I have a very special guest on the blog today. My friend Ben* shares his story of separation after 17 years of marriage and 3 great kids, coming out to his family and friends about his sexuality and his subsequent re-partnering.
When I was in high school, I took media studies as an elective. Our teacher was an unusual one; very forgetful, argumentative and full of strange rules. I remember walking to class carrying an unopened drink and being marched outside and told angrily to stay there until I had opened and finished my drink. She was an unusual person, Mrs A.
The Dom/sub lifestyle is one that has interested me since I was about 19 and saw ‘The Story of O‘ for the first time. I haven’t known many people who were a part of the kink community to ask about it so when a my friend Amber (not her real name) first became involved in the scene, I was interested to learn more and no, I don’t mean just the sexy details!
Dom/sub relationships are what interested me. It’s far more than leather-clad bedroom antics and I couldn’t get my head around a partnership that involved one person being so, well, dominant, over the other. How could that possibly balance out? Did the submissive partner have no say in anything? How far does that control go?
My advice to you, Dear Reader, is to leave your pre-conceived ideas and judgments at the door, grab a cuppa, and have a read because there’s a good chance you’ll learn something new!