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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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Developing Effective Communication in Long Distance Relationships

We all know from experience that effective communication is hard enough when you’re occupying the same physical space as another person, but when you’re across the state, the country, the world, from your loved one, complications can increase tenfold. Luckily for those of us who are in long distance relationships, this is no longer the 1920s and there are hundreds of nearly-free ways to communicate over vast distances.

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D/s Contracts

A contract is a physical document outlining the D/s relationship. A contract is not a legally binding document, but more of a symbolic agreement between two consenting individuals. Some are very formal and have multiple pages, others are as brief as a few paragraphs.

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D/s Dating

Dating is dating. It’s not easy and how we approach it affects the outcome. Once you adjust your thinking to how we go about dating and the changes in life that the Lifestyle brings upon us you will see that finding a partner is never easy.

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Establishing a Safe, Trusting Environment for Talk

Let's cover what a safe environment looks like from the people present at the physical location you choose to talk in. A good environment takes planning and mutual agreements to work the way it's supposed to. And you thought that you just had to say, "We need to talk," right?

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Every Good Conversation Starts with Good Listening

Communication comes up frequently as a key topic to developing and maintaining healthy, open relationships. But many of us don't know what good communication looks like and have problems with at least one part of good communication techniques.

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Feeling Like a Parrot: Saying What He Wants to Hear Instead of a Sincere Response

Do you feel like a parrot when your Dominant asks you to respond in a specific way after a request is given? Learn how to discuss this issue with your partner and work to come to an agreement.

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Finding Your Submissive Voice: Speak Up for Better, Honest Communication

How much to say to their Dominant? When to say it? Can they say anything? What if s/he thinks I'm rude? Would it be better to not say anything? What is appropriate?

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Honest Communication or Bust

"Full transparency" isn't just something we bat around on BDSM forums. And it's not necessarily something exclusive to the master/slave or owner/property dynamics. It's actually sort of important in any relationship, regardless of dynamic, or lack thereof. It is the key to "making it work". And it's best to start in the beginning.

I didn't start until what was almost the end. I wasted the first six years of our relationship telling him what I thought he wanted to hear. I thought it was my duty. My responsibility as property.

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How Can I Learn to Speak More Respectfully?

Are there any steps or things I can do to speak more respectfully to Him?

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How Do You Beg For Mercy?

My Master sometimes wants me to beg for mercy while he's punishing me. I don't really mind it, but I just don't know how to beg for mercy. Any ideas on what my Master might want to hear exactly?

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