scene or flow of things.

I have an internal affliction to the word “no”.  I never say it.  I rarely deny anyone when they ask for a favor or some help.  I’ve even offered to do shit I really didn’t want to do because I knew the person wanted it, needed it, expected it, was hoping for it, etc.  This is me in all aspects of my life.  So I knew in my D/S relationship this was going to be a struggle.

What made this easier for me is that the D in my D/s is very good at reading me.  He knows the affliction I have to the word “no” and was sure that when we were/are discussing things that require consent that I am being completely honest.  Sometimes these conversations happen and I am not even aware he is thinking ahead to something he may want us to do.  Sometimes he looks at me and says, “you will hate this so don’t just agree because I’m bringing it up”.  We are lucky in that he can read me and he knows me so well.  However, there could be times when he thinks I’ll hate it, but I think I want to try it.  I never ate broccoli before but I love it now, so who is to say we can’t change and morph and grow.  So, this boils down to communication, conversation, bullshit aside, let’s talk about what this is really going to look like, kind of thing!

On a very small level one example I have of this is my first time with nipple play.  I had never felt pleasure from my breast or nipples.  I wasn’t overly sensitive and I just never got anything from the attention someone would give to my nipples.  I had a breast reduction and I remember the surgeon emphasizing that there was a possibility that I could lose sensitivity.  I remember thinking, there isn’t any so I’m not worried.  After the reduction, and the healing process was complete, I learned I had gained some sensitivity and was quite happy about that.  So when Daddy approached with this adorable cute red close pin, I wasn’t sure how this was going to go.  I guess my face said everything (as it normally does) and he assured me it would be at my pace and he would remove it whenever I wanted him to do so.  Then he said that when he got them, he put them on the web of his hand to see how it felt.  I giggled out loud mostly from the visual image I got from it, but also because I thought it was cute that he cared enough to see what that kind of pinching pressure would feel like.  Small scale but same thought process.

Having things explained and asking questions about it (and expecting answers) doesn’t make you a bad sub.  I was talking recently to someone who says he is dominant and on more than one occasion he mentioned “beating the shit out his sub in ways she hadn’t expected”.  I remember instantly thinking/wondering if she was ok with that.  I know it is a personal hot button when “beating the shit out of….” Is used in BDSM discussions.  It immediately makes me think that the Dom using that phrase doesn’t really get it or is disrespectful in some way.  It is my opinion and my hot button.  I’m sure there are times people use that phrase and it is in fact a very respectful situation and the Dom could be simply amazing.  But term bothers me.  Yep!  I’m judging the instant I hear it.   I’ll hang around to see if I’m wrong but it is a red flag that flaps in my face diligently until I see or hear something that changes my perspective.   His sub was there and she didn’t seem bothered by it, so I can assume she is ok with what happened in the scene.  But my gut tells me she wasn’t entirely in full consent from the beginning.

I believe consent is the sexiest thing ever.  Your Dom has thought about this specific thing he wants to do or try and experience with you.  He tells you about it, talks to you about it, he has researched and is informative about every aspect of it.  With all of that knowledge you consent to this new thing because you trust him.  Fucking sexy if you ask me.  Whether it is walking around with a plastic close pin on the web of your hand, or researching how others are saying something feels and possible responses could be, there was thought and care put into it.  I think Dom’s making that effort are solid.  And whether they get consent or not, this is a learning and growing experience that can only help the relationship going forward.

Consent isn’t about saying “no”.  It’s about having a conversation that can open your relationship up to new things and new experiences.  Any time you are communicating about anything, it is an opportunity for growth.

 

 

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Safe words

What is your safe word?

Daddy and I never really talked about safe words specifically.  It took a long time before we were intimate and even longer before we did anything kinky.  Having said that, he is a big supporter of them and believes they have a place and are important.  He is very skilled at reading my body language and my breathing and making sure I am ok.  I will rarely stop things and he knows this.  He has stopped things before I would have based on my body language and how I am responding to things.  However, through time we have developed words and codes.  For basic stuff we typically use the standard “red”.  It is easy to remember and rarely comes out other than as a safe word.  It is my favorite color so there is a little irony that it is also my safety zone.  When we were talking about safe words I thought about trying to be unique and coming up with something different.  I know myself and would probably forget what it was or use the wrong word.  I had visions of me screaming “asparagus” when I wanted something to stop when the safe word was actually “pizza” and decided to keep it simple.  We have a separate code for when I can’t use my words which is either a hand gesture that is unique to us, or a sound made with my mouth that isn’t a word but doable with my mouth is full.

Honestly, to date, I have never had to use a safe word, or a caution word but it is comforting to know they are there when needed.

 

 

 

 

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Limits

Do you know what your hard limits are?

In the beginning I fell into the category of “I’m your sub, what ever you want I will try”.  Specifically this was meant for in the bedroom.  I’ve listened to podcasts and talked to a few people about this and I think it is interesting what “hard limit” means to people.  It seems to be different depending on the person.  Which is a good thing because we should set our own limits and boundaries, but I specifically mean the actual term “hard limit”.  Some people see it as almost something to strive for which I find interesting.

To me, it means there is something that I will not entertain in any way shape or form.  I am very clear on this and there is no waiver, no hesitation, no doubt. Just “no”.  In the beginning it was difficult for me to come up with anything until I actually started researching and looking into the different kind of kink and the fetishes.  And, obviously, having open discussions about this with Daddy.

There was one time when Daddy asked to spit on his cock, pretty tame and wouldn’t seem to be an issue, but I had a response that scared him.  It brought back some bad memories from a really horrible experience that I had placed in the back of mind to be forgotten.  I legitimately crumbled into a ball on the floor and started sobbing.   I was completely shocked by my reaction.  We stopped everything immediately and he made me talk about what was happening.  I was surprised by my reaction as much as he was.  A few months later, we were casually talking about hard limits, limits in general, and I said, “I know I will have them, I just haven’t figured out what they are.”  He looked at me with those dark eyes of his and said, “Spitting my Toy.  Spitting is a hard limit for you.”  We both kind of giggled about it because I had once again put that in a part of my brain to be forgotten.  I found it interesting that something that seems so innocent as spitting has a label of hard limit.  It did make me realize that hard limits can come in all different ways for people.   I have others that Daddy and I have talked about but they seemed more obvious to me and for me.  Such a person specific thing, it scares me that some people feel they do not have any hard limits.

Are there a few things you’d like to try but you’re a little nervous?

Yes!  Pretty much anything new makes me nervous.  I am always on the edge of wanting to make Daddy happy and the fear of saying no, or using our safe word or codes.  It is an excited nervousness but it still makes me think and re-think things.

I love impact play.  I love having marks from our play.  Welts, bruises, his hand print.  All of it.  I get very excited to try new ways and new toys.  Daddy has many skills and wonderful things we have yet to try to I look forward to all of them.  The one that makes me the most nervous to date is the whip.  I trust him with everything in my body and on my body.  Every time I see it I get excited.  But…. There is that little voice in my head that says… “Ummm… where have you and for how long have you practiced using this thing with accuracy?”  Actually he and I haven’t discussed this because to date it hasn’t come up except when he mentioned getting a St. Andrews cross so he could strap me to it and whip me.  I was instantly excited and willing to try (and it was a passing comment so didn’t lean itself to a conversation about limits in the moment) but my OCD about anything Daddy kicked in to over drive and a million things went through my head.  These of course all hit the notebook where I keep my questions and concerns for he and I to discuss when the time is right for us both.  I’m sure there are others.  That was the one big one that came to mind.

