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What is Domination/Submission?: Zenwstick
What Is Domination and Submission?
Author: Zenwstick © 2002
Used With Author(s) Permission


A lot has been written on the subject, and I don't wish to be redundant
here. If you are serious about D/s, read the literature and talk with
other Dominants and submissives. You will find many different ideas and
styles when doing so. No one is Dominant or submissive in the same way.
Everyone is unique.
For my purposes here, however, I will mention that D/s is ultimately about
a power exchange between two individuals. The submissive turns her power,
control, and her body over to the Dominant who, in turn, takes on the
responsibility of ensuring that the relationship is advancing, growing,
developing. The submissive's role is to serve her Master according to His
instructions and training, but within agreed upon limits and boundaries.
Ultimately her satisfaction is bound in the pleasing of her Master. His
pleasure is through the responsible exercise of the submissive's power in
his hands.
In this exchange, the Dominant has the responsibility for, and the
authority over, the submissive. The extent of this varies from couple to
couple, and in my opinion, should be negotiated between the two. For
example, some Dominants wish to control every aspect of the submissive's
life, including career, contact with family, and so forth. A submissive
might like to know about this before getting too involved with such a
Dominant.
* * * * *
Domination/Submission -- A Subjective Experience
There is no "one right way" to be Dominant or submissive. Anyone who
insists otherwise is likely inexperienced, extremely egotistical, and/or
downright dangerous. Submissives should be wary of Dominants who think
their style is the only right style, and especially wary of Dominants who
do not think they have anything to learn from other Doms or submissives,
for that matter.
Don't get me wrong, a submissive should obey her Master; however, before
she takes a collar, she should be certain that the Dominant is committed
to learning and open to change. D/s is a process, not an event, or a
static existence.
That being said, I offer my perspective on a few of the dynamics of D/s. I
am not concerned about you agreeing with everything I have to say, but I
do hope you will do me the honor of considering my words and reflecting on
them.
(1) Submissives Have A Voice, Their Own Identity
I know. This sounds obvious. But many new submissives think they have no
say in what will happen to them. And, for some reason, they think they
should be addressing anyone who calls himself a Dom as "Sir." Simply put,
this is hogwash. Don't address any Dom as "Sir" unless you feel he
deserves such protocol. An experienced Dom won't expect you to address Him
as "Sir." Such Doms are too self-confident and respectful of submissives,
in my opinion, to get all worked up about having every submissive they
meet address them as "Sir." A true Dominant commands respect, never
demands it.
(2) Submissives Are Special.
To my way of thinking, a submissive is a very special woman, worthy of
utmost respect and admiration. After all, she is prepared -- or is
preparing herself -- to one day serve a Master. Such an offering is
unparalleled in the vanilla world. Any Dominant who does not approach a
submissive with due respect should not be trusted. A submissive should
expect to be treated well. If you act like a doormat, you will be found
out by those who are looking for one.
(3) Trust Is Paramount
Both partners need to trust each other totally or a real time relationship
will falter, eventually fail, and in time cause considerable pain, if not
psychological injury. Trust is a process. It evolves through open
communication, sharing, mutual exploration, and honesty about needs,
worries, expectations, and limits.
(4) Limits and Boundaries
Think of boundaries as permanent restrictions and limits as more temporal
in nature. Everyone has a few natural boundaries. For example, no sex with
minors, no scat play, and no permanent injuries are common and sensible
boundaries. These will likely never change. Any Dom who tries to change,
or who disregards, boundaries is dangerous and is not worthy of anyone's
submission.
Limits are tied more to the evolution of a relationship and to the growth
of both the submissive and the Dominant. For example, a new submissive
will have more limits than she will six months into the lifestyle, and so
on. Limits should be respected, of course, but also tested and challenged
by the Dom. In fact, I would suggest that a submissive who wishes to have
her submission nurtured knows that she needs a responsible, trustworthy
Dom to push her limits and often take her beyond them.
That being said, Dominants should not collar a submissive who has too many
boundaries and limits for him. In such an instance, collaring her will
only lead to frustration and dissatisfaction. Better to find a submissive
who is more in sync with you. For example, if you are a sadist, seek out a
submissive who either is a masochist or has masochistic leanings. Don't
invest much time in a submissive who cannot tolerate much pain.
