2020 in Hindsight – Journal Prompt
On the Journaling Channel of chat, a prompt was offered by chrissa:
Looking back on 2020, where are some areas you’ve grown in despite the challenges? As we look towards a new year, what goals do you have for yourself or your dynamic – relating to BDSM or D/s?
runs his fingers through his magnificent beard and rests his hands on his belly with a hearty chortle
Ho ho, there’s no denying how much I’ve grown this year! In honesty though I don’t know if I’ve taken the opportunity for personal growth given by this years challenges. Financially maybe, but mostly I’ve stayed stagnant biding my time and finding a managable position to make a decision as to how I intend to move forward when all of this crazyness dies down. I suppose my goal for the year no matter how things go is to look deep into what really is important for me and to work towards it. You’re still not getting a resolution out of me though
Answer here, in chat, or even on your own journal.
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The following is an extract from the book Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns explaining Dominance, submission, and the common bonds we share.
“In exchange for obedience by the submissive, the dominant agrees to care for and work toward the pleasure of both partners. Thus empowered by the sub, the dominant takes control of their scenes and agrees to abide by the limits she sets. .
Some people extend D/S roles outside the bedroom, often referring to themselves as "slave" [or "submissive/ subservient"] and "master." Generally, these people consider themselves D/S "lifestylers".” Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism, Miller and Devon, Mystic Rose Books,1995, p. 9