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The Basic Tenets of Being a Submissive in a D/s Dynamic

If you’re brand new to BDSM or even if you’ve got a few years under your belt, it’s good to sit down and figure out what submission means for you and how it works in your dynamic. Once you know what you need as a submissive, you can work with your Dominant to make your D/s relationship exactly what you desire.

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Altered Submissive Speech - Thoughts and Ideas on How to Implement Third Person Speech and other Protocols

In all situations, altering speech and writing is to do an important task of reminding the person that they are not in control of themselves, which includes their speech. They are asked to use deference in situations that call for it and even to learn a new way to talk to keep them in the role.

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Am I Normal? Exploring Normalcy in BDSM Relationships

Everyone questions themselves at one time or another.

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Am I supposed to Love my Dominant?

I've noticed on almost every website I've visited that in almost all cases, there are certain "feelings" involved between Doms and their subs. I, however, do not have those feelings for Sir. Yes, I trust Him with my life, and I know if I ever need anything I can call on Him, but I don't LOVE Him. Is this normal or am I just messed up?

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...And Along Came Baby: Parenting and Submission

When I found out that I was pregnant, many people just assumed that we would drop the majority of our lifestyle to focus on family rearing. Nothing could be further from the truth!

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A Non-Romantic BDSM Relationship, Is It Wise?

Do you think it is wise to approach D/s as a non-romantic exchange, or am I just fooling myself? Do you have any advice on how I can remain focused in this kind of arrangement?

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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.

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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?

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A Personal Look at Daddy/Little Girl Relationships

melly takes us into her dynamic and explores her Ageplay Relationship with her partner. She explains how it has enhanced her relationship and what rituals she has in place for her own submission.

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A Primer on Pet Play and Human Pets

Pet play is one of the most unique, one of the least known and in my opinion one of the most fun and entertaining sub-cultures in the BDSM, D/s and “kink” lifestyle. Now, I write this from the perspective of a submissive female, so please keep in mind that it can be changed around to any form you want.

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Are Discipline and Punishment The Same?

Discipline and Punishment. The words are far from the same however some dynamics treat them the same. In fact, for the longest time, I have used the word punishment when I mean discipline. It’s even possible that Master has used these words interchangeably as well. I’ve done some thinking to try to sort out what these two words mean in our dynamic and how they are employed. I have a preference for clearly defined terms and boundaries so these two words are worth defining.

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