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An Open Letter to Everyone Who Wants to Know What a D/s Relationship is Supposed to Look Like

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Wants to Know What a D/s Relationship is Supposed to Look Like

When people ask me what a D/s relationship is like, my first thought is that it is ‘like any other relationship,’ but that’s not entirely accurate. Let me tell you what the common misconceptions are and then we can talk about the reality of a D/s relationship. You may be surprised to learn that they aren’t as foreign as you think.

3 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Newsletter Archive, Relationships
How Do I Let Him Know I’m Committed to Him?

How Do I Let Him Know I’m Committed to Him?

How can I tell my partner that I’m not going anywhere and am interested in a long term relationship and possibly marriage?

Leave a comment Posted by Kayla Lords | Posted in: Ask Anything, Beginner Basics
Beyond Limits: The Illusion of Safety

Beyond Limits: The Illusion of Safety

The only true limitations are those fundamental values that you carry at your core. The inviolate lines that you will not cross for to do so you believe would compromise who you believe yourself to be. That final line in the sand.

1 comment Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Safety
The Importance of Being Your Own Person

The Importance of Being Your Own Person

Being a submissive is a huge part of who you are, but it’s not all you are. It can be easy to lose yourself in the relationship and your submission. It’s important to be your own person as well.

Leave a comment Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Beginner Basics
5 Ways Rituals Enhance Your Relationship with Yourself and Your Dynamic

5 Ways Rituals Enhance Your Relationship with Yourself and Your Dynamic

Every relationship can be enhanced by ritual and also every person in the exchange can get something from ritual. It’s not hard to get started either.

1 comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Newsletter Archive, Rituals and Routines
Book Review: Power Circuits by Raven Kaldera

Book Review: Power Circuits by Raven Kaldera

Power Circuits is a book about polyamory in a power dynamic relationship. If you are in a power dynamic relationship and are thinking of possibly opening up your dynamic to include polyamory, then this book is a must read for all parties involved.

1 comment Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Beginner Basics, Relationships
BDSM Isn’t Just About Power Exchange

BDSM Isn’t Just About Power Exchange

There is more than power exchange involved in BDSM. Here’s a short reminder that there is far more to the term that you might realize.

1 comment Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Views & More...
An Overview of 1950′s Head of Household Style Power Exchange

An Overview of 1950′s Head of Household Style Power Exchange

I believe many people in the BDSM world see any Male-dominated/female-followed (M/f) power exchange dynamic as being inherently 1950′s. This simply isn’t the case. So what is, exactly, the 1950′s kink all about?

2 comments Posted by Mrs. Darling | Posted in: Beginner Basics, Relationships
Stop Being So Hard on Yourself-The Importance of Accepting Who You Are

Stop Being So Hard on Yourself-The Importance of Accepting Who You Are

Are you wondering why you’re wired the way you are? There’s nothing wrong with questioning, but just make sure you don’t spend all your time questioning and not living.

4 comments Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Beginner Basics, Mindset, Relationships
Safewords During Disciplinary Punishment: Yay or Nay?

Safewords During Disciplinary Punishment: Yay or Nay?

My opinion on whether safewords should be allowed during punishment (for misbehavior).

11 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Beginner Basics, Safety

How to Keep Yourself From Being Overwhelmed in a Service Dynamic

Service in a power exchange dynamic can be a very intense and involved experience, especially when you’re in a 24/7 dynamic and “always on.”

Leave a comment Posted by Guest Author | Posted in: Service
by tequilarose

Some Misconceptions about the Caregiver/Little Dynamic

Debunking some misconceptions of the Caregiver dynamic.

4 comments Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Beginner Basics, Views & More...
Book Review: 50 Shades of Curious by Bo Blaze

Book Review: 50 Shades of Curious by Bo Blaze

Blaze put together “50 Shades of Curious” to teach those new into the lifestyle how to practice BDSM in a safe, sane, and consensual manner.

1 comment Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: BDSM Fundamentals, Beginner Basics, Reviews
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Reciprocity: Expectations of Transparency of the Dominant

Is it okay for the D-type to withhold information from their s-type?

3 comments Posted by tequilarose | Posted in: Relationships, Views & More...
Finding Love in the D/s Lifestyle

Finding Love in the D/s Lifestyle

The topic of love in regards to Lifestyle relationships is usually a pretty hot topic. Everyone has an opinion, thought, rule, or feeling about it.

3 comments Posted by charmed blyss | Posted in: Community, Mindset, Relationships, Service
How to Tell If You Are With a Dominant or Just a Bossy Dick

How to Tell If You Are With a Dominant or Just a Bossy Dick

I’ve spent some time trying to muster up a list of identifying features of Dominants and Jerks just to see what I can come up with. Hopefully, they can help you identify why you may be miserable with the partner you are currently with.

1 comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Newsletter Archive
How can I teach my boyfriend about kink without affecting the dynamic?

How can I teach my boyfriend about kink without affecting the dynamic?

My bf is vanilla but he’s interested in the lifestyle.  I have the experience to teach him but I’m a sub. how do I educate him without affecting the power balance or offending him? Hi there! First, good on you for wanting to teach him what you know and for him wanting to learn! Does [...]

Leave a comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Ask Anything
The Anatomy of A BDSM Scene: What Happens?

The Anatomy of A BDSM Scene: What Happens?

Your first scene with your Dominant is coming up and so far they’ve been pretty foggy as far as what will happen. You’ve never been involved in BDSM before but you are excited and scared for the upcoming session. What’s going to happen? What will you expect to see and do? A scene is in [...]

Leave a comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Play and Sex
Why That Dominant You Found Online Just Disappeared After a Short Time

Why That Dominant You Found Online Just Disappeared After a Short Time

Here’s a scenario I get presented to me a lot in my email and pleas for help and advice: A submissive talks to a person identifying as Dominant online for a few hours, days or weeks. They have intimate talks, compatibility seems to be through the roof and the cyber sex and play, webcams or [...]

12 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Beginner Basics
What to Do When Punishment Starts to Feel Good

What to Do When Punishment Starts to Feel Good

You are in trouble and awaiting corporal punishment. You are anxious, sad, depressed, frustrated about the whole thing but you know that you did something wrong and need to atone for it to get on the right path again. No one likes getting punished (at least you shouldn’t), so what happens if, as the punishment [...]

3 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Beginner Basics
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