 

 

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Negative Emotions

How do you handle negative emotions like anger, jealousy, and fear now?

My past four years have been nothing but negative emotions honestly.  My daughter’s addiction to heroine was revealed in December of 2014.  2015, getting her clean.  2016, keeping her clean and healthy.  2017, still working on getting my daughter on track, the end of my 15 year relationship and the loss of my beautiful farm and horses, etc.  2018, the death of my second father and supporting my mother and the possible end of my D/s relationship as my Dom struggles to figure out his situation.  Nothing but negative.

By all accounts I should be in the fetal position in a padded room somewhere.  I have had a lot of loss and negative things in my life.  I am a pleaser.  I make sure everyone else is ok and then I try and determine what I need if there is anything left.  There is rarely anything left.  It seems the second I decide to focus on me, the universe decides I have had enough time to rest and throws something else at me.  It has been hell.  As a pleaser and submissive in most parts of my life, I rally to make sure everyone else is OK.  It started when I was 15 and our family home caught fire.  I saw my family slowly fall apart.  My sister moved in with a friend and basically checked out.  My Dad (first Dad) felt like failure and worked and drank and that was about it.  My Mom through herself into rebuilding the structure of the home.  Dealing with insurance and recovery companies.  My role was not defined.  I was 15.  I still had to go to school and realized I needed to get a job to help out.  I realized my role was to continue in school, get a job, and do my best to pull my family back together to try and get some kind of normal life back.  I handled my emotions with food.  I wouldn’t drink because I saw what that did to Dad.  I wouldn’t do drugs because back then, well, it was weed mostly and that made me out of control and I couldn’t do that.  Plus, I was a good girl.  A rule follower.  Drugs were illegal.  I couldn’t do more than try it and the guilt almost killed me.  So I ate.  I then would feel bad about the weight gain.  I even tried to make myself through up but I wasn’t good at that.  So I just ate my emotions.  I smiled, and went to school and work, and helped Mom, and kept an eye on Dad, never letting him think we didn’t love him, and I kept after my sister to come home to visit while we were rebuilding the house.  It was a horrible time.  It defined me.  I can look at that moment as the point where who ever I was before, I would never be her again.  I would be responsible.  I would be helpful.  I would not be the cause of an issue.

Life had struggles here and there going forward.  The death of my first father, the end of my marriage to my daughters husband (failure feelings were a struggle), breaking the rules by falling in love with a women, my sisters journey into a religion I hadn’t heard of and didn’t understand.  Each event was a defining moment.  All negative, that carried negative emotions.  I ate.

When my daughter told me about her heroine addiction, my whole world stopped.  Anything that had happened in the past was no where near as bad as this.  Negative emotions, guilt, fear, sadness, loneliness, regret, it was all there.  When you go through something that stops the world from spinning and sends you into a place so dark you don’t think you will ever see light, there is nothing you can do.  Nothing but fight.  All the negative things that had happened to me faded in comparison to the news I had just gotten.  I stopped eating.  Literally.  My body decided that this kind of negative, this kind of stress, even food couldn’t help.  I went from eating junk food and drinking soda to eating nothing and only drinking water and coffee to survive.

Anger – I rarely get angry.  I literally said yesterday that I was feeling so weird and I didn’t know why and then just said out loud, “I’m just so angry”.  That surprised me because I never feel anger.  I feel hurt and betrayal and all those emotions but I think because of the way people in my life had shown anger, I never wanted to claim that emotion.  I also think that some people prefer you to be angry then hurt, because anger can be explained away somehow, easier than other emotions.  This recent admission had me puzzled.  But I handled it the same way, I pushed it inside and went on taking care of the flooded bathroom, neighbors horrible trash can smell, and all the other little things that apparently had me angry.

Jealousy – I also have a hard time admitting I’m jealous.  I don’t know why because I know this is a normal emotion.  It has such a negative connotation.  It always is met with the thought that you are either being ridiculous, or you are catty and petty.  I am jealous though.  I am jealous of those with nice bodies, great hair, always seem to have their shit together.  I am jealous of people that have long term successful relationships that started in high school.  Those people who knew what they wanted and went for it.  And were successful in getting what they wanted.  I am jealous of the women that has my Dom’s attention and focus, even though she is pretty horrible to him.  I am jealous of people who started professions early on and knew what they wanted to be when they grew up, became that and are now happy in that profession.  I am jealous of people my age looking at retirement, when in reality, I will never be able to retire and travel and do the things I want to do.  I am a jealous person.  But in that jealousy, I always consider the source and I always come back to I had choices and made them, and that is why I am where I am.  So I guess I handle jealousy by rationalizing that we all had choices to make and make them.

Fear – Everything scares me.  Being alone, getting into another relationship of any kind and being afraid I will mess it up again.  Not being able to pay my bills.  Not being able to retire.  Not being able to stay the woman I want to be.  Not being able to trust people again.  My daughter dying again. (yes, heroine tried to take her three times, and three times she came back).  Me having another medical issue when now there is no one with me to help me and I won’t get paid if I don’t work.  Fear of my mom dying, and what the fuck will I do without her in my life.  How do I handle fear?  I run from it.  I hide from it.  I don’t face it.

 How do you expect that to be different in D/s?

I believe this is why my Dom is so important to me.  Once we met, anything I went through he was there to guild me through it.  He is calm.  He is rational.  He is usually right.  He is my best friend.  He has my best interest at heart.  Proven by telling me in this hard time between he and I he wants me to  be happy even if that means finding someone else.  He has given me the tools that I need to be open about how I am feeling.  Not only as a sub but as a person.  He has helped me see my strengths.  He recognizes my weaknesses and vulnerabilities in all aspects of my life and forces me to face all those fears that I would usually avoid and run from.  He is not an emotional person so he can give me the rational and calm side of things.  He has taught me not only as sub but as a woman what I am capable of and still be the woman I want to be.

A D/s relationship with anyone other than him terrifies me.  My Dom and I have built trust and I rely and depend on it immensely.  Sometimes too intensely for him.  Too much for him.  I recognize this and pull back as best as I can.  To trust someone else with this is inconceivable.  I know others do it and some even say it is just like ending a regular relationship, but it is more than that.  It is hard for me to think about how I would handle my negative emotions in any other D/s relationship because that concept is so hard for me to grasp.

I am a strong woman.  I’ve been through a lot and have survived a lot.  Some things I never imagined I would survive.  My current Dom wasn’t there for a lot of it, so I am not saying he is the only way I can survive.  It is a choice that I lean on him.  I am capable of surviving and handling my negative emotions without him, better now because partly of what he has shown me what I can do, and partly because I am a survivor by character and genetics from my Mom.  But handling the negative emotions will always be a struggle.  I assume that in a different D/s relationship, I will have to communicate and speak more openly.  Face the fears and jealousy and anger as I have in the past with an expectation of the same in return.  I will think things through.  I will find ways to stay calm when I’m feeling these things and have conversations about my feelings.

I still can’t imagine having these conversations with anyone other than Daddy.

 

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Communication

What is your communication style?

Ugh! I am a “talker outer.” I want to talk about it, dissect it, rationalize it, justify it, from all perspectives. This is great if your dealing with someone who is the same. I am a good listener. I believe listening is crucial and to listen carefully before you respond. Many times people are already deciding how they will respond before they actually hear the full statement. This clouds judgement and you miss the details that aren’t obvious when your brain is already on to what is next on YOUR mind, and not hearing what the other person is saying.

