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Rituals and Routines

Rituals are specialized ways of doing things whereas a routine is a regular set pattern of behaviors. Pick up a few ideas of ritual and routine for your own life.

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Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 7 of 7) – In Closing

The last part of Ambrosio’s series on Leather and Etiquette. This article contains further reading, links, and resources you can use to improve your own knowledge!

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Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 6 of 7) – A Few Notes on High Protocol

While good manners are important in all situations, leather protocol should not be a source of anxiety for novice doms and subs. In part 6 of Ambrosio’s series on Protocol and Etiquette, a few rules for formal introductions, dining and general “vanilla” etiquette are covered.

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Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 5 of 7) – Flagging, Symbols, and Rituals

In this part of Ambrosio’s series, you learn all about Flagging, the Hanky code and Symbols or Rituals you can use to identify others interested in similar kinks and power exchange styles.

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Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 3 of 7) – Cruising With Class

Ambrosio covers “cruising” in part 6 of this series on Leather protocol and etiquette. Take head of the warnings and tips for those casual experiences.

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Play Nice: Some Notes on Scene Etiquette and Leather Protocol (Part 2 of 7) – More Specific Guidelines

In this part of Ambrosio’s series on Leather protocol and etiquette; appropriate behavior at munches and other gatherings where socializing happens as well as how to handle trolls and other inappropriate behavior.

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Our Ceremony of Roses, Vow Renewal, and Re-collaring

Our Ceremony of Roses, Vow Renewal, and Re-collaring

There are a lot of people curious about collaring ceremonies and the such, and since we had a pretty open Ceremony of Roses, I have decided to share the ceremony itself.

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[Report] Writing Submissive Affirmations

[Report] Writing Submissive Affirmations

Check out my new short report on writing submissive affirmations! If you’ve struggled with creating positive reinforcement and motivations in your daily life and submission then writing affirmations and using them just could be your key to happy submitting!

1 comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Rituals and Routines
How I Started a Simple BDSM Protocol, and How You Can Too!

How I Started a Simple BDSM Protocol, and How You Can Too!

Protocol isn’t lovely to see because it’s complex, it’s lovely to see because it takes something so simple and makes it special.

1 comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Rituals and Routines
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
Channeling Guilt with Housework

Channeling Guilt with Housework

I think that housework is a good way to channel any overwhelming emotion – in my case guilt or sadness

12 comments Posted by andyiccee | Posted in: Beginner Basics, Mindset, Rituals and Routines
How Protocol Develops in D/s Relationships

How Protocol Develops in D/s Relationships

I’m going to cover the basics of protocol, some different types of protocol and then talk about how to develop your own protocol in your relationship.

2 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Relationships, Rituals and Routines
Master’s Banquet – A formal D/s Feast

Master’s Banquet – A formal D/s Feast

Formal D/s dinners are what many would view as a “scene” but they are not play parties.

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Working to Develop Personal Rituals

Working to Develop Personal Rituals

Creating a personal ritual that will work for your submission doesn’t require some how-to book or any sort of religious calling. Anyone can create a meaningful ritual that works for them.

3 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Rituals and Routines
Single in the Scene Part IV: Petitioning

Single in the Scene Part IV: Petitioning

Petitioning is an acknowledgment of structure and formality; it is definitely a humbling experience for a slave. It is also a way for a slave to solidly express their desires – no hemming and hawing, no beating around the bush, just a determined statement of the desire.

Telling the Difference Between a Ritual and a Protocol

Telling the Difference Between a Ritual and a Protocol

Rituals and protocols can add richness, structure and even a little fun to a D/s relationship. Knowing the difference between the two can help the submissive better understand the desires and intentions of the dominant, and to be more pleasing when performing them.

1 comment Posted by slavekathy | Posted in: Rituals and Routines
SGBHC #9 | Your Favorite Submissive Ritual

SGBHC #9 | Your Favorite Submissive Ritual

Welcome everyone to the Submissive Guide Blog Hop Challenge (SGBHC)!  I am so thrilled to see you here!  First, the challenge… Submissive Challenge #9 Favorite Submissive Ritual Do you have a ritual that reminds you of your submission or your relationship dynamic each and every time you do it? How did it get started? What does [...]

6 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Rituals and Routines
Why Do Dominants Insist on Being Called Sir?

Why Do Dominants Insist on Being Called Sir?

Was it a matter of respect the Dominant thought they had earned? Was it a matter of protocol? What really was the issue behind not wanting to say that 3 letter word to a Dominant?

22 comments Posted by LadySneak | Posted in: Rituals and Routines
Massage as Ritual

Massage as Ritual

It can be a hand rub, a back rub or a full body massage. The ritual part is that it’s done regularly and with reverence to the act. It becomes a special moment in time for you and your partner. You get to absorb yourself in your service and they get to receive a relaxing massage.

1 comment Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Newsletter Archive, Rituals and Routines

Submissive Guide Blog Hop Challenge #9 | Your Favorite Submissive Ritual

One of the things that people love most about this site is gaining new knowledge and viewpoints.  I have taken it upon myself to organize a day to take place once a month that will encourage bloggers to challenge themselves and explore their submissive choices! Read all the important guidelines  and FAQ on the Blog Hop [...]

2 comments Posted by lunaKM | Posted in: Rituals and Routines
Ask Anything | Protocol For Giving Your Dominant a Gift

Ask Anything | Protocol For Giving Your Dominant a Gift

Hello :) simply put, I am not new to the BDSM lifestyle…but am very new to a serious D/s relationship. My Master has been wonderful when is comes to teaching me what his expectations are. I desperately want to do something special for him, a way to thank him for taking me on and all [...]

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