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Rules, Rituals and Protocol

Rituals and protocols can add richness, structure and even a little fun to a D/s relationship. Knowing the difference between the two can help the submissive better understand the desires and intentions of the dominant, and to be more pleasing when performing them.

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11 Questions to Ask Your Partner Who is Interested in Kink

Eleven questions that need to be asked to help you form your own thoughts and help you learn about kink so that you can be receptive to your kinky partner!

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3 Ways to Recover From a Fight and Return to Submission Post-Argument

How do you then pick up the role again? It's not always as easy as you think. You are likely to be emotionally charged, perhaps you are still feeling pains of anger, frustration or sadness. Turning around and being submissive again has to get over those hurdles first.

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5 Ways to Express Your Gratitude to Your Dominant

Sure you can say thank you. That's standard. I really hope you take every opportunity to say thank you, but what if you want a few more creative ways to show how appreciative you are to your Dominant?

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5 Ways to Recognize Topping from the Bottom

Topping from the bottom is a misunderstood term in BDSM, especially if you are a novice. The idea behind the term is to actually help submissives understand their role, and isn't more than a faux paus. During interactions with your Dominant, it's a lesson to know that you can't control what is going on.

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5 Ways to Resolve Conflict in a D/s Relationship

Resolving conflicts in relationships is a very valuable life skill to develop. You need to learn to work on the problem and strive to come up with solutions that meet the needs of the relationship together.

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An Exercise to Help You Distinguish Between Wants and Needs

When we discuss basics, the needs are food, clothing and shelter, but what about relationships? When you enter into a relationship you have needs to be fulfilled also. These could be love, attention, and affection. In a D/s relationship these could also be rules, structure, discipline and many others.

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Are There Subtle Ways I Can Cue My Partner Into My Interests?

We both enjoy rough sex and him being in control but have never gone beyond that. I'd like to know how to subtly tell him.

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Communicating While Submissive

Doms keep telling us that they’re not mind-readers, so we have to communicate. But it’s hard! Especially when it’s something they might not want to hear.

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Conflict Resolution

Resolving conflicts in relationships is a very valuable life skill to develop. You need to learn to work on the problem and strive to come up with solutions that meet the needs of the relationship together.

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Dealing With Anger As a Submissive

Everyone handles anger and frustration differently, but I think most would agree that the best way to deal with anger is to cool off before saying or doing something you will regret later on.

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