I write things down. I make notes before the conversation if I have an opportunity. This helps me stay focused. I know it can be annoying to my significant other when I’m checking notes like I am in a meeting, but it helps me stay focused a bit.

The problem is, while I know how to communicate effectively (use to teach classes on it), I am an extremely emotional person. My emotions are visible when its personal. I can go to work and no one will know I’m struggling but I can’t hid anything from the one I am in a relationship with. If it is a sensitive issue, I also get frustrated because I am a crier. I cry when happy, sad, touching, it doesn’t matter. There was a McDonalds commercial that centered around a big brother and little sister and sharing French fries when they were younger and then flash forward and they are older and she is on a date (at McDonalds) and he just looks at her and smiles and holds up a French fry. I was a bawling mess. I wish I could control the water works but I can’t. When the crying starts my communication skills go to hell. And, if it looks like bad news or I am going to disappointed or sad, I have zero control over any of it.

 What happens when you try to communicate your thoughts or needs?

This varies on the situation. If I am calm and it is a decision that is impactful but could go either way and we are just concerned with the “best” outcome, I can be calm and functional. If I am fearful, or if it is conflict, I lose all control. I get scattered and it all becomes what is in my head, what my anxiety and fear and worry make it out to be. I shake, cry, and then calm myself down. I tend to feed off the other person at times. Not always.  This is hard because currently going through something tough has all of that and how I handled it in the front of my mind. I try to stay calm. But my fear of conflict and how I avoid it has me, at times, quiet and non-responsive and not saying what I am really feeling.

Like most people, I walk away and all the things I should have said come to mind. I have beautiful conversations in my own head where I am strong and determined and detailed about my communication. My responses are not emotional they are well thought out, when I am alone and having these conversations in my head. At the time I tend to be responsive and emotional so I don’t always articulate the way I want to. If I tell someone who they have hurt me, a simple “Is that what you think of me” will have me doubting my thoughts, even though I know I am right. This causes me to back down. This is the most frustrating thing about myself.

 

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Handling Conflict

How do you handle conflict now?

Conflict is extremely difficult for me.  I go back to my always wanting to make everyone happy and never wanting people to struggle, and feeling bad if I can’t fix things.  So, conflict with me as a participant in the conflict is extremely difficult.  I struggle.  I will typically back down and just give in, even on things I feel passionate about.   I have major guilt for certain things that happened with my daughter and her step parental figures where I should have stepped in and didn’t.   I’d like to think I have learned from this, but sadly, I feel like it is still something I’m working on.  In all of my relationships I hesitate to express when I am not happy because I don’t want to lose the good parts that I have.  I don’t know why I connect the two, but I do.

How do you imagine handling it in D/s?

Again, my D/s relationship is not full-time and the situation is unique.  We are friends to the world.  Our D/s relationship and our romantic relationship is under cover.  This is hard.  It is also really difficult when there is conflict because much of the conflict is on my end based on the situation.  The conflicts I identify are;

  • needing more time
  • getting information from others that I wish he had told me himself
  • not knowing what is going on, and
  • distance and silence.

As friends, none of this should matter to me other than he is my friend.  As his lover this is troublesome and difficult.  As his sub, these things are devastating.  (His primary knows he has others, we don’t flaunt it because she is sensitive to it.  As a secondary, it is hard to always be last on the list of getting time and attention).  He is very good at communicating, when he communicates.  He is the type that holds things back and thinks things through before discussing it I am not.  I typically want to talk about things.  We both know the situation is awkward and we make promises to get better but then life happens, or work happens or family happens and we become just friends on the surface.  This has me harboring all kinds of disappointment and feelings of neglect and not being enough to keep his attention, etc.  But as a whole, we handle things with discussion and do it calmly.  I am not one to rant and rave, unless I’ve harbored it too long, so in a regular situation, I would need to learn to speak up when things bother me and try to work it out early on.  I think conflict in any relationship is difficult and in a D/s relationship I think it should be handled in the best way possible.  I am not sure if it would make sense to have rules surrounding the expression of discontent.  Maybe this would help some of the anxiety around not knowing when to express my concerns.  I do feel hesitant to express when I am upset, but this goes back to me not wanting to add stress and aggravation to him.  I know I have a right to express my concerns as well, but his primary is constantly bringing up things that aren’t right with them, so it is touchy for me.  He told me once, I am his calm place.  Where he feels at peace and relaxed.  I like that and want to keep it that way, so I rarely ask for time or let him know when I am struggling.  There have been a two times when I did and he has said that perhaps we should just stop the D/s relationship because I seem unhappy with it all.  This devastates me and makes me think it is easy for him to walk away.  So I always say no that I don’t want that, but feel we need to talk about things.  We usually do and things are back on track.  He isn’t one to have lingering three-day conversations.  We typically talk about it, find a common ground and move on.  I like this because my other relationship would bring back things from the past all the time, clearly showing nothing has been resolved.  I think we all handle conflict differently and there may be some differences in the D/s relationship, but I don’t think that being a Dom or sub means you handle it completely different.  I think the roles may play a part but the need for resolution is still there and those needs should be met regardless the situation.

 

Do you think you will need to do things differently in a D/s relationship?

I feel I will need to get over my fear of addressing things when I am upset.  Right now it is fine because it isn’t full-time, and when we are together it is usually fun and light-hearted.  A more full time D/s relationship may need more attention and time to resolving conflicts as they arise.  It is hard for me to imagine what a different D/s relationship is going to look like.  This is the only one I have known and it isn’t typical from what I can tell.  This is sad, but where I am right now.  I hope I get the opportunity to have a more full time D/s relationship.  I know I will need to speak up for myself more than I do now.  My conflict resolution skills depend heavily on knowing upfront what life and circumstance will look like.  If the expectation is set in the beginning there is a foundation to go back to when things start to feel uncomfortable.  I am also very emotional and empathetic.  If I express my concerns and feelings and someone else does the same, I instantly feel guilty for not understanding how the other person felt.  I will need to be able to put this aside and not back down on my own feelings because someone else is telling me theirs.

 

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Punishments, yes or no?

As a submissive, are you willing to allow a Dominant to discipline or punish you in your relationship?

Yes, I am willing.  In the beginning of this journey this always puzzled me.  I was learning what I liked and didn’t like a little at a time.  It was a long process because it was part-time.  Most of the conversations were through text or over the phone.  Rarely face to face.  At the time, that was a blessing for me because I was embarrassed to express my ignorance about many things.  But one of the things that I had realized is that I liked spankings.  Now I realize I like all kinds of impact play.  Back then, I just knew I liked spankings.  So, when the discussion of punishment came up, and it related to spankings, I would get this strange and puzzled look on my face.  I finally asked Daddy (Sir at the time) about it and he giggled.  He agreed it sounded strange that something enjoyed could be a punishment.  He said it was individual to each Dom and sub and that it depended on the transgression, etc.

Personally, I have rationalized it as the following.  I know I enjoy spankings, but internally I would be disappointed in myself for failure and disappointing Daddy, so a spanking because I had done wrong, internally would be perceived as a punishment.  It would be difficult to enjoy based on the reason that it happened.  Also, after the spanking of fun and joy there is usually much more for me to look forward to.  I know Daddy well enough to know that had I don’t wrong and been given a spanking as my punishment, there would be no after spanking fun.

There was one time when I wrote on his bathroom mirror in lipstick, “forever your Toy”.  He had a visceral reaction to my action and strongly suggested that I like it off.  I was visibly sad and wasn’t sure what I had done wrong.  I explained I thought it was a cute gesture.  He explained it was a sign of me taking ownership of my place.  We understood each other’s perspective, so I could finish cleaning the mirror a different way.  I feel that being punished is acceptable and the punishment should fit the transgression.

