When we think ‘BDSM’ so many people, kinky and ‘nilla wafer’ alike, conjure up this ultra sexual imagery, consisting of a dungeon full of whips, chains and a gorgeous female submissive being roughly used by a smoking hot male Dominant. Sure, that scenario is valid enough but it certainly isn’t the end all, be all of BDSM.
As you probably already know, the acronym BDSM stands for “Bondage, Discipline, Dominance, Submission, Sadism and Masochism”. There is no outward mention of sex because BDSM doesnt have to include any type of sex at all. That’s strictly up to the consenting parties. Also, being sexual and having sex are two completely different things…both great…but still very different.
In today’s world, we have so many responsibilities and obligations that demand our time. Jobs, careers, school, children, families, aging parents, partners, volunteer work, household chores, the ever elusive “me time”…they all demand to be satisfied or our lives just don’t function as they should. So how do we fit BDSM-related topics and activities into our day…especially when our days are so full and being watched like hawks by all our non-approving vanilla social counterparts?
Making time for BDSM isn’t always easy but I promise you it is do-able!! All you need is a little creativity and flexibility!!
1 Schedule Scenes and Sex
Ok, admittedly, scheduled scenes and sex don’t win you any spontaneity points in your relationships dynamic but hey, sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. If you’re thinking scheduled scenes and sex aren’t very exciting, think of it this way. You know what’s really not exciting? Having no scenes or sex!! If you have to wake up early to have a quickie in the shower before the rest of your clan wakes for the day, do it! If you have to arrange childcare weeks in advance so you and your partner can scene in a motel room over the weekend, do it!! Whatever you have to do to make that all prized alone time, DO IT!!! Trust me, it’s worth it.
2. Force Yourselves to Stick to Your Schedules
Ok, so you go to the trouble of arranging a weekend getaway with your partner, finding a sitter, taking care of every little detail so your absence won’t be too dramatic for everyone to bear and when the night finally comes, one or both of you really aren’t in the mood. I will tell you right now…PUSH PAST THAT SHIT AND TAKE YOUR EVENING AWAY TOGETHER!! Even if you had the worse day at work in history, leave it at the office. Even if your mate has at terrible headache, pack the whole bottle of ibuprofen and head out the door. Even if you don’t end up scening or having sex, just being alone together is enough. Who knows where the evening might lead once you’ve both started to unwind a little bit!
3. Keep Your Options Open
One of the fastest ways to set yourself up for disappointment is to cling too tightly to a rigid plan. By remaining flexible, you’re better able to roll with the punches and navigate all the little obstacles life is always throwing at us. As a Dominant, you should have a plan for your scenes but don’t forget to allow for script changes and rewrites. There’s that chance to be spontaneous we were talking about earlier! Take charge and dominate!! As a submissive, you shouldn’t be worried about a plan anyway…your Dominant has you covered…so just relax and submit.
4. Maintain Your Mindset
Ok, so you say you’re having a difficult time just relaxing and submitting or taking charge and dominating, huh? It happens, especially if you’re out of practice or if you only think of D/s or M/s in terms of scenes and/or sex. Well, they are so much more!! The scenes and sex aren’t really just the icing on the cake. Make the effort to get into and maintain your shared power exchange mindset every day, not just when you’re about to play.
5. Reinforce Your Power Exchange Daily
There are so many little ways to keep your power exchange in the forefront of your mind, even with children, families and the rest of society watching all the time. One of the biggest lessons my Daddy Dom was able to impart to me during our 2.5 years in a long distance relationship (LDR) was that everything I did, no matter how small or or how grand, was in fact, done in service to Him. Mind you, we were 3,000 miles away from one another ant this time, with 2 or 3 week visits only taking place every 3 – 5 months. He was excellent at showing me a new way to look at our dynamic so I could see all the ways in which I was of service when I was feeling like a rather displaced and completely obsolete submissive. Setting little tasks for your partner to complete is essential in maintaining your shared mindset…just as completing those tasks will reinforce your power exchange. Ordering the use of an anal plug has certainly assisted many high powered submissives with remembering to whom they belong. Sometimes we all need a reminder as life is trying to get in the way. Once you’re at the point where just a single look from your D-type can make your melt (or make you freeze, depending upon the reason for the look), you two are definitely in synch…and THAT is always a precursor to a VERY good time!!
I would like to conclude this article on Incognito BDSM by asking you all to comment below some tips or tricks you have incorporated into your dynamic or would like to incorporate into your dynamic to help you and your partner practice BDSM in front of the whole big nilla wafer world without any of them being any the wiser. What works for you may also help someoneelse who is struggling to maintain their dynamic so please don’t hesitate to comment and keep the discussion going…