Interacting as Dominant and Submissive
You start your journey and you read books and find those examples of how you want your D/s or submission to look like. You become a sponge ..a submission sponge. You learn the definitions and you find your foundations. You also have begun your scenes and have achieved higher highs. The downtimes become more and more amazing… You have succeeded in your journey thus far. Your husband has accepted his role as your Dominant. You have accepted your role as his submissive. You’re working as a team. You’re bedroom is your playroom.
You want more …You want this illusive 24/7…. everyone talks about it and they want it..most say they have it. If you’re married and in D/s… you will interact 24/7 . What it comes down to is your husband wants to have you/employ you as his submissive and you live together. You get through the bedroom and want it all the time in your marriage…in your everyday. You give and get your titles… check that off your list. You find ways to inspire and thank one another daily for giving each other such a special gift. This lifestyle is a gift… He is giving you a fictional fairytale life that has only been known in books up until now….. You live it.. FSOG is your lifestyle. D/s-Married Couples is the dynamic you have. OK… Where now? You have done your first phase with flying colors. Your husDOM has his training-wheels off and is successfully making that atmosphere. It’s been work .. Hard work . You have Ebbs & Flo’s . You understand that you can revert vanilla but have the tools to regain your submission and move forward never letting the stream completely dry up.
*I am still learning in my journey… Your D/s still needs your guidance. Either of you stop doing your homework and finding those ways to be better in what you’re doing you will quickly revert back to those vanilla days. You have to do the downtime and the other rituals like scheduling scenes ect… or you will revert and loose everything you worked so hard for in the first place. You have to still guide a bit and learn more about you and your submission. You want this outside the bedroom and have to understand the all of the dynamics outside of the bedroom. You need something to draw from. You both have to agree there’s more work to be done on both sides, as a submissive and a Dominant. Re-new your commitment and get back to your studies ladies. You have been doing the communication… but have you been interacting as a submissive and Dominant? What should the perimeters be to this interaction? Again, you learn the basics and make it your own really. How do you interact daily within the D/s-M ? How is it set up so that he has positive control and not negative control with in the dynamic? How do you feed one another through out the interactions. Not just in mis-understandings but in everyday interactions.
You need Daily Interactions examples….I need examples… so I thought starting a new line of posts showing some of these examples would be good for more seasoned subs as well as new ones.
Ring the BELL.. Schools back in session.. Fall Down the rabbit-hole with me once again…
Example 1 : Burnt Submissive
It was a warm windy spring day…. Pollen was in the air and winter was finally lifting. Sir and I were to go on a walk together. Some exercise and some communication ( downtime ) … two birds with one stone.
I was getting ready and I heard Sir getting himself ready for walk. He told me make sure you put your sunscreen on. The sun is hot and I don’t want your skin to be irritated for our next scene tomorrow.
Well I finished getting ready and we started to walk and got just out of the driveway and onto our path when he asks me about my sunscreen. I told him … I had not applied it and quickly went into the hundred reasons I had forgotten.. dogs got out and I had to put them back in and well its so far to go back now.
Lets just keep walking. I could see the disappointment on his face. We had a couple sentences back and forth ..me defending my position and him doing the same. Until we both were arguing. He then turned and walked back to the house not speaking to me. Then, me showing him and going on my walk anyway with out him… “I’ll show him”… I knew he wanted to go on a walk bad…… I got back and he wasn’t speaking to me…. I was burnt! I didn’t understand how bad….
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I replayed the whole interaction in my mind over and over… Why didn’t he just make me go back in and put the sunscreen on? Take control..damn it! He is the Dominant, right? Then I’d ask myself, why didn’t I just go back as he instructed in the beginning? I knew it was important to him.. Then I would think he went stomping back in like a child and I was the one acting as the adult… NOT! Why didn’t I submit and respect what I knew he wanted and the walk would have gone on as planned and the day perfect.