I have often wondered if a Dom fails to meet his tasks and his end of the bargain, so to speak, what the consequences would/could/should be.  I believe that a Dominant has responsibilities as well.  Not that a Dom should receive a punishment, but should there be reaction or compensation to the sub if the Dom fails to do what he promises to do?  Maybe he does something extra for his sub?  Maybe the sub gets extra attention or something that is agreed upon.  Just a thought.  J

 What kinds of punishments can you imagine for bad behavior?

This is interesting too. As mentioned above, I thought licking the lipstick off the mirror was equivalent to my transgression, even though I didn’t realize I had done wrong.  Spankings, corner time, holding back other things that the sub looks forward to all seem appropriate.  I recently saw a podcast from @John Brownstown where holding back communication is not a good idea as a punishment.  I completely agree with this.  As a sub, it is the worst thing in the world when I experience silence for even a minute.  Holding back communication limits the sub’s ability to learn from their mistakes.  It is devastating and has little positive results.

The punishment should match the transgression.  I remember one time in talking with Daddy about something.  I don’t remember how the conversation got started but he said, “what if I put you in a dark closet, blindfolded, and left you there to think about what you did.”  I was speechless on a few levels.  First, holy fuck!  I am not afraid of the dark, but I do have some phobia issues with closed in places, so I instantly got uncomfortable.  I was shocked he would even think of doing such a thing.  But, admittedly I had seen much worse treatment in videos and in my research.  Bach then I wasn’t sure if any of what I saw was as punishment or slave treatment etc.  So, coming from him that was harsh as he had never indicated anything close to that.  Secondly, and more importantly, I couldn’t imagine anything that I would do that would warrant that type of treatment or punishment.  I am usually right on track with everything I am supposed to do.  Although, being part-time and at times more LDR than anything else, I don’t have a lot of task and things that I do for him.  He expresses his displeasure with me very pointed questions as to why I felt my actions were valid or ok.   I assume if we ever reach a point where we are more fulltime or have more time to explore these things we will have deeper conversations about punishments and tasks and things.  I am the type of person that will probably request to assign a punishment to each task, so I will know what the risk is for not completing a task or doing something I am not supposed to, but Daddy tends to like the element of surprise, so we shall see.

 

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While patience is needed

It is hard keeping my mind busy and occupied.  I was asked to be patient and left with a long hug and gentle touches.  So patient I will be.  Why is it the hardest things to do are the things you must do.  I want my mind to keep busy.  I want my body to keep busy.  I really want to craw into bed and wait for the patience to have paid off.  But not everything we want we get.

During these times I try and think of what would be the best thing or things to do.  What will be appreciated, what will please him, what will benefit us both the most in the down time.  He didn’t give me these things, these are from years of knowing him and knowing what he wants from me in general.  And knowing he wouldn’t want me to change a thing that I do that pleases him.

What will be appreciated?

  • Give the time that is needed
    • Be patient and keep things light and positive as possible when we do talk
  • Keep stress as low as possible on my end
    • No break downs, no long sad texts, no pressure for time, wait to hear from him
  • Keep my mind positive
    • Remember his face when we talked the last time
    • Remember it was hard for him
    • Remember his last words, “Be patient, Toy”
  • Keep myself busy
    • Keep my house straight and yard nice
    • Go to the gym
    • Eat well and healthy
    • Go out with friends
    • Don’t sit home alone and depressed
  • Keep my mental health in tacked
    • Write down my thoughts often and be open and honest in them
    • yoga and meditation and breathing
    • Work out the way he has taught me

What will please him?

  • All of the above mentioned!
  • Helping to make him laugh
  • Keep a journal of all the thoughts of him (kinky and not).
  • Not crying to much over missing him, and not getting too depressed
  • Not over thinking and worrying too much

What will benefit us both in the downtime?

  • All of the above
  • Make my own list of task of things I know will please him to share with him when he is ready
  • Continuing to improve my health, physically and mentally

Tasks (short list, needs more thought).

  • Go to the gym regularly (minimum 3x a week but as much as possible)  Track workouts
  • Continue with nails, keep colors he loves on rotation
  • Dress as he likes frequently (a dress or skirt at least one day a week even if I know I won’t see him)  Maybe take pictures of my outfits and shoes.  He likes my shoes!
  • Listen to music, work on my singing and piano and guitar (all need lots of work and time)
  • Write more and often
    • Music
    • Poetry
    • Keep up with blog
    • Keep learning about writing and gathering thoughts for future stories
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Negociation

This is interesting for me to think about.  I rarely negotiate.  I usually go along with the flow and try not to make waves.  This comes from my need to make people happy and my fear and disdain of confrontation.  When things come up where decisions are to be made I am usually comfortable with voicing my opinion, but rarely force an issue.  My Mom is the same way and she is where I get it.  She says, (and backs it up with her actions) she picks her battles.  If it seriously means something to her she will push the issue, or attempt a negotiation, but she picks these times carefully.  She thinks things through and then decides if it is worth the energy to push for what she wants.  This is me.  Thanks Mom.  In some ways I am glad I am this way.  In other ways I wish I was more skilled at sticking up for myself and letting people know what I want and what is important to me.

However, with My D/s relationship and Daddy, I have found I haven’t had to push for what I want or wanted unless it was for more time.  My characteristic of always wanting to make him happy and not add stress usually steered me away from being too demanding.  Not even demanding, but I never wanted to add stress to him.  So, I let him know when I was feeling needy or missing him, and he usually responded with some time of some sort.  We didn’t live together, and I was a part-time submissive, so we didn’t have the normal processes (Or what I perceived as normal) as other relationships.

I asked for tasks I could do on my own, and I also asked for a contract, but neither of these things became formal or written down.  Daddy said the contract would happen, but we had to wait until the timing and situation was better.  This never really happened or has happened.   I am hopeful, somewhere down the line if things work out we can have time for this and will make it happen.  We had/have un-official things I would do.  I would check with him on what he wanted my nail color to be before getting a manicure and pedicure.  I told him when I went to the gym and what kind of workout I did.  Those kinds of things.  I loved when he told me what he wanted.

Will you have a contract?

I would like a contract.  I like guidance and rules and I like knowing what is expected of me.  So a contract would keep me on track and also allow me to be sure I was doing what was expected and what makes Sir/Daddy happy.   I enjoy talking about what I can do for him and how I would be rewarded.  I would like to know when things are due to be done.  Inside and out of the bedroom.  I have thought about how nice it would be to set out his clothes, make his lunch and have things prepared for him for the next day. Those kinds of things.  They are things I have seen over the years that his primary doesn’t do and that I have wished I had the chance to do.  There are many things.  I would love the opportunity to explore this with him.  I don’t know if I would feel the same way with another Dom.  I hope I never have to think about that.

Do you need a checklist?

Haha!   This made me giggle!  My check lists have checklists.  When I do something that isn’t on the to do list, I added then cross it off.  I like to see the progress of checking things off.  If I had tasks and things to do I would probably put them all in an excel spreadsheet, and have a manual hand written one.  It is an illness!

What exactly does a negotiation sound like?