An experienced Dominant will always make sure his submissive has a safe
word, which is a word the submissive can use during a scene if things are
getting out of hand for her. Safe words mean stop. A Dominant who does not
heed a safe call is dangerous. Most people I know in the lifestyle use
color codes: red, yellow, and green. Red means stop what ever is going on
immediately. Yellow means slow down or make a change to the current
activity. Green means everything is still a go. In a heavy scene, an
experienced Dom will often ask his submissive what color she is at. He
checks in with her to make sure all is well.
(5) Good Masters Listen And Dialog
When getting to know one another, asking questions is paramount to setting
a strong, trusting foundation. A good Dominant will not only allow
questions, he will ask many as well. He should be asking the submissive
about her needs, attributes, aspirations, skills, worries, fears, and so
forth. Submissives should watch out for Doms who are quick to tell
them what they need and want. And Doms should be wary of submissives who
cannot articulate their needs, goals, and so forth. Oh by the way, in this
kind of exchange, be honest. If you are inexperienced, admit it. All of us
were inexperienced at one point. No shame in that.
(6) One Master, One Submissive
Many of my Dominant friends will disagree with me, and I mean them no
disrespect, but I do not believe a 24/7 relationship can work if the
Master owns more than one submissive. I say this because I believe a
successful 24/7 relationship must be built on love and adoration and
clear, constant focus. I do not believe such focus can be equitably split
between two submissives. Invariably, in my experience, one submissive is
more important, or perceived to be more important, than the other
submissive, and this is bound to cause problems, eventually.
You might very well disagree with me on this, but I would suggest that new
submissives think hard before they become the property of a Dominant who
is prone to owning multiple submissives. It is not about what is right or
wrong. Just be careful with your heart.
(7) Fairness Is Crucial
A fair Dominant will never punish his submissive for something that is out
of her control. On the other hand, when my slave requires discipline or
punishment, it is important that she receive it. To do otherwise would
constitute failure on my part as her Master.
(8) Training Takes Time
Training is a process. Any Dominant who expects his submissive to perform
to all his expectations early on in the relationship is not realistic
about how D/s works. Ownership is a living process, involving hard work,
clear communication, and, at times, frustration. The proof of a strong
relationship is how well the Dom guides the relationship and how focused
the submissive remains during hard times.
Everything a Master's submissive does or does not do is ultimately a
reflection on him. While punishment is necessary at times, the real
challenge is to train the submissive so that punishment is a rare, if
ever, occurrence.
(9) D/S Should Be Fun
Domination and submission should be fun. If you cannot laugh and do the
happy dance now and again, why bother with this life-style? Nuff said.
(10) Warnings to Subs
a) First Meetings
When you are ready to move from an on-line relationship to your first
real-time meeting, make sure that you know the Dominant's full name,
telephone numbers, address, and place of work. You should also have a
picture of him. If a Dominant wishes for you to serve Him in real time,
then He expects you to trust him. He should not have a problem with
divulging this information. I would also suggest you check out the
information as well before meeting.
As well, when first meeting, have at least two people (friends of yours)
who can act as a safe call. Make sure you have pre-arranged times to phone
these people during your first visit with your Dominant. Have a code word
to use on the phone, so that if the person on the other end hears it,
she/he will know you are in trouble and will take necessary steps to
help you. I know this sounds a bit paranoid, but there have been numerous
submissives (a couple who are friends of mine) who did not take these
steps and were raped.
b) Substances, Alcohol
Never scene drunk or high. Be wary of a Dominant who has been drinking or
who wants to smoke up or pill down prior to a session. Do not get involved
with a Dominant who has a drinking problem. If he can't master alcohol, he
shouldn't be mastering you. The same goes for any other substance
addiction.
c) Violence, Threats
Never tolerate violence against you. If a Dominant ever threatens you with
bodily harm, inform others of this, including the police. Do not give such
a Dom a second chance.
There is of course much more to be said about the D/s lifestyle, too much
for one article, but this modest overview is here for your consideration.
Ultimately each one of us must make our decisions, set our own course, and
manage our own risks. This lifestyle does have its risks, but the rewards
far outweigh the risks. Be careful. Have fun. Become everything you can
be.


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