Things went wrong… We were both wrong…. Our D/s interaction went very vanilla!
What should have happened… Let’s examine how many times this could have been turned around….
First, I should have submitted…. I did not put on the sunscreen…. I should have submitted went back and put it on when he asked.
Second, When we argued..control was lost on both sides and angry words were said. Keep control of the situation and keeping the Dominants emotions at bay. The Dominant should keep from reacting to my reactions. I should stay respectful and quiet myself.
Third, the Dominant needs to take control of the situation…. Insisting that I go put the sun screen on or there would be consequences instead of stomping off angrily.
There are three instances where it could have been changed. One thing to remember is give yourself a break… It takes practice to remember to take steps like these. Live and Learn….
We sat and discussed things later that night. Where things went wrong. How do we make it right…
Oh… yeah.. Next day, scene day I was so burnt I couldn’t do the scene Sir wanted to do.. So I let him down again… Every action has a consequences..good or bad… On both sides.
Example 2 : Disappointment and Vanilla
sub: I need to really learn how to focus and pay attention to my sir when he is talking with me. I have a
bad habit called Iphone syndrome. When my Sir is talking with me I have a habit of half listening
and half watching or scrolling through my phone. I have good intentions on wanting to know all
about my sirs work or whatever is on his mind, however my phone and social networking have other
The other night sir and I were headed out to dinner and we were talking about his work I was
listening and answering, then it happened my phone buzzed in a text message in the middle of my Sir
talking to me and I looked down at it and glanced at the number. I did not recognize the number so
my mind went to try to locate it, at the same time my Sir asked me a question. It was like crickets in
the car. Sir looked over at me and said “ You did not hear a word I said ” I apologized and said I’m sorry please tell me again” Sir proceeded to tell me “no, its not important enough for you to listen the first time” OUCH. I asked again and he still said “no”. The car was quiet and I asked him if he was going to ignore me the rest of the night. Sir said “I just want to be priority”, OUCH again! I said I was sorry again and Sir was quiet I asked if he was mad at me his words were this “I am not mad I am disappointed” I then went to straight Vanilla…. I said “ then lets just go home if your not going to talk to me the rest of the night” Sir said nothing. It was a long silent ride to our destination and just making small talk was hard. We both shut down and went vanilla. The wall begins to build…
I then proceeded to ask him how do we fix this? I said I would not take my phone with me whenever we leave the house and he just rolled his eyes and made a comment “that will never happen”.
So we continue communicating like a vanilla couple. I just sat there quiet hoping it would just fix itself. We will have a good conversation during our next downtime on how not to let the vanilla escalate.
What could we have done differently as a Dom/sub to correct it before it got out of hand??
First, phones an issue you should discuss within your dynamic. The Phone could be considered a respect issue with Dominants. Sit in DOWNTIME and make sure what the expectation is for phone usage. The usual etiquette is as follows during dining: Turn off your smart phone off and don’t use it at all because that implies you are more interested in your device than in the people around you. If you cannot miss a call, you must inform your host in advance, and you must take this call in another room. – Gentleman’s Gazette
Second, the Dominant needs to take control of situation and take emotions out of it. Taking the phone or asking sub to turn it off. We as subs need to realize when we are out with our Sirs they are our direct reason for being there.. our attention belongs to them. Getting that mind set is so important. Your Sir takes you out then you are out together..with him and he deserves your complete attention. Live & Learn together.
Third, the communication was there and that was good but the emotional reactions were unneeded. Action and reaction… try to stop reacting to what your partner is saying. This only builds bigger walls and bigger punishments!
It seems the same thing in both situations … Dominants need to take control of situation, taking the emotional element out on both sides. Submissive’s needs to accept the correction ..no excuses. Quit reacting to your partners actions or words. After something comes up then it needs discussed in downtime right away!
So communication goes a long way with D/s- Married Couples but learning to interact as a submissive and Dominant is something that is equally important.
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