We have had small conversations that could be negotiations.  Me telling him what I would like and then him asking questions for more details or to get a better idea of what I meant, or what I truly wanted.  It was never planned, never scheduled, sometimes in text, sometimes on the phone.  Sometimes when I was really upset about something we would negotiate how to make me feel better and how to make sure it didn’t happen again.  There was one time when he handed me a book and asked me pick the things I would be interested in trying in the bedroom.  It was wonderful.  We were always more casual.  It is funny, it use to bother me because I wanted so much that never happened and wanted these official D/s conversations to happen frequently.  But now, I’m thankful for every single one, whether they were official or in between singing together in the car and going through the drive through.  I just want them to happen again, however they happen, it doesn’t matter as long as they happen again.

 

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Labels

Beyond the basic title of Dominant or Submissive, are there other titles you prefer or are interested in exploring?

Entering in this new type of relationship I had no idea how many layers and labels were out there.  Submissive seemed to define me because I am just that submissive.  After being around and through some reading I am learning of the different labels that are out there.  I get conflicted at times but remind myself they are what and as they relate to me and my relationship and what they mean to me is not what they mean to others necessarily.

Daddy started calling me Toy (when I still called him only Sir) after we talked about him wanting a nickname for me.  Toy was something we agreed on after discussing what it could mean.   I am his.  I am his play thing.  I am his to use, etc.  I liked the idea because at the time it seemed unique.  It is unique to me as it is my name, but when I read some blogs and stories to others it makes you more of thing.  “Useless toy”, “fuck toy”, etc.  It bothered me at first, even though when Sir calls me his fuck toy, I like it.  Toy is my name like Mary or Sally would be.

I struggle with labels because of my back ground in the normal arena of people with disabilities where labels were a bad thing.  Usually demeaning and derogatory.  So, I wasn’t immediately comfortable with applying one to myself in this realm.  After research, and relaxing a bit of my political correctness, I reviewed some list and came up with my own list of labels that I was comfortable with.

Submissive – this defines me the most.  I love to be of use and service.  I really relate to being a service submissive.  It isn’t just about what happens in the bedroom but making my Sir happy and comfortable and doing whatever I can to relieve his stress and make his life easier.  Going forward, I feel I would more apt to identify myself as a service submissive.

Masochist – This one surprises me the most.  I have started really looking into this and what kind of masochist I am.  I am finding that everything can be broken down to the smallest degree, which can be both fun and interesting to confusing and frustrating.  To name a few that immediately come to mind;

  • Impact play – I am a crop whore! Crops, paddles, belts, flogging. We haven’t used whips or canes, but I am interested in them and curious.  I love the marks and bruises I get from these things because they last long, and I am reminded that Daddy was with me and used me.  I love the marks and bruises so much that I am sad when I don’t have them.
  • Compression play – I don’t know if this is a thing, but it relates (for me) to my breast.  My nipples have little sensation, some but not much.  I am jealous of those who have sensation there, but for me they have never been a thing.  Pinching, pulling, squeezing, twisting is a stinging sensation and I enjoy it, but having my full breast grabbed and squeezed is more of a turn on.  Again, Daddy has left his hand print in bruises on my breast and there is nothing better.
  • Bondage – Daddy and I have never done this, but we have talked about it. I was tied up once in a non D/s relationship I found it very exciting.

Baby girl – This makes me giggle because I am huge Criminal Minds fan and Derick and Garcia makes this a cute and sexy thing.  Looking at this separate from that, I love this title.   I love the sentiment and the closeness of a relationship it speaks for.  Daddy doesn’t call me this, but I do enjoy being considered that.

Little one – I like this too.  Maybe it is because I have never been considered a little anything!  I enjoy being childlike at times.  I enjoy being taken care of.  At times, I even enjoy being treated like a child.  I seek the approval like a child does.  I think sometimes I blend Baby girl and little one to make it my own.  Daddy has a primary he calls Little One so as a label I shy away because it is her name.  I think I may be a little jealous of that, but I can claim it as a label when I’m feeling that way.

Toy Again, his is my name.  So, to use it as a label is a little weird for me, but I am that to Daddy.  I define it as there for him when he needs me and how he needs me.  I just hope that on some days he wants to play with me as his toy the same way he enjoys his video games!

Are there any that turn you off or don’t seem like a good fit for you?

This gave me a lot to think about.  While we are in the bedroom, Cunt, fuck toy, slut, seem sexy and hot.  Outside the bedroom, not so much.  When we are cuddling, and it is a soft whisper in my ear I like it.  But outside of that, I don’t enjoy them.  For example, if I am one room and Daddy is in the other and wants my attention, hollering “Slut” or “Cunt” to call me to him is not a turn on for me and may make me feel a certain way.  Daddy doesn’t do that though.  He tends to address me as “T” or “Toy” so I don’t know how it would make me feel.  I love it when he calls me “T” when we are around others because it is acceptable for my name and no one knows when he calls me “T”, we both hear “Toy”.

 

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I fear I have ruined you…

What do you say when someone says that to you. I stare into his gorgeous face wrecked with seriousness and sadness. I’m scared to speak as the tears sting my eyes and my chest tightens. Ruined me? How could he think that? Because I’m sad about our situation and struggling with the distance? He looks between me and the computer screen as flashes of light and dark scenes fill the brightly lit room like explosions that match my emotions and the queasiness on my stomach. I feel the physical pain of his words. My mouth waters a warning I may vomit. My body screams and my heart breaks. Ruined me?

In seconds my mind starts the familiar reel of our relationship. The smiles and laughter, the loss and tears. The video of us over the years as we morphed from co-workers to lovers to the D/s relationship that finally allows me to feel as if I have arrived home, after years on a journey full of doubt and darkness.

My mind races, capturing all the moments that was my growth and my blossoming into the woman I am now. Gone is the woman who laid awake wondering what was wrong with her. Gone is the woman who feared her life would be nothing but a lonely relationship in an unhealthy marriage. Gone is woman who felt lost and ugly and unloved and un-needed. Gone is the sad depressed woman of low self esteem who never believed anyone like him would ever want me. Gone was the woman who undressed in the dark and made love under blankets.

What I am now is confident, strong, determined. I feel sexy. I feel comfortable. I feel powerful. I know what I want. I ask for it. I beg for it without humiliation but because you has shown me I deserve what I want. I submit now, not to a controlling person who only wants there own gratification, but I submit to a Man in control who wants our mutual satisfaction.

I wear clothes I never would have before because you assure me I look good in them. I embrace the curves I use to hide and cover. I smile and laugh with confidence because you have taught me my smile is beautiful and my laugh is contagious. I listen to various types of music and yes, sing those songs with confidence when before I was afraid of my voice. I am a new woman but more myself then I have ever been.

Ruined me? My dear Sir, my sweet Daddy, you have created me. You have taken a broken shell of a woman and put her back together and molded her not in your image but the image you new I could be. Slowly with grace and patience, you taught me how to live again, true to myself.

Ruined me? No Daddy, you saved me.

Your Toy

I love you

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Submissive

 

Does a submissive have certain Behaviors?

Speaking for myself, I have specific behaviors that I now categorize as submissive but this was a late realization.  I want to do for people.  Make people happy, comfortable, have less stress in their life.  I have always been the one to offer to help and rarely understand that it is ok to say “no”.  This is good and bad.  I never considered it submissive but more helpful and caring.  When I got into a relationship with my Dom, and we talked about submission, all the traits seemed natural to me. They were all things that have always been in me.  The kinky part of sex I believe was always there too.  Wanting someone else to take control in the bedroom.  I like directives, I like to please so I want to know what pleases so I can do those things.  I think submissives all have those traits while they very on different levels and in different situations.  I believe that most submissives have a need to be needed.  I have a need to be needed, wanted, missed, have importance, have value.  Those are things that are important to me and what I feel make me submissive.

