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Morning and Nighttime Briefing: Rituals for Coping with Uncertainty

Twice-a-day briefing rituals are an excellent way to usher more peace and connectedness into our lives during uncertainty periods. By using briefing lists, we can prioritize what's essential—despite the situational ambiguity many of us face in our daily lives.

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About Punishment

Punishment is one of those areas which is not what it seems. Before you can develop tools or methods of punishment you have to look at the concepts behind the issue itself.

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Accepting 24/7 D/s as a Real Relationship Style

No one can live 24/7 D/s. I hear it a lot. These people say that life gets in the way and you can't be Dominant and submissive all the time. The people that say they can't lead a 24/7 life always throw excuses in the mix. I beg to differ. It's a matter of setting priorities.

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A Complete Guide to BDSM Collars

A collar for submissives is one of the most fundamental symbols of their relationship and one that is usually gaurded and protected with their heart. With all the essays online about collars I thought I’d jump in with my own take on what everyone says and believes about collars.

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Active Submission - Make Yourself Available to Your Dominant

By taking on an active role in our submission, we not only have more opportunities to be submissive, but we build a dynamic that provides an open exchange of power. Even though as submissives, we permit them to have authority over us, that isn't enough. We're missing a key point here. D/s is an exchange.

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Adding Rules in a D/s (or M/s) Relationship

Adding rules to a dynamic, whether for the first time or continuing a list is not easy.

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Adding The Second Submissive - Branching Out Into Poly Relationships For The First Time

Adding another to a once closed relationship has been a learning experience and one that I'm sure I have more to explore and understand. For now I think we are on a path to even more happiness than I could have imagined.

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Advice On How To Recover From a Breakup

Since this is my first D/S relationship, what can I do to feel better about the raw unraveling and abandonment of feeling so alone?

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Age or Experience: What's More Important in a Dominant?

Age or experience, particularly of the Dominant seems to always been in question no matter where you are. You hear it in forums, at munches and casual gatherings. So much of what we do hinges on that little bit of information. For many submissives that I'm acquainted with, there is no question that experience is important to them. For others, they could never see themselves with someone who isn't their own age no matter their experience level. What is it about those two numbers that make them so important?

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A Grieving Dominant and a Submissive's Needs

My Dom/Master/Daddy of many years has recently suffered a loss of a child. We've become distant.

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A Human Pet - Exploring Pet Play and Owner/pet Relationships

Being a human pet is simply being a pet without including any specifically animal traits. So no barking or meowing, no ears or tails, treats that are human treats rather than animal treats.

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