Do submissives do specific task?

Yes.  I think this varies from each relationship and as agreed upon.  Ranging from tasks around the house (depending on the type of D/s relationship you have) to maybe prepping for a scene, cleaning up after.  Specific things that can make the submissive feel useful.  I like schedules and planning.  I like knowing what is expected of me and then being allowed to do those things, accepting guidance if needed. I get upset if I don’t have tasks because it makes me feel less needed and valued.  My pseudo long distance D/s relationship is difficult for me because there is no schedule as to when I will see my Dom or when I am needed.  This leaves me feeling useless and not needed, and ignored and forgotten.  If I have tasks to do, it allows me to feel useful and helpful.

When you think of a submissive and submission, what thought comes to mind?

Service –  in that you are there for the things that make it easier for the Dom to do what he needs to do.  This allows more time for the other things that you both can enjoy and do together.  If the submissive is cooking dinner while the Dom is winding down from work, or taking care of something else in the home, it then allows that time for the two to be together at the end of the day or however things are played out.

Support – there so the Dom doesn’t feel like everything is on him.  Being a Dom to one is tough to many is difficult.  I realize it isn’t easy managing the tasks and working that out but once it is all established it makes everyone at ease and all know there place and their roles so there is no question of what needs to be done.

Partnership – Not everything has to be an order or controlled.  Working together to make the relationship work is key.  While there is a hierarchy, there is a level of partnership to make things work.  Whether it is a contract and everything is explicitly detailed, or casual agreement, it is a partnership to each reach and maintain the goals set for all involved.

 

What kind of submissive are you?

I believe I am a service submissive, masochistic, baby girl (although this doesn’t come out as much as I would like it to).  I am still trying to figure everything out.  It can be a bit overwhelming.  Having a long distance D/s relationship is difficult when you are trying to determine what you want and what you need.  Everything feels urgent and at the same time, everything feels like it is slipping away with little concern to how this impacts me.  I’m still going to keep trying to figure it out. It is an every second of every day struggle.

 

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What does Dominance mean to me?

Being submissive was a subtle realization.  It started with the realization that I didn’t like sex.  I swore it must be something wrong with me, because anyone I talked to was having great sex.  Couldn’t wait to have sex.  I was at the point where I could take it or leave it I usually chose to leave it.  Looking back now I can justify it as the time and the generation where my sexual awareness should have been exposed to different things and options.  I was raised to marry a man and have kids.  We didn’t talk about sex at home except for the logistics and how to’s of it.  We didn’t talk about gay people, we didn’t acknowledge any other option then the one mentioned above.  At the time I was fine with it because I didn’t know better.  After being with my husband for a total of 19 years, I still wasn’t enjoying sex.  I thought it was me.  It had to be me because everyone else was having a grand time.  I’d rather watch TV and eat.  We separated when my daughter was 5.  Welcome depression and self loathing.  That’s a whole other topic.  I met a man who was a lot more adventurous than I was.  I wouldn’t say he was a Dom, at least not to me, but he definitely introduced me to things I was not aware of and had never thought of.  He was the first one to openly talk about sex, threesome, watching me with another women, and the first to tie me up.  Well, hello there orgasm!  I knew then that there was something else out there but it so forbidden I just didn’t talk about it.   I didn’t have any friends after the divorce so I suffered in silence with porn as a friend.  He was also the first one to tell me that women also watch porn, and its ok.  He turned out to be a jerk, but I do thank him for the introductions.

When I met the man I currently call Sir/Daddy, we were friends and co-workers.  Eventually the natural cute flirting turned into something more serious and through a series of texts and conversations he reveled his intimate pleasures.  He said he thought he would be too dominant for me.  That triggered an interest because I had started reading up on BDSM and the different things out there.  I remember replaying, “are you a Dom, or a 50 Shades of Grey Dom?”  That opened the door for more conversations and led us to where we are.  So there is a little background (way more needed to make it all make sense but for this purpose I’ll stop there).

 What does dominance mean to me?

Dominance to me is something I am still learning and discovering.  I am definitely submissive.  There are times I want him to have a stronger hand and want guidance.  I truly want to be told what to do but equally important is that I have his approval and praise on the things I do, with or without him having to ask, or tell me to do.  Dominance is a controlling figure, guiding, assisting and helping me to grow and become a better submissive, and in some ways a better person.  I have had two very controlling relationships that ended badly, so I believe there is a difference in being IN control, and being controlling.  I want discussions to be had when I have questions.  Not that I questions him, or sometimes, that I do question him, but he is open to the discussions.  Dominance is an authority, not necessarily all-knowing but willing to learn and know so that guidance is done with knowledge and confidence.

What traits will a Dom have?

A Dom should be a good communicator.  Working on communication is ongoing in any kind of relationship.  I use to teach communication skills and honestly it is the hardest thing to do well.  Everyone communicates differently and you have to find that balance and the meeting point.

A Dom should be able to read his submissive.  Again, not easy but over time you should be able to see signs that will give you a clue that something is great, or not so great.  Noticing a silence, a facial expression, body language, tone of voice, or when you melt in a puddle, knowing if it’s because the show is sad, or you are feeling something deeper.  (But leads back to communication and be able to open up to each other to actually learn those signs and know them well).  I am not saying you have to be a mind reader, but you have to acknowledge when things are different and why.

A Dom should be attentive.  Even when its busy and life is crazy.  The worst thing for me is silence and lack of contact.   I have gone two weeks without hearing from Daddy and it is hell.  My mind goes to all the horrible things that could be possible.  I never think, “Oh he is just busy,”.  I think that I have done something wrong, I have angered him, I’m no longer important to him, I’m no longer needed, I no longer fulfill his need for a sub.  He has others so I also go to he has someone else fulfilling his need, so he doesn’t need me anymore. (That is specific to my needs of my Dom, but the attentiveness I think is a general trait that Dom’s should have).

Patience.  Lord knows it isn’t easy having a submissive, particularly a needy one always asking if she is enough.   I have guilt from some of the text I sent in my manic panic swearing I know he is done with me.  So, patience (from all involved) is necessary.

Understanding.  It isn’t easy being submissive.  Being a submissive and having the need to be submissive is very difficult.  Logically, some submissives can talk themselves through the reasons things aren’t happening or other things are happening that you don’t like or even want to understand.  The worst part is wanting to be of service (in or out of the bedroom) and being denied that opportunity.  A Dom that understands how the submissive works is essential.  Hard to find, but essential in the mental and also physical health of the submissive.

How should a Dom behave?

This is hard for me.  I know how I want to be treated and how I want my Dom to behave but that is different for everyone.  I believe there should be caring, understanding, kindness, guidance, compassion, patience, love, fun, laughter.  My situation is unique (or so I think) in that we are best friends, co-workers, lovers, and D/s.  These relationships intertwine so much and so often (and sometimes not often enough) that I don’t know what a full-time Dom is like or should be like.  That makes me sad, because that’s what I want, but I don’t think that is the cards for me.  So from my perspective as my situation is now, I would say this.  I want my Dom to be attentive.  Acknowledge that our situation is difficult me and acknowledge that pretty regularly.  Be understanding when I am needy and grateful when I express that need.  Be flexible to help me express my submissive side even with our complicated situation.  Acknowledge that while I accept how things are, I don’t always like it, and I don’t always understand his choices or decisions.  To be there for me when possible and acknowledge that when he isn’t able, it is hard for me.  Be aware that I am waiting to serve him and take every opportunity that presents itself to allow me to do that, and make an effort to allow me to serve when those opportunities are no where in the near future.  But even typing that sounds selfish of me.  My submissive self struggles to allow me to say what should and shouldn’t be, because I know his struggles and as his friend and sub, I just want to make his life easier.  So setting demands or expectations seems weird.  Not that he doesn’t allow it, that I don’t want to add that pressure.  I know how I want my Dom to behave but since that isn’t possible, I can say how I want it to look, and hope for the best considering our situation.  I haven’t been exposed to other Dom’s except that ones that fall into the “asshole” category.  I put myself in situations that were dangerous and I’m lucky it didn’t turn out worse than it did.  That wasn’t fun so trusting was tough.  That is why starting as friends made sense and made the transition easy for me.  I was ready to go full speed into the brick wall of BDSM and he made sure I hit the brakes.  Sometimes to my frustration and great disappointment but looking back now I know he was watching out for me.  That is how a Dom should behave.

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Watching Him Sleep

There are few times that I have the opportunity to watch him sleep.  We take advantage when we can and I am always more grateful than words can express when I get to lay next to him and wake up with him in the morning.

In past relationships there was always a routine.  This was good because I knew what to expect, and bad, because I knew what to expect.  Brush teeth, wash face, get in bed, have sex, roll over, sleep.  This was my vanilla life.  With Daddy, it is different every time.  I don’t know what to expect and while it is frustrating it is also exhilarating.

We assume our regular cuddle position and lay there, still and quiet.  Cuddling with him is the most relaxing thing in the world to me.    There is the warm feeling that starts at the outer limbs and slowly moves to meet in the middle of my body as I melt from the heat of him.   I feel my body relax one muscle at a time, realizing how tense I am on a regular basis in my daily life, even when I feel I am ok.

I feel his beard on my neck, the warmth of his breath on my face like veils of protection.  These are reminders that I am alive and the numb feelings that dwell in me, the doubt, the loneliness for him dissolve.  They leave my body like a thin vapor I can almost see.  I keep myself as close to him as possible.  I love feeling his body close to mine.  Where our skin meets, our sweat mingles, our hearts beat in the same rhythm effortlessly.

At some point during the night I wake and I am facing him.  I wait for my eyes to adjust to the darkness.  The sound of the air conditioning is louder than I remember when I fell asleep and I am frustrated that it drowns out the sound of his breathing.  I touch his face, trace the line of his beard with my fingers.  I am careful to not wake him up because sleep doesn’t come easy to him.  I want to tho.  I have so many different fantasies about waking him.  Sexy ways to arouse him run through my brain and I’m smiling at my own thoughts.  But I don’t do any of them.  I don’t because one of my greatest pleasures is watching him sleep.

He struggles with sleep and it racks his days with blood sugar dip and spikes, and stress and grumpiness.   My desire to be sexy and play out any of my many fantasies that I never experience because we don’t live together must take a back seat to his sleep.  So, instead of a sexy fantasy of a midnight blow job being played out, I prop myself up on my pillow and watch him sleep.  Watch him breathe.  Watch him.

His face seems  relaxed, there is now wrinkled brow.  The darkness under his eyes is not visible in the night and his skin is even and clear.  His breathing is slow, steady, with an occasional larger breath in, and maybe a baby snore.  The smallest cutest snore ever.

I smile at his boyish figure.  Gone is the strong stature.  Gone is facade of happiness and calmness, coolness.  Gone is the need to be strong for everyone and keep his needs to himself.  In sleep, rare as it is for him, he finds peace.  He finds calm.  He finds rest.  The bad dreams are gone.  The worry of his future life is gone.  It is all gone.   In these brief moments, he is vulnerable.  He would hate it if while he was sleeping he could feel how vulnerable he was.  Perhaps that is why he wakes so often at night.

I openly and bravely continue to spy on him as he sleeps.  Eventually I close my eyes and join him in his vulnerability.  As I do, I commit everything I see to memory.  Each line, each shadow, each curve of his body will be embossed to my mind so on those horrible long and lonely nights, I can recall them.   If I  only recall a small part of the peace I feel in this moment, perhaps it will help me rest in those moments when my sleep is wiped away by the need for him.

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Long Distance

At the suggestion of @Loving BDSM I read a piece written by Molly Moore where she described how she and her Dom handled their long distance relationship until they could be together full-time.  Two things happened to me while I was listening to the podcast, and reading Molly Moore’s blog.

First, I had never considered my situation as long distance.  My Daddy lives 10 minutes from me and we work at the same location, so we are usually close in proximity.  Having said that, we rarely see each other because of our situation.  Lives are busy, work is busy, his primary is needy, his new house needs attention, his family needs him, my family needs me… the typical stuff of most people, it is what it is.  But it is hard to find any form of balance.  Listening and reading yesterday I decided that long distance is exactly what we have.  Giving it a name other than “A struggle” or “fucking annoying” has given me a lot of peace and calm in a way that I needed, more so than I realized.  There is still the knowledge that he is close and we should be together based on that, but calling it long distance and relating it to those boundaries helps me be less anxious about it.

Secondly, it gave me ideas.  Before listening and reading yesterday, Daddy and I discussed him watching me when I am home alone.  I have inside security cameras to make sure the dog walker treats my fur baby appropriately.  It seemed a great idea and I was excited to set it up.  Unfortunately, the security cameras, while clear and the video is good, the live streaming was not working.  I called the support team for the company and they have been unable to figure out the issue.  So the idea dropped.  It was mentioned that I would get better cameras but that is more money and I was frustrated that I couldn’t get it to work.  However, the idea of Skype or other means had never occurred to me.  Trust, I am on a new quest to figure this out.

Having a venue to share ideas and figure out the issues and obstacles has been a huge help for me and a bit of a rescue.  I love @LovingBDSM, and love learning about more folks through them and expanding my support base (which was at zero prior to starting to listening to @LovingBDSM, no support for this part of my life exist close to home).  So, thank you @LovingBDSM, from a cricket, and to Molly Moore for sharing something so beautiful and giving me a path to manage my lonliness.

Now, off to figure out a good source of voyeurism!

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Lipstick message

I was in the bathroom preparing for bed and thought it would be cute to leave Daddy a note on the mirror in my lipstick.  I rarely wear lipstick and when I do it is a light natural pink.  I was filled with giddy joy as I drew a heart and wrote “forever your Toy” inside of it.  I finished preparing for bed and left the bathroom.  Daddy went in to take care of his bedtime prep.  Daddy called me into the bathroom with a casual summons.  I walked into the bathroom and he caressed my arm and then suddenly grabbed my hair and forced my face close to the mirror.  “Lick it off!”  I did as told but was instantly sad and horrified that I had angered him.  In addition, if you have ever tried to lick lipstick off a mirror you know that it is no easy task.  So I was also upset that I was unable to do as I was told to correct my error.

I didn’t understand why he was mad.  It showed in my face.  I lowered my eyes and wouldn’t look at him.  He knows this face.  He knows how I hate to disappoint him.  I was trying to do something cute and fun and he didn’t have the same opinion.  He asked why I was sad and I explained that I just wanted to do something cute and I was sorry I angered him.  He replied that It felt like me trying to take ownership.  Marking my place.  I knew he was talking about the fact that not all of his relationships know about me and that if  he had missed it, it could have been seen by someone else.  I instantly understood his perspective and I knew it would have caused problems for him.  Once I explained my perspective, he admitted it was cute, but it was not appropriate.

I like leaving notes and reminders that he is loved and missed.  I don’t get those opportunities often, but when I do I like to take advantage of it.  While it was a correction and lesson for me to learn, there was something hot about being pushed into the mirror to lick off my message. (One of the mysteries of BDSM for me, separating pleasure pain and punishment pain).   I am not punished often.  Partially because I am cautious to always be the best I can be for him.  I don’t want to upset him or add stress to him.  Clearly, I am still learning.  But I am a quick learner.  That was the first and the last lipstick message.

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Intimacy in a D/s relationship

Spending some time listening (and watching!) @LovingBDSM yesterday at work.  (Headphones are a beautiful thing).  These two wonderful people never disappoint!  They always seem to hit on my feelings and manage to make me feel less crazy.  Or, make me feel my crazy is ok.

My situation is unique.  Maybe.  It can be tough at times.  I struggle daily to know and find my place.  The D in my D/s is my best friend.  We started as co-workers, than friends, then best friends, then came the benefits, and then came the BDSM and his role as my Dom.  I started calling him Sir, and now he is my Daddy.  It is an ever evolving journey complicated by other relationships, different stages in life, and falling in love.  The web we have weaved is fraught with complications and twist and turns and I am aware that it tears me up more than him.  I’m the worrier.  He is the one that tells me not to worry.

I miss everything about him every second we aren’t together.  There are a lot of seconds that we aren’t together.  I miss all of it.  He has other relationships.  I do not.  He has told me I can, but I have found that I can’t.  I’ve tried twice and with two men that didn’t deserve the breakdown and rejection because to me it felt like I was cheating on Daddy.

I miss spending time with him.  I miss being with him, being able to help relieve his stress and being able to serve him.  I miss his laugh, his touch, his friendship, his cock.  I miss all of it.  When I tell him I miss him, I mean I miss all of him.  We make love and we fuck.  We hang out as friends, and we exist together at work.  But we don’t get a lot of alone time.  We make the best of what we have.

When we are alone, I am mega focused on him fucking me.  I want it all.  I want the crop, the belt, the paddle, the clamps and the collar that I rarely get to wear.  I miss fucking and I miss making love to him.  I miss him caressing my hair, rubbing my back, fixing me a drink and pulling me into his lap so I can rest and feel his touch.

I often feel bad that I am sad when I leave and we haven’t had sex because I rarely have sex.  I only have sex with him.  He has sex with me and others, so maybe it isn’t as much of an urgency for him.  Having said that, I miss the cuddling.  I miss the conversations without him checking his phone and texting his primary.  I miss just being with him.  Talking about our views and perspectives on various things world-wide and personal.  The intimacy is so important because we have always had it.  We have always connected in that way.  The sex came much later.

Intimacy in my D/s relationship is a type of bonding that I have never felt in any other relationship.  While I miss the sex and the scenes so much it hurts, I am beginning to realize that I long for the intimacy a little bit more.  The intimacy makes the BDSM more intense.  It allows me to trust him more.  The BDSM allows me to let go and be myself and enjoy the sexual part of me I repressed for years.  They work in tandem with each other.

I go home alone.  I live alone.  I am alone.  So intimacy is non-existent unless it comes from him.  Those few moments when it feels like a real relationship, one I long for every second of every day are precious.  Those close intimate moments where there are no expectations except openness and honesty.  There is a thrill when he puts down the phone and pulls me to him.  When the phone rings and he doesn’t answer it.  When he turns off the TV and our conversations are surrounded by silence, just us, just our voices.  When he touches me, rubs my leg, gently pulls my hair into a pony tail held by his fingers.

Life gets busy in most relationships.  We juggle so many things.  Work, his other relationships, his need for his alone time and my need for time with him.  Family emergencies and just being damn tired from the day.  His struggle is finding time for me and my struggle is waiting for time with him.

I can have an orgasm anytime I want.  They come mechanically and easily.  A favorite toy, a decent porn video and I’m good to go.  I can even, when feeling creative, use my own crop on myself to get that feeling that I crave.  There is no substitution for intimacy.  There is no vibrator or dildo that will cuddle on the couch and give you that feeling that someone just enjoys holding you.

Intimacy.  It matters.

 

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It Was Just A Dream

I woke in a pool of my own sweat.  It took seconds to clear the fog in my head and make sense of what happened during my sleep.  I tried to convince myself it was the best wet dream of my life, but it wasn’t.  It was the worst nightmare ever.

The dream slowly came back to my conscious mind in a slow wave.  The memories forced themselves through the fog.   With each image becoming clearer, I realized I was crying.  Tears.   Real tears.  Streaming in tandem down my cheeks and onto the sheets of my bed.  I realize I am sobbing uncontrollably.  I tell myself it was just a dream.

I spent the day trying to shake the images from mind.  I told myself it would never happen in real life.  Never.  The entire day was spent in sadness and worry.  How could he have done this to me.  What reason would he have?  I found no answers.  Then it happened.

The text for me to come over.  The hour spent watching TV and making comments about the happenings of the world.  The walk up the stairs, the order to remove my clothing.  The instant and natural way we fall into the same position that feels like second skin as we wrap our limbs around each other and touch every part our bodies together as closely as possible.  His hands on my body.  His beard lightly scratching my neck.  His voice whispering, he missed my tits.  His breath as he falls softly to sleep.  His gentle way of waking me by a soft squeeze of those missed tits and his hand searching for the warmth and wetness  between my legs.  How he rubs and pulls and holds me close as I writhe in his arms.  How he leads my mouth to his cock and allows me to make him hard with my tongue.  How we fall back into our cuddle position and wrap each other up and drift again to gentle sleep.  Unlike the sleep I had the night before.

Yes, it was just a dream.

Renewed

Last week was important.  All days are important and should be lived to the fullest but last week was my fifth attempt at a very important test in my full-time career.  I scheduled it for Thursday morning and that afternoon I was leaving for a semi relaxing weekend to the beach with a friend to visit her parents who have health issues.

The test is the bane of my existence.  It is a national certification test that somewhat impacts my career.  It is a questionable test in my profession, doubted by many based on its structure but also relied upon by many to judge skill and monetary worth.  For reasons to complicated to go into this test has split the profession.  It is hard to study for and difficult when you can not pass it.  I have been struggling with it for four years.  I left the test on Thursday sure I have failed it again.  The results take about 90 days to come back so there is still hope, but I feel like I did not pass it.

I felt angry and disappointed when I left but hurried home to meet my friend and get to the airport.  Deep breaths and leaving it up to the people that score  the test, I had done everything I could do.

The weekend was much needed.  A day on the beach was cheap therapy that I had not had in about four years.  But the other part of the weekend was tough.  Watching my friend deal with her parents and their health and their dynamics was tough.  Much different than my situation, she handled these complicated twists and turns with grace.  Managing health issues, time constraints, disability issues, and seeing your parents in a frail state could not have been easy.  All of this while having a good time with me and them.

Relecting on the weekend (or obsessing as I do) I found perspective.  The test will always be an issue for me.  I love my job and I am good at it.  While I am not at the top in my field, I am a good interpreter and work hard to make sure I continue to be.  The test is important, however, so is health and family.  There will always be things that stop us.  Some times we will feel crippled by what we face.  We must move forward and be the best we can be.  We must be forgiving of ourselves and others, and thankful for the blessings we have.

I hope the feelings of this weekend stay with me for a long time.  I hope I am often reminded of what is important and I hope I am forever able to prioritize the things in my life that need my attention.